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1919 - First publication of weekly Newhall Signal newspaper, $2 a year [story]
Signal Century

CHP Maximum Enforcement Period For New Year’s Weekend
Wednesday, Dec 28, 2022

The California Highway Patrol urges everyone to ring in 2023 responsibly by designating a sober driver.   The CHP will conduct a Maximum Enforcement Period starting at 6:01 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 30, 2022, continuing through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 2, 2023.  During that time, all available CHP officers...

CHP Implements Holiday Maximum Enforcement Period
Wednesday, Dec 21, 2022

The holiday season is upon us, and the California Highway Patrol wants travelers to get to their destinations safely. “With anticipated high volumes of traffic, and impending winter storms, the CHP wants you to slow down, buckle up, and never drive impaired,” said CHP Commissioner Amanda Ray.  “Give...

CHP Commissioner Retiring After Serving Nearly 33 Years
Monday, Dec 19, 2022

Amanda L. Ray, commissioner of the California Highway Patrol, since her appointment in 2020, announced her retirement effective Dec. 30, 2022. “I am humbled and proud to have served as the Commissioner of the California Highway Patrol for the last two years.” Ray said. “I am confident the Department...

CHP Senior Driving Class Aims to Keep All Drivers Safe
Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022

The California Highway Patrol will continue to provide free classes to assist and educate drivers age 65 and older, as well as promote safe travel for all, with the Keeping Everyone Safe grant funded by the Office of Traffic Safety. As part of the grant, the Age Well, Drive Smart classes will continue...

CHP Bolsters Patrol Ahead of Holiday Weekend
Monday, Nov 21, 2022

Courtesy photo. CHP Golden Gate Division officer conducts a traffic stop for a suspected seat belt violation. SACRAMENTO – As millions of people venture out for the Thanksgiving holiday, the California Highway Patrol is preparing for one of the busiest travel weekends in the nation. To help motorists...

CHP Announces Campaign to Boost Car Seat Safety

Courtesy photo. A CHP Valley Division officer demonstrates the proper placement of a car seat. The California Highway Patrol is continuing its efforts to ensure infants and children are safe while traveling California’s roadways with the “California Restraint Safety Education and Training VI” (CARSEAT)...

CHP Warning Motorists Shorter Days Can Bring on Drowsy Driving
Tuesday, Nov 8, 2022

Now that daylight saving time is here, the California Highway Patrol and its traffic safety partners are reminding motorists about the impact the time change and a lack of adequate sleep can have on their ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. The CHP has partnered with the California Department...

CHP Receiving Additional Resources to Combat Speed, Aggressive Driving

Speed and aggressive driving continue to be a major concern on California roadways, and the California Highway Patrol is receiving additional resources to combat these dangerous driving behaviors statewide. The Speed Prevention, Education and Enforcement Deterrence (SPEED) grant, through the California...

CHP Announces ‘Don’t Drive Impaired’ Campaign
Tuesday, Oct 25, 2022

The California Highway Patrol and the California Office of Traffic Safety are partnering on a new year-long campaign of education and enforcement efforts aimed at reducing the number of crashes caused by impaired drivers. The grant-funded “Don’t Drive Impaired” campaign runs through Sept. 30,...

CHP Receives Grant To Reduce Teen Distracted Driving
Wednesday, Oct 19, 2022

The California Highway Patrol announced  that it received a grant from the Office of Traffic Safety to help promote safe driving behaviors for teens. The Teen Distracted Driving II grant announcement coincides with National Teen Driver Safety Week Oct 16-22.  The number one killer of teens in America...

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1919 - First publication of weekly Newhall Signal newspaper, $2 a year [story]
Signal Century
It was the most anticipated event on the campus.
Stanford Hands TMU Volleyball First Loss of Season
After a three-year hiatus, the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will commemorate the 95th anniversary of the second-worst disaster in California history by bringing back its renowned St. Francis Dam lecture and bus tour/hike at the dam site in San Francisquito Canyon on Saturday, March 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
After Three-Year Hiatus, St. Francis Dam Tour Returns
Ethan Igbanugo's basket with 34 seconds remaining would prove to be the game winner as CSUN Men's Basketball knocked off first-place UC Santa Barbara 72-67 on Saturday at Premier America Credit Union Arena.
CSUN Knocks Off First-Place UCSB 72-67
The College of the Canyons football program is hosting its first Super Bowl Saturday Football Camp for youth players on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Cougar Stadium. 
COC to Kick Off Super Bowl Weekend with Inaugural Youth Football Camp
College of the Canyons student-athletes Allyson Melgar (softball) and Ryan Camacho (baseball) have been named the COC Athletic Department's Women's & Men's Student-Athletes of the Week for the period running Jan. 30 to Feb. 4.
COC Names Melgar, Camacho Athletes of the Week
Blue Star Ranch, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting post-combat veterans with post traumatic stress disorder, is looking for another therapy team to join its ranks.
Blue Star Ranch Seeking to Expand Therapy Team
California Credit Union invites all Santa Clarita Valley teachers who have a dream class project idea to apply for a credit union grant through its bi-annual Teacher Grant program.
SCV Teachers Encouraged to Apply for California Credit Union Grant
This semester’s Black History Month at California State University, Northridge will focus on the theme of Black Resistance.
CSUN Announces Black History Month Lineup
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office released the 12 productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, Feb. 6 – Sunday, Feb. 12.
‘CSI,’ ‘S.W.A.T.’ Among 12 Productions Currently Filming in SCV
The Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors is seeking young artists for its annual Can the Trash! Clean Beach Poster Contest.
L.A. County Seeking Young Artists for Clean Beach Poster Contest
Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, will open at 26557 Golden Valley Road in Santa Clarita Wednesday.
Jersey Mike’s Holds Grand Opening, Fundraiser at Golden Valley Road Location
The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees will hold a business meeting Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 5 p.m., in the University Center, Room 301 on the Valencia campus of College of the Canyons.
Feb. 8: COC Board of Trustees Business Meeting
The Los Angeles County health officer issued a Cold Weather Alert in the Santa Clarita Valley Monday through Tuesday due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures.
Cold Weather Alert Issued for SCV
The Santa Clarita Arts Commission will hold its regular meeting Thursday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m., in Council Chambers at City Hall.
Feb. 9: Santa Clarita Arts Commission Regular Meeting
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Monday no additional deaths and 62 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley over the weekend, with 30 additional deaths and 2,201 new cases countywide.
Monday COVID Roundup: 62 New SCV Cases
The California Department of Transportation and the California Office of Traffic Safety unveiled Monday Safety Sam as their new safety cone mascot.
Caltrans Introduces Safety Sam to Promote Traffic Safety
1988 - Saugus Speedway owners demolish historic Bonelli Ranch House [story]
Bonelli House
1921 - After leasing since 1918, William S. Hart purchases the Horseshoe Ranch in Newhall from Babcock Smith [story]
Hart ranch
1822 - Surveyor Edward F. Beale born in Washington, D.C.; cut through Newhall Pass 40 years later, assembled 270,000-acre Tejon Ranch [story]
Edward Beale
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 19 new deaths throughout L.A. County, 1,417 new cases countywide and 25 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID Roundup: L.A. County Remains in Low Community Level for Third Week
Carousel Ranch, a place where children with special needs discover and experience some of their greatest achievements through equestrian therapy and vocational training programs will celebrate its 26th anniversary this year.
Carousel Ranch ‘Carousel Wishes, Valentine Kisses’ Campaign
One of my favorite aspects of the Fifth District is how many beautiful outdoor areas we have to enjoy.
Kathryn Barger | Keeping up with Kathryn
The city of Santa Clarita has announced that as part of the median modification work taking place at Orchard Village Road and Wiley Canyon Road, additional lane closures are required on Saturday, Feb. 4 for street grinding and paving.
Feb. 4: Additional Lane Closures Required Wiley Canyon/Orchard Village Roads