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1876 - D.G. Scofield forms California Star Oil Works, hires Alex Mentry to drill in Pico Canyon [story]
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Specialized CHP Investigation Looking into Alleged Street Racing Case
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The case against a man accused of street racing in a fatal crash that killed a pair of Santa Clarita Valley teens is expected to be continued for at least a little while longer. Dealio Lockhart, 36, is facing life in prison after a multi-car collision near downtown Los Angeles left three dead, including...

Upcoming SCV Chamber of Commerce Events
Monday, Apr 3, 2017

SCV Chamber Latino Business Alliance Networking Breakfast Guest Speaker, City Councilmember, Bill Miranda     Tuesday, April 4, 2017 8:00am-9:00am College of the Canyons 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Room 223 Santa Clarita, CA 91355 Register now to receive your  Parking Pass Register...

Upcoming SCV Chamber of Commerce Events
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017

SCV Chamber Business After Hours Wish Education Foundation     Wednesday, March 22, 2017 5:00PM-7:30PM   AutoNation Chevrolet Valencia 23649 Valencia Blvd. Santa Clarita, CA 91355 Car Drawing at 6:30PM Open Flyer Register Here SCV Chamber Ambassador Committee Meeting Thursday,...

Upcoming SCV Chamber of Commerce Events
Monday, Mar 13, 2017

SCV Chamber Grand Re-Opening & St. Patrick’s Day Warmup! American Family Funding     Thursday, March 16, 2017 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: 5:30PM Party: 5:00PM – 7:30PM American Family Funding 28368 Constellation Road, Suite 398 Santa Clarita, CA 91355   Open Flyer...

Upcoming SCV Chamber of Commerce Events
Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017

SCV Chamber Grand Opening Canyon Dental Group     Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: 5:00PM Party: 4:00PM – 6:00PM Canyon Dental Group 28237 Newhall Ranch Road, Suite 101 Valencia CA 91355   Open Flyer for Fun Details SCV Chamber Good Morning SCV / Latino...

Upcoming SCV Chamber of Commerce Events
Monday, Feb 27, 2017

SCV Chamber Grand Opening The Bunker Hill Bar & Grill    Wednesday, March 1, 2017 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: 4:15PM Party: 4:30PM – 6:30PM Bunker Hill Bar & Grill 24201 West Valencia Blvd., #3690 Westfeild Mall Patios Santa Clarita CA 91355 SCV...

Upcoming SCV Chamber of Commerce Events
Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017

SCV Chamber Ambassador Committee Meeting Thursday, February 23, 2017 Time:  8:00am – 9:00am Location: Keller Williams 25124 Springfield Court Valencia CA 91355 SCV Chamber Women’s Lunch Bunch at Salt Creek Grille     Thursday, February 23, 2017 Time:  11:30am –...

SCV Chamber Honors Businesses, Business People
Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017

The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce honored three local businesses and four local business people at the 2017 Installation Awards and Gala. The awards honored business and people for their work during 2016. The Large Business of the Year award went to Valencia Acura; Medium Business of the...

Funeral Services Set for Commerce Crash Victim Michelle Littlefield
Wednesday, Mar 2, 2016

Services for Michelle Littlefield, one of two College of the Canyons students killed in a freeway crash in Commerce last weekend, have been scheduled as follows: Viewing & Funeral Service Tuesday, March 08, 2016 Viewing: Begins at 11:00 a.m. but open at 10:00 a.m. Funeral/Life Celebration: 12:00...

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1876 - D.G. Scofield forms California Star Oil Works, hires Alex Mentry to drill in Pico Canyon [story]
Pico oil rigs
Los Angeles County Workforce Development Aging and Community Services is spreading awareness during World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) by sharing ways the community can help.
County Shares Ways to Help the Elderly During World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
A body was found under the Soledad Canyon overpass in Canyon Country on Tuesday, prompting a call to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau detectives.
Homicide Detectives Investigating Body Found in Canyon Country
As California’s COVID-19 case rates have fallen to among the lowest in the country and almost 19 million Californians are fully vaccinated, the state is moving 'Beyond the Blueprint' to fully reopen its economy and end many pandemic-era restrictions, announced California Department of Public Health officials. In addition, Los Angeles County Public Health noted the current guidelines vaccinated and unvaccinated County residents are to follow as restrictions relax and the economy reopens.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: California Officially Moves ‘Beyond the Blueprint’; 28,061 Total SCV Cases
The necessity of passing federal legislation aimed at curbing illegal eviction was examined at length Monday during a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing.
House Panel Takes Up Bill Blocking Evictions in National Emergencies
California lawmakers passed a record $267 billion budget bill Monday that boosts spending on programs designed to fight climate change, prevent wildfires, build affordable housing and stimulate the economy with direct payments to taxpayers.
California Lawmakers Send $267 Billion Budget to Newsom’s Desk
Family, friends and members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department gathered at Fire Station 131 in Palmdale Tuesday morning for a ceremony to honor firefighter Tory Carlon, who was killed earlier this month.
Flag Ceremony Honors Fallen Firefighter Tory Carlon
Medical examiners identified a body found across the street from the Castaic Lagoon as that of Marlon Francisco Menjivartorres, 35, of Castaic.
Coroner Identifies Body Found Near Castaic Lake
Los Angeles County Fire Department officials announced plans this week for a private flag ceremony and memorial service — both of which will be livestreamed for the community to watch — in honor of the firefighter killed in the Station 81 shooting on June 1.
Flag Ceremony, Memorial Service Planned for Firefighter Killed in Station 81 Shooting
In an announcement released on Monday, Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, reported that he had secured $20 million in federal funding for the district to be included in pending legislation, with some of the money heading toward the Santa Clarita Valley if the bill is approved.
Garcia Announces $20 Million Planned for Transportation Services in District
Demonstrating alongside the Hart District Teachers Association, members of the California School Employees Association Chapter 349 stood outside the district office last week in support of the ongoing negotiations concerning pay and benefits.
Hart District Classified Staff Negotiating Increase in Pay, Benefits
1957 - Lang Station dedicated as State Historic Landmark No. 590 [story]
Lang Station
With fire experts predicting a “dire” wildfire season ahead, two of the world’s largest firefighting helicopters joined the Southern California region’s wildfire-suppression arsenal Tuesday.
CH-47 Helitankers Join SoCal’s Firefighting Fleet
Nearly 18 months after the first health officer order was issued for COVID-19, California’s stay-at-home order will expire Tuesday as the economy fully reopens.
Economy Set to Reopen as California’s ‘Blueprint for a Safer Economy’ Expires
On Monday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed two new deaths and 135 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 28,053 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: Public Health Urges Everyone to Get Fully Vaccinated Ahead of 4th of July; SCV Cases Total 28,053
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has reported nine productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley aka "Hollywood North" the week of Monday, June 14-20, 2021.
Filming This Week in SCV:  ‘Masha’s Game,’ ‘With Love,’ 7 More Productions
In the first four months of 2021, the District Attorney’s Office declined to file charges on 537 Santa Clarita Valley criminal cases — already 156% of the total number of declined cases for the entire previous year.
District Attorney Case Rejections on the Rise
Michelle Denise Dorsey’s life was celebrated by more than 200 people during a memorial service at Real Life Church in Valencia Saturday morning.
Hundreds Attend Memorial Service Celebrating Michelle Dorsey’s Life
The Santa Clarita Planning Commission will consider Tuesday a transitional housing project on a vacant lot at 23652 Newhall Ave.
Planning Commission to Discuss Transitional Housing, Circle K Alcohol Sales Expansion
Many Santa Clarita Valley school districts plan to reject Centers for Disease Control (CDC) funding to provide comprehensive COVID-19-screening programs at SCV schools.
SCV School Districts Set to Reject COVID-19 Testing Funds
A virtual town hall Thursday brought together Los Angeles County Public Health officials to answer questions from the public about changes to coronavirus restrictions come Tuesday when California’s “blueprint for a safer economy” expires.
County Officials Answer Public’s Reopening Questions
1916 - Jesse Doty buys White Star Garage; he turns it into Newhall's first Ford dealership [story]
White Star Garage
1949 - Frank Walker deeds over the first 40 acres of Placerita Canyon State Park [story]
Deed
1868 - Ravenna post office established in Soledad Canyon [story]
Ravenna depot