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1987 - Slender-horned spineflower listed in Federal Register as endangered species [story] Slender-horned spineflower


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Officials: 2017 California Fire Season “Most Expensive Ever”
Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018

By Matthew Renda (CN) – With rain finally headed toward Southern California this week, the state’s worst wildfire season ever may finally end if precipitation snuffs out what’s left of the largest fire in California history still smoldering in the back country. The complete containment of the last...

Officials Lift Mandatory Evacs in Burn Areas

In a continuing effort to efficiently work with partnering governmental agencies to ensure safety for the residents, business partners and animals in the areas we serve, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department acts as the Regional Mutual Aid Area Coordinator. In preparation for potential hazards...

Road Closures, Mandatory Evacs for Creek, Fish Fires Burn Areas
Monday, Jan 8, 2018

Creek Fire Mandatory evacuations are issued for the following areas to approximately 300 residences (homes, not residents as previously posted) : Kagel Canyon, Lopez Canyon, and Little Tujunga Canyon. Fish Fire Mandatory Evacuations in the area of Brookridge Road and Mel Canyon Road, in the city of Duarte...

Feinstein, Harris Press Trump to Declare So Cal Wildfires Major Disaster
Thursday, Dec 21, 2017

Washington—Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala D. Harris (both D-Calif.) Thursday called on President Trump to declare the Southern California wildfires a major disaster and make federal assistance available to wildfire victims. “We strongly support Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s request for a...

Ralphs Pitches In to Aid Wildfire Victims
Monday, Dec 18, 2017

Ralphs Grocery Company will collect donations at check stands in all of its supermarkets to help the victims, families and communities in Southern California affected by the recent wildfires, the company announced today. Customers can support the relief efforts to bring aid to victims of the wildfires...

Local School Collecting Clothes, Toys for Creek Fire Victims
Thursday, Dec 14, 2017

Castaic Elementary School is collecting gently used children’s clothing and toys for the victims of the Creek Fire in Sylmar. “We have had an overwhelming response of donations,” said Principal Stephanie Beach. “So much so, we’ve had to open up a second drop-off point at...

Assistance Center for LA Wildfire Victims Opens Tuesday
Monday, Dec 11, 2017

The county and city of Los Angeles will open a local assistance center for victims of the recent wildfires on Tuesday, December 12 that will operate daily through Saturday, December 16. On Tuesday through Friday, the center will open at noon and the last entry will be at 8 p.m. On Saturday, doors will...

Rye Fire 93 Percent Contained, Creek Fire Nearly Out
Sunday, Dec 10, 2017

The Rye Fire is 93 percent contained and the Creek Fire is 95 percent contained, according to a Sunday evening update from CalFire and the Los Angeles County Fire Department. #RyeFire The Rye Fire stands at 6,049 acres burned. No evacuations or road closures are in effect. One firefighter was injured,...

Rye Fire 50 Percent Contained, Creek Fire 70 Percent Contained
Friday, Dec 8, 2017

CalFire and the Los Angeles County Fire Department updated residents on the status of the Rye Fire and Creek Fire, as well as evacuation locations and road closures as of Friday at 6 p.m. County and local firefighters, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies, along with other police agencies, county...

United Way Sets Up Funds for Fire Victims

Wildfires are currently devastating regions of Southern California – with hundreds of thousands of acres destroyed and people displaced – from Ventura County to San Diego. United Way of Greater Los Angeles has set up the Southern California Wildfire Fund to help victims of these fires rebuild their...

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Newhall resident Daniel Bradley, a Vietnam veteran and Gold Star son, had the chance to fly to Washington, D.C., to attend a reception at the White House Sunday to honor Gold Star families and their loved ones who’ve died in service.
Daniel Bradley of Newhall Honored as Gold Star Son at White House
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office reports a busy slate of production activity in the Santa Clarita Valley this week, September 28-October 4.
Busy Slate of Productions This Week in SCV
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce on Monday announced the launch of a forum for small business owners -- the Small Business Roundtable.
SCV Chamber to Launch Monthly Roundtable for Small Business Owners
Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, advocating for the thousands of constituents still in the queue waiting for their unemployment benefits, is urging Governor Gavin Newsom to rethink a two-week pause on new EDD claims.
Unemployment: Wilk Urges Governor to Hit ‘Start,’ Not ‘Pause’ on EDD
William S. Hart Union High School District officials announced Sunday Santa Clarita Valley public junior highs and high schools will not reopen in October, pushing the potential timeline for partial reopening to Nov. 13.
Hart District Won’t Reopen Schools in October
Governor Gavin Newsom signed a series of bills into law Saturday, strengthening protections for LGBTQ+ Californians.
Newsom Signs Bills Strengthening LGBTQ+ Protections
California Governor Gavin Newsom took action Sunday on several bills that continue the state’s long-standing leadership as a state of inclusion and refuge.
Newsom Acts on Bills to Support California’s Immigrant, Refugee Communities
1987 - Slender-horned spineflower listed in Federal Register as endangered species [story] Slender-horned spineflower
2014 - Towsley Canyon Loop Trail named for naturalist Don Mullally [story]
Don Mullally
1876 - California oil industry born as CSO No. 4 in Pico Canyon becomes state's first commercially productive oil well [story]
Pico No. 4
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Friday 34 new deaths and 1,401 new cases of COVID-19, with 6,048 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley, while Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported its 24th COVID-related death to date.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 24th Death at Henry Mayo; SCV Surpasses 6,000 Total Cases
Air quality in the Santa Clarita Valley will be unhealthy for sensitive groups/individuals Saturday, Sept. 26, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) forecast.
Air Quality Advisory Issued for SCV
With temperatures in parts of Los Angeles County expected to rise into the triple digits, various public facilities located throughout the County, including Stevenson Ranch Library, will serve as Emergency Cooling Centers.
Stevenson Ranch Library to Serve as Emergency Cooling Center
The 2020 census is underway and it is your civic duty to participate, but beware of scammers using this opportunity to steal your personal information.
Residents Warned of 2020 Census Scam
The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission will hold a virtual study session via Zoom, Thursday, Oct 1, at 4:00 p.m.
Oct. 1: Parks, Recreation & Community Services Commission Study Session
Foster youth in Santa Clarita have a new, dedicated place to study and receive homework help and tutoring. The local Fostering Youth Independence (FYI) organization has created The Study Place in response to the transition to online learning due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
FYI Debuts New ‘Study Place’ for Local Foster Youth to Support Online Learning
As part of State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond’s Education to End Hate initiative, California school districts and charter schools have begun applying for mini-grants now available to support educator training in the areas of anti-racism and bias.
Thurmond Announces Mini Grants Available to Provide Anti-Racism, Anti-Bias Educator Training
A crash involving multiple motorcycles Friday afternoon prompted a SigAlert on the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 in the Stevenson Ranch area, according to first responders.
Multi-Motorycle Crash Prompts SigAlert on SB I-5
With the 2020 SCV Walk to End Alzheimer’s quickly approaching on Saturday, October 3, the planning committee and the California Southland Chapter Alzheimer’s Association would like to update everyone regarding the Walk Day events.
Oct. 3: 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Presents Hybrid Event, Drive-By ‘Promise Flower’ Display
The city of Santa Clarita, in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), is proud to announce it has received $40,000 from the Walt Disney Company to provide increased access to youth sports, play opportunities and physical activity for kids and families and is launching a new Pop-Up and Play Mobile Recreation Program.
City Receives Funding to Support Youth Sports, Access to Play
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert for the Santa Clarita Valley beginning Sunday, Sept. 27 - Wednesday, Sept. 30.
Heat Alert Issued for SCV Beginning Sunday
Economic development services for arts-oriented small businesses, galleries and more are on the priority list for the 2021 Arts Commission Work Plan, a report Santa Clarita City Council members reviewed Tuesday.
City Council Reviews Priority List for 2021 Arts Commission Work Plan
The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region announces that current closure orders and fire prohibitions in California have been extended.
Forest Service Extends Closures at Angeles, Los Padres National Forests
SCV Water's Engineering and Operations Committee is scheduled to meet via teleconference on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 1: SCV Water’s Engineering & Operations Committee Teleconference Meeting