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Supes to Consider 5 More Years of Renting SuperScoopers
Friday, Jul 29, 2016

Fire Chief Daryl Osby will ask the Board of Supervisors Tuesday to authorize him to spend up to $8.5 million annually for five years continue leasing CL-415 SuperScoopers from the Quebec government. The county has been leasing firefighting aircraft from Quebec for 22 years. Lately it has been leasing...

Osby: Expect a Volatile Fire Season
Thursday, Jun 18, 2015

Southern California fire officials agree: The ongoing drought will have a major effect on this year’s fire season. “Our concern … is that this unprecedented drought means that we are expecting a volatile fire season this year,” Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby said at the annual Region...

Osby Unveils New Firefighter Test, Sanctions for Cheating
Thursday, Mar 19, 2015

Declaring a “new era of testing accountability and fairness” at the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACFD), Fire Chief Daryl L. Osby unveiled a new Fire Fighter Trainee written examination that is being given to more than 4,500 applicants Thursday and Friday at the Pomona Fairplex. The written...

Christmas Tree Fire Prompts Reminder from County Fire Chief
Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015

Chief Daryl Osby Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby urges residents to remove dry and brittle Christmas trees from their homes to avoid any fire danger. “We’re now into the second week of the new year, so any Christmas trees still set up inside homes presents a serious fire danger,” he said. Tuesday...

Fire Chief Requesting 2 New Quints, 7 Pumpers
Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012

Fire Chief Daryl Osby is asking the Board of Supervisors to let him go out and spend $5 million on new fire trucks. Ladder trucks and water pumpers are usually good for about 15 years of front-line service, and it’s time for some replacements. Osby is looking to buy two of the big quint-type ladder/fire...

Fire Department Publishes Strategic Plan
Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012

Download the strategic plan [here].   [LACo FD] – The Los Angeles County Fire Department has published Engineering our Future, a strategic plan to address the Department’s goals and priorities in its desire to provide more effective emergency services to the millions of residents its...

Thursday, Oct 11, 2012

[LACo Fire] – County of Los Angeles Fire Department Fire Chief Daryl Osby advises business owners and employees to be on the lookout for phony “fire inspectors.” Businesses throughout Los Angeles County and across the state have been targeted by scam artists who wear official-looking “uniforms”...

14 Freeway Interchange Named for Fallen Firefighters
Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012

Sonia Quinones, who turns 3 on Saturday, hugs mom, Loressa. Sonia was born three weeks after her father lost his life fighting the Station Fire. Photos: SCVTV/SCVNews.com Family, friends and colleagues gathered Wednesday to remember two fallen firefighters who died during the Station Fire in 2009. Captain...

SR-14 Interchange Being Dedicated Wednesday to Fallen Firefighters
Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012

Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, Fire Chief Daryl Osby and other county officials will participate Wednesday in the dedication of a section of State Route 14 in honor of two firefighters who lost their lives during the 2009 Station Fire – the largest wildfire in Los Angeles County history. Through...

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1864 - Walker/Reynier family patriarch Jean Joseph Reynier, then 15, arrives in Sand Canyon from France; eventually homesteads 1,200 acres [story]
Joseph Reynier
The Soraya, located at the California State University, Northridge campus, announced it is celebrating both its 10th Anniversary and its reopening with a special gift of five free concerts to welcome back and thank its loyal audience.
The Soraya Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Reopening with 5 Free Concerts
Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency board member BJ Atkins told The Signal Thursday he has delayed his plan to resign from the board, due to construction delays on a house he is building outside of the agency’s jurisdiction.
Atkins Delays Resigning from SCV Water Board
As the cleanup of close to 1,000 acres of contaminated soil and water at Whittaker-Bermite comes to a close, and while lawyers in bankruptcy court hundreds of miles from the site slice through litigation so that one day stores or homes can be built there, the land itself is reverting to the way it was long before the dynamite makers made a mess of it, where the deer — if not the antelope — and other critters play, marking a robust return of wildlife.
Cleanup of Whittaker-Bermite Land Completed, Land Remains Up in the Air
The city of Santa Clarita and Canyon View Estates have proposed two differing judgments in court filings this month on the matter of a solar panel system at the Canyon Country mobile home park.
City, Canyon View Estates Diverge on Solar Panel System Removal
Newhall School District board members voted unanimously Tuesday to ask the California Department of Public Health to provide new face-covering guidance to give the district discretion over whether to make masks optional.
Newhall School District Votes to Ask CDPH for More Leniency on Mask Policies
On Friday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed seven new deaths and 3,058 new cases of COVID-19, marking the third day in a row with more than 2,500 cases reported in a day.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: County Reports Over 3,000 New COVID-19 Cases for First Time Since February 13; Henry Mayo Reports Highest Hospitalizations since March
With the 2021 Tokyo Olympics getting underway, the final rosters are set and athletes across the country are ready to begin competition and represent the USA at today’s Opening Ceremony — including some of the Santa Clarita Valley’s own elite athletes.
Final Rosters for Tokyo Olympics Include a Handful of SCV Athletes
To kick off its return to service in the U.S., Princess Cruises and Holland America Line held a celebration at the Port of Seattle on Friday, July 23.
Princess Cruises and Holland America Line Kick Off Return To Service In the U.S. From Port Of Seattle
The city of Santa Clarita is calling all Recycle Heroes! The city announced it is inviting residents to participate in a citywide social media contest where residents create their own TikTok video themed after the city’s Recycle Hero campaign, which encourages residents to recycle right.
City Announces Recycle Hero TikTok Social Media Contest
1982 - Vic Morrow & two child actors killed in helicopter crash at Indian Dunes during filming of "Twilight Zone: The Movie" [story]
Twilight Zone Movie
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 13 new deaths and 2,767 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 29,192 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Sees Surge in Delta Variant; SCV Cases Total 29,192
Green Santa Clarita is excited to launch a newly redesigned website filled with valuable resources and programming for Santa Clarita residents and businesses looking to live more sustainably.
Green Santa Clarita’s Redesigned Website Offers Sustainability Resources
CSUN has named Trent Johnson Interim Head Men's Basketball Coach, the university announced Tuesday.
CSUN Names Trent Johnson Interim Head Men’s Basketball Coach
Los Angeles County Waterworks Districts will begin work to replace a water main in the unincorporated community of Val Verde (District No. 36).
Val Verde Residents Warned of Traffic Delays Due to Upcoming Water Main Project
Supervisor Kathryn Barger, whose 5th District includes the Santa Clarita Valley, has authored a motion to create a Blue-Ribbon Commission on Homelessness that, if approved, will provide guidance and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on reforms to solve the homelessness crisis throughout Los Angeles County.
Barger Proposes Blue-Ribbon Commission on L.A. County’s Homelessness
The Child and Family Center of Santa Clarita was one of 63 nonprofits receiving part of the $750,000 in grant awards from the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, as a part of the County's Community Impact Arts Grant (CIAG) program.
Child & Family Center Receives L.A. County Arts and Culture Grant
After several fires in the Santa Clarita Valley this past week, everyone from utility representatives to fire officials to meteorologists is reminding residents that, due to unusually dry weather during fire season, they should have their Ready! Set! Go! plans ready to go.
Residents Reminded of Wildfire Action Plan as Officials Brace for Fire Season
A Los Angeles County Fire Department captain was arrested on suspicion of assault following an altercation in Stevenson Ranch earlier this month.
LACoFD Fire Captain Arrested on Suspicion of Assault After Stevenson Ranch Altercation
Mayor Bill Miranda spoke directly with the committee recommending the transfer of violent juvenile offenders to Camps Scott and Scudder on Wednesday, saying the move required more environmental impact reports and public outreach.
Miranda Tells Camps Scott, Scudder Committee More EIRs, Public Outreach Required
SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond hosted Wednesday the first American Indian Education Oversight Committee (AIEOC) meeting since 2017.
State Schools Chief Hosts First American Indian Education Oversight Committee Meeting Since 2017
2000 - Historic Larinan house in Pico Canyon burns down [story]
Larinan house burning
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital announced that Logix Federal Credit Union will continue to sponsor the hospital's Foundation Palliative Care Teddy Bear program. 
Henry Mayo And Logix Announces Continued Partnership In Palliative Care Teddy Bear Program
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Wednesday seven new deaths and 2,551 new cases and of COVID-19, with 29,104 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley. 
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: Henry Mayo Reports Two Additional Deaths; L.A. County Reports 20-Fold Case Increase Since June