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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]
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Community Urged to be Voice of Children as Concern for Child Safety Rises
Tuesday, Apr 7, 2020

On the heels of the announcement that students will remain out of school for the remainder of the academic year due to the current public health crisis, the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is calling on residents to help ensure that children remain safe. During this...

County Awarded $4.6M in State Funding to Assist Homeless Families
Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020

The California Department of Social Services recently notified the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) that the County will receive an additional $4.6 million in Bringing Families Home (BFH) Program funding, through June 30, 2022. Since its implementation in January 2018,...

LA County Lauds Feds’ New ‘Family First Transition Act’
Friday, Jan 10, 2020

After years of Los Angeles County advocacy, the Department of Children and Family Services applauds passage of the Family First Transition Act, or FFTA, a new federal law that will provide resources to successfully implement the Family First Prevention Services Act, or FFPSA. Included in H.R. 1865,...

DCFS Wins Gold Eagle Award for ‘Moving Families from the Hotline to a Helpline’ Project
Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019

Image courtesy of the LA County Department of Children and Family ServicesThe Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services has received the prestigious Gold Eagle Award at the Annual Productivity and Quality Awards Ceremony for their “Moving Families from the Hotline to a Helpline”...

Barger Seeks Faith-Based Engagement to Address Child Welfare Needs
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a motion by Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Hilda L. Solis to develop a coordinated faith-based engagement strategy to help meet the needs of the children and families in L.A. County communities. “Faith-based organizations have a long-standing tradition of...

Canyon Country Couple Arrested, Charged with Child Cruelty
Friday, Mar 29, 2019

A raid on a Canyon Country home by heavily armed members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Enforcement Bureau culminated in the arrest of a man and a woman suspected of child cruelty due to the “deplorable” living conditions inside the home, according to sheriff’s officials. On...

State to Audit LA County Handling of Child Abuse, Welfare Cases
Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018

Sacramento – The California Joint Legislative Audit Committee on Wednesday unanimously approved an audit of the County of Los Angeles’ handling of child abuse and welfare issues, according to Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita. Senators Wilk, Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and Assemblyman...

Supes Highlight May Events in Honor of County’s Foster Children
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors declared the month of May “Foster Care Awareness Month” in support of the more than 30,000 children who are currently served by the County’s Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). In an effort to help connect loving families with...

DCFS Celebrates Adoption Awareness Month with ‘Share Your Adoption Story’
Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016

The Los Angeles County Department of Children & Family Services and Indi.com are excited to let you know about our social media campaign to recruit adoptive families and highlight National Adoption Awareness Month, called “Share Your Adoption Story.” The goal is to raise awareness and inspire...

June 7: Foster Youth Graduation Celebration to be Held
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The 27th annual “Celebration 2016: Honoring the Academic Achievements of Foster Youth” is planned for 175 college-bound young adults who will proudly take center stage to celebrate their many successes on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. This unique event, a source of inspiration for all in attendance and...

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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