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1869 - The Del Valle family's then-1,340 acre Rancho Camulos is legally separated (partitioned) from the Rancho San Francisco land grant [story]
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Oct. 24: SCV Sheriff’s Station to Host Drug Takeback Day
Friday, Oct 23, 2020

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station will host a National Drug Takeback Day event on Saturday, October 24, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Community members are encouraged to drop off unwanted medications at the station, located at 23740 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia 91355. Part of the U.S....

Consumer Affairs Investigation Near Cinema Drive Not Related to COVID-19
Thursday, Mar 19, 2020

Officials with the California Department of Consumer Affairs are conducting an investigation near the corner of Cinema Drive and Railroad Avenue. “Don’t be alarmed by the blue tent (and) health HAZMAT truck,” Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station spokeswoman Shirley Miller said via a tweet....

Oct. 26: Prescription Drug Takeback Day at SCV Sheriff’s Station
Monday, Oct 21, 2019

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station’s J- Team will partner with Walmart and Ralphs pharmacies for the DEA‘s National Prescription Drug Takeback Day on Saturday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be two locations available ere residents may drop off unused prescription...

April 27: National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
Monday, Apr 8, 2019

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station in partnership with Ralph’s Pharmacy will participate in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Community members are urged to drop off unwanted medications*...

Feds Bust LASD Deputy, Cohorts Suspected of Stealing 600 Pounds of Pot, $100K
Friday, Nov 9, 2018

A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy and two alleged cohorts were scheduled to make their first court appearances Friday afternoon after they were arrested Thursday on federal drug distribution charges, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The DOJ alleges the suspects stole 600 pounds of marijuana...

Oct. 27: Prescription Drug Take-Back Drive at SCV Sheriff’s Station
Monday, Oct 22, 2018

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station and Ralphs Pharmacy will partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration to give residents the opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Take unwanted...

Sessions Appoints Uttam Dhillon to Head DEA
Tuesday, Jul 3, 2018

Uttam Dhillon. Photo credit: Yahoo/Finance Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Wednesday the appointment of Uttam Dhillon as Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration. Dhillon will replace Robert Patterson, who has retired after 30 years of service. “With one American...

Cannabis Countdown: Changes Coming in Marijuana Laws Jan. 1
Thursday, Dec 28, 2017

As California prepares to allow the retail sale of recreational marijuana, or cannabis, on January 1 per voters’ passage of Proposition 64 in 2016, SCVNews takes a look at the sometimes conflicting cannabis laws on the federal, state and local levels. California voters approved the ballot initiative,...

Sheriff In Line for Fed Funds to Eradicate Pot Fields
Friday, May 13, 2016

The Board of Supervisors is expected to sign an agreement Tuesday that would provide $232,000 in federal funds for the Sheriff’s Department to bust marijuana grows on public lands throughout the county. The agreement would allow the Sheriff’s Department to participate in the federal Drug Enforcement...

Drug Kingpin Ran Bogus Trucking Firm in Santa Clarita
Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015

A North Carolina man who operated a “shell business” in the Santa Clarita Valley has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for cocaine trafficking, officials said Monday. Zaid Wakil, 43, of Winston Salem, North Carolina, was sentenced by United States District Judge George H. Wu for his role...

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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Friday five new deaths and 3,606 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 29,884 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 29,884; L.A. County Continues Efforts Vaccinating Homeless
SACRAMENTO (CN) — California voters are anxious about the intensifying drought and dwindling water supply and nearly 80% believe climate change is fueling the fast start to the wildfire season, according to a statewide poll released Wednesday.
New Poll Finds Water Shortages, Drought are Californians’ Biggest Environmental Concerns
With a heavy heart, Gibbon Conservation Center announced that Chris Roderick, long-time GCC Board Member, passed away on July 24, 2021.
Longtime Gibbon Center Board Member Chris Roderick Dies at 74
College of the Canyons has received a $74,707 Campus as a Living Lab (CALL) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to provide opportunities for underrepresented community college students to engage in undergraduate research focusing on native bees.
COC Awarded Nearly $75K Grant for Bee Research
The city of Santa Clarita is excited to host “Moments of Zen” as the latest art exhibition featured in City Hall’s First Floor Gallery, located at 23920 Valencia Boulevard.
Community Encouraged to Explore City Hall’s ‘Moments of Zen’ Art Exhibit
Local nonprofit Fostering Youth Independence (FYI) held its fifth annual Back to School Bash, where students received backpacks and school supplies for the upcoming semester, and for the first time also featured a career fair featuring eleven speakers from the FYI community who explained their jobs and career qualifications.
SCV Nonprofit Holds Annual Back to School Bash for Foster Youth
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health continues cautioning residents who are planning to visit several Los Angeles County beaches, including beaches near Hyperion, to be careful of swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers.
Public Health Extends Water Use Warning for L.A. County Beaches
Los Angeles County is holding a free, drive-thru Household Hazardous Waste & E-Waste Recycling Collection on Saturday, July 31, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., at the Via Princessa Metrolink Station.
July 31: Free Drive-Thru Household Hazardous, E-Waste Roundup
SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond hosted a webinar on Thursday for local educational agencies (LEAs) and education partners to lead a discussion on how schools can use new state and federal funding to invest in strategies that will facilitate a safe and impactful return to in-person learning.
Health, Education Experts Address Ways to Invest New Funding into Safe In-Person Learning
1869 - The Del Valle family's then-1,340 acre Rancho Camulos is legally separated (partitioned) from the Rancho San Francisco land grant [story]
Rancho Camulos
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 17 new deaths, including one in the Santa Clarita Valley and 3,248 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 29,772 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 29,772; L.A. County Stresses Importance of Vaccines Against Delta Variant
With the reinstatement of in-person instruction this Fall, the Outlets at Tejon is excited to help students, teachers, and parents with all their back-to-school shopping.
Tejon Outlets Kickoff Back-to-School Shopping with Steep Discounts, Secret Gifter
The Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture (Arts and Culture) has announced Leticia Rhi Buckley has joined its Arts Commission, L.A. County’s longstanding advisory body for the arts.
Leticia Buckley Joins L.A. County’s Arts Commission
Yair Haimoff, SIOR, and Andrew Ghassemi of Spectrum Commercial Real Estate, are pleased to have represented the seller in the recent sale of this ±4,828-square-foot office/flex condo in a prime Valencia location.
Valencia-Based Spectrum Real Estate Closes on Discovery Gateway Office/Flex Condo
More than 2,400 Saugus homes were impacted by a power outage that began shortly after midnight Thursday morning.
Equipment Failure Cause of Saugus Power Outage
As the Santa Clarita Public Library takes a programming break to prepare for Fall programming in September, residents are reminded to take advantage of the wide variety of services and online resources available.
Santa Clarita Public Library Gearing Up for Fall Programming
Trent Norkus is excited to join TMU Men's Volleyball and play alongside his older brother Brett, a starting middle blocker for the Mustangs.
TMU Men’s Volleyball Adding Another Norkus to Roster
The Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) is proud to announce the launch of its new website.
L.A. County Development Authority’s New Website Goes Live
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has extended a Heat Alert as high temperatures have been forecast for the Santa Clarita Valley through Sunday, Aug. 1.
SCV Heat Alert Extended Until Sunday
Following a year of cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Santa Clarita’s wildly popular SENSES block parties will make their triumphant return to Main Street in Old Town Newhall.
SENSES Block Parties Returning to Old Town Newhall
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is cautioning residents who are planning to visit several Los Angeles County beaches near Dockweiler and El Segundo to be careful of swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers.
Water Use Warning Issued for L.A. County Beaches
1983 - U.S. release of "National Lampoon's Vacation;" Magic Mountain is Walley World [story]
Chevy Chase and Magic Mountain crew
Local business leaders are gathering to celebrate Santa Clarita Valley Day Aug. 14 with an inaugural job fair and boutique expo.
SCV Day Celebrates With Job Fair, Boutique Expo
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Wednesday 15 new deaths and 2,454 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 29,668 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 29,668 With One Additional Death; L.A. County Urges Workers To Get Vaccinated, Wear Masks