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1900 - Pacific Telephone & Telegraph establishes Newhall exchange; SCV gets first phone [story]
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Sweet Music | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Monday, Jun 8, 2020

She was a concert pianist. He, an aerospace engineer who helped put a man on the moon. They were married 60 years. He always joked, “We make out-of-this-world sweet music together!” Relegated to a wheelchair, he pushed her into the office for monthly checkups. Sometimes they had to wait, but when...

First Flu Death in LA County Confirmed
Thursday, Dec 1, 2016

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) confirms the first influenza-associated death in Los Angeles County for the 2016-2017 influenza season. The death occurred in a middle-aged man, from the northern part of Los Angeles County, who had significant pre-existing medical conditions....

9-Year-Old Girl Struck, Killed After Getting Off Bus
Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016

A 9-year-old girl died Monday, after she was hit by a car in Newhall while crossing the street after getting off a city bus, officials said. The small child was departing the bus with a parent around 7:08 p.m., just before the intersection of the northbound lanes of Orchard Village Road, near Wiley Canyon...

Man Found Dead in Wash, No Foul Play
Monday, Aug 29, 2016

A man who was found in the wash in Canyon Country Monday afternoon appears to have died of natural causes, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials said. The man’s body was found around 2:49 p.m. in the wash near the 26000 block of Reuther Avenue, said Sgt. Brian Allen with the SCV...

Officials ID Sand Canyon Man Who Died in Fire
Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016

Coroner’s officials identified a man who died Friday night during the Sand Fire. Bob Bresnick, 67, was found in his car near a home her shared with his significant other, Donna Fink, on Iron Canyon Road. For the full story, click [here].

Homicide Detectives Investigate Hanging Death in Agua Dulce
Monday, Jan 4, 2016

[KHTS] Emergency officials were called on Friday to investigate an apparent suicide where a man was found hanging from a bridge in Agua Dulce. The deceased is described as a 63-year-old caucasian male, according to coroner officials. The incident was reported at approximately 11:36 a.m. in the 31000...

At Peace at Last
Sunday, Jul 20, 2014

The mother of a close friend died yesterday after a long bout with leukemia. A lady of quick wit and ready smile, she was the wartime bride of a World War II veteran who passed last year. Being 95 years old, she was just a few months older than my mother would have been. The funny thing is, she attended...

Growing Up Stinks
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Sorry you’ve not seen anything from me the last few days. I had a few articles in reserve for last week, but they ran out before I was in any mood or had the time to write another. On Mother’s Day, May 11, 2014, Kathryn Jean Benham Manzer left this world for the next. She had asked me to be there...

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1900 - Pacific Telephone & Telegraph establishes Newhall exchange; SCV gets first phone [story]
old telephone
After meeting in closed session on Wednesday, July 10, the Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees announced its unanimous decision to place Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook on administrative leave, effective Monday, July 15.
Dianne Van Hook Placed on Administrative Leave
Santa Clarita is known, not only for its scenic open spaces and family-friendly community, but also for its commitment to nurturing the arts and fostering a thriving, dynamic environment where creativity can flourish.
Bill Miranda | Creativity in Every Corner
Join the Valley Industry Association Friday, Aug. 2, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., where an update on the Valencia Town Center will be presented.
Aug. 2: VIA Hosting Valencia Town Center Update
Calling all dog lovers! The 2024 Santa Clarita Valley Walk to End Alzheimer's announced its search for a dog mascot.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s Announces Dog Mascot Contest
Sagittarius Ponderosa, written by MJ Kaufman and directed by Skylar Reede, will begin its run at The MAIN beginning Aug. 23 to Sept. 1.
‘Sagittarius Ponderosa’ Coming to The MAIN
Nicole Miller was recently awarded Zontian of the Year 2024 at Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley’s Installation of Officers.
Nicole Miller Named 2024 Zontian of the Year
Have you ever wanted to paint the surface of an ice rink? Now’s your chance!
Register Now for The Cube’s ‘Paint the Ice’ Event
The number of young people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County is steadily persisting, and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors are tackling the problem head on.  
Supes Boost Housing Support for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care
2007 - Moore's sub sandwich shop, abandoned 2 years earlier, demolished as derelict building; now partially Newhall roundabout [story]
Moores sub shop
Premier Theatrical Productions have announced a limited engagement of the critically acclaimed musical, “The Lincolns of Springfield,” at the Colony Theater in the Burbank Town Center.
July 12-14: ‘The Lincolns of Springfield’ at Colony Theatre
Interested in learning more about the quality of water in the Santa Clarita Valley? Don’t miss an opportunity to engage with an SCV Water expert and dive deeper into a crucial topic during the upcoming “Water Matters” webinar: Exploring the 2024 Consumer Confidence Report and Addressing Water Quality in the SCV.
July 24: ‘Water Matters’ Webinar to Explore Water Quality in SCV
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health cautions residents who are planning to visit the below Los Angeles County beaches to avoid swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters:
Ocean Water Warning for July 10
Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that Home Depot will pay $750,000 to settle a civil lawsuit alleging violation of a state law mandating cash redemption for gift cards under $10.
Home Depot Settles Consumer Protection Lawsuit
Children’s Bureau is seeking foster families and now offers two virtual ways for individuals and/or couples to learn how to help children in foster care while reunifying with birth families or how to provide legal permanency by adoption.
July 18: Children’s Bureau hosts Latest Foster Orientation
The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation is saddened by the death Wednesday morning of “Watashne,” a 20-year-old bison under its care at William S. Hart Regional Park.
County Parks Grieves Passing of Watashne a Bison at Hart Regional Park
Santa Clarita Valley nonprofit, The New Way, announces its 3-on-3 basketball tournament, Hoops For Hart a fundraiser to support the 1,000+ homeless students in the William S. Hart School District.
Aug. 11: Hoops for Hart 3-on-3 Basketball Fundraiser
SCV Water Agency will be holding their next regular board meeting next Tuesday on July 16.
July 16: Regular Meeting of SCV Water Board
Caltrans announces the northbound Interstate 5  will be reduced to one or two lanes from Lake Hughes Road to two miles north of Templin Highway (near the Whitaker Sand Shed) north of Castaic overnights Monday through Friday through July 19 for paving.
NB I-5 Lanes to be Reduced Overnights in Castaic
Leaders from various powerful unions gathered by the clock tower at the Palmdale Transportation Center to celebrate a big milestone for the multimillion High Desert Corridor High Speed Rail Project. 
Landmark Agreements Signed for High Speed Rail Project in Palmdale
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce announced its second Annual Black Business Month Celebration in honor of Black Business Month.
Aug. 7: SCV Chamber to Host Second Annual Black Business Month Celebration
As the new school year approaches, the California Department of Public Health urges children, teens, and adults to get recommended and required vaccines.  
Students Urged to Get Routine Vaccines Ahead of New School Year
1981 - Gov. Jerry Brown authorizes use of malathion to eradicate medflies; aerial spraying begins [story]
helicopter spraying malathion
A Grand Opening ribbon cutting will be held Thursday, Aug. 8 at noon by the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce at Wild Fork.
Aug. 8: Grand Opening at Wild Fork
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