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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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Petco Matches Donations, L.A. County Animal Care Foundation Raises $50K
Monday, Aug 10, 2020

The County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control would like to thank Los Angeles County community members and the Petco Foundation for helping save animal lives. The Petco Foundation put forward a match wherein they would grant $25,000 to DACC for COVID-19 relief if another $25,000 was...

Aug. 17: ‘Clear the Shelters’ with Pet Adoption Discounts
Friday, Aug 16, 2019

The County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control will join Los Angeles television stations NBC4 and Telemundo 52 in a “Clear the Shelter” pet adoption campaign on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. DACC’s seven animal care centers will offer $20 pet adoption fees...

Supes Approve Barger Motion to Seek Review of ‘No-Kill’ Shelters
Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019

In a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger, the Board of Supervisors approved a directive to the Department of Animal Care and Control to report back in 90 days with updates on its adoption of socially conscious animal sheltering operating practices. The department has been practicing socially conscious...

LA County Animal Care Wins National Achievement Award
Friday, May 24, 2019

Los Angeles County’s Department of Animal Care and Control has received a 2019 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties for DACC’s “Pawsitive Steps” program. NACo recognized DACC in the category for Community and Economic Development in response to the DACC...

Barger Motion Adds Support for Ending Horse Fatalities at Santa Anita Park
Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger on Tuesday to send a five-signature letter to the California Horse Racing Board supporting further efforts to investigate and advocate for solutions to end the spate of horse fatalities at Santa Anita...

‘Clear the Shelters’ Event Finds Fur-Ever Homes for 942 Animals
Friday, Aug 24, 2018

A total of 942 animals found fur-ever homes during the county Department of Animal Care and Control’s recent “Clear the Shelters” event at the department’s seven shelters. From Sunday, Aug. 12 through Sunday, Aug. 19, DACC arranged 591 dog adoptions, nine rabbit adoptions and...

County Animal Care Recommends Pet Disaster Kits for Home, Travel
Friday, Jun 29, 2018

June is National Pet Preparedness Month and before the month is over, the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control reminds all pet owners to create an emergency plan if they don’t already have one. While you should be prepared for pet emergencies year-round, this month serves as a reminder...

County Animal Care ‘Pee Wee Kittens’ Program Wins National Award
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control has received a 2018 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties. NACo recognized DACC in the category for Community and Economic Development in response to the DACC submittal for the program titled “Pee Wee Kitten Program.”...

County Animal Care, Control Shelters More Than 180 Animals Amid LA Fires
Thursday, Dec 7, 2017

LONG BEACH, Calif. — The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) continues to rescue animals and provide safe sheltering for animals as a result of the active fires that have affected thousands of Los Angeles County residents. Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA, Southeast...

DACC Receives Award from National Association of Counties
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Courtesy: https://www.facebook.com/CountyofLosAngelesAnimalCare/ The County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) has received a 2017 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). NACo recognized DACC as Best in Category for County Administration and Management...

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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