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1882 - George Campton's Newhall general store explodes [story]
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Ex-Boyfriend Sells Owner’s Pup on Craigslist
Thursday, Jun 20, 2019

Breaking up comes typically with some pain, but not usually the sort suffered by Ashley Farley — who returned home from work to learn her boyfriend had sold her dog. The ex-boyfriend’s parting words to Farley in the abrupt unexpected breakup were: “You’re never going to see her again.” Farley...

13 Dogs, Cat Seized from Val Verde Cockfighting Ring
Friday, May 19, 2017

Fifty employees from the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) have completed their work at the scene of the largest seizure of fighting birds in U.S. history. During the May 15 raid in Val Verde, nearly 7,000 birds were discovered in a remote canyon area. The seizure involved...

Animal Control Releases Statement on Canine Influenza
Monday, Apr 17, 2017

The County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control has made an announcement of their awareness of the recent outbreak of Canine Influenza in several locations in Los Angeles County and how they plan to combat the outbreak. Officials with Animal Control believe this outbreak was a result...

Facility Dogs in D.A. Office Comforting Child Abuse, Sexual Assault Victims
Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017

Two new employees have been roaming the corridors of the Hall of Justice. Staff members inevitably recognize the duo by their short legs and golden fur coats. Their names? Bert and Skippy. With their handlers Martha Carbajal and Ashley Meyers, the four form the core of the newly created Bureau of Victims...

Feb. 1: DACC Conducting Field Licensing Enforcement in Elizabeth Lake, Lake Hughes
Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017

Officers from the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) will be conducting field licensing enforcement in the unincorporated areas of Elizabeth Lake (zip code 93532) and Lake Hughes (zip code 93532) beginning on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Field enforcement efforts are...

Tips to Keep Pets Safe from Holiday Hazards
Thursday, Dec 8, 2016

This holiday season, while you’re busy decorating, cooking, and wrapping gifts, remember to watch out for holiday temptations for your pets. FDA veterinarian Carmela Stamper tells how to keep your animals safe. Stocking Stuffers and Pet Treats If your dog received a stocking full of pet treats, make...

Domestic Violence Center Loses Shelter Mascot
Thursday, Jun 30, 2016

After years of companionship, SCV Domestic Violence Center officials lost a friend, mascot and local shelter fixture last week when their dog Rosa Parks died Friday. She was 10. The Santa Clarita Valley Domestic Violence Center received an outpouring of support in the days following a posting about...

Sheriff’s Human Trafficking Bureau ‘Goes to the Dogs’ (Video)
Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016

At a press conference Thursday, June 7, 2016, at the Sherman Block Headquarters Building in Monterey Park, Sheriff Jim McDonnell introduced our newest, and most adorable, partners from Pet Prescriptions, a volunteer organization dedicated to training pets to become therapy animals. The dogs are trained...

The Loss of a Pet
Sunday, Jul 12, 2015

Anyone who has ever owned a pet knows how much that dog, cat or goldfish can become part of the family. I have owned lots of dogs and cats in my life, and with each loss I’ve suffered a period of grieving. A dog or a cat is not “just a dog” or “just a cat.” In my house, they are a part of the...

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1882 - George Campton's Newhall general store explodes [story]
general store
After receiving athletic protocol updates from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the Los Angeles Department of Public Health (LADPH) and California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), the William S. Hart Union High School District has put together a complete athletic program following all state and county guidelines.
Hart District Announces Outdoor Sports Practices, Competitions to Resume Immediately
The ability to transform data into information and insights that can elevate a business and influence decisions is at the core of the newest major being offered in California State University, Northridge’s David Nazarian College of Business and Economics.
CSUN Students Can Now Earn Degree in Business Analytics
Three teachers from the William S. Hart Union High School District have been named by NASA and the SETI Institute to fly on NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA).
NASA Selects Three Hart District Teachers for SOFIA Flight
Los Angeles County Parks is looking for highly-talented independent instructors to bring valuable expertise and learning to the community through the Contact Class Program.
L.A. County Parks Hiring Instructors for Summer 2021 Season
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 91 new deaths and 1,407 new cases of COVID-19, with 26,212 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total  26,212; L.A. County Remains in Most Restrictive Tier
The Santa Clarita Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Commission will hold its study session virtually Thursday, March 4, at 6:00 p.m.
March 4: Parks, Recreation & Community Services Commission Study Session
After its cancelation last year due to the emergence of COVID-19, the College of the Canyons Scholarly Presentation will return this spring in a new virtual format.
COC’s Scholarly Presentations Return Virtually March 11
The Santa Clarita Public Library is excited to present Sidewalk Stories at the Old Town Newhall Library!
Old Town Newhall Library Now Offering Sidewalk Storytime
Santa Clarita Planning commissioners are expected to make a decision Tuesday regarding the proposed expansion of Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital via multiple construction projects that include building a second inpatient tower.
Proposed Henry Mayo Expansion Project Back Before Planning Commission
Picture this…the sun has just set on another brisk spring day.
Santa Clarita City Manager’s Monthly Message – March 2021
1938 - Great Flood of 1938 causes massive destruction and death across the greater Los Angeles region [story]
flooding
Santa Clarita Valley educators were next in line to receive their COVID-19 vaccine shots at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Monday, more than two months after the hospital received its first batch of vaccines for hospital frontline workers.
Henry Mayo Now Inoculating Educators with COVID-19 Vaccine
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Monday confirmed 32 new deaths and 987 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported two new deaths since Friday.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: 2 New Deaths at Henry Mayo; Vaccine Eligibility Expands
The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center at Bella Vida has announced its March 2021 lineup of outdoor drive-in events.
Bella Vida Senior Center Sets March Outdoor Drive-in Events
In partnership with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, the city of Santa Clarita will launch its “Guard That Auto” campaign this spring to combat an increase in grand theft auto over the past year.
Santa Clarita, Sheriff’s Station to Launch ‘Guard That Auto’ Anti-Theft Campaign
The Saugus High School academic decathlon team will advance to the state competition after placing in the top 10 in the county competition.
Saugus High Advances in State Academic Decathlon
Spring is upon us, and with it comes longer days, greener hillsides, and warmer temperatures that invite outdoor exploration.
Mayor’s March Message: Enjoy Spring in Santa Clarita
The city of Santa Clarita, in partnership with the Santa Clarita Sister Cities program, invites local students to submit artwork, poetry, essays/creative writing, photographs, or music for the 2021 Sister Cities International Young Artists and Authors Showcase.
Young Artists Invited to Submit Works in 2021 Sister Cities International Showcase
In a rush to bring children back to California schools after a year of closed campuses, Governor Gavin Newsom and lawmakers said Monday the state will offer $2 billion to school districts willing to reopen next month.
Newsom, Lawmakers Cut Deal to Reopen California Schools by April
The race to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Los Angeles County despite vaccine shortages is cutthroat and most people don’t even know they’re in the competition.
COVID-19 Vaccine Shortages Highlight Health Inequities in L.A. County
The California Department of Motor Vehicles has learned of a text message phishing scam related to REAL ID and reminds customers that it will never ask for personal information related to driver’s license number, Social Security number, or financial information through email, text, or over the phone.
DMV Warns Customers of REAL ID Phishing Scam
1990 - President George H.W. Bush and Sheriff Sherman Block dedicate new North County Correctional Facility in Castaic [story]
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1890 - Jenkins ranch hands Dolores Cook and George Walton of Castaic slain by rival William Chormicle and W.A. Gardener [story]
Dolores Cook