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1990 - President George H.W. Bush and Sheriff Sherman Block dedicate new North County Correctional Facility in Castaic [story]
ribbon cutting

County Health Officer Warns of Dangers at Beaches after Rainfall
Thursday, Feb 18, 2016

Because of the recent rainfall, the County Interim Health Officer is cautioning residents who are planning to visit Los Angeles County beaches to be careful of swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers. Bacteria, debris, trash, and other public...

Caltrans Issues Helpful Tips to Reduce Pollution During El Nino
Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016

File Photo [Caltrans] – As we head further into the rainy season and await more of the heavy rains predicted as part of El Nino, there are several steps that Californians can take to reduce the pollution that runs off cars and highways and causes increased storm water pollution. By following the...

When Do We Dance?

El Niño, we hardly knew ye. You came in as the strongest and biggest bad guy promising untold riches and help, but you really haven’t done much of anything. In fact you’ve not done much more than the folks we send to Sacramento to work on our other problems. The one good thing about you is –...

SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016

Every day about 30 people die in DUI crashes. On top of that statistic, car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens.  Halie Cook saw how one school in Canyon Country is trying to combat those risks. Los Angeles County Supervisors approved a settlement that will give $185,000 dollars to the...

Flash Flood Warning Issued For Santa Clarita
Wednesday, Jan 6, 2016

Photo: The Calgrove Burn area, which is currently at risk of flash flooding, is located directly behind Crescent Valley Mobile Estates.  The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for northwestern Los Angeles County including the Calgrove...

Magic Mountain Shuts Down Due to Storms

[KHTS] – Six Flags Magic Mountain closed its gates Wednesday due to the series of storms that have been hitting the Santa Clarita Valley. The theme park was closed “due to inclement weather” on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the park’s Twitter and website. “We make the decision in...

El Nino Flooding Prompts Park, Road Closures
Tuesday, Jan 5, 2016

File Photo A series of forecasted storms have prompted officials to close multiple recreation areas and roads to ensure public safety with the predicted heavy rain in a series of winter storms. Rowher Flats and Drinkwater Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) areas are closed. As are the South Fork, Big Rock, Gould...

Supes Approve Motion to Launch ‘Homes for Heroes’ Program

File Photo The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a plan to allocate $5 million to launch the “Homes for Heroes” program, to better connect homeless veterans with housing. On a motion from Supervisor Don Knabe and Board Chair Hilda L. Solis, the Board approved funding and an 18-month...

El Nino Prompts Officials to Assist Homeless Living in Riverbeds

As the first significant El Niño storms of the season hit Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is continuing its months-long outreach mission to assist homeless persons living in local riverbeds. This short video offers a first-hand perspective on the work being done by the Community...

El Godzilla
Sunday, Nov 22, 2015

The strongest-ever El Nino is on the way. California is supposed to face major storms and quite possibly the wettest winter we’ve had in recent history. Climate scientists say this year’s El Nino will not just be another “has-been” weather possibility. It’s far too strong for that. It cannot...

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1990 - President George H.W. Bush and Sheriff Sherman Block dedicate new North County Correctional Facility in Castaic [story]
ribbon cutting
1890 - Jenkins ranch hands Dolores Cook and George Walton of Castaic slain by rival William Chormicle and W.A. Gardener [story]
Dolores Cook
1950 - Ex-Mrs. William S. Hart appears in court to challenge will that leaves Hart Park & Mansion to L.A. County [story]
Winifred Westover
The Sand Canyon Resort project is scheduled to return before the Santa Clarita Planning Commission Tuesday with a series of revisions, following multiple concerns raised by both commissioners and residents.
Modified Sand Canyon Resort Project Up for Review
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 144 new deaths and 1,838 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 26,045 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 26,045; Nearly 2 Million Doses Administered in County
The Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles announced on Feb. 26 that Kenya Yarbrough will lead its newly-created and first-ever Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, Access, and Advocacy Initiative.
Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles Launches First-Ever Diversity and Advocacy Department
The Valley Industry Association will welcome College of the Canyons Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook as the keynote speaker for the March VIA Virtual Series taking place Tuesday, March 16, from 11:00 a.m to 12:15 p.m.
March 16: VIA Virtual Series with Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook
The city of Santa Clarita’s Planning Commission will hold a regular meeting virtually Tuesday, March 2, at 6:00 p.m.
March 2: Planning Commission Virtual Regular Meeting
The Child and Family Center's Domestic Violence Program is set to host its fourth annual "Night of Expression" art exhibit on Saturday, Feb. 27, in recognition of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.
Feb. 27: Child and Family Center to Host Virtual Teen Dating Violence Awareness Art Exhibit
California Department of Public Health officials announced on Feb. 26 that California is on track to create the capacity to administer 3 million vaccinations per week by March 1.
State on Track to Reach Capacity Goal of 3 Million Vaccines Per Week, Pending Available Supply
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is set to host events and classes in March to celebrate National Nutrition Month.
Henry Mayo to Host Events, Classes for National Nutrition Month
The college district received the best rating possible in an independent audit of its general obligation bond expenditures.
Independent Audit Finds College District in Full Compliance
After being shuttered for almost a year due to pandemic restrictions, Mountasia Family Fun Center has been purchased by MB2 Group.
MB2 Group Purchases Mountasia Family Fun Center
The California Department of Motor Vehicles announced a new round of extensions for commercial driver’s licenses expiring through May 31 that will help commercial drivers focus on delivering essential products and supplies during the COVID-19 emergency.
DMV Extends Expiring Commercial Driver’s Licenses Through May
1923 - U.S. release of Charles Chaplin film "The Pilgrim," partially shot at Saugus Train Station & Newhall First Presbyterian Church [watch]
The Pilgrim
Fry's Electronics, the consumer electronics retailer, announced Wednesday that it is going out of business after nearly 36 years.
Fry’s Electronics Closing All Its Stores
The Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) announced Thursday the upcoming launch of the Los Angeles Online Dispute Resolution (LA-ODR) program, in collaboration with the Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County and its Dispute Resolution Program (DRP), and the Center for Conflict Resolution.
L.A. County Launches Program to Help Litigants Settle Cases Online
A former manager of the Valencia COVID-19 testing lab is being sued by the operator for breaching her contract after she accused the company of poor performance.
PerkinElmer Suing Whistleblower for Breach of Contract
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 132 new deaths and 2,072 new cases of COVID-19, with 25,990 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Nearing 26,000; L.A. County Reaches 100 MIS-C Cases in Children
Three hundred sixty-six feature films are eligible for the 2020 Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today.
Academy Announces 366 Feature Films Eligible for 2020 Best Picture Oscar
Hannah Cumming is exactly the type of player Master's women's soccer head coach Curtis Lewis appreciates.
Hannah Cumming Signs with TMU
Santa Clarita City Council members declined Tuesday to administer $6.8 million in state rental assistance funds for eligible residents who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and let the state handle those dollars but approved creating a program for them with $6.3 million from the federal government.
Rental Aid Program Coming to Eligible Santa Clarita Residents Impacted by Pandemic
The Santa Clarita City Council Legislative Committee will hold a special meeting virtually Friday, Feb. 26, at 2:00 p.m. 
Feb. 26: City Council Legislative Committee Virtual Special Meeting
As Los Angelenos envision their future — whether it’s housing, parks or wellness — there is much they can learn from the past.
CSUN Collaborates with Tataviam, Indigenous Communities to Create Virtual, Ecological History Map