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1874 - First train out of L.A. to reach new town of San Fernando; Newhall 2 years later [story]
train tunnel

City Prepares for El Niño, Advises Residents to do Same
Monday, Nov 16, 2015

A strong El Niño weather pattern is forecasted this winter that will likely bring heavy rainfall to Southern California. Check out the city’s Ready for Rain website. Be El Niño Ready, here’s what you can do: Before: Keep emergency supplies on hand, such as a flashlight, water, food, first aid...

Let’s Capture Rainfall
Friday, Nov 6, 2015

Sen. Sharon Runner On Thursday, Oct. 15, a severe thunderstorm hit Northern Los Angeles County resulting in flooding and catastrophic mudslides that caused significant property damage, closed down major roadways and trapped people in their vehicles. Many roads in Los Angeles County were buried under...

Threat of El Niño Prompts County to Educate Public on Flooding
Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015

With a strong El Niño expected to bring lots of rain to Southern California this winter, there’s never been a better time for Los Angeles County residents to get informed about the risk of flooding in their neighborhoods. It only takes a few inches of water in a home to cause tens of thousands of...

LASD Search and Rescue Teams Prepare for El Nino with 18 New Members
Thursday, Oct 29, 2015

File Photo The Los Angeles Search and Rescue Team is preparing for El Nino flooding and rescues by adding more certified technicians to their unit. Last weekend 18 additional LASD Search and Rescue Team members attained Swiftwater Rescue Technician certification in anticipation of El Nino flooding and...

City to Educate Community on How to Handle El Niño
Monday, Oct 26, 2015

Weather forecasters have predicted a strong El Niño weather pattern that may bring heavy rainfall to Southern California this winter. To help Santa Clarita residents get properly prepared for the expected wetter-than-usual winter, Santa Clarita officials have launched an educational outreach campaign...

Pavley to Focus on Expected El Niño Event

Sen. Fran Pavley will hold a hearing with the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee to focus on what Californians should expect to see if El Niño hits as hard as expected. The recent closure of I-5 due to mudslides from heavy rains amply demonstrated how vulnerable Southern California is to...

Major Flooding Leaves Residents in Shock
Thursday, Oct 15, 2015

Dozens were stranded and hundreds were left without power after a major storm hit communities in Lake Hughes on Thursday afternoon. Heavy rains pounded the area causing major mudslides and flooding near hillsides that had been left sparse after the Powerhouse Fire in 2013. “It was like a tornado,...

Sheriff Search & Rescue Teams Practice Swift-Water Rescue
Monday, Oct 5, 2015

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s eight search-and-rescue (SAR) teams are training and planning for the anticipated El Nino storms predicted for L.A. County. Last weekend 36 SAR specialists trained for swift-water rescue response.  The focus was land-based operations which primarily deal with how to...

Weather Gurus Predict a Wet Winter
Saturday, Jul 11, 2015

[KHTS] – California weather reports are showing evidence of rain due to an El Niño event this winter and continuing through the spring of 2016. The National Weather Service reports that “there is a greater than 90 percent chance that an El Niño will continue through the Northern Hemisphere...

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1874 - First train out of L.A. to reach new town of San Fernando; Newhall 2 years later [story]
train tunnel
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Monday confirmed 18 new deaths and 337 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as cases in the Santa Clarita Valley now total 27,588 since the pandemic began.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: 2 New Vaccination Sites Open in SCV, Palmdale; 27,588 Total SCV Cases
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has reported six productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley, aka "Hollywood North," the week of Monday, April 19-25, 2021
Six Productions Filming in SCV this Week
The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and the Mental Health Commission will host a public hearing for the Mental Health Services Act Three-Year Plan on Thursday, April 22.
April 22: LACDMH, Mental Health Commission to Hold Virtual Public Hearing
The William S. Hart Union High School District was named one of 19 school districts and one county office of education for school attendance review board as a model program for its attendance strategies during distance learning.
Hart District Named Model SARB Award Winner by State
Students from across the California State University system will make final, virtual pitches of their ideas for new television series on Wednesday, May 5, at California State University, Northridge.
CSUN to Host Final for a Television Pitch Competition
The Children’s Bureau is seeking foster families during National Foster Parent Appreciation Month and is now offering two virtual ways for individuals and couples to learn how to help children in foster care while reunifying with birth families or how to provide legal permanency by adoption.
Children’s Bureau Offering Virtual Orientation During Foster Parent Appreciation Month
In April, the city of Santa Clarita joins in the celebration of National Volunteer Month by recognizing the community's exceptional volunteers with a national award.
Santa Clarita Celebrates National Volunteer Week, Awards Volunteers
To provide a framework to guide the future of residential development locally, the city of Santa Clarita is embarking on a public process to update the Housing Element of the Santa Clarita General Plan.
City to Update 2021-2029 General Plan Housing Element
In an email distributed to parents, Sulphur Springs Union School District Superintendent Catherine Kawaguchi warned parents of a man telling students that he is there to pick them up.
Sulphur Springs Warns of Suspicious Man Near Schools
1880 - Pico Oil Spring Mine Section 2 patented by R.F. Baker and Edward F. Beale [story]
E.F. Beale
1945 - Actors Harry & Olive Carey sell Saugus ranch after 29 years; now Tesoro del Valle [story]
Carey Ranch
1930 - Telephone switchboard operator Louise Gipe, heroine of the 1928 St. Francis Dam disaster, tries & fails to kill herself over an unrequited love [story]
Louise Gipe
The city of Santa Clarita’s Planning Commission will hold a regular meeting virtually Tuesday, April 20, at 6:00 p.m.
April 20: Planning Commission Virtual Regular Meeting
The owner of a shopping center at the corner of Lyons Avenue and Apple Street will seek the Santa Clarita Planning Commission’s approval Tuesday to subdivide the lot from three parcels to eight.
Planning Commission to Consider Subdivision Request
The deadline to submit entries for Santa Clarita Sister Cities’ Young Artists and Authors Showcase has been extended to Sunday, April 25, 2021.
Deadline Extended For Annual Sister Cities Young Artists And Authors Showcase
Internet marketing firm Scorpion made multiple company announcements Wednesday, including plans to open a new headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Scorpion Announces Plans to Move Headquarters
After a year of turmoil for many businesses in the Santa Clarita Valley, the SCV Economic Development Corp. released its list of the area’s largest employers.
EDC Releases SCV’s Largest Employers List
William S. Hart Union High School District officials said 18 students have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days during the regular board meeting Wednesday.
Hart District Reports 18 Positive Cases of COVID-19 Among Students
Los Angeles County Public Health on Friday confirmed 36 new deaths, 643 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, and reported the lowest test positivity rate to date.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: County Test Positivity Rate Hits Record Low; 27,557 Total SCV Cases
For the third year in a row, La Mesa Junior High School has been selected as a "Capturing Kids’ Hearts" National Showcase School for the 2020-2021 school year.
La Mesa Junior High School Selected as National Showcase School
California Senate Bill 545, a measure to provide additional resources to struggling students, has received unanimous support from the Senate Education Committee, announced Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita).
Wilk’s Bill to Address Learning Loss Passes Senate Education
As National Volunteer Appreciation Week approaches, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is recognizing its valued volunteers, a group that numbers over 300 and includes adults, teens, and canines.
April: 18-24: Henry Mayo Recognizes Volunteers During National Volunteer Appreciation Week
The city of Santa Clarita’s annual Earth Arbor Day celebration is set to go virtual this year with the release of an entertaining and informative video program on Thursday, April 22 at 10:00 a.m.
City to Celebrate Earth Arbor Day with Virtual Program and Free Mulch Giveaway