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October 22
1898 - Birth of Mary S. Ruiz, eldest child of Enrique & Rosaria Ruiz of San Francisquito Canyon; all died in 1928 dam disaster [cemetery census]
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Coroner IDs Driver in Fatal Big Rig Crash
Tuesday, Jan 5, 2021

The Los Angeles County Coroner-Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the driver of a loaded Ace Hardware truck who died after the big rig fell down an embankment off Interstate 5 on Monday. The man was identified as 57-year-old Richard Peter Heeschen, according to Sarah Ardalani, the public information...

Motorcylist Crashes, Dies on I-5; Seen Driving 100mph-Plus
Saturday, May 2, 2020

First responders were called to the scene of a fatal motorcycle crash on the southbound side of Interstate 5 in Castaic Saturday. The call came in around noon that a motorcycle had crashed in the center divider of the freeway south of Parker Road, according to Supervisor Bernard Peters of the Los Angeles...

One Killed in Fiery Car Crash on San Francisquito Canyon Road
Tuesday, Apr 3, 2018

Original post as of 10:05 a.m.: An investigation is underway as to the cause of a fiery fatal two-car crash that killed one person in Saugus early Tuesday morning. The call came in at approximately 6:51 a.m. of a crash that occurred on San Francisquito Canyon Road, approximately seven miles north of...

Victim in Friday’s Fatal Collision Identified
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Medical examiners identified Tuesday the victim in a fatal head-on crash that took place Friday. Lori Lopez, of Santa Clarita, who would have turned 51 today, was killed after her silver sedan collided with a truck at the intersection of Haskell Canyon Road and Bob White Circle. For the full story, click...

Man Killed in Fatal Head-On Collision Identified
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Medical examiners identified the victim in the May 5 fatal head-on collision in Valencia. Wyatt Hillsdale, 24, of Hemet, was killed when the black Chevrolet Suburban he was driving collided with a GMC SUV. For the full story, click [here].

Man Killed on Highway 14 After Tire Comes Off Car
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

CHP officers are investigating what they currently suspect might have been a tragic accident in Santa Clarita on Wednesday, which led to the death of a driver on Highway 14. “A tire came off another vehicle,” said Officer Priessman of the California Highway Patrol, on the southbound lanes of Highway...

Detectives Investigating Fatal Copper Hill Collision as Possible DUI
Monday, May 8, 2017

Santa Clarita Valley detectives might have to wait weeks to find out whether a fatal head-on collision was caused by drugs or alcohol, as medical examiners work to notify next of kin, officials said Monday. Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are investigating the fatal crash on Copper...

Reward Increased for Information on Fatal Canyon Country Hit-and-Run
Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017

The reward is now at $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the Canyon Country fatal hit-and-run of a 15-year-old girl. The city of Santa Clarita is offering a $5,000 reward in exchange for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person...

Valencia Traffic Collision Kills One, Information Needed
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017

SCV Sheriff’s traffic investigators are seeking information on a fatal Valencia traffic collision that led to the death of one woman. At approximately 4:37 a.m. on Wednesday morning, deputies responded to the intersection of Smyth Drive and Dickason Drive, Valencia, regarding a traffic collision....

Reward Offered in Hit-And-Run Death of Canyon Country Girl
Thursday, Jan 19, 2017

The Board of Supervisors will be asked to approve a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger establishing a $20,0000 reward for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of a suspect or suspects responsible for the hit-and-run death of a 15 year-old girl in Canyon Country. On December 26, 2016...

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On Saturday, Oct. 23, SCV Sheriff Station J-Team deputies will be hosting a "Drug Take Back Day" between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in front of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
Oct. 23: SCV Sheriff’s Station Hosting “Drug Take Back Day”
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 15 new deaths and 1,227 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 36,989 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: County Begins Administering COVID Vaccine Boosters for All Three FDA-Approved Vaccines to Residents; SCV Cases Total 36,989
As you walk along the River Village Park Trail at Duane R. Harte Park, you can now enjoy nature and a story at the same time.
Santa Clarita Public Library Debuts ‘Trail Tales’ Literary Adventure at Duane R. Harte Park
The total number of anti-Asian hate crimes within Los Angeles County rose 76% in 2020, according to a report released Wednesday.
L.A. County Anti-Asian Hate Crimes See 76% Increase in 2020
Residents in unincorporated Los Angeles County were told Thursday to ignore a recent notice concerning home registry from the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs, according to officials in Supervisor Kathryn Barger’s office.
County ‘Rental Property’ Notice Sparks Homeowner Confusion
Classified employees within the Saugus Unified School District are now showing their COVID-19 vaccination verification or undergoing weekly testing to work in the office.
Classified School Workers Undergo COVID-19 Vaccine Verification
Californians age 70 and older may continue to renew their driver’s licenses online or by mail through Dec. 31, 2022. Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed legislation to extend this temporary rule.
Californians 70 and Older Can Renew Driver’s Licenses Online Through 2022
Six Flags Magic Mountain, the undisputed “Thrill Capital of the World,” in partnership with Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment and DC, today unveiled plans to add yet another record-breaking coaster—WONDER WOMAN™ Flight of Courage—to its unparalleled thrill ride lineup.
Six Flags Magic Mountain Announces Record 20th Coaster WONDER WOMAN Flight of Courage
Smells of Filipino food wafted outside the Newhall Community Center as a welcome for attendees of the Fil-Am Association of Santa Clarita Valley, “Pistahan at Bayanihan” (Festivities and Community) Cultural Festival.
Community Leaders Celebrate Filipino Culture, History
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Hunter Greene is returning to his former home of Stevenson Ranch Saturday to meet local kids and give out free baseball cleats.
SCV Native, Cincinnati Reds Pitcher Hunter Greene Offering Free Cleats for Local Kids
1898 - Birth of Mary S. Ruiz, eldest child of Enrique & Rosaria Ruiz of San Francisquito Canyon; all died in 1928 dam disaster [cemetery census]
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Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk, (R-Santa Clarita), delivered a second letter Thursday to ensure accountability on a state-funded COVID-19 testing lab.
Wilk Demands Newsom Admin to Halt Auto-Renew Of No-Bid Contract for Valencia Testing Lab
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 27 new deaths and 1,167 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 36,924 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 36,924; L.A. County Ready to Administer Additional Boosters
Aglaia Mortcheva has spent over 20 years working in animation, from Comedy Central to Nickelodeon and FOX, and is eager to share her insights on turning cartoons into characters people care about as a professor in California State University, Northridge’s animation program in the Department of Art.
CSUN Welcomes Longtime Nickelodeon Animator as Art Department Professor
The city of Santa Clarita’s Volunteer Engagement Program is pleased to partner with the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Nonprofit Council and the SCV Nonprofit Leaders Network for the 2021 Nonprofit Symposium.
City Inviting Area Nonprofits to 2021 Nonprofit Symposium
The end of the season approaches as the Santa Clarita Valley football teams are officially over halfway done with league play.
Week Nine Foothill League Roundup for Trinity, Santa Clarita Christian, Castaic
After a year of virtual celebrations, the only zooming that will be done at the College of the Canyons Fall 2021 Science Talk Star Party will be through actual telescopes.
Oct. 29: COC’s Fall Star Party Returns to Canyon Country Campus
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted 17 students, including Sujin Kim from California Institute of the Arts, winners of the 48th Student Academy Awards competition.
CalArtian Among 17 Winners of Student Academy Awards
Seventeen employees were honored as the Classified Employees of the Year Wednesday night at the William S. Hart Union High School District’s governing board meeting.
Hart Governing Board Recognizes Classified Employees of the Year
Hundreds of Santa Clarita teens gathered on Sunday, Oct. 17, to join actor-influencer Eric Artell in kicking off the “ASMD Baby Food Challenge,” a social media challenge created to raise awareness for local toddler Damian Markham and Wylder Nation Foundation. 
Baby Food Challenge Kicks Off Locally for Terminally-Ill SCV Toddler
2007 - Buckweed fire chars 38,356 acres, destroys 21 homes in Canyon Country and Agua Dulce [story]
Buckweed Fire
Family Promise Santa Clarita in partnership with Williams Homes, And HomeAid LA, will break ground on their new local resource center. 
Family Promise To Break Ground On New Resource Center
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Wednesday confirmed 31 new deaths and 1,267 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 36,859 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: Public Health Urges Vaccines for Sports Viewing; 36,859 Total SCV Cases
College of the Canyons freshman cross country runner Danielle Salcedo has been named the California Community College Sports Information Association (CCCSIA) Female State Athlete of the Month for September.
COC Cross Country Star Named CCCSIA Athlete of the Month