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1945 - Acton Hotel, est. 1890, burns down; arson is suspected [story]
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Rancho Camulos Board Names Research Library In Honor of Fillmore Resident Marie Wren
Tuesday, Sep 8, 2020

It’s a small, cozy room — only about 200 square feet — but without question is one of Ventura County’s most valuable hidden gems. The Rancho Camulos Museum Research Library, located in the museum’s 1920 adobe restored house facing Highway 126, is home to a variety of historic treasures, including...

Caltrans Announces SR-126 Lane, Ramp Closures
Tuesday, Jul 3, 2018

Fillmore / Santa Paula – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces scheduled overnight lane closures on State Route-126 between the Ventura County / Los Angeles County line and the city of Santa Paula for a long-term pavement rehabilitation project. These closures are subject...

One Suspect Arrested on Suspicion of DUI in Deadly State Route 126 Crash
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Update from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office as of 4:50 p.m.: One motorist was killed, and two were injured in a three-vehicle collision involving a tractor trailer. SR 126 is closed in both directions, and will remain closed for several hours while investgators examine the scene. One suspect...

EPA Clears Surface Soil at Pacific Coast Pipeline Site Near Fillmore
Monday, Mar 26, 2018

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently removed the surface soil portion of the 55-acre Pacific Coast Pipeline site near Fillmore from the Superfund National Priorities List, clearing the way for commercial or recreational use. The groundwater portion of the site will remain on the NPL to...

St. Francis Dam Disaster 90th Anniversary Events Set for March
Monday, Jan 15, 2018

The cities of Santa Clarita, Piru, Fillmore, Bardsdale and Santa Paula along with National Historic Site Rancho Camulos will mark the 90th anniversary of the St. Francis Dam Disaster with special events throughout March 2018. At least 431 people were killed in and around those communities when the dam...

Advocates Renew Push for Passage of St. Francis Dam Bill
Monday, Jan 8, 2018

Proponents of a bipartisan effort to create a national memorial at the site of the 1928 St. Francis Dam disaster are stepping up their efforts to get the legislation passed in time for 90th-anniversary events planned for March. Titled the Saint Francis Dam Disaster National Memorial Act, H.R. 2156 was...

Officials Issue Evacuation Orders for Fillmore Residents
Thursday, Dec 14, 2017

Gusty Santa Ana winds fanned the Thomas Fire’s eastern flank Thursday, prompting officials to call for mandatory evacuations for areas near Fillmore. From the CAL FIRE Twitter feed: As of 7 p.m. Thursday, these evacuations are in effect: Mandatory Evacuations: The area of Sespe Creek to the west,...

Dec. 6: SCVi Information Night
Monday, Nov 27, 2017

Families are invited to a special information night for Fillmore-area residents to learn more about Santa Clarita Valley International (SCVi)– a tuition-free public charter school — and meet the school’s leaders. SCVi has no district boundaries for families, allowing kids from kindergarten...

St. Francis Dam Disaster One Step Closer to National Memorial, Monument
Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017

H.R. 2156, the Saint Francis Dam Disaster National Memorial Act, introduced by U.S. Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25), unanimously passed the U.S. House on Tuesday and next moves to the Senate. “Receiving full bipartisan support from my House colleagues is a true honor to the constituents of the 25th district,”...

Local Band Plays at ‘RailFest 2017’ in Fillmore
Monday, May 1, 2017

A local band played the 2017 Railfest in Fillmore last Saturday, bringing rock and roll, blues tunes, and Johnny Cash train songs to the festival. Last Saturday at the 2017 Railfest in Fillmore, children young and old enjoyed rock and roll, blues tunes and Johnny Cash train songs from Santa Clarita local...

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Saugus High School teacher and California State Teacher of the Year representative for 2021, Jim Klipfel, was honored alongside 99 other teachers Monday during a ceremony held at the White House.
Saugus Teacher Jim Klipfel Honored at White House Event
1945 - Acton Hotel, est. 1890, burns down; arson is suspected [story]
Acton hotel fire
Thirty-five percent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence.
Zonta Club SCV Speaks Out Against Gender-Based Violence
The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, is excited to announce that a series of Learn to Swim Scholarships will be made available for the Learn to Swim Program at Castaic Aquatic Center this upcoming Winter and Spring Season
L.A. County Opens Winter, Spring Scholarship Swim Programs at Castaic Aquatic Center
The new Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, located at 26201 Golden Valley Road, was unveiled Monday.
LASD, Local Officials Unveil New SCV Sheriff’s Station
Officials from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital on Monday announced an additional death, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths since the onset of the pandemic to 175, spokesman Patrick Moody confirmed.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: Henry Mayo Reports 175th Death; SCV Cases Total 36,756
The Valencia High School Marching Band and Color Guard is holding the 9th Annual Pride of the Vikings Field Tournament at the Valencia High School Stadium, Saturday, Oct. 23, at 3:30 p.m.
Pride of the Vikings Field Tournament Returns to Valencia High School
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office released the five productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, Oct. 18 - Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021:
Filming in SCV This Week Includes Three TV Shows, One Commercial, One Feature
Each time the MB2 Entertainment owners — who happen to be not only business leaders but also two longtime Santa Clarita Valley residents — drove past the Mountasia Family Fun Center, they felt a pull to revitalize the SCV staple.
MB2 Entertainment Bringing Fun Back to Former Mountasia Property
A 67-yard touchdown from Saugus Centurions (7-1, 3-0) quarterback Brady Welch to running back Jacob Faraldo blew the gates open in the 42-7 win against the Golden Valley Grizzlies (3-4, 1-2) on Friday.
Cents Trounce Grizzlies 42-7
The Hart Indians (2-6, 1-2) completed the comeback over Valencia (3-4, 1-2) scoring 14 unanswered points in the final two minutes of regulation and overtime for the 27-21 win.
Hart Stuns Valencia in OT 27-21
Amy Green was a young woman when she fell into a cycle of abuse that began with a relationship with the wrong man and led her to an addiction to heroin.
Purple Palooza 5K Walk Brings Awareness to Domestic Violence
SACRAMENTO – Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States. In fact, the chance of a teen being involved in a crash is highest during their first two years of driving.
CHP’s ‘Start Smart’ Course Encourages Safe Driving Practices For Teens
1876 - Southern Pacific begins subdividing town of Newhall (original location at Bouquet Junction) [story]
Campton store
1837 - Trapper Peter LaBeck killed by grizzly bear at El Tejon [story]
Peter LaBeck
1853 - Sarah Gifford, community leader and wife of Newhall's first railroad station agent, born in England [story]
Sarah Gifford
The Saugus-based Camp Scott was placed on a short list of potential future sites for the county’s violent youth and young adult offenders, officials said Friday.
Camp Scott Placed on Short List for Future Juvenile, Young Adult Offenders
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 24 new deaths and 1,229 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 36,615 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: FDA Announces Recommendation for Johnson & Johnson Booster Dose; SCV Cases Total 36,615
The Santa Clarita City Council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday calling for more local control over zoning laws and land use.
City Approves Resolution Asking for More Local Land Use Zoning Control
After Colleen Shaffer was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999, she decided she wanted to help others who were on the same uncertain journey she was on — so she hosted a tea party in her backyard where supporters showed up for her and on behalf of cancer patients.
Circle of Hope Hosts 17th Annual Tea Party Fundraiser to Support Cancer Patients
Women and men gathered on top of Old Town Newhall’s parking structure Thursday for an evening of drinks and recognition of local leaders in the film industry as part of Zonta’s women’s film festival, Lunafest.
Zonta’s Lunafest Empowers Women Through Filmmaking
On Oct. 15, Princess Cruises marked the return to service of the cruise line’s third ship in the U.S. – Emerald Princess – departing from the Port of Los Angeles on a 15-day Panama Canal cruise to Ft. Lauderdale.
Emerald Princess Debuts as Fifth Princess Ship to Return to Cruise Vacation Service
Two out of five league games have been completed as the Foothill League inches closer to the CIF playoffs. The Saugus Centurions and the West Ranch Wildcats remain the only unbeaten teams, setting up for a showdown in the coming weeks, which may decide the Foothill League champion.
Week Nine Football Preview
Foothill League girls golfers tested their skills Wednesday at The Oaks Club at Valencia, which is considered one of the longer courses in the league, and the West Ranch Wildcats still prevailed, pulling some of their best numbers from the entire season.
West Ranch Girls Golf Wins Fifth League Match in a Row
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