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1932 - Highway 99 completed through Weldon Canyon, bypassing Ridge Route [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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The California State University Board of Trustees has appointed Erika D. Beck, Ph.D., to serve as president of California State University, Northridge. Beck currently serves as president of California State University Channel Islands.
CSUN Appoints Erika D. Beck as Next President
1932 - Highway 99 completed through Weldon Canyon, bypassing Ridge Route [story]
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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Wednesday confirmed 20 new deaths and 1,351 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, with 18 new cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Cases Near 1,200 Per Day, 18 New SCV Cases
Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner was "wrong" to have returned to the field at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, to celebrate the team's Game 6 World Series victory over the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday night -- after he had tested positive for COVID-19.
MLB: Turner ‘Wrong’ to Take the Field After Positive COVID-19 Tests
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency has filed a lawsuit against 3M Company, Chemours, DuPont and several other companies for their roles in introducing toxic chemicals into the local water supply.
SCV Water Sues PFAS Makers Over Toxic Chemicals in Local Water
Saugus High School teacher Jim Klipfel, one of five California Teachers of the Year for 2021, has also been chosen to represent the state in the National Teacher of the Year competition in the spring.
California Names 2021 Teachers of the Year; Saugus High’s Klipfel to Nationals
Washington, Oregon and Nevada have joined California’s COVID-19 vaccine Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, which will independently review the safety and efficacy of any COVID-19 vaccine approved by the FDA for distribution.
Western States Join California’s COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Review
The Santa Clarita Public Library will celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a variety of activities all November long.
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with Santa Clarita Library
The Los Angeles Dodgers won Game 6 of the 2020 World Series, besting Tampa Bay 3-1 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday night.
Dodgers Win 2020 World Series; Stadium Team Stores to Open Thursday
The Santa Clarita City Council celebrated the opening Tuesday for its newest “transit-friendly” facility at Vista Canyon in Canyon Country, alongside officials from Metrolink and Metro, or the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
City Council Holds Ribbon-Cutting for New Vista Canyon Structure, Metrolink Station
The Sulphur Springs Union School District governing board is set to discuss the reopening plan for the California State Preschool Programs during their virtual meeting Wednesday night.
Sulphur Springs to Discuss Preschool Reopening
Dr. Sharon Langenbeck, a longtime member of Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley, was installed as Zonta International President for the 2020-22 biennium on July 17, 2020.
SCV’s Sharon Langenbeck Installed as Zonta International President
1949 - Fatal crash of light plane in Haskell Canyon sparks 3,500-acre brush fire [story]
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The city of Santa Clarita celebrated not one but two milestones Tuesday at the Vista Canyon development.
City Celebrates New Vista Canyon Development with Groundbreaking, Ribbon-Cutting
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 29 new deaths and 1,586 new cases of COVID-19, including 7,185 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
L.A. County Public Health: Uptick in COVID-19 Cases ‘Cause for Concern’
Los Angeles County Health Officer, Muntu Davis, MD, MPH is issuing a Health Advisory for private gatherings and public celebrations advising Los Angeles County residents that the potential risk of COVID-19 transmission at such celebrations is high based on the increasing rate of COVID-19 community transmission in Los Angeles County.
Health Advisory Issued for Private Gatherings, Public Celebrations
Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees will hold a joint meeting with the Associated Student Government via Zoom video conferencing Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 1:30 p.m., followed by the adopted budget workshop.
Oct. 28: Santa Clarita Community College District Joint Virtual Meeting with ASG
College of the Canyons has been ranked nationally No. 22 and 26 in The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine for enrolling the largest number of Hispanic students and granting the most degrees, respectively.
COC Among Top 100 National Community Colleges for Hispanics
The Santa Clarita City Council Legislative Committee will hold a virtual meeting Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 9:00 a.m.
Oct. 28: Santa Clarita City Council Legislative Committee Virtual Meeting
Santa Clarita-based landscaping firm Stay Green Inc. is proud to announce it has been awarded three Bronze Awards of Excellence by the National Association of Landscape Professionals.
Santa Clarita-Based Stay Green Nationally Recognized for Excellence
Following recent clashes between Sheriff Alex Villanueva and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the board is set to vote Tuesday on a motion aimed at removing the sheriff.
Supes Expected to Discuss Options for Removing Villanueva
In light of the impact the pandemic is having on Halloween, SCV Adventure Play Foundation is taking a new approach to a family-friendly Halloween hang time on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
SCV Adventure Play Foundation to Host Virtual, Family-Friendly Haunted House
NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has confirmed, for the first time, water on the sunlit surface of the Moon. This discovery indicates that water may be distributed across the lunar surface, and not limited to cold, shadowed places.
Hart Science Teacher on Initial NASA SOFIA Flight that Verified Water on Moon
A collision involving a car and a bicyclist occurred on the westbound side of Highway 126 and the eastbound side of Main Street in Piru, just after 5:45 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Collision Kills Bicyclist on Highway 126