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1888 - 8:15 a.m.: Newhall's luxurious Southern Hotel burns to the ground [story]
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COUNTY NEWS ARCHIVE
LACoFD Looking to Fill Vacant Firefighter Trainee, Paramedic Positions
Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018

The Los Angeles County Fire Department posted an exam bulletin Tuesday for a priority recruitment of paramedics. This specific exam is only for applicants who already have a valid, non-probationary paramedic license, issued by the California Emergency Medical Services Authority. Applicants must also...

May 21: Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Launches ‘Heroes at Heart’
Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, one of the world’s leading roaster and retailers of specialty coffee and tea, announced Wednesday the launch of its limited edition “Heroes at Heart” Coffee and Tea Blends benefiting First Responders. The coffee and tea blends are available from May 21 –...

Tiny Brush Fire on Old Road Quickly Doused
Monday, Apr 30, 2018

Los Angeles County firefighters made quick work of a small brush fire in the Newhall Pass on Sunday afternoon. The fire broke out along The Old Road under an Interstate 5 overpass. “We got called out at 2:42 p.m. for a brush fire on the southbound lanes of The Old Road at the transition of (Interstate)...

Forward Progress on 2-Acre Castaic Brush Fire Stopped
Monday, Nov 27, 2017

Firefighters contained a 2-acre brush fire in Castaic Monday afternoon that threatened at least one structure. Read complete story [HERE].

SCV Home to 32nd Annual World Police and Fire Games
Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017

Law enforcement and firefighters will converge in the Santa Clarita Valley in August for friendly competition as part of the 32nd annual World Police and Fire Games (WPFG). Los Angeles Police Department officials are hosting the games; however, the event invites officials from agencies all over the...

STAR Loan Program Offers Teachers, Firefighters, Police Officers Discount on Home Loans
Thursday, Jul 13, 2017

Teachers, firefighters and police officers can save $1,000 on a Santa Clarita home loan with American Family Funding’s exclusive STAR Loan Program. Read complete story [here].

Supes Approve $30 Million for Two New Helicopters

County officials approved about $30 million Tuesday to help firefighters during one of the worst fire seasons in recent memory. Read the complete story [here].

Brush Fire Near Placerita Canyon Road Contained
Friday, Jun 16, 2017

Firefighters stopped the progress of a 3/4-acre brush fire on Placerita Canyon Road Friday afternoon. The initial report of a brush fire came in at 1:50 p.m., Los Angeles County Fire Department officials confirmed. By 2:30 p.m., the blaze had been contained. For the full story, click [here].

LACoFD Responds to Brush Fire North of Sand Canyon
Friday, May 19, 2017

Los Angeles County Fire Department crews are responding to a brush fire alongside the northbound 14 freeway north of Sand Canyon. Officials received the call at 1:11 p.m. and were on scene by 1:14 p.m. “We’re at half an acre right now,” said a LACoFD official. “It’s creeping uphill. medium...

One Saugus Home Affected by Saturday Evening Blaze
Monday, May 8, 2017

Fire officials responded to a report of a house fire on the 22100 block of Barbacoa Street at 5:57 p.m. on Saturday. One home was affected by the blaze, which was extinguished by about 6:46 p.m. Saturday. Kevin Gilley / Two8Nine Media For the full story, click [here].

LATEST TWEETS
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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Friday confirmed 23 new deaths and 2,773 new positive cases of COVID-19, including 56 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 296,821 L.A. County Cases, 7,000 in SCV
California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday announced a major injection of new Homekey funding made possible by the Legislature to expand and support the state program, helping thousands of families experiencing or at risk of homelessness find permanent, long-term housing solutions.
Sixth Round of ‘Homekey’ Funding Includes $24M for L.A. County
The Santa Clarita City Council has posted its agenda for a regular meeting in Council Chambers at City Hall on Tuesday, October 27.
Oct. 27 Meeting Agenda: Santa Clarita City Council
The city of Santa Clarita has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.
City of Santa Clarita Earns National Financial Reporting Award
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station will host a National Drug Takeback Day event on Saturday, October 24, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Oct. 24: SCV Sheriff’s Station to Host Drug Takeback Day
City of Santa Clarita officials delivered the 2020 State of the City event Thursday in true COVID-19-era format: virtually, while shining a light on local essential workers who have toiled tirelessly since the onset of the pandemic.
Santa Clarita 2020 ‘State of the City’ Highlights Resilience Amid Challenges
Governor Gavin Newsom has announced the retirement of California Highway Patrol Commissioner Warren Stanley, and the appointment of Deputy Commissioner Amanda Ray to succeed Stanley.
CHP’s Stanley to Retire; Governor Names Amanda Ray New Commissioner
A new state law set to take effect in January requires employers to provide notice of workplace COVID-19 exposure, and Santa Clarita Valley business leaders are urging local businesses to review their health and safety procedures now.
COVID-19 Exposure: SCV Business Leaders Weigh in on AB 685
A Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputy arrested a woman and a male parolee on felony drug and weapons charges in Valencia earlier this week.
Parolee, Woman Arrested in Valencia on Felony Drug, Weapon Charges
1888 - 8:15 a.m.: Newhall's luxurious Southern Hotel burns to the ground [story]
Southern Hotel
California State University, Northridge will be home to one of the 1,000 vote centers across Los Angeles County that are open to the county’s voters in the days before the Nov. 3 presidential election.
CSUN to Serve as L.A. County Vote Center Beginning Oct. 24
Los Angeles County residents who lost their home or sustained other losses due to the recent Bobcat Wildfire may now apply to receive federal assistance.
FEMA Application Now Open for L.A. County Residents Affected by Bobcat Fire
Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector Keith Knox and County Assessor Jeffrey Prang are alerting the public to a property tax scam under the guise of COVID-19 that has been reported to a District Office of the Assessor.
County Officials Warning Residents of COVID-19 Property Tax Scam
Los Angeles County is providing a second opportunity for financial assistance to businesses that have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and have been allowed to reopen by the State, but ordered to remain closed by the County of Los Angeles Health Officer Order as of Sept. 4, 2020.
L.A. County Announces Second Round of Funding for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 18 new deaths and 3,600 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, including 6,944 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley and a new fatality in the city of Santa Clarita.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: 73rd SCV Death; Local Cases Up to 6,944
SCV Water is undertaking multiple planning efforts designed to effectively manage the water supply for our customers, ensuring they have access to reliable water today and tomorrow.
SCV Water Undertaking Multiple Planning Efforts to Enhance Water Reliability
With L.A. County’s Project Roomkey coming close to an end, Bridge to Home officials announced Thursday a new initiative to house more than two dozen local homeless individuals, but it will require help from the community
Bridge to Home’s New Initiative Pledges to House 30 Homeless People by January 5
Santa Clarita Artists Association will hold its last virtual oil workshop of the year on Sunday, Nov. 15, from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., with Rich Gallego, entitled, "Using a Modified Zorn Palette to Create Harmonious Landscapes."
Nov. 15: Last SCAA Virtual Oil Painting Workshop of 2020 with Rich Gallego
The Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center will host a virtual open house event on Friday, Oct. 30 for prospective students interested in earning a bachelor’s or master’s degree through the center’s partner institutions.
Oct. 30: Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center Virtual Open House
Santa Clarita homeless task force members are exploring options to start a local overnight parking program akin to those in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles.
SCV Homeless Task Force Exploring Overnight Parking Options
The William S. Hart Union High School District will likely not return to campus until January, Superintendent Mike Kuhlman said during the district’s governing board meeting Wednesday.
Hart District Looks to January Reopening
Los Angeles County Public Works and Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts will host a free Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Recycling Roundup, Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., at Val Verde Park.
Oct. 24: Free Household Hazardous Waste & E-Waste Recycling Roundup
California theme parks are considering legal action to receive permission to reopen, following state guidelines announced Tuesday that keep venues such as Six Flags Magic Mountain closed for an unknown amount of time.
California Theme Parks Consider Legal Action Over State’s Reopening Plan
SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced Thursday that the California Department of Education (CDE) will distribute 500,000 face masks donated by General Motors (GM) to schools in need across the state.
General Motors Donates 500,000 Face Masks to Aid California Schools