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1873 - Santa Barbara lawyers Charles Fernald and J.T. Richards purchase Rancho San Francisco (75 square miles of SCV) for $33,000, or 69 cents an acre, in a sheriff's sale [story]
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LOCAL NEWS
Knight Urges State of Emergency for Flood Recovery in Letter to Pres. Trump
Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017

Representative Steve Knight, CA-25, wrote a letter to President Trump on Monday urging him to declare a federal emergency in order to address threats to public safety caused by recent rainstorms and flooding. The request comes after a series of severe storms in Southern California that caused flooding,...

L.A. County Residents Asked to Report Storm Damages
Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017

A series of strong storm systems swept through Los Angeles County between Wednesday, January 18, 2017 and Monday, January 23, 2017 bringing record amounts of rain throughout the area. With about two months of the winter season remaining, it is important residents become familiar with a process the Office...

LACoFD Offers Tips for Flood Management
Monday, Jan 23, 2017

As rainstorms hit the Santa Clarita Valley and L.A. County, it is important to continue planning and preparing for the increased potential of flooding, mudslides and debris run-off. The Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) urges residents living in areas prone to debris flow and mudslides to be...

Jan. 20: Flash Flood Warning In Effect for SCV
Friday, Jan 20, 2017

A flash flood warning has been issued for the Santa Clarita Valley. Residents living in recent burn areas, especially the Sand Fire burn area, take precautions to avoid mudslides and flooding. The warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Rainfall rates may...

City Invites Community to Discuss Changes to FEMA Flood Maps
Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016

The city of Santa Clarita is inviting residents, property owners and businesses to a community meeting to learn about how they might be impacted by proposed revisions to Federal Emergency Management Agency flood maps, also known as Flood Insurance Rate Maps for the Santa Clarita area. The meeting will...

Are You Prepared for Flooding?
Wednesday, Jan 6, 2016

There are several things one should do before, during and after a flood to create the safest possible environment. Before a Flood It is best to create a plan to evacuate your home or work quickly and safely. Double-check your existing home insurance policy to ensure the property is covered for flood...

Flash Flood Tips from National Weather Service
Wednesday, Sep 9, 2015

The National Weather Service provides helpful tips to Santa Clarita Valley residents to be prepared for the upcoming thunderstorm with possibilities of flash floods and landslides. The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (National Weather Service  has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Northeastern...

Water Woes
Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014

Saw something yesterday that we’ve not seen in a long time. Yes, there is water in our creeks and river. The Santa Clara is flowing. For those of you who haven’t seen our river with surface water, now is the time to look. The Santa Clara River has water in it all the time, but it is usually under...

Environmental Conundrum
Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014

One of my favorite memories of a summer rainstorm in the SCV is from about 1957. I was sitting on the porch of our home on Church Street in Castaic, looking southwest at the ridge tops. I was watching lightning strikes on the ridges and rain pouring down in the same places. The wind brought the wonderful...

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A member of the William S. Hart Union High School District community has tested positive for COVID-19, district officials confirmed Tuesday afternoon.
COVID-19 Hits Hart District Community
The coronavirus has created at least one unexpected benefit for The Master's University men's golf team.
COVID-19 Precautions Lead to Unexpected Benefit for Mustangs Golf
While the announcement did not take place in a star-studded ballroom of a Beverly Hills hotel, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has awarded California State University, Northridge a total $80,000 to support the university’s film students, with $20,000 specifically designated to help students adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic
Hollywood Foreign Press Awards CSUN $80K to Help Film Students Impacted By COVID-19
California will not allow Six Flags Magic Mountain and other large theme parks, such as Universal Studios and Disneyland, to reopen until their respective counties enter the least restrictive tier under the state’s metrics, officials announced Tuesday.
Magic Mountain, Large Theme Parks to Remain Closed Under CA’s New Reopening Guidelines
Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffrey Prang released the 2020 Annual Report, reflecting growth and increases in the assessed value of all taxable real property and business personal property countywide. The report includes an updated ranking of the County’s 88 cities, including the highest valued cities and those with the highest percentage change from the prior year.
County Assessor: Pre-COVID Data Shows Santa Clarita Top Five Highest Valued Cities
A two-vehicle crash took down a traffic light in Santa Clarita late Tuesday morning.
Two-Vehicle Collision Leads to Downed Traffic Light
The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board will hold its regular meeting virtually Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 21: Hart District’s Governing Board Virtual Regular Meeting
Medical examiners with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office identified Murdewiyanti Finn, 48, of Lancaster, as the woman killed in a traffic collision on Highway 14 in Newhall Sunday evening.
Coroner Identifies Woman Killed in State Route 14 Fatality
For the second year, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department personnel were given the opportunity to trade out their regular patches for pink ones for October, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
SCV Sheriff’s Station Personnel Take Part in Pink Patch Project
Air quality in the Santa Clarita Valley will be unhealthy for sensitive groups/individuals Tuesday, Oct. 20, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District forecast.
Air Quality Advisory Issued for SCV
1873 - Santa Barbara lawyers Charles Fernald and J.T. Richards purchase Rancho San Francisco (75 square miles of SCV) for $33,000, or 69 cents an acre, in a sheriff's sale [story]
souvenir title report
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Monday confirmed 1 new death and 923 new positive cases of COVID-19, as the Santa Clarita Valley counts 6,782 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 70 deaths from the virus since the World Health Organization declared the pandemic on March 11.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: Nearly 300K Cases in L.A. County, 6,782 in SCV So Far
The Santa Clarita Valley YMCA will host a UCLA Health blood drive at 26147 McBean Parkway in Valencia on Tuesday from noon to 5 p.m.
Oct. 20: YMCA to Host UCLA Blood Drive in Valencia
Festival of Trees, Santa Clarita’s premier kickoff to the holiday season and annual benefit for the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley, will continue in person and online this year from November 18-24.
Nov. 18-24: Festival of Trees, Lights Gala to Benefit SCV Boys & Girls Club
SCV school districts have prepared the necessary paperwork to submit in-school waivers, which would allow lower grade levels to return to campus, but the higher grade levels will have to wait for the county to allow it.
SCV School Districts Cannot Fully Open Until County Gives OK
Governor Gavin Newsom Monday named a group of nationally acclaimed California physician-scientists with expertise in immunization and public health to the state’s COVID-19 Scientific Safety Review Workgroup.
Scientific Safety Review Workgroup to Advise State on COVID-19 Vaccines
Los Angeles County has extended its Great Plates Delivered program for seniors and qualified older residents through Sunday, November 8.
L.A. County Extends ‘Great Plates’ Meals Delivery to Seniors to Nov. 8
Ten productions are filming in the Santa Clarita Valley the week of October 19-25, according to the city of Santa Clarita's Film Office.
Cameras Rolling on Ten Productions in SCV This Week
From packaging to logistics, a group of Global Prep Academy students set up a zero-cost, pandemic relief supply operation for homeless individuals and low-income families in the Santa Clarita Valley.
SCV Teens Provide Pandemic Relief Supplies to Low-Income, Homeless Residents
The city of Santa Clarita has been awarded the prestigious 25th Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement for 2020 from the National Procurement Institute Inc.
Santa Clarita Wins Award for Excellence in Procurement
To reduce teen distracted driving, the California Highway Patrol has partnered with Impact Teen Drivers to teach positive habits and behaviors to our most vulnerable drivers through education and enforcement.
CHP to Focus on Reducing Teen Distracted Driving
After 47 years in business, Maria’s Italian Deli in Newhall closed its doors under the operation of its second owners, but Maria Simione, who opened the business and still owns the property, said Saturday she’s hopeful for a new chapter.
Maria’s Italian Deli Closes but Maria Hopes for New Chapter
The city of Santa Clarita received the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence by the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF) in recognition of its outstanding efforts to promote transparency and good governance
Santa Clarita Awarded Transparency Certificate of Excellence
1945 - Acton Hotel, est. 1890, burns down; arson is suspected [story]
Acton hotel fire