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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]
souvenir title report

First 2019-2020 Flu Death in LA County Confirmed
Monday, Oct 21, 2019

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Monday confirmed the first death associated with the flu for the 2019-2020 season, a middle-aged person with underlying health conditions. “We extend our condolences to the family for their loss,” said Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, Los Angeles County...

High Levels of Influenza Activity Continue in LA County
Friday, Feb 2, 2018

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reports that high levels of influenza activity continue in the county, and expects activity to remain elevated for several weeks to come. Influenza A (H3N2) viruses are the most common this season; H3N2-predominant seasons tend to be more severe. To...

Flu Outbreak Eases in L.A. County, But Still Widespread
Friday, Jan 19, 2018

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reports that influenza activity has declined over the last two weeks; however, activity is still widespread and higher than peak levels observed during recent seasons. During surveillance week 2 (January 7-13, 2018), 28.6 percent of respiratory specimens...

26 Dead in County Due to Elevated, Widespread Influenza Outbreak
Friday, Jan 5, 2018

Confirming what many under-the-weather residents already know, Los Angeles County is seeing very high levels of influenza activity, the county Department of Health reported Friday. As of the end of surveillance week 52, ending on December 30, the county health department had received a total of 26 confirmed...

Two Flu Deaths Confirmed in LA County
Friday, Nov 17, 2017

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed the county’s first two influenza-associated deaths of the 2017-2018 flu season. The two individuals who died, a middle-aged woman and an elderly man, both had underlying health conditions. “Although most people with flu will recover...

First Flu Death in LA County Confirmed
Thursday, Dec 1, 2016

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) confirms the first influenza-associated death in Los Angeles County for the 2016-2017 influenza season. The death occurred in a middle-aged man, from the northern part of Los Angeles County, who had significant pre-existing medical conditions....

CDC: Even Healthy Kids, Teens Can Get Flu
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016

The single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year. Why should people get vaccinated against the flu? Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently....

L.A. County Death Toll Higher During Latest Flu Season
Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016

The 2015-2016 influenza season (Oct. 4, 2015 to May 21, 2016) in Los Angeles County was moderate overall. Peak activity occurred during mid-February, substantially later compared to previous seasons where peak activity usually occurs from December to January. During the week of Feb. 14-20 (surveillance...

Two Flu-Related Deaths Confirmed in Los Angeles County
Friday, Jan 15, 2016

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has confirmed two influenza-associated deaths for the 2015-2016 flu season. One of the deceased is a man in his 40’s from southeast Los Angeles, and the second is a woman in her 90’s from northwest Los Angeles. Both had significant pre-existing...

Fewer Flu Deaths in L.A. County Than Last Year
Friday, Feb 20, 2015

[LACo Public Health] – Over the past two surveillance weeks, influenza activity in Los Angeles County  has decreased, but remains elevated. Influenza A remains the dominant strain however reports of B are increasing. Influenza activity appears to have peaked in January and currently respiratory...

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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
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
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health encourages residents to get flu immunization as soon as possible, especially this year.
Get Flu Immunization Now, L.A. County Public Health Urges Residents
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Friday confirmed 27 new deaths and 1,072 new positive cases of COVID-19, including 41 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Total 287K Cases in L.A. County, 6,734 in SCV
Governor Gavin Newsom announced Friday afternoon that the president has approved California’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration to bolster the state’s emergency response to wildfires across the state.
California Secures Presidential Major Disaster Declaration on Wildfires
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department detectives are seeking the public's help to identify an unmasked alleged criminal threats suspect accused of pulling a knife on a liquor store clerk.
Detectives Seek ID of Unmasked Criminal Threats Suspect
This year, October 11-17 marks National Veterinary Technician Week where we celebrate the critical and lifesaving work performed by our veterinary technicians.
L.A. County Animal Care Celebrates Veterinary Technicians
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present its 6th annual and first virtual Careers in Film Summit on Saturday, October 24 and Saturday, October 31.
Academy Offers 2-Day Virtual ‘Careers in Film Summit’ for Students
Following a legal demand from California officials, the state Republican Party said Friday it has agreed to remove unofficial drop boxes.
California GOP Agrees to Remove Unofficial Ballot Drop Boxes. Or Did They?