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1923 - Newhall Chamber of Commerce petitions state to pave Spruce Street (now Main); it happens three years later [story]
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Forest Service Extends Closures at Angeles, Los Padres National Forests
Friday, Sep 25, 2020

The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region announces that current closure orders and fire prohibitions in California have been extended. This decision will be evaluated daily, taking fire and weather conditions into account. The fire prohibition includes building, maintaining, attending, or using...

Castaic Fire Burns Nearly 180 Acres, 50% Contained
Monday, Aug 3, 2020

A fast-moving, 170-acre brush fire near Castaic Lake dubbed the Castaic Fire reached 50% containment by Sunday morning, according to Angeles National Forest officials. Overnight, crews were able to build hand and dozer lines, only allowing the acreage to grow slightly to 178, per ANF officials. Crews...

Forest Service Reminding Visitors to Adhere to Fire Use Restrictions
Saturday, May 30, 2020

As fire season in Los Angeles grows closer, Angeles National Forest officials are reminding visitors to pay attention to the fire use restrictions in place before visiting the national forest. This order serves to protect the health and safety of employees and surrounding communities from the potential...

Forest Service Celebrates Smokey Bear’s 75th Birthday, Mobile App Release
Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019

The U.S. Forest Service– with Southern California Edison, City of LA, LA County Parks, California State Parks, and the Corps Network — are celebrating Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday and Smokey’s vital fire safety messages to youth and their families across Southern California. The campaign...

Sept. 26: San Gabriel Mountains Community Collaborative Meeting
Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019

The San Gabriel Mountains Community Collaborative will hold a meeting Thursday, Sept. 26, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The mission of the Community Collaborative is to represent the general public by integrating diverse perspectives to identify, analyze, prioritize and advocate for values, resources,...

Forest Service Prepares Framework for Enhancing Rowher, Drinkwater Flats OHV Area
Thursday, Aug 1, 2019

ARCADIA, Calif. – The Angeles National Forest (ANF) is developing a management plan for the long-term development of the Rowher Flat/ Drinkwater Flat Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area. The planning project will also create a proposed action for the Drinkwater segment of the OHV Area for future NEPA...

Jan. 22-25: Open House Meetings for Wildfire Restoration Grant Proposals
Monday, Jan 14, 2019

The Angeles National Forest, Los Padres National Forest and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation have announced the next phase of funding availability for landscape-scale restoration efforts on U.S. Forest Service lands. The Southern California Forests and Watersheds – Wildfires Restoration...

New Angeles National Forest Supervisor Excited About New Position
Thursday, Oct 18, 2018

ARCADIA, Calif. — On Wednesday, Jerry Perez officially reported to the Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, where he will serve as the new Forest Supervisor, replacing Jeff Vail, who accepted the position of deputy director for Recreation, Heritage and Volunteer Resources...

Forest Service Forced to Close Cesspools in State’s National Forests

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Monday an agreement with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) to close 62 campground pit toilets, considered to be large capacity cesspools, at seven national forests across California. USFS, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture,...

Pacific Southwest Region Begins Hiring for 2017 Field Season
Friday, Jan 6, 2017

The Pacific Southwest Region of the USDA Forest Service announced today it will be advertising over 1,500 temporary positions throughout the national forests in California beginning Jan. 9. Temporary positions are available in a variety of exciting and rewarding occupations such as fire, trails, forestry,...

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1923 - Newhall Chamber of Commerce petitions state to pave Spruce Street (now Main); it happens three years later [story]
Spruce Street
Melody Ranch is once again suing Placerita Canyon Corp., a mutual-benefit corporation that owns and operates an electronic gate in Placerita Canyon to prevent thru traffic from entering the Newhall enclave.
Melody Ranch Files 2nd Lawsuit Over Placerita Canyon Gate
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Friday confirmed 20 new deaths and 1,296 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, with 39 new cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Cases Total 306,327, with 7,306 in SCV
The California Highway Patrol celebrated a socially distanced graduation ceremony for its 77 new officers who graduated with more hands-on experience than any class in Academy history.
CHP Welcomes New Officers with Real-Life Experience
The city of Santa Clarita announced the third and final edition of the family-friendly Parks Passport Adventure which is set to run throughout the month of November.
Santa Clarita Announces Final Parks Passport Adventure
Governor Gavin Newsom visited Valencia Friday to announce the opening of an innovative new laboratory built by PerkinElmer that will increase California’s COVID-19 testing capacity, reduce test turnaround time and create hundreds of new California jobs.
Newsom in Valencia as PerkinElmer Opens New COVID-19 Testing Lab
For the second year in a row, College of the Canyons will host an International Forum on Youth on November 16-19, 2020.
Nov. 16-19: COC to Host International Forum on Youth
The Southern California football community is mourning the loss of Jim Bonds, 51, a former Hart High School and UCLA quarterback who died on Wednesday after a battle with multiple myeloma.
Former Hart High QB Jim Bonds Dies at 51; Football Community Mourns Loss
It was double, double, toil and trouble as All Hallow's Eve neared in the Santa Clarita Valley, with residents continuing to provide Halloween haunts around every corner in the midst of the pandemic.
SCV Continues to Scare Up its Halloween Haunts
The Saugus Union School District board voted Tuesday night to suspend its child development program due to constraints placed on the district by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Saugus School District Suspends Child Development Program
A Santa Clarita man and his Northridge-based business partner were arrested on federal charges Thursday in a relief fraud case alleging the two fraudulently obtained more than $1.95 million in Paycheck Protection Program loans.
Santa Clarita Man Arrested in $1.9M COVID-19 Relief Fraud Case
A Los Angeles County assessor’s report on all 88 cities in Los Angeles County showed Santa Clarita property continues to be among the county’s most valuable.
Santa Clarita Property Valued at $37.2B, 5th on County List of Cities
1984 - NTSB revises probable cause of 1982 "Twilight Zone" deaths after director John Landis appeals [story]
John Landis
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 19 new deaths, including the 74th death in the Santa Clarita Valley and 1,745 new cases of COVID-19, including 7,267 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: 74th SCV Death; Local Cases Total 7,267
The city of Santa Clarita will be holding a public hearing at the Tuesday, Nov. 10, City Council meeting to consider the transfer of 32,230 square feet of vacant land, at no cost, to Family Promise of Santa Clarita Valley (FPofSCV).
Nov. 10: Public Hearing to Consider Property Transfer to Family Promise
Are you ready to save the day and bring outlaws to justice in a virtual escape room? Are you and your family ready to test your knowledge on Tacos & Trivia Night?
City Announces November Virtual Events
The College of the Canyons Art Gallery will present a public artist talk with Brooke Sauer to accompany her solo virtual exhibition “Out in the Blue” Monday, Nov. 9, at 2:30 p.m.
Nov. 9: COC Art Gallery Hosting Public Artist Talk with Brooke Sauer
The Santa Clarita Artists Association held its 31st Annual Art Classic virtually on Oct. 17, 2020.
SCAA Releases Art Classic 2020 Winners List
A gunshot victim survived his injuries and the suspect remained at large Thursday following a shooting near a liquor store in Canyon Country Wednesday night.
Suspect in Canyon Country Shooting Still at Large
Join the Santa Clarita Valley Groundwater Sustainability Agency (SCV-GSA) on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 4:00 p.m., to learn about and to provide input on plans to sustain our water supply.
Nov. 4: SCV Groundwater Sustainability Plan Online Workshop
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
LASD Urges Community to Plan for Safer Halloween, Día de los Muertos Alternatives
LASD Urges Community to Plan for Safer Halloween, Día de los Muertos Alternatives
SACRAMENTO – Californians age 70 and older with a noncommercial driver’s license are now eligible to renew online or by mail, eliminating the need to visit a California Department of Motor Vehicles office.
Seniors Can Now Renew Driver’s Licenses Online
1932 - Highway 99 completed through Weldon Canyon, bypassing Ridge Route [story]
Hwy 99