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1874 - First train out of L.A. to reach new town of San Fernando; Newhall 2 years later [story]
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Heavy Snow Closes Interstate 5 Through Grapevine
Thursday, Nov 28, 2019

Interstate 5 through the Grapevine closed Thursday morning on Thanksgiving Day due to heavy snow conditions, causing vehicles to turn around seeking detours, with the freeway’s reopening uncertain. The early morning alert by Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol announced a hard closure of the...

Officials Monitoring Conditions on Grapevine; I-5 Currently Open
Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019

Interstate 5 along the Grapevine remained open Tuesday morning despite some light snow showers. However, according to Caltrans, traffic is slowing down due to visibility. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) conducted #OperationSnowflake in the early hours of Tuesday morning, pacing vehicles along the...

Suit Filed to Protect San Joaquin Kit Fox from Development
Thursday, Jan 5, 2017

Editor’s note: Three large housing communities are planned for the Tejon Ranch in northwestern Los Angeles County and southern Kern County. Tejon Mountain Village at Lebec is approved for 3,450 homes; the Centennial project is estimated at 17,000 homes; and Grapevine at Tejon Ranch is envisioned...

Snow Forecast Prompts Possible Grapevine Closure
Friday, Dec 23, 2016

A winter storm may affect holiday commuters this weekend as the Grapevine pass on Interstate 5 might close from the weather, according to CHP officials. “It’s hard to say for sure (if the pass will close),” said public information officer Brian Moore of Fort Tejon’s California Highway Patrol...

Tejon Ranch Earnings; Updates 3 Projects Totaling 32,450 New Homes
Friday, Mar 11, 2016

Editor’s note: Three large housing communities are planned for the Tejon Ranch in northwestern Los Angeles County and southern Kern County. Tejon Mountain Village at Lebec is approved for 3,450 homes; the Centennial project is estimated at 17,000 homes; and Grapevine at Tejon Ranch is envisioned...

Snow Brings Traffic, Trash and Off-ramp Closures
Monday, Jan 11, 2016

Vehicles are illegally parked on a two-lane highway in Frazier Park. Photo courtesy of Melanie Bernhardt, Facebook. [KHTS] – Hordes of people descended on the fresh snow in the Cuddy Valley-Mount Pinos area west of Frazier Park over the weekend, forcing California Highway Patrol officers to shut...

Temperatures Expected to Drop Over Grapevine, CHP Offers Safety Tips
Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015

California Highway Patrol-Newhall officers are sharing safety tips for motorists with temperatures expected to drop below freezing Tuesday night over the Grapevine. The temperature and 40 percent chance of precipitation brings the strong possibility of slick roads. Slow down, black ice is very difficult...

I-5 Reopens; Frost Advisory in Effect
Saturday, Dec 7, 2013

The view at noon Saturday from the Alpaca Cam at the Lone Juniper Ranch outside of Gorman. UPDATE 1:45PM – Interstate 5 has reopened over the Grapevine in both directions. As might be expected, traffic is backed up.   UPDATE 12:45PM – The California Highway Patrol is beginning to escort...

SCV NewsBreak for Friday, February 8, 2013
Friday, Feb 8, 2013

In this episode: Santa Clarita Business leaders spent their morning in the principals office Friday; A multiple car pileup forced officials to shut down both directions of Interstate five north of the Grapevine Friday evening. Also: On Tuesday the Santa Clarita City Council will decide whether to approve...

Lanes Closures Slated for Grapevine this Month
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to close multiple lanes of Interstate 5 in north Los Angeles County as part of a $100.1 million pavement improvement project between Vista Del Lago Road and the Kern County line from May 18-24. Motorists should expect multiple simultaneous...

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1874 - First train out of L.A. to reach new town of San Fernando; Newhall 2 years later [story]
train tunnel
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Monday confirmed 18 new deaths and 337 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as cases in the Santa Clarita Valley now total 27,588 since the pandemic began.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: 2 New Vaccination Sites Open in SCV, Palmdale; 27,588 Total SCV Cases
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has reported six productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley, aka "Hollywood North," the week of Monday, April 19-25, 2021
Six Productions Filming in SCV this Week
The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and the Mental Health Commission will host a public hearing for the Mental Health Services Act Three-Year Plan on Thursday, April 22.
April 22: LACDMH, Mental Health Commission to Hold Virtual Public Hearing
The William S. Hart Union High School District was named one of 19 school districts and one county office of education for school attendance review board as a model program for its attendance strategies during distance learning.
Hart District Named Model SARB Award Winner by State
Students from across the California State University system will make final, virtual pitches of their ideas for new television series on Wednesday, May 5, at California State University, Northridge.
CSUN to Host Final for a Television Pitch Competition
The Children’s Bureau is seeking foster families during National Foster Parent Appreciation Month and is now offering two virtual ways for individuals and couples to learn how to help children in foster care while reunifying with birth families or how to provide legal permanency by adoption.
Children’s Bureau Offering Virtual Orientation During Foster Parent Appreciation Month
In April, the city of Santa Clarita joins in the celebration of National Volunteer Month by recognizing the community's exceptional volunteers with a national award.
Santa Clarita Celebrates National Volunteer Week, Awards Volunteers
To provide a framework to guide the future of residential development locally, the city of Santa Clarita is embarking on a public process to update the Housing Element of the Santa Clarita General Plan.
City to Update 2021-2029 General Plan Housing Element
In an email distributed to parents, Sulphur Springs Union School District Superintendent Catherine Kawaguchi warned parents of a man telling students that he is there to pick them up.
Sulphur Springs Warns of Suspicious Man Near Schools
1880 - Pico Oil Spring Mine Section 2 patented by R.F. Baker and Edward F. Beale [story]
E.F. Beale
1945 - Actors Harry & Olive Carey sell Saugus ranch after 29 years; now Tesoro del Valle [story]
Carey Ranch
1930 - Telephone switchboard operator Louise Gipe, heroine of the 1928 St. Francis Dam disaster, tries & fails to kill herself over an unrequited love [story]
Louise Gipe
The city of Santa Clarita’s Planning Commission will hold a regular meeting virtually Tuesday, April 20, at 6:00 p.m.
April 20: Planning Commission Virtual Regular Meeting
The owner of a shopping center at the corner of Lyons Avenue and Apple Street will seek the Santa Clarita Planning Commission’s approval Tuesday to subdivide the lot from three parcels to eight.
Planning Commission to Consider Subdivision Request
The deadline to submit entries for Santa Clarita Sister Cities’ Young Artists and Authors Showcase has been extended to Sunday, April 25, 2021.
Deadline Extended For Annual Sister Cities Young Artists And Authors Showcase
Internet marketing firm Scorpion made multiple company announcements Wednesday, including plans to open a new headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Scorpion Announces Plans to Move Headquarters
After a year of turmoil for many businesses in the Santa Clarita Valley, the SCV Economic Development Corp. released its list of the area’s largest employers.
EDC Releases SCV’s Largest Employers List
William S. Hart Union High School District officials said 18 students have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days during the regular board meeting Wednesday.
Hart District Reports 18 Positive Cases of COVID-19 Among Students
Los Angeles County Public Health on Friday confirmed 36 new deaths, 643 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, and reported the lowest test positivity rate to date.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: County Test Positivity Rate Hits Record Low; 27,557 Total SCV Cases
For the third year in a row, La Mesa Junior High School has been selected as a "Capturing Kids’ Hearts" National Showcase School for the 2020-2021 school year.
La Mesa Junior High School Selected as National Showcase School
California Senate Bill 545, a measure to provide additional resources to struggling students, has received unanimous support from the Senate Education Committee, announced Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita).
Wilk’s Bill to Address Learning Loss Passes Senate Education
As National Volunteer Appreciation Week approaches, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is recognizing its valued volunteers, a group that numbers over 300 and includes adults, teens, and canines.
April: 18-24: Henry Mayo Recognizes Volunteers During National Volunteer Appreciation Week
The city of Santa Clarita’s annual Earth Arbor Day celebration is set to go virtual this year with the release of an entertaining and informative video program on Thursday, April 22 at 10:00 a.m.
City to Celebrate Earth Arbor Day with Virtual Program and Free Mulch Giveaway