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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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Record Rainfall, Rising Temperatures Set Stage for Early Mosquito Season
Thursday, Mar 14, 2019

Record rainfall provided relief to drought-thirsty Southern California but created havens for disease-spreading mosquitoes in people’s yards. Vector control officials are advising that Los Angeles County residents must take extra precautions with green, unmaintained pools, rain barrels and other small...

West Nile Update: Mosquito Activity Still High, But Not in SCV
Monday, Oct 1, 2018

While no West Nile Virus-carrying mosquitos have been found this year in the Santa Clarita Valley, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District reminds residents that the mosquito season is not over yet. As we enter the cooler fall months, ongoing mosquito activity continues to plague residents...

West Nile Update: SFV Residents Cautioned; No SCV Activity
Monday, Aug 27, 2018

West Nile virus activity continues to be detected in San Fernando Valley mosquitoes, but so far no West Nile-infected mosquitos have been found in the Santa Clarita Valley this year, according to the latest update from the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District. SFV residents are urged to...

More West Nile-Positive Mosquitoes Found in SFV
Monday, Jul 30, 2018

Two samples of mosquitoes collected from the San Fernando Valley communities of Sherman Oaks and Porter Ranch tested positive for West Nile virus last week. The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District also reported the first positive mosquito sample of the year from Panorama City last week....

First West Nile Positive Mosquitoes Found – Panorama City
Monday, Jul 16, 2018

The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District confirmed West Nile virus in a sample of mosquitoes collected from Panorama City (zip code 91402), the first confirmation of WNV activity in the district’s service area this year. While this is only the first confirmation, it should serve as a...

June 14: Greater LA County Vector Control District Regular Meeting
Monday, Jun 11, 2018

The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District will hold its regular meeting of the Board of Trustees on Thursday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the District Office, located at 12545 Florence Ave., Santa Fe Springs 90670. To view the agenda online, click [here].

April 12: Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District Regular Meeting
Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018

The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District will hold its regular meeting of the Board of Trustees, Thursday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the District Office, located at 12545 Florence Ave., Santa Fe Springs, 90670. To view the agenda online, click [here].

Oct. 23: City to Host Aedes Mosquito Info Session
Friday, Oct 6, 2017

The city of Santa Clarita will host a public information session on the invasive Aedes mosquitoes in the City Hall Council Chambers on Monday, October 23, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Public Information Officer Levy Sun and Wesley Colling from the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control will be sharing...

June 25-July 1: Mosquito Control Awareness Week
Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017

SACRAMENTO – June 25–July 1 is National Mosquito Control Awareness Week, designed to educate the public about the significance of mosquitoes in their daily lives and the important service provided by mosquito control workers around the world. The Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California...

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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