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1949 - Frank Walker deeds over the first 40 acres of Placerita Canyon State Park [story]
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Statewide Housing Plan Calls for Rapid Growth
Monday, Mar 14, 2022

Cities and counties across the state are being called upon to build more than 2.5 million homes by 2030, under a plan released by the California Department of Housing and Community Development – double the target set under a previous plan that was adopted four years ago. Rising housing costs, along...

Judge Upholds Interim Protections for Joshua Tree
Thursday, Feb 17, 2022

By Edvard Pettersson (CN) — A California judge on Wednesday rebuffed an attempt by a group of business organizations to prevent the western Joshua tree from being included on the state’s list of endangered species. Fresno County Superior Court Judge Kristi Culver Kapetan in Fresno denied a...

County Assessor: Santa Clarita Top Five Highest Valued Cities
Thursday, Jan 6, 2022

Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffrey Prang released the 2021 Annual Report, which once again ranked Santa Clarita No. 5 in highest valued cities. The report reflects growth and increases in the assessed value of taxable real property despite the enduring pandemic. The report also includes an updated...

Cities Seek to Retain Local Control Over Land-Use Policies
Thursday, Aug 12, 2021

Control over land-use policy remains a focal point for the city of Santa Clarita, which earlier this year sought to retain maximum control within the framework of new state laws making it easier to build accessory dwelling units (ADU), commonly known as granny flats, without community or city input....

Supes to Discuss Proposed Valencia Master-Planned Community
Tuesday, Mar 9, 2021

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is expected Tuesday to discuss the Newhall Ranch Sanitation District, which is set to service the infrastructure of the Valencia project, formerly known as Newhall Ranch. The Valencia project, located west of Interstate 5, is a long-term, master-planned community...

Judge Rules Against Environmentalists Over Grapevine Development
Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021

Tejon Ranch Co. declared victory for its 8,000-acre Grapevine mixed-use development after a Kern County Superior Court judge ruled against an Arizona-based environmental group that dubbed the project “damaging.” Grapevine at Tejon Ranch is a development expected to feature 12,000 residential units...

Conservationists Sue to Invalidate Centennial Project’s Environmental Impact Report
Thursday, Oct 1, 2020

By Nathan Solis (CN) — A planned major development in northern Los Angeles County is either the most studied section of land in the region or a biologically diverse and undeveloped area that will see massive change when homes and traffic start to pour in over the next 20 years. The Centennial development...

Environmental Group Appealing Proposed Northlake Project
Thursday, Aug 30, 2018

An L.A.-based environmental justice group is appealing the Los Angeles County Planning Commission’s approval of Northlake, a proposed 3,150-home development in Castaic. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will hear the appeal from Golden State Environmental Justice Alliance on Sept. 25....

19,333 Homes Planned for Quail Lake Area
Monday, Apr 30, 2018

Editor’s note: Three large housing communities are planned for the Tejon Ranch in northwestern Los Angeles County and southern Kern County. The Centennial project is planned for up to 19,333 homes at Quail Lake (L.A. County); Tejon Mountain Village is approved for 3,450 homes at Lebec (Kern County);...

Deal Reached Between Newhall Ranch Developers, Environmentalists
Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017

Five Point, developer of the eventual 21,000-home Newhall Ranch community west of Interstate 5 in the Santa Clarita Valley, has reached an out-of-court settlement with several leading environmental groups that had challenged the project over the past two decades. The Arizona-based Center for Biological...

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1949 - Frank Walker deeds over the first 40 acres of Placerita Canyon State Park [story]
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SCV Water Agency will be holding their next regular board meeting next Tuesday on June 18. 
June 18: Regular Meeting of SCV Water Board
Fitch Ratings has raised the County's long-term issuer credit rating to AAA from AA+, garnering the highest possible credit rating available in the financial markets.
County Receives Highest Credit Rating From Two Major Ratings Agencies
SCV Water is proud to announce it has received the prestigious Distinguished Budget Presentation award for its FY 2023/24 & FY 2024/25 Biennial Budget from the Government Finance Officers Association .
SCV Water Honored by Government Finance Officers Association
Summer is right around the corner and the Santa Clarita Public Library has launched its highly anticipated Summer Reading Program through July 27.
Renew Your Love of Reading at the Santa Clarita Public Library’s Summer Reading Program
With the stigma around mental health shifting, conversations about therapy are becoming increasingly popular. However, those who seek mental health counseling know finding a therapist or an ideal therapy approach isn’t always easy. 
CSUN Prof Gives TEDx Talk on Creating a Unified Framework for Psychotherapy
Welcome to this edition of Pilar's Pocketbook. This week, has crucial information to help navigate tax filings and ensure entitled benefits are received.
Pilar Schiavo | Pilar’s Pocketbook Tax Filing Help
Santa Clarita resident and retired William S. Hart High School Baseball Coach Jim Ozella announced his first book was published this spring.
Retired Hart High School Baseball Coach Jim Ozella Releases Book
Making Lawn & Landscape Magazine’s Top 100 List based on a company’s previous year’s revenue is no small feat, yet commercial landscaping design, build and maintenance company Stay Green keeps receiving this top industry honor year after year, placing this family-run business on the map in this nationwide competition.
Stay Green Landscaping Firm Makes Lawn & Landscape Top 100
The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control  is pleased to announce the second Heart to Home Super Pet Adoption Event taking place at William S Hart Regional Park in Santa Clarita on June 15 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
June 15:  Super Pet Adoption Event at William S. Hart Regional Park
1868 - Ravena post office (with one "n") established in Soledad Canyon [story]
Ravenna depot
Three award winning local Santa Clarita Valley artists, Harriette Knight, Patty Haft and Georgette Arison invite the public to an opening reception of a visually stimulating art show called "Eye Candy" on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 5-8 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Artists Association Gallery in Old Town Newhall.
Aug. 2-11: ‘Eye Candy’ at SCAA Gallery in Old Town Newhall
Two Santa Clarita Valley schools will launch new programs, thanks to funding from California Credit Union Foundation through its Spring 2024 Teacher Grant program. As part of its commitment to help educators create innovative learning opportunities for their students, the Foundation provided 10 grants of $500 each to underwrite class projects in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.
California Credit Union Foundation Awards Grants to Two SCV Teachers
In a communication sent on Tuesday, June 4 to Steve Cassulo, District Manager of Waste Connections, the operator of the Chiquita Canyon Landfill, the landfill operators were notified they are in violation of the federal Clean Air Act by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
EPA Issues Violation of Clean Air Act to Chiquita Canyon Landfill
Dive into the world of water pollution at the Old Town Newhall Library, Makerspace, 24500 Main St., Newhall, CA 91321 on Wednesday, June 12, from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
June 12: Teen Summer EnviroScape Program
The city of Santa Clarita is scheduled to begin construction on the Traffic and Pedestrian Circulation and Safety Improvements Project.
City to Begin Traffic, Pedestrian Safety Improvements Project
Join the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce for the 2024 Business Expo on Thursday, June 27, 4-8 p.m.
June 27: SCV Chamber 2024 Business Expo
The Santa Clarita Valley Fourth of July Parade Committee is seeking entries for the 92nd Annual Santa Clarita Valley Fourth of July Parade. Deadline for businesses, individuals and groups to enter the parade lineup without a late fee has been extended to Wednesday, June 19.
Fourth of July Parade Entry Extended to June 19
As part of its commitment to restoring local groundwater reliability the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency will soon begin construction of a new treatment facility to remove per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances and restore three wells to service that are currently offline due to PFAS detection. The proposed facility will also remove volatile organic compounds from two additional wells.
SCV Water to Construct PFAS, VOC Treatment Project in Saugus
The Los Angeles County Community Advisory Committee Meeting for the Chiquita Canyom Landfill will meet Tuesday, June 11 6-8 p.m. at the Castaic Library, 27971 Sloan Canyon Road, Castaic, CA 91384.
June 11: Chiquita Canyon Landfill Community Advisory Committee Meets
1956 - Bill Bonelli incorporates Solemint Water Co., his second of two predecessors of Santa Clarita Water Company [story]
Bonelli
For the month of June 10% of proceeds from the sale of each The LOCAL Pub & Grill Charity Ale, Charity Burger or Charity Cocktail will be given back to Blue Star Ranch, an all-volunteer Santa Clarita Valley nonprofit that serves U.S. veterans with free equine assisted therapy.
Blue Star Ranch Fundraiser at The Local Pub & Grill
College of the Canyons sophomore Flora Peugnet has committed to continue her academic and athletic career at Towson University, following a stellar two-year stay with the Cougars.
COC Standout Flora Peugnet Heading to Towson University
Mukeni "Michael" Masimango has chosen The Master's University to continue his soccer career.
Masimango Commits to TMU Men’s Soccer
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