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1915 - Pioneer Juan Batista Suraco buried in a family graveyard, currently unmarked, in Bouquet Canyon near Benz Road [story]
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Possible Butane Hash Oil Lab in Canyon Country Prompts Sheriff’s, LACoFD Response
Thursday, Jun 11, 2020

Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighters and Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies responded Thursday morning to a call about a possible butane hash oil lab in Canyon Country. The report came in at around 8 a.m. on the 29300 block of Kelly Court for a hazmat incident, according to...

Consumer Affairs Investigation Near Cinema Drive Not Related to COVID-19
Thursday, Mar 19, 2020

Officials with the California Department of Consumer Affairs are conducting an investigation near the corner of Cinema Drive and Railroad Avenue. “Don’t be alarmed by the blue tent (and) health HAZMAT truck,” Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station spokeswoman Shirley Miller said via a tweet....

Big Rig Plunges Down Embankment, Spills 100 Gallons of Diesel on I-5
Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019

A big rig traveling through the Grapevine, hauling condensed milk on the southbound lanes of Interstate 5, crashed through a guardrail and plunged down an embankment, injuring the driver and spilling 100 gallons of diesel. No milk was spilled in the solo vehicle crash, officials said. Shortly after 4:45...

HazMat Crews Respond to Possible Corrosive Material in Castaic
Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019

HazMat crews were called to the suspected illegal dumping of a corrosive material in Castaic on Tuesday morning. Firefighters with the Los Angeles County Fire Department specially trained in handling hazardous materials were called to the 28000 block of Industry Drive at about 9:50 a.m. for reports of...

Dozens of Workers Treated, 8 Hospitalized After Exposure to Unknown Chemical
Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018

Dozens of workers at a Valencia aerospace firm were treated by paramedics and firefighters after they were exposed to an unknown chemical late Monday night. The incident occurred at approximately 11:00 p.m. at Esterline Engineered Materials, located at 28065 Franklin Pkwy. “We had 31 workers who...

LACoFD, Hazmat Respond to Trailer Leak at COC
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Fire Department and Hazmat officials responded to a report of corrosive leaking in the back of a trailer parked in the College of the Canyons parking lot early Wednesday afternoon. LACoFD and Hazmat officials were called out to 26000 Rockwell Canyon Road, a College of the Canyons parking lot, early...

Judge Blocks HazMat Tax on Railroads
Monday, Oct 31, 2016

[CN] – A federal judge has blocked a California law that would tax trains — but not trucks — that carry hazardous materials, to pay for training and emergency responses to accidents involving the dangerous substances. U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg on Friday granted BNSF and Union Pacific...

Fire Department, HazMat Responds to Liquid Found in Valencia
Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016

The Los Angeles County Fire Department and County Health Hazardous materials crews are responding to a report of a a liquid found in Valencia. About a gallon of unknown liquid was found in the gutter near Valencia Boulevard and Bouquet Canyon Road around 6 p.m., said Supervisor Michael Pittman with...

Suspicious Substance Found at SCV Home Turns Out to Be Salt
Thursday, Jan 7, 2016

Updated Thursday, Jan. 7 at 5 p.m. [KHTS] – The suspicious substance found in a blank envelope on Thursday afternoon was identified as salt. Los Angeles County Fire Department Hazmat Team and the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station are responded to a report of a suspicious substance around...

Glittery Envelope Prompts Shutdown of SCV Sheriff Station
Saturday, Oct 3, 2015

The Los Angeles County Fire Department Hazmat Team responded to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station after an individual brought in a envelope that supposedly made him ill Saturday afternoon. The individual called the SCV Sheriff’s Station saying he received a letter with white residue in it...

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1915 - Pioneer Juan Batista Suraco buried in a family graveyard, currently unmarked, in Bouquet Canyon near Benz Road [story]
Suraco family
1864 - Walker/Reynier family patriarch Jean Joseph Reynier, then 15, arrives in Sand Canyon from France; eventually homesteads 1,200 acres [story]
Joseph Reynier
The Soraya, located at the California State University, Northridge campus, announced it is celebrating both its 10th Anniversary and its reopening with a special gift of five free concerts to welcome back and thank its loyal audience.
The Soraya Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Reopening with 5 Free Concerts
Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency board member BJ Atkins told The Signal Thursday he has delayed his plan to resign from the board, due to construction delays on a house he is building outside of the agency’s jurisdiction.
Atkins Delays Resigning from SCV Water Board
As the cleanup of close to 1,000 acres of contaminated soil and water at Whittaker-Bermite comes to a close, and while lawyers in bankruptcy court hundreds of miles from the site slice through litigation so that one day stores or homes can be built there, the land itself is reverting to the way it was long before the dynamite makers made a mess of it, where the deer — if not the antelope — and other critters play, marking a robust return of wildlife.
Cleanup of Whittaker-Bermite Land Completed, Land Remains Up in the Air
The city of Santa Clarita and Canyon View Estates have proposed two differing judgments in court filings this month on the matter of a solar panel system at the Canyon Country mobile home park.
City, Canyon View Estates Diverge on Solar Panel System Removal
Newhall School District board members voted unanimously Tuesday to ask the California Department of Public Health to provide new face-covering guidance to give the district discretion over whether to make masks optional.
Newhall School District Votes to Ask CDPH for More Leniency on Mask Policies
On Friday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed seven new deaths and 3,058 new cases of COVID-19, marking the third day in a row with more than 2,500 cases reported in a day.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: County Reports Over 3,000 New COVID-19 Cases for First Time Since February 13; Henry Mayo Reports Highest Hospitalizations since March
With the 2021 Tokyo Olympics getting underway, the final rosters are set and athletes across the country are ready to begin competition and represent the USA at today’s Opening Ceremony — including some of the Santa Clarita Valley’s own elite athletes.
Final Rosters for Tokyo Olympics Include a Handful of SCV Athletes
To kick off its return to service in the U.S., Princess Cruises and Holland America Line held a celebration at the Port of Seattle on Friday, July 23.
Princess Cruises and Holland America Line Kick Off Return To Service In the U.S. From Port Of Seattle
The city of Santa Clarita is calling all Recycle Heroes! The city announced it is inviting residents to participate in a citywide social media contest where residents create their own TikTok video themed after the city’s Recycle Hero campaign, which encourages residents to recycle right.
City Announces Recycle Hero TikTok Social Media Contest
1982 - Vic Morrow & two child actors killed in helicopter crash at Indian Dunes during filming of "Twilight Zone: The Movie" [story]
Twilight Zone Movie
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 13 new deaths and 2,767 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 29,192 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Sees Surge in Delta Variant; SCV Cases Total 29,192
Green Santa Clarita is excited to launch a newly redesigned website filled with valuable resources and programming for Santa Clarita residents and businesses looking to live more sustainably.
Green Santa Clarita’s Redesigned Website Offers Sustainability Resources
CSUN has named Trent Johnson Interim Head Men's Basketball Coach, the university announced Tuesday.
CSUN Names Trent Johnson Interim Head Men’s Basketball Coach
Los Angeles County Waterworks Districts will begin work to replace a water main in the unincorporated community of Val Verde (District No. 36).
Val Verde Residents Warned of Traffic Delays Due to Upcoming Water Main Project
Supervisor Kathryn Barger, whose 5th District includes the Santa Clarita Valley, has authored a motion to create a Blue-Ribbon Commission on Homelessness that, if approved, will provide guidance and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on reforms to solve the homelessness crisis throughout Los Angeles County.
Barger Proposes Blue-Ribbon Commission on L.A. County’s Homelessness
The Child and Family Center of Santa Clarita was one of 63 nonprofits receiving part of the $750,000 in grant awards from the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, as a part of the County's Community Impact Arts Grant (CIAG) program.
Child & Family Center Receives L.A. County Arts and Culture Grant
After several fires in the Santa Clarita Valley this past week, everyone from utility representatives to fire officials to meteorologists is reminding residents that, due to unusually dry weather during fire season, they should have their Ready! Set! Go! plans ready to go.
Residents Reminded of Wildfire Action Plan as Officials Brace for Fire Season
A Los Angeles County Fire Department captain was arrested on suspicion of assault following an altercation in Stevenson Ranch earlier this month.
LACoFD Fire Captain Arrested on Suspicion of Assault After Stevenson Ranch Altercation
Mayor Bill Miranda spoke directly with the committee recommending the transfer of violent juvenile offenders to Camps Scott and Scudder on Wednesday, saying the move required more environmental impact reports and public outreach.
Miranda Tells Camps Scott, Scudder Committee More EIRs, Public Outreach Required
SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond hosted Wednesday the first American Indian Education Oversight Committee (AIEOC) meeting since 2017.
State Schools Chief Hosts First American Indian Education Oversight Committee Meeting Since 2017
2000 - Historic Larinan house in Pico Canyon burns down [story]
Larinan house burning
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital announced that Logix Federal Credit Union will continue to sponsor the hospital's Foundation Palliative Care Teddy Bear program. 
Henry Mayo And Logix Announces Continued Partnership In Palliative Care Teddy Bear Program