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1945 - Cattle-rustling "Phantom of Vasquez Rocks" captured [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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1945 - Cattle-rustling "Phantom of Vasquez Rocks" captured [story]
Phantom suspect
1842 - Proof of discovery: New York Observer (newspaper) reports on gold in Placerita Canyon. [story]
New York Observer
Sixteen William S. Hart Union High School District 2022/23 Teachers of the Year were recognized by the Governing Board on Wednesday, Sept. 28.
Hart District Teachers of the Year Honored by Board
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed six new deaths throughout L.A. County, 1,682 new cases countywide and 100 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID Roundup: Seven Day Average of County Case Counts Declines 8 Percent
The HOV, High Occupancy Vehicle, or carpool, lanes are open on I-5 in both directions between Magnolia Boulevard and Buena Vista Street.
I-5 Corridor Improvement Work Continues, SR-134  to Buena Vista Street
Two recent graduates of CalArts’ MFA Experimental Animation Program, Moon (Yuezhu) Wang and Dairys Escoto De León, have been selected for the 2022-23 Association for Independent Colleges of Art and Design Post-Graduate Teaching Fellowships.
CalArts Alums Selected for AICAD Teaching Fellowships
Join Route 66 Classic Grill for the longest monthly Classic Car Show in Southern California history. The last show of 2022 will be held Oct. 8 from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Oct. 8: Route 66 Classic Grill Classic Car Show
Los Angeles County’s new Veteran Suicide Review Team met for the first time Thursday, Sept. 29, kick-starting an innovative and collaborative approach to reducing veteran suicide in the county.
L.A. County’s New Veteran Suicide Review Team Begins Work
Agua Dulce Winery will host StompFest on Saturday, Oct. 1 at noon.
Oct. 1: StompFest at Agua Dulce Winery
Do you want to create a post on Facebook and Instagram at the same time? Learn to schedule posts, respond to comments and inbox messages from one place by attending this free Small Business Development Center webinar, "Manage Your Social Media Platform, Meta Business Suite."
Oct. 5: SBDC Free Webinar Helps Businesses Manage Social Media Platforms
On Saturday, November 12, 2022, the Santa Clarita Veteran Services Collaborative and Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions will host a Veteran Career Fair on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Curtiss-Wright facility.
Nov. 12: Veteran Career Fair at Curtiss-Wright in Valencia
A strong first half turned into a great start of the second half, but it ended going against Master's men's soccer team as they lost the Golden State Athletic Conference opener to Arizona Christian 3-1 Thursday in Glendale, Ariz.
GSAC Opening Win Eludes TMU Men’s Soccer
Motoko Shimoji earned medalist honors for the third straight week and Carla Menendez placed runner-up to help lead the College of the Canyons Golf Team to a 15-stroke victory over Bakersfield College at the Western State Conference event hosted by Moorpark College at Los Robles Greens on Sept. 26.
Cougars Win Again, Shimoji Medals for Third Straight Week
1955 - Actor James Dean, 24, drives through Castaic Junction en route to his final resting place [watch]
James Dean
Chelsea A. Kay, 37, an insurance operations manager living in Saugus, was honored by JCI USA (United States Junior Chamber) as a member of the 2022 class Ten Outstanding Young Americans.
United States Junior Chamber Honors Local Operations Manager
October is fast approaching. To help embrace the haunted season, we are happy to announce the return of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Haunted Jailhouse after a two year hiatus.
SCV Sheriff’s Station Haunted Jailhouse Returns After Two Years
The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control would like to remind residents within unincorporated county areas and participating contracted cities that the pet license amnesty period is almost over.
County Reminding Residents Pet License Amnesty Period Ending Soon
Four individuals and one writing team have been selected as winners of the 2022 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting.
Academy Announces Winners of Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowships
We began our Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism (EDIA) journey nearly two years ago, and while the path ahead was not clearly defined, Health Services leadership was enthusiastically joined by workforce members across our health enterprise in a united commitment to creating a more welcoming, inclusive and proactively anti-racist health care system for our patients, staff and the communities we serve.
Message from County Health Services Director Dr. Christina Ghaly
College of the Canyons student-athletes Brianna Botello (women's volleyball) and Sam Regez (men's cross coutry) have been named the COC Athletic Department's Women's & Men's Student-Athletes of the Week for the period running Sept. 19-24.
COC Names Botello, Regez Athletes of the Week
Detectives at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station need your help. On Aug. 13, 2022, the individuals pictured shoplifted items from a retail store in Valencia at approximately 6:15 p.m.
Detectives Seek Help in Identifying Shoplifting Suspects
Are you hiring? Looking for a new career? The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Center has partnered with College of the Canyons, the city of Santa Clarita and America's Job Centers of California to host a valley-wide job fair at the Canyon Country Community Center Thursday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
SCVEDC, COC, City Partner to Host Job Fair
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday no additional deaths and 49 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley, with a total of 12 deaths and 1,517 new cases countywide.
Thursday COVID Roundup: 49 New SCV Cases; No Additional Deaths
1969 - College of the Canyons opens with first class of students in temporary quarters at Hart High School [story]
COC
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