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1913 - Castaic Range War: Chromicle ally Billy Rose shoots, wounds landowner William W. Jenkins [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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1913 - Castaic Range War: Chromicle ally Billy Rose shoots, wounds landowner William W. Jenkins [story]
Bill Jenkins
1976 - Groundbreaking for new First Presbyterian Church in Newhall; former structure heavily damaged in 1971 earthquake [story]
First Presbyterian Church
1772 - Spanish Capt. Pedro Fages arrives; camps at Agua Dulce, Castaic, Lake Elizabeth, Lebec, Tejon [story]
Pedro Fages
Following months of renovations and preparation for a grand reopening, the city of Santa Clarita-owned ice rink has a new name and brand, The Cube - Ice and Entertainment Center.
City Reveals New Name of City-Owned Ice Rink
On Friday, the California Department of Public Health released updates to the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy reopening framework focused on activities that can be conducted outdoors with consistent masking which will take effect April 1.
State Updates Blueprint, Outdoor Activities and Theme Parks Set to Reopen
The Newhall School District announced Friday the implementation of the first Junior Kindergarten program in the Santa Clarita Valley which will offer students who turn five years old between July 1 and Sept. 1 the opportunity to enroll in school and enjoy the benefits that both Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Traditional Kindergarten currently provide.
Newhall School District Announces First Junior Kindergarten Program in SCV
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 144 new deaths and 2,110 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 26,403 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Vaccine Allocation to Increase Next Week; SCV Cases Total 26,403
The SCV Adventure Play Foundation is set to host its virtual Spring Thing Fling fundraiser on the first day of spring, Saturday, March 20.
SCV Adventure Play Foundation to Host Virtual Spring Thing Fling Fundraiser
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Missing Persons Unit investigators are asking for the public’s help locating Missing Person Debbie Phipps.
LASD Investigators Seek Help Locating Missing Person Last Seen In Canyon Country
Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, has sponsored a new bill that would prohibit the use of federal funds to pay for California’s high-speed rail project, a section of which could run along Highway 14 in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Garcia Sponsors Bill to Defund CA’s High-Speed Rail Project
Santa Clarita City Council members are set to discuss in a closed session Tuesday their ongoing legal battle with property owner Canyon View Limited over the 2.5 acres of solar panels on a Canyon Country hillside.
City Council to Reconvene Over Solar Panel Litigation
1864 - L.A. Star newspaper report: County supervisors have accepted Beale's Cut as complete [story]
Beale's Cut
College of the Canyons proudly welcomes composer/lyricist, conductor, pianist and music producer Georgia Stitt to the School of Visual & Performing Arts’ Virtual Industry Insight Series on Wednesday, March 10.
Broadway Maestra Georgia Stitt to Speak at COC’s Virtual Insight Series
Valencia-based Lundgren Management was honored to be selected by the El Camino Community College District as one of three firms providing on-going construction management services for the next five years.
Valencia-Based Lundgren Management Inks 5-Year Deal with El Camino Community College District
It’s not how far you go…it’s what happens along the way! The Incredible Chase, the city of Santa Clarita’s socially distanced take on the hit CBS show “The Amazing Race,” is a brand-new competition taking place in May 2021.
City Looking for Teams to Compete in ‘The Incredible Chase’
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 119 new deaths and 2,253 new cases of COVID-19, with 26,327 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 26,327; Public Health Advises Against Non-Essential Travel
For a three-day period starting Tuesday, the William S. Hart Union High School District football players took their first COVID-19 tests as part of the requirements for them to begin full-contact play.
Hart District Football Players Begin COVID-19 Testing, Full-Contact Play
Ken Farley, W. M. Keck Foundation professor of Geochemistry, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences and the project scientist for the Mars 2020 mission, continues the 2020–2021 Watson Lecture season with a talk about, “Perseverance on Mars," Wednesday, March 10, at 5:00 p.m., via Zoom.
Project Scientist for Mars Perseverance Continues Caltech’s Lecture Series
Los Angeles County Library is partnering with Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) to bring virtual arts programs to our communities, featuring LACMA teaching artists and staff.
L.A. County Library, LACMA Partner to Offer Virtual Arts Programs
Santa Clarita LLC, which owns the undeveloped 900-plus-acre Whittaker-Bermite site, recently filed for voluntary bankruptcy, and is working to sell it to a global industrial real estate company for possible commercial and residential development, officials said Wednesday.
Whittaker-Bermite Owner Files Bankruptcy, Selling Land
William S. Hart Union High School District governing board members Wednesday discussed a potential March 29 start date for junior high and high school in-person instruction, provided the number of L.A. County COVID-19 cases continues to decline.
Hart District Mulls Over Possible March 29 Return
The Santa Clarita Valley is now home to a new branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, following a recent vote from the association’s board of directors.
NAACP Branch Coming to Santa Clarita Valley
Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer, Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, is cautioning residents that bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas are likely to contaminate ocean waters at and around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers after a rainfall.
Water Advisory Issued for Los Angeles County Beaches
This week, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced the kickoff for the “California Digital Divide Innovation Challenge,” a global competition that will award up to $1 million to the boldest, most revolutionary proposals to eliminate the digital divide and expand high-speed internet access to all Californians.
State Schools Chief Kicks Off ‘California Digital Divide Innovation Challenge’