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1900 - Pacific Telephone & Telegraph establishes Newhall exchange; SCV gets first phone [story]
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Community Reminded to Use Extra Caution as School Resumes
Monday, Jan 8, 2024

With schools back in session, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station would like to remind residents to please be on the lookout for children crossing the street by using extra caution when proceeding through intersections and always be sure to make complete stops. See a school bus stopped...

Ken Striplin | Halloween Safety Tips
Monday, Oct 30, 2023

Tips for a Spooky and Safe Halloween Halloween is just a few days away and with a number of spirited and spooky activities, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Santa Clarita. Whether you’re dressing in costume to take the kids trick-or-treating or gathering with friends, family and neighbors...

Message from Mayor Pro Tem Cameron Smyth | Be a Heads Up Driver
Thursday, Aug 24, 2023

Heads Up: Back to School Safety Tips It’s that time again! Summer break is in the rear-view mirror and school is back in session. With the start of a new school year there will be more students walking, riding and getting dropped off at school, making it more important than ever to be a Heads Up driver....

Santa Clarita Sees Drop in Traffic Collisions, Injuries
Monday, Jan 10, 2022

Traffic collisions and injuries on city of Santa Clarita streets are trending downward compared to pre-pandemic statistics, thanks in no small part to the continued safe driving behavior of Heads Up residents. From January through October 2021, total collisions are down 9 percent, collisions involving...

City, Deputies Team for Holiday ‘Heads Up’ DUI Safety Campaign
Friday, Dec 6, 2019

The city of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station are teaming up for the latest iteration of the “Heads Up” traffic safety campaign, just in time for the year-end holidays. The city is calling on local restaurants and bars to pledge to be a “Heads Up”...

City Offers Back-to-School School Safety Messages, Programs
Monday, Aug 12, 2019

As students return to classes at all of the elementary districts and the William S. Hart Union High School District in the Santa Clarita Valley, the city of Santa Clarita reminds residents of important school safety messages and programs. “This is an exciting time for both parents and students,”...

Deputies Issue 88 Citations for Using Cell Phones While Driving
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies handed out 88 citations last week to motorists who were unlawfully using their cell phones while driving, according to station officials. The crackdown is part of the station’s “Heads Up” effort during April, “Distracted Driving...

Data Shows Downward Trend in City’s Traffic Collision Rates
Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018

As the city of Santa Clarita further implements its “Heads Up” traffic safety campaign, data from the first five months of 2018 show a downward trend in the number of collisions. Currently, total collisions in Santa Clarita are down 12 percent. There has also been a six-percent reduction in the...

‘Heads Up’ Campaign Aims to Reduce Accidents Involving Cyclists
Monday, Jun 4, 2018

Following an 11 percent decline in annual collision rate, 47 percent drop in pedestrian-involved accidents and zero pedestrian fatalities in 2017, the city of Santa Clarita’s “Heads Up!” traffic safety campaign is evolving to target a new demographic: bicyclists. With a large community of bicyclists...

Local Students Encouraged to Compete in City’s ‘Heads Up’ Teen Video Contest
Tuesday, Apr 3, 2018

For teenagers, learning to drive can be a life-changing experience, but not always in the best way. Reckless driving can lead to deadly accidents. The city of Santa Clarita’s “Heads Up! Teen Video Contest,” is asking local teens to create a 30-60 second video for their fellow teen drivers that...

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The Placerita Canyon Nature Center Associates will present the monthly Community Nature Education Series program on Sunday, July 21 at 2 p.m.
July 21: Placerita Canyon Community Nature Education Series
A portion of the parking lot at Santa Clarita City Hall is closed due to the installation of solar panels to enhance energy efficiency.
Visitor Parking at City Hall Relocated
The city of Santa Clarita has shared the results of the 2024 Public Opinion Poll. Results reveal high levels of community satisfaction and highlight the key issues that matter most to residents.
Santa Clarita 2024 Public Opinion Poll Highlights
The city of Santa Clarita annual Road Rehab Program has begun and motorists are advised that overlay work will continue on Whites Canyon Road between Delight Street and Soledad Canyon Road.
Road Rehab Continues on Whites Canyon Road
Santa Clarita Shakespeare will present a free production of the William Shakespeare comedy "All's Well That Ends Well" at the Newhall Family Theatre Aug. 2-4.
Aug. 2-4: Free Shakespeare ‘All Well That Ends Well’
The MAIN in Old Town Newhall will present the Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival annual summer production which includes “An Evening of Absurdity” and “Papá está en la Atlántida” (“Our Dad is in Atlantis”).
Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival at The MAIN
Timothy Andrew Nemeckay, 64, of Park City, Utah, was sentenced on July 10 to 12 months and one day imprisonment, and 24 months supervised release. In September 2023, Nemeckay admitted to wire fraud, which involved misappropriating approximately $1.7 million from investors investing in the development of a brewery and restaurant in Park City, Utah and Santa Clarita.
Fraudster Solicited Funds for Fake Santa Clarita Brewery
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works has issued a traffic advisory for residents of Stevenson Ranch.
Traffic Advisory: Road Construction in Stevenson Ranch
The Valley Industry Association will host its annual CEO Forum on Friday, Aug. 23, 8:30-11 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Valencia. Cost to attend is $50 for VIA members and $60 for non-members.
Aug 23: VIA to Host CEO Forum
The City of Santa Clarita has announced the upcoming exhibition, “Symphony of Colors,” featuring the works of Santa Clarita Valley contemporary impressionist artist Zony Gordon.
Zony Gordon Art Exhibit at Old Town Newhall Library
1900 - Pacific Telephone & Telegraph establishes Newhall exchange; SCV gets first phone [story]
old telephone
After meeting in closed session on Wednesday, July 10, the Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees announced its unanimous decision to place Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook on administrative leave, effective Monday, July 15.
Dianne Van Hook Placed on Administrative Leave
Santa Clarita is known, not only for its scenic open spaces and family-friendly community, but also for its commitment to nurturing the arts and fostering a thriving, dynamic environment where creativity can flourish.
Bill Miranda | Creativity in Every Corner
Join the Valley Industry Association Friday, Aug. 2, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., where an update on the Valencia Town Center will be presented.
Aug. 2: VIA Hosting Valencia Town Center Update
Calling all dog lovers! The 2024 Santa Clarita Valley Walk to End Alzheimer's announced its search for a dog mascot.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s Announces Dog Mascot Contest
Sagittarius Ponderosa, written by MJ Kaufman and directed by Skylar Reede, will begin its run at The MAIN beginning Aug. 23 to Sept. 1.
‘Sagittarius Ponderosa’ Coming to The MAIN
Nicole Miller was recently awarded Zontian of the Year 2024 at Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley’s Installation of Officers.
Nicole Miller Named 2024 Zontian of the Year
Have you ever wanted to paint the surface of an ice rink? Now’s your chance!
Register Now for The Cube’s ‘Paint the Ice’ Event
The number of young people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County is steadily persisting, and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors are tackling the problem head on.  
Supes Boost Housing Support for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care
2007 - Moore's sub sandwich shop, abandoned 2 years earlier, demolished as derelict building; now partially Newhall roundabout [story]
Moores sub shop
Premier Theatrical Productions have announced a limited engagement of the critically acclaimed musical, “The Lincolns of Springfield,” at the Colony Theater in the Burbank Town Center.
July 12-14: ‘The Lincolns of Springfield’ at Colony Theatre
Interested in learning more about the quality of water in the Santa Clarita Valley? Don’t miss an opportunity to engage with an SCV Water expert and dive deeper into a crucial topic during the upcoming “Water Matters” webinar: Exploring the 2024 Consumer Confidence Report and Addressing Water Quality in the SCV.
July 24: ‘Water Matters’ Webinar to Explore Water Quality in SCV
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health cautions residents who are planning to visit the below Los Angeles County beaches to avoid swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters:
Ocean Water Warning for July 10
Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that Home Depot will pay $750,000 to settle a civil lawsuit alleging violation of a state law mandating cash redemption for gift cards under $10.
Home Depot Settles Consumer Protection Lawsuit
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