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1929 - Saugus train robber Thomas Vernon apprehended in Pawnee, Okla. [story]
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CITY NEWS ARCHIVE
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...

City: Traffic, Pedestrian Safety Plan Exceeds Goals
Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018

After a spike in traffic collisions in 2016, the city of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station formed a special committee to focus on a Traffic Safety Plan for 2017. We are pleased to say these efforts have already yielded measurable results. The goal was to see a 5 percent...

‘Heads Up’ Crosswalk Stencils Boost Santa Clarita’s Pedestrian Safety Effort
Monday, Sep 18, 2017

Stop, look, listen. Look both ways before crossing the street. These childhood lessons stress the importance of pedestrian safety. However, it is all too common to see people looking at their phone or texting, oblivious to the world around them, when approaching a crosswalk. Everyone can use a gentle...

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SCV Water ongoing communication efforts surrounding per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals were honored with a PRism Award from the Public Relations Society of America – Los Angeles Chapter (PRSA-LA).
SCV Water’s PFAS Community Outreach Earns Top Honors
What is the most effective way for the city of Santa Clarita to allocate Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding?
Residents Encouraged to Provide Input on 2021-22 Community Needs Survey
Licensed in 1980, Randal G. Winter Construction is proudly celebrating their 40th year in business.
Santa Clarita-Based Randal G. Winter Construction Celebrates 40 Years
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday the highest number of new COVID-19 cases and people hospitalized with COVID-19 that L.A. County has ever experienced throughout the pandemic.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: Highest One-Day Increase Countywide to Date, SCV Surpasses 9,900 Cases
In an effort to assist restaurants affected by the COVID-19 restrictions, Los Angeles County will launch the Keep L.A. County Dining Grant Program on Thursday, Dec. 3, at 12:00 a.m.
L.A. County Launches Grant Program for Restaurants Affected by COVID-19 Restrictions
Registration is underway for the College of the Canyons winter session, which boasts more than 300 class sections.
COC’s Winter 2021 Semester Registration Underway
The Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation announced Monday Alina Bokde as the department’s Chief Deputy Director.
Alina Bokde Appointed New Chief Deputy Director for L.A. County Parks
The city of Santa Clarita is seeking to attain more local control of the development of accessory dwelling units through a proposed update of its development code and an ordinance.
Planning Commission Scheduled to Discuss Amendments to Accessory Dwelling Units
Bringing‌ ‌to‌ ‌life‌ ‌the‌ ‌national‌ ‌conversation‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌trials‌ ‌and‌ ‌tribulations‌ ‌of‌ ‌2020,‌ the College ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Canyons‌ ‌Theatre‌ ‌Department‌ will present its ‌devised‌ ‌production‌ ‌“Virtuality: the 2020 Tournaments,”‌ ‌on December 4-5.
COC Theatre Department Presents Pandemic-Themed Production
Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, Inc. (SDFHC) in partnership with Assemblywoman Christy Smith, Sunkist Growers, and Forester’s Financial donated turkeys, mashed potatoes, corn, stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy, green beans, and of course Sunkist citrus for their annual Thanksgiving Dinner Event held Friday, Nov. 20
Patients, Local Veterans Treated to Samuel Dixon’s Annual Turkey Giveaway
Local nonprofit Fostering Youth Independence (FYI) is launching its year-end giving campaign Tuesday, Dec. 1, which is “Giving Tuesday,” the global day of generosity.
Local Nonprofit Launches Year-End Giving Campaign Benefiting Foster Youth
If you are looking to get into the holiday spirit this month, I encourage you to visit Old Town Newhall.
Santa Clarita City Manager’s Monthly Message – December 2020
Knowing the need would be great over the holiday, the William S. Hart Union High School District, in partnership with the District’s food service management company – Sodexo, distributed 39,420 meals on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving to families at each campus.
Hart District, Sodexo Partner to Provide More than 39,000 Holiday Meals
1929 - Saugus train robber Thomas Vernon apprehended in Pawnee, Okla. [story]
Tom Vernon
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Monday reported 17 new deaths and 5,150 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported its 38th fatality, and new Health Officer restrictions take effect.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: 38th Death at Henry Mayo; County Cases Surge Past 400K
Democratic candidate Christy Smith on Monday conceded her loss in the 25th District Congressional race to incumbent Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita.
Christy Smith Concedes to Mike Garcia in CA-25 Congressional Race
A cold-weather alert will be in effect in the Santa Clarita Valley Friday and Saturday due to a National Weather Service wind chill forecast of temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
Wind Chill Forecast Prompts SCV Cold Weather Alert Friday, Saturday
To help equip parents for success during the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Santa Clarita and Education Consultant Renee Marshall are teaming up to bring the community another DFY in SCV virtual Parent Engagement Workshop on Wednesday, December 2, at 7 p.m.
Dec. 2: DFY in SCV Parent Workshop on ‘A Zooming World’
A proposed Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital expansion is among the items on the Santa Clarita Planning Commission's agenda for its next regular meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 1 starting at 6 p.m.
Dec. 1: Proposed Henry Mayo Hospital Expansion on Planning Panel Agenda
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has reported 14 productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley aka "Hollywood North" the week of Monday, Nov. 30:
14 Productions Filming in SCV This Week
As the holidays approach, local nonprofit support group Prayer Angels for the Military is seeking donations and assistance in sending holiday care packages to hometown troops away from home.
Prayer Angels Seeking Donations for Holiday Care Packages to SCV Soldiers
Though the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many businesses to close again, the Marazzito family won't be stopped from holding their annual toy drive.
SCV Restaurants Hosting Annual Toy Drive for Kids in Need
2013 - Actor Paul Walker ("Fast & Furious" movies) dies in a fiery car crash in the Valencia Industrial Center. [story]
Paul Walker
1957 - Incorporation of Mint Canyon Chamber of Commerce; became Canyon Country Chamber [story]
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