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1913 - Castaic Range War: Chromicle ally Billy Rose shoots, wounds landowner William W. Jenkins [story]
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County Extends SCV Heat Alert
Thursday, Jul 26, 2018

The Los Angeles County Health Officer has extended a Heat Alert through Tuesday, July 31, for the following areas: Santa Clarita Valley Antelope Valley An Extreme Heat Warning has been extended through Friday, July 27, as high temperatures have been forecast for the following areas: San Fernando Valley Pomona...

Heat Alert Continues for SCV
Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued an Extreme Heat Warning as high temperatures have been forecast for the following areas: San Fernando Valley – through Thursday, July 26 Pomona area – through Friday, July 27 A Heat Alert continues to be in effect for the following...

County Opens 3 Cooling Centers in SCV During Heat Wave
Friday, Jul 6, 2018

  Three cooling centers are now open in the Santa Clarita Valley for residents to get relief from the heatwave gripping Southern California, according to Los Angeles County public health officials. Overheated residents may cool off at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street, Newhall 91321; the...

Updated: SCV Heat Emergency Till Sunday, Heat Alert Through Tuesday
Friday, Sep 1, 2017

Updated: The L.A. County Department of Health’s heat and fire danger emergency alert for the Santa Clarita Valley has been extended to Sunday, September 3. The Health Department has also issued a high heat alert for the period from Sunday through Tuesday. Record-breaking heat is expected to continue...

Heat Wave Builds to Triple-Digits, Elevates Fire Danger
Wednesday, Jul 5, 2017

The National Weather Service and the L.A. County Department of Public Health have both issued excessive heat warnings for the Santa Clarita Valley and many other Southern California locales Wednesday morning as temperatures build this week toward triple digits. Temperatures will climb each day this week...

SCV Deputies Rescue Another Hot Dog from Car in Parking Lot
Thursday, Jun 22, 2017

As a heat wave gripped the Santa Clarita Valley, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies on Tuesday helped rescue another dog locked in a car in a local parking lot. It was the second hot dog rescued by deputies this week. About a dozen onlookers gathered around a silver, two-door Mercedes...

How to Keep Your Landscaping Healthy in a Heat Wave
Monday, Jun 19, 2017

With extreme hot temperatures forecast to continue in the Santa Clarita Valley for the next several days, Valencia Water Company (VWC) is encouraging customers to take special steps when watering their landscapes. “The best way to battle a heat wave is to be smart about how and when you irrigate your...

Heat Advisory Issued for SCV
Friday, Jun 16, 2017

The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert as high temperatures have been forecast for the areas in Southern California, including the Santa Clarita Valley. The areas affected are: Antelope Valley from Saturday, June 17, to Tuesday, June 20. Additionally, a heat advisory is in effect...

Heat Wave, Elevated Fire Danger Hit Southern California
Monday, Jun 12, 2017

The National Weather Service has issued a hot weather alert for Southwestern California, warning of a heat wave with elevated fire danger Tuesday through early next week. Temperatures will increase significantly Tuesday and will continue to gradually rise into the 90s, likely reaching triple-digits by...

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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’