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1915 - Death of pre-Mentry oilman & San Francisquito vintner Ramon Perea [story]
Perea grave marker

SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, December 3, 2015
Thursday, Dec 3, 2015

The California High-Speed Rail Authority is releasing updates on the progress of the project. Students at Saugus High School got a look into the damaging effects of drunk driving. The Antelope Valley Indian Museum will hold an old-time country Christmas celebration. Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is prepping...

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital to Host Winter Blood Drive
Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is inviting the community to give the gift of life by donating blood during its winter blood drive on Tuesday, Nov. 24, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Henry Mayo Center Education Center. The event will take place in rooms 5 and 6 on the hospital’s campus at 23803 McBean Parkway...

Hospital Entrance on Orchard Village Reopened
Thursday, Oct 29, 2015

After being closed for several months, the Orchard Village Road entrance to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is now open. Santa Clarita Mayor Marsha McLean helped celebrate the re-opening of the road. The closure was necessary to accommodate road and traffic work needed to improve access to the hospital’s...

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Celebrates 40 Years at Gala Saturday Night
Sunday, Aug 23, 2015

[KHTS] – Hundreds of people celebrated Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital’s 40th Anniversary Saturday night with a Gala, held at the Hyatt Regency Valencia. “We’re celebrating 40 years of unwavering commitment to our community here in Santa Clarita and the communities unwavering commitment back...

Nurses Call Off Strike After Negotiations
Friday, Apr 24, 2015

[KHTS]– The nurses at Henry Mayo will not be on strike May 1, after a productive negotiating session Thursday, hospital officials said. The sticking point for the talks thus far, arbitration, has not been resolved, said hospital spokesman Patrick Moody. However, both sides are close enough that...

Henry Mayo Nurses Plan Picket Over Contract Dispute
Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015

[KHTS] – Henry Mayo and the California Nurses Association have been at odds for months over a single issue, which had left both sides without a contract for weeks, officials said. The nursing staff and Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital officials are unable to come to terms over, ironically, conflict...

Concussion Conference Coming to Henry Mayo
Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is taking the lead on initiating the dialog regarding the appropriate protocols for concussion diagnosis and treatment by hosting the Santa Clarita Valley Concussion Conference. A brain injury can have serious ramifications so appropriate diagnosis and treatment of concussions...

Henry Mayo to Build Six-Story Addition
Thursday, Jan 8, 2015

[KHTS]- Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Santa Clarita will be getting a six-story, 160,000 square foot patient tower addition, hospital officials said Thursday. The level ll trauma center facility was originally built in 1975, and is in need of more beds, said John Schleif, chief operating officer for...

MS Society Focusing on Being ‘Free from Falls’
Friday, May 16, 2014

[KHTS] – National Multiple Sclerosis Society officials from the Southern California and Nevada chapter are holding “Free from Falls” at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital on May 31 for individuals with MS. Walking, balancing and coordination problems are common among people with MS, and limitations...

Henry Mayo Rounding Up Teddy Bears to Comfort Kids
Friday, Mar 28, 2014

[KHTS] – Written by Melissa Lampert Henry Mayo is holding a teddy bear drive during the month of April to help comfort children admitted to the emergency room, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital officials announced Friday. Santa Clarita residents can donate new 9- to 12-inch teddy bears or other...

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Officials with the California Department of Public Health on Monday ordered the Regional Stay at Home Order lifted for all regions statewide, including the three regions that had still been under the order – San Joaquin Valley, Bay Area, and Southern California.
California Stay At Home Order Lifted for All Regions Including SoCal
As another winter storm hit the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding areas, Interstate 5 was shut down through the Grapevine in "Operation Snowflake" Monday morning, with no time frame for reopening.
‘Operation Snowflake’: CHP, Caltrans Close Grapevine Amid Snowstorm
Medical examiners with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office identified Benjamin Marquez IV, 31, of Castaic, as the man killed in a solo-vehicle crash that left one dead and sent another to the hospital Saturday.
Benjamin Marquez of Castaic ID’d as Man Killed in Rollover Crash
1915 - Death of pre-Mentry oilman & San Francisquito vintner Ramon Perea [story]
Perea grave marker
1888 - Acton post office established; Richard E. Nickel, postmaster [story]
postal cover
1882 - Author Helen Hunt Jackson visits Rancho Camulos; inspiration for "Ramona" novel [story]
HH Jackson
The COVID-19 crisis has trashed recycling efforts and instead generated an increase in plastic waste, according to a recent study, but Los Angeles County restaurants could soon be required to make adjustments related to disposable food ware in an effort to reduce waste.
Jan. 26: Board of Supervisors to Consider Restaurant Requirement Aimed at Curbing Waste
Despite signs that California’s latest and most damaging wave of the pandemic is subsiding, the state nonetheless sets a one-day record of 764 deaths on Friday.
COVID Death Rate Soars to New Daily Record in California
Claims of excessive force, retaliation, and other misconduct by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be probed during a C, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Friday.
California Attorney General Launches Civil Rights Probe of L.A. Sheriff’s Department
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 256 new deaths and 9,277 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported it's 107th death.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 3 New Deaths at Henry Mayo; L.A. County Hospitalizations Decreased by 8%
When Dr. John Scaramella, a dental surgeon, moved to the Santa Clarita Valley in 1978, there were only 18 others in his field.
SCV Dental Surgeon Sells Practice After More than 40 Years
The Los Angeles County Library, in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is set to host a series of free virtual workshops running every other week on Fridays from January through June.
L.A. County Library to Host Virtual Art Programs in Partnership with LACMA
The temporary residential green waste pick-up schedule will continue through Jan. 29 for customers in Santa Clarita after Waste Management requested an additional week for its modified schedule.
Waste Management Extends Modified Green Waste Pick-Up Schedule an Additional Week
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold a virtual regular meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, January 26, starting at 6 p.m.
Jan. 26: City Council Virtual Regular Meeting
The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board has approved the recommendation to name Julian Gomez as the assistant principal of Bowman High School.
Hart District Names Julian Gomez Assistant Principal
The Los Angeles County Development Authority will launch the Small Business Stabilization Loan Program on Jan. 28 and will begin accepting applications to help small businesses prevent further job loss and business closures.
L.A. County to Launch Small Business Stabilization Loan Program
The William S. Hart Union High School District governing board voted 3-1 Wednesday night to let athletic conditioning return to district campuses Jan. 27.
Hart District Votes 3-1 to Allow Return of Athletic Conditioning to Campuses
1839 - Gov. Juan B. Alvarado gives most of SCV to Mexican Army Lt. Antonio del Valle. [story]
Diseno map
Join the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency (SCV Water) on Thursday, Jan. 28, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., to learn about and provide input on its Water Shortage Contingency Plan (WSCP).
SCV Water Encouraging Public to Provide Input on Contingency Plan
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 262 new deaths, including an additional death at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, and 8,512 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 countywide, with 22,360 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: Additional Death at Henry Mayo; 22,360 Total SCV Cases
SACRAMENTO – California State Epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan issued the following statement Thursday advising providers that they can immediately resume the administration of lot 41L20A of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which was temporarily paused on Sunday due to possible allergic reactions.
State Says Moderna Vaccine Administration Can Resume Immediately
As winds began to die down in the Santa Clarita Valley, firefighters were able to increase containment on the Towsley Fire to 53% Thursday.
Firefighters Reach 53% Containment on Towsley Fire
Supervisor Kathryn Barger, whose 5th District includes the Santa Clarita Valley, is supporting the effort by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to address concerns of communities throughout Los Angeles County, which continue to experience ongoing Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) initiated by Southern California Edison (Edison).
Barger Supports Efforts in Limiting Power Shutoffs; Public Hearing Set
Single Mothers Outreach (SMO) is proud to announce “Survivor” as the theme for the 11th annual Empowering HeArts fundraising gala set to take place virtually on Saturday, Aug. 7.
Nominations Open for Annual Empowering HeArts Awards