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1872 - Mitchell adobe home in Soledad Canyon area first used as schoolhouse; genesis of 1879 Sulphur Springs School District [story]
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Stop, Look and Listen
Thursday, Jun 5, 2014

In 1876, rails were joined right here in the SCV that linked the northern and southern halves of California. The event took place in a spot now long forgotten, called Lang Station. There is a historical marker that last seen was covered in weeds. For many years, California had the lead in mass transit...

Thursday: Info Session on High-Speed Rail at Hart Park
Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014

[KHTS] – Before drafting an environmental impact report for the Palmdale-to-Los Angeles section of the California High Speed Rail, the Rail Authority will conduct an open house at Hart Park on Thursday. The California High Speed Rail Authority is looking at a number of alignments for the 60-mile...

Vote Right, Vote Often
Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014

Facebook has a new version coming out today that will change everything and make it a little better. It is a version that even the NSA can navigate without a problem. What the NSA sees about me doesn’t worry me. For more than 40 years of my life in and around the Navy, it was my command; the NIS...

Council Tuesday: Billboards, Red-Light Cameras, Election Reform, High-Speed Rail, more
Monday, Mar 24, 2014

CITY OF SANTA CLARITA JOINT CITY COUNCIL/ BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING Tuesday, March 25, 2014 6:00 PM City Council Chambers 23920 Valencia Blvd. 1 st Floor Santa Clarita, CA 91355   AGENDA ________ PUBLIC FINANCING AUTHORITY – No New Business ________ How to Address the City...

Ex-SCV Lawmaker Submits Ballot Measure to Kill High-Speed Rail
Friday, Jan 10, 2014

Assemblyman Jeff Gorell Assemblyman Jeff Gorell submitted a proposed ballot measure to the state Attorney General’s office Friday that aims to stop California’s high-speed rail project in its nonexistent tracks. Gorell, R-Thousand Oaks, represented western portions of the Santa Clarita Valley...

SCV NewsBreak for Monday, October 14, 2013
Monday, Oct 14, 2013

In this episode: Students of Saugus High, Valencia High and Rio Norte Junior High got a glimpse of state Senator Steve Knight on Monday as he toured their campuses; A Santa Clarita delegation led by Santa Clarita City Councilwoman Marsha McLean was in Los Angeles Monday to discuss local concerns with...

With No Planned Depot, Local Officials Want High-Speed Rail to Bypass SCV

Councilwoman Marsha McLean [KHTS] – A Santa Clarita delegation led Monday by Santa Clarita City Councilwoman Marsha McLean was in Los Angeles to discuss local concerns with the high-speed rail project. The meeting was in front of the California High Speed Rail Authority board of directors, which...

UCLA Study in China Suggests Remote Cities Benefit from High-Speed Rail
Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013

Bullet trains fuel real-estate booms, improve quality of life and create other unintended consequences by sharply reducing commute times from smaller cities to large megacities, economists from UCLA and China’s Tsinghua University observed in a new study in China. A similar dynamic, they said,...

Wilk Calls for Audit of High-Speed Rail Agency
Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013

Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, has joined Assemblywoman Diane Harkey, R-Dana Point, in her request for an audit of the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s oversight and management of private contractors for the initial 29 mile segment that is scheduled to start construction in July 2013. “When...

Caltrans Wants Public to Comment on Statewide Rail Plan
Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013

Caltrans, which manages two of the nation’s busiest passenger rail lines, is asking its rapidly growing passenger base what they think about rail systems in the Golden State. The department will host five public open houses and a statewide webinar this month to solicit input on the draft California...

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1872 - Mitchell adobe home in Soledad Canyon area first used as schoolhouse; genesis of 1879 Sulphur Springs School District [story]
Mitchell adobe
Students across L.A. County may soon have access to more mental health services with the expansion of the Community School Initiative. 
Student Mental Health Services Expansion To Be Explored County Wide
Supervisor Kathryn Barger has read a motion to accept a portion of Sloan Canyon Road near Castaic High School into the county system of highways in an effort to ensure roadway safety and prevent future crashes. 
Supervisor Barger To Address Sloan Canyon Traffic Safety
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Tuesday confirmed 37 new deaths and 1,930 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 34,936 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: Public Health Issues New Vaccine Order; 34,936 Total SCV Cases
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Station deputies are looking for the scoop after multiple Baskin- Robbins ice cream shops were burglarized overnight Tuesday, including two locations in the Santa Clarita Valley.
2 Suspects Arrested In Connection To Baskin-Robbins Burglaries
The city of Santa Clarita invites non-profit organizations interested in learning more about the 2022 grant cycle of the Community Services and Arts Grants Program to a meeting on Thursday, Sept 23.
City Invites Non-Profits To Informational Meeting On Non-Profit Grant
The city of Santa Clarita is presenting the 2021 Parent Resource Symposium, titled “Social Media: The New Gateway Drug” later this month. 
Upcoming Parent Symposium To Show Dangers Of Social Media
A storm’s a-Bruin in the city of Santa Clarita for the start of the American Collegiate Hockey Association season.
UCLA Hockey To Play At The Cube In Valencia
Angeles National Forest officials announced Wednesday the current forest-wide emergency closure order has been extended till midnight of Sept. 22.
Angeles National Forest Extends Closure Until Sept. 22
The Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services is pleased to announce the launch of a new website that links jobseekers and businesses to free workforce development services available through the County’s network of America’s Job Centers of California.
L.A. County Launches New Website For Jobseekers And Businesses
Gov. Gavin Newsom survived efforts aimed at removing him from office after a majority of Californians voted “no” in Tuesday’s recall election, according to preliminary election results.
Gavin Newsom Defeats Recall Efforts
1970 - SCV voters recall two Hart School Board members who didn't let Canyon students protest the Vietnam War [story]
voting
A majority of ballots counted as of Tuesday evening favored keeping the governor in office as county election officials across the state continued tallying ballots Tuesday night in the election to determine whether to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Early Returns: California Voters Rejecting Recall of Gov. Newsom
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Tuesday confirmed 27 new deaths and 1,725 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 34,885 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: Correctional Facilities Continue to See COVID-19 Outbreaks; 34,885 Total SCV Cases
Reports of an aircraft crash landing at Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic prompted a full response from law enforcement and first responders Tuesday, with initial reports indicating the plane’s occupants were not injured.
Aircraft Crash-Lands Near Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic
In an email sent to parents Tuesday morning, Hart High School Principal Jason d’Autremont called for an end to a destructive social media trend that involves students filming themselves “trashing” school bathrooms.
Hart Principal Calls for End to ‘Bathroom Trashing’ Social Media Trend
In partnership with the Community College Consortium for OER, College of the Canyons has received a second grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to expand and extend the Open for Anti-Racism program supporting faculty in California Community Colleges.
COC Receives Grant to Support Anti-Racism Through Open Educational Resources
1924 - SCV Deputy Ed Brown killed in shootout with Gus Le Brun [story]
Deputy Ed Brown
The Santa Clarita Master Chorale is proud to announce its annual benefit event - Cabaret and Cabernet - will be held Saturday, Oct. 16, at 5:00 p.m., in the Bridgeport Clubhouse.
Oct. 16: Santa Clarita Master Chorale’s Annual Benefit Fundraiser
The Los Angeles County Library is kicking off its 42nd Annual Bookmark Contest for grades K – 12, which celebrates reading and creativity. Submissions will be accepted through Saturday, Oct. 30.
Entries Being Accepted for L.A. County Library’s Annual Bookmark Contest
Officially open to the public, Baskin-Robbins – the world’s largest chain of specialty ice cream shops – has unveiled another edition of its new store concept in Canyon Country that helps to instantly spark moments of ice cream joy.
Newly Reimagined Baskin-Robbins Store Concept Comes to Canyon Country
The American Cancer Society is holding a Relay Rally on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., at Westfield Valencia Town Center.
Sept. 18: American Cancer Society’s Relay Rally
The Golden Valley Grizzlies (1-1) were without their starting quarterback Jaxson Miner in Friday’s game against the Rio Mesa Spartans (1-2). Yet, the outcome of the game wasn’t inevitable from the start.
Golden Valley Loses Home Opener to Rio Mesa 20-19
The Route Fire, which shut down parts of Interstate 5 in Castaic Saturday afternoon, was held at 462 acres, with firefighters able to achieve 63% containment by Monday morning.
Route Fire Held at 462 Acres, 63% Containment