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1882 - George Campton's Newhall general store explodes [story]
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Agua Dulce Fire Prompts State Route 14 Lane Closures
Thursday, Dec 17, 2020

Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel responded to reports of a brush fire near the southbound side of State Route 14, south of Agua Dulce Canyon Road, just after noon, according to Supervisor Leslie Lua. Firefighters on the scene reported a half-acre blaze upon their initial arrival, moving uphill...

‘Elsmere Fire’ Breaks Out Near Newhall Avenue and Highway 14
Monday, Aug 3, 2020

Los Angeles County, L.A. city and Angeles National Forest firefighters were attacking a brushfire, dubbed the Elsmere Fire, late Monday afternoon near Newhall Avenue and Highway 14 in Newhall. By 4:05 p.m., LACoFD reported the fire’s forward progress had been stopped at about 130 acres, with 30%...

Acton Brush Fire Held to Two Acres
Thursday, Oct 31, 2019

By Bobby Block, Signal Staff Writer Fire crews responded to reports of a brush fire near the northbound lanes of Highway 14, just past the Escondido Canyon Road exit, at around 6:51 a.m. Thursday, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department Representative Marvin Lim. All responding units were released...

March 18-23: Nightly Lane Closures on Highway 14 for Road Rehab
Monday, Mar 18, 2019

The California Department of Transportation continues to close portions of State Route 14 for a $6.6 million pavement rehabilitation project to improve the condition of the lanes and create a smoother ride for motorists. Closures are scheduled nightly from Monday, March 18 through Saturday, March 23...

GVHS Team Bus Catches Fire
Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017

No students were hospitalized or seriously injured after a Golden Valley High team bus caught fire on the side of the road, fire officials said Monday night. Los Angeles County Fire Department officials reported they received a call at 8:40 p.m., from the school bus just south of Red Rover Mine Road...

Caltrans I-5 SCV Repaving Project Starts Monday
Friday, Jul 7, 2017

The California Department of Transportation will paint new temporary lanes with lower speed limits on a section of Interstate 5, aka the Golden State Freeway, in the Santa Clarita Valley as a $171 million repaving project gets underway Monday night. The roadway rehabilitation project will repair and...

LACoFD Battle Three Brush Fires Near Highway 14
Thursday, Jul 6, 2017

Los Angeles County Fire officials are battling three small brush fires Thursday morning along Highway 14 in the Santa Clarita Valley. The Newhall Fire (#NewhallFire or #NewhallIC) was reported at 10:20 a.m., and grew to at least a quarter-acre with forward progress stopped about 30 minutes later, said...

CHP Seeks Motorcyclist in Road Rage Crash
Thursday, Jun 22, 2017

A road rage incident on Highway 14 near Newhall Avenue Wednesday morning resulted in a two-car crash and a motorcyclist who remains at large, according to CHP officials. The motorcycle was described as a “Harley Davidson type” in the CHP field report. Here are additional details from the...

Man Killed in Highway 14 Collision in Agua Dulce
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

One person was killed in a collision on Highway 14 in Agua Dulce on Wednesday. “The victim’s van was disabled in a lane on the road for unknown reasons, when it was struck by the oncoming Freightliner,” said Officer Carroll of California Highway Patrol. A 1996 Chevy Van and a 2010 Freightliner...

Native American RN Was Victim of Freak Accident on SR-14
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Medical examiners Thursday identified a man killed Wednesday afternoon when a tire fell off of a moving vehicle on the 14 Freeway, striking and killing a motorist. Paul Begay, 49, was killed Wednesday in southbound lanes near the Placerita Canyon Road off-ramp. Begay,  a U.S. Marine and father of two,...

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1882 - George Campton's Newhall general store explodes [story]
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After receiving athletic protocol updates from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the Los Angeles Department of Public Health (LADPH) and California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), the William S. Hart Union High School District has put together a complete athletic program following all state and county guidelines.
Hart District Announces Outdoor Sports Practices, Competitions to Resume Immediately
The ability to transform data into information and insights that can elevate a business and influence decisions is at the core of the newest major being offered in California State University, Northridge’s David Nazarian College of Business and Economics.
CSUN Students Can Now Earn Degree in Business Analytics
Three teachers from the William S. Hart Union High School District have been named by NASA and the SETI Institute to fly on NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA).
NASA Selects Three Hart District Teachers for SOFIA Flight
Los Angeles County Parks is looking for highly-talented independent instructors to bring valuable expertise and learning to the community through the Contact Class Program.
L.A. County Parks Hiring Instructors for Summer 2021 Season
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 91 new deaths and 1,407 new cases of COVID-19, with 26,212 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total  26,212; L.A. County Remains in Most Restrictive Tier
The Santa Clarita Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Commission will hold its study session virtually Thursday, March 4, at 6:00 p.m.
March 4: Parks, Recreation & Community Services Commission Study Session
After its cancelation last year due to the emergence of COVID-19, the College of the Canyons Scholarly Presentation will return this spring in a new virtual format.
COC’s Scholarly Presentations Return Virtually March 11
The Santa Clarita Public Library is excited to present Sidewalk Stories at the Old Town Newhall Library!
Old Town Newhall Library Now Offering Sidewalk Storytime
Santa Clarita Planning commissioners are expected to make a decision Tuesday regarding the proposed expansion of Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital via multiple construction projects that include building a second inpatient tower.
Proposed Henry Mayo Expansion Project Back Before Planning Commission
Picture this…the sun has just set on another brisk spring day.
Santa Clarita City Manager’s Monthly Message – March 2021
1938 - Great Flood of 1938 causes massive destruction and death across the greater Los Angeles region [story]
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Santa Clarita Valley educators were next in line to receive their COVID-19 vaccine shots at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Monday, more than two months after the hospital received its first batch of vaccines for hospital frontline workers.
Henry Mayo Now Inoculating Educators with COVID-19 Vaccine
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Monday confirmed 32 new deaths and 987 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported two new deaths since Friday.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: 2 New Deaths at Henry Mayo; Vaccine Eligibility Expands
The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center at Bella Vida has announced its March 2021 lineup of outdoor drive-in events.
Bella Vida Senior Center Sets March Outdoor Drive-in Events
In partnership with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, the city of Santa Clarita will launch its “Guard That Auto” campaign this spring to combat an increase in grand theft auto over the past year.
Santa Clarita, Sheriff’s Station to Launch ‘Guard That Auto’ Anti-Theft Campaign
The Saugus High School academic decathlon team will advance to the state competition after placing in the top 10 in the county competition.
Saugus High Advances in State Academic Decathlon
Spring is upon us, and with it comes longer days, greener hillsides, and warmer temperatures that invite outdoor exploration.
Mayor’s March Message: Enjoy Spring in Santa Clarita
The city of Santa Clarita, in partnership with the Santa Clarita Sister Cities program, invites local students to submit artwork, poetry, essays/creative writing, photographs, or music for the 2021 Sister Cities International Young Artists and Authors Showcase.
Young Artists Invited to Submit Works in 2021 Sister Cities International Showcase
In a rush to bring children back to California schools after a year of closed campuses, Governor Gavin Newsom and lawmakers said Monday the state will offer $2 billion to school districts willing to reopen next month.
Newsom, Lawmakers Cut Deal to Reopen California Schools by April
The race to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Los Angeles County despite vaccine shortages is cutthroat and most people don’t even know they’re in the competition.
COVID-19 Vaccine Shortages Highlight Health Inequities in L.A. County
The California Department of Motor Vehicles has learned of a text message phishing scam related to REAL ID and reminds customers that it will never ask for personal information related to driver’s license number, Social Security number, or financial information through email, text, or over the phone.
DMV Warns Customers of REAL ID Phishing Scam
1990 - President George H.W. Bush and Sheriff Sherman Block dedicate new North County Correctional Facility in Castaic [story]
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1890 - Jenkins ranch hands Dolores Cook and George Walton of Castaic slain by rival William Chormicle and W.A. Gardener [story]
Dolores Cook