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1962- Actress and future Soledad Canyon big-cat rescuer Tippi Hedren, "Hitchcock's New Grace Kelly," makes cover of Look magazine for upcoming thriller, "The Birds" [story]
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LOCAL NEWS
‘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,...

Caltrans Remembers its Fallen, Urges Safety at Workers’ Memorial
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) employees, family members and guests took a moment to recognize and remember District 7 workers killed in the line of duty at its annual Workers’ Memorial event. Statewide, Caltrans has lost 187 employees since 1921; 37 of those employees worked in...

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Cheryl Anne “Cheri” Fleming, 69, of Valencia, passed away from natural causes on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, following a brief illness resulting from a brain aneurysm.
Dec. 11: Services for Community Leader Cheri Fleming to be Live-Streamed
1962- Actress and future Soledad Canyon big-cat rescuer Tippi Hedren, "Hitchcock's New Grace Kelly," makes cover of Look magazine for upcoming thriller, "The Birds" [story]
Tippi Hedren
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health again confirms the highest daily number of new cases and people hospitalized with COVID-19.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Cases, Hospitalizations Continue to Surge; 10,201 Total SCV Cases
Are your plants growing slower than you would like? Feeling a little frustrated? The health of your plants depends on the soil they’re planted in and the fertilizer you use to help them grow!
SCV Water Takes On Proper Soils, Fertilizers at Next Virtual Gardening Class
After imposing a temporary ban on outdoor dining, Los Angeles County health officials have to prove in court how it poses a significant risk for COVID-19 transmission, according to a county judge’s ruling Wednesday.
L.A. County Ordered to Provide Proof Outdoor Dining Poses COVID-19 Risks
Some Santa Clarita Valley residents were without power Thursday morning, while others remained under consideration for power shut-offs amid Red Flag conditions.
Red Flag Conditions Prompt SCV Power-Shutoffs
The Los Angeles County Probation Department is the recipient of a one-year, $356,615.00 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to monitor high-risk, repeat DUI offenders.
County Probation Receives Grant to Monitor High-Risk DUI Offenders
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new regional stay-at-home order Thursday, aimed at getting residents to stay home as much as possible in areas hardest hit by the COVID-19 surge for at least three weeks, with L.A. County on track to be placed under the order in the coming days.
New Regional Stay-at-Home Order Issued for California
JCI Santa Clarita, a premier young professional organization in the community, is partnering with our local WiSH Education Foundation to present the First Annual Virtual WiSH Run starting Friday, Jan. 1 - Saturday, Jan 9.
JCI Santa Clarita, WiSH Foundation Partner for Inaugural Virtual WiSH Run
(CN) — Real estate developers who promised to fund a nonprofit dedicated to preserving 90% of a 270,000-acre property north of Los Angeles are violating a 12-year-old pact by cutting their quarterly conservation payments, environmental groups claim in a new lawsuit.
Tejon Ranch Accused of Violating Pact to Fund Conservation
The city of Santa Clarita encourages interested residents to apply for several positions serving on the Arts Commission; the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission; the Planning Commission; and the Open Space Preservation District Financial Accountability and Audit Panel (FAAP).
Santa Clarita Seeking Local Residents for Appointment Vacancies
GreenPal, an app that connects homeowners with local, vetted lawn care professionals, is launching this week in Santa Clarita.
GreenPal Lawn Mowing App Launches in Santa Clarita
The Santa Clarita Valley Education Foundation (SCVEF) is pleased to announce that they will be hosting a virtual Teacher Tribute on Friday, Dec. 4, at 4:00 p.m.
Dec. 4: SCV Education Foundation’s Virtual Teacher Tribute
1887 - Prohibitionist Henry Needham purchases land in Newhall, attempts to establish "dry" colony [story]
H.C. Needham
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Wednesday reported 40 new deaths and 5,987 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 countywide, as the total number of Santa Clarita Valley residents diagnosed with the virus topped 10,000.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: Record Hospitalizations in L.A. County; SCV Total Cases Top 10K
In response to the current surge of COVID-19 cases, the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation is suspending in-person outdoor programs in accordance with the county's Nov. 30 "Safer At Home" Health Officer Order to stop the spread of COVID-19.
L.A. County Parks Halt In-Person Outdoor Programs Due to COVID-19 Surge
The California Interscholastic Federation or CIF has postponed youth sports competitions including championship events until at least Jan. 1, due to the surge in COVID-19 cases statewide.
CIF Postpones Education-Based Athletics into 2021
California Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) and more than 50 other lawmakers are demanding answers from Bank of America surrounding the state Employment Development Department’s latest problem: the freezing and draining of unemployment benefits in EDD accounts.
Lawmakers Demand Answers from Bank of America on Draining of EDD Accounts
Noah Michael Englerth of Castaic has been missing a month, and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Missing Persons Unit investigators are asking for the public’s help locating him.
Missing: Noah Englerth of Castaic; LASD Asks Public’s Help
With a multiday Red Flag warning issued throughout Southern California, multiple parts of the Santa Clarita Valley remained under consideration for power shutoffs Wednesday.
SCE Warns of Power Shutoffs, State Readies Fire Resources
Santa Ana winds are forecast to return this week, bringing another fire weather watch to the Santa Clarita Valley after thousands across the region faced power shutoffs on Thanksgiving.
Santa Ana Winds Return, SCV Under Fire Weather Watch
A spokesman for the William S. Hart Union High School District confirmed Tuesday a food services worker “participating in meal service on (Nov. 23-24) at Golden Valley High School has since tested positive for COVID-19.”
Hart District Confirms GVHS Food Worker Diagnosed with COVD-19
1972 - Five wounded in Vagos biker gang shooting at Curtis & JoAnne Darcy's Acton '49er Saloon [story]
Darcys 49er
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