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1839 - Gov. Juan B. Alvarado gives most of SCV to Mexican Army Lt. Antonio del Valle. [story]
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COUNTY NEWS ARCHIVE
Starting Oct. 1: Public Can Seek Historic Status for Buildings, Districts in Non-City Areas
Thursday, Sep 3, 2015

The Department of Regional Planning is pleased to announce the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors adopted a Historic Preservation Ordinance on Sept. 1, 2015.  It becomes effective on Oct. 1, 2015. Beginning on Oct. 1, 2015, the Department of Regional Planning may accept nomination applications...

County Historic Preservation Ordinance Ready for Adoption
Thursday, Aug 27, 2015

County staffers are ready to present a historic preservation ordinance to the Board of Supervisors for final approval Tuesday. The board voted in January to direct staff to put the finishing touches on a new set of regulations to “preserve, protect and enhance buildings, structures and other resources...

Destroyed by Fire, Historic House to be Razed
Friday, Jun 19, 2015

The “history” in the following story was based primarily on information in the city record. That information was provided to the city by local historians prior to 1991. Soon after the city agenda report and the following story below were published, the writer discovered huge discrepancies...

Supervisors Set to Approve Historic Preservation Ordinance
Friday, Jan 23, 2015

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will consider approving a Historic Preservation Ordinance on Tuesday that establishes procedures for designating and preserving historic properties throughout the county’s unincorporated area. The proposed ordinance cleared the Landmarks Commission unanimously...

Apartments Planned for Historic Newhall School Site
Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014

[KHTS] – A century-old Newhall schoolhouse was purchased and recently demolished because nothing protected it, a Santa Clarita planning official said Monday. The Newhall school building originally was built in 1913, but razed recently to build an apartment complex at 24514 Kansas Street, officials...

New Owner Bulldozes 1913 Newhall School Building
Friday, Jul 4, 2014

All that’s left of the historic schoolhouse is in some roll-off bins. What used to be the only remaining part of the 100-year-old, two-story wooden Newhall School building is gone, and Historical Society officers are none too happy. According to a source familiar with the property at 24514 Kansas...

Historic Newhall Ice Co. Property in Foreclosure
Thursday, Jan 30, 2014

File photo [KHTS] – The building that houses the Newhall Ice Company, one of the Santa Clarita Valley’s oldest businesses, could be up for auction next month if the owners take no action, according to a public foreclosure notice. Peak Foreclosure Services will hold a public auction at the Pomona...

County Set to Adopt Historic Preservation Ordinance
Monday, May 27, 2013

Owners of historic properties  in unincorporated Los Angeles County would be eligible for property tax breaks if they agree to maintain the historic character of their buildings, under an ordinance the Board of Supervisors will consider Tuesday. The ordinance would set up a Mills Act program, which...

SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Wednesday, Jan 9, 2013

In this episode: The body and car of Sarah Alarid, 19, was found in a steep ravine Wednesday morning; Detectives found no human remains in a shallow grave in the Angeles National Forest; Deputies arrest a residential burglary suspect. Also: City council members rejected TimBen Boydston’s attempt to...

Council Rejects Mayoral Rotation, OK’s Historic Preservation

City officials formally approved their Historic Preservation Ordinance, decided to protest a county tax and voted down a return to a mayoral rotation at Tuesday’s meeting. Before city officials discussed the action items on the agenda, they took a moment to honor Saugus High’s boys and girls cross...

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1839 - Gov. Juan B. Alvarado gives most of SCV to Mexican Army Lt. Antonio del Valle. [story]
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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
The College of the Canyons School of Personal and Professional Learning was presented an Honorable Mention award by the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges’ 2021 Exemplary Program Award.
COC Recognized for Personal, Professional Learning Program
The William S. Hart Union High School is looking for two new members to serve on the Measure SA Citizens’ Oversight Committee. These members will serve two-year terms with a maximum of three consecutive terms.
Hart Seeking Members for Citizens’ Oversight Committee
Santa Clarita-based Princess Cruises announced Thursday the sale of Pacific Princess to an undisclosed buyer.
Princess Cruises Announces Sale of Pacific Princess to Undisclosed Buyer
After a dayslong wind event hit the Santa Clarita Valley, most area residents power had been restored by Thursday morning.
SoCal Edison Restores Power to Most SCV Residents
The Los Angeles County Coroner-Medical Examiner’s Office identified Carlos Salgado-Ruiz, 35, of Santa Clarita, as the pedestrian killed after being struck by a vehicle in Saugus Wednesday night.
Pedestrian Killed in Saugus Hit-and-Run Identified
SACRAMENTO — Assemblyman Tom Lackey, R-Palmdale, introduced a bill Thursday that will allow individuals to be convicted for hate crimes.
Lackey Introduces Hate Crime Bill
1914 - Signal newspaper owner-editor Scott Newhall born in San Francisco [story]
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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Wednesday confirmed 262 new deaths and 6,492 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as the county's rollout of an extremely limited vaccine supply continues at Dodger Stadium and five supersites including Six Flags Magic Mountain.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 22,232; Vaccines in ‘Extremely Limited Supply’
In what some hailed as the most important speech at an inauguration in modern American history, President Joe Biden called for a new era of unity and healing as he pledged to bring an end to the pandemic that has dramatically altered the lives of every American while leading the restoration of a battered economy.
Biden Inauguration: ‘This Is Democracy’ – President Calls for Unity in Inaugural Address
Almost directly after taking the oath as President of the United States, Joe Biden on his first day in office is expected to reverse a number of his predecessor’s policies and federal agency standards.
Biden’s Busy First Day: Action on COVID-19, Climate, Racial Equality
California Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) was unanimously selected as Senate Republican Leader-elect, Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) announced Wednesday.
Wilk Named California Senate Republican Leader-Elect
Concluding with his oath to faithfully uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution, Joseph R. Biden became the 46th president of the United States at noon Wednesday.
New President Inaugurated: White House Changes Hands at Critical Moment in History
The Los Angeles County Public Health Department opened the Six Flags Magic Mountain vaccination site Tuesday, one of the five larger vaccination sites opened this week in conjunction with the Fire Department and other agencies.
Magic Mountain Opens Vaccination Site, Aims to Administer More Than 2K Doses a Day
California fired back on the Trump administration’s eleventh-hour attempt to gut the Endangered Species Act before the president left office Wednesday.
California Leads Charge Against Parting Gut of Endangered Species Act
After nearly a year of lockdowns, social distancing, widespread infection, and COVID-19-related death in Los Angeles, residents are preparing for the next chapter of the pandemic: vaccination distribution.
L.A. County Health Officials Address Challenges to Vaccination Distribution
California’s holiday COVID-19 wave appears to have crested, with state officials announcing Tuesday that hospitalizations and new infections are starting to decrease for the first time in weeks.
Officials: California’s Holiday COVID-19 Wave Appears to Have Crested
As coronavirus cases spiked to record highs and spurred statewide lockdowns this past summer, Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Legislature have scrambled to devise a COVID-19 aid plan for the state’s nearly $10 billion share of federal CARES Act funding.
California Leaders Blasted for Giving Less COVID-19 Aid to Small Communities