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1914 - Signal newspaper owner-editor Scott Newhall born in San Francisco [story]
Scott Newhall

Man Turns Self In, 2 Days After Deadly Hit & Run Crash
Friday, May 27, 2016

Rod Bennett was killed while riding his bicycle on Placerita Canyon Road earlier this week. The driver wanted in connection with a deadly hit-and-run collision turned himself in to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station early Friday. California Highway Patrol and Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s...

CHP Still Investigating Fatal Crash That Killed Saugus Teen
Thursday, Mar 19, 2015

[KHTS]-Back in August, hundreds came to the memorial held for Jennifer Stift, a popular, well-liked senior expected to graduate this spring. Stift was jogging westbound across Golden Valley Road around 8:25 p.m. Aug. 18, when she was struck by a 1989 Toyota Celica heading southbound driven by a 17-year-old...

Candlelight Vigil Saturday for Hit-and-Run Victim
Friday, Jan 16, 2015

Travis Marton Friends and family members of a Valencia man killed by a suspected hit-and-run driver will hold a candlelight vigil Saturday at College of the Canyons in Valencia. Those looking to memorialize Travis Marton are invited to gather at Parking Lot 8. Marton was killed on a stretch of Pacific...

SCV Man, 23, Found Dead on PCH; Hit-and-Run Suspect Arrested
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015

A 23-year-old Valencia man was killed in a suspected hit-and-run collision in Orange County early Thursday morning. Travis Marton was believed to have been killed on a stretch of Pacific Coast Highway in Newport Beach sometime before 2:56 a.m. on New Year’s Day, according to Sgt. Rachel Johnson. “A...

Santa Clarita Deputies Investigate Hit And Run Crash
Monday, Dec 29, 2014

[KHTS] Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are investigating a suspected hit-and-run crash early Monday that left a man seriously injured. A car crashed into a block wall, near the intersection of Decoro Drive and Vista Del Gado, in Saugus, shortly after midnight Monday, according to Sheriff’s...

$10k to Be Offered for Info on Fatal Palmdale Crash
Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014

Terence Redack [Supv. Antonovich] – Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will ask his colleagues on the Board of Supervisors at its next meeting to approve a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest or conviction of the person(s) responsible for ­­­­­the fatal hit and run collision...

Hit-and-Run Knocks Out Power in Canyon Country
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013

Update 7/24/2013, LASD: Deputy Sheriff’s from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station found the original cause of the downed power lines which caused a transformer to explode sparking a small brush fire in Canyon Country. In the rear parking lot at the 26700 block of Ruether Avenue, there was...

$10K Reward for Info on Hit-and-Run Death in Lancaster
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013

Simone Walker The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich to offer a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of the driver of a car that struck and killed a woman in Lancaster on March 19, 2013. Simone Walker,...

Valencia Woman Arrested for Hit & Run in Newhall
Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013

A Valencia woman was arrested Friday on suspicion of felony hit and run after a collision in Newhall left a bicyclist in serious condition. Lindsay Feeley, of Valencia, 20, was released after making a $50,000 bail. Feeley was arrested after an investigation by a deputy in the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s...

Hit & Run Leads to Foot Pursuit; 2 Arrested
Monday, Jan 7, 2013

Two Santa Clarita men were taken into custody Sunday after being involved in a hit and run on the northbound I-5 and leading deputies on a short pursuit in Newhall, both by car and on foot. Alberto Gomez was traveling northbound on the I-5 when he lost control of his Jeep Liberty and collided with a...

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1914 - Signal newspaper owner-editor Scott Newhall born in San Francisco [story]
Scott Newhall
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
Soon after Los Angeles County officials announced Tuesday that, by the afternoon, residents age 65 and older could register for the COVID-19 vaccine, the signup website crashed, with thousands of inquiries pending.
L.A. County COVID-19 Vaccine Signup Website Crashes
1993 - Hart High grad Dee Dee Myers (1979) becomes first female White House press secretary [story]
Dee Dee Myers
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 186 new deaths and 7,902 new cases of confirmed COVID-19, with 22,102 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: County Ramps Up Large-Scale Vaccination Sites; SCV Tops 22,000 Total Cases
I think everyone gave a sigh of relief at midnight on Dec. 31, 2020. The most troubling and stressful year in recent memory was finally over.
Pets Are Source of Unconditional Love During Uncertain World | Marcia Mayeda
A brush fire quickly spread near Towsley Canyon on Tuesday afternoon, with initial reports indicating it had grown by 50 acres within a half-hour.
Strong Winds Fuel Towsley Canyon Fire
As winds continue to whip through the Santa Clarita Valley, firefighters are battling another brush fire in Canyon Country where structures may be threatened.
Canyon Country Fire Threatens Structures
SACRAMENTO – California State Epidemiologist Dr. Erica S. Pan issued the following statement Sunday recommending providers pause the administration of lot 41L20A of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine due to possible allergic reactions that are under investigation.
California Issues Warning Against Batch of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine After Allergic Reactions Reported
ARTree Community Arts Center is offering virtual classes that you can share with family and friends, not just around the country, but around the world.
ARTree Offering Virtual Individual, Group Classes
The Santa Clarita Planning Commission is set to further review the proposed 77-acre Sand Canyon Resort development and hear from the developer after commissioners ruled in November the project needed “some work.”
Planning Commission Further Reviews Proposed Sand Canyon Resort
1967 - Original airing of Star Trek "Arena" Episode: Kirk battles the Gorn commander (Saugus resident Bobby Clark) at Vasquez Rocks [watch]
Kirk vs. Gorn commander
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Monday confirmed 88 new deaths and 9,927 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported 7 new fatalities since Friday.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: 7 Deaths at Henry Mayo Since Friday; SCV Cases Near 22,000
After Harleen Grewal became one of the 1 million Los Angelenos to be diagnosed with COVID-19, she realized there’s a better way for people to find out whether they have the virus, or whether they need to isolate because they potentially could make someone else sick.
SCV Husband-and-Wife Team Open Rapid COVID-19 Testing Company