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1990 - "Duplicates" premieres at L.A. Phil; concerto by CalArts Music School dean Mel Powell wins Pulitzer Prize [story]
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Family to Rebuild After House Fire Destroyed Home
Thursday, May 28, 2015

[KHTS] – A Santa Clarita Valley family whose home was destroyed in a fire Friday afternoon in Canyon Country is thanking the firefighters and community for their support, but are still in need of a helping hand. “On my behalf, I just want to show so much appreciation for my neighbors and I am...

May 17: Fundraiser for SCV-native Fire Victim
Thursday, May 7, 2015

A Castaic woman is reaching out to the community she has been involved with for over 50 years, and asking residents to help rebuild the household her daughter lost. “I was born and raised here in Santa Clarita, and so was my daughter,” said Dori DiFatta, a local woman who is raising money for her...

Christmas Tree Fire Prompts Reminder from County Fire Chief
Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015

Chief Daryl Osby Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby urges residents to remove dry and brittle Christmas trees from their homes to avoid any fire danger. “We’re now into the second week of the new year, so any Christmas trees still set up inside homes presents a serious fire danger,” he said. Tuesday...

Woman’s Body Found Inside Burning Mobile Home
Sunday, Dec 28, 2014

Authorities are investigating a house fire after a woman was found dead inside a Castaic mobile home. Los Angeles County Fire officials responded to the house fire at 3:12 a.m. in the 31200 block of Heavenly Way in Castaic. The home was fully engulfed by the time officials arrived on scene. A man was...

Two Hospitalized After Canyon Country Fire
Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014

Photos by Rick McClure [KHTS] Two Santa Clarita residents were hospitalized with injuries after a Canyon Country house fire late Monday night. “We were dispatched to a report of a structure fire on the 28000 block of Winterdale Drive, between Deep Creek Drive and Anne Freda Drive,” said Inspector...

House Fire Displaces Family of 4 in Saugus
Thursday, Sep 11, 2014

[KHTS] – Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighters declared a Saugus house fire extinguished at 2:50 p.m. Thursday. The fire was reported in the 22000 block of Aguadero Place in Saugus around 2:16 p.m., according to Inspector Flores of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The neighborhood...

Fire Fighters Make Quick Work of Garage Blaze
Monday, Dec 30, 2013

[KHTS] – Los Angeles County firefighters responded to a residential fire in Canyon Country on Monday afternoon. The garage of a home on Four Oaks Street off of Camp Plenty Road caught fire. The incident was first reported at 12:40 p.m. but the fire was out by 1:30 p.m. No injuries were reported,...

No Injuries Reported in Valencia House Fire
Monday, Aug 12, 2013

Photo: Jessica Boyer/KHTS A house fire in Valencia was reported Monday at 3:05 p.m. “The fire was in the residential neighborhood of Essex Place,” said Tony Atkins, inspector for the Los Angeles County FireDepartment.  “No injuries were reported.” Essex Place is in the Valencia Northbridge subdivision. Emergency...

No Injuries in Early Morning House Fire
Saturday, Feb 9, 2013

Photos and reporting by Rick McClure for SCVNews.com   A family was displaced after a fire was discovered in their attic and reported to the Los Angeles County Fire Department Saturday at 1:59 a.m. Firefighters from station 73, 76, 124, and 126 responded to the early morning blaze. The fire occurred...

Firefighters Make Quick Work of Saugus Attic Blaze
Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012

Los Angeles County firefighters may have prevented a house from burning down Tuesday in the 22500 block of Barcotta Drive in Saugus. Upon arrival, firefighters saw smoke coming the attic. The cause is undetermined, but a faulty attic fan appears to have been the culprit. No injuries to residents or firefighters...

LATEST TWEETS
Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley took part in the “Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women” campaign from Nov. 25 - Dec. 10, 2020.
Zonta Club’s 16 Days of Activism Receives Proclamation from City
One year ago (Tuesday), the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced its first case of the novel coronavirus.
L.A. County COVID-19 One Year Later: 15,592 Deaths; 1,085,044 Total Cases
With COVID-19 vaccine appointments booked at Los Angeles County sites through the end of the week, Public Health officials assured those who received their first dose are guaranteed their second — but confusion over the scheduling process prompted officials to clarify the situation Tuesday.
Confusion on Second Dose Scheduling Prompts County Officials to Offer Clarity
CBRE announced the sale of Sierra Crest Center, a neighborhood retail and office center in Santa Clarita, to a joint venture group for $9.9 million.
Sierra Crest Retail Center Sold for $9.9 Million
Built in the 19th century, the Pioneer Oil Refinery in Newhall played a pivotal role in the early development of the Santa Clarita Valley.
Newhall’s Pioneer Oil Refinery Recognized as Historic Site
The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees will hold a video/teleconferencing special meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, Jan. 27, beginning with a closed session at 4:00 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 5:00 p.m.
Jan. 27: Santa Clarita Community College District Virtual Special Meeting
Five Point Holdings, LLC recently announced the sale of additional homesites at its Valencia community, previously known as Newhall Ranch, and the lineup of homebuilders for the first phase of the community.
Five Point Holdings Sells Nearly 500 New Homesites in Valencia
As COVID-19 vaccination continues for health care workers and those over 65, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday California is looking to prioritize the next phases of vaccination efforts by age, rather than occupation.
California May Switch to Age-Based COVID-19 Vaccination System
Tejon Ranch Co. declared victory for its 8,000-acre Grapevine mixed-use development after a Kern County Superior Court judge ruled against an Arizona-based environmental group that dubbed the project “damaging.”
Judge Rules Against Environmentalists Over Grapevine Development
In 2019, Valencia High School student, Pedro Roman, was diagnosed with Leukemia. After one long and hard-fought year, Roman is now in remission due to the success of his latest treatment.
Jan. 30: Community Blood Drive for Valencia High’s Pedro Roman
1990 - "Duplicates" premieres at L.A. Phil; concerto by CalArts Music School dean Mel Powell wins Pulitzer Prize [story]
Mel Powell
California Public Health officials lifted the regional Stay at Home Order statewide on Monday as Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed 43 new deaths and 6,642 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 countywide, and Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported five new deaths on Saturday and Monday.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup; 5 New Deaths at Henry Mayo as State Lifts Stay-at-Home Order
Los Angeles County is set to align its health order with California's by the end of the week, as the state lifted its regional stay-at-home order statewide Monday, green-lighting the reopening of in-person outside dining and hair and nail salons, among other businesses.
L.A. County to Align with State, Lift ‘Safer at Home’ Order by End of Week
Officials with the California Department of Public Health on Monday ordered the Regional Stay at Home Order lifted for all regions statewide, including the three regions that had still been under the order – San Joaquin Valley, Bay Area, and Southern California.
California Stay At Home Order Lifted for All Regions Including SoCal
As another winter storm hit the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding areas, Interstate 5 was shut down through the Grapevine in "Operation Snowflake" Monday morning, with some lanes reopened by Monday afternoon.
‘Operation Snowflake’: CHP, Caltrans Reopen Grapevine Amid Snowstorm
Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, is cautioning residents about beach water use due to bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas that are likely to contaminate ocean waters at and around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers.
L.A. County Urges Caution for Beach Water Use Through Wednesday
A series of projects brought forth by Santa Clarita Valley-based organizations and agencies to aid the local homeless population could soon receive thousands of dollars from the city of Santa Clarita.
Santa Clarita Could Grant $126K to 6 Projects to Aid SCV Homeless Population
Citing the case of a convicted child rapist, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger said Friday she’s concerned there is a growing trend that the rights of victims of some of the most violent crimes are not being protected under District Attorney George Gascón’s administration.
Barger Steps in to Deny Parole to Convicted Child Rapist
Medical examiners with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office identified Benjamin Marquez IV, 31, of Castaic, as the man killed in a solo-vehicle crash that left one dead and sent another to the hospital Saturday.
Benjamin Marquez of Castaic ID’d as Man Killed in Rollover Crash
1915 - Death of pre-Mentry oilman & San Francisquito vintner Ramon Perea [story]
Perea grave marker
1888 - Acton post office established; Richard E. Nickel, postmaster [story]
postal cover
1882 - Author Helen Hunt Jackson visits Rancho Camulos; inspiration for "Ramona" novel [story]
HH Jackson
The COVID-19 crisis has trashed recycling efforts and instead generated an increase in plastic waste, according to a recent study, but Los Angeles County restaurants could soon be required to make adjustments related to disposable food ware in an effort to reduce waste.
Jan. 26: Board of Supervisors to Consider Restaurant Requirement Aimed at Curbing Waste
Despite signs that California’s latest and most damaging wave of the pandemic is subsiding, the state nonetheless sets a one-day record of 764 deaths on Friday.
COVID Death Rate Soars to New Daily Record in California