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Early-Morning Valencia House Fire Quickly Doused
Wednesday, Mar 10, 2021

Firefighters quickly extinguished a house fire in the Valencia Hills neighborhood Wednesday morning. The call came out shortly after 6:30 a.m. on the 25500 block of Via Brava in Valencia, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department Supervisor Franklin Lopez. Units arriving on the scene found flames...

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...

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1987 - Slender-horned spineflower listed in Federal Register as endangered species [story] Slender-horned spineflower
On Sunday, theater luminaries recognized achievements in Broadway at the 74th Tony Awards at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City, after more than a year delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
CalArtian’s Lighting Design for Moulin Rouge! The Musical Earns Him First Tony
One person died Monday after an RV hopped over a curb and crashed into the Santa Clara River bed in Canyon Country, according to officials.
One Person Dead After RV Crashes into Santa Clara River Bed
Officials from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital on Monday announced the 168th death from COVID-19, spokesman Patrick Moody confirmed.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: Henry Mayo Reports 168th Death; SCV Cases Total 35,692
College of the Canyons quarterback Tooni Ikahihifo tossed two fourth quarter touchdowns and the Cougars' defense forced a pair of turnovers as No. 5 Canyons defeated visiting No. 21 Palomar College on Saturday.
Two 4th Quarter TDs Lead Canyons Past Palomar 42-30
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office released the 12 productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, Sept. 27 - Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021:
Filming This Week in SCV: ‘This Sucks,’ ‘NCIS: L.A.,’ ‘Dollface,’ Nine Other Productions
A Hart High School student confessed after a threat to the school was found Friday afternoon written inside a campus restroom, Principal Jason d’Autremont informed parents via email Monday.
Hart High Parents Notified of Threat to School, Student Confesses
Princess Cruises sailed guests from the Port of Los Angeles Saturday, marking the first cruise vacation departure from San Pedro since the cruise industry’s pause in operations early last year.
Grand Princess Becomes First Ship to Set Sail from Port of L.A. Since 2020 Operations Pause
One person was transported to the hospital after a reported stabbing in Canyon Country overnight.
One Person Sent to Hospital After Reported Canyon Country Stabbing
SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Motor Vehicles reminds customers that it will never ask for personal information related to driver’s license number, Social Security number or financial information through text or unsolicited phone calls or email.
Californians Warned of DMV Text Message Scams
2014 - Towsley Canyon Loop Trail named for naturalist Don Mullally [story]
Don Mullally
1876 - California oil industry born as CSO No. 4 in Pico Canyon becomes state's first commercially productive oil well [story]
Pico No. 4
1970 - Lagasse family helps save Mentryville buildings as Newhall and Malibu brush fires erupt & join into worst fire in SoCal history. Twelve fires over 10 days burn 525,000 acres, kill 13 people and destroy approx. 1,500 structures. [story]
Clampitt fire
After news reports detailing sexual assault allegations against a Newhall massage therapist on Sept. 2, a half-dozen additional victims have come forward, according to sheriff’s investigators.
Additional Victims Come Forward in Newhall Massage Therapist Sexual Assault Investigation
Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, welcomed news of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s veto of Assembly Bill 616 on Wednesday.
Newsom Vetoes Agricultural Worker Union Elections Bill Opposed by Wilk
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 32 new deaths and 1,238 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 35,524 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley. Additionally, Public Health announced that eligible Los Angeles County residents can begin receiving their booster doses at any of the hundreds of sites offering the Pfizer vaccine.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: County Announces Pfizer Booster Available to Eligible Residents; 35,524 Total SCV Cases
Yair Haimoff, SIOR and Randy Cude of Spectrum Commercial Real Estate, Inc., are pleased to announce a recent 71,874-square-foot ground lease located in Valencia, CA.
Spectrum CRE Completes Ground Lease with Tenant In-N-Out Burgers
Los Angeles County announced it is now administering Pfizer booster third doses after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle P. Walensky endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ recommendation for a booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in several population groups. The CDC also recommended a booster dose for those in high-risk occupational and institutional settings.
County Begins Administering Pfizer Booster to Eligible Residents
1855 - Sanford & Cyrus Lyon establish Lyon's Station (for stagecoaches) near today's Sierra Hwy & Newhall Ave [story]
Sanford Lyon
Officials from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital are once again urging those eligible to get vaccinated, as the hospital is experiencing a marked influx of COVID-19 patients, hospital spokesman Patrick Moody said Thursday.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: Henry Mayo Hospital Admittance Up 50%; SCV Cases Total 35,477
A “significant amount of smoke” from the Windy and KNP Complex fires northeast of Bakersfield in the Sequoia National Forest have entered the Los Angeles area, according to a Thursday morning tweet from the U.S. National Weather Service Los Angeles.
Hazy SCV Skies from Sequoia Forest Fires
Spookiness is on its way to Main Street in Old Town Newhall.
Scarecrow Alley Coming to Old Town Newhall
The Chiquita Canyon Landfill Technical Advisory Committee met Wednesday afternoon to discuss updates at the Val Verde landfill.
Chiquita Canyon Landfill Health Report Nearing Final Process
Following a record-breaking event in 2020 – Soup for the Soul will once again be presented virtually in 2021.
Tickets Now on Sale for Bridge to Home’s 2021 Soup for the Soul Virtual Fundraiser
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