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Cities Seek to Retain Local Control Over Land-Use Policies
Thursday, Aug 12, 2021

Control over land-use policy remains a focal point for the city of Santa Clarita, which earlier this year sought to retain maximum control within the framework of new state laws making it easier to build accessory dwelling units (ADU), commonly known as granny flats, without community or city input....

L.A. County Development Authority’s New Website Goes Live
Thursday, Jul 29, 2021

The Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) is proud to announce the launch of its new website. Going live early this morning, the website completes the agency’s rebranding which first began in 2019, when it underwent a name change and adopted a new logo. This last component of the rebrand...

City Council Committee Requests Research on Workforce Housing
Thursday, Jun 3, 2021

The Santa Clarita City Council Development Committee asked city staff to examine workforce housing projects in other cities to determine if the housing option is a good fit for Santa Clarita. The committee continued Tuesday afternoon a discussion started the prior Tuesday. “I’d like to just know...

City Receives More Than 800 Rental Assistance Applications
Friday, May 14, 2021

The city of Santa Clarita received approximately 850 applications for its rental assistance program ahead of the program’s April 30 application deadline. “Now we’re in the process of basically fully vetting the applications,” said Michael Villegas, the city’s preservation officer, “determining...

LACDA Extends Registration For Elderly Family Public Housing Sites, Including Valencia
Wednesday, May 12, 2021

The Los Angeles County Development Authority have extended the deadline to register for elderly family housing sites from June to the end of the year. Applicants can continue to add their name on up to seven site-based waiting lists from not until Dec 31 at 5 p.m. by registering at lacda.org, or call...

Financial Navigators Program Set to Help County Residents Facing COVID-19 Hardships
Friday, May 7, 2021

The L.A. County Financial Navigators program, operated by the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs’ Center for Financial Empowerment in partnership with Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, announced it is currently providing L.A. residents with free assistance to help them...

Judge Denies Bid to Delay Order to House LA Homeless
Monday, Apr 26, 2021

By Martin Macias Jr. LOS ANGELES (CN) — A California federal judge denied a bid by the city and county of Los Angeles to delay an order to house tens of thousands of homeless people by October, but granted a two-month extension of his order to place $1 billion in escrow for housing construction. Last...

Five Point Holdings Sells Nearly 500 New Homesites in Valencia
Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021

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. In the fourth quarter of 2020, Five Point Holdings sold 487 homesites for a gross purchase price...

County Seeking Community Input for 2021-2022 Action Plan
Tuesday, Nov 3, 2020

The Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) invites residents of the unincorporated Los Angeles County communities and participating agency recipients to join a virtual Community Meeting to seek input for the County’s 2021-2022 Action Plan on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00...

Landlords, Property Owners Encouraged to Complete Survey on Affordable Rental Housing
Monday, Sep 21, 2020

The Affordable Housing Committee of the Community Task Force on Homelessness is reaching out to Santa Clarita Valley landlords and property owners in hopes of better understanding hesitancies in accepting tenants with rental assistance vouchers. The Committee is asking for landlords and property owners...

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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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