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1945 - Acton Hotel, est. 1890, burns down; arson is suspected [story]
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Tiana Murillo Named to Oversee County’s COVID-19 Housing Response (Video)
Tuesday, Apr 21, 2020

Los Angeles County has named Tiana Murillo, head of the Chief Executive Office’s Strategic Integration Branch, to oversee and coordinate urgent, multifaceted efforts underway to temporarily house people experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 crisis. Murillo was selected by CEO Sachi A. Hamai...

Cali Lake Tenants Will Not Have to Vacate
Thursday, Oct 10, 2019

After several weeks of fearing possible homelessness, several dozen Cali Lake RV Resort tenants applauded the good news county and state officials brought them Wednesday: that they wouldn’t have to vacate the park as the owner undergoes a new permit process. “(County Supervisor Kathryn Barger) certainly...

Supes Vote to Extend Ordinance that Temporarily Limits Rent Increases
Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019

The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to extend a temporary rent stabilization ordinance through December 31, 2019. The ordinance, which was first approved last fall, established a 3% annual cap on rent increases with the base rent set as of September 11, 2018. The ordinance provides protections to...

City Seeks Public Input on Housing, Community Development Needs
Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018

The city of Santa Clarita’s Housing department is in the process of developing a new five-year Consolidated Plan, and is seeking public input on housing and community development in Santa Clarita. The Housing and Community Development Needs survey, which will be used by the City when applying for federal...

Permanent, Supportive Housing for Homeless Thanks to Measure H
Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017

With funding from Measure H, Los Angeles County and its cities are teaming up to quickly place thousands of homeless people into permanent housing that comes with the supportive services, rental subsidies and other assistance needed to thrive. The Board of Supervisors approved a motion by its Chairman,...

Home Prices Heading Back to Pre-Recession Levels
Friday, Apr 8, 2016

[State Board of Equalization] – Prices of existing homes are a major economic indicator, closely associated with trends in California’s assessed property values. According to the California State Board of Equalization’s latest issue of Economic Perspective, in 2015 California median home prices...

Realtors Group: Calif. Housing Less Affordable Than 1 Year Ago
Thursday, Feb 11, 2016

[C.A.R.] – Lower interest rates and level home prices combined to perk up California housing affordability in the fourth quarter of 2015, compared to the previous quarter, the California Association of Realtors said Thursday. Affordability, however, was down when compared to the previous year. The...

What About Water?
Friday, Apr 17, 2015

In times past, the amount of time between a housing project’s approval and the start of construction was someplace from 15 to 18 months. Then came the lawsuits from various environmental groups, and the time from approval to construction is someplace from 10 to 15 years. In a few cases in the SCV nearly...

City Seeks Input for General Plan Housing Element
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2013

The City of Santa Clarita will host a public workshop to receive input from the community regarding the update of the General Plan Housing Element at 6:00 p.m. on April 8, 2013 at the Santa Clarita Activities Center located at 20880 Centre Point Parkway. The Housing Element is one of seven elements within...

Apply Now: Money Available for Groups that Counsel Homeowners
Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012

Kamala Harris Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced a $10.4 million grant program Wednesday for organizations that provide housing counseling and legal services to homeowners.  The grant funds were secured through the National Mortgage Settlement with the goal of providing assistance to homeowners...

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1945 - Acton Hotel, est. 1890, burns down; arson is suspected [story]
Acton hotel fire
Thirty-five percent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence.
Zonta Club SCV Speaks Out Against Gender-Based Violence
The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, is excited to announce that a series of Learn to Swim Scholarships will be made available for the Learn to Swim Program at Castaic Aquatic Center this upcoming Winter and Spring Season
L.A. County Opens Winter, Spring Scholarship Swim Programs at Castaic Aquatic Center
The new Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, located at 26201 Golden Valley Road, was unveiled Monday.
LASD, Local Officials Unveil New SCV Sheriff’s Station
Officials from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital on Monday announced an additional death, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths since the onset of the pandemic to 175, spokesman Patrick Moody confirmed.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: Henry Mayo Reports 175th Death; SCV Cases Total 36,756
The Valencia High School Marching Band and Color Guard is holding the 9th Annual Pride of the Vikings Field Tournament at the Valencia High School Stadium, Saturday, Oct. 23, at 3:30 p.m.
Pride of the Vikings Field Tournament Returns to Valencia High School
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office released the five productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, Oct. 18 - Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021:
Filming in SCV This Week Includes Three TV Shows, One Commercial, One Feature
Each time the MB2 Entertainment owners — who happen to be not only business leaders but also two longtime Santa Clarita Valley residents — drove past the Mountasia Family Fun Center, they felt a pull to revitalize the SCV staple.
MB2 Entertainment Bringing Fun Back to Former Mountasia Property
A 67-yard touchdown from Saugus Centurions (7-1, 3-0) quarterback Brady Welch to running back Jacob Faraldo blew the gates open in the 42-7 win against the Golden Valley Grizzlies (3-4, 1-2) on Friday.
Cents Trounce Grizzlies 42-7
The Hart Indians (2-6, 1-2) completed the comeback over Valencia (3-4, 1-2) scoring 14 unanswered points in the final two minutes of regulation and overtime for the 27-21 win.
Hart Stuns Valencia in OT 27-21
Amy Green was a young woman when she fell into a cycle of abuse that began with a relationship with the wrong man and led her to an addiction to heroin.
Purple Palooza 5K Walk Brings Awareness to Domestic Violence
SACRAMENTO – Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States. In fact, the chance of a teen being involved in a crash is highest during their first two years of driving.
CHP’s ‘Start Smart’ Course Encourages Safe Driving Practices For Teens
1876 - Southern Pacific begins subdividing town of Newhall (original location at Bouquet Junction) [story]
Campton store
1837 - Trapper Peter LaBeck killed by grizzly bear at El Tejon [story]
Peter LaBeck
1853 - Sarah Gifford, community leader and wife of Newhall's first railroad station agent, born in England [story]
Sarah Gifford
The Saugus-based Camp Scott was placed on a short list of potential future sites for the county’s violent youth and young adult offenders, officials said Friday.
Camp Scott Placed on Short List for Future Juvenile, Young Adult Offenders
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 24 new deaths and 1,229 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 36,615 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: FDA Announces Recommendation for Johnson & Johnson Booster Dose; SCV Cases Total 36,615
The Santa Clarita City Council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday calling for more local control over zoning laws and land use.
City Approves Resolution Asking for More Local Land Use Zoning Control
After Colleen Shaffer was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999, she decided she wanted to help others who were on the same uncertain journey she was on — so she hosted a tea party in her backyard where supporters showed up for her and on behalf of cancer patients.
Circle of Hope Hosts 17th Annual Tea Party Fundraiser to Support Cancer Patients
Women and men gathered on top of Old Town Newhall’s parking structure Thursday for an evening of drinks and recognition of local leaders in the film industry as part of Zonta’s women’s film festival, Lunafest.
Zonta’s Lunafest Empowers Women Through Filmmaking
On Oct. 15, Princess Cruises marked the return to service of the cruise line’s third ship in the U.S. – Emerald Princess – departing from the Port of Los Angeles on a 15-day Panama Canal cruise to Ft. Lauderdale.
Emerald Princess Debuts as Fifth Princess Ship to Return to Cruise Vacation Service
Two out of five league games have been completed as the Foothill League inches closer to the CIF playoffs. The Saugus Centurions and the West Ranch Wildcats remain the only unbeaten teams, setting up for a showdown in the coming weeks, which may decide the Foothill League champion.
Week Nine Football Preview
Foothill League girls golfers tested their skills Wednesday at The Oaks Club at Valencia, which is considered one of the longer courses in the league, and the West Ranch Wildcats still prevailed, pulling some of their best numbers from the entire season.
West Ranch Girls Golf Wins Fifth League Match in a Row
In a red carpet event held at the Laemmle Theatres in Newhall, Square Zero Films filmmakers and NAACP Santa Clarita members celebrated the world premiere of the sports documentary “SCRUM.”
NAACP Santa Clarita, Square Zero Films Celebrate World Premiere of ‘SCRUM’
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