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September 16
1872 - Mitchell adobe home in Soledad Canyon area first used as schoolhouse; genesis of 1879 Sulphur Springs School District [story]
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No Injuries Reported After Big Rig Goes Over I-5 Embankment
Tuesday, Jun 8, 2021

A big rig went over the side of Interstate 5 north of Castaic Tuesday, prompting a full emergency response. The incident was reported on southbound lanes of Interstate 5 at the brake check in the Angeles National Forest, north of Castaic, just after 1 p.m., according to Los Angeles County Fire Department...

Temporary ‘Bypass’ Lane on Northbound I-5 to be Removed
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) on Tuesday advised motorists that it plans to remove a temporary “bypass” lane Thursday night, May 31, on northbound Interstate 5 between Valencia Boulevard and State Route 126 where a pavement construction project is underway in and near the...

UPDATE: Car Sparks Fire in Newhall; Progress Stopped
Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017

UPDATE 9:50 a.m. Fire officials said the progress has been stopped, and fire officials are still working to mop up. Firefighters are responding to a brush fire off of the 5 freeway and the Old Road in Newhall Tuesday morning. UPDATE 9:30 a.m.: Fire was dispatched at 8:43 a.m. on scene at 8:53 a.m., fire...

Rollover Crash on I-5 Affecting Southbound Traffic
Thursday, Jan 5, 2017

CHP officers are working with road and Caltrans officials to clear a big rig roll-over crash Thursday. The impact on traffic began around 8 a.m., after an 18-wheeler lost one of its trailers on its side in the truck lanes. For the full story, click [here].

Dec. 19-23: Golden State Freeway Closures for Sign Replacement
Monday, Dec 19, 2016

The California Department of Transportation, or Caltrans, will close portions of the Golden State Freeway (I-5) between the Hollywood Freeway (SR-170) and the Kern County line as part of a sign replacement project. Caltrans will close up to 4 lanes northbound I-5 from Paxton Street to Newhall Ranch...

Team Selected to Design HOV Lanes, Newhall Pass to Castaic
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016

[CH2M] – The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has selected a team led by CH2M to provide the plans, specifications  and estimates for the design of new high occupancy vehicle lanes along Interstate 5 in both directions between State Route 14 in Santa Clarita and Parker...

Traffic Interruptions Coming Sat. on I-5 in Castaic
Friday, Apr 15, 2016

Newhall CHP will be assisting SoCal Edison as they restring power lines across the I-5 freeway near Parker Road on Saturday. From 5 a.m. to 1 p.m., CHP will be running traffic breaks on both northbound and southbound I-5 as well as temporarily closing the southbound Parker Road and Lake Hughes Road on-ramps...

Grapevine Reopens After Mudslide Shuts Lanes
Monday, Dec 14, 2015

[KHTS] – As of 11:13 p.m. Sunday, all lanes are to the I-5 are open, according to CHP officials. Motorists are being escorted through the stretch of freeway shut down by the mudslide by CHP officers according to the California Department of Transportation website. The northbound I-5 was shut down...

Weigh In on SCV I-5 Corridor Transportation Study
Friday, Nov 13, 2015

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) invites you to participate in a study concerned with our area’s future transportation needs.  Metro is evaluating plans to improve mobility along the I-5 North corridor in order to accommodate future growth in the Santa Clarita...

Lane Closures on the Grapevine Start This Weekend
Friday, Apr 4, 2014

[News Release] – Special Closure Note: Beginning Friday, April 4, at 5 a.m. through late May 2014, a temporary bypass lane will be implemented on southbound I-5 between Smokey Bear Road and one mile south of Vista Del Lago Road while crews pave the two left lanes of southbound I-5. Click here or...

Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
CSUN President Erika D. Beck last week greeted the CSUN community — and welcomed students, faculty and staff returning to a partially reopened campus — in her annual Fall Welcome Address on Sept. 10.
CSUN President Sets Tone of Inspiration, Challenge in Welcome Address
One of the toughest decisions a pet owner can face is no longer being able to keep their beloved pet.
County Animal Care & Control Launches Resource for Rehoming Pets
Midway through the 2021 season, the Santa Clarita Christian Cardinals girls’ volleyball team finds itself ranked No. 1 in CIF Southern Section Division 8.
CIF-SS Ranks Santa Clarita Christian Girls Volleyball No. 1
If the teams are still having trouble figuring out their schemes, right now would be a very good time to turn it around: Foothill League competition starts next week.
SCV High School Football Week Five Preview
Today’s blog is the third and final installment in a series in which I review how the Los Angeles County Animal Care & Control (DACC) has improved its operations over the past 20 years.
Marcia Mayeda Reflects on 20 Years at Animal Care & Control | Third in a Series
Well more than 100 people gathered at the Elks Lodge on Sierra Highway Saturday to enjoy time with friends and family — and raise funds for local charities — during the Elks’ Car & Bike Show.
Elks’ Car & Bike Show Raises Funds for Area Charities
Officials from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported two additional deaths Thursday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths to 165 since the onset of the pandemic, hospital spokesman Patrick Moody confirmed.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: Henry Mayo Reports 164th, 165th Deaths; SCV Cases Total 35,022
1872 - Mitchell adobe home in Soledad Canyon area first used as schoolhouse; genesis of 1879 Sulphur Springs School District [story]
Mitchell adobe
Students across L.A. County may soon have access to more mental health services with the expansion of the Community School Initiative. 
Student Mental Health Services Expansion To Be Explored County Wide
Supervisor Kathryn Barger has read a motion to accept a portion of Sloan Canyon Road near Castaic High School into the county system of highways in an effort to ensure roadway safety and prevent future crashes. 
Supervisor Barger To Address Sloan Canyon Traffic Safety
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Tuesday confirmed 37 new deaths and 1,930 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 34,936 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: Public Health Issues New Vaccine Order; 34,936 Total SCV Cases
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Station deputies are looking for the scoop after multiple Baskin- Robbins ice cream shops were burglarized overnight Tuesday, including two locations in the Santa Clarita Valley.
2 Suspects Arrested In Connection To Baskin-Robbins Burglaries
The city of Santa Clarita invites non-profit organizations interested in learning more about the 2022 grant cycle of the Community Services and Arts Grants Program to a meeting on Thursday, Sept 23.
City Invites Non-Profits To Informational Meeting On Non-Profit Grant
The city of Santa Clarita is presenting the 2021 Parent Resource Symposium, titled “Social Media: The New Gateway Drug” later this month. 
Upcoming Parent Symposium To Show Dangers Of Social Media
A storm’s a-Bruin in the city of Santa Clarita for the start of the American Collegiate Hockey Association season.
UCLA Hockey To Play At The Cube In Valencia
Angeles National Forest officials announced Wednesday the current forest-wide emergency closure order has been extended till midnight of Sept. 22.
Angeles National Forest Extends Closure Until Sept. 22
The Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services is pleased to announce the launch of a new website that links jobseekers and businesses to free workforce development services available through the County’s network of America’s Job Centers of California.
L.A. County Launches New Website For Jobseekers And Businesses
Gov. Gavin Newsom survived efforts aimed at removing him from office after a majority of Californians voted “no” in Tuesday’s recall election, according to preliminary election results.
Gavin Newsom Defeats Recall Efforts
1970 - SCV voters recall two Hart School Board members who didn't let Canyon students protest the Vietnam War [story]
A majority of ballots counted as of Tuesday evening favored keeping the governor in office as county election officials across the state continued tallying ballots Tuesday night in the election to determine whether to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Early Returns: California Voters Rejecting Recall of Gov. Newsom
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Tuesday confirmed 27 new deaths and 1,725 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 34,885 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: Correctional Facilities Continue to See COVID-19 Outbreaks; 34,885 Total SCV Cases
Reports of an aircraft crash landing at Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic prompted a full response from law enforcement and first responders Tuesday, with initial reports indicating the plane’s occupants were not injured.
Aircraft Crash-Lands Near Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic
In an email sent to parents Tuesday morning, Hart High School Principal Jason d’Autremont called for an end to a destructive social media trend that involves students filming themselves “trashing” school bathrooms.
Hart Principal Calls for End to ‘Bathroom Trashing’ Social Media Trend
In partnership with the Community College Consortium for OER, College of the Canyons has received a second grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to expand and extend the Open for Anti-Racism program supporting faculty in California Community Colleges.
COC Receives Grant to Support Anti-Racism Through Open Educational Resources