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1987 - Slender-horned spineflower listed in Federal Register as endangered species [story] Slender-horned spineflower

South Fire in Castaic Shuts Down Southbound I-5
Monday, Sep 7, 2020

Firefighters responded to the South Fire, a vehicle fire that spread to brush in Castaic, on Monday morning, shutting down parts of Interstate 5. Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel first responded to a vehicle fire on southbound Interstate 5, north of Lake Hughes Road, just before 9 a.m., according...

Progress Stopped on Jump Fire in Saugus; No Structures Damaged
Tuesday, Aug 4, 2020

Los Angeles County fire officials declared forward progress stopped on the Jump Fire at 11:10 a.m. Sheriff’s officials tweeted out an evacuation order for residents in the area of Sugar Pine Way and White Pine Place in Saugus for the #JumpFire, as of 11 a.m. Angeles National Forest Service officials,...

Post Fire Held at 120 Acres, Continues to Slow Traffic on Interstate 5
Monday, Aug 3, 2020

A fast-moving brush fire dubbed the Post Fire scorched more than 100 acres in Gorman Sunday night, while parts of northbound Interstate 5 and Highway 138 remained closed Monday morning. A flyover conducted Monday morning showed that while the fire was thought to have burned approximately 200 acres,...

Brush Fire Breaks Out in Agua Dulce, Spreads to 600-Plus Acres
Wednesday, Jul 1, 2020

A brush fire broke out in Agua Dulce on Wednesday afternoon and had grown to 616 acres by 6:45 p.m., according to fife officials. The fire was reported at 2:41 p.m. on the 11110 block of West Mint Canyon Road in Agua Dulce. Units on the scene first reported a 4- to 5-acre blaze, according to Franklin...

‘Equestrian Fire’ Breaks Out Near Pitchess Detention Center Early Monday
Monday, Jun 8, 2020

Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighters worked to contain a 75-acre brush fire, dubbed the “Equestrian Fire,” near Pitchess Detention Center early Monday morning. The blaze quickly grew to double digits around 4:30 a.m., after firefighters first received reports of a 5-acre fire...

COC Donors Cover Free Lunch for First Responders at COVID-19 Test Site
Monday, Apr 13, 2020

College of the Canyons classified staff members provided 70 Easter lunch meals for first responders at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital and the L.A. County Fire Department COVID-19 testing site in Santa Clarita on Sunday, April 12. Over the course of four days, COC classified staff, faculty, administrators...

County Supes OK Adding Proposed ‘911 Tax’ to March Ballot
Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019

A 6-cent-per-square-foot parcel tax or “911 tax” to aid the Los Angeles County Fire Department in hiring more firefighters and paramedics and replacing safety gear and life-saving rescue equipment, has been unanimously approved by the Board of Supervisors to be added to the March 2020 ballot...

Officers Investigating Fatality on I-5
Thursday, Aug 10, 2017

California Highway Patrol officers are investigating a fatality that occurred during rush hour traffic on the southbound I-5, just south of Roxford Street, Wednesday afternoon. According to the police report, Ramon Santos was a passenger in a vehicle traveling southbound on Interstate 5. For reasons...

LACoFD Battle Three Brush Fires Near Highway 14
Thursday, Jul 6, 2017

Los Angeles County Fire officials are battling three small brush fires Thursday morning along Highway 14 in the Santa Clarita Valley. The Newhall Fire (#NewhallFire or #NewhallIC) was reported at 10:20 a.m., and grew to at least a quarter-acre with forward progress stopped about 30 minutes later, said...

New Water Tank Above Central Park Aids SCV Firefighters
Wednesday, Jul 5, 2017

The Castaic Lake Water Agency and the Los Angeles County Fire Department installed a new water tank at CLWA’s facility above Central Park in Santa Clarita today, joining forces to significantly enhance firefighting ability in the Santa Clarita Valley. Nearby CLWA water facilities are provided to fill...

Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce on Monday announced the launch of a forum for small business owners -- the Small Business Roundtable.
SCV Chamber to Launch Monthly Roundtable for Small Business Owners
Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, advocating for the thousands of constituents still in the queue waiting for their unemployment benefits, is urging Governor Gavin Newsom to rethink a two-week pause on new EDD claims.
Unemployment: Wilk Urges Governor to Hit ‘Start,’ Not ‘Pause’ on EDD
William S. Hart Union High School District officials announced Sunday Santa Clarita Valley public junior highs and high schools will not reopen in October, pushing the potential timeline for partial reopening to Nov. 13.
Hart District Won’t Reopen Schools in October
Governor Gavin Newsom signed a series of bills into law Saturday, strengthening protections for LGBTQ+ Californians.
Newsom Signs Bills Strengthening LGBTQ+ Protections
California Governor Gavin Newsom took action Sunday on several bills that continue the state’s long-standing leadership as a state of inclusion and refuge.
Newsom Acts on Bills to Support California’s Immigrant, Refugee Communities
1987 - Slender-horned spineflower listed in Federal Register as endangered species [story] Slender-horned spineflower
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
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Friday 34 new deaths and 1,401 new cases of COVID-19, with 6,048 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley, while Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported its 24th COVID-related death to date.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 24th Death at Henry Mayo; SCV Surpasses 6,000 Total Cases
Air quality in the Santa Clarita Valley will be unhealthy for sensitive groups/individuals Saturday, Sept. 26, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) forecast.
Air Quality Advisory Issued for SCV
With temperatures in parts of Los Angeles County expected to rise into the triple digits, various public facilities located throughout the County, including Stevenson Ranch Library, will serve as Emergency Cooling Centers.
Stevenson Ranch Library to Serve as Emergency Cooling Center
The 2020 census is underway and it is your civic duty to participate, but beware of scammers using this opportunity to steal your personal information.
Residents Warned of 2020 Census Scam
The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission will hold a virtual study session via Zoom, Thursday, Oct 1, at 4:00 p.m.
Oct. 1: Parks, Recreation & Community Services Commission Study Session
Foster youth in Santa Clarita have a new, dedicated place to study and receive homework help and tutoring. The local Fostering Youth Independence (FYI) organization has created The Study Place in response to the transition to online learning due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
FYI Debuts New ‘Study Place’ for Local Foster Youth to Support Online Learning
As part of State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond’s Education to End Hate initiative, California school districts and charter schools have begun applying for mini-grants now available to support educator training in the areas of anti-racism and bias.
Thurmond Announces Mini Grants Available to Provide Anti-Racism, Anti-Bias Educator Training
A crash involving multiple motorcycles Friday afternoon prompted a SigAlert on the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 in the Stevenson Ranch area, according to first responders.
Multi-Motorycle Crash Prompts SigAlert on SB I-5
With the 2020 SCV Walk to End Alzheimer’s quickly approaching on Saturday, October 3, the planning committee and the California Southland Chapter Alzheimer’s Association would like to update everyone regarding the Walk Day events.
Oct. 3: 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Presents Hybrid Event, Drive-By ‘Promise Flower’ Display
The city of Santa Clarita, in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), is proud to announce it has received $40,000 from the Walt Disney Company to provide increased access to youth sports, play opportunities and physical activity for kids and families and is launching a new Pop-Up and Play Mobile Recreation Program.
City Receives Funding to Support Youth Sports, Access to Play
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert for the Santa Clarita Valley beginning Sunday, Sept. 27 - Wednesday, Sept. 30.
Heat Alert Issued for SCV Beginning Sunday
Economic development services for arts-oriented small businesses, galleries and more are on the priority list for the 2021 Arts Commission Work Plan, a report Santa Clarita City Council members reviewed Tuesday.
City Council Reviews Priority List for 2021 Arts Commission Work Plan
The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region announces that current closure orders and fire prohibitions in California have been extended.
Forest Service Extends Closures at Angeles, Los Padres National Forests
SCV Water's Engineering and Operations Committee is scheduled to meet via teleconference on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 1: SCV Water’s Engineering & Operations Committee Teleconference Meeting
Valencia High Principal Pete Getz sent an alert out to the school’s families on Wednesday evening, regarding a report of a possible on-campus threat.
Possible On-Campus Threat Shuts Down Valencia High School
A former Cougar News reporter and College of the Canyons student was arrested in Kentucky Wednesday night while covering the Louisville protests that erupted after a grand jury’s decision not to issue a murder indictment against the officers in the Breonna Taylor case.
Former COC Student Reporter Arrested While Covering Louisville Protests