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1876 - California oil industry born as CSO No. 4 in Pico Canyon becomes state's first commercially productive oil well [story]
Pico No. 4


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L.A. County Sunday: 31,677 Cases, 732 in SCV
Sunday, May 10, 2020

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has confirmed 18 new deaths and 484 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. To date, Public Health has identified 31,677 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County, including 732 in the Santa Clarita Valley, and a total of 1,530 deaths...

L.A. County Saturday: 344 More Cases to 1804; SCV Cases Up 33%
Saturday, Mar 28, 2020

Map shows testing done by UCLA Health only.   The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has confirmed six new deaths and 344 new cases of 2019 novel coronavirus including 36 in the Santa Clarita Valley. The county no longer provides a community breakdown locally except for Castaic, which...

Supes to Authorize $550K Annually for Cloud Seeding
Friday, Oct 16, 2015

Staff recommendation before the Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015:   This action is to adopt the Final Mitigated Negative Declaration for the County of Los Angeles Weather Modification Project and to award a service contract for As-Needed Weather Modification (Cloud Seeding) Services to...

County Opens Big New Data Portal
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Demonstrating its commitment to transparency and innovation, Los Angeles County launched an Open Data website Thursday that gives the public easy, one-stop access to millions of detailed county records across an array of topics. The data include, among other things, neighborhood crime statistics, restaurant...

UCLA Gives L.A. County a ‘C+’ on Environment
Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015

UCLA issued the first comprehensive environmental report card for Los Angeles County on Tuesday, marking the region as an unimpressive “C” student overall for air, water, waste and other key areas. After nearly two years of gathering and analyzing data, researchers at UCLA’s Institute...

County Moving Toward One-stop Permitting Process
Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015

[Supv. Antonovich] – To streamline and reduce the cost of obtaining a permit in Los Angeles County, the Board of Supervisors has approved a motion by Mayor Michael D. Antonovich directing the CEO to identify a location at the Public Works Headquarters in Alhambra to accommodate relevant staff from...

Brown Releases 2006 Drought Relief Funding; Incl. Millions for Projects in L.A. County
Friday, Nov 7, 2014

The California Department of Water Resources has announced the award of $27.3 million in Prop 84 grant funding to be distributed across 14 drought relief projects within Los Angeles County. In all, the agency awarded $221 million to projects across the state. The 14 projects are part of the Greater Los...

County’s Section-8 Housing Earns Highest Marks from Feds
Saturday, Oct 18, 2014

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has issued the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles its final score under the Section Eight Management Assessment Program. Scoring a total of 140 points out of a possible 145 points, HACoLA received an overall performance rating of High Performer,...

County Earns Highest Short-term Credit Rating
Thursday, Jun 5, 2014

The County of Los Angeles has once again received the highest short-term ratings from the nation’s leading credit rating agencies. As an added benefit of these outstanding credit ratings, the County also secured record-low borrowing costs this week, ultimately resulting in more money being available...

County’s Health Director Announces Resignation
Thursday, Mar 27, 2014

The following is a letter from Dr. Jonathan E. Fielding, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, to his staff, dated March 26:   I have been very privileged to have been your colleague over the past 16 years. After considerable thought, I have decided to leave county service...

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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
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
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 39 new deaths and 1,165 new cases of COVID-19, with 5,933 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: 790,640 Cases Statewide, 5,933 SCV Cases
The Pac-12 CEO Group announced Thursday that based upon updated Pac-12 COVID-19 Medical Advisory Committee recommendations that take into account material changes to testing capabilities, the prevalence of COVID-19 and cardiac issues, along with updated state and local health official guidance, the Conference will resume its football, basketball and winter sport seasons.
Pac-12 to Resume Football, Basketball, Winter Sports Seasons
One of Zach Schroeder's greatest strengths as The Master's University's men's and women's cross country coach is his ability to map out an athlete's season in advance and then adjust on the fly, fine-tuning workouts so the runner performs best in the season's biggest moments. 
Mustangs Cross Country Adjusting to 2020 Scheduling Changes
When Scott Schauer opened the Santa Clarita Soccer Center nearly 26 years ago, he did it for a love of the sport.
Santa Clarita Soccer Center Says Goodbye
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies arrested a Canyon Country man on suspicion of annoying or molesting a child with priors.
Canyon Country Man Arrested on Suspicion of Child Molestation
Air quality will be unhealthy in the Santa Clarita Valley for sensitive groups/individuals Friday, Sept. 25, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) forecast.
SCV Air Quality Unhealthy for Sensitive Individuals Friday