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No Injuries Reported in Canyon Country Garage Fire
Thursday, Jul 9, 2020

A garage fire broke out at a residence in Canyon Country on Thursday, resulting in first responders and gas company officials responding to the scene. The fire was first reported at 10:28 a.m. on the 18000 block of Nearbrook Street, near the intersection of Altamere Avenue and Crossglade Avenue. “It...

Small Brush Fire Near Pyramid Lake Held to Quarter-Acre
Thursday, Dec 19, 2019

Two water-dumping helicopters doused a small brush fire north of Pyramid Lake Thursday morning, within 10 minutes of being dispatched to it. Fire off of the northbound lanes of Interstate 5, just south of Templin Highway, was reported at 11 a.m. By 11:10 a.m., water had been dumped on it twice, fire...

Acton Brush Fire Held to Two Acres
Thursday, Oct 31, 2019

By Bobby Block, Signal Staff Writer Fire crews responded to reports of a brush fire near the northbound lanes of Highway 14, just past the Escondido Canyon Road exit, at around 6:51 a.m. Thursday, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department Representative Marvin Lim. All responding units were released...

Wolcott Fire Near Val Verde Held to 4-6 Acres
Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019

Update as of 2:00 p.m.: Brush fire near Chiquita Canyon stopped in 30 minutes A brush fire in rugged terrain near Val Verde challenged firefighters from two counties early Tuesday afternoon, but their combined efforts stopped the fire within 30 minutes. All forward progress of the fire was stopped at...

LACoFD Suspends All Burn Permits
Thursday, Jul 18, 2019

In an ongoing effort to prevent wildfires, all burn permits in Los Angeles County will be suspended. As of July 2, 2019, the Los Angeles County Fire Department has stopped issuing burn permits due to increased fire activity throughout Southern California. This burn suspension will remain in effect...

Child Airlifted in Valencia After Suffering Head Injury
Thursday, Jun 27, 2019

Child with head injury airlifted in Valencia A child suffering a head injury was airlifted from an open spot behind Kaiser Permanente on Tourney Road at noon Thursday. Paramedics were called to the area of Tourney Road, just north of Valencia Boulevard at 11:25 a.m. “This was a call for a head injury,”...

Sierra Highway Brush Fire Quickly Extinguished; Held to 1 Acre
Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019

More than 100 fire personnel responded to a brush fire on Sierra Highway and Golden Valley early Wednesday afternoon. “The call came in at 12:26 p.m. and crews arrived at 12:29 p.m. to Sierra Highway, south of Golden Valley Road to a quarter acre brush fire, light fuels burning along the road,” said...

June 6: LACoFD’s Sidewalk CPR Community Events
Thursday, May 30, 2019

Drowning remains the leading cause of death in children under the age of four and taking steps to stay water safe can help put an end to these tragic accidents. To encourage residents to learn the Simple Steps that could Save Lives, the city of Santa Clarita and the Los Angeles County Fire Department...

3 Hurt in Multi-Vehicle Stevenson Ranch Crash
Thursday, May 23, 2019

After one and a half hours inside a crumpled car, the last of two people trapped was freed from the wreckage. “The third and final patient was just extricated a minute ago,” Sky Cornell, spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said at 2:05 p.m. The crash happened around 12:35 p.m., when...

Deputies Respond to Report of Attack at Sierra Vista Junior High
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are on scene at Sierra Vista Junior High investigating a report of an attack by a student, according to officials. The initial report was for a call about a stabbing, according to sheriff and fire officials; however, first responders noted the only victim...

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1890 - 18-day murder trial of Castaic's W.C. Chormicle and W.A. Gardner ends in acquittal [story]
William Chormicle
The city of Santa Clarita’s tourism advisory board held its quarterly meeting Tuesday to hear updates on the city’s tourism advertising, special events and other economic development updates. 
City Tourism Board Hears Recent Economic Development Efforts
L.A. County Public Health confirmed today five new deaths and 226 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 28,068 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: LA County Updates Travel Guidelines; 28,068 Total SCV Cases
In a combination of extreme heat, low humidity, and record draught conditions Angeles National Forest fire danger level is being raised to "Very High" effective July 16. 
Angeles Forest Fire Danger Raised To Very High
As summer temps are rising The Cube, Ice and Entertainment Center is opening public skating sessions. 
The Cube Opens Public Ice Skating Sessions
The first annual "Cars Under the Stars" is coming to The Westfield Town Center for the benefit of the WiSh foundation. 
“Cars Under The Stars” Debuts In July
College of the Canyons will be the only community college in the state to offer a Low Observable, stealth, coatings application program, this fall.
College Of The Canyons: First In State To Launch Low Observable Training Program
Santa Clarita city officials announced Railroad Avenue will be getting the rehab treatment starting next week.
City to Refurbish Railroad Avenue
Governor Gavin Newsom visited Six Flags Magic Mountain Wednesday to celebrate the state’s reopening.
Newsom Visits Magic Mountain As State Reopens
Firefighters returned to the scene of an earlier balcony fire at a Newhall apartment complex Tuesday night after the fire reignited. 
Firefighters Put Out Second Fire at Newhall Apartment Complex
A man who was arrested in connection with an alleged road rage incident that ended with deputies using their tasers has reportedly been arrested five times since March 2020.
Suspect Connected to Road-Rage Investigation Arrested Five Times Since Last March
Homicide Investigators are continuing their investigation of the circumstance surrounding an unknown cause of death in Canyon Country, officials said Wednesday. 
LASD Update Info Regarding Body Found Near Camp Plenty Tuesday
A handful of celebrities, social media influencers and now hundreds of local business owners and community members have joined in to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to save a Santa Clarita boy’s life.
To Save A Boy’s Life, Celebrities And Community Come Together
1876 - D.G. Scofield forms California Star Oil Works, hires Alex Mentry to drill in Pico Canyon [story]
Pico oil rigs
Los Angeles County Workforce Development Aging and Community Services is spreading awareness during World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) by sharing ways the community can help.
County Shares Ways to Help the Elderly During World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
A body was found under the Soledad Canyon overpass in Canyon Country on Tuesday, prompting a call to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau detectives.
Homicide Detectives Investigating Body Found in Canyon Country
As California’s COVID-19 case rates have fallen to among the lowest in the country and almost 19 million Californians are fully vaccinated, the state is moving 'Beyond the Blueprint' to fully reopen its economy and end many pandemic-era restrictions, announced California Department of Public Health officials. In addition, Los Angeles County Public Health noted the current guidelines vaccinated and unvaccinated County residents are to follow as restrictions relax and the economy reopens.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: California Officially Moves ‘Beyond the Blueprint’; 28,061 Total SCV Cases
The necessity of passing federal legislation aimed at curbing illegal eviction was examined at length Monday during a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing.
House Panel Takes Up Bill Blocking Evictions in National Emergencies
California lawmakers passed a record $267 billion budget bill Monday that boosts spending on programs designed to fight climate change, prevent wildfires, build affordable housing and stimulate the economy with direct payments to taxpayers.
California Lawmakers Send $267 Billion Budget to Newsom’s Desk
Family, friends and members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department gathered at Fire Station 131 in Palmdale Tuesday morning for a ceremony to honor firefighter Tory Carlon, who was killed earlier this month.
Flag Ceremony Honors Fallen Firefighter Tory Carlon
Medical examiners identified a body found across the street from the Castaic Lagoon as that of Marlon Francisco Menjivartorres, 35, of Castaic.
Coroner Identifies Body Found Near Castaic Lake
Los Angeles County Fire Department officials announced plans this week for a private flag ceremony and memorial service — both of which will be livestreamed for the community to watch — in honor of the firefighter killed in the Station 81 shooting on June 1.
Flag Ceremony, Memorial Service Planned for Firefighter Killed in Station 81 Shooting
In an announcement released on Monday, Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, reported that he had secured $20 million in federal funding for the district to be included in pending legislation, with some of the money heading toward the Santa Clarita Valley if the bill is approved.
Garcia Announces $20 Million Planned for Transportation Services in District
Demonstrating alongside the Hart District Teachers Association, members of the California School Employees Association Chapter 349 stood outside the district office last week in support of the ongoing negotiations concerning pay and benefits.
Hart District Classified Staff Negotiating Increase in Pay, Benefits