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1863 - Gen. Edward F. Beale loans money to A.A. Hudson and Oliver P. Robbins to erect toll house in Newhall Pass [story]
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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...

LATEST TWEETS
Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
Assembly Bill 1457, authored by Assembly Members Cervantes and Reyes, and supported by Santa Clarita’s Senator Scott Wilk, Assemblyman Tom Lackey and Assemblywoman Christy Smith, represents an important step forward in jumpstarting California’s economic recovery.
AB 1457 Will Boost Recovery | Commentary by Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook
1863 - Gen. Edward F. Beale loans money to A.A. Hudson and Oliver P. Robbins to erect toll house in Newhall Pass [story]
toll house
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday at her family home in Washington of complications from pancreatic cancer, the high court said. She was 87.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dead at 87
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Friday confirmed 22 new deaths and 1,281 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, including 25 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley, where Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported its 23rd COVID death.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 57th SCV Resident Dies; Cases Tally Up to 5,762
As wildfires rage up and down the West Coast, a panel of experts from Stanford University said Friday that exposure to high levels of pollution from wildfire smoke is the equivalent of smoking seven cigarettes a day.
Health Toll of Wildfire Smoke: Like 7 Cigarettes a Day
The William S. Hart Union High School District is accepting applications for a new member of its Personnel Commission.
Hart District Seeks New Personnel Commission Member
A new art exhibit titled “ABC Canvas” and depicting every letter in the alphabet has come to Santa Clarita City Hall’s First Floor Gallery.
‘ABC Canvas’ Art Exhibit Unveiled at Santa Clarita City Hall Gallery
The COVID-19 quarantine provided some with time to catch up on their favorite TV series or try a new hobby, but for Valencia resident Jeff Bomberger, it has earned him a ticket to the Catalina Film Festival.
Valencia Filmmaker’s Short Comedy to Premiere at Catalina Film Festival
Members of the civilian Los Angeles County Sheriff Department watchdog group on Thursday called for Sheriff Alex Villanueva to resign over his department’s lack of transparency on fatal police shootings and other issues.
L.A. County Sheriff Ignores Oversight Panel Demand to Resign
A three-story storage facility in Canyon Country is headed to the Santa Clarita City Council for consideration following design changes approved by the city's Planning Commission on Tuesday.
Planning Commission OK’s 3-Story Storage Facility in Canyon Country
Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday signed AB 1876, further expanding access to the California Earned Income Tax Credit to ensure all California tax filers, specifically undocumented ITIN filers who are otherwise eligible, may qualify for the CalEITC and the Young Child Tax Credit.
Newsom Signs Bill Expanding Earned Income Tax Credit
Several landlords have filed a lawsuit against the state, Los Angeles County and multiple Southern California cities, including Santa Clarita, over eviction bans, seeking reimbursement for unpaid rent due to COVID-19 eviction-protection ordinances.
Landlords Sue Santa Clarita, Others Over Eviction Bans
The California Highway Patrol has designated the week beginning Sunday, September 20, as Child Passenger Safety Week statewide.
CHP: Child Passenger Safety Week in California Begins Sunday
Under a new worker protection law signed Thursday by Gov. Gavin Newsom, California businesses must inform employees if they were potentially exposed to COVID-19 at the workplace.
Newsom Signs New COVID-19 Worker Protection Law
Washington and Oregon, members of the Western States Pact, will participate with California in piloting a project to test promising exposure notification technology, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Thursday.
Washington, Oregon Join California in Apple-Google COVID-19 Exposure Notification Project
1962 - Articles of incorporation filed for Golden State Memorial Hospital on Lyons Avenue [story]
Golden State Hospital
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 38 new deaths and 1,160 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 5,737 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: 257,271 Cases Countywide, 38 New Deaths; 5,737 SCV Cases
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom today signed legislation ensuring millions more Californians can utilize Paid Family Leave benefits they pay for without the fear of job loss.
Newsom Inks Extension of Paid Family Leave Bill
The city of Santa Clarita is excited to announce the Kidz Play After School program for fall 2020.
Online Registration Now Available for Fall Kidz Play After School Program
Here is a list of Santa Clarita arts-related virtual and in-person events through October:
Santa Clarita Arts Calendar: ARTober, Calls for Artists, SOS Theatre Festival
The Supplemental Coronavirus Relief Fund Spending Plan approved Tuesday by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors includes an allocation to L.A. County Library to provide digital support to individuals and communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, specifically by expanding the recently-launched Laptop & Hotspot Loan program that allows cardholders to borrow a Chromebook and wireless hotspot kit, and by extending the WiFi network range at libraries, to cover parking lots.
Supes Approve L.A. County Library Funding to Help Bridge Digital Divide
Following a summer hiatus, the Santa Clarita homeless task force met Wednesday to discuss the 2020 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count for the first time since its release — and concluded that keeping a separate local count may be the solution to an apparent undercount of local homeless in the countywide tally.
Santa Clarita Task Force Keeping Homeless Count Separate
Santa Clarita Public Library is excited to launch the First Library Card Program for children in our community.
City Inviting Children 6 & Under to Sign Up for First Library Card
California State University, Northridge’s library is hosting a virtual exploration of women’s journeys in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) on Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. via Zoom.
Sept. 22: CSUN to Host Virtual Presentation of Women in STEM