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‘Old Fire’ in Castaic Brings out Additional Fire Units
Thursday, Oct 24, 2019

Additional firefighting units were brought in to battle a brush fire that flared up in Castaic near Lake Hughes Road as multiple units struggled to stop a fire in Tick Canyon from destroying homes in the Shadow Pines area. The Castaic fire broke out at 3:14 p.m. Thursday off the northbound lanes of Interstate...

Man Extricated from Vehicle after Traffic Collision
Thursday, Jun 7, 2018

A man was extricated from a vehicle Thursday morning after a traffic collision in the Valencia Industrial Center, according to officials at the Los Angeles County Fire Department. “It was a traffic collision with a confirmed person trapped, on the 25100 block of Avenue Tibbitts,” said Inspector...

#StoneFire at 1,400 Acres, 30% Contained, Most Evacuations Lifted
Tuesday, Jun 5, 2018

Most street closures and evacuations have been lifted in the #StoneFire area with the exception of Anthony Road. Only residents of Anthony Road with proper identification will be allowed access, according to a report released Tuesday morning by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Information...

StoneFire in Agua Dulce Now Estimated Between 900-1,000 Acres, Air Tankers Assisting
Monday, Jun 4, 2018

Update as of 5:49 p.m.: The #StoneFire is currently at approximately 900-1,000 acres, with 10% containment and no structures have been damaged. But nine homes have been evacuated, according to Inspector Joey Marron of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. “As far as the acreage, just so you...

County Animal Control Announces Shelter Sites for StoneFire Animals

The County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care (DACC) and Control is working to rescue animals and provide safe sheltering for animals as a result of the active Stone Fire that has recently broke out in the Agua Dulce area. Mandatory evacuation orders are in effect. Sites currently open for sheltering...

Two-Vehicle Crash Shuts Down SR-14; 2 Kids Airlifted
Thursday, Mar 1, 2018

A two-vehicle crash involving a big-rig on State Route 14 in Agua Dulce, injured four people, including two children, according to officials at the California Highway Patrol. The crash between a Silver Camry and a big-rig occurred Thursday morning and caused the shutdown of SR-14, as the two children,...

CSUN Professors Evaluating Current Fire Prevention, Safety Messaging
Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018

Ellie Kazemi From childhood to adulthood, the average person recalls the most common fire safety training they receive: Stop, Drop and Roll. However, it isn’t often that anyone looks at the effectiveness of such training, until the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF) — a foundation dedicated...

Officials Release Final Numbers on Rye Fire
Thursday, Dec 14, 2017

While critical fire conditions continue through Friday, the final numbers for the Rye Fire have been released. The blaze consumed 6,049 acres and is 100 percent contained, according to a report by the Los Angeles County Fire Department. All major roads around the fire containment area are open. While...

Local School Collecting Clothes, Toys for Creek Fire Victims

Castaic Elementary School is collecting gently used children’s clothing and toys for the victims of the Creek Fire in Sylmar. “We have had an overwhelming response of donations,” said Principal Stephanie Beach. “So much so, we’ve had to open up a second drop-off point at...

Forward Progress Stopped on 2-Acre West Hills Fire
Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017

Photo Credit: city of Santa Clarita @SantaClarita A 2-acre brush fire, dubbed the Copper Fire, ignited around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday on the 29100 block of West Hills Drive, according to a tweet from the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Forward progress on the one-alarm blaze was stopped approximately...

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Starting this weekend, live comedy is coming back to the Santa Clarita Valley.
J.R.’s Comedy Club Returns to Bring Laughs Back to SCV
During the second day of testimony during the preliminary hearing for Noel Fisher, the Stevenson Ranch resident and Grammy-winning producer arrested on suspicion of 26 counts of sexual assault and/or rape, the second victim to testify alleged that he grabbed her arm and forced her face down into the cushion of a car seat.
Woman Testifies Stevenson Ranch Grammy Winner Raped Her on Hollywood Street
After a state-appointed committee shared a controversial plan to realign the justice system, which would place all of L.A. County’s juvenile offenders in two local camps, local legislators shared their views on their votes for the bills that made the plan possible.
Legislators Explain Votes Leading to Juvenile Inmate Plan
In a ruling of “power versus space … two great pillars of environmental sustainability,” open space won this week, a win for city officials — at a $5 million price.
City Must Pay $5 Million if Solar Panels are Demolished
The Tuesday meeting agenda for the Santa Clarita City Council has been released by officials. Beginning June 22, City Council meetings will return to a fully in-person format.
June 22: First In-Person City Council Regular Meeting
L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger and Santa Clarita City Council members were surprised this week by news of a state-appointed committee’s plan to move juvenile offenders to a pair of facilities in Saugus.
Plan to Place Juvenile Inmates in Saugus Facilities Raises Concerns
The city of Santa Clarita Human Relations Roundtable released a statement recognizing Juneteenth, which commemorates the freeing of enslaved African Americans in the Southern states of the United States of America.
SCV Human Relations Roundtable Releases Statement Recognizing Juneteenth
On Friday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed nine new deaths and 253 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 28,101 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Public Health Urges Community to Celebrate Father’s Day, Juneteenth Safely; SCV Cases Total 28,101
College of the Canyons announced it will launch a first-of-its-kind Law Enforcement Technology program slated to begin in Fall 2021, that will focus on the emerging trends and potential applications for new technologies in criminal investigations and other law enforcement operations.
COC Launches New Law Enforcement Technology Program
The California Department of Public Health and the California Department of Technology announced today a new Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record for Californians.
State Launches New Digital Tool for Easy Access to COVID-19 Vaccine Record
As part of the Old Town Newhall Specific Plan update, the city of Santa Clarita will host a walking tour and pop-up booth at the Old Town Newhall Farmers Market on Saturday, June 26, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
City Invites the Community to Family-Friendly Walking Tour of Old Town Newhall
1945 - PFC Johnny Cordova of Castaic killed in action on Okinawa [story]
Johnny Cordova
The Board of Directors approved a five-year schedule of changes to SCV Water’s rate structure on Tues, June 15
SCV Water Announces New Rate Changes And Charges
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert as high temperatures have been forecast for the following areas.
Health Officer Issues Heat Alert To Last Through Saturday
The SCV Education Foundation awarded six Hart High School District seniors $10,000 scholarships.
SCV Education Foundation Announces 2021 Scholarship Winners
L.A. County Public Health confirmed today eight new deaths and 249 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 28,074 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: LA County Starts New Vaccine Sweepstakes; 28,074 Total SCV Cases
Santa Clarita Public Library is inviting kids to have fun in the sun with music, movement and bubbles, with the "Bubbles and Bops" event. 
SCV Public Library’s ‘Bubbles And Bops’ Adds More Days, Parks
SCV for Change is scheduled to host a Juneteenth event Saturday evening at Central Park featuring live music, a chalk art walk, tie dye station and raffle. 
Juneteenth Picnic Set For Saturday At Central Park
SCV Water’s quick and proactive response to removing per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals in its groundwater supply received top honors as the Best Environmental Project from the American Public Works Association (APWA) – High Desert Branch.
SCV Water Honored for PFAS Water Treatment Plant
I began working for my local veterinarian when I was in high school and remained at that job until I left for college.
Herd Immunity Isn’t Just For Humans I Marcia Mayeda
With restrictions easing in California and LA County, The Santa Clarita City Council is returning to fully in-person meetings starting with the meeting scheduled for Tues, June 22 at 6 p.m. 
City Council to Resume In-Person Public Participation
The Santa Clarita Planning Commission unanimously approved five single-story apartment units Tuesday for low-income single mothers and their children in Newhall.
Commission Approves Single Mother Housing
First responders, family and friends gathered Thursday to celebrate the life and service of firefighter Tory Carlon, who was shot and killed at Fire Station 81 in Agua Dulce June 1.
‘Your Legacy Will Live On’: Community Vigil Honors Firefighter Tory Carlon