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1969 - College of the Canyons opens with first class of students in temporary quarters at Hart High School [story]
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COUNTY NEWS ARCHIVE
County Targets Obesity in Kids 5 and Under
Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016

[LACo Public Health] – Less screen time and more physical activity for children ages 5 and under is the focus of a major public education campaign announced Wednesday by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health in its ongoing effort to reduce childhood obesity rates in the country. The...

Coyote Encounters on the Rise in L.A. County
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015

Coyotes live throughout the region and are often seen year ’round.  Normally, coyotes pose no threat to humans and keep their distance.  But if they have access to food and garbage, they lose their fear of humans and can become aggressive. Feeding coyotes encourages them to cluster in busy areas...

County Public Health Dept. to Expand at Centre Pointe
Thursday, Oct 8, 2015

From the Board of Supervisors agenda for Tuesday, Oct. 13:   Recommendation: Approve and instruct the Mayor to sign a lease amendment with Hilton Centre Pointe LLC (Landlord), to extend the lease term for seven years and increase the office space currently occupied by the Department of Public Health...

County Targets Sugary Drinks in Fight Against Childhood Obesity
Wednesday, Oct 7, 2015

With California leading the country in childhood obesity, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced a new campaign and outreach program Wednesday warning parents about a leading cause of weight-related health risks – sugary drinks. “Water: The Healthiest Choice,” is a...

County Program Helps Keep Women Out of Jail
Monday, Aug 31, 2015

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health highlights the effectiveness of the Second Chance Women’s Re-Entry Court (WRC) jail diversion program in reducing recidivism in women in a new report, Health and Public Safety Impacts of Sustaining a Women’s Jail Diversion Program in Los Angeles...

Avoid Strenuous Activity Including Exercise During Fire
Thursday, Jun 25, 2015

[LACo Public Health] – According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District smoke from the fire in Santa Clarita Valley has caused poor air quality that affects all individuals in Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding areas. The Los Angeles County Interim Health Officer, Dr. Jeffrey Gunzenhauser,...

Air Quality No Good This Weekend in SCV, LA Basin
Friday, Jun 19, 2015

Lake Fire burns Friday in San Bernardino National Forest | Photo: ABC7 [LACo Public Health] – According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District, air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive individuals in East San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, West San Gabriel Valley, East San...

Supes Endorse Greater Access to AIDS Prevention Medicine
Friday, Jun 12, 2015

Supervisor Sheila Kuehl The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health continues to protect health with comprehensive and aggressive HIV prevention and response.  On Tuesday, June 9, the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors passed a motion introduced by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl signaling the...

Rain Advisory in Effect for L.A. County Beaches
Friday, May 8, 2015

Because of current rainfall, the County Interim Health Officer, Dr. Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, is cautioning residents who are planning to visit Los Angeles County beaches to be careful of swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers. Bacteria, debris,...

Study: SCV Residents Should Outlive Most Other Angelenos
Thursday, May 7, 2015

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) describes profound differences in life expectancy between racial and ethnic groups in a new report titled the Los Angeles County Community Health Assessment 2015. This comprehensive report describes the key health issues and health disparities...

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1969 - College of the Canyons opens with first class of students in temporary quarters at Hart High School [story]
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Smoke from a brush fire dubbed the Martindale Fire in Bouquet Canyon near the Bouquet Reservoir was visible from areas in the Santa Clarita Valley shortly after the blaze broke out Monday afternoon, quickly burning 200 acres and threatening structures.
‘Martindale’ Brush Fire in Bouquet Canyon, Visible from SCV, Threatens Strctures
The global COVID-19 death toll surpassed 1 million Monday afternoon, a grim milestone in a pandemic that caught much of the world unprepared for a health crisis and left economies reeling, convulsed politics and fundamentally altered the world.
World Marks Grim Milestone: 1 Million COVID-19 Deaths
SCV Water invites the community to a virtual ribbon-cutting on Monday, Oct. 5 at 10 a.m., celebrating the completion of a new water treatment plant.
Oct. 5: SCV Water Treatment Plant Virtual Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Newhall resident Daniel Bradley, a Vietnam veteran and Gold Star son, had the chance to fly to Washington, D.C., to attend a reception at the White House Sunday to honor Gold Star families and their loved ones who’ve died in service.
Daniel Bradley of Newhall Honored as Gold Star Son at White House
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office reports a busy slate of production activity in the Santa Clarita Valley this week, September 28-October 4.
Busy Slate of Productions This Week in SCV
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has extended the current extreme heat warning for the Santa Clarita Valley through Saturday evening.
SCV Extreme Heat Warning Extended Through Saturday
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