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1876 - D.G. Scofield forms California Star Oil Works, hires Alex Mentry to drill in Pico Canyon [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...

LATEST TWEETS
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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
1957 - Lang Station dedicated as State Historic Landmark No. 590 [story]
Lang Station