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1923 - Newhall Chamber of Commerce organizes community cleanup day [story]
cleanup day

March 25: Animal Control to Check Licenses in AV, Lake Communities
Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016

Officers from the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control will be conducting field licensing enforcement in the unincorporated areas of Lancaster, Palmdale, Lake Hughes and Elizabeth Lake beginning on Friday, March 25, 2016. Field enforcement efforts are designed to ensure that residents’...

Disaster Loan Outreach Center Opened in AV in Light of October Flooding
Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015

File Photo The Governor’s Office of Emergency Services has partnered up with the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide relief to residents who recently suffered damages to their homes and property as a result of flooding last month. Based on a request from Senator Sharon Runner, R-Antelope...

Remains Found in Lake Hughes ID’d as Skull, Jawbone
Thursday, Nov 5, 2015

[KHTS] – Homicide detectives are continuing to investigate the human remains that were found in an extremely remote area of Pine Canyon, near the Upper Shake Campground in Lake Hughes on Saturday afternoon. Lt. Lewandowski with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau described the remains...

County to Pay $2 Mil. for MRCA to Buy 712 Acres in Lake Hughes; More Could Follow
Friday, Oct 16, 2015

Staff recommendation before the Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015:   Subject: Approval of the recommended actions will allocate an amount not to exceed $2,012,000 in Specified Excess Funds, available to the Fifth Supervisorial District, to the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority...

Unified Command Update on Flooding

Advisory (Friday 5:30 p.m.): West Lake Incident Update: LASD, LACOFire, LACo Public Works unified command:   On Thursday, October 15, 2015, a severe storm with flash floods caused road closures and damage to many private homes and businesses in the Antelope Valley, particularly the Lake Hughes community. The...

Antonovich Calls for State of Emergency in Flood Area

In the wake of severe weather yesterday that caused major flooding, mudslides and property damage in Northern Los Angeles County, Mayor Michael D. Antonovich will ask his colleagues on the Board of Supervisors to approve the proclamation of local emergency for the unincorporated communities of Quartz...

Major Flooding Leaves Residents in Shock
Thursday, Oct 15, 2015

Dozens were stranded and hundreds were left without power after a major storm hit communities in Lake Hughes on Thursday afternoon. Heavy rains pounded the area causing major mudslides and flooding near hillsides that had been left sparse after the Powerhouse Fire in 2013. “It was like a tornado,...

June 22: Firefighters Appreciation Day in Lake Hughes
Thursday, Jun 20, 2013

Shadowland Foundation is hosting a potluck picnic barbecue that’s open to the public to show the lake communities’ appreciation for firefighters who battled the recent Powerhouse Fire. The event will be held at Freedom Ranch, 18832 Pine Canyon Road in Lake Hughes. Shadowland Foundation is...

Powerhouse Fire: Thursday Updates
Thursday, Jun 6, 2013

Bottled water from the Red Cross is available to Hughes and Elizabeth Lake residents at the Rock Inn, which reopened about two hours after this photo was shot Sunday afternoon. Photo (c)SCVTV. Update Friday 5:45 p.m., CAL FIRE: 30,274 acres, 89 percent contained. Total of eight firefighters injured. Cooperating...

Lake Hughes, Elizabeth Residents: BOIL WATER Before Drinking It
Monday, Jun 3, 2013

L.A. County Department of Public Health urges residents of Lake Hughes and Lake Elizabeth to boil water before drinking it. Click on the notice to enlarge it.

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You’ve spent hours outside this summer, racking up countless miles on off-street trails, sidewalks and paseos, but are all those miles just a number sitting in your fitness tracker?
Registration Now Open for City’s ‘Run Santa Clarita’ Virtual Race Series
Students in the Newhall School District are expected to be able to continue virtual learning online this week after a ransomware attack on student and staff technology forced a pause in instruction.
Newhall Schools Expected to Resume Virtual Lessons After Ransomware Attack
Yair Haimoff, SIOR, Andrew Ghassemi and Matt Sreden, commercial real estate brokers with Spectrum Commercial Real Estate, Inc., are pleased to have represented the seller in the sale of approximately 6,077 SF high-image office condo in Valencia.
SCV Real Estate Firm Representing Seller of Rye Canyon Pointe Office Unit
1923 - Newhall Chamber of Commerce organizes community cleanup day [story]
cleanup day
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Monday confirmed 16 new deaths and 652 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with the SCV total coming to 5,829 confirmed cases and 57 deaths.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: 261,446 Cases Countywide, 16 New Deaths; 5,829 Total Cases in SCV
The California Animal Welfare Association announced Monday the launch of the state’s first Certified Animal Control Officer program along with the inaugural group of certified officers.
California Animal Welfare Association Announces First Class of Certified Animal Control Officers
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold a regular meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, September 22, starting at 6 p.m.
Sept. 22: City Council Regular Meeting
Princess Cruises announced the sale of two of its ships, Sun Princess and Sea Princess, to undisclosed buyers on Monday. The sale of these vessels is in line with parent company Carnival Corporation’s plan to accelerate the removal of less efficient ships from its fleet.
Princess Cruises Sells Two Ships, Plan for New Ship Delivery
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold a study session with the Santa Clarita Arts Commission at City Hall on Tuesday, September 22, starting at 5 p.m.
Sept. 22: Santa Clarita City Council, Arts Commission Study Session
The Bobcat Fire, burning to the southeast of the Santa Clarita Valley, has scorched 105,345 acres as of Monday, with local resources joining in the effort to put out the blaze.
UPDATE: Bobcat Fire grows to 105K acres, 15% contained
The drive to close the digital divide in a region with the nation’s largest school-age population gained momentum today when the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a proposal from LACOE to allocate $12.8 million in federal coronavirus relief funds to purchase computer devices and internet connectivity for students in need.
Supes Approve Funding to Address Digital Divide in County Schools
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond on Monday announced a new, multifaceted “Education to End Hate” initiative designed to empower educators and students to confront the hate, bigotry, and racism rising in communities across the state and nation.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Launches New Initiative to Combat Bias, Bigotry, Racism
A virtual conversation between internationally recognized artist and sculptor Beatriz Cortez, a professor of Central American studies at California State University, Northridge, and curator Erin Christovale will launch ConSortiUm, a collaborative project of art museums and galleries from the California State University (CSU) system, on Thursday, Sept. 24.
A Discussion with CSUN Professor, Artist to Launch ConSortiUm
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation (LA County Parks) received confirmation by Fire officials that the Nature Center at the Devil's Punchbowl Natural Area burned by the Bobcat Fire. The area is still considered a hotspot and not safe. The facility will be closed until further notice.
Bobcat Fire Burns Devil’s Punchbowl Nature Center
As the Bobcat Fire continued to threaten communities in the Antelope Valley, colleagues and friends raised funds for L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputy Josh Stamsek, who reportedly lost his home in the blaze, which had burned nearly 100,000 acres as of Sunday.
Sheriff’s Deputy Loses Home in Bobcat Fire
EDUCAUSE, the nonprofit higher education information technology association, awarded former California State University, Northridge Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer Hilary J. Baker with its 2020 Community Leadership Award.
Former CSUN VP for Information Technology/CIO Receives EDUCAUSE Community Leadership Award
The Valley Industry Association is hosting the 2020 CEO Forum on Zoom on September 29, 2020, featuring the Santa Clarita Valley's top executives and decision-makers who will collaborate to identify common business and community issues, while developing solutions.
Sept. 29: VIA Hosts 2020 CEO Forum in Virtual Format
SCV Water customers can save water and money through a free virtual home check-up. These check-ups will look at indoor and outdoor water use and are designed to help water users identify problems, leaks, and opportunities to increase water efficiency.
SCV Water Offers Free Virtual Home Check-Ups
The Affordable Housing Committee of the Community Task Force on Homelessness is reaching out to Santa Clarita Valley landlords and property owners in hopes of better understanding hesitancies in accepting tenants with rental assistance vouchers.
Landlords, Property Owners Encouraged to Complete Survey on Affordable Rental Housing
The Santa Clarita Film Office has released the list of television productions currently taking place around the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, Sept. 21 - Sunday, Sept. 27.
‘NCIS’, ‘Goliath’, Commercials Filming This Week in Santa Clarita
“You’re the Best” is back, virtually! The MAIN is thrilled to have six new contestants showcasing their talents in this fun-filled online show.
Watch, Vote for the Winner of The MAIN’s Latest Edition of ‘You’re the Best’
1974 - COC's new Cougar Stadium opens for first game of football season; Harbor beats COC, 26-21 [story]
Cougar Stadium
1954 - C-46 cargo plane crashes at Saugus Drunk Farm; Civil Air Patrol chaplains parachute to safety [story]
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