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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
Appeals Court Clears Path for Newhall Ranch
Thursday, Mar 20, 2014

[KHTS] – An appellate court panel found in favor of Newhall Land and Farming and the Department of Fish and Wildlife in a lawsuit by the Center for Biological Diversity regarding environmental reports for the 20,000-plus home Newhall Ranch development. The decision by the three-justice panel of...

Judge Throws Hitch in the Get-Along for Newhall Ranch
Thursday, Sep 27, 2012

San Fernando Valley Spineflower A Superior Court judge issued a preliminary ruling last week saying The Newhall Land and Farming Co. hadn’t done enough to explain how it intends to protect an endangered flower as it starts to develop the Newhall Ranch community west of Interstate 5 in the Santa...

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012

The Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity announced Thursday it and four other environmental organizations including Santa Clarita Organzation for Planning and the Environment have filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court in an attempt to block the eventual 20,880-home Newhall Ranch...

SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012

In this episode: Saugus Union School District must cut $3 million from budget; Jeffrey Minifie is charged with kidnapping and murder of Santa Clarita girlfriend. Also: Scott Wilk officially announces his candidacy for California Assembly; Santa Clarita real estate prices inch up; Landmark Village gets...

Los Angeles County Supervisors gave three thumbs up Tuesday to the 1,444-home Landmark Village tract – the first phase of the planned 20,885-home Newhall Ranch “mini city” west of Interstate 5 in the Santa Clarita Valley. Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, who represents the area, was joined in...

Friday, Feb 17, 2012

It’s still a couple of years away, but it’s looking more and more like the Newhall Ranch “mini-city” west of Interstate 5 might actually start construction one day. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is scheduled Tuesday to consider granting final approval to the first 1,444-home...

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2011

On a 4-0 vote, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors upheld the Regional Planning Commission’s earlier approval of Mission Village, the second phase of the eventual 20,660-home Newhall Ranch “mini-city” west of Interstate 5 in the Santa Clarita Valley. The decision came two weeks...

Tuesday, Oct 4, 2011

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 Tuesday to certify the environmental documents and signaled their intent to approve Landmark Village, the first phase of Newhall Land Development’s Newhall Ranch “mini-city” west of Interstate 5. County Regional Planning staff will prepare...

First 2 Phases of Newhall Ranch Up for Approval
Tuesday, Sep 27, 2011

The 4,055-home Mission Village community would follow the 1,342-home Landmark Village community. Click image to enlarge. Eight years after it was conceptually approved, a 20,660-home “mini city” west of Interstate 5 in the Santa Clarita Valley is scheduled to take two giant leaps forward next month. On...

LATEST TWEETS
Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
While in-person events may be postponed for the time being, the city of Santa Clarita events team is bringing you virtual and physically distanced happenings to fill the void.
Santa Clarita Arts Calendar Features New Online October Events
The fast-moving Martindale Fire, which started near Bouquet Reservoir, remained at 230 acres overnight, with firefighters able to achieve 40% containment by Tuesday morning.
Martindale Fire Remains at 230 Acres, 40% Containment
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.
Higher Education Nonprofit Recognizes Former CSUN VP for Community Leadership
The Valley Industry Association will welcome Santa Clarita Mayor Cameron Smyth as the Keynote Speaker for the October VIA Virtual Series taking place Tuesday, Oct. 13, from 11:00 a.m - 12:30 p.m.
Oct. 13: VIA Virtual Series with Mayor Cameron Smyth
A fatal traffic collision south of the Newhall Pass on Interstate 5 stalled traffic for morning commuters Tuesday.
Multi-Vehicle Traffic Collision on SB I-5 Leaves One Dead
A gas main break at Costco in Canyon Country prompted evacuations and road closures Tuesday morning.
Costco Gas Main Break Prompts Evacuations, Road Closures
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