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1855 - Ship leaves New York harbor bound for Tunis to acquire animals for the United States Camel Corps [story]
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Ambiguous 911 Call Prompts Lockdown at Canyon High School
Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019

UPDATE at 11:56 a.m.: Two students are being detained after a 911 call was traced to a cell phone, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station reports. “The students had no weapons; it was a prank call,” according to a tweet from station officials. “Lockdown to be lifted shortly,”...

Search for Armed Parolee Prompts Lockdown at 3 Saugus Schools
Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019

Two schools and a preschool in Saugus were placed on “soft lockdown” Tuesday morning after deputies checking on a parolee in the area learned that the parolee fled from them armed with a gun. Arroyo Seco Junior High School and Santa Clarita Elementary School were put under the lockdown, keeping students...

Suspicious Item Forces Lockdown in Parking Lot by SC Sheriff’s Station; Scene Now Cleared
Thursday, Sep 28, 2017

A parking lot adjacent to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station and Valencia Library was on lockdown Thursday morning due to the discovery of a suspicious item, and the scene was cleared by 11 a.m., officials said. The item, which was left in the back of a vehicle parked in the lot at Magic Mountain...

Providence Holy Cross Locked Down After Threat
Thursday, Apr 6, 2017

Providence Holy Cross Medical Center was locked down for about three hours Thursday after learning of a threat made against a physician. The hospital remains under controlled access, allowing visitors and employees to come and go through the front entrance only. The hospital is collaborating with Los...

2 Students with Bullet Proof Vests Prompt Lockdown at COC
Thursday, Mar 17, 2016

College of the Canyons was put on lockdown Thursday morning after two students were reportedly seen wearing what appeared to be bullet proof vests. The University Center was placed on lockdown around 11:30 a.m. and law enforcement officials were called to the scene to search the building. Two students...

Sheriffs Respond to Elementary School Lockdown Drill
Monday, Feb 1, 2016

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to a lockdown at Dr. J. Michael Mcgrath Elementary School. School officials told sheriffs that the lockdown was a drill, but the sheriff’s station was not informed ahead of time. Click here to read more.

Friday, Mar 30, 2012

A suspected parolee eluded capture Friday morning near Canyon Springs Elementary School in Canyon Country, prompting school officials to lock down the campus. Lt. Mark Hershey of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station said that deputies recognized a man who they thought might be selling drugs...

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1855 - Ship leaves New York harbor bound for Tunis to acquire animals for the United States Camel Corps [story]
Camel Corps
The Valley Industry Association (VIA) will host a virtual State of the State presentation Tuesday, July 7, from 11:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., via Zoom.
July 7: VIA’s Virtual State of the State
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 1,202 new cases of COVID-19 and 60 new deaths due to the virus countywide, and a total of 1,681 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley since the pandemic began, 79 more than reported Monday.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: 115,310 Cases Statewide, 1,681 SCV Cases
The William S. Hart Union High School District will hold a special (virtual) meeting on Wednesday, June 03, at 8:00 a.m.
June 3: Hart District Special (Virtual) Meeting
The Summer 2020 edition of Seasons magazine, the city of Santa Clarita’s quarterly recreation publication, is now online.
Seasons Summer 2020 Edition Now Online
Smart phone cameras are invaluable in documenting truth and facts, in case they might be disputed in the future. All of us, including police or looters, should be aware you might be captured on someone’s phone committing a crime.
You’re On Candid Camera | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Westfield Valencia Town Center officials said Tuesday they’re moving back the mall’s reopening as a precaution due to protests throughout Los Angeles County following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Westfield Taking Precautions Amid Protests; Pushes Back Reopening
Los Angeles County has extended a curfew that will run Tuesday, June 2, at 6:00 p.m. through Wednesday, June 3 at 6:00 a.m.
L.A. County Extends Curfew
The Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) has released a draft of its Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for Los Angeles County.
County Seeking Public Comments on Draft Economic Development Strategy
The Valley Industry Association (VIA) is launching Breakfast Club, a member-exclusive program designed to provide a business coaching experience to working professionals delivered by industry experts and professional speakers on a wide range of topics.
VIA Launching Breakfast Club
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert as temperatures topping 100 degrees Fahrenheit are forecasted for the Santa Clarita Valley through Wednesday.
Heat Alert Issued for SCV Through Wednesday
Air quality in the Santa Clarita Valley will be unhealthy for sensitive individuals Wednesday, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD).
Unhealthy Air Quality Forecasted for SCV Wednesday
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have announced an end to the Virulent Newcastle Disease (VND) quarantine in Southern California.
California Lifts Virulent Newcastle Disease Quarantine
1945 - Local residents vote 432-2 to approve $300,000 bond measure to build SCV's first high school [story]
Hart High
The city of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station are aware of the planned protest on Thursday, June 4, at noon near the intersection of Valencia Boulevard and McBean Parkway.
City Prepares for Possible Protest on Thursday
Northridge psychology professor Delinah Hurwitz is now studying the impact that excessive screen time is having on students, socially and academically, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CSUN Prof Studying Impact of Social Media on Students During Pandemic
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond responded Monday to the death of George Floyd by calling on communities across the state and nation to take action to dismantle institutional racism and inequities in public schools.
State Schools Chief Urges Action on Racism, Educational Inequities
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Kathryn Barger has extended a countywide curfew for all unincorporated and incorporated areas including the city of Santa Clarita from Monday at 6 p.m. through 6 a.m. Tuesday.
Countywide 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Curfew Extended Another Night
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Monday 978 new cases of COVID-19 and 22 new deaths due to the virus countywide, and a total of 1,602 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley since the pandemic began, 55 more than reported Sunday.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: 113,006 Cases Statewide, 1,602 SCV Cases
In his June message, Santa Clarita Mayor Cameron Smyth observes the resilience of Santa Clarita residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Santa Clarita Mayor Lauds Residents’ Resilience
Air quality in the Santa Clarita Valley and San Gabriel Mountains will be unhealthy Tuesday for sensitive individuals, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
SCV Air Quality Unhealthy Tuesday for Sensitive People, Pets
Four Santa Clarita Valley business leaders recently thanked the heroic front-line healthcare heroes at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital by picking up the tab for a Salt Creek Grille gourmet buffet lunch for the 80 doctors, nurses and staff in the hospital’s ED and COVID unit.
Grateful Donors Deliver Gourmet Lunch to Henry Mayo Healthcare Heroes
The College of the Canyons Class of 2020 is truly unlike any other in the college’s 50-year history. They danced in their living rooms, and got hands-on nursing experience at a coronavirus testing site.
June 5: COC Class of 2020 Graduates Virtually in 50th Anniversary Year
The infection and mortality rates of one of the nursing homes I visit were close to the highest in the county. The other had zero. Why?
Nursing Home Differences | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio