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Farm in Bouquet Cyn. to Host Harvest Festival, Pumpkin Patch
Thursday, Sep 1, 2016

Gilchrist Farm, a family farm on Bouquet Canyon Road in Santa Clarita (about 1 mile past Lombardi), is seeking local non-profits, clubs, educational organizations, Scouts, teams and other groups to participate in the bake sale fundraiser during their upcoming Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Patch taking...

Oct. 24: Lombardi Ranch, Real Life Church Team Up for Halloween Event
Friday, Oct 2, 2015

Real Life Church will invite the SCV community to a fun, safe, environment for families to gather together and enjoy a unique take on Halloween with our 5th annual event, themed “A Tribute to Lombardi Ranch.” The event will take place Saturday, Oct. 24, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. This 5th annual event...

KHTS Seeks Support to ‘Save Lombardi Ranch’
Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015

[KHTS] – Lombardi Ranch, a part of the Santa Clarita community’s Halloween tradition and festivities, will not open this year — but KHTS AM-1220 wants to “Save Lombardi Ranch” so it can reopen in 2016. Lombardi family members announced earlier this month the ranch won’t be open for the...

Lombardi Ranch Cancels 2015 Pumpkin Festival
Thursday, Jun 4, 2015

[KHTS] – After nearly 40 years, Lombardi Ranch will not be open for the 2015 Halloween Pumpkin Festival, officials confirmed Thursday. “It looks like we are not opening,” said Adria Lombardi Faulconer, who runs the ranch with her nephew, Levi Lombardi. “We have not planted anything because...

Lombardi Ranch to Remain Open But Halt Production
Tuesday, Jun 2, 2015

Despite rumors of permanent closure, Lombardi Ranch will be continuing its annual pumpkin festival but will not be growing any produce this year due to the impacts of the drought. The ranch will be open from the last weekend of September to Nov. 1, said Levi Lombardi, who oversees farming at Lombardi...

Bouquet Creek Water Solution Still in the Works
Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015

As the drought in California continues, county and federal officials are working on getting water for Bouquet Canyon residents while maintaining a healthy habitat. About 40 comments were submitted during the public comment period for a proposed solution to the numerous conflicts that have arisen from...

SCV Businesses React to Ongoing Drought Conditions
Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014

[KHTS] – The corn stalks and sunflowers aren’t quite as tall. Sometimes, the dust is more plentiful than the pumpkins. Lombardi Ranch several years ago. Image courtesy of Robert Schwemmer “We did lose a lot of money to crop failure,” said Levi Lombardi, 20, who oversees farming at Lombardi...

SCV NewsBreak for Monday, September 30, 2013
Monday, Sep 30, 2013

In this episode: One firefighter was treated for minor burns and two deputies were treated for smoke inhalation in an apartment fire in Canyon Country early Monday morning; The Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall only visited our valley for four days, but the impact was far-reaching. Also: An increased budget...

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In an emergency meeting at City Hall Wednesday afternoon, the Santa Clarita City Council unanimously adopted a resolution declaring a local emergency amid civil unrest in the Southern California region and set a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew for the city Thursday night.
City Council Declares Emergency, Sets 6 p.m. Curfew Thursday (Video)
Every day, Lianne McMahon is reminded of how proud her dad was of her when she looks at a handwritten note from him that she keeps framed in her room.
COC Nursing Student Overcomes Setbacks to Reach Graduation
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Wednesday 1,155 new cases of COVID-19 and 46 new deaths due to the virus countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported its 11th COVID-19 fatality.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: Another SCV Death, 76 New SCV Cases
The city of Santa Clarita and the city's Art Commission are recognizing the recent milestone of 2020 graduates in a virtual “Graduation Cap Showcase,” with a deadline for entries extended to Monday, June 8.
June 8: Deadline to Enter Cap in City’s Graduation Cap Showcase
The Hart High School Class of 2020 graduated Tuesday in two special ceremonies for Hart seniors: a drive-thru graduation in the morning and a follow-up virtual ceremony in the evening.
Hart Seniors Graduate in Drive-thru, Virtual Ceremonies
Los Angeles County officials have set a Wednesday curfew to be in effect countywide from 9 p.m. through Thursday at 5 a.m.
L.A. County Sets Wednesday Curfew at 9 p.m.
California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a proclamation Wednesday declaring a statewide General Election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, and signed an executive order to ensure that Californians can exercise their right to vote in a safe, secure and accessible manner during the upcoming election.
Newsom Declares General Election, Orders Voting by Mail or In Person
Black church leaders in Los Angeles marched to LAPD headquarters Tuesday in a sign of unity with the community after several days of unrest across the nation and a day after peaceful protesters and clergy members were tear-gassed outside the White House.
Church Leaders Rally L.A. Crowd in Protest of Police Violence
Those who divide, threaten, insult and incite hate and animosity lack skill in leadership. When we work united as a team, we flourish. Divided, we fall.
Together As One | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Due to extension of the closure of cruise ports in regions around the world and other factors impacting international travel, Princess Cruises is extending its cruise operations pause
Princess Cruises Extends Operations ‘Pause’ into Fall 2020
After serving the Santa Clarita Valley for 23 years as a Board member for the Newhall County Water District, Castaic Lake Water Agency and SCV Water, Tom Campbell resigned his position, effective May 27.
Campbell Exits SCV Water Board of Directors
Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, known for his environmental art pieces such as “The Umbrellas Japan-USA” installation in the Tejon Pass, died Sunday.
Christo, Artist Behind Umbrellas Project in Tejon Pass, Dies at 84
Desperate to patch a COVID-19-sized budget hole, the California Legislature is warming to the once-taboo subject of sports betting and has begun handicapping its potential tax windfall.
California Moves Closer to Legalizing Sports Betting
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