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Dogs Rescued During Bobcat Fire Now Ready for Adoption
Friday, Oct 16, 2020

Many of the more than 100 dogs rescued by Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control from a breeding operation during the recent Bobcat Fire are now available for adoption. During the height of the Bobcat Fire, the DACC received an urgent alert that a commercial breeding kennel with more...

Nearly 70 Animals Affected by Lake Fire Sheltered at AV Fairgrounds
Thursday, Aug 13, 2020

The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) continues to provide safe sheltering for animals as a result of the recent Lake Fire. DACC is currently sheltering 67 animals: 16 horses 16 goats 15 chickens 7 ponies 5 sheep 3 roosters 2 ducks 2 pigs 1 peacock These animals are located...

County Teams With SPCA-LA to Prevent Cruelty to Animals
Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019

The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles inspected pet stores on Tuesday for compliance with California laws regarding pet shops. “DACC representatives were pleased with the cooperation of pet shops owners during...

Nov. 3-9: National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week
Monday, Nov 4, 2019

The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control and the Castaic Animal Care Center join in celebrating National Shelter Appreciation Week from November 3-9. Here’s how Santa Clarita Valley residents can help celebrate: Adopt: Save a life today. Come adopt from the Castaic Shelter....

County Adopts ‘Socially Conscious Animal Sheltering’
Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019

The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control has adopted the term “Socially Conscious Animal Sheltering,” or SCAS, to describe its animal care philosophies and procedures. The announcement follows the Board of Supervisors’ approval Tuesday of a directive proposed by Fifth District...

July 1-14: Feline Freedom, Patriot Pup Pet Adoption Drive
Friday, Jun 28, 2019

The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control‘s Feline Freedom and Patriotic Pups pet adoption campaign is set for July 1-14. The Fourth of July holiday is a busy time for DACC. Many animals come into the county’s seven animal care centers every year around this time. If you’re...

Neenach Man Gets 7 Years in Prison for Criminal Threats, Animal Cruelty
Friday, Mar 8, 2019

A man discovered with multiple firearms and 12 starving Chihuahuas on his Neenach property in November pleaded no contest and received a seven-year prison sentence on Thursday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Ignacio Jesus Adame, 43, entered pleas to one count of criminal...

County to Offer Discounted Adoptions as Valentine’s Gift for Dog Lovers
Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019

The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control will discount adoption fees for dogs at the department’s seven shelters on Valentine’s Day through Sunday, Feb. 17. The centers are located in Castaic, Lancaster, Palmdale, Baldwin Park, Agoura, Carson/Gardena and Downey. Zara,...

County Shelters Caring for Animal Victims of Woolsey Fire
Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018

The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control is working to provide safe sheltering for animals as a result of the fires that have affected thousands of Los Angeles County residents. DACC is grateful for donations made to the animal emergency disaster response fund managed by the Los...

‘Pets for Vets’ Discounted at County Shelters This Weekend
Friday, Nov 9, 2018

In honor of Veterans Day, the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control is offering all veterans, active duty and reserve military personnel discounted pet adoptions this weekend at the county’s seven animal care centers, including Castaic. The Castaic shelter is located at 31044...

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1994, 4:31 a.m. - Magnitude 6.7 Northridge earthquake rocks Santa Clarita Valley [video]
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1926 - Newhall Community Hospital, est. 1922, opens in larger, more modern hospital building at 6th & Spruce streets [story]
Newhall Community Hospital
The death toll from the novel coronavirus pandemic surpassed 2 million on Friday and the World Health Organization warned the global health crisis may get even worse as people weary of restrictions let down their guard and contagious strains of the virus spread around the globe.
Pandemic Death Toll Hits 2 Million Worldwide
At least once a month, residents of the Cali Lake RV community, nestled in a quiet canyon off a rural part of Soledad Canyon Road, have had their power shut off due to Southern California Edison’s Public Safety Power Shutoffs.
Residents Mostly Impacted by Power Shutoffs Express Concern Over Ongoing Events
Late Friday afternoon, a group of parents and student-athletes gathered in front of the William S. Hart Union High School District office to urge the district to bring athletic-conditioning back to school campuses.
Parents, Student-Athletes Gather to Urge Hart District to Bring Athletics Back
A future open space trailhead in the Tesoro area will be named after a founding Santa Clarita city councilman, and a portion of land in Newhall after a family who has donated several acres of land to the city for open-space preservation.
City Council OKs Dedications in Tesoro Area, Newhall Pass Open Space
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Friday confirmed 258 new deaths and 15,051 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with cases likely to reach over 1 million this weekend. In addition, the Santa Clarita Valley has reached 21,189 total cases.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Cases Near 1 Million Countywide; 258 New Deaths in County
Jim and Anita Lombardi of Federal Escrow, Inc. donated $50,000 to the Boys and Girls Club to help the organization continue providing COVID-19 relief services in the Santa Clarita Valley.
SCV Boys and Girls Club Receives $50,000 Financial Gift from Federal Escrow, Inc.
The Castaic Union School District governing board appointed a new president during its annual organizational board meeting last month.
CUSD Board Appoints Mayreen Burk as New Board President
The California Supreme Court declared Thursday that worker classification standards set forth in its Dynamex decision should apply retroactively to a labor class action from 15 years ago, as well as all non-final cases that predate the 2018 landmark ruling.
California High Court Makes Landmark Independent Contractor Ruling Retroactive
Los Angeles County officials announced five additional mass-vaccination sites set to open next week which include Six Flags Magic Mountain and California State University, Northridge.
Six Flags, CSUN Set to Open as Mass Vaccination Sites
Waste Management has extended its temporary residential green waste pick-up schedule for customers in Santa Clarita, with regular service anticipated to resume the week of Jan. 25.
Waste Management Extends Modified Green Waste Pick-Up Schedule
The College of the Canyons ‘Canyons Promise’ free tuition program for new students is now accepting applications for the 2021-22 year.
COC’s Canyons Promise Program Now Accepting 2021-22 Applications
The ice rink in Valencia, which the City acquired last year, is currently undergoing renovations prior to its highly anticipated grand reopening later this year.
Renovations for Highly Anticipated City-Owned Ice Rink Continue
The MAIN is set to host eight weeks of free virtual productions from around the world from Jan. 22 through March 12 via Zoom for the Stage on Screen Theatre Fest's International Edition of online theatre.
Jan. 22-March 12: The Main’s Stage On Screen Theatre Fest Goes International
1875 - Henry Mayo Newhall buys western half of the Santa Clarita Valley for $2 an acre [story]
Henry M. Newhall
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 287 new deaths and 17,323 new cases of COVID-19, with 20,918 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: County Surpasses 13,000 Deaths; SCV Cases Total 20,918
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital announced Thursday the opening of its COVID-19 vaccine-distribution site, with the goal of vaccinating nearly 500 people a day.
Henry Mayo Announces Opening of COVID-19 Vaccine-Distribution Site
L.A. County Parks can help you achieve your New Year’s goals while bringing L.A. vibes into virtual classes.
Registration Open for L.A. County Parks’ Online Classes
Join the Santa Clarita Artists Association's first meeting of 2021, which will take place virtually Monday, Jan. 18, at 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 18: Artist Virginia Kamhi to Demonstrate Pastel Techniques
Get ready to get your game on Sunday, March 14, as Soroptimist International of Valencia presents their annual fundraiser to benefit the Soroptimist’s Dream Programs: Live Your Dream and Dream It, Be It.
March 14: ‘Games for a Cause’ Benefiting Soroptimist’s Dream Program
As the COVID-19 surge has continued to overwhelm hospitals over the past couple of months, it has also dramatically impacted the mortuaries where many of the pandemic’s victims end up.
Eternal Valley Struggles to Keep Up With Demand as COVID-19 Surges
The William S. Hart Union High School District governing board voted 4-1 to suspend small cohorts returning to campus through Feb. 8.
Hart District Votes 4-1 to Suspend Return to Campus Until February
The Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding regional areas fell under a red flag warning, prompting Southern California Edison to monitor more than 28,000 of its customers for potential power shutoffs through the remainder of the week.
SoCal Edison Considering Power Shutoffs Amid Red Flag Warning Conditions