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1983 - U.S. release of "National Lampoon's Vacation;" Magic Mountain is Walley World [story]
Chevy Chase and Magic Mountain crew


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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...

County, ASPCA, Bumble Team for ‘Adopt a Shelter Dog Month’
Monday, Oct 8, 2018

October is “Adopt a Shelter Dog Month,” and the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control is participating in the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ national #FindYourFido initiative. The campaign is focused on harnessing social media to expand...

County Announces Pet-Friendly Cooling Centers
Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018

Due to a Heat Alert issued by the Los Angeles County Health Officer that is in effect through Wednesday for the San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, and the Pomona areas, the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control in partnership with Parks and Recreation announces the locations...

March 18-24: National Pet Poison Prevention Week
Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018

The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control encourages all pet owners to make their homes pet-safe during National Poison Prevention Week, now through Saturday, March 24. March is recognized as Poison Prevention Awareness Month, and National Poison Prevention Week is globally observed...

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The Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) is proud to announce the launch of its new website.
L.A. County Development Authority’s New Website Goes Live
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has extended a Heat Alert as high temperatures have been forecast for the Santa Clarita Valley through Sunday, Aug. 1.
SCV Heat Alert Extended Until Sunday
Following a year of cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Santa Clarita’s wildly popular SENSES block parties will make their triumphant return to Main Street in Old Town Newhall.
SENSES Block Parties Returning to Old Town Newhall
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is cautioning residents who are planning to visit several Los Angeles County beaches near Dockweiler and El Segundo to be careful of swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers.
Water Use Warning Issued for L.A. County Beaches
1983 - U.S. release of "National Lampoon's Vacation;" Magic Mountain is Walley World [story]
Chevy Chase and Magic Mountain crew
Local business leaders are gathering to celebrate Santa Clarita Valley Day Aug. 14 with an inaugural job fair and boutique expo.
SCV Day Celebrates With Job Fair, Boutique Expo
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Wednesday 15 new deaths and 2,454 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 29,668 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 29,668 With One Additional Death; L.A. County Urges Workers To Get Vaccinated, Wear Masks
The city of Santa Clarita is looking for public feedback on a public safety grant proposal for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program.
City Seeks Public Input On Public Safety Grant Proposal
The California Department of Public Health has updated their guidance for face coverings statewide, aligning it with the mandates that L.A. County and the CDC calling for the public to wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status. 
California Public Health Updates Statewide Mask Guidelines
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a substitute motion authored by Kathryn Barger and Hilda L. Solis, in response to the proposed motion by Holly Mitchell and Shelia Kuehl that would move forward with the placement of youth realigned from the Department of Juvenile Justice and the L.A. County Probation system, specifically at Camps Scott and Scudder in Santa Clarita. 
Board of Supervisors Approves Alternative Approach For Juvenile Justice
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger and coauthored by Supervisor Hilda L. Solis to create a Blue Ribbon Commission on Homelessness to assess existing structures and systems and provide recommendations on reforms that will help Los Angeles County and its 88 cities solve homelessness.
Barger’s Blue Ribbon Homelessness Commission Gets Board Approval
The inaugural Cars Under the Stars car show brought together families and car enthusiasts Saturday night to raise funds for the WiSH Education Foundation.
WiSH Cars Under The Stars Show Supports Hart Students
A hearing for Senate Bill 520, authored by Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, was cancelled by Wilk last month. 
Hearing For Anti-CEMEX Bill Pushed To January
1938 - Newhall Tunnel cut away, replaced by Sierra Highway [story]
Sierra Highway
The California State University announced Tuesday that it will require faculty, staff and students who are accessing campus facilities at any university location to be immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
California State University Implementing COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Fall 2021
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 15 new deaths and 2,067 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 29,581 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 29,581; L.A. County’s Case Rates Increasing Across All Adult Age Groups
Lauren Park's work ethic in midfield will seamlessly fit in with the Mustangs' style of play.
Former Saugus High Midfielder Lauren Park Signs with TMU
The city of Santa Clarita is seeking public feedback on a new, permanent public art piece which will be displayed at the nearly-completed Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
City Seeking Community Input for New SCV Sheriff’s Station Art Piece
First responders were called to a report of a shooting involving an employee of the L.A. County Sheriff‘s Department in Valencia on Tuesday morning, sending at least one person to the hospital.
LASD Employee Reportedly Involved in Shooting that Sent One to Hospital
Gov. Gavin Newsom was recently in Los Angeles to sign bipartisan legislation that expands California’s film/TV tax credit program with an additional $330 million over two years, including $150 million targeted specifically at promoting new soundstage development and workforce diversity.
Newsom Signs Bipartisan Bill Expanding State’s Film/TV Tax Credit
Not sure what plants to use in your landscape? We have taken the guess work out by identifying the top 30 plants that look beautiful and grow well in the SCV.
SCV Water’s Upcoming Virtual Gardening Class to Highlight SCV’s Top 30 Plants for Landscaping
SACRAMENTO - State Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced that Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties have been awarded more than $60 million to help provide services for the homeless.
Wilk Announces L.A. County Awarded Millions to Assist with Homelessness
1876 - 223-foot Soledad train tunnel completed; last tunnel on line linking L.A. & S.F. [story]
tunnel
Pandemic-related problems were among the top ten complaints made to state and local consumer agencies in 2020, according to an annual survey by the Consumer Federation of America.
Consumer Federation of America Announces Nation’s Top 10 Consumer Complaints Made in 2020