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1769 - Portolá expedition crosses Newhall Pass at Elsmere Canyon, camps at Chaguayanga village (Rye Canyon/Castaic Junction). [story]
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Tuesday COVID Roundup: Public Health Advises Vaccines Are Best Protection During Surge
Tuesday, Jan 4, 2022

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials confirmed Tuesday 24 new deaths and 21,790 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 47,104 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley. Of the 24 new deaths reported, one person was between the ages of 18 and 29, two people were between the ages of 30...

Friday COVID Roundup: Public Health Reports Highest Number of Cases
Friday, Dec 31, 2021

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials confirmed Friday 12 additional deaths and 27,091 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 44,129 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley. With cases almost doubling in two days, and just about one out of every four people testing positive, Public...

Tuesday COVID Roundup: Public Health Reports Rising Cases, Hospitalizations
Tuesday, Dec 28, 2021

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials confirmed Tuesday 22 additional deaths and 9,473 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 42,339 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley. L.A. County reported continued high case numbers along with rising hospitalizations. Public Health officials...

Friday COVID Roundup: Henry Mayo Reports 191st Death
Friday, Dec 24, 2021

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported an additional COVID-19 death Friday, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus to 191 since the onset of the pandemic, spokesman Patrick Moody confirmed. The hospital also reported zero tests pending, 19 patients in the hospital, and a total of 1,702 patients...

Tuesday COVID Roundup: Henry Mayo Confirms 190th Death
Tuesday, Dec 21, 2021

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported an additional COVID-19 death Tuesday, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus to 190 since the onset of the pandemic, spokesman Patrick Moody confirmed. The hospital also reported zero tests pending, 24 patients in the hospital, and a total of 1,690 patients...

Friday COVID Roundup: Henry Mayo Confirms 189th Death; Public Health Reports 8 New Omicron Cases
Friday, Dec 17, 2021

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported an additional COVID-19 death Friday, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus to 189 since the onset of the pandemic, spokesman Patrick Moody confirmed. The hospital also reported zero tests pending, 21 patients in the hospital, and a total of 1,683 patients...

Tuesday COVID Roundup: Henry Mayo Confirms 187th Death; Public Health Reports 8 New Omicron Cases
Tuesday, Dec 14, 2021

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported two additional COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus to 187 since the onset of the pandemic, spokesman Patrick Moody confirmed Tuesday. The hospital also reported zero tests pending, 22 patients in the hospital, and a total of 1,678...

Friday COVID Roundup: Booster Eligibility Expands to 16, 17-Year-Olds
Friday, Dec 10, 2021

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials confirmed Friday 16 new deaths and 1,924 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 39,689 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley. Of the 16 new deaths reported today, six were between the ages of 50 and 64, seven were between the ages of 65-79...

Water Use Warning Issued for Some L.A. County Beaches
Thursday, Dec 9, 2021

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health continues cautioning residents who are planning to visit the Los Angeles County beaches listed below to be careful of swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters: – Pico-Kenter Storm Drain at Santa Monica Beach. Santa Monica Tower 20 –...

Tuesday COVID Roundup: Public Health Releases the Latest Updates from the Last 7 Days
Tuesday, Dec 7, 2021

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials confirmed Tuesday 15 new deaths and 941 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 39,492 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley. The following is the latest data reported by Public Health: – 941 new COVID-19 cases (1,538,451 cases to date) –...

LATEST TWEETS
Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
1769 - Portolá expedition crosses Newhall Pass at Elsmere Canyon, camps at Chaguayanga village (Rye Canyon/Castaic Junction). [story]
Portola
1901 - Giant meteor seen over SCV skies; possibly makes landfall in Bouquet-Texas canyon area [story]
meteor
1892 - Western actor and Saugus rodeo owner Hoot Gibson born in Nebraska [story]
Hoot Gibson
Spectrum announced a donation of $5,000 to Single Mothers Outreach through the company’s national community philanthropic program, Spectrum Employee Community Grants.
Single Mothers Outreach Receives $5,000 Spectrum Employee Community Grant
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 19 new deaths throughout L.A. County, 4,864 new cases countywide and 146 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID Roundup: Public Health Urges Unvaccinated to Consider Novavax
Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita has announced that more than $2 million in funding from the Housing Navigators Program will go to child welfare services in Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties.
Wilk: New Funds Will Offer Important Service for Foster Youth
While we are in the middle of the long, hot days of summer, what better way to beat the heat than go to The Cube – Ice and Entertainment Center?
Laurene Weste | Stay Cool, Come to the Cube
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond has announced a plan to highlight new grant opportunities available for aspiring mental health clinicians to support California students.
State Superintendent Secures Funds for 10,000 New School Counselors
The Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society will host live music Sunday Aug. 14 from 5-8 p.m. at the American Legion. The American Legion is located at 24527 Spruce St., Newhall, 91321.
Aug. 14: SCV Blues Society Hosts Live Music at American Legion
Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation invites residents to better connect with the more than 550 miles of beautiful public trails across the county.
County Parks, Recreation Encourages Use of Public Trails
California Department of Public Health Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Tomás J. Aragón issued a statement Aug. 4 on the national public health emergency declaration on the monkeypox outbreak.
CDPH Responds to National Public Health Emergency Declaration on Monkeypox
Castaic Animal Care Center will accept cats needing to be spayed or neutered at the Neighborhood Cat Spay and Neuter Clinic Thursday, Aug. 11 at the Castaic Animal Care Center.
Aug. 11: ‘Neighborhood Cat Spay, Neuter’ at Castaic Animal Care Center
The office of California State Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, will host an informational virtual program with the California Department of Insurance on wildfire preparedness on Wednesday, Aug. 10.
Aug. 10: Wilk Hosts Virtual Program on Wildfire Preparedness
The Friends of Castaic Lake will hold a ‘Pride in the Lake’ event, Saturday, Aug. 6 starting at 9 a.m.
Aug. 6: Friends of Castaic Lake to Host ‘Pride in the Lake’ Event
The COVID-19 pandemic interrupted many facets of daily life, including routine health screenings, vaccinations and medical check-ups.
CDPH Urges Californians to Catch-up with Vaccinations, Check-ups, Screenings
1891 - Surrey post office established inside Saugus train station; Alexander Fraser, postmaster [story]
Surrey postmark
Foster parenting is a meaningful way to provide children at-risk with safe, nurturing support and resources to thrive.
Aug. 18: Children’s Bureau Foster Parenting Zoom Orientation
The Los Angeles County Fire Department battled a brush fire Thursday along Soledad Canyon Road and Commuter Way.
Firefighters Battle Blaze Near Soledad Canyon Road, Commuter Way
Anthony Bell, store manager at the CVS Pharmacy on Seco Canyon Road in Santa Clarita, was awarded a 2022 Paragon Award from CVS Health.
Santa Clarita CVS Manager Awarded Store’s Highest Honor
The Valley Industry Association has a keen interest in our local, state and federal elected officials.
VIA Hosting Candidates Forum
Relay For Life of the Santa Clarita Valley team “got cure?” is sponsoring a Painting with a Purpose fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 13, beginning at 3 p.m.
Aug. 13: Relay for Life Painting With a Purpose Fundraiser
Saugus High School’s cheerleading squads will host a youth cheer clinic fundraiser Sunday, Sept. 18, from 1:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m, for kindergartners through eighth grade.
Sept. 18: Saugus High to Host Youth Cheer Clinic
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday one new death and 158 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley, with a total of 22 new deaths and 4,930 new cases countywide.
Thursday COVID Roundup: 158 New SCV Cases, One Additional Death
State Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announces that his Senate Joint Resolution 5, protecting Social Security beneficiaries, has passed off the Assembly floor with unanimous support.
Wilk’s Proposal Protecting Social Security Passes Assembly
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