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Trapped in Suburbia
Sunday, Sep 4, 2016

The mountain lions in the Santa Monica Mountains are at risk of extinction. There are many factors at play here, the primary one being that the lions are trapped in an urban island. They cannot travel easily from habitat to habitat to find food, water or mates. One lion managed to cross the 101 freeway,...

UCLA/NPS: L.A. Area is a Mecca for Mountain Lions
Thursday, Jul 21, 2016

Los Angeles is one of only two megacities — Mumbai, India, is the other — where large predatory cats live among us, and they’re closer to human development than you might think. Mountain lions are rarely seen, but they occasionally prowl near human habitats, according to a study by UCLA and the...

Another Mountain Lion Killed While Crossing Freeway
Monday, Dec 14, 2015

File Photo A mountain lion was struck and killed by a car early Monday morning while trying to cross the freeway at the SR-14 and I-5 interchange. The animal was hit at approximately 7:30 a.m. and was picked up by the California Department of Fish and Game, according to CHP officials. “We are always...

P-32 Didn’t Have to Die
Sunday, Aug 16, 2015

P-32 was a young, 21-month-old mountain lion that was dispersing. Due to the lack of animal corridors in our county, he was forced to cross freeway after freeway – four in all – before he met his end near Castaic when he tried to cross Interstate 5 to get from the Los Padres Forest to the...

Mountain Lion P-32 Known for Crossing Highways Killed on I-5
Friday, Aug 14, 2015

A young mountain lion was struck and killed by a vehicle on Interstate 5 near Castaic early Monday morning. Known as P-32, he is the only male known to have dispersed out of the Santa Monica Mountains and into the contiguous habitat areas to the north. Prior to being struck on Interstate 5, he had managed...

Lynx or Bobcat?
Thursday, May 21, 2015

A few years ago, I was walking on the Canyon Trail in Placerita Canyon headed toward the Walker Ranch when an excited young couple walking briskly from the other direction stopped me. “Be careful,” they said. “We just saw a mountain lion.” A mountain lion – in full, broad daylight, on the...

Encountering Cougars
Sunday, Nov 17, 2013

Whatever you choose to call a cougar – a mountain lion, puma, panther, mountain cat or a catamount – it is no secret they live among us here in Santa Clarita. It is not probable you will ever see a cougar. If you do, you are very lucky. A grown male needs approximately 100 square miles to...

Saugus Residents Spot Mountain Lions
Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013

[KHTS] – Residents of Saugus reported seeing mountain lions on Sunday evening, raising safety concerns for people and animals in the area. According to the SantaClarita.com, the wild cats were spotted around the hills of Tula Drive, a cul-de-sac east of Seco Canyon Road. Although the mountain lions...

Lions and Rattlers and Bears, Oh My

Darryl Manzer I was reading about the sighting of mountain lions near Copper Hill in Valencia. This has destroyed my whole perspective on wildlife in the SCV. I thought all the cougars were in the various bars and bistros of our fair valley. OK. Not my best joke. Let’s face it. We do have various forms...

A Mountain Lion by Any Other Name…
Thursday, Mar 28, 2013

Puma, cougar or mountain lion? Even the name “panther” is sometimes used, but the only panther we have in United States is the Florida panther. It is a subspecies of the mountain lion that is found only in Florida. It is endangered, with only 50 large cats left. I was always surprised to hear the...

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In an emergency meeting at City Hall Wednesday afternoon, the Santa Clarita City Council unanimously voted to issue an emergency declaration 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