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1938 - Supervisors award construction contract for jail at Wayside Farms in Castaic (later called Pitchess Detention Center). [story]
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Collision Near Shopping Center Draws Firefighter Response
Wednesday, Oct 6, 2021

A traffic collision was reported at 10 a.m. Wednesday involving a truck rolling on its side, according to Fire Department spokesman Johnathan Matheny. He added the emergency is an ongoing incident at Newhall Ranch Road and Rye Canyon Road, and he could only report that the California Highway...

No Injuries Reported in Three-Car Collision
Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020

A three-car traffic collision on Newhall Ranch Road and Bouquet Canyon Road Tuesday morning left one car overturned, according to Los Angeles County Fire officials. “No person (was) trapped and all occupants were out of their vehicles,” said Austin Bennett, spokesman for County Fire. No injuries...

Newhall Ranch Road Reopened After Water Main Break, Repairs
Friday, Oct 18, 2019

Emergency road work to repair a water-damaged stretch of Newhall Ranch Road wrapped up Thursday evening about 7:45, city of Santa Clarita spokesperson Carrie Lujan said Friday morning. Repairs to the eastbound lanes of Newhall Ranch Road between Rye Canyon Road and Avenue Tibbitts began shortly after...

Water Main Break Shuts Down Eastbound Newhall Ranch Road
Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019

A water main break in Valencia caused lane closures and traffic delays as crews work to stop water from spilling onto the streets Wednesday. The break occurred between Avenue Tibbits and Rye Canyon Road at approximately 2 p.m., according to officials. All eastbound lanes on Newhall Ranch Road near the...

Newhall Ranch Road, McBean Parkway Intersection to Close Tuesday Night
Friday, Sep 21, 2018

The intersection of Newhall Ranch Road and McBean Parkway will be closed Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m., for the Federal Overlay Project being completed by the city of Santa Clarita to resurface the road. During construction, the right turn lanes at the intersection will remain open. The...

City to Close Intersection of Newhall Ranch Road, McBean Parkway Friday Night
Thursday, Aug 30, 2018

The intersection of Newhall Ranch Road and McBean Parkway will be closed Friday night, Aug. 31, from 8:30 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., for the Federal Overlay Project being completed by the City to resurface the road. During the construction, the right turn lanes at this intersection will remain open. The City...

Feb. 13: Trail Closures, Bus Stop Move for Bridge Widening on Newhall Ranch Road
Monday, Feb 12, 2018

The southwest segment of trail between Newhall Ranch Road and Anza Drive will be closed for approximately two months starting Tuesday, February 13. The planned closure is part of work being done by the city of Santa Clarita to complete the roadway and improve the trail connection from Avenue Tibbitts...

Two Lanes of Bouquet Canyon Road Closed Due to Water Main Break
Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017

A water main break Tuesday morning forced the closures of two of the northbound lanes of Bouquet Canyon Road at Newhall Ranch Road. Just after 10 a.m., a local contractor damaged one of Valencia Water Company’s water mains, resulting in a leak. Water from the ruptured pipe spilled onto the northbound...

No Explosive Device Found on Newhall Ranch Road
Friday, Nov 10, 2017

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Arson and Explosives deputies checked out a suspicious item on a Valencia sidewalk Friday afternoon, found no explosive device, and determined the item was safe, according to an update from the station Friday night. All roads were reopened by 7 p.m. Here’s...

Crash On Bouquet Canyon Road Leaves One Dead
Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017

A fatal Bouquet Canyon Road crash that took place near Newhall Ranch Road early Tuesday morning has left one dead, officials said. Detectives with the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station’s Traffic Unit said they are awaiting the results of a toxicology screening in order to determine if drugs and/or...

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1938 - Supervisors award construction contract for jail at Wayside Farms in Castaic (later called Pitchess Detention Center). [story]
Wayside
1962- Actress and future Soledad Canyon big-cat rescuer Tippi Hedren, "Hitchcock's New Grace Kelly," makes cover of Look magazine for upcoming thriller, "The Birds" [story]
Tippi Hedren
The Santa Clarita City Council will take a major step toward enhancing one of the city of Santa Clarita’s landmark amenities by holding a groundbreaking ceremony for the Central Park Buildout project on Monday, Dec. 6.
City Invites Community to Central Park Buildout Groundbreaking
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials confirmed Friday 17 new deaths and 1,942 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 39,281 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID Roundup: Cases Among People Experiencing Homelessness Declines for 2nd Month in a Row
The city of Santa Clarita Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 6:00 p.m.
Dec. 7: Planning Commission Regular Meeting
The first cohort of the College of the Canyons Low Observable Technician Pathway graduated on Nov. 23. 2021 at a special ceremony held at the college’s culinary arts center.
COC’s First Low Observable Technician Pathway Cohort Graduates
The Board of Trustees of the Santa Clarita Community College District is undergoing the redistricting process, and community members will have the opportunity to comment on revised trustee area boundaries at two upcoming public hearings.
Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees Undergoing Redistricting
The California Highway Patrol joins the American Occupational Therapy Association in recognizing Dec. 6 through Dec. 10, 2021, as Older Driver Safety Awareness Week.
Dec. 6-10: 2021 Older Driver Safety Awareness Week
On Wednesday, Dec. 1, College of the Canyons held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Don Takeda Science Center, which is named in honor of longtime biology instructor Don Takeda, who retired in 2017.
COC Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Don Takeda Science Center
To help ring in the holiday season, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger hosted her annual party for foster youth served by the Department of Children and Family Services and their foster families at Six Flags Magic Mountain on Saturday, Dec. 4.
Supervisor Barger Hosts Annual Foster Youth Holiday Party at Six Flags
The Los Angeles County Lake Lifeguards begin the search for potential new lifeguard candidates with the Lake Lifeguard Test Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Castaic Aquatic Center.
Dec. 4: Lake Lifeguard Test Starts at the Castaic Aquatic Center
1887 - Prohibitionist Henry Needham purchases land in Newhall, attempts to establish "dry" colony [story]
H.C. Needham
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has received confirmation of its first case of COVID-19 with mutations consistent with the new Omicron variant (B.1.1.529).
Thursday COVID Roundup: First Case of Omicron Detected in L.A. County
Andrew Ghassemi, senior vice president of Spectrum Commercial Real Estate, Inc., is pleased to announce the recent sale of a Class-A office building in Valencia.
Spectrum Real Estate Closes on $3.5M Sale of Valencia Office Building
Metro Los Angeles celebrated the groundbreaking Wednesday for the I-5 North County Enhancements Project, which will improve the operations and safety of the I-5 freeway for motorists in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Interstate 5 Improvement Project Breaks Ground in Santa Clarita
Do you take the easy route with a bag and tissue paper because your wrapping job looks like a crumpled mess?
Learn How to Wrap Gifts Like a Pro Thanks to JCI Santa Clarita
Commercial driver’s licenses, learner’s permits, endorsements and special certificates expiring between March 2020 and February 2022, are automatically extended through Feb. 28, 2022, the California Department of Motor Vehicles announced Thursday.
DMV Extending Commercial Driver’s Licenses, Learner’s Permits
1972 - Five wounded in Vagos biker gang shooting at Curtis & JoAnne Darcy's Acton '49er Saloon [story]
Darcys 49er
We are in the home stretch of the holiday season. I hope you have made plans to safely celebrate with family and friends. I also want to encourage you to keep safety in mind when shopping for that perfect gift for your loved ones.
City Manager’s Monthly Message – December 2021
La Mesa Junior High 8th graders will soon be building water bottle rockets as part of their science program, thanks to funding from California Credit Union through its Fall 2021 Teacher Grant program.
La Mesa Teacher Wins Fall 2021 Teacher Grant
Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control is celebrating the 'Paw"lidays by offering the gift of a new furry friend. 
Adoption Fees Waived Through End of the Year
Santa Clarita Artists Association is pleased to showcase an oil painting demo by Sharon Weaver on Feb. 21, 2022.
Artists Association Presents Oil Painting Showcase With Sharon Weaver
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station has once again begun collecting toys as part of the Annual Holiday Toy Drive.
Sheriff Station Seeks Donations For 2021 Holiday Toy Drive
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