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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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SCV Under Flash Flood Watch, Lake Hughes to Prepare for Possible Evacuations
Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021

The National Weather Service placed the Santa Clarita Valley on a Flash Flood Watch for Thursday, Jan. 28, as the valley is expected to see heavy rains and possible thunderstorms during the next few days. The flood watch will be in effect from 4 p.m. Thursday until 4 a.m. Friday, while areas affected...

Wind Chill Forecast Prompts SCV Cold Weather Alert Friday, Saturday
Monday, Nov 30, 2020

A cold-weather alert will be in effect in the Santa Clarita Valley Friday and Saturday due to a National Weather Service wind chill forecast of temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. The alert also includes the Antelope Valley. “Children, the elderly, and people with disabilities or special medical...

SCV Extreme Heat Warning Extended to Thursday Night
Monday, Aug 17, 2020

Forecasting continued triple-digit temperatures, the National Weather Service has extended the current extreme heat warning for the Santa Clarita Valley through 9 p.m. Thursday. The extension again also pertains to the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys. The NWS forecasts dangerously hot conditions...

Excessive Heat Warning Called for This Weekend in SCV, SoCal
Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for the Santa Clarita Valley and most of Southern California to be in effect from Friday morning through Monday evening. The service forecasts dangerously hot conditions with high temperatures between 95 and 108. The hottest locations...

County Health Extends Cold Weather Alert for AV, Mountains
Friday, Dec 27, 2019

The Los Angeles County Health Officer on Friday extended a cold weather alert for the Antelope Valley and local mountains through Wednesday, January 1, due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for below-freezing temperatures. Wind chill temperatures in those areas are expected to be below 32...

Overnight Wind Advisory Tees Up Rainy Thanksgiving
Monday, Nov 25, 2019

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the Santa Clarita Valley from 6 p.m. Monday through 3 a.m. Tuesday, as a massive Pacific storm is expected to bring rain on Wednesday into Thanksgiving weekend. The wind advisory calls for west winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph in the...

High Wind Watch Saturday Night to Sunday Morning
Friday, Oct 18, 2019

The National Weather Service on Friday afternoon issued a high wind watch for the Santa Clarita Valley from Saturday evening through Sunday morning. Angeles National Forest officials also on Friday raised the fire danger level from “very high” to “extreme” in the forest and the...

Cold Weather Alert Called for Local Mountains Till Friday
Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019

The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Cold Weather Alert due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures in Southern California mountain areas through Friday. Wind chill temperatures are expected to be below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Santa Clarita Valley weather will be...

Wind Advisory, Red Flag Warning in Effect Until Tuesday, Wednesday
Monday, Nov 12, 2018

The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory in effect until Tuesday at 5 p.m. and a red flag fire danger warning in effect until Wednesday at 5 p.m. due to strong Santa Ana wind and single-digit humidity. The alerts cover the coastal and interior valleys of Los Angeles and Ventura counties. The...

Wind Advisory, Red Flag Warning in Effect Thursday, Friday
Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018

The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory and a red flag warning for the valleys of Los Angeles and Ventura counties Wednesday afternoon, both alerts to be in effect from Thursday at 10 a.m. to Friday at 10 p.m. The NWS predicts wind from the northeast at 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph Thursday...

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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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