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October 1
1842 - Proof of discovery: New York Observer (newspaper) reports on gold in Placerita Canyon. [story]
New York Observer

Forest Service Seeks Public Comment on Rowher, Drinkwater Flats Management Plan
Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019

The Angeles National Forest (ANF) is requesting public comment on a draft Management Plan for the long-term development and operations of the Rowher Flat/ Drinkwater Flat Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area, located north of Santa Clarita. Public comments are also requested on a draft Proposed Action for...

Know the Signs
Thursday, Nov 19, 2015

I recently had a conversation with somebody who has driven and ridden in off-road vehicle areas maintained by the Bureau of Land Management for more than 20 years. This person was confident he knew and understood the rules that applied to various types of OHV areas. But as our discussion progressed,...

March 3-April 6: Public Can Comment on OHV Management in Angeles Forest
Thursday, Feb 26, 2015

A public comment period is set for March 3 to April 6 about Angeles National Forest grant requests to the state for about $814,000 to help manage the forest’s Off-Highway Vehicle areas. The Forest’s draft applications to the state Department of Parks and Recreation will be posted at www.ohv.parks.ca.gov...

Man Killed in Crash at Rowher Flats OHV Park
Sunday, Mar 30, 2014

[KHTS] – A 44-year-old Santa Clarita man was killed Saturday in an off-roading accident west of Sierra Highway, according to a news release from the California Highway Patrol. The deceased man, Jin Ahn Jeong, was traveling northbound up a steep hillside in the Rowher Flats Off-Highway-Vehicle area,...

County Getting $130k for OHV Enforcement This Year
Thursday, Oct 3, 2013

Erosion following illegal OHV use at Red Rock Canyon State Park (Photo: CA Parks) The Sheriff’s Department is set to receive $129,779 this fiscal year to pay for the enforcement of off-road vehicle laws, primarily in the Angeles National Forest. The county receives the funding each year from the...

Public Can Weigh In on Forest Service Management of OHV Areas
Monday, Mar 4, 2013

A public comment period is open from March 5 to April 1 about an Angeles National Forest grant request to the state for about $426,000 to help manage the forest’s Off-Highway Vehicle areas. The Forest’s draft application to the state Department of Parks and Recreation will be posted at www.ohv.parks.ca.gov...

SCV Sheriff’s Off Road Team Celebrates 12 Years
Saturday, Jan 5, 2013

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station has a specialized enforcement team which is unique in the law enforcement community. Created in 2001 in response to hundreds of complaints annually of illegal off-highway vehicle activity, the Off Road Enforcement Team is made up of three sergeants and eight...

State Again Funding OHV Enforcement in SCV, AV
Thursday, Nov 8, 2012

Erosion following illegal OHV use at Red Rock Canyon State Park (Photo: CA Parks) For the ninth year, the state of California is providing more than $100,000 to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to protect the environment in the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys from off-road vehicles...

Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012

The USDA Forest Service is getting ready to apply for funding from the state of California to provide more services for off-highway vehicles in the Angeles National Forest and to restore habitat impacted by illegal OHV use – and the Forest Service wants to know what you think. According to a statement,...

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1842 - Proof of discovery: New York Observer (newspaper) reports on gold in Placerita Canyon. [story]
New York Observer
1955 - Actor James Dean, 24, drives through Castaic Junction en route to his final resting place [watch]
James Dean
The city of Santa Clarita partners with MV Transportation for transit services. Over the past year, MV Transportation has been actively negotiating with the bus drivers' union. on Sept. 15, the union decided to authorize a strike. The city of Santa Clarita is not a participant in this labor contract disagreement.
Bus Drivers Strike, Santa Clarita Transit to Suspend Service
The regular meeting of the William S. Hart Union High School District’s Governing Board will be held Wednesday, Oct. 4, beginning with closed session at 5:45 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 7 p.m.
Oct. 4: Regular Meeting of Hart School Board
The regular board meeting of the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency will be held 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3 in the boardroom at the Rio Vista Water Treatment Plant,  27234 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91350.
Oct. 3: Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency Regular Board Meeting
The funeral services for Los Angeles Sheriff's Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer have been set for 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
Oct. 5: Clinkunbroomer Funeral Services, Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
Alums and faculty from the California Institute of the Arts School of Film/Video are screening their films at film festivals around the globe throughout the fall. More than 18 CalArtians’ works have been selected for festival lineups taking place across Canada, Romania, the United Kingdom and the United States.
CalArts Filmmakers Screen at Festivals Across North America, Europe
The Greater Los Angeles Vector Control District has reported the first case of West Nile Virus in the Santa Clarita Valley this season. Transmitted through mosquito bites, West Nile Virus is a health concern for people and animals.
West Nile Virus Found in Santa Clarita Valley
Santa Clarita Volunteers is seeking volunteers for Light Up Main Street on Saturday, Nov. 18. Volunteers age 14 and older are being sought for a variety of positions at the annual holiday kickoff event in Old Town Newhall. Age requriements vary according to volunteer activity.
Volunteers Sought for Light Up Main Street
ALDI will open a second Santa Clarita Valley location on Thursday, Oct. 12 in the Canyon Center in Canyon Country. The new ALDI store will be located at 19361 Soledad Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91351. Canyon Center is located at the intersection of Soledad Canyon Road and Whites Canyon Road.
Oct. 12: ALDI to Open Second SCV Location in Canyon Country
As the end of the year approaches, it will soon be time for indoor gatherings with friends and family. This is a particularly important time of year to get your annual flu vaccination.
Dr. Christina Ghaly | It’s the Season for Flu Vaccine
Los Angeles County will launch the first of two community relief programs for households that have been impacted by odors stemming from the Chiquita Canyon Landfill on Monday, Oct. 2.
Oct. 2: Chiquita Canyon Landfill Odors Relief Program Launched
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Missing Persons Unit investigators are asking for the public’s help locating At Risk Missing Person Maxwell Perkins Cornell.
LASD Seeks Public’s Help Locating Missing Val Verde Man
Senator Dianne Feinstein, who represented California in the Senate for more than 30 years, has died at 90 years old, her office announced Friday morning.
Dianne Feinstein, Long-serving California Senator, Dies at 90
1969 - College of the Canyons opens with first class of students in temporary quarters at Hart High School [story]
Throughout my life, I have always fought for and raised rescue animals, both big and small.
Laurene Weste | Adopting New Family Member at Castaic Animal Care Center
The Metro Board of Directors approved schedule changes, public safety resources and additional trains to the Metrolink Antelope Valley Line (AVL) Thursday.
Metro Approves Additional AVL Trains
The SCVEDC is excited to announce that it was recently honored for excellence in economic development by the International Economic Development Council in two distinct categories.
SCVEDC Earns Two International Awards of Excellence
The 2023 Wildcat Classic Marching Band Competition will take place on Saturday, Oct., 14 at Valencia High School.
Oct. 14: Annual Wildcat Classic Marching Band Competition
Interstate 5 in the Castaic area in northern Los Angeles County will be reduced from four lanes to two lanes in the northbound or southbound direction between 5 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 2-4, Caltrans announced Thursday.
Caltrans Announces I-5 Castaic Area Lane Closures
College of the Canyons Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook received the rarely-awarded O – C (pronounced “oh bar see”) award from FivePoint at a community celebration event held to celebrate her 35 years of leadership at COC.
Van Hook Receives Prestigious O – C Award
Children’s Bureau is seeking foster families and now offers two virtual ways for individuals and/or couples to learn how to help children in foster care while reunifying with birth families or how to provide legal permanency by adoption.
Oct. 19: Foster Care, Adoption Virtual Orientation
The Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley is proud to announce that the club has won top honors within Zonta International’s Add Your Voice Campaign for installing the largest number of new members throughout the Zonta world in 2023.
Zonta’s Add Your Voice Campaign Earns International Recognition
California State University, Northridge is the No. 2 public university in California and the No. 12 public university in the nation, according to the Wall Street Journal/College Pulse 2024 Best Colleges in the U.S. ranking.
WSJ Ranks CSUN No. 2 Public University in State, No. 12 Nationally