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1870 - Armantha Thibaudeau, community leader during early 20th Century and co-founder of chamber of commerce, born in Kentucky [story]
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SoCalGas Releases Plan to Bring Aliso Facility Back Online
Thursday, Apr 7, 2016

File photo Southern California Gas Co. announced a framework Thursday to safely bring the Aliso Canyon storage facility back online, in compliance with newly issued regulations. The Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources’ (DOGGR) comprehensive Safety Review Testing Regime for the Aliso...

DOA: Wilk Bill to Give Porter Ranch Residents More Time
Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016

Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, presented Assembly Bill 1902 on Tuesday to extend the statute of limitations for someone to file a civil action suit based upon exposure to methane, benzene, mercaptan, or any other hazardous or toxic materials resulting from the Aliso Canyon gas leak. The measure...

SoCalGas Pleads Not Guilty at Santa Clarita Courthouse
Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016

Southern California Gas Co. representatives appeared in the Santa Clarita Superior Court Wednesday to enter not-guilty pleas to criminal charges stemming from the Aliso Canyon gas leak in Porter Ranch. Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey had filed criminal charges against SoCalGas for failing...

Gas Co. Begins Permanent Sealing Process
Monday, Feb 15, 2016

[SoCalGas] – Southern California Gas Co. announced Monday that it has begun the process of permanently sealing the well at its Aliso Canyon storage facility. SoCalGas is working closely with the California Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources throughout this process. On Dec. 4, 2015, SoCalGas...

SoCal Gas Announces Temporary Control of Gas Flow
Thursday, Feb 11, 2016

[SoCalGas] – Southern California Gas Co. announced Thursday that it temporarily has controlled the flow of natural gas at the leaking well at its Aliso Canyon storage facility outside Los Angeles. It will continue to work in coordination with the California Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources...

Knight Watch: Aeronautics, Gas Leaks, more
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016

This week’s 25th Congressional District update from U.S. Rep. Steve Knight:   NASA Aeronautics Last week I spoke at a Science, Space, and Technology Committee hearing about the need to properly fund NASA’s aeronautics programs, which are essential to the future of American space exploration....

Plugging the Leak
Thursday, Jan 28, 2016

I testified before two Senate committees Thursday as a co-author of Senate Bill 380 by Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, to require an immediate moratorium on natural gas injection and restrict production of gas through vintage wells at the Aliso Canyon gas storage facility. SB 380 will establish a moratorium...

State Sues SoCalGas Over Aliso Canyon Leak
Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016

California on Tuesday sued SoCalGas for $440,000 per day in fines for its negligent response to the massive methane gas leak that has displaced thousands of people in the San Fernando Valley. Tuesday was the 96th day of the leak. At the maximum fine of $440,000 per day, SoCalGas could already be on the...

Sen. Fran Pavley Reflects on Paris Climate Summit
Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015

In today’s editions of the Los Angeles Media Group publications, Sen. Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) writes of the lessons learned from the Paris climate summit as they apply to her backyard, with the ongoing natural gas leak from the massive storage reservoir near Porter Ranch. “The big take-away...

Wilk Tours New Community Resource Center Established After Gas Leak
Friday, Dec 18, 2015

Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, toured the new Community Resource Center in Porter Ranch Friday set up by Southern California Gas Company in response to the Aliso Canyon gas leak. “I want to be sure the residents of the Porter Ranch community have access to the resources they need during this...

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On Monday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed four new deaths and 1,966 new cases of COVID-19, with 29,518 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: COVID-Related Hospitalizations in LA County Nearly Doubled in 2 Weeks; SCV Cases Total 29,518
California state and health care employees will soon be required to show proof of vaccination or be regularly tested as part of a new vaccine verification program announced by state officials Monday, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital announced six additional COVID-19 patients were admitted over the weekend.
State Employees, Health Care Workers Required to Show Proof of Vaccination or Get Regular Testing
The city of Santa Clarita announced a free household hazardous and e-waste collection event on Saturday, July 31, at the Via Princessa Metrolink Station where residents are welcome to dispose of unwanted hazardous waste from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
July 31: City to Host Free Hazardous Waste Drive-Thru Collection Event
1870 - Armantha Thibaudeau, community leader during early 20th Century and co-founder of chamber of commerce, born in Kentucky [story]
Armantha Thibaudeau
1915 - Pioneer Juan Batista Suraco buried in a family graveyard, currently unmarked, in Bouquet Canyon near Benz Road [story]
Suraco family
1864 - Walker/Reynier family patriarch Jean Joseph Reynier, then 15, arrives in Sand Canyon from France; eventually homesteads 1,200 acres [story]
Joseph Reynier
The Soraya, located at the California State University, Northridge campus, announced it is celebrating both its 10th Anniversary and its reopening with a special gift of five free concerts to welcome back and thank its loyal audience.
The Soraya Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Reopening with 5 Free Concerts
Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency board member BJ Atkins told The Signal Thursday he has delayed his plan to resign from the board, due to construction delays on a house he is building outside of the agency’s jurisdiction.
Atkins Delays Resigning from SCV Water Board
As the cleanup of close to 1,000 acres of contaminated soil and water at Whittaker-Bermite comes to a close, and while lawyers in bankruptcy court hundreds of miles from the site slice through litigation so that one day stores or homes can be built there, the land itself is reverting to the way it was long before the dynamite makers made a mess of it, where the deer — if not the antelope — and other critters play, marking a robust return of wildlife.
Cleanup of Whittaker-Bermite Land Completed, Land Remains Up in the Air
The city of Santa Clarita and Canyon View Estates have proposed two differing judgments in court filings this month on the matter of a solar panel system at the Canyon Country mobile home park.
City, Canyon View Estates Diverge on Solar Panel System Removal
Newhall School District board members voted unanimously Tuesday to ask the California Department of Public Health to provide new face-covering guidance to give the district discretion over whether to make masks optional.
Newhall School District Votes to Ask CDPH for More Leniency on Mask Policies
On Friday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed seven new deaths and 3,058 new cases of COVID-19, marking the third day in a row with more than 2,500 cases reported in a day.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: County Reports Over 3,000 New COVID-19 Cases for First Time Since February 13; Henry Mayo Reports Highest Hospitalizations since March
With the 2021 Tokyo Olympics getting underway, the final rosters are set and athletes across the country are ready to begin competition and represent the USA at today’s Opening Ceremony — including some of the Santa Clarita Valley’s own elite athletes.
Final Rosters for Tokyo Olympics Include a Handful of SCV Athletes
To kick off its return to service in the U.S., Princess Cruises and Holland America Line held a celebration at the Port of Seattle on Friday, July 23.
Princess Cruises and Holland America Line Kick Off Return To Service In the U.S. From Port Of Seattle
The city of Santa Clarita is calling all Recycle Heroes! The city announced it is inviting residents to participate in a citywide social media contest where residents create their own TikTok video themed after the city’s Recycle Hero campaign, which encourages residents to recycle right.
City Announces Recycle Hero TikTok Social Media Contest
1982 - Vic Morrow & two child actors killed in helicopter crash at Indian Dunes during filming of "Twilight Zone: The Movie" [story]
Twilight Zone Movie
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 13 new deaths and 2,767 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 29,192 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Sees Surge in Delta Variant; SCV Cases Total 29,192
Green Santa Clarita is excited to launch a newly redesigned website filled with valuable resources and programming for Santa Clarita residents and businesses looking to live more sustainably.
Green Santa Clarita’s Redesigned Website Offers Sustainability Resources
CSUN has named Trent Johnson Interim Head Men's Basketball Coach, the university announced Tuesday.
CSUN Names Trent Johnson Interim Head Men’s Basketball Coach
Los Angeles County Waterworks Districts will begin work to replace a water main in the unincorporated community of Val Verde (District No. 36).
Val Verde Residents Warned of Traffic Delays Due to Upcoming Water Main Project
Supervisor Kathryn Barger, whose 5th District includes the Santa Clarita Valley, has authored a motion to create a Blue-Ribbon Commission on Homelessness that, if approved, will provide guidance and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on reforms to solve the homelessness crisis throughout Los Angeles County.
Barger Proposes Blue-Ribbon Commission on L.A. County’s Homelessness
The Child and Family Center of Santa Clarita was one of 63 nonprofits receiving part of the $750,000 in grant awards from the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, as a part of the County's Community Impact Arts Grant (CIAG) program.
Child & Family Center Receives L.A. County Arts and Culture Grant
After several fires in the Santa Clarita Valley this past week, everyone from utility representatives to fire officials to meteorologists is reminding residents that, due to unusually dry weather during fire season, they should have their Ready! Set! Go! plans ready to go.
Residents Reminded of Wildfire Action Plan as Officials Brace for Fire Season
A Los Angeles County Fire Department captain was arrested on suspicion of assault following an altercation in Stevenson Ranch earlier this month.
LACoFD Fire Captain Arrested on Suspicion of Assault After Stevenson Ranch Altercation