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1983 - U.S. release of "National Lampoon's Vacation;" Magic Mountain is Walley World [story]
Chevy Chase and Magic Mountain crew


COUNTY NEWS ARCHIVE
Wildlife Water Sources in Powerhouse Fire Area to Be Restored
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Los Angeles County supervisors approved funds Tuesday to help restore Santa Clarita Valley water sources in the Angeles National Forest destroyed by the Powerhouse Fire. Some of the water sources have needed restoration for years, after about six decades of use, officials said. A Fish and Wildlife Propagation...

Section of Powerhouse Fire Closure Area Reopens
Thursday, Nov 6, 2014

A major portion of the Powerhouse Fire closure area in the Angeles National Forest has been lifted. Seventeen months after the wildfire decimated more than 30,000 acres of land (47.2 square miles) and destroyed nearly 60 structures including 30 homes, part of the fire closure remains in effect, especially...

SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014

Details about the cause of the Powerhouse Fire are finally available, 14 months after the wildfire north of Santa Clarita destroyed nearly 30 homes and damaged 30 more. Deputies arrested 22-year-old Branden Spencer of Canyon Country on residential burglary charges Tuesday morning. Los Angeles County...

Cause of Powerhouse Fire More Fully Explained

More details about the cause of the Powerhouse Fire became available Monday, 14 months after the wildfire north of Santa Clarita destroyed nearly 30 homes and damaged 30 more. The report was released by USDA Forest Service officials after receiving a Freedom of Information Act Request. Photo shows the...

Feds Say Power Lines Caused Powerhouse Fire; Give No Details
Monday, Jun 23, 2014

Flash point – see the power lines – click on image [KHTS] – More than one year after dozens lost their homes in the Powerhouse Fire last June, federal officials say the cause was what many suspected all along — downed power lines near a 96-year-old power plant Powerhouse No. 1. “The...

Suit Accuses DWP of Sparking Powerhouse Fire
Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014

[KHTS] – More than 100 Santa Clarita Valley residents and businesses have joined together in a lawsuit likely to seek at least $20 million from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power over last year’s Powerhouse Fire, an attorney said Tuesday. A lawsuit brought forth by the law offices...

Did You Know? Local Forest Still Closed
Sunday, Jan 12, 2014

Last year’s Powerhouse Fire burned 30,274 acres. Much of that acreage was in the Tule and Red Mountain areas of the Angeles National Forest. A smaller portion of Fish Canyon was also burned. Tule, Red Mountain, Fish Canyon and Salt Creek are all Inventoried Roadless Areas that have been recently...

SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2013

In this episode: Longtime Newhall resident, journalist and community volunteer Patti Rasmussen is appointed to the Santa Clarita Arts Commission; An upswing in robberies and property crimes in the unincorporated areas of the SCV has driven the overall crime rate up 11 percent this year. Also: Victims...

SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, June 6, 2013
Thursday, Jun 6, 2013

In this episode: After nearly five hours of interviewing, Hart district board members chose Chris Fall as their appointee to fill a vacated board seat Wednesday; A Saugus man who’s been given the tongue in cheek nickname Casanova after being sentenced to a year behind bars for scamming women he met...

SCV NewsBreak for Monday, June 3, 2013
Monday, Jun 3, 2013

In this episode: Firefighters have reached 60 percent containment during the fifth day of the $2.5 million Powerhouse Fire; Federal dollars are on their way to reimburse firefighting expenses. Also: An alert citizen and quick-responding deputies teamed up to make a felony arrest after tracking down a...

LATEST TWEETS
Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
With the reinstatement of in-person instruction this Fall, the Outlets at Tejon is excited to help students, teachers, and parents with all their back-to-school shopping.
Tejon Outlets Kickoff Back-to-School Shopping with Steep Discounts, Secret Gifter
The Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture (Arts and Culture) has announced Leticia Rhi Buckley has joined its Arts Commission, L.A. County’s longstanding advisory body for the arts.
Leticia Buckley Joins L.A. County’s Arts Commission
Yair Haimoff, SIOR, and Andrew Ghassemi of Spectrum Commercial Real Estate, are pleased to have represented the seller in the recent sale of this ±4,828-square-foot office/flex condo in a prime Valencia location.
Valencia-Based Spectrum Real Estate Closes on Discovery Gateway Office/Flex Condo
More than 2,400 Saugus homes were impacted by a power outage that began shortly after midnight Thursday morning.
Equipment Failure Cause of Saugus Power Outage
As the Santa Clarita Public Library takes a programming break to prepare for Fall programming in September, residents are reminded to take advantage of the wide variety of services and online resources available.
Santa Clarita Public Library Gearing Up for Fall Programming
Trent Norkus is excited to join TMU Men's Volleyball and play alongside his older brother Brett, a starting middle blocker for the Mustangs.
TMU Men’s Volleyball Adding Another Norkus to Roster
The Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) is proud to announce the launch of its new website.
L.A. County Development Authority’s New Website Goes Live
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has extended a Heat Alert as high temperatures have been forecast for the Santa Clarita Valley through Sunday, Aug. 1.
SCV Heat Alert Extended Until Sunday
Following a year of cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Santa Clarita’s wildly popular SENSES block parties will make their triumphant return to Main Street in Old Town Newhall.
SENSES Block Parties Returning to Old Town Newhall
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is cautioning residents who are planning to visit several Los Angeles County beaches near Dockweiler and El Segundo to be careful of swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers.
Water Use Warning Issued for L.A. County Beaches
1983 - U.S. release of "National Lampoon's Vacation;" Magic Mountain is Walley World [story]
Chevy Chase and Magic Mountain crew
Local business leaders are gathering to celebrate Santa Clarita Valley Day Aug. 14 with an inaugural job fair and boutique expo.
SCV Day Celebrates With Job Fair, Boutique Expo
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Wednesday 15 new deaths and 2,454 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 29,668 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 29,668 With One Additional Death; L.A. County Urges Workers To Get Vaccinated, Wear Masks
The city of Santa Clarita is looking for public feedback on a public safety grant proposal for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program.
City Seeks Public Input On Public Safety Grant Proposal
The California Department of Public Health has updated their guidance for face coverings statewide, aligning it with the mandates that L.A. County and the CDC calling for the public to wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status. 
California Public Health Updates Statewide Mask Guidelines
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a substitute motion authored by Kathryn Barger and Hilda L. Solis, in response to the proposed motion by Holly Mitchell and Shelia Kuehl that would move forward with the placement of youth realigned from the Department of Juvenile Justice and the L.A. County Probation system, specifically at Camps Scott and Scudder in Santa Clarita. 
Board of Supervisors Approves Alternative Approach For Juvenile Justice
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger and coauthored by Supervisor Hilda L. Solis to create a Blue Ribbon Commission on Homelessness to assess existing structures and systems and provide recommendations on reforms that will help Los Angeles County and its 88 cities solve homelessness.
Barger’s Blue Ribbon Homelessness Commission Gets Board Approval
The inaugural Cars Under the Stars car show brought together families and car enthusiasts Saturday night to raise funds for the WiSH Education Foundation.
WiSH Cars Under The Stars Show Supports Hart Students
A hearing for Senate Bill 520, authored by Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, was cancelled by Wilk last month. 
Hearing For Anti-CEMEX Bill Pushed To January
1938 - Newhall Tunnel cut away, replaced by Sierra Highway [story]
Sierra Highway
The California State University announced Tuesday that it will require faculty, staff and students who are accessing campus facilities at any university location to be immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
California State University Implementing COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Fall 2021
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 15 new deaths and 2,067 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 29,581 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 29,581; L.A. County’s Case Rates Increasing Across All Adult Age Groups
Lauren Park's work ethic in midfield will seamlessly fit in with the Mustangs' style of play.
Former Saugus High Midfielder Lauren Park Signs with TMU
The city of Santa Clarita is seeking public feedback on a new, permanent public art piece which will be displayed at the nearly-completed Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
City Seeking Community Input for New SCV Sheriff’s Station Art Piece