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1864 - Walker/Reynier family patriarch Jean Joseph Reynier, then 15, arrives in Sand Canyon from France; eventually homesteads 1,200 acres [story]
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Cause of Powerhouse Fire More Fully Explained
Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014

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...

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...

Filing Deadlines Set for Powerhouse Fire Victims
Friday, Jul 12, 2013

Although the Los Angeles County Powerhouse Fire SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center closed Thursday, residents, renters and businesses can still follow up by calling 1-800-659-2955, or by e-mailing at disastercustomerservice@sba.gov or by visiting the SBA’s website at http://www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance....

June 26-July 11: Powerhouse Fire Victims Can Apply for Loans
Tuesday, Jun 25, 2013

California residents and business owners affected by the Powerhouse Fire that occurred in Los Angeles County May 30 to June 11, 2013 are being provided low-interest federal disaster loans by the  U.S. Small Business Administration.  Under its’ own authority , SBA acted to declare a disater in...

State, Feds Assess Damage in Powerhouse Fire Area
Thursday, Jun 20, 2013

Virgilio “Gil” Macion of the U.S. Small Business Administration (far left) , Michael Hooper of the Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management, Sonia Brown of the Cal EMA Southern Region, Francis Dominguez of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works and Theresa Gonzales of Cal EMA...

June 22: Firefighters Appreciation Day in Lake Hughes

Shadowland Foundation is hosting a potluck picnic barbecue that’s open to the public to show the lake communities’ appreciation for firefighters who battled the recent Powerhouse Fire. The event will be held at Freedom Ranch, 18832 Pine Canyon Road in Lake Hughes. Shadowland Foundation is...

Powerhouse Fire Victim Workshop Draws a Crowd
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2013

Photo: KHTS/Jessica Boyer In response to the impact of the Powerhouse Fire, Fifth District county Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich hosted a recovery workshop Tuesday for victims. “The idea was to set up a one-stop shop to get questions answered,” said Anthony Akins, Los Angeles County Fire Inspector. The...

Powerhouse Fire: Tax Relief Available for Damaged Properties
Monday, Jun 10, 2013

The Los Angeles County Office of the Assessor is urging property owners affected by the Powerhouse fire to contact local Assessor offices for information and assistance about tax relief for property damage of $10,000 or more.  Structures may qualify for tax relief. The Office of the Assessor has deployed...

Powerhouse Fire Updates (Ongoing)
Friday, Jun 7, 2013

 UPDATE June 12: Powerhouse Fire Victim Workshop Draws a Crowd     Update June 10, 3 p.m., AM-1220 KHTS: The Powerhouse fire, which has charred 30,274 acres since Thursday, May 30, was 98 percent contained by 6 a.m. Monday morning, according to Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Anthony Akins. he...

June 11: Officials Hosting Powerhouse Fire Recovery Workshop at HELUS

Photo: LASD Officials from the Los Angeles County Fire Department and U.S. Forest Service will host a Fire Recovery Workshop on Tuesday, June 11, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The workshop will be held at the Hughes-Elizabeth Lakes Union Elementary School (HELUS) at 16633 Elizabeth Lake Road in Lake Hughes. For...

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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
Mayor Bill Miranda spoke directly with the committee recommending the transfer of violent juvenile offenders to Camps Scott and Scudder on Wednesday, saying the move required more environmental impact reports and public outreach.
Miranda Tells Camps Scott, Scudder Committee More EIRs, Public Outreach Required
SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond hosted Wednesday the first American Indian Education Oversight Committee (AIEOC) meeting since 2017.
State Schools Chief Hosts First American Indian Education Oversight Committee Meeting Since 2017
2000 - Historic Larinan house in Pico Canyon burns down [story]
Larinan house burning
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital announced that Logix Federal Credit Union will continue to sponsor the hospital's Foundation Palliative Care Teddy Bear program. 
Henry Mayo And Logix Announces Continued Partnership In Palliative Care Teddy Bear Program
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Wednesday seven new deaths and 2,551 new cases and of COVID-19, with 29,104 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley. 
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: Henry Mayo Reports Two Additional Deaths; L.A. County Reports 20-Fold Case Increase Since June