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1870 - Armantha Thibaudeau, community leader during early 20th Century and co-founder of chamber of commerce, born in Kentucky [story]
Armantha Thibaudeau

Mylar Balloons Plunge Canyon Country Into Darkness
Friday, Jul 27, 2018

Mylar balloons tangled with a power substation Friday night, cutting power to more than 20,000 customers in Canyon Country and parts of Newhall and Saugus. A Southern California Edison official cautioned against careless use of the metallic balloons around 9 p.m., while about 15,000 customers were still...

533 Affected by Planned Power Outage in Saugus
Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016

A planned power outage is currently affecting 533 residents near Highland Elementary School in Saugus as temperatures reach into the 100s Tuesday. Maintenance crews started upgrading equipment to enhance reliability at approximately 9 p.m. and is scheduled to return around 3 p.m., according to the Southern...

Storm Knocks Out Power for Hundreds of Residents
Wednesday, Jan 6, 2016

Updated Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 4 p.m. The power outage that knocked out electricity for thousands of Santa Clarita residents is now only affecting approximately 263, according to the SoCal Edison website. The outage affected about 5,005 SoCal Edison customers from Rockwell Canyon Road to Lyons Avenue...

Sports Car Driver Hits Power Pole, Knocks Out Power for Canyon Country Residents
Tuesday, Nov 3, 2015

[KHTS] – The driver of a red sports vehicle reportedly traveling at a high rate of speed in Canyon Country Tuesday morning lost control of the vehicle and collided with a power pole, sending live wires across the roadway and leaving some residents without power, officials said. Initial reports...

Canyon Country Plunges Into Darkness
Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015

Parts of Canyon Country were left in the dark after a power outage caused by equipment failures knocked the lights  on Tuesday night. The equipment failure caused street lights and residential homes to lose power around 7:30 p.m. near Soledad Canyon Road and Sand Canyon Road. According to the SoCal...

Newhall Residents Hit with Power Outages
Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015

Newhall residents were hit with two power outages early Tuesday morning. The first was a scheduled maintenance outage at 8 a.m. according to Robert Villegas of So Cal Edison. 59 customers were affected by the scheduled outage and power is scheduled to be restored at 4 p.m. on Tuesday. The second power...

SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, August 24, 2014
Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

A Castaic grocery store was left without power after a van struck an electrical box Tuesday at 11:55 a.m. Forty freshmen have been randomly selected to participate in a brand new four-year engineering pathway program at Saugus High School. A bill has been approved by the California Assembly that, if...

SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013

In this episode: A bicyclist was killed in Santa Clarita Wednesday morning when he was struck by a truck at the intersection of Magic Mountain Parkway and Railroad Avenue just before 8 am; Doctors and hospital staff at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital are asking for your vote to help them win $25,000...

Squrrel Knocks Out Rosedell Power; School in Session Thurs.
Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013

Rosedell Elementary school in Santa Clarita reported a power outage on campus Wednesday morning. The power outage was thought to be caused by a squirrel that chewed through one of the power lines, according to Joan Lucid, Saugus Union School District Superintendent. “Edison is at the school right now,...

Hit-and-Run Knocks Out Power in Canyon Country
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013

Update 7/24/2013, LASD: Deputy Sheriff’s from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station found the original cause of the downed power lines which caused a transformer to explode sparking a small brush fire in Canyon Country. In the rear parking lot at the 26700 block of Ruether Avenue, there was...

Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
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
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