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1876 - D.G. Scofield forms California Star Oil Works, hires Alex Mentry to drill in Pico Canyon [story]
Pico oil rigs

Think Ahead
Sunday, Feb 28, 2016

With everything going on in the world today, it’s wise to be prepared for any emergency. You can start by building an emergency kit. In it you should include a basic first aid kit, essential medications for everyone in your family, non-perishable food, a manual can opener, one gallon of water (minimum)...

Shakers Hit North, East of SCV
Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016

An 4.8-magnitude earthquakes struck just west of Big Pine on Tuesday at 3:04 p.m. It was followed by several aftershocks, the largest measuring 4.3 (after an initial report of 4.8) at 3:27 p.m. Big Pine is located up Highway 295 in Inyo County, north of Lone Pine and Mount Whitney. Earlier Tuesday,...

$8.2 Mil. in President’s Budget for West Coast Quake Early-Warning System
Monday, Feb 15, 2016

[Rep. Schiff] – Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Burbank, announced that President Obama included $8.2 million for the West Coast Earthquake Early Warning system in his Fiscal Year 2017 budget released last week, a significant increase from last year’s budget – a $5 million request – and further recognition...

Chilean Quake Prompts Tsunami Warning for SoCal Beaches
Thursday, Sep 17, 2015

*ALERT* NOAA Tsunami Advisory for all California beaches. Avoid beaches and harbors. Strong currents and surges expected. A Tsunami Advisory has been issued and remains in effect for the coastal areas of California from San Onofre State beach to Ragged Point (50 miles NW of San Luis Obispo). Start times...

County Search & Rescue Honored for Nepal Quake Deployment
Monday, Jun 1, 2015

L.A. County Mayor Michael D. Antonovich, Supervisor Hilda Solis and the Board of Supervisors honored the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Urban Search and Rescue Team, California Task Force 2, and members of the Department of Health Services’ doctors and nurses who deployed to Nepal after a 7.8...

3.1 Quake Shakes Castaic; Follows 3.9 Temblor Off Long Beach
Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014

A 3.1-magnitude earthquake shook Castaic Tuesday night at 10:27:41. It was reported 14 kilometers (about 9 miles) north of the town of Castaic, just above Castaic Lake. Earlier in the day, a 3.9-magnitude temblor hit off of the coast of Long Beach, in the San Pedro Channel, at 3:26:17 p.m. It was reported...

The Big One
Thursday, Dec 18, 2014

There is a chance we may soon get an earthquake early-warning system here in the Golden State. A recent example of the system showed that folks had nearly 80 seconds of warning. Now, that might not seem like much, but it is nearly a minute and a half – and that is a long time for you to try to...

Flurry of Quake Activity Centered Around La Habra, Brea
Friday, Mar 28, 2014

A 5.1-magnitude shaker hit 1.25 miles east of La Habra on Friday at 9:09:41 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was preceded by a 3.6-manitude foreshock in the same area at 8:03:39 p.m. Since that time, numerous measurable aftershocks have rattled the area, the largest measuring 3.4 at...

4.4 Quake Rattles Encino Area, Smaller Ones Follow
Monday, Mar 17, 2014

Another light earthquake rattled the region Monday morning, two days after a 3.9-magnitude shaker hit above Castaic Lake. This one measured 4.4 and occurred 1.9 miles south-southeast of Encino, at a depth of 6.2 miles. Just like Saturday’s shaker, Monday’s 6:25 a.m. quake was followed by a series...

Note from SCV Sheriff: Be Prepared for Quake

There have been several earthquakes in the past few weeks that we have felt in Santa Clarita.  If you lived in Santa Clarita in 1994 then you probably remember the earthquake and how long it took to get power restored and emergency supplies. It is a good idea to have an emergency kit for you and your...

Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
1876 - D.G. Scofield forms California Star Oil Works, hires Alex Mentry to drill in Pico Canyon [story]
Pico oil rigs
Los Angeles County Workforce Development Aging and Community Services is spreading awareness during World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) by sharing ways the community can help.
County Shares Ways to Help the Elderly During World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
A body was found under the Soledad Canyon overpass in Canyon Country on Tuesday, prompting a call to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau detectives.
Homicide Detectives Investigating Body Found in Canyon Country
As California’s COVID-19 case rates have fallen to among the lowest in the country and almost 19 million Californians are fully vaccinated, the state is moving 'Beyond the Blueprint' to fully reopen its economy and end many pandemic-era restrictions, announced California Department of Public Health officials. In addition, Los Angeles County Public Health noted the current guidelines vaccinated and unvaccinated County residents are to follow as restrictions relax and the economy reopens.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: California Officially Moves ‘Beyond the Blueprint’; 28,061 Total SCV Cases
The necessity of passing federal legislation aimed at curbing illegal eviction was examined at length Monday during a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing.
House Panel Takes Up Bill Blocking Evictions in National Emergencies
California lawmakers passed a record $267 billion budget bill Monday that boosts spending on programs designed to fight climate change, prevent wildfires, build affordable housing and stimulate the economy with direct payments to taxpayers.
California Lawmakers Send $267 Billion Budget to Newsom’s Desk
Family, friends and members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department gathered at Fire Station 131 in Palmdale Tuesday morning for a ceremony to honor firefighter Tory Carlon, who was killed earlier this month.
Flag Ceremony Honors Fallen Firefighter Tory Carlon
Medical examiners identified a body found across the street from the Castaic Lagoon as that of Marlon Francisco Menjivartorres, 35, of Castaic.
Coroner Identifies Body Found Near Castaic Lake
Los Angeles County Fire Department officials announced plans this week for a private flag ceremony and memorial service — both of which will be livestreamed for the community to watch — in honor of the firefighter killed in the Station 81 shooting on June 1.
Flag Ceremony, Memorial Service Planned for Firefighter Killed in Station 81 Shooting
In an announcement released on Monday, Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, reported that he had secured $20 million in federal funding for the district to be included in pending legislation, with some of the money heading toward the Santa Clarita Valley if the bill is approved.
Garcia Announces $20 Million Planned for Transportation Services in District
Demonstrating alongside the Hart District Teachers Association, members of the California School Employees Association Chapter 349 stood outside the district office last week in support of the ongoing negotiations concerning pay and benefits.
Hart District Classified Staff Negotiating Increase in Pay, Benefits
1957 - Lang Station dedicated as State Historic Landmark No. 590 [story]
Lang Station
With fire experts predicting a “dire” wildfire season ahead, two of the world’s largest firefighting helicopters joined the Southern California region’s wildfire-suppression arsenal Tuesday.
CH-47 Helitankers Join SoCal’s Firefighting Fleet
Nearly 18 months after the first health officer order was issued for COVID-19, California’s stay-at-home order will expire Tuesday as the economy fully reopens.
Economy Set to Reopen as California’s ‘Blueprint for a Safer Economy’ Expires
On Monday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed two new deaths and 135 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 28,053 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: Public Health Urges Everyone to Get Fully Vaccinated Ahead of 4th of July; SCV Cases Total 28,053
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has reported nine productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley aka "Hollywood North" the week of Monday, June 14-20, 2021.
Filming This Week in SCV:  ‘Masha’s Game,’ ‘With Love,’ 7 More Productions
In the first four months of 2021, the District Attorney’s Office declined to file charges on 537 Santa Clarita Valley criminal cases — already 156% of the total number of declined cases for the entire previous year.
District Attorney Case Rejections on the Rise
Michelle Denise Dorsey’s life was celebrated by more than 200 people during a memorial service at Real Life Church in Valencia Saturday morning.
Hundreds Attend Memorial Service Celebrating Michelle Dorsey’s Life
The Santa Clarita Planning Commission will consider Tuesday a transitional housing project on a vacant lot at 23652 Newhall Ave.
Planning Commission to Discuss Transitional Housing, Circle K Alcohol Sales Expansion
Many Santa Clarita Valley school districts plan to reject Centers for Disease Control (CDC) funding to provide comprehensive COVID-19-screening programs at SCV schools.
SCV School Districts Set to Reject COVID-19 Testing Funds
A virtual town hall Thursday brought together Los Angeles County Public Health officials to answer questions from the public about changes to coronavirus restrictions come Tuesday when California’s “blueprint for a safer economy” expires.
County Officials Answer Public’s Reopening Questions
1916 - Jesse Doty buys White Star Garage; he turns it into Newhall's first Ford dealership [story]
White Star Garage
1949 - Frank Walker deeds over the first 40 acres of Placerita Canyon State Park [story]
1868 - Ravenna post office established in Soledad Canyon [story]
Ravenna depot