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1769 - Portolá expedition crosses Newhall Pass at Elsmere Canyon, camps at Chaguayanga village (Rye Canyon/Castaic Junction). [story]
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Barger Warns Residents Living Near Burn Areas of Potential Flooding, Mudslides
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017

With the National Weather Service forecasting up to 4 inches of rain in parts of Los Angeles County starting Friday, Supervisor Kathryn Barger encourages residents in hillside communities and fire-impacted areas to take precautions now. Additionally, the Department of Public Works has activated 24-hour...

Rainy Weather Continues for SCV
Monday, Feb 6, 2017

After a January that brought the Santa Clarita Valley an abundance of rain, the wet season continues in February. As of Monday afternoon, the forecast shows on and off rain throughout the rest of the day and week. For the full story, click [here].

Gov. Brown Issues Two Emergency Proclamations in Light of Winter Storms
Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017

Edmund G. Brown Jr. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued Monday two emergency proclamations to secure funding to help communities respond to and recover from severe winter storms that have caused flooding, mudslides, erosion, debris flow and damage to roads and highways. The emergency proclamations issued...

LACoFD Offers Tips for Flood Management
Monday, Jan 23, 2017

As rainstorms hit the Santa Clarita Valley and L.A. County, it is important to continue planning and preparing for the increased potential of flooding, mudslides and debris run-off. The Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) urges residents living in areas prone to debris flow and mudslides to be...

Flash Flood Watch, Flood Advisory in Effect for SCV, Burn Areas
Thursday, Jan 12, 2017

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch and Flood advisory for the Santa Clarita Valley and recent burn areas across Los Angeles County. While the Flood Advisory is expected to be lifted around 2:15 p.m., the Flash Flood Watch will be in effect until about 9 p.m. Thursday night. NWS...

Current Storm Impacting Los Angeles, Ventura Counties Highways

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) crews are out in force keeping Los Angeles and Ventura counties freeways and ramps clear of debris, flooding and snow during this cold, winter storm event. Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol remind motorists to slow down, leave following...

Weekend Rains Headed to Santa Clarita Valley
Friday, Jan 6, 2017

Moderate showers are expected to strike the Santa Clarita Valley this weekend, according to National Weather Service officials. “We have a system moving down (Friday night) that will bring a 60 percent chance of rain (Saturday),” said National Weather Service official Ryan Kattel. “The mountains...

Advisory for L.A. County Beaches in Effect Until Jan. 8
Thursday, Jan 5, 2017

Because of the recent rainfall, the County Interim Health Officer, Dr. Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, is cautioning residents who are planning to visit Los Angeles County beaches to be careful of swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers. Bacteria, debris,...

Rainstorm Could Bring Mudslides, Flooding: Prepare Now
Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016

Showers are expected to roll through the Santa Clarita Valley over the rest of the week through the weekend, according to National Weather Service officials. “Today should have some sprinkles, but showers are expected more widespread tonight,” said National Weather Service official Scott Sukup. “Thunderstorms...

County Health Officer Warns of Dangers at Beaches after Rainfall
Thursday, Feb 18, 2016

Because of the recent rainfall, the County Interim Health Officer is cautioning residents who are planning to visit Los Angeles County beaches to be careful of swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers. Bacteria, debris, trash, and other public...

LATEST TWEETS
Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
The gibbons housed at the Gibbon Conservation Center in Saugus are benefiting from a new mister system installed this summer.
Gibbon Center Seeking Donations for New Mister System
The Castaic Animal Care Center will accept animals needing to be spayed or neutered at the ‘Public Spay and Neuter Voucher’ Clinic which will be open at the Castaic Animal Care Center Aug. 18.
Aug. 18: Public Spay, Neuter Voucher Clinic at Castaic Animal Center
The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees will hold a Business Meeting Wednesday, Aug. 10.
Aug. 10: COC Board to Consider Van Hook Salary Increase
1769 - Portolá expedition crosses Newhall Pass at Elsmere Canyon, camps at Chaguayanga village (Rye Canyon/Castaic Junction). [story]
Portola
1901 - Giant meteor seen over SCV skies; possibly makes landfall in Bouquet-Texas canyon area [story]
meteor
1892 - Western actor and Saugus rodeo owner Hoot Gibson born in Nebraska [story]
Hoot Gibson
Spectrum announced a donation of $5,000 to Single Mothers Outreach through the company’s national community philanthropic program, Spectrum Employee Community Grants.
Single Mothers Outreach Receives $5,000 Spectrum Employee Community Grant
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 19 new deaths throughout L.A. County, 4,864 new cases countywide and 146 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID Roundup: Public Health Urges Unvaccinated to Consider Novavax
Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita has announced that more than $2 million in funding from the Housing Navigators Program will go to child welfare services in Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties.
Wilk: New Funds Will Offer Important Service for Foster Youth
While we are in the middle of the long, hot days of summer, what better way to beat the heat than go to The Cube – Ice and Entertainment Center?
Laurene Weste | Stay Cool, Come to the Cube
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond has announced a plan to highlight new grant opportunities available for aspiring mental health clinicians to support California students.
State Superintendent Secures Funds for 10,000 New School Counselors
The Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society will host live music Sunday Aug. 14 from 5-8 p.m. at the American Legion. The American Legion is located at 24527 Spruce St., Newhall, 91321.
Aug. 14: SCV Blues Society Hosts Live Music at American Legion
Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation invites residents to better connect with the more than 550 miles of beautiful public trails across the county.
County Parks, Recreation Encourages Use of Public Trails
California Department of Public Health Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Tomás J. Aragón issued a statement Aug. 4 on the national public health emergency declaration on the monkeypox outbreak.
CDPH Responds to National Public Health Emergency Declaration on Monkeypox
Castaic Animal Care Center will accept cats needing to be spayed or neutered at the Neighborhood Cat Spay and Neuter Clinic Thursday, Aug. 11 at the Castaic Animal Care Center.
Aug. 11: ‘Neighborhood Cat Spay, Neuter’ at Castaic Animal Care Center
The office of California State Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, will host an informational virtual program with the California Department of Insurance on wildfire preparedness on Wednesday, Aug. 10.
Aug. 10: Wilk Hosts Virtual Program on Wildfire Preparedness
The Friends of Castaic Lake will hold a ‘Pride in the Lake’ event, Saturday, Aug. 6 starting at 9 a.m.
Aug. 6: Friends of Castaic Lake to Host ‘Pride in the Lake’ Event
The COVID-19 pandemic interrupted many facets of daily life, including routine health screenings, vaccinations and medical check-ups.
CDPH Urges Californians to Catch-up with Vaccinations, Check-ups, Screenings
1891 - Surrey post office established inside Saugus train station; Alexander Fraser, postmaster [story]
Surrey postmark
Foster parenting is a meaningful way to provide children at-risk with safe, nurturing support and resources to thrive.
Aug. 18: Children’s Bureau Foster Parenting Zoom Orientation
The Los Angeles County Fire Department battled a brush fire Thursday along Soledad Canyon Road and Commuter Way.
Firefighters Battle Blaze Near Soledad Canyon Road, Commuter Way
Anthony Bell, store manager at the CVS Pharmacy on Seco Canyon Road in Santa Clarita, was awarded a 2022 Paragon Award from CVS Health.
Santa Clarita CVS Manager Awarded Store’s Highest Honor
The Valley Industry Association has a keen interest in our local, state and federal elected officials.
VIA Hosting Candidates Forum
Relay For Life of the Santa Clarita Valley team “got cure?” is sponsoring a Painting with a Purpose fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 13, beginning at 3 p.m.
Aug. 13: Relay for Life Painting With a Purpose Fundraiser
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