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1738 - Fr. Francisco Garcés born in Spain; came through SCV in 1776, found Tataviam fighting with Coastal Chumash, observed Santa Clara River flowing by night and dry by day despite the season being spring [story]
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Chloride Wars: Regional Board Answers City’s Questions
Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013

The Oct. 31 deadline for the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District to create a plan to reduce chloride levels at the SCV watershed, is mere months away. Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board officials have expressed doubt that the district will be able to meet the deadline and that they...

Council Wants 1 More Month to Weigh In on Chloride
Wednesday, Jun 5, 2013

At a special meeting on chloride levels Tuesday night, the Santa Clarita City Council voted unanimously to ask the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District for an extension on the public comment period. If the request is approved, the public comment period would end July 24, a 30-day extension of the...

Council to Meet Tuesday to Discuss Chloride
Saturday, Jun 1, 2013

The Santa Clarita City Council will meet Tuesday at 5 p.m. for the sole purpose of drafting a letter seeking more time to comment on a chloride cleanup plan that’s in the works. The Regional Water Quality Control Board, a state agency, reviewed 40-year-old studies conducted elsewhere and leaped to...

City, County Required to Monitor Bacteria in Dry River
Thursday, May 30, 2013

It’s not just chloride. The Regional Water Quality Control Board – the same folks who say Santa Clarita discharges too much salt into the local river – has ruled that the City of Santa Clarita and County of Los Angeles need to start monitoring bacteria levels in the Santa Clara River on a daily...

Knight Requests 4-Year Extension for Santa Clarita to Meet Chloride Limits
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Sen. Steve Knight, R-Palmdale, on SCVTV’s “Newsmaker of the Week” show. Sen. Steve Knight, R-Antelope Valley, has sent a letter to the Regional Water Quality Control Board asking for the Compliance and Interim Limits deadline to be extended to September of 2019. This issue has a long...

Chloride Wars: Sanitation District Responds to Threat of $280K Fine
Thursday, Dec 27, 2012

Note: The deadline for filing comments on the Regional Water Quality Control Board’s administrative complaint against the SCV Sanitation District for failing to file timely environmental documents relating to the construction of a $250-million-plus treatment plant was Dec. 26. The treatment facility,...

Special Council Meeting Thursday on Chloride Fine
Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012

The Santa Clarita City Council will hold an unusual Thursday afternoon meeting for the sole purpose of discussing a regional agency’s threat to levy a $280,250 fine that would have to be paid by Santa Clarita Valley homeowners. Last month the L.A. County Regional Water Quality Control Board notified...

Thursday, Nov 29, 2012

The Los Angeles County Regional Water Quality Control Board has notified the SCV Sanitation District of its intent to levy a $280,250 fine for the district’s failure to file timely reports related to a future chloride treatment plant. The Regional Board – one of nine in the state, whose members...

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012

Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments Wednesday: Monica Samaniego Hunter, 63, of Los Osos, has been appointed to the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, where she has served since 2005. Hunter has been director of research at PAST Foundation since 2010 and has...

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012

[Newhall Land] – The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board voted unanimously Sept. 14 to issue a 401 Water Quality Certification of the Army Corps 404 permit issued last summer. This action completes the more than a decade long process of obtaining all the federal permits relating to...

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Los Angeles County Public Health officials will modify the Health Officer Order on Thursday, April 15, to align with changes to the state Blueprint for a Safer Economy regarding indoor live events and performances, private events such as conferences, receptions and meetings, and private informal gatherings.
April 15: L.A. County to Modify Health Officer Order to Align with State
Show producers Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher, and Steven Soderbergh on Monday announced the all-star cast of presenters at the 93rd Oscars, which will air live on ABC on Sunday, April 25, at 5 p.m. PDT.
Academy Reveals All-Star Cast of Presenters for 93rd Oscars Telecast
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has reported 10 productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley aka "Hollywood North" the week of Monday, April 12-18, 2021
Now Filming in SCV: ‘Star Trek Picard,’ ‘Good Trouble,” 8 More Productions
College of the Canyons and Palmdale Oasis Park Recreation Center will begin operating as Los Angeles County-operated COVID-19 vaccination sites in the northern part of the county starting Monday, April 19.
L.A. County to Open Vaccination Sites at COC, in Palmdale; Magic Mountain Site to Close
As of Monday, Los Angeles County residents may apply for financial help to cover funeral expenses through FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program.
FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program Open to L.A. County Residents
In a 5-4 ruling late Friday night, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that California can’t restrict home-based religious gatherings such as prayer meetings and Bible groups.
U.S. Supreme Court Blocks California Restriction on In-Home Religious Gatherings
A consulting firm hired by the city to evaluate the feasibility of establishing a city public health department in Santa Clarita did “not find a compelling case to change the basic structure of public health regulation” in Santa Clarita, according to a 17-page report published Friday as part of the Santa Clarita City Council’s Tuesday meeting agenda.
Report: No Compelling Case for Santa Clarita City Public Health Department
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital will present to the Santa Clarita City Council Tuesday a hospital expansion plan to increase facilities by 200,000 square feet.
City Council to Weigh Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Expansion Plan
The Santa Clarita Valley's COVID-19 vaccination rate has increased by about 5%, as 37% of residents 16 and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, according to data through April 4 published by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
SCV COVID-19 Vaccination Rate Increases to 37%
1738 - Fr. Francisco Garcés born in Spain; came through SCV in 1776, found Tataviam fighting with Coastal Chumash, observed Santa Clara River flowing by night and dry by day despite the season being spring [story]
Garces statue
1987 - Ramona Chapel and Red Schoolhouse relocated to Heritage Junction [story]
Red Schoolhouse
1835 - Outlaw and Rocks/Park/High School namesake Tiburcio Vasquez born in Monterey, Calif. [story]
Tiburcio Vasquez
Nearly 100 people gathered in front of the highly anticipated Laemmle 7 in Newhall to officially open the theater to the Santa Clarita Valley community.
Laemmle Officially Opens in Old Town Newhall
The city of Santa Clarita Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission recently met to receive an update from city staff about the status of the Pioneer Oil Refinery in Newhall.
Parks Commissioners Asked to Advise on Pioneer Oil Refinery’s Future
A judge’s ruling this week dealt a setback to the Tejon Ranch Co.’s proposed 19,000-unit Centennial development project in the upper northwest corner of Los Angeles County.
Judge Halts Centennial Development Project in Tejon Ranch
The California Community College Athletic Trainers Association has named longtime athletic trainer, and current College of the Canyons associate athletic director, Chad Peters its 2021 Athletic Trainer of the Year.
Chad Peters Named CCCATA 2021 Athletic Trainer of the Year
Los Angeles County Public Health on Friday confirmed 48 new deaths and 752 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 27,432 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 27,432 Total SCV Cases; County Nears 5 Million Administered Doses
The Santa Clarita City Council Legislative Committee briefly met Thursday morning to recommend that the City Council oppose four pieces of state legislation that would expand the state’s land-use authority.
Council Committee Recommends Opposition to State Land-Use Bills
In an effort to provide kids across the Santa Clarita Valley with a safe place to play and learn over spring break while parents are working, the Boys & Girls Club of SCV holds an annual camp.
Boys & Girls Club Holds Spring Break Camp
In recognition of public safety dispatchers' services, the California Highway Patrol joins other law enforcement agencies to recognize National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week on April 11-17, 2021.
CHP to Honor Public Safety Dispatchers During National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
Officials in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be hosting a virtual community discussion on child abuse prevention April 20.
L.A. County Sheriffs to Host Child Abuse Prevention Seminar
1937 - Pioneer aviator E.B. Christopher and passenger killed in crash of light plane on Ridge Route near Gorman [story]
wreckage
CBRE announced the sale of a state-of-the-art 24,164 square-foot industrial facility to Tera McHugh and John McHugh, owners of Versatile Systems, Inc.
Valencia Industrial Building Sold to Versatile Systems