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1874 - First train out of L.A. to reach new town of San Fernando; Newhall 2 years later [story]
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LOCAL NEWS
Lackey Lauds Newsom Decision on High-Speed Rail
Friday, Feb 15, 2019

California 36th District Assemblyman Tom Lackey, R-Palmdale, has lauded Gov. Gavin Newsom’s decision to kill most of the state’s high-speed rail project, including the section that would have affected Acton and Sand Canyon in the Santa Clarita Valley. “After listening to the heartfelt...

Jan. 26: Tomo-Kahni State Park’s 25th Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, Jan 17, 2019

The public is invited to Tomo-Kahni State Historic Park’s 25th anniversary celebration on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., featuring a talk by anthropologist Dr. Bruce Love and a flint knapping demonstration by master flintknapper Gary Pickett. Tomo-Kahni State Historic Park features...

April 16: Final Chord to Play for Stephen Stone, Homegrown Music Exec
Saturday, Apr 7, 2018

Stephen Stone, hit songwriter, in-demand producer, top music publishing executive, three-time Grammy nominee, devoted family man and longtime Santa Clarita Valley resident, died Tuesday morning, April 3. He was 74. Stone was the eldest of three sons born to country and western music legend Cliffie Stone...

Storm Causes Road Closures Around SCV
Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018

Los Angeles County Public Works has issued the following Road Closure Alerts based on current storm forecasts and potential high intensity rainfall. Road Closures: Location: Angeles National Forest,Unincorporate – Kagel/Lopez Canyons,Los Angeles – Lakeview Terrace: Little Tujunga Canyon Road,...

Road Closures, Mandatory Evacs for Creek, Fish Fires Burn Areas
Monday, Jan 8, 2018

Creek Fire Mandatory evacuations are issued for the following areas to approximately 300 residences (homes, not residents as previously posted) : Kagel Canyon, Lopez Canyon, and Little Tujunga Canyon. Fish Fire Mandatory Evacuations in the area of Brookridge Road and Mel Canyon Road, in the city of Duarte...

Creek Fire Prompts Closure of Sand Canyon
Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017

A fire in Sylmar that officials are calling the Creek Fire has burned 1,100 acres and forced evacuations in the San Fernando Valley. Read complete story and get updates [HERE]. For information on road closures, evacuation centers, animals and persons with disabilities and others with access and functional...

Sand Canyon Mixed Use Project Up for Discussion at City Council Meeting
Thursday, Sep 7, 2017

Sand Canyon development plans are set to be discussed Tuesday in City Hall during a Santa Clarita City Council meeting, according to officials. A hearing for the Sand Canyon Plaza Mixed Use Project — a development consisting of 580 residential units, 60,000 square feet of retail commercial space,...

Trash Solution on Horizon for Sand Canyon Residents
Thursday, Jun 15, 2017

A group of Sand Canyon Ranch apartment residents are happy to hear a 10-day lapse in trash service is expected to end Thursday. Read full story [here].

LACoFD Responds to Brush Fire North of Sand Canyon
Friday, May 19, 2017

Los Angeles County Fire Department crews are responding to a brush fire alongside the northbound 14 freeway north of Sand Canyon. Officials received the call at 1:11 p.m. and were on scene by 1:14 p.m. “We’re at half an acre right now,” said a LACoFD official. “It’s creeping uphill. medium...

Flash Flood Advisory, High Wind Warnings Still in Effect
Friday, Feb 17, 2017

A Flood Advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service. Over the next few hours, the rainfall intensity is expected to increase. Stay away from washes and rivers and avoid driving through canyons, where there is a high possibility of rock and debris flows. Minor mud and debris flows are possible...

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1874 - First train out of L.A. to reach new town of San Fernando; Newhall 2 years later [story]
train tunnel
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Monday confirmed 18 new deaths and 337 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as cases in the Santa Clarita Valley now total 27,588 since the pandemic began.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: 2 New Vaccination Sites Open in SCV, Palmdale; 27,588 Total SCV Cases
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has reported six productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley, aka "Hollywood North," the week of Monday, April 19-25, 2021
Six Productions Filming in SCV this Week
The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and the Mental Health Commission will host a public hearing for the Mental Health Services Act Three-Year Plan on Thursday, April 22.
April 22: LACDMH, Mental Health Commission to Hold Virtual Public Hearing
The William S. Hart Union High School District was named one of 19 school districts and one county office of education for school attendance review board as a model program for its attendance strategies during distance learning.
Hart District Named Model SARB Award Winner by State
Students from across the California State University system will make final, virtual pitches of their ideas for new television series on Wednesday, May 5, at California State University, Northridge.
CSUN to Host Final for a Television Pitch Competition
The Children’s Bureau is seeking foster families during National Foster Parent Appreciation Month and is now offering two virtual ways for individuals and couples to learn how to help children in foster care while reunifying with birth families or how to provide legal permanency by adoption.
Children’s Bureau Offering Virtual Orientation During Foster Parent Appreciation Month
In April, the city of Santa Clarita joins in the celebration of National Volunteer Month by recognizing the community's exceptional volunteers with a national award.
Santa Clarita Celebrates National Volunteer Week, Awards Volunteers
To provide a framework to guide the future of residential development locally, the city of Santa Clarita is embarking on a public process to update the Housing Element of the Santa Clarita General Plan.
City to Update 2021-2029 General Plan Housing Element
In an email distributed to parents, Sulphur Springs Union School District Superintendent Catherine Kawaguchi warned parents of a man telling students that he is there to pick them up.
Sulphur Springs Warns of Suspicious Man Near Schools
1880 - Pico Oil Spring Mine Section 2 patented by R.F. Baker and Edward F. Beale [story]
E.F. Beale
1945 - Actors Harry & Olive Carey sell Saugus ranch after 29 years; now Tesoro del Valle [story]
Carey Ranch
1930 - Telephone switchboard operator Louise Gipe, heroine of the 1928 St. Francis Dam disaster, tries & fails to kill herself over an unrequited love [story]
Louise Gipe
The city of Santa Clarita’s Planning Commission will hold a regular meeting virtually Tuesday, April 20, at 6:00 p.m.
April 20: Planning Commission Virtual Regular Meeting
The owner of a shopping center at the corner of Lyons Avenue and Apple Street will seek the Santa Clarita Planning Commission’s approval Tuesday to subdivide the lot from three parcels to eight.
Planning Commission to Consider Subdivision Request
The deadline to submit entries for Santa Clarita Sister Cities’ Young Artists and Authors Showcase has been extended to Sunday, April 25, 2021.
Deadline Extended For Annual Sister Cities Young Artists And Authors Showcase
Internet marketing firm Scorpion made multiple company announcements Wednesday, including plans to open a new headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Scorpion Announces Plans to Move Headquarters
After a year of turmoil for many businesses in the Santa Clarita Valley, the SCV Economic Development Corp. released its list of the area’s largest employers.
EDC Releases SCV’s Largest Employers List
William S. Hart Union High School District officials said 18 students have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days during the regular board meeting Wednesday.
Hart District Reports 18 Positive Cases of COVID-19 Among Students
Los Angeles County Public Health on Friday confirmed 36 new deaths, 643 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, and reported the lowest test positivity rate to date.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: County Test Positivity Rate Hits Record Low; 27,557 Total SCV Cases
For the third year in a row, La Mesa Junior High School has been selected as a "Capturing Kids’ Hearts" National Showcase School for the 2020-2021 school year.
La Mesa Junior High School Selected as National Showcase School
California Senate Bill 545, a measure to provide additional resources to struggling students, has received unanimous support from the Senate Education Committee, announced Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita).
Wilk’s Bill to Address Learning Loss Passes Senate Education
As National Volunteer Appreciation Week approaches, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is recognizing its valued volunteers, a group that numbers over 300 and includes adults, teens, and canines.
April: 18-24: Henry Mayo Recognizes Volunteers During National Volunteer Appreciation Week
The city of Santa Clarita’s annual Earth Arbor Day celebration is set to go virtual this year with the release of an entertaining and informative video program on Thursday, April 22 at 10:00 a.m.
City to Celebrate Earth Arbor Day with Virtual Program and Free Mulch Giveaway