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1954 - Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden on streets of Newhall for filming of "Suddenly" [story]
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Placerita Nature Center to Undergo Repairs from Sand Fire Damage
Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019

The Canyon Trail at Placerita Canyon Natural Area and Nature Center. (Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation). The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved $500,000 in funding to repair the 1.8-mile-long Canyon Trail at Placerita Canyon Natural...

Flash Flood Watch in Effect Wednesday PM to Friday AM
Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018

A flash flood watch will be in effect from 11 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 5 a.m. due to heavy rain expected over the next couple of days, according to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. Flash flooding and mud and debris flows are likely in and around recent burn areas. Flash flooding...

City Urges Residents to Take Precautions During Storm

The city of Santa Clarita is urging residents and businesses, specifically those living near the recent burn areas of Sand Fire in the Sand Canyon area, to take extra precautions and stay alert as heavy rains fall this week. According to the National Weather Service, the storm hitting Los Angeles County...

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...

Sand Canyon Residents on High Alert for Rain, Mudflow
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017

In consultation with County Departments of Public Works, Sheriff and Fire, Supervisor Kathryn Barger announced that evacuations orders have been given for the City of Duarte due to the current forecast of rain and potential mudflow. “We are currently working 24/7 in the city to prepare for this event...

State Farm Helps to Fortify a Veteran’s Home Affected by the Sand Fire

Youth volunteers from Saugus High School and UCLA, along with State Farm’s Scott Wilk Jr. and Stephanie Flores helped to repair the home of a veteran who was affected by last July’s Sand Fire. State Farm’s Disaster Services Grant program generously donated $20,000 to Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa...

Rains Potentially Threaten Sand Fire Burn Areas
Friday, Dec 30, 2016

Rains this week are potentially threatening Sand Fire burn areas with mudslides and flooding. The Sand Fire scorched over 40,000 acres near Sand Canyon this summer. And the recent rain puts this area at risk again. “After a fire, there is a layer of film on the top of the soil,” said Inspector Gustavo...

Flash Flood Warning Issued for Recent Burn Areas
Friday, Dec 23, 2016

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch in light of the forecast of heavy rain throughout Friday evening. The periods of heavy rainfall could possibly trigger mud and debris flows in and hear burn areas. The Flash Flood Watch will remain in effect from 6 p.m. Friday evening through...

Knight Asks Brown to Use Current Fed Funds for Sand Fire Repairs
Monday, Oct 31, 2016

Representative Steve Knight sent a letter on Monday to Governor Brown asking the state to use funds from an existing block grant to support efforts to repair damages caused by the Sand Fire. In July, the Sand Fire burned over 40,000 acres and destroyed 19 homes in the Santa Clarita Valley. Knight worked...

Nov. 6: First Presbyterian Holds Concert to Benefit Couple Who Lost Home in Sand Fire
Thursday, Oct 27, 2016

Jan Sanborn and Loren Janes’ home after being destroyed by the Sand Fire. When Jan Sanborn and her husband Loren Janes were evacuated during the Sand Fire in July, they lost everything: from memorabilia of their lives in the arts and entertainment, as Sanborn is a pianist and composer and Janes...

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1954 - Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden on streets of Newhall for filming of "Suddenly" [story]
Frank Sinatra
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Wednesday confirmed 57 new deaths and 411 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as the county prepares to expand vaccination eligibility to residents 16 and older on Thursday.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: Vaccination Eligibility to Expand to 16+ Thursday; SCV Cases Total 27,515
Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger has approved $140,000 in funding to the Santa Clarita Valley Boys & Girls Club through the county's Community Services Block Grant.
Barger to Allocate $140K in County Block Grant Funds to Boys & Girls Club of SCV
California public health officials this week lifted capacity limits on in-person services at places of worship from the state's reopening scheme, following a handful of Supreme Court decisions in favor of congregants challenging the state’s COVID-19 capacity limits.
California Lifts COVID Capacity Limits on Places of Worship
The Santa Clarita City Council on Tuesday night approved one-time funding of $100,000 for the relocation of Bridge to Home shelter services for people experiencing homelessness, and an additional loan not to exceed $110,000.
Santa Clarita City Council OK’s Funding for Bridge to Home Shelter Relocation
California Institute of the Arts, or CalArts, is leasing space at Newhall Crossings in Downtown Newhall to put its students’ artwork on display, officials with the Valencia arts college announced recently.
CalArtians’ Works on Display at Newhall Crossings
The Santa Clarita City Council unanimously approved Tuesday a Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital expansion plan, following a public hearing with protest from members of a local carpenters union and calls by community members to include a mental health care unit for children.
Santa Clarita City Council Approves Henry Mayo Expansion Plan
California Senate Bill 546, a measure to extend the state's "iFoster" cell phones and data program for foster youth, has passed out of the Senate Energy, Utilities, and Communications Committee with unanimous support, according to Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita).
Wilk’s Bill to Extend ‘iFoster’ Cell Phone Program for Foster Youth Moves Forward
2014 - "Become Ocean" by John Luther Adams (CalArts BFA 1973) named winner of 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Music [story]
John Luther Adams
College of the Canyons athletic programs returned to campus this week to begin outdoor team strength and conditioning activities, guided by a stringent return-to-campus procedural plan designed to ensure the health and safety of student-athletes, coaches and support staff.
Cougar Athletics Return to Campus
The organizers of high school athletics in Southern California announced Monday their plans to move forward with section championships for a number of outdoor sports.
CIF Announces Plans to Move Forward with Post-Season Play
If you watched NASA’s exciting Mars Perseverance rover landing on Feb. 18, you definitely won’t want to miss the College of the Canyons Canyon Country campus spring 2021 virtual Star Party on Friday, April 23.
April 23: COC Canyon Country Virtual Star Party
The city of Santa Clarita welcomes residents to dispose of their unwanted household hazardous and electronic waste at the FREE Household Hazardous/E-Waste Roundup on Saturday, April 17, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
April 17: Free Household Hazardous, E-Waste Roundup at COC
The Santa Clarita Veteran Services Collaborative announced that it has reintroduced Food Pantry and Post Service Officer services at the Veteran Center.
Santa Clarita Veterans Collaborative Brings Back Food Pantry, PSO Services
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce continues with its Shop Local Campaign. It's a new month and that means it's time shop local, Santa Clarita.
SCV Chamber’s Shop Local Campaign Underway
Out of an abundance of caution, Los Angeles County is following the recommendation of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to pause the use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine after reports that six women between the ages of 18 and 48 developed unusual types of blood clots 6 to 13 days after receiving the vaccine.
L.A. County Follows FDA, CDC Recommendation Pausing Use of J&J Vaccine
After a roller coaster of a year, the Santa Clarita Valley’s skating community once again took to the ice to celebrate the grand opening of The Cube, the city of Santa Clarita’s newly rebranded ice rink.
Santa Clarita Celebrates The Cube Grand Opening
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 23 new deaths and 448 new cases of COVID-19, with 27,487 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Remains in Orange Tier; 27,487 Total SCV Cases
1935 - Gladys Carter convicted of manslaughter in fatal shooting of Frances Walker, of the Placerita Walkers [story]
Gladys Carter
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
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Monday confirmed 3 new deaths and 411 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as cases in the Santa Clarita Valley now total 27,482 since the pandemic began.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Death Rate Higher for Men Than Women; SCV Cases Total 27,482
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