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1930 - Telephone switchboard operator Louise Gipe, heroine of the 1928 St. Francis Dam disaster, tries & fails to kill herself over an unrequited love [story]
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Supes Ban Big-rigs from Sand Canyon Road, 14 to Sierra
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Supervisor Mike Antonovich The Board of Supervisors voted to ban tractor-trailers and other large trucks on Sand Canyon Road from the 14 Freeway on the south to Sierra Highway on the north, announced L.A. County Mayor Michael D. Antonovich.  The restriction would apply to vehicles with three or more...

Supes to Ban Big Trucks from Sand Canyon Shortcut to Sierra
Friday, May 8, 2015

At the request of a local resident, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is expected Tuesday to ban tractor-trailers and other large trucks from the stretch of Sand Canyon Road that runs from the 14 Freeway on the south to Sierra Highway on the north. Truckers tend to use the curvy road as a shortcut...

City Breaks Ground on Sand/14 Beautification Project
Thursday, Aug 29, 2013

Construction officially started Wednesday on the Sand Canyon/State Route 14 beautification project with a groundbreaking ceremony near the Mobil station at the northbound SR-14 on-ramp from Sand Canyon Road. Mayor Bob Kellar, Council Members Laurene Weste, Marsha McLean and TimBen Boydston, City Manager...

Beautification Coming … to 14 & Sand Canyon
Sunday, Aug 25, 2013

The City of Santa Clarita will host a groundbreaking event for the Sand Canyon Road/State Route 14 beautification project on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 11 a.m.  The event will take place near the Mobil Station adjacent to the SR 14 on-ramp.  Residents interested in attending the event should RSVP by Tuesday,...

City Adding Safety Measures to Crash-prone Sand Canyon Road
Monday, Aug 19, 2013

The city of Santa Clarita is hoping roadwork will improve the safety of Sand Canyon Road, where several traffic collisions and deaths have occurred. “In the past 10 years, from 2003 to 2013, 271 traffic accidents and seven deaths have occurred on Sand Canyon Road, “ said Deputy Josh Dubin of the...

Caltrans Awards $1.2 Mil. to City for Eastern Entry
Tuesday, Mar 5, 2013

The California Department of Transportation awarded $1.219 million on Tuesday to the city of Santa Clarita and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to beautify the eastern entry into the city. Coupled with $631,000 from other funding sources, the state money is earmarked for landscaping along Sand...

City to Canyon Country Teens: Quit Speeding on Sand Canyon Road
Monday, Mar 5, 2012

In response to a series of speeding and reckless driving incidents over the last year on Sand Canyon Road, the City and the Sheriff’s Department have teamed up to provide education and increased law enforcement aimed at making this two lane road and City streets safer. Between January 2011 and January...

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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
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station announced plans Friday to hold two additional free “Catalytic Converter Etching” events next week for all local SCV residents.
Sheriff’s Station to Hold Additional Free Catalytic Converter Etching Events
1962 - Walt Disney donates bison herd to Hart Park [story]
Bison
The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board has approved the recommendation to name Donna Manfredi as the principal of Golden Oak Adult School.
Donna Manfredi Takes Helm at Golden Oak Adult School
The Executive Office of the Board of Supervisors announced the leadership team of the newly formed Probation Oversight Commission who will be tasked to lead efforts to monitor the Probation Department’s progress on systemic reform.
L.A. County Announces New Probation Oversight Commission Leadership Team
The Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center at College of the Canyons will host a virtual Open House on Wednesday, April 28 to help those interested in advancing their careers by earning a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
COC University Center Hosting Virtual Open House
The Santa Clarita Public Television Authority will hold its regular meeting virtually Monday, April 19, at 2:00 p.m.
April 19: Santa Clarita Public Television Authority Virtual Regular Meeting
SCV Water has received a nearly $250,000 California Special Districts Association Public Safety Power Shutoff program allocation from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES).
Cal OES Awards SCV Water $250K Grant
The Los Angeles County Arts Education Collective, coordinated by the Department of Arts and Culture, and KCET have joined forces to create a new documentary that explores the value of arts education for the youth, communities, and creative economy of L.A. County.
KCET Documentary to Feature L.A. County’s Arts Education
The Santa Clarita Valley League of Women Voters, partnering with College of the Canyons Center for Civic Engagement and its Engage the Vote Student Action Team, is sponsoring a virtual, “Conversation with Mayor Bill Miranda,” on Monday, April 19, from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Miranda Joins League of Women Voters, COC for Virtual Conversation on Local Government
A woman died after having been rushed to the hospital following a stabbing in a Saugus neighborhood early Thursday morning.
LASD Investigating Deadly Saugus Stabbing
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 23 new deaths and 613 new cases of COVID-19, with 27,535 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: 16 and Over Now Eligible for Vaccine; SCV Cases Total 27,535
The results of two surveys regarding the controversy surrounding the Hart High School mascot were reported during the William S. Hart Union High School District governing board meeting on Wednesday.
Survey Shows Majority of Staff, Students Favor Keeping Hart Mascot