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1935 - Gladys Carter convicted of manslaughter in fatal shooting of Frances Walker, of the Placerita Walkers [story]
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Pacific Crest Trail Reopens to Foot Traffic Only
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

[USDA Forest Service] – Officials signed a new Closure Order which reopened the section of the Pacific Crest Trail within the Sand Fire burn area. This new order reopens approximately 15 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail to hikers and pedestrians. Order NO. 05-01-17-04 was signed on April 28, 2017...

Board OK’s Up to $35 Mil. to Get Sand Fire Area Ready for Winter
Tuesday, Sep 6, 2016

[Supv. Antonovich] – The L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to direct the Department of Public Works to take emergency action to reopen damaged roads to commuters, repair roadway drainage and flood control facilities, and build temporary mudflow mitigation measures in the...

Aug. 31: Order Pizza, Give Back to Firefighters
Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016

Show Sand Fire first responders you care … and have another slice. Diners at Valencia’s California Pizza Kitchen restaurant can enjoy Pizza with a Purpose anytime Aug. 31. On that day, CPK will donate 20 percent of the total check to Fire Family Foundation, the charitable hand of Firefighters...

Aug. 27: Everybody Invited to Thank Firefighters, Help Victims
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016

[LACoFD] – The City of Santa Clarita and the 5th District office of Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich  will host a “Thank You” event for those who battled the recent Sand Fire. The event will benefit the Santa Clarita Disaster Coalition supporting those who have lost homes and have...

Anxious Moments
Thursday, Aug 11, 2016

On July 22, I saw a slender column of black smoke to the east. Because I am one of the volunteers who are called if there is a fire evacuation at Placerita, I called the Nature Center to find out if the fire was close. Frank Hoffman, recreation services supervisor, answered the phone. He told me all...

DMV, Other Agencies to Assist Sand Fire Victims at Hart Park
Thursday, Aug 4, 2016

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will offer limited services to Sand Fire victims at an assistance center being set up at the William S. Hart Park, Hart Hall, located at 24151 Newhall Avenue in Newhall. The temporary center opens Friday, August 5, 2016 at 1 p.m. Acting Governor Tom Torlakson...

Sand Fire Officially 100% Contained at 41,432 Acres
Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016

[US Forest Service] – The fire is 100 percent contained at 41,432 acres. Current resources include 250 total personnel, 7 hand crews, 10 engines, 3 helicopters, 4 water tenders, and 4 dozers. An area, road, and trail closure is in effect on the Angeles National Forest (Forest Closure Order 01-16-05)....

Goats Safe at Shelter Until Fire Victim-Owner Can Relocate
Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016

[DACC] – An animal control officer from the Castaic Animal Care Center was assisting with Sand Fire evacuations in the 27000 block of Oak Springs Canyon Road in Canyon Country, which was directly in the fire zone. The residents living at 27512 Oak Springs Canyon Road were ordered to evacuate immediately,...

Funds Needed for 4 Firefighter Families Who Lost Homes (Video)

[CLICK LINK TO DONATE]   A fundraising page has been set up for the four U.S Forest Service firefighter families who lost their homes on the second day of the Sand Fire. The fire broke out in the wash north of Sand Canyon Road in Canyon Country on June 22 and appeared to be knocked down at 20 acres...

Tax Relief, Help Available for Business Owners Affected by #SandFire
Monday, Aug 1, 2016

The Board of Equalization announced Monday that business owners and tax and feepayers affected by the Sand Fire may request extensions to file their returns, ask for relief from penalties and/or interest for some taxes and fees, or request replacement copies of records lost or damaged. The BOE will...

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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
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
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