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1935 - Gladys Carter convicted of manslaughter in fatal shooting of Frances Walker, of the Placerita Walkers [story]
Gladys Carter


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County Office of Emergency Management, LACoFD Urge Residents to Prepare for Extreme Winds
Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019

From Tuesday through Thursday evening, the National Weather Service is predicting an extreme wind event with gusts up to 60 miles per hour in some areas of Los Angeles County. The combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures can lead to an increased risk of wildfire. The Los...

SCV Braces for More Santa Ana Winds Tuesday Night
Monday, Oct 28, 2019

On the heels of the weekend’s Santa Ana winds episode, the National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for the Santa Clarita Valley to be in effect from Tuesday evening through Thursday noon. After the latest Red Flag Warning expires Monday at 6 p.m., a new warning of extreme fire danger...

SCV Power Outages Prompt Closure of COC Canyon Country Campus
Thursday, Oct 24, 2019

With the return of strong Santa Ana winds and a red flag warning in effect, some have begun to lose power, including the College of the Canyons Canyon Country campus. The campus, located at 17200 Sierra Highway, reportedly lost power around 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, according to a social media post from...

SCV Under Fire Weather Watch; SCE Not Planning Power Shutoffs – Yet
Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019

The National Weather Service announced Tuesday that a Fire Weather Watch will be in effect Wednesday night through Friday evening for most of Los Angeles County, including the Santa Clarita Valley. Moderate to strong Santa Ana winds and very low relative humidity are forecasted. Meanwhile, Southern California...

Strong Santa Anas Topple Trees Throughout SCV
Thursday, Oct 10, 2019

Santa Ana winds swept into the Santa Clarita Valley Thursday morning, sending at least two trees onto local roadways as Southern California Edison enacted a series of intentional power outages to reduce fire danger. Public works crews with the city of Santa Clarita responded to a large tree that crashed...

SCE Dispatches Crews, Equipment to Respond to Santa Anas
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018

Southern California Edison (SCE) has dispatched crews and equipment throughout the region to respond to strong Santa Ana winds that might affect the power system. The National Weather Service issued Red Flag warnings for Los Angeles, Ventura, San Bernardino, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, Kern and Tulare...

Officials Issue Evacuation Orders for Fillmore Residents
Thursday, Dec 14, 2017

Gusty Santa Ana winds fanned the Thomas Fire’s eastern flank Thursday, prompting officials to call for mandatory evacuations for areas near Fillmore. From the CAL FIRE Twitter feed: As of 7 p.m. Thursday, these evacuations are in effect: Mandatory Evacuations: The area of Sespe Creek to the west,...

Extreme Fire Danger, Red Flag Warning Extended Through Saturday
Thursday, Dec 7, 2017

A Red Flag Warning is in effect for much of Los Angeles and Ventura counties through Saturday for strong northeast winds and low relative humidity. An extended moderate to strong Santa Ana wind event will continue over much of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties through at Sunday. The winds today are...

Extreme Fire Danger in SCV Through Thursday
Sunday, Dec 3, 2017

The National Weather Service has issued an extreme fire danger alert for Los Angeles and Ventura counties from Sunday night through Thursday. The alert is due to predicted high wind and low humidity in what the NWS notes could be the strongest and longest-lasting Santa Ana winds event so far this season. The...

Winds Cause Flying Debris, Power Outages
Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015

[KHTS] – Strong winds gusted through the Santa Clarita Valley on Monday sending branches and debris across roads and causing a major power outage in the city. “Yesterday we had a range of incidents,” said Robert Villegas, a spokesman for Southern California Edison. “The largest outage started...

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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
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