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1860 - Colonel Thomas F. Mitchell arrives in Soledad Canyon [story]
T.F. Mitchell

SCV Water Releases Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan for Public Comment
Friday, Apr 29, 2022

The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency has prepared a draft Local Hazard Mitigation Plan with the assistance of its consultant Engineering Solutions Services. The plan provides a comprehensive approach on how to proactively manage natural hazards and mitigate their impacts on the Agency, customers and...

SCV Water Fix a Leak Week Urges Homeowners to Find, Repair Leaks
Tuesday, Mar 15, 2022

The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency reminds residents that March 14-20 is Fix a Leak Week. Did you know the average household’s leaks can account for nearly 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year, and 10% of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day? SCV Water encourages homeowners...

March 15: SCV Water Seeks Public Input on Redistricting
Friday, Mar 11, 2022

Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency is undertaking a review of electoral division boundaries, as required by state law. The final virtual public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m. and the public is invited to attend. Community input is invited. The hearing will share the recommended...

March 5: Designing a Sustainable Landscape, Free Gardening Class
Friday, Feb 25, 2022

The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency will host a free virtual gardening class, Designing a Sustainable Landscape, on Saturday, March 5 at 9 a.m. Whether you have a blank slate or a landscape in need of a makeover, learn how to incorporate sustainable gardening concepts in your project. You can preserve...

Feb. 5: Learn Basics of Sustainable Landscaping at Free SCV Water Class
Monday, Jan 31, 2022

Thinking about starting your landscape or garden project this spring? The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency will show you where to start with a free class to learn the basics of sustainable landscaping. Learn about the basic elements included in sustainable landscaping, including ways to preserve natural...

LARC Pipeline Moving Forward
Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021

After years of trucking in water, LARC Ranch residents are finally set to get a permanent water supply via a pipeline being built with the help of the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency. LARC and other Bouquet Canyon residents were left high and dry when water stopped being regularly released from the...

Atkins Delays Resigning from SCV Water Board
Friday, Jul 23, 2021

Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency board member BJ Atkins told The Signal Thursday he has delayed his plan to resign from the board, due to construction delays on a house he is building outside of the agency’s jurisdiction. Atkins, whom voters re-elected in November 2020, told The Signal last December...

SCV Water to Discuss Return to In-Person Board Meetings
Monday, Jul 5, 2021

The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency board of directors is scheduled Tuesday to discuss returning to in-person meetings starting on Aug. 3. Board President Gary Martin, in a report dated July 1 to fellow directors, proposed resuming in-person board meetings. “All meetings would be conducted in accordance...

May 27: SCV Water’s Urban Water Management Plan Public Hearing
Thursday, May 20, 2021

SCV Water is undertaking several important planning efforts to ensure adequate longterm water quality and supplies for today and tomorrow. As part of this, SCV Water will hold the first part of a virtual public hearing on Thursday, May 27, at 6:00 p.m. at which time the Board of Directors will receive...

SCV Water Hosts Virtual Meeting on Saugus Aquifer
Wednesday, Feb 17, 2021

As the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency works to remove hazardous substances from the Saugus Formation Aquifer, the agency hosted a virtual public meeting Thursday to inform residents of the process and gather community input. The aquifer is the deepest of the SCV’s underground groundwater reservoirs...


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1860 - Colonel Thomas F. Mitchell arrives in Soledad Canyon [story]
T.F. Mitchell
Nestled near the eastern edge of California State University, Northridge campus, as the California Towhee softly calls, sits an often-overlooked environmental gem in the heart of the San Fernando Valley - CSUN’s Botanic Garden.
CSUN’s Botanical Garden a Hidden Gem in Middle of SFV
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office released the 16 productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, May 23 - Sunday, May 29.
Filming in Santa Clarita Includes 16 Productions
To honor the memory of longtime community leader Charlotte Kleeman, a celebration of life will be held Friday, June 3, at the College of the Canyons University Center, located at 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road in Santa Clarita, beginning at 2 p.m.
June 3: Celebration of Life for Charlotte Kleeman
The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board unanimously approved the appointment of Bryan Wilson as the new principal of Golden Oak Adult School.
Hart Appoints Bryan Wilson New Golden Oak Adult School Principal
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 5,152 new positive cases Saturday, 4,750 new cases Sunday, and 2,476 new cases Monday countywide, with four additional deaths and 790 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Monday COVID Roundup: 790 New SCV Cases; SCV Deaths Total 474
College of the Canyons student Isabella Solorio is among 100 students from across the nation to have been selected as a 2022 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholar.
COC Student Named Prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholar
Visit newly opened MB2 Entertainment at the site of the former Mountasia on June 5 to support Carousel Ranch. Purchase a play card and a percentage of your purchase will benefit Carousel Ranch. Visit and have fun while donating to a worthwhile cause, the clients of Carousel Ranch and the equestrian therapy and vocational training programs.
June 5: Carousel Ranch Fundraiser at MB2 Entertainment
The city of Santa Clarita's Human Relations Roundtable speaker series “Community Voices” continued by celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month on Friday, May 20.
City’s “Community Voices” Series Recognizes AAPI Community
California Health and Human Services Agency Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly and Director of the California Department of Public Health and State Public Health Officer Dr. Tomás J. Aragón, issued a joint statement supporting the recommendation by the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunizations Practices and the Federal Food and Drug Administration to authorize use of a single booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5-11 at least five months after completing their primary series.
California Urges COVID Vaccine Boosters for Eligible Children, Adults
Visit Los Angeles County Parks this summer for fun in the sun, recreation and adventure.
Placerita Canyon, Vasquez Rocks Offering Summer Nature Programs
Did you know that trash, chemicals and other pollutants that are left on the ground can wash through the City’s storm drain system and into the Santa Clara River?
City Offering Tips on Preventing Pesticide Pollution in Local Waterway
1941 - SCV's first real movie house, the American Theater, dedicated in Newhall [story]
American Theater
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold a regular meeting Tuesday, May 24, beginning with a special/closed session at 5 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 6 p.m.
May 24: City Council Meets to Authorize Garbage Collection Fee Increase
1865 - Discoverer Ramon Perea and partner sell Pico Canyon oil claim to Edward Beale & Robert Baker for $300 [story]
grave marker
1978 - St. Francis Dam site becomes a State Landmark [story]
state landmark dedication
With school ending and summer break just around the corner, the Santa Clarita Public Library has everything you need to keep your family busy and engaged with reading, crafts and outdoor programs.
Read Beyond the Beaten Path This Summer
Feeling the need to act, members of the Santa Clarita Human Relations Roundtable, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Congregation Beth Shalom, NAACP Santa Clarita, Higher Vision Church and the Islamic Center of Santa Clarita Valley decided to gather with community members to mark and reflect on the May 14 shooting in Buffalo, N.Y.
May 22: Vigil of Prayer and Lament for a Hurting World at St. Stephen’s
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 10 new deaths throughout L.A. County and 3,180 new cases countywide.
Friday COVID Roundup: L.A. County Public Transit Masking Requirement is Extended
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is working with state and national partners on an international outbreak of monkeypox. On May 19 the Centers for Disease Control confirmed a case of monkeypox in the United States in Massachusetts.
L.A. County Public Health Reports International Outbreak of Monkeypox
The father/son legacy continues after 40 years at Valley Institute of Prosthetics and Orthotics established in 1982. The company serves the Central Valley and the Santa Clarita Valley with the highest quality orthotic and prosthetic devices for patients to regain functionality.
VIPO Prosthetic and Orthotic Company Celebrates 40 Years
The County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control is aware of the public’s desire to visit our animal care centers without an appointment. In response Animal Care and Control is adopting new public visitation hours for unscheduled visits just in time for National Pet Adoption Weekend, May 20-22.
Castaic Animal Care Center Offers Walk-in Visits in Time for National Adoption Weekend
Join the fun this summer and sign up for a class at Los Angeles county Parks. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to learn something new, make new friends and discover new talents.
May 30: In-person, Virtual Summer Classes Begin at L.A. County Parks
In my early 20s I worked on a sheep farm in southern Illinois. The farm had about 1,000 sheep and two Great Pyrenees dogs to protect them.
Marcia Mayeda | Does Your Dog Act Its Breed?