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1938 - Supervisors award construction contract for jail at Wayside Farms in Castaic (later called Pitchess Detention Center). [story]

Santa Clarita Listed as One of L.A. Business Journal’s Best Cities to Live, Work+Play
Wednesday, Oct 25, 2023

The Santa Clarita valley was featured this month in the Los Angeles Business Journals 2023 “State of LA: The Best Cities to Live, Work + Play”. To take a better look at some of the region’s leading cities and their differentiating factors, the Los Angeles Business Journal compiled data...

Santa Clarita Heat Advisory for July 20, 21
Wednesday, Jul 19, 2023

The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a heat advisory as high temperatures have been forecast for the following areas: -Santa Clarita Valley: Thursday, July 20, 2023 through Friday, July 21, 2023. -West San Gabriel Mountains/Hwy 14 Corridor: Thursday, July 20, 2023 through Friday, July 21,...

County Health Officer Issues Cold Weather Warning
Wednesday, Jan 18, 2023

The Los Angeles County Health Officer is issuing a Cold Weather Alert due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures. Wind chill temperatures are expected to be below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Affected areas include: –Lancaster  – Thursday, Jan. 19 to Monday, Jan. 24. –Mount...

SCV Veteran’s Ally Chuck Morris Dies at 87
Wednesday, Dec 28, 2022

Santa Clarita resident Chuck Morris, a Korean War veteran and a regular supporter of veterans’ activities in the Santa Clarita Valley, died of heart failure at the age of 87 early in the morning on Dec. 19 in his home, those close to him said. Click the link to read the whole obituary on The Signal’s...

SCV Water Wins Third WaterSense Excellence Award
Wednesday, Oct 12, 2022

SCV Water has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a 2022 WaterSense Excellence Award winner for its Multifamily Apartment Program, a data-driven program developed to improve water efficiency in multifamily housing in Santa Clarita Valley. “It is an honor to win our third...

Barger Issues Open Letter Opposing Mask Mandate
Monday, Jul 25, 2022

L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Fifth District. | File photo. Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, whose Fifth District includes the Santa Clarita Valley, issued an open letter Monday to vocalize her opposition to reinstating a countywide masking mandate this week. She notably emphasizes...

July 14: City Requests Input for Via Princessa Park Project
Friday, Jul 8, 2022

The city of Santa Clarita invites community members to offer their feedback at a Community Engagement Open House for the proposed Via Princessa Park on Thursday, July 14, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Canyon Country Community Center located at 18410 Sierra Highway. Community members are invited to offer...

June 14: Super Moon Hike in Central Park
Friday, Jun 3, 2022

Join the city of Santa Clarita Tuesday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m. for an evening hike at Central Park while admiring the Supermoon. Experience a relaxing sound bath with crystal singing bowls at the summit with Angelita Weber. This event is geared toward adults and seniors, but families may attend as well....

Sanitation District Resolves Legal Challenges to Environmental Protection Project
Thursday, Apr 14, 2022

The Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District is pleased to announce that the three remaining legal challenges to the agency’s state‐mandated Chloride Compliance Project and recycled water program have been resolved. This development will save Santa Clarita ratepayers from additional legal costs and...

Message from 5th District Supervisor Kathryn Barger
Monday, Apr 11, 2022

Dear Friends, This week marked a significant milestone for our Board of Supervisors. After hosting meetings entirely online during the pandemic, we gathered for our first meeting back in the Board room, all five of us on the dais, on Tuesday. During the meeting, I was proud to introduce two motions...

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California State Parks has announced recommendations to the National Park Service for $35.6 million in Land and Water Conservation Fund grants for 16 local park projects. Funding would provide public agencies with the ability to acquire land and/or develop recreational amenities such as playgrounds, sports fields and courts, exercise stations, dog and skate parks.
Via Princessa Park Receives Recommendation for $6M in LWC Funds
Become a docent at Placerita Canyon Natural Area. New docent classes begin on Tuesday, Jan. 9. Classes will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon.
Jan. 9: Docent Classes Begin at Placerita Canyon Natural Area
The 15th Annual Greetings with Gratitude drive has begun and we need your support. All donations must be purchased or delivered by Dec. 10.
Annual Greetings With Gratitude Drive Seeks Help
The J. Paul Getty Trust has named contemporary artist and California Institute of the Arts alum Mark Bradford (Art BFA1995, MFA 1997) as the 2024 recipient of the Getty Prize.
CalArts Alum Mark Bradford Wins the Getty Prize
College of the Canyons had nine players receive All-Western State Conference, South Division accolades after finishing second in the conference before making a postseason run in the 3C2A Southern California Regional playoffs.
COC Women’s Soccer Has Nine Players Earn All-WSC Honors
Marin Lenz scored a career-high 33 points in The Master's University women's basketball 79-65 win over NCAA Division III Redlands University Thursday in Redlands.
Lenz’s Career Night Leads TMU to Road Win
Support Santa Clarita Valley nonprofits on Friday, Jan. 26 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the 11th Annual Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Charity Chili Cook-off.
Tickets on Sale for 11th Annual Charity Chili Cook-off
Join the Encore Chorale of Santa Clarita on Friday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. for their end-of-semester holiday concert this season, singing holiday classics. This concert is free for all to enjoy, but advance tickets are required.
Dec. 15: Encore Chorale of Santa Clarita Presents ‘Holiday Classics’
Step aboard the Holiday Light Tour with Santa Clarita Transit and see the best and brightest holiday light displays in Santa Clarita.
Dec. 15-17: Santa Clarita Transit Holiday Light Tour Trolley
1938 - Supervisors award construction contract for jail at Wayside Farms in Castaic (later called Pitchess Detention Center). [story]
The Master’s University has launched a new church and ministry scholarship for prospective students attending churches in the Southern California region (defined with Fresno County as the northern extremity).
TMU Launches Scholarship Serving Students in SoCal Region
The American Red Cross has a critical need for blood donations, and the city of Santa Clarita is urging residents to make a life-saving appointment today.
SCV Blood Donors Urgently Needed
College of the Canyons had five players served with All-Western State Conference, South Division honors after closing out the 2023 season.
Cougars Earn All-WSC Recognition
It came down to the final 3.2 seconds.
Heartbreaking Loss for Mustangs in Florida
College of the Canyons has received a $500,00 grant from the California Workforce Development Board to develop High Road Training Partnerships with regional industry partners.
COC Awarded $500K Training Grant
Yair Haimoff, managing director SIOR of Spectrum Commercial Real Estate, Inc., is pleased to announce the recent sale of four medical office condos located at 27335 Tourney Road in Valencia for a purchase price of $3.4 million.
Valencia Medical Office Condos Sell for $3.4M
One of my favorite new holiday traditions is taking my family to a day out on the ice at The Cube – Ice and Entertainment Center, Powered by FivePoint Valencia, especially during the holiday season.
Ken Striplin | Holiday Season at The Cube
The city of Santa Clarita is pleased to announce that MV Transportation and the union that represents the bus drivers came to an agreement on Sunday, ending the strike.
Santa Clarita Bus Strike Over
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office released the list of six productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, Dec. 4 - Sunday, Dec. 10.
‘NCIS,’ ‘CSI: Vegas’ Among Six Productions Filming in SCV
The Canyon Theatre Guild’s production of "Elf The Musical," based on the New Line Cinema movie of the same name, opened Friday, Nov. 24 and will run until Dec. 23rd, including added shows on Sunday Dec. 3 and Thursday Dec. 14.
Canyon Theatre Guild Presents ‘Elf: The Musical’
During this festive season of joy and giving, the National Park Service presents the entrance fee-free dates for 2024.
National Parks Announces 2024 Entrance Fee-Free Days
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health cautions residents who are planning to visit the following Los Angeles County beaches to avoid swimming, surfing and playing in ocean waters due to bacterial levels exceeding health standards when last tested.
Bacterial Levels Remain High at L.A. County Beaches
1962- Actress and future Soledad Canyon big-cat rescuer Tippi Hedren, "Hitchcock's New Grace Kelly," makes cover of Look magazine for upcoming thriller, "The Birds" [story]
Tippi Hedren
1887 - Prohibitionist Henry Needham purchases land in Newhall, attempts to establish "dry" colony [story]
H.C. Needham