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1978 - Concert scene for "KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park" filmed at Magic Mountain [story]

Water Agency Merger Bill Clears Assembly Panel
Thursday, Jun 29, 2017

Senate Bill 634, a measure to create a new water district in the Santa Clarita Valley, has unanimously cleared the Assembly Committee on Local Government, according to Senator Scott Wilk, R-Antelope Valley, who introduced the bill. This measure is the result of negotiations between the Castaic Lake Water...

Sheriff’s Give Tips on How to Survive an Active Shooter Incident
Friday, Jun 17, 2016

In the aftermath of the Orlando Shooting, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials and a child psychologist discussed how residents should prepare for and talk about an active shooter situation. The night-club shooting, in which a gunman opened fire and killed at least 50, wounding dozens more,...

Veterans Monument to Advance to Council for Consideration
Friday, Apr 8, 2016

The Santa Clarita Parks Commission approved one military veteran’s plan for a monument honoring the SCV’s fallen warriors Thursday. “The commission voted unanimously to support the proposal but wants the City Council to work with stakeholders to find the most appropriate location,” City Parks...

SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, March 31, 2016
Thursday, Mar 31, 2016

Vasquez Canyon Road has been out of commission for the past two months. Now the county is saying commuters will have to wait a little longer to use the road again. Drills on school campuses have been commonplace for years. Thursday morning, Saugus High School gave its students a jolt of what could happen...

Metro Unveils Plan for Possible Half-Cent Sales Tax Measure
Monday, Mar 21, 2016

  [METRO] – Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has unveiled staff recommendations for an expenditure plan as part of a possible November ballot measure that would fund a wide variety of transit and highway projects, roadway improvements and pedestrian and bike paths to...

Inmate Dies of Apparent Seizure in Castaic Jail

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau detectives responded to North County Correctional Facility Sunday to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a man. On March 20 at approximately 7:05 a.m. deputies were alerted by inmates that another inmate in their dorm was having...

March 22: Coffee with a CHP Officer at Peet’s in Valencia

On March 22 officers from the California Highway Patrol Newhall office and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, have coffee and build relationships. All community members are invited to attend the event from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Peet’s Coffee...

Wilk Seeks Runner’s Senate Seat as Filing Period Closes
Friday, Mar 11, 2016

Scott Wilk When Sharon Runner announced her impending retirement from the state Senate Thursday and Assemblyman Scott Wilk hadn’t filed for reelection as Friday’s filing deadline loomed, it fueled the obvious speculation. Wilk confirmed Friday he’ll file for Runner’s 21st Senate District seat...

Fire Engulfs Canyon Country Apartment
Thursday, Feb 4, 2016

Photo by Heather Harbin, KHTS AM 1220  Firefighters knocked down a fully-involved attic fire in Canyon Country early Thursday morning after heavy smoke was reported. The incident occurred in the 19800 block of Sandpiper Place and took 55 firefighters an hour to knock down the blaze. Read the full story...

Council Acts on Mobile Homes, Veterans Hwy, Arts Grants
Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016

The Santa Clarita City Council imposed a 45-day moratorium Tuesday on senior mobile home park conversions. Owners of mobile home parks can’t convert them from seniors-only to all-ages while the moratorium is in effect. According to a city staff report, there is a lack of senior housing options in and...

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1978 - Concert scene for "KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park" filmed at Magic Mountain [story]
California Institute of the Arts hosted graduation ceremonies Friday, May 13 in the CalArts Graduation Courtyard. After two years of virtual ceremonies the CalArts class of 2022 celebrated graduation with an in-person event at the Valencia campus.
CalArts Class of 2022 Graduates 366 with Music and Unique Traditions
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday eight new deaths and 2,233 new positive cases in Los Angeles County and 488 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley. This new data brings Los Angeles County death totals to 32,045, county case totals to 2,917,892 and Santa Clarita Valley case totals to 75,349 since March of 2020. There are 327 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized.
Tuesday COVID Roundup: 488 SCV Cases Reported, Total SCV Cases Exceed 75,000
In the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 17, 2022, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the California National Guard Counterdrug Task Force and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife conducted a joint operation to take down multiple illegal marijuana grows in the Antelope Valley.
L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Raids Illegal Marijuana Operation
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved a motion authored by Supervisor Kathryn Barger and Supervisor Janice Hahn to expand public access to zero emission vehicle charging and refueling infrastructure in unincorporated L.A. County communities.
L.A. County Board of Supervisors Pursue Expanding Zero Emission Charging Stations
Los Angeles County’s Chief Executive Office has recently announced a bonus of up to $4,000 for all current and prospective pool lifeguarding staff in L.A. County for the remainder of 2022. The $4,000 is a cumulative amount that is based on total hours worked.
L.A. County Announces $4,000 Bonus for Pool Lifeguards
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce has announced the launch of their newly redesigned Ambassadors Committee. The committee will be led by past board chair Troy Hooper and comprised of Chamber members over a variety of industries.
SCV Chamber Launches Redesigned Ambassadors Committee
Los Angeles County has published the final L.A. River Master Plan for consideration and adoption by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors as a framework for equity, access and infrastructure improvements along the 51-mile river.
County Releases Final Los Angeles River Master Plan
Saugus Union School District celebrated the groundbreaking for the new Rosedell Elementary School classroom and science/flex lab building on Monday, May 9.
Saugus District Hosts Groundbreaking for New Rosedell Classrooms
There are many unique and beneficial features at the new Canyon Country Community Center, one of which you will never see, but it is right under your feet. During construction, a massive stormwater infiltration system was installed underneath the Mercado parking lot. The infiltration facility is the city’s first large-scale infiltration project which was built using Measure W Municipal funds.
Canyon Country Infiltration System Captures and Treats Stormwater Pollution
Filipino-American business owners who live in or have a business in the Santa Clarita Valley are invited to attend the Fil-Am of Santa Clarita Valley Business Forum to be held on Monday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Victory Martial Arts Studio located at 25844 Hemingway Ave. in Stevenson Ranch.
May 16: Fil-Am of SCV to Host Business Forum
For the 10th time in program history and the second consecutive championship-eligible season, the College of the Canyons Cougars have been crowned the California Community College Athletic Association Men's Golf State Champions. They fended off runner-up Saddleback College by two strokes as they finished with a field low 720.
COC Captures Second Consecutive CCCAA Men’s Golf State Championship
Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger successfully introduced a motion on May 17 that establishes a multi-million dollar capital project fund and adds Antelope Valley College to the county’s efforts to dramatically repurpose its Challenger Memorial Youth Center in Lancaster and invest in youth.
Barger Establishes $6M Capital Project Fund for Challenger Youth Center Project
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reminds everyone taking a trip to visit friends or family over the Memorial Day Weekend to always buckle up and keep children in child safety seats. This year’s Click it or Ticket campaign runs from May 23-June 5.
L.A. Sheriff’s Remind Drivers to ‘Click it or Ticket’ with Extra Enforcement
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and First 5 LA have announced the launch of Help Me Grow LA , a community-driven effort to ensure every family that has developmental concerns about their child receives guidance and support. Help Me Grow will also help families navigate what can be a fragmented and challenging network of existing services, working with local programs to ensure that children are connected to services as early as possible. when it can help the most.
County Launches Help Me Grow LA to Support Child Development
The Santa Clarita Valley nonprofit Fostering Youth Independence is seeking “Allies” to work one-on-one with SCV youth who are aging out of the Los Angeles County foster care system. An in-person training session will be held Thursday, June 2 for interested volunteers.
June 2: Fostering Youth Independence Seeks ‘Allies’ for Training
1993 - Dale Poe, 61, developer of Stevenson Ranch, killed in car crash [story]
Stevenson Ranch fountain
The Board of Trustees of the Santa Clarita Valley Community College District will meet Wednesday, May 18, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., for a Board Self-Evaluation Workshop.
May 18: COC Board Self-Evaluation Workshop
The regular meeting of the William S. Hart Union High School District's Governing Board will take place Wednesday, May 18, beginning at 7 p.m. The board will meet in closed session at 4:30 p.m.
May 18: Annual Retirement Recognition to Precede Hart Board Meeting
Premier Workspaces, one of the largest privately-owned executive suites, coworking, and shared workspace companies in the United States, with a unit in Santa Clarita, is proud to celebrate their 20th anniversary.
Premier Workspaces Celebrating 20 Year Anniversary
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office released the nine productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, May 16 - Sunday, May 22.
Filming in Santa Clarita Includes Nine Productions
Join ghost hunter Marie Mason to explore Paranormal Investigation: Tools, Tactics, and Tales at the Rancho Camulos Museum Sunday, May 22, at 1:30 p.m.
May 22: Explore Paranormal Investigation at Rancho Camulos
College of the Canyons softball was represented with two selections on the 2022 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) California JC All-American Team with slugger Ashlynn Heck and pitcher/utility player Allyson Melgar included in the group of 26 honorees from across the state.
COC Softball’s Heck, Melgar Named to NFCA All-American Team
Parks are not just good for your physical health, but your mental health. Join the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation and Why We Rise for Parks at Sunset to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month. Green spaces, physical activity and social connectivity play a powerful role in overall well-being.
L.A. County ‘Parks at Sunset’ Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month