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1877 - Newhall School District formed, upon petition of J.F. Powell and 47 others [story]
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City Officials Cut the Ribbon on Gateway Ranch Open Space
Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014

[KHTS] – City of Santa Clarita officials hosted a dedication and ribbon cutting Wednesday to celebrate the acquisition and protection of Gateway Ranch, a 302-acre property once planned for major housing development.  Watch video here. Santa Clarita Valley residents and community hiking groups...

ID Released of Man Killed on I-5
Thursday, Oct 16, 2014

[KHTS] – The man who was killed Sunday night while running across the Interstate 5 freeway has been identified and the next of kin has been notified, officials said Thursday. The man was identified as David Kwon, 32, of Oxnard and his family has been notified, said Lt. David Smith of the Los Angeles...

Alleged Gun Sighting Prompts Sierra Vista Lockdown
Tuesday, May 6, 2014

[KHTS] – Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to reports of a man carrying a gun near Sierra Vista Junior High School on Tuesday, prompting the lockdown of the school as a precautionary measure, officials said. The reported gun sighting did not occur on campus, and officials...

Here’s PERC That Could Be Deadly
Sunday, May 4, 2014

Perchlorethylene, aka Tetrachlorethylene or “Perc” as it is also known, is produced in large quantities in the U.S. This is a compound that does not occur naturally, but must be manufactured. Dry cleaners are the largest consumer of this product because it dissolves wax and grease. Textile mills...

Valley Trails Offers Free Summer Camp Preview
Thursday, May 1, 2014

[News Release] – Kids and parents have a chance Sunday to get a taste of a real summer camp experience — while staying close to home —as Valley Trails Summer Camp hosts its second pre-summer community open house in Castaic. The open house will include free food, tours and the opportunity to...

Collision ‘Broke Everything’ in Canyon Country Eatery
Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014

[KHTS] – Willy Linares, owner of Manzanillo Mexican Restaurant on Soledad Canyon Road in Canyon Country was standing behind the counter at 11 a.m. Monday morning, when a car plowed through the front door of his restaurant. The motorist stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake pedal, lurching...

Water System Modernization Bills Move Ahead
Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014

[News Release] – The Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee on Tuesday approved the first three bills in a package of legislation by committee chair Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) to modernize California’s water system.   “The current drought will not be our last, and we need...

Advanced Audiology Intros Bluetooth Hearing Aid

[KHTS] – Advanced Audiology will begin offering a new product next month that is more than just a hearing aid. During an open house on May 6, 7 and 8, Nola Aronson and her staff at Advanced Audiology will introduce the Halo hearing aid, which connects directly to an iPod, iPhone or iPad via...

New Doctors Checking Into Henry Mayo ER
Monday, Apr 28, 2014

[KHTS] – This summer, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital will welcome three new doctors to their Emergency Department family. Drs. Maya Kido, Adam Leicher and Elaine Lee, who have recently finished or are finishing their residencies in the Los Angeles area, will join the ER staff between June...

2014 Cowboy Festival Draws Large Crowd
Sunday, Apr 27, 2014

See video here. [KHTS] – The 2014 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival opened Saturday at Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio with thousands of guests from throughout Southern California enjoying perfect weather, four stages of music and entertainment and the popular peach cobbler from the Cowboy Cultural...

LATEST TWEETS
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On Monday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed four new deaths and 179 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 27,798 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: County Reaches 24,000 Deaths; SCV Cases Total 27,798
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, May 10-16, 2021.
Filming This Week in SCV: ‘Good Trouble,’ ‘For All Mankind,’ ‘The Terminal List,’ 5 More Productions
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized emergency use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12-15 Monday.
Children Age 12-15 OK’ed for COVID-19 Vaccine
Starting Wednesday, May 12, 2021, eligible households will be able to enroll in the Emergency Broadband Benefit program which sets out to help households struggling to pay for internet service during the pandemic.
May 12: Enrollment for Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Opens this Week
The Tom & Ethel Bradley Center at California State University, Northridge has received a $350,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to digitize some of the approximately 22,000 images in its Farmworker Movement Collection that tell the story and document efforts to unionize farmworkers in the 1960s and early 1970s.
CSUN Receives NEH Grant to Digitize its Farmworker Movement Collection
Saugus Union School District board members discussed a back-to-school update for the 2021-22 school year during the regular board meeting Wednesday.
SUSD Discusses Full-Time Instruction, Distance Learning for Next Year
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor has announced plans to reopen on Saturday, with a number of COVID-19 safety measures in place.
Hurricane Harbor Plans to Reopen May 15
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday he’d be expanding the state’s economic stimulus program to middle-income families that make up to $75,000.
Newsom Expands State Stimulus Program, Unveils $100 Billion Recovery Plan
Warmer weather and winds are set to return to the Santa Clarita Valley Tuesday, bringing with them elevated fire weather conditions.
Winds Set to Bring Elevated Fire Weather to SCV
America’s Job Center of California announced it will host a job recruitment on Thursday, May 13 for various positions for Aerotek in Palmdale, Santa Clarita, and Lancaster.
America’s Job Center to Hold Virtual Job Recruitment for Aerotek
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Missing Persons Unit investigators are asking for the public’s help locating At-Risk Missing Person Christopher William Conrad.
Investigators Seek Help Locating At-Risk Missing Person Christopher ‘Chris’ Conrad
1877 - Newhall School District formed, upon petition of J.F. Powell and 47 others [story]
Newhall School kids
1990 - Gene Autry's elderly horse, Champion, put to sleep; buried at Melody Ranch [story]
Champion
1875 - John F. Powell, an Irish immigrant, becomes Justice of the Peace [story]
John F. Powell
Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced the introduction of Senate Joint Resolution 5, urging the federal government to immediately pass a correction to the Social Security formula to protect benefits for millions of Americans who turned 60 during the pandemic.
Wilk Introduces Resolution Urging Congress to Amend the Social Security Average Wage Index
The Santa Clarita City Council will consider allocating a little over $3.5 million in federal funding intended to support low- and moderate-income residents with decent and affordable housing and economic opportunities.
City Council to Consider Federal Funds in Support of Future Local Affordable Housing
The owners of Maria’s Italian Deli in Newhall, past and present, celebrated the restaurant’s reopening Wednesday, following last year’s announcement it would be closing its doors after 47 years.
Maria’s Italian Deli Celebrates Reopening Under New Owners
After publicly expressing their support for hosting live graduations earlier this year, William S. Hart Union High School District officials outlined their proposed plans for the Class of 2021 ceremonies during their Wednesday night governing board meeting.
Hart District Outlines Plans for Live Graduations
After plans fell through for a $100 million mall expansion that would have brought a second Costco to the Santa Clarita Valley, representatives from the big box retailer reached out to city officials to see if they could still make a second location a reality.
Costco Still Seeks Second Location in SCV
Nurses Week is underway and the Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN) is calling on registered nurse volunteers to assist with Covid-19 vaccinations at the Kedren Community Health Center in partnership with International Medical Corps.
RNRN Calls on Nurse Volunteers to Administer Covid-19 Vaccine Doses
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced it will begin a phased reopening of jail visitations at the Century Regional Detention Facility starting on Mother’s Day weekend, with all other locations predicted to reopen in June.
May 8: LASD Announce Jail Visitations to Resume at Century Regional Detention Facility
Calling all high school and college seniors – the city of Santa Clarita Arts and Events Division is seeking 2021 graduates to exhibit their 2021 graduation caps in a virtual gallery.
June 1: Deadline Set to Enter City’s Virtual Graduation Cap Photo Exhibition
On Friday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed 16 new deaths and 421 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 27,766 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Daily Hospitalizations Hit New Low in LA County; 27,766 Total SCV Cases
The L.A. County Financial Navigators program, operated by the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs’ Center for Financial Empowerment in partnership with Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, announced it is currently providing L.A. residents with free assistance to help them deal with the financial challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Financial Navigators Program Set to Help County Residents Facing COVID-19 Hardships