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1876 - California oil industry born as CSO No. 4 in Pico Canyon becomes state's first commercially productive oil well [story]
Pico No. 4


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SCE Energy Storage Program Can Protect Against Power Outages
Wednesday, May 6, 2020

As temperatures rise the threat of wildfires starts increasing, Southern California Edison wants to alert its customers to an energy storage program that can help keep the lights on in the face of wildfire threats. SCE customers in high fire risk areas have added incentives to install energy storage....

SCE Offers Early Refunds, Aid Programs for Stressed Customers
Wednesday, Apr 22, 2020

SCE customers experiencing financial difficulty because of the COVID-19 crisis can expect to receive a credit on their electric bills a few months early, according to a new California Public Utilities Commission decision. Southern California Edison wants customers to know it’s here for them with programs...

Thousands of Canyon Country Residents Affected by Power Outage
Thursday, Mar 26, 2020

A power outage was reported in the Canyon Country area Thursday morning, affecting thousands of residents at home and in nearby shopping centers. The outage was reported at around 9 a.m. and is affecting around 20,207 residents as of 9:20 a.m., according to Southern California Edison’s outage web...

Jan. 12-Jan.19: SCE to Pull Wire; Lane Closures Expected in Rye Canyon Area
Thursday, Jan 9, 2020

Starting Sunday, Jan. 12, Southern California Edison will pull wire and install new conductors at the Pardee Station on Rye Canyon Road in Santa Clarita. Work is anticipated to take five days to complete, though road protection measures are planned to be in place until Sunday, Jan. 19. Due to the nature...

Residents Reminded of Safety Measures Ahead of Possible Power Outage
Thursday, Oct 10, 2019

Southern California Edison (SCE) recently advised that forecast fire weather conditions in Santa Clarita may lead to a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) of electrical lines Thursday, Oct. 10, and Friday, Oct. 11. The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station is doing everything we can to be prepared...

SCE Monitoring Santa Ana Wind, May Cut Power in SCV
Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019

Due to weather conditions that may create the potential for elevated fire risk, Southern California Electric or SCE is monitoring Santa Ana wind speed in its service territory, which includes the Santa Clarita Valley, and may cut power to residences and businesses to avoid sparking wildfires. SCE calls...

SoCal Edison Could Face Fines in Near-Drop of Nuclear Waste
Friday, Jan 25, 2019

By Bianca Bruno Officials with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission asked San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station operator Southern California Edison tough questions Thursday about a 2018 incident involving a canister loaded with spent nuclear fuel that was nearly dropped 18 feet when it was being buried. The...

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...

SCE Prepares for Predicted Strong Santa Ana Wind
Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018

The National Weather Service is predicting that strong offshore winds could develop Thursday and Friday, which could impact the electric system. In strong wind conditions like those expected, weather-related outages are common and Southern California Edison crews are ready to respond. SCE is closely...

Applications Now Open for $1.2M Edison Scholarship Program
Monday, Oct 1, 2018

High school seniors who dream of making a difference in the world through STEM studies are invited to apply to Edison International’s $1.2 million Edison Scholars Program. Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison, is awarding $40,000 scholarships, paid over four years,...

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1876 - California oil industry born as CSO No. 4 in Pico Canyon becomes state's first commercially productive oil well [story]
Pico No. 4
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Friday 34 new deaths and 1,401 new cases of COVID-19, with 6,048 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley, while Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported its 24th COVID-related death to date.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 24th Death at Henry Mayo; SCV Surpasses 6,000 Total Cases
Air quality in the Santa Clarita Valley will be unhealthy for sensitive groups/individuals Saturday, Sept. 26, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) forecast.
Air Quality Advisory Issued for SCV
With temperatures in parts of Los Angeles County expected to rise into the triple digits, various public facilities located throughout the County, including Stevenson Ranch Library, will serve as Emergency Cooling Centers.
Stevenson Ranch Library to Serve as Emergency Cooling Center
The 2020 census is underway and it is your civic duty to participate, but beware of scammers using this opportunity to steal your personal information.
Residents Warned of 2020 Census Scam
The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission will hold a virtual study session via Zoom, Thursday, Oct 1, at 4:00 p.m.
Oct. 1: Parks, Recreation & Community Services Commission Study Session
Foster youth in Santa Clarita have a new, dedicated place to study and receive homework help and tutoring. The local Fostering Youth Independence (FYI) organization has created The Study Place in response to the transition to online learning due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
FYI Debuts New ‘Study Place’ for Local Foster Youth to Support Online Learning
As part of State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond’s Education to End Hate initiative, California school districts and charter schools have begun applying for mini-grants now available to support educator training in the areas of anti-racism and bias.
Thurmond Announces Mini Grants Available to Provide Anti-Racism, Anti-Bias Educator Training
A crash involving multiple motorcycles Friday afternoon prompted a SigAlert on the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 in the Stevenson Ranch area, according to first responders.
Multi-Motorycle Crash Prompts SigAlert on SB I-5
With the 2020 SCV Walk to End Alzheimer’s quickly approaching on Saturday, October 3, the planning committee and the California Southland Chapter Alzheimer’s Association would like to update everyone regarding the Walk Day events.
Oct. 3: 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Presents Hybrid Event, Drive-By ‘Promise Flower’ Display
The city of Santa Clarita, in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), is proud to announce it has received $40,000 from the Walt Disney Company to provide increased access to youth sports, play opportunities and physical activity for kids and families and is launching a new Pop-Up and Play Mobile Recreation Program.
City Receives Funding to Support Youth Sports, Access to Play
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert for the Santa Clarita Valley beginning Sunday, Sept. 27 - Wednesday, Sept. 30.
Heat Alert Issued for SCV Beginning Sunday
Economic development services for arts-oriented small businesses, galleries and more are on the priority list for the 2021 Arts Commission Work Plan, a report Santa Clarita City Council members reviewed Tuesday.
City Council Reviews Priority List for 2021 Arts Commission Work Plan
The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region announces that current closure orders and fire prohibitions in California have been extended.
Forest Service Extends Closures at Angeles, Los Padres National Forests
SCV Water's Engineering and Operations Committee is scheduled to meet via teleconference on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 1: SCV Water’s Engineering & Operations Committee Teleconference Meeting
Valencia High Principal Pete Getz sent an alert out to the school’s families on Wednesday evening, regarding a report of a possible on-campus threat.
Possible On-Campus Threat Shuts Down Valencia High School
A former Cougar News reporter and College of the Canyons student was arrested in Kentucky Wednesday night while covering the Louisville protests that erupted after a grand jury’s decision not to issue a murder indictment against the officers in the Breonna Taylor case.
Former COC Student Reporter Arrested While Covering Louisville Protests
1970 - Lagasse family helps save Mentryville buildings as Newhall and Malibu brush fires erupt & join into worst fire in SoCal history. Twelve fires over 10 days burn 525,000 acres, kill 13 people and destroy approx. 1,500 structures. [story]
Clampitt fire
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 39 new deaths and 1,165 new cases of COVID-19, with 5,933 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: 790,640 Cases Statewide, 5,933 SCV Cases
The Pac-12 CEO Group announced Thursday that based upon updated Pac-12 COVID-19 Medical Advisory Committee recommendations that take into account material changes to testing capabilities, the prevalence of COVID-19 and cardiac issues, along with updated state and local health official guidance, the Conference will resume its football, basketball and winter sport seasons.
Pac-12 to Resume Football, Basketball, Winter Sports Seasons
One of Zach Schroeder's greatest strengths as The Master's University's men's and women's cross country coach is his ability to map out an athlete's season in advance and then adjust on the fly, fine-tuning workouts so the runner performs best in the season's biggest moments. 
Mustangs Cross Country Adjusting to 2020 Scheduling Changes
When Scott Schauer opened the Santa Clarita Soccer Center nearly 26 years ago, he did it for a love of the sport.
Santa Clarita Soccer Center Says Goodbye
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies arrested a Canyon Country man on suspicion of annoying or molesting a child with priors.
Canyon Country Man Arrested on Suspicion of Child Molestation
Air quality will be unhealthy in the Santa Clarita Valley for sensitive groups/individuals Friday, Sept. 25, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) forecast.
SCV Air Quality Unhealthy for Sensitive Individuals Friday