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1939 - Second, larger OLPH Catholic Church dedicated on site of first (10th & Walnut, Newhall) [story]


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Deputies Arrest Man in Castaic on Felony Weapons Charges
Monday, Oct 22, 2018

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies arrested a man on two felony firearms charges in Castaic early Friday morning. Here’s the story from the station’s social media: Prevented a business from being burglarized?? We’ll never know for sure — but what we do know is a deputy...

Firefighters Contain Brushfire Near Commerce Center
Monday, May 7, 2018

Firefighters continued to wrap up work on a small brush fire that started late Sunday afternoon near the Valencia Commerce Center, Los Angeles County Fire Department officials said Monday afternoon. “We’ve stopped the forward progress at between 15 and 20 acres, and it remains 75 percent...

Sheriff’s Deputies Check on Addresses of People on Probation
Monday, Jan 29, 2018

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies checked up on more than 200 probationers Saturday to make sure they were living where they said they lived. The station’s Career Offenders, Robbery, Burglary, Assault team — aka COBRA Unit — along with the Crime Prevention Unit, assembled...

Couple Rescued After Car Plunges into Canyon
Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018

An unidentified couple was rescued after their car plunged over the side of Little Tujunga Canyon Road late Monday night, according to Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials. The man and woman were reported in good condition. Here’s the story from the station’s Facebook page: Combined...

Two Suspects Arrested During Burglary Suppression Operations
Friday, Jun 23, 2017

Burglary suppression operations helped Santa Clarita deputies nab a pair of alleged burglars breaking into a Valencia realty office Friday, officials said. The arrests were the latest in a series of efforts led by station Capt. Robert Lewis targeting areas where Crime Prevention Unit deputies and station...

Sheriff’s Deputies Respond to Burglary In Saugus, Results in Standoff
Friday, Jun 9, 2017

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s deputies are responding to a suspected burglary, which is now a standoff situation with a police barricade on Grovepark Drive in Saugus. Residents are gathering in Grove Park while deputies in full tactical gear await for more information from Special Enforcement Bureau. The...

One Arrest Made after Brief Pursuit in Santa Clarita
Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017

A brief pursuit in the Santa Clarita Valley Tuesday lead to one suspect in custody, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officials. The chase began at about 4:30 p.m. on Newhall Ranch Road, the driver reportedly collided with two vehicles during the pursuit. Injuries are unknown at this time...

SCV Sheriff’s Deputies, Detectives Conduct Nighttime Commercial Burglary Suppression
Thursday, May 25, 2017

During a nighttime operation, SCV Sheriffs deputies and detectives made contact with several individuals which resulted in three arrests for warrants and narcotics related offenses. No commercial burglaries occurred during the hours of the operation. Over the last few months, there have been multiple...

LASD: Suspect Caught Attempting to Burglarize Off-duty Deputy’s Garage
Monday, May 15, 2017

A suspect attempted to burglarize an off-duty deputy’s Stevenson Ranch garage, in the early hours of Monday morning. Nicholas Ryan Hernandez, 19, was under the influence when he attempted to break into the home of an off-duty deputy at 5:05 a.m. — leading to an altercation, according to Los Angeles...

SCV Sheriff’s Detectives Seek Owner of Bike
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the owner of a bicycle. A “Bianchi” bicycle, white and red in color, was recovered on Thursday, April 29, 2017 around 3:30 p.m. on 15th Street, Newhall. If you are the owner of this bicycle, or if you know...

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1939 - Second, larger OLPH Catholic Church dedicated on site of first (10th & Walnut, Newhall) [story]
The city of Santa Clarita increased the frequency of street sweeping throughout all areas of the city on Monday for the fall and winter seasons.
City Adds More Street Sweeping for Fall, Winter
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has published the agenda for their Tuesday, Oct. 15 meeting starting at 1 p.m.
Oct. 15: LA County Board of Supervisors Meeting
Due to the amazing generosity of a local resident, the Santa Clarita Veteran Services Collaborative has been chosen to preside over the selection of a local veteran who is to receive full title to a family residence in the near-in portion of the Canyon Country area.
Donor to Give $500K Canyon Country Home to SCV Veteran
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its second annual Healthcare Forum at College of the Canyons on Tuesday, October 15, from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Oct. 15: Chamber to Host Healthcare Forum at COC
Thanks to the efforts of California Senator Scott Wilk and Assemblywoman Christy Smith, College of the Canyons received $397,000 in state funding necessary to begin planning much-needed renovations to Boykin Hall.
COC Receives State Funds to Renovate Boykin Hall
Governor Gavin Newsom has signed Senate Bill 153 into law, ensuring California law is in full compliance with changes to federal law regarding the cultivation of industrial hemp, Senator Scott Wilk, 21st Senate District representative and the bill's author announced Monday.
Newsom Signs Wilk Hemp Bill, Vetoes Doggie Donor Blood Bill
California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress or CAASPP results show William S. Hart Union High School District students continuing to outpace their peers county- and state-wide.
CAASPP Results: Hart District Students Maintaining Excellence
Firefighters continued battling the Saddleridge Fire over the weekend as wind speed decreased, and the blaze was 43% contained as of 7 a.m. Monday, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Saddleridge Fire Now 43 Percent Contained
Thousands of pet lovers and hundreds of their furry friends flocked to William S. Hart Park on Sunday to celebrate their love for animals at the 19th annual Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair.
Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair Affected by Saddleridge Fire
Building on the state’s efforts to support its immigrant communities, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a package of bills on Saturday to help foster a more inclusive state and create new opportunities for immigrants to contribute to our society.
Newsom Signs 4 Bills to Prevent Discrimination, Foster Inclusion
California will become the first state to ban the use of private prisons under legislation signed Friday by Governor Gavin Newsom.
California Bans For-Profit Prisons, Immigrant Detention Centers
California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a package of gun control bills that expands gun violence restraining orders and limits residents from buying more than one semiautomatic rifle in a month.
Newsom Signs Package of Tighter Gun Control Laws
1980 - Phillies beat Royals in Game 1 of World Series; Hart grad Bob Walk is winning pitcher [story]
Bob Walk
1876 - Town of Newhall founded at Bouquet Junction (moved 2 years later to present location) [story]
Campton store
1915 - Name of Surrey post office & town changed (back) to Saugus [story]
Surrey Inn
Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, Inc. has announced the unfortunate cancellation of its 17th Annual Duck Dash - Rubber Ducky Festival on Saturday due to the rapidly growing fires and poor air quality.
Dixon Center Cancels Duck Dash-Rubber Ducky Festival
Santa Clarita Valley residents awoke Friday morning to news of the Saddleridge Fire, one of the most destructive Santa Ana wind-swept fires in recent memory.
Saddleridge Flames Lick at 5, 14 Freeways Friday
The South Coast Air Quality Management District advised Friday afternoon that smoke from Saddleridge Fire has caused unhealthy air quality that affects portions of the Santa Clarita Valley.
Saddleridge Fire Prompts Smoke Advisory for SCV
The city of Santa Clarita website's emergency page is keeping local residents up to date on school and road closures and other impacts of the Saddleridge Fire.
City Emergency Page Tracks SCV Impacts of Saddleridge Fire
As firefighters continued to battle the Saddleridge Fire from Sylmar to Reseda, a brush fire sparked by a car fire in the Newhall Pass diverted some of their attention on Sierra Highway close to where Highway 14 and Interstate 5 meet.
Car Fire in Newhall Pass Friday Morning Sparks Response
The wind-blown Saddleridge fire quickly grew from 15-20 acres to more than 4,700 acres — with zero percent containment — Thursday night into Friday morning, prompting evacuations in the Sylmar, Granada Hills and Porter Ranch areas as an unknown number of homes burned overnight.
Saddleridge Fire Hops I-5 South of SCV; 1 Killed in SFV
California began a new water year Oct. 1 with significantly more water in storage than the previous year thanks to above-average snow and precipitation.
Water Year 2020 Begins with Robust Reservoir Storage
While the Saddleridge Fire is not directly endangering SCV residents as of noon Friday, the wind-blown blaze has far-reaching local effects.
SCV Residents Feel Effects of Wind-Blown Blaze