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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...

Oct. 15: LASD Captain Robert Lewis to Keynote VIA Luncheon
Thursday, Oct 3, 2019

As part of its monthly speakers series, the Valley Industry Association welcomes Captain Robert Lewis, L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Santa Clarita Valley Station, John Lecrivain, Operations Lieutenant with the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, and Gloria Mercado-Fortine, president-elect with the...

Arrests Made in Connection With Canyon Country Vehicle Break-Ins
Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019

Four men were arrested on suspicion of burglary Monday, accused of breaking into several vehicles in the neighborhood of Fair Oaks Ranch. Detectives with two specialty units of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, the Career Offenders — Burglary, Robbery, Assault team, or COBRA and the Crime...

Bail Set for Newhall Man Accused of Punching, Striking Female Roommate

A Newhall man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of battery causing great bodily injury for allegedly punching his female roommate several times in the head. Galin Petkov, 41, was arrested on suspicion of the felony about 3:30 a.m. Saturday by deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. About...

Coroner Identifies Man Who was Shot, Killed in Deputy-Involved Shooting
Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019

The man who died Thursday after being shot by a local sheriff’s deputy has been identified as 35-year-old Alvaro Duran Venegas. Sarah Ardalani, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner, said Venegas died “from gunshot wounds of the torso.” “(His) manner of...

Several Students Detained After Alleged Threats of School Violence
Thursday, Sep 12, 2019

On Wednesday, Santa Clarita Sheriff’s COBRA detectives, assisted by deputies, detained several local high school students after learning about social media threats regarding committing acts of school violence. There is no current threat to students, staff or schools in Santa Clarita. A William S. Hart...

Suspect Shot, Killed in Reported Deputy-Involved Shooting

Update as of 5:09 p.m.: A suspect was shot and killed by a local sheriff’s deputy in the Valencia Industrial Center Thursday, prompting a shutdown of the intersection of Rye Canyon Road and Stanford Avenue. Initial report: A suspect was shot by a local sheriff’s deputy in the Valencia Industrial...

Man Suspected of Vandalizing Church, Throwing Crosses at Vehicles Arrested

By Bobby Block Signal Staff Writer Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies arrested a man Thursday morning on suspicion of breaking into a church, vandalizing the property, throwing crosses at passing vehicles and then climbing on a school bus, according to local law enforcement officials....

Sept. 13: Drug Take-Back Day at SCV Sheriff’s Station
Monday, Sep 2, 2019

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station will host a drug take-back event at the station in Valencia on Friday, September 13, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Community members are urged to drop off unwanted medications (except liquids) at the station, located at 23740 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia...

City Council OK’s Guards for Parks, More Sheriff’s Station Funds
Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019

The Santa Clarita City Council returned Tuesday after its summer hiatus, unanimously approving additional funding for a million-dollar playground and the new Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, as well as a contract for unarmed security services for parks. Council members approved a three-year...

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1980 - Phillies beat Royals in Game 1 of World Series; Hart grad Bob Walk is winning pitcher [story]
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
1885 - Birth of Hortense Reynier, future bride of Placerita Canyon pioneer Frank Walker [story]
Hortense Walker
Demonstrating its commitment to exceeding customer expectations, Valencia Acura has been certified in the J.D. Power 2019 Dealer of Excellence Program, which recognizes a select number of vehicle dealerships throughout the United States that provide exceptional customer service.
Valencia Acura Certified in J.D. Power 2019 Dealer of Excellence Program
School districts throughout the state are releasing their 2019 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) scores. For the Saugus Union School District (SUSD), it was another year of steady increases in both English Language Arts and Mathematics.
Saugus Schools Continue Increase in English Language Arts, Math Scores
BAKERSFIELD — College of the Canyons extended its streak of first place tourney finishes to six and sophomore Haruka Koda earned medalist honors as the Cougars topped the field once again at the Western State Conference (WSC) event hosted by Bakersfield College on Wednesday.
Lady Cougars Extend Streak of 1st Place Tourney Finishes to 6
Superior Life Support, the national leader in CPR instructor trainings with the American Heart Association, announced immediate availability for the first 180 seats in their free breakout event: Free Lunch & Learn Workshop: How to Save Lives, Empower the Next Generation in Life-Saving Skills while Earning a Great Income, too.
Nov. 23: Superior Life Support’s Free Lunch & CPR Workshop
On Monday, Nov 18, the Ninth Annual Topping Brothers Golf Tournament will be held at the Oaks Club Valencia.
Nov. 18: Annual Topping Brothers Golf Tournament Benefiting Autism Speaks
SACRAMENTO — Assemblywoman Christy Smith is pleased to announce that her Assembly Bill (AB) 629 was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom this week as part of the package of bills he signed addressing public safety and supporting victims of crime.
Smith’s Human Trafficking Victims Compensation Bill Signed into Law
Santa Ana winds swept into the Santa Clarita Valley Thursday morning, sending at least two trees onto local roadways as Southern California Edison enacted a series of intentional power outages to reduce fire danger.
Strong Santa Anas Topple Trees Throughout SCV
The 6th Annual Cancer Survivor Celebration of SCV, which raises money for the local nonprofit Circle of Hope, Inc., will take place on Sunday, Oct. 20, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at The Residence Inn by Marriott.
Oct. 20: Cancer Survivor Celebration Benefiting Circle of Hope
The Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra (SCVYO) will be performing live at Logix Federal Credit Union’s new Bridgeport Marketplace branch Grand Opening event on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Santa Clarita Youth Orchestra to Perform at Logix Grand Opening Event
Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, Inc. is proud to announce that the city of Santa Clarita officially proclaimed Oct. 12, 2019 as Rubber Ducky Festival Day.
Oct. 12: Annual Dixon Duck Dash
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.
Residents Reminded of Safety Measures Ahead of Possible Power Outage
Blue Star Ranch, serving our nation’s veterans, is seeking more volunteers to help the organization serve more veterans with free Equine Assisted Therapy for PTSD, anxiety, depression and other mental health issues.
Blue Star Ranch Still in Need of Volunteers to Help Serve Veterans