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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


LOCAL NEWS
LACoFD Announces Red Flag Warnings for Santa Clarita This Weekend
Thursday, Oct 14, 2021

With a Red Flag Warning in effect this Friday, at 6:00 a.m., through Saturday, Oct. 16, at 8:00 p.m., the Los Angeles County Fire Department has implemented its augmented staffing plan by ordering additional staffing and pre-deployment of ground and aerial resources throughout the County. Widespread...

SoCal Edison Considering Power Shutoffs Amid Red Flag Warning Conditions
Thursday, Jan 14, 2021

The Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding regional areas fell under a red flag warning, prompting Southern California Edison to monitor more than 28,000 of its customers for potential power shutoffs through the remainder of the week. The National Weather Service issued the red flag warning, which is...

SCV Cold Weather Alert Extended Through New Year’s Day
Tuesday, Dec 29, 2020

The Los Angeles County Health Officer is extending a Cold Weather Alert in the Santa Clarita Valley through Friday, Jan. 1, due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures. Wind chill temperatures are expected to be below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Affected areas include: Antelope Valley...

Stevenson Ranch Library to Serve as Emergency Cooling Center
Friday, Sep 25, 2020

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. These centers provide members of the public who lack air conditioning at home...

Heat Alert Issued for SCV Beginning Sunday

The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert for the Santa Clarita Valley beginning Sunday, Sept. 27 – Wednesday, Sept. 30. Additionally, a Heat Alert has been issued for the following areas: – Antelope Valley: Saturday, Sept. 26 – Wednesday, Sept. 30 – East...

Smoke, Ash from Nearby Fires Cover SCV
Thursday, Sep 10, 2020

Santa Clarita Valley residents woke up to another red sun Thursday morning, as smoke and ash from the fires raging nearby continued to fill the valley. Following an early-year Santa Ana wind event, the Bobcat Fire, burning in the Angeles National Forest southeast of the SCV, more than doubled, growing...

Newhall Power Outage Leaves More than 1,900 Residents Without Electricity
Tuesday, Aug 18, 2020

While a thunderstorm brought lightning to the eastern part of the Santa Clarita Valley, a reported power outage caused by heat left 1,901 residents without electricity in Newhall on Tuesday. The power outage, first reported around 2:04 p.m., affected Southern California Edison customers in Newhall in...

Heat Alert Issued for SCV Through Saturday
Thursday, Jul 30, 2020

The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert for the Santa Clarita Valley through Saturday, Aug. 1, as high temperatures have been forecast for the area. A heart alert has also been issued for the following areas: – Antelope Valley – through Monday, Aug. 3 – West San...

Heat Alert Issued for SCV Through Wednesday
Tuesday, Jun 2, 2020

The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert as temperatures topping 100 degrees Fahrenheit are forecasted for the Santa Clarita Valley through Wednesday. High temperatures are also expected in the San Fernando Valley. Public Health reminds everyone to take precautions to avoid heat-related...

Heat Alert Issued for SCV
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert as high temperatures (over 100 degrees Fahrenheit) have been forecast for the Santa Clarita Valley through Thursday, May 28. A heat alert has also been issued for the Antelope Valley Wednesday, May 27 through Thursday, May 28. Public Health...

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The 23rd season of KCET’s Fine Cut Festival of Films kicked off Wednesday, Sept. 21, with recent California Institute of the Arts graduate Adam Musa Othman (Film/Video BFA 2022) taking home Best Animation for his short “Horned Cook, Gola.”
CalArtian Wins Best Animation at KCET’s 2022 Fine Cut Festival
College of the Canyons will be recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the passage of Title IX in 1972 with a variety of ongoing campus events and special recognitions throughout the 2022-23 academic year.
COC Athletics Recognizing Title IX 50th Anniversary
The regular meeting of the William S. Hart Union High School District’s Governing Board will take place Wednesday, Sept. 28, beginning with closed session at 5:45 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 7 p.m.
Sept. 28: Hart District Regular Meeting
As California Institute of the Arts 2022-23 academic year kicked off on Sept. 12, 27 artists have joined CalArts as new regular faculty members.
CalArts Welcomes 27 New Regular Faculty Members
1876 - California oil industry born as CSO No. 4 in Pico Canyon becomes state's first commercially productive oil well [story]
Pico No. 4
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
1855 - Sanford & Cyrus Lyon establish Lyon's Station (for stagecoaches) near today's Sierra Hwy & Newhall Ave [story]
Sanford Lyon
Director Laurie Morgan is no stranger to the SCV artistic scene, having been active as a singer, actress, and director since the 1970s.
Romantic Comedy ‘Beau Jest’ Opens at Canyon Theatre Guild
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted 14 students as winners of the 49th Student Academy Awards competition.
Winners of 2022 Student Academy Awards Announced
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold its regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 27, beginning with a special meeting/closed session at 5:30 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 6 p.m.
Sept. 27: City Council Regular Meeting
College of the Canyons student-athletes Motoko Shimoji (women's golf) and Joshua Littleberry (football) have been named the COC Athletic Department's Women's & Men's Student-Athletes of the Week for the period running Sept. 12-17.
COC Names Shimoji, Littleberry Athletes of the Week
California State University, Northridge head men's and women's track and field and cross country coach Justin Johnson has announced the addition of Devin Elizondo to the Matadors' coaching staff.
Matadors Add Devin Elizondo, Joseph Blue to Track, Cross Country Programs
Valencia-based Lief Labs, a premier formulation and product development innovator and manufacturer of dietary supplements, is pleased to announce that Lief’s CEO & Founder, Adel Villalobos, was honored by the College of the Canyons Business Alliance among specially selected local Hispanic business owners, leaders, and entrepreneurs who have inspired others to pursue their dreams in the Santa Clarita Valley.
COC Business Alliance Honors Lief Labs CEO During Hispanic Heritage Month
Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley announces the 30-year celebration of the James T. Ventress Clubhouse in Newhall Park on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 8 a.m.
Oct. 12: Boys & Girls Club SCV Celebrating 30 Years
On Thursday, Sept. 29, Los Angeles County will officially launch the Veteran Suicide Review Team, a collaborative between the city of Los Angeles, County, federal and private agencies to reduce veteran suicide in L.A. County.
L.A. County Launches Veteran Suicide Review Team
SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond will host a virtual Back-to-School Parent Town Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 6 p.m.
Parents Invited to Virtual Town Hall with State Schools Chief
A Centers for Disease Control report published on Monday, Sept. 19 used U.S. data from 2017-2019 to highlight striking inequality in maternal deaths.
L.A. County, CDC Report Similar, Critical Inequalities in Maternal Deaths
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Friday no new deaths and 34 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley, with a total of 13 deaths and 1,641 new cases countywide.
Friday COVID Roundup: 34 New SCV Cases; No Additional Deaths
SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Public Health this week warned school leaders about a new and concerning “rainbow fentanyl” drug that may interest youth.
School Leaders Warned of New, ‘Rainbow Fentanyl’ Trend
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III has appointed General (Ret.) Lester Lyles to serve as the Chair of the Defense Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (DACODAI). Lyles is a seasoned organizational leader and US Air Force veteran, with over two decades of executive-level leadership to corporate and STEM-related national boards.
Defense Department Announces New Diversity, Inclusion Committee
1948 - Agua Dulce Women's Club organized [timeline]
Women's Club
Join in expressing your gratitude for our veterans and first responders at the free Veterans and First Responders Appreciation Day, sponsored by the Santa Clarita Elks Lodge 2379 and Los Angeles County Chapter, Marines and Corpsmen Association on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Oct. 8: Santa Clarita Elks Lodge Hosting Veterans, First Responders Appreciation Day
The Lady Mustangs jumped out to a fast start winning the first two sets before taking care of the Arizona Christian Firestorm 3-1 on the road in Glendale, Ariz., Saturday to get their first conference win of the season.
Lady Mustangs Volleyball Earn First GSAC Win
Join realtor Tiffany Shields for her free home buyers seminar which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m., at the Canyon Country Community Center.
Oct. 1: Free Home Buyers Seminar at Canyon Country Community Center
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