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1864 - L.A. Star newspaper report: County supervisors have accepted Beale's Cut as complete [story]
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Bus Passenger Taken into Custody After Reportedly Wielding Chainsaw
Thursday, Feb 27, 2020

A passenger reportedly wielding a chainsaw on a public bus is suspected of appearing threatening to both the passengers and driver Thursday afternoon. The call came in at approximately 1:30 p.m. near the corner of McBean Parkway and Valencia Boulevard. Shirley Miller, a spokeswoman for the Santa Clarita...

Feb. 12: Art Reception for Suzi Kades Solo Show, ‘pArts’
Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020

Be inspired by the unique creations of Suzi Kades in her solo show “pArts,” on display from Wednesday, Feb. 12 – Monday, April 6, 2020, in the Town Center Art Space at the Westfield Valencia Town Center. With a passion for the environment and a creative mind, Kades upcycles random and odd...

Northridge Man Leads Officers on High-Speed Pursuit in SCV
Tuesday, Jan 7, 2020

California Highway Patrol officers chased a gray Toyota Prius on Friday that was reportedly reaching speeds of 102 mph. On Jan. 3 at 2:35 a.m., the Prius was reportedly spotted heading south on Interstate 5 south of Lyons, hitting triple-digit speeds, according to Josh Greengard, spokesman for the California...

Christmas Day High-Speed Chase Runs Through Santa Clarita
Thursday, Dec 26, 2019

A high-speed pursuit which began in Hollywood Christmas Day ran through Santa Clarita, with speeds allegedly surpassing 110 mph, according to officials. “It was first initiated by (the Los Angeles Police Department), then we took over when it came into our area,” said Officer Josh Greengard of the...

SCV Power Outages Prompt Closure of COC Canyon Country Campus
Thursday, Oct 24, 2019

With the return of strong Santa Ana winds and a red flag warning in effect, some have begun to lose power, including the College of the Canyons Canyon Country campus. The campus, located at 17200 Sierra Highway, reportedly lost power around 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, according to a social media post from...

Sept. 30: SCV Sanitation District Special Meeting
Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019

The Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District will hold a special meeting Monday, Sept. 30, at 11:30 a.m. The meeting will be held at Santa Clarita City Hall, located at 23920 Valencia Blvd., Santa Clarita, California 91355. To view full details online, click here.

Santa Clarita Mayor’s Monthly Message – September 2019
Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019

Read to Succeed this School Year Did you know that children who read for enjoyment perform better in school, develop a broader vocabulary, have a larger base of general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures? Researchers from Pearson have found that reading for pleasure is more likely...

City’s New Zoning Rules Include Taller Buildings, More Jobs
Thursday, Aug 29, 2019

The Santa Clarita City Council adopted new zoning rules Tuesday allowing for taller office and industrial buildings, a move aimed at enhancing the area’s business-friendly reputation and creating more jobs.   DETAILS: New Zoning Allows 5-Story Buildings at Saugus Speedway, Pine Street, Industrial...

DMV Cites More than 130 Disabled Person Parking Placard Abusers; 10 in SCV
Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) caught 136 people misusing disabled person parking placards during 21 enforcement operations in May 2019. Offenders had their placard confiscated and face fines that range from $250 to $1,000. During the past eleven...

Argument Leads to Assault on Metrolink Train
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

An argument led to an assault Monday at approximately 6:15 p.m. on the Antelope Valley Metrolink train from Santa Clarita to Palmdale. During the incident, the much larger suspect jumped onto the victim, and continually struck him in the face several times with his fists. The victim, fearing for his...

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Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Missing Persons Unit investigators are asking for the public’s help locating Missing Person Debbie Phipps.
LASD Investigators Seek Help Locating Missing Person Last Seen In Canyon Country
Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, has sponsored a new bill that would prohibit the use of federal funds to pay for California’s high-speed rail project, a section of which could run along Highway 14 in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Garcia Sponsors Bill to Defund CA’s High-Speed Rail Project
Santa Clarita City Council members are set to discuss in a closed session Tuesday their ongoing legal battle with property owner Canyon View Limited over the 2.5 acres of solar panels on a Canyon Country hillside.
City Council to Reconvene Over Solar Panel Litigation
1864 - L.A. Star newspaper report: County supervisors have accepted Beale's Cut as complete [story]
Beale's Cut
College of the Canyons proudly welcomes composer/lyricist, conductor, pianist and music producer Georgia Stitt to the School of Visual & Performing Arts’ Virtual Industry Insight Series on Wednesday, March 10.
Broadway Maestra Georgia Stitt to Speak at COC’s Virtual Insight Series
Valencia-based Lundgren Management was honored to be selected by the El Camino Community College District as one of three firms providing on-going construction management services for the next five years.
Valencia-Based Lundgren Management Inks 5-Year Deal with El Camino Community College District
It’s not how far you go…it’s what happens along the way! The Incredible Chase, the city of Santa Clarita’s socially distanced take on the hit CBS show “The Amazing Race,” is a brand-new competition taking place in May 2021.
City Looking for Teams to Compete in ‘The Incredible Chase’
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 119 new deaths and 2,253 new cases of COVID-19, with 26,327 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 26,327; Public Health Advises Against Non-Essential Travel
For a three-day period starting Tuesday, the William S. Hart Union High School District football players took their first COVID-19 tests as part of the requirements for them to begin full-contact play.
Hart District Football Players Begin COVID-19 Testing, Full-Contact Play
Ken Farley, W. M. Keck Foundation professor of Geochemistry, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences and the project scientist for the Mars 2020 mission, continues the 2020–2021 Watson Lecture season with a talk about, “Perseverance on Mars," Wednesday, March 10, at 5:00 p.m., via Zoom.
Project Scientist for Mars Perseverance Continues Caltech’s Lecture Series
Los Angeles County Library is partnering with Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) to bring virtual arts programs to our communities, featuring LACMA teaching artists and staff.
L.A. County Library, LACMA Partner to Offer Virtual Arts Programs
Santa Clarita LLC, which owns the undeveloped 900-plus-acre Whittaker-Bermite site, recently filed for voluntary bankruptcy, and is working to sell it to a global industrial real estate company for possible commercial and residential development, officials said Wednesday.
Whittaker-Bermite Owner Files Bankruptcy, Selling Land
William S. Hart Union High School District governing board members Wednesday discussed a potential March 29 start date for junior high and high school in-person instruction, provided the number of L.A. County COVID-19 cases continues to decline.
Hart District Mulls Over Possible March 29 Return
The Santa Clarita Valley is now home to a new branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, following a recent vote from the association’s board of directors.
NAACP Branch Coming to Santa Clarita Valley
Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer, Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, is cautioning residents that bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas are likely to contaminate ocean waters at and around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers after a rainfall.
Water Advisory Issued for Los Angeles County Beaches
This week, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced the kickoff for the “California Digital Divide Innovation Challenge,” a global competition that will award up to $1 million to the boldest, most revolutionary proposals to eliminate the digital divide and expand high-speed internet access to all Californians.
State Schools Chief Kicks Off ‘California Digital Divide Innovation Challenge’
1940 - NYC premiere of "The Marines Fly High" starring Lucille Ball, filmed in Placerita Canyon [story] Marines Fly High
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Wednesday confirmed 116 new deaths and 1,759 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported its 144th fatality since the pandemic began.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: 144th Death at Henry Mayo; Decline in L.A. County Cases, Hospitalizations
Rancho Camulos National Historic Landmark officials will host a virtual presentation commemorating the March 12, 1928, St. Francis Dam Disaster via Zoom on Friday, March 12, starting at 4 p.m.
March 12: St. Francis Dam Disaster Commemoration Event, Free on Zoom
California State University, Northridge is launching an interdisciplinary master’s degree in sustainability, set to begin fall 2022.
CSUN to Offer an Interdisciplinary Master’s Degree in Sustainability
Princess Cruises is extending the pause of its United Kingdom-based cruise vacations, sailing roundtrip from Southampton, through September 25, 2021, on Sky Princess, Regal Princess, and Island Princess.
Princess Cruises Extends Pause of Southampton Sailings Through Sept. 25
After a relatively dry February in California, water supply managers grow increasingly anxious as each dry, sunny day plunges the state deeper into drought.
Dry February Exacerbates Drought in California
The Biden-Harris Administration has approved California’s request to use Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California) funding to pay for voluntary COVID-19 testing for low-income students covered by the program, further supporting schools in underserved communities to reopen for in-person instruction.
Feds OK Medi-Cal to Fund COVID-19 Testing for Low-Income Students
Santa Clarita planning commissioners Tuesday sent the Sand Canyon resort proposal back to the drawing board amid continued concerns, focusing largely on emergency evacuations.
Sand Canyon Resort Sent Back to Drawing Board Amid Various Concerns