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1969 - College of the Canyons opens with first class of students in temporary quarters at Hart High School [story]
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Buyout of SCV Bank is Complete
Friday, Nov 14, 2014

[Sierra Bancorp] – Sierra Bancorp announced the completion Friday of its acquisition of Santa Paula-based Santa Clara Valley Bank, N.A. The aggregate consideration paid by Sierra Bancorp to the shareholders and warrant holders of SCVE was approximately $15.3 million. As announced on July 17, 2014,...

Santa Paula-based SCV Bank Sells to Sierra Bancorp for $15.3 Mil.
Monday, Jul 21, 2014

Sierra Bancorp, the holding company of Bank of the Sierra, announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Santa Clara Valley Bank, N.A. of Santa Paula, California, for aggregate cash consideration of $15.3 million.  The consideration consists of $12.3 million or $6.00 per share to common...

1Q Reversal of Fortune for SCV Bank
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Santa Paula-based Santa Clara Valley Bank (not to be confused with the Bank of Santa Clarita) went from a $181,000 profit for the first quarter of last year to a $90,000 loss for the first three months of 2013, thanks to lower loan balances and the cost of hiring two new loan officers, bank officials...

Santa Paula-based SCVBank Posts 12% Higher Profit
Friday, Oct 26, 2012

Santa Clara Valley Bank Chairman Scott K. Rushing announced the Bank’s 2012 third quarter results Thursday. SCVBank recorded a net profit from operations of $157,000 for the third quarter of 2012 compared to a net profit of $140,000 for the third quarter of 2011. Year to date earnings from operations...

Thursday, May 24, 2012

[SCVBank] – Santa Clara Valley Bank (SCVBank) announced Thursady that Mr. Scott K. Rushing has been elected Chairman of the Board. Mr. Rushing replaces Mr. Ralph Rueda De Leon who has served as Chairman for the past three years. Mr. De Leon will continue to serve as a Director of the Bank. Additionally,...

Thursday, Apr 26, 2012

[SCVBank] – Santa Paula-based SCVBank recorded a net profit of $181,000 for the first quarter of 2012 compared to a net profit of $131,000 for the first quarter of 2011. This improvement in earnings was largely due to the improvement in non interest income and the reduction of non interest expenses. SCVBank...

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2011

Santa Clara Valley Bank announced Tuesday that Cheryl L. Knight has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Knight previously served the Bank as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Credit Officer. She has been a Ventura resident for over 13 years. Ms. Knight...

Thursday, Oct 27, 2011

The Ventura County-based Santa Clara Valley Bank posted third-quarter net profits of $140,000 after the close of trading Thursday, up from $60,000 in profits for the same period year ago. Bank officials attributed the improvement to reduced expenses in the set-aside for loan losses. For the nine-month...

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The fast-moving Martindale Fire, which started near Bouquet Reservoir, remained at 230 acres overnight, with firefighters able to achieve 40% containment by Tuesday morning.
Martindale Fire Remains at 230 Acres, 40% Containment
EDUCAUSE, the nonprofit higher education information technology association, awarded former California State University, Northridge Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer Hilary J. Baker with its 2020 Community Leadership Award.
Higher Education Nonprofit Recognizes Former CSUN VP for Community Leadership
The Valley Industry Association will welcome Santa Clarita Mayor Cameron Smyth as the Keynote Speaker for the October VIA Virtual Series taking place Tuesday, Oct. 13, from 11:00 a.m - 12:30 p.m.
Oct. 13: VIA Virtual Series with Mayor Cameron Smyth
A fatal traffic collision south of the Newhall Pass on Interstate 5 stalled traffic for morning commuters Tuesday.
Multi-Vehicle Traffic Collision on SB I-5 Leaves One Dead
A gas main break at Costco in Canyon Country prompted evacuations and road closures Tuesday morning.
Costco Gas Main Break Prompts Evacuations, Road Closures
1969 - College of the Canyons opens with first class of students in temporary quarters at Hart High School [story]
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Smoke from a brush fire dubbed the Martindale Fire in Bouquet Canyon near the Bouquet Reservoir was visible from areas in the Santa Clarita Valley shortly after the blaze broke out Monday afternoon, quickly burning 200 acres and threatening structures.
‘Martindale’ Brush Fire in Bouquet Canyon, Visible from SCV, Threatens Strctures
The global COVID-19 death toll surpassed 1 million Monday afternoon, a grim milestone in a pandemic that caught much of the world unprepared for a health crisis and left economies reeling, convulsed politics and fundamentally altered the world.
World Marks Grim Milestone: 1 Million COVID-19 Deaths
SCV Water invites the community to a virtual ribbon-cutting on Monday, Oct. 5 at 10 a.m., celebrating the completion of a new water treatment plant.
Oct. 5: SCV Water Treatment Plant Virtual Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Newhall resident Daniel Bradley, a Vietnam veteran and Gold Star son, had the chance to fly to Washington, D.C., to attend a reception at the White House Sunday to honor Gold Star families and their loved ones who’ve died in service.
Daniel Bradley of Newhall Honored as Gold Star Son at White House
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office reports a busy slate of production activity in the Santa Clarita Valley this week, September 28-October 4.
Busy Slate of Productions This Week in SCV
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has extended the current extreme heat warning for the Santa Clarita Valley through Saturday evening.
SCV Extreme Heat Warning Extended Through Saturday
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce on Monday announced the launch of a forum for small business owners -- the Small Business Roundtable.
SCV Chamber to Launch Monthly Roundtable for Small Business Owners
Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, advocating for the thousands of constituents still in the queue waiting for their unemployment benefits, is urging Governor Gavin Newsom to rethink a two-week pause on new EDD claims.
Unemployment: Wilk Urges Governor to Hit ‘Start,’ Not ‘Pause’ on EDD
William S. Hart Union High School District officials announced Sunday Santa Clarita Valley public junior highs and high schools will not reopen in October, pushing the potential timeline for partial reopening to Nov. 13.
Hart District Won’t Reopen Schools in October
Governor Gavin Newsom signed a series of bills into law Saturday, strengthening protections for LGBTQ+ Californians.
Newsom Signs Bills Strengthening LGBTQ+ Protections
California Governor Gavin Newsom took action Sunday on several bills that continue the state’s long-standing leadership as a state of inclusion and refuge.
Newsom Acts on Bills to Support California’s Immigrant, Refugee Communities
1987 - Slender-horned spineflower listed in Federal Register as endangered species [story] Slender-horned spineflower
2014 - Towsley Canyon Loop Trail named for naturalist Don Mullally [story]
Don Mullally
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