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1839 - Gov. Juan B. Alvarado gives most of SCV to Mexican Army Lt. Antonio del Valle. [story]
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A Letter from Newhall, Cal., to Tombstone, Ariz.
Sunday, Mar 22, 2020

Dear Tombstone, You and I are nearly the same age. I started about five years before you did in 1876. I’m told you became a town in 1881 or so. We were both born of a mineral in the ground. You had silver. Lots of silver. I had, and still have, oil … black gold. We both also have native peoples,...

Sacrifice of ‘Newhall Four’ an Indelible Memory
Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016

April 5-6 is known as one of the deadliest days in California Highway Patrol history – when four officers were killed in shootout between two criminals. Late in the evening of April 5, four young California Highway Patrol officers lost their lives in a 4½-minute gun battle that left four women...

Trinity Classical to Bring Civil War History to Life
Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016

[Trinity Classical Academy] – Trinity Classical Academy will be presenting an American Civil War Reenactment on Friday, Feb. 26. The American Civil War Living History Museum will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon in Trinity’s Celebration Center. Trinity’s sixth grade class, their families,...

Feb. 27: SCV Historical Society Hosts Talk on St. Francis Dam Disaster
Monday, Dec 14, 2015

The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will be hosting Jon Wilkman, who will give a talk on his new book about the St. Francis Dam disaster:”Floodpath: The Deadliest Man Made Disaster of 20th Century America and the Making of Modern Los Angeles.” The talk will be given at Saturday, Feb....

SCV Historical Society Celebrates 40 Years of Preservation
Friday, Dec 11, 2015

[KHTS] – The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will celebrate 40 years of preservation this weekend. The Historical Society was incorporated in 1975 but began meeting a year earlier, holding its first meeting at the Old Orchard Elementary School in 1974. The mission of the society is to stimulate...

Newhall Presbyterian Church Celebrating 124th Birthday
Friday, May 29, 2015

[KHTS] – One of the Santa Clarita Valley’s oldest churches is welcoming the community to celebrate its 124th anniversary Sunday, officials said. The First Presbyterian Church, located in “the heart of Newhall,” has roots that go back to the 1870s, according to the church’s website. The...

Memorial Service Set for Former Santa Clarita Mayor
Saturday, May 23, 2015

[KHTS] – A memorial service date has been announced for former Santa Clarita Mayor George Pederson who died May 9 at age 90. The service will be held Saturday, June 6, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at Christian Lutheran Church located at 25816 Tournament Rd., Valencia, CA 91355. Memorial contributions may...

Free Tickets Available for “Ramona” at San Gabriel Mission
Monday, May 18, 2015

[KHTS] – Free tickets are available for the recovered and recently restored 1928 “Ramona” starring Dolores del Rio is planned to premiere at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse this June. Dolores Del Rio as the title character and Warner Baxter as Alessandro in Edwin Carewe’s 1928 “Ramona.”...

Residents Invited to Bermite Cleanup Meeting
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014

[KHTS] – Santa Clarita Valley residents are invited to attend a meeting on November 12 to discuss the Whittaker Bermite property cleanup, officials announced Saturday. The property, an undeveloped 996-acre site located in the center of Santa Clarita, is a former munitions testing and manufacturing...

City Honors Longtime Community Volunteer With Key to City
Monday, May 19, 2014

[KHTS] – Celebrating more than four decades of community involvement, nearly 100 longtime Santa Claritaresidents and officials gathered Friday at Hart Park to honor Connie Worden-Roberts with a Lifetime of Service Tribute. Several, including Santa Clarita Mayor Laurene Weste, who presented...

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1839 - Gov. Juan B. Alvarado gives most of SCV to Mexican Army Lt. Antonio del Valle. [story]
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Join the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency (SCV Water) on Thursday, Jan. 28, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., to learn about and provide input on its Water Shortage Contingency Plan (WSCP).
SCV Water Encouraging Public to Provide Input on Contingency Plan
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 262 new deaths, including an additional death at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, and 8,512 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 countywide, with 22,360 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: Additional Death at Henry Mayo; 22,360 Total SCV Cases
SACRAMENTO – California State Epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan issued the following statement Thursday advising providers that they can immediately resume the administration of lot 41L20A of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which was temporarily paused on Sunday due to possible allergic reactions.
State Says Moderna Vaccine Administration Can Resume Immediately
As winds began to die down in the Santa Clarita Valley, firefighters were able to increase containment on the Towsley Fire to 53% Thursday.
Firefighters Reach 53% Containment on Towsley Fire
Supervisor Kathryn Barger, whose 5th District includes the Santa Clarita Valley, is supporting the effort by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to address concerns of communities throughout Los Angeles County, which continue to experience ongoing Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) initiated by Southern California Edison (Edison).
Barger Supports Efforts in Limiting Power Shutoffs; Public Hearing Set
Single Mothers Outreach (SMO) is proud to announce “Survivor” as the theme for the 11th annual Empowering HeArts fundraising gala set to take place virtually on Saturday, Aug. 7.
Nominations Open for Annual Empowering HeArts Awards
The College of the Canyons School of Personal and Professional Learning was presented an Honorable Mention award by the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges’ 2021 Exemplary Program Award.
COC Recognized for Personal, Professional Learning Program
The William S. Hart Union High School is looking for two new members to serve on the Measure SA Citizens’ Oversight Committee. These members will serve two-year terms with a maximum of three consecutive terms.
Hart Seeking Members for Citizens’ Oversight Committee
Santa Clarita-based Princess Cruises announced Thursday the sale of Pacific Princess to an undisclosed buyer.
Princess Cruises Announces Sale of Pacific Princess to Undisclosed Buyer
After a dayslong wind event hit the Santa Clarita Valley, most area residents power had been restored by Thursday morning.
SoCal Edison Restores Power to Most SCV Residents
The Los Angeles County Coroner-Medical Examiner’s Office identified Carlos Salgado-Ruiz, 35, of Santa Clarita, as the pedestrian killed after being struck by a vehicle in Saugus Wednesday night.
Pedestrian Killed in Saugus Hit-and-Run Identified
SACRAMENTO — Assemblyman Tom Lackey, R-Palmdale, introduced a bill Thursday that will allow individuals to be convicted for hate crimes.
Lackey Introduces Hate Crime Bill
1914 - Signal newspaper owner-editor Scott Newhall born in San Francisco [story]
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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Wednesday confirmed 262 new deaths and 6,492 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as the county's rollout of an extremely limited vaccine supply continues at Dodger Stadium and five supersites including Six Flags Magic Mountain.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 22,232; Vaccines in ‘Extremely Limited Supply’
In what some hailed as the most important speech at an inauguration in modern American history, President Joe Biden called for a new era of unity and healing as he pledged to bring an end to the pandemic that has dramatically altered the lives of every American while leading the restoration of a battered economy.
Biden Inauguration: ‘This Is Democracy’ – President Calls for Unity in Inaugural Address
Almost directly after taking the oath as President of the United States, Joe Biden on his first day in office is expected to reverse a number of his predecessor’s policies and federal agency standards.
Biden’s Busy First Day: Action on COVID-19, Climate, Racial Equality
California Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) was unanimously selected as Senate Republican Leader-elect, Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) announced Wednesday.
Wilk Named California Senate Republican Leader-Elect
Concluding with his oath to faithfully uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution, Joseph R. Biden became the 46th president of the United States at noon Wednesday.
New President Inaugurated: White House Changes Hands at Critical Moment in History
The Los Angeles County Public Health Department opened the Six Flags Magic Mountain vaccination site Tuesday, one of the five larger vaccination sites opened this week in conjunction with the Fire Department and other agencies.
Magic Mountain Opens Vaccination Site, Aims to Administer More Than 2K Doses a Day
California fired back on the Trump administration’s eleventh-hour attempt to gut the Endangered Species Act before the president left office Wednesday.
California Leads Charge Against Parting Gut of Endangered Species Act
After nearly a year of lockdowns, social distancing, widespread infection, and COVID-19-related death in Los Angeles, residents are preparing for the next chapter of the pandemic: vaccination distribution.
L.A. County Health Officials Address Challenges to Vaccination Distribution
California’s holiday COVID-19 wave appears to have crested, with state officials announcing Tuesday that hospitalizations and new infections are starting to decrease for the first time in weeks.
Officials: California’s Holiday COVID-19 Wave Appears to Have Crested
As coronavirus cases spiked to record highs and spurred statewide lockdowns this past summer, Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Legislature have scrambled to devise a COVID-19 aid plan for the state’s nearly $10 billion share of federal CARES Act funding.
California Leaders Blasted for Giving Less COVID-19 Aid to Small Communities