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1874 - First train out of L.A. to reach new town of San Fernando; Newhall 2 years later [story]
train tunnel

LASD Seeks Publics Help in Fraud Investigation
Friday, Jan 29, 2016

Sheriff’s Fraud and Cyber Crimes Bureau detectives are seeking the public’s assistance with an engineering fraud investigation. On April 16, 2014, Palos Verdes Engineering Company, a civil engineering firm doing business in the city of Rolling Hills Estates since 1985, contacted the Los Angeles County...

SCV Sheriff Seeks Applicants for Community Academy
Tuesday, Jan 5, 2016

File Photo Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station is seeking applicants for the 13th SCV Sheriff’s Community Academy that is starting on Feb. 2, 2016. The Sheriff’s Community Academy offers a limited number of community members the exclusive opportunity to learn about every aspect of the Los Angeles...

SCV Sheriff’s Station Collecting Toys for Holiday Drive
Monday, Nov 30, 2015

Stuart (foreground) and Sheriff Lee Baca hand out toys collected during the sheriff’s 2011 toy drive. The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station has once again begun collecting toys as part of the Annual Holiday Toy Drive. Deputies from Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station have been working...

SCV Deputies Conduct Traffic Enforcement Operation
Thursday, Oct 15, 2015

In an effort to help reduce the number or pedestrian versus vehicle collisions in the Santa Clarita Valley, Sheriff’s Station deputies performed enforcement operations on Thursday morning and afternoon. Throughout the day on Thursday, deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station strongly...

Thursday in SCV: Strict Enforcement of Traffic, Pedestrian Laws
Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station has seen an increase in vehicle vs. pedestrian traffic collisions which have resulted in numerous injuries and some deaths. As such, throughout the day on Thursday, Oct. 15, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station will be strongly enforcing vehicle code...

Jail is a Scary Place … Especially Oct. 25
Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff Station will host its 27th annual Haunted Jailhouse on Oct. 25, heightening an already unnerving experience of being in jail. Working with the Santa Clarita Valley Boys and Girls Club, the city of Santa Clarita and Los Angeles County, the Haunted Jailhouse provides hours...

Wanted: Info Leading to Capture of Truck Thieves
Thursday, Oct 8, 2015

On August 5 at approximately 2 p.m., a pickup truck was stolen from the 23700 block of Lancaster Road, Lancaster. The individuals pictured here were seen at the residence attempting to attach a trailer to their white Ford pick-up truck which is also in the photo. Apparently they were unable to hook the...

Valencia Man Levels Shotgun Lookalike at Deputy’s Chest, Lives to Tell About It
Saturday, Oct 3, 2015

Santa Clarita Station deputies responded to a call of two men running around a Valencia condominium complex armed with firearms Saturday at 5:10 a.m. Upon arriving at the location, deputy personnel located a male matching the description of one of the men described in the call. As the deputies approached...

Glittery Envelope Prompts Shutdown of SCV Sheriff Station

The Los Angeles County Fire Department Hazmat Team responded to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station after an individual brought in a envelope that supposedly made him ill Saturday afternoon. The individual called the SCV Sheriff’s Station saying he received a letter with white residue in it...

SCV Mom Getting a Car After Turning Life Around Through Sheriff Program
Friday, Sep 18, 2015

All active first responders (police, fire, emergency) are invited to join the fun at Irwindale Event Center on Saturday night, Sept. 19. All they’ll need to do is show their ID card at the ticket window to gain free admittance to one of the biggest stock car cards of the 2015 season at Irwindale...

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1874 - First train out of L.A. to reach new town of San Fernando; Newhall 2 years later [story]
train tunnel
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Monday confirmed 18 new deaths and 337 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as cases in the Santa Clarita Valley now total 27,588 since the pandemic began.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: 2 New Vaccination Sites Open in SCV, Palmdale; 27,588 Total SCV Cases
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has reported six productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley, aka "Hollywood North," the week of Monday, April 19-25, 2021
Six Productions Filming in SCV this Week
The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and the Mental Health Commission will host a public hearing for the Mental Health Services Act Three-Year Plan on Thursday, April 22.
April 22: LACDMH, Mental Health Commission to Hold Virtual Public Hearing
The William S. Hart Union High School District was named one of 19 school districts and one county office of education for school attendance review board as a model program for its attendance strategies during distance learning.
Hart District Named Model SARB Award Winner by State
Students from across the California State University system will make final, virtual pitches of their ideas for new television series on Wednesday, May 5, at California State University, Northridge.
CSUN to Host Final for a Television Pitch Competition
The Children’s Bureau is seeking foster families during National Foster Parent Appreciation Month and is now offering two virtual ways for individuals and couples to learn how to help children in foster care while reunifying with birth families or how to provide legal permanency by adoption.
Children’s Bureau Offering Virtual Orientation During Foster Parent Appreciation Month
In April, the city of Santa Clarita joins in the celebration of National Volunteer Month by recognizing the community's exceptional volunteers with a national award.
Santa Clarita Celebrates National Volunteer Week, Awards Volunteers
To provide a framework to guide the future of residential development locally, the city of Santa Clarita is embarking on a public process to update the Housing Element of the Santa Clarita General Plan.
City to Update 2021-2029 General Plan Housing Element
In an email distributed to parents, Sulphur Springs Union School District Superintendent Catherine Kawaguchi warned parents of a man telling students that he is there to pick them up.
Sulphur Springs Warns of Suspicious Man Near Schools
1880 - Pico Oil Spring Mine Section 2 patented by R.F. Baker and Edward F. Beale [story]
E.F. Beale
1945 - Actors Harry & Olive Carey sell Saugus ranch after 29 years; now Tesoro del Valle [story]
Carey Ranch
1930 - Telephone switchboard operator Louise Gipe, heroine of the 1928 St. Francis Dam disaster, tries & fails to kill herself over an unrequited love [story]
Louise Gipe
The city of Santa Clarita’s Planning Commission will hold a regular meeting virtually Tuesday, April 20, at 6:00 p.m.
April 20: Planning Commission Virtual Regular Meeting
The owner of a shopping center at the corner of Lyons Avenue and Apple Street will seek the Santa Clarita Planning Commission’s approval Tuesday to subdivide the lot from three parcels to eight.
Planning Commission to Consider Subdivision Request
The deadline to submit entries for Santa Clarita Sister Cities’ Young Artists and Authors Showcase has been extended to Sunday, April 25, 2021.
Deadline Extended For Annual Sister Cities Young Artists And Authors Showcase
Internet marketing firm Scorpion made multiple company announcements Wednesday, including plans to open a new headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Scorpion Announces Plans to Move Headquarters
After a year of turmoil for many businesses in the Santa Clarita Valley, the SCV Economic Development Corp. released its list of the area’s largest employers.
EDC Releases SCV’s Largest Employers List
William S. Hart Union High School District officials said 18 students have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days during the regular board meeting Wednesday.
Hart District Reports 18 Positive Cases of COVID-19 Among Students
Los Angeles County Public Health on Friday confirmed 36 new deaths, 643 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, and reported the lowest test positivity rate to date.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: County Test Positivity Rate Hits Record Low; 27,557 Total SCV Cases
For the third year in a row, La Mesa Junior High School has been selected as a "Capturing Kids’ Hearts" National Showcase School for the 2020-2021 school year.
La Mesa Junior High School Selected as National Showcase School
California Senate Bill 545, a measure to provide additional resources to struggling students, has received unanimous support from the Senate Education Committee, announced Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita).
Wilk’s Bill to Address Learning Loss Passes Senate Education
As National Volunteer Appreciation Week approaches, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is recognizing its valued volunteers, a group that numbers over 300 and includes adults, teens, and canines.
April: 18-24: Henry Mayo Recognizes Volunteers During National Volunteer Appreciation Week
The city of Santa Clarita’s annual Earth Arbor Day celebration is set to go virtual this year with the release of an entertaining and informative video program on Thursday, April 22 at 10:00 a.m.
City to Celebrate Earth Arbor Day with Virtual Program and Free Mulch Giveaway