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January 24
1888 - Acton post office established; Richard E. Nickel, postmaster [story]
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Man Arrested for Suspected Involvement in Hit-and-Run Crash
Thursday, Aug 18, 2016

A man was arrested for his suspected involvement in a hit-and-run crash Wednesday which injured an LAPD motorcycle officer. Philip Scott Newlyn, 28, of Elk Grove, was arrested after he was reportedly identified as the owner of a 2016 Toyota Tundra truck that struck a motorcycle officer around 9:33...

Shooting on I-210 Prompts CHP Investigation
Thursday, Aug 4, 2016

California Highway Patrol officers from Newhall are investigating an incident that occurred when motorcyclists on Interstate 210 reportedly opened fire on the driver of a pickup truck early Thursday. The incident occurred at approximately 3:45 a.m. when officials began receiving calls reporting a collision...

Saugus Woman Killed at I-5 and 210 in Sylmar
Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016

A Saugus woman was killed Tuesday morning when the car she was in struck a pole on the northbound side of Interstate 5, south of the 210 Freeway, in Sylmar. Leanna Marie Torres, 28, of Saugus, was the lone occupant of the 1994 Jeep Cherokee that, for reasons still under investigation, collided with a...

Another Crash Shuts Down Interstate 5
Monday, Jul 18, 2016

Interstate 5 traffic was once again shut down Monday morning near Santa Clarita while emergency officials airlifted crash victims to a Henry Mayo hospital. Daniel Perez, 24, of Granada Hills, was traveling southbound on I-5, north of Templin Highway, around 3:30 a.m. when his Nissan collided with the...

Deputy Transported to Hospital After Crash in Valencia
Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016

Updated at 2:07 p.m. A Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputy was transported to the hospital with what seems to be minor injuries after being involved in a three-car crash Wednesday afternoon. The crash occurred at approximately 12:25 p.m. on Magic Mountain Parkway right next to the...

4 Children Among 6 Killed in I-5 Crash Near Gorman
Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016

Four children were among the six killed in a fiery crash Tuesday morning after a minivan was struck by a semi-truck on the southbound 5 freeway near Gorman. “We had six deceased,” said Captain Keith Mora with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. “Two were transported by helicopter (to a local...

3 Injured in SR-14 Crash
Thursday, Jun 9, 2016

A vehicle traveling northbound on Highway 14 near Agua Dulce fell 20 feet down an embankment Thursday morning, resulting in three people being transported to a local area hospital, according to fire department officials. Read the full story [here].

CHP to Conduct Maximum Enforcement Period During Memorial Day Weekend
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Memorial Day weekend, one of the busiest travel weekends of the year, is the traditional start of summer and a time when more travelers and especially families will be on the go. When California Highway Patrol officers take to the roads over the Memorial Day weekend, they will be working to save lives...

Sierra Highway Crash Victim Dies at Hospital
Monday, May 16, 2016

A 63-year-old man was pronounced dead Sunday at Antelope Valley Hospital after he was involved in a single-vehicle crash on Sierra Highway in Agua Dulce. The victim was identified as  Thomas William O’Mara Jr. of Acton. Read the full story [here].

Road Closures Coming to Old Town Newhall Monday
Thursday, May 12, 2016

The city of Santa Clarita invites you and your family to experience the 2016 Amgen Tour of California as over 100 cyclists race into town on Monday, May 16. Race organizers are predicting an exciting group sprint finish, so residents are encouraged to attend and join in on the excitement. Cyclists are...

Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold its regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 25, beginning with a closed session at 5:00 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 6:00 p.m.
Jan. 25: Santa Clarita City Council Regular Meeting
Princess Cruises announced Monday Chef Rudi Sodamin will become its first head of culinary arts, effective immediately.
Rudi Sodamin Named Princess Cruises’ Culinary Arts Head
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office released the 11 productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, Jan. 24 - Sunday, Jan. 30.
Filming in Santa Clarita Includes 11 Productions
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported two additional deaths from COVID-19 Monday, bringing the total number to 204 since the onset of the pandemic, confirmed spokesman Patrick Moody. (One of those deaths was recorded Sunday).
Monday COVID Roundup: Two Additional Deaths at Henry Mayo, 204 to Date
Californians may now opt to receive vehicle registration renewal notices by email instead of a paper notice by traditional mail.
Californians Can Now Opt for Paperless Car Registration Notices
1888 - Acton post office established; Richard E. Nickel, postmaster [story]
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1882 - Author Helen Hunt Jackson visits Rancho Camulos; inspiration for "Ramona" novel [story]
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Los Angeles County Assessor Jeff Prang announced a corroborative effort with County Public Health officials that will include free COVID-19 vaccinations, booster shots, and PCR testing at three District Offices on Monday Jan. 24, Wednesday Jan. 26 and Sunday Jan. 30.
Free COVID PCR Testing, Vaccines Offered at L.A. County Assessor Offices
1839 - Gov. Juan B. Alvarado gives most of SCV to Mexican Army Lt. Antonio del Valle. [story]
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The Castaic Union School District is proud to announce that the Jene Fielder Trust Scholarship Program is now accepting applications. The program is open to past and present students of Castaic Middle School.
Castaic Union School District Announces Jene Fielder Trust Scholarship Program
The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control will teams up with Best Friends Animal Society to encourage county residents to “Live Large” with Adopt a Big Dog Special Discounts for large dogs through Jan. 31.
L.A. County Animal Care & Control Offers Big Dog Adoption Discounts
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Friday 65 additional deaths and 43,091 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 63,320 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID Roundup: Additional COVID Death Reported at Henry Mayo
The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. Gwendolyn Delgado as the newest assistant principal at Golden Valley High School.
Dr. Gwendolyn Delgado Named Newest Assistant Principal at Golden Valley High School
The Zonta Club of Santa Clarita is holding a "Yum-Raiser" for Valentine’s Day. Safely and easily send boxes of chocolate for delivery to your friends and family from See’s Candies.
Zonta Club of SCV Holds Online Sees Candies ‘Yum-Raiser’
A job fair will be held to recruit for a variety of positions at America’s Job Center of California for North Los Angeles County Regional Center on Thursday, Jan. 27 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Jan. 27 Job Recruitment Fair for North Los Angeles County Regional Center
A musical fundraiser to benefit the Saugus Dance program at Saugus High School will be held 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at the Smokehouse on Main, 24255 Main St., Newhall, CA 91355.
Jan. 22: Dark Desert Highway, Smokehouse on Main Hosting Fundraiser for Saugus Dance
Starting Monday, Jan. 24, crews will begin construction of a new curb, gutter and sidewalk along portions of the east side of Sierra Highway, north of Soledad Canyon Road.
Lane, Road Closures Begin Monday for Sierra Highway Sidewalk Construction
The California High-Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors today unanimously approved the Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement for the approximately 14-mile Burbank to Los Angeles project section.
High-Speed Rail Board Clears Final Environmental Hurdles to Advance Service into L.A.
Experience Helen Hunt Jackson’s January 23, 1882 visit to Rancho Camulos which inspired her to include this vestige of the Californio lifestyle as one of the settings for her novel Ramona. Reenactors will engage and delight you as they portray this event which forever changed the peaceful life at Rancho Camulos.
Jan. 29: Helen Hunt Jackson Returns to Rancho Camulos
1914 - Signal newspaper owner-editor Scott Newhall born in San Francisco [story]
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Do you like comedy? Do you like music? Do you like getting root canals?
Impulse Hosting Comedy, Music Night
Coming off a first-place winning streak at competitions in New York and Washington, D.C., earlier in 2021, the CSUN Model United Nations team continues to accumulate achievements after scoring another first place finish with the Outstanding Delegation Award in the Northwest Model UN Conference, which took place Nov. 19-21 in Seattle.
Matadors Pull off Clean Sweep at Model UN Competitions
Freshman guard Monique Febles poured in a season-high 23 points as No. 6 College of the Canyons was able to outlast Antelope Valley College 68-62 at the Cougar Cage in the 2021-22 home opener. 
Lady Cougars Hold off AVC in Home Opener
Evelyn Ku, MSN, RN, has been named Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.
Evelyn Ku Named Henry Mayo’s VP, Chief Nursing Officer