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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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Tips for Staying Warm this Winter
Tuesday, Dec 27, 2016

The County Health Officer is extending a Cold Weather Alert due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures through Thursday, December 29. Wind chill temperatures are expected to be below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. “Children, the elderly, and people with disabilities or special medical...

Flash Flood, Landslide Warning Issued for Santa Clarita
Thursday, Oct 27, 2016

Truck stuck in the mud on Sierra Highway when the Mint Canyon Creek overflowed (part of the Santa Clara River Watershed) during the El Nino weather event of February 1998. Photo by Gary Thornhill/SCVHistory.com. A flash flood warning has been issued for the Santa Clarita Valley for Friday between the...

Santa Ana Winds Prompt Red Flag Warning for SCV
Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016

A red flag warning has been issued for the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding areas due to wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour until Thursday morning. In addition to the high winds, a combination of conditions are creating a high fire danger. The National Weather Service released this warning today:...

Temps to Remain in 100s; Stay Cool With These Tips
Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016

A heat wave has hit the Santa Clarita Valley and the surrounding areas. Firefighters are advising locals to beat the heat and stay safe with some suggestions on what to do when temps hit over 100 degrees. With a heat index above 100 degrees through Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service,...

Get Ready for Rain this Weekend with Tips from the City
Friday, Apr 8, 2016

Rain fall is expected Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The city’s webpage “Ready for Rain” at Santa-Clarita.com/ReadyforRain provides El Niño weather updates, tips, FAQs, related resources and emergency alert sign-ups.  

City Prepares for El Niño, Advises Residents to do Same
Monday, Nov 16, 2015

A strong El Niño weather pattern is forecasted this winter that will likely bring heavy rainfall to Southern California. Check out the city’s Ready for Rain website. Be El Niño Ready, here’s what you can do: Before: Keep emergency supplies on hand, such as a flashlight, water, food, first aid...

A Cold Weather Alert Issued for L.A. County
Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015

The County Interim Health Officer is extending a Cold Weather Alert for the Antelope Valley area due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures through the weekend, Sunday, Nov. 15. A current Cold Weather Alert is still in effect for Los Angeles County Mountain areas until Wednesday,...

Heat Alert Issued for SCV, SFV, SGV Through Friday
Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015

A heat alert has been issued for the San Fernando Valley, East San Gabriel Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, San Gabriel Valley, and Los Angeles Basin from Wednesday, August 26 through Friday, August 28. The Los Angeles County Health Officer has declared a Heat Alert as high temperatures have been forecast...

LA County Deptartment of Public Health Extends Cooling Center Hours
Friday, Aug 14, 2015

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announces extended cooling center hours for this weekend’s high temperatures. There is a Heat Alert issued through Sunday, August 16 in the following areas: -San Fernando Valley -Santa Clarita Valley -All San Gabriel Valleys -Los Angeles Basin -Antelope...

SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, May 7, 2015
Thursday, May 7, 2015

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has released the name of a man wanted in connection with Wednesday nights fatal shooting. The High Speed Rail Authority is holding an open house on June 1 for Santa Clarita residents. Palmdale officials have agreed to pay millions and withdraw their appeal...

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The William S. Hart Union High School District governing board voted 3-1 Wednesday night to let athletic conditioning return to district campuses Jan. 27.
Hart District Votes 3-1 to Allow Return of Athletic Conditioning to Campuses
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