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1970 - Lagasse family helps save Mentryville buildings as Newhall and Malibu brush fires erupt & join into worst fire in SoCal history. Twelve fires over 10 days burn 525,000 acres, kill 13 people and destroy approx. 1,500 structures. [story]
Clampitt fire


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Spots Still Open: Golf Tournament Monday for SCV Search & Rescue
Friday, Sep 18, 2015

Play golf and support your local SCV Search & Rescue Team this coming Monday, Sept. 21. TPC Valencia will host the 9th Annual Sheriff’s Foundation-Search and Rescue Golf Tournament. The golf tournament is held yearly as a fundraiser for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Search...

UCLA Hiking Club Rescued from Throop Peak in Angeles Forest
Monday, Feb 9, 2015

Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue Teams were activated to look for 8 missing UCLA students who had become lost and hypothermic in the snow. The search area was near Throop Peak at an 8,200 foot elevation.  The conditions were snowy and icy, with some drifts causing the rescuers...

Record Year for L.A. County Search and Rescue
Thursday, Jan 22, 2015

[KHTS] – From age-old fossils to lost pets and residents, 2014 was a record year for Los Angeles County Search and Rescue teams, sheriff’s officials said. Sheriff’s Department Volunteer Search and Rescue Teams responded to 597 missions and saved dozens of lives, said LASD officials. “These...

Lost Santa Clarita Valley Hikers Rescued
Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014

[KHTS] – First responders and search and rescue teams responded to a call for two Santa Clarita Valley hikers who were lost in the Angeles National Forest Monday morning. Around 6 a.m. Monday, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Altadena Mountain Search and Rescue Team received a call for...

Have the Right Stuff for SCV Search & Rescue?
Thursday, Jul 17, 2014

Santa Clarita Valley Search and Rescue Information Session Are you interested in becoming a member of the Santa Clarita Valley Search and Rescue Team? Attend an information session about this elite volunteer program on Thursday, August 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library’s Community...

SCV Search & Rescue Aiding Hunt for Firefighter
Thursday, Jun 19, 2014

[KHTS] – The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team is one of several groups seeking an off-duty Arcadia firefighter who disappeared Friday in the Fillmore area, officials said Thursday. Mike Herdman, 36, an experienced hiker, was in the Fillmore area of the Los Padres National...

Missing Hiker Found in Towsley Canyon (Video)
Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014

Video: News Source LA   [KHTS] – Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s deputies helped reunite a missing hiker with his family Tuesday morning, about 18 hours after he was reported missing near a Towsley Canyon trail. Brian Napoli, 24, of Santa Clarita, called his mother and friends Monday afternoon...

Sept. 9: Golf for SCV Search & Rescue
Monday, Aug 12, 2013

The Santa Clarita Valley Search and Rescue Team is a volunteer group formed to assist the Sheriff of Los Angeles County in search and rescue operations or any other governmental agency upon request. They also promote wilderness recreation safety for the people of our community. The SCV Search & Rescue...

Hikers Rescued from Steep Terrain in Placerita Canyon
Saturday, Mar 23, 2013

Kevin Roberts called Santa Clarita Valley Station at 7:39 p.m. Friday to report himself stuck on the face of a rock on the Los Pinetos Hiking Trail. He also stated he has become separated from his girlfriend, who he believed to be lost in the area, as well. Roberts was able to contact Santa Clarita Valley...

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2013

Deputies from the L.A. County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau have investigated a report of a shallow grave in the Angeles National Forest. A hiker reported finding the apparent grave Tuesday at about 6:15 p.m. It was located near Big Tujunga Canyon Road at mile marker 2.92. Detectives excavated the...

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1970 - Lagasse family helps save Mentryville buildings as Newhall and Malibu brush fires erupt & join into worst fire in SoCal history. Twelve fires over 10 days burn 525,000 acres, kill 13 people and destroy approx. 1,500 structures. [story]
Clampitt fire
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 39 new deaths and 1,165 new cases of COVID-19, with 5,933 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: 790,640 Cases Statewide, 5,933 SCV Cases
The Pac-12 CEO Group announced Thursday that based upon updated Pac-12 COVID-19 Medical Advisory Committee recommendations that take into account material changes to testing capabilities, the prevalence of COVID-19 and cardiac issues, along with updated state and local health official guidance, the Conference will resume its football, basketball and winter sport seasons.
Pac-12 to Resume Football, Basketball, Winter Sports Seasons
One of Zach Schroeder's greatest strengths as The Master's University's men's and women's cross country coach is his ability to map out an athlete's season in advance and then adjust on the fly, fine-tuning workouts so the runner performs best in the season's biggest moments. 
Mustangs Cross Country Adjusting to 2020 Scheduling Changes
When Scott Schauer opened the Santa Clarita Soccer Center nearly 26 years ago, he did it for a love of the sport.
Santa Clarita Soccer Center Says Goodbye
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies arrested a Canyon Country man on suspicion of annoying or molesting a child with priors.
Canyon Country Man Arrested on Suspicion of Child Molestation
Air quality will be unhealthy in the Santa Clarita Valley for sensitive groups/individuals Friday, Sept. 25, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) forecast.
SCV Air Quality Unhealthy for Sensitive Individuals Friday
California Highway Patrol officers seized about 100 pounds of marijuana in five different trash bags after a traffic stop in Interstate 5 early Thursday morning.
CHP Newhall Seizes 100 Pounds of Marijuana
For Anthony Lawson, a junior at California State University, Northridge majoring in psychology, among the benefits of receiving one of the California State University’s top student honors, is the opportunity it presents to share his family’s story and to remind others that, regardless of the obstacles they face, they have the strength to persevere and succeed.
CSUN Psychology Student Named 2020 Reed Scholar (Video)
Santa Clarita-based landscaping firm Stay Green Inc. has been recognized in a national, industry-wide competition, bringing home awards for its employee safety practices.
Santa Clarita-Based Stay Green Recognized Nationally for Employee Safety
Update as of 1:45 p.m.: Thanks to the assistance from the media and public, the family of this unknown patient was located and reunited with their loved one.
UPDATE: L.A. County Announces Unidentified Patient Reunited with Family
Part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Academy Aperture 2025 equity and inclusion initiative, “Academy Dialogues: It Starts With Us” is a new series of virtual panels, with conversations about race, ethnicity, gender, history, opportunity and the art of filmmaking.
Academy’s Newest Dialogue Tackles Representation in Casting
(CN) — Californians will decide the fate of two ballot measures this November that could significantly expand voting rights for some 50,000 parolees and hundreds of thousands of 17-year-olds.
California Ballot Measures Could Expand Voting Rights for Parolees, 17-Year-Olds
Saugus Union School District governing board members voted recently to start the paperwork to submit a waiver request to allow in-person classes once L.A. County Public Health officials approve.
Saugus Union Begins School Waiver Process
Santa Clarita City Council members approved the issuance of $15 million in bonds to finance the costs of buying a 93,000-square-foot ice rink, as well as approved funding for the Committee on Aging and extended a three-year lease for The Main.
City Council OKs $14.2M Ice Rink Bonds, The MAIN Lease Extended
Investigators with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public’s help locating at-risk missing person David Scott Sasser from Santa Clarita.
LASD Seeks Public’s Help Locating At-Risk Santa Clarita Man Last Seen in Las Vegas
Ahead of a statewide ban on all flavored-tobacco products, local law enforcement, education and health experts opened Wednesday a virtual discussion surrounding the dangers of teen vaping and urged parents to take action.
Parents Urged to Open Dialogue With Teens About Vaping Dangers
1855 - Sanford & Cyrus Lyon establish Lyon's Station (for stagecoaches) near today's Sierra Hwy & Newhall Ave [story]
Sanford Lyon
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Wednesday 31 new deaths and 1,265 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with a total of 5,892 cases in the SCV.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: Progress in Key Indicators Countywide; 5,892 Total SCV Cases
One person died Wednesday in Castaic after a vehicle fell off the southbound side of Interstate 5, plunging 400 feet down below.
Motorist Killed After Car Plunges 400 Feet Off Interstate 5
L.A. County Parks invites all girls ages 11-18 to join us for the 5th annual iMatter: Girls Empowerment Conference, an annual tradition that encourages girls to turn up the volume on their own voices and believe in a life of possibilities by building their confidence, exploring pathways to college, and expanding their career goals.
Registration Now Open for L.A. County’s Girls Empowerment Virtual Conference
Begin your journey towards completing the Run Santa Clarita virtual race series, compete against your friends and family on Bingo Night and celebrate the start of ARTober as the city of Santa Clarita stages new online and virtual events in October.
City Staging New Virtual October Events
Yair Haimoff, SIOR, Andrew Ghassemi and Matt Sreden, commercial real estate brokers with Spectrum Commercial Real Estate, Inc., are pleased to have represented the seller and buyer in the off-market sale of Valencia Atrium, an institutional quality Class-A, three-story, office building located in Valencia.
Santa Clarita-Based Spectrum Real Estate Closes $15M Valencia Atrium Sale
SACRAMENTO, (CN) — Rekindling the state’s fight against climate change after a spate of monumental wildfires have left Californians breathing ash and smoke for weeks, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday outlawed the sale of new gas and diesel cars starting in 2035.
California Banning New Gas, Diesel Vehicle Sales by 2035