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1876 - California oil industry born as CSO No. 4 in Pico Canyon becomes state's first commercially productive oil well [story]
Pico No. 4

Sheriff Search & Rescue Teams Practice Swift-Water Rescue
Monday, Oct 5, 2015

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s eight search-and-rescue (SAR) teams are training and planning for the anticipated El Nino storms predicted for L.A. County. Last weekend 36 SAR specialists trained for swift-water rescue response.  The focus was land-based operations which primarily deal with how to...

2 Hikers, Dog Rescued Sunday Near Templin
Monday, Aug 17, 2015

The Santa Clarita Sheriff Search and Rescue team hiked into a remote area and located two missing hikers and their dog on Sunday at about 2:30 p.m. A 46-year-old female and a 17-year-old male had both been overcome with heat related problems in a mountainous area near Templin Hwy, Castaic, Santa Clarita...

Deputy Hikes Miles to Rescue Boy, 11, in Haskell Canyon
Thursday, Aug 6, 2015

Deputy Adam Lagabed Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff Station deputies and the Santa Clarita Valley Search and Rescue Team responded to a call about a child who was stuck on an approximate eight foot high ledge along the Haskell Canyon Trail, and was afraid to come down. At approximately 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday,...

Got What it Takes to Join SCV Search & Rescue?
Sunday, Jun 29, 2014

Attend a Search and Rescue Information Session Old Town Newhall Library Community Room Thursday, Aug. 7, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.   The Santa Clarita Search and Rescue Team is a volunteer group formed to promote safety in the mountains and outdoor recreational areas used by the people of the community. The...

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...

Daring Creek Rescue in Pyramid Gorge Saves Stranded Hunter
Monday, Nov 12, 2012

SCV Search & Rescue team member crosses the swift-water creek during the rescue operation. [LASD] – The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team was called out Sunday at 5 p.m. to assist a hunter who was unable to get out of the Frenchman Flats in Pyramid River gorge area. The...

Search & Rescue Team Makes Early Exit from Jailhouse to Save Towsley Hiker
Sunday, Oct 28, 2012

SCV Search & Rescue runs a zip line at Sunday’s Haunted Jailhouse at the local Sheriff’s Station. [LASD] – The Santa Clarita Search and Rescue team is made up of highly trained individuals from all walks of life. Their backgrounds range from school teachers to contractors, from...

SCV Search & Rescue Hunts Down Driver Who Fled from 126 Crash Scene
Monday, Aug 27, 2012

[LASD] – Members of the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Search & Rescue team assisted the California Highway Patrol in locating the driver of a single-vehicle rollover collision that occurred Sunday afternoon on Highway 126 just east of the Ventura County line. When Los Angeles County Fire and CHP...

Sept. 17: Hit the Links for SCV Search and Rescue
Monday, Aug 13, 2012

[LASD] – 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...

Deputies Scour Hills Betwixt Sunland, Acton for Missing Hiker
Wednesday, Jun 27, 2012

Ertug Ergun [LASD] – On Friday, June 22, 2012, at approx. 2:30 PM, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies from Crescenta Valley Station, along with U.S. Department of Forestry personnel checked the license plate of a vehicle found parked in the Stonyvale Picnic area parking lot of the Angeles...

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1876 - California oil industry born as CSO No. 4 in Pico Canyon becomes state's first commercially productive oil well [story]
Pico No. 4
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Friday 34 new deaths and 1,401 new cases of COVID-19, with 6,048 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley, while Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported its 24th COVID-related death to date.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 24th Death at Henry Mayo; SCV Surpasses 6,000 Total Cases
Air quality in the Santa Clarita Valley will be unhealthy for sensitive groups/individuals Saturday, Sept. 26, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) forecast.
Air Quality Advisory Issued for SCV
With temperatures in parts of Los Angeles County expected to rise into the triple digits, various public facilities located throughout the County, including Stevenson Ranch Library, will serve as Emergency Cooling Centers.
Stevenson Ranch Library to Serve as Emergency Cooling Center
The 2020 census is underway and it is your civic duty to participate, but beware of scammers using this opportunity to steal your personal information.
Residents Warned of 2020 Census Scam
The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission will hold a virtual study session via Zoom, Thursday, Oct 1, at 4:00 p.m.
Oct. 1: Parks, Recreation & Community Services Commission Study Session
Foster youth in Santa Clarita have a new, dedicated place to study and receive homework help and tutoring. The local Fostering Youth Independence (FYI) organization has created The Study Place in response to the transition to online learning due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
FYI Debuts New ‘Study Place’ for Local Foster Youth to Support Online Learning
As part of State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond’s Education to End Hate initiative, California school districts and charter schools have begun applying for mini-grants now available to support educator training in the areas of anti-racism and bias.
Thurmond Announces Mini Grants Available to Provide Anti-Racism, Anti-Bias Educator Training
A crash involving multiple motorcycles Friday afternoon prompted a SigAlert on the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 in the Stevenson Ranch area, according to first responders.
Multi-Motorycle Crash Prompts SigAlert on SB I-5
With the 2020 SCV Walk to End Alzheimer’s quickly approaching on Saturday, October 3, the planning committee and the California Southland Chapter Alzheimer’s Association would like to update everyone regarding the Walk Day events.
Oct. 3: 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Presents Hybrid Event, Drive-By ‘Promise Flower’ Display
The city of Santa Clarita, in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), is proud to announce it has received $40,000 from the Walt Disney Company to provide increased access to youth sports, play opportunities and physical activity for kids and families and is launching a new Pop-Up and Play Mobile Recreation Program.
City Receives Funding to Support Youth Sports, Access to Play
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert for the Santa Clarita Valley beginning Sunday, Sept. 27 - Wednesday, Sept. 30.
Heat Alert Issued for SCV Beginning Sunday
Economic development services for arts-oriented small businesses, galleries and more are on the priority list for the 2021 Arts Commission Work Plan, a report Santa Clarita City Council members reviewed Tuesday.
City Council Reviews Priority List for 2021 Arts Commission Work Plan
The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region announces that current closure orders and fire prohibitions in California have been extended.
Forest Service Extends Closures at Angeles, Los Padres National Forests
SCV Water's Engineering and Operations Committee is scheduled to meet via teleconference on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 1: SCV Water’s Engineering & Operations Committee Teleconference Meeting
Valencia High Principal Pete Getz sent an alert out to the school’s families on Wednesday evening, regarding a report of a possible on-campus threat.
Possible On-Campus Threat Shuts Down Valencia High School
A former Cougar News reporter and College of the Canyons student was arrested in Kentucky Wednesday night while covering the Louisville protests that erupted after a grand jury’s decision not to issue a murder indictment against the officers in the Breonna Taylor case.
Former COC Student Reporter Arrested While Covering Louisville Protests
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