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May 28
1888 - Olympian Jim Thorpe, "America's greatest athlete," born in Indian Territory (probably near Prague, Okla.); later in life, appeared in many B-Westerns shot in Placerita Canyon [story]
Jim Thorpe

Caltrans QuickMap Push Notifications Now Available
Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022

Caltrans has launched a new push notification feature on its QuickMap app that allows drivers to automatically receive real-time notifications about nearby road closures, emergencies and other traffic updates. “With this new QuickMap upgrade, Californians now can receive instant traffic notifications...

Caltrans Reschedules I-210 Weekend Closure
Thursday, Jan 20, 2022

The California Department of Transportation has rescheduled the Friday, Jan. 21 – Monday, Jan. 24 closure of the eastbound Interstate 210 in Sylmar. Crews will now be conducting the following closures on Friday, Feb. 4 at 10:00p.m. – Monday, Feb. 7, at 6:00 a.m. – Closure of eastbound...

Caltrans Announces Extended Weekend Closure on Eastbound I-210 in Sylmar
Tuesday, Nov 2, 2021

The California Department of Transportation announced extended weekend closures of eastbound Interstate 210 in the San Fernando Valley for paving work starting Friday, Nov. 5. Residents and local businesses located near the freeway may experience noise, vibrations and dust associated with construction...

Metro Discusses Plans for I-5 Construction
Friday, Oct 29, 2021

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority informed the public Wednesday evening on the details surrounding the new Interstate 5 construction project occurring between State Route 14 and Parker Road in Castaic over the next handful of years. Officials said the plan is designed to...

CHP Emphasizes Bicycling Safety Is Shared Responsibility
Wednesday, May 5, 2021

The California Highway Patrol is reminding cyclists and motorists to share the road and remember traffic safety saves lives during this year’s National Bicycle Safety month all May. “Thousands of Californians ride their bicycles every day for exercise, leisure, and commuting,” said CHP Commissioner...

City Expected to Discuss L.A. County’s Proposed Freeway Toll Program
Tuesday, Feb 9, 2021

Santa Clarita City Council members are expected Tuesday to look into a traffic study that proposes to implement a freeway toll program for drivers during peak hours in Los Angeles County. Last year, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, or Metro, started its traffic reduction...

Collisions, DUIs Continue to Decline as Californians Stay Home
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

SACRAMENTO – While Californians observe the stay-at-home order during the novel coronavirus pandemic, the state’s roadways and those who use them are seeing the impact. With traffic volume down, the number of incidents on California’s roadways, including collisions and arrests for driving under...

Deserted Fire Extinguisher Flattens Tires on Newhall Pass
Tuesday, Mar 3, 2020

Traffic was brought to a stop on the Interstate 5 and Highway 14 split Tuesday afternoon, after a fire extinguisher on the road deflated two vehicle’s tires. “At 12:51 p.m., someone reported a fire extinguisher in the (second lane),” said California Highway Patrol Officer Eric Priessman. Two...

Traffic on State Route 14 Snarled after Car Hits Embankment
Thursday, Aug 29, 2019

A vehicle reportedly hit an embankment and came to an abrupt stop on Highway 14 Thursday afternoon. The call came in at approximately 2:30 p.m. on the northbound side of the 14, near Sand Canyon Road, according to Officer Eric Priessman of the California Highway Patrol Newhall. “We have a vehicle versus...

Castaic, I-5 Traffic Congestion Prompts Barger to Propose Emergency Plan
Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018

The traffic congestion that is currently plaguing northbound Interstate 5 in the Castaic area prompted Supervisor Kathryn Barger to introduce a motion at Tuesday’s Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting to create an emergency action plan. “Currently, the California Department of...

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1888 - Olympian Jim Thorpe, "America's greatest athlete," born in Indian Territory (probably near Prague, Okla.); later in life, appeared in many B-Westerns shot in Placerita Canyon [story]
Jim Thorpe
1971 - Community preview night (pre-grand opening), Magic Mountain [story]
opening night ticket to Magic Mountain
Volunteer to help on Tuesday, May 30 at the Trek Bike Park of Santa Clarita to help maintain the park and keep it safe for users.
May 30: Volunteers Sought for Trek Bike Park Workday
ARTree Community Art Center is a non-profit arts center located in Newhall offering several new opportunities this summer to make art.
ARTree Community Art Center Offers Summer, Fall Classes
In a thrilling finish, The Master's University's Davis Boggess out-kicked St. Mary's Emad Bashir-Mohammed to win the 10K title at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics National Track & Field Outdoor Championships in Marion, Ind. on Wednesday, May 24.
TMU Men’s Track Star Boggess Wins 10K National Championship
Caltrans has announced that it was awarded $7.7 million in federal Advanced Transportation Technology and Innovation grant funding to support the Southern California Mobility Wallet, an innovative way to improve access to transportation through a seamless payment system.
Caltrans Awarded $7.7M Advanced Technology Grant
The College of the Canyons Athletic Department honored 115 Cougar student-athletes who will be graduating and/or transferring this semester while also naming six Student-Athlete Academic Excellence Award Winners during the department's annual end of the year celebratory dinner.
COC Athletics Honors 2023 Graduating Class
American Sports Entertainment Company and the Los Angeles Kings, collectively referred to as JV Ice at The Cube, are seeking proposals for the operation of multi-use space at The Cube – Ice and Entertainment Center, Powered by FivePoint Valencia (The Cube), located at 27745 Smyth Drive in Santa Clarita.
The Cube Seeks Pro Shop Partner
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office released the eight productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, May 29 - Sunday, June 4.
Eight Productions Filming in Santa Clarita May 29-June 4
The Canyon Theatre Guild will offer an opening night reception for Jones Hope Wooten’s comedy "Last Round Up of the Guacamole Queens" on Saturday, May 27 at 8 p.m. Opening night will feature a free wine and champagne reception for ticket holders. The show will run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in rotation with the comedy Ken Ludwig's "A Comedy of Tenors" through June 24.
‘Last Round Up of the Guacamole Queens’ Opening Night Reception
College of the Canyons will honor its 2023 graduating class during the college’s 54th annual commencement celebration with two commencement ceremonies which will include a morning and evening ceremony.
COC Honors Class of 2023 with Two Commencement Ceremonies
Join deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station for a Tip-A-Cop fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics on May 31 at Slaters 50/50 in Valencia.
May 31: SCV Sheriff’s Tip-A-Cop Special Olympics Fundraiser at Slaters 50/50
1956 - Placerita Canyon State Park dedicated [story]
Oak of the Golden Dream
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday, May 30, at 6 p.m., on the first floor of City Hall in Council Chambers.
May 30: Public Hearing on District Election Ordinance
The SCVTV production team is proud to announce that “Finding Art: ‘Circle Song’ Community Tile Wall” won a Silver award at the 44th Annual Telly Awards.  The piece follows the process of artist Katy Krantz, who was selected to design a ceramic tile wall mural, located at the new Canyon Country Community Center. The art piece, titled “Circle Song,” was inspired by the local natural landscape and the history of quilting. 
SCVTV’s ‘Finding Art’ Wins Silver at 44th Annual Telly Awards
SACRAMENTO – California State Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced Thursday his legislation to equip classrooms with life-saving trauma kits unanimously passed out of the State Senate.
Wilk’s Classroom Trauma Kits Measure Headed to Assembly
Nearly 40 participants in the Yes I Can, Unity Through Music & Education program for individuals with disabilities will receive Career Skills Certificates recognizing completion of dozens of courses through College of the Canyons’ School of Personal & Professional Learning.
Career Skills Certificates to be Awarded to ‘Yes I Can’ Students
The inaugural “Jeep Night 2023”, a fundraising event benefiting the Golden Valley High School Band programs, sponsored by the Southern California Jeep Junkies, will be held at Route 66 Classic Grill restaurant in Canyon Country, Sept. 16, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Sept. 16: Jeep Night 2023 Benefiting GVHS Band
College of the Canyons all-conference goalkeeper Kylie Yuzon will continue her soccer career at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) after committing to the Toros program earlier this spring.
COC Goalie Kylie Yuzon Commits to Dominguez Hills
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Missing Persons Unit investigators are asking for the public’s help locating at-risk missing person Mihir Narayanan, a.k.a. “Mimi”.
Update: Missing, At-Risk Stevenson Ranch Man Found
Child & Family Center recently received the “Community Impact Award” from the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health Substance Abuse Prevention and Control.
Community Impact Award Presented to Child & Family Center
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reminds everyone taking a trip to visit friends or family over the Memorial Day Weekend to always buckle up and keep children in child safety seats.
LASD Reminding Commuters to ‘Click It or Ticket’
SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond provided testimony at a joint hearing of the California Assembly Select Committees on Fentanyl, Opioid Addiction and Overdose Prevention; Public Safety; and Health to share updates on efforts he and the California Department of Education have undertaken to address the ongoing opioid crisis that has claimed the lives of over 6,800 Californians in 2021 alone.
Thurmond Pledges to Tackle Fentanyl Crisis in Schools
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 53 new cases and two new deaths from COVID-19 in the Santa Clarita Valley within the last week.
Weekly COVID-19 Roundup: Two New SCV Deaths; 53 New Local Cases