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2003 - Ruth Newhall, longtime co-owner/editor of The Signal, dies in Berkeley [story]
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Bouquet Wells Running Dry; Bureaucracy Blamed
Friday, Dec 13, 2013

[KHTS] – Wells are going dry for Bouquet Canyon residents who say government inaction is threatening their water supply. Los Angeles County officials said their hands are tied by federal officials who OK permits for county work in the area. Forest Service officials say the county hasn’t taken...

Oct. 13: Annual High Desert Fallen Heroes Ride
Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013

The 11th Annual High Desert Fallen Heroes Ride will be held on Sunday, Oct. 13,  at 10 a.m. This ride supports our fallen Heroes and their families. All proceeds support LASD, CHP, CDC, LACoFD, and the US Forest Service (Angels National Forest). The cost to ride in this amazing event is $30.00 per person....

Arson Suspected in Aug. 8 Wrightwood Fire; Tips Wanted
Friday, Aug 16, 2013

Preliminary findings on the Sharp Fire origin indicate that it was human caused. Forest Service investigators are still seeking public information on the blaze that burned 243 acres in the Angeles National Forest. The investigative team worked swiftly to identify the most likely cause of the fire that...

Squirrel Found with Plague; Campgrounds Near Wrightwood Closed
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and U.S. Forestry Service officials have closed the Broken Blade, Twisted Arrow, and Pima Loops of the Table Mountain Campgrounds in the Angeles National Forest after tests confirmed that one ground squirrel trapped on July 16, 2013 during routine surveillance...

Hay Truck Fire Ignites Brush North of Castaic
Tuesday, Jul 9, 2013

UPDATE 9:30 p.m.: The right lane of northbound Interstate 5 in the fire area will remain closed overnight in case of flare-ups.   UPDATE 5:10 p.m.: Los Angeles County Fire Department officials say they are working with U.S. Forest Service firefighters and are making good progress with the fire. The...

The First Step to Avoiding Disastrous Wildfires
Friday, Jun 21, 2013

The pictures are poignant: House after house destroyed by a wildland fire. We look at these pictures and wonder if anything could have been done to better protect these homes. Sometimes wildfires are unpredictable. But there are measures homeowners can take that will help lessen the chances a fire will...

June 8: Fee-free Day in Angeles National Forest
Thursday, Jun 6, 2013

The Angeles National Forest will have a “Fee Free” day Saturday, June 8, in honor of  National Get Outdoors Day, for all visitors. The National Forest Adventure Pass will not be required. As part of this day, volunteers are invited to the Operation Super Canyon Sweep 2013 event to help clean up...

Policy Shift: U.S. Forest Service to Resume Night Flying
Wednesday, Jun 5, 2013

The U.S. Forest Service will begin using helicopters at night to suppress the wildfires in Southern California this summer. “The re-introduction of Forest Service night helicopter firefighting operations in Southern California further establishes the agency’s commitment to protect lives and property...

Angeles Forest Fire Danger Raised to ‘High’
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013

The lack of significant winter rain and the robust amount of tall dry grass has prompted the Angeles National Forest to raise its Fire Danger Level from “Moderate” to “High” effective Friday, April 26. The new designation is to enhance public awareness that fire-risk conditions are intensifying....

Equipment Stolen from Forest Service Texas Canyon Station
Friday, Mar 8, 2013

More than $40,000 worth of equipment was stolen from storage containers at the Forest Service Texas Canyon Station near Santa Clarita early this week, according to the U.S. Forest Service. The stolen items include about 30 chainsaws, four generators, an arc welder, and a variety of hand tools. Forest...

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2003 - Ruth Newhall, longtime co-owner/editor of The Signal, dies in Berkeley [story]
Ruth Newhall
The SCV Chamber of Commerce announced their participation as a Neighborhood Champion during the 11th annual Small Business Saturday on Nov. 28, 2020, to help encourage residents to support small businesses.
SCV Chamber of Commerce Participates in Small Business Saturday
Advantage Media Services, Inc. has partnered with the Val Verde Sheriff's Youth Activity League for the tenth year in a row to help give families in need a Thanksgiving meal through YAL's 'Adopt a Family' program.
AMS Fulfillment Employees ‘Adopt a Family’ for Thanksgiving
Los Angeles County is offering a number of resources to help families and seniors with meal assistance during the holiday season.
L.A. County Offering Meal Assistance to Families and Seniors
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Monday reported 8 new deaths and the county's highest-ever daily number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 -- 6,124 since Sunday -- as unincorporated Canyon Country recorded its first COVID fatality over the weekend.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: Over Weekend, SCV Sees 436 New Cases, 1 New Death
The city of Santa Clarita is calling for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to justify the new Health Officer Order update that bans outdoor dining for at least the next three weeks starting Wednesday.
Santa Clarita Officials Call for Hearing on L.A. County Outdoor Dining Ban
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold special and regular meetings at City Hall on Tuesday, November 24, and hear public comments from citizens virtually via Zoom.
November 24: Santa Clarita City Council Special, Regular Meetings
Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger will oppose the county Department of Public Health’s decision to prohibit outdoor dining and further restrictions including another "Safer at Home" order, she said in a statement Monday morning.
Barger Opposes Additional COVID-19 Restrictions on Businesses
Los Angeles County Public Health Department officials on Sunday reported the county’s five-day average COVID-19 case rate had reached more than 4,000, prompting another tightening of pandemic safeguards and restrictions, including restricting dining at restaurants, breweries, wineries and bars.
L.A. County to Prohibit Dining as COVID-19 Numbers Keep Climbing
Researchers who correctly forecasted the growth of COVID-19 infections over the summer issued a warning Monday that cases could nearly double by Inauguration Day, January 20, when presumptive President-elect Joe Biden is to be sworn into office.
Forecast: COVID-19 Cases Could Double by Inauguration Day
The California Retailers Association released a safe holiday shopping video with guidelines and best practices to help employees and consumers be safe during the holiday season.
California Retailers Association Releases Safe Holiday Shopping Video
Los Angeles County supervisors are expected to conduct a public hearing Tuesday for the proposed development of nearly 140 homes next to Castaic High School.
Nov. 24: Public Hearing on Housing Project Near Castaic High School
To encourage safe travel during the Thanksgiving holiday, the California Highway Patrol will enact a Maximum Enforcement Period beginning at 6:01 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, and continuing through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 29.
CHP Sets Thanksgiving Holiday Maximum Enforcement Period
1931 - Fall Roundup held at Hoot Gibson's Saugus Rodeo [story]
rodeo
1843 - Rancho Castec (Lebec-Tejon area) granted to French immigrant Jose Covarrubias [story]
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1967 - Local voters approve formation of community college and elect COC's first five-member board - Dr. William G. Bonelli Jr., Bruce Fortine, Sheila Dyer, Peter Huntsinger, Edward Muhl [story]
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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Friday reported 35 new deaths and 4,272 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 countywide.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 357,451 Cases in L.A. County, 8,634 Cases in SCV
The families of Gracie Muehlberger and Dominic Blackwell, the two students who died during the Saugus High School shooting filed wrongful death lawsuits Monday against the William S. Hart Union High School District.
Muelhberger, Blackwell Families File Wrongful Death Lawsuits Against Hart District
The College of the Canyons Theatre Department’s recorded production of “Woyzeck” is available to stream online for free now through Saturday, Dec. 12.
COC Theatre’s Production of ‘Woyzeck’ Now Streaming
City of Santa Clarita and Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation officials said Friday that 149 small businesses within the SCV have been approved to receive one-time COVID relief grants of up to $5,000 per business as reimbursement for COVID-related expenses.
Santa Clarita, SCVEDC Award COVID Relief Grants to Small Businesses
Valencia, California-based Princess Cruises is extending its pause in global sailing operations in response to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “Framework for Conditional Sailing Order” pertaining to the resumption of U.S. cruise operations.
Princess Cruises Extends Sailing Operations Pause into 2021
The American Public Works Association’s Southern California Chapter has recognized the Inclusive Play Area at Santa Clarita's Canyon Country Park as one of its 2020 'Projects of the Year.'
Santa Clarita Inclusive Play Area Named a ‘Project of the Year’
The Newhall School District has decided to allow preschool reopenings, giving their preschool program director the green light to reopen three preschool sites.
Newhall School District OK’s Preschool Reopenings
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to worsen across the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday asked Americans to stay home for Thanksgiving and only celebrate with people they live with.
Health Officials Urge Americans to Stay Home for Thanksgiving