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1967 - Original airing of Star Trek "Arena" Episode: Kirk battles the Gorn commander (Saugus resident Bobby Clark) at Vasquez Rocks [watch]
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Audit Finds Mail Processing Delays at USPS’s Santa Clarita Facility
Thursday, Sep 3, 2020

File photo of the Santa Clarita Processing and Distribution Center. Source: Office of Inspector General photograph taken October 26, 2016. The U.S. Postal Service’s Santa Clarita Processing and Distribution Center, along with other facilities in six states, is not quite ready for election mail processing...

‘Star Trek’ Among New Postage Stamps Coming in 2016
Thursday, Dec 31, 2015

[USPS] – The Postal Service is providing a preview of its 2016 stamp program that is sure to attract the interest of fans of Sarah Vaughan, Star Trek, NASA’s New Horizons mission, Trucks, Shirley Temple, flowers, soda fountain fans and the holidays — just to name a small handful. “Our stamps...

Mayor: Post Office Returning to Newhall
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

“As Mayor, I would like to thank the decision makers at the U.S. Postal Service for responding to the needs of the Newhall Community to locate the permanent Lyons Avenue post office in Newhall. I am grateful to all of the residents and businesses who notified the USPS of the importance of maintaining...

USPS Considering 4 Sites for Newhall Post Office
Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015

After many years in Newhall, the United States Post Office recently moved to an emergency location in the Valencia Marketplace after losing its lease at a Newhall shopping center on Lyons Avenue. In accordance with post office protocol, the United States Post Office conducted a market study of suitable...

Postage Stamp to Recognize Medal of Honor Recipients
Friday, Mar 6, 2015

[USPS] – This Sunday, March 8, marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the ground war in Vietnam with the deployment of 3,500 Marines. By war’s end on April 30, 1975, nearly 3 million service men and women had fought in the conflict that would take the lives of more than 58,000 Americans. Of...

City Creates Interest List to ‘Keep Newhall USPS’
Thursday, Feb 26, 2015

[KHTS] – Santa Clarita officials are working to make sure the U.S. Postal Service is aware of residents’ need for a Newhall Post Office, officials said Wednesday, and they’re asking everyone affected to also let the USPS know, too. “It is a U.S. Post Office process, but we’re trying to...

City to USPS: Keep a Post Office in Newhall
Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015

The city of Santa Clarita is reaching out to residents to help retain the United States Post Office location in the Newhall community. The United States Post Office on Lyons Avenue recently ended its lease at its former Newhall location and relocated to a temporary space in the Valencia Marketplace,...

Postal Service to Hike Certain Rates; 1st-class Stamps Hold at 49c
Friday, Jan 16, 2015

The United States Postal Service filed notice Thursday with the Postal Regulatory Commission of a price increase for Mailing Services products based upon the Consumer Price Index cap authority. The filing, if approved, would keep Forever Stamps at their current price of 49 cents. The First-Class Mail...

Town Set Adrift
Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015

In 1877 Newhall had its first post office. It was located inside Mr. Campton’s General Store. In 2014, the good citizens of Newhall lost their post office. For 137 years, Newhall had a United States Post Office. But now? There is a temporary post office to replace the one on Lyons Avenue. It’s over...

USPS Issues International Mail-By Deadlines for Christmas
Monday, Dec 8, 2014

[USPS] – With Christmas less than a month away, the U.S. Postal Service reminds customers to mail international holiday gifts early. The Postal Service recommends mailing by the dates below. “The key to getting international holiday gifts overseas in time for Christmas is being prepared and mailing...

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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 186 new deaths and 7,902 new cases of confirmed COVID-19, with 22,102 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: County Ramps Up Large-Scale Vaccination Sites; SCV Tops 22,000 Total Cases
I think everyone gave a sigh of relief at midnight on Dec. 31, 2020. The most troubling and stressful year in recent memory was finally over.
Pets Are Source of Unconditional Love During Uncertain World | Marcia Mayeda
A brush fire quickly spread near Towsley Canyon on Tuesday afternoon, with initial reports indicating it had grown by 50 acres within a half-hour.
Strong Winds Fuel Towsley Canyon Fire
As winds continue to whip through the Santa Clarita Valley, firefighters are battling another brush fire in Canyon Country where structures may be threatened.
Canyon Country Fire Threatens Structures
SACRAMENTO – California State Epidemiologist Dr. Erica S. Pan issued the following statement Sunday recommending providers pause the administration of lot 41L20A of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine due to possible allergic reactions that are under investigation.
California Issues Warning Against Batch of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine After Allergic Reactions Reported
ARTree Community Arts Center is offering virtual classes that you can share with family and friends, not just around the country, but around the world.
ARTree Offering Virtual Individual, Group Classes
The Santa Clarita Planning Commission is set to further review the proposed 77-acre Sand Canyon Resort development and hear from the developer after commissioners ruled in November the project needed “some work.”
Planning Commission Further Reviews Proposed Sand Canyon Resort
1967 - Original airing of Star Trek "Arena" Episode: Kirk battles the Gorn commander (Saugus resident Bobby Clark) at Vasquez Rocks [watch]
Kirk vs. Gorn commander
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Monday confirmed 88 new deaths and 9,927 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported 7 new fatalities since Friday.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: 7 Deaths at Henry Mayo Since Friday; SCV Cases Near 22,000
After Harleen Grewal became one of the 1 million Los Angelenos to be diagnosed with COVID-19, she realized there’s a better way for people to find out whether they have the virus, or whether they need to isolate because they potentially could make someone else sick.
SCV Husband-and-Wife Team Open Rapid COVID-19 Testing Company
The California Department of Public Health, in coordination with Santa Clara County and the University of California San Francisco, on Sunday announced that an L452R variant of COVID-19 is increasingly being identified by viral genomic sequencing in multiple counties across the state, including Los Angeles County.
COVID-19 Variant First Found in Other Countries, States Now in California
Seeking to support Los Angeles County's efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic and the tragic impact on its residents, Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Janice Hahn are calling for additional flexibility in the county's vaccination effort to include as many residents as possible and a process to begin vaccinating those 65 and older.
Barger, Hahn Call for Expanded COVID Vaccination Effort in L.A. County
As Americans celebrate the legacy of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his work to expand voting rights and representation, Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday formally submitted the appointment of Alex Padilla to become California’s first Latino U.S. Senator and the nomination of Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber to become the state’s first African American Secretary of State.
Newsom Formally Appoints Padilla a U.S. Senator; Nominates Weber as New Secretary of State
A federal class action filed Friday claims Bank of America failed to secure debit cards containing unemployment benefits for millions of Californians, leading to widespread fraud and making some cardholders unable to access needed funds during a pandemic.
Bank of America Sued for California Unemployment Fraud Scheme
The Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management will be on high alert Monday night due to the potential of extreme Santa Ana wind and fire weather conditions in much of the county late Monday night into early Wednesday.
L.A. County on High Alert for Strong Wind, Fire Weather Conditions
1899 - Martin & Richard Wood buy J.H. Tolfree's Saugus Eating House, rename it Saugus Cafe [story]
Saugus Cafe
1994, 4:31 a.m. - Magnitude 6.7 Northridge earthquake rocks Santa Clarita Valley [video]
bridge
1926 - Newhall Community Hospital, est. 1922, opens in larger, more modern hospital building at 6th & Spruce streets [story]
Newhall Community Hospital
The death toll from the novel coronavirus pandemic surpassed 2 million on Friday and the World Health Organization warned the global health crisis may get even worse as people weary of restrictions let down their guard and contagious strains of the virus spread around the globe.
Pandemic Death Toll Hits 2 Million Worldwide
At least once a month, residents of the Cali Lake RV community, nestled in a quiet canyon off a rural part of Soledad Canyon Road, have had their power shut off due to Southern California Edison’s Public Safety Power Shutoffs.
Residents Mostly Impacted by Power Shutoffs Express Concern Over Ongoing Events
Late Friday afternoon, a group of parents and student-athletes gathered in front of the William S. Hart Union High School District office to urge the district to bring athletic-conditioning back to school campuses.
Parents, Student-Athletes Gather to Urge Hart District to Bring Athletics Back
A future open space trailhead in the Tesoro area will be named after a founding Santa Clarita city councilman, and a portion of land in Newhall after a family who has donated several acres of land to the city for open-space preservation.
City Council OKs Dedications in Tesoro Area, Newhall Pass Open Space
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Friday confirmed 258 new deaths and 15,051 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with cases likely to reach over 1 million this weekend. In addition, the Santa Clarita Valley has reached 21,189 total cases.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Cases Near 1 Million Countywide; 258 New Deaths in County