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1958 - Juvenile probation Camp Joseph Scott opens at site of former New Era School in Bouquet Canyon [story]
Sheriff Lee Baca


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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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1958 - Juvenile probation Camp Joseph Scott opens at site of former New Era School in Bouquet Canyon [story]
Sheriff Lee Baca
A Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputy injured in a severe crash last month was discharged from the Henry Mayo Newhall hospital on Tuesday, according to station officials
SCV Deputy Injured In Head-On Collision Leaves Hospital
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 18 new deaths and 224 new cases of COVID-19, with 27,807 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Metrics Remain Stable; SCV Cases Total 27,807
The County of Los Angeles Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and Higher Ground Los Angeles are teaming up with Carry The Load, a nonprofit organization that originated to restore the true meaning of Memorial Day and now honors fallen service members, first responders, and their families.
County’s Military & Veterans Affairs Department Partners with Carry the Load
In response to an influx of illegal and increasingly dangerous fireworks, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger sent letters to federal law enforcement agencies to ask for their help and collaboration to stop this alarming trend.
Barger Looks to Federal Agencies to Curb Rise in Illegal Fireworks
With summer and warmer temperatures around the corner, the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control reminds all pet owners to prepare for wildfire season.
Animal Care & Control Reminds Pet Owners to Prepare for Wildfire Season
Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley invites you to the 49th Annual Benefit Auction, Bubbles and Bids.
June 5: Virtual Bubbles and Bids Auction Benefiting Boys & Girls Club SCV
Two deputies that work closely with the Santa Clarita Valley community were recognized by Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger during a ceremony at the SCV Sheriff’s Station on Monday.
Barger Recognizes Two Santa Clarita Valley Deputies
One person has been taken into custody on suspicion of firing upon sheriff’s deputies with a pellet gun in Canyon Country on Monday.
One Suspect Taken Into Custody for Reportedly Shooting Deputies With Pellet Gun
1920 - Warrant issued for actor Tom Mix to appear in Newhall Judge J.F. Powell's courtroom on reckless driving charge [story]
Tom Mix
On Monday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed four new deaths and 179 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 27,798 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: County Reaches 24,000 Deaths; SCV Cases Total 27,798
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has reported 10 productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley aka "Hollywood North" the week of Monday, May 10-16, 2021.
Filming This Week in SCV: ‘Good Trouble,’ ‘For All Mankind,’ ‘The Terminal List,’ 5 More Productions
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized emergency use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12-15 Monday.
Children Age 12-15 OK’ed for COVID-19 Vaccine
Starting Wednesday, May 12, 2021, eligible households will be able to enroll in the Emergency Broadband Benefit program which sets out to help households struggling to pay for internet service during the pandemic.
May 12: Enrollment for Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Opens this Week
The Tom & Ethel Bradley Center at California State University, Northridge has received a $350,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to digitize some of the approximately 22,000 images in its Farmworker Movement Collection that tell the story and document efforts to unionize farmworkers in the 1960s and early 1970s.
CSUN Receives NEH Grant to Digitize its Farmworker Movement Collection
Saugus Union School District board members discussed a back-to-school update for the 2021-22 school year during the regular board meeting Wednesday.
SUSD Discusses Full-Time Instruction, Distance Learning for Next Year
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor has announced plans to reopen on Saturday, with a number of COVID-19 safety measures in place.
Hurricane Harbor Plans to Reopen May 15
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday he’d be expanding the state’s economic stimulus program to middle-income families that make up to $75,000.
Newsom Expands State Stimulus Program, Unveils $100 Billion Recovery Plan
Warmer weather and winds are set to return to the Santa Clarita Valley Tuesday, bringing with them elevated fire weather conditions.
Winds Set to Bring Elevated Fire Weather to SCV
America’s Job Center of California announced it will host a job recruitment on Thursday, May 13 for various positions for Aerotek in Palmdale, Santa Clarita, and Lancaster.
America’s Job Center to Hold Virtual Job Recruitment for Aerotek
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Missing Persons Unit investigators are asking for the public’s help locating At-Risk Missing Person Christopher William Conrad.
Investigators Seek Help Locating At-Risk Missing Person Christopher ‘Chris’ Conrad
1877 - Newhall School District formed, upon petition of J.F. Powell and 47 others [story]
Newhall School kids
1990 - Gene Autry's elderly horse, Champion, put to sleep; buried at Melody Ranch [story]
Champion
1875 - John F. Powell, an Irish immigrant, becomes Justice of the Peace [story]
John F. Powell