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1850 - Death Valley '49er William Robinson dies in Soledad Canyon from drinking too much cool water [story]
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SCV Businesses Express Optimism Amid Vaccine Rollout
Tuesday, Dec 22, 2020

Businesses in the Santa Clarita Valley are showing signs of optimism for 2021 as COVID-19 vaccinations rollout. Valencia-based Spectrum Commercial Real Estate, Inc., successfully helped Santa Clarita-based manufacturing company, 3D International, LLC, grow its automotive detailing operation by securing...

Deputies Cite 7 for Street Racing in Valencia Industrial Center
Friday, Aug 7, 2020

Deputies cited seven individuals for suspected street racing in the Valencia Industrial Center early Wednesday morning. At approximately 1 a.m. Aug. 5, a deputy patrolling near Avenue Crocker came across what he described as “speed contests” occurring, according to Shirley Miller, a spokeswoman for...

Suspect Shot, Killed in Reported Deputy-Involved Shooting
Thursday, Sep 12, 2019

Update as of 5:09 p.m.: A suspect was shot and killed by a local sheriff’s deputy in the Valencia Industrial Center Thursday, prompting a shutdown of the intersection of Rye Canyon Road and Stanford Avenue. Initial report: A suspect was shot by a local sheriff’s deputy in the Valencia Industrial...

AmerisourceBergen Announces Shut Down of Valencia Distribution Center
Thursday, Aug 8, 2019

AmerisourceBergen’s Valencia distribution center is set to shut down in the fall and lay off approximately 100 employees, according to officials. The facility, which is located at 24903 Avenue Kearny, supplies to multiple hospitals across the region and is one of 25 pharmaceutical distribution centers...

Full-Service Entertainment Provider Leases Valencia Building for $7.7 Million
Thursday, Jan 17, 2019

CBRE announced a full-service provider to the entertainment industry leased an industrial building in Valencia for $7.7 million. Matt Dierckman, David Harding, Greg Geraci and Billy Walk represented the tenant, Vince Gervasi, owner of Triscenic Production Services, Inc., and their newly formed entity...

Santa Clarita Studios Leases 109K-Square Foot Industrial Building
Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019

Santa Clarita Studios, an independent studio operator, has leased a 109,379 square-foot industrial building in Valencia, CBRE announced Wednesday. The commercial real estate and investment services firm’s Craig Peters and Sam Glendon represented the tenant. The property, located at 28210 Avenue...

SCV Deputies Nab Suspected Gas Thief, Seek Additional Victims
Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018

Michael Pletz, 49, of Saugus, was arrested by the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station’s Crime Impact Team on Monday, Dec. 17, on outstanding warrants, and is now also suspected of stealing fuel from vehicle gas tanks in Valencia, according to officials. Here’s a bulletin from the...

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1850 - Death Valley '49er William Robinson dies in Soledad Canyon from drinking too much cool water [story]
Leaving Death Valley
The National Weather Service placed the Santa Clarita Valley on a Flash Flood Watch for Thursday, Jan. 28, as the valley is expected to see heavy rains and possible thunderstorms during the next few days.
SCV Under Flash Flood Watch, Lake Hughes to Prepare for Possible Evacuations
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Wednesday confirmed 307 new deaths and 6,917 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 countywide, and Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia late Tuesday reported its 113th COVID fatality since the pandemic began.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: 113th Death at Henry Mayo; County Cases, Hospitalizations Down
The MAIN’s latest virtual series, “Food Sessions,” will return with a mouthwatering new episode on Thursday, January 28, at 7 p.m.
Jan. 28: The Main to Dish Up New Episode of ‘Food Sessions’
Nearly a year into a pandemic that gobbled up millions of jobs and caused double-digit jobless rates, California's Employment Development Department is still mired one of the largest — and most costly — bureaucratic failures in state history.
Audit Slams California Employment Department Over Pandemic Failings
Santa Clarita Public Library officials have announced the return of their popular annual reading program, "One Story One City," with a delicious new book selection.
Santa Clarita Library Opens 2021 ‘One Story One City’ Reading Program with ‘Eat Joy’
Caltrans officials announced shortly before noon on Wednesday that the Grapevine had reopened for through traffic with California Highway Patrol escorts.
Grapevine Reopened with CHP Escorts After Latest Storm
BioSolar, Inc. (OTC: BSRC), a Santa Clarita-based developer of green energy technologies, announced Sunday that it has entered into a securities purchase agreement with a single institutional investor to purchase in a private placement offering 83,333,334 shares of common stock (or common stock equivalents in lieu thereof) and warrants to purchase up to an aggregate of 83,333,334 shares of common stock.
BioSolar Rebrands as NewHydrogen Inc., Places $5M Private Offering
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors learned Tuesday there are four legal options for removing county Sheriff Alex Villanueva, who has been accused of a lack of leadership and obstructing oversight, among other issues.
Supes Hear Options for Removing Villanueva; Barger in Firm Opposition
California Public Utilities Commission members asked Southern California Edison officials to address the power company’s “mistakes” and “operational gaps” that led to widespread power shutoffs over the past few months, during a webcast meeting Tuesday.
State Officials Grill SoCal Edison About ‘Mistakes,’ ‘Operational Gaps’ During Power Shutoffs
Raymond Magana of Santa Clarita pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal criminal charge that he fraudulently obtained more than $1 million in Paycheck Protection Program or PPP loans for his sham companies by submitting fake tax documents and fraudulent employee information.
Raymond Magana of Santa Clarita Pleads Guilty to Fraud After Receiving $1M in PPP Loans
On Tuesday, California's non-partisan State Auditor released the results of an audit of the Employment Development Department or EDD originally called for by members of the Senate Republican Caucus last summer.
Scathing California EDD Audit Prompts Bipartisan Call for Response
On behalf of more than two dozen partner agencies, Assistant Director in Charge Kristi K. Johnson of the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office announced the results of "Operation Lost Angels,” an initiative which began on January 11 and recently culminated in the recovery of 33 children.
Multi-Agency ‘Operation Lost Angels’ Recovers 33 Missing Children
1970 - Gov. Ronald Reagan appoints Adrian Adams as Newhall's first "second" judge [story]
Adrian Adams
Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley took part in the “Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women” campaign from Nov. 25 - Dec. 10, 2020.
Zonta Club’s 16 Days of Activism Receives Proclamation from City
One year ago (Tuesday), the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced its first case of the novel coronavirus.
L.A. County COVID-19 One Year Later: 15,592 Deaths; 1,085,044 Total Cases
With COVID-19 vaccine appointments booked at Los Angeles County sites through the end of the week, Public Health officials assured those who received their first dose are guaranteed their second — but confusion over the scheduling process prompted officials to clarify the situation Tuesday.
Confusion on Second Dose Scheduling Prompts County Officials to Offer Clarity
CBRE announced the sale of Sierra Crest Center, a neighborhood retail and office center in Santa Clarita, to a joint venture group for $9.9 million.
Sierra Crest Retail Center Sold for $9.9 Million
Built in the 19th century, the Pioneer Oil Refinery in Newhall played a pivotal role in the early development of the Santa Clarita Valley.
Newhall’s Pioneer Oil Refinery Recognized as Historic Site
The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees will hold a video/teleconferencing special meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, Jan. 27, beginning with a closed session at 4:00 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 5:00 p.m.
Jan. 27: Santa Clarita Community College District Virtual Special Meeting
Five Point Holdings, LLC recently announced the sale of additional homesites at its Valencia community, previously known as Newhall Ranch, and the lineup of homebuilders for the first phase of the community.
Five Point Holdings Sells Nearly 500 New Homesites in Valencia
As COVID-19 vaccination continues for health care workers and those over 65, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday California is looking to prioritize the next phases of vaccination efforts by age, rather than occupation.
California May Switch to Age-Based COVID-19 Vaccination System
Tejon Ranch Co. declared victory for its 8,000-acre Grapevine mixed-use development after a Kern County Superior Court judge ruled against an Arizona-based environmental group that dubbed the project “damaging.”
Judge Rules Against Environmentalists Over Grapevine Development
1990 - "Duplicates" premieres at L.A. Phil; concerto by CalArts Music School dean Mel Powell wins Pulitzer Prize [story]
Mel Powell