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1938 - Supervisors award construction contract for jail at Wayside Farms in Castaic (later called Pitchess Detention Center). [story]
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SCV Water Wins 2 Prestigious Awards for Inaugural Budget
Monday, Mar 25, 2019

SCV Water’s FY 2018/19 Budget has been recognized, locally by the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers, and nationally by the Government Finance Officers Association, for meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. “The budget provides us with the opportunity to be open,...

SCV Water’s Valerie Pryor Accepts GM Position for Zone 7 Water Agency
Wednesday, Apr 4, 2018

Valerie Pryor, 2016 After almost 15 years with the agency, Assistant General Manager Valerie Pryor recently announced her resignation from SCV Water, effective April 20. Pryor has accepted a position as general manager of Zone 7 Water Agency (Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District...

Two Lanes of Bouquet Canyon Road Closed Due to Water Main Break
Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017

A water main break Tuesday morning forced the closures of two of the northbound lanes of Bouquet Canyon Road at Newhall Ranch Road. Just after 10 a.m., a local contractor damaged one of Valencia Water Company’s water mains, resulting in a leak. Water from the ruptured pipe spilled onto the northbound...

Water Leak Plugs Traffic in Valencia; Street to Reopen Thursday Night
Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017

Water main repair – file photo 5:04 p.m. Update from City of Santa Clarita: A Valencia Water Company water main began leaking this morning on McBean Parkway between Decoro Drive and Newhall Ranch Road. Thousands of gallons of water spilled across the southbound lanes of McBean resulting in damage...

Nov. 14: Valencia Water Company Meeting on Proposed Rate Hike
Friday, Sep 29, 2017

Valencia Water Company customers will receive notices regarding a Board of Directors meeting on November 14 at 6 p.m. to consider adoption of new water rates. The meeting will take place in the multi-purpose room at Valencia High School, 27801 Dickason Drive, Valencia 91355. About every three years,...

How to Keep Your Landscaping Healthy in a Heat Wave
Monday, Jun 19, 2017

With extreme hot temperatures forecast to continue in the Santa Clarita Valley for the next several days, Valencia Water Company (VWC) is encouraging customers to take special steps when watering their landscapes. “The best way to battle a heat wave is to be smart about how and when you irrigate your...

Valencia Water Company Expands Rebates to Help Home Water-Use Efficiencies
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Valencia Water Company (VWC) is encouraging customers to maintain their water-saving achievements from the recent drought and take advantage of improved rebates, incentives, online workshops and other resources to secure permanent water efficiencies inside their homes and for their landscapes. VWC now...

Valencia Water Donates 60 Turkeys to Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers
Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016

On Tuesday, November 22, the Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers, Inc. located in Val Verde, received 60 turkeys that were donated by Valencia Water Company. The turkeys, given in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, were distributed to families from all three of the health center locations in Val Verde,...

March 21: Agencies Seek Input on Urban Water Management Plan
Friday, Mar 11, 2016

The Santa Clarita Valley’s water agencies have scheduled their third Public Community Workshop on March 21 and are inviting the public to join in as they prepare the 2015 Urban Water Management Plan. In an effort to ensure all interested parties are fully informed and involved in this process,...

Activists Seek Separate Oversight for Valencia Water
Friday, Jan 22, 2016

An activist group is hoping to establish independent oversight for the Valencia Water Co. through a possible ballot measure. “It is our vision to have an elected water district that acts for the best interests of the public, rather than the current situation where the public has no say,”...

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1938 - Supervisors award construction contract for jail at Wayside Farms in Castaic (later called Pitchess Detention Center). [story]
Wayside
1962- Actress and future Soledad Canyon big-cat rescuer Tippi Hedren, "Hitchcock's New Grace Kelly," makes cover of Look magazine for upcoming thriller, "The Birds" [story]
Tippi Hedren
The Santa Clarita City Council will take a major step toward enhancing one of the city of Santa Clarita’s landmark amenities by holding a groundbreaking ceremony for the Central Park Buildout project on Monday, Dec. 6.
City Invites Community to Central Park Buildout Groundbreaking
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials confirmed Friday 17 new deaths and 1,942 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 39,281 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID Roundup: Cases Among People Experiencing Homelessness Declines for 2nd Month in a Row
The city of Santa Clarita Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 6:00 p.m.
Dec. 7: Planning Commission Regular Meeting
The first cohort of the College of the Canyons Low Observable Technician Pathway graduated on Nov. 23. 2021 at a special ceremony held at the college’s culinary arts center.
COC’s First Low Observable Technician Pathway Cohort Graduates
The Board of Trustees of the Santa Clarita Community College District is undergoing the redistricting process, and community members will have the opportunity to comment on revised trustee area boundaries at two upcoming public hearings.
Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees Undergoing Redistricting
The California Highway Patrol joins the American Occupational Therapy Association in recognizing Dec. 6 through Dec. 10, 2021, as Older Driver Safety Awareness Week.
Dec. 6-10: 2021 Older Driver Safety Awareness Week
On Wednesday, Dec. 1, College of the Canyons held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Don Takeda Science Center, which is named in honor of longtime biology instructor Don Takeda, who retired in 2017.
COC Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Don Takeda Science Center
To help ring in the holiday season, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger hosted her annual party for foster youth served by the Department of Children and Family Services and their foster families at Six Flags Magic Mountain on Saturday, Dec. 4.
Supervisor Barger Hosts Annual Foster Youth Holiday Party at Six Flags
The Los Angeles County Lake Lifeguards begin the search for potential new lifeguard candidates with the Lake Lifeguard Test Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Castaic Aquatic Center.
Dec. 4: Lake Lifeguard Test Starts at the Castaic Aquatic Center
1887 - Prohibitionist Henry Needham purchases land in Newhall, attempts to establish "dry" colony [story]
H.C. Needham
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has received confirmation of its first case of COVID-19 with mutations consistent with the new Omicron variant (B.1.1.529).
Thursday COVID Roundup: First Case of Omicron Detected in L.A. County
Andrew Ghassemi, senior vice president of Spectrum Commercial Real Estate, Inc., is pleased to announce the recent sale of a Class-A office building in Valencia.
Spectrum Real Estate Closes on $3.5M Sale of Valencia Office Building
Metro Los Angeles celebrated the groundbreaking Wednesday for the I-5 North County Enhancements Project, which will improve the operations and safety of the I-5 freeway for motorists in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Interstate 5 Improvement Project Breaks Ground in Santa Clarita
Do you take the easy route with a bag and tissue paper because your wrapping job looks like a crumpled mess?
Learn How to Wrap Gifts Like a Pro Thanks to JCI Santa Clarita
Commercial driver’s licenses, learner’s permits, endorsements and special certificates expiring between March 2020 and February 2022, are automatically extended through Feb. 28, 2022, the California Department of Motor Vehicles announced Thursday.
DMV Extending Commercial Driver’s Licenses, Learner’s Permits
1972 - Five wounded in Vagos biker gang shooting at Curtis & JoAnne Darcy's Acton '49er Saloon [story]
Darcys 49er
We are in the home stretch of the holiday season. I hope you have made plans to safely celebrate with family and friends. I also want to encourage you to keep safety in mind when shopping for that perfect gift for your loved ones.
City Manager’s Monthly Message – December 2021
La Mesa Junior High 8th graders will soon be building water bottle rockets as part of their science program, thanks to funding from California Credit Union through its Fall 2021 Teacher Grant program.
La Mesa Teacher Wins Fall 2021 Teacher Grant
Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control is celebrating the 'Paw"lidays by offering the gift of a new furry friend. 
Adoption Fees Waived Through End of the Year
Santa Clarita Artists Association is pleased to showcase an oil painting demo by Sharon Weaver on Feb. 21, 2022.
Artists Association Presents Oil Painting Showcase With Sharon Weaver
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station has once again begun collecting toys as part of the Annual Holiday Toy Drive.
Sheriff Station Seeks Donations For 2021 Holiday Toy Drive
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