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1915 - Death of pre-Mentry oilman & San Francisquito vintner Ramon Perea [story]
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Crony Dumpster Diving
Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017

In addition to leftist (as opposed to liberal) ideology, do you know what else is destructive of American society? Crony capitalism. It can begin when you run as a conservative to get elected in a conservative area, in an attempt to make a career out of holding public office. Next, we can have what appears...

Looks Like the Fix is In
Saturday, Sep 17, 2016

Last month the Val Verde Civic Association held a meeting to discuss options regarding the violations of the contract that the Chiquita Canyon Landfill operator and the county entered into with Val Verde 20 years ago. After a long night of discussion, the town voted unanimously to pursue any avenue to...

Freudian Slip?
Thursday, Aug 25, 2016

On Monday, the tired town of Val Verde once again drove out to the Embassy Suites Hotel to express its concerns about the noncompliance of the Chiquita Canyon Landfill. As you may know, the landfill was given a “clean hands” waiver which basically said it had to stay open because it was too dangerous...

Shut Chiquita Landfill
Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016

Chiquita Canyon Landfill takes in trash from all over Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties. Less than 20 percent of the trash that goes into Chiquita is generated in the Santa Clarita Valley. If Chiquita only took SCV trash, the landfill in its current configuration probably would have lasted our...

I Hear Nothing?
Monday, Aug 8, 2016

For years, big business has been holding public meetings on draft environmental impact reports in the county of Los Angeles. Citizens have shown up and stated their approvals or concerns for these projects. The myth is that the county then takes all of the information and, based on that, either approves...

Shootings in Val Verde Top Castaic-area Crime Blotter
Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016

Castaic-Val Verde Public Safety and Crime Information Report for the Week of February 8, 2016 through February 16, 2016   The following crimes were reported last week in Castaic/ Val Verde: Assault with Deadly Weapon – 30000 block of San Martinez Road. Residents reported hearing several gun...

Val Verde Board Gets Three New Members in Election
Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015

[KHTS] – Voting for the Val Verde Leadership Board wrapped up with three new members on Tuesday. Robert Talamantez, Jamie Briano, Carolina Lopez, Erica Larsen and Kevin Smalley competed for one of three open spots on the Val Verde Community Benefits Committee. Talamantez came out on top with 129...

Nov. 3: Val Verde Residents Elect Benefits Committee Members
Friday, Oct 16, 2015

The Val Verde Community Benefits Funding Committee will hold its annual election Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Val Verde Park poolhouse, 30300 Arlington St. It’s the same time and place as the regular general election, but unlike the other election, a valid California I.D. is required...

Recall Started
Monday, Sep 21, 2015

At the Sept. 16 meeting of the Castaic Area Town Council, with nine board members present and an audience of 25, a resident of Val Verde named Susie Evans requested that Greg Kimura, the representative for Val Verde, be recalled. The board was in shock. The sitting president did not know how even to...

Who’s Your Representative?
Friday, Sep 11, 2015

At last night’s meeting of the Val Verde Civic Association (Sept. 10), the residents of Val Verde exploded with anger. Why? Well, they had just found out the residents of Val Verde are not being represented. Val Verde currently has two people who represent them at Castaic Area Town Council meetings...

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California Public Health officials lifted the regional Stay at Home Order statewide on Monday as Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed 43 new deaths and 6,642 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 countywide, and Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported five new deaths on Saturday and Monday.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup; 5 New Deaths at Henry Mayo as State Lifts Stay-at-Home Order
Los Angeles County is set to align its health order with California's by the end of the week, as the state lifted its regional stay-at-home order statewide Monday, green-lighting the reopening of in-person outside dining and hair and nail salons, among other businesses.
L.A. County to Align with State, Lift ‘Safer at Home’ Order by End of Week
Officials with the California Department of Public Health on Monday ordered the Regional Stay at Home Order lifted for all regions statewide, including the three regions that had still been under the order – San Joaquin Valley, Bay Area, and Southern California.
California Stay At Home Order Lifted for All Regions Including SoCal
As another winter storm hit the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding areas, Interstate 5 was shut down through the Grapevine in "Operation Snowflake" Monday morning, with some lanes reopened by Monday afternoon.
‘Operation Snowflake’: CHP, Caltrans Reopen Grapevine Amid Snowstorm
Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, is cautioning residents about beach water use due to bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas that are likely to contaminate ocean waters at and around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers.
L.A. County Urges Caution for Beach Water Use Through Wednesday
A series of projects brought forth by Santa Clarita Valley-based organizations and agencies to aid the local homeless population could soon receive thousands of dollars from the city of Santa Clarita.
Santa Clarita Could Grant $126K to 6 Projects to Aid SCV Homeless Population
Citing the case of a convicted child rapist, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger said Friday she’s concerned there is a growing trend that the rights of victims of some of the most violent crimes are not being protected under District Attorney George Gascón’s administration.
Barger Steps in to Deny Parole to Convicted Child Rapist
Medical examiners with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office identified Benjamin Marquez IV, 31, of Castaic, as the man killed in a solo-vehicle crash that left one dead and sent another to the hospital Saturday.
Benjamin Marquez of Castaic ID’d as Man Killed in Rollover Crash
1915 - Death of pre-Mentry oilman & San Francisquito vintner Ramon Perea [story]
Perea grave marker
1888 - Acton post office established; Richard E. Nickel, postmaster [story]
postal cover
1882 - Author Helen Hunt Jackson visits Rancho Camulos; inspiration for "Ramona" novel [story]
HH Jackson
The COVID-19 crisis has trashed recycling efforts and instead generated an increase in plastic waste, according to a recent study, but Los Angeles County restaurants could soon be required to make adjustments related to disposable food ware in an effort to reduce waste.
Jan. 26: Board of Supervisors to Consider Restaurant Requirement Aimed at Curbing Waste
Despite signs that California’s latest and most damaging wave of the pandemic is subsiding, the state nonetheless sets a one-day record of 764 deaths on Friday.
COVID Death Rate Soars to New Daily Record in California
Claims of excessive force, retaliation, and other misconduct by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be probed during a C, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Friday.
California Attorney General Launches Civil Rights Probe of L.A. Sheriff’s Department
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 256 new deaths and 9,277 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported it's 107th death.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 3 New Deaths at Henry Mayo; L.A. County Hospitalizations Decreased by 8%
When Dr. John Scaramella, a dental surgeon, moved to the Santa Clarita Valley in 1978, there were only 18 others in his field.
SCV Dental Surgeon Sells Practice After More than 40 Years
The Los Angeles County Library, in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is set to host a series of free virtual workshops running every other week on Fridays from January through June.
L.A. County Library to Host Virtual Art Programs in Partnership with LACMA
The temporary residential green waste pick-up schedule will continue through Jan. 29 for customers in Santa Clarita after Waste Management requested an additional week for its modified schedule.
Waste Management Extends Modified Green Waste Pick-Up Schedule an Additional Week
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold a virtual regular meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, January 26, starting at 6 p.m.
Jan. 26: City Council Virtual Regular Meeting
The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board has approved the recommendation to name Julian Gomez as the assistant principal of Bowman High School.
Hart District Names Julian Gomez Assistant Principal
The Los Angeles County Development Authority will launch the Small Business Stabilization Loan Program on Jan. 28 and will begin accepting applications to help small businesses prevent further job loss and business closures.
L.A. County to Launch Small Business Stabilization Loan Program
The William S. Hart Union High School District governing board voted 3-1 Wednesday night to let athletic conditioning return to district campuses Jan. 27.
Hart District Votes 3-1 to Allow Return of Athletic Conditioning to Campuses
1839 - Gov. Juan B. Alvarado gives most of SCV to Mexican Army Lt. Antonio del Valle. [story]
Diseno map
Join the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency (SCV Water) on Thursday, Jan. 28, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., to learn about and provide input on its Water Shortage Contingency Plan (WSCP).
SCV Water Encouraging Public to Provide Input on Contingency Plan