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1888 - Acton post office established; Richard E. Nickel, postmaster [story]
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Wanted: Info on Suspects in Fountain Vandalism
Sunday, May 3, 2015

[KHTS] – SCV Sheriff’s deputies are asking Santa Clarita residents to help identify suspects in the vandalism of a fountain. Three males driving in a white, 4-door Honda with a possible license plate 6****11, depicted above (click image to enlarge), were seen leaving the location. Anyone...

Newhall Preschool Vandalized
Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014

In the daytime hours on Tuesday, August 26, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station patrol deputies responded to a pre-school located in the 24600 block of Walnut Street, Newhall.  Deputies discovered a burglary and vandalism occurred sometime overnight. Unknown suspects entered the pre-school, stole...

Preschool Classroom in Castaic Vandalized – Again
Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014

[KHTS] – The special education preschool classroom at Castaic Middle School was vandalized in late January with fire extinguishers and food smeared on the walls. A couple of weeks ago, between Feb. 21 and 24, the same classroom was hit a second time. Lisa Bloom, spokeswoman for the Castaic Union...

Castaic Families Raise Money to Undo Damage
Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014

A rummage sale Saturday raised $1,250 for the school’s music program to help cover some of the damage. [KHTS] – The Castaic Union School District has been vandalized three times in the past month, but members of the community are stepping up to help mitigate some of the damage. Castaic Elementary...

Castaic School District Vandalized Yet Again
Monday, Jan 27, 2014

[KHTS] – Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are investigating vandalism and what appears to be case of arson at Castaic Middle School. It is the third case of vandalism to hit Castaic Union School District since Dec. 23. The district’s special education preschool classroom–housed...

Tagging at North Oaks Church Leads to Arrest
Monday, Nov 25, 2013

[KHTS] – A Santa Clarita man is in custody on suspicion of spray-painting gang affiliations on the outside walls of a Canyon Country church on Friday. Isidro Tranquilino, 23, of Canyon Country, was arrested at 11:55 p.m. Friday after Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to a call of a suspected...

SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Wednesday, Jul 3, 2013

In this episode: The city of Santa Clarita is being sued over civil rights discrimination; When a tragedy strikes like the one in Yarnell, Arizona, that took the lives of 19 young firefighters, it is natural to want to help. Also: With parades, fireworks, music and barbecues planned for Independence...

Newhall Man Cops to School Break-ins, Agrees to 1 Year
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

With time off for good behavior and crowded jails, he won’t serve much time – but he’ll be held for possible deportation. Gonzalo Ortiz, 20, of Newhall, pleaded guilty Wednesday in San Fernando to his part in several spring-break burglaries at schools in the Santa Clarita Valley. He’ll...

SCV Sheriff Seeks Help to ID School Vandals/Burglars
Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013

Detectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station’s Career Offenders, Burglary, and Robbery Apprehension (COBRA) Team are seeking public assistance in identifying two people of interest thought to be responsible for four separate incidents of school burglary that occurred over the spring...

Vandals Hit Schools in Newhall, Canyon Country
Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013

Hart High, Sierra Vista Junior High, as well as Newhall and Old Orchard elementary schools were broken into during the last week, school officials said Tuesday. Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s deputies are currently reviewing video from campus security cameras at the junior high and high school, and...

Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold its regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 25, beginning with a closed session at 5:00 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 6:00 p.m.
Jan. 25: Santa Clarita City Council Regular Meeting
Princess Cruises announced Monday Chef Rudi Sodamin will become its first head of culinary arts, effective immediately.
Rudi Sodamin Named Princess Cruises’ Culinary Arts Head
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office released the 11 productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, Jan. 24 - Sunday, Jan. 30.
Filming in Santa Clarita Includes 11 Productions
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported two additional deaths from COVID-19 Monday, bringing the total number to 204 since the onset of the pandemic, confirmed spokesman Patrick Moody. (One of those deaths was recorded Sunday).
Monday COVID Roundup: Two Additional Deaths at Henry Mayo, 204 to Date
Californians may now opt to receive vehicle registration renewal notices by email instead of a paper notice by traditional mail.
Californians Can Now Opt for Paperless Car Registration Notices
1888 - Acton post office established; Richard E. Nickel, postmaster [story]
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1882 - Author Helen Hunt Jackson visits Rancho Camulos; inspiration for "Ramona" novel [story]
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Los Angeles County Assessor Jeff Prang announced a corroborative effort with County Public Health officials that will include free COVID-19 vaccinations, booster shots, and PCR testing at three District Offices on Monday Jan. 24, Wednesday Jan. 26 and Sunday Jan. 30.
Free COVID PCR Testing, Vaccines Offered at L.A. County Assessor Offices
1839 - Gov. Juan B. Alvarado gives most of SCV to Mexican Army Lt. Antonio del Valle. [story]
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The Castaic Union School District is proud to announce that the Jene Fielder Trust Scholarship Program is now accepting applications. The program is open to past and present students of Castaic Middle School.
Castaic Union School District Announces Jene Fielder Trust Scholarship Program
The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control will teams up with Best Friends Animal Society to encourage county residents to “Live Large” with Adopt a Big Dog Special Discounts for large dogs through Jan. 31.
L.A. County Animal Care & Control Offers Big Dog Adoption Discounts
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Friday 65 additional deaths and 43,091 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 63,320 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID Roundup: Additional COVID Death Reported at Henry Mayo
The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. Gwendolyn Delgado as the newest assistant principal at Golden Valley High School.
Dr. Gwendolyn Delgado Named Newest Assistant Principal at Golden Valley High School
The Zonta Club of Santa Clarita is holding a "Yum-Raiser" for Valentine’s Day. Safely and easily send boxes of chocolate for delivery to your friends and family from See’s Candies.
Zonta Club of SCV Holds Online Sees Candies ‘Yum-Raiser’
A job fair will be held to recruit for a variety of positions at America’s Job Center of California for North Los Angeles County Regional Center on Thursday, Jan. 27 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Jan. 27 Job Recruitment Fair for North Los Angeles County Regional Center
A musical fundraiser to benefit the Saugus Dance program at Saugus High School will be held 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at the Smokehouse on Main, 24255 Main St., Newhall, CA 91355.
Jan. 22: Dark Desert Highway, Smokehouse on Main Hosting Fundraiser for Saugus Dance
Starting Monday, Jan. 24, crews will begin construction of a new curb, gutter and sidewalk along portions of the east side of Sierra Highway, north of Soledad Canyon Road.
Lane, Road Closures Begin Monday for Sierra Highway Sidewalk Construction
The California High-Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors today unanimously approved the Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement for the approximately 14-mile Burbank to Los Angeles project section.
High-Speed Rail Board Clears Final Environmental Hurdles to Advance Service into L.A.
Experience Helen Hunt Jackson’s January 23, 1882 visit to Rancho Camulos which inspired her to include this vestige of the Californio lifestyle as one of the settings for her novel Ramona. Reenactors will engage and delight you as they portray this event which forever changed the peaceful life at Rancho Camulos.
Jan. 29: Helen Hunt Jackson Returns to Rancho Camulos
1914 - Signal newspaper owner-editor Scott Newhall born in San Francisco [story]
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Do you like comedy? Do you like music? Do you like getting root canals?
Impulse Hosting Comedy, Music Night
Coming off a first-place winning streak at competitions in New York and Washington, D.C., earlier in 2021, the CSUN Model United Nations team continues to accumulate achievements after scoring another first place finish with the Outstanding Delegation Award in the Northwest Model UN Conference, which took place Nov. 19-21 in Seattle.
Matadors Pull off Clean Sweep at Model UN Competitions
Freshman guard Monique Febles poured in a season-high 23 points as No. 6 College of the Canyons was able to outlast Antelope Valley College 68-62 at the Cougar Cage in the 2021-22 home opener. 
Lady Cougars Hold off AVC in Home Opener
Evelyn Ku, MSN, RN, has been named Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.
Evelyn Ku Named Henry Mayo’s VP, Chief Nursing Officer