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1990 - "Duplicates" premieres at L.A. Phil; concerto by CalArts Music School dean Mel Powell wins Pulitzer Prize [story]
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Nov. 23: Vasquez Canyon Road Slated to Reopen
Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016

File Photo from 2015 Vasquez Canyon Road is slated to reopen on November 23 at 9 a.m., according to Los Angeles County officials. There will be a ribbon cutting to celebrate the reopening. “Public Works worked really hard to get (Vasquez) open before the end of the year,” Edel Vizcarra, planning...

Bouquet Section Closed for Safety; Vasquez Reopens in 2 Weeks
Thursday, Nov 3, 2016

Nobody is blocked off and no homes are located within the Bouquet Canyon Road closure area, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich’s planning deputy said Thursday. “There’s a set of gates, one on the south side and two on north, with no homes in between. It’s all vacant land,” Edel Vizcarra said....

Vasquez Canyon Stripped of Pavement While Land Continues to Move
Monday, Dec 28, 2015

Photo: L.A. County Dept. of Public Works Pavement that once was Vasquez Canyon Road in Santa Clarita was pulled up last week after a 400-foot section of the road was destroyed by a slow-moving landslide in November, officials said Monday. While county officials were still unable to get in contact with...

Pavement Goes Vertical on Vasquez Canyon Road After Landslide (Video)
Friday, Nov 20, 2015

A landslide forced the closure of Vasquez Canyon Road after pavement uprooted 150 feet of road east of Bouquet Canyon Road. Los Angeles County Public Works engineers and geologists are investigating the cause of the ground movement as soil continues to move and push the roadway into an upward slope more...

Vasquez Canyon Road Buckles
Thursday, Nov 19, 2015

The California Highway Patrol has closed Vasquez Canyon Road between Bouquet Canyon Road in Saugus and Sierra Highway in Canyon Country due to a small landslide. Motorists are encouraged to take Sierra Highway as an alternate route. The road is closed for an undetermined duration. The city of Santa Clarita...

Driver Injured in Vasquez Canyon Crash
Sunday, Jan 4, 2015

[KHTS] – Fire Department and CHP officials responded to a vehicle that had fallen 200 feet over the side of Vasquez Canyon Road in Canyon Country Saturday night, officials said Sunday. Fire officials reported to Vasquez Canyon Road near Mystery Mesa Drive where they found a 67-year-old man...

SUV Tumbles Down Hill; Woman Rescued
Monday, Jun 9, 2014

[KHTS] – A woman had to be extricated from her vehicle Monday afternoon after it went over the side of Vasquez Canyon Road into a ditch. The Sheriff’s Station Search and Rescue Team was called to assist with the incident. The volunteer unit met with Fire Department personnel, who arrived on scene...

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Vasquez Canyon Road has reopened after being closed for resurfacing last week and over the weekend, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works. The road had been closed intermittently since April 14 from Bouquet Canyon Road to Sierra Highway while road crews filled pot holes and poured...

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2012

The entire length of Vasquez Canyon Road between Bouquet Canyon Road to Sierra Highway is closed for a resurfacing project that began Monday night, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works. County road crews are resurfacing the road over a three-week period that started April 14....

Monday, Apr 23, 2012

The entire length of Vasquez Canyon Road is closed Monday night from Bouquet Canyon Road to Sierra Highway, according to a 9:30 p.m. alert from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works. County road crews are resurfacing the road over a three-week period that started April 14. Most days, one...

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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
In 2019, Valencia High School student, Pedro Roman, was diagnosed with Leukemia. After one long and hard-fought year, Roman is now in remission due to the success of his latest treatment.
Jan. 30: Community Blood Drive for Valencia High’s Pedro Roman
1990 - "Duplicates" premieres at L.A. Phil; concerto by CalArts Music School dean Mel Powell wins Pulitzer Prize [story]
Mel Powell
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