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1769 - Fr. Juan Crespi, en route to San Francisco Bay with the Portolá expedition, names the Santa Clara River Valley (SCV) for St. Clare [story]
Fr. Crespi cenotaph


LOCAL NEWS
Newsom Proclaims State of Emergency on Wildfires
Friday, Mar 22, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Building on lessons learned from past catastrophic wildfires, Governor Gavin Newsom Friday proclaimed a state of emergency throughout California ahead of the coming fire season. Newsom is directing his administration to immediately expedite forest management projects that will protect...

California Bill to Keep Environmental Rules Clears First Hurdle
Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019

By Nick Cahill SACRAMENTO – In the wake of a catastrophic wildfire that ripped through a foothill community during what’s normally the beginning of California’s rainy season, Toni Atkins wanted to be the first lawmaker to act. One week after firefighters fully contained the deadly Camp Fire which...

Chiquita Landfill to Take Woolsey Fire Debris, Above Normal Limits
Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019

The Chiquita Canyon Landfill in Val Verde has been approved for a temporary tonnage increase so it can accept non-hazardous debris from the Woolsey Fire. The Board of Supervisors approved the 120-day increase last week. The motion by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, whose district was heavily impacted by the...

Jan. 31: Debris Removal Application Deadline for Woolsey Fire Survivors
Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019

Los Angeles County is issuing an important notice to all Woolsey Fire survivors who had their property destroyed by the Woolsey Fire. “If your property was destroyed by the Woolsey Fire, you must make an important choice about how you will clear debris from your property by January 31st,” stated...

Evacuation Centers Now Open for Woolsey Fire Burn Areas
Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019

Evacuation centers are now open for the Woolsey Fire burn areas. The centers are located at: Santa Monica High School – South Gym 601 Pico Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90405 Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center 27040 Malibu Hills Road Agoura, CA 91301 For more information, please contact the American...

Mandatory Evacuations Underway for Portions of Woolsey Fire Burn Area

Unified Command has identified properties in the Woolsey fire burn area that may be subject to a high volume of mud and debris flow. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department personnel will be out to give residents at the identified properties advance evacuation notice. Mandatory evacuations began at...

FEMA Extends Wildfire Aid Application Deadline to Jan. 31
Monday, Jan 14, 2019

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended the registration period for Los Angeles County residents affected by the recent wildfires to apply for disaster assistance to Jan. 31. FEMA has provided county residents with more than $3 million in assistance through their Individuals and Households...

Newsom Pledges “Historic” Funding in Fire Prevention
Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019

By Nick Cahill SACRAMENTO, (CN) – California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday pledged “historic” new investments in fire prevention tactics, outlining a $305 million spending plan meant to better prepare the state for natural disasters after another catastrophic wildfire season. Through a series of...

County to Initiate Woolsey Fire Comprehensive Review
Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the initiation of a comprehensive review of the Woolsey Fire response and recovery. The motion asks for a specific assessment of the cause and origin of the fire, the deployment of firefighting resources as the fire progressed, the distribution...

California Cities, Nonprofits Urge Feds to Save Land, Water Conservation Fund
Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018

LOS ANGELES – Ten cities and conservation groups recently passed resolutions urging Congress to permanently reauthorize and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which expired due to congressional inaction in September. Buena Park; California City; Carson; Del Mar; Eureka; Laguna Beach;...

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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health cautions residents who are planning to visit the below Los Angeles County beaches to avoid swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters:
Ocean Water Use Warning for Los Angeles County Beaches
The Michael Hoefflin Foundation is starting two tasty ways to support the non-profit's efforts Friday August 12.
Aug 12: Two Fundraisers To Support Michael Hoefflin Foundation
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 19 new deaths throughout L.A. County, 4,514 new cases countywide and 92 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID Roundup: County Reports Two Additional Deaths For SCV
During the upcoming Aug 9. meeting, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors are set to proclaim this August as Student Debt Awareness Month. 
County To Proclaim Aug. 2022 Student Loan Debt Awareness Month
Valley Industry Association is planning their next Bash, as they honor businesses of distinction.
Nov 4: VIA Midnight In Morocco Celebrates Local Businesses
The SCVEDC would like to congratulate everyone who made this years list of most influential leaders in the region, including our their President & CEO, Holly Schroeder.
Valley 200 List Recognizes SCVEDC BOD Members, CEO
The city of Santa Clarita welcomes residents to dispose of their used tires at the free tire collection event on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Aug 27: Santa Clarita to Host Free Tire Collection Event
1769 - Fr. Juan Crespi, en route to San Francisco Bay with the Portolá expedition, names the Santa Clara River Valley (SCV) for St. Clare [story]
Fr. Crespi cenotaph
Lila Littlejohn, a veteran journalist, journalism teacher and former editor of The Signal, died Sunday morning peacefully in her sleep at her home in Florida, according to family.
Former Signal Editor Lila Littlejohn Dies at 68
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 13 new deaths throughout L.A. County, 2,335 new cases countywide and 53 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID Roundup: County Cases Decline to 2,335 with 13 New Deaths
On Tuesday, Aug. 9, the county of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors approved a resolution placing the Cannabis Tax Measure on the Nov. 8, 2022 election ballot for approval by voters.
Supes Approve Cannabis Tax Measure for November Election
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency has extended the deadline to apply for appointment to fill a vacancy on the Board of Directors.
Deadline Extended by SCV Water to Fill Board Vacancy, Applicants Sought
Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley celebrates Women in Film with the "Lundafest 2022" screening on Thursday, Oct. 6 at the Canyon Theater Guild in Newhall.
Oct. 6: Zonta Club of SCV Presents ‘Lunafest’
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is hosting “Let’s Get Back to Screening!” a symposium for medical professionals and members of the public that will focus on the importance of early cancer detection.
Sept. 10: Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital to Host Cancer Screening Symposium
Residents throughout the city of Santa Clarita regularly take advantage of the miles of paved off-street trails available for walking, running and cycling safely without having to worry about the hazards posed by vehicle traffic.
Aug. 24: Residents Invited to Public Meeting for Bouquet Canyon Trail Project
The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District has confirmed 28 additional mosquito samples that tested positive for West Nile virus.
Vector Control Confirms 28 Additional Positive West Nile Virus Samples
Head Coach Annett Davis could not have asked for a better schedule in terms of preparing The Master's University women's volleyball team for the challenges posed by the Golden State Athletic Conference and, hopefully, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics nationals.
TMU Women’s Volleyball To Face Road Tests Early in 2022
California Credit Union encourages Santa Clarita Valley teachers who have an innovative class project idea to apply for a credit union grant through its biannual Teacher Grant program.
SCV Teachers Urged to Apply for California Credit Union Teacher Grants
Single Mothers Outreach has announced “Building Hope” as the theme for the 12th annual Empowering HeArts fundraising gala, set to take place on 6 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Santa Clarita Community Center.
Oct. 28: Single Mothers Outreach 12th Annual Empowering HeArts Gala
1919 - Charles Kingsburry (Kingsburry House at Heritage Junction) arrives in Newhall to work on Power House No. 1 construction in San Francisquito Canyon [story]
Charles Kingsburry
Raising the Curtain Foundation invites all Santa Clarita Valley students in grades 4-6 to participate in a free theater workshop on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Newhall Family Theatre for the Performing Arts.
Raising the Curtain Hosting Free Theater Workshop for Local Students
The California State University, Northridge Softball team will host the first Gary Torgeson Golf Tournament Saturday, Sept. 3, at Los Robles Golf Course in Thousand Oaks.
CSUN Softball Hosting Inaugural Gary Torgeson Golf Tournament
The Master's University has hired Dave Caldwell as its next sports information director.  
TMU Names Dave Caldwell New Sports Information Director
Stop by Impulse Music Co. on Saturday, Aug. 20, at 6 p.m., to enjoy live music from local bands: Lady Fingers, Rowdy P, The Martian Sunset and Sleeve of Steve.
Lady Fingers, Rowdy P Among Bands Performing at Impulse Music
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