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1849 - Eight-pound gold nugget found in San Feliciano Canyon (Val Verde/Piru area) [story]
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Elderly Driver Gets 60 Days for Killing Skateboarder, 14
Monday, Aug 8, 2016

Canyon Country resident Ralph August Steger, 75, who struck and killed 14-year-old Wyatt Savaikie at a Saugus intersection in July 2015 received 60 days in jail and probation Monday, officials said. Read the full story [here].  

Savaikie Family Sues City, State for Death of Teen
Monday, Apr 11, 2016

Wyatt Savaikie The family of Wyatt Savaikie has filed a lawsuit against the city of Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, the state of California, SoCal Edison and the 74-year-old driver of the vehicle that allegedly killed the Saugus teen. The family claims that a governmental body contributed to the...

Services Saturday for Crash Victim Savaikie
Thursday, Jul 23, 2015

[KHTS] – Funeral services for Wyatt Savaikie, the 14-year-old boy who was killed July 16 by a motorist at a Saugus intersection, will be held Saturday, July 25, at 11 a.m. at Real Life Church, 23841 Newhall Ranch Rd., Valencia. “He was beautiful,” Wyatt’s mother, Teresa Savaikie, said in...

Candlelight Vigil Held for Savaikie; Donations Needed
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015

UPDATE: Friends and family of Wyatt Savaikie braved the rain in order to remember the him at a candlelight vigil Saturday evening at Santa Clarita Central Park, where the planned Concert in the Park was canceled to do inclement weather. “I have people who have never met the family donating, and...

SCV NewsBreak Friday July 17, 2015
Friday, Jul 17, 2015

Wyatt Savaikie, 14, was identified as the person killed Thursday at Bouquet 7 Seco Canyon Road. A suspect is still at large after leading police on a chase around the Valencia Town Center Thursday. The final leg of the Special Olympics World Games Torch run came through town today. A small brush fire...

The Gentle Giant

You know as a reporter we cover stories of such variety, even here in Santa Clarita, but sometimes you get a story that hits so close to home it makes you step back and think: What is the real story? On Thursday we here in Santa Clarita lost a gentle giant. I’m not talking about a tree or large animal;...

Crash Victim on Skateboard Was Valencia Student, 14

The skateboarder who was struck and killed by a vehicle at a Santa Clarita intersection Friday has been identified as 14-year-old Wyatt Savaikie, an incoming freshman at Valencia High School. Savaikie was crossing the street with his skateboard when he was hit by a car, said Investigator McCracken of...

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Family Promise of Santa Clarita Valley will hold their third annual golf tournament beginning noon on Monday, Oct. 24.
Oct. 24: Family Promise SCV Annual Golf Tournament
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital will open its first primary care practice on the hospital campus on Monday, Aug. 15.
Henry Mayo Opens First Primary Care Practice on Hospital Campus
Heads Up! The city of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station urge parents to practice "safe pedestrian skills."
Parents Urged to Practice Back-to-School Safety
(CN) — In drought-ridden California's history, megafloods have occurred about every century. Not often, but from a geological standpoint they're not rare.
Study Shows Climate Change Increasing Risk of California Megaflood
1849 - Eight-pound gold nugget found in San Feliciano Canyon (Val Verde/Piru area) [story]
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1986 - Canyon Country's Mitchell adobe demolished; components salvaged & later rebuilt at Heritage Junction [story]
Mitchell adobe
1961 - First Mass celebrated at new Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church (3rd building) in Newhall. Cardinal McIntyre attends [story]
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Are you worried about getting diabetes? Have you been told that you have pre-diabetes? One out of three American adults has prediabetes.
Aug. 16: Henry Mayo Hosts Diabetes Prevention Program
Avian influenza refers to a family of influenza or flu viruses that commonly infect birds.
L.A. County Public Health Urges Public to Protect Pet Birds from Bird Flu
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 19 new deaths throughout L.A. County, 3,995 new cases countywide and 112 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID Roundup: County Moves to Medium Community Level
Marvel Comics’ best-known, tree-like sentient being, Groot, a character that became widely popular through the action comedy "Guardians of the Galaxy," gets his own animated show on Disney+ this week.
CalArts Alum Kirsten Lepore Brings ‘I am Groot’ to Disney+
Work along the I-5 corridor in Burbank continues and will include nighttime lane reductions and the closing of the Verdugo Avenue off-ramp during the week of Aug. 15 to Aug. 18.
I-5 Corridor Improvements Include Nighttime Lane Reductions
As part of his legislative package calling on accountability, transparency, and integrity in the state government's procurement process, Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced Senate Bill 1271 (SB 1271) passed out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Aug. 11.
Wilk’s Measure Increasing Transparency Passes Assembly Committee
The early portion of The Master's University women's soccer team's schedule in 2022 will have a national tournament-type feel.
TMU Women’s Soccer To Play Top Teams on Florida, Indiana Trips
Princess Cruises today announced updated COVID-19 protocols and guidelines, removing the vaccine requirement for most voyages of less than 16 days so that anyone can cruise and adjusting pre-travel testing requirements to make it less complicated.
Princess Cruises Removes Vaccine Requirement for Most Sailings
As the summer travel season wraps up, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reminds drivers to be responsible and never drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
Aug. 17-Sept. 5: LASD Will Increase End-of-Summer DUI Patrols, Checkpoints
Historically, California has been the most wildfire prone state in the United States. In 2021, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, reported over 4,000 fires that burned 60,507 acres across the state.
Ken Striplin | Keep Your Family, Home and Property Safe from Wildfires
The county of Los Angeles Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission is hosting a Special Hearing on Deputy Gangs in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Aug: 19 Special Hearing on L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputy Gangs
1944 - Newhall Refinery on Sierra Highway destroyed by fire (then rebuilt) [watch film]
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As local students get ready to head back to class for the new school year, your Salvation Army Santa Clarita Corps wants to ensure they have the supplies and resources necessary for success.
Salvation Army Santa Clarita Hosting Back-to-School Drive
The Rancho Camulos National Historic Landmark Presents: "Sundays at the Landmark" on Sunday, Aug. 28, with Dave Berg. He will present "Stories to Share.
Aug. 28: Author Dave Berg Presents ‘Stories to Share’ at Rancho Camulos
The WiSH Education Foundation's much-anticipated Cocktails on the Roof event is back for the community to enjoy on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Subaru of Valencia campus.
Nov. 19: Cocktails on the Roof Returns with ‘Share the Love’ Event
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station is reminding residents that no one will ever call your home demanding payment for "outstanding warrants."
SCV Sheriff’s Station Warning Residents of Scam Calls
Carousel Ranch, in Agua Dulce, was presented with a $5,000 donation from the Logix Federal Credit Union Community Stars Foundation.
Logix Foundation Donates $5K to Carousel Ranch
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