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1956 - Battle of Palmdale rages over the skies of Santa Clarita [story]
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COUNTY NEWS ARCHIVE
Christmas Tree Fire Prompts Reminder from County Fire Chief
Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015

Chief Daryl Osby Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby urges residents to remove dry and brittle Christmas trees from their homes to avoid any fire danger. “We’re now into the second week of the new year, so any Christmas trees still set up inside homes presents a serious fire danger,” he said. Tuesday...

Miss Teen SCV Helps DA Brighten Crime Victims’ Holiday
Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014

Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, accompanied by Miss Teen Santa Clarita Valley Sarah Rafeh, shopped for holiday gifts Monday with the crime victims at City Target in Los Angeles  as part of the Heroes & Helpers event. “For 30 years, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s...

Christmas in Mentryville
Monday, Dec 22, 2014

This week we celebrate Christmas. I’ve decided not to write about trains and trash, gravel mines, has-been politicians, the City Council or the County Supervisors. All of that is off-limits this week. Today is Christmas in Pico Cottage and Mentryville. One of the best parts of Christmas in Pico Cottage...

Christmas Celebration Draws Crowd to Church on the Way
Monday, Dec 15, 2014

Many Santa Clarita Valley families began celebrating Christmas early by attending The Church On The Way Santa Clarita’s Winter Wonderland event Sunday evening. “Santa Clarita has a lot of families, so we wanted to have a fun Christmas celebration,” said The Church On The Way Director of Ministries...

Dec. 19: Free Green Shopping Bag Giveaway at Mall, Libraries
Thursday, Dec 11, 2014

A Day With a Bag – Get your bag and get shopping! Residents are invited to join thousands of shoppers throughout the City of Santa Clarita by giving up one-time use shopping bags in favor of reusable bags as part of “A Day With a Bag” on Friday, Dec 19. Currently, Californians use more than 19...

Dec. 13-14: LDS Valencia Stake Presents Christmas Story, Concert

The Valencia Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints invites the public to attend “Let Earth Receive Her King,” an annual Christmas Concert presenting the Biblical Christmas story of the birth and life of Jesus Christ.  In addition to a choir, soloists and full orchestra, the performances...

Dec. 12-14: Sanctuary Presents ‘A Christmas Carol’
Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014

In a new twist on the classic Dickens’ holiday story, “A Christmas Carol” is coming to the Sanctuary’s stage this weekend December 12th, 13th & 14th at 7 p.m., and with one matinee showing on Saturday the 14th at 4 p.m. Tickets are now on sale online for just $10 for adults...

KHTS Accepting Entries for Dec. 12 Holiday Lights Contest
Monday, Dec 8, 2014

KHTS, your Hometown Station, is seeking entries for the second annual Holiday Light Tour to be held Friday, Dec. 12. The annual contest is looking for streets and single family home entries that feature Christmas lights and holiday lights in the Santa Clarita Valley. To enter [CLICK HERE]. “We are...

USPS Issues International Mail-By Deadlines for Christmas

[USPS] – With Christmas less than a month away, the U.S. Postal Service reminds customers to mail international holiday gifts early. The Postal Service recommends mailing by the dates below. “The key to getting international holiday gifts overseas in time for Christmas is being prepared and mailing...

SCV Entertainment Beat: Friday Jazz, Saturday Strings
Thursday, Dec 4, 2014

If you’re not yet in the holiday spirit, the College of the Canyons Studio Jazz Ensemble and the Lab Band will get you there Friday night at the Performing Arts Center. Director K.C. Manji and the bands will play a mix of traditional holiday tunes performed in a variety of styles, from swing to bossa...

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1956 - Battle of Palmdale rages over the skies of Santa Clarita [story]
Battle of Palmdale
Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean C. Logan announced the RR/CC has completed the examination and verification of all 715,833 petition signatures submitted for the recall of Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón.
Gascón Recall Efforts Fail
CSUN defeated the University of San Diego 1-0 Sunday night in the men's soccer exhibition opener for both clubs at Torero Stadium. 
Matadors Shut Out San Diego 1-0 in Exhibition Opener
The Women's Council of Realtors SCV Network held their election for officers on Aug. 11, along with their annual member and sponsor appreciation night.
Women’s Council of Realtors SCV Elects New Officers
The regular meeting of the William S. Hart Union High School District's Governing Board will take place Wednesday, Aug. 17, beginning with a closed session at 6 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 7 p.m.
Aug. 17: Hart District Regular Board Meeting
The regular board meeting of the Saugus Union School District Governing Board will be held Tuesday, Aug. 16, beginning with a closed session at 5:30 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 6:30 p.m.
Aug. 16: SUSD Regular Board Meeting
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
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Monday one new death and 266 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley over the weekend, with a total of 26 deaths and 10,025 new cases countywide.
Monday COVID Roundup: SCV Cases Top 88,000; Deaths Total 493
(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
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