September 17, 2021


affection for others | L.A. County’s Animal Care, Control Seeking Volunteers for Dog Play Group

In an effort to “Clear the Shelters,” all of the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control’s animal care centers are set to offer discounted adoptions through September, including at the Castaic location.

All L.A. County Animal Shelters to Offer Discounted Adoptions Throughout September

1955 – U.S. release of “Gunsmoke” TV series, initially filmed at Melody Ranch [story]

James Arness

The Santa Clarita City Council will hold its regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 6:00 p.m.

Sept. 14: Santa Clarita City Council Regular Meeting

The city of Santa Clarita’s Carrie Lujan, who is also a co-host of SCVTV’s Community Corner, was named 2021 Communicator of the Year on Thursday by the City-County Communications & Marketing Association (3CMA).

City of Santa Clarita’s Carrie Lujan Named 2021 Communicator of the Year

Officials from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported an additional death Thursday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths to 162 since the onset of the pandemic, hospital spokesman Patrick Moody confirmed.

Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: 162nd Death at Henry Mayo; SCV Cases Total 34,490

Following the announcement that the Gibbon Conservation Center would be leaving its Saugus home of more than 40 years this summer, officials said they are planning to stay a bit longer.

Gibbon Conservation Center to Remain in Saugus…For Now

Zonta Club of Santa Clarita’s LifeForward Virtual Workshop entitled, “Awareness – Recognize Behaviors that Lead to Sexual Harassment-Assault! Emotional Impact for High School Students, College Students & Adults,” will be held Saturday, Sept. 11, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

LifeForward Virtual Workshop to Focus on Recognizing Behaviors That Lead to Sexual Assault

The fourth week of Santa Clarita football is scheduled for Friday with all schools officially having played at least one game despite COVID-19 complications that have forced the cancellation of several games through the first three weeks of competition. The Foothill League teams are now two games away before heading into league play.

SCV High School Football Week Four Preview

The Santa Clarita Public Library is excited to launch Fall programming for all ages.

Santa Clarita Public Library’s Fall Programming Returns Monday

After receiving a credible tip through their anonymous tip line, officials at Hart High School and the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station reported they were able to successfully locate a student allegedly in possession of a firearm and take the student into custody Wednesday.

Anonymous Tip Line Leads to Arrest of Four Students After Firearm Found on Campus

Do you want your lawn to look its best? Learn about techniques to maintain your turf that will keep it thriving and may improve water efficiency.

Learn All About Turf Maintenance at SCV Water’s Upcoming Virtual Gardening Class

The city of Santa Clarita’s Tourism Marketing District Advisory Board will hold a special meeting Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 3:00 p.m.

Sept. 14: Santa Clarita Tourism Marketing District Advisory Board Special Meeting

As it begins its second year of operation, the Trek Bike Park of Santa Clarita will soon boast a number of new features for mountain bike riders to explore.

Santa Clarita Trek Bike Park Installing Advanced Ramps

In remembrance of the 20th anniversary of the tragic terror attacks on American soil, X-Bots Robotics Inc., an award-winning community-based high school robotics team operating under First Robotics Competition (FRC), will launch a pilot expansion of its X-Bots Robotics Mobility Program presented by PPG across six California sites, including Newhall, on Saturday, Sept. 11, through its partnership with PPG Foundation and Boys & Girls Club.

X-Bots Robotics Commemorating 9/11 by Bringing Mobility Program to SCV Boys & Girls Club

1945 – Bonelli Stadium (Saugus Speedway) holds first postwar auto race on the West Coast; Billy Vukovich wins [story]

Bonelli Stadium

The Santa Clarita Valley high school cross country teams competed Friday in the Cool Breeze Invitational, which invited more than 50 schools across the state to compete in their first real competition since the 2019 season. 

Runners From SCV Compete In Cool Breeze Invitational

WalletHub released a study Wednesday identifying states that are having the most successful recoveries.

WalletHub Gives Update On California’s Covid Recovery

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Wednesday 49 new deaths and 2,006 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 34,443 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.

Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: Case Rate in L.A. Decreases In Non-School Settings; SCV Cases Total 34,443

A Valencia woman’s struggle with a rare disorder has brought friends and family together to raise awareness and money to help others dealing with the same struggle, and are inviting the community to help.

Valencia Woman’s Battle with Rare Disease Rallies Loved Ones to Raise Awareness, Money

Questions at the Santa Clarita Valley telephone townhall hosted by Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, Friday afternoon covered a variety of issues, including Afghanistan, COVID-19, elections, domestic terrorism, homelessness, domestic violence funding and rental assistance. 

Rep. Garcia Covers Concerns Foreign And Domestic In Telephone Townhall

A Santa Clarita Valley-based deputy district attorney announced Tuesday he has filed a defamation lawsuit against Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón, alleging his boss has called him derogatory names that negatively impacted him both professionally and personally.  

Deputy DA Files Lawsuit Against Gascón

A Southern Pacific caboose is now latched to the 1900 steam locomotive at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park. The 1942 caboose was set on the tracks adjacent to the Saugus Train Depot Tuesday afternoon following a short journey from Filmore.  

SCV’s Heritage Junction Becomes New Home For Original Southern Pacific Caboose

A surveillance operation and investigation carried out in North Hollywood, but connected to a previous incident in Valencia, led to deputies reportedly recovering a number of weapons, high-capacity magazines, drugs and other contraband, officials said in a statement distributed Tuesday.  

Full-Auto Weapons, Magazines, Drugs Recovered In Surveillance Operation

1946 – Dedication of newly constructed William S. Hart High School [story]