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Planning Commission To Discuss Sand Canyon Resort, New Henry Mayo Patient Tower

The City of Santa Clarita Planning Commission is set to discuss plans for the proposed Sand Canyon Resort next Tuesday, as well as a new patient tower for Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. The hearing is expected to include a presentation from city staff providing an overview on the potential impact of the projects and testimony from the applicants as well ...

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Waste Management Extends Biweekly Green Waste Pick-Up Schedule In Santa Clarita

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Waste Management has extended its temporary modified green waste pick-up schedule through January for Santa Clarita residents. Residential green waste pick-up, which previously occurred weekly, was temporarily modified to biweekly. This change has been extended and set to proceed until the week of Jan. 25th, when the schedule is set to return to normal, officials said. The temporary service changes ...

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Santa Clarita Valley DUI Arrests, Fatalities Down In 2020

In 2020 Santa Clarita DUI arrests decreased slightly compared to 2019, officials said. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) Newhall Area Office and the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station have released  statistics on DUI arrests made over the last three years, revealing a decrease of roughly 3.5 percent in 2020 compared to 2019, the statistics show. In 2020 alone 955 drivers ...

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Car Goes Off 5 Freeway In Castaic Rollover Crash

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A rollover crash in Castaic sent one car off the I-5 Freeway Saturday morning, officials said. Just before 9:20 a.m., emergency responders received reports of a rollover crash on the northbound 5 Freeway near Hasley Canyon Road in Castaic, according to Dispatch Supervisor Cheryl Sims with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. “There were two minor patients, but they don’t ...

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GoFundMe Set Up For Val Verde Family After Fire Destroys Home

A Val Verde family has set up a GoFundMe after a fire destroyed their home and killed nine of their animals last week.  On Tuesday, Jan. 5, first responders received reports of a structure fire in the 29800 block of Central Avenue in Val Verde, according to Fire officials.  The fire was reported just before 5 a.m. as a result ...

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Grading Begins For Development Of Nearly 100 Condos In Newhall

The initial grading has begun for the development of nearly 100 detached condos near the corner of Dockweiler Drive and Sierra Highway, with construction set to begin within the next several months. Located on over 19 acres of land near the intersection of Dockweiler Drive and Sierra Highway, the “Dockweiler 21” development is set to hold 93 detached single-family condominium ...

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Valencia Ice Station Renovations Underway

Renovations are underway at the Valencia Ice Station, with officials from the City of Santa Clarita updating both the outside of the station with a new coat of paint and the inside of the station with new lighting and access to high-speed internet. Drivers passing by the Ice Station off of Smyth Drive may have noticed a “flurry” of activity ...

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L.A. County Aims To Vaccinate Older Residents By February

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Public health officials expect Los Angeles County to be able to begin administering the COVID-19 vaccine to residents aged 65 and older by early February. An additional 15,051 COVID-19 cases were reported in Los Angeles County on Friday, along with 258 deaths, according to Dr. Paul Simon, science officer for the  L.A. County Department of Public Health.  Simon stated that ...

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Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Opens COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is now offering the COVID-19 vaccine to those who qualify for it under Los Angeles County Department of Public Health guidelines.  A brand new COVID-19 vaccination site is arriving at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, with an appointment system already available online for Santa Clarita residents.  “Starting to roll them out is terrific, it’s great for the ...

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Deputies Investigating Canyon Country Robbery

Deputies are investigating a Canyon Country robbery Friday afternoon after an individual reportedly tried to steal a woman’s purse at a nearby grocery store. Around 2:15 p.m. deputies received reports of a robbery at the Vons grocery store on the 26500 block of Soledad Canyon Road in Canyon Country, said Lt. Ethan Marquez with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. ...

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