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Santa Clarita Fire Updates

Updated Monday, October 29th at 11:54am


Current containment numbers on the Ranch (Castaic) Fire:


58,401 acres burned, 97% containment.  Officials now expecting full containment on October 30th.


The weekend weather was favorable for firefighters, with cloudy skies and even some sprinkles falling throughout the area on Saturday. 


Vasquez Bridge is closed due to fires : The County is estimating that the bridge will be re-opened by November 12th.


Heads-Up Organization Receives Aid in Recovery Efforts

Jim Tindell: Victim And Hero Of SCV Fires Begins Recovery

State Reports Help Received By SCV Residents

Thirty Nine local people have registered for assistance

Monday morning, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s office confirmed that thirty nine Santa Clarita Valley residents have registered with FEMA to receive assistance.


Money has already been dispersed to some of those residents.


Local Ranch Was Home To Sixty Horses During Fires

Sand Canyon ranch opened their facilities to evacuated animals

During the recent Santa Clarita wildfires, many homes had to be evacuated as the fire quickly spread. For some of those homes, it was about more than simply gathering the family, personal items, and leaving. Many had horses, or other large animals that had to be evacuated.


State Steps Up To Help California Rebuild

Hotline and website launched to help curb post disaster fraud, alleged arson cases to be fully prosecuted

In reiterating the state and law enforcement's strong commitment to catching the responsible parties, the Governor has said that California is too vulnerable to catastrophic fires to be anything less than super-vigilant when it comes to going after arsonists.


Runners Fighting To Kill Senate Bill

Discrimination bill undermines moral values, says George Runner

ImageState Senator George Runner, and his wife, Assemblywoman Sharon Runner have taken a firm stance against Senate Bill 777, authored by Senator Sheila Kuehl.


Hometown Sports Report 10-29-07

Hometown Sports Report 10-29-07


In week three of Foothill League action Friday night, in a game heard live on KHTS, the Valencia Vikings and Hart Indians tied 21-21.  Hart Senior kicker Johnny MacArthur missed a field goal with five-seconds remaining.  In other action from around the league, the Saugus Centurions took sole possession of first place in the Foothill League with a 70-27 domination over Golden Valley.  Also, the Canyon Cowboys defeated the West Ranch Wildcats, 10-3.


China's Sustainability A Topic At COC

College Sustainable Development Committee to Make Presentation on China

Taking a look at the environmental impact of modernization and the vast economic expansion currently taking place in China, the College of the Canyons Sustainable Development Committee (SDC) will host a special presentation on China and Sustainability from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday October 31, in Aliso Hall room 108 on the Valencia campus.

October Update On I-5 Roadwork

The following is a released update from the City of Santa Clarita regarding the progress of the ongoing roadwork at the I-5/Magic Mountain area.

The construction of the box culvert is complete. The box culvert is approximately 2,800 linear feet in length by 10 feet in width and is 8 feet deep. This is one of the major accomplishments within the Phase 2 improvements. The box had to be complete prior to beginning realignment work on The Old Road, which will start mid-November.

Fire Crews Thank Residents

Local support helped firefighters

The joint command that successfully guided firefighters through the SCV Wildfires has issued a statement thanking Santa Clarita residents.


The statement, signed by Rocky Opliger of the US Forest Service, Glenn Massey of the LA County Fire Department and Rodger Thompson of Cal Fire, is as follows: