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1873 - Santa Barbara lawyers Charles Fernald and Jarrett ("J.T.") Richards purchase Rancho San Francisco for $33,000 (75 cents an acre) in a sheriff's sale [story]


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New Little League Making Pitch in Santa Clarita
Thursday, Oct 16, 2014

There is a new choice for Santa Clarita families when it comes to youth baseball. Santa Clarita Little League. The new league is taking over the charter that was the Castaic Little League with the intention to use renovated fields next to the Valencia Travel Village off the 5 and 126. Kids from 4 to...

West Ranch, Pierre, Winners of Newhall Cup
Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014

Defending champion Elisa Pierre, a junior from Golden Valley, defended her title in the Newhall Cup Wednesday by one stroke over Ashley Mayhall of West Ranch. The final round of the 9th Annual Newhall Cup for girls Foothill League golf was finished Wednesday at TPC Valencia with plenty of drama. To no...

West Ranch Wins League Match No. 1; Pierre Medalist
Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014

Golden Valley’s Elisa Pierre shot a 1-under 35 for medalist honors at Elkins Ranch Golf Course. Make no mistake, Elisa Pierre is a great golfer. The junior and reigning Foothill League Girl’s Golf MVP opened up league play the way she finished by carding a 1-under 35 to earn a three-stroke...

Valencia, SCCS in Top 10 of Girls Volleyball
Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014

The CIF Southern Section has released pre-season polls for girls volleyball with two Santa Clarita teams landing in the divisional top 10. Defending Foothill League champion Valencia finds itself ranked No. 5 in Division 1-A. The Vikings finished with a record of 20-13 overall, 9-1 in league last season,...

CIF-SS West Valley Division Pre-Season Football Rankings
Friday, Aug 29, 2014

RANK SCHOOL 2013 1. Mission Viejo 11‐1 2. Vista Murrieta 12‐2 3. Hart 12‐3 4. Upland 9‐4 5. Valencia/Valencia 11‐3 6. Chaparral 8‐4 7. Tesoro 9‐3 8. Rancho Cucamonga 10‐2 9. Huntington Beach 9‐5 10. Los Alamitos 9‐3 Others: Newport Harbor, 8‐6; Saugus, 7‐6; Great Oak, 6‐5; Etiwanda,...

Ervin Finishes 11th in 100-Meter Free
Friday, Aug 22, 2014

Anthony Ervin Hart grad Anthony Ervin placed 11th Friday in the 100-Meter Freestyle at the Pan-Pacific Swimming Championships in Gold Coast, Australia. Ervin qualified for the “B” Final where he finished third in a time of 49.20.  Cameron McEvoy of Australia took home the gold medal in...

Weitzeil Places 10th at Pan-Pacs

Abbey Weitziel | Photo: Facebook Saugus High School senior Abbey Weitzeil has placed tenth in the 100-meter freestyle at the Pan-Pacific Swimming Championships in Gold Coast, Australia. Weitzeil raced in the “B” Final where she finished second to Mela Schlanger of Australia.  Her time of...

TMC Women Sports in Top 25
Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

The Master’s College women’s soccer team and women’s volleyball team have each landed in the NAIA Division 1 Top 25 Pre-Season Poll. The Lady Mustangs soccer team is ranked 18th in the nation going into 2014.  Last year the team finished 15-6 overall and ranked 18th in NAIA Division...

Special Olympics Team with WWE in SCV
Friday, Aug 15, 2014

Stars from the WWE mixed with Special Olympic athletes Friday at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex for a basketball game. WWE Superstar Mark Henry coached one team while WWE Diva Alicia Fox coached the other. Los Angeles will host the Special Olympics World Games in 2015, and Santa Clarita will serve...

Hart PONY 9U Team Wins World Series
Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014

Photo by Sydney Schwartz They won Sectional, they won Zone, and now they have won the PONY World Series. The 9-and-Under team from Hart PONY Baseball defeated North Valley 7-2 to claim the title. “The game was a nail-biter and we beat a very good team,” said Manager Jesse Hinojosa.  “And...

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Damien Sisley, 34, of Palmdale, was found Sunday afternoon in his car down an embankment, off Mt. Emma Road and Angeles Forest Highway, said Sgt. B. Robinson of the Palmdale California Highway Patrol Station. Officials notified the family of Sisley.
Family Finds Missing Palmdale Man’s Body in Acton
The grant, from the Office of Special Education Programs in the U.S. Department of Education, is for CSUN’s new Interdisciplinary Deaf Education Teacher Preparation Program (IDEP). The program will develop a team that will include members of the Deaf community, parents, interpreters, paraeducators and related service professionals to help prepare teachers to more effectively impact their deaf students.
CSUN Deaf Ed Program Gets $1.25M Federal Grant
Come enjoy a night of Bingo and great appetizers during this special fundraiser on Wednesday, October, 29, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. benefiting the Breast Imaging Center at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.
Oct 29: Bingo Night Benefits Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center
Stage 5 of the 2015 Amgen Tour of California will finish in Santa Clarita on Thursday, May 15.
Amgen Returns to Santa Clarita in 2015
Since the founding of Santa Clarita, there has been a dream of eliminating billboards citywide. It was going to be an expensive dream. The “deal” worked out actually brings money into the city and gets rid of dozens – repeat, dozens - of those massive eyesores.
Bird in the Hand
California residents must register to vote by today in order to participate in the upcoming Nov. 4 general election, according to California Secretary of State Debra Bowen. Voter registration closes 15 days prior to any California election.
Voter Registration Deadline is Today, Oct. 20
1873 - Santa Barbara lawyers Charles Fernald and Jarrett ("J.T.") Richards purchase Rancho San Francisco for $33,000 (75 cents an acre) in a sheriff's sale [story]
The Western Los Angeles County Council, Boy Scouts of America, honored Scott and Vanessa Wilk, Arif and Pam Halaby and Mike and Mary Delorenzo as Leaders of Character at a recognition dinner held Friday at the Hyatt Regency in Valencia.
Boy Scouts Honor Leaders of Character at Fundraiser
Passing the entrance sometime after 3 a.m., I saw some trucks entering the dump. I was too tired to notice the time. As I approached the town, the smell went away. It was on a west wind, and I was now upwind of the dump. I continued all the way around to Hasley Canyon, then Commerce Center Drive and turned toward the Castaic Union School District office. The smell was stronger, the closer I got to the dump.
Traveling Smells
Tony Strickland has accepted donations from Cemex, and he is boastful of his backing from attorney R. Rex Parris who has sued the city of Santa Clarita and multiple local school districts. A “representative” of the people is unfit for duty when he cozies up to those who repeatedly sue taxpayers.
The Visiting Candidate
1945 - Acton Hotel, est. 1890, burns down; arson is suspected [story]
I’ve tried spraying him with water, which is the normal way to treat disobedient cats. But he loves it. It’s a game for him. You see, Asian leopard cats are related to the fisher cats, and they love water.
Titus Andronicus
Our county's parks are vital, but Proposition P saddles all property owners in Los Angeles County with an additional tax hike that is not needed.
Vote No on ‘P’
Princess Cruises today announced the celebrity guest list for the Regal Princess naming ceremony and Love Boat cast reunion taking place in Ft. Lauderdale next month.
‘Love Boat’ Cast to Participate in Regal Princess Naming Ceremony
City of Santa Clarita Planning Commission agenda for Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.
Oct. 21 Planning Commission: Yoga Studio, Animal Shelter, Cigar Shop
The company that builds the animal enclosures at Tippi Hedren’s Shambala Preserve in Acton has replicated the jungle gym from the 1963 Hitchcock film that made the actress famous – and set her on a path to self-sufficiency that has enabled her to rescue lions, tigers and other “big cats” from abusive owners and environments.
Replica Jungle Gym from ‘The Birds’ Installed at Shambala
The Oct. 26 fundraiser will feature food, games, music and fun for the whole family.
Oct. 26: Halloween Festival to Help LARC Tackle Issues
The agreement, which covers more than 23,000 instructional faculty, coaches, librarians and counselors on the 23 CSU campuses, will be in effect through June 30, 2017.
CSU Reaches Tentative Multi-Year Agreement with Faculty
The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society, is presenting its 21st Annual Wild West Roses Rose Show & 3rd Annual Rose Art Exhibition.
Calling All Artists: Enter for Hart Park Rose Show Exhibition
Scoring a total of 140 points out of a possible 145 points, L.A. County's Housing Authority received an overall performance rating of High Performer, HUD's top designation.
County’s Section-8 Housing Earns Highest Marks from Feds
Members of the Santa Clarita Artists’ Association celebrated its 25th anniversary with the annual SCAA Art Classic at William S. Hart Park on Saturday.
Artists’ Assn. Celebrates 25th with Show at Hart Park
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies have released the crime reports for the week of Oct. 6-12. A man was killed while running across the Interstate 5 freeway Sunday night, California Highway Patrol officers said Monday. He was identified and the next of kin was notified, officials said Thursday.
Deputies Provide Crime Reports, Halloween Safety Tips
College of the Canyons officials hosted their second annual Green Up: Community Action and Education conference Saturday to promote water and energy sustainability efforts.
‘Green Up’ Conference Promotes Sustainability
A Palmdale pimp was sentenced Friday after pleading no contest to human trafficking and a number of related crimes, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Palmdale Pimp Sentenced for Human Trafficking, more