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1860 - Colonel Thomas F. Mitchell arrives in Soledad Canyon [story]


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Sunday, May 24, 2015

1860 – Colonel Thomas F. Mitchell arrives in Soledad Canyon [story]

Saturday, May 23, 2015

1941 – SCV’s first real movie house, the American Theater, dedicated in Newhall [story]

Friday, May 22, 2015

1865 – Discoverer Ramon Perea and partner sell Pico Canyon oil claim to Edward Beale & Robert Baker for $300 [story]

Thursday, May 21, 2015

1978 – St. Francis Dam site becomes a State Landmark [story]

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

1851 – San Fernando-San Francisquito-Eliz. Lake Roads become public highways [story]

Monday, May 18, 2015

1978 – Concert scene for “KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park” filmed at Magic Mountain [story]

Saturday, May 16, 2015

1921 – Actor Harry Carey Jr. born at his parents’ ranch in Saugus [story]

Friday, May 15, 2015

1969 – Board of Trustees selects “College of the Canyons” name [story]

Thursday, May 14, 2015

1874 – Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez captured in Hollywood Hills [story]

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

1825 – Town founder Henry Mayo Newhall born in Saugus, Mass. [read/watch]

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A bill was passed which will ensure hospitals receive appropriate payments for health care provided to law enforcement patients in a 72-0 vote on Friday.
Wilk Bill to Assist Henry Mayo Passes Assembly Floor
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s homicide detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman in the 22800 block of 9th Street in Newhall.
Detectives Investigating Death of Woman in Newhall
Memory loss is not a normal part of aging. Some occasional loss is normal, but Alzheimer’s actually causes the brain to malfunction and die. When this happens, there are big gaps in memory. This is when friends and family should become concerned and seek medical advice.
In Alzheimer’s Hell | Commentary by Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel
1860 - Colonel Thomas F. Mitchell arrives in Soledad Canyon [story]
All of the buildings and other structures you saw during the recent Cowboy Festival take a lot of time and effort to keep in shape. For that, the Historical Society needs you to get involved. Then, at the next Cowboy Festival, you can show folks what you did when you walk up to see the canons fire or a band play.
Something for Everyone (To Do) | Commentary by Darryl Manzer
A memorial service date has been announced for former Santa Clarita Mayor George Pederson who died May 9 at age 90.
Memorial Service Set for Former Santa Clarita Mayor
Triumph Foundation and 7 Star Industries are proud to announce the first Annual Memorial Day Adaptive Shooting Event for the Paralyzed Veterans of America.
Triumph Foundation Holding Shooting Event for Paralyzed Veterans
Over 100 people gathered at Fire Station 126 Saturday morning for the Inaugural Memorial Ride sponsored by the L.A. County Fire Hog Motorcycle Club.
Fire Hogs Motorcycle Club Holds Nonprofit Ride
1941 - SCV's first real movie house, the American Theater, dedicated in Newhall [story]
Homicide detectives are investigating a dead body that was found on the 24700 block of Riverchase Drive in Valencia, officials said.
Detectives Report Dead Body in Valencia as Suicide
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, see Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich's State of the County address and there's a new way for Santa Clarita Sheriff's Deputies to fight crime. Click the link to see those stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, May 22, 2015
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will intermittently close one along the east- and westbound I-210 between the Dunsmore Avenue undercrossing and North Los Robles Avenue overcrossing starting Tuesday, May 26 through Friday, May 29, each night from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Caltrans Schedules Closures for I-210
Family and friends filled the governing board room Wednesday to honor 38 employees retiring from the Hart School District.
Hart Honors Retiring Employees
Santa Clarita Valley residents helped raise more than $3,000 for the fight against domestic violence at the third annual Fairy Berry Breakfast, officials said.
Fairy Berry Breakfast Supports Domestic Violence Center
The California Department of Transportation plans to implement the closures listed below May 26-30, 2015, as part of a project that is constructing carpool lanes on I-5 between SR-170 and SR-118 and a carpool lane connector at the I-5 and SR-170 interchange.
Caltrans Schedules Closures for SR-170 and SR-118 Connector
It was Young Author’s Day at Highlands Elementary school Friday, an annual event that’s taken place for almost 25 years, according to school officials.
Young Author’s Day Inspires Students to Write
Castaic Union school officials approved a move to a district-based electoral system Thursday, officials said, while also giving information to parents about transportation concerns.
Castaic Union Approves Move to District-Based Electoral System
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials unveiled their new 34-foot, $318,000 crime-fighting, emergency management command center Friday in Santa Clarita.
Sheriff Reveals New Emergency and Crime-Fighting Command Center
Tempers flared at a recent Saugus Union School District board meeting after parents of students with special needs were told their children would be transferred to another campus next year.
School District Clashes with Parents Over Special Education Needs
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below May 26-30, 2015, for electrical work.
Caltrans Announces Night Closures for I-5 and I-210 Near Newhall Pass
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close portions of Antelope Valley Freeway SR-14 from Golden State Freeway (I-5) to Sand Canyon Road as part of a pavement rehabilitation project.
Parts of SR-14 to Close Near Sand Canyon for Pavement Project
The ArtTree Speaker Series is back and featuring animator, Javier Barboza, next Thursday at the Old Town Newhall Library.
ArtTree Brings Animator to Speaker Series
Santa Clarita Valley deputies are seeking the owner of some missing cash, an official said Thursday.
Deputies Seeking Owner of Lost Cash