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1943 - Army Air Force pilot Loncie L. Tucker, on training run, dies when his P-38 fighter crashes at Wayside Honor Rancho (later Pichess Detention Center) in Castaic [story]


Articles Written By Leon Worden
Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015

1943 – Army Air Force pilot Loncie L. Tucker, on training run, dies when his P-38 fighter crashes at Wayside Honor Rancho (later Pichess Detention Center) in Castaic [story]

CalArts Ranked No. 1 in U.S. for Animation
Monday, Jun 29, 2015

Photo: CalArts California Institute of the Arts in Valencia is the No. 1 school for animation in the United States, according to a new survey from Animation Career Review, a leading online source for aspiring animators, game developers and digital artists. “Cal Arts is to animation what M.I.T. is to...

Sunday, Jun 28, 2015

1926 – Film director Mel Brooks born in Brooklyn; shot “Blazing Saddles” at Vasquez Rocks and “Robin Hood: Men In Tights” in Sand Canyon [story]

Mentryville At-risk Youth Plan Expected to be Pulled
Friday, Jun 26, 2015

Johnson Park in Pico Canyon A proposal to move an at-risk youth program from East Canyon to Pico Canyon is expected to be sent back to the L.A. County Parks Department on Tuesday for further evaluation. On June 2, when the Board of Supervisors delayed discussion of the proposal, it rescheduled the matter...

1946 – Open-casket service for William S. Hart at his Newhall home; Rudy Vallee sings “The Last Round-up” [story]

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015

1859 – Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez escapes from prison while serving sentence for grand larceny in L.A. County; recaptured in August and sent to San Quentin [story]

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015

1980 – Saugus Train Station relocated to Heritage Junction [story]

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015

1946, 11:20pm: William S. Hart, 81, dies at L.A.’s California Lutheran Hospital, leaving his Newhall home and 80-acre estate to L.A. County [story]

Monday, Jun 22, 2015

1932 – Larry Thornton, Hart High band director 1969-89, born in Kern County [story]

Sunday, Jun 21, 2015

1941 – Ernie Hickson buys out Trem Carr’s interest in their Monogram movie ranch, renames it “Placeritos” (later called Melody). [story]

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All of this high humidity will do nothing to stop a wildfire, should someone be stupid enough to use any type of fireworks in the Santa Clarita Valley. There are huge displays of fireworks all over our valley this weekend. We don’t need a repeat of last week.
Fool’s Fuel | Commentary by Darryl Manzer
1943 - Army Air Force pilot Loncie L. Tucker, on training run, dies when his P-38 fighter crashes at Wayside Honor Rancho (later Pichess Detention Center) in Castaic [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, a Stevenson Ranch woman is facing 97 months in prison and over $1 million in restitution fees. Plus, CalArts has been ranked as the number one animation school in the U.S. Click the link to see those stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, June 29, 2015
The Ridge Fire began as a house fire near southbound Interstate 5 and spread to brush near Lake Hughes Road in Castaic.
Castaic Ridge Fire is Fully Contained
The Calgrove Fire shut down the William S. Hart Museum last week, and it has yet to be reopened as of Monday afternoon.
Hart-ifacts Evacuated for Calgrove Fire
Here's what's happening at the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce this week.
SCV Chamber This Week (6-29-2015)
State Board of Equalization Vice Chair George Runner and Member Fiona Ma are co-sponsoring a resolution (AJR 25) that calls on the president and Congress to support policies allowing banks and credit unions to provide financial services to those in the medical cannabis industry. Assemblyman Tom Lackey, R-Antelope Valley, is the author of the resolution, and Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, is a principal co-author.
Lackey, Wilk, Runner Call on Congress to Allow Cannabis Company Bank Accounts
Southern California Edison is reporting an unscheduled power outage that's affecting 81 customers in Canyon Country.
Equipment Trouble Knocks Out Power in Canyon Country
A Stevenson Ranch woman was sentenced Monday to serve 97 months in prison for her role in a fraud scheme that resulted in $3.5 million in fraudulent claims to Medicare and Medi-Cal.
Stevenson Ranch Woman Gets 97 Months for Medicare Fraud
California Institute of the Arts in Valencia is the No. 1 school for animation in the United States, according to a new survey from Animation Career Review, a leading online source for aspiring animators, game developers and digital artists.
CalArts Ranked No. 1 in U.S. for Animation
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to continue funding for Santa Clarita Transit bus service in the unincorporated areas of Santa Clarita.
County Share of Local Transit Funding Up for Approval
Despite our best efforts, the prosecution of cases is not perfect. In a few instances, new evidence is discovered after the fact and, on rare occasions, mistakes are found. Therefore, whenever we receive new credible information that may exonerate a person, the responsibility is on us, as prosecutors, to re-examine the facts and, if appropriate, to vacate a wrongful conviction.
Why We Need Conviction Review | Commentary by Jackie Lacey
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced today the creation of a new unit to review wrongful conviction claims made by defendants.
DA Creates Unit to Review Claims of Wrongful Conviction
Child & Family Center has received a Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California Community Grant in the amount of $16,610 to purchase therapeutic equipment and toys for Child & Family's Bright Beginnings Therapeutic Preschool as well as other programs which help young children at the Center.
Ronald McDonald House $upports Child & Family Center
A woman was assaulted and her purse stolen on Monday afternoon near Magic Mountain Parkway and Valencia Boulevard.
2 Purse Snatchings Reported in Valencia
Santa Clarita residents are invited to celebrate Independence Day with a series of patriotic events taking place throughout Santa Clarita on Saturday, July 4.
Santa Clarita’s July 4 Lineup
Junior Mariah Linear drew the concept and artist Randall Williams worked with her and other students to create the new campus mural. Golden Valley High School held a contest to find the image that best represented the DFYIT (Drug-Free Youth In Town) program.
Students Unveil Anti-Drug Mural at Golden Valley High
Assemblyman Scott Wilk honored Lloyd “Lou” Lubensky of Santa Clarita last week as the 38th Assembly District’s “Veteran of the Year.”
Wilk Honors SCV’s Lubensky as Veteran of Year
Four arrests were made at a Friday night checkpoint in Newhall including one for child endangerment, and a fifth person was cited for an open container.
4 Arrests at Friday Night Checkpoint; 1 for Child Endangerment
George Runner represents the Santa Clarita Valley on the California Board of Equalization.
News from George Runner, BOE (6-29-2015)
Fran Pavley represents western portions of the Santa Clarita Valley in the state Senate.
News from Sen. Fran Pavley (6-29-2015)
Why would the California High-Speed Rail Authority hire the same guy who managed the Bay Bridge project for Caltrans and understated the costs of that project to the Legislature?
Enough Secrets
1978 - Colossus coaster opens at Magic Mountain [watch it being built]
Longtime Santa Clarita Valley resident Dominick Rivetti is scheduled to appear before the Beverly Hills City Council on Tuesday to authorize an employment agreement to serve as interim police chief.
SCV’s Rivetti to Serve as Interim Police Chief in Beverly Hills