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1980 - Phillies beat Royals in Game 1 of World Series; Hart grad Bob Walk is winning pitcher [story]
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Blue Star Ranch, serving our nation’s veterans, is seeking more volunteers to help the organization serve more veterans with free Equine Assisted Therapy for PTSD, anxiety, depression and other mental health issues.

We have expanded to a new ranch site in Newhall, added additional therapy horses, work, and office space. More grants are written every day. Our Santa Clarita Business community support grows each day. And our citizens are learning more and more about Blue Star Ranch and the benefits of this alternative therapy.

If you feel as we do that our veterans deserve only the best, and would like to volunteer, or your business would like to be a sponsor call us. We would be happy to explain to you the many different ways you can be supportive. Affordable Corporate and Small Business Sponsorships are available so all can participate. Your logos appears at ranch. Display our Sponsor Poster in your store window, you receive a link from our website to your website.

Volunteer Wish List
(NOTE: Volunteers Must Be Minimum Age Of 18 Years Old)
• RANCH VOLUNTEERS: At the ranch we currently work mostly mornings. Monday through Saturday. Volunteers with horse handling, grooming, bathing, leading are needed to prep horses and rotate horses for therapy sessions, turn outs, and preparing and serving horses special lunches. Experienced horse staff may also train new volunteers. We do accept volunteers without experience who have a real interest in learning about horses, but after an in-take interview.
• GOING OUT TEAM VOLUNTEERS: This team is critical to the success of spreading the word to invite new store front businesses to support Blue Star Ranch. Affordable choices for monthly donations per one year sign up. Sponsorships include Window Poster, link from our website to business website. These are two person teams meant to work together. All training and presentation materials are provided.
• ANNUAL POLO EXPO FUND RAISER COMMITTEE MEMBERS: In May of 2019 we launched our 1st Annual Blue Star Ranch Polo Expo for Veterans Fund Raiser hosted by the California Polo Club. It was a big success! Different and fun for everyone. The California Polo Club members presented a polo game with two teams. Red team and Blue team. Special tokens were given out, and which every color team won those token holders got prize drawing tickets! Half Time was a Big Hit and featured the California Rangers Mounted Drill Team of Santa Clarita. Watching these young people ride in full Calvary Uniforms was thrilling. And seeing our flag presented by the drill team color guard made your heart soar. Diner, patriotic music, and wine tasting made for an exceptional event. More volunteers are needed to plan and execute this event. On event day volunteers are needed for set up, transporting event equipment, directing parking, etc.

If you would like to volunteer in some way please call us for a volunteer interview at (661) 312-6184. You may visit https://bluestarranch.org for more information.

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Monday, Oct 14, 2019
Due to the amazing generosity of a local resident, the Santa Clarita Veteran Services Collaborative has been chosen to preside over the selection of a local veteran who is to receive full title to a family residence in the near-in portion of the Canyon Country area.
Monday, Oct 14, 2019
Thousands of pet lovers and hundreds of their furry friends flocked to William S. Hart Park on Sunday to celebrate their love for animals at the 19th annual Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair.
Friday, Oct 11, 2019
Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, Inc. has announced the unfortunate cancellation of its 17th Annual Duck Dash - Rubber Ducky Festival on Saturday due to the rapidly growing fires and poor air quality.
Thursday, Oct 10, 2019
Superior Life Support, the national leader in CPR instructor trainings with the American Heart Association, announced immediate availability for the first 180 seats in their free breakout event: Free Lunch & Learn Workshop: How to Save Lives, Empower the Next Generation in Life-Saving Skills while Earning a Great Income, too.
Thursday, Oct 10, 2019
On Monday, Nov 18, the Ninth Annual Topping Brothers Golf Tournament will be held at the Oaks Club Valencia.

Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
The city of Santa Clarita increased the frequency of street sweeping throughout all areas of the city on Monday for the fall and winter seasons.
City Adds More Street Sweeping for Fall, Winter
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has published the agenda for their Tuesday, Oct. 15 meeting starting at 1 p.m.
Oct. 15: LA County Board of Supervisors Meeting
Due to the amazing generosity of a local resident, the Santa Clarita Veteran Services Collaborative has been chosen to preside over the selection of a local veteran who is to receive full title to a family residence in the near-in portion of the Canyon Country area.
Donor to Give $500K Canyon Country Home to SCV Veteran
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its second annual Healthcare Forum at College of the Canyons on Tuesday, October 15, from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Oct. 15: Chamber to Host Healthcare Forum at COC
Thanks to the efforts of California Senator Scott Wilk and Assemblywoman Christy Smith, College of the Canyons received $397,000 in state funding necessary to begin planning much-needed renovations to Boykin Hall.
COC Receives State Funds to Renovate Boykin Hall
Governor Gavin Newsom has signed Senate Bill 153 into law, ensuring California law is in full compliance with changes to federal law regarding the cultivation of industrial hemp, Senator Scott Wilk, 21st Senate District representative and the bill's author announced Monday.
Newsom Signs Wilk Hemp Bill, Vetoes Doggie Donor Blood Bill
California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress or CAASPP results show William S. Hart Union High School District students continuing to outpace their peers county- and state-wide.
CAASPP Results: Hart District Students Maintaining Excellence
Firefighters continued battling the Saddleridge Fire over the weekend as wind speed decreased, and the blaze was 43% contained as of 7 a.m. Monday, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Saddleridge Fire Now 43 Percent Contained
Thousands of pet lovers and hundreds of their furry friends flocked to William S. Hart Park on Sunday to celebrate their love for animals at the 19th annual Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair.
Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair Affected by Saddleridge Fire
Building on the state’s efforts to support its immigrant communities, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a package of bills on Saturday to help foster a more inclusive state and create new opportunities for immigrants to contribute to our society.
Newsom Signs 4 Bills to Prevent Discrimination, Foster Inclusion
California will become the first state to ban the use of private prisons under legislation signed Friday by Governor Gavin Newsom.
California Bans For-Profit Prisons, Immigrant Detention Centers
California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a package of gun control bills that expands gun violence restraining orders and limits residents from buying more than one semiautomatic rifle in a month.
Newsom Signs Package of Tighter Gun Control Laws
1980 - Phillies beat Royals in Game 1 of World Series; Hart grad Bob Walk is winning pitcher [story]
Bob Walk
1876 - Town of Newhall founded at Bouquet Junction (moved 2 years later to present location) [story]
Campton store
1915 - Name of Surrey post office & town changed (back) to Saugus [story]
Surrey Inn
Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, Inc. has announced the unfortunate cancellation of its 17th Annual Duck Dash - Rubber Ducky Festival on Saturday due to the rapidly growing fires and poor air quality.
Dixon Center Cancels Duck Dash-Rubber Ducky Festival
Santa Clarita Valley residents awoke Friday morning to news of the Saddleridge Fire, one of the most destructive Santa Ana wind-swept fires in recent memory.
Saddleridge Flames Lick at 5, 14 Freeways Friday
The South Coast Air Quality Management District advised Friday afternoon that smoke from Saddleridge Fire has caused unhealthy air quality that affects portions of the Santa Clarita Valley.
Saddleridge Fire Prompts Smoke Advisory for SCV
The city of Santa Clarita website's emergency page is keeping local residents up to date on school and road closures and other impacts of the Saddleridge Fire.
City Emergency Page Tracks SCV Impacts of Saddleridge Fire
As firefighters continued to battle the Saddleridge Fire from Sylmar to Reseda, a brush fire sparked by a car fire in the Newhall Pass diverted some of their attention on Sierra Highway close to where Highway 14 and Interstate 5 meet.
Car Fire in Newhall Pass Friday Morning Sparks Response
The wind-blown Saddleridge fire quickly grew from 15-20 acres to more than 4,700 acres — with zero percent containment — Thursday night into Friday morning, prompting evacuations in the Sylmar, Granada Hills and Porter Ranch areas as an unknown number of homes burned overnight.
Saddleridge Fire Hops I-5 South of SCV; 1 Killed in SFV
California began a new water year Oct. 1 with significantly more water in storage than the previous year thanks to above-average snow and precipitation.
Water Year 2020 Begins with Robust Reservoir Storage
While the Saddleridge Fire is not directly endangering SCV residents as of noon Friday, the wind-blown blaze has far-reaching local effects.
SCV Residents Feel Effects of Wind-Blown Blaze
1885 - Birth of Hortense Reynier, future bride of Placerita Canyon pioneer Frank Walker [story]
Hortense Walker
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