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October 16
1853 - Sarah Gifford, community leader and wife of Newhall's first railroad station agent, born in England [story]
Sarah Gifford


Articles Written By Leon Worden
Sunday, Jul 21, 2019

1952 – 7.5-magnitude Kern County earthquake devastates Tehachapi; damage spread from San Diego to Las Vegas [story]

Saturday, Jul 20, 2019

2001 – Then-Assemblyman George Runner introduces legislation to memorialize the historic Ridge Route. Enacted Oct. 4. [story]

Friday, Jul 19, 2019

1915 – Ince, Griffith, Sennett form Triangle Film Corp.; it produces & distributes early William S. Hart films [story]

Saturday, Jul 6, 2019

1850 – Town founder Henry Mayo Newhall arrives in California to look for gold [story]

Saturday, Jun 29, 2019

1978 – Original Colossus coaster opens at Magic Mountain [watch it being built]

Thursday, Jun 27, 2019

1542 – Explorer Juan Cabrillo sets sail from Mexico; will stop for a drink at mouth of Santa Clara River [story]

2 Acres Charred in Castaic
Sunday, Jun 9, 2019

UPDATE 3:45 p.m. LA County Firefighters have fully contained the Sloan Incident, according to supervisor Flores. UPDATE 2:40 p.m. Forward progress of the Sloan Incident has been stopped, according to Los Angeles Fire supervisor Melanie Flores. ORIGINAL STORY A 2-acre brush fire burned near the 29000...

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

1888 – Olympian Jim Thorpe, “America’s greatest athlete,” born in Indian Territory (probably near Prague, Okla.); later in life, appeared in many B-Westerns shot in Placerita Canyon [story]

Monday, May 20, 2019

1946 – Cher, great-granddaughter of Placerita Canyon homesteader Frank Walker and onetime Placerita property owner, born in El Centro, Calif. [story]

Friday, May 17, 2019

1993 – Dale Poe, 61, developer of Stevenson Ranch, dies in car crash [story]

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The deadline for poets to submit poems for the city of Santa Clarita's 2020 Sidewalk Poetry Project is Thursday, Oct. 31.
Oct. 31: Deadline to Submit Poems for 2020 Sidewalk Poetry Project
For the first time since the Santa Clarita-based firm was founded in 1998, a third partner’s name is becoming part of the official name of the firm as Poole & Shaffery becomes Poole Shaffery & Koegle, LLP.
Poole & Shaffrey Add Partner Koegle to Law Firm’s Name
As part of the 26th Annual National Public Lands Day, Saddleback Butte State Park is leading a habitat cleanup on Saturday, October 26 from 8 a.m. to noon, and officials invite local residents to pitch in.
Oct. 26: Saddleback Butte Cleanup on National Public Lands Day
The William S. Hart Union High School District’s governing board is set to discuss a letter addressing allegations of an open-meeting law violation with respect to its recent search for a new superintendent.
Hart District to Discuss Letter on Superintendent Search, Transparency
The U.S. Forest Service has closed the Saddleridge Fire area in the Angeles National Forest for the safety of the public and fire suppression personnel, officials said Wednesday.
Saddleridge Blaze 46% Contained, Forest Service Closes Fire Area
Santa Clarita Mayor Marsha McLean joined other local officials from across the Southland to commemorate the signing of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Plan in Arcadia on Thursday, October 10.
McLean, Officials Meet to Sign San Gabriel Mountains Monument Plan
SCV Water officials hammering out a plan to manage groundwater are still accepting applications for the agency’s seven-member advisory group.
Water Heads Find Groundwater Advisers, Still Accepting Applications
SCV Water and its water-banking partners, Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District and Irvine Ranch Water District, recently opened six new groundwater wells and a conveyance system to the Cross Valley Canal in Kern County.
SCV Water, Partners Add 6 Wells in Kern County
Through a $700,000 federal grant, the California Highway Patrol has developed the Get Educated and Ride Safe II campaign, or GEARS II, to promote motorcycle safety and awareness.
CHP Wins $700K Grant for GEARS Motorcycle Safety Program
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Los Angeles County-sponsored Assembly Bill 539 into law on Thursday, taking a major step in protecting borrowers from predatory high-cost loans.
Californians Gain Protections from Predatory Loans
Recognizing California’s fiscal health, Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded California’s outstanding general obligation bonds credit rating to Aa2 from Aa3.
Moody’s Upgrades California’s Credit Rating
1853 - Sarah Gifford, community leader and wife of Newhall's first railroad station agent, born in England [story]
Sarah Gifford
The next Canyon Country Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting will be held Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Oct. 16: Canyon Country Advisory Committee Meeting
Los Angeles County Chief Executive Officer Sachi A. Hamai announced she will retire as top administrative leader of the nation’s largest municipal government in early 2020, capping a 31-year career leading innovation and managing solutions to some of the region’s most challenging issues.
County CEO Caps 31-Year Career; Announces 2020 Retirement
Valencia-based Lief Labs, a premier formulation and product development innovator and manufacturer of dietary supplements, is pleased to announce that Lief’s rank has risen to 1,022 on the Inc. 5000 definitive ranking of America’s fastest-growing, privately held companies.
Lief Labs Joins List of America’s Fastest-Growing, Privately Held Companies
The community is invited to The Ranch at Fair Oaks for a fall yard sale.
Nov. 2: Fair Oaks Community Association Fall Yard Sale
The city of Santa Clarita will host the Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill at City facilities on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 10:17 a.m. to help train community members on how to properly drop, cover and hold on during an earthquake.
Residents Encouraged to Participate in Great California ShakeOut
For the second time in as many years, The Master's University women's swim team wasted no time qualifying a pair of relays for NAIA nationals.
Lady Mustangs Swim Team Qualifies for Nationals
SAN DIMAS - College of the Canyons remained undefeated on the season while winning its 15th straight Western State Conference (WSC) tourney with a four-player score of 316 at San Dimas Canyon Golf Course on Monday.
Lady Cougars Win 15th Straight Western State Conference Tourney
College of the Canyons returns home to Cougar Stadium, Thursday at 7:00 p.m. vs. Moorpark College, in the fourth of five regular season home games slated for the 2019 campaign.
COC Football Game Thursday Free to SCV Youth Football, Cheer Programs
Princess Cruises, the world’s fastest growing international premium cruise line, took delivery of Sky Princess Tuesday from shipbuilder Fincantieri at an official handover ceremony at the shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy.
Princess Cruises Holds Handover Ceremony as Sky Princess Joins Fleet
SACRAMENTO - High school students now have an expanded opportunity to enroll in summer community college courses, thanks to a bill authored by Assemblywoman Christy Smith signed into law by California Governor Gavin Newsom.
Newsom Signs Smith’s Higher Education Opportunity Bill into Law
California State University, Northridge will host Family Education Day, a daylong celebration focused on providing educational resources for thousands of youth and families, on Saturday, Oct. 26.
Oct. 26: CSUN Hosts Family Education Day
On Saturday, Oct. 19, the city of Santa Clarita will host a dedication and unveiling ceremony for the City’s newest public art piece, “Inertia.”
Skate Park’s Mural to be Unveiled at 10th Anniversary Celebration