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July 5
1914 - Rev. Wolcott H. Evans, the future "pastor of the disaster," named pastor of Newhall's First Presbyterian Church [story]

Friends, Family Remember Young Motocross Rider
Sunday, Jan 19, 2014

[KHTS] – Kathy and Phil Tarrant remember the days when going to the Motocross Park Pavilion in Piru was an enjoyable family outing, but Sunday morning they faced a new reality: It is now the site of their son’s memorial. Cory Tarrant’s passion for motocross began when he was 2 years old,...

Chamber Celebrates 90 Years, Installs New Board
Saturday, Jan 18, 2014

[KHTS] – The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce celebrated 90 years of service Friday night during its annual installation and recognition banquet. Chamber CEO Terri Crain said the banquet was a sell-out, with about 365 people packing the Hyatt Regency in Valencia for dinner, awards and laughs. “The...

Crash on San Francisquito Sends 3 to Hospital

[KHTS] – A solo car crash led to three people being transported to the hospital Saturday morning. The silver Ford Focus overturned around 9 a.m. on San Francisquito Canyon Road about five miles north of Copper Hill. One person was trapped in the vehicle but was extracted. Two people were transported...

School District Reps in Sacramento to Talk Local Funding

Suzan Solomon [KHTS] – Newhall School District representatives turned out for the state Board of Education meeting Thursday to show their support for the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). Superintendent Dr. Marc Winger and board member Suzan Solomon represented the district and multiple other...

Salt Creek Pastry Chef Competes on Food Network Game Show
Sunday, Jan 12, 2014

Kristina White The Food Network got a little taste of the Santa Clarita Valley when a Salt Creek Grille pastry chef competed on “Guy’s Grocery Game.” The episode aired Sunday night. Kristina White has worked as a pastry chef at Salt Creek for the past year and has done catering for three. She applied...

Murder in Canyon Country Possibly Gang-related
Saturday, Jan 11, 2014

Los Angeles Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau detectives are investigating a murder that occurred in Canyon Country Friday night. An adult male was found with multiple stab wounds in the 18100 block of Sundowner Way around 10:45 p.m. by the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s station when they learned of...

Custody Assistant is Baca’s Choice for Successor
Thursday, Jan 9, 2014

Terri McDonald, Assistant Sheriff, Custody Operations [KHTS] – After just one year with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, Terri McDonald is Sheriff Lee Baca’s preferred candidate to replace him when he retires at the end of the month. McDonald made headlines last year as an unexpected...

Replacing Sheriff Baca: The Process

[KHTS] – Now that Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca has announced his intention to retire at the end of the month, an interim sheriff needs to be named and an election to permanently fill the vacated seat will take place this summer.   Interim Sheriff Although it is the responsibility of the Board...

Outbuilding Burns in Placerita Canyon
Sunday, Jan 5, 2014

[KHTS] – A fire in an outbuilding broke out in Newhall Saturday night, causing unknown amount of damage. The fire occured in a 50-by-20-foot shed or storage facility in the 22000 block of Oak Orchard Road in Placerita Canyon, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department officials. Los Angeles...

8 SCV High Schoolers Perform in Rose Parade Band

[KHTS] – Eight Santa Clarita Valley high school students got the rare opportunity to participate in the 125th Tournament of Roses Parade honor band Wednesday. Brian Kuhn, 17, became the first Saugus High student in the school’s history to play the herald trumpet at the parade two years in a row. “It...

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1914 - Rev. Wolcott H. Evans, the future "pastor of the disaster," named pastor of Newhall's First Presbyterian Church [story]
1932 - Robert Poore wins the greased pole climbing contest and $2.50 at Newhall's July 4th celebration [story]
4th of July Parade
1925 - By letter, Wyatt Earp beseeches his friend William S. Hart to portray him in a movie, to correct the "lies about me." Hart never did. [story]
Hart-Wyatt Earp
1869 - Sanford Lyon (as in Lyons Avenue) appointed postmaster of Petropolis (today's Eternal Valley Cemetery) [story]
Sanford Lyon