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1876 - California oil industry born as CSO No. 4 in Pico Canyon becomes state's first commercially productive oil well [story]
Pico No. 4


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Updated: One-Year Old Airlifted to Hospital Following Head Injury
Monday, Jul 3, 2017

UPDATE: “The child slipped and hit his head but is expected to be ok,” according to an update from the SCV Sheriff’s Station at about 10:30 Monday morning. Original post: A one-year-old child was airlifted to a local hospital Monday morning after striking their head. Emergency dispatchers...

Brush Fire Near Placerita Canyon Road Contained
Friday, Jun 16, 2017

Firefighters stopped the progress of a 3/4-acre brush fire on Placerita Canyon Road Friday afternoon. The initial report of a brush fire came in at 1:50 p.m., Los Angeles County Fire Department officials confirmed. By 2:30 p.m., the blaze had been contained. For the full story, click [here].

Suspect in Custody after Fight in Newhall Panda Express
Monday, Jun 5, 2017

Deputies responded Monday afternoon to a fight at a Newhall restaurant where one man was beaten with a hammer and another fled the scene. Witnesses reported to KHTS that a fight at the Panda Express on Newhall Ave. resulted in at least one person being “badly beaten with a hammer.” “While inside...

LACoFD Responds to Brush Fire North of Sand Canyon
Friday, May 19, 2017

Los Angeles County Fire Department crews are responding to a brush fire alongside the northbound 14 freeway north of Sand Canyon. Officials received the call at 1:11 p.m. and were on scene by 1:14 p.m. “We’re at half an acre right now,” said a LACoFD official. “It’s creeping uphill. medium...

Authorities ID Woman Killed While Chasing Dog into Traffic
Monday, Aug 1, 2016

Coroner’s have identified the woman killed by a car when her dog darted into traffic in Canyon Country last week. Darla Hagenson, 53, of Santa Clarita was struck while crossing the road to catch her dog, which darted into traffic on Sierra Highway… Read the full story [here].  

Santa Clarita Chalks the Walk for CHP
Thursday, Jul 21, 2016

Dozens of children and parents showed their support for the California Highway Patrol with a “Chalk the Walk” event outside the CHP Newhall office, just days after a series of shootings targeting law enforcement officers. On Sunday, a deadly shooting in Louisiana killed three police officers and...

House Fire Injures One In Canyon Country

A structure fire in Canyon Country injured one person Thursday morning when a fire was reported in the 27000 block of Plumwood Ave. First responders got the call at 9:12 a.m. and were on scene seven minutes later, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department officials. For the full story, click [here].

Man Found Guilty in ‘Mercy Killings’ of Wife, Sister
Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016

A judge found a Canyon Country man guilty on two counts of first degree murder in the “mercy killings” guilty on Tuesday. Read the full story [here].

Tulare Man ID’d as Driver in Fatal I-5 Big-Rig Crash
Friday, Jul 15, 2016

Updated post on Friday, July 15 at 11 a.m. Robert Bickmore, of Tulare, has been identified as the driver of a big rig crash that shut down lanes on Interstate 5 Thursday afternoon. Bickmore, 71, was pronounced dead at the scene after he swerved to avoid a car that drifted into his lane. The big rig...

Man Sentenced to 14 Years for Valencia Stabbing
Thursday, Jul 14, 2016

A man who stabbed another man outside a Valencia restaurant last year was sentenced to a minimum of 14 years in state prison Wednesday. Michael Barela, 54, was convicted last month after a jury found he planned and attempted to commit a murder outside the JJ’s Bar and Grill in Valencia in February...

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1876 - California oil industry born as CSO No. 4 in Pico Canyon becomes state's first commercially productive oil well [story]
Pico No. 4
1970 - Lagasse family helps save Mentryville buildings as Newhall and Malibu brush fires erupt & join into worst fire in SoCal history. Twelve fires over 10 days burn 525,000 acres, kill 13 people and destroy approx. 1,500 structures. [story]
Clampitt fire
After news reports detailing sexual assault allegations against a Newhall massage therapist on Sept. 2, a half-dozen additional victims have come forward, according to sheriff’s investigators.
Additional Victims Come Forward in Newhall Massage Therapist Sexual Assault Investigation
Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, welcomed news of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s veto of Assembly Bill 616 on Wednesday.
Newsom Vetoes Agricultural Worker Union Elections Bill Opposed by Wilk
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 32 new deaths and 1,238 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 35,524 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley. Additionally, Public Health announced that eligible Los Angeles County residents can begin receiving their booster doses at any of the hundreds of sites offering the Pfizer vaccine.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: County Announces Pfizer Booster Available to Eligible Residents; 35,524 Total SCV Cases
Yair Haimoff, SIOR and Randy Cude of Spectrum Commercial Real Estate, Inc., are pleased to announce a recent 71,874-square-foot ground lease located in Valencia, CA.
Spectrum CRE Completes Ground Lease with Tenant In-N-Out Burgers
Los Angeles County announced it is now administering Pfizer booster third doses after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle P. Walensky endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ recommendation for a booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in several population groups. The CDC also recommended a booster dose for those in high-risk occupational and institutional settings.
County Begins Administering Pfizer Booster to Eligible Residents
1855 - Sanford & Cyrus Lyon establish Lyon's Station (for stagecoaches) near today's Sierra Hwy & Newhall Ave [story]
Sanford Lyon
Officials from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital are once again urging those eligible to get vaccinated, as the hospital is experiencing a marked influx of COVID-19 patients, hospital spokesman Patrick Moody said Thursday.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: Henry Mayo Hospital Admittance Up 50%; SCV Cases Total 35,477
A “significant amount of smoke” from the Windy and KNP Complex fires northeast of Bakersfield in the Sequoia National Forest have entered the Los Angeles area, according to a Thursday morning tweet from the U.S. National Weather Service Los Angeles.
Hazy SCV Skies from Sequoia Forest Fires
Spookiness is on its way to Main Street in Old Town Newhall.
Scarecrow Alley Coming to Old Town Newhall
The Chiquita Canyon Landfill Technical Advisory Committee met Wednesday afternoon to discuss updates at the Val Verde landfill.
Chiquita Canyon Landfill Health Report Nearing Final Process
Following a record-breaking event in 2020 – Soup for the Soul will once again be presented virtually in 2021.
Tickets Now on Sale for Bridge to Home’s 2021 Soup for the Soul Virtual Fundraiser
The city of Santa Clarita’s annual Evening of Remembrance event will occur on Wednesday, Sept. 29, beginning with a Walk of Remembrance at 6:15 p.m., followed by the program at 6:45 p.m.
Community Invited to Annual Evening of Remembrance
College of the Canyons is continuing its tradition of inviting community groups to experience Cougar football during the 2021 season, with all healthcare workers and first responders invited to attend Saturday’s game vs. Palomar College free of charge.
Cougars Football Continuing with Community Invite Tradition
The Santa Clarita chapter of the American Cancer Society is excited to announce its annual leading fundraiser of the year — Relay For Life - will take place on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Westfield Town Center Mall, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Oct. 2: American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life
At least one person was reported wounded in a shooting in Newhall Wednesday night, prompting a response from law enforcement and medical personnel.
Newhall Shooting Sends One Person to Hospital
Are you ready for a “Partea”? Circle of Hope’s 17th Annual Tea Celebration will be held at the Hyatt Regency Valencia on Saturday, Oct. 9, beginning at 11:00 a.m.
Oct. 9: Circle of Hope’s 17th Annual Tea Celebration
SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond proudly recognized Betty Reid Soskin, a pioneering Bay Area civil rights activist and the oldest living National Park Ranger serving in the United States, as an Ambassador to California Education on her 100th birthday.
Betty Reid Soskin Named California’s Newest Education Ambassador
The Mojave Area California State Parks  recently announced status updates for public use.
Status Updates Released for Mojave Area State Parks
1948 - Agua Dulce Women's Club organized [timeline]
Women's Club
The Santa Clarita Planning Commission approved the installation and operation of a Verizon wireless communication facility that will expand wireless coverage in the city’s center. 
Verizon Wireless Facility Approved By Planning Commission
State Senator Scott Wilk is honoring four Hispanic community leaders to commemorate National Hispanic Heritage Month. 
Wilk Honors Local Hispanic Community Leaders
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Wednesday confirmed 41 new deaths and 1,750 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 35,403 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: Nursing Facility Numbers See Decline; Santa Clarita Cases total: 35,403
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