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1987 - Ramona Chapel and Red Schoolhouse relocated to Heritage Junction [story]
Red Schoolhouse


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Fatal Crash Claims Playa Del Rey Man Near Chiquito Canyon Road
Thursday, Apr 7, 2016

A Playa Del Rey man died in a single-vehicle crash on Chiquito Canyon Road north of Highway 126 on Thursday at approximately 12:13 a.m., according to California Highway Patrol. “For an unknown reason, the party failed to negotiate a right curve in the roadway and allowed his Volvo to drift to the left,...

Judge: Porsche Not to Blame for Fatal Walker-Rodas Crash
Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016

A judge ruled Monday that Porsche Cars of North America was not at fault for the death of actor Paul Walker and Roger Rodas. Read the full story [here].

1 Killed, 1 Injured in Late-Night Crash on Bouquet

One man was killed and another seriously injured Monday night in a single-vehicle traffic collision that occurred on Bouquet Canyon Road and Centurion Way in Santa Clarita shortly before midnight, authorities said. Read the story [here].  

Missing Man’s Body Found Near Sierra Highway
Thursday, Mar 24, 2016

A 64-year-old Canyon Country man who had been missing for nearly a month was found dead in early March. Read full story [here].

Valencia Author Launches Self Help Book
Thursday, Mar 17, 2016

Jake Kelfer Valencia-based author Jake Kelfer has announced the May 1 launch of his new book, which focuses on how to stand out in any job market, discovering your passion and how to become your own person. The book is titled “Elevate Beyond” and came together as a result of the numerous blogs he created...

2 Students with Bullet Proof Vests Prompt Lockdown at COC

College of the Canyons was put on lockdown Thursday morning after two students were reportedly seen wearing what appeared to be bullet proof vests. The University Center was placed on lockdown around 11:30 a.m. and law enforcement officials were called to the scene to search the building. Two students...

Man Dies at Hospital After Crashing Car in Saugus

A 21-year-old man died at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital after crashing into a concrete monument sign at the Greenbrier Mobile Estates on Soledad Canyon Road near Valley Center Drive on Thursday at about 1 a.m. Read the rest of the story [here].  

Kids Cooking Campaign Teaches Value of Eating Right
Thursday, Mar 3, 2016

The Santa Clarita Valley School Food Services Agency held the first of five luncheons for the 21st Annual Kids Cooking Campaign Tuesday in the agency’s central kitchen. The goal of the kids cooking campaign is to help elementary school children experience the positive social, nutritional and psychological...

Leona Valley Woman to Pay Restitution in Animal Cruelty Case
Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016

A Leona Valley woman was ordered to pay a restitution after being sentenced in October 2015 for animal cruelty, District Attorney officials said Tuesday. Read the full story here.

Judge Dismisses Alcoholics Anonymous in Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Friday, Jan 15, 2016

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rita J. Miller dismissed a lawsuit filed against Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. and the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc. on Tuesday for their alleged role in the death of Karla Brada. Read the full story [here].

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1987 - Ramona Chapel and Red Schoolhouse relocated to Heritage Junction [story]
Red Schoolhouse
1835 - Outlaw and Rocks/Park/High School namesake Tiburcio Vasquez born in Monterey, Calif. [story]
Tiburcio Vasquez
Nearly 100 people gathered in front of the highly anticipated Laemmle 7 in Newhall to officially open the theater to the Santa Clarita Valley community.
Laemmle Officially Opens in Old Town Newhall
The city of Santa Clarita Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission recently met to receive an update from city staff about the status of the Pioneer Oil Refinery in Newhall.
Parks Commissioners Asked to Advise on Pioneer Oil Refinery’s Future
A judge’s ruling this week dealt a setback to the Tejon Ranch Co.’s proposed 19,000-unit Centennial development project in the upper northwest corner of Los Angeles County.
Judge Halts Centennial Development Project in Tejon Ranch
The California Community College Athletic Trainers Association has named longtime athletic trainer, and current College of the Canyons associate athletic director, Chad Peters its 2021 Athletic Trainer of the Year.
Chad Peters Named CCCATA 2021 Athletic Trainer of the Year
Los Angeles County Public Health on Friday confirmed 48 new deaths and 752 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 27,432 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 27,432 Total SCV Cases; County Nears 5 Million Administered Doses
The Santa Clarita City Council Legislative Committee briefly met Thursday morning to recommend that the City Council oppose four pieces of state legislation that would expand the state’s land-use authority.
Council Committee Recommends Opposition to State Land-Use Bills
In an effort to provide kids across the Santa Clarita Valley with a safe place to play and learn over spring break while parents are working, the Boys & Girls Club of SCV holds an annual camp.
Boys & Girls Club Holds Spring Break Camp
In recognition of public safety dispatchers' services, the California Highway Patrol joins other law enforcement agencies to recognize National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week on April 11-17, 2021.
CHP to Honor Public Safety Dispatchers During National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
Officials in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be hosting a virtual community discussion on child abuse prevention April 20.
L.A. County Sheriffs to Host Child Abuse Prevention Seminar
1937 - Pioneer aviator E.B. Christopher and passenger killed in crash of light plane on Ridge Route near Gorman [story]
wreckage
CBRE announced the sale of a state-of-the-art 24,164 square-foot industrial facility to Tera McHugh and John McHugh, owners of Versatile Systems, Inc.
Valencia Industrial Building Sold to Versatile Systems
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying public health restrictions in place for large events and community gatherings, as well as past participation numbers, the city of Santa Clarita has evaluated several components of the annual Santa Clarita Marathon and is making a necessary change to the event.
City Postpones 2021 Marathon, Event Permanently Moved to February
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 52 new deaths and 710 new cases of COVID-19, with 27,417 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Hospitalizations Remain Under 600; SCV Cases Total 27,417
Because of the economic downturn brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, some pet owners may have delayed purchasing their annual pet licenses and are now subject to late penalty fees.
Animal Care & Control Temporarily Waives Pet Licensing Fees
College of the Canyons will welcome José Rivera, award-winning playwright and the first Puerto Rican screenwriter to be nominated for an Oscar, to the School of Visual & Performing Arts’ Virtual Industry Insight Series on Monday, April 12.
COC Virtual Industry Insight Series Welcomes Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter José Rivera
Santa Clarita Artists Association (SCAA) will spotlight contemporary artist Alex Schaeffer in a virtual oil demo on Monday, April 19, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
April 19: Virtual Oil Demo by Artist Alex Schaeffer
Spectrum Commercial Real Estate advisors Yair Haimoff, SIOR, Randy Cude, and Matt Sreden represented the seller in the sale of a 23,817-square-foot professional office building in a prime Valencia location.
Avenue Kearny Building Sells for $6 Million
Following stakeholder planning meetings over the course of a year and a public survey period in January, the city of Santa Clarita’s 2021 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) draft update enters the next phase in the approval and adoption process.
Residents Can Now Review Santa Clarita’s 2021 Hazard Mitigation Draft Plan
Cassie Gratton knows how to open a Laemmle theater. The general manager of the Newhall Laemmle, which will open its doors with a ribbon-cutting this Friday, also helped to open Laemmle’s Glendale and Claremont locations.
After Several Delays, Laemmle Newhall Opens Friday
The California Department of Transportation announced that new High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV, or carpool) lanes are open to motorists on Northbound and Southbound Interstate 5 between the Ventura Freeway (State Route 134) interchange in Los Angeles and Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank.
CalTrans Announces Opening of New I-5 Carpool Lanes
1874 - Work completed at Lyon's Station (now Eternal Valley) on first version of Pioneer Oil Refinery [story]
Pioneer Oil Refinery