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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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Cosplay Destination: Out of this World
Monday, Jul 1, 2019

The summer “con” season is upon us — a time to gather, cosplay and enjoy the company of like-minded fans. Many people have heard about San Diego Comic-Con, the annual multi-genre entertainment and comic convention, which is the largest annual comic and pop culture festival in the world. It...

SCV Profiles: Scott and Vanessa Wilk
Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019

Scott and Vanessa Wilk were born on opposite sides of the country, unlikely to ever meet — but foreshadowing of their future selves, it was politics that brought them together. Scott, a Republican, was elected to his his first term in the California Senate in 2016, representing the Santa Clarita Valley,...

Nominees for SCV Man, Woman of Year Unveiled
Sunday, Mar 24, 2019

Shutters clicked and lightbulbs flashed as the nominees for 2019 SCV Man and Woman of the Year were announced Wednesday at the annual “Paparazzi Party” at the Sand Canyon estate home of Wayne and Dianne Crawford. A total of 22 nonprofits nominated nine men and 13 women for the 2019 awards,...

Lentini, Mercado-Fortine Named SCV Man, Woman of Year
Saturday, May 12, 2018

The real prize: License plate frames designating the 2018 SCV Man and Woman of the Year. Nick Lentini and Gloria Mercado-Fortine were named 2018 Santa Clarita Valley Man and Woman of the Year at the annual recognition dinner Friday evening in Valencia. This year marked the 54th recognition event for...

SCV Man, Woman of Year to be Named May 11; Tickets on Sale
Friday, Mar 23, 2018

The reigning SCV Man and Woman of the Year, Eric Stroh and Laina McFerren, are chairs of the 2018 event. Photos by Michele E. Buttelman and Leon Worden. A record number of nominees have been submitted for the 2018 Santa Clarita Valley Man and Woman of the Year honor, organizers announced Wednesday. Twenty-six...

Rainy-day Chili Warms the Heart for School Libraries
Thursday, Mar 22, 2018

Patti Handy and Rhona Jukes serve up Fred’s Famous Chili. Photos by Michele E. Buttelman It was perfect weather for eating chili. So said many of the attendees at the 6th Annual Santa Clarita Valley Charity Chili Cook-off. Despite a steady downpour and gray and gloomy skies, the event, held Tuesday...

Hart Class of 1977 Swaps Stories, Fetes 40th
Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017

Members of Hart High’s Class of 1977 gathered Saturday evening at the Embassy Suites in Valencia to celebrate their 40th high school reunion. Nearly 130 students of the 640-member class attended from as far away as Florida, North Carolina and locations across the United States. Guests lined up to get...

Original Vikings Meet Up for Valencia High’s ‘First 20th’
Monday, Sep 25, 2017

When Valencia High School opened its doors in 1994, the Santa Clarita Valley had not seen a new high school in nearly two decades. The campus opened with more than 350 sophomores and 550 freshmen who would comprise the classes of 1997 and 1998. On Saturday, more than 230 of them attended the first-ever...

Locals Get Their 29th Taste of the Town
Monday, May 8, 2017

Despite the threatening weather, more than 1,000 guests attended the 29th annual Taste of the Town event Sunday at Mann Biomedical Park in Valencia. The charity fundraiser for the Santa Clarita Child & Family Center featured more than 40 restaurants, bakeries, caterers and beverage purveyors who...

Chowing Down for Charity
Sunday, Mar 26, 2017

The 5th Annual SCV Charity Chili Cookoff attracted a capacity crowd to Wolf Creek Brewery on Thursday to raise funds for SRD-Straightening Reins and Spotlight Arts Center. Each year the event benefits different nonprofits. Past recipients have included (shelter operator) Bridge to Home, LARC Ranch, Help...

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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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