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1987 - Ramona Chapel and Red Schoolhouse relocated to Heritage Junction [story]
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Hart Museum Administrator Margi Bertram Retires
Saturday, Jun 20, 2020

Longtime William S. Hart Museum administrator Margi Bertram retired Friday. Bertram announced her retirement by email Saturday to Hart Park staff and volunteers. She described her decision as difficult and said she decided to accept a voluntary severance package that had been offered to a group of employees...

A Sign From My Daughter | Commentary by Pearl Obispo
Monday, Jun 8, 2020

As a mom of three, I often wonder if my children listen to the stories and life lessons I try to convey. Raising decent, kind human beings is hard enough, let alone raise them in a world that can seem so cruel and unfair – to some more so than others. By now, we have all seen the video of a white...

Council to Consider ‘Locker Systems’ for Checking Out Library Materials
Saturday, May 9, 2020

In an effort to meet the growing needs of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Santa Clarita City Council will consider a proposal Tuesday to acquire locker systems for the Valencia and Canyon Country libraries that would provide public access to materials without physically having to enter...

Henry Mayo Reports COVID-19 Death in Last 24 Hours
Thursday, Apr 9, 2020

Officials at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital confirmed its first death of a COVID-19 patient. Due to privacy laws, hospital spokesman Patrick Moody could not release any details regarding the patient. The SCV’s first COVID-19 death was reported March 31 when a Santa Clarita Transit bus driver succumbed...

Katie Hill Gives Final Speech on House Floor (Video)
Thursday, Oct 31, 2019

In her final act as congresswoman for California’s 25th congressional district, Rep. Katie Hill, D-Agua Dulce, voted Thursday to move forward with impeachment proceedings against President Donald J. Trump during her final floor speech. Hill said she voted to impeach the president because of his alleged...

Tick Fire Fully Contained

The final numbers are in for the Tick Fire, which ignited at 1:24 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24. The fire was fully contained as of 6:00 a.m. Thursday, but not before it scorched 4,615 acres. Four firefighters were injured, 45 structures damaged, 29 structures were destroyed, including 23 residences, one commercial/residential...

Saugus High Student Diagnosed with Whooping Cough
Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019

Officials with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health alerted Saugus High School Tuesday that at least one student was diagnosed with Pertussis, the disease more commonly known as whooping cough. Parents were later notified via email. Whooping cough is a highly contagious disease that spreads...

June 20: Peace Corps Presentation with Lindsey Scott Newhall
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019

Lindsey Scott Newhall will detail her experience as a Peace Corps volunteer Thursday, June 20, at the Stevenson Ranch Library. The Peace Corps is a volunteer program whose mission is to promote world peace and friendships by fostering a better understanding of Americans in the communities they serve....

Abandoned Einstein Academy Books Donated to Porter Ranch, Ugandan Schools
Thursday, Apr 18, 2019

Nearly 2,000 books left behind at the former Albert Einstein Academy, which closed its doors last year due to declining enrollment and financial constraints, found homes at two different schools on two different continents. With the assistance of Intertex Property Advisors, Inc., Red Hook Charter School,...

April 6: Cajun’s Aviation Dream Vincenzo’s Fundraiser
Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019

A scholarship fund has been established in the name of Maj. Stephen “Cajun” Del Bagno, a United States Air Force Thunderbirds pilot and Saugus High School grad, who was killed during a routine demonstration training flight in April 2018. Cajun’s Aviation Dream is a nonprofit organization...

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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