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June 30
1943 - Army Air Force pilot Loncie L. Tucker, on training run, dies when his P-38 fighter crashes at Wayside Honor Rancho (later Pitchess Detention Center) in Castaic [story]
Loncie Tucker

Fontana Man Found Alive After Reported as Missing at Castaic Lake
Monday, Jul 12, 2021

A Fontana man was found alive and treated for injuries Monday morning after being reported missing at Castaic Lake by family Sunday afternoon. 57-year-old Luis Arellano was found by a member of the search party shortly before 9 a.m. Monday, after his family reported him missing during a picnic at the...

Laemmle to Show Classic Sports Movie Ahead of Olympics
Friday, Jul 9, 2021

Laemmle Theatres will be showing the 1981 sports movie “Chariots of Fire” to celebrate the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo, which was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic last year. As a way to revive moviegoers’ love for classic movies, Laemmle Theatres is planning to show classic movies on significant...

Tumbleweed Fire Scorches 1,000 Acres, at 50% Containment
Monday, Jul 5, 2021

The Tumbleweed fire, which erupted on the southbound side of Interstate 5 in Gorman on Sunday, remained at 1,000 acres with 50% containment as of Monday evening. Los Angeles County firefighters responded to the 10-acre fire around 1:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon. It quickly grew to approximately 200 acres...

Flag Ceremony Honors Fallen Firefighter Tory Carlon
Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021

Family, friends and members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department gathered at Fire Station 131 in Palmdale Tuesday morning for a ceremony to honor firefighter Tory Carlon, who was killed earlier this month. Fire trucks lined the street as loved ones gathered for the flag ceremony to honor 44-year-old...

Local Teen Set to Premiere Third Feature Film
Thursday, Jun 3, 2021

Santa Clarita native Griffin Loch, 17, said being born into a family who loved movies definitely helped him along. And it was only natural for him to become a filmmaker, he said, as he prepared for last weekend’s premiere of his third feature-length film “A Spark in Nothing.” The film, which...

Families Encouraged to Learn Water Safety Skills as Summer Nears
Friday, May 21, 2021

As COVID-19 restrictions ease in Los Angeles County and swimming lessons resume just as summer begins, becoming familiar with water safety can make days spent by the pool more enjoyable. “Swimming lessons are essential,” said Nikki Miller, president of Academy Swim Club in Santa Clarita. “It’s...

SUSD Discusses Full-Time Instruction, Distance Learning for Next Year
Monday, May 10, 2021

Saugus Union School District board members discussed a back-to-school update for the 2021-22 school year during the regular board meeting Wednesday. The district discussed a recommendation to have students back on campus for full-time instruction beginning Aug. 10, as well as plans to continue distance...

School Day Café will Continue to Distribute Meals Despite Return to Classroom
Friday, Apr 23, 2021

School Day Café officials announced they will continue to offer meals for students who remain in distance-learning curriculums and expand their meal programs during summer break. Formerly known as the Santa Clarita Valley School Food Services Agency, School Day Café is continuing to offer meal pick-up...

Hart District Reports 18 Positive Cases of COVID-19 Among Students
Friday, Apr 16, 2021

William S. Hart Union High School District officials said 18 students have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days during the regular board meeting Wednesday. During a back-to-school update for the district board, district officials reported 18 students within the athletics and performing arts...

L.A. County Sheriffs to Host Child Abuse Prevention Seminar
Friday, Apr 9, 2021

Officials in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be hosting a virtual community discussion on child abuse prevention April 20. Sheriff Alex Villanueva will be joined by other officials to discuss child abuse prevention with the community during a virtual event as April is National Child...

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1943 - Army Air Force pilot Loncie L. Tucker, on training run, dies when his P-38 fighter crashes at Wayside Honor Rancho (later Pitchess Detention Center) in Castaic [story]
Loncie Tucker
1978 - Original Colossus coaster opens at Magic Mountain [watch it being built]
Colossus under construction