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Welcome in the fall season with a horseback ride during Barger’s Trail Blazers ride on Sunday, Nov. 12, led by Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger and co-sponsored by the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation.

Barger’s predecessor, Michael D. Antonovich, established the Antonovich Trail Dusters Ride in 1992, and its popularity led to it being scheduled as a twice-yearly event. She is carrying on the tradition under the new name Barger’s Trail Blazers.

This trail ride will take place at Castaic Lake Staging Area, 32132 Castaic Lake Dr., Castaic, CA, and Supervisor Barger, who represents the Fifth District, will host the event beginning with a pancake breakfast at 7 a.m., to be followed by the trail ride at 9 a.m.

Non-riders are welcome, and riders under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Only service animals are welcome, and no stallions are allowed, which will be strictly enforced. Horse rentals are available.

The ride will last approximately 3.5 hours and includes rest stops and refreshment breaks. It will be traveled in single file through a combination of rolling hills, as well as minimally steep and sloping hills. The ride will end with a barbeque lunch and great live country-western music!

The purpose of Barger’s Trail Blazers ride is to promote public awareness about Los Angeles County’s magnificent system of more than 200 miles of multi-use trails, which feature connections to other municipal trail systems, and provides outdoor enthusiasts with a full range of recreational opportunities.

Tickets cost $30 each, which does not include horse rental. To rent a horse, please contact Lee Graham at (760) 245-7695, or email: info@grahambroslivestock.com.

For ticket reservations and event information, please call (661) 257-4050, or make an online reservation at http://reservations.lacounty.gov/reservations/product.asp.

Pre-registration is required by Friday, Nov. 10. Reservation forms may also be downloaded by visiting www.parks.lacounty.gov and should be mailed, along with payment, to Supervisor Barger’s Trail Ride, Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, 32132 Castaic Lake Dr., Castaic, CA 91384.

The event is co-sponsored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Barger and the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, in conjunction with the Bonelli Mounted Assistance Unit, the Whittier Narrows Mounted Assistance Unit, ETI Corral 21 and ETI Corral 77, Walnut Creek Mounted Assistance Unit and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Mounted Unit.

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Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 24 new deaths and 1,229 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 36,615 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday, Oct 14, 2021
With a Red Flag Warning in effect this Friday, at 6:00 a.m., through Saturday, Oct. 16, at 8:00 p.m., the Los Angeles County Fire Department has implemented its augmented staffing plan by ordering additional staffing and pre-deployment of ground and aerial resources throughout the County.
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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 19 new deaths and 1,142 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 36,556 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
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More than half of Los Angeles County residents, including those in the Santa Clarita Valley, live in a community deemed highly exposed to impending and severe climate impacts, according to a study released Thursday by the County’s Chief Sustainability Office (CSO).
Tuesday, Oct 12, 2021
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Tuesday confirmed 16 new deaths and 742 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 36,446 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.

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