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1874 - Work completed at Lyon's Station (now Eternal Valley) on first version of Pioneer Oil Refinery [story]
Pioneer Oil Refinery


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Nov. 2: SCV Rose Society’s ‘Wild West Celebration of Roses’
Thursday, Sep 19, 2019

The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation’s William S. Hart Regional Park, in cooperation with the Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society, presents the “Wild West Celebration of Roses.” The event will take place Saturday, Nov. 2, from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Hart Park in Hart...

Award-Winning Artists to Hold Painting Demonstrations at SCAA Anniversary Event
Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019

This year the Santa Clarita Artists Association (SCAA) will hold their 30th Anniversary at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in their Grand Ballroom on Friday, Nov. 1, from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. From 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.: the free day’s events will be packed with two painting demonstrations featuring:...

June 29: Hill Hosts Mobile Office Hours in Acton
Thursday, Jun 27, 2019

The Office of U.S. Rep. Katie Hill, D-Agua Dulce, will be hosting mobile office hours at the Acton/Agua Dulce Library Saturday, June 29, from 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Constituents are encouraged to stop by and speak with staff about available services, including information about district offices...

May 25: Old Town Newhall Farmers Market 4 Year Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, May 23, 2019

The Old Town Newhall Farmers Market will be celebrating their 4 year anniversary this Saturday, May 25, from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Old Town Newhall Library. There will be family fun activities including cake and a petting zoo. En Fuego BBQ will be there grilling up genuine...

June 15: Pathways to Empowerment SC Veteran & Family Mental Health Day

Many people in our community have a parent or other family member who may be a veteran, who is presently deployed overseas, or who has recently returned home from active duty in the military. Each situation can have a tremendous impact on all members of the family. Next month, there will be an informative,...

June 22: Foster Care, Foster-Adoption Parent Resource Meeting
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Foster care and foster-adoption are meaningful ways for individuals and couples to fulfill their dream of parenting. There are approximately 64,000 children in foster care in California. Los Angeles County’s foster care population exceeds 21,000 children with 200 foster children waiting to be connected...

May 11: Wild for Animals Too/We Hart Animal Art Fundraiser
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

This weekend in Newhall, the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care & Control (DACC) will hold a special fundraiser to benefit the Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation. Wild for Animals Too: We Hart Animal Art Exhibit and Auction will take place on Saturday, May 11, at 5:00 p.m. at William...

May 4: Live Painting Demo by Skye Amber Sweet at Old Town Newhall Library
Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019

Skye Amber Sweet artwork. Photo credit Skye Amber Sweet’s Facebook page. Community members will have the opportunity to witness an artist in action as Skye Amber Sweet gives a live painting demonstration on Saturday, May 4, at the Old Town Newhall Library. The event will take place from 11:00 a.m....

Speaker Lineup, Agenda for SCV’s 1st Vegan Fest Announced

The Santa Clarita Valley (SCV) VegFest, presented by The Gentle Barn, is excited to unveil the vegan celebrity speaker lineup for Santa Clarita’s first-ever vegan festival. The festival is set to sprout in Santa Clarita on Saturday, May 4, from noon – 9:00 p.m. in Central Park, located at 27150...

May 19: Spanish-Language Tour of Tehachapi Native American Village Site
Thursday, Apr 25, 2019

Spanish-speaking docents will be leading a tour of Tomo-Kahni State Historic Park in Tehachapi on Sunday, May 19. Visitation is only permitted on a guided tour, which involves a moderately strenuous 3-hour hike. Activities begin at 8:30 a.m. with an orientation at the Tehachapi Museum in Tehachapi and...

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1874 - Work completed at Lyon's Station (now Eternal Valley) on first version of Pioneer Oil Refinery [story]
Pioneer Oil Refinery
According to Fire Department officials, 32 personnel currently have been tested. Of those tested, 12 LACFD personnel have been confirmed as being COVID-19 positive.
L.A. County Fire Dept.: 32 Personnel Tested, 12 Have COVID-19
Saugus High School and its Principal Vince Ferry has won the Best Leadership Program Award from Teen Truth, a national organization with a mission to build school culture and empower student voice in every aspect of education.
Saugus High Principal Vince Ferry Wins Best Leadership Award
Los Angeles County will activate a new drive-through, appointment-only COVID-19 testing site at College of the Canyons on Wednesday morning, April 8.
COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Center Opens Wednesday at COC
The sliver of optimism comes with a dose of reality for California’s nearly 40 million residents who are trapped in their homes for the foreseeable future: It will likely be the beginning of June, not May, before there is even a chance of easing the restrictions.
Data Show California’s Stay-at-Home Order Flattening Curve, But Lockdown Likely Until June
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday the launch of its new weekly "@Lunch With…" virtual lunchtime series, which is designed to bring the business community together for engaging and insightful conversations on current local issues and topics with recognized community leaders.
Chamber Launches Virtual Luncheon Program
County Public Health has identified 6,910 cases across all areas of L.A. County, including 169 deaths. At least 139 cases have been reported for the Santa Clarita Valley.
L.A. County Tuesday: 22 New Deaths; 550 New Cases; Min. 139 Cases in SCV
College of the Canyons is a major hub of activity in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Registration Now Open for COC’s Free Personal, Professional Learning Classes
My colleagues on the front line face an opponent in this war that is unknown. There are no curative tools to fight against it, communications are limited because the virus is poorly understood, and options are variable because of unpredictability.
Covid-PTSD | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced Monday that the firm has completed the sale of an absolute triple-net ground lease for a new construction, single-tenant Circle K convenience store and gas station located at 24010 Copper Hill Drive in Valencia.
New Construction Circle K in Valencia Sold for $4M
Update as of 12:50 p.m., Tuesday, April 7: Santa Clarita-based Princess Cruises announced that disembarkation will continue (Tuesday), with an additional nine domestic charter flights scheduled. All charters were arranged by Princess Cruises. Guests requiring shoreside medical care have been disembarked and are being treated at local and regional hospitals.
Passengers Begin to Disembark Coral Princess
The County of Los Angeles is committed to providing residents and their families with important resources throughout the COVID-19 crisis that address financial stressors.
Financial Resources Available to County Residents, Employers During Crisis
The Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS), with support of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, announced Tuesday that the LA County Employer Assistance Grant Fund will be launched on Wednesday, April 8.
County Launches $500K Employer Assistance Fund; Webinar to Provide Guidance
One person died in a head-on collision early Tuesday morning on Sierra Highway in Agua Dulce.
One Person Dead After Head-on Collision in Agua Dulce
On the heels of the announcement that students will remain out of school for the remainder of the academic year due to the current public health crisis, the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is calling on residents to help ensure that children remain safe.
Community Urged to be Voice of Children as Concern for Child Safety Rises
An employee at Los Angeles County Probation’s Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall in Sylmar has tested positive for COVID-19.
County Confirms 2nd COVID-19 Case at Sylmar Juvenile Hall
1860 - Los Angeles Star (newspaper) reports string of Army wagons from Fort Tejon traversing Newhall Pass [story]
Fort Tejon
Two more members of the College of the Canyons community have been diagnosed with coronavirus. These are the second and third cases of coronavirus connected to the college.
COC Reports 2nd, 3rd COVID-19 Cases
To date, the Public Health Department has identified 6,360 cases across all areas of L.A. County, including 147 deaths. A minimum of 1 death and 132 cases — and as many as 144 cases — have occurred in the Santa Clarita Valley.
L.A. County Monday: 6,360 Cases, Min. 132 in SCV; Suggests No Shopping This Week
Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday announced the establishment of the Los Angeles Surge Hospital, a temporary facility in L.A. that will expand access to additional beds and expand ICU capacity for patients who contract COVID-19.
State, County, Healthcare Groups to Open ‘Los Angeles Surge Hospital’
Out of an abundance of caution and to prevent the spread of #coronavirus (#COVID-19), all L.A. County parks will be closed on Sunday, April 12
All County Parks Closed Easter Sunday
California now has had a total of 14,336 confirmed cases and 343 deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the state Department of Public Health announced Monday.
California Monday: 14,336 Cases, 343 Deaths
Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, has extended a beach advisory through Thursday at 7 a.m.
Beach Advisory in Effect Through Thursday
After seeing all my patients, I talked to the administrator at one of the homes who said the facility had no extra masks, gowns or shoe coverings.
A Scary Nursing Home | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio