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October 19
1945 - Acton Hotel, est. 1890, burns down; arson is suspected [story]
Acton hotel fire

TMU’s Lepre, Shackelford Picked on Day 3 of MLB Draft
Thursday, Jun 6, 2019

As soon as news broke on Day 3 of the 2019 MLB Draft Wednesday that Anthony Lepre (pictured above) had been selected by the Seattle Mariners, Aaron Shackelford picked up his phone and called the friend with whom he formed the most prolific duo in Master’s history. Shackelford was selected by the...

TMU’s Shackelford named NAIA Player of the Year

At some point in the middle of the madness, amid an almost unprecedented barrage of tape-measure home runs, Aaron Shackelford was asked whether he could have envisioned his senior year unfolding like this. “No,” said The Master’s University shortstop. “Not in my wildest dreams.” Shackelford...

TMU’s Shackelford Named Player of the Year; Lepre, Winslow Are All-GSAC
Monday, Apr 29, 2019

By Mason Nesbitt, TMU Sports Information Director A couple of years ago, Anthony Lepre was playing for one of the best community college baseball teams in California, a program that just so happened to be across town from The Master’s University. Each fall, Lepre and his College of the Canyons...

TMU’s Record-Breaking Baseball Players Have Been Friends ‘Since the Beginning’
Friday, Apr 12, 2019

By Mason Nesbitt, TMU Sports Information Director Rarely is so much history packed into so little time. In the fifth inning of a baseball game at The Master’s University on April 6, Max Maitland laced a double to left field, breaking the school’s all-time hits record. On the ensuing pitch,...

Shackelford Ties HR Record as Mustangs Run Win Streak to 12
Monday, Apr 8, 2019

Game Recap By Mason Nesbitt, TMU Sports Information Director It was the definition of horseplay. As Aaron Shackelford (pictured above) conducted an on-camera interview following Thursday’s 15-4 home win over Bethesda, a host of Mustangs paraded through the background. Robert Winslow, who struck...

Mustangs Belt 5 Homers to Beat No. 7 Antelope Valley
Monday, Feb 11, 2019

Game Recap By Mason Nesbitt, TMU Sports Information Director The Mustangs believed they would be an improved club on offense in 2019. TMU’s lineup, the team said, would be deeper, filled with players capable of launching longballs and forcing long afternoons on opposing pitchers. This is what the...

Mustangs Shortstop Aaron Shackelford Named All-GSAC
Friday, Apr 27, 2018

Aaron Shackelford, frankly, did not expect to be in this position. A frustrating month of February dispensed any notion in the junior’s mind of earning the All-GSAC honor bestowed on him Wednesday in a Golden State Athletic Conference news release. Shackelford said the Lord showed him in the...

Milestones, Mustangs Tamp Down Flames

By Don Gilmore, Sports Information The Master’s University baseball team pulled off a non-conference sweep of Bethesda University on Tuesday afternoon, featuring a couple of milestones that catapulted the Mustangs to a 10-1 second-game win. Less than a week separates The Master’s University...

TMU Baseball Rides Marathon Sixth, Relief Arms to Win
Monday, Apr 9, 2018

By Mason Nesbitt, Sports Information Director To beat Hope International 7-6 in a crucial Golden State Athletic Conference showdown Friday, The Master’s University baseball team needed a marathon sixth inning that featured seven hits and five runs. To describe the deluge, coach Monte Brooks needed...

Mustang Baseball Takes Series Opener at Menlo 2-0
Friday, Mar 23, 2018

By Mason Nesbitt, TMU Sports Information Director You might call it a battle of the bats. Mustang teammates Jaiden France and Aaron Shackelford are evidently competing to see which slugger can lift the Mustangs more squarely on to his back this week. France homered Friday for the third straight game,...

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1945 - Acton Hotel, est. 1890, burns down; arson is suspected [story]
Acton hotel fire
1876 - Southern Pacific begins subdividing town of Newhall (original location at Bouquet Junction) [story]
Campton store
1837 - Trapper Peter LaBeck killed by grizzly bear at El Tejon [story]
Peter LaBeck
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health encourages residents to get flu immunization as soon as possible, especially this year.
Get Flu Immunization Now, L.A. County Public Health Urges Residents
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Friday confirmed 27 new deaths and 1,072 new positive cases of COVID-19, including 41 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Total 287K Cases in L.A. County, 6,734 in SCV
Governor Gavin Newsom announced Friday afternoon that the president has approved California’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration to bolster the state’s emergency response to wildfires across the state.
California Secures Presidential Major Disaster Declaration on Wildfires
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department detectives are seeking the public's help to identify an unmasked alleged criminal threats suspect accused of pulling a knife on a liquor store clerk.
Detectives Seek ID of Unmasked Criminal Threats Suspect
This year, October 11-17 marks National Veterinary Technician Week where we celebrate the critical and lifesaving work performed by our veterinary technicians.
L.A. County Animal Care Celebrates Veterinary Technicians
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present its 6th annual and first virtual Careers in Film Summit on Saturday, October 24 and Saturday, October 31.
Academy Offers 2-Day Virtual ‘Careers in Film Summit’ for Students
Following a legal demand from California officials, the state Republican Party said Friday it has agreed to remove unofficial drop boxes.
California GOP Agrees to Remove Unofficial Ballot Drop Boxes. Or Did They?
After two years of planning, the city of Santa Clarita unveiled “California Scape,” the latest public art project, Thursday at Fair Oaks Park in Canyon Country.
Santa Clarita Unveils Latest Public Art Project
Many of the more than 100 dogs rescued by Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control from a breeding operation during the recent Bobcat Fire are now available for adoption.
Dogs Rescued During Bobcat Fire Now Ready for Adoption
Santa Clarita City Council members approved Tuesday sending a letter to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in support of keeping indoor malls open while urging for consistent guidelines to help prevent further conditions that prevent businesses from full recovery.
City Council OK’s Letter to Supes on Keeping Indoor Malls Open
1853 - Sarah Gifford, community leader and wife of Newhall's first railroad station agent, born in England [story]
Sarah Gifford
A new model of studying the workplace culture is being created as a team from the Autonomy Research Center for STEAHM (ARCS) at California State University, Northridge collaborates virtually with staff at the NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to create the laboratory of the future.
CSUN’s Autonomy Research Center, JPL Collaborate for Future Laboratory
After a fiery call for L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s resignation last month, the county’s Civilian Oversight Commission voted Thursday formally calling for him to step down.
Civilian Oversight Panel Formally Calls for Villanueva to Resign
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 24 new deaths and 1,233 new cases of COVID-19, including 6,693 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley, while Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported 3 additional deaths bringing the hospital's COVID-19 deaths to 29.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: Henry Mayo Reports 3 Additional Deaths; 6,693 Total SCV Cases
The American Red Cross Northern Valleys Chapter welcomes Hector LaFarga Jr. as the new executive director serving the Santa Clarita, San Fernando, Antelope valleys, and adjacent areas of Los Angeles County.
American Red Cross Northern Valleys Names Hector LaFarga Jr. New Executive Director
The application period for the County’s Small Business Revitalization Grant Program, which opened last week, has been extended to Monday, Oct. 19, 11:59 p.m.
County Extends Small Business Grant Application Deadline
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies arrested a Newhall man Monday evening on suspicion of hit and run causing an injury, after their investigation into a report of a vehicle-vs.-pedestrian collision in Newhall, near a local bar.
Newhall Man Arrested on Suspicion of DUI, Felony Hit & Run
Ahead of Halloween this year, Santa Clarita Mayor Cameron Smyth announced Wednesday residents can trick-or-treat within the city, despite state and county officials recommending against traditional practices due to the pandemic.
Smyth Announces Santa Clarita Residents Allowed to Trick-or-Treat
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the city of Santa Clarita and collaboration with the Veterans Collaborative, are proud to announce the honorees for the 10th Annual Salute to Patriots: an event honoring local veterans for their service to our nation and leadership in our business community.
Chamber Announces Salute to Patriots 2020 Honorees
The Saugus Union School District governing board decided to table its discussion on child care until its next board meeting Oct. 27.
Saugus Union Tables Discussion on District’s Child Development Program
As we remain focused on keeping our customers, staff and community safe, SCV Water is pleased to announce our new live distance learning opportunities for students in grades kindergarten through sixth grade.
SCV Water Launches Live Distance Learning for K-6th Students