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1837 - Trapper Peter LaBeck killed by grizzly bear at El Tejon [story]
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Placerita Oil Field Owner Going Public Again
Monday, Jul 16, 2018

Berry Petroleum Corp., owner of the Placerita oil field west of Sierra Highway between Placerita Canyon Road and Golden Valley Road in Santa Clarita – and many other oil properties in the San Joaquin Valley – announced Monday that it has launched an initial public offering of its common stock...

Placerita Oil Field Operator Restructuring Debt
Monday, Feb 5, 2018

Berry Petroleum Company LLC, operator of the Placerita Oil Field in Newhall and other, larger oil properties, announced the pricing Monday of its previously announced private offering of senior unsecured notes due 2026, which upsized to $400 million in aggregate principal amount. The notes will bear...

Placerita Oilfield Owner Out of Bankruptcy; No Longer Under LINN
Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017

Bakersfield, Calif. –  Berry Petroleum Company LLC successfully emerged from bankruptcy Wednesday following confirmation of its Chapter 11 plan of reorganization by the Honorable Judge David R. Jones of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Texas in January.  Financially restructured,...

Placerita Oil Field Has New Owners
Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013

Placerita operations off of Sierra Highway. (SCVTV) Berry Petroleum Co. shareholders voted Monday to accept a buyout offer with an estimated value of $4.9 billion from Houston-based LINN Energy and LinnCo, which becomes the 12th largest U.S. oil and gas company with the merger. LINN and LinnCo shareholders...

Linn Sweetens Pot for Placerita Oilfield Shareholders
Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013

Linn Energy LLC is offering approximately $600 million more to buy Berry Petroleum Co., under a merger deal announced Monday by both companies. Linn, based in Houston, is one of the nation’s top-15 oil and natural gas producers. Berry owns the Placerita oilfield (off of Sierra Highway in Newhall)...

Berry Boosts Oil Production by 12% as Merger Awaits
Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013

Berry Petroleum Co., owner of the Placerita oil field off of Sierra Highway – and significantly larger fields in Kern County, West Texas, Utah and Colorado – posted adjusted second-quarter profits of $41 million (73 cents per diluted share), dead-even with the year-ago figure and up markedly from...

Litigators Latch On to Berry Petroleum Sale
Friday, Feb 22, 2013

In the aftermath of Thursday’s announcement that Berry Petroleum Co.’s board of directors has agreed to sell the company to to Linn Energy in an all-stock transaction valued at nearly 20 percent over Berry’s then-current trading price, several law firms said Friday they’re “investigating”...

A New Owner for Placerita Oil Field on Sierra Highway
Thursday, Feb 21, 2013

Berry Petroleum Co., the Denver-based owner of the Placerita oil field on Sierra Highway – with much bigger petroleum operations in Kern County, Utah, West Texas and Colorado – is being bought by an affiliate of Houston-based Linn Energy, one of the nation’s top 15 oil and natural gas companies. The...

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2012

Berry Petroleum Co. ramped up production during the second quarter of 2012 in its four major regions  in Utah, West Texas, Colorado and California, the company said last week. The Denver-based company said production was up 16 percent in the region that stretches from the Placerita Canyon on the south...

Thursday, Feb 23, 2012

Berry Petroleum, owner of the Placerita oil field in Newhall, produced 9 percent more oil and natural gas in 2011 than in 2010 in California, Utah and West Texas and is on track for a similar increase in 2012, according to an earnings statement released Thursday. The company beat Wall Street expectations...

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1837 - Trapper Peter LaBeck killed by grizzly bear at El Tejon [story]
Peter LaBeck
1853 - Sarah Gifford, community leader and wife of Newhall's first railroad station agent, born in England [story]
Sarah Gifford
The Saugus-based Camp Scott was placed on a short list of potential future sites for the county’s violent youth and young adult offenders, officials said Friday.
Camp Scott Placed on Short List for Future Juvenile, Young Adult Offenders
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.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: FDA Announces Recommendation for Johnson & Johnson Booster Dose; SCV Cases Total 36,615
The Santa Clarita City Council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday calling for more local control over zoning laws and land use.
City Approves Resolution Asking for More Local Land Use Zoning Control
After Colleen Shaffer was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999, she decided she wanted to help others who were on the same uncertain journey she was on — so she hosted a tea party in her backyard where supporters showed up for her and on behalf of cancer patients.
Circle of Hope Hosts 17th Annual Tea Party Fundraiser to Support Cancer Patients
Women and men gathered on top of Old Town Newhall’s parking structure Thursday for an evening of drinks and recognition of local leaders in the film industry as part of Zonta’s women’s film festival, Lunafest.
Zonta’s Lunafest Empowers Women Through Filmmaking
On Oct. 15, Princess Cruises marked the return to service of the cruise line’s third ship in the U.S. – Emerald Princess – departing from the Port of Los Angeles on a 15-day Panama Canal cruise to Ft. Lauderdale.
Emerald Princess Debuts as Fifth Princess Ship to Return to Cruise Vacation Service
Two out of five league games have been completed as the Foothill League inches closer to the CIF playoffs. The Saugus Centurions and the West Ranch Wildcats remain the only unbeaten teams, setting up for a showdown in the coming weeks, which may decide the Foothill League champion.
Week Nine Football Preview
Foothill League girls golfers tested their skills Wednesday at The Oaks Club at Valencia, which is considered one of the longer courses in the league, and the West Ranch Wildcats still prevailed, pulling some of their best numbers from the entire season.
West Ranch Girls Golf Wins Fifth League Match in a Row
In a red carpet event held at the Laemmle Theatres in Newhall, Square Zero Films filmmakers and NAACP Santa Clarita members celebrated the world premiere of the sports documentary “SCRUM.”
NAACP Santa Clarita, Square Zero Films Celebrate World Premiere of ‘SCRUM’
1939 - Second, larger OLPH Catholic Church dedicated on site of first (10th & Walnut, Newhall) [story]
OLPH
Princess is announcing plans for additional ships returning to service in the United States for February, March and April 2022 sailing from Los Angeles, Seattle, Vancouver and Ft. Lauderdale.
Princess Unveils Additional Return to Service Plans
People are often surprised when I tell them the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) cares for animals other than dogs and cats.
Marcia Mayeda | Animal Care, Control Not Just for Cats & Dogs
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.
LACoFD Announces Red Flag Warnings for Santa Clarita This Weekend
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.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 36,556; L.A. County Transmission Rate Remains High
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).
Study Shows Santa Clarita Community at High Risk of Extreme Climate Impacts
Santa Clarita sheriff’s deputies Estevan Perez and Carmen Gudiel enjoyed an afternoon of recognition for their dedication to public safety from leaders at the local and state level of government.
Two Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Deputies Recognized for Dedication to Public Safety
Special Needs Athletes & Peers (SNAP) Sports, will be holding a Skate-A-Thon fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 16, at The Cube Santa Clarita.
Oct. 16: Skate-A-Thon Benefiting SNAP Sports
A Stevenson Ranch Elementary School parent filed a $1 million lawsuit against the Newhall School District on Wednesday, alleging the district failed to properly address a multiyear issue of bullying involving his sons.
Parent Sues Newhall School District $1M for Alleged Bullying, Negligence
1980 - Phillies beat Royals in Game 1 of World Series; Hart grad Bob Walk is winning pitcher [story]
Bob Walk
A brush fire burned an acre in the Angeles National Forest on Wednesday, prompting a first-alarm brush response from firefighters.  
One Detained After Angeles National Forest Brush Fire
College of the Canyons will be doing its part to help address the labor shortage by hosting a hiring fest, Friday Oct 22 at the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center
COC Hosts Local Hiring Fest To Help Combat Labor Shortage
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Wednesday confirmed 16 new deaths and 742 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 36,446 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: Cases In Homeless Population Declines; 36,495 Total SCV Cases
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