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1888 - 8:15 a.m.: Newhall's luxurious Southern Hotel burns to the ground [story]
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A Shining Example
Monday, Aug 22, 2016

Preserving our local history has long been a priority for our community. We’ve enjoyed the benefit of families who have lived here for generations, an active historical society and the documentary talents of folks like Leon Worden who work to keep the records of our past alive and accessible. We are...

Next Council: Ex-Las Lomas Land as Open Space; Memorial Wall; Newhall Parking Structure
Thursday, Jul 7, 2016

City Council / Board of Library Trustees / Parking Authority Joint Regular Meeting 7/12/2016 6:00 PM City Council Chambers 23920 Valencia Blvd. 1st Floor   Santa Clarita, CA 91355     Downloads: Agenda Agenda Packet Invocation McLean Call to Order Roll Call Roll Call Flag...

Parks Commission to Consider Local Vet’s Monument Plan
Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016

Proponent Bill Reynolds,seen in a NatGeo documentary film. The Santa Clarita Parks Commission will consider a proposal Thurday from a local Vietnam veteran who hopes to have the city install a monument honoring the SCV’s war dead at the Veterans Memorial Plaza in Newhall. The following text is...

Local Veteran Brings War Memorial Concept to Council (Video)
Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015

[KHTS] – A Santa Clarita resident proposed the concept of a war memorial at the Veterans Historical Plaza in Newhall to the Santa Clarita City Council Tuesday evening. The concept was proposed by Bill Reynolds, a Vietnam veteran, and would list all of the Santa Clarita Valley’s fallen soldiers...

NatGeo Vietnam Film with Local Veteran Up for Emmy (Video)
Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015

The 2-hour documentary featuring a Santa Clarita man who served in one of the last combat infantry companies drafted and trained to fight in Vietnam is up for an Emmy Award. From the National Geographic Channel, “Brothers in War” recounts the harrowing combat experiences of the men of Charlie...

Local Man Featured in Vietnam War Documentary on NatGeo Tonight
Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014

A 2-hour documentary featuring a Santa Clarita man who served in one of the last combat infantry companies drafted and trained to fight in Vietnam will debut on NatGeo, the National Geographic channel, tonight (Wednesday) at 8. “’The Boys of ’67’ tells the story of how Charlie Company originated...

7 Local Veterans to be Honored at Gala Dinner
Monday, Jan 20, 2014

Seven local veterans representing organizations that serve Santa Clarita Valley veterans – who constitute 7 percent of the nation’s population, and an even bigger percentage of the SCV – will be honored Feb. 21 in Universal City. The event is the annual Builders Ball, a recognition dinner put...

Local Vietnam Vets Featured in Book About Charlie Company (Video)
Saturday, Dec 1, 2012

Several Vietnam veterans who now call the Santa Clarita, San Fernando and Antelope valleys home were members of Charlie Company, the legendary U.S. Army unit profiled in “The Boys of ’67” (Osprey Publishing), a gripping new book by noted military historian Dr. Andrew Wiest, a professor at the University...

Local Vietnam Vets Receive Long Awaited Recognition (Video)
Monday, Jun 11, 2012

Photos by Austin Dave / SCVNews.com U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon got to make up for an oversight and honor two deserving service members Monday morning, awarding them the Bronze Stars they earned while serving in Vietnam. Sgt. Bill Reynolds and Spec. Stanley Cockerell were presented with the award...

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1888 - 8:15 a.m.: Newhall's luxurious Southern Hotel burns to the ground [story]
Southern Hotel
On Saturday, Oct. 23, SCV Sheriff Station J-Team deputies will be hosting a "Drug Take Back Day" between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in front of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
Oct. 23: SCV Sheriff’s Station Hosting “Drug Take Back Day”
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 15 new deaths and 1,227 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 36,989 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: County Begins Administering COVID Vaccine Boosters for All Three FDA-Approved Vaccines to Residents; SCV Cases Total 36,989
As you walk along the River Village Park Trail at Duane R. Harte Park, you can now enjoy nature and a story at the same time.
Santa Clarita Public Library Debuts ‘Trail Tales’ Literary Adventure at Duane R. Harte Park
The total number of anti-Asian hate crimes within Los Angeles County rose 76% in 2020, according to a report released Wednesday.
L.A. County Anti-Asian Hate Crimes See 76% Increase in 2020
Residents in unincorporated Los Angeles County were told Thursday to ignore a recent notice concerning home registry from the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs, according to officials in Supervisor Kathryn Barger’s office.
County ‘Rental Property’ Notice Sparks Homeowner Confusion
Classified employees within the Saugus Unified School District are now showing their COVID-19 vaccination verification or undergoing weekly testing to work in the office.
Classified School Workers Undergo COVID-19 Vaccine Verification
Californians age 70 and older may continue to renew their driver’s licenses online or by mail through Dec. 31, 2022. Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed legislation to extend this temporary rule.
Californians 70 and Older Can Renew Driver’s Licenses Online Through 2022
Six Flags Magic Mountain, the undisputed “Thrill Capital of the World,” in partnership with Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment and DC, today unveiled plans to add yet another record-breaking coaster—WONDER WOMAN™ Flight of Courage—to its unparalleled thrill ride lineup.
Six Flags Magic Mountain Announces Record 20th Coaster WONDER WOMAN Flight of Courage
Smells of Filipino food wafted outside the Newhall Community Center as a welcome for attendees of the Fil-Am Association of Santa Clarita Valley, “Pistahan at Bayanihan” (Festivities and Community) Cultural Festival.
Community Leaders Celebrate Filipino Culture, History
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Hunter Greene is returning to his former home of Stevenson Ranch Saturday to meet local kids and give out free baseball cleats.
SCV Native, Cincinnati Reds Pitcher Hunter Greene Offering Free Cleats for Local Kids
1898 - Birth of Mary S. Ruiz, eldest child of Enrique & Rosaria Ruiz of San Francisquito Canyon; all died in 1928 dam disaster [cemetery census]
grave markers
Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk, (R-Santa Clarita), delivered a second letter Thursday to ensure accountability on a state-funded COVID-19 testing lab.
Wilk Demands Newsom Admin to Halt Auto-Renew Of No-Bid Contract for Valencia Testing Lab
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 27 new deaths and 1,167 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 36,924 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 36,924; L.A. County Ready to Administer Additional Boosters
Aglaia Mortcheva has spent over 20 years working in animation, from Comedy Central to Nickelodeon and FOX, and is eager to share her insights on turning cartoons into characters people care about as a professor in California State University, Northridge’s animation program in the Department of Art.
CSUN Welcomes Longtime Nickelodeon Animator as Art Department Professor
The city of Santa Clarita’s Volunteer Engagement Program is pleased to partner with the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Nonprofit Council and the SCV Nonprofit Leaders Network for the 2021 Nonprofit Symposium.
City Inviting Area Nonprofits to 2021 Nonprofit Symposium
The end of the season approaches as the Santa Clarita Valley football teams are officially over halfway done with league play.
Week Nine Foothill League Roundup for Trinity, Santa Clarita Christian, Castaic
After a year of virtual celebrations, the only zooming that will be done at the College of the Canyons Fall 2021 Science Talk Star Party will be through actual telescopes.
Oct. 29: COC’s Fall Star Party Returns to Canyon Country Campus
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted 17 students, including Sujin Kim from California Institute of the Arts, winners of the 48th Student Academy Awards competition.
CalArtian Among 17 Winners of Student Academy Awards
Seventeen employees were honored as the Classified Employees of the Year Wednesday night at the William S. Hart Union High School District’s governing board meeting.
Hart Governing Board Recognizes Classified Employees of the Year
Hundreds of Santa Clarita teens gathered on Sunday, Oct. 17, to join actor-influencer Eric Artell in kicking off the “ASMD Baby Food Challenge,” a social media challenge created to raise awareness for local toddler Damian Markham and Wylder Nation Foundation. 
Baby Food Challenge Kicks Off Locally for Terminally-Ill SCV Toddler
2007 - Buckweed fire chars 38,356 acres, destroys 21 homes in Canyon Country and Agua Dulce [story]
Buckweed Fire
Family Promise Santa Clarita in partnership with Williams Homes, And HomeAid LA, will break ground on their new local resource center. 
Family Promise To Break Ground On New Resource Center
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Wednesday confirmed 31 new deaths and 1,267 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 36,859 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: Public Health Urges Vaccines for Sports Viewing; 36,859 Total SCV Cases
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