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1876 - California oil industry born as CSO No. 4 in Pico Canyon becomes state's first commercially productive oil well [story]
Pico No. 4


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Hooded Figure, Shootings Prompt Meetup with Captain Lewis and Jewish Leaders
Friday, Dec 13, 2019

The Nov. 14 Saugus High School shooting, the shootout in New Jersey and even the reported sighting of a man dressed like the Grim Reaper near a local synagogue, prompted sheriff’s Capt. Robert Lewis to invite Jewish leaders for a sit-down chat Thursday to discuss concerns and reassure them that safety...

Oct. 15: LASD Captain Robert Lewis to Keynote VIA Luncheon
Thursday, Oct 3, 2019

As part of its monthly speakers series, the Valley Industry Association welcomes Captain Robert Lewis, L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Santa Clarita Valley Station, John Lecrivain, Operations Lieutenant with the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, and Gloria Mercado-Fortine, president-elect with the...

May 9: Coffee with Cops from Newhall, Stevenson Ranch
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Have you ever wanted to ask a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputy a question, but didn’t know how to go about doing it? You’ll be able to ask a pair of deputies when Stevenson Ranch and Newhall Crime Prevention deputies Kevin Duxbury and Betsy Shackelford take the SCV Sheriff’s...

Sept. 19: LASD’s Capt. Robert Lewis Keynote Speaker at VIA Luncheon
Thursday, Sep 7, 2017

The Valley Industry Association invites you to join them on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 11:45 a.m. Valencia Country Club 27330 No. Tourney Road, Valencia Click here to RSVP: https://via.org/Calendar/EventDetails.aspx?id=924 Members & Sponsored Guests: Reserve by September 14th, pay $45 After...

Lockdown Drills Coming Soon to Newhall Schools
Monday, Aug 28, 2017

Principals, assistant principals and school resource deputies met at the Newhall School District office with Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Captain Robert Lewis and Superintendent Paul Cordeiro Friday morning. Many schools hold pre-arranged lockdown drills, School Resource Deputy Tom...

Captain Addresses July 4th Incident at City Hall Meeting
Thursday, Jul 13, 2017

During a service call in Saugus, a patrol car was surrounded by a couple dozen hostile, intoxicated party-goers who threatened law enforcement officials there to confiscate illegal fireworks. Read the complete story [here].

July 13: Share a Cup of Coffee with the Chief
Friday, Jul 7, 2017

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Captain Robert Lewis and Canyon Country Crime Prevention Deputies Jon Wilson and Luis Cabrera invite residents to join them for one of two “Coffee with a Cop” encounters on Thursday, July 13. Engagement will be brewing at Starbucks, 26585 Golden...

SCV Officials Detail Efforts to Curb Opioid Overdoses
Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017

Captain Robert Lewis of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station and county and city officials will hold a news conference Wednesday morning about the station’s effort to combat opioid-related drug overdoses in the SCV. Joining Lewis are Fifth District County Supervisor Kathryn Barger,...

SCV Sheriff’s Captain, Deputies Combat Crime Zone by Zone
Monday, Jun 19, 2017

Since Captain Robert Lewis assumed command of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station in April 2017, he has been researching and analyzing the services the station provides to the community it serves and working to identify ways the station can best...

Santa Clarita Business Owners Get Anti-Theft Update
Friday, Jun 9, 2017

Captain Robert Lewis and other Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials met with local business owners this week to share crime prevention tools designed to help reduce theft in the SCV. At the quarterly Business Alliance meeting at the station Wednesday, SCV Sheriff’s Station Detective Michelle...

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The 23rd season of KCET’s Fine Cut Festival of Films kicked off Wednesday, Sept. 21, with recent California Institute of the Arts graduate Adam Musa Othman (Film/Video BFA 2022) taking home Best Animation for his short “Horned Cook, Gola.”
CalArtian Wins Best Animation at KCET’s 2022 Fine Cut Festival
College of the Canyons will be recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the passage of Title IX in 1972 with a variety of ongoing campus events and special recognitions throughout the 2022-23 academic year.
COC Athletics Recognizing Title IX 50th Anniversary
The regular meeting of the William S. Hart Union High School District’s Governing Board will take place Wednesday, Sept. 28, beginning with closed session at 5:45 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 7 p.m.
Sept. 28: Hart District Regular Meeting
As California Institute of the Arts 2022-23 academic year kicked off on Sept. 12, 27 artists have joined CalArts as new regular faculty members.
CalArts Welcomes 27 New Regular Faculty Members
1876 - California oil industry born as CSO No. 4 in Pico Canyon becomes state's first commercially productive oil well [story]
Pico No. 4
1970 - Lagasse family helps save Mentryville buildings as Newhall and Malibu brush fires erupt & join into worst fire in SoCal history. Twelve fires over 10 days burn 525,000 acres, kill 13 people and destroy approx. 1,500 structures. [story]
Clampitt fire
1855 - Sanford & Cyrus Lyon establish Lyon's Station (for stagecoaches) near today's Sierra Hwy & Newhall Ave [story]
Sanford Lyon
Director Laurie Morgan is no stranger to the SCV artistic scene, having been active as a singer, actress, and director since the 1970s.
Romantic Comedy ‘Beau Jest’ Opens at Canyon Theatre Guild
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted 14 students as winners of the 49th Student Academy Awards competition.
Winners of 2022 Student Academy Awards Announced
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold its regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 27, beginning with a special meeting/closed session at 5:30 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 6 p.m.
Sept. 27: City Council Regular Meeting
College of the Canyons student-athletes Motoko Shimoji (women's golf) and Joshua Littleberry (football) have been named the COC Athletic Department's Women's & Men's Student-Athletes of the Week for the period running Sept. 12-17.
COC Names Shimoji, Littleberry Athletes of the Week
California State University, Northridge head men's and women's track and field and cross country coach Justin Johnson has announced the addition of Devin Elizondo to the Matadors' coaching staff.
Matadors Add Devin Elizondo, Joseph Blue to Track, Cross Country Programs
Valencia-based Lief Labs, a premier formulation and product development innovator and manufacturer of dietary supplements, is pleased to announce that Lief’s CEO & Founder, Adel Villalobos, was honored by the College of the Canyons Business Alliance among specially selected local Hispanic business owners, leaders, and entrepreneurs who have inspired others to pursue their dreams in the Santa Clarita Valley.
COC Business Alliance Honors Lief Labs CEO During Hispanic Heritage Month
Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley announces the 30-year celebration of the James T. Ventress Clubhouse in Newhall Park on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 8 a.m.
Oct. 12: Boys & Girls Club SCV Celebrating 30 Years
On Thursday, Sept. 29, Los Angeles County will officially launch the Veteran Suicide Review Team, a collaborative between the city of Los Angeles, County, federal and private agencies to reduce veteran suicide in L.A. County.
L.A. County Launches Veteran Suicide Review Team
SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond will host a virtual Back-to-School Parent Town Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 6 p.m.
Parents Invited to Virtual Town Hall with State Schools Chief
A Centers for Disease Control report published on Monday, Sept. 19 used U.S. data from 2017-2019 to highlight striking inequality in maternal deaths.
L.A. County, CDC Report Similar, Critical Inequalities in Maternal Deaths
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Friday no new deaths and 34 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley, with a total of 13 deaths and 1,641 new cases countywide.
Friday COVID Roundup: 34 New SCV Cases; No Additional Deaths
SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Public Health this week warned school leaders about a new and concerning “rainbow fentanyl” drug that may interest youth.
School Leaders Warned of New, ‘Rainbow Fentanyl’ Trend
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III has appointed General (Ret.) Lester Lyles to serve as the Chair of the Defense Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (DACODAI). Lyles is a seasoned organizational leader and US Air Force veteran, with over two decades of executive-level leadership to corporate and STEM-related national boards.
Defense Department Announces New Diversity, Inclusion Committee
1948 - Agua Dulce Women's Club organized [timeline]
Women's Club
Join in expressing your gratitude for our veterans and first responders at the free Veterans and First Responders Appreciation Day, sponsored by the Santa Clarita Elks Lodge 2379 and Los Angeles County Chapter, Marines and Corpsmen Association on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Oct. 8: Santa Clarita Elks Lodge Hosting Veterans, First Responders Appreciation Day
The Lady Mustangs jumped out to a fast start winning the first two sets before taking care of the Arizona Christian Firestorm 3-1 on the road in Glendale, Ariz., Saturday to get their first conference win of the season.
Lady Mustangs Volleyball Earn First GSAC Win
Join realtor Tiffany Shields for her free home buyers seminar which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m., at the Canyon Country Community Center.
Oct. 1: Free Home Buyers Seminar at Canyon Country Community Center
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