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1738 - Fr. Francisco Garcés born in Spain; came through SCV in 1776, found Tataviam fighting with Coastal Chumash, observed Santa Clara River flowing by night and dry by day despite the season being spring [story]
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OPINION / COMMENTARY / BLOGS
Cemex Battle: Unsung Heroes
Monday, Aug 31, 2015

[KHTS] – Friday’s announcement, “Cemex is dead in Santa Clarita,” is the biggest story in the history of our valley other than the original formation of our city in 1987. In 1990, the Federal Government’s Bureau of Land Management granted mining rights to allow one of the largest mega...

Cemex Down to the Wire | KHTS Editorial
Sunday, Dec 14, 2014

KHTS co-owner Carl Goldman The Santa Clarita Valley’s long-running fight to block a mega-mining project in Soledad Canyon comes down to one vote, and one day, and one man: a New Mexico Democrat who is blocking Senate passage of bipartisan legislation that would save the local environment – at...

KHTS 2015 Sacto Trip Already in Planning Stage
Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014

[KHTS] – Santa Clarita movers and shakers are invited to the 10th annual KHTS Sacramento Road Trip in March to speak to state leaders about local issues. Sponsored by the Castaic Lake Water Agency, Southern California Gas, California Credit Union, Union Bank and Assemblyman Scott Wilk’s office,...

Goldman Marries Newhall and Bride
Friday, Feb 28, 2014

Radio station co-owner Carl Goldman (center), an ordained minister, officiates at the wedding of Skip Newhall and the former Miss Lorena Sumaoang on Thursday at KHTS. KHTS staff took a break from the normal work day for a special event on Thursday afternoon – the marriage of Dr. X.X. “Skip”...

‘Homes for Heroes’ Project Breaks Ground; Streets Named for Volunteers
Saturday, Nov 9, 2013

Several of the first 12 families approved to move into the veterans housing project that’s being built on Centre Pointe Parkway next to Bowman High School took part in a formal groundbreaking ceremony Saturday. The 87-home community is a project of the Santa Clarita Valley-San Fernando Valley branch...

Nominees Announced for SCV Man, Woman of Year
Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013

Local residents had the red carpet rolled out, literally, for the 2013 SCV Man and Woman of the Year nominees, as they were announced Wednesday at the home of Jeri and Carl Goldman, who are past recipients of the award. Seventeen were introduced to the community Wednesday as candidates for the 47th annual...

Planners Say Yes to Habitat Housing for Veterans
Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013

The Habitat for Humanity people will have to dig some holes in the ground first – but at a discounted cost of less than $5,000, that’s not a big deal when you’re talking about building 87 affordable homes for returning military veterans and their families. The Santa Clarita Planning...

Setting The Record Straight
Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012

We have been passionate about contributing to the well-being of our community since we moved to the Santa Clarita Valley in 1990. Our track record speaks for itself. During the last three decades that we’ve owned our local radio station, KHTS AM-1220, we have always taken pride in allowing the people...

Habitat Plans to Build Homes for Vets Next Door to Bowman High
Monday, Oct 1, 2012

CalVet Sec. Peter J. Gravett (Major General, Ret.) greets Lt. Renard Thomas, who will be the first resident of the new veterans’ village. It might be a simple patch of land right now, nestled against a hillside near schools, offices and health care facilities, but the small crowd gathered Monday...

Habitat Helps Stevenson Ranch Hero for 9/11
Thursday, Sep 13, 2012

The family of Army veteran Tom McDivitt got a little help Tuesday from volunteers with Habitat For Heroes, who were there to do some painting, carpentry, and general maintenance of their Stevenson Ranch home. McDivitt is the primary caregiver for his wife, Stacy and their four children, as well as a...

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Los Angeles County Public Health officials will modify the Health Officer Order on Thursday, April 15, to align with changes to the state Blueprint for a Safer Economy regarding indoor live events and performances, private events such as conferences, receptions and meetings, and private informal gatherings.
April 15: L.A. County to Modify Health Officer Order to Align with State
Show producers Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher, and Steven Soderbergh on Monday announced the all-star cast of presenters at the 93rd Oscars, which will air live on ABC on Sunday, April 25, at 5 p.m. PDT.
Academy Reveals All-Star Cast of Presenters for 93rd Oscars Telecast
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has reported 10 productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley aka "Hollywood North" the week of Monday, April 12-18, 2021
Now Filming in SCV: ‘Star Trek Picard,’ ‘Good Trouble,” 8 More Productions
College of the Canyons and Palmdale Oasis Park Recreation Center will begin operating as Los Angeles County-operated COVID-19 vaccination sites in the northern part of the county starting Monday, April 19.
L.A. County to Open Vaccination Sites at COC, in Palmdale; Magic Mountain Site to Close
As of Monday, Los Angeles County residents may apply for financial help to cover funeral expenses through FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program.
FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program Open to L.A. County Residents
In a 5-4 ruling late Friday night, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that California can’t restrict home-based religious gatherings such as prayer meetings and Bible groups.
U.S. Supreme Court Blocks California Restriction on In-Home Religious Gatherings
A consulting firm hired by the city to evaluate the feasibility of establishing a city public health department in Santa Clarita did “not find a compelling case to change the basic structure of public health regulation” in Santa Clarita, according to a 17-page report published Friday as part of the Santa Clarita City Council’s Tuesday meeting agenda.
Report: No Compelling Case for Santa Clarita City Public Health Department
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital will present to the Santa Clarita City Council Tuesday a hospital expansion plan to increase facilities by 200,000 square feet.
City Council to Weigh Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Expansion Plan
The Santa Clarita Valley's COVID-19 vaccination rate has increased by about 5%, as 37% of residents 16 and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, according to data through April 4 published by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
SCV COVID-19 Vaccination Rate Increases to 37%
1738 - Fr. Francisco Garcés born in Spain; came through SCV in 1776, found Tataviam fighting with Coastal Chumash, observed Santa Clara River flowing by night and dry by day despite the season being spring [story]
Garces statue
1987 - Ramona Chapel and Red Schoolhouse relocated to Heritage Junction [story]
Red Schoolhouse
1835 - Outlaw and Rocks/Park/High School namesake Tiburcio Vasquez born in Monterey, Calif. [story]
Tiburcio Vasquez
Nearly 100 people gathered in front of the highly anticipated Laemmle 7 in Newhall to officially open the theater to the Santa Clarita Valley community.
Laemmle Officially Opens in Old Town Newhall
The city of Santa Clarita Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission recently met to receive an update from city staff about the status of the Pioneer Oil Refinery in Newhall.
Parks Commissioners Asked to Advise on Pioneer Oil Refinery’s Future
A judge’s ruling this week dealt a setback to the Tejon Ranch Co.’s proposed 19,000-unit Centennial development project in the upper northwest corner of Los Angeles County.
Judge Halts Centennial Development Project in Tejon Ranch
The California Community College Athletic Trainers Association has named longtime athletic trainer, and current College of the Canyons associate athletic director, Chad Peters its 2021 Athletic Trainer of the Year.
Chad Peters Named CCCATA 2021 Athletic Trainer of the Year
Los Angeles County Public Health on Friday confirmed 48 new deaths and 752 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 27,432 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 27,432 Total SCV Cases; County Nears 5 Million Administered Doses
The Santa Clarita City Council Legislative Committee briefly met Thursday morning to recommend that the City Council oppose four pieces of state legislation that would expand the state’s land-use authority.
Council Committee Recommends Opposition to State Land-Use Bills
In an effort to provide kids across the Santa Clarita Valley with a safe place to play and learn over spring break while parents are working, the Boys & Girls Club of SCV holds an annual camp.
Boys & Girls Club Holds Spring Break Camp
In recognition of public safety dispatchers' services, the California Highway Patrol joins other law enforcement agencies to recognize National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week on April 11-17, 2021.
CHP to Honor Public Safety Dispatchers During National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
Officials in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be hosting a virtual community discussion on child abuse prevention April 20.
L.A. County Sheriffs to Host Child Abuse Prevention Seminar
1937 - Pioneer aviator E.B. Christopher and passenger killed in crash of light plane on Ridge Route near Gorman [story]
wreckage
CBRE announced the sale of a state-of-the-art 24,164 square-foot industrial facility to Tera McHugh and John McHugh, owners of Versatile Systems, Inc.
Valencia Industrial Building Sold to Versatile Systems