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1874 - First train out of L.A. to reach new town of San Fernando; Newhall 2 years later [story]
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‘How the West Was Won’ Carousel Ranch Event Raises $32K
Monday, May 29, 2017

Carousel Ranch held its 9th annual “How the West Was Won” Shoot Friday, May 19 at Moore N’ Moore Sporting Clays to benefit the kids at Carousel Ranch, raising more than $30,000. A total of 92 shooters on 18 teams came out for a day of fun with the overall purpose of raising money for the kids at...

Give Back to Carousel Ranch for the New Year
Wednesday, Dec 28, 2016

An end-of-the-year gift means so much at Carousel Ranch. Your support will make 2017 a wonderful year for our kids. Courtney has been a part of the Carousel Ranch family since she was eight year’s old. She was the surviving child of triplets and her parents were told that she would never walk or...

Bid Now on 2nd Chance Items to Help Carousel Ranch
Thursday, Oct 20, 2016

Carousel Ranch is pleased to announce its annual Carousel Corral-After Auction Exclusives auction. This auction is the final step of the ranch’s Heart of the West fundraising, selling items that came in post deadline, etc. With more than 85 items, there is so much to choose from. The one “Exclusive...

A Special Bond
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016

Dust off your boots and get ready to open your hearts to the kids of Carousel Ranch. What makes Carousel Ranch such a special place within the Santa Clarita Valley? Simply, it’s transformative. A place where therapy is disguised as fun in an atmosphere where every child can succeed. For a child with...

Record Number of Shooters Take Aim for Carousel Ranch
Sunday, May 15, 2016

Eric Stroh, right, instructs How the West Was Won Trap Shoot participants on how the event is structured. The 8th Annual “How the West Was Won” Trap Shoot fundraiser for Carousel Ranch attracted 24 teams and 120 participants to the Oak Tree Gun Club in Newhall Friday. “This is a record number...

Carousel Ranch Gifted $10K for Ready-to-Work Program
Friday, Apr 15, 2016

Carousel Ranch is pleased to announce it has received a $10,000 grant from Choices In Learning National Foundation. These funds will support the official launch of Ready to Work, an innovative employment readiness and training program for young adults with special needs. The new two-component program...

Carousel Ranch Aims to Raise 50K in 21 Days
Monday, Feb 8, 2016

A therapeutic riding ranch in Agua Dulce that helps kids and young adults overcome their disabilities intends to raise $50,000 in the next 21 days through its annual “Carousel Wishes and Valentines Kisses” campaign. Carousel Ranch held an open house Saturday, allowing community members...

Church Members to Help Carousel Ranch Gird for Weather
Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016

[Carousel Ranch] – Hundreds of volunteers from the Santa Clarita Valley Church of Christ will volunteer their time, talent and brawn at Carousel Ranch to ensure the nonprofit is ready for predicted storms on Sunday, Jan. 17. For the past nine years, church parishioners have joined forces on the...

Western Themed Event Nets About $300K for Therapy Ranch
Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015

Carousel Ranch, a therapeutic riding ranch in Agua Dulce, may have had its biggest Heart of the West fundraiser in years, said Carousel Ranch Executive Director Denise Redmond. “I don’t know the final numbers yet, but I am confident we raised at least $275,000 and perhaps $300,000,” she said. The...

Heart of the West ‘Coming Home’ to Carousel Ranch
Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015

Carousel Ranch is coming home on Saturday, Aug. 29, for the 19th annual Heart of the West Dinner, Auction and Children’s Demonstration. For the first time ever, Santa Clarita’s favorite charitable, charming, countrified event will take place on the grounds of Carousel Ranch. What makes Carousel Ranch...

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Westfield Valencia Town Center officials announced Monday they’re halting plans to expand the mall with a 101,000-square-foot Costco and other amenities.
Westfield Halts Plans to Bring Costco to Town Center
1874 - First train out of L.A. to reach new town of San Fernando; Newhall 2 years later [story]
train tunnel
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Monday confirmed 18 new deaths and 337 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as cases in the Santa Clarita Valley now total 27,588 since the pandemic began.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: 2 New Vaccination Sites Open in SCV, Palmdale; 27,588 Total SCV Cases
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has reported six productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley, aka "Hollywood North," the week of Monday, April 19-25, 2021
Six Productions Filming in SCV this Week
The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and the Mental Health Commission will host a public hearing for the Mental Health Services Act Three-Year Plan on Thursday, April 22.
April 22: LACDMH, Mental Health Commission to Hold Virtual Public Hearing
The William S. Hart Union High School District was named one of 19 school districts and one county office of education for school attendance review board as a model program for its attendance strategies during distance learning.
Hart District Named Model SARB Award Winner by State
Students from across the California State University system will make final, virtual pitches of their ideas for new television series on Wednesday, May 5, at California State University, Northridge.
CSUN to Host Final for a Television Pitch Competition
The Children’s Bureau is seeking foster families during National Foster Parent Appreciation Month and is now offering two virtual ways for individuals and couples to learn how to help children in foster care while reunifying with birth families or how to provide legal permanency by adoption.
Children’s Bureau Offering Virtual Orientation During Foster Parent Appreciation Month
In April, the city of Santa Clarita joins in the celebration of National Volunteer Month by recognizing the community's exceptional volunteers with a national award.
Santa Clarita Celebrates National Volunteer Week, Awards Volunteers
To provide a framework to guide the future of residential development locally, the city of Santa Clarita is embarking on a public process to update the Housing Element of the Santa Clarita General Plan.
City to Update 2021-2029 General Plan Housing Element
In an email distributed to parents, Sulphur Springs Union School District Superintendent Catherine Kawaguchi warned parents of a man telling students that he is there to pick them up.
Sulphur Springs Warns of Suspicious Man Near Schools
1880 - Pico Oil Spring Mine Section 2 patented by R.F. Baker and Edward F. Beale [story]
E.F. Beale
1945 - Actors Harry & Olive Carey sell Saugus ranch after 29 years; now Tesoro del Valle [story]
Carey Ranch
1930 - Telephone switchboard operator Louise Gipe, heroine of the 1928 St. Francis Dam disaster, tries & fails to kill herself over an unrequited love [story]
Louise Gipe
The city of Santa Clarita’s Planning Commission will hold a regular meeting virtually Tuesday, April 20, at 6:00 p.m.
April 20: Planning Commission Virtual Regular Meeting
The owner of a shopping center at the corner of Lyons Avenue and Apple Street will seek the Santa Clarita Planning Commission’s approval Tuesday to subdivide the lot from three parcels to eight.
Planning Commission to Consider Subdivision Request
The deadline to submit entries for Santa Clarita Sister Cities’ Young Artists and Authors Showcase has been extended to Sunday, April 25, 2021.
Deadline Extended For Annual Sister Cities Young Artists And Authors Showcase
Internet marketing firm Scorpion made multiple company announcements Wednesday, including plans to open a new headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Scorpion Announces Plans to Move Headquarters
After a year of turmoil for many businesses in the Santa Clarita Valley, the SCV Economic Development Corp. released its list of the area’s largest employers.
EDC Releases SCV’s Largest Employers List
William S. Hart Union High School District officials said 18 students have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days during the regular board meeting Wednesday.
Hart District Reports 18 Positive Cases of COVID-19 Among Students
Los Angeles County Public Health on Friday confirmed 36 new deaths, 643 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, and reported the lowest test positivity rate to date.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: County Test Positivity Rate Hits Record Low; 27,557 Total SCV Cases
For the third year in a row, La Mesa Junior High School has been selected as a "Capturing Kids’ Hearts" National Showcase School for the 2020-2021 school year.
La Mesa Junior High School Selected as National Showcase School
California Senate Bill 545, a measure to provide additional resources to struggling students, has received unanimous support from the Senate Education Committee, announced Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita).
Wilk’s Bill to Address Learning Loss Passes Senate Education
As National Volunteer Appreciation Week approaches, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is recognizing its valued volunteers, a group that numbers over 300 and includes adults, teens, and canines.
April: 18-24: Henry Mayo Recognizes Volunteers During National Volunteer Appreciation Week