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S.C.V. History
June 29
1978 - Original Colossus coaster opens at Magic Mountain [watch it being built]
Colossus under construction

Santa Clarita Experts, Victims of Opioid Epidemic Speak Out
Monday, Aug 31, 2020

Santa Clarita Valley experts and family of victims of the opioid epidemic are saying historical patterns of abuse are repeating themselves. Cary Quashen, the founder of Action Drug Rehabs and a nationally recognized expert in the field of addiction and drug abuse, said Saturday the problem of substance...

Fentanyl is ‘Heroin on Steroids’ — and in SCV
Friday, Apr 19, 2019

Nicole Norwood grew up as a fairly average youth in the Santa Clarita Valley, she said. She occasionally drank beer and smoked a bit of pot. But her life began spiraling into the abyss at 18, when she was prescribed opioids as painkillers after emerging from surgery. She quickly plunged into a heroin...

Woman Found Bleeding, Unresponsive; ‘Huffing’ Blamed
Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019

A 25-year-old woman found face down, bleeding on a roadway inside a Canyon Country mobile home park, received medical treatment from paramedics and was later taken to a rehab center for treatment of a “huffing” addiction of inhaling aerosol chemicals. Shortly before 10:30 a.m. Monday, a maintenance...

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1978 - Original Colossus coaster opens at Magic Mountain [watch it being built]
Colossus under construction
1926 - Film director Mel Brooks born in Brooklyn; shot "Blazing Saddles" at Vasquez Rocks and "Robin Hood: Men In Tights" in Sand Canyon [story]
Mel Brooks
1542 - Explorer Juan Cabrillo sets sail from Mexico; will stop for a drink at mouth of Santa Clara River [story]
1650 map
1972 - Upper (main) Castaic Lake opens for swimming and boating; afterbay opened in May [story]
Castaic Lake
1859 - Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez escapes from prison while serving sentence for grand larceny in L.A. County; recaptured in August and sent to San Quentin [story]
Tiburcio Vasquez