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Castaic Animal Shelter Upgrades Ready for Bid
Sunday, May 10, 2020

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will consider a proposal from Public Works on Tuesday to solicit bids for improvements to the Castaic Animal Shelter at 31044 N. Charlie Canyon Road. The planned upgrades include a new, 400-square-foot covered vehicle wash rack, replacement of damaged asphalt...

Need a Friend? Adopt a Social Distancing Partner
Sunday, Mar 29, 2020

County of Los Angeles – Castaic Animal Care Center, March 29, 2020   Looking for comfort and friendship? Molly might be just what you need. Molly is a sweet, 6-year-old pittie mix with lots of personality. Here is what her foster mom had to say about her: “Sweet Molly is house trained...

Working at Home? Adopt a Pet Now from Castaic Shelter
Monday, Mar 23, 2020

The Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control shelter in Castaic reminds Santa Clarita Valley encourages residents to adopt a pet — by appointment. Here’s a note from the shelter staff from their social media: “Castaic Animal Care Center wants to reassure everyone that animals in our...

LA County Closes All Animal Care Shelters Monday
Monday, Mar 16, 2020

Following increased and overwhelming concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control closed all county Animal Care Centers to the public on Monday, March 16. Animal control officers will continue to respond to animal welfare and public safety calls. Certain...

Dec. 19: KLAWS Clubs to Carol for Shelter Pets Awaiting Adoption
Friday, Dec 6, 2019

Castaic Middle School KLAWS clubs in partnership with West Ranch High School and DFYinSCV will carol to the adoptable pets at the Castaic Animal Care & Control Center on Thursday, December 19, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. The event is designed to help create awareness of their availability for adoption...

July 1-14: Feline Freedom, Patriot Pup Pet Adoption Drive
Friday, Jun 28, 2019

The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control‘s Feline Freedom and Patriotic Pups pet adoption campaign is set for July 1-14. The Fourth of July holiday is a busy time for DACC. Many animals come into the county’s seven animal care centers every year around this time. If you’re...

Puppy in Recent Animal Cruelty Case Still Available for Adoption
Thursday, Apr 25, 2019

From the social media account of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station: This is a recent picture of the puppy who was a victim in an animal cruelty case investigated earlier this month. She is still available for adoption at the Castaic Animal Shelter. Applications are now being taken. She’s...

Man Accused of Animal Cruelty After Alleged Parking Lot Beating
Monday, Apr 8, 2019

An out-of-town man was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty Friday after witnesses phoned the sheriff’s station to say they saw the man beating a dog in a parking lot. The dog, believed to be about 9 months old, was taken by deputies of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station to the Castaic...

Oct. 27: Five Knolls Halloween Dog Costume Contest
Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018

Jonslist.org, a registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to protecting animals and the environment, is having the First Annual Five Knolls Halloween Dog Costume Contest Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m. The event will take place at Golden Valley Park, located at 27225 Five Knolls Drive,...

Aug. 18: Cheap, Free Pet Adoptions at Castaic Shelter
Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018

The seven Los Angeles County animal shelters including the Castaic Animal Care Center will offer $20 adoption fees for dogs and free adoption for cats on Saturday, August 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The adoptions are part of a “Clear the Shelters” initiative mounted by the county’s Department...

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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
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying public health restrictions in place for large events and community gatherings, as well as past participation numbers, the city of Santa Clarita has evaluated several components of the annual Santa Clarita Marathon and is making a necessary change to the event.
City Postpones 2021 Marathon, Event Permanently Moved to February
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 52 new deaths and 710 new cases of COVID-19, with 27,417 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Hospitalizations Remain Under 600; SCV Cases Total 27,417
Because of the economic downturn brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, some pet owners may have delayed purchasing their annual pet licenses and are now subject to late penalty fees.
Animal Care & Control Temporarily Waives Pet Licensing Fees
College of the Canyons will welcome José Rivera, award-winning playwright and the first Puerto Rican screenwriter to be nominated for an Oscar, to the School of Visual & Performing Arts’ Virtual Industry Insight Series on Monday, April 12.
COC Virtual Industry Insight Series Welcomes Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter José Rivera
Santa Clarita Artists Association (SCAA) will spotlight contemporary artist Alex Schaeffer in a virtual oil demo on Monday, April 19, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
April 19: Virtual Oil Demo by Artist Alex Schaeffer
Spectrum Commercial Real Estate advisors Yair Haimoff, SIOR, Randy Cude, and Matt Sreden represented the seller in the sale of a 23,817-square-foot professional office building in a prime Valencia location.
Avenue Kearny Building Sells for $6 Million
Following stakeholder planning meetings over the course of a year and a public survey period in January, the city of Santa Clarita’s 2021 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) draft update enters the next phase in the approval and adoption process.
Residents Can Now Review Santa Clarita’s 2021 Hazard Mitigation Draft Plan
Cassie Gratton knows how to open a Laemmle theater. The general manager of the Newhall Laemmle, which will open its doors with a ribbon-cutting this Friday, also helped to open Laemmle’s Glendale and Claremont locations.
After Several Delays, Laemmle Newhall Opens Friday
The California Department of Transportation announced that new High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV, or carpool) lanes are open to motorists on Northbound and Southbound Interstate 5 between the Ventura Freeway (State Route 134) interchange in Los Angeles and Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank.
CalTrans Announces Opening of New I-5 Carpool Lanes
1874 - Work completed at Lyon's Station (now Eternal Valley) on first version of Pioneer Oil Refinery [story]
Pioneer Oil Refinery