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1978 - Original Colossus coaster opens at Magic Mountain [watch it being built]
Colossus under construction

Castaic Area Town Council Suspends Meeting, Special Election
Saturday, Mar 14, 2020

The Castaic Area Town Council is postponing its special election that was scheduled for Saturday and their monthly meeting that was scheduled for Wednesday. “The special election for Region 5 has been postponed due to the coronavirus, or COVID-19,” said Bob Lewis, Castaic Area Town Council president....

Castaic Community Faces Uphill Battle Against Gas Station Development
Thursday, Jan 9, 2020

Due to current zoning laws, the Castaic community is fighting an uphill battle as they oppose the development of another gas station, according to Los Angeles County officials. Castaic residents voiced their concerns on the proposed development at a public hearing Monday, in which the Castaic Area Town...

April 13: Annual Castaic Dam Run, First Gnome Festival, Kids’ Parade
Monday, Mar 25, 2019

This year’s annual Castaic Dam Run at Castaic Lake on Saturday, April 13 will offer more fun for families as the event will also include the community’s first-ever Gnome Festival, featuring a Kids’ Gnome Parade. The event offers something for the entire family with a Half Marathon and 5K run available,...

Kunak, 65, of Castaic Town Council, Suffers Fatal Heart Attack
Thursday, Sep 28, 2017

John Kunak, a member of the Castaic Town Council, died in his home Thursday of what appeared to be a heart attack, officials confirmed. Kunak was found deceased around 1:30 p.m. Thursday, said Lt Bauer of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. Los Angeles County Fire Department officials responded...

Castaic Residents Voice Concerns Over Hillcrest Parkway Maintenance
Thursday, Jul 20, 2017

Castaic residents heard from county planners Wednesday at the Castaic Area Town Council meeting, with a focus on solutions for concerns about the Hillcrest Parkway landscape. Read complete story [here].

Operation Snowflake Placards for Castaic Residents
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017

CHP Newhall would like to thank the Castaic Area Town Council for the new Operation Snowflake Residency Placards. All residents of Castaic can obtain these placards (with proof of residency) at the Newhall CHP office located at 28648 The Old Road, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bring your...

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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