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June 29
1978 - Original Colossus coaster opens at Magic Mountain [watch it being built]
Colossus under construction

Castaic, Golden Valley Win Awards at Streets, Art, SAFE Film Competition
Friday, May 27, 2022

Students from two high schools in the William S. Hart Union High School District won awards for street safety video Public Service Announcements. Castaic High School and Golden Valley High School walked the red carpet for the Streets, Art, SAFE Film Competition Awards Ceremony at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood...

Castaic High School Holds Career Pathway Fair
Friday, Apr 8, 2022

Castaic High School recently held a Career Pathway Fair to introduce students to the pathways available at the school. The William S. Hart Union High School District Career and College Readiness Department provides programs, resources, and information used to design a student’s educational plan...

Castaic High Teacher Cody Kennedy Selected to Fly on SOFIA
Tuesday, Mar 1, 2022

The SETI Institute has selected 24 teachers from 13 states as 2022 NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors, including Castaic High School Science Department Chair Cody Kennedy. AAA is a professional development program for science teachers to improve science teaching and enhance student learning and STEM...

Three Teachers Reportedly Punched by Castaic High Student
Tuesday, Nov 2, 2021

Multiple teachers were reportedly struck by a Castaic High Student on Tuesday, resulting in a response from law enforcement officials. The call came in shortly before 3 p.m., and the condition of the teachers remains unknown as of the publication of this story. “A student reportedly punched three...

Supervisor Barger To Address Sloan Canyon Traffic Safety
Wednesday, Sep 15, 2021

Supervisor Kathryn Barger has read a motion to accept a portion of Sloan Canyon Road near Castaic High School into the county system of highways in an effort to ensure roadway safety and prevent future crashes. Accepting the road would allow for traffic safety studies by L.A. County Public Works and...

Public Health Officials Report COVID-19 Cases in Castaic, West Ranch High School Cheer Teams
Monday, Aug 16, 2021

The cheer teams at Castaic High School and West Ranch High School experienced outbreaks of COVID-19, according to data recently published online by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials. The department’s data indicated that 10 students and one staff member with the Castaic High...

Castaic High School Brings Grief Counselors On Campus After Student Death
Wednesday, Jul 14, 2021

Grief counselors are at Castaic High School Wednesday after a 16-year-old student died in his home Tuesday. “A student did unexpectedly pass away last night, and we have counselors at Castaic High School already that are available for grief counseling indefinitely … for students and staff,” said...

Castaic High School Among CDE Mini-Grant Recipients
Friday, Mar 12, 2021

The California Department of Education (CDE) has selected Castaic High School and 11 other schools throughout the state to receive mini-grants, totaling more than $240,000, to help address equity and opportunity gaps, announced State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond. Castaic High School...

Nov. 24: Public Hearing on Housing Project Near Castaic High School
Monday, Nov 23, 2020

Los Angeles County supervisors are expected to conduct a public hearing Tuesday for the proposed development of nearly 140 homes next to Castaic High School. The project entails developing an area of three existing single-family residential dwelling units into 157 lots comprised of 137 homes on Sloan...

Parents Share Concern Over Sequoia School Plan
Monday, Aug 10, 2020

The William S. Hart Union High School District discussed the move of Sequoia School during its board meeting Wednesday. District staff contend their plan is a feasible one, while the families of Sequoia students continue to voice objections to the decision. Included in the discussion was the unveiling...

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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