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

Stephanie Sosa Named Castaic Middle School New Assistant Principal
Tuesday, Jun 28, 2022

Castaic Union School District is pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2022, Stephanie Sosa will join Castaic Middle School as the new Assistant Principal. Former Assistant Principal, Nicole Price, joined her new husband in North Dakota, where she will be the Principal of a K-12 public school. Sosa...

Castaic Union Adds Irene Boden as New Assistant Superintendent
Friday, Jun 24, 2022

Irene BodenIrene Boden has been named Assistant Superintendent of Business & Administrative Services at Castaic Union School District. She will assume her new responsibilities effective July 1, 2022 and will assume many of the duties of former Chief Business Official, Linette Hodson, who will be...

CUSD Announces Jene Fielder Scholarship Recipients
Monday, Apr 25, 2022

The Castaic Union School District is proud to announce the recipients of the Jene Fielder Trust Scholarships. We’re excited to share that we have awarded up to $9,000 in scholarships to nine past and/or present students of Castaic Middle School. Applications were reviewed by a panel including Castaic...

SCV Education Foundation Announces 21/22 Teachers of the Year
Wednesday, Mar 2, 2022

The Santa Clarita Valley Education Foundation along with the superintendents from Castaic Union School District, Newhall School District, Saugus Union School District, Sulphur Springs Union School District and the William S. Hart Union High School District, invites the community to help honor the 2021/2022...

Castaic Middle School Home to New Boys & Girls Club
Tuesday, Mar 1, 2022

The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley has opened its doors at Castaic Middle School. The site launched Feb. 7, expanding the Club to its fourth location, providing more programs and serving more youth. “Expanding services to the Castaic community has been a goal of ours for years,” said...

Castaic Union School District Announces Jene Fielder Trust Scholarship Program
Friday, Jan 21, 2022

The Castaic Union School District is proud to announce that the Jene Fielder Trust Scholarship Program is now accepting applications. The program is open to past and present students of Castaic Middle School. Jene Fielder was a vibrant lady who lived with gusto. She had no children of her own and wanted...

Castaic School District Students Share the Holiday Spirit with Art on Display
Friday, Dec 17, 2021

The Castaic Union School District is proud to have the artwork of its students on display at the Westfield Valencia Town Center now through January 2022. Student artists chose a specific holiday (Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, etc.) or winter-inspired theme (sleigh, snowman, winter trees, winter solstice,...

Castaic Union Holds Annual Organizational Meeting
Thursday, Dec 16, 2021

The Castaic Union School District Governing Board Members held their annual Organizational Meeting on Monday. At that meeting the Board Members elected officers and representatives of the Board for 2022, as follows: – Laura Pearson / President – John Richard / Clerk – Mayreen Burk...

Local School Districts React to Vaccine, Testing Mandate for Staff
Friday, Aug 13, 2021

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcement on Wednesday that all school employees in the state would be required to either show proof of vaccination or be tested once per week caught a number of local school districts off-guard, administrators said. A day after three local districts returned to campuses for...

Santa Clarita Students Return Campus For 2021/22 School Year
Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021

Outside of the masks and a few logistical changes, it appeared to be business as usual for three Santa Clarita Valley school districts Tuesday with students and staff returning to their campuses to start the 2021-22 school year. After spending over a year and a half making constant adjustments and tackling...

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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