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

Nov. 14-15: Animals for Armed Forces Event
Friday, Nov 13, 2015

In honor of Veterans Day, Animals for Armed Forces will be hosting a special free adoption event on Nov. 14 and 15. Participating locations around Southern California are honoring and thanking those dedicated service men and women with an animal companion at no cost to them. The adoption discount...

ASPCA Giving $1 Mil. to Boost Pet Adoptions in L.A. County
Wednesday, Sep 2, 2015

[ASPCA] – The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals announced a grant totaling nearly $1 million to Los Angeles Animal Services and the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care & Control to facilitate life-saving adoptions of homeless pets in Los Angeles. Part of...

Local Animal Shelter to Offer Valentine’s Adoptions
Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015

The Castaic Animal Shelter is having a Valentine’s Day adoption promotion from February 13th through 15th. The Castaic shelter, along with four other Los Angeles locations, is offering pet adoptions for $14 rather than their usual $50 price in honor of Valentine’s Day. Animals at all five locations...

Ring the Bell, Take a Kitten
Friday, Jan 23, 2015

I had lasted a few days without mentioning the Chiquita Canyon Landfill until last Wednesday evening. I attended the Canyon Country Advisory Committee meeting and was most gratified to see that the folks voted to oppose the expansion of the dump. How cool is that? All the way across the valley and they...

The Stray
Sunday, Jan 18, 2015

It’s Sunday, a day of rest. At least that is what the Good Book states. If you lived on a farm or a ranch, the day was one where you didn’t have to do extra work after normal chores were done unless there was a fence down and cattle had strayed. Up Pico Canyon in Mentryville, Sunday meant a lot...

Find Your True Love This Valentine’s Weekend
Friday, Feb 14, 2014

Find the love of your life this valentines day weekend at a Los Angeles County Animal Care Center at the My Furry Valentine Adoption event. Adoption fee discounted to $14 (plus cost of sterilization, mircohip and licensing) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. at all Los Angeles...

County Ready to Award Contract for Animal Shelter Expansion
Thursday, Jan 2, 2014

Dogs and cats aren’t the only rescues at the animal shelter. The Castaic Animal Shelter is in line to get a new spay-neuter clinic and administration building, and the county supervisors will consider awarding the construction contract Tuesday. The expansion of the shelter at 31044 Charlie Canyon...

Supes OK Funding for DUI Enforcement, Castaic Animal Shelter
Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013

File photo [KHTS] – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday afternoon to approve more than $2.5 million in funding for the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department to conduct DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols over the next year, particularly during the winter holidays...

SCV NewsBreak for Friday July 26, 2013
Friday, Jul 26, 2013

In this episode: Saugus Union School District officials must await permission from the state Attorney General before they can proceed with plans to vacate the seat of Stephen Winkler; The West Nile Virus has been found in mosquito samples in Santa Clarita. Also: Unstable soil has raised the cost of a...

Soil Instability Ups Price of Castaic Animal Shelter Rebuild by $1 Mil.
Thursday, Jul 25, 2013

Clare Storey, animal shelter volunteer | File photo Construction of a new spay-neuter clinic and a new administration building at the Castaic Animal Shelter will cost $1 million more than previously thought, thanks to the instability of the soil. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a...

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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