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

District Awards Contract to Build Castaic High School
Thursday, Oct 20, 2016

The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board unanimously approved a contract Wednesday night to begin the construction of Castaic High School. The $126.2 million contract has been awarded to Castaic High School Construction (CHSC).  Groundbreaking is scheduled for January 2017 with...

North Access Road to Castaic High School Site Going In
Friday, Sep 4, 2015

[Spirit Holding Inc.] – Grading began promptly last week after Los Angeles County approved the permit for the construction of a new access road to the site where the new Castaic High School will be built — putting the long-awaited new school one step closer toward completion. “When you see...

Vandals Damage Fencing at Castaic High School Construction Site
Saturday, Sep 13, 2014

The construction site where Castaic High School is being built was vandalized Friday night. A vehicle was reportedly used to knock down several access gates that surround the property, said Hart District spokeswoman Gail Pinsker. “We are disappointed to learn of this vandalism on the site of the future...

SCV NewsBreak for Monday July 14, 2014
Monday, Jul 14, 2014

William S. Hart Union School District officials released their Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report for Castaic High School consisting of a 198 acre School Site. New homeowners in Castaic’s Hillcrest community struck down a fee increase that was supposed to pay for landscaping. The summer...

Final Supplemental EIR for Castaic High Hits the Streets

The Hart School District has released its Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report  on Castaic High School. The report will be submitted to the Hart Governing Board for approval at the July 16 regular school board meeting. The meeting will be held in the Hart School District boardroom at 21380...

Castaic High Opening May be Delayed to 2017
Thursday, Apr 24, 2014

[KHTS] – The Hart district could be opening Castaic High School in 2017-18, two years later than originally anticipated, according to district officials, who expressed concern over the permitting process. The discussion came during the regularly scheduled updates on Castaic High School at...

Draft Supplemental EIR for Castaic High School Released
Monday, Apr 7, 2014

[News Release] – The Hart School District has released a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (DSEIR) on the proposed Castaic High School project and the public has 45 days to review and comment on the project. Groundbreaking, May 2013 A Supplemental EIR is the planning document which...

Hart District, Residents Settle Suit Over Castaic High
Thursday, Feb 6, 2014

Read the settlement agreement [here].   The Hart School District is pleased to announce that all parties have reached a settlement in the litigation regarding the Castaic High School Environmental Impact Report. Through the settlement process, the issues identified in the EIR and the concerns of...

Settlement in Works for Lawsuit Over Castaic High
Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014

[KHTS] – Hart district officials are expected to discuss the terms of a settlement with Citizens For Castaic over a lawsuit dating back to November 2012. The lawsuit involves past concerns raised by Citizens For Castaic over the selected site for Castaic High School. “The terms have been agreed...

SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

In this episode: Despite protest from Castaic residents, Hart District officials broke ground on construction for Castaic High School Wednesday; A homeless man is behind bars tonight on charges of attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed another man during a fight in the Santa Clara riverbed. Also: 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]
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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