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1945 - Cattle-rustling "Phantom of Vasquez Rocks" captured [story]
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Hart Park Boss Promoted to Castaic Lake
Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016

Phillips at the Hart of the West Powwow on Sunday. Photo: Leon Worden Norman Phillips, longtime superintendent of L.A. County’s William S. Hart Regional Park in Newhall, has been promoted to Regional Superintendent III and will oversee the county’s Castaic Lake Recreation Area. “Norm brings extensive...

Pyramid Lake Closed to Boats Due to Low Water Levels
Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016

Equipment repairs and maintenance on Castaic Lake earlier this month have left Pyramid Lake temporarily closed to boaters due to low water levels. “Our water level (is) 16-feet low,” said Bobilyn Bowman, an employee at the lake. “We are not accepting boats right now.” The family of water suppliers,...

DWR Increases Water Delivery Estimate to 30 Percent
Friday, Feb 26, 2016

[DWR] – The Department of Water Resources increased its water delivery estimate for most recipients to 30 percent of requests for the calendar year. However, recipients are being warned that extended dry weather could force an allocation reduction. “Today’s increase, although good news, does...

Dragon Boating Makes Castaic Lake Debut
Monday, Aug 24, 2015

Courtesy Photo Over 15 people came out to Castaic Lake Sunday morning to participate in dragon boating, a paddle sport that uses canoes to race across open water. 10 or 20 people are paired side-by-side in the boats to paddle them. The boats also keep a drummer in the front to keep pace, plus a steerer...

CSUN Institute Treats At-risk Teens to Castaic Lake Outing
Thursday, Jun 18, 2015

Many of the hopes and dreams of California State University, Northridge’s Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing gelled June 4 in one well-aimed squirtgun shot. “Gaaaaaaaaah! That’s cold!” wailed Katherine Ayala, a graduating senior from the R.U.T.H. (Resilience, Unity, Transformation,...

Castaic Lake to Host 19th Annual Run/Walk
Thursday, Apr 9, 2015

The 19th Annual Castaic Lake run/walk and splash event will be held April 26 at the lower lake in Castaic. Rain or shine, the family friendly event, hosted by the Castaic Area Council members, will offer a 5K run/walk and a ten mile splash run. The 10 mile event will begin at 7 a.m. and the 5K event...

Santa Clarita Valley Riders Race Around Castaic Lake
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015

Hundreds of Santa Clarita Valley mountain bike riders are gathering at Castaic Lake this weekend for a two-day event. More than 180 riders took part in the middle school-level races Saturday, and more than 60 high school teams are expected to compete Sunday. More than 500 riders are expected March 29,...

Antonovich, Ridley-Thomas: Fee Waiver at Castaic Lake for War Vets
Thursday, Sep 18, 2014

Honorably discharged war veterans would get a free pass to Castaic Lake under a proposal by Supervisors Michael D. Antonovich and Mark Ridley-Thomas. If approved Tuesday, the county would honor the state’s Distinguished Veteran Pass at county-operated state parks including Castiac Lake and the...

SCV NewsBreak for Monday, September 15, 2014
Monday, Sep 15, 2014

Castaic Lake Water Agency officials document the reservoir’s level throughout the year and are reporting a significant drop in the past couple months. Los Angeles County Public Works officials are continuing the search for a solution to the dried-up wells and the flooded Bouquet Canyon Road by...

Castaic Lake is Shrinking

[KHTS] – Castaic Lake Water Agency officials document the Castaic Lake reservoir’s water level throughout the year, but officials are reporting the lake’s level has dropped significantly in the past couple months. California water officials have been publishing drought pictures for...

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1945 - Cattle-rustling "Phantom of Vasquez Rocks" captured [story]
Phantom suspect
1842 - Proof of discovery: New York Observer (newspaper) reports on gold in Placerita Canyon. [story]
New York Observer
Sixteen William S. Hart Union High School District 2022/23 Teachers of the Year were recognized by the Governing Board on Wednesday, Sept. 28.
Hart District Teachers of the Year Honored by Board
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed six new deaths throughout L.A. County, 1,682 new cases countywide and 100 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID Roundup: Seven Day Average of County Case Counts Declines 8 Percent
The HOV, High Occupancy Vehicle, or carpool, lanes are open on I-5 in both directions between Magnolia Boulevard and Buena Vista Street.
I-5 Corridor Improvement Work Continues, SR-134  to Buena Vista Street
Two recent graduates of CalArts’ MFA Experimental Animation Program, Moon (Yuezhu) Wang and Dairys Escoto De León, have been selected for the 2022-23 Association for Independent Colleges of Art and Design Post-Graduate Teaching Fellowships.
CalArts Alums Selected for AICAD Teaching Fellowships
Join Route 66 Classic Grill for the longest monthly Classic Car Show in Southern California history. The last show of 2022 will be held Oct. 8 from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Oct. 8: Route 66 Classic Grill Classic Car Show
Los Angeles County’s new Veteran Suicide Review Team met for the first time Thursday, Sept. 29, kick-starting an innovative and collaborative approach to reducing veteran suicide in the county.
L.A. County’s New Veteran Suicide Review Team Begins Work
Agua Dulce Winery will host StompFest on Saturday, Oct. 1 at noon.
Oct. 1: StompFest at Agua Dulce Winery
Do you want to create a post on Facebook and Instagram at the same time? Learn to schedule posts, respond to comments and inbox messages from one place by attending this free Small Business Development Center webinar, "Manage Your Social Media Platform, Meta Business Suite."
Oct. 5: SBDC Free Webinar Helps Businesses Manage Social Media Platforms
On Saturday, November 12, 2022, the Santa Clarita Veteran Services Collaborative and Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions will host a Veteran Career Fair on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Curtiss-Wright facility.
Nov. 12: Veteran Career Fair at Curtiss-Wright in Valencia
A strong first half turned into a great start of the second half, but it ended going against Master's men's soccer team as they lost the Golden State Athletic Conference opener to Arizona Christian 3-1 Thursday in Glendale, Ariz.
GSAC Opening Win Eludes TMU Men’s Soccer
Motoko Shimoji earned medalist honors for the third straight week and Carla Menendez placed runner-up to help lead the College of the Canyons Golf Team to a 15-stroke victory over Bakersfield College at the Western State Conference event hosted by Moorpark College at Los Robles Greens on Sept. 26.
Cougars Win Again, Shimoji Medals for Third Straight Week
1955 - Actor James Dean, 24, drives through Castaic Junction en route to his final resting place [watch]
James Dean
Chelsea A. Kay, 37, an insurance operations manager living in Saugus, was honored by JCI USA (United States Junior Chamber) as a member of the 2022 class Ten Outstanding Young Americans.
United States Junior Chamber Honors Local Operations Manager
October is fast approaching. To help embrace the haunted season, we are happy to announce the return of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Haunted Jailhouse after a two year hiatus.
SCV Sheriff’s Station Haunted Jailhouse Returns After Two Years
The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control would like to remind residents within unincorporated county areas and participating contracted cities that the pet license amnesty period is almost over.
County Reminding Residents Pet License Amnesty Period Ending Soon
Four individuals and one writing team have been selected as winners of the 2022 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting.
Academy Announces Winners of Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowships
We began our Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism (EDIA) journey nearly two years ago, and while the path ahead was not clearly defined, Health Services leadership was enthusiastically joined by workforce members across our health enterprise in a united commitment to creating a more welcoming, inclusive and proactively anti-racist health care system for our patients, staff and the communities we serve.
Message from County Health Services Director Dr. Christina Ghaly
College of the Canyons student-athletes Brianna Botello (women's volleyball) and Sam Regez (men's cross coutry) have been named the COC Athletic Department's Women's & Men's Student-Athletes of the Week for the period running Sept. 19-24.
COC Names Botello, Regez Athletes of the Week
Detectives at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station need your help. On Aug. 13, 2022, the individuals pictured shoplifted items from a retail store in Valencia at approximately 6:15 p.m.
Detectives Seek Help in Identifying Shoplifting Suspects
Are you hiring? Looking for a new career? The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Center has partnered with College of the Canyons, the city of Santa Clarita and America's Job Centers of California to host a valley-wide job fair at the Canyon Country Community Center Thursday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
SCVEDC, COC, City Partner to Host Job Fair
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday no additional deaths and 49 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley, with a total of 12 deaths and 1,517 new cases countywide.
Thursday COVID Roundup: 49 New SCV Cases; No Additional Deaths
1969 - College of the Canyons opens with first class of students in temporary quarters at Hart High School [story]
COC
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