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

13 Dogs, Cat Seized from Val Verde Cockfighting Ring
Friday, May 19, 2017

Fifty employees from the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) have completed their work at the scene of the largest seizure of fighting birds in U.S. history. During the May 15 raid in Val Verde, nearly 7,000 birds were discovered in a remote canyon area. The seizure involved...

Tips to Keep Pets Safe from Holiday Hazards
Thursday, Dec 8, 2016

This holiday season, while you’re busy decorating, cooking, and wrapping gifts, remember to watch out for holiday temptations for your pets. FDA veterinarian Carmela Stamper tells how to keep your animals safe. Stocking Stuffers and Pet Treats If your dog received a stocking full of pet treats, make...

Animal Lovers Rally to Save Homeless Woman’s Injured Cat
Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016

Animal-loving Facebook groups are rallying to help save a homeless woman’s gravely injured cat by donating toward the cost of her surgery. Read the full story [here].

Man Sentenced to Jail for Taping Cat’s Paws Together
Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016

A Valencia man was sentenced Wednesday to one year in county jail for taping a cat’s paws together. Deputy District Attorney Jeffrey Greenberg said Tyler Scott Vest, 23, also was sentenced to three years formal probation and ordered to complete 24 hours of animal cruelty counseling, the Los Angeles...

Woman Gets Three Years Probation for Animal Cruelty
Wednesday, Mar 2, 2016

A Canyon Country woman was sentenced Wednesday after being found in possession of a cat with its limbs bound with electrical tape in January. Read the full story: http://www.hometownstation.com/santa-clarita-news/crime/court/canyon-country-woman-sentenced-for-animal-cruelty-167676

Couple Arrested for Animal Cruelty, Narcotics Appear in Court
Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016

Photos Courtesy of Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station [KHTS] – The man and woman that were arrested over the weekend after a cat was found with its legs bound in their car appeared in court Tuesday morning. Tyler Scott Vest, 23, and Kylie Stringer, 26, were arrested on Saturday at approximately...

Me-owww: Supes Approve Mandatory Spay, Neuter, Microchipping for Cats
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015

On a motion by Mayor Michael D. Antonovich, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved amending Title 10 of the Los Angeles County Code to require the mandatory spaying or neutering and microchipping of cats in unincorporated Los Angeles County. “Focused on reducing the uncontrolled breeding of...

The Loss of a Pet
Sunday, Jul 12, 2015

Anyone who has ever owned a pet knows how much that dog, cat or goldfish can become part of the family. I have owned lots of dogs and cats in my life, and with each loss I’ve suffered a period of grieving. A dog or a cat is not “just a dog” or “just a cat.” In my house, they are a part of the...

Supes Preparing to Require Cats to be Spayed, Neutered
Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015

[Supv. Antonovich] – To reduce the number of unwanted or stray animals in need of care, the Board of Supervisors has approved a motion by Supervisors Michael D. Antonovich and Hilda Solis directing the Department of Animal Care and control and County Counsel to prepare a draft ordinance requiring...

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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