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

SB 520 Bill to Combat CEMEX Mega-Mine Project OK’d in First State Senate Hearing
Wednesday, Mar 17, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 520, which would give the public the opportunity to weigh in before the CEMEX mega-mine can proceed, has passed out of its first policy committee, according to California Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, who co-authored the bill with Assemblywoman Suzette Valladares, R-Santa...

Wilk Introduces Measure to Allow Added Layer of Public Input on Large Projects
Friday, Feb 19, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senator Scott Wilk, representing the 21st Senate District, has introduced Senate Bill 520 co-authored by Assemblywoman Suzette Valladares, R-Santa Clarita. The measure would give the public a second opportunity to weigh in on large projects approved more than 30 years ago before those...

Hill Picks Up Fight to Stop Cemex Mega-Mine in Soledad Canyon
Monday, Mar 18, 2019

Washington, DC – Rep. Katie Hill (D-Agua Dulce) has sent a letter to the Interior Board of Land Appeals requesting that immediate action be taken to resolve the dispute between the city of Santa Clarita and Cemex USA. β€œThe Cemex mine has long troubled this community,” Hill said. “Every...

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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