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1972 - Vasquez Rocks added to National Register of Historic Places [list]
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We Don’t Speak L.A.
Friday, Jun 5, 2015

At the West Ranch Town Council meeting on Wednesday night, a group of maybe 40 folks listened to the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority present its case to have an “at-risk youth” camp in Mentryville-Pico Canyon at the picnic grounds, aka Johnson Park. Did you know “at-risk youth”...

Messing with Mentryville
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Once again the little town west of Newhall is in the news. This time it isn’t an earthquake (of 1893) or a wildfire (about every 10 years); instead it is about “at-risk youth,” or kids who used to be called “juvenile delinquents.” For those of you unfamiliar with the old town, it can be found...

County to Consider Paying for Land Next to Vasquez Rocks
Thursday, Jul 24, 2014

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider giving $280,000 in 1996 park bond money to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy for the purchase of 74 acres of land bordering the Vasquez Rocks Natural Area. The purchase involves five parcels that the Conservancy collectively refers...

Myeterious Deaths
Sunday, Jul 13, 2014

The California pepper tree. They seem to be all over the place. The little pink berries drop and are not fun to step on in bare feet. It does have a wonderful fragrance just after a rainstorm. Fully grown, it takes on the look of a weeping willow tree. A pretty tree, even if beneath its branches, nothing...

Show Us the Money
Monday, Jun 2, 2014

I was at Heritage Junction over the weekend, and like always, I love going there. There is so much to see and do even if it doesn’t look like it. Talking with the duty docents, we decided there should be a central “clearing house” for events at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, William S. Hart Park,...

Still Waiting for Mentryville
Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013

Darryl Manzer Nearly 20 years ago, the Santa Monica Mountain Conservancy, Chevron Oil, the city of Santa Clarita and even Los Angeles County agreed to make Pico Canyon and thus Mentryville into a state park. The buildings were to be restored and open to the public for tours. The roads and trails were...

East L.A. Assemblyman Named to Mountains Conservancy Board
Monday, Feb 25, 2013

  Jimmy Gomez Freshman Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez, D-East Los Angeles, has been appointed to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy by Speaker John A. Pérez. The board is comprised of nine members, six whom are legislative. “The Santa Monica Mountains have always been important to the residents...

City, County, State Funding Purchase of Agua Dulce Land
Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012

A thousand acres of raw land in Agua Dulce are moving closer to preservation as permanent open space. On Tuesday the Los Angeles County supervisors – acting as the board of the Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District – will consider reauthorizing money to help bring 20 parcels...

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1972 - Vasquez Rocks added to National Register of Historic Places [list]
Vasquez Rocks
On Monday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed three new deaths and 124 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 28,130 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: County Explains Current Cal/OSHA Workplace Guidance; 28,130 Total SCV Cases
Nine College of the Canyons fire technology students have received $1,000 scholarships from Edison International to cover tuition, books and school-related fees.
Edison Awards Fire Technology Scholarships to COC Students
Three additional Pitchess Detention Center inmates were transported to the hospital following suspected drug-related overdoses Monday.
Three More Overdoses Reported at Pitchess Detention Center
The Department of Motor Vehicles announced it is offering eligible Californians a free REAL ID upgrade for a limited time for anyone who received a driver's license or identification card during the pandemic.
DMV Offers Free REAL ID Upgrade for Eligible Californians
The California Highway Patrol is partnering with 11 other highway patrols, state patrols and state police agencies for the Western States Traffic Safety Coalition traffic safety campaign beginning Friday, giving motorists “a dozen reasons not to speed.”
Traffic Safety Campaign Puts Speeding Drivers on Notice
The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District has launched its summer campaign, “One Less Mosquito, One Less Worry” during National Mosquito Control Awareness Week to encourage residents to make mosquito control a part of their daily routine.
Vector Control Encourages Residents to Make Mosquitoes and Their Bites ‘One Less Worry’ This Summer
The movie “Babylon,” directed by an Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle, is set to film near the Santa Clarita Valley in July, with the film’s casting in search of local residents to play extras.
Extras Needed for ‘Babylon’ Movie Filming Near SCV
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has reported nine productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley aka "Hollywood North" the week of Monday, June 21-27, 2021.
Filming This Week in SCV: ‘Noisy,’ ‘Star Trek Picard,’ ‘ACS Impeachment,’ 7 More Productions
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will discuss Tuesday a strategy to address workplace trauma in the L.A. County Fire Department.
Fire Station 81 Shooting Prompts County Review of Firefighter Trauma
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge Monday sentenced Matthew “James” Dorsey to 34.5 years in state prison for the stabbing murder of his estranged wife, Michelle Dorsey.
Estranged Husband Gets 34.5 Years for Michelle Dorsey’s Murder
1941 - Ernie Hickson buys out Trem Carr's interest in their Monogram movie ranch, renames it "Placeritos" (later called Melody). [story]
Ernie Hickson
2002 - "Legacy: Santa Clarita's Living History" series debuts on SCVTV with "Placerita Gold" episode [watch]
Legacy
1960 - SCV switches to Direct Dial, All-Number Calling [story]
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Starting this weekend, live comedy is coming back to the Santa Clarita Valley.
J.R.’s Comedy Club Returns to Bring Laughs Back to SCV
During the second day of testimony during the preliminary hearing for Noel Fisher, the Stevenson Ranch resident and Grammy-winning producer arrested on suspicion of 26 counts of sexual assault and/or rape, the second victim to testify alleged that he grabbed her arm and forced her face down into the cushion of a car seat.
Woman Testifies Stevenson Ranch Grammy Winner Raped Her on Hollywood Street
After a state-appointed committee shared a controversial plan to realign the justice system, which would place all of L.A. County’s juvenile offenders in two local camps, local legislators shared their views on their votes for the bills that made the plan possible.
Legislators Explain Votes Leading to Juvenile Inmate Plan
In a ruling of “power versus space … two great pillars of environmental sustainability,” open space won this week, a win for city officials — at a $5 million price.
City Must Pay $5 Million If Solar Panels Are Demolished
The Tuesday meeting agenda for the Santa Clarita City Council has been released by officials. Beginning June 22, City Council meetings will return to a fully in-person format.
June 22: First In-Person City Council Regular Meeting
L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger and Santa Clarita City Council members were surprised this week by news of a state-appointed committee’s plan to move juvenile offenders to a pair of facilities in Saugus.
Plan to Place Juvenile Inmates in Saugus Facilities Raises Concerns
The city of Santa Clarita Human Relations Roundtable released a statement recognizing Juneteenth, which commemorates the freeing of enslaved African Americans in the Southern states of the United States of America.
SCV Human Relations Roundtable Releases Statement Recognizing Juneteenth
On Friday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed nine new deaths and 253 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 28,101 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Public Health Urges Community to Celebrate Father’s Day, Juneteenth Safely; SCV Cases Total 28,101
College of the Canyons announced it will launch a first-of-its-kind Law Enforcement Technology program slated to begin in Fall 2021, that will focus on the emerging trends and potential applications for new technologies in criminal investigations and other law enforcement operations.
COC Launches New Law Enforcement Technology Program
The California Department of Public Health and the California Department of Technology announced today a new Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record for Californians.
State Launches New Digital Tool for Easy Access to COVID-19 Vaccine Record