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1876 - D.G. Scofield forms California Star Oil Works, hires Alex Mentry to drill in Pico Canyon [story]
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County Invites Residents to Weigh In on Parks
Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016

Residents in unincorporated parts of Los Angeles County are invited to weigh in on their local park and recreation needs and priorities at two upcoming community meetings, as part of the ongoing Los Angeles County Park Needs Assessment. Tonight’s meeting, for residents who live in the unincorporated...

Supes OK Olympic Pool for Castaic; Will Assess Park Needs
Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015

County officials recently approved an Olympic-sized pool for the Castaic Sports Complex, as well as a countywide public park needs assessment. Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the $7,625,000 project Tuesday, officials said. No more than $3.7 million is to come from Regional Park and Open...

Report: County Has $162 Mil. Available for Parks, Open Space
Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014

Photo: American Trails [Supv. Antonovich] – In a just-released report requested by Mayor Michael D. Antonovich and Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, the county counsel revealed that approximately $162 million in available Proposition A funds can be spent without state legislation. The report determined...

Vote No on ‘P’
Saturday, Oct 18, 2014

Our county’s parks are vital, but Proposition P saddles all property owners in Los Angeles County with an additional tax hike that is not needed. The county currently has $150 million in unallocated park funds, and property owners are already funding parks under two other measures passed in 1992...

New Substation Opens at Castaic Lake (Video)
Thursday, Aug 29, 2013

Santa Clarita Valley Parks Bureau displayed its new substation at Castaic Lake on Thursday. The Castaic Lake Substation will house the Marine Patrol Unit in charge of lake operations. A tour of the new substation took place at Castaic Lake, along with words about the new technology from Steve Smith,...

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is poised to sign off Tuesday on a $1 million project that would add new fencing, gates and a lighted marquee sign to William S. Hart Park. If approved, construction could start sometime in late summer, according to the agenda report. The work would replace...

Antonovich Honored for Commitment to Trails
Friday, Apr 20, 2012

[Supervisor Mike Antonovich] – The California Recreational Trails Committee – a seven-member committee appointed by the governor to provide guidance to local, regional, statewide and national trails programs – honored Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich with the California Recreational...

Arts & Crafts at Hart Park This Weekend
Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012

Hart Hall at Hart Park will be the venue for an “Artisan Row” arts and crafts show Saturday, March 31, and Sunday, April 1. Presented by the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation and the Friends of Hart Park, the show will feature an exhibition of 12 quilts and the “Opportunity...

Hart Park to Host Pair of Black History Month Art Shows
Friday, Jan 13, 2012

The County of Los Angeles’ William S. Hart Park in Newhall will host a pair of art events in late January and early February as part of the park’s third annual Black History Month celebration, and invites local artists to participate. Both events are free and open to the public. “DreamWorkz...

Monday, Oct 10, 2011

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is slated to award an $800,000 contract Tuesday for the construction of a 4-acre park at 21380 Copper Hill Drive in unincorporated Saugus. C.S. Legacy Construction of Chino was determined to be the lowest of 24 bidders after an underbidder failed to file a...

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1876 - D.G. Scofield forms California Star Oil Works, hires Alex Mentry to drill in Pico Canyon [story]
Pico oil rigs
Los Angeles County Workforce Development Aging and Community Services is spreading awareness during World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) by sharing ways the community can help.
County Shares Ways to Help the Elderly During World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
A body was found under the Soledad Canyon overpass in Canyon Country on Tuesday, prompting a call to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau detectives.
Homicide Detectives Investigating Body Found in Canyon Country
As California’s COVID-19 case rates have fallen to among the lowest in the country and almost 19 million Californians are fully vaccinated, the state is moving 'Beyond the Blueprint' to fully reopen its economy and end many pandemic-era restrictions, announced California Department of Public Health officials. In addition, Los Angeles County Public Health noted the current guidelines vaccinated and unvaccinated County residents are to follow as restrictions relax and the economy reopens.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: California Officially Moves ‘Beyond the Blueprint’; 28,061 Total SCV Cases
The necessity of passing federal legislation aimed at curbing illegal eviction was examined at length Monday during a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing.
House Panel Takes Up Bill Blocking Evictions in National Emergencies
California lawmakers passed a record $267 billion budget bill Monday that boosts spending on programs designed to fight climate change, prevent wildfires, build affordable housing and stimulate the economy with direct payments to taxpayers.
California Lawmakers Send $267 Billion Budget to Newsom’s Desk
Family, friends and members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department gathered at Fire Station 131 in Palmdale Tuesday morning for a ceremony to honor firefighter Tory Carlon, who was killed earlier this month.
Flag Ceremony Honors Fallen Firefighter Tory Carlon
Medical examiners identified a body found across the street from the Castaic Lagoon as that of Marlon Francisco Menjivartorres, 35, of Castaic.
Coroner Identifies Body Found Near Castaic Lake
Los Angeles County Fire Department officials announced plans this week for a private flag ceremony and memorial service — both of which will be livestreamed for the community to watch — in honor of the firefighter killed in the Station 81 shooting on June 1.
Flag Ceremony, Memorial Service Planned for Firefighter Killed in Station 81 Shooting
In an announcement released on Monday, Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, reported that he had secured $20 million in federal funding for the district to be included in pending legislation, with some of the money heading toward the Santa Clarita Valley if the bill is approved.
Garcia Announces $20 Million Planned for Transportation Services in District
Demonstrating alongside the Hart District Teachers Association, members of the California School Employees Association Chapter 349 stood outside the district office last week in support of the ongoing negotiations concerning pay and benefits.
Hart District Classified Staff Negotiating Increase in Pay, Benefits
1957 - Lang Station dedicated as State Historic Landmark No. 590 [story]
Lang Station
With fire experts predicting a “dire” wildfire season ahead, two of the world’s largest firefighting helicopters joined the Southern California region’s wildfire-suppression arsenal Tuesday.
CH-47 Helitankers Join SoCal’s Firefighting Fleet
Nearly 18 months after the first health officer order was issued for COVID-19, California’s stay-at-home order will expire Tuesday as the economy fully reopens.
Economy Set to Reopen as California’s ‘Blueprint for a Safer Economy’ Expires
On Monday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed two new deaths and 135 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 28,053 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: Public Health Urges Everyone to Get Fully Vaccinated Ahead of 4th of July; SCV Cases Total 28,053
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 14-20, 2021.
Filming This Week in SCV:  ‘Masha’s Game,’ ‘With Love,’ 7 More Productions
In the first four months of 2021, the District Attorney’s Office declined to file charges on 537 Santa Clarita Valley criminal cases — already 156% of the total number of declined cases for the entire previous year.
District Attorney Case Rejections on the Rise
Michelle Denise Dorsey’s life was celebrated by more than 200 people during a memorial service at Real Life Church in Valencia Saturday morning.
Hundreds Attend Memorial Service Celebrating Michelle Dorsey’s Life
The Santa Clarita Planning Commission will consider Tuesday a transitional housing project on a vacant lot at 23652 Newhall Ave.
Planning Commission to Discuss Transitional Housing, Circle K Alcohol Sales Expansion
Many Santa Clarita Valley school districts plan to reject Centers for Disease Control (CDC) funding to provide comprehensive COVID-19-screening programs at SCV schools.
SCV School Districts Set to Reject COVID-19 Testing Funds
A virtual town hall Thursday brought together Los Angeles County Public Health officials to answer questions from the public about changes to coronavirus restrictions come Tuesday when California’s “blueprint for a safer economy” expires.
County Officials Answer Public’s Reopening Questions
1916 - Jesse Doty buys White Star Garage; he turns it into Newhall's first Ford dealership [story]
White Star Garage
1949 - Frank Walker deeds over the first 40 acres of Placerita Canyon State Park [story]
Deed
1868 - Ravenna post office established in Soledad Canyon [story]
Ravenna depot