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1970 - Gov. Ronald Reagan appoints Adrian Adams as Newhall's first "second" judge [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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1970 - Gov. Ronald Reagan appoints Adrian Adams as Newhall's first "second" judge [story]
Adrian Adams
Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley took part in the “Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women” campaign from Nov. 25 - Dec. 10, 2020.
Zonta Club’s 16 Days of Activism Receives Proclamation from City
One year ago (Tuesday), the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced its first case of the novel coronavirus.
L.A. County COVID-19 One Year Later: 15,592 Deaths; 1,085,044 Total Cases
With COVID-19 vaccine appointments booked at Los Angeles County sites through the end of the week, Public Health officials assured those who received their first dose are guaranteed their second — but confusion over the scheduling process prompted officials to clarify the situation Tuesday.
Confusion on Second Dose Scheduling Prompts County Officials to Offer Clarity
CBRE announced the sale of Sierra Crest Center, a neighborhood retail and office center in Santa Clarita, to a joint venture group for $9.9 million.
Sierra Crest Retail Center Sold for $9.9 Million
Built in the 19th century, the Pioneer Oil Refinery in Newhall played a pivotal role in the early development of the Santa Clarita Valley.
Newhall’s Pioneer Oil Refinery Recognized as Historic Site
The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees will hold a video/teleconferencing special meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, Jan. 27, beginning with a closed session at 4:00 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 5:00 p.m.
Jan. 27: Santa Clarita Community College District Virtual Special Meeting
Five Point Holdings, LLC recently announced the sale of additional homesites at its Valencia community, previously known as Newhall Ranch, and the lineup of homebuilders for the first phase of the community.
Five Point Holdings Sells Nearly 500 New Homesites in Valencia
As COVID-19 vaccination continues for health care workers and those over 65, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday California is looking to prioritize the next phases of vaccination efforts by age, rather than occupation.
California May Switch to Age-Based COVID-19 Vaccination System
Tejon Ranch Co. declared victory for its 8,000-acre Grapevine mixed-use development after a Kern County Superior Court judge ruled against an Arizona-based environmental group that dubbed the project “damaging.”
Judge Rules Against Environmentalists Over Grapevine Development
In 2019, Valencia High School student, Pedro Roman, was diagnosed with Leukemia. After one long and hard-fought year, Roman is now in remission due to the success of his latest treatment.
Jan. 30: Community Blood Drive for Valencia High’s Pedro Roman
1990 - "Duplicates" premieres at L.A. Phil; concerto by CalArts Music School dean Mel Powell wins Pulitzer Prize [story]
Mel Powell
California Public Health officials lifted the regional Stay at Home Order statewide on Monday as Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed 43 new deaths and 6,642 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 countywide, and Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported five new deaths on Saturday and Monday.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup; 5 New Deaths at Henry Mayo as State Lifts Stay-at-Home Order
Los Angeles County is set to align its health order with California's by the end of the week, as the state lifted its regional stay-at-home order statewide Monday, green-lighting the reopening of in-person outside dining and hair and nail salons, among other businesses.
L.A. County to Align with State, Lift ‘Safer at Home’ Order by End of Week
Officials with the California Department of Public Health on Monday ordered the Regional Stay at Home Order lifted for all regions statewide, including the three regions that had still been under the order – San Joaquin Valley, Bay Area, and Southern California.
California Stay At Home Order Lifted for All Regions Including SoCal
As another winter storm hit the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding areas, Interstate 5 was shut down through the Grapevine in "Operation Snowflake" Monday morning, with some lanes reopened by Monday afternoon.
‘Operation Snowflake’: CHP, Caltrans Reopen Grapevine Amid Snowstorm
Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, is cautioning residents about beach water use due to bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas that are likely to contaminate ocean waters at and around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers.
L.A. County Urges Caution for Beach Water Use Through Wednesday
A series of projects brought forth by Santa Clarita Valley-based organizations and agencies to aid the local homeless population could soon receive thousands of dollars from the city of Santa Clarita.
Santa Clarita Could Grant $126K to 6 Projects to Aid SCV Homeless Population
Citing the case of a convicted child rapist, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger said Friday she’s concerned there is a growing trend that the rights of victims of some of the most violent crimes are not being protected under District Attorney George Gascón’s administration.
Barger Steps in to Deny Parole to Convicted Child Rapist
Medical examiners with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office identified Benjamin Marquez IV, 31, of Castaic, as the man killed in a solo-vehicle crash that left one dead and sent another to the hospital Saturday.
Benjamin Marquez of Castaic ID’d as Man Killed in Rollover Crash
1915 - Death of pre-Mentry oilman & San Francisquito vintner Ramon Perea [story]
Perea grave marker
1888 - Acton post office established; Richard E. Nickel, postmaster [story]
postal cover
1882 - Author Helen Hunt Jackson visits Rancho Camulos; inspiration for "Ramona" novel [story]
HH Jackson
The COVID-19 crisis has trashed recycling efforts and instead generated an increase in plastic waste, according to a recent study, but Los Angeles County restaurants could soon be required to make adjustments related to disposable food ware in an effort to reduce waste.
Jan. 26: Board of Supervisors to Consider Restaurant Requirement Aimed at Curbing Waste