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June 30
1943 - Army Air Force pilot Loncie L. Tucker, on training run, dies when his P-38 fighter crashes at Wayside Honor Rancho (later Pitchess Detention Center) in Castaic [story]
Loncie Tucker

Supes Approve Barger Motion to Support Bill Waiving Property Tax Penalties
Tuesday, Jul 13, 2021

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion authored by Supervisor Kathryn Barger and co-authored by Supervisor Hilda Solis to support SB 219 (McGuire) which would enable the local auditor or tax collector to cancel any penalties or costs resulting from property tax delinquency...

SCV School Districts Continue Meeting Homeless Students’ Needs
Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021

A year of economic instability has exacerbated numerous issues across the Santa Clarita Valley, especially for students identified as homeless. Whether living in a vehicle, motel or hotel, or someone living with friends or relatives outside of a regular home, being “homeless” refers to any student...

Magic Mountain Announces Plans to Reopen April 1
Thursday, Mar 18, 2021

After a yearlong closure, Six Flags Magic Mountain has announced plans to reopen on April 1, with extensive new COVID-19 safety measures in place. The park is first set to reopen to members and passholders on April 1 and 2 before opening to the general public on April 3. In accordance with state reopening...

Maria’s Italian Deli Announces Plans to Reopen
Tuesday, Feb 23, 2021

Maria’s Italian Deli in Newhall has plans to reopen in April, following the announcement it would be closing its doors after 47 years in business last year. When the locale’s second owners announced its closure, Maria Simione, who opened the business and still owns the property, said she remained...

Report Shows L.A. County’s Economically Disadvantaged Hardest Hit During Pandemic
Tuesday, Feb 9, 2021

The Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS) released an in-depth report Tuesday on the economic impacts of COVID-19 and the most viable pathways for recovery for the County’s industries, workers, and communities.  For the first time, the report...

Santa Clarita City Manager Urges Residents to Support Local Businesses
Tuesday, Feb 2, 2021

Supporting our Santa Clarita Businesses We are closing in on a year since the coronavirus pandemic forced shutdowns and restrictions here in Santa Clarita and around the globe. Last month saw the greatest surge in cases and deaths since the virus began and overwhelmed our already stretched-thin healthcare...

SCV Nonprofit Continues to Serve Veteran Community Despite Pandemic

The Santa Clarita Veteran Services Collaborative has continued to actively serve our veteran community throughout the COVID–19 pandemic which began one year ago. The Veteran Center, located on Lyons Ave in Newhall, received a new coat of paint, repositioned all furnishings within the Center to meet...

Eternal Valley Struggles to Keep Up With Demand as COVID-19 Surges
Thursday, Jan 14, 2021

As the COVID-19 surge has continued to overwhelm hospitals over the past couple of months, it has also dramatically impacted the mortuaries where many of the pandemic’s victims end up. Where many funeral homes have been left with no choice but to turn away families whose loved ones have died, Eternal...

Hart District Votes 4-1 to Suspend Return to Campus Until February

The William S. Hart Union High School District governing board voted 4-1 to suspend small cohorts returning to campus through Feb. 8. James Webb was the single dissenting vote against the Feb. 8 return date, stating he didn’t think the school district would be able to provide students and teachers...

Wilk Requests Timely Completion of Foster Youth Adoptions
Thursday, Dec 24, 2020

SACRAMENTO – State Sen. Scott Wilk, (R-Santa Clarita), recently announced he and his Republican colleagues submitted a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom urging him to take the necessary steps – both short and long-term – to ensure the adoptions of foster youth interrupted by COVID 19 be completed...

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1943 - Army Air Force pilot Loncie L. Tucker, on training run, dies when his P-38 fighter crashes at Wayside Honor Rancho (later Pitchess Detention Center) in Castaic [story]
Loncie Tucker
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