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1970 - Gov. Ronald Reagan appoints Adrian Adams as Newhall's first "second" judge [story]
Adrian Adams


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Tour of Blue Cloud Movie Ranch Now Part of Cowboy Festival Lineup
Thursday, Mar 21, 2019

Attendees at the 2019 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, presented by California Resources Corporation, will have a new opportunity to see some of the most iconic sets in recent film history. In partnership with Blue Cloud Movie Ranch, the Cowboy Festival has added a new event to its lineup – the Blue...

Cowboy Festival Volunteer Registration Now Open
Thursday, Mar 14, 2019

Roll up your sleeves and strap on your boots! The 26th Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, presented by California Resources Corporation, is back in town and is searching for the best and brightest volunteers in these parts. Folks 10 years and older who think they have what it takes to help put on...

SCV Businesses Encouraged to Take Part in ‘Best in the West’ Challenge
Thursday, Mar 7, 2019

Calling all Santa Clarita businesses and organizations! The 26th Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, presented by California Resources Corporation, is looking for one local group that can mount up and show it has what it takes to be the head honcho in the all-new Best in the West display challenge. The...

Oil Company Named Title Sponsor of 2019 Cowboy Festival
Thursday, Feb 21, 2019

The city of Santa Clarita is proud to announce a new community partnership with California Resources Corporation (CRC), the largest independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company, operating exclusively in California. CRC is the presenting sponsor of the 26th Annual Santa Clarita...

April 21: Waddie Mitchell at the Canyon Theatre Guild
Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018

Click [here] for tickets   Within Waddie Mitchell’s stories, which are told in a voice that is both timeless and familiar, are the common bonds we all share, moments both grand and commonplace, the humorous and the tragic, the life and death struggles and triumphs that we each recognize. The...

City Releases Cowboy Festival Road Closures, Parking Details

The 25th Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, presented by Heritage Sierra Medical Group, returns to Old Town Newhall this weekend. Residents are encouraged to be prepared for road closures and plan transportation accordingly from Friday, April 20 to Sunday, April 22. The 2018 Cowboy Festival, taking...

April 21: Honey County Performs at Cowboy Festival
Thursday, Apr 12, 2018

Tickets for the event are $20 and can be purchased [here].   The Cowboy Festival will host ticketed performances of nationally known Western musicians and cowboy poets located at the Canyon Theatre Guild. This 280 seat theater is furnished with plush comfortable seats to make your viewing enjoyable....

Volunteers Needed for 25th Annual Cowboy Festival
Thursday, Mar 8, 2018

Calling all cowboys, cowgirls, wranglers and drovers. The 25th Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival is in search of volunteers to help put on the wildest weekend in the West. Men, women and children 10 years and older are invited to saddle up and volunteer at activities taking place at William S. Hart...

City of Santa Clarita Thanks Volunteers during National Volunteer Week
Monday, Apr 24, 2017

As part of National Volunteer Week, which runs from April 23 to 29, 2017, the city of Santa Clarita thanks the thousands of volunteers who dedicate their time and energy to the community. In 2016, the city attracted 6,626 volunteers who logged a combined 63,455 hours at events and programs in the Santa...

Last Chance to get Tickets for 2017 Cowboy Festival Performances
Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017

Spectacular western, Americana, folk and country musical acts and special tour tickets are still available for the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, presented by Heritage Sierra Medical Group, but they are going quick. Performances at the new venue The MAIN, located at 24266 Main Street, and the Canyon...

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Nearly a year into a pandemic that gobbled up millions of jobs and caused double-digit jobless rates, California's Employment Development Department is still mired one of the largest — and most costly — bureaucratic failures in state history.
Audit Slams California Employment Department Over Pandemic Failings
Raymond Magana of Santa Clarita pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal criminal charge that he fraudulently obtained more than $1 million in Paycheck Protection Program or PPP loans for his sham companies by submitting fake tax documents and fraudulent employee information.
Raymond Magana of Santa Clarita Pleads Guilty to Fraud After Receiving $1M in PPP Loans
On Tuesday, California's non-partisan State Auditor released the results of an audit of the Employment Development Department or EDD originally called for by members of the Senate Republican Caucus last summer.
Scathing California EDD Audit Prompts Bipartisan Call for Response
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