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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

SCV NewsBreak for Monday, April 23, 2012
Monday, Apr 23, 2012

In this episode: Rollover crash Sunday on Highway 126 sends several people to the hospital; Collision Monday knocks out power to parts of Saugus; Santa Clarita’s unemployment rate dips a notch to 7.3 percent in March. Also: Canyon High AP Jan Hayes-Rennels named principal of Placerita Junior High;...

Sun.: Milder Temps Make Good Day to Cowboy Up
Sunday, Apr 22, 2012

They came for the peach cobbler and stayed for the music. Thousands of spectators braved a 100-degree Saturday to step back in time at the city of Santa Clarita’s 19th annual Cowboy Festival. Sunday brings milder temperatures as the festival continues at the historic Melody Ranch Motion Picture...

April 20: Crooner Tom Hiatt Takes the OutWest Stage
Friday, Apr 20, 2012

Kick off Santa Clarita’s Cowboy Festival weekend with a special Friday night performance from Tom Hiatt and the Sundown Riders on Friday, April 20, at the OutWest Boutique and Cultural Center in Old Town Newhall. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; concert starts at 8 p.m. There’s a suggested donation...

April 21: Patsy Cline Tribute and BBQ Dinner
Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012

Marie Wise-Hawkins In conjunction with the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society is proud to present an amazing Night of Music that is a Tribute to Patsy Cline. This tribute stars Marie Wise-Hawkins & her Bodacious Bobcats. Included is a BBQ Tri-Tip & Chicken...

April 19: Fashion Show Sets Stage for Cowboy Weekend
Saturday, Apr 14, 2012

Cowboy Couture, the Western-inspired, big-city, cowboy-infused premiere fashion event of the year will kick off the 2012 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival in downtown Old Town Newhall on Thursday, April 19. Main Street will be alive with Western activities, chuckwagon-themed food trucks, Western music and...

SCV NewsBreak for Friday, April 13, 2012
Friday, Apr 13, 2012

In this episode: Mother Nature wreaks havoc on Santa Clarita. Also: Hart Park to receive $1 million for improvements; Local weather outlook. Cedarcreek Elementary Friday Art Class Flourishes Despite Funding; Three SCV Teachers Receive California Credit Union Grants. Finally: OutWest Concert Series featuring...

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012

Cowgirls and cowboys are invited to ride on down to the Santa Clarita Public Library for a series of western themed events during “Cowboy Week,” from Monday, April 16 to Friday, April 20, 2012. In anticipation of the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival on Saturday April, 21 and Sunday, April 22, 2012 at...

Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012

The City of Santa Clarita is looking for teens and adults ages 15 years or older to volunteer at the 2012 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, taking place at Melody Ranch Motion Pictures Studio and nearby venues, from Thursday, April 19 through Sunday, April 22, 2012.  Those interested in volunteering are...

Glenn Ford and SCV Resident/Eastwood Editor Cox to Join Walk of Western Stars
Friday, Feb 24, 2012

Glenn Ford in “Heaven With a Barbed Wire Fence” (1939) | Click image for info The City of Santa Clarita will induct Western legends Joel Cox and Glenn Ford into the Walk of Western Stars this year as part of the 19th Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival.  The induction ceremony is open to...

Sons Absent from 2012 Cowboy Festival Lineup
Tuesday, Dec 27, 2011

The Sons of the San Joaquin: (From left) Lon, Jack and Joe Hannah For all the great Western acts lined up for the 2012 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival in April, the name that jumps out at die-hard festival goers is the one that isn’t there: The Sons of the San Joaquin. For only the second time since...

Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
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