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1987 - Slender-horned spineflower listed in Federal Register as endangered species [story] Slender-horned spineflower


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Back to Reality
Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015

The 22nd annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival has come and gone. I thought it was great. I love it being moved to Hart Park and Heritage Junction, plus the shows in Downtown Newhall. What do you think? It was good to have lots of shade and places to sit. I know the vendors in Heritage Junction liked...

Western Fans Flock to Hart Park for Cowboy Festival
Sunday, Apr 19, 2015

The 2015 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival opened Saturday at William S. Hart Park  with thousands of guests from throughout Southern California enjoying four stages of music and entertainment. “My friend recommended that I should come to the Cowboy Festival this year and it was definitely worth it,”...

Free Gift and Duct Tape
Thursday, Apr 16, 2015

Every once in a while I hear or see an advertisement that makes me wonder just how dumb some folks think we are in this country. There is a teeth whitening commercial that promises to get your teeth at least two shades whiter in a day and seven shades in a week. So here is my question: How much is a...

Street Closures In Effect Fri.-Sun. for Cowboy Festival
Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015

Street closures will be in effect on Newhall Avenue between Market Street and Railroad Avenue beginning Friday at 1 p.m. for the 2015 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival. The block is expected to be reopened Sunday at 7 p.m. During the festival, the closed area of Newhall Avenue will be used as a shuttle drop-off...

The Horse I Rode In On

I must have been about 11 years old when I first rode a horse into town from Pico Canyon. I remember I stopped to water the critter in a trough that was in the pasture about where the Ralph’s parking lot is today. I don’t remember what horse I was on, but I wasn’t going anyplace too quickly and...

Mechanical Bull, Civil War Reenactments Added to Cowboy Festival
Friday, Apr 10, 2015

The 2015 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, presented by Logix Federal Credit Union, will feature new Wild West activities on April 18-19, 2015 at its new location in William S. Hart Park. Alongside four stages featuring several highly-anticipated Cowboy Festival musical acts, William S. Hart Park will also...

Dressing the Set

What a day it was yesterday. This getting ready for the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival is a lot of work. I mean there was even a little fence building. I just knew those skills from Pico Canyon and Mentryville would come in handy. I also am getting to know the folks at the county Building and Safety and...

Don’t Miss Out: Order Tix for Cow Bop at Hart Mansion
Friday, Mar 20, 2015

Western Swing at its best rolls into Cowboy Movie Star William S. Hart’s historic mansion for a special, one-night only, intimate, living room concert on Friday, Apr. 17, at 8 p.m., during the 2015 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival. Fresh from their 2014 induction into the Western Swing Hall of Fame, this...

Lineup Set for April Cowboy Festival
Monday, Mar 16, 2015

The 2015 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, presented by Logix Federal Credit Union, will bring a wider range of rockin’ musical genres than ever hosted before in the wildest Western event of the season. From Cowboy crooning to Rockabilly rhythm, more than 40 musical acts will shake up four stages at William...

March 24: Cowboy (and Cowgirl) Volunteer Round-Up
Friday, Mar 6, 2015

The City of Santa Clarita is looking for youth and adults to volunteer at the 22nd Annual Cowboy Festival, taking place in William S. Hart Park and other venues in Old Town Newhall from Thursday, April 16, through Sunday, April 19, 2015. Those interested in volunteering are required to attend the Cowboy...

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The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office reports a busy slate of production activity in the Santa Clarita Valley this week, September 28-October 4.
Busy Slate of Productions This Week in SCV
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce on Monday announced the launch of a forum for small business owners -- the Small Business Roundtable.
SCV Chamber to Launch Monthly Roundtable for Small Business Owners
Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, advocating for the thousands of constituents still in the queue waiting for their unemployment benefits, is urging Governor Gavin Newsom to rethink a two-week pause on new EDD claims.
Unemployment: Wilk Urges Governor to Hit ‘Start,’ Not ‘Pause’ on EDD
William S. Hart Union High School District officials announced Sunday Santa Clarita Valley public junior highs and high schools will not reopen in October, pushing the potential timeline for partial reopening to Nov. 13.
Hart District Won’t Reopen Schools in October
Governor Gavin Newsom signed a series of bills into law Saturday, strengthening protections for LGBTQ+ Californians.
Newsom Signs Bills Strengthening LGBTQ+ Protections
California Governor Gavin Newsom took action Sunday on several bills that continue the state’s long-standing leadership as a state of inclusion and refuge.
Newsom Acts on Bills to Support California’s Immigrant, Refugee Communities
1987 - Slender-horned spineflower listed in Federal Register as endangered species [story] Slender-horned spineflower
2014 - Towsley Canyon Loop Trail named for naturalist Don Mullally [story]
Don Mullally
1876 - California oil industry born as CSO No. 4 in Pico Canyon becomes state's first commercially productive oil well [story]
Pico No. 4
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Friday 34 new deaths and 1,401 new cases of COVID-19, with 6,048 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley, while Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported its 24th COVID-related death to date.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 24th Death at Henry Mayo; SCV Surpasses 6,000 Total Cases
Air quality in the Santa Clarita Valley will be unhealthy for sensitive groups/individuals Saturday, Sept. 26, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) forecast.
Air Quality Advisory Issued for SCV
With temperatures in parts of Los Angeles County expected to rise into the triple digits, various public facilities located throughout the County, including Stevenson Ranch Library, will serve as Emergency Cooling Centers.
Stevenson Ranch Library to Serve as Emergency Cooling Center
The 2020 census is underway and it is your civic duty to participate, but beware of scammers using this opportunity to steal your personal information.
Residents Warned of 2020 Census Scam
The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission will hold a virtual study session via Zoom, Thursday, Oct 1, at 4:00 p.m.
Oct. 1: Parks, Recreation & Community Services Commission Study Session
Foster youth in Santa Clarita have a new, dedicated place to study and receive homework help and tutoring. The local Fostering Youth Independence (FYI) organization has created The Study Place in response to the transition to online learning due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
FYI Debuts New ‘Study Place’ for Local Foster Youth to Support Online Learning
As part of State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond’s Education to End Hate initiative, California school districts and charter schools have begun applying for mini-grants now available to support educator training in the areas of anti-racism and bias.
Thurmond Announces Mini Grants Available to Provide Anti-Racism, Anti-Bias Educator Training
A crash involving multiple motorcycles Friday afternoon prompted a SigAlert on the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 in the Stevenson Ranch area, according to first responders.
Multi-Motorycle Crash Prompts SigAlert on SB I-5
With the 2020 SCV Walk to End Alzheimer’s quickly approaching on Saturday, October 3, the planning committee and the California Southland Chapter Alzheimer’s Association would like to update everyone regarding the Walk Day events.
Oct. 3: 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Presents Hybrid Event, Drive-By ‘Promise Flower’ Display
The city of Santa Clarita, in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), is proud to announce it has received $40,000 from the Walt Disney Company to provide increased access to youth sports, play opportunities and physical activity for kids and families and is launching a new Pop-Up and Play Mobile Recreation Program.
City Receives Funding to Support Youth Sports, Access to Play
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert for the Santa Clarita Valley beginning Sunday, Sept. 27 - Wednesday, Sept. 30.
Heat Alert Issued for SCV Beginning Sunday
Economic development services for arts-oriented small businesses, galleries and more are on the priority list for the 2021 Arts Commission Work Plan, a report Santa Clarita City Council members reviewed Tuesday.
City Council Reviews Priority List for 2021 Arts Commission Work Plan
The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region announces that current closure orders and fire prohibitions in California have been extended.
Forest Service Extends Closures at Angeles, Los Padres National Forests
SCV Water's Engineering and Operations Committee is scheduled to meet via teleconference on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 1: SCV Water’s Engineering & Operations Committee Teleconference Meeting
Valencia High Principal Pete Getz sent an alert out to the school’s families on Wednesday evening, regarding a report of a possible on-campus threat.
Possible On-Campus Threat Shuts Down Valencia High School