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1941 - Ernie Hickson buys out Trem Carr's interest in their Monogram movie ranch, renames it "Placeritos" (later called Melody). [story]
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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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1941 - Ernie Hickson buys out Trem Carr's interest in their Monogram movie ranch, renames it "Placeritos" (later called Melody). [story]
Ernie Hickson
2002 - "Legacy: Santa Clarita's Living History" series debuts on SCVTV with "Placerita Gold" episode [watch]
Legacy
1960 - SCV switches to Direct Dial, All-Number Calling [story]
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Starting this weekend, live comedy is coming back to the Santa Clarita Valley.
J.R.’s Comedy Club Returns to Bring Laughs Back to SCV
During the second day of testimony during the preliminary hearing for Noel Fisher, the Stevenson Ranch resident and Grammy-winning producer arrested on suspicion of 26 counts of sexual assault and/or rape, the second victim to testify alleged that he grabbed her arm and forced her face down into the cushion of a car seat.
Woman Testifies Stevenson Ranch Grammy Winner Raped Her on Hollywood Street
After a state-appointed committee shared a controversial plan to realign the justice system, which would place all of L.A. County’s juvenile offenders in two local camps, local legislators shared their views on their votes for the bills that made the plan possible.
Legislators Explain Votes Leading to Juvenile Inmate Plan
In a ruling of “power versus space … two great pillars of environmental sustainability,” open space won this week, a win for city officials — at a $5 million price.
City Must Pay $5 Million If Solar Panels Are Demolished
The Tuesday meeting agenda for the Santa Clarita City Council has been released by officials. Beginning June 22, City Council meetings will return to a fully in-person format.
June 22: First In-Person City Council Regular Meeting
L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger and Santa Clarita City Council members were surprised this week by news of a state-appointed committee’s plan to move juvenile offenders to a pair of facilities in Saugus.
Plan to Place Juvenile Inmates in Saugus Facilities Raises Concerns
The city of Santa Clarita Human Relations Roundtable released a statement recognizing Juneteenth, which commemorates the freeing of enslaved African Americans in the Southern states of the United States of America.
SCV Human Relations Roundtable Releases Statement Recognizing Juneteenth
On Friday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed nine new deaths and 253 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 28,101 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Public Health Urges Community to Celebrate Father’s Day, Juneteenth Safely; SCV Cases Total 28,101
College of the Canyons announced it will launch a first-of-its-kind Law Enforcement Technology program slated to begin in Fall 2021, that will focus on the emerging trends and potential applications for new technologies in criminal investigations and other law enforcement operations.
COC Launches New Law Enforcement Technology Program
The California Department of Public Health and the California Department of Technology announced today a new Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record for Californians.
State Launches New Digital Tool for Easy Access to COVID-19 Vaccine Record
As part of the Old Town Newhall Specific Plan update, the city of Santa Clarita will host a walking tour and pop-up booth at the Old Town Newhall Farmers Market on Saturday, June 26, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
City Invites the Community to Family-Friendly Walking Tour of Old Town Newhall
1945 - PFC Johnny Cordova of Castaic killed in action on Okinawa [story]
Johnny Cordova
The Board of Directors approved a five-year schedule of changes to SCV Water’s rate structure on Tues, June 15
SCV Water Announces New Rate Changes And Charges
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert as high temperatures have been forecast for the following areas.
Health Officer Issues Heat Alert To Last Through Saturday
The SCV Education Foundation awarded six Hart High School District seniors $10,000 scholarships.
SCV Education Foundation Announces 2021 Scholarship Winners
L.A. County Public Health confirmed today eight new deaths and 249 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 28,074 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: LA County Starts New Vaccine Sweepstakes; 28,074 Total SCV Cases
Santa Clarita Public Library is inviting kids to have fun in the sun with music, movement and bubbles, with the "Bubbles and Bops" event. 
SCV Public Library’s ‘Bubbles And Bops’ Adds More Days, Parks
SCV for Change is scheduled to host a Juneteenth event Saturday evening at Central Park featuring live music, a chalk art walk, tie dye station and raffle. 
Juneteenth Picnic Set For Saturday At Central Park
SCV Water’s quick and proactive response to removing per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals in its groundwater supply received top honors as the Best Environmental Project from the American Public Works Association (APWA) – High Desert Branch.
SCV Water Honored for PFAS Water Treatment Plant
I began working for my local veterinarian when I was in high school and remained at that job until I left for college.
Herd Immunity Isn’t Just For Humans I Marcia Mayeda
With restrictions easing in California and LA County, The Santa Clarita City Council is returning to fully in-person meetings starting with the meeting scheduled for Tues, June 22 at 6 p.m. 
City Council to Resume In-Person Public Participation