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1967 - Original airing of Star Trek "Arena" Episode: Kirk battles the Gorn commander (Saugus resident Bobby Clark) at Vasquez Rocks [watch]
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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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A brush fire quickly spread near Towsley Canyon on Tuesday afternoon, with initial reports indicating it had grown by 50 acres within a half-hour.
Strong Winds Fuel Towsley Canyon Fire
As winds continue to whip through the Santa Clarita Valley, firefighters are battling another brush fire in Canyon Country where structures may be threatened.
Canyon Country Fire Threatens Structures
SACRAMENTO – California State Epidemiologist Dr. Erica S. Pan issued the following statement Sunday recommending providers pause the administration of lot 41L20A of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine due to possible allergic reactions that are under investigation.
California Issues Warning Against Batch of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine After Allergic Reactions Reported
ARTree Community Arts Center is offering virtual classes that you can share with family and friends, not just around the country, but around the world.
ARTree Offering Virtual Individual, Group Classes
The Santa Clarita Planning Commission is set to further review the proposed 77-acre Sand Canyon Resort development and hear from the developer after commissioners ruled in November the project needed “some work.”
Planning Commission Further Reviews Proposed Sand Canyon Resort
1967 - Original airing of Star Trek "Arena" Episode: Kirk battles the Gorn commander (Saugus resident Bobby Clark) at Vasquez Rocks [watch]
Kirk vs. Gorn commander
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Monday confirmed 88 new deaths and 9,927 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported 7 new fatalities since Friday.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: 7 Deaths at Henry Mayo Since Friday; SCV Cases Near 22,000
After Harleen Grewal became one of the 1 million Los Angelenos to be diagnosed with COVID-19, she realized there’s a better way for people to find out whether they have the virus, or whether they need to isolate because they potentially could make someone else sick.
SCV Husband-and-Wife Team Open Rapid COVID-19 Testing Company
The California Department of Public Health, in coordination with Santa Clara County and the University of California San Francisco, on Sunday announced that an L452R variant of COVID-19 is increasingly being identified by viral genomic sequencing in multiple counties across the state, including Los Angeles County.
COVID-19 Variant First Found in Other Countries, States Now in California
Seeking to support Los Angeles County's efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic and the tragic impact on its residents, Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Janice Hahn are calling for additional flexibility in the county's vaccination effort to include as many residents as possible and a process to begin vaccinating those 65 and older.
Barger, Hahn Call for Expanded COVID Vaccination Effort in L.A. County
As Americans celebrate the legacy of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his work to expand voting rights and representation, Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday formally submitted the appointment of Alex Padilla to become California’s first Latino U.S. Senator and the nomination of Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber to become the state’s first African American Secretary of State.
Newsom Formally Appoints Padilla a U.S. Senator; Nominates Weber as New Secretary of State
A federal class action filed Friday claims Bank of America failed to secure debit cards containing unemployment benefits for millions of Californians, leading to widespread fraud and making some cardholders unable to access needed funds during a pandemic.
Bank of America Sued for California Unemployment Fraud Scheme
The Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management will be on high alert Monday night due to the potential of extreme Santa Ana wind and fire weather conditions in much of the county late Monday night into early Wednesday.
L.A. County on High Alert for Strong Wind, Fire Weather Conditions
1899 - Martin & Richard Wood buy J.H. Tolfree's Saugus Eating House, rename it Saugus Cafe [story]
Saugus Cafe
1994, 4:31 a.m. - Magnitude 6.7 Northridge earthquake rocks Santa Clarita Valley [video]
bridge
1926 - Newhall Community Hospital, est. 1922, opens in larger, more modern hospital building at 6th & Spruce streets [story]
Newhall Community Hospital
The death toll from the novel coronavirus pandemic surpassed 2 million on Friday and the World Health Organization warned the global health crisis may get even worse as people weary of restrictions let down their guard and contagious strains of the virus spread around the globe.
Pandemic Death Toll Hits 2 Million Worldwide
At least once a month, residents of the Cali Lake RV community, nestled in a quiet canyon off a rural part of Soledad Canyon Road, have had their power shut off due to Southern California Edison’s Public Safety Power Shutoffs.
Residents Mostly Impacted by Power Shutoffs Express Concern Over Ongoing Events
Late Friday afternoon, a group of parents and student-athletes gathered in front of the William S. Hart Union High School District office to urge the district to bring athletic-conditioning back to school campuses.
Parents, Student-Athletes Gather to Urge Hart District to Bring Athletics Back
A future open space trailhead in the Tesoro area will be named after a founding Santa Clarita city councilman, and a portion of land in Newhall after a family who has donated several acres of land to the city for open-space preservation.
City Council OKs Dedications in Tesoro Area, Newhall Pass Open Space
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Friday confirmed 258 new deaths and 15,051 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with cases likely to reach over 1 million this weekend. In addition, the Santa Clarita Valley has reached 21,189 total cases.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Cases Near 1 Million Countywide; 258 New Deaths in County
Jim and Anita Lombardi of Federal Escrow, Inc. donated $50,000 to the Boys and Girls Club to help the organization continue providing COVID-19 relief services in the Santa Clarita Valley.
SCV Boys and Girls Club Receives $50,000 Financial Gift from Federal Escrow, Inc.
The Castaic Union School District governing board appointed a new president during its annual organizational board meeting last month.
CUSD Board Appoints Mayreen Burk as New Board President