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1890 - Jenkins ranch hands Dolores Cook and George Walton of Castaic slain by rival William Chormicle and W.A. Gardener [story]
Dolores Cook


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Training Center Offers Free Open House Saturday
Friday, Jan 22, 2016

[Ekata] – Ekata Training Center will be hosting a free open house and free classes on Saturday in an effort to expose the community to their 30-day transformation program. Founded in Valencia in 2006, Ekata takes its name from the Sanskrit word for “oneness” and focuses on a holistic approach...

Local Training Center Invites Community to Open House
Monday, Dec 28, 2015

Ekata Training Center is inviting the community to a series of open house events in which visitors can not only tour the Ekata facilities but also will have the opportunity to experience Ekata’s 02 Life 30-Day TransformationTM. “This is truly an opportunity to undergo a life-changing transformation,”...

Ekata Teams with Sheriff’s Foundation to Raise Money
Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station got a new partner in helping keep the community safe, as Ekata Training Center and Urban Retreat has joined the SCV Sheriff’s Foundation’s Be Our Star program. The nonprofit foundation helps raise funds to go above and beyond city and county funding for...

Ekata Training Center Cuts Ribbon on New Location
Friday, May 16, 2014

[KHTS] – Ekata Training Center and Urban Retreat officials celebrated a new location for their nontraditional fitness center Thursday evening. Owners JoAnn Wabisca and Ed Monaghan, of Santa Clarita, hosted the ribbon-cutting ceremony with their partners, Dr. Michael Lill and Stephen Browning...

The Art of Jeet Kune Do
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

By Taylor Jackson Martial arts master Bruce Lee left behind a legacy when he passed away in 1973 at the age of 32. His signature martial art Jeet Kune Do, a blend of many different forms of martial art, has been quietly passed down from his original disciples to their own students over the last few decades. ...

Ekata Training Center to Test Mind, Body and Spirit
Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014

[News Release] – The public is invited to observe this Saturday as the mental and spiritual fortitude of two local martial artists is put to the test as they strive to achieve a black belt ranking at Ekata Training Center and Urban Retreat. The weekend will also feature the installation of the...

Ekata Takes Fitness to New Level – And New Address
Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014

“Exert, heal, rejuvenate” is more than a slogan for the Ekata training center and urban retreat, it’s at the core of everything they do. With an East-meets-West philosophy, the center combines western sports science and an alternative to the traditional fitness club model. Ekata merges Eastern...

Wednesday, Nov 16, 2011

Parents: Want to hit the after-Thanksgiving sales without the kids? Bring them to Ekata Martial Arts in Valencia. On Nov. 25, Ekata is offering non-students the chance to train like a Jedi with martial arts professionals. The cost is just $10 and all proceeds will benefit the Santa Clarita Valley Food...

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1890 - Jenkins ranch hands Dolores Cook and George Walton of Castaic slain by rival William Chormicle and W.A. Gardener [story]
Dolores Cook
1950 - Ex-Mrs. William S. Hart appears in court to challenge will that leaves Hart Park & Mansion to L.A. County [story]
Winifred Westover
The Sand Canyon Resort project is scheduled to return before the Santa Clarita Planning Commission Tuesday with a series of revisions, following multiple concerns raised by both commissioners and residents.
Modified Sand Canyon Resort Project Up for Review
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 144 new deaths and 1,838 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 26,045 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 26,045; Nearly 2 Million Doses Administered in County
The Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles announced on Feb. 26 that Kenya Yarbrough will lead its newly-created and first-ever Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, Access, and Advocacy Initiative.
Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles Launches First-Ever Diversity and Advocacy Department
The Valley Industry Association will welcome College of the Canyons Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook as the keynote speaker for the March VIA Virtual Series taking place Tuesday, March 16, from 11:00 a.m to 12:15 p.m.
March 16: VIA Virtual Series with Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook
The city of Santa Clarita’s Planning Commission will hold a regular meeting virtually Tuesday, March 2, at 6:00 p.m.
March 2: Planning Commission Virtual Regular Meeting
The Child and Family Center's Domestic Violence Program is set to host its fourth annual "Night of Expression" art exhibit on Saturday, Feb. 27, in recognition of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.
Feb. 27: Child and Family Center to Host Virtual Teen Dating Violence Awareness Art Exhibit
California Department of Public Health officials announced on Feb. 26 that California is on track to create the capacity to administer 3 million vaccinations per week by March 1.
State on Track to Reach Capacity Goal of 3 Million Vaccines Per Week, Pending Available Supply
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is set to host events and classes in March to celebrate National Nutrition Month.
Henry Mayo to Host Events, Classes for National Nutrition Month
The college district received the best rating possible in an independent audit of its general obligation bond expenditures.
Independent Audit Finds College District in Full Compliance
After being shuttered for almost a year due to pandemic restrictions, Mountasia Family Fun Center has been purchased by MB2 Group.
MB2 Group Purchases Mountasia Family Fun Center
The California Department of Motor Vehicles announced a new round of extensions for commercial driver’s licenses expiring through May 31 that will help commercial drivers focus on delivering essential products and supplies during the COVID-19 emergency.
DMV Extends Expiring Commercial Driver’s Licenses Through May
1923 - U.S. release of Charles Chaplin film "The Pilgrim," partially shot at Saugus Train Station & Newhall First Presbyterian Church [watch]
The Pilgrim
Fry's Electronics, the consumer electronics retailer, announced Wednesday that it is going out of business after nearly 36 years.
Fry’s Electronics Closing All Its Stores
The Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) announced Thursday the upcoming launch of the Los Angeles Online Dispute Resolution (LA-ODR) program, in collaboration with the Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County and its Dispute Resolution Program (DRP), and the Center for Conflict Resolution.
L.A. County Launches Program to Help Litigants Settle Cases Online
A former manager of the Valencia COVID-19 testing lab is being sued by the operator for breaching her contract after she accused the company of poor performance.
PerkinElmer Suing Whistleblower for Breach of Contract
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 132 new deaths and 2,072 new cases of COVID-19, with 25,990 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Nearing 26,000; L.A. County Reaches 100 MIS-C Cases in Children
Three hundred sixty-six feature films are eligible for the 2020 Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today.
Academy Announces 366 Feature Films Eligible for 2020 Best Picture Oscar
Hannah Cumming is exactly the type of player Master's women's soccer head coach Curtis Lewis appreciates.
Hannah Cumming Signs with TMU
Santa Clarita City Council members declined Tuesday to administer $6.8 million in state rental assistance funds for eligible residents who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and let the state handle those dollars but approved creating a program for them with $6.3 million from the federal government.
Rental Aid Program Coming to Eligible Santa Clarita Residents Impacted by Pandemic
The Santa Clarita City Council Legislative Committee will hold a special meeting virtually Friday, Feb. 26, at 2:00 p.m. 
Feb. 26: City Council Legislative Committee Virtual Special Meeting
As Los Angelenos envision their future — whether it’s housing, parks or wellness — there is much they can learn from the past.
CSUN Collaborates with Tataviam, Indigenous Communities to Create Virtual, Ecological History Map
Flair Cleaners, Southern California’s leading eco-friendly dry cleaner, is hosting its 6th Annual Flair Cares Food Drive, Hang Up Hunger, through March 31
Annual Flair Cares Food Drive Underway