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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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Bridge to Home Announces Groundbreaking for New Facility
Monday, Feb 14, 2022

Bridge to Home is excited to break ground on a new, permanent homeless shelter. The groundbreaking will take place at the shelter site located at 23031 Drayton Street, on Monday, March 14, at 10:30 a.m. This crucial project has been a long-time coming and will make an immense impact on the lives of those...

City Officially Breaks Ground on Central Park Buildout
Monday, Dec 6, 2021

The Santa Clarita City Council officially broke ground Monday at Central Park on a key project which will enhance the crown jewel of the city of Santa Clarita’s parks system. The City Council was joined by dignitaries, staff and residents for the landmark event, golden shovels in hand, at the entryway...

Local Officials Break Ground on New Transitional Housing
Thursday, Nov 4, 2021

With shovels full of dirt, Family Promise of Santa Clarita Valley and its community partners began building hope and dreams in Newhall on Monday. “We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing emergency shelter and support services for local families experiencing homelessness,” said Laurie...

City Celebrates New Vista Canyon Development with Groundbreaking, Ribbon-Cutting
Tuesday, Oct 27, 2020

The city of Santa Clarita celebrated not one but two milestones Tuesday at the Vista Canyon development. The Santa Clarita City Council held a groundbreaking for the new Metrolink Station and a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new parking structure. The event commenced with the ribbon-cutting ceremony...

Jan. 27: Vista Canyon Bus Transfer Center Groundbreaking
Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020

Residents and visitors rely on Santa Clarita Transit to get where they need to go, and riders will soon be able to expand their transit opportunities, thanks to the new bus transfer station at the Vista Canyon development located south of the 14 Freeway. The Santa Clarita City Council will host a groundbreaking...

Aug. 24: Antelope Valley History Museum Groundbreaking
Thursday, Aug 8, 2019

The Antelope Valley (AV) History Museum is proud to announce the groundbreaking and construction of its new building on the AV Fairgrounds. The groundbreaking ceremony will take place at the AV Fair, during the Rural Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 24, at 6:00 p.m. The groundbreaking will be followed by a fireworks...

Aug. 1: Reyes Winery on Main Breaks Ground in Newhall
Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019

Reyes Winery is breaking ground Thursday, Aug. 1, on its second location, a 3-story mixed-use building in Newhall. Because of a passion for wine and winemaking, Robert Reyes envisioned having a small vineyard to produce small amounts of ultra-premium wines for family and friends, which has blossomed...

Oct. 17: Laemmle Theatres to Break Ground in Newhall
Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018

The next phase in the Old Town Newhall Redevelopment Block construction project is set to begin when Laemmle Newhall officially breaks ground on Wednesday, Oct. 17. A ceremony is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. on the Redevelopment Block, located at the corner of Main Street and Lyons Avenue. The new...

Construction Underway at Needham Ranch
Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017

LOS ANGELES, CA Trammell Crow Company (TCC) and Clarion Partners have begun construction on The Center at Needham Ranch, a 54-acre, state-of-the-art industrial business park in Santa Clarita. The project is the first phase of a larger 132-acre, fully entitled site approved for up to 4.2 million square...

Groundbreaking: Newhall Ranch Road Bridge Widening Project
Friday, May 5, 2017

The city of Santa Clarita held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Newhall Ranch Road Bridge Widening Project. The event took place on the southwest corner of the Newhall Ranch Road Bridge, adjacent to the San Francisquito Creek Trail. This multi-million dollar project will widen the Newhall Ranch Road...

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The city of Santa Clarita has issued a traffic advisory for daytime lane closures at Copper Hill and Rio Norte Drive beginning Monday, June 24.
June 24: Traffic Advisory: Lane Closures Copper Hill/Rio Norte Drive
Santa Clarita will celebrate this year's Fourth of July with the Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club's pancake breakfast, Santa Clarita Valley Parade Committee's Fourth of July Parade and city of Santa Clarita fireworks show.
Fourth of July Events in Santa Clarita
The California Department of Public Health is warning consumers not to eat, sell or serve any flavor of Diamond Shruumz brand chocolate bars, cones and gummies, which contain a proprietary mushroom blend. These products, known as microdose products, have led to multiple illnesses and hospitalizations in 16 states, including at least one poisoning in California.
California Public Health Warns Consumers About Diamond Shruumz Products
The Cube – Ice and Entertainment Center, Powered by FivePoint Valencia, will hold the inaugural Girls and Women’s Three-on-Three Hockey Tournament on Saturday, June 22.
June 22: The Cube Hosts Inaugural Girls, Women’s Hockey Tourney
Join Santa Clarita's oldest and largest running event, the 40th annual Independence Day Classic, Thursday July 4, from 7 a.m.- 10 a.m. at Newhall Memorial Park, 24933 Newhall Ave., Newhall, CA 91321.
July 4: Independence Day Classic
A special meeting of the William S. Hart Union High School District’s Governing Board will be held Wednesday, June 26, beginning at 8 a.m.
June 26: Hart District Governing Board Special Meeting
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) reports that the fast moving Post Fire that broke out in Gorman on Saturday, June 15 around 1:47 p.m. has reached 15,690 acres and is now 61% contained. This latest CAL FIRE update was issued at 7:44 a.m. on Friday, June 21.
Post Fire 61 Percent Contained, Pyramid Lake Remains Closed
For die-hard "The Love Boat" fans, the ultimate cruise experience just dropped anchor. Princess Cruises, which is headquartered in Santa Clarita, has announced an exclusive VIP package for its Love Boat themed cruise Aug. 32-Sept. 7 that promises intimate, up-close interactions with the show's beloved characters: Doc, Gopher, Isaac and Vicki Stubing.
Princess Cruises Offers ‘The Love Boat’ Celebration Cruise
The Valley Industry Association will host VIA Cocktails & Conversation: An Evening with CA State Assemblywoman Pilar Schiavo on Wednesday, July 10.
July 10: Cocktails & Conversation with Assemblywoman Pilar Schiavo
1941 - Ernie Hickson buys out Trem Carr's interest in their Monogram movie ranch, renames it "Placeritos" (later called Melody) [story]
Ernie Hickson
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) reports that the fast moving Post Fire that broke out in Gorman on Saturday, June 15 around 1:47 p.m. has reached 15,690 acres and is now 24% contained. This latest CAL FIRE update was issued at 7 a.m. on Thursday.
Post Fire 47 Percent Contained, Reported 15,690 Acres
The Santa Clarita Arts Commission will hold a study session Thursday, June 27, at 6 p.m., in the Carl Boyer Room at City Hall.
June 27: Arts Commission Study Session
Katherine Dyer has signed her national letter of intent to continue her swimming career at The Master's University.
Katherine Dyer Commits to TMU Swim Program
Every summer, Santa Clarita’s very own Central Park, located at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, transforms into a premiere venue for live musical performances where friends, families and neighbors come together to sing and dance the night away.
Jason Gibbs | Get Ready for Concerts in the Park Summer Soundtrack
California State University, Northridge's Trey Knight, Chase Mars and David Phillips, Jr. will compete at the 2024 United States Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore. beginning June 27.
Several Matadors Qualify for 2024 U.S. Olympic Trials
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a heat advisory for the Santa Clarita Valley Saturday, June 22  through Sunday, June 23 until 8 p.m., as high temperatures have been forecast.
Heat Advisory Issued for Santa Clarita Valley
The Los Angeles County Development Authority was recently presented with two awards from the National Association of Counties.
LACDA’s Lead, Childcare Programs Receive National Recognition
The city of Santa Clarita is now accepting names for the Youth Grove in Central Park, which is located at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road. This project honors Santa Clarita youth, aged 24 years and younger, who have tragically lost their lives in traffic-related incidents.
City Now Accepting Youth Grove Submissions
One of my favorite parts about our community is the ability to walk, bike or ride along our trails and paseos.
Ken Striplin | Enhancing Trail System Accessibility, Recreation
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health cautions residents who are planning to visit the following Los Angeles County beaches to avoid swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters due to bacterial levels exceeding health standards when last tested.
High Bacterial Levels Continue at L.A. County Beaches
2002 - "Legacy: Santa Clarita's Living History" series debuts on SCVTV with "Placerita Gold" episode [watch]
Legacy
This weeks Edition of Pilar's Pocketbook focuses on ways to help reduce fees and pay for piling parking tickets. 
Pilar Schiavo | Reduce Parking Ticket Fees
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