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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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Oct. 27-31: Bar Harbor Scares Home Haunt
Tuesday, Oct 24, 2023

Featured in The Signal, SoCal Haunt List and Fright Maps this Santa Clarita home haunt is kids/family friendly. Graveyard, spiders, webs, cauldrons, scarecrow, ghoul, skeleton. Lightning, sfx, fog and mist. Pop-up animatronics. Walk through from pathway ending on the patio of the house. Open Friday,...

LASD Reminds Drivers to Beware, Be Alert for Halloween Night Trick-or-Treaters
Wednesday, Oct 26, 2022

As Halloween creeps closer, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department encourages everyone on the road to be extra careful as more children are out walking the neighborhood haunting for treats. “We want our community to have a fun night out on Halloween, but to also stay safe and make responsible...

Sheriff’s Department Gives Halloween Safety Tips
Wednesday, Oct 27, 2021

As everyone participates in Halloween and Día de los Muertos celebrations, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is offering tips for families to stay safe for the spooky holidays. Drivers -Slow down and watch out for more foot traffic in residential neighborhoods. -Take extra time looking for...

Children Costume Up For Trunk Or Treat

Santa Clarita Valley families came hand in hand with children and an assortment of bags for the return of First Presbyterian Church’s Halloween Trunk or Treat party, which looked more like its familiar self after last year’s drive-in event. More than 200 people came throughout the day to play games...

Club Fear to Celebrate its Final Year in SCV
Tuesday, Oct 26, 2021

Throughout the Santa Clarita Valley and beyond, haunters are getting ready for a spooktacular Halloween, setting up garages and front yards as haunted houses, each unique and special in its own way. The haunting community is a tight-knit one, and most belong to CalHaunts, a group of Halloween haunting...

Oct. 15: Award-winning Haunted House ‘Beware the Dark Realm’ Announces Haunt Dates, Celebrates 50 Years of Haunting
Tuesday, Aug 31, 2021

Award-winning walk-through haunted house in Santa Clarita, “Beware the Dark Realm,” will open its castle doors for six nights during the 2021 Halloween season, starting Friday, Oct. 15. Beware the Dark Realm will be open on Oct. 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th, and 30th from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00...

LASD Urges Community to Plan for Safer Halloween, Día de los Muertos Alternatives
Thursday, Oct 29, 2020

As everyone prepares to celebrate Halloween and Dia de los Muertos, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is encouraging the community to make this year’s festivities as safe as possible by planning lower-risk online, at-home and car-based activities. To limit the spread of COVID-19, the state’s...

Monday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Passes 300K Cases; 7,136 Total in SCV
Monday, Oct 26, 2020

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Monday confirmed 8 new deaths and 861 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, with 136 new cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley since Friday. The number of new cases and deaths reflects a reporting lag over the weekend, according...

Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: 249,859 Cases Countywide, 61 New Deaths, 5,556 SCV Cases
Wednesday, Sep 9, 2020

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Wednesday confirmed 61 new deaths and 671 new cases of COVID-19, including 18 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley, bringing the SCV total to 5,556 confirmed cases and 54 deaths since the pandemic began. The SCV death toll was previously 55 but Public...

Residents Reminded to Take Safety Precautions During Halloween
Thursday, Oct 31, 2019

Halloween is here and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) wants to remind residents to take safety precautions and practice healthy eating habits. “Halloween brings fun for the whole family, so, enjoy the day and Halloween treats, but in moderation,” said Dr. Barbara...

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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
Kick off summer right with a Tiki Party Beer Fest over at Lucky Luke Santa Clarita on Friday, June 21.
June 21: Kick off the Summer with Lucky Luke’s Tiki Party Beer Fest
Bring the family and enjoy a day at Valencia Town Center on Saturday, June 22 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with an exciting lineup of cars, coffee and cuisine.
June 22: Cars, Coffee, Cuisine, Crafts at Valencia Town Center
See how the Advanced Technology Center is helping train the next class of skilled technicians with a tour of the facility. 
June 25: Take a Tour of COC’s Advanced Technology Center
Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department are asking for the public’s help locating At Risk Missing Person Justin Matthew Lederer. 
LASD is Asking for the Public’s Help Locating Missing Person Justin Matthew Lederer
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