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1913 - Castaic Range War: Chromicle ally Billy Rose shoots, wounds landowner William W. Jenkins [story]
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Halloween Safety Tips from the Sheriff’s Office
Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012

Halloween is meant to be a special treat for children and adults alike, but many of its hallmarks, costumes and decorations pose fire, safety and other accident hazards. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Fire and Public Health Officials offer the following tips and reminders to help all...

Tips for Keeping Pets Safe on Halloween
Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012

[LACo Animal Control] – The County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control would like to remind pet owners that although Halloween may be a fun holiday for humans, it can be a potentially dangerous and frightening time for your four legged family members.  Here are a few tips to keep...

Oct. 26: Halloween Fun for Kids at Newhall Community Center
Monday, Oct 22, 2012

The city of Santa Clarita and Sunrise Rotary Club will hold their 13th annual Halloween Fiesta on Friday, Oct. 26, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Newhall Community Center. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature a children’s costume contest, pumpkin decorating, food, drinks and...

Oct. 18: Haunted Harvest Coming to Main Street Newhall (Video)
Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012

Join the City of Santa Clarita in Old Town Newhall on Thursday, Oct. 18, for a “Haunted Harvest” SENSES event, hosted from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Main Street between Market and 6th Street. The free event will transform Main Street into an eerie backdrop rich in folk tales, myths, and colorful legends...

Oct. 28: SCV Station Lockup Gets Even Spookier
Monday, Oct 15, 2012

Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station are asking the public to stop by the Annual Haunted Jailhouse Halloween event on Sunday, Oct. 28, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and help them look for ghosts and goblins spotted in and around the station jail. More than 1,000 children and community...

The Valley View PTA presents the second annual Freaky FrightNight Festival this Friday, Oct. 19, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Valley View Community School, 19414 Sierra Estates Drive, Newhall. The family fun night includes inflatables, pumpkin decorating, mask making, fortune telling, “Trunk or Treat,”...

Oct. 20: Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest at Aquatics Center
Monday, Oct 8, 2012

Photo: City of Santa Clarita The City of Santa Clarita invites residents to get in the Halloween spirit at the free 5th Annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest and Spooky Family Fair on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Santa Clarita Aquatics Center, located at 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway.  Doors open at...

Fright Fest Returns to Magic Mountain in October (Video)
Thursday, Sep 13, 2012

Six Flags Magic Mountain transforms from a “theme park” to a haunted “scream park” for the 20th season of Fright Fest Presented by Snickers, Southern California’s most thrilling Halloween experience. This season marks one of the biggest and scariest Fright Fest events in the Park’s history...

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1913 - Castaic Range War: Chromicle ally Billy Rose shoots, wounds landowner William W. Jenkins [story]
Bill Jenkins
1976 - Groundbreaking for new First Presbyterian Church in Newhall; former structure heavily damaged in 1971 earthquake [story]
First Presbyterian Church
1772 - Spanish Capt. Pedro Fages arrives; camps at Agua Dulce, Castaic, Lake Elizabeth, Lebec, Tejon [story]
Pedro Fages
Following months of renovations and preparation for a grand reopening, the city of Santa Clarita-owned ice rink has a new name and brand, The Cube - Ice and Entertainment Center.
City Reveals New Name of City-Owned Ice Rink
On Friday, the California Department of Public Health released updates to the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy reopening framework focused on activities that can be conducted outdoors with consistent masking which will take effect April 1.
State Updates Blueprint, Outdoor Activities and Theme Parks Set to Reopen
The Newhall School District announced Friday the implementation of the first Junior Kindergarten program in the Santa Clarita Valley which will offer students who turn five years old between July 1 and Sept. 1 the opportunity to enroll in school and enjoy the benefits that both Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Traditional Kindergarten currently provide.
Newhall School District Announces First Junior Kindergarten Program in SCV
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 144 new deaths and 2,110 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 26,403 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Vaccine Allocation to Increase Next Week; SCV Cases Total 26,403
The SCV Adventure Play Foundation is set to host its virtual Spring Thing Fling fundraiser on the first day of spring, Saturday, March 20.
SCV Adventure Play Foundation to Host Virtual Spring Thing Fling Fundraiser
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Missing Persons Unit investigators are asking for the public’s help locating Missing Person Debbie Phipps.
LASD Investigators Seek Help Locating Missing Person Last Seen In Canyon Country
Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, has sponsored a new bill that would prohibit the use of federal funds to pay for California’s high-speed rail project, a section of which could run along Highway 14 in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Garcia Sponsors Bill to Defund CA’s High-Speed Rail Project
Santa Clarita City Council members are set to discuss in a closed session Tuesday their ongoing legal battle with property owner Canyon View Limited over the 2.5 acres of solar panels on a Canyon Country hillside.
City Council to Reconvene Over Solar Panel Litigation
1864 - L.A. Star newspaper report: County supervisors have accepted Beale's Cut as complete [story]
Beale's Cut
College of the Canyons proudly welcomes composer/lyricist, conductor, pianist and music producer Georgia Stitt to the School of Visual & Performing Arts’ Virtual Industry Insight Series on Wednesday, March 10.
Broadway Maestra Georgia Stitt to Speak at COC’s Virtual Insight Series
Valencia-based Lundgren Management was honored to be selected by the El Camino Community College District as one of three firms providing on-going construction management services for the next five years.
Valencia-Based Lundgren Management Inks 5-Year Deal with El Camino Community College District
It’s not how far you go…it’s what happens along the way! The Incredible Chase, the city of Santa Clarita’s socially distanced take on the hit CBS show “The Amazing Race,” is a brand-new competition taking place in May 2021.
City Looking for Teams to Compete in ‘The Incredible Chase’
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 119 new deaths and 2,253 new cases of COVID-19, with 26,327 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 26,327; Public Health Advises Against Non-Essential Travel
For a three-day period starting Tuesday, the William S. Hart Union High School District football players took their first COVID-19 tests as part of the requirements for them to begin full-contact play.
Hart District Football Players Begin COVID-19 Testing, Full-Contact Play
Ken Farley, W. M. Keck Foundation professor of Geochemistry, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences and the project scientist for the Mars 2020 mission, continues the 2020–2021 Watson Lecture season with a talk about, “Perseverance on Mars," Wednesday, March 10, at 5:00 p.m., via Zoom.
Project Scientist for Mars Perseverance Continues Caltech’s Lecture Series
Los Angeles County Library is partnering with Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) to bring virtual arts programs to our communities, featuring LACMA teaching artists and staff.
L.A. County Library, LACMA Partner to Offer Virtual Arts Programs
Santa Clarita LLC, which owns the undeveloped 900-plus-acre Whittaker-Bermite site, recently filed for voluntary bankruptcy, and is working to sell it to a global industrial real estate company for possible commercial and residential development, officials said Wednesday.
Whittaker-Bermite Owner Files Bankruptcy, Selling Land
William S. Hart Union High School District governing board members Wednesday discussed a potential March 29 start date for junior high and high school in-person instruction, provided the number of L.A. County COVID-19 cases continues to decline.
Hart District Mulls Over Possible March 29 Return
The Santa Clarita Valley is now home to a new branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, following a recent vote from the association’s board of directors.
NAACP Branch Coming to Santa Clarita Valley
Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer, Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, is cautioning residents that bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas are likely to contaminate ocean waters at and around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers after a rainfall.
Water Advisory Issued for Los Angeles County Beaches
This week, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced the kickoff for the “California Digital Divide Innovation Challenge,” a global competition that will award up to $1 million to the boldest, most revolutionary proposals to eliminate the digital divide and expand high-speed internet access to all Californians.
State Schools Chief Kicks Off ‘California Digital Divide Innovation Challenge’