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1938 - Supervisors award construction contract for jail at Wayside Farms in Castaic (later called Pitchess Detention Center). [story]
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Halloween Already?
Saturday, Oct 26, 2013

Somehow, although I felt October just began, Halloween is just around the corner, which means so is November and before you know it, Thanksgiving. I’m starting to understand how to relate to something I heard before I had kids, but didn’t quite get, which was the idea that time seemed to move faster...

Next 2 Weekends: Historical Society Hosts House of Madness
Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013

What: SCV Historical Society’s Heritage Haunt Haunted House Attraction Fundraiser and Food Drive When: Oct 18 & 19, Oct. 25 & 26 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Where: Heritage Junction Historic Park, inside William S. Hart Park 24101 Newhall Ave.   Event: ASYLUM – House of Madness Haunted...

Halloween Festival at the Y
Monday, Oct 14, 2013

Photo & story: Jessica Boyer/KHTS [KHTS] – The Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA held its annual Halloween Festivities event Saturday. “We love to do stuff for the community. We like to do stuff that is fun for mom, dad, and the kids.  We even have our chili cook-off so we even get our seniors...

Chills, Thrills on Main
Saturday, Oct 12, 2013

I have a confession. I’m not a big Halloween person. I don’t even get excited about dressing up my kids, and I think basically all parents get excited about that. I don’t have anything against the holiday, either (beyond my annoyance that every holiday in the U.S. is over-commercialized and marketed...

Year’s Final Senses Event Has Macabre Theme
Thursday, Oct 10, 2013

The final SENSES of 2013 is upon us. Come celebrate the haunted Chills and Thrills street party with live music, food trucks, along with your friends and neighbors. October 17, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., will be a tribute to the festive haunts and horrors that will await Main Street, represent with your...

Oct. 10: Pumpkins, Candy, Costumes Available TODAY to Needy Families

Single Mother’s Outreach children model costumes donated by Boston Scientific. Today (Thursday) from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Savia Community Center, Single Mothers Outreach and the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita families will receive a nice Halloween treat, thanks to Mike Bjorkman and his...

Coming Up … from Santa Clarita Arts & Events
Thursday, Oct 3, 2013

Art SLAM Thursday, October 3 Santa Clarita is the place to be on Thursday, October 3, as the final Art Slam of 2013 takes over Main Street in Old Town Newhall. Indulge at Chocolate Slam, where chocolatiers provide a glimpse into the art of cooking with demonstrations, tastings, and...

Oct. 12: Family-friendly Halloween Festivities at the Y
Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013

The Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA (the “Y”) is excited to host its Annual Halloween Festivities for families in October. On Oct. 12 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., join your local Y family for fun with a indoor trick or treat, costume contests, a chili cook off, haunted house activity center, along with...

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The city of Santa Clarita is pleased to announce that informational meetings have been scheduled for those organizations interested in applying for 2023-24 Community Development Block Grant fundin
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The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees will hold a business meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the University Center, UCEN Room 301 on the Valencia campus of College of the Canyons.
Dec. 7: COC Board of Trustees Business Meeting
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Santa Clarita Valley nonprofit Finally Family Homes is seeking donations to ensure college-aged foster youth are remembered for the holidays.
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1938 - Supervisors award construction contract for jail at Wayside Farms in Castaic (later called Pitchess Detention Center). [story]
Wayside
1962- Actress and future Soledad Canyon big-cat rescuer Tippi Hedren, "Hitchcock's New Grace Kelly," makes cover of Look magazine for upcoming thriller, "The Birds" [story]
Tippi Hedren
1887 - Prohibitionist Henry Needham purchases land in Newhall, attempts to establish "dry" colony [story]
H.C. Needham
The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society is looking for your ideas and opinions in deciding what to feature in the museum being installed in the Pardee House at Heritage Junction in Newhall.
Help SCV Historical Society Create a Museum at the Pardee House
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 14 new deaths throughout L.A. County, 4,744 new cases countywide and 131 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
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The regular meeting of the William S. Hart Union High School District's Governing Board will take place Wednesday, Dec. 7, beginning with a closed session at 5:45 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 7 p.m.
Dec. 7: Hart Board to Discuss Policy on Flags, Banners at School Events
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LASD Seeks Public’s Help to Locate Missing Castaic Man
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Darcys 49er
College of the Canyons received the 2022 Institutional Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Champion Award from the Association of Human Resource Officers/Equal Employment Officers.
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