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1916 - A score of Wobblies bust up Newhall Jail after commandeering SP freight train [story]


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Stars Share Spotlight as Cowboy Festival Turns 25
Sunday, Apr 22, 2018

Veterans of the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival stage were honored Saturday night as the city celebrated the festival’s silver anniversary at William S. Hart Park in Newhall. Highlight of the evening was the presentation of branding irons bearing Hart’s monogram to eight performers, some of whom have...

Hart Park Volunteer of Month (May 2017): Becki Basham
Thursday, May 11, 2017

William S. Hart Regional Park is pleased to announce that Becki Basham has been named Hart Park Volunteer of the Month for May 2017. Becki came to Hart Park after reading a newspaper article requesting new volunteers in the spring of 2006. She joined the Friends of Hart Park and completed a six-week...

County Names New Head of Hart Park, Tesoro Adobe
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017

Eric Reifman has been promoted to superintendent of William S. Hart Regional Park and Tesoro Adobe Historic Park, effective Feb. 2. Reifman, 35, of Newhall, succeeds Norm Phillips, to whom Reifman previously reported. Phillips was promoted last fall to superintendent of the Castaic Lake Recreation Area,...

Hart Park Boss Promoted to Castaic Lake
Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016

Phillips at the Hart of the West Powwow on Sunday. Photo: Leon Worden Norman Phillips, longtime superintendent of L.A. County’s William S. Hart Regional Park in Newhall, has been promoted to Regional Superintendent III and will oversee the county’s Castaic Lake Recreation Area. “Norm brings extensive...

September 10-11: Model Trains Coming to Hart Park
Thursday, Aug 18, 2016

The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation and the High Desert Modular Model Railroad Club will be presenting their model railroad layout at William S. Hart Regional Park’s Hart Hall in September. Guests will have the opportunity to see many passenger and freight trains passing through...

Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival a Wild Western Good Time
Sunday, Apr 24, 2016

The 2016 Cowboy Festival drew young and old to William S. Hart Park Saturday. While the music always attracts attendees, there are also plenty of historical displays, vendors, and food to entertain all. The Cowboy Festival continues Sunday and runs until 6 p.m.

Hart Park Volunteer of the Month (April 2016): Denny Truger
Friday, Apr 22, 2016

One of the greatest resources that we have in the William S. Hart Park Barnyard is our wonderful volunteer base. William S. Hart Regional Park is pleased to announce that Dennis “Denny” Truger has been selected Hart Park’s Volunteer of the Month for April 2016. Denny has been volunteering at Hart...

Vendors Sign Up Now for June Art Show at Hart Park
Saturday, Apr 2, 2016

The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation is accepting vendor applications for the 2016 Artisan Row Home Arts and Crafts Show at William S. Hart Park. The two-day event will showcase handmade toys, bed and bath items, an array of fashion accessories both handmade and commercial, fabrics...

Hart Park Volunteer of the Month (March 2016): Andrea Donner
Thursday, Mar 10, 2016

Andrea Donner | Photos by Denny Truger William S. Hart Regional Park is pleased to announce that Andrea Donner has been named Hart Park Volunteer of the Month for March 2016. Andrea is one of Hart Park’s most dedicated volunteers. She has helped out faithfully one day a week for two and a half years. In...

Hart Park Volunteer of the Month (Feb. 2016): Sylvia Altamirano
Thursday, Feb 18, 2016

William S. Hart Regional Park is pleased to announce that Sylvia Altamirano has been named Hart Park Volunteer of the Month for February 2016. Sylvia volunteers with the park animal keeper, assisting with the daily care and feeding of the park animals. William S. Hart Reginoal Park recognizes its volunteers...

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1916 - A score of Wobblies bust up Newhall Jail after commandeering SP freight train [story]
Santa Clarita officials announced plans to file an amicus brief in support of an ongoing lawsuit to block Los Angeles County’s outdoor dining ban, which went into effect the day before Thanksgiving.
‘Draconian Behavior:’ City Council to Support Suit to Block Outdoor Dining Ban
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Wednesday reported 49 new deaths and 4,311 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 countywide since Tuesday, including 96 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley, as Henry Mayo on Wednesday afternoon reported its second death this week.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: 2nd Death at Henry Mayo This Week; SCV Cases Total 9,230
Santa Clarita’s new Volunteer Hub at SantaClaritaVolunteers.com is a one-stop-shop that connects area nonprofit organizations and volunteers.
Need Volunteers? Want to Be One? Check City’s Volunteer Hub
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau Critical Missing Person Unit detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Vlad Kravets.
Found: Vlad Kravets, Last Seen in Valencia; Detectives Sought Public’s Help
In response to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors' 3-2 vote Tuesday allowing further COVID-19-related closures to take effect Wednesday, Supervisor Kathryn Barger is calling for $10 million in federal CARES Act funding to be repurposed to aid impacted local businesses.
Barger Calls for $10M in CARES Act Funds for Businesses Hurt by COVID Restrictions
After declaring himself the winner of the 25th Congressional District or CA-25 race last week, Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, continued his less-than-1% lead over opponent Assemblywoman Christy Smith, D-Santa Clarita, after a Tuesday vote count update.
Election Update: Garcia Leads by 405 Votes in CA-25 Race
More than 130 California death row inmates received more than $400,000 in unemployment checks meant to help people during the pandemic — and they were not alone, according to prosecutors who announced the massive fraud scheme Tuesday.
Death Row Inmates Collect $400K-Plus in COVID Jobless Benefits Scam
During their regular meeting Tuesday, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors approved the proposed Castaic housing development of nearly 140 homes next to Castaic High School.
Supes OK Castaic Housing Project, Sheriff’s Station Funds
A federal judge found California’s ban on “offensive” personalized license plates unconstitutional Tuesday, ruling it constitutes viewpoint discrimination under the First Amendment.
Judge: ‘Offensive to Good Taste’ Rule for California License Plates Infringes Free Speech
A chilly Thanksgiving is in store for the Santa Clarita Valley as a cold-weather alert will be in effect Thursday and Friday due to National Weather Service forecasts of wind chill temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
Mother Nature to Serve Up Chilly Thanksgiving in SCV
Westfield Valencia Town Center will still get a Costco with a gas station, but not the initially proposed luxury cinema and gym.
Cinema, Gym Cut from Costco Project at Westfield Valencia Town Center
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Following surging COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in recent weeks, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 51 new deaths - including an additional death at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital - and 3,692 new cases of COVID-19.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: Highest Number of Deaths Countywide Since September; 36th Death at Henry Mayo
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New Construction Management, Consulting Firm Opens in SCV
The L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to uphold the Department of Public Health’s decision to halt dining at restaurants, breweries, wineries and bars during Tuesday’s regular board meeting.
Supes Vote 3-2 to Temporarily Halt Outdoor Dining
In a pandemic information ecosystem where uplifting news can be scarce, the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture announced Monday $12 million in CARES Act funds have been awarded to 337 arts nonprofits - including a handful of organizations in the Santa Clarita Valley - suffering from COVID-19 business interruption and closures through its L.A. County COVID-19 Arts Relief Fund.
ESCAPE, Canyon Theatre Guild Among L.A. County Arts Nonprofits Awarded CARES Act Funding
The city of Santa Clarita is pleased to announce that informational meetings have been scheduled for the 2021-2022 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. Non-profit organizations that serve lower-income residents of the City are invited to attend an informational meeting to learn more.
City Releases Schedule for Community Development Block Grant Meetings
The Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley produced its 2020 LUNAFEST film festival as a drive-in movie night on Sept. 26 at Castaic Lake.
Zonta Club Lauds LUNAFEST’s Drive-In Format
Santa Clarita City Council members are expected Tuesday to declare vacancies on several commissions and panels for those interested in applying to join the groups behind multiple construction projects, public art and other aspects that shape the City.
City Expected to Declare Several Commission Vacancies
The Santa Clarita Film Office has released the list of television productions currently taking place around the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, Nov. 23 - Sunday, Nov. 29.
11 Productions Currently Filming in Santa Clarita Valley
The city of Santa Clarita has recently completed the installation of dark fiber at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) campus.
City Completes Dark Fiber Installation at CalArts
A detective seeking the man responsible for a 2017 stabbing murder near Pyramid Lake confirmed a suspect is in the custody of federal marshals Monday.
Murder Suspect in 2017 Pyramid Lake Stabbing Arrested
2003 - Ruth Newhall, longtime co-owner/editor of The Signal, dies in Berkeley [story]
Ruth Newhall