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1990 - "Duplicates" premieres at L.A. Phil; concerto by CalArts Music School dean Mel Powell wins Pulitzer Prize [story]
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Tix On Sale: Wyatt Earp Expert to Tell All at Hart Mansion
Thursday, Feb 11, 2016

Author Casey Tefertiller The real life Wyatt Earp was a close friend of western movie star William S. Hart. When Earp died in 1929, Mr. Hart was a pallbearer at the famous lawman’s funeral. Spend a rare evening in Bill Hart’s Mansion living room as New York Times best selling author-historian Casey...

Oct. 24: Spielberg’s Shot-in-SCV Thriller ‘Duel’ Shown for ‘Hart-o-Ween’
Thursday, Oct 22, 2015

The Friends of Hart Park will be showing a classic film at Hart Park to kick off the Halloween season. Members of Friends of Hart Park will screen the movie, “Duel,” on Saturday, Oct. 24, in Hart Hall at William S. Hart Park. The movie, which stars Dennis Weaver and was directed by Steven Spielberg,...

Record Number of Pet Adoptions at 2015 Bow-Wows Event
Monday, Oct 19, 2015

Kimberly Stanton with her adopted Labrador mix puppy, Koda. For its 15th annual event, Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair set a high goal: 200 adoptions. That very number was achieved at the end of the five hour fair at Newhall’s Hart Park on Sunday, Oct. 12, with 156 shelter pets and 44 rescue pets finding...

Aug. 29: Go on Date, Drop Kids at Hart Park
Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015

The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation has planned a fun-filled evening exclusively for kids on Saturday, Aug. 29, at William S. Hart Regional Park in Newhall. Beginning at 5 p.m., the four-hour event will allow parents to drop children ages 5-12 off at the park’s Hart Hall — where...

Hart Museum Back to Normal After Calgrove Fire
Wednesday, Jul 8, 2015

The William S. Hart Museum has reopened after the Calgrove Fire threatened the property and prompted the evacuation of the major artifacts. According to the museum website, the museum is open to the public starting today and will continue with its regular summer hours – Wednesday through Sundays...

Get Your Tickets to Silents Under the Stars
Tuesday, Jul 7, 2015

The Friends of Hart Park in cooperation with The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation are presenting the “Silents Under The Stars” on Saturday, Aug. 8, starting at 6 p.m. Featured this year is a short comedy starring Buster Keaton followed by the 1918 William S. Hart feature film,...

Hart-ifacts Evacuated for Calgrove Fire
Monday, Jun 29, 2015

The Calgrove Fire shut down the William S. Hart Museum last week, and it has yet to be reopened as of Monday afternoon. “The smoke smell has dissipated from within the mansion, and the collections will be returning this week to the mansion,” said museum administrator Margi Bertram.  “We...

June 26-Aug. 28: Summer Evening Movies Outdoors at Hart Park
Friday, Jun 12, 2015

This summer, the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation and the Friends of Hart Park are inviting the community to several outdoor, fun-filled movies in the park. Park visitors can choose among five outstanding family-friendly movies, and the admission is FREE. Bring your blankets,...

Call For Entries: Talent Sought for Show at Hart Park in June
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015

The Friends of Hart Park in cooperation with The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation at Hart Park is presenting “Peoples Fest 2015.” Who:         The Friends of Hart Park in cooperation with The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation at Hart Park. What:       ...

May 9: Hart Park to Host Pacific Islander Festival

The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Kalakeke Pacific Island Dance Company and the Friends of Hart Park, present the 2nd Annual Santa Clarita Valley Pacific Islander Festival.   Who:                The County of Los Angeles Department...

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Five Point Holdings, LLC recently announced the sale of additional homesites at its Valencia community, previously known as Newhall Ranch, and the line-up of homebuilders for the first phase of the community.
Five Points Sells Nearly 500 New Homesites in Valencia
As COVID-19 vaccination continues for health care workers and those over 65, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday California is looking to prioritize the next phases of vaccination efforts by age, rather than occupation.
California May Switch to Age-Based COVID-19 Vaccination System
Tejon Ranch Co. declared victory for its 8,000-acre Grapevine mixed-use development after a Kern County Superior Court judge ruled against an Arizona-based environmental group that dubbed the project “damaging.”
Judge Rules Against Environmentalists Over Grapevine Development
In 2019, Valencia High School student, Pedro Roman, was diagnosed with Leukemia. After one long and hard-fought year, Roman is now in remission due to the success of his latest treatment.
Jan. 30: Community Blood Drive for Valencia High’s Pedro Roman
1990 - "Duplicates" premieres at L.A. Phil; concerto by CalArts Music School dean Mel Powell wins Pulitzer Prize [story]
Mel Powell
California Public Health officials lifted the regional Stay at Home Order statewide on Monday as Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed 43 new deaths and 6,642 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 countywide, and Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported five new deaths on Saturday and Monday.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup; 5 New Deaths at Henry Mayo as State Lifts Stay-at-Home Order
Los Angeles County is set to align its health order with California's by the end of the week, as the state lifted its regional stay-at-home order statewide Monday, green-lighting the reopening of in-person outside dining and hair and nail salons, among other businesses.
L.A. County to Align with State, Lift ‘Safer at Home’ Order by End of Week
Officials with the California Department of Public Health on Monday ordered the Regional Stay at Home Order lifted for all regions statewide, including the three regions that had still been under the order – San Joaquin Valley, Bay Area, and Southern California.
California Stay At Home Order Lifted for All Regions Including SoCal
As another winter storm hit the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding areas, Interstate 5 was shut down through the Grapevine in "Operation Snowflake" Monday morning, with some lanes reopened by Monday afternoon.
‘Operation Snowflake’: CHP, Caltrans Reopen Grapevine Amid Snowstorm
Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, is cautioning residents about beach water use due to bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas that are likely to contaminate ocean waters at and around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers.
L.A. County Urges Caution for Beach Water Use Through Wednesday
A series of projects brought forth by Santa Clarita Valley-based organizations and agencies to aid the local homeless population could soon receive thousands of dollars from the city of Santa Clarita.
Santa Clarita Could Grant $126K to 6 Projects to Aid SCV Homeless Population
Citing the case of a convicted child rapist, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger said Friday she’s concerned there is a growing trend that the rights of victims of some of the most violent crimes are not being protected under District Attorney George Gascón’s administration.
Barger Steps in to Deny Parole to Convicted Child Rapist
Medical examiners with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office identified Benjamin Marquez IV, 31, of Castaic, as the man killed in a solo-vehicle crash that left one dead and sent another to the hospital Saturday.
Benjamin Marquez of Castaic ID’d as Man Killed in Rollover Crash
1915 - Death of pre-Mentry oilman & San Francisquito vintner Ramon Perea [story]
Perea grave marker
1888 - Acton post office established; Richard E. Nickel, postmaster [story]
postal cover
1882 - Author Helen Hunt Jackson visits Rancho Camulos; inspiration for "Ramona" novel [story]
HH Jackson
The COVID-19 crisis has trashed recycling efforts and instead generated an increase in plastic waste, according to a recent study, but Los Angeles County restaurants could soon be required to make adjustments related to disposable food ware in an effort to reduce waste.
Jan. 26: Board of Supervisors to Consider Restaurant Requirement Aimed at Curbing Waste
Despite signs that California’s latest and most damaging wave of the pandemic is subsiding, the state nonetheless sets a one-day record of 764 deaths on Friday.
COVID Death Rate Soars to New Daily Record in California
Claims of excessive force, retaliation, and other misconduct by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be probed during a C, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Friday.
California Attorney General Launches Civil Rights Probe of L.A. Sheriff’s Department
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 256 new deaths and 9,277 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported it's 107th death.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 3 New Deaths at Henry Mayo; L.A. County Hospitalizations Decreased by 8%
When Dr. John Scaramella, a dental surgeon, moved to the Santa Clarita Valley in 1978, there were only 18 others in his field.
SCV Dental Surgeon Sells Practice After More than 40 Years
The Los Angeles County Library, in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is set to host a series of free virtual workshops running every other week on Fridays from January through June.
L.A. County Library to Host Virtual Art Programs in Partnership with LACMA
The temporary residential green waste pick-up schedule will continue through Jan. 29 for customers in Santa Clarita after Waste Management requested an additional week for its modified schedule.
Waste Management Extends Modified Green Waste Pick-Up Schedule an Additional Week
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold a virtual regular meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, January 26, starting at 6 p.m.
Jan. 26: City Council Virtual Regular Meeting