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January 26
1990 - "Duplicates" premieres at L.A. Phil; concerto by CalArts Music School dean Mel Powell wins Pulitzer Prize [story]
Mel Powell

Roundup: Hart Boys Still Perfect at 13-0
Friday, Dec 28, 2012

The Hart boys basketball team recorded another blowout win in the Holiday Classic tournament. Behind a 19-point game from Lewis Stallworth, the Indians beat Reseda, 92-70, on the second day of pool play. Stallworth made four 3-pointers and led four Indians in double figures. Hart made 13 three-pointers...

Roundup: Saugus Girls Win Soccer Tournament
Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012

The Saugus girls soccer team shut out Oaks Christian, 1-0, in the championship game of the Buena Tournament. Angie Weiner scored the lone goal of the game in the first half and goalkeeper Maddie Hebert held Oaks Christian scoreless. It was the second time in three years the Centurions won the Buena Tournament....

Roundup: Canyon’s McCoy Nets 27 Points in Big Win Over Highland
Friday, Dec 14, 2012

Canyon’s Alia McCoy scored a season-high 27 points and her team squashed Highland, 78-43. Four Canyon players scored in double figures. Kali Vittallo scored 18, Jaya Schultz had 14 and Delaney McCann added 10. Canyon, which improved to 8-1, had a 40-point lead in the fourth quarter. The Saugus girls...

Thursday, Dec 13, 2012

The Hart boys basketball team won its second game in the La Canada Tournament, 68-53, over La Canada and remained undefeated to start the season. Myles Franklin scored 26 points to lead the Indians who improved to 7-0. Hart plays Arcadia next in the tournament. The Canyon boys basketball team lost to...

Valencia Soccer’s Kelsey Kukaua Signs with TMC
Thursday, Nov 29, 2012

The Lady Mustangs’ coaching staff continues to make significant strides in the off-season with the signing of Kelsey Kukaua of Valencia. Kukaua will enter the Mustangs’ program in the fall of 2013 determined and focused to make an impact on the team.  “My goal is to play to the best of my ability...

Hart Forward McKinley Kane to Play TMC Soccer

Joining the Mustangs in 2013 is local product McKinley Kane of Newhall. Currently leading the Indians as a team captain, the three-year varsity veteran leads the squad as their forward, and will look to continue that role for the Lady Mustangs.  Additionally,  also competes on the Indians’ track...

Friday, Feb 17, 2012

The West Ranch boys soccer team advanced to the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division 3 playoffs but needed double overtime to get there. Connor Ashlock scored in the second overtime period to give West Ranch a 2-1 win over Cabrillo from Lompoc in the first round of the playoffs. Brandon...

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012

The Valencia boys soccer team made a quick exit from the CIF Southern Section Division 3 playoffs. The Vikings lost to Dominguez, 2-1, in the wild-card round. Dominguez scored two unanswered goals after Valencia had a 1-0 lead in the first half. Marc Silingardi scored the lone goal for Valencia. The...

Monday, Jan 30, 2012

The Saugus girls soccer team won its 20th Foothill League game in a row, but lost another player to injury. Saugus beat Canyon, 2-1, behind goals from Alana Shaw and Angie Weiner. Monica Allen, one of the top defenders on the team, hurt her knee and was taken out of the game. Saugus lost Stacey Atwater...

Thursday, Jan 26, 2012

Soccer coach Steve Cooper won his 100th game at Santa Clarita Christian, but it was a nail-biter, despite one of his top scorers recording a hat trick. The Santa Clarita Christian boys beat Vasquez, 4-3. Daniel Stratton scored three goals, but it was Chad Latch who came through with the game-winner. Latch...

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CBRE announced the sale of Sierra Crest Center, a neighborhood retail and office center in Santa Clarita, to a joint venture group for $9.9 million.
Sierra Crest Retail Center Sold for $9.9 Million
Built in the 19th century, the Pioneer Oil Refinery in Newhall played a pivotal role in the early development of the Santa Clarita Valley.
Newhall’s Pioneer Oil Refinery Recognized as Historic Site
The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees will hold a video/teleconferencing special meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, Jan. 27, beginning with a closed session at 4:00 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 5:00 p.m.
Jan. 27: Santa Clarita Community College District Virtual Special Meeting
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