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1863 - Gen. Edward F. Beale loans money to A.A. Hudson and Oliver P. Robbins to erect toll house in Newhall Pass [story]
toll house

July 11: Patriots Luncheon to Honor Local Vets
Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013

Sgt. Ian Gelig The annual Patriots Luncheon, sponsored by the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce to benefit the SGT Ian Gelig Scholarship fund, is coming  Thursday, July 11, to the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Valencia. The scholarship fund, created to honor an an Army paratrooper from Santa Clarita...

April 25: Newhall American Legion Hosts SGT Ian Gelig Scholarship Fundraiser
Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013

Newhall American Legion Post 507 will host the annual Sergeant Ian T.D. Gelig Memorial Scholarship fundraiser on Thursday, April 25. The night will open with a cocktail hour at 5:30pm followed by dinner and program at 6:30. We are excited to announce that Los Angeles VA Regional Director, Dennis Kuewa,...

April 25: Gelig Scholarship Dinner at Newhall American Legion
Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013

Newhall American Legion Post 507 is busy planning the annual Sgt. Ian Gelig Memorial Scholarship fundraiser dinner scheduled for April 25 at Post 507. The night will open with a cocktail hour at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and  program at 6:30 p.m.. The keynote speaker will be Los Angeles Regional...

SCV Chamber Picks Gelig Scholarship Recipient
Friday, Apr 6, 2012

Tim McGinley, USMC, in Iraq [SCV Chamber] – The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the winner of this year’s Ian Gelig Scholarship Award to Marine, Mr. Timothy McGinley. Timothy served in the Marines as an Infantryman and was deployed in Iraq. Since returning...

SCV NewsBreak for Monday, April 2, 2012
Monday, Apr 2, 2012

In this episode: Federal legislation to prohibit ownership of exotic felines; Law enforcement agencies to enforce zero tolerance for drivers caught using cell phones. Plus: Valencia-based Bayless Engineering & Manufacturing invests $2 million to streamline production; City of Santa Clarita helps...

Ian Gelig Memorial Scholarship Now Accepting Applications
Wednesday, Jan 18, 2012

Sgt. Ian Gelig Returning military veterans and their family members are invited to apply for the Sgt. Ian Gelig Memorial Scholarship, now through March 2. An initiative of the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce, the scholarship provides $500 per semester (up to $1,000 per year) to SCV veterans...

SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012
Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012

In this episode: Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library reopens; Profile: City Councilman Bob Kellar seeks a fourth term. Also: Stay Green landscaping company expands with acquisition; New Works Festival at COC selects 2012 playwrights; Local weather outlook. SCV Sports: High school basketball: Valencia...

Fundraiser Nov. 3 for Veterans Scholarship Fund
Monday, Oct 24, 2011

The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce and Tempered Steel, a nonprofit organization that supports returning Iran and Afghanistan war veterans, will host a luncheon Thursday, Nov. 3, to raise furns for the Sgt. Ian Gelig Memorial Scholarship. Sgt. Ian Gelig The scholarship aids military veterans...

Once and Future Sailor Receives Gelig Scholarship
Friday, Sep 9, 2011

(From left) Organizer Fred Arnold, scholarship recipient Nicholas Flores, and Tim and Delia Gelig - parents of fallen soldier Ian Gelig - at Thursday's luncheon. A quarterly business luncheon took a patriotic turn Thursday as the SCV Chamber of Commerce presented its first-ever Sgt. Ian Gelig Memorial...

SCV Chamber to Present First Gelig Scholarship
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011

Sgt. Ian Gelig The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will present its first Sgt. Ian Gelig Memorial Scholarship during its quarterly luncheon Sept. 8 to Nicholas Flores, a student at College of the Canyons. Flores, who served in the First Marine Division in Iraq, “exhibited the characteristics...


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1863 - Gen. Edward F. Beale loans money to A.A. Hudson and Oliver P. Robbins to erect toll house in Newhall Pass [story]
toll house
1962 - Articles of incorporation filed for Golden State Memorial Hospital on Lyons Avenue [story]
Golden State Hospital
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed the first death due to the West Nile virus for the 2021 season in Los Angeles County. The patient, a resident of the eastern region of Los Angeles County, was hospitalized and died from WNV-associated neuro-invasive disease.
Public Health Confirms First West Nile Virus Death of 2021
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 25 new deaths and 1,823 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 35,090 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley. Additionally, Public Health announced that the Los Angeles County Health Officer Order will be modified today to require vaccination verification or a negative test prior to entry to all mega-events and event venues by Oct. 7.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Health Officer Order on Vaccination Verification to be Issued in L.A. County; SCV Cases Total 35,090
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance Wednesday that would require developers of various types of residential, commercial and industrial projects to provide public art in private developments in the amount of 1% of the building valuation or pay 1% of the building valuation toward a public art fund.
Supervisors Approve Art Fee for Developments, Barger Abstains
The Santa Clarita City Council received a brief report Tuesday about Camps Scott and Scudder, two Saugus facilities recommended by the Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council’s Juvenile Justice Realignment Block Grant Ad-Hoc Subcommittee in May to become the new homes of violent juvenile offenders in Los Angeles County.
City Council Receives Update on Camps Scott, Scudder
A big-rig fire Friday afternoon rapidly grew to a 100-acre brush fire east of Interstate 5 at Vista del Lago Road.
100-Acre Fire Closes I-5 Ramps at Vista del Lago, 0% Contained
During Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 19 through 25, the California Highway Patrol will educate the public on the importance of ensuring children are riding in a properly fitted and installed child passenger safety seat.
CHP to Take Part in Safety Effort During Child Passenger Safety Week
The atmosphere on the outdoor patio of the Holiday Inn Express in Valencia was fun and lively during the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Latino Business Alliance’s Hispanic Heritage Month event Wednesday evening.
Latino Business Leaders Celebrate a Growing Community at Hispanic Heritage Month event
In the same week Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials said they’ll be expanding the limitations on deputies drawing their AR-15’s in the field, some Santa Clarita Valley activists said they still want to see more changes to law enforcement policy
LASD to ‘Modify’ Rules for Deputies Drawing Weapons in the Field Following Inspector General’s Report
1879 - First official Newhall School building erected near Walnut & Ninth streets [story]
First Newhall School
CSUN President Erika D. Beck last week greeted the CSUN community — and welcomed students, faculty and staff returning to a partially reopened campus — in her annual Fall Welcome Address on Sept. 10.
CSUN President Sets Tone of Inspiration, Challenge in Welcome Address
One of the toughest decisions a pet owner can face is no longer being able to keep their beloved pet.
County Animal Care & Control Launches Resource for Rehoming Pets
Midway through the 2021 season, the Santa Clarita Christian Cardinals girls’ volleyball team finds itself ranked No. 1 in CIF Southern Section Division 8.
CIF-SS Ranks Santa Clarita Christian Girls Volleyball No. 1
If the teams are still having trouble figuring out their schemes, right now would be a very good time to turn it around: Foothill League competition starts next week.
SCV High School Football Week Five Preview
Today’s blog is the third and final installment in a series in which I review how the Los Angeles County Animal Care & Control (DACC) has improved its operations over the past 20 years.
Marcia Mayeda Reflects on 20 Years at Animal Care & Control | Third in a Series
Well more than 100 people gathered at the Elks Lodge on Sierra Highway Saturday to enjoy time with friends and family — and raise funds for local charities — during the Elks’ Car & Bike Show.
Elks’ Car & Bike Show Raises Funds for Area Charities
Officials from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported two additional deaths Thursday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths to 165 since the onset of the pandemic, hospital spokesman Patrick Moody confirmed.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: Henry Mayo Reports 164th, 165th Deaths; SCV Cases Total 35,022
1872 - Mitchell adobe home in Soledad Canyon area first used as schoolhouse; genesis of 1879 Sulphur Springs School District [story]
Mitchell adobe
Students across L.A. County may soon have access to more mental health services with the expansion of the Community School Initiative. 
Student Mental Health Services Expansion To Be Explored County Wide
Supervisor Kathryn Barger has read a motion to accept a portion of Sloan Canyon Road near Castaic High School into the county system of highways in an effort to ensure roadway safety and prevent future crashes. 
Supervisor Barger To Address Sloan Canyon Traffic Safety
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Tuesday confirmed 37 new deaths and 1,930 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 34,936 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: Public Health Issues New Vaccine Order; 34,936 Total SCV Cases
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Station deputies are looking for the scoop after multiple Baskin- Robbins ice cream shops were burglarized overnight Tuesday, including two locations in the Santa Clarita Valley.
2 Suspects Arrested In Connection To Baskin-Robbins Burglaries
The city of Santa Clarita invites non-profit organizations interested in learning more about the 2022 grant cycle of the Community Services and Arts Grants Program to a meeting on Thursday, Sept 23.
City Invites Non-Profits To Informational Meeting On Non-Profit Grant