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June 15
1957 - Lang Station dedicated as State Historic Landmark No. 590 [story]
Lang Station

Ex-Mayor Ferry Weds Dentist from Iran; Fled During ’79 Revolution
Tuesday, Jul 1, 2014

[KHTS] – Frank Ferry, former Santa Clarita mayor and high school principal, married his longtime sweetheart Mori Rouhani on Saturday. The backyard ceremony was held at Rouhani’s home in West Hills. About 40 relatives attended the event. Sons of Ferry and Rouhani, Nick Ferry, Jake Ferry, Keon...

Pulskamp Takes Helm of Calif. City Management Foundation
Monday, Feb 3, 2014

Ken Pulskamp The California City Management Foundation announced the appointment Monday of Kenneth Pulskamp as its Executive Director. Pulskamp has over 35 years of experience in local government administration. He worked as City Manager in Santa Clarita for 10 years. He was awarded the “City Manager...

From ‘Making Progress’ to ‘Goal Accomplished’
Saturday, Dec 1, 2012

Ken Pulskamp Some time ago in this column, I unwisely mentioned that I had set a goal to swim 100 miles at the aquatic center. Since that time I have been asked by many people how my goal was coming. I always responded the same: “making progress.” Well, I can finally move from “making progress”...

Dec. 14: Retirement Party for City Manager … You’re Invited
Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012

Ken Pulskamp Community members interested in wishing outgoing City Manager Ken Pulskamp farewell are invited to attend a retirement event in his honor on Friday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m. at the Activities Center at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex, located at 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway. Tickets to the event...

Earlier Start for Santa Clarita’s New City Manager
Thursday, Nov 8, 2012

Ken Striplin The Santa Clarita City Council will consider an amendment Tuesday to Ken Striplin’s city manager contract to reflect a Dec. 1 start date. Striplin replaces City Manager Ken Pulskamp, who had announced his retirement effective Jan. 1, 2013. But then, Pulskamp agreed to serve as Burbank’s...

City Finances Sitting Pretty with AAA Rating
Sunday, Nov 4, 2012

Ken Pulskamp You will be pleased to know that your city is doing well fiscally.  This year, we’ve seen a slight uptick in our sales tax revenues, which is a good indicator for our local economy. Earlier this year, Santa Clarita received its third credit upgrade in five years from Standard and Poor’s. ...

Pulskamp Leaving Early to Run City of Burbank
Monday, Oct 22, 2012

Ken Pulskamp Mayor Frank Ferry announced Monday that retiring City Manager Ken Pulskamp has accepted the interim City Manager position with the City of Burbank, effective Dec. 3. Ken Pulskamp’s last day as Santa Clarita’s City Manager is Nov. 30. (Editor’s note: Pulskamp’s previously...

City Celebrates 25th Anniversary (Video)
Thursday, Oct 18, 2012

The city of Santa Clarita hosted its State of the City Luncheon 2012 Thursday. While Santa Clarita celebrated its 25th birthday it also marked the last State of the City Luncheon for current City Manager Ken Pulskamp, who announced his retirement effective December. Pulskamp received a standing ovation...

Exciting Times in Santa Clarita
Sunday, Oct 7, 2012

Ken Pulskamp What an exciting time for the City of Santa Clarita! We recently celebrated the grand opening of our new Old Town Newhall Library. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, I encourage you to stop by soon. Located at 24500 Main Street, the new Old Town Newhall Library has a book and...

Friday, Sep 7, 2012

Read the S&P report here.   The City of Santa Clarita was recently notified that its credit rating was upgraded to AAA, the highest rating a municipality can receive. Standard and Poors defines the AAA rating as: “Extremely strong capacity to meet financial commitments; the highest rating.”...

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1957 - Lang Station dedicated as State Historic Landmark No. 590 [story]
Lang Station
With fire experts predicting a “dire” wildfire season ahead, two of the world’s largest firefighting helicopters joined the Southern California region’s wildfire-suppression arsenal Tuesday.
CH-47 Helitankers Join SoCal’s Firefighting Fleet
Nearly 18 months after the first health officer order was issued for COVID-19, California’s stay-at-home order will expire Tuesday as the economy fully reopens.
Economy Set to Reopen as California’s ‘Blueprint for a Safer Economy’ Expires
On Monday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed two new deaths and 135 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 28,053 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: Public Health Urges Everyone to Get Fully Vaccinated Ahead of 4th of July; SCV Cases Total 28,053
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has reported nine productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley aka "Hollywood North" the week of Monday, June 14-20, 2021.
Filming This Week in SCV:  ‘Masha’s Game,’ ‘With Love,’ 7 More Productions
In the first four months of 2021, the District Attorney’s Office declined to file charges on 537 Santa Clarita Valley criminal cases — already 156% of the total number of declined cases for the entire previous year.
District Attorney Case Rejections on the Rise
Michelle Denise Dorsey’s life was celebrated by more than 200 people during a memorial service at Real Life Church in Valencia Saturday morning.
Hundreds Attend Memorial Service Celebrating Michelle Dorsey’s Life
The Santa Clarita Planning Commission will consider Tuesday a transitional housing project on a vacant lot at 23652 Newhall Ave.
Planning Commission to Discuss Transitional Housing, Circle K Alcohol Sales Expansion
Many Santa Clarita Valley school districts plan to reject Centers for Disease Control (CDC) funding to provide comprehensive COVID-19-screening programs at SCV schools.
SCV School Districts Set to Reject COVID-19 Testing Funds
A virtual town hall Thursday brought together Los Angeles County Public Health officials to answer questions from the public about changes to coronavirus restrictions come Tuesday when California’s “blueprint for a safer economy” expires.
County Officials Answer Public’s Reopening Questions
1916 - Jesse Doty buys White Star Garage; he turns it into Newhall's first Ford dealership [story]
White Star Garage
1949 - Frank Walker deeds over the first 40 acres of Placerita Canyon State Park [story]
1868 - Ravenna post office established in Soledad Canyon [story]
Ravenna depot
America’s Job Center of California is offering virtual career transition support sessions for displaced workers in Los Angeles County on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. via Zoom.
America’s Job Center to Offer Career Transition Support Sessions
As COVID-19 ravaged the nation, the hotel and hospitality industry were among the hardest hit, experiencing major losses in 2020.
SCV Hotels Bounce Back as Pandemic Winds Down
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert as high temperatures have been forecast throughout the County including the Santa Clarita Valley.
High Heat Alert Issued Throughout L.A. County Starting Monday
On Friday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed five new deaths and 198 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 28,037 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19  Roundup: 28,037 Total SCV Cases; County MIS-C Cases in Children Plummet
California’s high-speed rail project got a much-needed boost Friday when the federal government agreed to restore nearly $1 billion in grant funding for the embattled infrastructure project.
State and Federal Government Restore Nearly $1 Billion in Funding to the High-Speed Rail Project
Hart High School’s show choir is once again hosting its Summer Show Choir Camp next month for students fifth grade and up.
Hart High School’s Summer Show Choir Camp to Return
Due to an excessive heat forecast for the Santa Clarita Valley, the city of Santa Clarita will have its three branches of the Santa Clarita Public Library open as cooling centers beginning Tuesday, June 15.
Cooling Centers to Open In Anticipation of Excessive Heat
State legislators had until June 4 to pass their bills out of the house in which they originated, and legislators representing the Santa Clarita Valley are reporting multiple bills on the move.
Local Legislators See Bills Move Forward
Although they are still awaiting the autopsy results, Los Angeles County Homicide Bureau detectives said they do not believe at this time that foul play resulted in a body being discovered near Castaic Lake on Tuesday.
No Foul Play Suspected in Castaic Lake Investigation
In an improvement from his critical, yet stable, status last week, the Los Angeles County Fire Department captain hospitalized at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is in “fair” condition, according to officials.
Hospital Officials Say Fire Captain Now in ‘Fair’ Condition
1956 - Bill Bonelli incorporates Solemint Water Co., his second of two predecessors of Santa Clarita Water Co. [story]