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1890 - 18-day murder trial of Castaic's W.C. Chormicle and W.A. Gardner ends in acquittal [story]
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Feb. 25: Grand Opening of Reimagined Placerita Nature Center
Monday, Feb 23, 2015

[LACo Parks] – Adding new and exciting dimensions to a facility devoted to educating the public about native animals, plants and natural resources, more than $1.4 million in improvements will be unveiled during a Feb. 25 dedication ceremony at Placerita Canyon Nature Center Museum at 19152 Placerita...

County to Unveil New Trails Website
Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014

Recognizing the growing popularity of outdoor recreation enjoyed on paths through parks and natural areas, the Department of Parks and Recreation on Wednesday will unveil a new website dedicated exclusively to information about trails throughout Los Angeles County. Years in the making, trails.lacounty.gov...

March 31: Kids’ Coloring Contest at Val Verde Park
Thursday, Mar 20, 2014

The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation will host a coloring contest for kids on Monday, March 31, as part of the county’s 13th annual Cesar E. Chavez Community Service Week. The contest will be held at 4 p.m. at Val Verde Park, 30300 W. Arlington Road.

County to Restore Habitat, Create ‘Braille Trail’ at Placerita Park
Thursday, Jul 11, 2013

[County Parks] – With more than $570,000 in combined grant funding by the office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich and the State of California Habitat Conservation Fund, the Department of Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce two initiatives that will yield immeasurable...

Vasquez Rocks Park Expansion Moving Forward
Wednesday, Dec 5, 2012

Expansion area includes a house. Google image | Click to enlarge. Vasquez Rocks County Park is moving closer to expanding by 31 acres. With $200,000 from the state of California newly in hand, Parks Director Russ Guiney is asking the Board of Supervisors – in their capacity as the board of the L.A....

County to Make Repairs at Castaic, Hart, Val Verde Park
Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012

Castaic Lake will get better shade structures, Hart Park will get a new back fence and Val Verde Park will eventually get a fancier kitchen and a new roof. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a pair of multi-million-dollar contracts Wednesday for routine maintenance and general upgrades...

Veterans Week: County Waves Entry Fees to Parks, Golf Courses
Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012

In honor of Veterans Day, admission fees and vehicle entrance fees have been waived to the regional park facilities Nov. 10-17 for veterans and their families.  The motion, introduced by Supervisor Don Knabe, was unanimously approved today by the Board of Supervisors.  Veterans will also receive a...

Thursday, Apr 26, 2012

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will consider adopting a report Tuesday and an ordinance to levy the annual fees for its three separate Lighting and Landscape Maintenance Districts in the Santa Clarita Valley. In a separate action, the board is scheduled to add LNR’s Entrada project...

Call for Artists: Hart Park Installation to Celebrate Black History Month
Wednesday, Jan 25, 2012

The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation will hold an art show at William S. Hart Park on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 4 and 5, to celebrate Black History Month. Anchoring the celebration is the county’s complete collection of Genesis Legacy Projects, which are historical displays...

Wednesday, Oct 19, 2011

The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation and the Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society will present the Wild West Rose Show on Saturday, Nov. 5, at William S. Hart Park’s Hart Hall in Newhall. New this year is a non-juried all-media rose art show. Artists are invited to display artworks...

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1890 - 18-day murder trial of Castaic's W.C. Chormicle and W.A. Gardner ends in acquittal [story]
William Chormicle
The city of Santa Clarita’s tourism advisory board held its quarterly meeting Tuesday to hear updates on the city’s tourism advertising, special events and other economic development updates. 
City Tourism Board Hears Recent Economic Development Efforts
L.A. County Public Health confirmed today five new deaths and 226 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 28,068 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: LA County Updates Travel Guidelines; 28,068 Total SCV Cases
In a combination of extreme heat, low humidity, and record draught conditions Angeles National Forest fire danger level is being raised to "Very High" effective July 16. 
Angeles Forest Fire Danger Raised To Very High
As summer temps are rising The Cube, Ice and Entertainment Center is opening public skating sessions. 
The Cube Opens Public Ice Skating Sessions
The first annual "Cars Under the Stars" is coming to The Westfield Town Center for the benefit of the WiSh foundation. 
“Cars Under The Stars” Debuts In July
College of the Canyons will be the only community college in the state to offer a Low Observable, stealth, coatings application program, this fall.
College Of The Canyons: First In State To Launch Low Observable Training Program
Santa Clarita city officials announced Railroad Avenue will be getting the rehab treatment starting next week.
City to Refurbish Railroad Avenue
Governor Gavin Newsom visited Six Flags Magic Mountain Wednesday to celebrate the state’s reopening.
Newsom Visits Magic Mountain As State Reopens
Firefighters returned to the scene of an earlier balcony fire at a Newhall apartment complex Tuesday night after the fire reignited. 
Firefighters Put Out Second Fire at Newhall Apartment Complex
A man who was arrested in connection with an alleged road rage incident that ended with deputies using their tasers has reportedly been arrested five times since March 2020.
Suspect Connected to Road-Rage Investigation Arrested Five Times Since Last March
Homicide Investigators are continuing their investigation of the circumstance surrounding an unknown cause of death in Canyon Country, officials said Wednesday. 
LASD Update Info Regarding Body Found Near Camp Plenty Tuesday
A handful of celebrities, social media influencers and now hundreds of local business owners and community members have joined in to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to save a Santa Clarita boy’s life.
To Save A Boy’s Life, Celebrities And Community Come Together
1876 - D.G. Scofield forms California Star Oil Works, hires Alex Mentry to drill in Pico Canyon [story]
Pico oil rigs
Los Angeles County Workforce Development Aging and Community Services is spreading awareness during World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) by sharing ways the community can help.
County Shares Ways to Help the Elderly During World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
A body was found under the Soledad Canyon overpass in Canyon Country on Tuesday, prompting a call to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau detectives.
Homicide Detectives Investigating Body Found in Canyon Country
As California’s COVID-19 case rates have fallen to among the lowest in the country and almost 19 million Californians are fully vaccinated, the state is moving 'Beyond the Blueprint' to fully reopen its economy and end many pandemic-era restrictions, announced California Department of Public Health officials. In addition, Los Angeles County Public Health noted the current guidelines vaccinated and unvaccinated County residents are to follow as restrictions relax and the economy reopens.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: California Officially Moves ‘Beyond the Blueprint’; 28,061 Total SCV Cases
The necessity of passing federal legislation aimed at curbing illegal eviction was examined at length Monday during a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing.
House Panel Takes Up Bill Blocking Evictions in National Emergencies
California lawmakers passed a record $267 billion budget bill Monday that boosts spending on programs designed to fight climate change, prevent wildfires, build affordable housing and stimulate the economy with direct payments to taxpayers.
California Lawmakers Send $267 Billion Budget to Newsom’s Desk
Family, friends and members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department gathered at Fire Station 131 in Palmdale Tuesday morning for a ceremony to honor firefighter Tory Carlon, who was killed earlier this month.
Flag Ceremony Honors Fallen Firefighter Tory Carlon
Medical examiners identified a body found across the street from the Castaic Lagoon as that of Marlon Francisco Menjivartorres, 35, of Castaic.
Coroner Identifies Body Found Near Castaic Lake
Los Angeles County Fire Department officials announced plans this week for a private flag ceremony and memorial service — both of which will be livestreamed for the community to watch — in honor of the firefighter killed in the Station 81 shooting on June 1.
Flag Ceremony, Memorial Service Planned for Firefighter Killed in Station 81 Shooting
In an announcement released on Monday, Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, reported that he had secured $20 million in federal funding for the district to be included in pending legislation, with some of the money heading toward the Santa Clarita Valley if the bill is approved.
Garcia Announces $20 Million Planned for Transportation Services in District
Demonstrating alongside the Hart District Teachers Association, members of the California School Employees Association Chapter 349 stood outside the district office last week in support of the ongoing negotiations concerning pay and benefits.
Hart District Classified Staff Negotiating Increase in Pay, Benefits