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1890 - Jenkins ranch hands Dolores Cook and George Walton of Castaic slain by rival William Chormicle and W.A. Gardener [story]
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Placerita Oilfield Owner Out of Bankruptcy; No Longer Under LINN
Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017

Bakersfield, Calif. –  Berry Petroleum Company LLC successfully emerged from bankruptcy Wednesday following confirmation of its Chapter 11 plan of reorganization by the Honorable Judge David R. Jones of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Texas in January.  Financially restructured,...

Placerita Oilfield Owner Files for Chapter 11 Protection; Berry Creditors Vow Fight
Friday, May 13, 2016

As expected, Houston-based LINN Energy LLC, along with affiliate LinnCo and their subsidiary Berry Petroleum Co., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this week. One of the 20 largest U.S. oil and gas producers, the companies carry $9.3 billion in debt. While oil prices have rebounded somewhat...

Placerita Oilfield Owner to File Financials Late; Otherwise It Could Bust
Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016

Excerpt from LINN’S filing (see full narrative below): The Annual Report on Form 10-K of Linn Energy, LLC (the “Company”) for the year ended December 31, 2015, could not be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission within the prescribed time period without unreasonable effort or expense,...

Oil Price Decline Could Spell BK for Placerita Field Owner
Saturday, Feb 6, 2016

LINN Energy LLC and its affiliate LinnCo, parent owners of the Placerita Canyon oil field, announced late last week they’ve “initiated a process to explore strategic alternatives” and have zeroed out their $3.6 billion credit facility, withdrawing the last $919 million for “general corporate...

Placerita Oil Field Has New Owners
Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013

Placerita operations off of Sierra Highway. (SCVTV) Berry Petroleum Co. shareholders voted Monday to accept a buyout offer with an estimated value of $4.9 billion from Houston-based LINN Energy and LinnCo, which becomes the 12th largest U.S. oil and gas company with the merger. LINN and LinnCo shareholders...

Linn Sweetens Pot for Placerita Oilfield Shareholders
Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013

Linn Energy LLC is offering approximately $600 million more to buy Berry Petroleum Co., under a merger deal announced Monday by both companies. Linn, based in Houston, is one of the nation’s top-15 oil and natural gas producers. Berry owns the Placerita oilfield (off of Sierra Highway in Newhall)...

Litigators Latch On to Berry Petroleum Sale
Friday, Feb 22, 2013

In the aftermath of Thursday’s announcement that Berry Petroleum Co.’s board of directors has agreed to sell the company to to Linn Energy in an all-stock transaction valued at nearly 20 percent over Berry’s then-current trading price, several law firms said Friday they’re “investigating”...

A New Owner for Placerita Oil Field on Sierra Highway
Thursday, Feb 21, 2013

Berry Petroleum Co., the Denver-based owner of the Placerita oil field on Sierra Highway – with much bigger petroleum operations in Kern County, Utah, West Texas and Colorado – is being bought by an affiliate of Houston-based Linn Energy, one of the nation’s top 15 oil and natural gas companies. The...

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1890 - Jenkins ranch hands Dolores Cook and George Walton of Castaic slain by rival William Chormicle and W.A. Gardener [story]
Dolores Cook
1950 - Ex-Mrs. William S. Hart appears in court to challenge will that leaves Hart Park & Mansion to L.A. County [story]
Winifred Westover
The Sand Canyon Resort project is scheduled to return before the Santa Clarita Planning Commission Tuesday with a series of revisions, following multiple concerns raised by both commissioners and residents.
Modified Sand Canyon Resort Project Up for Review
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 144 new deaths and 1,838 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 26,045 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 26,045; Nearly 2 Million Doses Administered in County
The Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles announced on Feb. 26 that Kenya Yarbrough will lead its newly-created and first-ever Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, Access, and Advocacy Initiative.
Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles Launches First-Ever Diversity and Advocacy Department
The Valley Industry Association will welcome College of the Canyons Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook as the keynote speaker for the March VIA Virtual Series taking place Tuesday, March 16, from 11:00 a.m to 12:15 p.m.
March 16: VIA Virtual Series with Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook
The city of Santa Clarita’s Planning Commission will hold a regular meeting virtually Tuesday, March 2, at 6:00 p.m.
March 2: Planning Commission Virtual Regular Meeting
The Child and Family Center's Domestic Violence Program is set to host its fourth annual "Night of Expression" art exhibit on Saturday, Feb. 27, in recognition of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.
Feb. 27: Child and Family Center to Host Virtual Teen Dating Violence Awareness Art Exhibit
California Department of Public Health officials announced on Feb. 26 that California is on track to create the capacity to administer 3 million vaccinations per week by March 1.
State on Track to Reach Capacity Goal of 3 Million Vaccines Per Week, Pending Available Supply
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is set to host events and classes in March to celebrate National Nutrition Month.
Henry Mayo to Host Events, Classes for National Nutrition Month
The college district received the best rating possible in an independent audit of its general obligation bond expenditures.
Independent Audit Finds College District in Full Compliance
After being shuttered for almost a year due to pandemic restrictions, Mountasia Family Fun Center has been purchased by MB2 Group.
MB2 Group Purchases Mountasia Family Fun Center
The California Department of Motor Vehicles announced a new round of extensions for commercial driver’s licenses expiring through May 31 that will help commercial drivers focus on delivering essential products and supplies during the COVID-19 emergency.
DMV Extends Expiring Commercial Driver’s Licenses Through May
1923 - U.S. release of Charles Chaplin film "The Pilgrim," partially shot at Saugus Train Station & Newhall First Presbyterian Church [watch]
The Pilgrim
Fry's Electronics, the consumer electronics retailer, announced Wednesday that it is going out of business after nearly 36 years.
Fry’s Electronics Closing All Its Stores
The Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) announced Thursday the upcoming launch of the Los Angeles Online Dispute Resolution (LA-ODR) program, in collaboration with the Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County and its Dispute Resolution Program (DRP), and the Center for Conflict Resolution.
L.A. County Launches Program to Help Litigants Settle Cases Online
A former manager of the Valencia COVID-19 testing lab is being sued by the operator for breaching her contract after she accused the company of poor performance.
PerkinElmer Suing Whistleblower for Breach of Contract
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 132 new deaths and 2,072 new cases of COVID-19, with 25,990 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Nearing 26,000; L.A. County Reaches 100 MIS-C Cases in Children
Three hundred sixty-six feature films are eligible for the 2020 Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today.
Academy Announces 366 Feature Films Eligible for 2020 Best Picture Oscar
Hannah Cumming is exactly the type of player Master's women's soccer head coach Curtis Lewis appreciates.
Hannah Cumming Signs with TMU
Santa Clarita City Council members declined Tuesday to administer $6.8 million in state rental assistance funds for eligible residents who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and let the state handle those dollars but approved creating a program for them with $6.3 million from the federal government.
Rental Aid Program Coming to Eligible Santa Clarita Residents Impacted by Pandemic
The Santa Clarita City Council Legislative Committee will hold a special meeting virtually Friday, Feb. 26, at 2:00 p.m. 
Feb. 26: City Council Legislative Committee Virtual Special Meeting
As Los Angelenos envision their future — whether it’s housing, parks or wellness — there is much they can learn from the past.
CSUN Collaborates with Tataviam, Indigenous Communities to Create Virtual, Ecological History Map
Flair Cleaners, Southern California’s leading eco-friendly dry cleaner, is hosting its 6th Annual Flair Cares Food Drive, Hang Up Hunger, through March 31
Annual Flair Cares Food Drive Underway