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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...

Projected Value of Placerita Oilfield Owner’s Shares: Zero
Sunday, Feb 14, 2016

LINN Energy LLC, the nose-diving owner of the company that operates the Placerita Oil Field, took another hit Friday when another analyst downgraded its shares to “sell” and said bankruptcy is right around the corner. “We believe the company will likely file for Chapter 11 after the next round...

Millions in Store for Oil Company Execs If They Stay
Monday, Feb 8, 2016

CEO Mark E. Ellis will receive up to $6.9 million this year in cash bonuses, and other executives will receive millions if they stay through the coming restructuring of their oil company. Floundering over the last two years as world oil prices have plummeted, late last week LINN Energy, the Houston-based...

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...

Independent Expert Group Advises Berry Shareholders to Vote for Merger
Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013

Berry Petroleum Co., owner of the Placerita oil field and other oil properties in Kern County, West Texas, Utah and Colorado, announced Wednesday that the leading independent proxy voting advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services has recommended that Berry stockholders vote for the proposed merger...

SEC Authorizes Buyout of Placerita Oilfield Owner; Shareholders to Vote
Sunday, Nov 24, 2013

Five months after it was expected to be finalized, the proposed buyout of Berry Petroleum Co., owner of the Placerita oil field off of Sierra Highway in Newhall (and larger oil and gas properties in Kern County, Colorado, Utah and West Texas), can go forward, if shareholders approve the deal next month. The...

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)...

Berry Boosts Oil Production by 12% as Merger Awaits
Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013

Berry Petroleum Co., owner of the Placerita oil field off of Sierra Highway – and significantly larger fields in Kern County, West Texas, Utah and Colorado – posted adjusted second-quarter profits of $41 million (73 cents per diluted share), dead-even with the year-ago figure and up markedly from...

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”...

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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 12 new deaths throughout L.A. County, 1,288 new cases countywide and 44 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID Roundup: 12 New Deaths, 1,288 New Cases in L.A. County
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion today authored by Supervisor Kathryn Barger that creates more awareness regarding suicide prevention in Los Angeles County.
Supes Proclaim September Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
California State Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced that Senate Bill 1089 (Turkey Divestment Extension Bill), a bill he authored, has been signed into law.
Wilk Authors Law to Extend Ban on State Investment in Turkey
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Museum will host the inaugural Haunted "Bones' Gulch" Halloween Attraction on Saturday nights Oct. 1-29. The final night of the attraction will be Sunday, Oct. 30. Proceeds go toward the LASD Museum.
Oct. 1-30: Bones Gulch Haunted Attraction to Benefit LASD Museum
William S. Hart High School science teacher Paula Bae has been named Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year.
Hart Science Teacher Paula Bae Named L.A. County Teacher of the Year
Are you a Pickleball Player? Sign up for the Michael Hoefflin's Foundation Paddle for the Battle Pickleball fixed partner doubles tournament.
Oct. 1: MHF Paddle for the Battle Pickleball Tournament
Santa Clarita Valley resident Kevin Karzin was named a gold medalist during the Professional Photographers of America’s 2022 International Photographic Competition.
Karzin Nets Gold Medal in Int’l Photographic Competition
Sixty-three Hart District students have been selected as College Board National Recognition Program awardees.
Hart District Students Selected as College Board National Recognition Program Awardees
City of Santa Clarita Environmental Services will present a class on the importance of rainwater harvesting and proper installation and maintenance of rain barrels on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Oct. 8: Rain Barrel Class, Purchase Program
Jessi Swenning was not going to be stopped. The 5-11 middle blocker led The Master's University Lady Mustangs with 15 kills and five blocks, hitting .464 in the match, as Master's defeated the William Jessup Warriors 3-1 Saturday in the MacArthur Center for their third GSAC win in a row.
Make it Three in a Row for TMU Lady Mustangs
2014 - Towsley Canyon Loop Trail named for naturalist Don Mullally [story]
Don Mullally
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a heat warning as high temperatures have been forecast for the Santa Clarita Valley Monday through Tuesday.
Excessive Heat Warning Issued for SCV
With Monday's announcement from Transport Canada to remove all COVID-19 requirements to enter the country, Princess Cruises is prepared to welcome all guests on cruises visiting, arriving or departing from Canadian ports, including its Canada/New England voyages and Alaska cruises where the cruise line is the industry leader.
Princess Cruises Ready for Guests from Canadian Ports as Canada Drops COVID Requirements
Artist Bob Hernandez will exhibit his work “Water and Paint” at the MAIN from Tuesday, Sept. 27- Monday, Oct. 31.
Local Artist Bob Hernandez Exhibiting ‘Water and Paint’ at the MAIN
California State University, Northridge's Cooper Wenzel recorded four saves on his way to his second shutout of the season Saturday night as CSUN and University of Texas Rio Grande Valley played to a 0-0 tie in men's soccer action at Matador Soccer Field.
CSUN, UTRGV Play to 0-0 Draw; Wenzel Named Big West Defensive Player of the Week
College of the Canyons Women's Soccer suffered its first loss of the season with a 4-2 road defeat at the hands of Saddleback College on Tuesday, Sept. 20.
Lady Cougars Fall 4-2 in First Loss Against Saddleback
College of the Canyons will host Manufacturing Day from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center.
Oct. 6: COC Hosting Manufacturing Day
The 23rd season of KCET’s Fine Cut Festival of Films kicked off Wednesday, Sept. 21, with recent California Institute of the Arts graduate Adam Musa Othman (Film/Video BFA 2022) taking home Best Animation for his short “Horned Cook, Gola.”
CalArtian Wins Best Animation at KCET’s 2022 Fine Cut Festival
College of the Canyons will be recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the passage of Title IX in 1972 with a variety of ongoing campus events and special recognitions throughout the 2022-23 academic year.
COC Athletics Recognizing Title IX 50th Anniversary
The regular meeting of the William S. Hart Union High School District’s Governing Board will take place Wednesday, Sept. 28, beginning with closed session at 5:45 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 7 p.m.
Sept. 28: Hart District Regular Meeting
As California Institute of the Arts 2022-23 academic year kicked off on Sept. 12, 27 artists have joined CalArts as new regular faculty members.
CalArts Welcomes 27 New Regular Faculty Members
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Monday no new deaths and 108 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley over the weekend, with a total of 33 deaths and 3,196 new cases countywide.
Monday COVID Roundup: 108 New SCV Cases; No Additional Deaths
1876 - California oil industry born as CSO No. 4 in Pico Canyon becomes state's first commercially productive oil well [story]
Pico No. 4
1970 - Lagasse family helps save Mentryville buildings as Newhall and Malibu brush fires erupt & join into worst fire in SoCal history. Twelve fires over 10 days burn 525,000 acres, kill 13 people and destroy approx. 1,500 structures. [story]
Clampitt fire
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