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1850 - Town founder Henry Mayo Newhall arrives in California to look for gold [story]
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Ambiguous 911 Call Prompts Lockdown at Canyon High School
Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019

UPDATE at 11:56 a.m.: Two students are being detained after a 911 call was traced to a cell phone, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station reports. “The students had no weapons; it was a prank call,” according to a tweet from station officials. “Lockdown to be lifted shortly,”...

Search for Armed Parolee Prompts Lockdown at 3 Saugus Schools
Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019

Two schools and a preschool in Saugus were placed on “soft lockdown” Tuesday morning after deputies checking on a parolee in the area learned that the parolee fled from them armed with a gun. Arroyo Seco Junior High School and Santa Clarita Elementary School were put under the lockdown, keeping students...

Suspicious Item Forces Lockdown in Parking Lot by SC Sheriff’s Station; Scene Now Cleared
Thursday, Sep 28, 2017

A parking lot adjacent to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station and Valencia Library was on lockdown Thursday morning due to the discovery of a suspicious item, and the scene was cleared by 11 a.m., officials said. The item, which was left in the back of a vehicle parked in the lot at Magic Mountain...

Providence Holy Cross Locked Down After Threat
Thursday, Apr 6, 2017

Providence Holy Cross Medical Center was locked down for about three hours Thursday after learning of a threat made against a physician. The hospital remains under controlled access, allowing visitors and employees to come and go through the front entrance only. The hospital is collaborating with Los...

2 Students with Bullet Proof Vests Prompt Lockdown at COC
Thursday, Mar 17, 2016

College of the Canyons was put on lockdown Thursday morning after two students were reportedly seen wearing what appeared to be bullet proof vests. The University Center was placed on lockdown around 11:30 a.m. and law enforcement officials were called to the scene to search the building. Two students...

Sheriffs Respond to Elementary School Lockdown Drill
Monday, Feb 1, 2016

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to a lockdown at Dr. J. Michael Mcgrath Elementary School. School officials told sheriffs that the lockdown was a drill, but the sheriff’s station was not informed ahead of time. Click here to read more.

Friday, Mar 30, 2012

A suspected parolee eluded capture Friday morning near Canyon Springs Elementary School in Canyon Country, prompting school officials to lock down the campus. Lt. Mark Hershey of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station said that deputies recognized a man who they thought might be selling drugs...

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1850 - Town founder Henry Mayo Newhall arrives in California to look for gold [story]
Henry Newhall
1914 - Rev. Wolcott H. Evans, the future "pastor of the disaster," named pastor of Newhall's First Presbyterian Church [story]