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May 27
1971 - Community preview night (pre-grand opening), Magic Mountain [story]
opening night ticket to Magic Mountain

‘Wipeout’ Contestant’s Death Ruled as Natural, Caused by Heart Attack
Monday, Feb 1, 2021

The man who died after completing an obstacle course during production of the game show “Wipeout” in Santa Clarita died as a result of a heart attack, according to Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner documents. Michael Paredes, a 38-year-old Oxnard man, died from an acute myocardial...

Santa Clarita Man ID’d as Motorcycle Crash Victim
Friday, Nov 8, 2019

Jesus Tapiaramos, 27, of Santa Clarita, has been identified as the man killed in an early morning motorcycle crash in the Newhall Pass nearly two weeks ago. Investigators with the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner revealed the deceased man’s identity Thursday. According to the...

Pair Detained in SCV Traffic Stop ID’d; 1 Suspected of Murder
Monday, Aug 19, 2019

A man and a woman arrested in Canyon Country Friday morning, one of them on suspicion of murder, have been identified as being from the Antelope Valley. Jonathan Johnson, 27, of Lancaster, and a 24-year-old of Palmdale woman, were detained during a traffic stop Friday shortly after 9:30 a.m. The vehicle...

Pickup Truck Driver Dies in Fiery Castaic Crash
Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019

The driver of a pickup truck died Wednesday morning after colliding with a big rig on Interstate 5 near Castaic. Investigators with the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner have been notified, said California Highway Patrol Officer Josh Greengard. Shortly after 5:30 a.m., the Los...

Santa Clarita Woman Struck, Killed by Train in Canyon Country
Friday, Aug 9, 2019

Coroner’s officials identified a pedestrian fatally struck by a Metrolink passenger train in Canyon Country late Thursday night. Jasmine Owens Taira, 30, of Santa Clarita, was killed in the collision, according to Sarah Ardalani, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner. The...

Motorcyclist Airlifted Pronounced Dead at Hospital
Monday, May 13, 2019

A motorcyclist who was airlifted to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital following a collision Saturday died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash, according to a news release issued by the California Highway Patrol. The Yamaha motorcycle was headed southbound on Soledad Canyon Road, just south of Agua...

Autopsy Pending in Death of Saugus High Football Player
Thursday, Sep 6, 2018

Parents from Saugus High School were informed Thursday afternoon of the death of a member of the school’s football team. Christian Nsubuga, a newly enrolled 11th-grader, was found unresponsive by first responders Wednesday morning. The case is being handled by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s...

Coroner, Law Enforcement Continue Rowher Flats Body Investigation
Sunday, Dec 27, 2015

Coroners are continuing to investigate a body found in the Rowher Flats Recreational Area Sunday morning after being found Saturday evening during a search for a missing man. Los Angeles County Department of Coroner officials said they have personnel still on scene working the investigation as of 10:30...

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1971 - Community preview night (pre-grand opening), Magic Mountain [story]
opening night ticket to Magic Mountain
1956 - Placerita Canyon State Park dedicated [story]
Oak of the Golden Dream
1966 - Mustang Drive-In theater opens on Soledad Canyon Road [story]
Mustang Drive-In
ARTree invites the Santa Clarita Valley community to be a part of this recycled bottlecap art project. Families can participate in the making of the mural at the Old Town Newhall Branch of the Santa Clarita Library on June 1, from 2:30-4 p.m.
June 1: Be Part of the Bottlecap Recycled Art Project
Children’s Bureau is seeking foster families and now offers two virtual ways for individuals and/or couples to learn how to help children in foster care while reunifying with birth families or how to provide legal permanency by adoption.
June 20: Foster Families Sought, Attend a Virtual Orientation
As part of the I-5 North County Enhancements Project, OHLA-USA will be extending the existing southbound Calgrove Boulevard off ramp.
Calgrove SB Off Ramp Nighttime Closure May 29-June 28
The public is invited to celebrate the third annual California State Parks Week, June 12-16. This year’s theme: “This is Where You Live” will offer more than 200 events presented by California State Parks, Save the Redwoods League, Parks California and California State Parks Foundation.
Celebrate Third Annual California State Parks Week June 12-16
The NAACP Santa Clarita will host its Annual Juneteenth Celebration over two days, June 14-15. Day one will feature an adults only game night mixer and day two will feature a family celebration at Central Park.
June 14-15: NAACP Santa Clarita Junteenth Two-Day Celebration
Santa Clarita Ballet will present "The Wizard of Oz" on the main stage of the Santa Clarita Perfomring Arts Center at College of the Canyons on Saturday and Sunday June 8-9 at 2 p.m.
June 8-9: Santa Clarita Ballet Performs ‘The Wizard of Oz’
The Remo Music Center is dedicated to providing an atmosphere where people from all walks of life, of all ages, with or without a musical background, can experience making music with others in a welcoming, friendly, non-challenging environment and experience the benefit and joys of making music.
Free Kids, Family Drum Circle at Remo Music Center
After years of hard and heartfelt work, Bridge to Home celebrated the opening of their permanent year-round shelter in Santa Clarita on May 21.
Kathryn Barger | Keeping Up With Kathryn
Volunteer Cabin Counselors at The Painted Turtle Camp are being sought for June 8 - July 30. The mission of The Painted Turtle, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is to provide a year-round, life-changing environment and authentic camp experience for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses.
Painted Turtle Volunteer Cabin Counselors Sought
The city of Santa Clarita invites volunteers to join the Wildland Weekend Warriors in planting and watering plants in Golden Valley or Elsmere Canyon Open Space, or Taylor Trailhead to feed the local pollinators and wildlife. For this project, volunteers should bring work gloves. A long-handled shovel is optional, but helpful.
Wildland Weed Warriors Sought for Open Space Areas
California State Assemblywoman Pilar Schiavo, (D-Chatsworth) announced that all of her bills on the Assembly floor have passed with all but one receiving bipartisan support, and are now moving forward for consideration in the Senate.
Schiavo’s Legislative Package Advances to Senate
California State Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) has announced that his bill to make wildfire settlement payments tax free was approved unanimously on the Senate floor.
Wilk’s Bill to Make Wildfire Settlements Tax Free Clears Senate
A free scrap tire collection event will be held Saturday, June 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Via Princessa Metrolink Station, 19201 Via Princessa, Santa Clarita, CA 91321.
June 22: Free Scrap Tire Collection Event
Los Angeles County Assessor Jeff Prang is reaching out to disabled veterans throughout L.A County to remind them that they may qualify for a significant property tax savings.
Disabled Vets Can Qualify for Property Tax Savings
The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation 2024 Economic Outlook Forecast event will be held Friday, Sept. 27 the Santa Clarita Perfomring Arts Center at College of the Canyons.
May 31: Last Day for Early Bird Tickets to SCVEDC 2024 Economic Outlook
The Master's women's 4x800 relay team got to stand on the podium after an eighth-place finish, and several individuals qualified for event finals, at the NAIA Track & Field National Championships.
TMU Women’s Relay Team Earns a Podium
A City Wide Revival led by Eriona Grabocka of Eriona Grabocka Ministries will be held Friday, May 31 at Cougar Stadium Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355.
May 31: City Wide Revival at Cougar Stadium
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, May 28 at 6 p.m. that will discuss road work projects, development projects, state legislation and a Public Hearing regarding an amendment to the Tourism Marketing District Ordinance that would update the benefit zone to include newly constructed hotels
May 28: City Council to Discuss Development, Roads, Legislation
1860 - Colonel Thomas F. Mitchell arrives in Soledad Canyon [story]
T.F. Mitchell
The Society Comedy Troupe Improv Night: April Foolsish Show will appear on stage at The MAIN in Old Town Newhall on Saturday, June 1 at 8 p.m.
June 1: Society Comedy Troupe Improv Night at The MAIN
"Splash in the Water" at Castaic Lake is a free boating and water safety event for children ages 7 to 14. Presented by California State University, Northridge, and Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation. The program runs on Fridays now throuogh Aug. 9.
‘Splash in the Water’ at Castaic Lake