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July 3
1925 - By letter, Wyatt Earp beseeches his friend William S. Hart to portray him in a movie, to correct the "lies about me." Hart never did. [story]
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Magic Mountain Named Chamber’s Business of the Year
Monday, Feb 7, 2022

The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce announced Monday its 2021 businesses award recipients, which will be honored at the 99th Annual Awards & Installation Dinner on Friday, March 18. Chiquita Canyon returns as Title Sponsor and FivePoint as the reception sponsor. The Business Choice Awards...

Arizona Couple Arrested After 2 Dogs Die from Being Locked in Hot Car
Tuesday, Jul 6, 2021

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies arrested a couple from Arizona after two dogs died from being locked in a hot car July 4 at Six Flags Magic Mountain, according to station officials. The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station was notified around 3 p.m. of a parked vehicle that had...

Newsom Visits Magic Mountain As State Reopens
Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021

Governor Gavin Newsom visited Six Flags Magic Mountain Wednesday to celebrate the state’s reopening. Newsom continued to describe the reopening as California’s first step to coming “roaring back,” adding, “It’s because of all of your hard work, your faith and devotion, not only to yourselves...

June 4: Summer Trolley Returns to Santa Clarita
Friday, May 28, 2021

The city of Santa Clarita’s free Summer Trolley will make its grand return to Santa Clarita, offering rides to visitors and residents beginning Friday, June 4, through September 12. The Summer Trolley will provide service to premier hotel properties and tourism destinations, including Westfield Valencia...

L.A. County to Open Vaccination Sites at COC, in Palmdale; Magic Mountain Site to Close
Monday, Apr 12, 2021

College of the Canyons and Palmdale Oasis Park Recreation Center will begin operating as Los Angeles County-operated COVID-19 vaccination sites in the northern part of the county starting Monday, April 19. Both of those sites will replace Six Flags Magic Mountain, which has reopened theme park operations...

Barger Introduces Motion Supporting Reopening of Theme Parks
Tuesday, Feb 23, 2021

Supervisor Kathryn Barger, whose 5th District represents the Santa Clarita Valley, will introduce a motion Tuesday asking the Board of Supervisors to send a five-signature letter in support of Assembly Bill 420, a bipartisan bill by Assembly members Sharon Quirk-Silva and Suzette Martinez Valladares....

Magic Mountain Opens Vaccination Site, Aims to Administer More Than 2K Doses a Day
Wednesday, Jan 20, 2021

The Los Angeles County Public Health Department opened the Six Flags Magic Mountain vaccination site Tuesday, one of the five larger vaccination sites opened this week in conjunction with the Fire Department and other agencies. And in spite of the windy conditions creating difficulties for the professional...

California Theme Parks Consider Legal Action Over State’s Reopening Plan
Thursday, Oct 22, 2020

California theme parks are considering legal action to receive permission to reopen, following state guidelines announced Tuesday that keep venues such as Six Flags Magic Mountain closed for an unknown amount of time. Officials with various amusement parks and the California Attractions and Parks Association...

Magic Mountain, Large Theme Parks to Remain Closed Under CA’s New Reopening Guidelines
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020

California will not allow Six Flags Magic Mountain and other large theme parks, such as Universal Studios and Disneyland, to reopen until their respective counties enter the least restrictive tier under the state’s metrics, officials announced Tuesday. The long-awaited guidelines around theme park...

Don McCoy Named New Six Flags Magic Mountain, Hurricane Harbor Park President
Tuesday, Aug 25, 2020

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North America, announced Tuesday that Don McCoy has been named Park President of Santa Clarita-based theme parks Six Flags Magic Mountain, Hurricane Harbor-LA, and Hurricane...

Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
1925 - By letter, Wyatt Earp beseeches his friend William S. Hart to portray him in a movie, to correct the "lies about me." Hart never did. [story]
Hart-Wyatt Earp
1869 - Sanford Lyon (as in Lyons Avenue) appointed postmaster of Petropolis (today's Eternal Valley Cemetery) [story]
Sanford Lyon
1808 - Ygnacio del Valle born in Jalisco, Mexico; owned most of SCV [story]
Ygnacio del Valle
1943 - Army Air Force pilot Loncie L. Tucker, on training run, dies when his P-38 fighter crashes at Wayside Honor Rancho (later Pitchess Detention Center) in Castaic [story]
Loncie Tucker