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1929 - Saugus train robber Thomas Vernon apprehended in Pawnee, Okla. [story]
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Santa Clarita Mayor’s Monthly Message – September 2021
Wednesday, Sep 1, 2021

It’s Good to be Green You simply have to drive through our community to appreciate the natural beauty of Santa Clarita. In addition to the thousands of acres of preserved open space that surround our City, we also enjoy 35 picturesque parks, more than a hundred miles of off-street trails and one of...

Santa Clarita Mayor’s Monthly Message – December 2017
Friday, Dec 1, 2017

The big day is almost upon us and a year of celebrations is wrapping up. On December 15, 2017 our city will officially be 30 years old. We have spent this landmark year looking back at the people and events that helped shape Santa Clarita – all while striving toward our 2020 goals. I would like to...

Santa Clarita Mayor’s Monthly Message – September 2017
Friday, Sep 1, 2017

Although it looks dry, our very own Santa Clara River is actually a very lively natural resource. It is the longest free-flowing river and one of the last two natural river systems remaining in Southern California. The river is home to 14 endangered bird species, six endangered plant species, 57 archeological...

Santa Clarita Mayor’s Monthly Message – July 2017
Monday, Jul 3, 2017

Being a father myself I know there are a lot of pressures kids are facing these days, many more than when I was young. Just thinking about what your children are exposed to can be daunting, stressful and keep you awake at night worrying. What is top of mind for many parents is the recent spike in heroin...

Message from Mayor Cameron Smyth
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

We are fortunate to live in a city that is dedicated to creating an environment that promotes safe and fun bicycling experiences. In fact, our bike network in Santa Clarita is now over 115 miles. That means you can easily commute to work or school, take a weekend bike ride or challenge yourself by conquering...

Message from Mayor Cameron Smyth
Monday, Apr 3, 2017

Where else can you see trick ropers, gunslingers, civil war soldiers firing cannons, cowboys ‘round the campfire, blacksmiths and listen to authentic cowboy country music…at the one and only annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival! For more than 20 years, this community event has rounded up visitors...

Message from Mayor Cameron Smyth
Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017

The beginning of 2017 was marked by an incredible example of citizen engagement, with 51 community members throwing their hat in the ring, volunteering their experience, skills and knowledge, by applying for the vacant city council seat. However, as I said at the January 17, 2017 council meeting, “There...

Looking Back on this Year
Tuesday, Dec 1, 2015

I have sincerely enjoyed serving as Mayor this past year. I first served as Mayor in 2007, then in 2011, and now in 2015, and I have seen our city grow and blossom. We have had some significant accomplishments this past year that I’d like to share with you. We opened two new city parks—River...

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1929 - Saugus train robber Thomas Vernon apprehended in Pawnee, Okla. [story]
Tom Vernon
Join the Valley Industry Association Friday, Dec. 17, at 11:45 a.m., for its 2022 Board Installation Luncheon.
Wilk to Preside Over VIA’s 2022 Board Installation Luncheon
The Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation combats animal cruelty by paying for officer training, equipment, and supplies to enforce animal cruelty laws, rescue abused and neglected animals, and support prosecution of animal abusers.
County Animal Care, Control Seeking ‘Giving Tuesday’ Donations
The William S. Hart Union High School District has been awarded the National Empowered Seal for its commitment to whole-child education by EVERFI.
EVERFI Awards Hart District National Empowered Seal
Now that the Thanksgiving weekend has passed, I would like to reflect on what I am thankful for.
Message from CIF-SS Commissioner | ‘I am Thankful’
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 28 new deaths and 843 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 39,094 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID Roundup: SCV Nearing 40,000 Total Cases
2013 - Actor Paul Walker ("Fast & Furious" movies) dies in a fiery car crash in the Valencia Industrial Center. [story]
Paul Walker
The city of Santa Clarita is holding virtual meeting regarding the Santa Clarita Arts/Culture and Veterans Center Needs Assessment on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 6:00 p.m.
Dec. 1: City’s Arts/Culture, Veterans Center Needs Assessment Meeting
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office released the 14 productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, Nov. 29 - Sunday, Dec. 5
Filming in Santa Clarita Includes 14 Productions
Looking for ways to add a little green into your landscape?
SCV Water’s Upcoming Gardening Class to Highlight Trees, Shrubs
Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery-Homicide Division searched the Chiquita Canyon Landfill Monday to investigate the disappearance of Heidi Planck, who was reported missing by her ex-husband on Oct. 20, 2021.
Homicide Detectives Search Chiquita Canyon for Missing Woman
Circle of Hope is joining the national day of generosity, #GivingTuesday, on Dec. 1.
Circle of Hope Taking Part in Giving Tuesday
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Monday 10 new deaths and 794 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 39,063 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Monday COVID Roundup: SCV Tops 39,000 Total Cases
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital’s Community Education Department is again offering the Prevent T2 National Diabetes Prevention Program, a lifestyle change program that helps those who are at risk of developing diabetes reduce their blood sugar, lose weight, and reverse prediabetes. 
Diabetes Prevention Program Returning to Henry Mayo
1957 - Incorporation of Mint Canyon Chamber of Commerce; became Canyon Country Chamber [story]
Frontier Days
1950 - CalArts grad Ed Harris ("A Beautiful Mind," "Apollo 13," "Westworld") born in New Jersey [link]
Ed Harris
1941 - Funeral for "our" Remi Nadeau, whose Canyon Country deer park became North Oaks [story]
Remi Nadeau
Volunteers are needed to help make fresh garland and vintage-style decorations for the Antelope Valley Indian Museum in preparation for Holidays on the Homestead.
Antelope Valley Indian Museum Looking for Volunteers to Decorate for the Holidays
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials confirmed Friday 29 new deaths and 2,073 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 38,955 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID Roundup: County Releases Data from the Last 7 Days
Find something for everyone at the various events happening in Santa Clarita this holiday season including Six Flags Magic Mountain's magical winter experience, an international film festival and holiday shows.
City Highlights Activities for Holiday Fun in Santa Clarita
The city of Santa Clarita's Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission will hold its Regular Meeting Thursday, Dec. 2, at 6:00 p.m.
Dec. 2: Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission Regular Meeting
1916 - A score of Wobblies bust up Newhall Jail after commandeering SP freight train [story]
Wobblies logo
The Antelope Valley Indian Museum announced it will host the 10th annual Holidays on the Homestead celebration on Saturday, Dec, 4 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Dec. 4: Antelope Valley Indian Museum Invites All to 10th Annual ‘Holidays on the Homestead’
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