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June 9
1842 - 13,339-acre Rancho Temescal granted to gold discoverer Francisco Lopez [story]
Rancho Temescal

All MRCA Trails Closed: Towsley, Pico, Whitney, Etc.
Monday, Mar 23, 2020

The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority has announced that in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all parks, trails, and facilities that it owns or operates will be closed until further notice. This includes all parkland that is owned by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. In the Santa...

Owner Donates 226 Acres of Open Space to Conservation Authority
Friday, Jan 4, 2019

The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority has taken title to a significant donation of 226 acres of prime open space in north Los Angeles County near Castaic Lake, the authority announced Thursday. The now permanently protected parkland is in the scenic canyon that separates the south and north-bound...

Some Help, Hollywood?
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015

Hey, Hollywood. Please take notes and do something about this. Since the days of silent pictures, you, Hollywood, have been using Mentryville as a back lot. Thanks to many of those old films, we know what the old town used to look like in the 1920s and ‘30s. Today it just looks trashed. No, it doesn’t...

County to Pay $2 Mil. for MRCA to Buy 712 Acres in Lake Hughes; More Could Follow
Friday, Oct 16, 2015

Staff recommendation before the Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015:   Subject: Approval of the recommended actions will allocate an amount not to exceed $2,012,000 in Specified Excess Funds, available to the Fifth Supervisorial District, to the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority...

July 18: Summer Birding in Towsley Canyon
Monday, Jul 13, 2015

Summer Birding Ed Davis Park in Towsley Canyon Saturday, July 18, at 8 a.m. Join the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority for a summer bird hike at Ed Davis Park in Towsley Canyon. Ed Davis Park in Towsley Canyon is named for former State Senator Ed Davis, who championed the preservation...

Mentryville At-risk Youth Plan Expected to be Pulled
Friday, Jun 26, 2015

Johnson Park in Pico Canyon A proposal to move an at-risk youth program from East Canyon to Pico Canyon is expected to be sent back to the L.A. County Parks Department on Tuesday for further evaluation. On June 2, when the Board of Supervisors delayed discussion of the proposal, it rescheduled the matter...

We Don’t Speak L.A.
Friday, Jun 5, 2015

At the West Ranch Town Council meeting on Wednesday night, a group of maybe 40 folks listened to the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority present its case to have an “at-risk youth” camp in Mentryville-Pico Canyon at the picnic grounds, aka Johnson Park. Did you know “at-risk youth”...

Board Delays Vote on Mentryville Gang Prevention Program
Tuesday, Jun 2, 2015

The L.A. County Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to wait before deciding on a plan to move a gang-prevention program into the historic Mentryville park in Pico Canyon. The delay will give the public an opportunity to weigh on the plan before the supervisors decide whether to approve the Mountains...

Vote on Mentryville Gang Prevention Program Might Be Delayed
Saturday, May 30, 2015

A proposal by a regional state agency to move a gang prevention program into the old oil town of Mentryville, a California Historical Landmark, has been scheduled for consideration by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, June 2 – but Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich is asking his...

At-risk Youth in Historic Park Behind Stevenson Ranch? Public Meeting to Discuss
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

[KHTS] – County officials are meeting next month to discuss a proposal to renovate a park in Mentryville, an oil boom “ghost town” and California State Historic Landmark west of Stevenson Ranch in Pico Canyon, into an at-risk youth facility. A public meeting is scheduled to be held at the West...

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1842 - 13,339-acre Rancho Temescal granted to gold discoverer Francisco Lopez [story]
Rancho Temescal
The Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Auxiliary is hosting a fundraising event, Boot Scootin' and Boogie the Night Away an entertaining, fun-filled evening to support patient care services at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. The event will be held at Lucky Luke Brewing on Saturday evening, June 24.
June 24: Boot Scootin’ Boogie the Night Away to Benefit Henry Mayo
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 60 new cases and three new deaths from COVID-19 in the Santa Clarita Valley within the last week.
Weekly COVID-19 Roundup: Three Additional Deaths in SCV
The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control is pleased to announce the highly anticipated Heart to Home Super Pet Adoption Event will be held at William S Hart Regional Park in Santa Clarita on Saturday, June 17 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
June 17: Super Pet Adoption Event at Hart Park
The deadline for applicants to file paperwork to be considered for appointment to the Governing Board of the William S. Hart Union High School District is quickly approaching on Thursday, June 15 at 4 p.m. The new board member must have their principal residence in Trustee Area 4, which encompasses the Canyon High School and Sierra Vista Junior High School attendance areas in Santa Clarita.
June 15: Deadline to Apply for Vacant Hart District Board Seat
Customer satisfaction continues to rise, according to the results of the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency's 2023 Customer Opinion Survey.
SCV Water Reports Customer Satisfaction Continues to Rise
A free Concert at The Park by the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra will be held Sunday, June 11 at 4 p.m. at the Wild Beast Pavilion at California Institute of the Arts, 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355.
June 11: Free SCV Youth Orchestra Concert at CalArts
The Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library is hosting a special "That Book Woman" storytime on Saturday, June 10 at 11 a.m. Every child attending this special event will receive a free book from the Friends used bookstore. The storytime will be held in the Community Room of the Valencia branch of the Santa Clarita Public Library, 23743 West Valencia Blvd., Santa Clarita, CA 91355.
June 10: Children Receive Free Book at Special Storytime
The William S. Hart Union School District has announced that Castaic High School student Mayah Board is one of 86 talented high school students from across the United States selected as participants in the 19th annual GRAMMY Camp program.
Castaic High School Student Selected for GRAMMY Camp Program
California Credit Union has awarded scholarships to two Santa Clarita Valley students as part of its 2023 College Scholarship Program in recognition of exceptional school and community activities.
SCV Students Earn California Credit Union College Scholarships
Joining the California Institute of the Arts Fulbright community, Anais Arias-Aragon (Music MFA 2022) and Shirley Ji Young Kim-Ryu (Critical Studies MFA 2021) have been selected for the prestigious United States Student Fulbright program for the 2023-24 cycle.
CalArts Adds Two New Names to Student Fulbright Recipents
1851 - Newhall prohibitionist Henry Clay Needham born in Kentucky [story]
H.C. Needham
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health cautions residents who are planning to visit the below Los Angeles County beaches to avoid swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters:
Ocean Water Warning for June 6
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health  earned 14 Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties.
Public Health Receives 14 National Achievement Awards
In celebration of California Nonprofits Day at the State Capitol, California State Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, recognized Bradley Grose and Santa Clarita Grocery as Senate District 21’s Nonprofit of the Year.
Wilk Recognizes Santa Clarita Grocery as District 21’s Nonprofit of the Year
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has released its first-ever report on medical debt in Los Angeles County detailing the widespread burden of medical debt, affecting more than 1 in 10 residents in the most populated county in the nation.
Public Health Releases New Report on Medical Debt in County
The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation is excited to welcome Jey Wagner, Ed.D. as their Vice President of Workforce & Economic Development, after the retirement of Director of Business Assistance, Sue Arellano. 
SCVEDC Welcomes New VP of Workforce & Economic Development
Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger joined officials from the Northeast Valley Health Corporation to celebrate the grand opening of its new Santa Clarita Valley Dental and Wellness Center.
Supervisor Barger Presents $200K Check to New Dental and Wellness Center
The American Red Cross is seeking an increase in donors to help meet the needs of patients after May saw lower than expected donations.  
Red Cross: Blood Supply Facing Stress, Donors Needed
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce today announced its Black Business Council will host a Black Business Month celebration to acknowledge and show appreciation for black-owned businesses across the Santa Clarita Valley.
SCV Chamber to Host Black Business Month Celebration
WalletHub released their report on credit card debt, finding Santa Clarita to have the highest increase in debt for the first quarter of 2023. 
WalletHub: Santa Clarita Had the Largest Credit Card Debt Increase in Q1 2023
1861 - Fort Tejon commander ordered to abandon fort (est. 1854) & transfer garrison to Los Angeles [story]
Fort Tejon
The school year is ending, which means the Santa Clarita Public Library is ramping up its summer programming. This includes the kickoff of the annual Summer Reading Program which begins June 12.
June 12: Kickoff to Santa Clarita’s Summer Reading Program
Micaiah Scott will continue her career with The Master's University track and field team, but this time as an assistant coach.
Micaiah Scott Returning to TMU as Assistant Coach