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1864 - Actor William S. Hart born in Newburgh, New York [Hart Index]
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Grounded Again | Commentary by Darryl Manzer
Sunday, Mar 29, 2020

CASTAIC, 1957 (or thereabouts) – I lived on Church Street, west of Highway 99. It is Interstate 5 today. I remember walking up the street past Cherry Drive and into the open fields that are now all houses. There was a little hill – we called it “Little Hill” – and I could climb to the top of...

Navy Reserve Docs, Nurses Report to L.A.-bound Mercy Ship
Wednesday, Mar 25, 2020

Nearly 60 Navy Reserve medical professionals reported to the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy this week to support the ship’s upcoming medical relief mission. “The Navy Reserve prides itself on being a ready, agile force that provides responsive, vital support to the Navy...

Navy Announces 3 COVID-19 Cases on USS Theodore Roosevelt
Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020

Three sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt underway in the Pacific Ocean were diagnosed with COVID-19 and were evacuated from the ship, Acting Navy Secretary Thomas B. Modly said. “We’ve identified all the folks they’ve had contact with, and we’re quarantining...

Navy Hospital Ship Deploying to L.A. for Non-COVID-19 Patients
Monday, Mar 23, 2020

In a matter of days, the Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy will sail from San Diego and dock in the port of Los Angeles to help lift the burden from local medical treatment facilities that need to focus their resources on patients affected by the coronavirus pandemic, a Navy official said today. Navy Rear...

Hometown Hero Banner Installation Has Begun
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Hometown Heroes Military Banners are being installed along Valencia Blvd, Lyons Ave, Bouquet Canyon Road, Soledad Canyon Road and the Fallen Warriors Memorial Bridge in honor of our actively serving military from the Santa Clarita Valley. If you would like to purchase a banner, you can fill out an application...

Knight Announces His Picks for U.S. Service Academies
Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016

Representative Steve Knight, CA-25, has announced the principal nominees to four U.S. Service Academies. Nicholas Drinhaus of Palmdale was chosen for the U.S. Air Force Academy. Both Connor Lewis of Valencia and Delaney Marbach of Stevenson Ranch were selected for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point...

Family, Santa Clarita Community Mourn Duane Harte
Wednesday, Nov 25, 2015

Nov. 22, Festival of Trees Members of the Santa Clarita Valley community from all walks of life are in mourning this week after the sudden death of Duane Harte early Monday morning. The U.S. Navy veteran, longtime community activist and noted volunteer, and current chair of the city of Santa Clarita’s...

Underwater Christmas
Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014

More Christmas memories. I’m sure much of what I’m about to write could not happen in the “politically correct” Submarine Service of today’s United States Navy. Why, there are even women aboard the boats now. But when I was making Fleet Ballistic Missile submarine patrols in the early 1970s,...

We Remember | Commentary by Darryl Manzer
Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014

Many of you know I’m a veteran of a lot of years with the Navy. Going into the Navy wasn’t really what I had planned on doing in 1968. It was a four-year hitch that lasted 36. Just seemed like the thing to do at the time. I was and am a submariner. Some of my fellow “bubble heads” (a name we...

Armed and Ready
Thursday, Sep 11, 2014

This isn’t about the Santa Clarita Valley. Not today. It is something I’ve been working on for some time. Where were you on this day 13 years ago? Folks tend to remember important dates and events by what they were doing and where they were doing it. For example, when President Kennedy was assassinated,...

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The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society is seeking donations to replace the original brass, 6-chime train whistle, which was stolen years ago from the Historical Society's vintage 1900 Southern Pacific locomotive.
Historical Society Seeking Donations for Stolen Train Whistle
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has received confirmation of an additional case of COVID-19 with mutations consistent with the new Omicron variant.
Additional Omicron Case in L.A. County; New Travel Restrictions in Effect
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office released the 15 productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, Dec. 6 - Sunday, Dec. 12
Filming in Santa Clarita Includes 15 Productions
1864 - Actor William S. Hart born in Newburgh, New York [Hart Index]
Wm. S. Hart
1938 - Supervisors award construction contract for jail at Wayside Farms in Castaic (later called Pitchess Detention Center). [story]
Wayside
1962- Actress and future Soledad Canyon big-cat rescuer Tippi Hedren, "Hitchcock's New Grace Kelly," makes cover of Look magazine for upcoming thriller, "The Birds" [story]
Tippi Hedren
The Santa Clarita City Council will take a major step toward enhancing one of the city of Santa Clarita’s landmark amenities by holding a groundbreaking ceremony for the Central Park Buildout project on Monday, Dec. 6.
City Invites Community to Central Park Buildout Groundbreaking
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials confirmed Friday 17 new deaths and 1,942 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 39,281 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID Roundup: Cases Among People Experiencing Homelessness Declines for 2nd Month in a Row
The city of Santa Clarita Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 6:00 p.m.
Dec. 7: Planning Commission Regular Meeting
The first cohort of the College of the Canyons Low Observable Technician Pathway graduated on Nov. 23. 2021 at a special ceremony held at the college’s culinary arts center.
COC’s First Low Observable Technician Pathway Cohort Graduates
The Board of Trustees of the Santa Clarita Community College District is undergoing the redistricting process, and community members will have the opportunity to comment on revised trustee area boundaries at two upcoming public hearings.
Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees Undergoing Redistricting
The California Highway Patrol joins the American Occupational Therapy Association in recognizing Dec. 6 through Dec. 10, 2021, as Older Driver Safety Awareness Week.
Dec. 6-10: 2021 Older Driver Safety Awareness Week
On Wednesday, Dec. 1, College of the Canyons held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Don Takeda Science Center, which is named in honor of longtime biology instructor Don Takeda, who retired in 2017.
COC Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Don Takeda Science Center
To help ring in the holiday season, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger hosted her annual party for foster youth served by the Department of Children and Family Services and their foster families at Six Flags Magic Mountain on Saturday, Dec. 4.
Supervisor Barger Hosts Annual Foster Youth Holiday Party at Six Flags
The Los Angeles County Lake Lifeguards begin the search for potential new lifeguard candidates with the Lake Lifeguard Test Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Castaic Aquatic Center.
Dec. 4: Lake Lifeguard Test Starts at the Castaic Aquatic Center
1887 - Prohibitionist Henry Needham purchases land in Newhall, attempts to establish "dry" colony [story]
H.C. Needham
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has received confirmation of its first case of COVID-19 with mutations consistent with the new Omicron variant (B.1.1.529).
Thursday COVID Roundup: First Case of Omicron Detected in L.A. County
Andrew Ghassemi, senior vice president of Spectrum Commercial Real Estate, Inc., is pleased to announce the recent sale of a Class-A office building in Valencia.
Spectrum Real Estate Closes on $3.5M Sale of Valencia Office Building
Metro Los Angeles celebrated the groundbreaking Wednesday for the I-5 North County Enhancements Project, which will improve the operations and safety of the I-5 freeway for motorists in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Interstate 5 Improvement Project Breaks Ground in Santa Clarita
Do you take the easy route with a bag and tissue paper because your wrapping job looks like a crumpled mess?
Learn How to Wrap Gifts Like a Pro Thanks to JCI Santa Clarita
Commercial driver’s licenses, learner’s permits, endorsements and special certificates expiring between March 2020 and February 2022, are automatically extended through Feb. 28, 2022, the California Department of Motor Vehicles announced Thursday.
DMV Extending Commercial Driver’s Licenses, Learner’s Permits
1972 - Five wounded in Vagos biker gang shooting at Curtis & JoAnne Darcy's Acton '49er Saloon [story]
Darcys 49er
We are in the home stretch of the holiday season. I hope you have made plans to safely celebrate with family and friends. I also want to encourage you to keep safety in mind when shopping for that perfect gift for your loved ones.
City Manager’s Monthly Message – December 2021
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