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1938 - Supervisors award construction contract for jail at Wayside Farms in Castaic (later called Pitchess Detention Center). [story]

Ready-made Roundabout Art?
Friday, Sep 12, 2014

Once more around the track, or circle, or roundabout. Do all y’all remember the huge discussion about art that could be used for the Old Town Newhall traffic circle-roundabout? Should we have this statue or that statue, or maybe landscaping or a monument to a local hero? One design showed what looked...

Newhall Roundabout Opens to Old Cars, Then New Cars
Thursday, Jan 23, 2014

Years of planning and public input culminated Thursday in the opening of the Newhall roundabout, complete with oversized scissors and a big red ribbon. The new thoroughfare is part of Santa Clarita city officials’ effort to make traffic through downtown Newhall safer and more appealing, said Santa...

Reminder: Newhall Roundabout Opens Thursday
Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014

Join the Santa Clarita City Council on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 10 a.m. as they host a ribbon cutting event celebrating the completion of the new, single lane roundabout in Old Town Newhall. “The City of Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, and property and business owners have taken great steps to...

Jan. 23: Newhall Roundabout to Open
Friday, Jan 10, 2014

The Santa Clarita City Council will cut the ceremonial ribbon to open the Newhall roundabout on Thursday morning, Jan. 23.   Background (from city staff report, June 25, 2013) In 2005, City Council adopted the Downtown Newhall Specific Plan (DNSP), which outlined the vision for the future of Old...

Newhall Roundabout to Be Landscaped, for Now
Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013

[KHTS] – Santa Clarita residents will have the center of their roundabout landscaped, with a minimalist approach, after two go-rounds of public input, including online surveys, and much discussion of the controversial traffic circle. The move sets aside the most recent results of a public outreach...

‘Do Nothing’ Wins Newhall Roundabout Art Survey
Thursday, Nov 21, 2013

Insert artwork here … or maybe not. Click for more images and info. “Do Nothing” was the top vote-getter in the city of Santa Calrita’s Newhall Roundabout Art survey, according to documents released Thursday by the city. The survey, which appeared on the city’s website and elsewhere,...

What Goes Around, Comes Around
Sunday, Sep 29, 2013

Darryl Manzer So the roundabout in downtown Newhall isn’t a new idea. Seems like there was one in the same spot between 1926 and 1935 or so. It did have decorations in it at times. A community Christmas tree, for sure. Try doing that now. It doesn’t look like traffic was a problem. There was one...

SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013

In this episode: Detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau are investigating a dead body found in Gorman; While some have praised the two final choices for the Newhall Roundabout Centerpiece, Santa Clarita City Council members are asking for another look at the...

July 23: City to Break Ground for Newhall Roundabout
Wednesday, Jul 17, 2013

The groundbreaking ceremony for construction to begin on the Newhall Roundabout project is scheduled for Tuesday, July 23 at 10 a.m. “We are going to have a groundbreaking for the roundabout,” said Mayor Bob Kellar, “Ultimately it’s going to be a great attribute to what we’ve been working...

2 Finalists Picked for Newhall Roundabout Art
Tuesday, Jul 16, 2013

And then there were two. Santa Clarita’s arts commissioners have narrowed it down to two proposals for the Newhall Roundabout Art Project, from among six semi-finalists. Michael Clapper’s “Western Reel” and Michael Duffy’s “Facing the Sun, Facing the Future” were selected as the two...

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1938 - Supervisors award construction contract for jail at Wayside Farms in Castaic (later called Pitchess Detention Center). [story]
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
La Mesa Junior High 8th graders will soon be building water bottle rockets as part of their science program, thanks to funding from California Credit Union through its Fall 2021 Teacher Grant program.
La Mesa Teacher Wins Fall 2021 Teacher Grant
Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control is celebrating the 'Paw"lidays by offering the gift of a new furry friend. 
Adoption Fees Waived Through End of the Year
Santa Clarita Artists Association is pleased to showcase an oil painting demo by Sharon Weaver on Feb. 21, 2022.
Artists Association Presents Oil Painting Showcase With Sharon Weaver
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station has once again begun collecting toys as part of the Annual Holiday Toy Drive.
Sheriff Station Seeks Donations For 2021 Holiday Toy Drive