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1955 - Actor James Dean, 24, drives through Castaic Junction en route to his final resting place [watch]
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April 24: ‘Ramona Memories: Tourism and the Shaping of Southern California’
Tuesday, Apr 19, 2022

Join Dr. Dydia DeLyser, author of “Ramona Memories: Tourism and the Shaping of Southern California,” at Rancho Camulos Museum on Sunday, April 24 at 1:30 p.m. DeLyser is a cultural-historical geographer, writer and researcher and is an expert on the cultural impact of Helen Hunt Jackson’s...

Jan. 25: ‘Helen Hunt Jackson Returns’ to Rancho Camulos
Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019

The Rancho Camulos Museum invites local history fans and aficionados to experience a faithful reenactment of January 23, 1882 visit by best-selling author Helen Hunt Jackson on Saturday, January 25, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The time she spent at Rancho Camulos, with its adobe structure built in 1853 by...

April 20: Dave Stamey at Rancho Camulos Museum
Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018

Get Tickets Here Del Valle Adobe at Rancho Camulos Western Music Hall of Famer and Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival favorite Dave Stamey will play a lunchtime concert at the Rancho Camulos National Historic Landmark and museum near Piru on Friday, April 20. Stamey’s performance is part of a celebration...

Jan. 28: Rancho Camulos Reenacts Historic Helen Hunt Jackson Visit
Monday, Jan 23, 2017

The Rancho Camulos tradition to reenact Helen Hunt Jackons’s 1883 visit that inspired her to make this California Rancho one of the settings for her novel “Ramona” is back again on January 28 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event pays homage to its history and begin the year with the historical...

Nov. 7-8: Historic Films in View at Rancho Camulos Double Header
Monday, Oct 19, 2015

Three “Ramona” silent films will be showcased at a weekend celebration of 19th-century rancho life at Rancho Camulos National Historic Landmark in November. Mary Pickford in the title role (with Henry B. Walthall as Allesandro) in D.W. Griffith’s production of “Ramona,”...

Free Tickets Available for “Ramona” at San Gabriel Mission
Monday, May 18, 2015

[KHTS] – Free tickets are available for the recovered and recently restored 1928 “Ramona” starring Dolores del Rio is planned to premiere at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse this June. Dolores Del Rio as the title character and Warner Baxter as Alessandro in Edwin Carewe’s 1928 “Ramona.”...

Rancho Camulos Hosting Festival, Fundraiser
Thursday, Oct 30, 2014

[KHTS] – Two free history events at Rancho Camulos Museum in Piru will take place on Nov.8 including a Living History Festival, and a fundraiser. The festival will take place from 12- 4 p.m. “Attend a free living history festival and tour the historically significant buildings and beautiful...

Lost SCV-Related 1928 Film Reappears After Falling to Nazis, Soviets
Sunday, Mar 30, 2014

A newly rediscovered 1928 film with an “SCV connection” made its world premiere Saturday night in Los Angeles – 86 years and one day after it made its original world premiere. The film is the Edwin Carewe version of “Ramona” starring Dolores Del Rio, and it had been lost to time until a print...

Jan. 25: Reenactment of Famous Novelist’s Visit to Local Rancho
Thursday, Jan 9, 2014

Helen Hunt Jackson [KHTS] – Rancho Camulos, the  setting of Helen Hunt Jackson’s novel “Ramona” – just 10 miles west of Valencia on Highway 126 – will host a reenactment of Jackson’s 1882 visit to the Ranch on Saturday, Jan. 25. Docents of the Rancho Camulos museum will perform...

Visit Historic Rancho Camulos Museum, Right Down 126
Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013

Click to enlarge Docent-led public tours are available without appointment Saturdays at 1, 2, and 3 and by appointment year-round.  See the “Home of Ramona” including the 1853 adobe, 1867 chapel and winery, 1930 schoolhouse, and beautiful grounds, and then view the 1910 silent film “Ramona”...

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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed six new deaths throughout L.A. County, 1,682 new cases countywide and 100 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID Roundup: Seven Day Average of County Case Counts Declines 8 Percent
The HOV, High Occupancy Vehicle, or carpool, lanes are open on I-5 in both directions between Magnolia Boulevard and Buena Vista Street.
I-5 Corridor Improvement Work Continues, SR-134  to Buena Vista Street
Two recent graduates of CalArts’ MFA Experimental Animation Program, Moon (Yuezhu) Wang and Dairys Escoto De León, have been selected for the 2022-23 Association for Independent Colleges of Art and Design Post-Graduate Teaching Fellowships.
CalArts Alums Selected for AICAD Teaching Fellowships
Join Route 66 Classic Grill for the longest monthly Classic Car Show in Southern California history. The last show of 2022 will be held Oct. 8 from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Oct. 8: Route 66 Classic Grill Classic Car Show
Los Angeles County’s new Veteran Suicide Review Team met for the first time Thursday, Sept. 29, kick-starting an innovative and collaborative approach to reducing veteran suicide in the county.
L.A. County’s New Veteran Suicide Review Team Begins Work
Agua Dulce Winery will host StompFest on Saturday, Oct. 1 at noon.
Oct. 1: StompFest at Agua Dulce Winery
Do you want to create a post on Facebook and Instagram at the same time? Learn to schedule posts, respond to comments and inbox messages from one place by attending this free Small Business Development Center webinar, "Manage Your Social Media Platform, Meta Business Suite."
Oct. 5: SBDC Free Webinar Helps Business Mange Social Media Platforms
On Saturday, November 12, 2022, the Santa Clarita Veteran Services Collaborative and Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions will host a Veteran Career Fair on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Curtiss-Wright facility.
Nov. 12: Veteran Career Fair at Curtiss-Wright in Valencia
A strong first half turned into a great start of the second half, but it ended going against Master's men's soccer team as they lost the Golden State Athletic Conference opener to Arizona Christian 3-1 Thursday in Glendale, Ariz.
GSAC Opening Win Eludes TMU Men’s Soccer
Motoko Shimoji earned medalist honors for the third straight week and Carla Menendez placed runner-up to help lead the College of the Canyons Golf Team to a 15-stroke victory over Bakersfield College at the Western State Conference event hosted by Moorpark College at Los Robles Greens on Sept. 26.
Cougars Win Again, Shimoji Medals for Third Straight Week
Sixteen William S. Hart Union High School District 2022/23 Teachers of the Year were recognized by the Governing Board on Wednesday, Sept. 28.
Hart District Teachers of the Year Honored by Board
1955 - Actor James Dean, 24, drives through Castaic Junction en route to his final resting place [watch]
James Dean
Chelsea A. Kay, 37, an insurance operations manager living in Saugus, was honored by JCI USA (United States Junior Chamber) as a member of the 2022 class Ten Outstanding Young Americans.
United States Junior Chamber Honors Local Operations Manager
October is fast approaching. To help embrace the haunted season, we are happy to announce the return of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Haunted Jailhouse after a two year hiatus.
SCV Sheriff’s Station Haunted Jailhouse Returns After Two Years
The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control would like to remind residents within unincorporated county areas and participating contracted cities that the pet license amnesty period is almost over.
County Reminding Residents Pet License Amnesty Period Ending Soon
Four individuals and one writing team have been selected as winners of the 2022 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting.
Academy Announces Winners of Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowships
We began our Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism (EDIA) journey nearly two years ago, and while the path ahead was not clearly defined, Health Services leadership was enthusiastically joined by workforce members across our health enterprise in a united commitment to creating a more welcoming, inclusive and proactively anti-racist health care system for our patients, staff and the communities we serve.
Message from County Health Services Director Dr. Christina Ghaly
College of the Canyons student-athletes Brianna Botello (women's volleyball) and Sam Regez (men's cross coutry) have been named the COC Athletic Department's Women's & Men's Student-Athletes of the Week for the period running Sept. 19-24.
COC Names Botello, Regez Athletes of the Week
Detectives at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station need your help. On Aug. 13, 2022, the individuals pictured shoplifted items from a retail store in Valencia at approximately 6:15 p.m.
Detectives Seek Help in Identifying Shoplifting Suspects
Are you hiring? Looking for a new career? The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Center has partnered with College of the Canyons, the city of Santa Clarita and America's Job Centers of California to host a valley-wide job fair at the Canyon Country Community Center Thursday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
SCVEDC, COC, City Partner to Host Job Fair
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday no additional deaths and 49 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley, with a total of 12 deaths and 1,517 new cases countywide.
Thursday COVID Roundup: 49 New SCV Cases; No Additional Deaths
1969 - College of the Canyons opens with first class of students in temporary quarters at Hart High School [story]
COC
 State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond hosted a virtual webinar on Sept. 28 to update local educational agencies, including district and charter school administrators and classroom educators, on over $3.6 billion in block grants and other resources to promote financial education in California high schools.
Superintendent Thurmond Leads Webinar Announcing State Funds for Financial Literacy
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the city of Santa Clarita, today announced nominations to officially open for their annual ‘Salute to Patriots’ event.
Nominations to Honor Local Veterans at Chamber’s Annual Salute to Patriots Now Open
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