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1855 - Sanford & Cyrus Lyon establish Lyon's Station (for stagecoaches) near today's Sierra Hwy & Newhall Ave [story]
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April 18-19: Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival 2020 at Hart Park
Friday, Jan 17, 2020

The city of Santa Clarita’s Cowboy Festival, presented by California Resources Corporation and set to return for its 27th year, will ride into William S. Hart Park in Newhall on April 18 and 19. The sights, sounds and swagger of cowboy life will be on display all weekend and general admission tickets...

Cowboy Festival Roundup: Schedule, Parking, Road Closures, Bus Routes
Friday, Apr 12, 2019

The 26th annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, presented by California Resources Corporation, returns to William S. Hart Park and Old Town Newhall on Saturday and Sunday, and thousands of Western fans are expected to visit the area. Admission to the park and the festival at 24151 Newhall Avenue in Newhall...

TONIGHT: Swingin’ Cowboy Dance with Cow Bop at Hart Hall

Tickets are still available for Friday night’s kickin’ Cowboy Dance featuring cowboy jazz band Cow Bop in Hart Hall at William S. Hart Park, hosted by the nonprofit Friends of Hart Park to kick off the 2019 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival. It’s bound to be a great night of country swing,...

SC Transit Offering Free Rides During This Weekend’s Cowboy Festival
Thursday, Apr 11, 2019

It has never been easier to “mosey on down” to the Cowboy Festival, at William S. Hart Park. This year Santa Clarita Transit will be offering free rides on local routes during the Cowboy Festival this Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14. This is an excellent opportunity to help reduce traffic...

April 11: Walk of Western Stars Induction Ceremony, Reception
Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019

Western motion picture and TV stars James Drury, Robert Fuller and Dan White will be inducted into the Walk of Western Stars in Newhall on Thursday, April 11, starting at 5 p.m., with a special reception and dinner to follow at Hart Hall at 6 p.m. The induction is one of the events leading up to the...

City Announces Cowboy Festival Road Closures, Parking Details
Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019

The 26th annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, presented by California Resources Corporation, returns to Old Town Newhall this weekend. Residents are encouraged to prepare for road closures in Old Town Newhall and plan transportation accordingly for Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14. The 2019 Cowboy...

April 13: Walk the Line with National Cash on Mane Stage
Friday, Apr 5, 2019

The nonprofit Friends of Hart Park will present the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival debut of National Cash – A Tribute to Johnny Cash on the Mane Stage at William S. Hart Park in Old Town Newhall on Saturday, April 13, starting at 8 p.m. National Cash expertly escorts the audience on a trip down...

Thursdays at Newhall Sets April Shows, Events
Monday, Apr 1, 2019

Saddle up your horse, steel or otherwise, and ride into Old Town Newhall for a wide selection of free Thursdays@Newhall events in April. On the calendar are the ever-popular 10 by 10 Variety Show, JAM Sessions, SENSES Block Party and Note by Note music night. Thursdays@Newhall is an ongoing opportunity...

Santa Clarita Mayor’s Monthly Message – April 2019

Get ready to chow down and cowboy up! Picture this…you are relaxing in the shade in a lovely picnic grove as the branches of a majestic oak tree sway in the gentle breeze. On that breeze, you catch a whiff of the sweet, tangy, smoky deliciousness wafting through the air from grills cooking up barbecue...

April 11: Walk of Western Stars to Induct Drury, Fuller, White
Monday, Feb 11, 2019

Western film and television stars James Drury, Robert Fuller and Dan White will be inducted into the Walk of Western Stars in Newhall on Thursday, April 11, starting at 5 p.m. The induction is one of the events leading up to the 2019 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival on Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14. The...

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1855 - Sanford & Cyrus Lyon establish Lyon's Station (for stagecoaches) near today's Sierra Hwy & Newhall Ave [story]
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Officials from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital are once again urging those eligible to get vaccinated, as the hospital is experiencing a marked influx of COVID-19 patients, hospital spokesman Patrick Moody said Thursday.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: Henry Mayo Hospital Admittance Up 50%; SCV Cases Total 35,477
A “significant amount of smoke” from the Windy and KNP Complex fires northeast of Bakersfield in the Sequoia National Forest have entered the Los Angeles area, according to a Thursday morning tweet from the U.S. National Weather Service Los Angeles.
Hazy SCV Skies from Sequoia Forest Fires
Spookiness is on its way to Main Street in Old Town Newhall.
Scarecrow Alley Coming to Old Town Newhall
The Chiquita Canyon Landfill Technical Advisory Committee met Wednesday afternoon to discuss updates at the Val Verde landfill.
Chiquita Canyon Landfill Health Report Nearing Final Process
Following a record-breaking event in 2020 – Soup for the Soul will once again be presented virtually in 2021.
Tickets Now on Sale for Bridge to Home’s 2021 Soup for the Soul Virtual Fundraiser
The city of Santa Clarita’s annual Evening of Remembrance event will occur on Wednesday, Sept. 29, beginning with a Walk of Remembrance at 6:15 p.m., followed by the program at 6:45 p.m.
Community Invited to Annual Evening of Remembrance
College of the Canyons is continuing its tradition of inviting community groups to experience Cougar football during the 2021 season, with all healthcare workers and first responders invited to attend Saturday’s game vs. Palomar College free of charge.
Cougars Football Continuing with Community Invite Tradition
The Santa Clarita chapter of the American Cancer Society is excited to announce its annual leading fundraiser of the year — Relay For Life - will take place on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Westfield Town Center Mall, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Oct. 2: American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life
At least one person was reported wounded in a shooting in Newhall Wednesday night, prompting a response from law enforcement and medical personnel.
Newhall Shooting Sends One Person to Hospital
Are you ready for a “Partea”? Circle of Hope’s 17th Annual Tea Celebration will be held at the Hyatt Regency Valencia on Saturday, Oct. 9, beginning at 11:00 a.m.
Oct. 9: Circle of Hope’s 17th Annual Tea Celebration
SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond proudly recognized Betty Reid Soskin, a pioneering Bay Area civil rights activist and the oldest living National Park Ranger serving in the United States, as an Ambassador to California Education on her 100th birthday.
Betty Reid Soskin Named California’s Newest Education Ambassador
The Mojave Area California State Parks  recently announced status updates for public use.
Status Updates Released for Mojave Area State Parks
1948 - Agua Dulce Women's Club organized [timeline]
Women's Club
The Santa Clarita Planning Commission approved the installation and operation of a Verizon wireless communication facility that will expand wireless coverage in the city’s center. 
Verizon Wireless Facility Approved By Planning Commission
State Senator Scott Wilk is honoring four Hispanic community leaders to commemorate National Hispanic Heritage Month. 
Wilk Honors Local Hispanic Community Leaders
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Wednesday confirmed 41 new deaths and 1,750 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 35,403 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: Nursing Facility Numbers See Decline; Santa Clarita Cases total: 35,403
College of the Canyons and the Santa Clarita Environmental Education Consortium, SCEEC, will virtually host the 2021 Green STEM Summit on Saturday, Oct. 9 with the purpose of introducing students to green careers.
COC’s Virtual Green STEM Summit Slated For October
The Angeles National Forest will end its forest closure order Wednesday at 11:59 pm, a week past the expiration of the California regional closure.
Angeles National Forest Ending Closure Order
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced a vision for ensuring that every California student will learn to read by third grade by the year 2026 during a virtual press conference on Tuesday
State Superintendent Seeks To Increase Literacy By Third Grade For All California Students
In an effort to keep adopted pets from returning to the shelter, the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control has launched a free online resource center to help pet owners who can no longer keep their pets.
Pets Get A Second Chance With New Rehoming Program
The population of the city of Santa Clarita grew by 22.9% between 2010 and 2020, according to U.S. Census data released Monday that will be used to redistrict boundaries for various political offices in California. 
Santa Clarita Population Has Grown Over 50,000 In Ten Years
A federal court handed international mining conglomerate Cemex a win last week in its decades-long battle to establish a mining operation in Soledad Canyon.    
Court Rules In Favor Of Cemex Over Bureau Of Land Management
The American Cancer Society Santa Clarita Valley held a Relay Rally at Westfield Valencia Town Center Saturday afternoon to raise awareness about its annual Relay for Life of the Santa Clarita Valley event on Saturday, Oct. 2. 
Community Gets Ready For Relay For Life With Local Relay Rally
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