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1938 - Brand-new Lockheed transport plane crashes in Agua Dulce; all 9 perish including 2 infants [story]
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Saugus XC to be Honored by County Supervisors
Monday, Jan 25, 2016

On January 26, 2016 the Saugus High School Girls Cross Country team will be recognized by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for winning both the California Interscholastic Federation State Cross Country and State Division II Title. “It’s always inspiring to not only see the hard...

Antonovich Honors Saugus Cross Country
Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015

At the Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, Los Angeles County Mayor Michael D. Antonovich honored members of the Saugus Girl’s Cross Country CIF Division II State Championship team and Brian Zabiliski, winner of the individual state championship in the Boys Division II race.  

Foothill League Track Preview: Girls 800m
Sunday, Mar 9, 2014

SCV record: 1:57.34 Alysia Johnson-Montano (Bay Area Track Club) 2010 SCV high school record: 2:07.45 Aly Drake (Valencia HS) 2009 Foothill League Championship record: 2:12.84 Jennifer Owen (WRHS) 2011 2013 Foothill Lg. Best: 2:11.98 Sabrina Janes (Saugus HS)     Don’t be surprised...

Foothill League XC Best of 2013 | Part 2: Girls
Saturday, Dec 28, 2013

Runner of the Year: Samantha Ortega, Saugus Junior Oh, what a year! Saugus’ Ortega enjoyed one of the most magical seasons in SCV prep sports history this cross country season, setting many historic records in the process. The junior went undefeated up to the CIF Southern Section Prelims in mid-November...

Roundup: Ortega of Saugus Finishes 1st in Cross-Country Showdown
Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013

The Saugus girls cross country team won the September Showdown at Central Park in a race that featured four of the top teams in the state. Samantha Ortega from Saugus won the race, tying the course record in 17 minutes, 59 seconds. She paced the Centurions over Great Oak, the No. 1 ranked team in California...

Roundup: Saugus Girls Set Nation’s Fastest Time in 4×1600 Relay
Monday, Apr 22, 2013

Four girls on the Saugus track team are among the nation’s elite after winning the 4 x 1,600 relay at the Mt. San Antonio College Relays. Abigial Frankian, Heidi Hoslet, Samantha Ortega and Sabrina Janes set the fastest time in the nation in the 4 x 1,600 relay in 20 minutes, 21.47 seconds, and broke...

Girls 3200m: Ortega of Saugus Preps for Another Record Run
Monday, Mar 25, 2013

ATTENTION: Saugus High’s Samantha Ortega is back. Following a fairy tale sophomore cross country season, Ortega will try to duplicate those accomplishments, this time on the oval. Last fall’s successes were similar to a Cinderella story. Ortega, who won the 2012 Foothill League junior varsity...

Saugus Girls XC Team Honored as L.A. County Stars
Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013

The legendary Saugus High School girls cross-country team got its just desserts Tuesday when Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich (far right in photo) presented Head Coach Rene Paragas (far left in photo) and the girls with scrolls at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration in downtown Los Angeles. The members...

L.A. County to Honor Saugus Girl Runners
Thursday, Jan 24, 2013

Members of the Saugus High School girls cross-country team will receive fancy scrolls and get their pictures taken with the five Los Angeles County supervisors when the young ladies take center stage Tuesday at the downtown L.A. Hall of Administration. At the request of 5th District Supervisor Michael...

A Look Inside the Saugus Girls’ 7th Title Run
Thursday, Nov 29, 2012

With a mile to go, the greatest high school sports dynasty in California history looked to be in jeopardy. Then it happened. Just like last year, the Saugus girls cross country team pulled off the impossible. Seven girls starting in box seven won their seventh consecutive state championship. Yes, you...

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1938 - Brand-new Lockheed transport plane crashes in Agua Dulce; all 9 perish including 2 infants [story]
plane crash
1969 - Board of Trustees selects "College of the Canyons" name [story]
The city of Santa Clarita Planning Commission is scheduled to conduct a public hearing Tuesday to further deliberate on the Sand Canyon Resort development.
Sand Canyon Resort Development Returns to Planning Commission
The CIF Southern Section and KAP7 International, Inc. announced a five-year partnership extension for KAP7 to be the official boys and girls water polo ball for all championship events.
KAP7, CIF-SS Announce Extension of Five-Year Ball Partnership
Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled a plan that would spend about $1.5 billion of the state’s $75.7 billion surplus in grants of up to $25,000 to support small businesses, according to state officials this week.
Chamber Urges SCV to Support Newsom’s Aid to Small Businesses
On Friday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed 17 new deaths and 583 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 27,842 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Studies Show Vaccine Appears to Be Effective Against Variants; 27,842 Total SCV Cases
Fourteen-year-old Andrew Jenofsky was the first in line to get his shot at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Thursday morning, as adolescents ages 12-15 were given the go-ahead to get Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.
14-Year-Old First to Receive Pfizer Vaccine at Henry Mayo
Support for Israel was written across the signs and faces of approximately 100 demonstrators during a rally held on City Hall’s steps Thursday evening.
Approximately 100 SCV Residents Gather to Support Israel
The city of Santa Clarita received approximately 850 applications for its rental assistance program ahead of the program’s April 30 application deadline.
City Receives More Than 800 Rental Assistance Applications
Saddleback Butte State Park announced it is urgently searching for volunteers to become camp hosts beginning June 1.
Camp Hosts Needed at Saddleback Butte State Park, New Updates Announced for Mojave Area State Parks
Los Angeles County Public Health officials said it will review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's newly released guidance for fully vaccinated residents in order to make adjustments to the current County and state guidelines.
LA County to Review CDC’s Masking Guidelines for Fully Vaccinated People
The city of Santa Clarita released an updated schedule for the Concerts in the Park series set to take place in July and August.
City Releases Updated Schedule for Concerts in the Park
1874 - Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez captured in Hollywood Hills [story]
Tiburcio Vasquez
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidance Thursday indicating that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely resume activities that were done prior to the pandemic.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: CDC Loosens Mask Restrictions for Fully Vaccinated People; SCV Cases Total 27,825
A total of 277 single-family homes changed owners during April in the Santa Clarita Valley as the as the tight inventory rose to its highest level in five months, though remained well below year-ago totals, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Thursday.
SCV Median Home Price $795,000 Hits Record
After making numerous requests for correction for failure by the County Board of Supervisors to abide by various sections of the Brown Act, the Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment was left with no option than to file a formal legal complaint.
SCOPE Files Legal Complaint Over L.A. County’s Failure to Abide by Brown Act
The case against a prominent Santa Clarita Valley Realtor who had been accused of a sexual assault stemming from a Las Vegas real estate conference last summer was dismissed, a court clerk confirmed Thursday.
Las Vegas Sexual Assault Case Against SCV Realtor Dismissed, L.A. County Case “Still Active”
Tommy's Boats - a national boat dealership brand with locations in Florida, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, and Michigan - announced a new location opening soon in Castaic.
May 19, May 20: Tommy’s Boats Grill & Chill Hiring Event
Foothill League coaches announced their choice for Player of the Year and their All-League teams recently.
Saugus High QB Named Foothill League Player of the Year
California Credit Union has awarded 10 scholarships of $1,000 each to college-bound students in Los Angeles and Orange Counties in its annual College Scholarship Program.
Valencia High Student Awarded California Credit Union Scholarship
Santa Clarita Mayor Bill Miranda responded Tuesday to criticisms of the city of Santa Clarita Human Relations Roundtable, which was formed as a result of last summer’s protests about issues involving race relations.
Mayor Taking Human Relations Roundtable Criticisms “Very Seriously”
1825 - Town founder Henry Mayo Newhall born in Saugus, Mass. [read/watch]
Henry M. Newhall
Six days a week, Santa Clarita Grocery opens its warehouse to people in need.
Local Shop Donates Leftover Bagels To Help Families
As part of the $100 billion California Comeback Plan, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a $20 billion to transform California public schools into gateways of equity and opportunity.
Newsom Announces $20 Billion Investment to Public Schools