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1938 - Supervisors award construction contract for jail at Wayside Farms in Castaic (later called Pitchess Detention Center). [story]
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Scarecrow Alley Coming to Old Town Newhall
Thursday, Sep 23, 2021

Spookiness is on its way to Main Street in Old Town Newhall. The spine-tingling, hair-raising chill in the air can only mean one thing – Scarecrow Alley is returning to Santa Clarita! Sign-up now to participate in the city of Santa Clarita’s community scarecrow contest for your chance to win eternal...

Oct. 15: Award-winning Haunted House ‘Beware the Dark Realm’ Announces Haunt Dates, Celebrates 50 Years of Haunting
Tuesday, Aug 31, 2021

Award-winning walk-through haunted house in Santa Clarita, “Beware the Dark Realm,” will open its castle doors for six nights during the 2021 Halloween season, starting Friday, Oct. 15. Beware the Dark Realm will be open on Oct. 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th, and 30th from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00...

SCV Adventure Play Foundation to Host Virtual, Family-Friendly Haunted House
Tuesday, Oct 27, 2020

In light of the impact the pandemic is having on Halloween, SCV Adventure Play Foundation is taking a new approach to a family-friendly Halloween hang time on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. They are working with artists, musicians, and play workers across the nation to re-create...

City Bringing Haunted Highway, Scarecrow Alley to Santa Clarita Sports Complex
Tuesday, Sep 15, 2020

Buckle up for a trip down Haunted Highway. This spooky, family-friendly experience allows you to celebrate all the tricks and treats of Halloween from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle. The city of Santa Clarita is excited to announce that construction will be complete on Haunted Highway, as...

Oct. 26: Ghostly Tales at the Old Depot
Thursday, Oct 24, 2019

Ghostly Tales at the Old Depot is a 90-minute experience that puts you in the middle of one of Santa Clarita’s most historic sites. The event will take place at Saturday, Oct. 26 at Heritage Junction Historic Park inside William S. Hart Park. Tours start every half hour beginning at 6:00 p.m.;...

Oct. 27: SCV Sheriff’s Station Annual Haunted Jailhouse

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, along with the city of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Valley Boys and Girls Club, will host the 31st annual Haunted Jailhouse Halloween event Sunday, Oct. 27, from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., at the SCV Sheriff’s Station, located at 23740 Magic...

Oct. 31: Fit4Mom’s Halloween ‘Stroller Treat’ Workout
Thursday, Oct 11, 2018

FIT4MOM, the nation’s largest wellness company with programs exclusively designed for moms, is celebrating Halloween mom-style. The annual “Stroller Treat” will include a free 60-minute Stroller Strides workout, followed by stroller trick-or-treating. Kids and moms alike will wear their Halloween...

Oct. 28: SCV Sheriff’s Station Haunted Jailhouse
Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018

The annual Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Haunted Jailhouse will be held on Sunday, Oct. 28, from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. A $2 entry donation per person is requested. The popular event, which has become a yearly tradition, will include kids & adults jailhouse tours, petting zoo,...

Oct. 13: Award-Winning Haunted House ‘Beware the Dark Realm’ Opens
Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018

Beware the Dark Realm haunted house is a high intensity walk-through attraction filled with terrifying live monsters, amazing special effects, and incredible sets, based off a medieval castle, making this Santa Clarita amateur and family run for over 45 years, one of the premiere home haunts in California....

Oct. 27: Five Knolls Halloween Dog Costume Contest
Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018

Jonslist.org, a registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to protecting animals and the environment, is having the First Annual Five Knolls Halloween Dog Costume Contest Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m. The event will take place at Golden Valley Park, located at 27225 Five Knolls Drive,...

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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
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
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