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1956 - Placerita Canyon State Park dedicated [story]
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A Letter from Newhall, Cal., to Tombstone, Ariz.
Sunday, Mar 22, 2020

Dear Tombstone, You and I are nearly the same age. I started about five years before you did in 1876. I’m told you became a town in 1881 or so. We were both born of a mineral in the ground. You had silver. Lots of silver. I had, and still have, oil … black gold. We both also have native peoples,...

Sacrifice of ‘Newhall Four’ an Indelible Memory
Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016

April 5-6 is known as one of the deadliest days in California Highway Patrol history – when four officers were killed in shootout between two criminals. Late in the evening of April 5, four young California Highway Patrol officers lost their lives in a 4½-minute gun battle that left four women...

Trinity Classical to Bring Civil War History to Life
Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016

[Trinity Classical Academy] – Trinity Classical Academy will be presenting an American Civil War Reenactment on Friday, Feb. 26. The American Civil War Living History Museum will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon in Trinity’s Celebration Center. Trinity’s sixth grade class, their families,...

Feb. 27: SCV Historical Society Hosts Talk on St. Francis Dam Disaster
Monday, Dec 14, 2015

The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will be hosting Jon Wilkman, who will give a talk on his new book about the St. Francis Dam disaster:”Floodpath: The Deadliest Man Made Disaster of 20th Century America and the Making of Modern Los Angeles.” The talk will be given at Saturday, Feb....

SCV Historical Society Celebrates 40 Years of Preservation
Friday, Dec 11, 2015

[KHTS] – The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will celebrate 40 years of preservation this weekend. The Historical Society was incorporated in 1975 but began meeting a year earlier, holding its first meeting at the Old Orchard Elementary School in 1974. The mission of the society is to stimulate...

Newhall Presbyterian Church Celebrating 124th Birthday
Friday, May 29, 2015

[KHTS] – One of the Santa Clarita Valley’s oldest churches is welcoming the community to celebrate its 124th anniversary Sunday, officials said. The First Presbyterian Church, located in “the heart of Newhall,” has roots that go back to the 1870s, according to the church’s website. The...

Memorial Service Set for Former Santa Clarita Mayor
Saturday, May 23, 2015

[KHTS] – A memorial service date has been announced for former Santa Clarita Mayor George Pederson who died May 9 at age 90. The service will be held Saturday, June 6, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at Christian Lutheran Church located at 25816 Tournament Rd., Valencia, CA 91355. Memorial contributions may...

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.”...

Residents Invited to Bermite Cleanup Meeting
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014

[KHTS] – Santa Clarita Valley residents are invited to attend a meeting on November 12 to discuss the Whittaker Bermite property cleanup, officials announced Saturday. The property, an undeveloped 996-acre site located in the center of Santa Clarita, is a former munitions testing and manufacturing...

City Honors Longtime Community Volunteer With Key to City
Monday, May 19, 2014

[KHTS] – Celebrating more than four decades of community involvement, nearly 100 longtime Santa Claritaresidents and officials gathered Friday at Hart Park to honor Connie Worden-Roberts with a Lifetime of Service Tribute. Several, including Santa Clarita Mayor Laurene Weste, who presented...

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1956 - Placerita Canyon State Park dedicated [story]
Oak of the Golden Dream
The California Department of Public Health on Monday announced the statewide reopening of places of worship for religious services and in-store retail shopping.
California OK’s Counties to Reopen Places of Worship, Retail Stores
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Monday 1,047 new cases of COVID-19 and 12 new deaths due to the virus countywide, with 33 new cases and a total of 1,114 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley since the pandemic began.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: 1,114 Cases in SCV, 94,558 Statewide
It was less than six months ago that cameras were rolling in the SCV, but it seems like much, much longer.
When the Cameras Can Start Rolling Again in SCV
At its next meeting Tuesday, May 26, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will take action on a motion asking the county to begin planning immediately to prepare for the transition of youth who would have been committed to the state youth prison system, to instead be in the county’s care.
L.A. County Preps for Closure of State Youth Prison System
My dad was a disabled World War II veteran in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Rarely did he discuss the war, which was common for many who served.
Dad’s Limp | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
An endless stream of seniors drove reverently through the Bella Vida Senior Center Lunch Drive-Thru during Friday’s Memorial Day ceremony.
Bella Vida, SCV Seniors Salute Memorial Day 2020
Governor Gavin Newsom laid a wreath at a veterans home Friday and issued a proclamation on Saturday declaring Monday, May 25, 2020, as “Memorial Day” in the State of California.
Newsom Lays Wreath at Veterans Home, Declares May 25 ‘Memorial Day’
The largest study so far on using hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 was published Friday in the Lancet: It found that patients showed no benefit and, worse, were more likely to die or develop an irregular heartbeat.
Biggest Study to Date Says Virus Deaths Spiked With Use of Hydroxychloroquine
In the ongoing efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday launched California Connected, the state’s comprehensive contact tracing program and public awareness campaign.
Newsom Launches ‘California Connected’ COVID-19 Contact Tracing Program
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will conduct a bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement operation in the Santa Clarita area on Wednesday, May 27, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
May 27: LASD Bike, Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Push in SCV
1966 - Mustang Drive-In theater opens on Soledad Canyon Road [story]
Mustang Drive-In
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Sunday 940 new cases of COVID-19 and 14 new deaths due to the virus countywide, with a total of 1,081 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley since the pandemic began.
Sunday COVID-19 Roundup: 1,081 Cases in SCV, 92,710 Statewide
Richard Keysor, the 1989 Santa Clarita Valley Man of the Year, died at his home in Santa Clarita on May 20. He was 91.
Richard Keysor, 1989 SCV Man of Year, Dies at 91
Science progresses in incremental steps. How long did it take to realize Earth was not the center of the universe, or what goes up must come down? Science is slow, like watching molasses flow or grass grow.
The Magic Pill | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
1860 - Colonel Thomas F. Mitchell arrives in Soledad Canyon [story]
T.F. Mitchell
Lawrence Russell was already running when he received the ball with 4.8 seconds remaining in the first round of the 2018 NAIA national tournament.
Former Mustang Lawrence Russell Inks Deal to Play Professional Ball in Canada
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Saturday 1,032 new cases of COVID-19 and 41 new deaths due to the virus countywide, with a total of 1,063 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley since the pandemic began.
Saturday COVID-19 Roundup: 1,063 SCV Cases, 90,631 Statewide
The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) has announced the launch of Virtual Senior Day presented by Chipotle, a social initiative that recognizes high school seniors who missed out on their final season of lacrosse due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Premier Lacrosse League, Chipotle to Honor Saugus LAX’s Graduating Athletes
The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees will hold a video/teleconference business meeting Wednesday, May 27, at 1:30 p.m.
May 27: COC Board of Trustees Virtual Business Meeting
Hertz announced Friday it and certain of its U.S. and Canadian subsidiaries have filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.
Hertz Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
Have you ever had a friend or loved one say, “Gee, I can’t wait to get older so I can go to a nursing home?”
Vacation Spots for Seniors | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
On Friday, Mayor Pro Tem Bill Miranda, Councilmember Bob Kellar and City Manager Ken Striplin met virtually with Los Angeles County Fifth District Supervisor Kathryn Barger to address the requested variance for North County cities to reopen at a pace appropriate for their communities.
City Officials, Barger Discuss Variance for Reopening Santa Clarita
SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced Thursday a new collaborative online campaign, “Advance SEL in California,” to engage educators, school leaders, and families in a wider conversation about how to advance, elevate, and spur action on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in California.
California Education Department Launches Social, Emotional Learning Initiative