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1772 - Spanish Capt. Pedro Fages arrives; camps at Agua Dulce, Castaic, Lake Elizabeth, Lebec, Tejon [story]
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Friends of Hart Park Honoring Fallen Peace Officers
Thursday, May 8, 2014

[KHTS] – The Santa Clarita Valley has had a long history of dedicated lawmen and deputies, since it’s “Old West” days, and Friends of Hart Park want to honor those officers during a special ceremony from 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, National Peace Officers Memorial Day. The event...

Then & Now: Locals Debut New Book on SCV History
Sunday, May 4, 2014

[Arcadia Publishing] – Displaying more than 150 images of the Santa Clarita Valley’s past and present is the next addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Then & Now series, The Santa Clarita Valley. This new pictorial history is by local authors Dr. Alan Pollack, Kim Stephens and E.J....

44 Years On, Newhall Incident Still the CHP’s Worst
Saturday, Apr 5, 2014

[SCV History] They called it the “Newhall Incident.” It was the worst massacre of police officers in the 80 year history of the California Highway Patrol, and possibly the worst in American history. It changed police procedure forever thereafter— improved police training on how to approach...

Mr. SCV to Talk SCV History at Rancho Camulos
Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014

[News Release] – John Boston, award winning humorist, historian, and writer will launch this historic presentations and music series on April 12th, at high noon at the Rancho Camulos Museum and National Historic Landmark. Winner of a Will Rogers Lifetime Achievement Award, “Mr. Santa Clarita’s”...

Dec. 15: Local Authors Discuss SCV History Book
Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012

The Old Town Newhall Library will welcome three local authors Saturday, Dec. 15, at 10:30 a.m. at a free event to discuss their recent book on Santa Clarita Valley history, released in September. “Legendary Locals of the Santa Clarita Valley” is coauthored by SCV Historical Society President Alan...

Sept. 30: Authors to Discuss ‘Legendary’ SCV History Book
Sunday, Aug 5, 2012

From native Americans to Spanish explorers to the missions and Mexican ranchos to Gold Rush pioneers to Hollywood movie makers and all the way to the movers and shakers of the present, the Santa Clarita Valley has always had its share of colorful and legendary characters. Co-authors E.J. Stephens, Kim...

City Opens Iron Horse Trailhead to Hundreds
Friday, Jun 15, 2012

Equestrians, bicyclists, runners and sightseers are celebrating the completion of a new trailhead. The Iron Horse Trailhead opened to hundreds of trail enthusiasts Friday morning, providing a new connection to the South Fork Trail. The 4-mile Iron Horse Trail is a multi-use riding and walking path that...

Trailhead Sculpture Points Way to SCV History
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Local artists Idelle Okman Tyzbir and Dianne Foderaro will unveil their sculpture, Crossroads at Iron Horse Trailhead, on June 15 at 10 a.m. The 15 foot structure recognizes the contribution of the railroad and Santa Clarita history and is located near the railroad trestle on Magic Mountain Parkway. “I...

Epic SCV-Made Film Added to National Registry
Wednesday, Dec 28, 2011

“The Iron Horse,” a classic 1924 John Ford film with important scenes shot in the Santa Clarita Valley, was added Wednesday to the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress. Every year since 1989, the congressionally authorized National Film Preservation Board has inducted 25 films into the...

Dec. 17: ‘Newhallywood’ Lecture Tour Comes to Melody Ranch
Monday, Dec 12, 2011

This Saturday, film and TV fans will get to take an up close and personal look inside Gene Autry’s movie ranch that was once the home of “Gunsmoke” and “Deadwood.” From left: E.J. Stephens and Bill West - err, Dennis Weaver and James Arness at Melody Ranch in 1956 for an episode of "Gunsmoke." Film...

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1772 - Spanish Capt. Pedro Fages arrives; camps at Agua Dulce, Castaic, Lake Elizabeth, Lebec, Tejon [story]
Pedro Fages
Following months of renovations and preparation for a grand reopening, the city of Santa Clarita-owned ice rink has a new name and brand, The Cube - Ice and Entertainment Center.
City Reveals New Name of City-Owned Ice Rink
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 144 new deaths and 2,110 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 26,403 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Vaccine Allocation to Increase Next Week; SCV Cases Total 26,403
On Friday, the California Department of Public Health released updates to the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy reopening framework focused on activities that can be conducted outdoors with consistent masking which will take effect April 1.
State Updates Blueprint, Outdoor Activities and Theme Parks Set to Reopen
The Newhall School District announced Friday the implementation of the first Junior Kindergarten program in the Santa Clarita Valley which will offer students who turn five years old between July 1 and Sept. 1 the opportunity to enroll in school and enjoy the benefits that both Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Traditional Kindergarten currently provide.
Newhall School District Announces First Junior Kindergarten Program in SCV
The SCV Adventure Play Foundation is set to host its virtual Spring Thing Fling fundraiser on the first day of spring, Saturday, March 20.
SCV Adventure Play Foundation to Host Virtual Spring Thing Fling Fundraiser
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Missing Persons Unit investigators are asking for the public’s help locating Missing Person Debbie Phipps.
LASD Investigators Seek Help Locating Missing Person Last Seen In Canyon Country
Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, has sponsored a new bill that would prohibit the use of federal funds to pay for California’s high-speed rail project, a section of which could run along Highway 14 in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Garcia Sponsors Bill to Defund CA’s High-Speed Rail Project
Santa Clarita City Council members are set to discuss in a closed session Tuesday their ongoing legal battle with property owner Canyon View Limited over the 2.5 acres of solar panels on a Canyon Country hillside.
City Council to Reconvene Over Solar Panel Litigation
1864 - L.A. Star newspaper report: County supervisors have accepted Beale's Cut as complete [story]
Beale's Cut
College of the Canyons proudly welcomes composer/lyricist, conductor, pianist and music producer Georgia Stitt to the School of Visual & Performing Arts’ Virtual Industry Insight Series on Wednesday, March 10.
Broadway Maestra Georgia Stitt to Speak at COC’s Virtual Insight Series
Valencia-based Lundgren Management was honored to be selected by the El Camino Community College District as one of three firms providing on-going construction management services for the next five years.
Valencia-Based Lundgren Management Inks 5-Year Deal with El Camino Community College District
It’s not how far you go…it’s what happens along the way! The Incredible Chase, the city of Santa Clarita’s socially distanced take on the hit CBS show “The Amazing Race,” is a brand-new competition taking place in May 2021.
City Looking for Teams to Compete in ‘The Incredible Chase’
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 119 new deaths and 2,253 new cases of COVID-19, with 26,327 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 26,327; Public Health Advises Against Non-Essential Travel
For a three-day period starting Tuesday, the William S. Hart Union High School District football players took their first COVID-19 tests as part of the requirements for them to begin full-contact play.
Hart District Football Players Begin COVID-19 Testing, Full-Contact Play
Ken Farley, W. M. Keck Foundation professor of Geochemistry, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences and the project scientist for the Mars 2020 mission, continues the 2020–2021 Watson Lecture season with a talk about, “Perseverance on Mars," Wednesday, March 10, at 5:00 p.m., via Zoom.
Project Scientist for Mars Perseverance Continues Caltech’s Lecture Series
Los Angeles County Library is partnering with Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) to bring virtual arts programs to our communities, featuring LACMA teaching artists and staff.
L.A. County Library, LACMA Partner to Offer Virtual Arts Programs
Santa Clarita LLC, which owns the undeveloped 900-plus-acre Whittaker-Bermite site, recently filed for voluntary bankruptcy, and is working to sell it to a global industrial real estate company for possible commercial and residential development, officials said Wednesday.
Whittaker-Bermite Owner Files Bankruptcy, Selling Land
William S. Hart Union High School District governing board members Wednesday discussed a potential March 29 start date for junior high and high school in-person instruction, provided the number of L.A. County COVID-19 cases continues to decline.
Hart District Mulls Over Possible March 29 Return
The Santa Clarita Valley is now home to a new branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, following a recent vote from the association’s board of directors.
NAACP Branch Coming to Santa Clarita Valley
Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer, Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, is cautioning residents that bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas are likely to contaminate ocean waters at and around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers after a rainfall.
Water Advisory Issued for Los Angeles County Beaches
This week, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced the kickoff for the “California Digital Divide Innovation Challenge,” a global competition that will award up to $1 million to the boldest, most revolutionary proposals to eliminate the digital divide and expand high-speed internet access to all Californians.
State Schools Chief Kicks Off ‘California Digital Divide Innovation Challenge’
1940 - NYC premiere of "The Marines Fly High" starring Lucille Ball, filmed in Placerita Canyon [story] Marines Fly High
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Wednesday confirmed 116 new deaths and 1,759 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported its 144th fatality since the pandemic began.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: 144th Death at Henry Mayo; Decline in L.A. County Cases, Hospitalizations