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1916 - A score of Wobblies bust up Newhall Jail after commandeering SP freight train [story]


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Nov. 19: Mulholland, Water, and the Real ‘Chinatown’
Monday, Sep 12, 2016

The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society presents: Thirsty: William Mulholland, California Water, And the Real Chinatown Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 • 2 p.m. Old Town Newhall Library, 24500 Main St., Santa Clarita   Author Mark Weingarten will give a talk on his book, “Thirsty: William Mulholland,...

Aug. 27: Historical Societies of SCV, SoCal Team Up to Tackle Story of Notorious Pioneer
Monday, Jul 11, 2016

The Historical Society of Southern California and the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society present: The Jenkins Brothers:  An Eye to the Substantial Saturday, August 27, 2016 • 2:00 p.m. Old Town Newhall Library, 24500 Main St., Santa Clarita   For 80 years, from the 1850s to the 1930s, Charles...

July 3: Cool Off, Step Back in Time at Quester Court
Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016

Don’t let the heat and a houseful of relatives over the Fourth of July weekend prevent you from coming to the cool historical houses in Quester Court, located at the south end of the William S. Hart Park complex. Come and “set a spell” in the shade on the front porch of the Kingsbury...

Conference of Calif. Historical Societies to Hold Annual Meeting in Claremont
Friday, May 13, 2016

The Conference of California Historical Societies is hosting its 62nd Annual Meeting June 23-25 in Claremont. The event will feature workshops on leadership and development geared toward helping historical organizations overcome the difficulties smaller organizations face, as well as presentations...

Destroyed by Fire, Historic House to be Razed
Friday, Jun 19, 2015

The “history” in the following story was based primarily on information in the city record. That information was provided to the city by local historians prior to 1991. Soon after the city agenda report and the following story below were published, the writer discovered huge discrepancies...

Something for Everyone (To Do)
Sunday, May 24, 2015

Many thousands of you folks walked through Heritage Junction at William S. Hart Park during the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival in April. You may have stopped and shopped at the vendors in the Pardee House or maybe the old Newhall Ranch House. Many of you had at least one, if not more, glasses of beer...

Back to Reality
Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015

The 22nd annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival has come and gone. I thought it was great. I love it being moved to Hart Park and Heritage Junction, plus the shows in Downtown Newhall. What do you think? It was good to have lots of shade and places to sit. I know the vendors in Heritage Junction liked...

SCV Entertainment Beat: Narwhals and Newhall
Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015

Marie Wise-Hawkins There’s so much going on this weekend, you’d need to be eight people to catch it all. And SCVTV “House Blend” stars – everyone mentioned here – are all over the place. Thursday night, The Narwhals play the House of Blues in West Hollywood. That’s also Cowboy Night at...

The Horse I Rode In On
Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015

I must have been about 11 years old when I first rode a horse into town from Pico Canyon. I remember I stopped to water the critter in a trough that was in the pasture about where the Ralph’s parking lot is today. I don’t remember what horse I was on, but I wasn’t going anyplace too quickly and...

SCV Historical Society to Host Cowboy Festival Events
Monday, Apr 13, 2015

The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will host several events on Friday, April 17 through Saturday, April 19, 2015 at Heritage Junction as part of the 22nd Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, presented by Logix Federal Credit Union. The festival events include “Friday Night Flickers,” Dinner...

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Power shutoffs commenced Thanksgiving Day in the Santa Clarita Valley, with Southern California Edison customers affected near the Agua Dulce area.
Agua Dulce Community Affected by SoCal Edison Power Shutoffs
While local health care officials have been asking for the community’s help in creating personal protective equipment since the onset of the pandemic, now the message is simpler: Abide by public health guidelines.
COVID-19 Surge Impacting Henry Mayo
Logix Federal Credit Union is supporting College of the Canyons Foundation’s Student Resource & Success Fund with its Double Your Dollars campaign.
Logix Encouraging Community to Take Part in COC’s  Double Your Dollars Campaign
1916 - A score of Wobblies bust up Newhall Jail after commandeering SP freight train [story]
Santa Clarita officials announced plans to file an amicus brief in support of an ongoing lawsuit to block Los Angeles County’s outdoor dining ban, which went into effect the day before Thanksgiving.
‘Draconian Behavior:’ City Council to Support Suit to Block Outdoor Dining Ban
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Wednesday reported 49 new deaths and 4,311 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 countywide since Tuesday, including 96 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley, as Henry Mayo on Wednesday afternoon reported its second death this week.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: 2nd Death at Henry Mayo This Week; SCV Cases Total 9,230
Santa Clarita’s new Volunteer Hub at SantaClaritaVolunteers.com is a one-stop-shop that connects area nonprofit organizations and volunteers.
Need Volunteers? Want to Be One? Check City’s Volunteer Hub
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau Critical Missing Person Unit detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Vlad Kravets.
Found: Vlad Kravets, Last Seen in Valencia; Detectives Sought Public’s Help
In response to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors' 3-2 vote Tuesday allowing further COVID-19-related closures to take effect Wednesday, Supervisor Kathryn Barger is calling for $10 million in federal CARES Act funding to be repurposed to aid impacted local businesses.
Barger Calls for $10M in CARES Act Funds for Businesses Hurt by COVID Restrictions
After declaring himself the winner of the 25th Congressional District or CA-25 race last week, Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, continued his less-than-1% lead over opponent Assemblywoman Christy Smith, D-Santa Clarita, after a Tuesday vote count update.
Election Update: Garcia Leads by 405 Votes in CA-25 Race
More than 130 California death row inmates received more than $400,000 in unemployment checks meant to help people during the pandemic — and they were not alone, according to prosecutors who announced the massive fraud scheme Tuesday.
Death Row Inmates Collect $400K-Plus in COVID Jobless Benefits Scam
During their regular meeting Tuesday, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors approved the proposed Castaic housing development of nearly 140 homes next to Castaic High School.
Supes OK Castaic Housing Project, Sheriff’s Station Funds
A federal judge found California’s ban on “offensive” personalized license plates unconstitutional Tuesday, ruling it constitutes viewpoint discrimination under the First Amendment.
Judge: ‘Offensive to Good Taste’ Rule for California License Plates Infringes Free Speech
A chilly Thanksgiving is in store for the Santa Clarita Valley as a cold-weather alert will be in effect Thursday and Friday due to National Weather Service forecasts of wind chill temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
Mother Nature to Serve Up Chilly Thanksgiving in SCV
Westfield Valencia Town Center will still get a Costco with a gas station, but not the initially proposed luxury cinema and gym.
Cinema, Gym Cut from Costco Project at Westfield Valencia Town Center
1875 - Vasquez lieutenant Clodoveo Chavez reportedly killed by bounty hunters in Arizona Territory [story]
Following surging COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in recent weeks, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 51 new deaths - including an additional death at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital - and 3,692 new cases of COVID-19.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: Highest Number of Deaths Countywide Since September; 36th Death at Henry Mayo
With more than 60 years of combined experience, Alisha Fonder, Shawn Fonder and Amin Salari are very experienced in their field. Together, they founded Fonder-Salari, Inc. to share their knowledge, experience, innovative thought processes and quality outcomes with their clients.
New Construction Management, Consulting Firm Opens in SCV
The L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to uphold the Department of Public Health’s decision to halt dining at restaurants, breweries, wineries and bars during Tuesday’s regular board meeting.
Supes Vote 3-2 to Temporarily Halt Outdoor Dining
In a pandemic information ecosystem where uplifting news can be scarce, the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture announced Monday $12 million in CARES Act funds have been awarded to 337 arts nonprofits - including a handful of organizations in the Santa Clarita Valley - suffering from COVID-19 business interruption and closures through its L.A. County COVID-19 Arts Relief Fund.
ESCAPE, Canyon Theatre Guild Among L.A. County Arts Nonprofits Awarded CARES Act Funding
The city of Santa Clarita is pleased to announce that informational meetings have been scheduled for the 2021-2022 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. Non-profit organizations that serve lower-income residents of the City are invited to attend an informational meeting to learn more.
City Releases Schedule for Community Development Block Grant Meetings
The Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley produced its 2020 LUNAFEST film festival as a drive-in movie night on Sept. 26 at Castaic Lake.
Zonta Club Lauds LUNAFEST’s Drive-In Format
Santa Clarita City Council members are expected Tuesday to declare vacancies on several commissions and panels for those interested in applying to join the groups behind multiple construction projects, public art and other aspects that shape the City.
City Expected to Declare Several Commission Vacancies