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Volunteers Cowboy Up
Monday, Apr 13, 2015

The start of the 2015 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival is just a few days away, and from my vantage point in my office at the Saugus Train Station at Heritage Junction, I think we’re about ready. There are some wonderful people who have done much to make Heritage Junction in Hart Park what we think you’ll...

I’m Baaack
Thursday, Apr 9, 2015

I took a break from writing every day, and many folks have gone plain crazy. Been reading a few misconceptions about a variety of subjects. So after a long break, here I go. Oh, good to be back. First point: The California High Speed Rail isn’t a commuter train for us to get to downtown Los Angeles....

Tickets Still Available for Cowboy Concerts, More
Wednesday, Apr 8, 2015

Marie Wise-Hawkins Marie Wise-Hawkins is headlining a weekend of Western music, shows and events in Santa Clarita for the 2015 Cowboy Festival. There are also themed events scheduled all over Newhall from April 15-19, including Heritage Junction, Hart Mansion at Hart Park and Rancho Camulos Museum.   >>...

Lineup Set for April Cowboy Festival
Monday, Mar 16, 2015

The 2015 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, presented by Logix Federal Credit Union, will bring a wider range of rockin’ musical genres than ever hosted before in the wildest Western event of the season. From Cowboy crooning to Rockabilly rhythm, more than 40 musical acts will shake up four stages at William...

Movies, Dinner Show Added to April 17-19 Cowboy Festival
Thursday, Feb 26, 2015

Friday, April 17 Friday Night Flickers Heritage Junction 6 – 9 p.m. $10 Enjoy the movie, “Suddenly” starring Frank Sinatra, filmed entirely on location in Old Town Newhall and Saugus in 1954 as well as a William S. Hart short film. Box of popcorn included. Patrons can park for free at...

Gold-domed Manure

“Just drive through the main gate of Hart Park and turn left before Hart Hall. Yes, you get off the paved road and enter a time warp – Heritage Junction.” The SCV Historical Society has to get some better signs to direct folks “Off the Paved Road.” I’m working on that. It seems folks...

Singer Marie Wise-Hawkins to Headline at Heritage Junction During Cowboy Fest
Monday, Feb 23, 2015

Held for many years at the Melody Ranch Movie Studio, the 2015 Cowboy Festival will be moving to William S. Hart Park in Old Town Newhall. As a partner with the Cowboy Festival this year, the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will be hosting a variety of exciting events at Heritage Junction (inside...

Reel West, Real West
Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015

The other night the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society was host to the SCV Photographers Association’s meeting in the freight room of the old Saugus Train Station. I had the pleasure of seeing many photographs being judged in a digital photography competition. Once again, the talents of our little...

SCV Arts & Events Calendar
Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015

  Upcoming Events Check out what’s happening soon in Santa Clarita! Canyon Theatre Guild  The Red Velvet Cake War-January 30 – March 1 Cinderella- January 31-February 28 Escape Theatre presents Annie-February 6-8 Santa Colorita Fun Run February 14 Valentine’s...

Ring the Bell, Take a Kitten
Friday, Jan 23, 2015

I had lasted a few days without mentioning the Chiquita Canyon Landfill until last Wednesday evening. I attended the Canyon Country Advisory Committee meeting and was most gratified to see that the folks voted to oppose the expansion of the dump. How cool is that? All the way across the valley and they...

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1932 - Highway 99 completed through Weldon Canyon, bypassing Ridge Route [story]
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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Wednesday confirmed 20 new deaths and 1,351 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, with 18 new cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Cases Near 1,200 Per Day, 18 New SCV Cases
Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner was "wrong" to have returned to the field at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, to celebrate the team's Game 6 World Series victory over the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday night -- after he had tested positive for COVID-19.
MLB: Turner ‘Wrong’ to Take the Field After Positive COVID-19 Tests
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency has filed a lawsuit against 3M Company, Chemours, DuPont and several other companies for their roles in introducing toxic chemicals into the local water supply.
SCV Water Sues PFAS Makers Over Toxic Chemicals in Local Water
Saugus High School teacher Jim Klipfel, one of five California Teachers of the Year for 2021, has also been chosen to represent the state in the National Teacher of the Year competition in the spring.
California Names 2021 Teachers of the Year; Saugus High’s Klipfel to Nationals
Washington, Oregon and Nevada have joined California’s COVID-19 vaccine Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, which will independently review the safety and efficacy of any COVID-19 vaccine approved by the FDA for distribution.
Western States Join California’s COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Review
The Santa Clarita Public Library will celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a variety of activities all November long.
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with Santa Clarita Library
The Los Angeles Dodgers won Game 6 of the 2020 World Series, besting Tampa Bay 3-1 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday night.
Dodgers Win 2020 World Series; Stadium Team Stores to Open Thursday
The Santa Clarita City Council celebrated the opening Tuesday for its newest “transit-friendly” facility at Vista Canyon in Canyon Country, alongside officials from Metrolink and Metro, or the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
City Council Holds Ribbon-Cutting for New Vista Canyon Structure, Metrolink Station
The Sulphur Springs Union School District governing board is set to discuss the reopening plan for the California State Preschool Programs during their virtual meeting Wednesday night.
Sulphur Springs to Discuss Preschool Reopening
Dr. Sharon Langenbeck, a longtime member of Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley, was installed as Zonta International President for the 2020-22 biennium on July 17, 2020.
SCV’s Sharon Langenbeck Installed as Zonta International President
1949 - Fatal crash of light plane in Haskell Canyon sparks 3,500-acre brush fire [story]
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The city of Santa Clarita celebrated not one but two milestones Tuesday at the Vista Canyon development.
City Celebrates New Vista Canyon Development with Groundbreaking, Ribbon-Cutting
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 29 new deaths and 1,586 new cases of COVID-19, including 7,185 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
L.A. County Public Health: Uptick in COVID-19 Cases ‘Cause for Concern’
Los Angeles County Health Officer, Muntu Davis, MD, MPH is issuing a Health Advisory for private gatherings and public celebrations advising Los Angeles County residents that the potential risk of COVID-19 transmission at such celebrations is high based on the increasing rate of COVID-19 community transmission in Los Angeles County.
Health Advisory Issued for Private Gatherings, Public Celebrations
Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees will hold a joint meeting with the Associated Student Government via Zoom video conferencing Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 1:30 p.m., followed by the adopted budget workshop.
Oct. 28: Santa Clarita Community College District Joint Virtual Meeting with ASG
College of the Canyons has been ranked nationally No. 22 and 26 in The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine for enrolling the largest number of Hispanic students and granting the most degrees, respectively.
COC Among Top 100 National Community Colleges for Hispanics
The Santa Clarita City Council Legislative Committee will hold a virtual meeting Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 9:00 a.m.
Oct. 28: Santa Clarita City Council Legislative Committee Virtual Meeting
Santa Clarita-based landscaping firm Stay Green Inc. is proud to announce it has been awarded three Bronze Awards of Excellence by the National Association of Landscape Professionals.
Santa Clarita-Based Stay Green Nationally Recognized for Excellence
Following recent clashes between Sheriff Alex Villanueva and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the board is set to vote Tuesday on a motion aimed at removing the sheriff.
Supes Expected to Discuss Options for Removing Villanueva
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.
SCV Adventure Play Foundation to Host Virtual, Family-Friendly Haunted House
NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has confirmed, for the first time, water on the sunlit surface of the Moon. This discovery indicates that water may be distributed across the lunar surface, and not limited to cold, shadowed places.
Hart Science Teacher on Initial NASA SOFIA Flight that Verified Water on Moon
A collision involving a car and a bicyclist occurred on the westbound side of Highway 126 and the eastbound side of Main Street in Piru, just after 5:45 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Collision Kills Bicyclist on Highway 126
SACRAMENTO – The California Highway Patrol is launching a new education and enforcement campaign to reduce the number of crashes caused by impaired drivers in California.
CHP Launches Campaign to Reduce Impaired Driving