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1769 - Fr. Juan Crespi, en route to San Francisco Bay with the Portolá expedition, names the Santa Clara River Valley (SCV) for St. Clare [story]
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First VR Coaster to Premiere at Magic Mountain
Thursday, Mar 3, 2016

Six Flags Magic Mountain has announced that The New Revolution will be North America’s first virtual reality roller coaster this spring. The New Revolution is one of 19 roller coasters at Six Flags Magic Mountain, which holds the Guinness World Record for most coasters in a theme park and is the perfect...

SCV Chamber Announces Nominees for Business Awards
Tuesday, Dec 29, 2015

The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce announced the nominees Tuesday for its annual business awards. Winners will be announced at the chamber’s Jan. 22 installation dinner. Order tickets today.   The nominees are:   Special Achievement Michael Asmar Steve Lettau Myles McNamara Lee...

SCV NewsBreak for Friday, May 15, 2015
Friday, May 15, 2015

A Santa Clarita couple has been arrested after allegations of assault against a dependent adult. A murder suspect who was deemed unfit for trial back in April, was back in court on Friday. Students at Placerita Junior High traveled back in time Friday. The Amgen Tour’s stage 6 time trial was moved...

Six Flags Magic Mountain Twisted Colossus Almost Complete
Friday, Mar 27, 2015

[KHTS] – Six Flags Magic Mountain officials expect construction on Twisted Colossus to finish soon, they said Friday, during a walking tour of the park. Twisted Colossus is a revamp of the “iconic woodie” — construction crews are putting a steel track on the already existing wooden Colossus...

SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, August 28, 2014
Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

Officials with the “Thrill Capital of the World,” have announced plans for a world–record–breaking hybrid coaster. A couple of local girl scouts are making sure young Santa Clarita kids know how to stay safe around the water. The City of Santa Clarita will be helping residents and their pets...

Six Flags Plans New Twist for Colossus

[KHTS] Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia unveiled its new twist for Colossus, an iconic ride that’s been at the park for 36 years Thursday — with Twisted Colossus. Officials with the self-proclaimed “Thrill Capital of the World,” said the world–record–breaking hybrid coaster, Twisted...

Hurricane Harbor Opens up the Pipelines
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

[KHTS] – Six Flags Hurricane Harbor’s newest thrill ride debuted over Memorial Day weekend. The water park invited VIP guests to the first official launch of the Bonzai Pipelines on Monday. “It was just a beautiful weekend to enjoy the waterpark,” said Hurricane Harbor Spokeswoman Sue Carpenter. Members...

Six Flags Opening Bonzai Pipelines on Monday
Friday, May 23, 2014

[KHTS] – Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is set to hold an official launch Memorial Day for its two new rides, the Bonzai Pipelines. The Bonzai Pipelines are designed for speed and thrills, with riders starting in closed capsules that fill with water before the floor drops out, launching the rider...

SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, August 30, 2012
Thursday, Aug 30, 2012

In this episode: City Leaders tackle terrifying drug addictions at a Heroin Kills symposium; A Former treasurer for the Canyon Country Athletic Association will spend one year in jail for embezzling $250,000 from the nonprofit youth sports group. Also: The world’s tallest and fastest looping roller...

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1769 - Fr. Juan Crespi, en route to San Francisco Bay with the Portolá expedition, names the Santa Clara River Valley (SCV) for St. Clare [story]
Fr. Crespi cenotaph
Lila Littlejohn, a veteran journalist, journalism teacher and former editor of The Signal, died Sunday morning peacefully in her sleep at her home in Florida, according to family.
Former Signal Editor Lila Littlejohn Dies at 68
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 13 new deaths throughout L.A. County, 2,335 new cases countywide and 53 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID Roundup: County Cases Decline to 2,335 with 13 New Deaths
On Tuesday, Aug. 9, the county of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors approved a resolution placing the Cannabis Tax Measure on the Nov. 8, 2022 election ballot for approval by voters.
Supes Approve Cannabis Tax Measure for November Election
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency has extended the deadline to apply for appointment to fill a vacancy on the Board of Directors.
Deadline Extended by SCV Water to Fill Board Vacancy, Applicants Sought
Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley celebrates Women in Film with the "Lundafest 2022" screening on Thursday, Oct. 6 at the Canyon Theater Guild in Newhall.
Oct. 6: Zonta Club of SCV Presents ‘Lunafest’
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is hosting “Let’s Get Back to Screening!” a symposium for medical professionals and members of the public that will focus on the importance of early cancer detection.
Sept. 10: Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital to Host Cancer Screening Symposium
Residents throughout the city of Santa Clarita regularly take advantage of the miles of paved off-street trails available for walking, running and cycling safely without having to worry about the hazards posed by vehicle traffic.
Aug. 24: Residents Invited to Public Meeting for Bouquet Canyon Trail Project
The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District has confirmed 28 additional mosquito samples that tested positive for West Nile virus.
Vector Control Confirms 28 Additional Positive West Nile Virus Samples
Head Coach Annett Davis could not have asked for a better schedule in terms of preparing The Master's University women's volleyball team for the challenges posed by the Golden State Athletic Conference and, hopefully, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics nationals.
TMU Women’s Volleyball To Face Road Tests Early in 2022
California Credit Union encourages Santa Clarita Valley teachers who have an innovative class project idea to apply for a credit union grant through its biannual Teacher Grant program.
SCV Teachers Urged to Apply for California Credit Union Teacher Grants
Single Mothers Outreach has announced “Building Hope” as the theme for the 12th annual Empowering HeArts fundraising gala, set to take place on 6 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Santa Clarita Community Center.
Oct. 28: Single Mothers Outreach 12th Annual Empowering HeArts Gala
1919 - Charles Kingsburry (Kingsburry House at Heritage Junction) arrives in Newhall to work on Power House No. 1 construction in San Francisquito Canyon [story]
Charles Kingsburry
Raising the Curtain Foundation invites all Santa Clarita Valley students in grades 4-6 to participate in a free theater workshop on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Newhall Family Theatre for the Performing Arts.
Raising the Curtain Hosting Free Theater Workshop for Local Students
The California State University, Northridge Softball team will host the first Gary Torgeson Golf Tournament Saturday, Sept. 3, at Los Robles Golf Course in Thousand Oaks.
CSUN Softball Hosting Inaugural Gary Torgeson Golf Tournament
The Master's University has hired Dave Caldwell as its next sports information director.  
TMU Names Dave Caldwell New Sports Information Director
Stop by Impulse Music Co. on Saturday, Aug. 20, at 6 p.m., to enjoy live music from local bands: Lady Fingers, Rowdy P, The Martian Sunset and Sleeve of Steve.
Lady Fingers, Rowdy P Among Bands Performing at Impulse Music
The gibbons housed at the Gibbon Conservation Center in Saugus are benefiting from a new mister system installed this summer.
Gibbon Center Seeking Donations for New Mister System
The Castaic Animal Care Center will accept animals needing to be spayed or neutered at the ‘Public Spay and Neuter Voucher’ Clinic which will be open at the Castaic Animal Care Center Aug. 18.
Aug. 18: Public Spay, Neuter Voucher Clinic at Castaic Animal Center
The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees will hold a Business Meeting Wednesday, Aug. 10.
Aug. 10: COC Board Expected to Extend Van Hook’s Contract
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Monday one new death and 294 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley over the weekend, with a total of 30 new deaths and 10,430 new cases countywide.
Monday COVID Roundup: 294 New SCV Cases; Deaths Total 490
1769 - Portolá expedition crosses Newhall Pass at Elsmere Canyon, camps at Chaguayanga village (Rye Canyon/Castaic Junction). [story]
Portola
1901 - Giant meteor seen over SCV skies; possibly makes landfall in Bouquet-Texas canyon area [story]
meteor
1892 - Western actor and Saugus rodeo owner Hoot Gibson born in Nebraska [story]
Hoot Gibson
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