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Pesky Stubble
Sunday, Feb 14, 2016

It all started with those pesky whiskers. In the old days, men used to shave with straight-edge razors. The razors needed to be sharpened every day with a leather strap. I can still remember my grandfather sharpening his straight-edge razor. I don’t know if I was more afraid of that nasty blade or...

Board Says Yes to Preserving 74 Acres Next to V-Rocks
Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors gave thumbs-up to the expenditure of $280,000 in grant funds to help preserve 74 acres of wildlife habitat in Agua Dulce near the Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich announced Tuesday. Along with preserving habitat, a proposed...

Conservancy, Show Me the Money
Sunday, Mar 30, 2014

I love to give tours of Mentryville and Pico Canyon. I gave two tours this week to two groups of third grade students. They are great kids and most appreciative of what I had to say. The second day of tours, I got to the old town and waited for the carloads of kids. Soon they came, and the kids piled...

Brown Appoints Santa Monica Attorney to SMM Conservancy Board
Thursday, Jan 23, 2014

Luis Li, 48, of Santa Monica, has been appointed to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy by Gov. Jerry Brown, the governor’s office announced Thursday. Li has been a partner at Munger Tolles and Olson LLP since 2005. He was chief of the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office Criminal Branch...

April 7: Wildflower Hike in Whitney Canyon
Friday, Apr 6, 2012

The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority is conducting a 2-hour, early morning wildflower hike Saturday, April 7, in Whitney Canyon, starting at 8 a.m. “Wildflowers aren’t only beautiful; they are also extremely useful, as native Americans have known for thousands of years. Learn...

Feb. 25: ‘Earliest Wildflowers’ Hike in Towsley Canyon
Sunday, Feb 19, 2012

Golden Currant | Photo by Wendy Langhans Saturday, February 25th at 10am   Wildflowers already? Volunteer Naturalist Wendy will lead you to these early season wildflowers for some unseasonable beauty on this easy walk. Meet in the parking lot at Ed Davis Park in Towsley Canyon, 2 hours.   Ed...

Jan. 21-22: Two Nature Hikes in Towsley Canyon
Sunday, Jan 15, 2012

Saturday, Jan. 21 at 8 a.m. Flying into a New Year Birds love Southern California’s gentle winters as much as we do. Volunteer Naturalist Roger will show you Towsley’s birds from near and far. Beginners are welcome on this easy walk. Bring binoculars. Meet in the parking lot at Ed Davis Park...

‘Changing Seasons’ Stroll Saturday Through Santa Clarita Woodlands
Tuesday, Sep 6, 2011

The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority will host an evening stroll through the Santa Clarita Woodlands on Saturday, Sept. 10, to celebrate the changing seasons. Yes, Virginia, Santa Clarita has seasons. With summer on the waning edge, it’s a great time to explore the park and see what...

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1956 - Battle of Palmdale rages over the skies of Santa Clarita [story]
Battle of Palmdale
Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean C. Logan announced the RR/CC has completed the examination and verification of all 715,833 petition signatures submitted for the recall of Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón.
Gascón Recall Efforts Fail
CSUN defeated the University of San Diego 1-0 Sunday night in the men's soccer exhibition opener for both clubs at Torero Stadium. 
Matadors Shut Out San Diego 1-0 in Exhibition Opener
The Women's Council of Realtors SCV Network held their election for officers on Aug. 11, along with their annual member and sponsor appreciation night.
Women’s Council of Realtors SCV Elects New Officers
The regular meeting of the William S. Hart Union High School District's Governing Board will take place Wednesday, Aug. 17, beginning with a closed session at 6 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 7 p.m.
Aug. 17: Hart District Regular Board Meeting
The regular board meeting of the Saugus Union School District Governing Board will be held Tuesday, Aug. 16, beginning with a closed session at 5:30 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 6:30 p.m.
Aug. 16: SUSD Regular Board Meeting
Family Promise of Santa Clarita Valley will hold their third annual golf tournament beginning noon on Monday, Oct. 24.
Oct. 24: Family Promise SCV Annual Golf Tournament
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital will open its first primary care practice on the hospital campus on Monday, Aug. 15.
Henry Mayo Opens First Primary Care Practice on Hospital Campus
Heads Up! The city of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station urge parents to practice "safe pedestrian skills."
Parents Urged to Practice Back-to-School Safety
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Monday one new death and 266 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley over the weekend, with a total of 26 deaths and 10,025 new cases countywide.
Monday COVID Roundup: SCV Cases Top 88,000; Deaths Total 493
(CN) — In drought-ridden California's history, megafloods have occurred about every century. Not often, but from a geological standpoint they're not rare.
Study Shows Climate Change Increasing Risk of California Megaflood
1849 - Eight-pound gold nugget found in San Feliciano Canyon (Val Verde/Piru area) [story]
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1986 - Canyon Country's Mitchell adobe demolished; components salvaged & later rebuilt at Heritage Junction [story]
Mitchell adobe
1961 - First Mass celebrated at new Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church (3rd building) in Newhall. Cardinal McIntyre attends [story]
OLPH
Are you worried about getting diabetes? Have you been told that you have pre-diabetes? One out of three American adults has prediabetes.
Aug. 16: Henry Mayo Hosts Diabetes Prevention Program
Avian influenza refers to a family of influenza or flu viruses that commonly infect birds.
L.A. County Public Health Urges Public to Protect Pet Birds from Bird Flu
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 19 new deaths throughout L.A. County, 3,995 new cases countywide and 112 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID Roundup: County Moves to Medium Community Level
Marvel Comics’ best-known, tree-like sentient being, Groot, a character that became widely popular through the action comedy "Guardians of the Galaxy," gets his own animated show on Disney+ this week.
CalArts Alum Kirsten Lepore Brings ‘I am Groot’ to Disney+
Work along the I-5 corridor in Burbank continues and will include nighttime lane reductions and the closing of the Verdugo Avenue off-ramp during the week of Aug. 15 to Aug. 18.
I-5 Corridor Improvements Include Nighttime Lane Reductions
As part of his legislative package calling on accountability, transparency, and integrity in the state government's procurement process, Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced Senate Bill 1271 (SB 1271) passed out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Aug. 11.
Wilk’s Measure Increasing Transparency Passes Assembly Committee
The early portion of The Master's University women's soccer team's schedule in 2022 will have a national tournament-type feel.
TMU Women’s Soccer To Play Top Teams on Florida, Indiana Trips
Princess Cruises today announced updated COVID-19 protocols and guidelines, removing the vaccine requirement for most voyages of less than 16 days so that anyone can cruise and adjusting pre-travel testing requirements to make it less complicated.
Princess Cruises Removes Vaccine Requirement for Most Sailings
As the summer travel season wraps up, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reminds drivers to be responsible and never drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
Aug. 17-Sept. 5: LASD Will Increase End-of-Summer DUI Patrols, Checkpoints
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