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1876 - California oil industry born as CSO No. 4 in Pico Canyon becomes state's first commercially productive oil well [story]
Pico No. 4


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Public Works Announces Construction Delays For Two Roads
Monday, Jul 11, 2022

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works announced that drivers will experience delays on San Francisquito Canyon Road and Sierra Highway starting Monday. Beginning July 11 Sierra Highway will be under construction from Vasquez Canyon Road To Davenport road. Also on July 11 San Francisquito...

Bouquet Canyon Road Closed Due to Expected Storm
Saturday, Jan 5, 2019

Los Angeles County Public Works officials closed a section of Bouquet Canyon Road on Saturday due to expected heavy rainfall. Bouquet Canyon Road is closed from two miles north of Vasquez Canyon Road to six miles south of Spunky Canyon Road. Officials expect to reopen the road at 10 a.m. Sunday. The...

Family of Recently Paralyzed Teen Await to be Reunited
Thursday, May 11, 2017

As her release date and a return home approaches, Kaeli Edmonds, 18, and her family are left with questions, optimism and determination. Kaeli Edmonds was first injured in January, after a frightening single-car collision on Vasquez Canyon Road that saw her car flip multiple times. After more than a...

GoFundMe Created for Veteran Killed in Crash on Sierra Highway
Thursday, Jan 5, 2017

A GoFundMe page has been created to help support the memorial expenses for the family of a Lancaster man killed in a three-car crash that occurred on Sierra Highway in December. Daniel Cherry, 53, a disabled veteran, was the only one killed in a three-car collision that left three other people injured...

County Awaits ‘All Clear’ to Fix Vasquez Canyon Road
Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016

File photo After months of attempts to negotiate with a property owner of the hillside next to Vasquez Canyon Road, county officials are moving forward with the condemnation process in hopes making repairs. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution Tuesday to condemn the privately...

Crews Clearing Debris on Vasquez Canyon; Road Construction Delayed
Thursday, Jun 2, 2016

Los Angeles County Public Works crews will be starting to clear debris near Vasquez Canyon Road next week, but the construction of the road is still on hold. “We’re starting to clear the debris to restore the grade that the road should be on,” said Steven Frasher, public information...

County Looks at New Strategy for Repairing Vasquez Canyon Road
Monday, May 16, 2016

Los Angeles County is looking at a new strategy to begin repairs on a stretch of Vasquez Canyon Road destroyed by a slow-moving landslide last November. Read the full story [here].

Vasquez Canyon Road Fate Remains Unclear
Thursday, Dec 10, 2015

[KHTS] – Geologists and public works officials are unsure of Vasquez Canyon Road’s fate as a slow-moving landslide continues to destroy the road. The landslide in late November sent sections of the pavement as high as fifteen feet in the air, closing the road indefinitely. “The intention...

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College of the Canyons will host Manufacturing Day from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center.
Oct. 6: COC Hosting Manufacturing Day
The 23rd season of KCET’s Fine Cut Festival of Films kicked off Wednesday, Sept. 21, with recent California Institute of the Arts graduate Adam Musa Othman (Film/Video BFA 2022) taking home Best Animation for his short “Horned Cook, Gola.”
CalArtian Wins Best Animation at KCET’s 2022 Fine Cut Festival
College of the Canyons will be recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the passage of Title IX in 1972 with a variety of ongoing campus events and special recognitions throughout the 2022-23 academic year.
COC Athletics Recognizing Title IX 50th Anniversary
The regular meeting of the William S. Hart Union High School District’s Governing Board will take place Wednesday, Sept. 28, beginning with closed session at 5:45 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 7 p.m.
Sept. 28: Hart District Regular Meeting
As California Institute of the Arts 2022-23 academic year kicked off on Sept. 12, 27 artists have joined CalArts as new regular faculty members.
CalArts Welcomes 27 New Regular Faculty Members
1876 - California oil industry born as CSO No. 4 in Pico Canyon becomes state's first commercially productive oil well [story]
Pico No. 4
1970 - Lagasse family helps save Mentryville buildings as Newhall and Malibu brush fires erupt & join into worst fire in SoCal history. Twelve fires over 10 days burn 525,000 acres, kill 13 people and destroy approx. 1,500 structures. [story]
Clampitt fire
1855 - Sanford & Cyrus Lyon establish Lyon's Station (for stagecoaches) near today's Sierra Hwy & Newhall Ave [story]
Sanford Lyon
Director Laurie Morgan is no stranger to the SCV artistic scene, having been active as a singer, actress, and director since the 1970s.
Romantic Comedy ‘Beau Jest’ Opens at Canyon Theatre Guild
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted 14 students as winners of the 49th Student Academy Awards competition.
Winners of 2022 Student Academy Awards Announced
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold its regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 27, beginning with a special meeting/closed session at 5:30 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 6 p.m.
Sept. 27: City Council Regular Meeting
College of the Canyons student-athletes Motoko Shimoji (women's golf) and Joshua Littleberry (football) have been named the COC Athletic Department's Women's & Men's Student-Athletes of the Week for the period running Sept. 12-17.
COC Names Shimoji, Littleberry Athletes of the Week
California State University, Northridge head men's and women's track and field and cross country coach Justin Johnson has announced the addition of Devin Elizondo to the Matadors' coaching staff.
Matadors Add Devin Elizondo, Joseph Blue to Track, Cross Country Programs
Valencia-based Lief Labs, a premier formulation and product development innovator and manufacturer of dietary supplements, is pleased to announce that Lief’s CEO & Founder, Adel Villalobos, was honored by the College of the Canyons Business Alliance among specially selected local Hispanic business owners, leaders, and entrepreneurs who have inspired others to pursue their dreams in the Santa Clarita Valley.
COC Business Alliance Honors Lief Labs CEO During Hispanic Heritage Month
Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley announces the 30-year celebration of the James T. Ventress Clubhouse in Newhall Park on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 8 a.m.
Oct. 12: Boys & Girls Club SCV Celebrating 30 Years
On Thursday, Sept. 29, Los Angeles County will officially launch the Veteran Suicide Review Team, a collaborative between the city of Los Angeles, County, federal and private agencies to reduce veteran suicide in L.A. County.
L.A. County Launches Veteran Suicide Review Team
SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond will host a virtual Back-to-School Parent Town Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 6 p.m.
Parents Invited to Virtual Town Hall with State Schools Chief
A Centers for Disease Control report published on Monday, Sept. 19 used U.S. data from 2017-2019 to highlight striking inequality in maternal deaths.
L.A. County, CDC Report Similar, Critical Inequalities in Maternal Deaths
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Friday no new deaths and 34 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley, with a total of 13 deaths and 1,641 new cases countywide.
Friday COVID Roundup: 34 New SCV Cases; No Additional Deaths
SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Public Health this week warned school leaders about a new and concerning “rainbow fentanyl” drug that may interest youth.
School Leaders Warned of New, ‘Rainbow Fentanyl’ Trend
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III has appointed General (Ret.) Lester Lyles to serve as the Chair of the Defense Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (DACODAI). Lyles is a seasoned organizational leader and US Air Force veteran, with over two decades of executive-level leadership to corporate and STEM-related national boards.
Defense Department Announces New Diversity, Inclusion Committee
1948 - Agua Dulce Women's Club organized [timeline]
Women's Club
Join in expressing your gratitude for our veterans and first responders at the free Veterans and First Responders Appreciation Day, sponsored by the Santa Clarita Elks Lodge 2379 and Los Angeles County Chapter, Marines and Corpsmen Association on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Oct. 8: Santa Clarita Elks Lodge Hosting Veterans, First Responders Appreciation Day
The Lady Mustangs jumped out to a fast start winning the first two sets before taking care of the Arizona Christian Firestorm 3-1 on the road in Glendale, Ariz., Saturday to get their first conference win of the season.
Lady Mustangs Volleyball Earn First GSAC Win
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