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1938 - Brand-new Lockheed transport plane crashes in Agua Dulce; all 9 perish including 2 infants [story]
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Oct. 16: Spacerock Trail Race Coming to Vasquez Rocks
Monday, Jul 18, 2016

New Global Adventures is proud to officially announce the inaugural Spacerock Trail Race, a spectacular trail race through the iconic Vasquez Rocks Natural Park in a Half Marathon, 10K, or 5K trail race on Oct. 16, 2016. Experience the exotic trails and sights of the world famous Vasquez Rocks, best...

Off-road Enforcement: Policing On the Rocks
Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015

The Palmdale Sheriff’s Station has the largest patrol area of all Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stations, covering an area approximately 1,300 square miles and serving more than a quarter of a million community members.  Our Off-Highway Vehicle team patrols the contract cities of Palmdale,...

Citizen Calls Cops on Charlize Theron, Sean Penn at Vasquez Rocks
Thursday, Nov 13, 2014

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Parks Bureau deputies responded to Vasquez Rocks for what turned out to be a false report that movie stars Charlize Theron and Sean Penn were allegedly mistreating their 2-year-old son, officials said Thursday. “They were there enjoying the park and enjoying...

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...

County to Consider Paying for Land Next to Vasquez Rocks
Thursday, Jul 24, 2014

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider giving $280,000 in 1996 park bond money to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy for the purchase of 74 acres of land bordering the Vasquez Rocks Natural Area. The purchase involves five parcels that the Conservancy collectively refers...

June 7: Annual Community Day at Vasquez Rocks
Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014

The Vasquez Rocks Nature Center Associates, in association with the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation, will hold the second annual Community Day on Saturday, June 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Vasquez Rocks Interpretive Center, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road in Agua Dulce.

County Supervisors Voting on Vasquez Rocks Expansion, Sheriff’s Equipment
Monday, May 19, 2014

[KHTS] – Vasquez Rocks, a popular hiking and camping spot in Agua Dulce could gain another 32 acres, pending county board approval on Tuesday.   At their Tuesday meeting, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will vote to expand the Vasquez Rocks Natural Area and purchase a mobile command...

Vasquez vs. Placerita
Sunday, Jan 19, 2014

The prehistoric period in California is often considered one of the most interesting in the world due to the highly complex indigenous cultural systems that flourished there. More distinct cultural groups and languages coexisted in California during the pre-Spanish period than any other region in the...

SCV NewsBreak for Friday, January 17, 2014
Friday, Jan 17, 2014

California’s driest year on record prompts Governor Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency. ’94 Northridge quake 20 year anniversary A former Santa Clarita Valley woman and her two children are dead after an alleged murder-suicide in Utah. Strong demand and limited supply pushed...

County Receives Award of Excellence for Vasquez Interpretive Center
Thursday, Jan 16, 2014

The County’s Department of Parks and Recreation has been named the recipient of a 2013 Award of Excellence by the California Park and Recreation Society for the innovative Vasquez Rocks Interpretive Center, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich announced. Approved by the Board of Supervisors in December...

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1938 - Brand-new Lockheed transport plane crashes in Agua Dulce; all 9 perish including 2 infants [story]
plane crash
1969 - Board of Trustees selects "College of the Canyons" name [story]
COC
The city of Santa Clarita Planning Commission is scheduled to conduct a public hearing Tuesday to further deliberate on the Sand Canyon Resort development.
Sand Canyon Resort Development Returns to Planning Commission
The CIF Southern Section and KAP7 International, Inc. announced a five-year partnership extension for KAP7 to be the official boys and girls water polo ball for all championship events.
KAP7, CIF-SS Announce Extension of Five-Year Ball Partnership
Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled a plan that would spend about $1.5 billion of the state’s $75.7 billion surplus in grants of up to $25,000 to support small businesses, according to state officials this week.
Chamber Urges SCV to Support Newsom’s Aid to Small Businesses
On Friday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed 17 new deaths and 583 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 27,842 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Studies Show Vaccine Appears to Be Effective Against Variants; 27,842 Total SCV Cases
Fourteen-year-old Andrew Jenofsky was the first in line to get his shot at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Thursday morning, as adolescents ages 12-15 were given the go-ahead to get Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.
14-Year-Old First to Receive Pfizer Vaccine at Henry Mayo
Support for Israel was written across the signs and faces of approximately 100 demonstrators during a rally held on City Hall’s steps Thursday evening.
Approximately 100 SCV Residents Gather to Support Israel
The city of Santa Clarita received approximately 850 applications for its rental assistance program ahead of the program’s April 30 application deadline.
City Receives More Than 800 Rental Assistance Applications
Saddleback Butte State Park announced it is urgently searching for volunteers to become camp hosts beginning June 1.
Camp Hosts Needed at Saddleback Butte State Park, New Updates Announced for Mojave Area State Parks
Los Angeles County Public Health officials said it will review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's newly released guidance for fully vaccinated residents in order to make adjustments to the current County and state guidelines.
LA County to Review CDC’s Masking Guidelines for Fully Vaccinated People
The city of Santa Clarita released an updated schedule for the Concerts in the Park series set to take place in July and August.
City Releases Updated Schedule for Concerts in the Park
1874 - Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez captured in Hollywood Hills [story]
Tiburcio Vasquez
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidance Thursday indicating that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely resume activities that were done prior to the pandemic.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: CDC Loosens Mask Restrictions for Fully Vaccinated People; SCV Cases Total 27,825
A total of 277 single-family homes changed owners during April in the Santa Clarita Valley as the as the tight inventory rose to its highest level in five months, though remained well below year-ago totals, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Thursday.
SCV Median Home Price $795,000 Hits Record
After making numerous requests for correction for failure by the County Board of Supervisors to abide by various sections of the Brown Act, the Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment was left with no option than to file a formal legal complaint.
SCOPE Files Legal Complaint Over L.A. County’s Failure to Abide by Brown Act
The case against a prominent Santa Clarita Valley Realtor who had been accused of a sexual assault stemming from a Las Vegas real estate conference last summer was dismissed, a court clerk confirmed Thursday.
Las Vegas Sexual Assault Case Against SCV Realtor Dismissed, L.A. County Case “Still Active”
Tommy's Boats - a national boat dealership brand with locations in Florida, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, and Michigan - announced a new location opening soon in Castaic.
May 19, May 20: Tommy’s Boats Grill & Chill Hiring Event
Foothill League coaches announced their choice for Player of the Year and their All-League teams recently.
Saugus High QB Named Foothill League Player of the Year
California Credit Union has awarded 10 scholarships of $1,000 each to college-bound students in Los Angeles and Orange Counties in its annual College Scholarship Program.
Valencia High Student Awarded California Credit Union Scholarship
Santa Clarita Mayor Bill Miranda responded Tuesday to criticisms of the city of Santa Clarita Human Relations Roundtable, which was formed as a result of last summer’s protests about issues involving race relations.
Mayor Taking Human Relations Roundtable Criticisms “Very Seriously”
1825 - Town founder Henry Mayo Newhall born in Saugus, Mass. [read/watch]
Henry M. Newhall
Six days a week, Santa Clarita Grocery opens its warehouse to people in need.
Local Shop Donates Leftover Bagels To Help Families
As part of the $100 billion California Comeback Plan, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a $20 billion to transform California public schools into gateways of equity and opportunity.
Newsom Announces $20 Billion Investment to Public Schools