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1899 - Martin & Richard Wood buy J.H. Tolfree's Saugus Eating House, rename it Saugus Cafe [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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1899 - Martin & Richard Wood buy J.H. Tolfree's Saugus Eating House, rename it Saugus Cafe [story]
Saugus Cafe
1994, 4:31 a.m. - Magnitude 6.7 Northridge earthquake rocks Santa Clarita Valley [video]
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1926 - Newhall Community Hospital, est. 1922, opens in larger, more modern hospital building at 6th & Spruce streets [story]
Newhall Community Hospital
The death toll from the novel coronavirus pandemic surpassed 2 million on Friday and the World Health Organization warned the global health crisis may get even worse as people weary of restrictions let down their guard and contagious strains of the virus spread around the globe.
Pandemic Death Toll Hits 2 Million Worldwide
At least once a month, residents of the Cali Lake RV community, nestled in a quiet canyon off a rural part of Soledad Canyon Road, have had their power shut off due to Southern California Edison’s Public Safety Power Shutoffs.
Residents Mostly Impacted by Power Shutoffs Express Concern Over Ongoing Events
Late Friday afternoon, a group of parents and student-athletes gathered in front of the William S. Hart Union High School District office to urge the district to bring athletic-conditioning back to school campuses.
Parents, Student-Athletes Gather to Urge Hart District to Bring Athletics Back
A future open space trailhead in the Tesoro area will be named after a founding Santa Clarita city councilman, and a portion of land in Newhall after a family who has donated several acres of land to the city for open-space preservation.
City Council OKs Dedications in Tesoro Area, Newhall Pass Open Space
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Friday confirmed 258 new deaths and 15,051 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with cases likely to reach over 1 million this weekend. In addition, the Santa Clarita Valley has reached 21,189 total cases.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Cases Near 1 Million Countywide; 258 New Deaths in County
Jim and Anita Lombardi of Federal Escrow, Inc. donated $50,000 to the Boys and Girls Club to help the organization continue providing COVID-19 relief services in the Santa Clarita Valley.
SCV Boys and Girls Club Receives $50,000 Financial Gift from Federal Escrow, Inc.
The Castaic Union School District governing board appointed a new president during its annual organizational board meeting last month.
CUSD Board Appoints Mayreen Burk as New Board President
The California Supreme Court declared Thursday that worker classification standards set forth in its Dynamex decision should apply retroactively to a labor class action from 15 years ago, as well as all non-final cases that predate the 2018 landmark ruling.
California High Court Makes Landmark Independent Contractor Ruling Retroactive
Los Angeles County officials announced five additional mass-vaccination sites set to open next week which include Six Flags Magic Mountain and California State University, Northridge.
Six Flags, CSUN Set to Open as Mass Vaccination Sites
Waste Management has extended its temporary residential green waste pick-up schedule for customers in Santa Clarita, with regular service anticipated to resume the week of Jan. 25.
Waste Management Extends Modified Green Waste Pick-Up Schedule
The College of the Canyons ‘Canyons Promise’ free tuition program for new students is now accepting applications for the 2021-22 year.
COC’s Canyons Promise Program Now Accepting 2021-22 Applications
The ice rink in Valencia, which the City acquired last year, is currently undergoing renovations prior to its highly anticipated grand reopening later this year.
Renovations for Highly Anticipated City-Owned Ice Rink Continue
The MAIN is set to host eight weeks of free virtual productions from around the world from Jan. 22 through March 12 via Zoom for the Stage on Screen Theatre Fest's International Edition of online theatre.
Jan. 22-March 12: The Main’s Stage On Screen Theatre Fest Goes International
1875 - Henry Mayo Newhall buys western half of the Santa Clarita Valley for $2 an acre [story]
Henry M. Newhall
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 287 new deaths and 17,323 new cases of COVID-19, with 20,918 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: County Surpasses 13,000 Deaths; SCV Cases Total 20,918
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital announced Thursday the opening of its COVID-19 vaccine-distribution site, with the goal of vaccinating nearly 500 people a day.
Henry Mayo Announces Opening of COVID-19 Vaccine-Distribution Site
L.A. County Parks can help you achieve your New Year’s goals while bringing L.A. vibes into virtual classes.
Registration Open for L.A. County Parks’ Online Classes
Join the Santa Clarita Artists Association's first meeting of 2021, which will take place virtually Monday, Jan. 18, at 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 18: Artist Virginia Kamhi to Demonstrate Pastel Techniques
Get ready to get your game on Sunday, March 14, as Soroptimist International of Valencia presents their annual fundraiser to benefit the Soroptimist’s Dream Programs: Live Your Dream and Dream It, Be It.
March 14: ‘Games for a Cause’ Benefiting Soroptimist’s Dream Program
As the COVID-19 surge has continued to overwhelm hospitals over the past couple of months, it has also dramatically impacted the mortuaries where many of the pandemic’s victims end up.
Eternal Valley Struggles to Keep Up With Demand as COVID-19 Surges
The William S. Hart Union High School District governing board voted 4-1 to suspend small cohorts returning to campus through Feb. 8.
Hart District Votes 4-1 to Suspend Return to Campus Until February