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1738 - Fr. Francisco Garcés born in Spain; came through SCV in 1776, found Tataviam fighting with Coastal Chumash, observed Santa Clara River flowing by night and dry by day despite the season being spring [story]
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2nd Man Charged with Vandalizing Vietnam Vets Wall in Venice
Thursday, Oct 20, 2016

[DA] – A 20-year-old man has been charged with defacing the Venice POW/MIA Mural, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. Luis Daniel Medina, aka Pheb, (dob 9/16/96) of Los Angeles faces one felony count of vandalism over $400 damage-graffiti and one misdemeanor...

Vietnam Wall Group Seeks Photos to Go with Names
Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015

[VA] – The old saying is, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund needs your help to put a face with each of the 58,307 names listed on The Wall. Pictures collected so far are online on The Wall of Faces where family and friends can leave remembrances, and...

Combat Photog from Valencia Featured in Documentary
Friday, Apr 10, 2015

Berkowitz films from a helicopter hovering above a fire support base. [KHTS] – Valencia resident and Vietnam veteran Paul Berkowitz is being featured in a new documentary titled “Unseen Warriors: Army Combat Cameramen in Vietnam.” Berkowitz moved to Valencia right after coming home from Vietnam,...

Local Vietnam Veteran Receives Quilt of Valor
Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014

[KHTS] – A Santa Clarita Valley veteran is set to receive a Quilt of Valor Thursday for his service. Terry Baird of Saugus, a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran, was nominated through the Quilts of Valor Foundation by staff at Parkway Motorcars, where he currently acts as a senior shuttle coordinator. “This...

Traveling Vietnam Wall is Coming
Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013

This September, our community will host the American Veterans Traveling Tribute Mission, offering our residents and visitors an extraordinary opportunity to come together to honor, respect and remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country during the Vietnam War, and to educate...

Helpers Needed for Vietnam Memorial Wall Visit
Saturday, Jun 15, 2013

Volunteers will be needed 24 hours a day from Sept. 26 to Sept. 29, 2013, to assist in the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall while it is being displayed in Santa Clarita. The Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall is the largest traveling replica of the actual Vietnam Memorial Wall. It is an 80% replica with...

Local Vietnam Vets Featured in Book About Charlie Company (Video)
Saturday, Dec 1, 2012

Several Vietnam veterans who now call the Santa Clarita, San Fernando and Antelope valleys home were members of Charlie Company, the legendary U.S. Army unit profiled in “The Boys of ’67” (Osprey Publishing), a gripping new book by noted military historian Dr. Andrew Wiest, a professor at the University...

McKeon Addresses Vietnam Vets
Monday, Apr 2, 2012

U.S. Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon [Rep. Buck McKeon] – U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon visited a gathering in Valencia Saturday afternoon in tribute to Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day. The following are his remarks to the group, which included Vietnam-era veterans and other...

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012

[Buck McKeon] – U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon will address a group Saturday in support of local Vietnam veterans, as well as all other veterans of the United States military. The gathering will take commence at 5 p.m. at a private residence at 24227 Heritage Lane, Newhall. In January...

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1738 - Fr. Francisco Garcés born in Spain; came through SCV in 1776, found Tataviam fighting with Coastal Chumash, observed Santa Clara River flowing by night and dry by day despite the season being spring [story]
Garces statue
1987 - Ramona Chapel and Red Schoolhouse relocated to Heritage Junction [story]
Red Schoolhouse
1835 - Outlaw and Rocks/Park/High School namesake Tiburcio Vasquez born in Monterey, Calif. [story]
Tiburcio Vasquez
Nearly 100 people gathered in front of the highly anticipated Laemmle 7 in Newhall to officially open the theater to the Santa Clarita Valley community.
Laemmle Officially Opens in Old Town Newhall
The city of Santa Clarita Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission recently met to receive an update from city staff about the status of the Pioneer Oil Refinery in Newhall.
Parks Commissioners Asked to Advise on Pioneer Oil Refinery’s Future
A judge’s ruling this week dealt a setback to the Tejon Ranch Co.’s proposed 19,000-unit Centennial development project in the upper northwest corner of Los Angeles County.
Judge Halts Centennial Development Project in Tejon Ranch
The California Community College Athletic Trainers Association has named longtime athletic trainer, and current College of the Canyons associate athletic director, Chad Peters its 2021 Athletic Trainer of the Year.
Chad Peters Named CCCATA 2021 Athletic Trainer of the Year
Los Angeles County Public Health on Friday confirmed 48 new deaths and 752 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 27,432 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 27,432 Total SCV Cases; County Nears 5 Million Administered Doses
The Santa Clarita City Council Legislative Committee briefly met Thursday morning to recommend that the City Council oppose four pieces of state legislation that would expand the state’s land-use authority.
Council Committee Recommends Opposition to State Land-Use Bills
In an effort to provide kids across the Santa Clarita Valley with a safe place to play and learn over spring break while parents are working, the Boys & Girls Club of SCV holds an annual camp.
Boys & Girls Club Holds Spring Break Camp
In recognition of public safety dispatchers' services, the California Highway Patrol joins other law enforcement agencies to recognize National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week on April 11-17, 2021.
CHP to Honor Public Safety Dispatchers During National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
Officials in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be hosting a virtual community discussion on child abuse prevention April 20.
L.A. County Sheriffs to Host Child Abuse Prevention Seminar
1937 - Pioneer aviator E.B. Christopher and passenger killed in crash of light plane on Ridge Route near Gorman [story]
wreckage
CBRE announced the sale of a state-of-the-art 24,164 square-foot industrial facility to Tera McHugh and John McHugh, owners of Versatile Systems, Inc.
Valencia Industrial Building Sold to Versatile Systems
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying public health restrictions in place for large events and community gatherings, as well as past participation numbers, the city of Santa Clarita has evaluated several components of the annual Santa Clarita Marathon and is making a necessary change to the event.
City Postpones 2021 Marathon, Event Permanently Moved to February
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 52 new deaths and 710 new cases of COVID-19, with 27,417 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Hospitalizations Remain Under 600; SCV Cases Total 27,417
Because of the economic downturn brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, some pet owners may have delayed purchasing their annual pet licenses and are now subject to late penalty fees.
Animal Care & Control Temporarily Waives Pet Licensing Fees
College of the Canyons will welcome José Rivera, award-winning playwright and the first Puerto Rican screenwriter to be nominated for an Oscar, to the School of Visual & Performing Arts’ Virtual Industry Insight Series on Monday, April 12.
COC Virtual Industry Insight Series Welcomes Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter José Rivera
Santa Clarita Artists Association (SCAA) will spotlight contemporary artist Alex Schaeffer in a virtual oil demo on Monday, April 19, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
April 19: Virtual Oil Demo by Artist Alex Schaeffer
Spectrum Commercial Real Estate advisors Yair Haimoff, SIOR, Randy Cude, and Matt Sreden represented the seller in the sale of a 23,817-square-foot professional office building in a prime Valencia location.
Avenue Kearny Building Sells for $6 Million
Following stakeholder planning meetings over the course of a year and a public survey period in January, the city of Santa Clarita’s 2021 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) draft update enters the next phase in the approval and adoption process.
Residents Can Now Review Santa Clarita’s 2021 Hazard Mitigation Draft Plan
Cassie Gratton knows how to open a Laemmle theater. The general manager of the Newhall Laemmle, which will open its doors with a ribbon-cutting this Friday, also helped to open Laemmle’s Glendale and Claremont locations.
After Several Delays, Laemmle Newhall Opens Friday
The California Department of Transportation announced that new High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV, or carpool) lanes are open to motorists on Northbound and Southbound Interstate 5 between the Ventura Freeway (State Route 134) interchange in Los Angeles and Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank.
CalTrans Announces Opening of New I-5 Carpool Lanes