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1987 - Ramona Chapel and Red Schoolhouse relocated to Heritage Junction [story]
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SCV Markets Open Early for Seniors, Higher-risk Shoppers (Update)
Saturday, Mar 21, 2020

Several SCV markets are now opening their doors early or otherwise providing special shopping hours for seniors and other high-risk customers. In Los Angeles County, there have been 292 cases of COVID-19, with six cases located in the SCV as of Friday night. The Centers for Disease and Control has...

Albertsons-Vons Recalling Certain Reser’s Refrigerated Salads
Thursday, Apr 14, 2016

In cooperation with Reser’s Fine Foods’ voluntary recall of refrigerated salads that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, Albertsons and Safeway stores are voluntarily recalling several refrigerated salad products supplied by Reser’s. Reser’s was notified by a supplier...

McBean Pavillions Becomes Haggen This Month; Bouquet Vons in June
Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015

Photo: MerloneGeier Partners The Haggen Inc. grocery chain of Bellingham, Wash., updated its conversion schedule for its two soon-to-be-formerly Vons stores in the Santa Clarita Valley as follows:   27095 McBean Parkway in Santa Clarita * 6:00 pm, Tuesday, April 21 – Pavillions store closes *...

Haggen Grocery Chain Acquiring 2 SCV Vons Stores
Saturday, Dec 27, 2014

[KHTS] – Two Vons grocery store locations in the Santa Clarita Valley are set to be sold by Safeway Inc. to the Pacific Northwest grocery chain Haggen pending approval by the Federal Trade Commission. Located on Bouquet Canyon Road in Saugus and McBean Parkway in Valencia, the stores are scheduled...

‘Round Up’ Your Grocery Bill for Special Olympics
Thursday, Jul 31, 2014

Throughout the month of August, Vons and Pavilions shoppers will have the opportunity to support athletes of Special Olympics. Starting Aug. 1, shoppers in the Santa Clarita Valley will be given the choice to donate at checkout or round up their bill, supporting their local Special Olympics athletes. To...

Vons Responds to CC Small Business Closure Story
Friday, Oct 5, 2012

On Tuesday, Curt and Jean Waite of Canyon Country shared their story of shuttering their business “My Video Store and My Barber Shop” after nine years and their frustrations with the new landlord,the Safeway Corp.,  at the Vons Shopping Center at Soledad Canyon Road and Sand Canyon Road. Read the...

Thursday, Feb 23, 2012

Total sales increased by 6.2 percent to $13.6 billion, but rising fuel and commodity prices took a bite out of Safeway’s fourth-quarter profits. Safeway, which owns Vons, posted net earnings Thursday of $215.6 million for the quarter – down 6 percent from its $229.6 million profit in the last...

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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
1874 - Work completed at Lyon's Station (now Eternal Valley) on first version of Pioneer Oil Refinery [story]
Pioneer Oil Refinery