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1935 - Gladys Carter convicted of manslaughter in fatal shooting of Frances Walker, of the Placerita Walkers [story]
Gladys Carter


LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
SCV Entertainment Beat: ’40s Music Friday at the PAC; more
Thursday, Oct 22, 2015

The California Alliance for Jazz recently honored the College of the Canyons Studio Jazz Ensemble as 2015 State Champions, and for the second year in a row. On Friday night at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, COC’s big band and student Jazz Lab bands will flash back to the ‘40s. The special...

SCV Entertainment Beat: Narwhals and Newhall
Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015

Marie Wise-Hawkins There’s so much going on this weekend, you’d need to be eight people to catch it all. And SCVTV “House Blend” stars – everyone mentioned here – are all over the place. Thursday night, The Narwhals play the House of Blues in West Hollywood. That’s also Cowboy Night at...

L.A. Man Gets 7 Years for Stabbing Outside VU Bar
Friday, Jan 9, 2015

A judge sentenced a Los Angeles man to seven years in prison for the stabbings of two people outside The VU Bar and Lounge in Newhall, District Attorney officials said Friday. Kevin James King, 38, of Los Angeles, pleaded no contest to two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with an allegation of...

SCV Entertainment Beat: Rockers are Getting Their ‘Ghoul’ On
Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014

It’s the weekend before Halloween, and local rockers are getting on their ghoul. Saturday night, the Vu Bar and Lounge in Newhall will throw a funk-disco-rock ’n’ roll Retro Halloween bash. The party starts at 9 p.m. with deejays mixing it up. Then Dr. Funkenstein and his band will get freaky live...

Biker Gang Member Arrested for Murder Attempt
Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014

[KHTS] – Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials arrested a suspected member of the Vagos biker gang Monday morning, in connection with a pair of weekend stabbings in April outside The Vu bar in Newhall. Kevin James King, 38, of Los Angeles, was arrested around 9:40 a.m. at his home,...

Stabbing at Newhall Bar Sends Two to Hospital
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014

Charges against Arvizu have been dropped.  Read more here. [KHTS] – Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives are investigating a Newhall stabbing that took place around 12:50 a.m. Saturday outside the VU Bar and Lounge, officials said. Robert Arvizu, a 47-year-old Newhall man, allegedly...

SCV Entertainment Beat
Thursday, Nov 28, 2013

Thanksgiving weekend is ON. If you’d rather party than shop Thanksgiving night, head over to the Vu Bar & Lounge in Newhall. The Vu’s Thanksgiving Shenanigans start at 8 p.m., and beers are just a dollar. DJ Shadow will spin the jams all night long, and they promise special guests. Call 255-7833...

SCV Entertainment Beat
Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013

Friday night, it’s an international rockabilly rave-up at The Vu Bar & Lounge in Newhall. The lineup features InaZuma and Rad Rat from Japan, and local bands The Nightmares and Hard Six. You’ll be seeing Hard Six on SCVTV’s House Blend, hosted by yours truly, in a couple of weeks. Meanwhile,...

Chili Champs and Cowboys Ride Into Old Town Newhall
Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012

Bring your appetite to Old Town Newhall on Saturday for a full day of homemade chili and cowboy tunes. The Vu Bar & Lounge in Newhall is hosting the Broken Tail Chili Cook-off Fundraiser to benefit St. Bonnie’s Sanctuary, a no-kill animal shelter in Canyon Country. St. Bonnie’s Sanctuary is operated...

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

It’s for better or for worse as far as newly opened St. Bonnie’s Sanctuary is concerned. This no-kill shelter in Canyon Country, built by the Lange Foundation, rescues animals that have been overlooked at other shelters or have been removed from abusive situations. Through care at the shelter, animals...

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1935 - Gladys Carter convicted of manslaughter in fatal shooting of Frances Walker, of the Placerita Walkers [story]
Gladys Carter
Los Angeles County Public Health officials will modify the Health Officer Order on Thursday, April 15, to align with changes to the state Blueprint for a Safer Economy regarding indoor live events and performances, private events such as conferences, receptions and meetings, and private informal gatherings.
April 15: L.A. County to Modify Health Officer Order to Align with State
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Monday confirmed 3 new deaths and 411 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as cases in the Santa Clarita Valley now total 27,482 since the pandemic began.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Death Rate Higher for Men Than Women; SCV Cases Total 27,482
Show producers Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher, and Steven Soderbergh on Monday announced the all-star cast of presenters at the 93rd Oscars, which will air live on ABC on Sunday, April 25, at 5 p.m. PDT.
Academy Reveals All-Star Cast of Presenters for 93rd Oscars Telecast
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has reported 10 productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley aka "Hollywood North" the week of Monday, April 12-18, 2021
Now Filming in SCV: ‘Star Trek Picard,’ ‘Good Trouble,” 8 More Productions
College of the Canyons and Palmdale Oasis Park Recreation Center will begin operating as Los Angeles County-operated COVID-19 vaccination sites in the northern part of the county starting Monday, April 19.
L.A. County to Open Vaccination Sites at COC, in Palmdale; Magic Mountain Site to Close
As of Monday, Los Angeles County residents may apply for financial help to cover funeral expenses through FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program.
FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program Open to L.A. County Residents
In a 5-4 ruling late Friday night, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that California can’t restrict home-based religious gatherings such as prayer meetings and Bible groups.
U.S. Supreme Court Blocks California Restriction on In-Home Religious Gatherings
A consulting firm hired by the city to evaluate the feasibility of establishing a city public health department in Santa Clarita did “not find a compelling case to change the basic structure of public health regulation” in Santa Clarita, according to a 17-page report published Friday as part of the Santa Clarita City Council’s Tuesday meeting agenda.
Report: No Compelling Case for Santa Clarita City Public Health Department
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital will present to the Santa Clarita City Council Tuesday a hospital expansion plan to increase facilities by 200,000 square feet.
City Council to Weigh Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Expansion Plan
The Santa Clarita Valley's COVID-19 vaccination rate has increased by about 5%, as 37% of residents 16 and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, according to data through April 4 published by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
SCV COVID-19 Vaccination Rate Increases to 37%
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]
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