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Following the passing of former Santa Clarita Mayor Jo Anne Darcy, Supervisor Kathryn Barger issued the following statement:

“Jo Anne was the personification of the can-do spirit who (more..)


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The Santa Clarita City Council is inviting the community to attend the Santa Clarita History Bear unveiling ceremony on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. a(more..)


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(dailynew.com) American flags were placed at Pepperdine University on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, to commemorate the lives lost in the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Each year Waves of Flags featur(more..)


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(By Chris Sharp) I remember my father saying goodbye to me very seriously as he was transferred to fly Air Force planes in the Korean War.  I was only three years old, but there was something (more..)


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(By Chris Sharp) As you probably already know, my mission is to write columns that other columnists are not writing.  It is in that spirit that I have written for example a Beacon column demon(more..)


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Last week, Representatives Steve Knight (CA-25) and Julia Brownley's (CA-26) bill, H.R. 2156, the St. Francis Dam Memorial Act passed the House Natural Resources Committee with unanimous support.


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For some — especially the unwashed masses who recently moved here — it can be a mystery as to how their particular town earned its handle.

Saugus, for example, was taken from th(more..)


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(By John Boston) For some — especially the unwashed masses who recently moved here — it can be a mystery as to how their particular town earned its handle.

Saugus, for example, (more..)


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Forget the Dodge City War and Wyatt Earp’s Vendetta Ride. Forget 1892’s Johnson County War in Wyoming or Arizona’s Sheep War. Forget the legendary Hatfield-McCoy feud that ran fro(more..)


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(By John Boston) Most people have never heard of it. Even the ones who drive by it daily.

For years, it’s been mostly abandoned, a state historical marker on the side of old Sierra Hi(more..)