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43 (2 days ago)

SCVHistory.com LW2860 | Canyon Country | Cal Islands Restaurant Matchbook Cover, Pre-1999

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Joe Huth:

Was this Cal Islands? 2 (2 days ago)


RuthAnne Murthy:

Ha. Ha! I got married there! 2 (2 days ago)


Donald Surber:

I believe it's part of the Via Princessa roadway now. (2 days ago)


Michele Emerick Buttelman:

This was always my favorite restaurant in the SCV. Mostly male waiters wearing Hawaiian shirts and shorts! They had the most amazing stuffed red snapper. I miss it. Amazing salad bar. A cousin of ours who lived in japan would always demand that we take him to Cal Islands for the salad bar. Absolutely criminal that they tore it down to build a gas station! 3 (2 days ago)


Beate Baker:

I spent New Years Eve there, the day that they opened. 1 (2 days ago)


Jeannie Starks-Gasper:

We loved Cal Islands. Sure miss their salad bar & lobster. (2 days ago)


Lynn Adams:

Too bad the really iconic places are disappearing in favor of the big chains. Same food in every town. 1 (2 days ago)


Jeannie Starks-Gasper:

Yes, same food. (2 days ago)


Rick Kelleher:

Kiran, of the busboys now owns the am/pm franchise on pico cyn. (2 days ago)


Vincent Marino:

One of my first jobs was at Cal Islands. 1 (1 day ago)


Vance Kelley:

Did that have anything to do with the current "Islands" restaurants chain? They have similar font, colors, style, trees, etc on their logos. (1 day ago)


Michael Trueblood:

What a fun place! (1 day ago)


Naomi Privett:

What about the old Tips on Sierra Hwy! Is that history also? (1 day ago)


Leon Worden:

Naomi Privett - Tips on Sierra became Cal Islands. Follow the link. :) (1 day ago)


Bob Alvis:

Ate there and Tips hundreds of times as a young kid I use to sit on the hill outback and watch the old SP trains snake around an empty valley . The Fosters next door was always a treat coming back from LA .. (1 day ago)


Naomi Privett:

My husband I had our first Mai Tai there! Well only Mai Tai!
Walking is such a good thing! Lol. He,
Bob, worked first at Chevron across from Tip's number one, then for Bud Sherman, uncle of Robert Keahey! (1 day ago)


Judy Reinsma:

Loved Cal Islands. (1 day ago)


Gary Choppe:

Next let's talk about out the Blue Moon! 1 (1 hour ago)


Leon Worden:

yeah -- got any "pole" pix, Gary Choppe? (49 minutes ago)




20 (13 hours ago)

SCVHistory.com | SCV Health Care | Newhall Community Hospital Moves to...

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John Gilbert:

That was still open in the 60's, and was owned by a doctor for his clinic in the 80's (can't remember his name but he had privliges at HMNMH). (11 hours ago)


Leticia Thomas:

Dr Tan 1 (10 hours ago)


Anita Shandra Ready:

Had stitches in their ER when I was in 11th grade. Mr Wisdom made fun of the huge bandage on my left thumb. Ugh that man πŸ™ 1 (10 hours ago)


Jackie Olden:

Hi had two surgeries done by Dr. Tan, in that hospital. 1 (9 hours ago)


Samuel Novak:

Does anyone know what it's being used for now? I work across the street and look up at it all the time. (7 hours ago)


Michael Trueblood:

Dr. Johnson was there for years. (5 hours ago)


George Slayton:

I was born there on 2/9/1958, my wife Pamela on 5/14/1957. My Mother Millie Slayton / Rhone worked there from 1967 - 1979. A 14 bed hospital that fixed me several times, my foot print in the cement done in 1967 left of the steps is still there. (5 hours ago)


Michael Trueblood:

1970 I had a planters ward cut out my foot by Dr. Johnson. I caught it off of the Placerita gym shower floor. 1 (5 hours ago)


Naomi Privett:

I knew a Jane Slayton ...1954...1956..57! Bob Conner my first husband was born in Newhall Hospital. A premie, 1935. He passed in 1999!
His business goes on with our Son Randy Conner Auto Inc! (2 hours ago)


Naomi Privett:

Located in Saugus where we started it in 1965 in a historical building! (2 hours ago)




25 (1 day ago)

SCVHistory.com JN4902 | Newhall Ranch | Magic Mountain, 1940s

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Thom S Johnson:

Was a lot better back then, as was Saugus and Newnall. Humans sure know how to screw things up. 2 (1 day ago)


Patrick Comey:

Excellent story! 1 (1 day ago)


Brenda Moore Trunzo:

My dad was a sheep herder then worked at the lumber yard at ranchers supply 1 (13 hours ago)


Stacy Grover:

We moved here in 1976. One of my best earliest memories is driving on Valencia Blvd and stopped at the light at Magic Mountain Pkwy when suddenly I was surrounded by hundreds of sheep.. It was so cool. 3 (13 hours ago)


Leon Worden:

Remember to click the link & leave comments on the actual page --- there's no way for me to import Facebook group comments automatically 1 (12 hours ago)


Beate Baker:

I also remember all the sheep and sheep herders in the Valencia Hills, where now the Valencia summit is. No Rockwell canyon, just a great place to hike. I do m iss that!! 1 (10 hours ago)


Thom S Johnson:

I remember seeing open fields and a very large open area between Saugus and Newhall. when you turned west, just north of the Saugus Cafe, it was miles of openess before you got to the Magic Mountain area. Mostly open ares between Saugus and the actual 'canyon' of Bouquet Canyon. Them from 'Tips' on Sierra Hwy, looking down all the was the senior housing development (Friendly Village?). 1 (7 hours ago)


Carl Boyer:

I remember the sheep being herded over Valencia hills and across route 99 (now I-5). 1 (6 hours ago)


Michael Trueblood:

Tataviam before this. 2 (5 hours ago)


Michael Trueblood:

JT Gallion told me that hill is full of Tatavium artifacts. It is an archeological off limits these days I here. 1 (5 hours ago)


Jacqueline Saldana:

i wanna go! (3 hours ago)




9 (12 hours ago)

SCVHistory.com | Santa Clarita Valley History Archives | Research Library | SCV History In Pictures

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Ron Kraus:

Happy Birthday πŸŽ‚ 1 (12 hours ago)


Kathy Villa:

Congrats I enjoy browsing thru and researching history. I use it often. 2 (10 hours ago)




7 (6 hours ago)
SCVHS Presents | Man-Made Disaster: Story of the St. Francis Dam, with Frank Rock (2009) => scvtv.com/2009/03/15/scvhs-presents-man-made-disaster-story-of-the-st-francis-dam-with-frank-rock-2009/
Frank β€œThe Dam Man” Rock tells the story of the 1928 St. Francis Dam Disaster that devastated the Santa Clara River Valley (SCV and beyond).



3 (1 day ago)

SCVHistory.com JN5501 | People | Emilia Appelzoller Duran, Newhall Ranch Resident

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Michael Trueblood:

It is a De Soto. 1 (1 day ago)


Leon Worden:

then is it maybe '40s? (1 day ago)


Lynn Adams:

Based on body design I think it is probably '46-'48. Looks similar to my grandfather's old Dodge. 1 (1 day ago)


Michael Trueblood:

It might be a Dodge or a Studabaker. 1 (1 day ago)


Leon Worden:

i can't read the name on the side (1 day ago)


Darryl Manzer:

DeSoto. About a 51 I think 1 (1 day ago)


Joe Balsz:

Looking at the hood ornament it looks like a Plymouth!!! 1 (1 day ago)


Darryl Manzer:

Nope. I'm now thinking 1951 Packard. 1 (1 day ago)


Leon Worden:

looks like there's even too many letters for "plymouth" - that was my first guess but... (1 day ago)


Leon Worden:

I'm thinking it's a plymouth again, if there's something that comes before the "P" and after the "H" in the logo ... it does look like an M in the right place (1 day ago)


Leon Worden:

No, I don't know. Now i'm thinking the "M" in the middle is followed by "AN" (1 day ago)


Darryl Manzer:

Packard (1 day ago)


Joe Balsz:

Could it be a Studebaker Commander (1 day ago)


Leon Worden:

yeah i don't think it's either of those... (1 day ago)


Leon Worden:

the rear wheel cover is making me think Dodge... (1 day ago)


Randy Phillips:

This is a 1953 DeSoto Powermaster. Were it a Firedome, it would have chrome running up the wheel opening with a chrome strip (similar to that on the rear) that would start on the fender and run into the door. The rear wheel cover is DeSoto and the body style is that of the two-door sedan. I'll send you a photo of a 1953 Firedome so you can compare. That nameplate in this photo spells POWERMASTER. 1 (1 day ago)


Randy Phillips:

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Leon Worden:

Yay! Now that makes sense, Randy Phillips! I was sort of hoping it was this one so i could show the before and after.. oh, well. (1 day ago)


Michael Trueblood:

It looked like a DeSoto. Randy yours is nice. (1 day ago)


Darryl Manzer:

look at the windows in the blue Packard pix I posted. The blond is good too but the car isn't a ford. (1 day ago)


Leon Worden:

Yeah Randy Phillips is right, it's the 1953 DeSoto Powermaster. (1 day ago)


Darryl Manzer:

Yep. You're right. And some say all the cars of today look the same. 1 (1 day ago)


Randy Phillips:

Quite honestly, until I did this search, I didn't know there was a model called Powermaster!!! 1 (1 day ago)


Judy Beadles:

Definitely forties DeSoto I'm going to say 1940 (14 hours ago)




6 (19 hours ago)

SCVHistory.com | Story of Standard Oil Co. of California: The First 50 Years (1929)

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53 (1 day ago)

SCVHistory.com LW2863 | Valencia | Funscoming Spring 1971: Magic Mountain Pre-Opening Brochure

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Gloria Mercado-Fortine:

It was a great summer job. Thank you Terry Van Gorder. (1 day ago)


Jackie Olden:

I gave my kids season passes for Christmas, it was a great place for them to spend their summers. So much fun and new adventures for them. (1 day ago)


John Gilbert:

We went when they had the open house for locals before they opened the park. Took some photos. Was owned by NL&F and Seaworld, which was supposed to have Dolphine shows and sea life attractions. When they opened, it was $5 pp all day, and $5 parking. At Disneyland today in comparison to thier admit fee, it would cost $95 to park at The Magic Kingdom. Walt would have been proud [?]. 1 (1 day ago)


Sandy Hack:

The Grand Carousel in 1912 at its birthplace Savin Rock, West Haven, CT. 1 (1 day ago)


Teddi Lynn:

I was there opening day as a ride operator on the Tower. (1 day ago)




9 (1 day ago)

SCVHistory.com JN4701 | Bouquet Canyon | Sorting Potatoes in Potato Shed, 1947

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Leticia Thomas:

Brought back a lot of memories for my mom ! Cousins & aunts were probably there about this time frame 1 (1 day ago)


Leticia Thomas:

Jobs just after the war were scarce 😒 1 (1 day ago)


Kathy Villa:

I can bet you cousin we most likely had kin folk there for sure. My granny Dolores would talk about the days the family would head up the 5 fwy to Bakersfield or wherever and picked fruit or whatever needed picking back in 40s to survive.❀ 2 (1 day ago)




20 (2 days ago)

SCVHistory.com DI4005 | Beale's Cut | Person Standing in Beale's Cut, Looking South, n.d. (ca. 1900-1910)

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Stan Walker:

No way that SCVHistory photo number mu9001 is Beale's Cut. The Seaver Center has that mislabeled or they are guessing. Since the pass is much deeper, this could only be one of the exits, but it doesn't look like either of those. (1 day ago)


Leon Worden:

Stan - would you please leave a comment at the bottom of the page? www.scvhistory.com/scvhistory/mu9001.htm (1 day ago)


Leon Worden:

I have 1 or 2 more ID'd as Beale's Cut that i question (which i haven't posted) 3 (1 day ago)


Julie Andrews Galvin:

I miss the days when I could walk into the cut. I could look up & see the pick ax marks . Now there is so much brush you can't get through. The markers have been stolen & never replaced. Too bad my grandkids can't experience this bit of SC history. 1 (1 day ago)



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