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February 9, 1997 | GREG SANDOVAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Behind the Camulos Rancho, the inspiration for the fictional rancho in the popular 1884 novel "Ramona," sits a tiny chapel in a cluster of poppies where the story's heroine would feel right at home. Writer Helen Hunt Jackson visited Camulos in the early 1800s and used it as the setting for her romantic tale about a beautiful Indian-Scottish girl shunned by California's early European settlers.
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May 11, 1998 | DARRELL SATZMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The long-forgotten ledger's spine is broken and some of its yellowed pages are falling out, but for local school officials and history buffs it is a gem. More than 50 years after it was plucked from atop a Placerita Canyon rubbish pile, the Sulphur Springs School District's original board of trustees record book has made its way home.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1997 | GREG SANDOVAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Behind the Camulos Rancho, the inspiration for the fictional rancho in the popular 1884 novel "Ramona," sits a tiny chapel in a cluster of poppies where the story's heroine would feel right at home. Writer Helen Hunt Jackson visited Camulos in the early 1800s and used it as the setting for her romantic tale about a beautiful Indian-Scottish girl shunned by California's early European settlers.
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May 11, 1998 | DARRELL SATZMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The long-forgotten ledger's spine is broken and some of its yellowed pages are falling out, but for local school officials and history buffs it is a gem. More than 50 years after it was plucked from atop a Placerita Canyon rubbish pile, the Sulphur Springs School District's original board of trustees record book has made its way home.
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January 10, 1993 | JEFF PRUGH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In her 82 years, Ruth Waldo Newhall has lived a roller-coaster life--swerving with the changing times and often soaring ahead of them. She has worn a variety of hats--anti-Vietnam War activist, feminist before the term came into vogue, college instructor, community mover and shaker, journalist and author of several books. Her latest book is "A California Legend," a history of the Newhall Land & Farming Co.
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April 12, 1995
Kelli Kranz SCHOOL: Saugus SPORT: Softball YEAR: Senior SEASON AT A GLANCE: A shortstop who will play next year at Southwest Texas State, Kranz has powered the Southern Section's top-ranked team in Division II with a .509 batting average, two home runs, four triples and 25 runs batted in. A three-year starter, Kranz is one of two players on Saugus headed to a Division I school next year. WEEK AT A GLANCE: Kranz went on a tear last week, batting .736 in a four-game stretch.
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September 15, 2000 | RICHARD KAHLENBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Homemade ice cream and history will be served up Sunday during the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society's annual meeting and ice cream social at Heritage Park in Newhall. The event is held each year to help persuade people to visit Heritage Park and learn more about the history of the Santa Clarita Valley. During the event, a team of junior high school history and English students will sign their recently published book, "Santa Clarita Valley Pictorial History 1876-1926."
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September 21, 1998
In the 1700s, Spanish explorer Gaspar de Portola named many rivers, mountains and valleys as he traveled and made maps of Southern California. That dusty route he took is now the multi-lane Interstate 5. As Southern California's population grows, its history can help us understand our current situation and give us clues into the future. To learn how Southern California has changed over the years, use the direct links on The Times Launchpoint Web site: http://www.latimes.
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April 20, 1987 | MAYERENE BARKER, Times Staff Writer
In 1984, as the fast-growing Santa Clarita Valley surged ahead of all other Los Angeles County communities in the number of building permits issued, the area's historic oak trees began to disappear. Under its present ordinance governing removal of oak trees, the county has allowed developers to remove oaks so frequently to make room for housing tracts, shopping centers and parking lots that many residents and conservationists fear that there soon will be none left.
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January 10, 1993 | JEFF PRUGH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In her 82 years, Ruth Waldo Newhall has lived a roller-coaster life--swerving with the changing times and often soaring ahead of them. She has worn a variety of hats--anti-Vietnam War activist, feminist before the term came into vogue, college instructor, community mover and shaker, journalist and author of several books. Her latest book is "A California Legend," a history of the Newhall Land & Farming Co.
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July 31, 1988 | MAYERENE BARKER, Times Staff Writer
Remnants of once-booming Western mining towns that sprang up a hundred or so years ago are nestled in some of the many Santa Clarita Valley canyons. The ancient oak under which in 1842 a worker pulled a wild onion from the ground and discovered gold still grows in Placerita Canyon. A dozen sites in the valley have been designated as either historical landmarks or points of historical interest by the state Historical Resources Commission.
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