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Placerita Canyon Nature Center

    Placerita Canyon Docent-Naturalist Discusses Snakes In Santa Clarita

    A docent-naturalist at Placerita Canyon Nature Center and an avid butterflier, Paul Levine discusses snakes in the Santa Clarita Valley.

    Santa Clarita's Murals, Art Pieces Featured In KHTS Map

    Art pieces, such as sculptures and murals are scattered throughout the Santa Clarita Valley, many placed by the city of Santa Clarita.

    Placerita Nature Center Plans To Build New Exhibits, Receive Grant

    The Placerita Canyon Nature Center plans to receive nearly $1.4 million from the Los Angeles County Parks Department to build new interpretative exhibits, according to officials.

    Local Historians Decry Plugging Of Historic Oil Site In Placerita Canyon

    A local Placerita Canyon oil site believed to once have been part of the New Century Oil Well established in the early 1900s, has been boxed in and plugged by a neighboring property owner, according to Placerita Nature Center officials.

    Kids Enjoy Creepy Crawlies At Placerita Canyon Nature Center

    Placerita Canyon Nature Center officials and the Community Hiking Club members presented Creepy Crawlies of the Natural World on Sunday.

    Project Kindle Hosts Inaugural Dance Marathon In Santa Clarita Valley

    Local non-profit Project Kindle, which sponsors residential and day camps for kids with disabilities, hosted their inaugural Dance Marathon in the Santa Clarita Valley. They are also preparing for their second annual Kindle Ranch Day Camp this June.

    Placerita Nature Center To Host Open House And Family Festival

    Placerita Canyon Nature Center will be hosting their annual Open House and Family Festival on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will take place at Placerita Canyon Natural Area on Placerita Canyon Road in Newhall. 

    Emergency Responders Free Horse Trapped On Pedestrian Bridge (w/ video)

    Horse on BridgeRick McClure |

    Rescuers freed a horse Saturday after its feet got caught under the railing of a pedestrian bridge at the Placerita Canyon Nature Center.

    The incident was reported at about 5:15 p.m. and Animal Control officials were called out for a rescue operation.