Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

The Newhall-Saugus Sun Newspaper.


March 21, 1963Thatcher Glass of Saugus makes the cover of this 8-page "special edition" of the Newhall-Saugus Sun, with photos of a Hart High science fair inside. Students named in the photo spread are Bruce McFarland, Ted Lysek, Delores Everett, Jim Arnold, Bruce Wirtanen, Connie Sue McKay, Jessica Wyatt, Mark Paulson, Jerry Hovey and Doris Merlina, with text contributed by Jeanette McFarland and photos by Ben Wiggins.

In 1963 — the same year Scott Newhall purchased the Newhall Signal and Saugus Enterprise — the publisher of the San Fernando Valley Sun was trying to make inroads into the Santa Clarita Valley with a Newhall-Saugus edition, published every other Thursday. According to son Tony Newhall (in this 2019 interview), the move prompted Scott Newhall to make The Signal a "more legitimate" newspaper by expanding it from weekly publication (on Thursdays) to twice a week (Thursdays and Sundays) beginning in November 1965, then thrice weekly (Monday-Wednesday-Friday) in October 1966. The Sun retreated to its own valley.

Download individual pages here. Courtesy of Cynthia Neal-Harris.
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