Dominic Blackwell and Gracie Muehlberger

We will adjourn tonight’s City Council meeting in memory of two beautiful young lives that were tragically lost on November 14, 2019.

As a community, we continue to heal from the devastating event that took place at Saugus High School.

But tonight, we are focused on remembering, honoring and celebrating two very special people who leave a lasting impact on our community – and in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know them.

Dominic Michael Blackwell was a 14-year-old freshman who was involved in the Air Force ROTC program at Saugus High School.

If you have seen photos of Dominic, you would not have been able to miss his infectious, bright smile.

By those who knew him best, he is described as sweet, innocent, cheerful and loving.

Dominic was the oldest of four boys and was a mentor and role model for his younger brothers.

According to his parents, “We could not ask for a better son or big brother to our children.

He was the prime example of caring, love and responsibility.

Dominic loved spending time together as a family, experimenting with different foods, SpongeBob, Reese’s and relaxing during family trips and cruises.

Dominic will forever be in our hearts and will never be forgotten.”

We keep Dominic’s brothers in our thoughts, as well as his parents – Frank and Nancy – his friends and the entire extended Blackwell family.

Tonight we also remember 15-year-old Gracie Anne Muehlberger.

Gracie is described as a loyal friend with a fierce strength, which made her a guiding light for those who knew her.

She is remembered as funny, free-spirited, independent and “unapologetically herself.”

She loved Starbucks, laughing, rap music and Vans shoes.

Her loving parents shared, “Our vivacious, funny, loyal, light of our lives, Cinderella.

The daughter we always dreamed to have, fiercely strong and lover of all things fashionable.

She was our best friend.

She is going to be missed more than words will ever be able to express.”

We keep the Muelhbergers in our hearts, including Gracie’s parents – Bryan and Cindy – and her siblings.

To the parents and loved ones of Dominic and Gracie, these two beautiful rays of light will not be forgotten.

Their legacy of joy, positivity and strength – combined with a bright, smiling outlook upon the world – will live on in the hearts of those who love them and the Santa Clarita community, who will not forget them.

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