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1891 - President Benjamin Harrison stops at Saugus Depot, dines at Tolfree's Saugus Eating House [story]


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April 15: Castaic Lake Dragon Boat Club’s Easter Balloon, Egg Hunt, BBQ
Thursday, Apr 13, 2017

The annual Castaic Lake Dragon Boat Club’s Easter Balloon/Egg Hunt and BBQ is returning Saturday, April 15 from 10 a.m. to noon. This free event is open to the entire family. Please call to RSVP for a seat on the boat at 661-257-4050. The event is located at 32132 Castaic Lake Drive, Castaic...

Open Call for Bands, Musicians at Rivendale
Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017

The LA SummerFEST, is announcing an open call for musicians for the 2017 season. The LA SummerFEST is an annual 5-week, summer cultural series that serves the North LA County region. The family friendly, free festival includes music, theatre performances, and special events. As part of the cultural...

April 29: Audition for 2017 Shakespeare in the Park Production of OTHELLO
Monday, Apr 10, 2017

The Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival is holding auditions for their summer Shakespeare in the Park production OTHELLO. This year’s production is directed by Tiger Reel, with performances in July and August. All roles are open. Actors interested in auditioning should prepare a two minute Shakespeare...

April 26: New Heights Panel Discussing Marketing for Arts Groups

Residents are invited to attend a free New Heights panel discussion, “Marketing for Arts Groups” to explore how marketing is integral to the life and success of arts groups. The panel discussion will take place on Wednesday, April 26, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at The Centre, located at 20880 Centre...

SCV Arts Upcoming Events

Apr 11, 2017: Medea at CalArts Apr 11, 2017 08:00 pm CalArts School of Theater Presents: salon MEDEA miasma “When what I love kills me and I love what kills me, I must kill what I love, to exist.” MEDEA is the laboratory of love and survival, where things are what they are, with too much body and...

Academy Awards Rules Approved for 90th Oscars
Friday, Apr 7, 2017

The Academy’s Board of Governors approved Oscars® rules and campaign regulations for the 90th Academy Awards® at their most recent Board meeting on Tuesday, March 28. For the first time, nominations voting in the Animated Feature Film category will be opened up to the entire eligible voting membership....

Academy Announces Key Dates for 90th Annual Oscars
Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017

The Academy and the ABC Television Network announced on Tuesday the key dates for the 90th Oscars. The Academy Awards presentation will air live on ABC on Oscar Sunday, March 4, 2018. Dates for the 91st, 92nd and 93rd Oscars presentations are set for February 24, 2019, February 23, 2020, and February...

June 17: Second Annual Sugar Daddy Half Marathon
Monday, Apr 3, 2017

New Global Adventures is proud to officially announce the second  annual Sugar Daddy Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and Kids Fun Run coming to Santa Clarita on Saturday, June 17th, 2017. Celebrate Father’s Day by kicking off the weekend with a fun race taking you on a scenic tour through the beautiful Santa...

Featured Activities at the 2017 Cowboy Festival
Friday, Mar 31, 2017

The public is invited to enjoy entertainment and activities at the 24th annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, presented by Heritage Sierra Medical Group. If an excellent lineup of country performances is not enough to get you in the Western mood: numerous activities, delicious food and authentic cowboy...

April 1: SCAA Exhibition at Westfield Valencia Patios
Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017

“Cluster of Joy” by Zony Gordon It’s springtime, and 14 member artists of the Santa Clarita Artists Association will be featured at a fine art exhibition in Westfield Valencia Patios this coming Saturday April 1, from 12 to 5:30 p.m. There will be live art demonstrations from artists Jeanne...

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1891 - President Benjamin Harrison stops at Saugus Depot, dines at Tolfree's Saugus Eating House [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, we look back at the 2017 Cowboy Festival. Plus, the first Measure E bonds have been sold. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, April 24, 2017
As part of National Volunteer Week, which runs from April 23 to 29, 2017, the city of Santa Clarita thanks the thousands of volunteers who dedicate their time and energy to the community.
City of Santa Clarita Thanks Volunteers during National Volunteer Week
Join HandsOn Santa Clarita for a night of poker, prizes, a silent auction and great food all while supporting this organization on Friday, May 5 at The Paseo Club.
May 5: Cinco de Mayo Charity Poker Tournament for HandsOn Santa Clarita
Last month (March 2017), Welcome to My Life won an NYICFF (New York Children's Film Festival) Audience Award for children (between 12 and 17 years old).
CalArts Animator Wins NYICFF Audience Award
Laura Zucker announced her plans to leave her position as Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission on July 31, 2017.
LA County Arts Commission Exec. Director to Leave Position
The first bonds from Measure E, the Santa Clarita Community College District $230 million general obligation bonds approved by voters in June 2016, were sold on April 12, yielding $50 million to assist in funding a new parking structure at the college’s Valencia campus and two new buildings at its Canyon Country campus.
First Measure E Bonds Sold, Yield $50 Million
Upcoming arts and culture events in the Santa Clarita Valley.
SCV Arts Upcoming Events
Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Missing Persons Detail are working together with South Pasadena Police Department in seeking the public’s assistance to locate a missing critical child, Andressian, Aramazd Jr.
LASD, SCV Search and Rescue Looking for Missing Boy
As part of National Bike Month, the city of Santa Clarita will host a week of bicycle-focused events and activities leading up to and after the world-class cycling race, Amgen Tour of California, presented by AEG.
City Hosting Free Bike Week Events Leading to Amgen Tour
Agenda for the City Council Committee Development Committee Meeting on April 25 at 4:00 p.m. in the City Hall, Mural Room.
April 25: City Council Development Committee Meeting
The Rotary Club of Santa Clarita and The Newhall Rotary Foundation graciously donated $2,700 to assist with the cost of re-flooring the Val Verde Samuel Dixon Family Health Center.
Rotary Club, Newhall Rotary Foundation Join Efforts to Remodel Val Verde Health Center
Sam Hilliard delivered a game-tying double in the ninth inning, but for the second straight day, the Lake Elsinore Storm won in walk-off fashion, 7-6, in 10 innings on Sunday afternoon at The Diamond.
Jethawks Force Extra Innings, Fall in the 10th
Valencia Crime Information and Public Safety Report for the Week of April 10-16, 2017
Crime Blotter: Grand Theft, Burglary in Valencia
Saugus Crime Information and Public Safety Report for the Week of April 10-16, 2017
Crime Blotter: Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Grand Theft Auto in Saugus
Castaic/ Val Verde Crime Information and Public Safety Report for the Week of April 10-16, 2017
Crime Blotter: Domestic Dispute, Grand Theft Auto in Castaic, Val Verde
1962 - SCV residents vote to connect to State Water Project, creating CLWA [story]
1986 - COC board votes to allow Argentine cliff swallows to nest forever on sides of buildings [story]
1974 - Gov. Ronald Reagan speaks at dedication of COC's first permanent building, the William G. Bonelli Instructional Resource Center [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, a social media post by a Valencia High School student sparked alarm. Plus, we round-up some great events happening in Santa Clarita this weekend. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, April 21, 2017
The Santa Clarita Public Library has recently named Matthew Hortt as City Librarian. Matthew Hortt will be working with the city of Santa Clarita overseeing programming and operations for the Santa Clarita Public Library’s three branches in Canyon Country, Newhall and Valencia.
Santa Clarita Public Library Welcomes New City Librarian
In an off-market transaction, Colliers International has negotiated the $69.5 million sale of Gateway Village Shopping Center in Santa Clarita.
Valencia L.A. Fitness Shopping Center Sells for $69.5 Mil.
The Master's University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. John Stead to the position of Senior Vice President and Provost.
Local Christian University Names USC Alumnus as New Provost
Jilin Bai, MD, PhD, a general practitioner affiliated with the Pacific Alliance Medical Center, has been named a 2017 Top Doctor in Santa Clarita, California.
Santa Clarita Physician Named a 2017 Top Doctor
Toll Brothers, American’s Luxury Home Builder, announces the sales center opening of Toll Brothers at Plum Canyon in Santa Clarita this Saturday, April 22.
Builder Selling New Homes in Plum Canyon
Annual event returns to celebrate children, families and reading.
April 29: Dia De Los Ninos, Libros at CC Library
Dedicated to fighting breast cancer through early detection and timely treatments, the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Center (a service of Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital) is offering a special cash price of $225 for digital 3D mammograms during the entire month of May.
Special Cash Price in May for 3D Mammograms
The Los Angeles Dodgers today unveiled a Jackie Robinson Statue at Dodger Stadium - the first statue in Stadium history - as part of Jackie Robinson Day celebrations on the 70th anniversary of Robinson breaking Major League Baseball's color barrier on April 15, 1947.
Dodgers Unveil Jackie Robinson Statue
Three pitchers combine to help Lancaster end series on high note.
Jethawks Shut Out Quakes in Joint Effort
Additional deputies will be on campus at the Valencia High School campus Friday morning after an alleged threat quickly spread on social media.
Deputies Look Into Valencia Student’s Online Post; No Charges
His parents remembered their son’s warm heart, caring nature and love of music, ahead of Friday evening’s memorial service for 19-year-old Kyle Carranza, of Saugus.
Family Shares Memories of Saugus Teen Before Memorial Service
Deputies set up a containment near Hart High School Thursday afternoon in an attempt to locate a bicycle theft suspect.
Bicycle Theft Suspect Leads Deputies Through Newhall
Women’s safety and self defense workshop with Bonnie Formia of Krav Maga self-defense.
April 22: Women’s Safety, Self-Defense Workshop
Since February 2, 2017, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Traffic Unit has conducted ten DUI Saturation Patrols between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.
Santa Clarita DUI Saturation Patrols Net 18 Arrests
It is a hallmark of a civilized society to manage its waste appropriately. However, it is the hallmark of a morally civilized society to do so without exploiting its most marginalized members and making them bear the burden of detrimental health effects when they are the least likely to be able to defend themselves.
Environmental Racism
1994 - Valencia Mercedes co-owner Eddie Murray sets MLB record for switch-hit home runs in games (11 times) [story]