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1853 - Sarah Gifford, community leader and wife of Newhall's first railroad station agent, born in England [story]


May 2, 2017: And Then There Were None at Valencia High School

May 02, 2017 07:00 pm

Valencia High School Theatre Department presents And Then There Were None, a murder mystery by Agatha Christie.

May 3, 2017: New Heights: Building a Home Studio at The Centre

May 03, 2017 07:00 pm

Building a home recording studio is a dream for many audio enthusiasts. With all the tools available, it’s feasible to build one in a bedroom or other space in your own home, but many people don’t know where to start. The panelists for this New Heights session will share with you all of the basic aspects of setting up your studio. They will discuss the equipment you will need and provide thoughts on a budget to keep in mind for the project. Panelists include Jim Jeffrey (composer, singer/songwriter, educator and music producer), Steven Leavitt (music producer, musician and audio engineer) and Thomas Brewer (re-recording mixer and 23-year veteran in the film, television and gaming industries).

May 4, 2017: CalArts Digital Arts Expo at California Institute of the Arts

May 04, 2017 12:30 pm

On May 4th, the public is invited to experience the Digital Arts Expo’s exhibitions and concerts on the CalArts’ campus featuring creatively adventurous and technologically imaginative new work from across all disciplines of the Institute.

Reflecting California Institute of the Arts’ experimental ethos, the Institute’s Digital Arts Expo rolls out its latest projects integrating cutting-edge engineering and computer science with visual and performing arts. Highlighting new student and faculty projects made over this last academic year, the DAE’s exhibitions and performances run from early afternoon to late evening in the ROD Music Hall, MOD Theater, Main Gallery, Wild Beast, Machine Lab, and Lund Dance Theater. The DAE reflects the latest practices in technologically sophisticated arts, involving viewers in interactive experiences, bringing artists’ perspectives to computer games, forecasting future directions of digital performance, animation, and projection mapping, and exploring the latest in software and hardware as a means of commenting on our increasingly connected world.

May 4, 2017: ARTree – Figure Drawing at ARTree Community Arts Center

May 04, 2017 06:00 pm

Are you an artist frustrated with the lack of opportunities to draw in Santa Clarita? Come to ARTree Community Arts Center for a chance to really explore your creative potential, using a live model. Just drop in and bring a pencil and paper.

Every 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Thursdays of the month.

May 4, 2017: 10 by 10: Variety Night at The MAIN

May 04, 2017 07:00 pm

10 by 10 is a variety night giving performers a chance to take the stage and perform for a live audience. Each month, ten performers will be selected to perform a 10-minute piece of their choosing, such as, short live theatre pieces, dance, monologues, improv, comedy, and music, and more.

This week, the cast includes:

The New Mexican

Our house band, The New Mexican, plays many instruments and can be considered a one-man band.

Storytelling with Alex Stein

Alex M. Stein is a writer, documentary filmmaker, and storyteller living in Los Angeles.

MUSIC by Trish Lester

Trish Lester is an award-winning singer/songwriter from Santa Clarita whose heartwarming pop/folk style and truly original songs leave listeners laughing, crying and humming along.

Comedy with Richard Myers

Richard has always enjoyed making people laugh. Most recently he performed at JR’s Comedy Club in JJ’s Bar and Grill in Valencia.

Mentalist Gabe Ableson

Gabe is one of the most in-demand mentalists today. His miracles of thought-reading must be seen to be believed!

Music by Melanie Carroll-Dolci

Melanie C.D. is a singer-songwriter who likes to talk about the weird side of life. She traveled out here to Santa Clarita from sleepy Kansas City, Missouri to attain her BFA in Music Composition.

Film Shorts A Matter of Time & Life of Death

“Life of Death” by filmmaker Jeff Caparula

Death is no longer finding joy in his job and is going through the motions till he meets a young woman who may just inspire him to look at the joys of death.

“A Matter of Time” Directed by John KD Graham

Upon completing her greatest invention, a scientist discovers that its existence threatens her very life.

Spoken Word & Poetry by Mai Do

Do Nguyen Mai is a Vietnamese American poet, editor, and advocate for Vietnamese American political and cultural development.

Music with Rich and Doug

Doug Conlon & Rich Marchetta are original songwriters that present Blues, Americana, Jazz, and Folk music, playing many instruments including the lap steel, banjo, mandolin, and acoustic guitar.

May 4, 2017: JAM Session & Concert – Salsa Dance at Old Town Newhall Library

May 04, 2017 07:00 pm

Dance to the beat, play an instrument, and experience something unexpected with JAM Sessions, fun, interactive music and dance events hosted in conjunction with the Ford Theatre Foundation. The evening integrates live dance instruction from professional instructors with live band performances.

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a chair if you just plan on listening to the music. JAM Sessions are participatory and centered around movement and music. All JAMs are FREE, and all ages and skill levels are welcome.

This month’s theme is Salsa Dance.

Dance the Rueda de Casino! Urban Latin dance theatre company CONTRA-TIEMPO will lead an exploration of this fun social dance, a Cuban form of salsa danced in a circle. Leave inspired, engaged and better at communicating through movement! Live music from Orquesta Charangoa, who perform authentic Cuban music in the Charanga style, and have performed at the Watts Towers Jazz Festival, the L.A. Salsa Festival, the L.A. Cuban Festival, and more.

May 4, 2017: Peter and the Star Catcher at West Ranch High School

May 04, 2017 07:00 pm

West Ranch High School Theatre Department presents Peter and the Star Catcher, a wildly theatrical prequel to Peter Pan based on the children’s book by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Adapted for the stage by Rick Elice.

Starcatcher apprentice Molly Aster and three orphans are hunted by cut-throat pirates and their mustachioed captain as she races to protect a trunk of magical “Starstuff.” From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair…and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

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CalArts School of Theater faculty Janie Geiser brings her collage film program "Double Vision" to REDCAT in downtown Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 16 at 8:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct 16, 2017
A roundup of the Santa Clarita arts-related events for Oct. 16-20, 2017.
Friday, Oct 13, 2017
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored 17 student winners from colleges and universities around the world at the 44th Student Academy Awards ceremony in Beverly Hills Thursday night.
Thursday, Oct 12, 2017
CSUN Art Gallery will feature the Great Wall of Los Angeles: Judith F. Baca’s Experimentations in Collaboration and Concrete Oct. 14 – Dec. 16, 2017, with a reception Saturday, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. It will be curated by Mario Ontiveros.
Thursday, Oct 12, 2017
Over the summer, the Santa Clarita Public Libraries did something a little different - it ran an Escape Room, one at each branch.
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SCV NewsBreak for Monday, October 16, 2017
The Newhall School District's next Regular Board Meeting is Tuesday, October 17 at 6:15 p.m., and consideration of Newhall Family Theater approvals are on the agenda.
Oct. 17: Newhall School District Considers Newhall Family Theater OK
Master’s and Westmont College needed more than 90 minutes again Saturday to settle a Golden State Athletic Conference showdown in Santa Barbara.
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Leaders from the CLWA and NCWC will meet in October, November and December to discuss their merger, which creates the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency as of Jan. 1.
Next Step: Water Agency Officials to Share Merger Details
Master’s women soccer players and coaches alike were adamant after Saturday’s top-10 matchup that Westmont’s 5-2 win wasn’t nearly as lopsided as the score suggests.
Westmont Tops Master’s Women’s Soccer 5-2
Although Friday the 13th is a day generally associated with bad luck, CalArts turned the superstition on its ear as the community celebrated the inauguration of its fourth president, Ravi S. Rajan.
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Oct 16: ‘Double Vision’: Recent Films by Janie Geiser at REDCAT
The promising signs the Mustangs showed in their Missouri opener paid off in the evening Friday when Master’s women’s volleyball picked up its first road win of the season.
Master’s Rallies on the Road, Nets Season’s First Win
College of the Canyons' women's volleyball team opened Western State Conference play in style, as the Cougars swept visiting West L.A. College in straight sets.
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A roundup of the Santa Clarita arts-related events for Oct. 16-20, 2017.
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The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce's October mixer is set for Wednesday, October 18 at Atria Senior Living in Newhall starting at 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 18: SCV Chamber October Mixer at Atria
The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley will host a series of "Great Futures" tours for local residents in an effort to get the word out about the club's programs and services.
SCV Boys & Girls Club Hosts ‘Great Futures’ Tours
A special meeting of the Santa Clarita City Council, the Planning Commission, the Parks, Recreation and Communnity Services Commission, the Arts Commission, and the Open Space Preservation District Financial Accountability and Audit Panel is set for Tuesday, October 17 at City Hall.
Oct. 17: Harassment, Abusive Conduct Prevention Training for City Officials
The Hart Indians outscored the Canyon Cowboys 35-18 at Harry Welch Stadium Friday, October 13, in the teams' 50th matchup, and Kevin Karzin, president of the SCV Photographers Association, contributed photos from the game.
Photo Gallery: Hart Indians Beat Canyon Cowboys 35-18
Gov. Brown has vetoed a President Donald Trump-inspired proposal that would have required presidential candidates to release their tax returns in order to appear on the statewide ballot.
Brown Vetoes Bill Requiring Candidates Release Tax Returns
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a series of bills on Sunday calling for criminal justice reforms, including reduction of penalties for some gun and drug crimes and changes to the Megan's Law sex offender registry.
Brown Signs Bills for Criminal Justice Reforms
1853 - Sarah Gifford, community leader and wife of Newhall's first railroad station agent, born in England [story]
With the stroke of his pen Sunday, Gov. Jerry Brown eliminated the Castaic Lake Water Agency and Newhall County Water District and replaced them with a new water agency for the Santa Clarita Valley.
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1939 - Second, larger OLPH Catholic Church dedicated on site of first (10th & Walnut, Newhall) [story]
Santa Clarita-based Princess Cruises celebrated the New York premiere of “Born to Dance,” the latest offering from its first-of-its-kind partnership with award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz and famed director/creator Daniel C. Levine.
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1980 - Phillies beat Royals in Game 1 of World Series; Hart grad Bob Walk is winning pitcher [story]
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored 17 student winners from colleges and universities around the world at the 44th Student Academy Awards ceremony in Beverly Hills Thursday night.
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The U.S. Attorney’s Office, the FBI, and a coalition of other law enforcement agencies and community organizations will host the 9th Annual Cyber Crime Prevention Symposium in downtown Los Angeles on Monday, October 16 from 8:25 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
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Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, locals found out what it is like to be a school principal. Plus, there are some great events to head out to this weekend. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, October 13, 2017
Starting Monday night, Oct. 16, the California Department of Transportation will paint new temporary lanes on a section of Interstate 5 aka the Golden State Freeway in and near the city of Santa Clarita.
New Temporary Lanes Coming Monday on Interstate 5 in SCV
The William S. Hart Union High School District is looking for someone to become a personnel commissioner to serve a three-year term beginning December 1, 2017.
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The College of the Canyons baseball program and Playa Vista Orioles youth baseball organization will host a free instructional clinic for players ages 11-14 at COC's Cougar Field in Valencia on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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An alumna of the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley, Cinthya Medrano, is the first recipient of a Duane R. Harte Memorial Scholarship.
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The non-profit Santa Clarita Coalition has created a Facebook page to aid the Evans family after the mother of six children died in a car crash on Golden Valley Road.
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Golden State Gateway Coalition Issues Fall 2017 Newsletter
The Castaic Lake Water Agency's Budget and Rates Committee is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, October 17 at 5:30 p.m.
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A "Tip-a-Cop" fundraiser for the Special Olympics Santa Clarita Valley is set for the Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews restaurant in Valencia on Thursday, October 19, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
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