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Foothill League Track & Field: Week 2 Recap
Sunday, Mar 23, 2014

Brandon Jauregui Here we are again, recapping a very fine weekend for Santa Clarita Valley distance running. From Lauren Fleshman and Shannon Murakami’s return to the track to Sabrina Janes and Samantha Ortega’s impressive sub-five-minute clockings in Temecula, runners impressed all around...

Foothill League Track & Field: Week 1 Recap
Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014

Brandon Jauregui There were a lot of noteworthy performances last week, as all of the Foothill League schools made their season debuts. The big highlight of the weekend was Glendale College’s Lizzy Nelson, who ripped a huge, and absolutely stunning, all-time best over two laps. Meanwhile, her former...

Foothill League Track Preview: Girls 800m
Sunday, Mar 9, 2014

SCV record: 1:57.34 Alysia Johnson-Montano (Bay Area Track Club) 2010 SCV high school record: 2:07.45 Aly Drake (Valencia HS) 2009 Foothill League Championship record: 2:12.84 Jennifer Owen (WRHS) 2011 2013 Foothill Lg. Best: 2:11.98 Sabrina Janes (Saugus HS)     Don’t be surprised...

Murakami, Ex-Saugus, Chasing Fleshman’s SCV Record in Half-Marathon Sunday
Thursday, Jan 30, 2014

Shannon Murakami | Photo: UCLA When Shannon Murakami hung up the racing shoes following her collegiate career at UCLA, she left the sport as arguably the greatest athlete, boy or girl, in Santa Clarita Valley history. Two state championships, six CIF Southern Section titles and 12 Foothill League crowns...

Olympian Alysia Montano (Canyon 2004): Unfinished Business
Sunday, Jan 26, 2014

This year will have no IAAF World Outdoor Track & Field Championships, but that doesn’t mean Alysia Johnson-Montano, a 2004 Canyon High graduate, won’t be the United States’ top 800-meter standout. The four-time U.S. champion in the event has some unfinished business to take care...

Foothill League XC Best of 2013 | Part 2: Girls
Saturday, Dec 28, 2013

Runner of the Year: Samantha Ortega, Saugus Junior Oh, what a year! Saugus’ Ortega enjoyed one of the most magical seasons in SCV prep sports history this cross country season, setting many historic records in the process. The junior went undefeated up to the CIF Southern Section Prelims in mid-November...

Foothill League XC Best of 2013 | Part 1: Boys
Friday, Dec 27, 2013

Runner of the Year: Brian Zabilski, Saugus, Junior Zabilski of Saugus enjoyed the greatest junior campaign in SCV history, earning all-section and all-state honors. He won his first Foothill League cross country title in 15:13, smashing the three-hill course record by 14 seconds in early-November. His...

Girls 3200m: Ortega of Saugus Preps for Another Record Run
Monday, Mar 25, 2013

ATTENTION: Saugus High’s Samantha Ortega is back. Following a fairy tale sophomore cross country season, Ortega will try to duplicate those accomplishments, this time on the oval. Last fall’s successes were similar to a Cinderella story. Ortega, who won the 2012 Foothill League junior varsity...

XC/Brandon Jauregui: Can Anyone Dethrone Yarnall of Saugus in Boys 3200m?
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013

Saugus’ AJ Yarnall is the heavy favorite here. The University of Washington signee had a banner year in 2012, starting with a 9:14.14 3,200-meter clocking that ranks #12 in Santa Clarita Valley high school history in March and ending with a 41st-place finish at the Nike Cross Nationals in December....

Girls 800m: SCV’s Deepest Returning Field Ever
Friday, Mar 8, 2013

If you’re looking for the event with all kinds of story lines behind it, this is the one. Returning this spring is the deepest freshman class in Foothill League history. Canyon’s Kendall Bietsch, Saugus’ Sabrina Janes, Hart’s Augustina Hansen and West Ranch’s Marisa Magsarili...

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The Santa Clarita City Council will hold its regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 25, beginning with a closed session at 5:00 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 6:00 p.m.
Jan. 25: Santa Clarita City Council Regular Meeting
Princess Cruises announced Monday Chef Rudi Sodamin will become its first head of culinary arts, effective immediately.
Rudi Sodamin Named Princess Cruises’ Culinary Arts Head
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office released the 11 productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, Jan. 24 - Sunday, Jan. 30.
Filming in Santa Clarita Includes 11 Productions
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported two additional deaths from COVID-19 Monday, bringing the total number to 204 since the onset of the pandemic, confirmed spokesman Patrick Moody. (One of those deaths was recorded Sunday).
Monday COVID Roundup: Two Additional Deaths at Henry Mayo, 204 to Date
Californians may now opt to receive vehicle registration renewal notices by email instead of a paper notice by traditional mail.
Californians Can Now Opt for Paperless Car Registration Notices
1888 - Acton post office established; Richard E. Nickel, postmaster [story]
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1882 - Author Helen Hunt Jackson visits Rancho Camulos; inspiration for "Ramona" novel [story]
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Los Angeles County Assessor Jeff Prang announced a corroborative effort with County Public Health officials that will include free COVID-19 vaccinations, booster shots, and PCR testing at three District Offices on Monday Jan. 24, Wednesday Jan. 26 and Sunday Jan. 30.
Free COVID PCR Testing, Vaccines Offered at L.A. County Assessor Offices
1839 - Gov. Juan B. Alvarado gives most of SCV to Mexican Army Lt. Antonio del Valle. [story]
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The Castaic Union School District is proud to announce that the Jene Fielder Trust Scholarship Program is now accepting applications. The program is open to past and present students of Castaic Middle School.
Castaic Union School District Announces Jene Fielder Trust Scholarship Program
The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control will teams up with Best Friends Animal Society to encourage county residents to “Live Large” with Adopt a Big Dog Special Discounts for large dogs through Jan. 31.
L.A. County Animal Care & Control Offers Big Dog Adoption Discounts
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Friday 65 additional deaths and 43,091 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 63,320 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID Roundup: Additional COVID Death Reported at Henry Mayo
The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. Gwendolyn Delgado as the newest assistant principal at Golden Valley High School.
Dr. Gwendolyn Delgado Named Newest Assistant Principal at Golden Valley High School
The Zonta Club of Santa Clarita is holding a "Yum-Raiser" for Valentine’s Day. Safely and easily send boxes of chocolate for delivery to your friends and family from See’s Candies.
Zonta Club of SCV Holds Online Sees Candies ‘Yum-Raiser’
A job fair will be held to recruit for a variety of positions at America’s Job Center of California for North Los Angeles County Regional Center on Thursday, Jan. 27 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Jan. 27 Job Recruitment Fair for North Los Angeles County Regional Center
A musical fundraiser to benefit the Saugus Dance program at Saugus High School will be held 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at the Smokehouse on Main, 24255 Main St., Newhall, CA 91355.
Jan. 22: Dark Desert Highway, Smokehouse on Main Hosting Fundraiser for Saugus Dance
Starting Monday, Jan. 24, crews will begin construction of a new curb, gutter and sidewalk along portions of the east side of Sierra Highway, north of Soledad Canyon Road.
Lane, Road Closures Begin Monday for Sierra Highway Sidewalk Construction
The California High-Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors today unanimously approved the Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement for the approximately 14-mile Burbank to Los Angeles project section.
High-Speed Rail Board Clears Final Environmental Hurdles to Advance Service into L.A.
Experience Helen Hunt Jackson’s January 23, 1882 visit to Rancho Camulos which inspired her to include this vestige of the Californio lifestyle as one of the settings for her novel Ramona. Reenactors will engage and delight you as they portray this event which forever changed the peaceful life at Rancho Camulos.
Jan. 29: Helen Hunt Jackson Returns to Rancho Camulos
1914 - Signal newspaper owner-editor Scott Newhall born in San Francisco [story]
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Do you like comedy? Do you like music? Do you like getting root canals?
Impulse Hosting Comedy, Music Night
Coming off a first-place winning streak at competitions in New York and Washington, D.C., earlier in 2021, the CSUN Model United Nations team continues to accumulate achievements after scoring another first place finish with the Outstanding Delegation Award in the Northwest Model UN Conference, which took place Nov. 19-21 in Seattle.
Matadors Pull off Clean Sweep at Model UN Competitions
Freshman guard Monique Febles poured in a season-high 23 points as No. 6 College of the Canyons was able to outlast Antelope Valley College 68-62 at the Cougar Cage in the 2021-22 home opener. 
Lady Cougars Hold off AVC in Home Opener
Evelyn Ku, MSN, RN, has been named Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.
Evelyn Ku Named Henry Mayo’s VP, Chief Nursing Officer
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