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1941 - SCV's first real movie house, the American Theater, dedicated in Newhall [story]
American Theater

A Look Inside the Saugus Girls’ 7th Title Run
Thursday, Nov 29, 2012

With a mile to go, the greatest high school sports dynasty in California history looked to be in jeopardy. Then it happened. Just like last year, the Saugus girls cross country team pulled off the impossible. Seven girls starting in box seven won their seventh consecutive state championship. Yes, you...

Q&A with Golden Valley XC/Track Star Chelsey Totten
Thursday, Nov 15, 2012

The following interview with Golden Valley High School runner Chelsey Totten was conducted Nov. 15 by Brandon Jauregui, whose “Brando’s Blog” can be found online [here].   Brando’s Blog: When did you start running competively? Totten: I did my first season of track in fourth...

Saugus Girls Overcome Obstacles to Make Another CIF Run

November 19, 2011. Remember the date. The only time the Saugus High girls cross country team has lost a race over the last seven years is at last November’s CIF Southern Section Division 2 Championships, where Simi Valley – lead by US#1 Sarah Baxter – beat the then-five-time defending section champions...

High School XC Recap: Saugus Girls En Route to 7th State Title
Sunday, Nov 11, 2012

Foothill League Championships * Saugus sweep all team and individual races. * Samantha Ortega pushes Saugus’ streak of individual titles to eight straight, her winning time of 17:25 a new sophomore course record. Meanwhile, teammate Abigail Frankian was 3rd, 17 seconds behind Ortega, while the...

SCV High School Cross Country & Track Highlights
Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012

Mt. SAC Invitational: “My mind doesn’t even understand how fast she ran. It’s exciting to know I can look back at the end of my career and say I finished second in that race. I’m just happy I was part of it.” ~GV’s Chelsey Totten on SV’s Sarah Baxter’s...

Monday, Oct 15, 2012

Clovis Invitational: * Golden Valley High senior Weslie Totten highlights Foothill League action with 18:50 5K breakthrough at Woodward Park, #35 performance in SCV history * GV’s Nolan Del Valle 15:33 #10 SCV a-t, Chelsey Totten 18:21 #17 SCV a-t * WR’s Tucker Welker 16:09, GV’s Bianca...

Thursday, Oct 11, 2012

Clovis Invitational: * Golden Valley High senior Weslie Totten highlights Foothill League action with 18:50 5K breakthrough at Woodward Park, #35 performance in SCV history * GV’s Nolan Del Valle 15:33 #10 SCV a-t, Chelsey Totten 18:21 #17 SCV a-t * WR’s Tucker Welker 16:09, GV’s Bianca...

Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012

Foothill Invitational: * Glendale College’s Grace Zamudio wins in an 18:04 5K PR to remain unbeaten * Kurt Lutz of Glendale College won the men’s 4-mile invitational in 20:52 as well   Kenny Staub Invitational: * Golden Valley High sweeps Division 1 team titles * Canyon’s Zach...

Dignadice, Pear, Saugus Girls Run Into the Record Books
Saturday, Sep 8, 2012

Valencia’s Maddie Dignadice repeats | Photos by Mark La Plant As the defending champion, Valencia High’s Maddie Dignadice refused to lose in a race she ran away with in 17 minutes, 26 seconds. The Saugus girls’ record-setting performance left teams around California wondering what it’s...

Friday, Aug 31, 2012

Palos Verdes Cross-Country Mini-Meet Results: Saugus girls easily win 58-33 over Palos Verdes on a challenging, hilly, 2-mile course (Ortega 12:15, Frankian 12:21, Altieri 12:25, Huntington 12:35, Sassano 12:40). Saugus boys lose to Palos Verdes, 35-25, but senior Rodrigo Omelas wins individual (10:20). JV...

Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
1941 - SCV's first real movie house, the American Theater, dedicated in Newhall [story]
American Theater
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold a regular meeting Tuesday, May 24, beginning with a special/closed session at 5 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 6 p.m.
May 24: City Council Meets to Authorize Garbage Collection Fee Increase
1865 - Discoverer Ramon Perea and partner sell Pico Canyon oil claim to Edward Beale & Robert Baker for $300 [story]
grave marker
1978 - St. Francis Dam site becomes a State Landmark [story]
state landmark dedication
With school ending and summer break just around the corner, the Santa Clarita Public Library has everything you need to keep your family busy and engaged with reading, crafts and outdoor programs.
Read Beyond the Beaten Path This Summer
Feeling the need to act, members of the Santa Clarita Human Relations Roundtable, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Congregation Beth Shalom, NAACP Santa Clarita, Higher Vision Church and the Islamic Center of Santa Clarita Valley decided to gather with community members to mark and reflect on the May 14 shooting in Buffalo, N.Y.
May 22: Vigil of Prayer and Lament for a Hurting World at St. Stephen’s
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 10 new deaths throughout L.A. County and 3,180 new cases countywide.
Friday COVID Roundup: L.A. County Public Transit Masking Requirement is Extended
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is working with state and national partners on an international outbreak of monkeypox. On May 19 the Centers for Disease Control confirmed a case of monkeypox in the United States in Massachusetts.
L.A. County Public Health Reports International Outbreak of Monkeypox
The father/son legacy continues after 40 years at Valley Institute of Prosthetics and Orthotics established in 1982. The company serves the Central Valley and the Santa Clarita Valley with the highest quality orthotic and prosthetic devices for patients to regain functionality.
VIPO Prosthetic and Orthotic Company Celebrates 40 Years
The County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control is aware of the public’s desire to visit our animal care centers without an appointment. In response Animal Care and Control is adopting new public visitation hours for unscheduled visits just in time for National Pet Adoption Weekend, May 20-22.
Castaic Animal Care Center Offers Walk-in Visits in Time for National Adoption Weekend
Join the fun this summer and sign up for a class at Los Angeles county Parks. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to learn something new, make new friends and discover new talents.
May 30: In-person, Virtual Summer Classes Begin at L.A. County Parks
In my early 20s I worked on a sheep farm in southern Illinois. The farm had about 1,000 sheep and two Great Pyrenees dogs to protect them.
Marcia Mayeda | Does Your Dog Act Its Breed?
The California Air Resources Board will host an open house of its new state-of-the-art “green” Southern California Headquarters, the Mary D. Nichols Campus, in Riverside on Saturday, May 21.
May 21: California Air Resources Hosts Open House for New SoCal Headquarters
College of the Canyons had three Women's Softball players spotlighted by the California Community College Fastpitch Coaches Association with Ashlynn Heck, Allyson Melgar and Lisa Motz selected to the All-Southern California Team.
Cougars Softball Heck, Melgar, Motz Earn All-Southern California Honors
Los Angeles County is hosting the first in-person Homeowners' Resource Fair for the public since the pandemic hit two years ago. The event will be held Saturday, May 21 9 a.m. to noon at the Huntington Park Community Center, 6925 Salt Lake Ave., Huntington Park, CA 90255.
May 21: 2022 L.A. County Homeowners’ Resource Fair
1946 - Cher, great-granddaughter of Placerita Canyon homesteader Frank Walker and onetime Placerita property owner, born in El Centro, Calif. [story]
Cher and grandma
The California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section announced its All-Foothill League teams representing the Santa Clarita Valley.
All CIF-SS Foothill League Spring Sports Teams Announced
Free business training webinars are available from the College of the Canyons Small Business Development Corporation. The SBDC is the Small Business Administration's largest service program and provides high quality business and economic development assistance to small businesses and entrepreneurs. It provides no-cost business advising and low-cost training to existing and new businesses.
May 25: COC SBDC Hosting Free Webinars to Help Grow Your Business
The city of Santa Clarita has released a list of arts-related events happening in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Santa Clarita Arts Calendar: Civic Art RFQ, Call for Textile Fiber Art, more
Charlotte Kaup Kleeman, 1996 Santa Clarita Valley Woman of the Year, died Thursday, May 19, 2022 in Valencia. She was 85.
Longtime Community Leader Charlotte Kleeman Dies at 85
After a more than a two-year wait, the Free to Be Me Music Festival will make its much-anticipated debut at the Canyon Country Community Center, located at 18410 Sierra Highway, on Sunday, June 12, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
City’s Long-Awaited ‘Free to Be Me’ Music Festival Debuting June 12
The 37th Women in Service Celebration was hosted by the Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley on Saturday, May 14. The event honored 19 women who have worked tirelessly to improve the lives of women and girls in the SCV. The honorees were nominated by SCV nonprofits.
Zonta SCV Names Alison Lindemann Recipient of Carmen Sarro Award
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday nine additional deaths and 4,725 new positive cases countywide, with 164 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID Roundup: 164 New SCV Cases, 4,725 New Cases Countywide
The Fil-Am Association of Santa Clarita Valley will host the "A Black Tie Gala" on July 23 at 7 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Valencia, located at 24500 Town Center Drive.
July 23: SCV Fil-Am Association Hosts Black Tie Gala