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1890 - 18-day murder trial of Castaic's W.C. Chormicle and W.A. Gardner ends in acquittal [story]
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Hart District Sued over Allegations of Racism, Harassment, Retaliation
Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019

A Valencia High School teacher is suing the school, William S. Hart Union High School District and multiple administrators over claims the district failed to investigate many instances of sexual harassment, racist conduct and threatening acts that occurred as recent as last year. Kimberly Forbes filed...

Hart High Honors 2019 Graduates at 71st Commencement Ceremony
Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019

William S. Hart High School graduated more than 500 students Monday during the school’s 71st commencement ceremony at College of the Canyons Stadium. Prior to the ceremony, the 2019 William S. Hart High School graduating class posed for pictures with their families, friends and loved ones, who were...

‘Shine a Light’ Mental Health Events Continue at COC; Saturday Campus Walk Set
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

College of the Canyons held its annual “Shine A Light” event Tuesday to pay respect to the students across the nation who died by suicide in the prior year. The annual event, one of multiple mental health-related events this week on campus, offered students the opportunity to reflect on...

Smith’s Charter School Bill Passes Assembly

Legislation authored by California Assemblywoman Christy Smith seeking to limit school districts’ ability to approve charter schools outside of their own boundaries passed the state Assembly on Monday, and now heads to the Senate for consideration. Assembly Bill 1507 looks to close what the measure’s...

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, Nurses Reach Tentative Agreement
Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019

A tentative agreement between Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital and its registered nurses has been made after an emergency meeting was held Tuesday night. The hospital’s nurses and the California Nurses Association Union previously approved a strike that was set for April 25 after the group held multiple...

Smith Bill Aims to Aid Low-Income Students with AP Exam Fees
Friday, Mar 29, 2019

A bill that would ensure low-income high school students have access to advanced placement or AP exams has passed the Assembly Education Committee with bipartisan support. Authored by Assemblywoman Christy Smith, D-Santa Clarita, Assembly Bill 1233 passed the committee alongside three other bills authored...

COC, Full-Time Faculty Reach Tentative Agreement
Monday, Mar 25, 2019

After weeks of informational picketing and mediation, College of the Canyons and its full-time faculty members have reached a tentative agreement that would end an ongoing dispute between the two sides. Instead of a one-year contract that would encompass the 2018-19 academic year, the latest offer proposes...

Master’s University Head Responds to Continued Probation
Friday, Mar 15, 2019

The Master’s University and Seminary President John MacArthur released a prepared statement Thursday addressing the institution’s current probation status. Previous reports from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges’ Senior Commission on Colleges and Universities stated the accreditation...

Crews Drill for Soil Samples at Site of Sliding Hills
Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019

The clinks and clanks of a nearly 30-foot-tall drill rang throughout the Trestles neighborhood in Canyon Country Tuesday as employees of Tri Valley Drilling worked near a landslide threatening multiple homes. The 40,000 square feet of plastic sheeting that covered the failing hillside in the rainy recent...

Wilk, Lackey Lauded for Crossing the Aisle
Friday, Mar 8, 2019

California Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) and Assemblyman Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale) have been named two of California’s most bipartisan lawmakers, based on the percentage of bills they’ve authored with a member of the opposite party. CalMatters’ Ben Christopher reported Tuesday that both Wilk...

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The Public Outreach and Legislation Committee of SCV Water is scheduled to meet next on Thursday, June 20, at 5:30 p.m.
June 20: SCV Water Public Outreach, Legislation Committee Meeting
The nonprofit Santa Clarita Valley Committee on Aging will host its annual assembly at the new Bella Vida senior center in Canyon Country on Thursday, June 20, starting at 5 p.m.
June 20: Annual Assembly at Bella Vida Senior Center
The Governing Board of the William S. Hart Union High School District is set to approve its 2019-20 budget at a special meeting on Wednesday, June 19, at 7:45 a.m.
Hart Board Set to OK 2019-20 Budget at June 19 Special Meeting
Marking June as LGBTQ Pride Month, the Pride flag is being flown on the main flagpole of the State Capitol building​ through July 1 ​for the first time in state history.
Rainbow Flag Flies Over Capitol for LGBTQ Pride Month
The Santa Clarita Planning Commission has released the agenda for its June 18 meeting starting at 6 p.m.
Santa Clarita Planning Commission June 18 Meeting Agenda
The Lancaster JetHawks pulled off a comeback from a six-run deficit Sunday afternoon, beating the Inland Empire 66ers 11-10 at the Hangar.
JetHawks’ Comeback Win Closes Season’s First Half
The JetHawks needed an extra inning to beat Inland Empire Saturday, beating the 66ers, 5-4, in 10 innings at The Hangar.
JetHawks Pull 10th Inning Walk-off Win on Sixers
"Star Wars" weekend began Friday night in Lancaster with Inland Empire winning big, 19-5, over the Lancaster JetHawks at The Hangar.
‘Star Wars’ Weekend Opens with JetHawks Loss to Evil Inland Empire
Santa Clarita Mayor Marsha McLean joined other elected officials from throughout the region to discuss transportation at the June 13 San Fernando Valley Council of Governments Mobility Workshop.
Santa Clarita Joins SFV Transportation Mobility Workshop
Assemblywoman Christy Smith (D-Santa Clarita) invites members of the 38th Assembly District to apply to one of the Local Advisory Committees for 2019-2020.
Smith Invites Locals to Apply for Local Advisory Committees
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station's Summer Crime Enforcement Team arrested a Eureka man in Castaic on Saturday on charges of felony narcotics sales.
Eureka Man Arrested in Castaic on Felony Drug Charges
A pilot died when his single-engine aircraft crashed in a remote area of Newhall on Saturday afternoon.
Pilot Dies in Crash of Single-Engine Aircraft
1890 - 18-day murder trial of Castaic's W.C. Chormicle and W.A. Gardner ends in acquittal [story]
William Chormicle
1950 - Dedication of H.M. Newhall Memorial Park, aka Newhall Park [story]
1957 - Lang Station dedicated as State Historic Landmark No. 590 [story]
Lang Station
A Bridgeport couple has uncovered some disheartening news for motorists who grind to a halt as they zip through Valencia, braking for a family of Canada geese, narrowly avoiding a collision with the large birds.
Guardians of Geese at Bridgeport Urge Caution
The Santa Clarita City Council and MADD recognized Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s deputies Chris Morgan, Tanner Sanchez and Mario Acosta Tuesday for their major role in helping keep local streets safe from drunken drivers.
Deputies Morgan, Sanchez, Acosta Lauded by City, MADD
The city of Santa Clarita’s homeless population increased from 156 people in 2018 to 256 people in 2019, according to city-level data from the 2019 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count released Friday by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.
Homeless Population in Santa Clarita Rises Again
The next meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set for Tuesday, June 18, starting at 9:30 a.m.
June 18 Meeting Agenda – LA County Supervisors
A motorcycle deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was taken to the hospital mid-afternoon Friday, following a vehicle collision in Valencia.
LASD Motorcycle Deputy Injured in Crash
The Santa Clarita City Council is expected to recognize June as Pride Month on Tuesday, drawing praise from the local lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or LGBTQ, community.
Santa Clarita City Council to Recognize June as Pride Month
American Coaster Enthusiasts, the world’s largest roller coaster enthusiasts club with more than 5,000 members, will hold their 42nd annual Coaster Con at Six Flags Magic Mountain and Knott’s Berry Farm from Sunday-Thursday, June 16-20.
June 16-20: Coaster Con 42 to Ride at Magic Mountain, Knott’s
Medicare doesn’t cover "free" genetic tests or cancer screenings unless a doctor who’s treating you orders them and they’re medically necessary.
Seniors: Say No to ‘Free’ Genetic Tests | Commentary by Greg Dill
Santa Clarita Valley-based all-saxophone chamber ensemble Saxtravaganza will present a free concert at Hart Hall in Wm. S. Hart Park in Newhall on Sunday, June 23, starting at 7 p.m.
June 23: Saxtravaganza Concert in Hart Hall at 7