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1837 - Trapper Peter LaBeck killed by grizzly bear at El Tejon [story]


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Bancroft Named Conductor of BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019

California Institute of the Arts graduate Ryan Bancroft (Music BFA 11, MFA 13) has been named the new principal conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, or BBC NOW. Bancroft (pictured above) will formally begin September 2020, succeeding Danish conductor Thomas Søndergård, who assumed the...

Fell Runner Continues Monday Residency at The Echo
Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019

Fell Runner, the experimental art-band with roots at CalArts, began a September weekly residency at the Echoplex in Los Angeles on Monday. The four-piece features three alums from The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts: Steven van Betten (BFA 14) on guitars and vocals; Gregory Uhlmann (BFA 14) on...

CalArts’ Early Years Subject of Exhibition in Germany
Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019

The Kestner Gesellschaft presents Where Art Might Happen: The Early Years of CalArts, an exhibition dedicated to the institute’s infancy running from Friday, Aug. 30 – Sunday, Nov. 10 in Hanover, Germany. Founded in 1916, the art association houses a collection of salient contemporary works...

Rajan Welcomes New CalArtians at 2019 Convocation
Friday, Sep 6, 2019

CalArts President Ravi S. Rajan, administration and faculty welcomed the incoming class of undergraduate and graduate students during Convocation, reviving a historical CalArts tradition. The ceremony began on Sunday, Sept. 1, with a performance by the CalArts Gamelan Ensemble, which led the procession...

CalArtians Win at 72nd Locarno Film Festival

Akosua Adoma Owusu (Art-Film/Video MFA 08) and Danski Tang (Film/Video MFA 19) were awarded prizes at the 72nd annual Locarno Film Festival in Locarno, Switzerland. Owusu won the Premio Medien Patent Verwaltung AG Prize for “White Afro,” pieced together from archival footage of hairdressers...

Christie’s Explores CalArts’ Influence on LA Art
Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019

CalArts and its legendary creatives were noted in world-famous auction house Christie’s recent historical survey of the Los Angeles art scene. In a city where “the light shines brighter,” artists like Ed Ruscha (Chouinard 60), Mark Bradford (Art BFA 95, MFA 97) and Larry Bell (Chouinard 59) are...

CalArts 101: 10 Things New Students Need to Know (2019 Edition)

New Student Orientation Week activities begin at CalArts in Valencia on Sunday, Sept. 1, and the college’s 24700 bloggers have posted a list of 10 things to help new students get their bearings. For new BFA, MFA and transfer students at California Institute of the Arts, this is an exciting —...

Alvarez Brings Arts Education, Commitment to Social Justice to CAP
Monday, Jul 22, 2019

Veronica Alvarez, Ed.D., began her tenure last week as CalArts’ new director of the Community Arts Partnership Program, or CAP, which offers free after-school and school-based arts programs for youth ages 4-18. With a background in the classics, teaching, community building, arts education and...

CalArtians Nominated for 2019 Emmy Awards
Friday, Jul 19, 2019

CalArtians are nominated for the 71st Emmy Awards in numerous categories this year, including Acting, Picture Editing, Lighting Design, Production Design, Sound Editing and Animation. Award-winning actor Don Cheadle (Theater BFA 86) stars in “Black Monday,” a comedic chronicle of the 31st...

CalArtian Easing LA’s Homeless Crisis One Bag at a Time
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019

According to a recent report by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), homelessness in LA County has climbed 12 percent over the past year, in a dramatic reversal from a four percent decline the previous year. Homelessness has been a persistent issue in California, stymied by the lack of...

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1837 - Trapper Peter LaBeck killed by grizzly bear at El Tejon [story]
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a motion by Board Chair Janice Hahn and Supervisor Hilda Solis to assess and address the specific needs of American Indian and Alaska Native individuals experiencing homelessness in the county.
County to Assess American Indian, Alaska Native Homelessness
A water main break in Valencia caused lane closures and traffic delays as crews work to stop water from spilling onto the streets Wednesday.
Water Main Break Shuts Down Eastbound Newhall Ranch Road
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion to provide recommendations for how to modify county ordinances to grant the Sheriff's Civilian Oversight Commission subpoena power through the Office of Inspector General.
Supes Seek Subpoena Power for Oversight of Sheriff’s Department
AVITA Medical, a regenerative medicine company with a technology platform positioned to address unmet medical needs in therapeutic skin restoration, announced that its American Depositary Shares (“ADS”) have been approved to list on the Nasdaq Capital Market, or Nasdaq.
AVITA Medical Now Listed on Nasdaq
Thirty-two features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 92nd Academy Awards.
32 Animated Features to Vie for 2019 Oscar
The deadline for poets to submit poems for the city of Santa Clarita's 2020 Sidewalk Poetry Project is Thursday, Oct. 31.
Oct. 31: Deadline to Submit Poems for 2020 Sidewalk Poetry Project
For the first time since the Santa Clarita-based firm was founded in 1998, a third partner’s name is becoming part of the official name of the firm as Poole & Shaffery becomes Poole Shaffery & Koegle, LLP.
Poole & Shaffrey Add Partner Koegle to Law Firm’s Name
As part of the 26th Annual National Public Lands Day, Saddleback Butte State Park is leading a habitat cleanup on Saturday, October 26 from 8 a.m. to noon, and officials invite local residents to pitch in.
Oct. 26: Saddleback Butte Cleanup on National Public Lands Day
The William S. Hart Union High School District’s governing board is set to discuss a letter addressing allegations of an open-meeting law violation with respect to its recent search for a new superintendent.
Hart District to Discuss Letter on Superintendent Search, Transparency
The U.S. Forest Service has closed the Saddleridge Fire area in the Angeles National Forest for the safety of the public and fire suppression personnel, officials said Wednesday.
Saddleridge Blaze 46% Contained, Forest Service Closes Fire Area
Santa Clarita Mayor Marsha McLean joined other local officials from across the Southland to commemorate the signing of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Plan in Arcadia on Thursday, October 10.
McLean, Officials Meet to Sign San Gabriel Mountains Monument Plan
SCV Water officials hammering out a plan to manage groundwater are still accepting applications for the agency’s seven-member advisory group.
Water Heads Find Groundwater Advisers, Still Accepting Applications
SCV Water and its water-banking partners, Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District and Irvine Ranch Water District, recently opened six new groundwater wells and a conveyance system to the Cross Valley Canal in Kern County.
SCV Water, Partners Add 6 Wells in Kern County
Through a $700,000 federal grant, the California Highway Patrol has developed the Get Educated and Ride Safe II campaign, or GEARS II, to promote motorcycle safety and awareness.
CHP Wins $700K Grant for GEARS Motorcycle Safety Program
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Los Angeles County-sponsored Assembly Bill 539 into law on Thursday, taking a major step in protecting borrowers from predatory high-cost loans.
Californians Gain Protections from Predatory Loans
Recognizing California’s fiscal health, Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded California’s outstanding general obligation bonds credit rating to Aa2 from Aa3.
Moody’s Upgrades California’s Credit Rating
1853 - Sarah Gifford, community leader and wife of Newhall's first railroad station agent, born in England [story]
Sarah Gifford
The next Canyon Country Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting will be held Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Oct. 16: Canyon Country Advisory Committee Meeting
Los Angeles County Chief Executive Officer Sachi A. Hamai announced she will retire as top administrative leader of the nation’s largest municipal government in early 2020, capping a 31-year career leading innovation and managing solutions to some of the region’s most challenging issues.
County CEO Caps 31-Year Career; Announces 2020 Retirement
Valencia-based Lief Labs, a premier formulation and product development innovator and manufacturer of dietary supplements, is pleased to announce that Lief’s rank has risen to 1,022 on the Inc. 5000 definitive ranking of America’s fastest-growing, privately held companies.
Lief Labs Joins List of America’s Fastest-Growing, Privately Held Companies
The community is invited to The Ranch at Fair Oaks for a fall yard sale.
Nov. 2: Fair Oaks Community Association Fall Yard Sale
The city of Santa Clarita will host the Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill at City facilities on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 10:17 a.m. to help train community members on how to properly drop, cover and hold on during an earthquake.
Residents Encouraged to Participate in Great California ShakeOut
For the second time in as many years, The Master's University women's swim team wasted no time qualifying a pair of relays for NAIA nationals.
Lady Mustangs Swim Team Qualifies for Nationals