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1849 - Eight-pound gold nugget found in San Feliciano Canyon (Val Verde/Piru area) [story]
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CalArts Alum Kirsten Lepore Brings ‘I am Groot’ to Disney+
Friday, Aug 12, 2022

Marvel Comics’ best-known, tree-like sentient being, Groot, a character that became widely popular through the action comedy “Guardians of the Galaxy,” gets his own animated show on Disney+. Written and directed by California Institute of the Arts alum Kirsten Lepore (Film/Video MFA 2012),...

Latest Edition of CalArts Magazine, The Pool, Now Online
Monday, Aug 1, 2022

The latest issue of The Pool, the California Institute of the Arts alumnx/alumni magazine, is now online. Named “The Comeback”’ issue, the magazine captures the stories of how CalArts made its way back to in-person learning, art making and celebration after a year-plus of remote-ness. In addition,...

CalArts Expands Campus with Purchase of Vista Village Medical Building
Friday, Jul 29, 2022

California Institute of the Arts in Valencia is expanding its footprint with the recent purchase of the Vista Village Medical building adjacent to the existing campus. To make the Main Building more conveniently configured for students, CalArts has purchased an adjacent property on Tournament Road known...

Troy Allen Named New CalArts VP Facilities Development, Management
Monday, Jul 18, 2022

California Institute of the Arts recently announced the appointment of Troy Allen as its new vice president for Facilities Development & Management. Reporting to CalArts president Ravi S. Rajan, Allen begun his work as a member of the Institute’s senior leadership team on July 11, 2022. “We...

CalArtians Invited to Join the Motion Picture Academy Class of 2022
Wednesday, Jul 6, 2022

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has extended invitations to distinguished artists and executives around the globe to join its class of 2022. Among the 397 invited members this year are alums and faculty from the School of Film/Video at the California Institute of the Arts. Since 1927,...

June 25-Sept. 8: ‘Torn Apart’ CalArts Curated Exhibit On View at Pacific Design Center
Friday, Jun 24, 2022

On Saturday, June 25, Torn Apart: Punk, New Wave + the Graphic Aftermath, 1976-86 opens at the PDC Design Gallery at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. Organized and curated by California Institute of the Arts Graphic Design faculty Michael Worthington, Torn Apart is the largest exhibition...

New CalArts Student-Created Play at Hollywood Fringe Festival
Monday, Jun 6, 2022

California Institute of the Arts junior Jeannette Srinivasan’s “Yellow/Blue Play” is among the productions included at the 2022 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Srinivasan’s play is an original play about a surviving twin’s experience with grief, memory and the colors of her childhood....

Immersive Play ‘Signals’ Stars CalArts Alum Jason Pollak
Friday, Jun 3, 2022

The Hollywood Fringe Festival features multiple productions with current and former students of California Institute of the Arts, including the world premiere of the immersive and interactive sci-fi play “Signals.” Directed by Alexander Whitover, the show from the Last Call Theatre company...

Charmaine Jefferson Elected New CalArts Board Chair
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

The California Institute of the Arts recently announced that Charmaine Jefferson has been elected Chair of the Board of Trustees. She assumed the role on May 3, 2022, as colleges and universities across the country are challenged to deepen their educational offerings, maintain relevance, broaden the...

June 16-18: Hollywood Fringe Festival Show Features CalArts Students
Monday, May 30, 2022

This year’s Hollywood Fringe Festival features multiple shows created and performed by California Institute of the Arts students. Running from Thursday, June 9 through Sunday, June 26 in numerous venues throughout Los Angeles, the festival has a long history of being a space for CalArtians to perform...

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1849 - Eight-pound gold nugget found in San Feliciano Canyon (Val Verde/Piru area) [story]
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1986 - Canyon Country's Mitchell adobe demolished; components salvaged & later rebuilt at Heritage Junction [story]
Mitchell adobe
1961 - First Mass celebrated at new Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church (3rd building) in Newhall. Cardinal McIntyre attends [story]
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Are you worried about getting diabetes? Have you been told that you have pre-diabetes? One out of three American adults has prediabetes.
Aug. 16: Henry Mayo Hosts Diabetes Prevention Program
Avian influenza refers to a family of influenza or flu viruses that commonly infect birds.
L.A. County Public Health Urges Public to Protect Pet Birds from Bird Flu
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 19 new deaths throughout L.A. County, 3,995 new cases countywide and 112 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID Roundup: County Moves to Medium Community Level
Marvel Comics’ best-known, tree-like sentient being, Groot, a character that became widely popular through the action comedy "Guardians of the Galaxy," gets his own animated show on Disney+ this week.
CalArts Alum Kirsten Lepore Brings ‘I am Groot’ to Disney+
Work along the I-5 corridor in Burbank continues and will include nighttime lane reductions and the closing of the Verdugo Avenue off-ramp during the week of Aug. 15 to Aug. 18.
I-5 Corridor Improvements Include Nighttime Lane Reductions
As part of his legislative package calling on accountability, transparency, and integrity in the state government's procurement process, Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced Senate Bill 1271 (SB 1271) passed out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Aug. 11.
Wilk’s Measure Increasing Transparency Passes Assembly Committee
The early portion of The Master's University women's soccer team's schedule in 2022 will have a national tournament-type feel.
TMU Women’s Soccer To Play Top Teams on Florida, Indiana Trips
Princess Cruises today announced updated COVID-19 protocols and guidelines, removing the vaccine requirement for most voyages of less than 16 days so that anyone can cruise and adjusting pre-travel testing requirements to make it less complicated.
Princess Cruises Removes Vaccine Requirement for Most Sailings
As the summer travel season wraps up, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reminds drivers to be responsible and never drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
Aug. 17-Sept. 5: LASD Will Increase End-of-Summer DUI Patrols, Checkpoints
Historically, California has been the most wildfire prone state in the United States. In 2021, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, reported over 4,000 fires that burned 60,507 acres across the state.
Ken Striplin | Keep Your Family, Home and Property Safe from Wildfires
The county of Los Angeles Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission is hosting a Special Hearing on Deputy Gangs in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Aug: 19 Special Hearing on L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputy Gangs
1944 - Newhall Refinery on Sierra Highway destroyed by fire (then rebuilt) [watch film]
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As local students get ready to head back to class for the new school year, your Salvation Army Santa Clarita Corps wants to ensure they have the supplies and resources necessary for success.
Salvation Army Santa Clarita Hosting Back-to-School Drive
The Rancho Camulos National Historic Landmark Presents: "Sundays at the Landmark" on Sunday, Aug. 28, with Dave Berg. He will present "Stories to Share.
Aug. 28: Author Dave Berg Presents ‘Stories to Share’ at Rancho Camulos
The WiSH Education Foundation's much-anticipated Cocktails on the Roof event is back for the community to enjoy on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Subaru of Valencia campus.
Nov. 19: Cocktails on the Roof Returns with ‘Share the Love’ Event
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station is reminding residents that no one will ever call your home demanding payment for "outstanding warrants."
SCV Sheriff’s Station Warning Residents of Scam Calls
Carousel Ranch, in Agua Dulce, was presented with a $5,000 donation from the Logix Federal Credit Union Community Stars Foundation.
Logix Foundation Donates $5K to Carousel Ranch
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday no additional deaths and 107 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley, with a total of 15 new deaths and 4,345 new cases countywide.
Thursday COVID Roundup: 107 New SCV Cases; No Additional Deaths
The California Department of Transportation announces overnight full closures of Interstate 210 in the San Fernando Valley for striping and staging of a temporary lane configuration for a paving project.
Caltrans Announces Full I-210 Closures
The Valencia High School Band and Color Guard will hold a Clothes 4 Cash clothing drive fundraiser every Tuesday, Aug. 16 to Sept. 13.
Valencia Band, Color Guard Holding Clothes 4 Cash Fundraiser
2018 - Big Oaks Lodge in Bouquet Canyon burns down [video]
Big Oaks Lodge
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