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1738 - Fr. Francisco Garcés born in Spain; came through SCV in 1776, found Tataviam fighting with Coastal Chumash, observed Santa Clara River flowing by night and dry by day despite the season being spring [story]
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LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
CalArtians Among the 2021 Oscar Nominees
Monday, Mar 15, 2021

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed the 2021 Oscar nominees on Monday, March 15, with several CalArtians* among the list of honorees. In the Animated Feature category, two of the five films nominated for Academy Awards were directed by CalArts alums. Director Pete Docter (Film/Video...

CalArts to Participate in Virtual Career Fair
Wednesday, Mar 10, 2021

This past year has provided CalArts with the opportunity to reimagine recruiting in higher education. With that in mind, the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) will host CalArts’ first Art and Design Virtual Career Fair on Friday, April 16, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00...

CalArts Alum Julian Gross Earns Grammy Nomination
Friday, Nov 27, 2020

Musician-artist and CalArts graduate Julian Gross (Art ’00) has earned a Grammy nomination in the Best Recording Package category for his art direction on “Healer,” Grouplove’s latest release. Gross shares the nomination with the band’s Hanna Hooper. The Best Recording Package category...

CalArts Alum Audrey Chan Named Inaugural ACLU SoCal Artist in Residence
Friday, May 29, 2020

Artist, writer, educator and CalArts alum Audrey Chan (Art MFA 07) has been named the first-ever resident artist by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. “Art has long played a vital role in advocacy for change and justice,” said ACLU SoCal Executive Director Hector Villagra....

March 11: CalArts Opportunities Festival
Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020

Formerly the “Career Fair,” the CalArts Opportunities Festival (Opp Fest) now includes employers offering a wide range of professional opportunities for CalArts students and alumnx such as internships, full-time, part-time, freelance, project-based and volunteer opportunities. For employers,...

CalArtians Win 92nd Oscars for ‘Hair Love,’ ‘Ford vs. Ferrari’
Monday, Feb 10, 2020

Representation matters: That seemed to be the underlying theme of Sunday night’s 92nd Oscars ceremony, telecast worldwide by ABC. From Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” making history as the first (South) Korean and non-English film taking home the night’s biggest prizes to the now Oscar-winning...

CalArtians Win at 47th Annie Awards
Wednesday, Jan 29, 2020

CalArtians took home a number of awards at the 47th Annual Annie Awards, presented by the International Animated Film Society at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles on Saturday, Jan. 25. They included the marquee Best Animated Feature for the Netflix production “Klaus,” directed by Sergio...

CalArtians Remember John Baldessari, Founding Faculty Member
Friday, Jan 10, 2020

“Trailblazer,” “a gentle giant,” “witty,” “a fountain of creativity” — just some of the adjectives from around the web describing the late artist and CalArts founding faculty member John Baldessari, who died on January 2 at the age of 88. Baldessari’s legacy and influence reaches...

Dive Into ‘The Pool’: CalArts’ Alumni Magazine Now Online
Monday, Dec 30, 2019

The inaugural digital edition of “The Pool,” CalArts’ alumni magazine, launched on Dec. 9, coinciding with the release of the sixth print issue. The new website features expanded content, including videos from interviews and performances, as well as additional photos. Highlights from “The...

LA Times Names CalArtians as Leaders in LA Music Scene

CalArtians are leaders in spurring and advancing Los Angeles’ music scene, according to the LA Times’ classical music critic Mark Swed. In a recent article, Swed traces the evolution of LA’s music scene from 1987, when Ernest Fleischmann, then-head of the LA Philharmonic, called for the end of...

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Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
Show producers Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher, and Steven Soderbergh on Monday announced the all-star cast of presenters at the 93rd Oscars, which will air live on ABC on Sunday, April 25, at 5 p.m. PDT.
Academy Reveals All-Star Cast of Presenters for 93rd Oscars Telecast
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has reported 10 productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley aka "Hollywood North" the week of Monday, April 12-18, 2021
Now Filming in SCV: ‘Star Trek Picard,’ ‘Good Trouble,” 8 More Productions
College of the Canyons and Palmdale Oasis Park Recreation Center will begin operating as Los Angeles County-operated COVID-19 vaccination sites in the northern part of the county starting Monday, April 19.
L.A. County to Open Vaccination Sites at COC, in Palmdale; Magic Mountain Site to Close
As of Monday, Los Angeles County residents may apply for financial help to cover funeral expenses through FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program.
FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program Open to L.A. County Residents
A consulting firm hired by the city to evaluate the feasibility of establishing a city public health department in Santa Clarita did “not find a compelling case to change the basic structure of public health regulation” in Santa Clarita, according to a 17-page report published Friday as part of the Santa Clarita City Council’s Tuesday meeting agenda.
Report: No Compelling Case for Santa Clarita City Public Health Department
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital will present to the Santa Clarita City Council Tuesday a hospital expansion plan to increase facilities by 200,000 square feet.
City Council to Weigh Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Expansion Plan
The Santa Clarita Valley's COVID-19 vaccination rate has increased by about 5%, as 37% of residents 16 and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, according to data through April 4 published by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
SCV COVID-19 Vaccination Rate Increases to 37%
1738 - Fr. Francisco Garcés born in Spain; came through SCV in 1776, found Tataviam fighting with Coastal Chumash, observed Santa Clara River flowing by night and dry by day despite the season being spring [story]
Garces statue
1987 - Ramona Chapel and Red Schoolhouse relocated to Heritage Junction [story]
Red Schoolhouse
1835 - Outlaw and Rocks/Park/High School namesake Tiburcio Vasquez born in Monterey, Calif. [story]
Tiburcio Vasquez
Nearly 100 people gathered in front of the highly anticipated Laemmle 7 in Newhall to officially open the theater to the Santa Clarita Valley community.
Laemmle Officially Opens in Old Town Newhall
The city of Santa Clarita Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission recently met to receive an update from city staff about the status of the Pioneer Oil Refinery in Newhall.
Parks Commissioners Asked to Advise on Pioneer Oil Refinery’s Future
A judge’s ruling this week dealt a setback to the Tejon Ranch Co.’s proposed 19,000-unit Centennial development project in the upper northwest corner of Los Angeles County.
Judge Halts Centennial Development Project in Tejon Ranch
The California Community College Athletic Trainers Association has named longtime athletic trainer, and current College of the Canyons associate athletic director, Chad Peters its 2021 Athletic Trainer of the Year.
Chad Peters Named CCCATA 2021 Athletic Trainer of the Year
Los Angeles County Public Health on Friday confirmed 48 new deaths and 752 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 27,432 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 27,432 Total SCV Cases; County Nears 5 Million Administered Doses
The Santa Clarita City Council Legislative Committee briefly met Thursday morning to recommend that the City Council oppose four pieces of state legislation that would expand the state’s land-use authority.
Council Committee Recommends Opposition to State Land-Use Bills
In an effort to provide kids across the Santa Clarita Valley with a safe place to play and learn over spring break while parents are working, the Boys & Girls Club of SCV holds an annual camp.
Boys & Girls Club Holds Spring Break Camp
In recognition of public safety dispatchers' services, the California Highway Patrol joins other law enforcement agencies to recognize National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week on April 11-17, 2021.
CHP to Honor Public Safety Dispatchers During National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
Officials in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be hosting a virtual community discussion on child abuse prevention April 20.
L.A. County Sheriffs to Host Child Abuse Prevention Seminar
1937 - Pioneer aviator E.B. Christopher and passenger killed in crash of light plane on Ridge Route near Gorman [story]
wreckage
CBRE announced the sale of a state-of-the-art 24,164 square-foot industrial facility to Tera McHugh and John McHugh, owners of Versatile Systems, Inc.
Valencia Industrial Building Sold to Versatile Systems
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying public health restrictions in place for large events and community gatherings, as well as past participation numbers, the city of Santa Clarita has evaluated several components of the annual Santa Clarita Marathon and is making a necessary change to the event.
City Postpones 2021 Marathon, Event Permanently Moved to February
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 52 new deaths and 710 new cases of COVID-19, with 27,417 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Hospitalizations Remain Under 600; SCV Cases Total 27,417