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1891 - Actor Buck Jones, a Placerita and Vasquez "regular," born in Indiana [story]
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Dec. 19-21: Santa Clarita Transit’s Holiday Light Tour
Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019

Tickets are now on sale for Santa Clarita Transit’s Holiday Light Tour of some of the city’s most festively decorated neighborhoods from Thursday, December 19 through Saturday, December 21. Residents can take in the sparkling and shining sights in comfort and convenience on board the city’s...

BLM Gives CEMEX 30 Days to Pay $25M+ or Mining Contracts Canceled
Monday, Dec 9, 2019

More than $25 million – that is how much the federal Bureau of Land Management or BLM claims is owed to them by CEMEX Corporation. In a pair of decisions sent on Friday, December 6, 2019, addressed to CEMEX, INC., BLM states for each of the two mining contracts no actual production has occurred...

City, Deputies Team for Holiday ‘Heads Up’ DUI Safety Campaign
Friday, Dec 6, 2019

The city of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station are teaming up for the latest iteration of the “Heads Up” traffic safety campaign, just in time for the year-end holidays. The city is calling on local restaurants and bars to pledge to be a “Heads Up”...

Dec. 12: Arts Commission Regular Meeting
Thursday, Dec 5, 2019

The Santa Clarita Arts Commission will hold its regular meeting Thursday, Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m. Items on the agenda include an update on the City’s arts marketing, a discussion on the Trailhead Art project and a report on the augmented reality mobile application. The meeting will take place in City...

Dec. 11: “The Heart of Feeling” Healing Art Program at Santa Clarita Library

As the community continues to process the Saugus High School tragedy and find comfort in one another, the Santa Clarita Public Library has come together with Homes4Families to offer Santa Clarita teens and tweens affected by the shooting a healing art program, titled “The Heart of Feeling: Emotions...

Santa Clarita Scores Silver as ‘Bicycle Friendly Community’
Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019

The League of American Bicyclists honored the efforts of Santa Clarita to build better places to bike with a silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community award. Santa Clarita is one of only six cities in the nation to move from a bronze-level to a silver-level recognition during this round of judging. The...

State Auditor: City Ranked in Top 5 Percent of Fiscally Healthy Cities
Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019

The city of Santa Clarita was ranked in the top five percent of fiscally healthy cities on a new interactive website posted by the California State Auditor that compares the fiscal health of 470 cities based on 10 financial indicators. Santa Clarita received a low-risk designation, and received perfect...

Dec. 5: Parks, Recreation & Community Services Commission Study Session

The Santa Clarita Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Commission will hold a study session Thursday, Dec. 5, at 4:00 p.m. Items on the agenda include a Parks and Recreation work plan update and a discussion on the 2020 Commission goals. The study session will take place in the Century Room of...

Dockweiler Condos on Planning Commission December 3 Agenda
Monday, Dec 2, 2019

The city of Santa Clarita’s Planning Commission has released the December 3 agenda for its next regular meeting at City Hall starting at 6 p.m. In the regular meeting, to be held in Council Chambers at City Hall, Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the proposed Dockweiler condominium project...

Dec. 7: Family Literacy Festival at Santa Clarita Library

The Santa Clarita Public Library will team with the SCV Education Foundation and SCV Water to host the 13th annual Family Literacy Festival at the Old Town Newhall Library on Saturday, December 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Themed “Adventure by the Books,” the free event will celebrate literature, music,...

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Returning key players from last year’s squad and adding some more talent, the Saugus girls soccer team is still trying to figure out what combinations work well with each other.
Centurions Net Second-Half Goal for 1-0 Win Against Thousand Oaks
The William S. Hart Union HIgh School District board of trustees has named Linda Storli as its next board president.
Linda Storli New Hart Board President
With the new year just around the corner, the Santa Clarita City Council and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors each approved their 2020 state legislative agenda, highlighting priorities ranging from supporting infrastructure legislation to homeless services efforts.
Infrastructure, Homeless Service Efforts Top City, County 2020 Legislative Agenda
1891 - Actor Buck Jones, a Placerita and Vasquez "regular," born in Indiana [story]
Buck Jones
Seven prep volleyball players, one of whom was the league’s most valuable player, were named All-Heritage League selections at the conclusion of the 2019 season.
Seven SCV Volleyball Players Named All-Heritage League
The All-Foothill football league roster for 2019 has been released, with senior Johnathan Kaelin of Golden Valley the "Player of the Year."
All-Foothill League Football Team Released
Tickets are now on sale for Santa Clarita Transit’s Holiday Light Tour of some of the city’s most festively decorated neighborhoods from Thursday, December 19 through Saturday, December 21.
Dec. 19-21: Santa Clarita Transit’s Holiday Light Tour
Los Angeles County will only buy cars from automakers that comply with California’s clean air laws, joining the state’s boycott of companies like General Motors and Toyota that have sided with the Trump administration in the high-profile bout over emissions standards.
Emissions Fight: LA County Joins Boycott of Automakers That Sided With Trump
The Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra will present a free concert by SCVYO's Guitar Orchestra in the Choir Room at Pico Canyon Hall, located on the College of the Canyons' Valencia campus, on Saturday, December 14 beginning at 7 p.m.
Dec. 14: SCVYO Guitar Orchestra to Tune Up at COC
The Los Angeles County CEO’s office unveiled an interactive GIS mapping tool on Tuesday created to show the locations of the county's homeless population juxtaposed with the availability of existing and projected homeless housing resources.
New Mapping Tool Illustrates County’s Homeless-Housing Needs
The nonprofit Family Promise of the Santa Clarita Valley is seeking donations of supplies, toys, gift cards and more to be given to low-income and/or homeless families during a Holiday Shopping event at Valencia United Methodist Church on Saturday, December 14 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Dec. 14: Shopping Event for SCV Low-Income, Homeless Families
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved College of the Canyons’ $31 million general obligation bond refund Tuesday, saving taxpayers $8.3 million over the next 23 years, according to COC.
County OK’s COC General Obligation Bond Refund
The Rancho Camulos Museum invites local history fans and aficionados to experience a faithful reenactment of the January 23, 1882 visit by best-selling author Helen Hunt Jackson on Saturday, January 25, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Jan. 25: ‘Helen Hunt Jackson Returns’ to Rancho Camulos
Citing the uncertainty about the company ever mining in Soledad Canyon, state water officials have put the Cemex request for water on hold, according to a letter sent by state officials to State Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, who had inquired about the company’s water application.
State Water Officials Put Cemex Request for Water on Hold
Recent California voter registration figures show that Republican congressional candidates vying to take back their seats from Democrats, including in the 25th Congressional District, might not be facing an easy feat.
Democrats Gain Registration in 25th Congressional District
At the start of every school year, teens from the SCV YMCA’s Youth and Government chapter gather to discuss current issues and this year’s top issue is ghost guns.
YMCA-Hosted Student Debate Discusses ‘Ghost’ Guns
Handed a bill to pay more than $25 million in missed annual payments over the last two decades, Cemex now has three options, according to the Bureau of Land Management, which issued the bill Friday.
Cemex Has Options to Simply Paying $25M Bill
1922 - Piru bank robbed, banker and daughter kidnapped [story]
Jenks Harris
The Santa Clarita City Council unanimously voted Cameron Smyth as its 2020 mayor and Bill Miranda as mayor pro tem on Tuesday.
Smyth Mayor, Miranda Pro-Tem
The Cougars shot better than 50 percent from the field and had four starters score in double figures to defeat visiting West Hills Coalinga College 93-71 on Saturday night at the MacArthur Center.
Cougars Cruise Past West Hills Coalinga 93-71
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies arrested a woman who was allegedly recognized by loss-prevention staff on suspicion of possible prior thefts at the Walmart on The Old Road in Stevenson Ranch, officials said Tuesday.
Woman Arrested for Alleged Walmart Thefts
California State University, Northridge chemistry professor Gagik Melikyan has been elected as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow – a recognition given to AAAS members who contribute to the advancement of science and technology.
CSUN Chemistry Professor Recognized for Advancement of Science & Technology
Red Rock Canyon State Park’s visitor center is currently open Fridays and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
State Parks’ Winter Events, Volunteer Opportunities Announced
Hart High School alumnus Derek Waldeck felt a little extra motivation entering his fourth year as a midfielder for the Stanford University men’s soccer team. Not only because it would be his final collegiate season playing for the team, but because of how the previous campaign ended.
Hart Alumnus Derek Waldeck Striving for 3rd NCAA Title with Stanford