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1831 - Local entrepreneurs Sanford and Cyrus Lyon (as in Lyons Avenue) born in Machias, Maine [story]


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Candlemaker Raises More Than $18K for Saugus Victims
Monday, Nov 18, 2019

After seeing his former school splashed across various news networks following a shooting that took the lives of three people and injured three others, candlemaker Tyler Coe decided he wanted to do something about it. Coe decided the best way for him to help was to take his side business, Renovation...

Teachers and Administrators React to Saugus High Shooting
Friday, Nov 15, 2019

As law enforcement attempted to work their way into the Saugus High School campus Thursday morning, teachers and administrators worked to get students out. “There’s almost 2,000 kids at this school … it’s unacceptable (what happened today), but it could have been so much worse,” said board...

Saugus High Shooting Survivors Share Their Stories
Thursday, Nov 14, 2019

“Shooter, Shooter! There’s a shooter!” That was the first thing Saugus High School 10th-grader Nathan Ephren remembers hearing while he walked onto campus Thursday morning. Then he heard shots ring out, echoing through the concrete structures and tunnels around the quad. “I was heading to school...

Sulphur Springs Considers $78M School Bond Measure
Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019

The Sulphur Springs Union School District board of trustees was scheduled Tuesday to consider the authorization of a $78 million school bond measure to be placed on the March 2020 ballot. The bond measure, according to district officials, stems from both the need to improve school facilities, as well...

Former Rep. Steve Knight Announces Bid for Congressional Seat
Monday, Nov 11, 2019

Former Rep. Steve Knight officially announced his candidacy for the 2020 election for the 25th Congressional District seat on Saturday. Knight had served in Congress for the 25th District, which represents the Santa Clarita, Simi and Antelope valleys, from 2015 to 2019. Knight lost his re-election bid...

State A.G. Files Complaint Against 2 Santa Clarita Veterinary Clinics

The state Attorney General’s office is seeking to revoke the license of two veterinary clinics in Santa Clarita, following multiple complaints of negligence and unprofessional conduct. All Creatures Veterinary Center in Newhall and the Canyon Country Veterinary Hospital in Canyon Country were named...

SCVi Makes Case for Charter School Petition Renewal
Friday, Nov 8, 2019

In front of dozens of their students’ families, with some spilling out into the halls and into the parking lot, the administrators and teachers of SCVi presented their case for renewal to the William S. Hart Union High School District board Wednesday. Charter schools are required by California Education...

Messina Addresses Alleged Role in Hill Controversy
Thursday, Nov 7, 2019

A few dozen local residents and activists attended the William S. Hart Union High School District governing board meeting Wednesday night in order to either support or condemn board member Joe Messina. While those in support of Messina vouched for his character, instead turning the conversation back...

COC Board Extends Van Hook Contract to 2023

College of the Canyons Chancellor Dianne G. Van Hook officially received a contract extension to the year 2023 following Wednesday night’s board of trustees meeting. According to the amendments being made to the Van Hook’s contract, she was already under contract from 2018 to 2022. The amendments...

Rampage Band Competition Marches Through Santa Clarita
Monday, Nov 4, 2019

Friday nights might be for football, but last Saturday night was for the marching bands as the Rampage competition rolled out at College of the Canyons’ Cougar Stadium. Thousands of students, musicians and parents descended upon the stadium for the 36th year in a row to watch and compete in William...

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1831 - Local entrepreneurs Sanford and Cyrus Lyon (as in Lyons Avenue) born in Machias, Maine [story]
The College of the Canyons Employee Training Institute (ETI) has received $749,760 from the Employment Training Panel (ETP) to provide local companies with customized training programs that will include industry-recognized certifications, new skills and opportunities for employees to take their skills to the next level.
COC’s Employee Training Institute Awarded Nearly $750K for Local Training
After fleeing for their lives during a deadly shooting on campus that left three dead, Centurions returned to Saugus High School on Tuesday morning to retrieve belongings left behind.
Saugus Students Return to Campus to Retrieve Belongings
Pocock Brewing Company is inviting everyone, 21-years-old and over, to the 4th Anniversary Beer Festival on Dec. 7, to benefit the Castaic Education Foundation and the Santa Clarita Valley Education Foundation. This year’s festival will feature over 20 breweries, live bands, and food trucks.
Dec. 7: Pocock Brewing Beer Festival Benefiting Castaic Schools
The last victim, who had been recovering at a hospital following a school shooting last week at Saugus High School that left three teenagers dead and three others wounded, returned home Monday evening, according to the family.
Last Victim of Saugus High Shooting Returns Home from Hospital
Castaic Union School District and Castaic Middle School are proud to announce the upcoming Winter Concert Series with performances on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 6:00 p.m. and Thursday, Dec. 12, at 6:00 p.m.
Winter Concert Series Coming to Castaic Middle School
The Canyon Country Advisory Committee (CCAC) will be holding its regular meeting Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., at the Mint Canyon Moose Lodge.
Nov. 20: Canyon Country Advisory Committee Meeting
While Saugus High School remained closed Monday after a fatal shooting on campus late last week, students at other district schools returned to class, with some expressing comfort from teachers and an increased law enforcement presence.
Hart District Students Return to School 5 Days After Deadly Shooting
California Highway Patrol officers are investigating a fatal, fiery single-vehicle crash in Stevenson Ranch that sent two children to the hospital Monday morning as the driver — a Bakersfield woman wearing no clothes — reportedly fled from the scene on foot.
CHP Investigating Stevenson Ranch Crash That Killed 6-Year-Old
A driver of a big rig truck on southbound Interstate 5 jackknifed Tuesday morning, according to California Highway Patrol officers.
Jackknifed Big Rig Prompts Hard Closure of I-5
2003 - U.S. Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon introduces the first of several bills intended to block the 78-million-ton Cemex gravel mine in Soledad Canyon [story]
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The Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra collection of ensembles will perform "Music that Makes You Move" at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons on Saturday, November 23 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Nov. 23: SCV Youth Orchestra to Play ‘Music that Makes You Move’
The College of the Canyons Athletics Department invites community members of all ages to run, walk or jog in the 11th annual Thanksgiving Day "Turkey Trot" event at COC on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28, starting at 8:30 a.m.
Nov. 28: Annual ‘Turkey Trot’ Run at COC Valencia
The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board has published the agenda for the board's November 20 meeting at 7 p.m.
November 20 Meeting: Hart School District Governing Board
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has published the agenda for their Tuesday, November 19 meeting starting at 9:30 a.m.
November 19 Meeting Agenda – LA County Supervisors
Award-winning Native American photographer Peggy Fontenot will guest at the opening reception for her new solo exhibit, "White Man’s Trash," at The Main in Old Town Newhall on Tuesday, November 19, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Nov. 19: ‘White Man’s Trash’ Photo Exhibit to Open at The Main
The Valencia High School Jazz program will host a public concert to benefit the families of the victims of Saugus High School at Vincenzo's restaurant in Newhall on Wednesday, November 20 starting at 6 p.m.
Nov. 20: Valencia High Jazz ‘Songs for Saugus’ Benefit Concert
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has reported another new case of serious vaping-related lung injury, bringing the total to 31 cases and one death associated with e-cigarettes in the county.
LA County Reports 31st Vaping-Related Lung Injury
Thousands gathered in Central Park Sunday night for a vigil to remember the lives lost in the Saugus High School shooting, and reuniting in their grief, they shared a message.
Saugus High Shooting: Community Comes Together for Vigil
After seeing his former school splashed across various news networks following a shooting that took the lives of three people and injured three others, candlemaker Tyler Coe decided he wanted to do something about it.
Candlemaker Raises More Than $18K for Saugus Victims
California, Los Angeles County and the city of Los Angeles jointly sued e-cigarette maker Juul Labs on Monday, claiming the company caused a public health crisis by targeting teens with fruity, fun flavored vaping products and did not verify the age of its customers for online sales.
California, LA Sue Vape Giant Juul Over Marketing Practices
The California Highway Patrol has launched its "Age Well, Drive Smart" program for 2019, offering classes to assist senior drivers by providing them tools to remain safe and confident on the road.
CHP Offers ‘Age Well, Drive Smart’ Class for Senior Drivers
1957 - Newhall County Library dedicated on Ninth Street; rededicated as city of Santa Clarita's Business Incubator exactly 57 years later (2014) [story]
Newhall Library
1969 - Construction begins on Magic Mountain amusement park [story]
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