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1946 - Cher, great-granddaughter of Placerita Canyon homesteader Frank Walker and onetime Placerita property owner, born in El Centro, Calif. [story]
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CSUN, Ed Asner Family Center Partner to Train Autism Therapists
Thursday, May 16, 2019

There are only a handful of therapists in Los Angeles who specialized in working with individuals with autism. California State University, Northridge is partnering with The Ed Asner Family Center to change that. Officials with CSUN’s Mitchell Family Counseling Clinic and Family Focus Resource Center...

Grammy Winner Patti Austin to Perform at CSUN’s Teenage Drama Workshop
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Grammy Award-winning artist Patti Austin, known for her R&B, pop and jazz music, will perform at a benefit concert to support California State University, Northridge’s Teenage Drama Workshop (TADW) later this month. The Scholarship Benefit Concert will take place on Friday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m....

Matadors Close Homestand Against Cal Baptist
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

NORTHRIDGE – CSUN Baseball (19-26) hosts its final non-conference game of the season on Tuesday afternoon as the Matadors take on California Baptist at 3:00 p.m. A video stream of the game will be available on the CSUN Sports Network presented by Dignity Health with Ross Porter on the call. Probable...

CSUN Readies for 2019 Commencement Ceremonies

In an all-time record for the university, 11,627 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree candidates are eligible to graduate from California State University, Northridge this year. CSUN’s graduation celebration begins the evening of Saturday, May 11, with the university’s Honors Convocation,...

Matadors Open Up 3-Game Series with UCSB Friday
Thursday, May 2, 2019

NORTHRIDGE – CSUN Baseball (19-23, 6-9 BWC) opens up a three-game series with No. 8 UC Santa Barbara this weekend at Matador Field. The series opens Friday at 3:00 p.m., and continues Saturday and Sunday with start times set for 1:00 p.m. each day. Audio broadcasts are available for all three...

CSUN Hires New Senior Associate Athletics Director

NORTHRIDGE – CSUN Director of Athletics Mike Izzi has announced the hiring of Bob Alejo as Senior Associate Athletics Director for Performance and Student-Athlete Welfare. Alejo will have oversight of strength and conditioning, sports medicine, sports nutrition and sports psychology. “I am...

No. 22 Matadors Set Sights on Big West Conference Water Polo Tournament
Thursday, Apr 25, 2019

NORTHRIDGE – With the regular season behind them, the No. 22 CSUN Matadors sets their sights on the Big West Conference Water Polo Tournament. Seeded sixth, the Matadors will take on third-seeded UC Davis (17-11, 3-2 BWC) in the quarterfinals on Friday at 3:00 p.m. at Long Beach State’s Ken...

Matadors Volleyball Adds to Arsenal as Taylor Orshoff Signs Letter of Intent
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019

NORTHRIDGE – CSUN women’s volleyball added another significant piece to its 2019-20 recruiting class as head coach Jeff Stork announced the signing of Taylor Orshoff to a National Letter of Intent. Orshoff, a 6-1 outside hitter from Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, Calif., is...

CSUN Journalism Professor Partners with Nonprofit to Teach Students How to Advocate for Homeless

North Hills, a community neighboring the California State University, Northridge campus, is battling increasing housing costs and trying to find solutions for an emerging homeless population. To raise awareness while instilling fundamental skills, CSUN journalism professor and alumnus David Blumenkrantz...

Matadors Complete 7-Game Road Trip at Cal Baptist

NORTHRIDGE – CSUN Baseball (16-22) completes a seven-game road trip on Tuesday evening when the Matadors visit California Baptist at 6:00 p.m. The game will stream live on the WAC Digital Network. Probable Pitching Match-Up CSUN at California Baptist RHP Blaine Traxel (0-2, 3.33 ERA) vs. RHP Jorge...

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The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce has expressed its support for the proposed Jobs Creation Overlay Zone to be considered by the Santa Clarita Planning Commission at City Hall on Tuesday, May 21.
SCV Chamber Supports City’s Proposed Jobs Creation Overlay Zone
The Saugus Band and Color Guard will stage a fundraising event at Chipotle in Valencia on Tuesday, May 21 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
May 21: Saugus Band, Color Guard Fundraiser at Chipotle
The Lancaster JetHawks played a season-high 14 innings but went hitless during the extra frames in a 4-3 loss to the Visalia Rawhide on Friday night at Recreation Ballpark.
JetHawks Opener Goes Season-High 14, Ends in Loss to Rawhide
Often what the retailer is most concerned about is location in the mall and how much the rent is. Some do not bother to read the 100-page or longer leases before signing them. Later they get some very unpleasant surprises.
Read Your Mall Lease, Or You’ll Be Sorry | Commentary by Carl Kanowsky, Esq.
The city of Santa Clarita, in partnership with Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, Frontier Toyota and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, will proudly sponsor the 2019 White Ribbon Campaign in the Santa Clarita Valley from Monday, May 27 through Friday, June 7.
May 27-June 7: White Ribbon Campaign to Promote Safe Student Driving
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva released a statement Friday night regarding the reinstatement of deputies who had been fired, a source of conflict with the county Board of Supervisors.
LA Sheriff Villanueva Defends Deputy Reinstatements
For the second year in a row, CalArts President Ravi S. Rajan has been recognized in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2019 LA500, LABJ’s annual list of LA County’s 500 most influential business leaders.
CalArts President Ravi S. Rajan Named to LA Business Journal’s 2019 LA500
California Insitute of the Arts in Valencia and California State University, Northridge in the San Fernando Valley are among the top U.S. film schools listed in Variety's "Best Film Schools for 2019" report.
CalArts, CSUN on Variety’s List of Best Film Schools for 2019
The College of the Canyons swim & dive program invites swimmers ages 8 to 18 to participate in the 2019 COC Swim Camp with two sessions running this summer in mid-June and late June.
Registration Now Open for COC Summer Swim Camp
Santa Clarita native Colton Herta is looking to add his name to the record books once again, this time at the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 26.
Herta to Start 5th at Indy 500 on May 26
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies are looking for a man who allegedly exposed himself to a woman at a park in Towsley Canyon on Thursday, station officials reported Monday.
SCV Deputies Seek Man Suspected of Indecent Exposure
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has extended a Cold Weather Alert due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures for the Los Angeles County mountain areas through Thursday, May 23.
Cold Weather Alert for Mountain Areas Extended to Thursday
Hundreds of bystanders clapped and cheered as some of the world’s best cyclists pedaled off at the beginning of the final leg of the Amgen Tour of California cycle race in Santa Clarita on Saturday.
Amgen Tour of California Rolls Through Santa Clarita
California Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, honored The Brittany Foundation with his Non-Profit Appreciation Award during the Foundation's Annual Memorial event and Chili Cook-Off on Saturday.
Wilk Honors Brittany Foundation With Non-Profit Appreciation Award
The story of Mentryville, now a California State Historical Landmark, begins in 1876, when Charles Alexander Mentry drilled California’s first commercially viable oil well in Pico Canyon, named Pico No. 4, and a small town grew around the apparatus.
Mentryville, the SCV’s First Boom Town
A Castaic woman has been identified as the bicyclist who was killed by a street sweeper in Valencia early Sunday morning.
Castaic Woman Identified as Bicyclist Killed by Street Sweeper
After almost seven years in business, the Newhall Pharmacy on Main Street has had its pharmacy license pulled by state authorities who found the drug store, among other violations, selling heroin-like opioid drugs to people without a prescription.
Newhall Pharmacy Loses License for Opioid Sales Without Prescriptions
Blade Energy Partners has completed its independent analysis of the leak at Southern California Gas Company’s Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility that began on October 23, 2015, and determined the rupture's cause was a corroded well casing.
Aliso Canyon Gas Leak Caused by Corroded Well Casing
Forty-five years ago, President Gerald Ford proclaimed the third full week of May as Emergency Medical Services Week in honor of those first responders who provide immediate lifesaving measures to those in need.
LASD Salutes First Responders in Emergency Medical Services Week
1946 - Cher, great-granddaughter of Placerita Canyon homesteader Frank Walker and onetime Placerita property owner, born in El Centro, Calif. [story]
Cher and grandma
1851 - San Fernando-San Francisquito-Eliz. Lake Roads become public highways [story]
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1978 - Concert scene for "KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park" filmed at Magic Mountain [story]
KISS
The California Department of Transportation will continue nightly lane closures next week on portions of State Route 14 for a $6.6 million pavement rehabilitation project to improve the condition of the lanes and create a smoother ride for motorists.
May 20-25: Nightly Roadwork on Highway 14 to Roll On
Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division, a trusted leading supplier of rugged systems for aerospace and defense with a facility in Santa Clarita, will be a sponsor of the Santa Clarita-to-Pasadena leg of the Amgen Tour of California on Saturday, May 18.
Curtiss-Wright to Sponsor Santa Clarita-to-Pasadena Leg of Amgen Race
The city of Santa Clarita will host two additional public meetings on Thursday, May 30, for residents to have the opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed plan to build an inclusive play area at Canyon Country Park.
May 30: Public Meetings on Inclusive Play Area at Canyon Country Park
The next meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set for Tuesday, May 21, starting at 9:30 a.m.
May 21: LA County Board of Supervisors Meeting
The Santa Clarita Planning Commission will consider approval of Verizon's request to build a new wireless communications facility at Copper Hill Road and San Francisquito Canyon Road at its next regular meeting on Tuesday, May 21, starting at 6 p.m.
May 21: Santa Clarita Planning Commission to Consider Wireless, Jobs Boost
The seventh inning turned out to be the difference Thursday night, as Rancho Cucamonga scored four unearned runs en route to a 7-2 win over the JetHawks at The Hangar.
Lancaster Loses Series Finale to Quakes
LA County Animal Care and Control will participate in Best Friends NKLA's Super Adoption event at Warner Park in Woodland Hills on Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
May 18-19: NKLA, County Animal Care Team for Super Pet Adoption Fair
Congresswoman and LGBT Equality Caucus Co-chair Katie Hill voted Thursday in support of the Equality Act, H.R. 5, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives in a bipartisan vote of 236-173.
Hill, House Pass Equality Act Protecting LGBTQ Americans
The Los Angeles County Probation Department’s 2018 Annual Report was released Friday.
LA County Probation Dept. Issues Annual Report
U.S. Rep. Katie Hill celebrated National Police Week by working across the aisle on a law enforcement legislative agenda, commemorative Special Order Hour on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, and bipartisan press conference addressing a new bill to support police.
Hill Commemorates National Police Week, Fallen CHP Officer
Not even the weather could stop The WiSH Education Foundation's "Wine on the Roof" fundraising event at the Westfield Valencia Town Center mall Thursday night.
WiSH Education Foundation Hosts 2nd Annual ‘Wine on the Roof’
The Trump administration said Thursday it would pull nearly a billion dollars in federal funding for California’s much-maligned high-speed rail project, terminating an agreement that previously awarded the Golden State another $2.5 billion for the plan.
Feds Cancel Nearly $1 Billion for California High-Speed Train
The California Senate Appropriations Committee has given the green light to measures by Sen. Scott Wilk addressing foster youth enrichment grants, homelessness and treatment/probation for individuals convicted of animal abuse.
Wilk Measures on Homelessness, Animal Abuse, Foster Youth Head to Vote
In another setback for groups fighting to stem California’s housing crisis, a proposal meant to spur new apartments near popular transit centers died silently in committee Thursday.
Transit-Friendly Housing Bill Shelved in Sacramento