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1891 - R.E. Nickel publishes area's first newspaper, The Acton Rooster [story]


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A Valentine for Women, Art, and Community
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017

It’s time for the one and only event – Empowering HeArts. Now in its seventh year, Empowering HeArts has recognized women for their ability to rise above overwhelming circumstances. Each year a relevant theme embodies the persona of the honorees. This year “Courage” shines through the life...

Vereen Playmakers Camp a Golden Experience (Video)
Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016

How many parents would love to have their children train with an NFL Super Bowl champion? That became a reality for many families participating in the Vereen Playmakers Camp. “Each year the excitement has grown more and more. Just to have all the kids out really enjoying football, the fun part,”...

Club Causes Outbreak of Smiles from SCV to Kenya
Thursday, May 7, 2015

When Andrew Flores became co-president of the Smile Club at Valencia High School this year, he quickly sought to establish the mission of bringing smiles to the community and the world. His research led him to Rocky Turner, co-founder of Mothers Fighting for Others, a Santa Clarita-based nonprofit providing...

Girl Scouts Recognized for Sharing Water Safety Message
Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

The highest drowning rates occur between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend. Drowning remains the number one cause of accidental death for children ages one to five. Two local Girl Scouts took on the task of bringing water safety awareness to our youngest residents – and received honors from Santa...

The Road to Easter
Friday, Apr 11, 2014

Driving down McBean Parkway, the Edwards Theatre has been showing a plethora of faith-based films just in time for Resurrection Sunday. I have not seen this many God-inspired films flowing out of Hollywood in a great while (if ever). A minor miracle, when you think about it. “Son of God”...

Art Springs to Life
Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014

The arts are springing up in the streets and on stages throughout Santa Clarita. March kicked off the city of Santa Clarita’s “First Thursdays” Art Slam of 2014, featuring women artists during Women in History month. “Fem Slam” invited women to create and display paintings and sculptures...

Hopefuls Focus on Arts
Monday, Mar 3, 2014

The recent “Focus on the Arts” candidate Forum, facilitated at California Institute of the Arts, provided a transparent view into each Santa Clarita City Council candidate’s heart for the arts in Santa Clarita. The first-ever candidate arts forum in the SCV, coordinated by the newly reorganized...

WISHing on a Starry Night
Thursday, Feb 6, 2014

Star-struck patrons were on Cloud 9 as the “So You Think You Can Dance” all-stars chasséd, moonwalked, popped and pirouetted across the stage at West Ranch High School during a Feb. 1 benefit performance. “One of my favorite things is to be able to go to a school and encourage kids...

Empowering HeARTS
Sunday, Jan 19, 2014

Single Mothers Outreach has garnered much attention with the creation of Empowering HeARTs: Celebrating Women, Art, and Community. The benefit exhibition and gala helps raise funds for SMO’s mission, which is to empower single parents and their children by providing hope, support and resources...

SCV’s Ervin Feted for Clinching 9 of USA’s 31 World Swimming Medals
Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013

Anthony Ervin Anthony Ervin and the U.S. World Championship Swim Team lit up Los Angeles at the 10th annual Golden Goggles awards ceremony Sunday night at the downtown L.A. Marriott. The SCV superhero seized nine medals during the 2013 FINA World Championship Tour, which began this summer in Barcelona....

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1891 - R.E. Nickel publishes area's first newspaper, The Acton Rooster [story]
Stay out of the water at Pyramid Lake in Los Angeles County until further notice and avoid eating fish from the lake due to the presence of blue-green algae.
Algae in Pyramid Lake at ‘Danger’ Level – Keep Out
1769 - Portolá party sets out from San Diego; first Europeans to "discover" Santa Clarita Valley 3½ weeks later [story]
The CTG Stars teenage summer workshop production of "Shrek: The Musical, Jr." takes the stage at the Canyon Theatre Guild in Old Town Newhall for two final performances on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.
July 14-15: CTG Stars Teen Workshop Stages ‘Shrek: The Musical Jr.’
The William S. Hart Museum will host an open house and summer fun event for kids on Thursday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
July 19: Open House, Summer Fun Event for Kids at Hart Museum
College of the Canyons will accept an additional 500 students to its First-Year Promise program for the fall 2018 semester, an expansion made possible by funding from a new state program called California College Promise.
COC to Accept 500 More First-Year Promise Students
The city of Santa Clarita invites residents to explore the newest exhibit at the Westfield Valencia Town Center Art Space -- “Urban Objects” by artist Aaron Kramer, on display now through October 2.
‘Urban Objects’ by Aaron Kramer on Display at Town Center Art Space
Bank of Santa Clarita announced Friday that for the second quarter of 2018, earnings again reached record levels, as net earnings totaled $867,000, a 91 percent growth over its earnings for the second quarter of 2017.
Bank of Santa Clarita’s Earnings Continue to Grow Significantly
Los Angeles County voters may soon be asked to vote on a new "parcel" tax to be levied on private property owners' "impenetrable areas" -- everything from rooftops to driveways -- to help pay for the capture of recyclable stormwater runoff.
Supes Float New Tax on Roofs, Driveways, Patios
In an effort to keep property crime in the Santa Clarita Valley low and help residents protect their valuables, the city of Santa Clarita and the SCV Sheriff’s Station have partnered to bring a new public safety campaign to the city called 'The Stolen Collection.'
Don’t Let Your Items Become Part of ‘The Stolen Collection’
The California Air Resources Board and the United States Environmental Protection Agency have approved emissions modifications for the last remaining Volkswagen vehicles containing undisclosed software which deliberately shut down emission control equipment.
CARB, EPA OK Final VW Diesel Modification to Kill Illegal ‘Defeat Devices’
Vince Fernandez cranked a three-run homer to give the Lancaster JetHawks a lead, but the bullpen and defense couldn’t hold on in an 8-4 loss to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes on Thursday night at LoanMart Field.
Series Finale Slips Away from JetHawks
A coalition of 13 Attorneys General including California's, along with the California Air Resources Board and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, submitted a letter to the U.S. EPA Friday demanding the immediate reinstatement of the Glider Rule for high-polluting trucks.
AG’s Demand EPA Reinstate ‘Glider Rule’ for High-Polluting Trucks
The next meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set for Tuesday, July 17, starting at 9:30 a.m.
July 17: LA County Board of Supervisors Meeting
Santa Clarita Valley International, a free public charter school serving learners in grades TK through 12, has welcomed veteran educator Farnaz Kaufman as its new School Director, and she will welcome visitors on SCVi’s Prospective Family Night on Thursday, July 19.
July 19: SCVi Open House, Meetup with New Director
1884 - Hardison & Stewart start drilling Star No. 1 oil well in Pico Canyon; later form Union Oil Co. [story]
The Valencia Jazz & Blues Summer Concert Series continues Friday, July 13, with Jim Gibson.
July 13: Jim Gibson Takes Stage at Valencia Jazz & Blues Series
Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation presents its latest Recreation After Dark at William S. Hart Regional Park in Newhall with an evening showcase of music and dance featuring the Sue Rey and the Runarounds.
July 28: Sue Rey & the Runarounds at Hart Park
RANCHO CUCAMONGA – The JetHawks turned Rancho Cucamonga’s historic 15-game win streak into history with a 6-2 win over the Quakes on Wednesday night at LoanMart Field. The streak was the longest in the franchise’s history.
JetHawks End Quakes 15-Game Winning Streak
The city of Santa Clarita has been, and continues to be, committed to helping those experiencing homelessness in our community.
City Invites Community to Review Draft of Plan to Address Homelessness
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting a specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation on Saturday, July 14, in the city of Santa Clarita in an effort to lower deaths and injuries.
July 14: LASD Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation
A Light of Hope is excited to announce a new partner with New Global Adventures, who will bring their event expertise to organize and host the 5th annual Be The Light 5K/10K fundraiser on Sept. 29.
Sept. 29: Be the Light 5K, 10K Night Run/Walk
Two notable judges were selected for the Santa Clarita Artists Association (SCAA) Art Classic Gala to be held on Sept. 29, from 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in Hart Hall at the historic Hart Park in Newhall. A free public viewing is on Sunday, Sept. 30, from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Santa Clarita Artists Association Selects Judges for September Gala
The Valley Industry Association will be holding a luncheon, Tuesday, July 17, at 11:45 a.m. at the Valencia Country Club, located at 27330 No. Tourney Road, 91355.
July 17: VIA Luncheon to Discuss Whittaker-Bermite
The Dodgers' versatile home run leader Max Muncy has powered his way into the T-Mobile Home Run Derby on Monday, July 16 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.
Dodgers’ Muncy Powers Way into Home Run Derby; Stripling Named NL All-Star
Their gift is their song and this one's for you, when Kenny Metcalf as Elton & The Early Years Band presents the ultimate Elton John tribute show as part of Santa Clarita’s Concerts in the Park series, presented by Logix Federal Credit Union.
July 14: Concerts in the Park Continue with Elton John Tribute Band
Local restaurant Le Chène French Cuisine has announced they will be hosting Murder Mystery Dinner in their alluring banquet room this summer.
Aug. 25: Le Chène Murder Mystery Dinner
CHICAGO - The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the city of Santa Clarita by Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).
City Recognized for Governmental Accounting
On a daily basis, law enforcement personnel are the first to arrive at the scene of a medical emergency. Many of these patients are suffering from opioid overdose emergencies and require immediate assistance.
McDonnell Addresses Opioid Epidemic
Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station conducted saturation patrol around the SCV Wednesday.
Deputies Make Felony, Misdemeanor Arrests During Patrol
1900 - Pacific Telephone & Telegraph establishes Newhall exchange; SCV gets first phone [story]
The Master's University men's golf team has released the fall portion of its 2018-19 schedule and will navigate a diverse grouping of courses before winter break.
TMU Releases 2018-19 Men’s Golf Schedule
Experimental composer Coleman Zurkowski (MFA Music 14) bridges the gaps between jazz, dub, psych-rock, and electronic music on his new album "Zero."
CalArts Alum Coleman Zurkowski Releases New Album, ‘ZERO’
Through CSU Fully Online, California State University undergraduate students have the opportunity to take one free fully-online course offered at another CSU campus every term, moving them one step closer to earning a high-quality degree.
CSU Students Can Now Take More Fully-Online Courses Every Term
The Lancaster JetHawks fell behind by four in the first inning and were unable to make it close in a 6-1 loss to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Tuesday night at LoanMart Field.
JetHawks Can’t Stop Streaking Quakes
iLEAD Agua Dulce, a free public charter school serving grades TK through 6, has been approved to open in the fall and began enrolling families this week.
Enrollment Open for New iLEAD Agua Dulce TK-6 Public Charter School