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1888 - Olympian Jim Thorpe, "America's greatest athlete," born in Indian Territory (probably near Prague, Okla.); later in life, appeared in many B-Westerns shot in Placerita Canyon [story]
Jim Thorpe


LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Trailhead Sculpture Points Way to SCV History
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Local artists Idelle Okman Tyzbir and Dianne Foderaro will unveil their sculpture, Crossroads at Iron Horse Trailhead, on June 15 at 10 a.m. The 15 foot structure recognizes the contribution of the railroad and Santa Clarita history and is located near the railroad trestle on Magic Mountain Parkway. “I...

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

On May 26, a local school will celebrate a major achievement since its opening in 2001: its first class of graduating seniors.  Trinity Classical Academy began with 28 students in Kindergarten through second grade and has expanded to include 403 students in K-12th grade. “It’s exciting; we’re...

April 28: ‘Wartime Romance’ at COC Performing Arts Center
Friday, Apr 20, 2012

Newhall resident Marilyn Hackett first wrote a musical, Wartime Romance, to remember her parents’ story and to support the Veterans Historical Plaza in downtown Newhall in 2006.  Now, the production has brought on a professional cast and orchestra and is playing at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts...

Army Vet Shares Life Lessons with Local Teens
Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012

Army Sgt. LeShonda Gill spoke Wednesday at the Santa Clarita Activities Center to a group of children about her life and struggles.  Gill is a speaker for Tempered Steel, an organization that provides awareness, education, and support for injured military members. “Talking to the kids is the easy...

Be Prepared: Emergency Expo Coming Saturday
Thursday, Mar 29, 2012

Remember all those times your mom told you “it’s better to be safe than sorry” and to “expect the unexpected?”  At the Emergency Expo at KHTS’ Home and Garden Show, you and your family will have a chance to be aware and prepared in case of disaster. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday,...

Church Celebrates 75th Anniversary
Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012

A local church, The Sanctuary, recently celebrated its 75th anniversary in the Santa Clarita Valley.  City and state officials joined the church’s congregation on March 4 to recognize the milestone. “The theme of the night was a mosaic of our life together.  A mosaic is a picture put together using...

Saturday, Mar 10, 2012

Ready or not, Daylight Savings Time is coming and we’ve all got to “spring forward” for the spring and summer months.  At 2 a.m. Sunday, March 11, clocks should be moved forward one hour to add more daylight to your week. From 1986 to 2007, DST began on the first Sunday in April.  But as part...

Camp for Disabled Kids Seeks SCV Location
Wednesday, Mar 7, 2012

Project Kindle is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing camps to children with special needs striving to kindle its vision in the hearts of everyone in the Santa Clarita Valley. At a luncheon Wednesday, Project Kindle’s leadership presented their stories and vision with community leaders...

Local Attorney to Represent Alleged Sex Crime Victims
Wednesday, Feb 8, 2012

Greg Owen Local attorney Greg Owen is representing nine children allegedly victimized by Mark Berndt, a teacher at Miramonte Elementary School who has been accused of committing lewd acts against his students. “My belief is there are hundreds who have been victimized,” said Owen, who is representing...

Tween Lends Her Voice to Help Cancer Patients
Thursday, Jan 19, 2012

Miranda Finn Singer-songwriter Miranda Finn, 11, is lending her voice to support a movement to urge the making of a “Beautiful and Bald” Barbie. Miranda’s song, “Maybe I Can Change This World,” was first heard on YouTube by Jane Bingham, one of the leaders of the Facebook movement challenging...

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The city of Santa Clarita will present “Dawn/Eclipse of A New Era,” an expressive photographic exhibition by acclaimed artist Harry Gamboa Jr.
Experience ‘Dawn/Eclipse of a New Era’ at The MAIN
The 2024 Eat. Drink. Local. Festival will be held Saturday, June 1, 2-8 p.m. at Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus, CA 91350.
June 1: Eat. Drink. Local. Fest to Benefit Homeless Students
The city of Santa Clarita has announced the return of Santa Clarita Transit’s Summer Beach Bus service, offering convenient transportation to Ventura Harbor on the weekends starting Saturday, June 1 through Sunday, Sept. 1.
June 1: All Aboard the Summer Beach Bus to Ventura Harbor
The city of Santa Clarita will hold a Full Moon Community Hike Friday, June 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex, meet at the outdoor basketball courts.
June 21: Full Moon Santa Clarita Community Hike
The Small Business Council of the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host "Digital Tools and Transformation for Small Business" on Thursday, June 13, 4-5:30 p.m.
June 13: Digital Tools, Transformation for Small Business
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its June After Hours Business Mixer on Wednesday, June 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at BBSI, 25124 Springfield Court Suite 150, Valencia, CA 91355.
June 19: SCV Chamber After Hours Mixer at BBSI
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff Station’s Search and Rescue Team will benefit from a fundraiser to be held Thursday, May 30 at Mendocino Farms from 2-9 p.m.
May 30: Sheriff’s Search, Rescue Team Fundraiser at Mendocino Farms
The city of Santa Clarita has issued a traffic alert for Santa Clarita Valley residents to expect temporary traffic delays on Sand Canyon Road near Condor Ridge Road beginning Wednesday, May 29.
May 29-31: Traffic Alert for Sand Canyon Road
1888 - Olympian Jim Thorpe, "America's greatest athlete," born in Indian Territory (probably near Prague, Okla.); later in life, appeared in many B-Westerns shot in Placerita Canyon [story]
Jim Thorpe
Several months ago, a student paused before class to ask Julie Larson, Ph.D., how she was feeling about her upcoming retirement. She laughed.
TMU Communications Professor Retiring After ‘A Marvelous 40 Years’
MARION, Ind. -- Caleb Pouliot came less than two inches from claiming his third national title in two years on the final day of the 2024 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Track & Field National Championships in Marion, Ind.
Pouliot Comes Up Short in Quest for Third National Title
The award-winning documentary “SPELLERS,” the crew of which included alumni of The Master’s University and a TMU faculty member, is now available to watch for free on YouTube.
Award-Winning Documentary by TMU Alumni Now on YouTube
On May 21, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to approve a recommendation submitted by Supervisors Kathryn Barger, whose Fifth District includes the Santa Clarita Valley, and Lindsey Horvath instructing the L.A. County Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (MVA) to take the lead on future collaboration and coordination with the state and federal Departments of Veterans Affairs.
Veteran Peer Access Merges with Military Affairs Department
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s revised budget has helped some of the Golden State’s budget woes, though financial problems continue to loom on the horizon, the state Legislative Analyst’s Office said Friday.
State’s Fiscal Watchdog Sees Positive Signs in Reducing Deficit
Jonathan Larson started the final round of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Men's Golf Championships tied for ninth, but a 9-over 81 dropped him to T27 on the final day of competition.
TMU’s Larson Struggles in NAIA Championships’ Final Round
The community is invited to come tour Rancho Camulos National Historic Landmark and enjoy the harmonies of the Blue Plate Special Barbershop Quartet Sunday, June 2.
June 2: Blue Plate Special Barbershop Quartet at Rancho Camulos
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has been notified of one case of measles in a non-Los Angeles County resident who traveled to Los Angeles International (LAX) airport while infectious on May 19, 2024.  
Measles Case Confirmed in L.A. County
As the summer approaches, the Santa Clarita Public Library offers our community the opportunity to embrace the power of reading.
Ken Striplin | 2024 Summer Reading Program
Commencement season at California State University, Northridge never fails to disappoint, and 2024 has been no exception: Eight joyous ceremonies kicked off May 11 with Honors Convocation, and continued May 17-20 as graduates from eight colleges crossed the stage.
Matadors Celebrate 2024 Commencement
1971 - Community preview night (pre-grand opening), Magic Mountain [story]
opening night ticket to Magic Mountain
1956 - Placerita Canyon State Park dedicated [story]
Oak of the Golden Dream
1966 - Mustang Drive-In theater opens on Soledad Canyon Road [story]
Mustang Drive-In
ARTree invites the Santa Clarita Valley community to be a part of this recycled bottlecap art project. Families can participate in the making of the mural at the Old Town Newhall Branch of the Santa Clarita Library on June 1, from 2:30-4 p.m.
June 1: Be Part of the Bottlecap Recycled Art Project
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