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September 25
1970 - Lagasse family helps save Mentryville buildings as Newhall and Malibu brush fires erupt & join into worst fire in SoCal history. Twelve fires over 10 days burn 525,000 acres, kill 13 people and destroy approx. 1,500 structures. [story]
Clampitt fire

Ken Striplin | Truth About Fentanyl
Monday, Sep 18, 2023

Fake and Fatal: The Truth About Fentanyl The escalating presence of fentanyl in our community and the number of drug-related deaths is steadily increasing every year and has raised deep concerns among parents, caregivers, first responders and community leaders. According to data from the Centers for...

Ken Striplin | National Preparedness Month
Wednesday, Sep 6, 2023

The Importance of Preparation From the devastating and destructive fires in Maui, to Tropical Storm Hilary hitting Southern California, in an increasingly unpredictable world, natural disasters can occur at any moment. Let these events be reminders that preparedness is the best defense to safeguard our...

Ken Striplin | Volunteer for Annual River Rally
Monday, Sep 4, 2023

Make a Difference and Volunteer for the 28th Annual River Rally We welcome in the cooler weather of the fall season and the opportunity for our community to volunteer for the popular Annual River Rally Cleanup and Environmental Expo. More than a thousand residents gather each year to help clean the Santa...

Ken Striplin | Explore SCV’s New Demonstration Garden
Monday, Aug 28, 2023

Explore Our Brand-New Demonstration Garden! Throughout the past decade, California has experienced some of the worst droughts in history – partnered with catastrophic wildfires, diminishing water levels in our lakes and rivers and water restrictions impacting millions throughout the state. Our region...

Ken Striplin | Evening of Remembrance, Honoring Lives Lost
Tuesday, Aug 22, 2023

You’ve no doubt noticed the unique area at Central Park, tucked behind the fields, where tree stumps circle around a center monument. This special place is the Youth Grove and every year we gather there for the Evening of Remembrance to honor the young lives lost in traffic-related incidents within...

Message from City Manager | Early Childhood Literacy
Monday, Aug 14, 2023

Read 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten! Early childhood literacy is a critical foundation for a child’s intellectual, emotional and social development. Recognizing the significance of fostering a love for books and reading in young children, the Santa Clarita Public Library has proudly launched the 1,000...

Message from City Manager | Maintaining, Renovating Parks City-Wide
Monday, Aug 7, 2023

Maintaining and Renovating Our Parks Our city of Santa Clarita takes great pride in being an active, thriving community with a wide range of recreational opportunities. Thanks to the leadership of our City Council, Santa Clarita now boasts 37 parks, more than 13,000 acres of open space and more than...

Message from City Manager | Fire Season Safety
Friday, Aug 4, 2023

Stay Safe This Fire Season With an unusually wet winter and spring this year, Santa Clarita’s beautiful green hillsides have turned into dry vegetation. This is a stark reminder of just how easily one spark can cause catastrophic consequences. Our community is no stranger to severe heat and wildfires,...

Message from City Manager | Summer Nights in Santa Clarita
Thursday, Jul 27, 2023

Summer Nights Stay Alive with Santa Clarita Events There’s no shortage of exciting events for residents to attend this summer. From learning about different cultures, grabbing drinks with friends at a themed block party, rocking out to your favorite tribute band or watching a movie under the stars,...

Message from City Manager | Saying ‘I Do’ in Santa Clarita
Monday, Jul 17, 2023

Say “I Do” to Summer Love If you’re looking to tie the knot this season – look no further than City Hall Ceremonies. The City’s international award-winning wedding program has married more than 489 loving couples since its launch in 2020. When it comes to planning a wedding, many couples envision...

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Public television station KCET selected three California State University, Northridge student films, all directed by women of color, to take part in its Fine Cut Film Festival.
CSUN Students Recognized by KCET Fine Cut Festival of Films
The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees will meet for a special joint meeting with the William S. Hart Union High School District Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m.
Sept. 27: COC Board, Hart District Joint Meeting
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office released the three productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, Sept. 25 - Sunday, Oct. 1.
Three Productions Currently Filming in Santa Clarita
1970 - Lagasse family helps save Mentryville buildings as Newhall and Malibu brush fires erupt & join into worst fire in SoCal history. Twelve fires over 10 days burn 525,000 acres, kill 13 people and destroy approx. 1,500 structures. [story]
Clampitt fire
1997 - Redevelopment of Old Town Newhall begins with groundbreaking of Railroad Avenue improvements [story]
1948 - Agua Dulce Women's Club organized [timeline]
Women's Club
An art exhibit, My Kind of Town by Justin N. Kim, will be on display at the Canyon Country Community Center, 18410 Sierra Highway, Santa Clarita, CA 91351, now through Dec. 8.
Art Exhibits on Display at Canyon Country Library, Community Center
Last Saturday, I was heartbroken to learn of Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer's murder. The 30-year-old Sheriff's deputy's life was taken from him as he was sitting in his patrol car just outside the Palmdale Sheriff's Station.
Kathyrn Barger | In Loving Memory
William S. Hart Union High School District Teacher of the Year Casey Cuny has been honored as one of the top 16 teachers in the county of Los Angeles by the Los Angeles County Office of Education. He is now officially nominated for the California Teacher of the Year.
Valencia High’s Casey Cuny Named One of County’s Top 16 Teachers
California State Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, is pleased to announce that the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency has been awarded $5 million to improve sustainable groundwater use and storage through the California Department of Water Resources Sustainable Groundwater Management Grant Program.
Wilk Announces $5M Sustainable Groundwater Grant to SCV Water
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold its regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 26, in open public session at 6 p.m.
Sept 26: City Council Meets to Discuss Proposed Lighting at Central Park
The William S. Hart Union High School District Golden Oak Adult School, a pillar of lifelong learning and community support, will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a special celebration on Thursday, Oct. 26.
Oct. 26: Golden Oak Adult School Celebrates 75 Year Anniversary
Completely redesigned and built in-house by the Information Services division, the city of Santa Clarita will launch a new website under the domain of SantaClarita.gov on Monday, Sept. 25.
City to Launch New SantaClarita.gov Website
Youth sports coaches for Winter Basketball for the city of Santa Clarita Youth Sports leagues are being sought.
Santa Clarita Youth Sports Winter Basketball Coaches Sought
Help beautify Canyon Country on Saturday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m. to noon, during Canyon Country Community Day. Volunteers will help city of Santa Clarita staff paint walls and re-mulch the parkways on Whites Canyon Road between Stillmore Street and Nadal Street.
Oct. 7: Canyon Country Community Day Seeks Volunteers
Cultural events, local history, incredible art, engaging programs for children, what would you like to see in a possible Santa Clarita Museum and Cultural Center? The City of Santa Clarita is exploring the possibility of developing a Museum and Cultural Center to showcase the community’s rich history, cultural heritage and to celebrate the diversity of the city.
Input Sought for Santa Clarita Museum, Cultural Center
Casino rocker Donny Parvo will appear in Old Town Newhall on Saturday, Sept. 23 with his “The Last Ride of the Load Ranger” tour. This is a one-night-only concert to benefit American Legion Post 507.
Sept. 23: Donny Parvo Benefit Concert for American Legion Post 507
The Saugus Union School District Governing Board is seeking applicants to fill the seat of board member Cassandra Love who is resigning her seat as Trustee Area 1 as of Oct. 2.
SUSD Governing Board Seeks Applicants to Fill Board Vacancy
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Friday 177 new cases and two additional deaths from COVID-19 in the Santa Clarita Valley within the last week.
Weekly COVID-19 Roundup: Two New SCV Deaths; 177 New Cases
1923 - Newhall Chamber of Commerce organizes community cleanup day [story]
cleanup day
The Master's University women's volleyball team dominated in a three-set win 25-23, 25-19, 25-16 over the Westcliff Warriors Tuesday night in The MacArthur Center.
Lady Mustangs Dominate Warriors in Straight Sets
Los Angeles County is one of the most diverse counties in the country and the Sheriff’s Department is committed to equally protecting the rights of every member of the community regardless of their race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical disability, mental disability, or gender.
LASD Hosts Annual Hate Crimes Summit
In a match that was dominated by physical midfield play, The Master's University men's soccer team lost a non-conference game to the Vanguard Lions 1-0 Wednesday on Reese Field.
Mustangs Drop Non-Conference Game to Vanguard 0-1
Communities of color are often the first and most impacted by the human decisions that contribute to climate change.
CSUN Professor Helps Organize Touring Exhibit