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1891 - Actor Buck Jones, a Placerita and Vasquez "regular," born in Indiana [story]


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Despite Protest, Annual Prayer Breakfast Draws a Crowd
Thursday, May 2, 2013

Brad Dacus Thursday’s Mayors Prayer Breakfast at the Hyatt Regency in Valencia was well-attended and well-received – even though protesters were demonstrating outside, The annual event, which coincides with the National Day of Prayer, featured several speakers from the Santa Clarita community...

SCVi Charter School Reenacts Civil War at Camulos
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013

Santa Clarita Valley International (SCVi) charter school held a Civil War reenactment at Rancho Camulos on Tuesday to showcase its students’ knowledge of American History. Guests traveled travel back in time with SCVi’s 8th and 9th grade classes to this pivotal period in American History as they...

Palmdale Democrat Promotes Drone Testing
Friday, Apr 19, 2013

Assemblyman Steve Fox Assemblyman Steve Fox, D-Palmdale, achieved a significant legislative victory with the passage in the state Assembly of AB737, which would take steps to designate California as a test site for unmanned aviation systems, or drones. By a wide margin, members of the state Assembly...

April 13: Walk-A-Thon at Canyon High for Autism Awareness
Thursday, Apr 11, 2013

Canyon High School is hosting a Walk-A-Thon fundraiser to benefit Autism Awareness. The Walk-A-Thon is Saturday, April 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Canyon. The Yes I Can kids event raises funds for the Tenth Annual Summer Meltdown Autism Awareness Arts & Music Festival that will be held in Santa...

May 1: Annual ‘State of the County’ Luncheon with Antonovich
Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013

The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a State of the County luncheon on Wednesday, May 1, at the Hyatt Regency in Valencia. Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will address the gathering to give a report on our county’s progress to date and his predictions for the coming...

SCV Chamber of Commerce to Host Several Events in April
Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013

The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a series of events in April. The Chamber is holding a Professional Women’s Network II networking event on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Vines Restaurant & Bar in Valencia Town Center. The event will take place from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m....

Wilk Chooses Newhall Resident to Represent SCV in Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony

Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, has selected Newhall resident Erika Schwartz to represent the 38th Assembly District during the 9th annual Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony in Sacramento. On April 8th the California Assembly and the Holocaust Memorial Project will honor Holocaust survivors,...

New Castaic High School Construction Moving Forward
Thursday, Mar 28, 2013

Activity is at a fever pitch toward making the promise of a high school in Castaic a reality for families that have waited over a decade for a new secondary school in the area. The Hart School District has been working on construction plans and other aspects of the development following the approval...

Sponsors Wanted for Einstein Academy Student-Parent Golf Tournament
Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013

The Albert Einstein Academy of Santa Clarita is seeking sponsors for its student-parent golf tournament to raise money for the school and its Rocket Booster Club. The tournament will be held May 31 at the Elkins Ranch Golf Club in Fillmore. The event will be open to AEA students and parents, and will...

McKeon: Ryan Budget Offers ‘Reform, Growth, Opportunity’
Thursday, Mar 21, 2013

U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, was one of 221 House Republicans to vote in favor of the Paul Ryan budget. The latest Ryan budget plan is intended to balance the federal budget in 10 years, overhaul Medicare and Medicaid, and foster a fiscal environment that will restore the economy...

LATEST TWEETS
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After a contentious discussion lasting nearly 20 minutes Tuesday night, the five-member Santa Clarita City Council voted 3-2 to appoint Mayor Pro-Tem Marsha McLean the city's new mayor, with outgoing Mayor Laurene Weste casting the deciding vote.
McLean Named Santa Clarita Mayor in Contentious 3-2 Vote
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies nabbed a napping convicted felon from Wasco in Castaic Monday night and arrested him on felony and misdemeanor weapons and drug charges, according to officials.
Deputies Nab Napping Convicted Felon on New Charges in Castaic
Beginning April 1, 2019, out-of-state retailers selling above certain thresholds into California will be required to collect state use taxes on their sales, the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration announced Tuesday.
California Sets New Use Tax Rules for In-State, Out-of-State Retailers
1891 - Actor Buck Jones, a Placerita and Vasquez "regular," born in Indiana [story]
After a new threat was discovered on the California State University, Northridge, campus, CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison, Ph.D., released a statement regarding final exams scheduled for Dec. 12.
CSUN Instructs Faculty to Provide Alternate Exam Format After New Threat
LANCASTER – The University of Antelope Valley Pioneers (2-8) earned their second victory in as many contests, defeating the Flames of Bethesda University of California (1-8), 110-65, Monday, in intercollegiate men’s basketball action at the Pioneer Event Center.
Pioneers Roll Past Bethesda
Join the Valley Industry Association (VIA) as they review and close the 2018 year and formally install the 2019 Valley Industry Association Board of Directors.
Dec. 18: VIA 2019 Board of Directors Installation
1922 - Piru bank robbed, banker and daughter kidnapped [story]
The county of Los Angeles officially filed a comment on Monday in opposition to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Citizenship and Immigration Services’ proposed “public charge” rule change.
LA County Opposes Feds’ Proposed ‘Public Charge’ Rule Change
The next regular-organizational meeting of the Governing Board of the William S. Hart Union High School District is set for Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Administrative Center, 21380 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita 91350.
Dec. 12: Hart District Governing Board Regular Meeting
The rhetoric of playing a full 40 minutes can easily overshadow the reality of a college team's effort.
Lady Mustangs Defend Their Way to Win Over Hawks
All things considered, the Mustangs could have found themselves in a worse position in the closing moments of Saturday's game in El Cajon.
No. 2 Mustangs Fall to San Diego Christian on Atencia’s Big Night
The University of Antelope Valley Pioneers (1-8; 1-0 Cal Pac) earned their initial win of the season with a 76-61 victory over the Golden Eagles of La Sierra University (2-8; 0-1 Cal Pac) on Saturday.
UAV Men’s Basketball Team Downs La Sierra 76-61 in Opener
The University of Antelope Valley Pioneers women's basketball team (8-2; 1-0 Cal Pac) routed the La Sierra University (3-9; 0-1 Cal Pac) Golden Eagles 106-46 in Saturday's intercollegiate California Pacific Conference women’s basketball action in Riverside.
UAV Women’s Basketball Team Routs La Sierra 106-46
The WiSH Education Foundation ends 2018 on a high note, having supported local public schools with more than $235,000.
WiSH Foundation 2018 Donations to SCV Schools Top $235K
The University of Antelope Valley is pleased to announce the hiring of Anthony Harris as its Director of Athletics.
Anthony Harris is New Athletics Director at UAV
The city of Santa Clarita will partner with the American Red Cross to provide a community blood drive at The Centre on Thursday, Dec. 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Dec. 13: City, Red Cross to Host Blood Drive at The Centre
Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, introduced Senate Bill 53 (SB 53), legislation that will strengthen transparency in state agencies and stop agencies like the California High-Speed Rail Authority from taking advantage of a loophole that allows them to hold closed-door meetings without public involvement.
Wilk Intro’s Bill to Boost Transparency in High-Speed Rail, Other Agencies
Texas-born, Canyon Country-based blues singer-keyboardist Teresa James and her band The Rhythm Tramps have earned their first Grammy nomination in the Best Contemporary Blues Album category for their 10th and latest album, "Here in Babylon."
Canyon Country’s Teresa James Lands Grammy Nomination
Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station arrested a couple from Palmdale and a Simi Valley man on drug charges in the Park and Ride lot at Golden Valley Road off Highway 14 on Sunday, according to officials.
Deputies Arrest 3 on Drug Charges at GV Park and Ride Lot
The city of Santa Clarita has updated the list of productions shooting in the city and the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Dec. 10-16, 2018.
‘GLOW,’ ‘Seal Team,’ ‘Killer Contractor’ Now Filming in SCV
Law enforcement and Coroner's officials discovered more human remains Saturday morning in the Santa Clara River bed in Newhall, near where a human skull was discovered Wednesday.
LASD, Coroner Investigating Human Skull, Remains Found in Newhall
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a cold weather alert for the Antelope Valley due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures Tuesday through Friday.
AV Cold Weather Alert Called for Tuesday to Friday
Several CalArtians are among the nominees announced Friday for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards to be handed out Feb. 10.
CalArtians Score Music, Tech, Graphics Grammy Nominations
Several CalArtians have been nominated for the 46th annual Annie Awards, which honor achievement in the art of animation.
CalArtians Nominated for 46th Annual Annie Awards
CalArts faculty and students are among the 2018 Arts Writers Grant Program recipients from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
CalArts Faculty, Students Win Writers Grants from Warhol Foundation
1941 - Three days after Pearl Harbor attack, 165th and 185th Infantry Regiments assigned to Saugus; Edison power substation guarded 24/7 [timeline]
1983 - U.S. release of John Carpenter's "Christine;" blew up fake gas station in Valencia [watch scene (R)]
1941 - Julius Dietzmann family of Castaic arrested as German enemy aliens [story]
Valencia-based H2scan has announced the Gen 5 System, a first of its kind hydrogen sensor package to help utilities monitor and protect their distribution transformers.
Valencia’s H2scan Unveils New Transformer Monitoring System
CalArts graduates are among the nominees for Golden Globe Awards the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced on Monday, recognizing excellence in domestic and foreign film and television.
CalArtians ‘Glow’ in 76th Golden Globes Nominations
The California Department of Education and the State Board of Education have launched the second version of the California School Dashboard, a website that gives parents, students and educators access to valuable school and district data.
State Launches 2018 School Dashboard; Hart Schools Score Well
The TMU Mustangs played a dominant defensive effort Thursday, holding Hope International scoreless in the third quarter of what became a 76-47 win.
TMU Women’s Basketball Team Nets Win Over Hope Int’l
The nonprofit Friends of Hart Park, in cooperation with the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, will present the 7th Annual Hart Holiday Boutique & Craft Fair at Hart Park on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8-9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
Dec. 8-9: Holiday Boutique, Craft Fair at Hart Park
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will hear comments from the public about the proposed Centennial Specific Plan Project at their next meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 11, starting at 9:30 a.m.
Dec. 11: Supes May OK Centennial at Tejon Ranch Development