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Laurene Weste | Find ‘Furever’ Friend at Castaic Animal Care Center
Thursday, Feb 8, 2024

Find Your “Furever” Friend at the Castaic Animal Care Center! “Dogs don’t make judgments about physical appearance or abilities, and they don’t care how big your house is or what you can do for a living. They care about the quality of your character and your capacity to love.” –...

Laurene Weste: Trail Etiquette in 2024
Thursday, Jan 4, 2024

Safe Trails in the New Year As we step into the new year, I find myself eagerly anticipating the adventures that lie ahead. As a long-time resident and former parks commissioner of the city of Santa Clarita, I have always been captivated by the simple joy of hiking and embracing the great outdoors. Our...

Laurene Weste | Galactic Adventures at Family Literacy Festival
Thursday, Nov 30, 2023

Embark on a Galactic Adventure at the Family Literacy Festival “Reading can take you places you have never been before.” – Dr. Seuss Nestled in the hearts of our community, the Santa Clarita Public Library system holds an important place in the lives of our residents. Libraries are a cultural hub,...

Laurene Weste | Adopting New Family Member at Castaic Animal Care Center
Thursday, Sep 28, 2023

Adopt Your New Family Member at the Castaic Animal Care Center! “Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.” – Karen Davison Throughout my life, I have always fought for and raised rescue animals, both big and small. From the donkeys whom...

Laurene Weste | Back to School Help at Santa Clarita Public Library
Thursday, Aug 31, 2023

Time for School at the Santa Clarita Public Library! “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis The amazing thing about humans is our capacity to learn. Each day, every one of us, can discover something new. Whether you’re starting high school, entering...

Laurene Weste | Get Outdoors with the Library
Friday, Jul 14, 2023

Whether it was studying in school, enjoying a novel or researching information to create public policy, reading has always been a pivotal part of my life. Reading is what shapes our minds and builds a foundation to help us create change. As a lifelong resident and dedicated councilmember, I have always...

Laurene Weste | Trash Transition
Friday, Jun 9, 2023

Change can be a daunting prospect for many of us, as it often requires us to leave behind what is familiar and step into the unknown. When it comes to the upcoming changes to your trash service, the city of Santa Clarita is doing its best to make sure the process is not unknown, and that our residents...

Immerse Yourself in Rich Western Heritage at 2023 Cowboy Festival
Friday, Mar 31, 2023

As you make your way down Main Street in Old Town Newhall, the sight of buffalo soldiers, the smell of an old cast iron Dutch ovens cooking peach cobbler and the sound of cowboy boots clacking against the wooden slats of the sidewalks will instantly transport you to the early days of the West. Welcome...

Mayor Laurene Weste Monthly Message | Reflecting on 2022
Friday, Dec 2, 2022

It has been an honor to serve the Santa Clarita community as Mayor for 2022. I am proud of all we accomplished as a community over the past year. We kicked off 2022 with a Winter Games Celebration at The Cube. I enjoyed carrying the torch along with our Sheriff’s Captain, Justin Diez, as we saluted...

Laurene Weste | Honoring our Veterans
Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022

In the middle of Old Town Newhall, there is a tranquil plaza on a half-acre of land. You no doubt have driven by it or maybe walked past on your way to William S. Hart Park, but have you ever taken the time to appreciate all the history captured in the plaza? To study the names inscribed on the hundreds...

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1940 - NYC premiere of "The Marines Fly High" starring Lucille Ball, filmed in Placerita Canyon [story] Marines Fly High
1882 - George Campton's Newhall general store explodes [story]
general store
1938 - Great Flood of 1938 causes massive destruction and death across the greater Los Angeles region [story]
flooding
A strong fourth quarter turned a close game into The Master's University favor as the women's basketball team defeated the Hope International Royals 75-61 Thursday night in the first round of the GSAC Championship Tournament being played in Atherton, Calif.
Lady Mustangs Move on to GSAC Tourney Semis
The city of Santa Clarita is inviting artists to submit artwork to be considered for upcoming exhibitions.
City Seeking Artists, Artwork for Upcoming Exhibitions
MONTEREY PARK — No. 20 College of the Canyons suffered a 93-78 loss at No. 13 East L.A. College in the opening round of the 3C2A Southern California Regional Playoffs on Wednesday to see its season come to a close.
Season Ends for Lady Cougs Basketball
Eccentric relatives, love, mystery, family secrets and maybe even murder.
Mayor Cameron Smyth | “The Woman in the Castello”
VENTURA — College of the Canyons bounced back into the win column in a big way with a shortened 16-1 road victory at Ventura College on Tuesday, snapping a four-game losing streak in the process.
Lady Cougs Snap Four-Game Losing Streak
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold a study session Wednesday, March 6, at 5 p.m., to discuss the proposed Sunridge development by Urban West, which would be located at the site commonly known as the Whittaker-Bermite property.
6,550 New Homes Planned for Center of City
California Institute of the Arts alum and School of Film/Video special faculty Nelson Carlos De Los Santos Arias (Film/Video MFA 14) won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 2024 Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale) on Feb. 24 for his feature film, "Pepe."
CalArts Alum Wins Silver Bear Best Director at Berlin Film Festival
Applications are now available for California Credit Union’s Summer Internship Program for local high school seniors and college students.
Applications Now Available for CA Credit Union’s Summer Internship
The William S. Hart Union High School District will host its annual Honor Band Concert Saturday, March 2, at 6:30 p.m., at the Hart High School Auditorium.
March 2: Annual Hart District Honor Band Concert
Light snow fell Thursday as state workers began the third snow survey of the season.
Upcoming Storm Could Boost California Snowpack Above Normal
1990 - President George H.W. Bush and Sheriff Sherman Block dedicate new North County Correctional Facility in Castaic [story]
ribbon cutting
The Master's University announced Kaleb Lowery was named co-Player of the Year in the conference and Ty Harper was named All-Golden State Athletic Conference in men's basketball for the 2023-24 season.
TMU’s Lowery Earns Co-Player of the Year; Harper Named All-GSAC
College of the Canyons student-athletes Aaliyah Garcia (women's basketball) and Jerome Hughes (men's track & field) have been named the COC Athletic Department's Women's & Men's Student-Athletes of the Week for the period running Feb. 19-24.
COC Names Aaliyah Garcia, Jerome Hughes Athletes of the Week
SCV Water invites the community to learn more about the Agency’s 5-year Strategic Plan through a special virtual presentation on Monday, March 25, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
March 25: SCV Water Five-Year Strategic Plan Webinar
Rancho Pico and Rio Norte Junior High schools were named among the 293 middle and high schools that have been selected for the prestigious 2024 California Distinguished Schools Program, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced Thursday.
Rancho Pico, Rio Norte Named Among California Distinguished Schools
Santa Clarita Symphony Orchestra is preparing for an outstanding year in 2024.
Santa Clarita Symphony Orchestra Announces New Venue, Performances
The Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station Off-Highway Vehicle Team was created nearly 20 years ago to help address off-highway vehicle violations.
Public Encouraged to Comment, Review Off-Highway Vehicle Grant
As we travel onward into 2024, our City continues to remain resilient and steadfast in its commitment to meeting our residents’ needs and preserving our exceptional quality of life.
Marsha McLean | Santa Clarita’s Reliable Transit Alternatives
This week, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a motion introduced by Supervisor Kathryn Barger, whose Fifth District includes the Santa Clarita Valley, and co-authored by Supervisor  Lindsey P. Horvath that mobilizes the County’s advocacy on behalf of homeowners who are struggling to get or keep their insurance coverage due to wildfire threat. 
Supes Seek Investigation of Home Insurance Providers’ Policies
SCV Water was recently awarded a $2 million grant under the Bureau of Reclamation’s FY 2023 WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grant Program.
SCV Water’s New $2M Grant to Support Conservation Programs
The California Department of Transportation has scheduled lane closures on the northbound and southbound State Route 14 between Technology Drive in Palmdale and Avenue A in Lancaster, closing up to three lanes.
Caltrans Announces Another Round of SR-14 Lane Closures
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