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1990 - "Duplicates" premieres at L.A. Phil; concerto by CalArts Music School dean Mel Powell wins Pulitzer Prize [story]
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LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
New Nonprofit ‘Eclipse Theatre’ Bringing the Entertainment with Greek-Themed Parodies, Sketches
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Eclipse Theatre is a new nonprofit to Santa Clarita that has brought local actors and creators together virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic to entertain the community with Greek-themed parodies and sketches. The theatre group “understands in this time of uncertainty that the arts community...

SCV Events Postponed, Canceled in Response to COVID-19 Concerns
Friday, Mar 13, 2020

Organizers of upcoming events in the Santa Clarita Valley have been responding to concerns over the spread of COVID-19. ——— The Santa Clarita Artist’s Association has canceled the upcoming grayscale and light demo at Barnes & Noble in Valencia that was scheduled to take...

Brush Fire on Northbound 14 Freeway, Soledad Canyon Road Exit Stopped at 30 Acres
Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019

Photos courtesy of Will Davison The Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to a brush fire at the 14 Freeway northbound and the Soledad Canyon Road exit during the afternoon of Wednesday, October 30, 2019; this fire was named the Soledad Fire. Fire officials reported that forward progress was stopped...

Hill Sworn In to 116th Congress
Thursday, Jan 3, 2019

Rep. Katie Hill, D-Santa Clarita, was sworn-in on Thursday, January 3, 2018, taking the oath of office for the 116th Congress. “I’m really, really excited,” Hill said in a video posted to her Twitter account on Thursday. “It’s a serious day though [because] the first order...

Private Plane Crashes in Canyon Country, Four Dead
Sunday, Feb 11, 2018

A private plane crashed in Canyon Country late Sunday morning, with four confirmed dead on arrival, as reported by the Los Angeles County Fire Department Public Information Officer’s Twitter. LACoFD reported receiving calls about the Briggs Incident at about 10:54 a.m. on Sunday, February 11, 2018. The...

Updated: ‘Sierra Fire’ in Acton Contained
Sunday, Aug 27, 2017

A brush fire in Acton erupted shortly after 3 p.m. Sunday, burning five to six acres as of 4 p.m., with forward spread reportedly being stopped. The fire, dubbed the Sierra Fire, has damaged no structures and caused no evacuations, according to Commander Flores of the L.A. County Fire Department. Commander...

County Supervisors’ Website is Latest Casualty of Hack
Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017

Visitors to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors’ website were not met with the usual homepage on Tuesday afternoon. Instead, they saw a black screen with text in the middle, displaying what appeared to be pro-ISIS propaganda. The website, BOS.LACounty.gov was hacked, just as government...

West Ranch High School Unveils Wall of Honor
Friday, May 26, 2017

West Ranch High School dedicated their new Wall of Honor on Friday, which was produced by four West Ranch High School ASB students. The wall features a mural and will soon display the names of alumni from the high school who have chosen to serve in the military, go into law enforcement or serve as Fire...

April 19: Buffalo Wild Wings to Donate to Boys & Girls Clubs
Monday, Apr 17, 2017

Visit Buffalo Wild Wings in support of Community Day on April 19, when 10 percent of total sales will go to the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley. Buffalo Wild Wings is offering to give 10 percent of their total sales on Wednesday to local Boys & Girls Clubs. Head to the Buffalo Wild...

June 17: Swing into Summer with the Gibbons
Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017

Swing into Summer with the gibbons at the Gibbon Conservation Center for their first Summer Solstice event on Saturday, June 17. From 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., those who are 21 and over can enjoy drinks, appetizers, and entertainment in celebration of the new season. Camp after the event and enjoy the...

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CBRE announced the sale of Sierra Crest Center, a neighborhood retail and office center in Santa Clarita, to a joint venture group for $9.9 million.
Sierra Crest Retail Center Sold for $9.9 Million
Built in the 19th century, the Pioneer Oil Refinery in Newhall played a pivotal role in the early development of the Santa Clarita Valley.
Newhall’s Pioneer Oil Refinery Recognized as Historic Site
The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees will hold a video/teleconferencing special meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, Jan. 27, beginning with a closed session at 4:00 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 5:00 p.m.
Jan. 27: Santa Clarita Community College District Virtual Special Meeting
Five Point Holdings, LLC recently announced the sale of additional homesites at its Valencia community, previously known as Newhall Ranch, and the line-up of homebuilders for the first phase of the community.
Five Points Sells Nearly 500 New Homesites in Valencia
As COVID-19 vaccination continues for health care workers and those over 65, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday California is looking to prioritize the next phases of vaccination efforts by age, rather than occupation.
California May Switch to Age-Based COVID-19 Vaccination System
Tejon Ranch Co. declared victory for its 8,000-acre Grapevine mixed-use development after a Kern County Superior Court judge ruled against an Arizona-based environmental group that dubbed the project “damaging.”
Judge Rules Against Environmentalists Over Grapevine Development
In 2019, Valencia High School student, Pedro Roman, was diagnosed with Leukemia. After one long and hard-fought year, Roman is now in remission due to the success of his latest treatment.
Jan. 30: Community Blood Drive for Valencia High’s Pedro Roman
1990 - "Duplicates" premieres at L.A. Phil; concerto by CalArts Music School dean Mel Powell wins Pulitzer Prize [story]
Mel Powell
California Public Health officials lifted the regional Stay at Home Order statewide on Monday as Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed 43 new deaths and 6,642 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 countywide, and Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported five new deaths on Saturday and Monday.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup; 5 New Deaths at Henry Mayo as State Lifts Stay-at-Home Order
Los Angeles County is set to align its health order with California's by the end of the week, as the state lifted its regional stay-at-home order statewide Monday, green-lighting the reopening of in-person outside dining and hair and nail salons, among other businesses.
L.A. County to Align with State, Lift ‘Safer at Home’ Order by End of Week
Officials with the California Department of Public Health on Monday ordered the Regional Stay at Home Order lifted for all regions statewide, including the three regions that had still been under the order – San Joaquin Valley, Bay Area, and Southern California.
California Stay At Home Order Lifted for All Regions Including SoCal
As another winter storm hit the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding areas, Interstate 5 was shut down through the Grapevine in "Operation Snowflake" Monday morning, with some lanes reopened by Monday afternoon.
‘Operation Snowflake’: CHP, Caltrans Reopen Grapevine Amid Snowstorm
Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, is cautioning residents about beach water use due to bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas that are likely to contaminate ocean waters at and around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers.
L.A. County Urges Caution for Beach Water Use Through Wednesday
A series of projects brought forth by Santa Clarita Valley-based organizations and agencies to aid the local homeless population could soon receive thousands of dollars from the city of Santa Clarita.
Santa Clarita Could Grant $126K to 6 Projects to Aid SCV Homeless Population
Citing the case of a convicted child rapist, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger said Friday she’s concerned there is a growing trend that the rights of victims of some of the most violent crimes are not being protected under District Attorney George Gascón’s administration.
Barger Steps in to Deny Parole to Convicted Child Rapist
Medical examiners with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office identified Benjamin Marquez IV, 31, of Castaic, as the man killed in a solo-vehicle crash that left one dead and sent another to the hospital Saturday.
Benjamin Marquez of Castaic ID’d as Man Killed in Rollover Crash
1915 - Death of pre-Mentry oilman & San Francisquito vintner Ramon Perea [story]
Perea grave marker
1888 - Acton post office established; Richard E. Nickel, postmaster [story]
postal cover
1882 - Author Helen Hunt Jackson visits Rancho Camulos; inspiration for "Ramona" novel [story]
HH Jackson
The COVID-19 crisis has trashed recycling efforts and instead generated an increase in plastic waste, according to a recent study, but Los Angeles County restaurants could soon be required to make adjustments related to disposable food ware in an effort to reduce waste.
Jan. 26: Board of Supervisors to Consider Restaurant Requirement Aimed at Curbing Waste
Despite signs that California’s latest and most damaging wave of the pandemic is subsiding, the state nonetheless sets a one-day record of 764 deaths on Friday.
COVID Death Rate Soars to New Daily Record in California
Claims of excessive force, retaliation, and other misconduct by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be probed during a C, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Friday.
California Attorney General Launches Civil Rights Probe of L.A. Sheriff’s Department
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 256 new deaths and 9,277 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported it's 107th death.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 3 New Deaths at Henry Mayo; L.A. County Hospitalizations Decreased by 8%
When Dr. John Scaramella, a dental surgeon, moved to the Santa Clarita Valley in 1978, there were only 18 others in his field.
SCV Dental Surgeon Sells Practice After More than 40 Years