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1938 - Supervisors award construction contract for jail at Wayside Farms in Castaic (later called Pitchess Detention Center). [story]
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Thursday COVID Roundup: SCV Cases Top 85,000
Thursday, Jul 21, 2022

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday a total of 18 new deaths and 8,691 new cases countywide, with 195 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley. This new data brings Los Angeles County death totals to 32,584, county case totals to 3,245,259 and Santa Clarita Valley case...

L.A. County Celebrates Title IX 50th Anniversary
Thursday, Jun 23, 2022

Click on photo to enlarge flyer. On Thursday, participating Los Angeles County Parks After Dark, including Val Verde Park, will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Title IX with a highly anticipated girls’ sports clinic and showcase starting at 6 p.m. More than 1,800 girls, ages 5 to 18 will have the...

June 3: Celebration of Life for Charlotte Kleeman
Monday, May 23, 2022

To honor the memory of longtime community leader Charlotte Kleeman, a celebration of life will be held Friday, June 3, at the College of the Canyons University Center, located at 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road in Santa Clarita, beginning at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Kleeman’s family has requested donations...

Longtime Community Leader Charlotte Kleeman Dies at 85
Thursday, May 19, 2022

Charlotte Kaup Kleeman, 1996 Santa Clarita Valley Woman of the Year, died Thursday, May 19, 2022, in Valencia. She was 85. Kleeman was born outside of Chicago on February 15, 1937, to Walter H. Kaup, who was a locksmith, and Beulah M. Kaup. The family relocated to North Hollywood where Charlotte attended...

Council Expected to OK Design Contract for Proposed Roller Rink
Friday, Apr 8, 2022

The Santa Clarita City Council is expected Tuesday to award Anil Verma Associates, Inc. a design contract to create the blueprint for the proposed Santa Clarita Roller Skating Rink. According to documents attached to Tuesday’s regular meeting agenda, the contract will be “in the amount of...

Statewide Housing Plan Calls for Rapid Growth
Monday, Mar 14, 2022

Cities and counties across the state are being called upon to build more than 2.5 million homes by 2030, under a plan released by the California Department of Housing and Community Development – double the target set under a previous plan that was adopted four years ago. Rising housing costs, along...

L.A. County Asks Judge to Hold Villanueva in Contempt
Thursday, Jan 13, 2022

By Hillel Aron (CN) — The county of Los Angeles asked a judge to hold Sheriff Alex Villanueva in contempt for ignoring three subpoenas issued by the Civilian Oversight Commission last fall, in a court filing on Wednesday. The commission ordered Sheriff Villanueva to testify on two different topics:...

Santa’s Helpers in Need of Gift Wrap Volunteers
Thursday, Dec 16, 2021

Looking for local volunteer opportunities? Santa’s Helpers, a holiday toy drive and holiday experience coordinated by JCI Santa Clarita, is in need of volunteers to help wrap gifts for underprivileged kids in the Santa Clarita Valley. The wrapping will take place Thursday, Friday, and Saturday...

Historical Society Seeking Donations for Stolen Train Whistle
Monday, Dec 6, 2021

The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society is seeking donations to replace the original brass, 6-chime train whistle, which was stolen years ago from the Historical Society’s vintage 1900 Southern Pacific locomotive. The Historical Society would like to begin using the steam engine so it can...

Oct. 29: Community Invited to City’s Annual Halloween Carnival
Thursday, Oct 28, 2021

The city of Santa Clarita will be hosting its 20th annual Halloween Carnival on Friday, Oct. 29, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., at the Newhall Community Center. The family-friendly event will include pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating, children’s costume contest, carnival games, and so much...

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1938 - Supervisors award construction contract for jail at Wayside Farms in Castaic (later called Pitchess Detention Center). [story]
Wayside
1962- Actress and future Soledad Canyon big-cat rescuer Tippi Hedren, "Hitchcock's New Grace Kelly," makes cover of Look magazine for upcoming thriller, "The Birds" [story]
Tippi Hedren
1887 - Prohibitionist Henry Needham purchases land in Newhall, attempts to establish "dry" colony [story]
H.C. Needham
The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society is looking for your ideas and opinions in deciding what to feature in the museum being installed in the Pardee House at Heritage Junction in Newhall.
Help SCV Historical Society Create a Museum at the Pardee House
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 14 new deaths throughout L.A. County, 4,744 new cases countywide and 131 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID Roundup: Cases Rise, Indoor Masking Urged
Four years ago, against all odds, I became the 33rd Sheriff of Los Angeles County. And as Sheriff, I promised that I would Reform, Rebuild and Restore the greatest and largest Sheriff’s Department in the nation. Four years later, I am proud to say that with the support of the sworn and professional staff, together we were able to meet challenges head on, and deliver on that promise.
LASD Sheriff Alex Villanueva Delivers Farewell Address
The regular meeting of the William S. Hart Union High School District's Governing Board will take place Wednesday, Dec. 7, beginning with a closed session at 5:45 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 7 p.m.
Dec. 7: Hart Board to Discuss Policy on Flags, Banners at School Events
Following the recent decision by the Japanese government to allow the return of international cruise ships to the country, Princess Cruises has announced it will begin homeport sailing in Japan starting March 15, 2023.
Japan Reopens to International Cruise Ships, Princess Cruises Readies for Full Season
The weather is cooler, holiday lights are shining and the New Year is just around the corner. This is a special time of year to reconnect with family and friends, and there are many opportunities for holiday celebrations right here in Santa Clarita.
Message from the City Manager Ken Striplin | Happy Holidays
UPDATE: Trent Michael Boser has been found. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public’s help locating an At-Risk, Missing Person, Trent Michael Boser. He is a 47-year-old male white adult who was last seen on Friday, Dec. 2, 2022 at 12:21 a.m., near the 31000 block of Ridge Route Road, in the city of Castaic.
LASD Seeks Public’s Help to Locate Missing Castaic Man
What a difference healthy bodies make. After being decimated with the flu in the last two games, The Master's University's men's basketball team got healthy in a big way defeating Westmont 71-60 Wednesday night Nov. 30 in The MacArthur Center.
TMU Men’s Basketball Produces Defensive Gem to Beat Westmont
Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector Keith Knox reminds property owners that the first installment of the 2022-23 Annual Secured Property Taxes becomes delinquent if not received by 5 p.m. Pacific Time or United States Postal Service (USPS) postmarked on or before Monday, Dec. 12. This is two days later than the traditional delinquency date of Dec. 10, as this date falls on a Saturday in 2022.
Dec. 12: Last Day to Pay First Installment of 22-23 Property Taxes
Lead singer Peter Noone is a multi-talented entertainer, who has been delighting audiences nearly all his life. At the age of 15, Noone achieved international fame as “Herman’s Hermits”, lead singer of the legendary 1960's pop band Herman’s Hermits.
Jan. 28: Tickets on Sale for Herman’s Hermits at The Canyon Santa Clarita
The Los Angeles County Health Officer is issuing a Cold Weather Alert due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures. Wind chill temperatures are expected to be below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
LAC Health Officer Issues Cold Weather Alert for SCV
1972 - Five wounded in Vagos biker gang shooting at Curtis & JoAnne Darcy's Acton '49er Saloon [story]
Darcys 49er
College of the Canyons received the 2022 Institutional Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Champion Award from the Association of Human Resource Officers/Equal Employment Officers.
COC Receives Award for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility
College of the Canyons sophomore Lauryn Bailey has been named a California Community College Soccer Coaches Association All-State and All-SoCal Region First-Team selection in addition to earning Western State Conference, South Division Offensive Player of the Year honors, leading a class of 11 Lady Cougars that earned postseason awards.
COC’s Lauryn Bailey Earns Conference POY, All-Region, All-State Honors
College of the Canyons is headed back to the California Community College Athletic Association State Championship tournament for a second straight year, and the fifth time in program history, after upsetting No. 2 Irvine Valley College 3-1 on Saturday. Set scores were 25-17, 25-22, 15-25, 28-26.
COC Women’s Volleyball Heading to CCCAA State Championship
Fonder-Salari Program & Construction Management Construction Support Services has announced it is moving offices to a new building on Dec. 1.
Fonder-Salari Moves to New Office Space on The Old Road
California State University, Northridge will celebrate the opening of its Hollywood Foreign Press Association/Golden Globes Film Poster Art Exhibition on Sunday, Dec. 4. 
CSUN to Celebrate Opening of Golden Globes Film Poster Collection
Snow days return to the southland as Los Angeles County Parks & Recreation reprises its popular Parks After Dark Winter Wonderland festivities at 34 L.A. County parks, including Val Verde Park, over three weekends in December.
L.A. County’s Winter Wonderland Returns to Val Verde Park
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