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1921 - William S. Hart marries actress Winifred Westover [story]
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Garcia Sponsors Bill to Defund CA’s High-Speed Rail Project
Friday, Mar 5, 2021

Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, has sponsored a new bill that would prohibit the use of federal funds to pay for California’s high-speed rail project, a section of which could run along Highway 14 in the Santa Clarita Valley. The High Speed Money Pit Act was introduced by GOP Rep. Michelle Steel,...

City Council to Reconvene Over Solar Panel Litigation

Santa Clarita City Council members are set to discuss in a closed session Tuesday their ongoing legal battle with property owner Canyon View Limited over the 2.5 acres of solar panels on a Canyon Country hillside. In September 2018 the city filed a complaint against the property owner alleging it violated...

Whittaker-Bermite Owner Files Bankruptcy, Selling Land
Thursday, Mar 4, 2021

Santa Clarita LLC, which owns the undeveloped 900-plus-acre Whittaker-Bermite site, recently filed for voluntary bankruptcy, and is working to sell it to a global industrial real estate company for possible commercial and residential development, officials said Wednesday. In November, Santa Clarita...

NAACP Branch Coming to Santa Clarita Valley

Valencia resident Thea-Marie Perkins spearheaded efforts to have the SCV branch of the NAACP approved. Courtesy of Perkins. The Santa Clarita Valley is now home to a new branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, following a recent vote from the association’s board of...

Sand Canyon Resort Sent Back to Drawing Board Amid Various Concerns
Wednesday, Mar 3, 2021

Santa Clarita planning commissioners Tuesday sent the Sand Canyon resort proposal back to the drawing board amid continued concerns, focusing largely on emergency evacuations. Developer Steve Kim, who owns the Sand Canyon Country Club, wants to add a resort and spa across 77 acres of his 300-acre country...

Proposed Henry Mayo Expansion Project Back Before Planning Commission
Tuesday, Mar 2, 2021

Santa Clarita Planning commissioners are expected to make a decision Tuesday regarding the proposed expansion of Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital via multiple construction projects that include building a second inpatient tower. The proposed development returns before commissioners for a third time, and...

Henry Mayo Now Inoculating Educators with COVID-19 Vaccine
Monday, Mar 1, 2021

Santa Clarita Valley educators were next in line to receive their COVID-19 vaccine shots at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Monday, more than two months after the hospital received its first batch of vaccines for hospital frontline workers. The hospital officially launched its vaccine clinic for local educators...

Modified Sand Canyon Resort Project Up for Review
Friday, Feb 26, 2021

The Sand Canyon Resort project is scheduled to return before the Santa Clarita Planning Commission Tuesday with a series of revisions, following multiple concerns raised by both commissioners and residents. Sand Canyon Country Club owner Steve Kim wants to add a resort and spa across 77 acres of his...

PerkinElmer Suing Whistleblower for Breach of Contract
Thursday, Feb 25, 2021

A former manager of the Valencia COVID-19 testing lab is being sued by the operator for breaching her contract after she accused the company of poor performance. PerkinElmer filed a lawsuit Monday against Mahnaz Salem, alleging that she “emailed herself PerkinElmer’s proprietary information in violation...

Rental Aid Program Coming to Eligible Santa Clarita Residents Impacted by Pandemic

Santa Clarita City Council members declined Tuesday to administer $6.8 million in state rental assistance funds for eligible residents who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and let the state handle those dollars but approved creating a program for them with $6.3 million from the federal government....

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1921 - William S. Hart marries actress Winifred Westover [story]
Bill and Winifred Hart
The Los Angeles County Health Officer is issuing a Cold Weather Alert in the Santa Clarita Valley Wednesday - Friday, due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures.
Cold Weather Alert Issued for SCV
Faith Community Church plans to welcome hundreds of its Newhall neighbors to celebrate Christmas at its annual “Festividad for Christ” event Saturday, Dec. 17, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Dec. 17: Faith Community Church’s Annual ‘Festividad for Christ’
Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation is collaborating with the Los Angeles Clippers and Jr. Clippers to provide our participants additional benefits, including youth basketball at the Castaic Sports Complex.
Youth Basketball Returns to Castaic Sports Complex
For the past 35 years, Canyon Theatre Guild has entertained the community with their annual holiday show.
Canyon Theatre Guild Presenting Broadway Musical ‘White Christmas’
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is warning parents and caregivers about the potential health risks associated with several recalled children’s toys, clothes, and other products.
Public Health Warning Parents of Children’s Products Recall Due to Lead
Sheriff Robert Luna arrived Monday at the Hall of Justice and held his first news conference on the front steps.
Sheriff Robert Luna Sworn Into Office
Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, whose Fifth District includes the Santa Clarita Valley, announced Tuesday she will provide up to $1 million in discretionary funding to boost law enforcement services in unincorporated areas in her district.
Barger Dedicates $1M in Discretionary Funds to Help Deter Holiday Crime
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday no additional deaths and 81 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley over the weekend, with 10 additional deaths and 3,125 new cases countywide.
Tuesday COVID Roundup: 81 New SCV Cases
1864 - Actor William S. Hart born in Newburgh, New York [Hart Index]
Wm. S. Hart
The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center at Bella Vida is launching its Annual Appeal Campaign to raise much needed funds for the Center.
SCV Senior Center Announces Annual Appeal Campaign Launch
Community members are invited to enjoy "All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914," a play based on a true story when camaraderie prevailed on the battlefield in 1914.
Dec. 7: ‘All is Calm’ at The Soraya on CSUN Campus
Nearly 14.8 million Californians now have a REAL ID – an increase of 198,814 from the previous month – according to Department of Motor Vehicles data.
Homeland Security Extends REAL ID Deadline Another Two Years
The Salvation Army Santa Clarita Valley Corps is asking the community to consider taking part in their Adopt a Family and Adopt a Senior Programs this holiday season.
Salvation Army Seeks Donations for Adopt a Family, Senior Programs
The Women's Council of Realtors Santa Clarita Network installed their new Governance Board at Embassy Suites in Valencia on Friday.
Women’s Council of Realtors Installs New Governance Board
The city of Santa Clarita is pleased to announce that informational meetings have been scheduled for those organizations interested in applying for 2023-24 Community Development Block Grant fundin
City Announces Community Development Block Grant Now Available
The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees will hold a business meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the University Center, UCEN Room 301 on the Valencia campus of College of the Canyons.
Dec. 7: COC Board of Trustees Business Meeting
Trees and shrubs provide clean air, add depth and dimension to the landscape, and enhance neighborhoods with colors and textures.
Dec. 10: Free Gardening Class Highlighting SCV Trees, Shrubs
Santa Clarita Valley nonprofit Finally Family Homes is seeking donations to ensure college-aged foster youth are remembered for the holidays.
Finally Family Homes Seeking Donations for Holiday Gift Drive
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Monday one additional death and 253 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley over the weekend, with 29 additional deaths and 10,089 new cases countywide.
Monday COVID Roundup: SCV Cases Top 94,000; Deaths Rise to 518
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
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