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1738 - Fr. Francisco Garcés born in Spain; came through SCV in 1776, found Tataviam fighting with Coastal Chumash, observed Santa Clara River flowing by night and dry by day despite the season being spring [story]
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LOCAL NEWS
USC to Offer Free Tuition for Families Earning Less Than $80K
Thursday, Feb 20, 2020

Photo credit: University of Southern California website. President Carol L. Folt announced Thursday, two new policies to make a USC undergraduate education more affordable for those who most need financial assistance. These actions will be phased in with each new entering class, beginning with first-year...

Nikias Out at USC, Wanda M. Austin Named Interim President
Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018

C.L. Max Nikias was formally removed as president of the University of California and engineer-businesswoman Dr. Wanda M. Austin named Interim President on Tuesday, according to USC Board of Trustees Chairman Rick J. Caruso. Caruso, who assumed the board chairmanship in June, outlined the change in a...

USC Golf Adds Silverstein as Men’s Associate Head Coach
Thursday, Jun 16, 2016

Justin Silverstein, an accomplished collegiate coach and as well as former player who helped USC’s women’s golf team win a national title in 2013, is joining Troy’s men’s staff as an Associate Head Coach, USC Men’s Golf Head Coach Chris Zambri announced Monday (June 13). “I am excited to...

Jackson and Morgan Jr. Highlight USC’s First Day at 2016 NCAA Outdoor
Friday, Jun 10, 2016

EUGENE, ORE. – Adoree’ Jackson placed fifth in the men’s long jump and Ricky Morgan Jr. advanced to the men’s 400m finals to highlight USC’s action on the first day of the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships held at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. today (June 8). The sophomore...

Oppenheim Named to Baseball America Third Team
Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016

LOS ANGELES – USC senior outfielder/designated hitter David Oppenheim earned Baseball America Third Team All-America honors, the outlet announced Tuesday. Oppenheim (Mercer Island, Wash./College of the Canyons) earned the Pac-12 Batting Title and First Team All-Pac-12 honors in 2016 with an impressive...

Vroome Earns Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year Honors

USC senior captain Max de Vroome has earned recognition as the Pac-12 Men’s Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year after his standout academic and athletic achievements in his Trojan career. The Netherlands native compiled a 3.58 GPA at USC and completed his degree in business administration while helping...

Three Trojans Earn All-Academic Honors
Friday, Jun 3, 2016

USC tennis has locked in on a strong set of academic honors for 2015-16, with three Trojans on the docket with Pac-12 All-Academic awards this season. Leading the way is Pac-12 All-Academic First Team selection Max de Vroome, a senior who now holds the highest academic selection of his career from the...

USC’s Oppenheim Wins Pac-12 Batting Title

SAN FRANCISCO — The Pac-12 released the All-Conference baseball team today, and three Trojans headlined the first team, while six earned honorable mention honors. David Oppenheim, Jeremy Martinez and AJ Ramirez earned first team honors, while Corey Dempster, Brooks Kriske, Marc Huberman, Joe Navilhon,...

USC Golf Falls In NCAA Semifinals to Texas
Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016

Hours after dispatching of Vanderbilt in the quarterfinals, No. 3 USC fell one match short of reaching their second straight national final, falling to Texas, 4-1, in the NCAA Championships semifinals Tuesday afternoon (May 31) at the Eugene (Ore.) C.C. The Trojans reached the semifinals for the second...

Trojans Close Out Regular Season with 31-9 Win Over ASU
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

PHOENIX, Ariz. — The Trojans closed out the 2016 season in record-setting fashion, knocking home 31 runs on 30 hits to defeat Arizona State 31-9, taking their first series over the Sun Devils on the road since 2004. The Trojans (28-28, 15-15 Pac-12) set the program Pac-12 single-game run record...

LATEST TWEETS
Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
Show producers Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher, and Steven Soderbergh on Monday announced the all-star cast of presenters at the 93rd Oscars, which will air live on ABC on Sunday, April 25, at 5 p.m. PDT.
Academy Reveals All-Star Cast of Presenters for 93rd Oscars Telecast
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has reported 10 productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley aka "Hollywood North" the week of Monday, April 12-18, 2021
Now Filming in SCV: ‘Star Trek Picard,’ ‘Good Trouble,” 8 More Productions
College of the Canyons and Palmdale Oasis Park Recreation Center will begin operating as Los Angeles County-operated COVID-19 vaccination sites in the northern part of the county starting Monday, April 19.
L.A. County to Open Vaccination Sites at COC, in Palmdale; Magic Mountain Site to Close
As of Monday, Los Angeles County residents may apply for financial help to cover funeral expenses through FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program.
FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program Open to L.A. County Residents
A consulting firm hired by the city to evaluate the feasibility of establishing a city public health department in Santa Clarita did “not find a compelling case to change the basic structure of public health regulation” in Santa Clarita, according to a 17-page report published Friday as part of the Santa Clarita City Council’s Tuesday meeting agenda.
Report: No Compelling Case for Santa Clarita City Public Health Department
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital will present to the Santa Clarita City Council Tuesday a hospital expansion plan to increase facilities by 200,000 square feet.
City Council to Weigh Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Expansion Plan
The Santa Clarita Valley's COVID-19 vaccination rate has increased by about 5%, as 37% of residents 16 and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, according to data through April 4 published by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
SCV COVID-19 Vaccination Rate Increases to 37%
1738 - Fr. Francisco Garcés born in Spain; came through SCV in 1776, found Tataviam fighting with Coastal Chumash, observed Santa Clara River flowing by night and dry by day despite the season being spring [story]
Garces statue
1987 - Ramona Chapel and Red Schoolhouse relocated to Heritage Junction [story]
Red Schoolhouse
1835 - Outlaw and Rocks/Park/High School namesake Tiburcio Vasquez born in Monterey, Calif. [story]
Tiburcio Vasquez
Nearly 100 people gathered in front of the highly anticipated Laemmle 7 in Newhall to officially open the theater to the Santa Clarita Valley community.
Laemmle Officially Opens in Old Town Newhall
The city of Santa Clarita Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission recently met to receive an update from city staff about the status of the Pioneer Oil Refinery in Newhall.
Parks Commissioners Asked to Advise on Pioneer Oil Refinery’s Future
A judge’s ruling this week dealt a setback to the Tejon Ranch Co.’s proposed 19,000-unit Centennial development project in the upper northwest corner of Los Angeles County.
Judge Halts Centennial Development Project in Tejon Ranch
The California Community College Athletic Trainers Association has named longtime athletic trainer, and current College of the Canyons associate athletic director, Chad Peters its 2021 Athletic Trainer of the Year.
Chad Peters Named CCCATA 2021 Athletic Trainer of the Year
Los Angeles County Public Health on Friday confirmed 48 new deaths and 752 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 27,432 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 27,432 Total SCV Cases; County Nears 5 Million Administered Doses
The Santa Clarita City Council Legislative Committee briefly met Thursday morning to recommend that the City Council oppose four pieces of state legislation that would expand the state’s land-use authority.
Council Committee Recommends Opposition to State Land-Use Bills
In an effort to provide kids across the Santa Clarita Valley with a safe place to play and learn over spring break while parents are working, the Boys & Girls Club of SCV holds an annual camp.
Boys & Girls Club Holds Spring Break Camp
In recognition of public safety dispatchers' services, the California Highway Patrol joins other law enforcement agencies to recognize National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week on April 11-17, 2021.
CHP to Honor Public Safety Dispatchers During National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
Officials in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be hosting a virtual community discussion on child abuse prevention April 20.
L.A. County Sheriffs to Host Child Abuse Prevention Seminar
1937 - Pioneer aviator E.B. Christopher and passenger killed in crash of light plane on Ridge Route near Gorman [story]
wreckage
CBRE announced the sale of a state-of-the-art 24,164 square-foot industrial facility to Tera McHugh and John McHugh, owners of Versatile Systems, Inc.
Valencia Industrial Building Sold to Versatile Systems
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying public health restrictions in place for large events and community gatherings, as well as past participation numbers, the city of Santa Clarita has evaluated several components of the annual Santa Clarita Marathon and is making a necessary change to the event.
City Postpones 2021 Marathon, Event Permanently Moved to February
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 52 new deaths and 710 new cases of COVID-19, with 27,417 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Hospitalizations Remain Under 600; SCV Cases Total 27,417