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1939 - Death of Harald Sandberg; built Sandberg's Summit Hotel on the Ridge Route [story]
Sandberg's Summit Hotel


CalArts Building 4/06Offering rigorous undergraduate and graduate degree programs through six schools—Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music, and Theater—CalArts has championed creative excellence, critical reflection, and the development of new forms and expressions.

As successive generations of faculty and alumni have helped shape the landscape of contemporary arts, the Institute first envisioned by Walt Disney encompasses a vibrant, eclectic community with global reach, inviting experimentation, independent inquiry, and active collaboration and exchange among artists, artistic disciplines and cultural traditions.

With a total enrollment of 1,449 students for 2016-2017, CalArts is a small school with an enormous cultural and economic impact.

Accumulated box office grosses through December 2016 for animated features directed by CalArts alumni totals $39 billion.

In 2016, faculty and alumni from across the Institute have received the highest honors in their fields

“CalArtians” have been at the forefront of creative practice and have shaped the landscape for the visual and performing
arts over the past decades.  Acclaimed alumni include animation icons John Lasseter, Brad Bird, Andrew Stanton, Brenda Chapman and Stephen Hillenburg; directors Tim Burton and James Mangold; artists Mike Kelley, Catherine Opie and MacArthur “genius grant” recipient Mark Bradford; designers Geoff McFetridge and Hilary Greenbaum; actors Ed Harris, Don Cheadle, Alison Brie, and Cecily Strong; composers Carl Stone an John Luther Adams; saxophonist Ravi Coltrane; and singer-songwriter Julia Holter, among others.

Creating the Future:

In 2016, AmeriCorps awarded more than $1 million to the CalArts Community Arts Partnership (CAP) program to provide arts instruction to underserved youth in Los Angeles County and train tomorrow’s arts educators.

CalArts H.I.V.E. Hybrid Incubator for Visionary Entrepreneurs gives CalArts students and alumni access to business and design thinking skills and helps them develop innovative products, projects or businesses. A series of workshops and events prepares students and alumni for a pitch competition in April 2017. Winners will be awarded a stipend and resources to further develop their idea.

Prominent alumni recall the Institute

“My training at CalArts was hugely important to me, both as an actor and as a person. Our teachers set us up to be able to flourish in so many different environments and really encouraged us to find our own voice rather than follow some specific set path of what it means to ‘succeed’.”
— Acting Program alumna and Saturday Night Live cast member Cecily Strong.

What I love about my CalArts experience is not only the environment, with students and teachers alike inspiring my exploration, but that I was also greatly encouraged to find my own voice. I was provided a safe and supportive space in which to take risks that I may not have had the courage to take on my own. When I look back, those times were crucial in my growth as a filmmaker, and I love
going back to share all of my experience over the last 25 years with new students.”
— Character Animation Program alumnus and The Little Prince director Mark Osborne

Admission to CalArts is competitive and considered mainly on the basis of demonstrated artistic merit, as assessed by the faculty of the individual programs.

Based in Valencia, north of Los Angeles, CalArts further extends its commitment to the arts through the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT) in downtown L.A. and the nationally
emulated Community Arts Partnership (CAP) youth arts program.

Click here for CalArts website and for more information about the Institute.

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Friday, Jul 3, 2020
The Committee for College of the Canyons — Yes on Measure E has been ordered to pay a $9,000 fine for infractions committed in 2016 and 2017.
Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020
California State University, Northridge officials have released details for a primarily virtual fall semester, with a handful of graduate and undergraduate courses and labs being offered face-to-face. Named “CSUN as One,” CSUN launched a website for the campus’ fall 2020 instruction and operational plans.
Wednesday, Jun 24, 2020
Governor Gavin Newsom and California legislative leaders reached an agreement on Monday on an amended state budget for 2020-21 which prevents cuts to apportionments and categorical programs for California community colleges.
Tuesday, Jun 23, 2020
The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees will hold a video/teleconferencing business meeting Wednesday, June 24, with open session from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Jun 23, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools across the nation transitioned to meeting online. Given the abruptness of the transition and lack of preparation parents had in becoming in-home teachers’ aides, many parents and educators are worried about a “COVID slide” or “COVID slowdown,” where students fail to retain any new information learned before and during the pandemic — as well as over the summer, when students are not in school.
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A portion of Main Street in Old Town Newhall could soon close around-the-clock for weeks to allow pedestrians only, as some businesses in the area turn to outdoor operations amid ever-changing coronavirus restrictions.
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Supervisor Kathryn Barger amended a motion Thursday by Supervisors Hilda Solis and Shelia Kuehl seeking a report back on the proposed closure of Men’s Central Jail (MCJ) so that the report will include stakeholder input from law enforcement agencies and municipalities, as well as an assessment of the individuals placed in the facility and where resources currently exist elsewhere in the system to serve this high-need populations.
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1939 - Death of Harald Sandberg; built Sandberg's Summit Hotel on the Ridge Route [story]
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The State Board of Education (SBE) on Wednesday, July 8, adopted new K–12 guidance for educators to provide high-quality instruction in the arts disciplines of dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts and for educators to provide high-quality world languages instruction and make classrooms more inclusive.
State Board of Education Adopts New Guidance for Arts, World Languages Instruction
Logix Federal Credit Union announced Wednesday, July 8, the conclusion of its "Paying with a Purpose" campaign, having raised $20,000 to benefit four local nonprofits serving its branch communities with food services, including feedSCV.
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A Bakersfield man and a woman were arrested on suspicion of transporting $10,000 in cash and a kilo of cocaine through the Santa Clarita Valley, according to SCV Sheriff’s Station officials.
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Carousel Ranch is asking for donations of auction items for their upcoming event, "Heart of the West At Home", which is set for Saturday, August 29.
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Supervisor Kathryn Barger amended a motion by Supervisors Hilda Solis and Shelia Kuehl on Tuesday, July 7, seeking a report back on the proposed closure of Men’s Central Jail (MCJ) so that the report will include stakeholder input from law enforcement agencies and municipalities, as well as an assessment of the individuals placed in the facility and where resources currently exist elsewhere in the system to serve this high-need population, which Supervisor Barger deems as "key components" to include in the assessment.
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The SCV Education Foundation, along with the Remo Music Center, invites the SCV education community along with your families to an online live drum and rhythm circle experience from your home.
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After a nearly four-month closure due to the pandemic, Valencia’s YMCA reopened Monday with multiple safety measures in place, such as temperature checks before entering and a reorganized fitness center for physical distancing.
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A suspect wanted in connection with an assault on a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputy during an alleged hit-and-run in June was arrested in Ventura on suspicion of theft, SCV Sheriff’s Station officials reported via social media.
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The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an urgency ordinance to strengthen protections for consumers and small businesses and to crack down on price gouging during the COVID-19 pandemic and other emergencies, in response to a motion by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.
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1997 - Santa Clarita City Council adopts initial Newhall Redevelopment Plan [story]
El Trocadero restaurant
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On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors proclaimed July as “Parks Make Life Better” month to highlight the impact of parks in supporting communities during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
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With film and television production gearing back up in the wake of the spring shutdown, the city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has released productions now filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, July 6 - Sunday, July 12:
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