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1843 - Rancho Castec (Lebec-Tejon area) granted to French immigrant Jose Covarrubias [story]


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Giant Water District Support Boosts Chances of Bay Delta Tunnels
Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017

By Nick Cahill, Courthouse News SACRAMENTO (CN) — The Los Angeles-based Metropolitan Water District, the country’s largest water district, on Tuesday cemented support for California Governor Jerry Brown’s contentious Bay Delta water project, agreeing to pay an estimated $4.3 billion, primarily...

June 22: Building Party to Help Build New SCV Senior Center; Special Guest Appearance by Adam Tunney
Thursday, Jun 22, 2017

You are cordially invited to the SCV Senior Center’s Building Party. Join us today, Thursday, June 22 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street, Santa Clarita, CA 91321 Featuring live music from Memory Makers, Bob Danis & John Swinford, and Adam Tunney. Adam is reminiscent...

June 23: Northrop Grumman Aircraft Mechanic Recruitment Event at COC
Thursday, Jun 15, 2017

Global aerospace and defense company Northrop Grumman will hold its upcoming recruitment event at Santa Clarita’s America’s Job Center of California (AJCC) on Friday, June 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will take place at the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center at College of the Canyons,...

June 16: Kick-off to Annual Summer Movies in the Park
Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017

The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation, in collaboration with The Friends of Hart Park, presents its “5th Annual Summer Movies in the Park” Series. Who: The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation and the Friends of Hart Park. What: Los Angeles County’s...

Val Verde Community Park to Hold ‘Parks After Dark’ Summer Program
Thursday, Jun 8, 2017

The 2017 Parks After Dark (PAD) program kicks off the season on June 15 at 23 county parks, with numerous free programs and events for the entire family to enjoy during balmy summer evenings. PAD encourages healthy living, promotes social connectedness and provides safe havens during extended evening...

SCV Senior Center to Host Aging Symposium May 7
Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016

The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center will hold a special symposium on aging on Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Titled “Knowledge is Power: Aging with Dignity,” the symposium will be held at the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Education Center. Attendees will be provided with knowledge...

Thursdays at Newhall to Feature Women on the Move Trio
Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016

The Newhall Refinery will host the folk, pop and country-blended stylings of the Women on the Move Trio Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for free. Songwriters Linda Geleris, Trish Lester, and Joan Enguita will be bringing their own brand of folk-pop, womanly musings and touches of humor...

2016 Santa Colorita Run Registration Open
Thursday, Dec 17, 2015

Registration for the Santa Colorita Run 5K fun run is now open for next year’s race. The 2016 Santa Colorita Run will be held Feb. 13 at 8 a.m. at the Castaic Lake Recreation Area. The race is sponsored by Heritage Sierra Medical Group, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital and Tonka. The race will benefit the...

Hart High School Show Choir to Perform Songs at ‘Hart Holiday House’
Thursday, Dec 10, 2015

Hart High School Show Choir members will perform holiday songs at the “Hart Holiday House” event this month. There are three separate performances on Sunday, Dec. 20. Shows will be at 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. 200 tickets will be sold for each show. Tickets are $10 each, but students and...

International Friendship Center to Host 3rd Annual Christmas Banquet
Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015

International Friendship Center officials are inviting the community to their 3rd Annual Christmas Banquet. The event is expected to be held at the Newhall Community Center (22421 Market St. Santa Clarita, CA 91321) on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 6-9 p.m. The event celebrates Christmas in America for new...

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1843 - Rancho Castec (Lebec-Tejon area) granted to French immigrant Jose Covarrubias [story]
Award-winning Deaf culture advocate, producer, choreographer and dancer Antoine Hunter (Dance 02) won an award at the 2017 San Francisco Dance Film Festival (SFDFF) last month.
CalArts Alum Wins “Best Student Film” at 2017 San Francisco Dance Film Festival
Several young adults with special needs from Carousel Ranch’s Ready to Work! (RTW!) program will be joining Martha Aguilar and Kokolita’s in preparing more than 1000 Thanksgiving meals for those in need.
Carousel Ranch Ready to Work Students, Kokolita’s Join Forces to Prepare Thanksgiving Meals
The College of the Canyons Model United Nations Club (COCMUN) received the highest award presented Sunday at a conference in Santa Barbara.
COC Model UN Awarded “Best Large Delegation” at UCSB Conference
The McKeon Leadership Forum is a speaker series that promotes civic engagement and reminds every citizen that a healthy democracy requires personal involvement.
Nov. 30: McKeon Leadership Forum Presents General Richard A. Cody
Tempe Hale (Film/Video MFA 14) and Ambar Navarro (Film/Video BFA 15), both graduates of CalArts Experimental Animation Program, premiered their new music video for Detroit-based artist Stef Chura on DIY Magazine.
Detroit-based Artist Collaborates with CalArtians on Music Video
Carroll of Montana has proven it can play at multiple tempos and be successful.
Lady Mustangs’ Up-Tempo Play Enough to Best Fighting Saints 74-64
Here is a list of two family-friendly holiday events that will be held at NorthPark Community Church:
NorthPark Community Church to hold Christmas Cafe, Cookies With Santa
Here is a list of Santa Clarita arts-related events for the week of Nov. 24 - Nov.26:
Nov. 24-26: Santa Clarita Arts Calendar
1967 - Local voters approve formation of community college and elect COC's first five-member board - Dr. William G. Bonelli Jr., Bruce Fortine, Sheila Dyer, Peter Huntsinger, Edward Muhl [story]
After winning the program's seventh consecutive conference championship and dropping just two matches throughout the regular season, the College of the Canyons women's soccer season came to an abrupt halt on Saturday afternoon.
COC Playoff Run Ends With Loss Against Pierce
FRESNO, Calif. — College of the Canyons sophomore Díani Ellis capped a remarkable Cougar career by establishing a new school record time of 18:32.1 on the 5K course at Woodward Park to place fifth overall at the 2017 California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) State Championships on Saturday.
COC Women’s Cross Country Ends Season With 8th Place Finish at State Championships
No. 5 College of the Canyons earned its first Bowl Game win of the Ted Iacenda era, downing No. 6 Mt. San Antonio College 28-16 in the 2017 Western State Bowl at Cougar Stadium on Saturday night.
Cougars 2017 Western State Bowl Champions
Castaic Middle School parents, students and teachers are celebrating after a surprise announcement was made that the school won a $100,000 grant from Farmers Insurance as a part of the nationwide “Thank America’s Teachers Dream Big Teacher Challenge.”
Farmer’s Insurance Awards Castaic Middle School $100K Grant After Nationwide Contest
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, Castaic Middle School won a $100,000 grant after participating in the nationwide "Thank America's Teachers Dream Big Teacher Challenge". Plus, a local kickoff to a national holiday tradition brought out the stars. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, November 20, 2017
This holiday season, Westfield Valencia Town Center will be introducing #HowDoYouHoliday 2017 – a combination of services, amenities and experiences designed to make this special time of year enjoyable, meaningful, stylish and even hassle-free.
Santa Claus Fast Pass, Operation Santa Salute, Santa’s Workshop Among Holiday Festivities at Town Center
The city of Santa Clarita has created a platform for our residents to access the most current information on federal and state bills upon which the City Council has adopted formal positions.
Santa Clarita Residents Now Have Access to Current Legislation
The old sports maxim says that defense wins championships.
Lady Mustangs on 4-Game Winning Streak
Timothy Soares scored a career-high 27 points and The Master's University used an overwhelming first half to beat Life Pacific 97-75 Saturday evening on Bross Court.
Mustangs Basketball Improve to 5-1 With Win Against Life Pacific
From Nov. 27 - Dec. 10, residents and visitors in Santa Clarita may come across the “Red Dress Project,” a traveling display of seven red dresses representing seven local women who lost their lives to domestic violence.
Nov. 27 – Dec. 10: Red Dress Project, Promotes End to Domestic Violence
Hart High School took on Rancho Verde High School of Moreno Valley Friday, November 17, 2017 at College of the Canyons in the quarterfinal round of the CIF Southern Section Division III Playoffs. Rancho Verde came out on top 55-27 and Hart ended the season with an 8-4 record.
Hart Ends Season With Playoff Loss to Rancho Verde
Firefighters put out a structure fire in Valencia that began burning a one-story home Sunday night.
Firefighters Extinguish Valencia House Fire
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally one of the busiest travel times in America, can also be one of the deadliest on the roadways. To help motorists avoid tragedies, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will have all available officers on patrol during a Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP).
CHP on Maximum Enforcement Throughout Thanksgiving Weekend
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California State Parks is encouraging you to head outdoors and visit one of our many beautiful state parks this Thanksgiving holiday period. Our 280 park units which includes beaches, lakes, forests, deserts, off-highway vehicle recreation areas and historic preservation sites are open for Thanksgiving.
State Parks Open During Holiday Weekend
As millions of travelers flood the roads this Thanksgiving, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is partnering with the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and law enforcement across the state to share an important lifesaving reminder: Buckle Up – Every Trip. Every Time.
LASD Urges Motorists to Buckle Up Ahead of Holiday Weekend
1831 - Local entrepreneurs Sanford and Cyrus Lyon (as in Lyons Avenue) born in Machias, Maine [story]
2003 - U.S. Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon introduces the first of several bills intended to block the 78-million-ton Cemex gravel mine in Soledad Canyon [story]
1957 - Newhall County Library dedicated on Ninth Street; rededicated as city of Santa Clarita's Business Incubator exactly 57 years later (2014) [story]
The WiSH Education Foundation helped students at Sierra Vista Junior High School in Canyon Country with a donation of guitars Friday.
WiSH Foundation Donates New Guitars to Sierra Vista
Rep. Steve Knight (R, CA-25), is sending this letter to constituents about H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed by the U.S. House of Representatives 227-205 Thursday.
Knight: House Tax Bill Offers ‘Unprecedented Relief’
Los Angeles County and city of Los Angeles officials have reached a key milestone in their partnership to create 10,000 units of permanent supportive housing for homeless people over the next decade.
LA City-County Partnership to Create Supportive Housing for Homeless
'SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical' officially opens at the Palace Theatre in New York on Dec. 4, but this weekend, NY-based CalArts alumni gather for a preview event.
Dec. 4: ‘SpongeBob SquarePants – The Musical’ Opens on Broadway
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, SCV Sheriff's announced the arrest of a Saugus probationer on drug and probation violation charges. Plus, a look at some more fun, holiday events happening this weekend. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, November 17, 2017
Seventy dancers from CalArts will present a massive ensemble performance outside the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 15 and 16 at 8 p.m.
Dec. 15-16: CalArts Dancers Plan Massive ‘Impromptu’ Performance
REDCAT, CalArts’ downtown center for contemporary arts, in partnership with the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, will present the first-ever symposium on "Kandors," the last major project of renowned Los Angeles artist and CalArts alumnus Mike Kelley (Art MFA 78) on Saturday, November 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Nov. 18: REDCAT Symposium on Mike Kelley’s ‘Kandors’