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1853 - Sarah Gifford, community leader and wife of Newhall's first railroad station agent, born in England [story]


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City Sets Thursdays at Newhall Events for October
Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018

The city of Santa Clarita has set its schedule of events for Thursdays@Newhall in Old Town Newhall for the month of October. First Thursday — JAM Sessions Thursday, October 4, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Old Town Newhall Library (24500 Main Street, Newhall 91321) Start the month off by busting a move at...

Nov. 16-18: Festival of Trees to Benefit SCV Boys & Girls Club

The 50th annual Festival of Trees fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley is set for the weekend of Friday, Nov. 16 through Sunday, Nov. 18 at The Centre in Santa Clarita. SCV residents support the club’s mission by viewing and bidding on the many beautifully designed and elaborately...

Oct. 13: Golden Valley to Retire Jersey of Alum Major Leaguer

Golden Valley High School will officially retire its first athletic jersey — that of GV baseball alumnus Scott Barlow — in a public ceremony at the newly renovated GV baseball Field on Saturday, Oct. 13. As part of Golden Valley Baseball’s 4th Annual Battle of the Bats Home Run Derby, the...

Oct. 2: Santa Clarita Planning Commission Regular Meeting
Friday, Sep 28, 2018

The city of Santa Clarita’s Planning Commission will hold its next regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 21, starting at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held in City Council Chambers at City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Santa Clarita 91355. To view the agenda online, [click here]. To view all public meeting...

Single Mother’s Outreach Names 2019 ‘Empowering HeArts’ Honorees, Artists
Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018

The Single Mothers Outreach board of directors and Empowering HeArts planning committee have unveiled the honorees and artists to be featured at the nonprofit’s signature Empowering HeArts fundraising gala at the Hyatt Regency Valencia on Feb. 8, 2019. Six women who personify integrity have been...

Oct. 10: LAPD Chief to Talk About Police, Community at CSUN Forum

Los Angeles Police Chief and Santa Clarita Valley resident Michel Moore will answer questions from California State University, Northridge students on Wednesday night, Oct. 10, in his first forum on a college campus since being named LA’s chief law enforcement officer this summer. Moore is expected...

Oct. 1: CSU to Open Applications for Fall 2019

California State University, Northridge and all 22 other CSU campuses will begin accepting applications for admission to the fall 2019 term on Oct. 1. Students interested in attending any CSU campus can apply online at the university’s application portal: Cal State Apply. The priority application period...

Sept. 29: TMU XC Invitational at Central Park

By Mason Nesbitt, TMU Sports Information Director The Master’s University XC Invitational will take place Saturday at Central Park in Saugus, with more than 1,000 runners signed up for eight college and high school races. The field will include runners from UCLA, USC and Cal State Fullerton, along...

Oct. 10: Ribbon-Cutting for New San Francisquito Canyon Open Space

The city of Santa Clarita will host a ribbon cutting event on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 10 a.m. to celebrate the new San Francisquito Open Space located on the west side of San Francisquito Canyon Road and Lady Linda Lane. All interested in attending must RSVP by Thursday, Oct. 4. The event is free and...

Art Shows, Powwow, Country Concerts, Pet Fair Coming to Hart Park
Monday, Sep 24, 2018

The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation will present an art show, a powwow, a series of country music concerts and a pet adoption fair at William S. Hart Regional Park in September and October. Here’s the calendar:   29th Annual SCAA Art Classic – Hart Hall Sept. 29...

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1853 - Sarah Gifford, community leader and wife of Newhall's first railroad station agent, born in England [story]
A free LifeForward workshop hosted by Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley is scheduled at Savia Community Center, 23780 Newhall Ave in Newhall on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Oct. 20: Life Coach Laura Cazares to Speak at Zonta Workshop
The Child & Family Center's 15th Annual Kid Expo will be held at Golden Valley High School on Sunday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Oct. 21: Kid Expo at GVHS to Benefit Child & Family Center
Los Angeles County had higher influenza activity in the 2017–18 season (Oct. 1, 2017–May 13, 2018) than the previous five influenza seasons, according to public health officials' Influenza Season Summary.
More County Influenza Deaths in 2017-18 Than in 5 Previous Seasons
CSUN students will explore the collective consciousness of men of color at CSUN’s biannual Men of Color Enquiry and Student Research Poster Session on Friday, Oct. 26, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 26: CSUN Looks to Inspire Men of Color with Research Session
The Master's men's soccer team's 1-0 win over the Warriors in Santa Barbara Saturday was a sweet one for The Master's University head coach Jim Rickard and his Mustangs.
TMU Men’s Soccer Team Edges Westmont Behind Garcia Sosa Goal
The Master's University's women's soccer team suffered a 2-0 loss to No. 11 Westmont on Saturday in Santa Barbara.
TMU Women’s Soccer Team Falls to Westmont on the Road
Despite The Master's University women's volleyball team's 3-0 loss in Santa Barbara, ending a 12-match winning streak, the No. 11 Mustangs remain in first place in GSAC standings.
TMU Women’s Volleyball Win Streak Snapped in Santa Barbara
Celebrate the harvest season with storytelling through dance and drums under the oak trees at Placerita Canyon in the Nature Center's outdoor amphitheater on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Nov. 3: Free Volta Drum Dance at Placerita Canyon Nature Center
The city of Santa Clarita has updated the list of productions shooting in the city and the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Oct. 15-21, 2018.
Features, TV Shows, Spots Now Filming in SCV
Southern California Edison is monitoring weather conditions and has additional crews at the ready to respond to possible power outages and dangerous wildfire conditions due to Santa Ana winds and low humidity predicted through Tuesday night.
SCE Monitoring High Wind, May Kill Power to Avert Downed-Line Fires
A red flag warning issued due to gusty high winds and low humidity will remain in effect through 8 p.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
Red Flag Warning Flies in SCV Through Tuesday Night
Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station have arrested nearly 70 people in a series of crime suppression operations during October, according to station officials.
SCV Deputies Arrest Nearly 70 in Crime Suppression Operations
Ahead of Election Day Nov. 6, airwaves and mailboxes across California overflow with expensive campaign advertisements, among them ads urging yes or no votes on state ballot measures.
Century-Old California Direct-Democracy System Now ‘Pay-to-Play’
John Bulinski has been appointed the director of the California Department of Transportation's District 7, and will oversee the freeway system in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, Caltrans announced Monday.
John Bulinski Named Caltrans Director for LA, Ventura Counties
1939 - Second, larger OLPH Catholic Church dedicated on site of first (10th & Walnut, Newhall) [story]
Here is the Week 8 roundup of Santa Clarita Valley football scores.
Santa Clarita Valley Football Roundup
1980 - Phillies beat Royals in Game 1 of World Series; Hart grad Bob Walk is winning pitcher [story]
1876 - Town of Newhall founded at Bouquet Junction (moved 2 years later to present location) [story]
County Supervisor Kathryn Barger has introduced a motion to bring forward a public health-centered effort to address the emergence of diseases that have impacted the county, especially among the homeless population.
Barger Urges Effort to Curb Spread of Disease in County Homeless Population
CalArts student Hanna Kim (Film/Video BFA 19) won the gold medal for Animation (Domestic Film Schools) during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 45th Student Academy Awards ceremony Thursday night.
CalArts’ Hanna Kim Wins Gold in 45th Student Academy Awards
Here's a look at how The Master's University's sports teams rank in the latest polls.
TMU Mustangs Sports: A Peek at the Polls
The Valley Industry Association will present a California State Assembly 38th District Candidate Forum at its monthly business luncheon at Valencia Country Club on Tuesday, Oct. 16, starting at 11:45 a.m.
Oct. 16: Assembly 38th District Candidates to Face Off at VIA Forum
Detectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station arrested a man in Oakland suspected of robbing a business in Castaic on Oct. 5, according to station authorities.
SCV Detectives Arrest Castaic Robbery Suspect in Oakland
The next meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set for Tuesday, Oct. 16, starting at 9:30 a.m.
Oct. 16: LA County Board of Supervisors Meeting
Los Angeles County election officials are alerting residents about a misleading robocall now circulating that wrongly claims there is an error in one of the ballot titles for the Nov. 6 General Election.
Voter Alert: Beware of Robocalls Making False Statements
The California Highway Patrol has received a federal grant to develop the Get Educated and Ride Safe, or GEARS, program to promote motorcycle safety and awareness.
CHP Receives Grant to Boost Motorcycle Safety, Awareness
The city of Santa Clarita will present three music-related sessions at the 2018 Arts Symposium at The Centre on Saturday, Oct. 20.
Oct. 20: Art Symposium to Stage 3 Music Sessions
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reminds residents to protect themselves from flea-borne typhus by using flea control products on pets and avoiding wild or stray animals.
Public Health Asks Residents to Help Prevent Flea-Borne Typhus
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies arrested an Antelope Valley man on multiple charges after a traffic stop in Canyon Country.
AV Man Arrested on Multiple Charges in Canyon Country
In this week's #FraudFriday post, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department warns citizens not to fall for scams when renting or leasing a home or apartment.
Fraud Friday: Don’t Fall for Rental Scams
Author Tina Hogan Grant will celebrate the Oct. 4 publication of her debut novel, "Reckless Beginnings," with a personal appearance and book-signing session at the Frazier Park Library on Saturday, Oct. 13 starting at 3 p.m.
Oct. 13: ‘Reckless Beginnings’ Book Signing at Frazier Park Library
The next meeting of Santa Clarita Valley Water's Public Outreach and Legislative Committee is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 18, starting at 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 18: SCV Water Public Outreach, Legislative Committee Meeting
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station has released its crime information and public safety report for Saugus (Zone 4) for the week of Oct. 1-7, 2018.
Crime Blotter: GTA, Burglary in Saugus
1915 - Name of Surrey post office & town changed (back) to Saugus [story]
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works and Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, will hold a free, household hazard and e-waste recycling roundup, Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., for Val Verde area residents.
Oct. 13: Household Hazardous, E-Waste Recycling Roundup in Val Verde