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1939 - Second, larger OLPH Catholic Church dedicated on site of first (10th & Walnut, Newhall) [story]


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Dixon Center Cancels Duck Dash-Rubber Ducky Festival
Friday, Oct 11, 2019

Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, Inc. has announced the unfortunate cancellation of its 17th Annual Duck Dash – Rubber Ducky Festival on Saturday due to the rapidly growing fires and poor air quality. “It is very unfortunate that we have to make this announcement because our rubber duck event...

Santa Clarita Youth Orchestra to Perform at Logix Grand Opening Event
Thursday, Oct 10, 2019

The Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra (SCVYO) will be performing live at Logix Federal Credit Union’s new Bridgeport Marketplace branch Grand Opening event on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend, where Logix representatives will present SCVYO with a $1,000...

Nov. 8: Zonta Club SCV’s ‘Dessert First’ Centennial Event
Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019

This year The Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley is having “Dessert First,” a Centennial event on Friday, Nov. 8, Zonta International’s birthday. Join us as the club celebrates 100 years of empowering women with this extraordinary event. We will have a celebration with music, a silent auction,...

‘Party of Five,’ ‘Good Trouble,’ ‘This is Us’ Now Filming in SCV

The city of Santa Clarita has released the list of what is filming in the SCV for the week of Monday, Oct. 7 – Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. Filming this week includes: · “Party of Five” – Television Show · “Good Trouble” – Television Show · “68 Whiskey” –...

Oct. 19-20: Celebration at AV Indian Museum
Monday, Oct 7, 2019

The Antelope Valley Indian Museum’s popular American Indian Celebration will be held Saturday and Sunday, October 19-20, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The celebration will feature Native music, dancing, storytelling and food. Native artists will sell jewelry, beadwork, gourd art, paintings, and crafts at...

Oct. 20: Kids’ Activity Day at Tomo-Kahni State Park

Tomo-Kahni State Historic Park volunteers will host a program for kids age 7 and older, with activities such as rope making, acorn grinding, and a Kawaiisu Indian dance at the “winter home” village site, on Sunday, October 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Due to the extremely sensitive nature of the site,...

Kids Expo Brings Resources, Family Fun to SCV

Vendors and community members filled the Golden Valley High School gymnasium on Sunday, eager for information and giveaway goodies at this year’s Kids Expo hosted by the Child & Family Center. This year, the Kids Expo featured 50 booths, a DJ and a photo booth as well as martial arts performances...

Oct. 19: Trivia & Treats at Rancho Camulos Museum

The Rancho Camulos Museum National Historic Landmark 10 miles west of Valencia on scenic Highway 126 will host an evening of trivia and treats with a local history twist on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Santa Clarita Valley historian and Rancho Camulos Museum Board Chair Leon Worden will emcee...

93 Countries Vie for 2019 International Feature Film Oscar

LOS ANGELES – Ninety-three countries have submitted films for consideration in the International Feature Film category for the 92nd Academy Awards. An international feature film is defined as a feature-length motion picture (more than 40 minutes) produced outside the United States with a predominantly...

Oct. 25: Fall Star Party at COC Canyon Country Campus

The fall 2019 Star Party at the College of the Canyons Canyon Country campus on Friday evening, Oct. 25 will be doubly significant as it coincides with the college’s 50th anniversary and Apollo 11’s historic moon landing. To that effect, COC professors Dr. Erik Altenbernd and David Michaels will...

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1939 - Second, larger OLPH Catholic Church dedicated on site of first (10th & Walnut, Newhall) [story]
The city of Santa Clarita increased the frequency of street sweeping throughout all areas of the city on Monday for the fall and winter seasons.
City Adds More Street Sweeping for Fall, Winter
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has published the agenda for their Tuesday, Oct. 15 meeting starting at 1 p.m.
Oct. 15: LA County Board of Supervisors Meeting
Due to the amazing generosity of a local resident, the Santa Clarita Veteran Services Collaborative has been chosen to preside over the selection of a local veteran who is to receive full title to a family residence in the near-in portion of the Canyon Country area.
Donor to Give $500K Canyon Country Home to SCV Veteran
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its second annual Healthcare Forum at College of the Canyons on Tuesday, October 15, from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Oct. 15: Chamber to Host Healthcare Forum at COC
Thanks to the efforts of California Senator Scott Wilk and Assemblywoman Christy Smith, College of the Canyons received $397,000 in state funding necessary to begin planning much-needed renovations to Boykin Hall.
COC Receives State Funds to Renovate Boykin Hall
Governor Gavin Newsom has signed Senate Bill 153 into law, ensuring California law is in full compliance with changes to federal law regarding the cultivation of industrial hemp, Senator Scott Wilk, 21st Senate District representative and the bill's author announced Monday.
Newsom Signs Wilk Hemp Bill, Vetoes Doggie Donor Blood Bill
California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress or CAASPP results show William S. Hart Union High School District students continuing to outpace their peers county- and state-wide.
CAASPP Results: Hart District Students Maintaining Excellence
Firefighters continued battling the Saddleridge Fire over the weekend as wind speed decreased, and the blaze was 43% contained as of 7 a.m. Monday, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Saddleridge Fire Now 43 Percent Contained
Thousands of pet lovers and hundreds of their furry friends flocked to William S. Hart Park on Sunday to celebrate their love for animals at the 19th annual Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair.
Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair Affected by Saddleridge Fire
Building on the state’s efforts to support its immigrant communities, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a package of bills on Saturday to help foster a more inclusive state and create new opportunities for immigrants to contribute to our society.
Newsom Signs 4 Bills to Prevent Discrimination, Foster Inclusion
California will become the first state to ban the use of private prisons under legislation signed Friday by Governor Gavin Newsom.
California Bans For-Profit Prisons, Immigrant Detention Centers
California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a package of gun control bills that expands gun violence restraining orders and limits residents from buying more than one semiautomatic rifle in a month.
Newsom Signs Package of Tighter Gun Control Laws
1980 - Phillies beat Royals in Game 1 of World Series; Hart grad Bob Walk is winning pitcher [story]
Bob Walk
1876 - Town of Newhall founded at Bouquet Junction (moved 2 years later to present location) [story]
Campton store
1915 - Name of Surrey post office & town changed (back) to Saugus [story]
Surrey Inn
Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, Inc. has announced the unfortunate cancellation of its 17th Annual Duck Dash - Rubber Ducky Festival on Saturday due to the rapidly growing fires and poor air quality.
Dixon Center Cancels Duck Dash-Rubber Ducky Festival
Santa Clarita Valley residents awoke Friday morning to news of the Saddleridge Fire, one of the most destructive Santa Ana wind-swept fires in recent memory.
Saddleridge Flames Lick at 5, 14 Freeways Friday
The South Coast Air Quality Management District advised Friday afternoon that smoke from Saddleridge Fire has caused unhealthy air quality that affects portions of the Santa Clarita Valley.
Saddleridge Fire Prompts Smoke Advisory for SCV
The city of Santa Clarita website's emergency page is keeping local residents up to date on school and road closures and other impacts of the Saddleridge Fire.
City Emergency Page Tracks SCV Impacts of Saddleridge Fire
As firefighters continued to battle the Saddleridge Fire from Sylmar to Reseda, a brush fire sparked by a car fire in the Newhall Pass diverted some of their attention on Sierra Highway close to where Highway 14 and Interstate 5 meet.
Car Fire in Newhall Pass Friday Morning Sparks Response
The wind-blown Saddleridge fire quickly grew from 15-20 acres to more than 4,700 acres — with zero percent containment — Thursday night into Friday morning, prompting evacuations in the Sylmar, Granada Hills and Porter Ranch areas as an unknown number of homes burned overnight.
Saddleridge Fire Hops I-5 South of SCV; 1 Killed in SFV
California began a new water year Oct. 1 with significantly more water in storage than the previous year thanks to above-average snow and precipitation.
Water Year 2020 Begins with Robust Reservoir Storage
While the Saddleridge Fire is not directly endangering SCV residents as of noon Friday, the wind-blown blaze has far-reaching local effects.
SCV Residents Feel Effects of Wind-Blown Blaze