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1976 - Groundbreaking for new First Presbyterian Church in Newhall; former structure heavily damaged in 1971 earthquake [story]
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SCV Adventure Play Foundation to Host Virtual Spring Thing Fling Fundraiser
Friday, Mar 5, 2021

The SCV Adventure Play Foundation is set to host its virtual Spring Thing Fling fundraiser on the first day of spring, Saturday, March 20. The foundation is working with artists, musicians, nature and animal specialists and playworkers, both local and across the nation, to build a Zoom full of fun breakout...

Henry Mayo to Host Events, Classes for National Nutrition Month
Friday, Feb 26, 2021

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is set to host events and classes in March to celebrate National Nutrition Month. Henry Mayo encourages all Santa Clarita residents to make healthy food choices. National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign conducted every March by the Academy...

Soroptimist International to Launch ‘Dream It, Be It’ Program
Tuesday, Nov 5, 2019

Soroptimist International of Valencia announces its “Dream It, Be It” program will launch Nov. 22, at Castaic Middle School. “This is an historical event for Soroptimists,” said Program Chair Lisa Kocicka. “While we have been presenting this program for three years, this year, for the...

SCV Water Announces Free November Gardening Classes

It’s fall in the Santa Clarita Valley. Leaves are falling and the temperature is dropping, but your landscape can still thrive with proper care. SCV Water is serving up two free November gardening classes that will help you ensure the health of your landscape through fall and into the winter. You’ve...

Nov. 9: Hart Museum to Celebrate History of Mighty Oaks
Thursday, Oct 31, 2019

Come on out to the William S. Hart Park and Museum on Saturday, Nov. 9 and join us in a celebration of the mighty oaks that have shaped our state’s history and biodiversity in countless ways. This day is packed with fun activities for the whole family. Down at the Ranch House come and learn how to...

City Announces Street Closures Ahead of Santa Clarita Marathon

The city of Santa Clarita will host the 2019 Santa Clarita Marathon, presented by Parkway Motorcars, this Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2 and 3. The public can expect minor delays and rolling road and parking lot closures periodically both days to accommodate all races. Detours will be provided for major...

Nov. 2: Hike, Trail Talk with Christy Smith

Assemblywoman Christy Smith (D-Santa Clarita) is pleased to invite neighbors in the 38th Assembly District to join her for a hike Nov. 2. Hosted in partnership with the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter, Santa Clarita Valley Group, the event is a chance for constituents to engage in conversation with the...

Oct. 30: Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Auxiliary Fall Boutique
Thursday, Oct 24, 2019

The Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Auxiliary will be hosting its fifth annual Fall Boutique, on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The event will take place in Rooms 4-7 on the 1st Floor of the Henry Mayo Center, 23803 McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355. Admission is free and all are invited...

Oct. 26: Ghostly Tales at the Old Depot

Ghostly Tales at the Old Depot is a 90-minute experience that puts you in the middle of one of Santa Clarita’s most historic sites. The event will take place at Saturday, Oct. 26 at Heritage Junction Historic Park inside William S. Hart Park. Tours start every half hour beginning at 6:00 p.m.;...

Oct. 27: SCV Sheriff’s Station Annual Haunted Jailhouse

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, along with the city of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Valley Boys and Girls Club, will host the 31st annual Haunted Jailhouse Halloween event Sunday, Oct. 27, from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., at the SCV Sheriff’s Station, located at 23740 Magic...

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1976 - Groundbreaking for new First Presbyterian Church in Newhall; former structure heavily damaged in 1971 earthquake [story]
First Presbyterian Church
1772 - Spanish Capt. Pedro Fages arrives; camps at Agua Dulce, Castaic, Lake Elizabeth, Lebec, Tejon [story]
Pedro Fages
Following months of renovations and preparation for a grand reopening, the city of Santa Clarita-owned ice rink has a new name and brand, The Cube - Ice and Entertainment Center.
City Reveals New Name of City-Owned Ice Rink
On Friday, the California Department of Public Health released updates to the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy reopening framework focused on activities that can be conducted outdoors with consistent masking which will take effect April 1.
State Updates Blueprint, Outdoor Activities and Theme Parks Set to Reopen
The Newhall School District announced Friday the implementation of the first Junior Kindergarten program in the Santa Clarita Valley which will offer students who turn five years old between July 1 and Sept. 1 the opportunity to enroll in school and enjoy the benefits that both Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Traditional Kindergarten currently provide.
Newhall School District Announces First Junior Kindergarten Program in SCV
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 144 new deaths and 2,110 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 26,403 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Vaccine Allocation to Increase Next Week; SCV Cases Total 26,403
The SCV Adventure Play Foundation is set to host its virtual Spring Thing Fling fundraiser on the first day of spring, Saturday, March 20.
SCV Adventure Play Foundation to Host Virtual Spring Thing Fling Fundraiser
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Missing Persons Unit investigators are asking for the public’s help locating Missing Person Debbie Phipps.
LASD Investigators Seek Help Locating Missing Person Last Seen In Canyon Country
Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, has sponsored a new bill that would prohibit the use of federal funds to pay for California’s high-speed rail project, a section of which could run along Highway 14 in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Garcia Sponsors Bill to Defund CA’s High-Speed Rail Project
Santa Clarita City Council members are set to discuss in a closed session Tuesday their ongoing legal battle with property owner Canyon View Limited over the 2.5 acres of solar panels on a Canyon Country hillside.
City Council to Reconvene Over Solar Panel Litigation
1864 - L.A. Star newspaper report: County supervisors have accepted Beale's Cut as complete [story]
Beale's Cut
College of the Canyons proudly welcomes composer/lyricist, conductor, pianist and music producer Georgia Stitt to the School of Visual & Performing Arts’ Virtual Industry Insight Series on Wednesday, March 10.
Broadway Maestra Georgia Stitt to Speak at COC’s Virtual Insight Series
Valencia-based Lundgren Management was honored to be selected by the El Camino Community College District as one of three firms providing on-going construction management services for the next five years.
Valencia-Based Lundgren Management Inks 5-Year Deal with El Camino Community College District
It’s not how far you go…it’s what happens along the way! The Incredible Chase, the city of Santa Clarita’s socially distanced take on the hit CBS show “The Amazing Race,” is a brand-new competition taking place in May 2021.
City Looking for Teams to Compete in ‘The Incredible Chase’
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 119 new deaths and 2,253 new cases of COVID-19, with 26,327 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 26,327; Public Health Advises Against Non-Essential Travel
For a three-day period starting Tuesday, the William S. Hart Union High School District football players took their first COVID-19 tests as part of the requirements for them to begin full-contact play.
Hart District Football Players Begin COVID-19 Testing, Full-Contact Play
Ken Farley, W. M. Keck Foundation professor of Geochemistry, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences and the project scientist for the Mars 2020 mission, continues the 2020–2021 Watson Lecture season with a talk about, “Perseverance on Mars," Wednesday, March 10, at 5:00 p.m., via Zoom.
Project Scientist for Mars Perseverance Continues Caltech’s Lecture Series
Los Angeles County Library is partnering with Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) to bring virtual arts programs to our communities, featuring LACMA teaching artists and staff.
L.A. County Library, LACMA Partner to Offer Virtual Arts Programs
Santa Clarita LLC, which owns the undeveloped 900-plus-acre Whittaker-Bermite site, recently filed for voluntary bankruptcy, and is working to sell it to a global industrial real estate company for possible commercial and residential development, officials said Wednesday.
Whittaker-Bermite Owner Files Bankruptcy, Selling Land
William S. Hart Union High School District governing board members Wednesday discussed a potential March 29 start date for junior high and high school in-person instruction, provided the number of L.A. County COVID-19 cases continues to decline.
Hart District Mulls Over Possible March 29 Return
The Santa Clarita Valley is now home to a new branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, following a recent vote from the association’s board of directors.
NAACP Branch Coming to Santa Clarita Valley
Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer, Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, is cautioning residents that bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas are likely to contaminate ocean waters at and around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers after a rainfall.
Water Advisory Issued for Los Angeles County Beaches
This week, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced the kickoff for the “California Digital Divide Innovation Challenge,” a global competition that will award up to $1 million to the boldest, most revolutionary proposals to eliminate the digital divide and expand high-speed internet access to all Californians.
State Schools Chief Kicks Off ‘California Digital Divide Innovation Challenge’
1940 - NYC premiere of "The Marines Fly High" starring Lucille Ball, filmed in Placerita Canyon [story] Marines Fly High