Now in its fifth year, the Santa Clarita Optimist Foundation is proud to offer two Safety Town camps, held at West Creek Academy in Santa Clarita on July 15 – 19 and July 22 – 26 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Teachers and trained youth volunteers will teach over 100 children how to safely cross the street and obey traffic signals while walking and while driving miniature cars, complete with safety belts. Children practice in a child-size city, complete with buildings, streets, sidewalks, a traffic signal, and street signs.
Community safety professionals visit daily and give demonstrations; they represent the Los Angeles County Fire and Sheriff’s Departments, American Red Cross, City Transit, crossing guards, lifeguards and more. The camp covers fire safety, dialing 9-1-1, earthquake and disaster safety, personal safety and stranger danger, and water, vehicle, passenger, playground, bicycle safety, internet safety and medicine/drug safety. Safety-themed craft projects, songs, games, and role-playing reinforce the safe conduct rules the children learned.
An innovative and interactive Parent and Grandparent Safety Town Program will bring in experts in Cybersecurity/Internet Safety, Bullying and Child Abuse Prevention, and Disaster Preparedness for families, to share strategies that all caregivers of children (pre-K – grade 6) in SCV can use to keep them safe. Dinner will be served, and the book — Doing Right by Our Kids: Protecting Child Safety at All Levels will be given in a bag with safety information and materials.
Enroll by June 30, for the Early Bird special of $25. A 20% military discount will be given to children whose parents are on current and active duty.
Experience Helen Hunt Jackson’s January 23, 1882 visit to Rancho Camulos which inspired her to include this vestige of the Californio lifestyle as one of the settings for her novel Ramona. Reenactors will engage and delight you as they portray this event which forever changed the peaceful life at Rancho Camulos.
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State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced "A Trusted Space: Redirecting Grief to Growth", a film-based program to help address increasing mental health challenges faced by students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported Tuesday one additional death from COVID-19 Monday, bringing the total number to 205 since the onset of the pandemic, confirmed spokesman Patrick Moody. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 36 additional deaths and 18,822 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 65,938 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
No. 6 College of the Canyons women’s basketball team won its fourth straight game 54-47 over West L.A. College at the Cougar Cage on Saturday, as Monique Febles finished with 17 points and LuLu Salloom pulled down 21 rebounds to keep COC in the win column.
Nominees for the 53rd NAACP Image Awards include CalArtians honored across several categories, including Outstanding Actor, Outstanding Animated Motion Picture, Outstanding Short Form (Animiated), Outstanding Children’s Program and Outstanding Animated Series.
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State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced an extension of unlimited access to myON digital books and daily news articles for students in California until Monday, Feb. 28, 2022.