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1921 - William S. Hart marries actress Winifred Westover [story]
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L.A. County parks is gearing up for winter fun and beyond with a host of events and activities for all to enjoy. Many events begin this month and last well into 2022.

SPORTS FOR ALL
Saturdays now through February 26, 2022
Sports For All offers an exciting 8-week, skills development clinic that meets once a week for basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, kickball and other sports. Clinics focus on building foundational skills, self-confidence and teamwork. Led by LA County Parks recreation staff, local youth ages 6-12 years are encouraged to have fun, exercise and develop a love for being active through sports.
Registration is free but required. Sign up HERE.

RECREATION FOR ALL
Dates and times vary
Recreation For All is a FREE 35-week program that provides participants of all ages with access to caring and trained park staff who serve as mentors and lead an array of classes and activities. These classes range from cheer, dance, sports clinics, fitness, computer classes, parent and me, story time and so much more. A variety classes can be offered at the sites throughout the week. Find a class near you today.
Registration is free but required. Sign up HERE.

EVERY BODY PLAYS
Now through May 27, 2022 / Monday – Friday 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Every Body Plays Drop-In Afterschool Adventures program offers a safe space where youth ages 7-17 can come play, create friendships and partake in activities such as fitness, self-care, sports, arts, games, creative outlets like storytelling and ESTEAM (Environment, Science Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math). Youth can also enjoy a free snack at the park with their friends at select parks from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. daily. Every Body Plays is a positive space with a curriculum that is youth centered and designed for fun.
This program is FREE and no pre-registration is required. Find a participating park HERE.

FREE SNACK PROGRAM
Now through May 27, 2022 / Monday – Friday 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Children and youth ages 18 and under receive a “grab and go” nutritious snack that includes vegetables, fruits, seeds and healthy dairy products like milk, string cheese and yogurt, at 46 locations.
This program is FREE and no pre-registration required. Find a participating park HERE.

TINY TOTS
Dates and times vary
Tiny Tots is a wonderful program that provides kids ages 3-5 an opportunity to gain knowledge and early life experiences through organized activities, such as music and movement, fine and gross motor skill activities and art and culture. With Tiny Tots, kids will learn to care for others, play fair and create, all while appreciating diversity. Tiny Tots is available in for both two Day, four Day sessions or Parent & Me.
Registration is required. Sign up HERE.

AQUATICS
Dates and times vary
Just because summer is over doesn’t mean we stop swimming. Children and adults alike are invited to come join our many aquatics programs at any of our five (heated) year-round pools for our Youth Learn to Swim Program or Adult Aqua Aerobics classes. Swim Lessons teach core swimming skills including water safety, floating and stroke technique while Aqua Aerobics participants get a great instructor-led workout without the impact on your body and joints.
Registration is required. Sign up HERE.

NATURE CENTER PROGRAMS
Activities and times vary depending on location. There are seven Nature Centers conveniently located throughout LA County.
You and your family are invited to a Nature Center near you for fun and educational exploration programs like Family Nature Walks, Guided Hikes and meet-and-greets with animal ambassadors. There’s no time like the present to learn about the fascinating flora and fauna all around us, while connecting with knowledgeable and caring Nature Center Staff.
Learn more HERE.

LA County Parks will also host festive holiday programming and seasonal celebrations for the whole family. Stay up-to-date on the latest events by following us on social media.
Instagram/Twitter/Tik Tok: @LACountyParks
Facebook: @parks.lacounty.gov

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LOS ANGELES COUNTY HEADLINES
Monday, Dec 6, 2021
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported three additional deaths from COVID-19 over the weekend, spokesman Patrick Moody confirmed Monday, bringing the total to 184 deaths since the onset of the pandemic.
Monday, Dec 6, 2021
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has received confirmation of an additional case of COVID-19 with mutations consistent with the new Omicron variant.
Friday, Dec 3, 2021
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials confirmed Friday 17 new deaths and 1,942 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 39,281 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday, Dec 3, 2021
To help ring in the holiday season, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger hosted her annual party for foster youth served by the Department of Children and Family Services and their foster families at Six Flags Magic Mountain on Saturday, Dec. 4.
Friday, Dec 3, 2021
The Los Angeles County Lake Lifeguards begin the search for potential new lifeguard candidates with the Lake Lifeguard Test Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Castaic Aquatic Center.

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The Board of Trustees of the Santa Clarita Community College District is undergoing the redistricting process, and community members will have the opportunity to comment on revised trustee area boundaries at two upcoming public hearings.
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On Wednesday, Dec. 1, College of the Canyons held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Don Takeda Science Center, which is named in honor of longtime biology instructor Don Takeda, who retired in 2017.
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H.C. Needham
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