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Santa Clarita City Manager’s Monthly Message – March 2021
Tuesday, Mar 2, 2021

The CAN DOs of Spring Picture this…the sun has just set on another brisk spring day. You are in the comfort of your car, with the sunroof open and a sky full of stars sparkling above. You have your family with you, your favorite snacks and the picturesque Walker Ranch Open Space all around. Through...

Mayor’s March Message: Enjoy Spring in Santa Clarita
Monday, Mar 1, 2021

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” — Charles Dickens, “Great Expectations” Spring is upon us, and with it comes longer days, greener hillsides, and warmer temperatures that invite...

Zoom Over to COC This Spring | Commentary by Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook
Monday, Feb 22, 2021

It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly year since College of the Canyons transitioned to remote learning as a result of COVID-19. We have learned so much along the way and continue to adapt to meet the various needs of our students. Helping our students stay on track to complete their goals remains...

Santa Clarita City Manager Urges Residents to Support Local Businesses
Tuesday, Feb 2, 2021

Supporting our Santa Clarita Businesses We are closing in on a year since the coronavirus pandemic forced shutdowns and restrictions here in Santa Clarita and around the globe. Last month saw the greatest surge in cases and deaths since the virus began and overwhelmed our already stretched-thin healthcare...

Santa Clarita Mayor’s Monthly Message – February 2021

Stay Engaged and Learn Something New with the Santa Clarita Public Library There is a variety of virtual opportunities available for residents of all ages with the Santa Clarita Public Library. Does your child need help with homework? Is your teen looking to engage in a virtual game day? Do you need...

Canyons Promise | Commentary by Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook
Thursday, Jan 28, 2021

When it comes to planning for the future, we’ve all heard that bit of advice about keeping your feet on the ground and your head in the clouds. In other words, dream big, but be practical. It’s well-meaning advice, but too often I think it leads people to sell themselves – and their dreams –...

Pets Are Source of Unconditional Love During Uncertain World | Marcia Mayeda
Tuesday, Jan 19, 2021

Have You Hugged Your Pets Today? Marcia Mayeda, director of Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control. I think everyone gave a sigh of relief at midnight on Dec. 31, 2020. The most troubling and stressful year in recent memory was finally over. A devastating pandemic, social and physical...

Santa Clarita City Manager’s Monthly Message – December 2020
Tuesday, Dec 1, 2020

If you are looking to get into the holiday spirit this month, I encourage you to visit Old Town Newhall. Whether you are looking to enjoy a meal under the stars at your favorite Main Street restaurant, shop for that unique gift for someone special or just admire the tens of thousands of sparkling lights...

Message from City Manager Ken Striplin
Tuesday, Nov 3, 2020

Veterans Day 2020 – An Online Celebration of Heroes In his monthly message, Santa Clarita City Manager Ken Striplin highlights this year’s Veterans Day celebration, which will take on a virtual format. As restrictions remain in place for gatherings and events in Los Angeles County, one of Santa...

Santa Clarita Mayor’s Monthly Message – November 2020

Shop Local this Holiday Season The holiday shopping rush is upon us! As with everything this year, checking loved ones off your shopping list will look a little different in 2020. There will be no braving the crowds and tussling for the first crack at the doorbuster deals on Black Friday. Due to the...

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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
1940 - NYC premiere of "The Marines Fly High" starring Lucille Ball, filmed in Placerita Canyon [story] Marines Fly High
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Wednesday confirmed 116 new deaths and 1,759 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported its 144th fatality since the pandemic began.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: 144th Death at Henry Mayo; Decline in L.A. County Cases, Hospitalizations
Rancho Camulos National Historic Landmark officials will host a virtual presentation commemorating the March 12, 1928, St. Francis Dam Disaster via Zoom on Friday, March 12, starting at 4 p.m.
March 12: St. Francis Dam Disaster Commemoration Event, Free on Zoom
California State University, Northridge is launching an interdisciplinary master’s degree in sustainability, set to begin fall 2022.
CSUN to Offer an Interdisciplinary Master’s Degree in Sustainability
Princess Cruises is extending the pause of its United Kingdom-based cruise vacations, sailing roundtrip from Southampton, through September 25, 2021, on Sky Princess, Regal Princess, and Island Princess.
Princess Cruises Extends Pause of Southampton Sailings Through Sept. 25
After a relatively dry February in California, water supply managers grow increasingly anxious as each dry, sunny day plunges the state deeper into drought.
Dry February Exacerbates Drought in California
The Biden-Harris Administration has approved California’s request to use Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California) funding to pay for voluntary COVID-19 testing for low-income students covered by the program, further supporting schools in underserved communities to reopen for in-person instruction.
Feds OK Medi-Cal to Fund COVID-19 Testing for Low-Income Students
Santa Clarita planning commissioners Tuesday sent the Sand Canyon resort proposal back to the drawing board amid continued concerns, focusing largely on emergency evacuations.
Sand Canyon Resort Sent Back to Drawing Board Amid Various Concerns
Sam Horn, president of Master’s University and Seminary for the past year, will be stepping down from his position, university officials said Monday.
Master’s University President Sam Horn to Step Down After 1 Year
Moving around California three decades from now will be safer, cleaner, and simpler with more transportation options under a plan Caltrans unveiled Wednesday.
Caltrans Unveils Vision for Future of Transportation
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After receiving athletic protocol updates from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the Los Angeles Department of Public Health (LADPH) and California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), the William S. Hart Union High School District has put together a complete athletic program following all state and county guidelines.
Hart District Announces Outdoor Sports Practices, Competitions to Resume Immediately
The ability to transform data into information and insights that can elevate a business and influence decisions is at the core of the newest major being offered in California State University, Northridge’s David Nazarian College of Business and Economics.
CSUN Students Can Now Earn Degree in Business Analytics
Three teachers from the William S. Hart Union High School District have been named by NASA and the SETI Institute to fly on NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA).
NASA Selects Three Hart District Teachers for SOFIA Flight
Los Angeles County Parks is looking for highly-talented independent instructors to bring valuable expertise and learning to the community through the Contact Class Program.
L.A. County Parks Hiring Instructors for Summer 2021 Season
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 91 new deaths and 1,407 new cases of COVID-19, with 26,212 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total  26,212; L.A. County Remains in Most Restrictive Tier
The Santa Clarita Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Commission will hold its study session virtually Thursday, March 4, at 6:00 p.m.
March 4: Parks, Recreation & Community Services Commission Study Session
After its cancelation last year due to the emergence of COVID-19, the College of the Canyons Scholarly Presentation will return this spring in a new virtual format.
COC’s Scholarly Presentations Return Virtually March 11
The Santa Clarita Public Library is excited to present Sidewalk Stories at the Old Town Newhall Library!
Old Town Newhall Library Now Offering Sidewalk Storytime