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1957 - Lang Station dedicated as State Historic Landmark No. 590 [story]
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While in-person events may be postponed for the time being, the city of Santa Clarita events team is bringing you virtual and physically distanced happenings to fill the void.

All online events and home activities can be found by visiting the city of Santa Clarita’s Virtual Rec Center and clicking the “Arts and Events” tab or visiting the city of Santa Clarita Events page on Facebook.

California (e) Scape Challenge

California (e)Scape Challenge
Start the month off on the right foot by discovering public art as part of ARTober in Santa Clarita! Beginning Thursday, October 1, residents can take part in the California (e)Scape Challenge, the newest virtual escape room that challenges residents to solve puzzles related to art in Santa Clarita.

The latest Santa Clarita public art piece, “California Scape,” is due to be unveiled on Thursday, Oct. 15 and the artist has asked you to help get everything ready for the big event. Unfortunately, everything you need has been scattered around the City! Using clues to solve puzzles, your goal is to track down all the items and make it to the unveiling on time. Get started now.

Bingo Night

Bingo Night
Join us for our first Zoom bingo night live from home on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 6:00 p.m. Play four rounds of Bingo where winners will receive gift cards to local businesses. Sign up now.

Scarecrow Alley Competition

Scarecrow Alley Competition
The City is looking for individuals, businesses and non-profit groups to participate in Scarecrow Alley, a new community scarecrow decorating competition! Participants are encouraged to create their own scarecrows, which will be displayed at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex for a public viewing on Saturday, October 31 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Participation is free and prizes will be awarded to the judges’ favorites! Submit an application to participate by Monday, Oct. 19. Sign up now.

Run Santa Clarita

Run Santa Clarita
You’ve spent hours outside this summer, racking up countless miles on off-street trails, sidewalks and paseos, but are all those miles just a number sitting in your fitness tracker? If so, now is your chance to turn your mileage into rewards by registering for the city of Santa Clarita’s Run Santa Clarita virtual race series! One weekend each in October, November and December are designated for Run Santa Clarita, where registrants will complete at least a 5K on a route of their choosing and submit their times. Each race you do earns a medal that can connect with the others to create one large overall event medal for your collection! Sign up now.

Many Mile Challenge

Many Mile Challenge
How many miles can you run before 2021? Every elementary school in the city of Santa Clarita is encouraged to participate and compete against one another to be the school with the most miles at the end of the challenge and win a pizza party at home. Students are invited to register and complete as many miles as possible to win individual prizes for reaching milestones. Sign up now.

Virtual 90s Trivia

Virtual 90’s Trivia Night
Jump around, remember to feed your Tomagotchi and find your collection of “Goosebumps” as you get ready to compete in the ultimate game of ‘90s Pop Culture trivia! Join the live event on Facebook by connecting with the city of Santa Clarita events page. The ‘90s Pop Culture trivia competition will take place on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 7:00 p.m. Sign up now.

Popular events from September are still available to complete:

Wild West Escape Room

Old Town Newhall Scavenger Hunt

Backyard Campout

Harry Potter Themed Party

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT LINKS
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Monday, Jun 14, 2021
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has reported nine productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley aka "Hollywood North" the week of Monday, June 14-20, 2021.
Friday, Jun 11, 2021
Hart High School’s show choir is once again hosting its Summer Show Choir Camp next month for students fifth grade and up.
Thursday, Jun 10, 2021
In anticipation of the grand opening of their newest tenant, Bird Dog Arts, the Outlets at Tejon is pleased to announce, it will be hosting “Art at OAT.”
Wednesday, Jun 9, 2021
The city of Santa Clarita is hosting two events with an emphasis on art and is seeking artists for three new future exhibitions.
Tuesday, Jun 8, 2021
Soundcheck, the music show which highlights SCV based musicians and their original music, will be showcasing the rock sounds of Luca and the ethereal melodies from Lilliana Villines, all in the beautiful, outdoor surroundings at the Rancho Camulos Museum, in this first episode of season three.
Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
The necessity of passing federal legislation aimed at curbing illegal eviction was examined at length Monday during a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing.
House Panel Takes Up Bill Blocking Evictions in National Emergencies
California lawmakers passed a record $267 billion budget bill Monday that boosts spending on programs designed to fight climate change, prevent wildfires, build affordable housing and stimulate the economy with direct payments to taxpayers.
California Lawmakers Send $267 Billion Budget to Newsom’s Desk
Family, friends and members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department gathered at Fire Station 131 in Palmdale Tuesday morning for a ceremony to honor firefighter Tory Carlon, who was killed earlier this month.
Flag Ceremony Honors Fallen Firefighter Tory Carlon
Medical examiners identified a body found across the street from the Castaic Lagoon as that of Marlon Francisco Menjivartorres, 35, of Castaic.
Coroner Identifies Body Found Near Castaic Lake
Los Angeles County Fire Department officials announced plans this week for a private flag ceremony and memorial service — both of which will be livestreamed for the community to watch — in honor of the firefighter killed in the Station 81 shooting on June 1.
Flag Ceremony, Memorial Service Planned for Firefighter Killed in Station 81 Shooting
In an announcement released on Monday, Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, reported that he had secured $20 million in federal funding for the district to be included in pending legislation, with some of the money heading toward the Santa Clarita Valley if the bill is approved.
Garcia Announces $20 Million Planned for Transportation Services in District
Demonstrating alongside the Hart District Teachers Association, members of the California School Employees Association Chapter 349 stood outside the district office last week in support of the ongoing negotiations concerning pay and benefits.
Hart District Classified Staff Negotiating Increase in Pay, Benefits
1957 - Lang Station dedicated as State Historic Landmark No. 590 [story]
Lang Station
With fire experts predicting a “dire” wildfire season ahead, two of the world’s largest firefighting helicopters joined the Southern California region’s wildfire-suppression arsenal Tuesday.
CH-47 Helitankers Join SoCal’s Firefighting Fleet
Nearly 18 months after the first health officer order was issued for COVID-19, California’s stay-at-home order will expire Tuesday as the economy fully reopens.
Economy Set to Reopen as California’s ‘Blueprint for a Safer Economy’ Expires
On Monday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed two new deaths and 135 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 28,053 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: Public Health Urges Everyone to Get Fully Vaccinated Ahead of 4th of July; SCV Cases Total 28,053
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has reported nine productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley aka "Hollywood North" the week of Monday, June 14-20, 2021.
Filming This Week in SCV:  ‘Masha’s Game,’ ‘With Love,’ 7 More Productions
In the first four months of 2021, the District Attorney’s Office declined to file charges on 537 Santa Clarita Valley criminal cases — already 156% of the total number of declined cases for the entire previous year.
District Attorney Case Rejections on the Rise
Michelle Denise Dorsey’s life was celebrated by more than 200 people during a memorial service at Real Life Church in Valencia Saturday morning.
Hundreds Attend Memorial Service Celebrating Michelle Dorsey’s Life
The Santa Clarita Planning Commission will consider Tuesday a transitional housing project on a vacant lot at 23652 Newhall Ave.
Planning Commission to Discuss Transitional Housing, Circle K Alcohol Sales Expansion
Many Santa Clarita Valley school districts plan to reject Centers for Disease Control (CDC) funding to provide comprehensive COVID-19-screening programs at SCV schools.
SCV School Districts Set to Reject COVID-19 Testing Funds
A virtual town hall Thursday brought together Los Angeles County Public Health officials to answer questions from the public about changes to coronavirus restrictions come Tuesday when California’s “blueprint for a safer economy” expires.
County Officials Answer Public’s Reopening Questions
1916 - Jesse Doty buys White Star Garage; he turns it into Newhall's first Ford dealership [story]
White Star Garage
1949 - Frank Walker deeds over the first 40 acres of Placerita Canyon State Park [story]
Deed
1868 - Ravenna post office established in Soledad Canyon [story]
Ravenna depot
America’s Job Center of California is offering virtual career transition support sessions for displaced workers in Los Angeles County on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. via Zoom.
America’s Job Center to Offer Career Transition Support Sessions
As COVID-19 ravaged the nation, the hotel and hospitality industry were among the hardest hit, experiencing major losses in 2020.
SCV Hotels Bounce Back as Pandemic Winds Down
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert as high temperatures have been forecast throughout the County including the Santa Clarita Valley.
High Heat Alert Issued Throughout L.A. County Starting Monday
On Friday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed five new deaths and 198 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 28,037 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19  Roundup: 28,037 Total SCV Cases; County MIS-C Cases in Children Plummet
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