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1974 - Pyramid Lake opens to the public [story]


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Fox to Encore as Academy Governors Awards Producer
Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019

Oscar-nominated producer Jennifer Fox will return to produce the 11th Annual Governors Awards in October for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy President David Rubin announced Wednesday. Honorary Awards will be presented to director David Lynch, actor Wes Studi and director Lina...

‘Party Like It’s 1999’ at Final Concerts in the Park 2019 Series
Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019

Dearly beloved, we will gather at Central Park on Saturday, Aug. 24, for the final performance in this year’s Concerts in the Park series, presented by Logix Federal Credit Union. Prince tribute band Erotic City will take the stage at 7:00 p.m. for the free concert at Central Park, located at 27150...

Aug. 24: Ape Art Painting Party at Gibbon Conservation Center
Thursday, Aug 15, 2019

Learn how to paint a gibbon with step-by-step instructions at the Gibbon Conservation Center’s Ape Art Painting Party, Saturday Aug. 24. Your instructor will make painting both fun and easy. Introduction tour begins at 2:00 p.m. and painting will begin at 3:00 p.m. sharp. The art instruction will...

JCI Seeks ‘Cocktails on the Roof’ Volunteers for Sept. 6
Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019

Junior Chamber International’s Santa Clarita chapter seeks volunteers to help with the WiSH Education Foundation’s “Cocktails on the Roof” fundraiser at Westfield Valencia Town Center on Friday, Sept. 6. The party of the year, New York-style, is set for the rooftop of the Macy’s...

The Replicas Variety Band to Perform Top Hits at Concerts in the Park
Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019

Dance your heart out at Concerts in the Park, presented by Logix Federal Credit Union, on Saturday, Aug. 17. Hear the talented variety band, The Replicas, perform top hits from a variety of different artists. The free concert will begin at 7:00 p.m. at Central Park, located at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road....

Oct. 12: CANCELLED: SIPurbia Wine & Beer Festival Benefiting Family Promise of SCV

Editor’s Note: This event has been canceled. Wine, beer, music, food, fun, and games join together to benefit the Family Promise of Santa Clarita Valley, at the SIPurbia Wine & Beer Festival, on Saturday, Oct, 12, from 4:00 p.m – 8 p.m. Family Promise is a nonprofit organization serving...

Feature, TV Shows, Spots Shooting This Week in SCV
Monday, Aug 12, 2019

Among the productions shooting in the Santa Clarita Valley aka “Hollywood North” the week of Aug. 12-18 are TV shows, commercial spots and a feature film. * “Into The Dark”- Television * “NCIS” – Television * “Bless This Mess” Television * “Broken Cradle” – Feature *...

Aug. 24: Antelope Valley History Museum Groundbreaking
Thursday, Aug 8, 2019

The Antelope Valley (AV) History Museum is proud to announce the groundbreaking and construction of its new building on the AV Fairgrounds. The groundbreaking ceremony will take place at the AV Fair, during the Rural Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 24, at 6:00 p.m. The groundbreaking will be followed by a fireworks...

Bill West Previews Saturday’s ‘Square Deal Sanderson’ Screening

Bill West of Friends of Hart Park offers a preview of and a behind-the-scenes story about Saturday’s “Silents Under the Stars” fundraiser screening of the William S. Hart cowboy classic “Square Deal Sanderson,” starting at 6 p.m. I wanted to give ya’ll an update on...

David Rubin Elected Academy President
Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019

David Rubin was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday night by the organization’s Board of Governors. Also elected to officer positions by the Board: * Lois Burwell, First Vice President (chair, Awards and Events Committee) * Sid Ganis, Vice President (chair,...

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1974 - Pyramid Lake opens to the public [story]
Extending double-tracking and upgrading the Santa Clarita train station platform in Saugus are among the proposed infrastructure improvements to the Metrolink Antelope Valley Line approved by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority on July 25.
Metrolink Upgrades to Include More Double-Tracking in Saugus
Corporate defendants Santa Clara Waste Water Company and Green Compass Environmental Solutions, LLC were sentenced to three years' formal probation and ordered to pay restitution to victims of a November 2014 hazardous waste explosion in Santa Paula.
Waste Companies Sentenced in Santa Paula Explosion
The JetHawks were unable to complete a sweep of the Inland Empire 66ers after they fell in the series finale, 3-2, on Thursday night at San Manuel Stadium.
Sixers Come Back to Spoil JetHawks Sweep
The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District has confirmed seven additional samples of mosquitos testing positive for West Nile virus, or WNV.
County Finds More West Nile Virus-Positive Mosquitos
A 36-year-old Santa Clarita mother of five children survived a heroin overdose Thursday, revived by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies armed with Narcan.
Santa Clarita Mother of 5 Survives Heroin Overdose
A year after jurors failed to reach a verdict in the case of a former Disney executive charged with engaging in lewd acts with a child, a brand new jury is scheduled to hear closing arguments in the man’s retrial on the same charges.
Closing Arguments Due Monday in Child Sex Case Retrial
Santa Clarita has seen significant trends in its housing market and population demands over the last 20 years, and with a continued need for expansion across California cities, the time has come to update its housing production goals in order to comply with state requirements.
Santa Clarita Aims at State Housing Goals
Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station handed out 74 citations in a bicycle and pedestrian safety operation Thursday morning.
SCV Deputies Cite 74 in Bike, Pedestrian Operation
1963 - First stretch of Antelope Valley 14 Freeway opens from east of Solemint Junction in Canyon Country to Red Rover Mine Road in Acton. [story]
AV Freeway
The JetHawks got on the board with four runs in the first inning and went on to beat the Inland Empire 66ers, 10-5, on Wednesday night at San Manuel Stadium.
JetHawks Cruise to 4th Straight Win
SACRAMENTO – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated more than $1.1 billion for a total of 133 State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) projects throughout California, including almost $994 million for 47 fix-it-first projects funded by Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.
SB 1 Funding Allocates Nearly $315M to LA County Highway Projects
S.T.R.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Manufacturing) Kids Expo, a local nonprofit that wants to prepare kids today to face the challenges of tomorrow, will host a Kids Conquer Challenge, Saturday, Aug. 24, from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., at the former Sears parking lot.
Aug. 24: Kids Conquer Challenge
This week, LBW Insurance and Financial Services was deemed one of the Best Places to Work in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal.
Valencia-Based Insurance Agency Named Among Best Places to Work in LA
The Michael Hoefflin Foundation is currently accepting auction item donations for its 26th Evening Under the Stars Gala Dinner & Charity Auction on Sept. 21.
Michael Hoefflin Foundation Accepting Donations for Annual Gala
California Credit Union is inviting all Los Angeles area teachers who have a great class project idea to apply for a credit union grant through its bi-annual Teacher Grant Program.
LA County Teachers Encouraged to Apply for Credit Union Class Project Grant
Santa Clarita residents are invited to bring their unwanted household hazardous and electronic waste to the free Household Hazardous/E-Waste Roundup on Saturday, Aug. 24.
Aug. 24: Free Household Hazardous/E-Waste Roundup
A total of 263 single-family homes changed owners during July, an increase of 22.3 percent from a year ago and the highest monthly total since June 2018, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Tuesday.
SCV Home Prices Up 5% on Year; Low Interest Rates Spike Sales
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is expanding the services it offers at its community Health Fairs.
Aug. 23: Henry Mayo Brings Health Fair to Newhall Community Center
The Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) is pleased to announce the successful addition of three new pieces of basic life support (BLS) equipment to its inventory:
LACoFD Adds New Basic Life Support Equipment to Inventory
The city of Santa Clarita is seeking community feedback on a public safety grant proposal for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program.
City Seeking Community Feedback on Public Safety Grant Proposal
During the Wednesday night board meeting, Deputy Superintendent Mike Kuhlman was named the superintendent-elect after it was made known that Vicki Engbrecht was stepping down from the position at the end of the 2019-20 school year.
Hart District Names Mike Kuhlman Superintendent-Elect
One person was transported to a nearby hospital after a vehicle rammed a parked car into a home’s garage Thursday afternoon.
Driver Crashes Parked Vehicle into Home’s Garage
For more than 200 chronically ill patients in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys, doctors make house calls.
Study: Facey’s Palliative Care Program Helps Improve Patients’ Quality of Life