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32 Animated Features to Vie for 2019 Oscar
Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019

LOS ANGELES — Thirty-two features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 92nd Academy Awards. The submitted animated features, listed in alphabetical order, are: * “Abominable” * “The Addams Family” * “The Angry Birds Movie 2” * “Another Day...

Oct. 31: Deadline to Submit Poems for 2020 Sidewalk Poetry Project

The deadline for poets to submit poems for the city of Santa Clarita’s 2020 Sidewalk Poetry Project is Thursday, Oct. 31. According to the city’s Sidewalk Poetry website, the short poems should be written by Santa Clarita residents and individuals with connections or ties to the city. The...

Oct. 26: Saddleback Butte Cleanup on National Public Lands Day

As part of the 26th Annual National Public Lands Day, Saddleback Butte State Park will host a habitat cleanup on Saturday, October 26 from 8 a.m. to noon, and officials invite local residents to pitch in. Litter in the park, dropped by careless visitors or blown in from the road, is dangerous for wildlife...

Mission Opera Brings Puccini’s ‘Suor Angelica,’ ‘Gianni Schicchi’ to SCV
Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019

Mission Opera pairs two of Giacomo Puccini‘s most popular operas Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi for its next Mainstage production, with shows scheduled for Friday, Oct. 18, through Sunday, Oct. 20, at Los Angles Mission College (the 18th and 19th) and Santa Clarita United Methodist Church (the 20th)....

Dixon Center Cancels Duck Dash-Rubber Ducky Festival
Friday, Oct 11, 2019

Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, Inc. has announced the unfortunate cancellation of its 17th Annual Duck Dash – Rubber Ducky Festival on Saturday due to the rapidly growing fires and poor air quality. “It is very unfortunate that we have to make this announcement because our rubber duck event...

Oct. 19-20: Celebration at AV Indian Museum
Monday, Oct 7, 2019

The Antelope Valley Indian Museum’s popular American Indian Celebration will be held Saturday and Sunday, October 19-20, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The celebration will feature Native music, dancing, storytelling and food. Native artists will sell jewelry, beadwork, gourd art, paintings, and crafts at...

Oct. 20: Kids’ Activity Day at Tomo-Kahni State Park

Tomo-Kahni State Historic Park volunteers will host a program for kids age 7 and older, with activities such as rope making, acorn grinding, and a Kawaiisu Indian dance at the “winter home” village site, on Sunday, October 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Due to the extremely sensitive nature of the site,...

Kids Expo Brings Resources, Family Fun to SCV

Vendors and community members filled the Golden Valley High School gymnasium on Sunday, eager for information and giveaway goodies at this year’s Kids Expo hosted by the Child & Family Center. This year, the Kids Expo featured 50 booths, a DJ and a photo booth as well as martial arts performances...

Oct. 19: Trivia & Treats at Rancho Camulos Museum

The Rancho Camulos Museum National Historic Landmark 10 miles west of Valencia on scenic Highway 126 will host an evening of trivia and treats with a local history twist on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Santa Clarita Valley historian and Rancho Camulos Museum Board Chair Leon Worden will emcee...

93 Countries Vie for 2019 International Feature Film Oscar

LOS ANGELES – Ninety-three countries have submitted films for consideration in the International Feature Film category for the 92nd Academy Awards. An international feature film is defined as a feature-length motion picture (more than 40 minutes) produced outside the United States with a predominantly...

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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a motion by Board Chair Janice Hahn and Supervisor Hilda Solis to assess and address the specific needs of American Indian and Alaska Native individuals experiencing homelessness in the county.
County to Assess American Indian, Alaska Native Homelessness
A water main break in Valencia caused lane closures and traffic delays as crews work to stop water from spilling onto the streets Wednesday.
Water Main Break Shuts Down Eastbound Newhall Ranch Road
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion to provide recommendations for how to modify county ordinances to grant the Sheriff's Civilian Oversight Commission subpoena power through the Office of Inspector General.
Supes Seek Subpoena Power for Oversight of Sheriff’s Department
AVITA Medical, a regenerative medicine company with a technology platform positioned to address unmet medical needs in therapeutic skin restoration, announced that its American Depositary Shares (“ADS”) have been approved to list on the Nasdaq Capital Market, or Nasdaq.
AVITA Medical Now Listed on Nasdaq
Thirty-two features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 92nd Academy Awards.
32 Animated Features to Vie for 2019 Oscar
The deadline for poets to submit poems for the city of Santa Clarita's 2020 Sidewalk Poetry Project is Thursday, Oct. 31.
Oct. 31: Deadline to Submit Poems for 2020 Sidewalk Poetry Project
For the first time since the Santa Clarita-based firm was founded in 1998, a third partner’s name is becoming part of the official name of the firm as Poole & Shaffery becomes Poole Shaffery & Koegle, LLP.
Poole & Shaffrey Add Partner Koegle to Law Firm’s Name
As part of the 26th Annual National Public Lands Day, Saddleback Butte State Park is leading a habitat cleanup on Saturday, October 26 from 8 a.m. to noon, and officials invite local residents to pitch in.
Oct. 26: Saddleback Butte Cleanup on National Public Lands Day
The William S. Hart Union High School District’s governing board is set to discuss a letter addressing allegations of an open-meeting law violation with respect to its recent search for a new superintendent.
Hart District to Discuss Letter on Superintendent Search, Transparency
The U.S. Forest Service has closed the Saddleridge Fire area in the Angeles National Forest for the safety of the public and fire suppression personnel, officials said Wednesday.
Saddleridge Blaze 46% Contained, Forest Service Closes Fire Area
Santa Clarita Mayor Marsha McLean joined other local officials from across the Southland to commemorate the signing of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Plan in Arcadia on Thursday, October 10.
McLean, Officials Meet to Sign San Gabriel Mountains Monument Plan
SCV Water officials hammering out a plan to manage groundwater are still accepting applications for the agency’s seven-member advisory group.
Water Heads Find Groundwater Advisers, Still Accepting Applications
SCV Water and its water-banking partners, Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District and Irvine Ranch Water District, recently opened six new groundwater wells and a conveyance system to the Cross Valley Canal in Kern County.
SCV Water, Partners Add 6 Wells in Kern County
Through a $700,000 federal grant, the California Highway Patrol has developed the Get Educated and Ride Safe II campaign, or GEARS II, to promote motorcycle safety and awareness.
CHP Wins $700K Grant for GEARS Motorcycle Safety Program
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Los Angeles County-sponsored Assembly Bill 539 into law on Thursday, taking a major step in protecting borrowers from predatory high-cost loans.
Californians Gain Protections from Predatory Loans
Recognizing California’s fiscal health, Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded California’s outstanding general obligation bonds credit rating to Aa2 from Aa3.
Moody’s Upgrades California’s Credit Rating
1853 - Sarah Gifford, community leader and wife of Newhall's first railroad station agent, born in England [story]
Sarah Gifford
The next Canyon Country Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting will be held Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Oct. 16: Canyon Country Advisory Committee Meeting
Los Angeles County Chief Executive Officer Sachi A. Hamai announced she will retire as top administrative leader of the nation’s largest municipal government in early 2020, capping a 31-year career leading innovation and managing solutions to some of the region’s most challenging issues.
County CEO Caps 31-Year Career; Announces 2020 Retirement
Valencia-based Lief Labs, a premier formulation and product development innovator and manufacturer of dietary supplements, is pleased to announce that Lief’s rank has risen to 1,022 on the Inc. 5000 definitive ranking of America’s fastest-growing, privately held companies.
Lief Labs Joins List of America’s Fastest-Growing, Privately Held Companies
The community is invited to The Ranch at Fair Oaks for a fall yard sale.
Nov. 2: Fair Oaks Community Association Fall Yard Sale
The city of Santa Clarita will host the Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill at City facilities on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 10:17 a.m. to help train community members on how to properly drop, cover and hold on during an earthquake.
Residents Encouraged to Participate in Great California ShakeOut
For the second time in as many years, The Master's University women's swim team wasted no time qualifying a pair of relays for NAIA nationals.
Lady Mustangs Swim Team Qualifies for Nationals
SAN DIMAS - College of the Canyons remained undefeated on the season while winning its 15th straight Western State Conference (WSC) tourney with a four-player score of 316 at San Dimas Canyon Golf Course on Monday.
Lady Cougars Win 15th Straight Western State Conference Tourney