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Christo, Artist Behind Umbrellas Project in Tejon Pass, Dies at 84
Wednesday, Jun 3, 2020

Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, known for his environmental art pieces such as “The Umbrellas Japan-USA” installation in the Tejon Pass, died Sunday. The 84-year-old, recognized worldwide by his first name, died in his New York City home, according to a statement released on the official Twitter account...

Canyon Theatre Guild Names Winners of 2020 Senior Scholarship Awards
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The Canyon Theatre Guild, an iconic nonprofit arts organization based in Old Town Newhall, is celebrating its 50th anniversary which includes five $500 scholarship awards to graduating high school seniors pursuing higher education. For the past 20 years, the CTG has presented scholarship awards to...

New Nonprofit ‘Eclipse Theatre’ Bringing the Entertainment with Greek-Themed Parodies, Sketches
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Eclipse Theatre is a new nonprofit to Santa Clarita that has brought local actors and creators together virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic to entertain the community with Greek-themed parodies and sketches. The theatre group “understands in this time of uncertainty that the arts community...

When the Cameras Can Start Rolling Again in SCV
Monday, May 25, 2020

It was less than six months ago that cameras were rolling on film and TV productions all over the SCV, but it seems like much, much longer. The January issue of the Santa Clarita Valley Business Journal hosted a roundtable discussion with a few of the leaders in the SCV filming industry. One of the topics...

May 23: Grammy-Winner Joe Walsh Debuts ‘Old-Fashioned Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio’ on 88.5-FM
Friday, May 22, 2020

Multi-Grammy award-winning Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer Joe Walsh will debut “The Joe Walsh Old-Fashioned Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio Show” on 88.5-FM on Saturday, May 23, at 6 p.m. Walsh’s show will air weekly on member-supported 88.5-FM, Southern California’s leading Triple-A...

The MAIN’s Live Online Theatre Festival to Feature Radio Plays, Readings
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Join The MAIN for Stage On Screen (SOS) Theatre Fest. Santa Clarita’s live online theatre festival that launched on May 12, 2020, and is running through July 3, 2020. SOS Theatre Fest spectators can expect to enjoy radio plays, staged readings, original one-act comedies and more, featuring local artists...

Newsom to Unveil Film, Television Production Guidelines

By Matthew Renda (CN) — Gov. Gavin Newsom told Hollywood workers they can expect the state to unveil guidelines regarding film and television production on Monday, outlining a process for the entertainment industry to get back to work. “We’re looking … to allow some work to be done and to allow...

‘Art in Isolation’ is Santa Clarita’s Latest Virtual Exhibit
Monday, May 18, 2020

The city of Santa Clarita’s Arts and Events division has announced the launch of “Art in Isolation” as its latest virtual art exhibit. The virtual gallery showcases the artwork of 40 unique artists. Each piece of art has been created or inspired by quarantine, isolation and ongoing social distancing. The...

Motion Picture Academy Names 2020 Grant Recipients
Wednesday, May 13, 2020

LOS ANGELES – The Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday the 96 grant recipients of its 2020 FilmCraft and FilmWatch programs, including recipients of the emergency grant funds announced last month in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. All of the grants,...

May 13: Free ‘New Heights’ Home Recording Workshop
Monday, May 11, 2020

The city of Santa Clarita’s “New Heights” artist development series will virtually present a free home recording workshop on Wednesday, May 13 at 7 p.m. “Home Recording Tips and Tricks” is the next “New Heights” workshop to be offered by the city of Santa Clarita....

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In an emergency meeting at City Hall Wednesday afternoon, the Santa Clarita City Council unanimously adopted a resolution declaring a local emergency amid civil unrest in the Southern California region and set a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew for the city Thursday night.
City Council Declares Emergency, Sets 6 p.m. Curfew Thursday (Video)
Every day, Lianne McMahon is reminded of how proud her dad was of her when she looks at a handwritten note from him that she keeps framed in her room.
COC Nursing Student Overcomes Setbacks to Reach Graduation
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Wednesday 1,155 new cases of COVID-19 and 46 new deaths due to the virus countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported its 11th COVID-19 fatality.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: Another SCV Death, 76 New SCV Cases
The city of Santa Clarita and the city's Art Commission are recognizing the recent milestone of 2020 graduates in a virtual “Graduation Cap Showcase,” with a deadline for entries extended to Monday, June 8.
June 8: Deadline to Enter Cap in City’s Graduation Cap Showcase
The Hart High School Class of 2020 graduated Tuesday in two special ceremonies for Hart seniors: a drive-thru graduation in the morning and a follow-up virtual ceremony in the evening.
Hart Seniors Graduate in Drive-thru, Virtual Ceremonies
Los Angeles County officials have set a Wednesday curfew to be in effect countywide from 9 p.m. through Thursday at 5 a.m.
L.A. County Sets Wednesday Curfew at 9 p.m.
California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a proclamation Wednesday declaring a statewide General Election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, and signed an executive order to ensure that Californians can exercise their right to vote in a safe, secure and accessible manner during the upcoming election.
Newsom Declares General Election, Orders Voting by Mail or In Person
Black church leaders in Los Angeles marched to LAPD headquarters Tuesday in a sign of unity with the community after several days of unrest across the nation and a day after peaceful protesters and clergy members were tear-gassed outside the White House.
Church Leaders Rally L.A. Crowd in Protest of Police Violence
Those who divide, threaten, insult and incite hate and animosity lack skill in leadership. When we work united as a team, we flourish. Divided, we fall.
Together As One | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Due to extension of the closure of cruise ports in regions around the world and other factors impacting international travel, Princess Cruises is extending its cruise operations pause
Princess Cruises Extends Operations ‘Pause’ into Fall 2020
After serving the Santa Clarita Valley for 23 years as a Board member for the Newhall County Water District, Castaic Lake Water Agency and SCV Water, Tom Campbell resigned his position, effective May 27.
Campbell Exits SCV Water Board of Directors
Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, known for his environmental art pieces such as “The Umbrellas Japan-USA” installation in the Tejon Pass, died Sunday.
Christo, Artist Behind Umbrellas Project in Tejon Pass, Dies at 84
Desperate to patch a COVID-19-sized budget hole, the California Legislature is warming to the once-taboo subject of sports betting and has begun handicapping its potential tax windfall.
California Moves Closer to Legalizing Sports Betting
1855 - Ship leaves New York harbor bound for Tunis to acquire animals for the United States Camel Corps [story]
Camel Corps
The Valley Industry Association (VIA) will host a virtual State of the State presentation Tuesday, July 7, from 11:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., via Zoom.
July 7: VIA’s Virtual State of the State
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 1,202 new cases of COVID-19 and 60 new deaths due to the virus countywide, and a total of 1,681 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley since the pandemic began, 79 more than reported Monday.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: 115,310 Cases Statewide, 1,681 SCV Cases
The William S. Hart Union High School District will hold a special (virtual) meeting on Wednesday, June 03, at 8:00 a.m.
June 3: Hart District Special (Virtual) Meeting
The Summer 2020 edition of Seasons magazine, the city of Santa Clarita’s quarterly recreation publication, is now online.
Seasons Summer 2020 Edition Now Online
Smart phone cameras are invaluable in documenting truth and facts, in case they might be disputed in the future. All of us, including police or looters, should be aware you might be captured on someone’s phone committing a crime.
You’re On Candid Camera | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Westfield Valencia Town Center officials said Tuesday they’re moving back the mall’s reopening as a precaution due to protests throughout Los Angeles County following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Westfield Taking Precautions Amid Protests; Pushes Back Reopening
Los Angeles County has extended a curfew that will run Tuesday, June 2, at 6:00 p.m. through Wednesday, June 3 at 6:00 a.m.
L.A. County Extends Curfew
The Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) has released a draft of its Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for Los Angeles County.
County Seeking Public Comments on Draft Economic Development Strategy
The Valley Industry Association (VIA) is launching Breakfast Club, a member-exclusive program designed to provide a business coaching experience to working professionals delivered by industry experts and professional speakers on a wide range of topics.
VIA Launching Breakfast Club
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert as temperatures topping 100 degrees Fahrenheit are forecasted for the Santa Clarita Valley through Wednesday.
Heat Alert Issued for SCV Through Wednesday