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1961 - CalArts grad (MFA '92) and marine biologist Stephen Hillenburg, creator of Spongebob SquarePants, born in Oklahoma; developed prototype for Spongebob while studying at CalArts in 1989. Estimated net worth in 2012: $90 million. Died 2018. [story]
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Nov. 1: Santa Clarita Artists Association 30th Anniversary Celebration
Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019

The Santa Clarita Artists Association (SCAA) has got it all with its 30th Anniversary celebration at the Hyatt Regency Valencia on Friday, Nov. 1. New this year is a free art show from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. filled with oil, watercolor and floral demonstrations. There will be musical entertainment,...

‘How to Get Away With Murder,’ ‘NCIS,’ ‘S.W.A.T.’ Now Filming in SCV

The city of Santa Clarita has released the list of what is currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley. Below is what’s filming for the week of Monday, Aug. 5 – Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019: – “Into The Dark” – Television – “NCIS” – Television – “S.W.A.T.”...

Report: Laemmle Theaters Art House Chain Up for Sale
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019

Laemmle Theaters, the family-owned Los Angeles-based arthouse theater chain, is up for sale, Deadline Hollywood reported Friday. Among the chain’s properties is Laemmle Newhall, a seven-screen multiplex theater and 500-seat auditorium now under construction at the northeast corner of Lyons and...

New Exhibit Displays Local Photographer’s Work
Thursday, Aug 1, 2019

Visit the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library to view a new art exhibit titled “The Ground Beneath Me; Not Above Me, So Enjoy Life…” by local photographer Mel Carll. Residents and visitors can view the exhibit from Aug. 2 – Dec. 3 at the library, located at 18601 Soledad Canyon Road. Despite...

August Shows at The MAIN Feature Theatre, Comedy, Music
Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019

Spend your final days of summer laughing, listening to music and challenging your brain at one of the many August shows at The MAIN in Old Town Newhall. Tickets are on sale now for a variety of theatre, comedy and music shows. Adult beverages will also be available for purchase at select shows, in addition...

Aug. 2, 3, 4: Shakespeare Festival to Stage New Take on ‘Caesar’

The Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival will present a modern and relevant take on one of Shakespeare’s most famous histories, Julius Caesar, this weekend at the Newhall Family Theatre. “Julius Caesar” will be presented Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 2, 3 and 4 at 7 p.m. All performances...

Santa Clarita Location Filming Nets $33.4M in FY 2018-2019

The city of Santa Clarita had another marquee year of location filming in the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year with the Film Office recording 526 film permits and 1,380 film days, which generated an estimated $33.4 million in economic impact to the local community. These statistics represent an increase in the...

Aug. 2: Teresa James & Rhythm Tramps Headline Valencia Concert

Texas-born, Canyon Country-based blues-rock singer and keyboardist Teresa James and her band The Rhythm Tramps will headline the final show of the 2019 Valencia Jazz & Blues summer concert series on Town Center Drive on Friday, Aug. 2 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. James, a singer’s singer originally...

Mirage Brings Visions of Fleetwood Mac to Concerts in the Park
Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019

On Saturday, Aug. 3, landslide over to Central Park to hear Mirage – Visions of Fleetwood Mac, play hits from the Grammy-award winning group. The five-piece band, known for its accurate recreation of the look and sound of Fleetwood Mac, will perform during this year’s Concerts in the Park series,...

Swing into August with Thursdays at Newhall
Monday, Jul 29, 2019

An unmistakably tropical vibe has descended on Old Town Newhall as the monthly Thursdays at Newhall series cruises through August with music, dancing, a block party and more. Thursdays at Newhall is an ongoing opportunity for residents of Santa Clarita to attend shows, concerts and special events on...

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Building on their regional approach, the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative and United Way of Greater Los Angeles on Wednesday announced the award of more than $8.2 million in Measure H funding to help cities implement city-specific plans to combat the homelessness crisis.
LA County, 31 Cities Team to Fight Homelessness Crisis
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide investigators have connected a man arrested in Canyon Country Friday morning to a drive-by double murder last Wednesday in an unincorporated area of South Los Angeles.
Man Arrested in Canyon Country Linked to Double Murder
A preliminary injunction issued by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell L. Beckloff on Monday reaffirms the LA County Civilian Oversight Commission’s position that Sheriff Alex Villanueva must follow county employment and reinstatement rules.
Court Backs Oversight Panel on Deputy Reinstatement Rules
1961 - CalArts grad (MFA '92) and marine biologist Stephen Hillenburg, creator of Spongebob SquarePants, born in Oklahoma; developed prototype for Spongebob while studying at CalArts in 1989. Estimated net worth in 2012: $90 million. Died 2018. [story]
Stephen Hillenburg
The next Canyon Country Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting will be held Wednesday, Aug. 21, from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., at the Mint Canyon Moose Lodge.
Aug. 21: Canyon Country Advisory Committee Meeting
LANCASTER - Under the direction of first-year head coach Nicole Brouillard, the University of Antelope Valley women’s volleyball program will look to improve its record during the 2019 season after finishing its 2018 campaign with a 5-25 (.167) overall record and a 5-11 (.313) California Pacific Conference mark, finishing eighth out nine teams in the conference standings.
UAV Women’s Volleyball Looking to Improve Record with New Head Coach
The eighth annual Comics for the Cause benefiting the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Project will take place Thursday, Aug. 22, from 7:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center.
Aug. 22: Comics for the Cause Benefiting SCV Youth Project
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.
‘Party Like It’s 1999’ at Final Concerts in the Park 2019 Series
Houssam Toutanji, who has served as dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Western Michigan University for the past four years, has been named dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at California State University, Northridge.
CSUN’s College of Engineering & Computer Science Names New Dean
The next regular meeting of the William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board is set for Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Aug. 21 Meeting Agenda: Hart District Governing Board
The future of the Gibbon Conservation Center (GCC) remains uncertain as efforts to reach an agreement with its current landlord have reached an impasse, according to a message released by the Center's Director, Gabriella Skollar.
Future Uncertain for Gibbon Conservation Center
Come see linemen from each of Santa Clarita's six high school varsity teams race against time and each other to eat a four foot burrito on Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., on Town Center Drive at Westfield Valencia Town Center.
Fox Sports West Staff, NFL Players from Hart to Take Part in Burrito Bowl
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies arrested five robbery suspects at the Newhall Metrolink Station on Monday night.
Five Robbery Suspects Arrested at Newhall Metrolink Station
LOS ANGELES – According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) forecast, air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive individuals in the Santa Clarita Valley, San Gabriel Mountains, West San Gabriel Valley, East San Fernando Valley and West San Fernando Valley tomorrow, Wednesday, Aug. 21.
Air Quality Advisory Issued for SCV
1967 - New Town of Valencia dedicated; homes sell for $25,000 [story]
Deed of Title
Stephen Merle Houk, 48, was found guilty Monday of kidnapping his two young children and fleeing from law enforcement authorities in a motorhome last year, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Houk Convicted of Kidnapping, Fleeing Cops in Motorhome
Not a single motorist was arrested for impaired driving during Friday’s DUI checkpoint carried out by the California Highway Patrol, despite 400 drivers stopped.
No DUI Arrests in SCV Sobriety Checkpoint
A man and a woman arrested in Canyon Country Friday morning, one of them on suspicion of murder, have been identified as being from the Antelope Valley.
Pair Detained in SCV Traffic Stop ID’d; 1 Suspected of Murder
The city of Santa Clarita has been awarded the prestigious 24th Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement for 2019 from the National Procurement Institute Inc.
City Wins ‘Excellence in Procurement’ Award for Purchasing
Will Gaddis pitched well and his batterymate, Joel Diaz, delivered three RBIs to help lead the Lancaster JetHawks to a 6-4 win over the Modesto Nuts in the series' rubber game on Sunday night at John Thurman Field.
JetHawks Take Rubber Game, Series from Nuts
Ryan Vilade delivered a tie-breaking hit in the eighth inning to lead the JetHawks to a 4-3 win over the Modesto Nuts on Saturday night at John Thurman Field.
Ryan Vilade Hit Leads to Lancaster Win Over Nuts
Two equipment trailers used by the Canyon High School Gold Star Brigade were tagged with profane graffiti at some point over the weekend, Brigade officials reported Monday.
Canyon High Band Trailers Tagged, Fund Opened to Repaint
A California judge on Friday tentatively overturned Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s decision to reinstate Caren Mandoyan, an officer fired for domestic violence, but a final ruling is expected next week.
Judge May Overturn Villanueva’s Rehiring of Mandoyan
The LA County coroner has identified the man killed Wednesday after his pickup truck collided with a big rig on Interstate 5, near Castaic, as 35-year-old Sergio Martinez of Grand Junction, Colorado.
Grand Junction Man ID’d as Person Killed in I-5 Crash