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1891 - R.E. Nickel publishes area's first newspaper, The Acton Rooster [story]
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Now Filming in SCV: ‘Tennessee’ Music Video, ‘Eden’ TV Show
Monday, Jun 29, 2020

With film and television production gearing back up in the wake of the spring shutdown, the city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has reported two productions now filming in the Santa Clarita Valley: · “Tennessee” – music video · “Eden” – television show Santa Clarita reached its...

July 1-31: ‘2 of Us’ Exhibit Featuring Artists Zony Gordon & Bonny Butler
Thursday, Jun 25, 2020

Two award-winning artists from the Santa Clarita Artists Association will be featured at the, “2 of Us,” exhibition from Wednesday, July 1 – Friday, July 31, at FastFrame Valencia. As the city of Santa Clarita starts opening to the community with caution and safety guidelines, Zony...

June 22: ‘Sweets’ Art Display to Open at City Hall’s First Floor Gallery
Friday, Jun 19, 2020

Local residents are in for a treat when the Santa Clarita Arts and Events Division presents its upcoming “Sweets” art exhibit in the First Floor Gallery of City Hall from June 22 through September 11. Currently exhibiting in a virtual gallery, “Sweets” will be the first in-person exhibit at City...

Annual Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series Cancelled
Thursday, Jun 18, 2020

The annual and always entertaining Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series, which was set to begin Friday, June 19 and run through August 7, has been cancelled. Organizers released the following statement: A Letter to the Community We are living in extraordinarily unusual times. Due to the COVID-19’s...

June 20: Deadline to Sign Up for SCV Youth Orchestra Virtual Summer Camp
Wednesday, Jun 17, 2020

Saturday, June 20 is the new deadline to sign up for the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra’s virtual Summer Camp, where SCVYO students will get to “build their own camp” between June 22 and July 24. SCVYO is excited to present the nonprofit organization’s first fully online-integrated...

Academy, ABC Bump 2021 Oscars to April 25, Museum Opening April 30
Monday, Jun 15, 2020

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ABC Television Network today announced the 93rd Oscars ceremony will move to Sunday, April 25, 2021, as a result of the global pandemic caused by COVID-19. The show, which will air live on ABC, was originally scheduled for February 28, 2021. ...

Academy Announces Next Phase of Equity, Inclusion Initiatives
Friday, Jun 12, 2020

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the next phase of its equity and inclusion initiative, Academy Aperture 2025. This phased initiative will further the Academy’s ongoing efforts to advance inclusion in the entertainment industry and increase representation within its membership...

June 12: Santa Clarita Artists Association Virtual Reception
Thursday, Jun 11, 2020

The Santa Clarita Artists Association (SCAA) will hold its first virtual reception Friday from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The reception titled, “National Identity,” will give you a chance to meet the artists and chat privately with them through a Zoom meeting of up to 100 people. A short...

June 9: SCV Comic Marty Ross to Yuk it Up on ‘America’s Got Talent’
Monday, Jun 8, 2020

Actor-comedian Marty Ross, a Santa Clarita Valley resident, will perform on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” on Tuesday, June 9, starting at 8 p.m. Nicknamed “The Wrinkled Rebel,” will make his first-ever network TV appearance doing stand-up comedy. His slot is in the...

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...

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When businesses and churches in the Santa Clarita Valley were given the green light to reopen, they never expected reclosures to be ordered again, mere weeks later.
SCV Businesses, Church Leaders React to Reclosures
1891 - R.E. Nickel publishes area's first newspaper, The Acton Rooster [story]
Acton Rooster
SCV Water's Public Outreach and Legislation Committee is scheduled to meet via teleconference on Thursday, July 16, at 5:30 p.m.
July 16: SCV Water Public Outreach & Legislation Committee Teleconference Meeting
Valencia native and “Glee” actress Naya Rivera died by drowning in Lake Piru as a result of an accident, according to an autopsy released Tuesday by the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Autopsy Confirms ‘Glee’ Star, Valencia Native Naya Rivera Accidentally Drowned
The city of Santa Clarita is pleased to announce the availability of COVID-19 Response Grants to local nonprofit organizations through federal funding recently issued as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
City Announces Available COVID-19 Nonprofit Grants
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirms Tuesday the highest number of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations reported in a day with 4,244 new cases and 2,103 people currently hospitalized.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: 140,307 Cases Countywide, 3,713 Cases in SCV
SACRAMENTO – California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly announced Tuesday new plans for COVID-19 testing in California, including updated testing guidance, new requirements for health plans to cover testing, and the new co-chairs of the state's COVID-19 Testing Task Force.
California Updates COVID-19 Testing Guidance, Health Plan Requirements
Hundreds lined up Monday on a Canyon Country sidewalk to buy fresh fruit in support of two friends’ fruit business, a day after a local couple was recorded on video telling the street vendors to leave.
Hundreds Line Up in Canyon Country to Support Fruit Vendor
Summer traditionally means camp for many kids. But this year — with the upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and recommendations to stay indoors and limit contact with others as much as possible — many traditional summer camps are closed, and many families are scrambling to find alternatives to keep their children entertained and busy while school is out.
CSUN’s Sunny Days Virtual Camp Offers Alternative to Traditional Summer Camps
College of the Canyons goalkeeper Kian Bensend will continue his collegiate career in the Santa Clarita Valley, after signing on for a spot between the posts at nearby The Master's University over the weekend. 
COC Goalkeeper Kian Bensend Staying Local, Signs with TMU
Many of Santa Clarita Artists Association (SCAA) fundraising events have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, SCAA has found a creative way to raise funds while practicing Safer at Home orders.
SCAA’s ‘Art is Essential’ Shirt Fundraiser Underway
The Santa Clarita Public Library, joined by the Historical Novel Society, is thrilled to host the final event in the History Talks series titled “California History Galore.”
Santa Clarita Public Library to Host Final History Talks Series
The regular meeting of the William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board will take place virtually, Wednesday, July 15 at 7:00 p.m.
July 15: Hart District Regular Virtual Meeting
As the number of coronavirus cases continues to increase and some businesses are once again asked to close, Los Angeles County officials continue to prepare for the start of a new school year this fall, which they say will look much different.
Public Health Officials, SCV Educators Discuss K-12 Roadmap for Reopening
Smoke was showing from a possible building fire at the Vallarta supermarket in Newhall on Tuesday, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department officials.
Firefighters Respond to Excess Smoke From Faulty AC Unit at Vallarta
SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Motor Vehicles is providing an automatic one-year extension to Californians age 70 and older with a noncommercial driver license with an expiration date between March 1 and Dec. 31, 2020.
DMV Automatically Provides 1-Year Extension to Seniors with Expiring Licenses
1769 - Portolá party sets out from San Diego; first Europeans to "discover" Santa Clarita Valley 3½ weeks later [story]
Gaspar de Portola
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Monday confirmed 2,593 new cases of COVID-19 and 13 new deaths due to the virus countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported its 15th death, bringing the SCV's total to 38 fatalities.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: 38th SCV Death as State, County Roll Back Re-Openings
Los Angeles County changed scheduling platforms for COVID-19 testing at nine county-operated testing sites on Monday.
L.A. County Moves to New COVID-19 Test Scheduling Platform
As COVID-19 continues to surge in California, Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday called for a statewide rollback of reopenings, including a halt to dine-in service at restaurants, and closures of churches and hair salons in 30 hard-hit counties including Los Angeles and Ventura.
California Rolls Back Re-Openings, Closes Many Indoor Operations
While three Santa Clarita Valley school districts have decided to record and publish videos of their governing board meetings, the Saugus Union School District and Newhall School District have held off on making a similar decision.
Most SCV School Boards Publish Meetings Online; Newhall, Saugus Hold Off
As national retail stores once again temporarily close amid the latest COVID-19 spike, other businesses in the Santa Clarita Valley are struggling to avoid closing their doors permanently.
SCV Businesses Struggle to Stay Afloat Through COVID-19 Pandemic
With film and TV production still ramping back up after the spring shutdown, the city of Santa Clarita's Film Office has reported one still photo shoot this week in the Santa Clarita Valley, aka "Hollywood North."
Filming in SCV This Week: Airbnb Still Photo Shoot
The body found at Lake Piru was identified as Valencia native and “Glee” actress Naya Rivera, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.
Ventura County Sheriff’s Office: Body Found at Lake Piru Confirmed to be Naya Rivera