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1938 - Supervisors award construction contract for jail at Wayside Farms in Castaic (later called Pitchess Detention Center). [story]
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Olympics: Santa Clarita Raised Athlete Qualifies For 400-Meter Final
Wednesday, Aug 4, 2021

By Signal Staff Allyson Felix, pursuing a U.S.-record 10th Olympic track and field medal, qualified for the women’s 400-meter finals on Wednesday morning, posting the fastest time she has run this season in one of three semifinals that set the field for Friday’s final race. Felix, 35, ran the 400...

SCV Adventure Play Foundation to Host Virtual Spring Thing Fling Fundraiser
Friday, Mar 5, 2021

The SCV Adventure Play Foundation is set to host its virtual Spring Thing Fling fundraiser on the first day of spring, Saturday, March 20. The foundation is working with artists, musicians, nature and animal specialists and playworkers, both local and across the nation, to build a Zoom full of fun breakout...

Henry Mayo to Host Events, Classes for National Nutrition Month
Friday, Feb 26, 2021

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is set to host events and classes in March to celebrate National Nutrition Month. Henry Mayo encourages all Santa Clarita residents to make healthy food choices. National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign conducted every March by the Academy...

County Launches Partnership with Curative to Facilitate Nursing Home Vaccinations
Tuesday, Dec 29, 2020

Los Angeles County announced Tuesday the launch of a partnership with the city of Los Angeles and public health service startup Curative to deliver and administer the COVID-19 Moderna vaccines to staff and residents of Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) in Los Angeles County. This partnership is the...

Angeles National Forest Issues Leases for New Emergency Communications System
Wednesday, Feb 12, 2020

ARCADIA — Angeles National Forest officials have signed the leases for the first five of 13 proposed towers in the forest for a new Land Mobile Radio emergency communications system to be operated by the Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System Authority. Rachel Smith, ANF deputy supervisor,...

SCV Water Announces Free November Gardening Classes
Tuesday, Nov 5, 2019

It’s fall in the Santa Clarita Valley. Leaves are falling and the temperature is dropping, but your landscape can still thrive with proper care. SCV Water is serving up two free November gardening classes that will help you ensure the health of your landscape through fall and into the winter. You’ve...

Nov. 9: Hart Museum to Celebrate History of Mighty Oaks
Thursday, Oct 31, 2019

Come on out to the William S. Hart Park and Museum on Saturday, Nov. 9 and join us in a celebration of the mighty oaks that have shaped our state’s history and biodiversity in countless ways. This day is packed with fun activities for the whole family. Down at the Ranch House come and learn how to...

Oct. 30: Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Auxiliary Fall Boutique
Thursday, Oct 24, 2019

The Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Auxiliary will be hosting its fifth annual Fall Boutique, on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The event will take place in Rooms 4-7 on the 1st Floor of the Henry Mayo Center, 23803 McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355. Admission is free and all are invited...

Nov. 23: Inaugural Santa Clarita Day with LA Kings
Thursday, Oct 17, 2019

Pull-on your sweater and get out of the penalty box because the Santa Clarita City Council invites residents to participate in the inaugural Santa Clarita Day with the Los Angeles Kings. Tickets are on sale now to watch the Kings take on the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 1:00 p.m. at STAPLES...

Nov. 2: Fair Oaks Community Association Fall Yard Sale
Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019

The community is invited to The Ranch at Fair Oaks for a fall yard sale. The yard sale will be hosted by the Fair Oaks Community Home Owner’s Association and is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 2nd, from 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 pm. The event will be held near State Route 14 and Via Princessa exit....

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1938 - Supervisors award construction contract for jail at Wayside Farms in Castaic (later called Pitchess Detention Center). [story]
Wayside
1962- Actress and future Soledad Canyon big-cat rescuer Tippi Hedren, "Hitchcock's New Grace Kelly," makes cover of Look magazine for upcoming thriller, "The Birds" [story]
Tippi Hedren
The Santa Clarita City Council will take a major step toward enhancing one of the city of Santa Clarita’s landmark amenities by holding a groundbreaking ceremony for the Central Park Buildout project on Monday, Dec. 6.
City Invites Community to Central Park Buildout Groundbreaking
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials confirmed Friday 17 new deaths and 1,942 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 39,281 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID Roundup: Cases Among People Experiencing Homelessness Declines for 2nd Month in a Row
The city of Santa Clarita Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 6:00 p.m.
Dec. 7: Planning Commission Regular Meeting
The first cohort of the College of the Canyons Low Observable Technician Pathway graduated on Nov. 23. 2021 at a special ceremony held at the college’s culinary arts center.
COC’s First Low Observable Technician Pathway Cohort Graduates
The Board of Trustees of the Santa Clarita Community College District is undergoing the redistricting process, and community members will have the opportunity to comment on revised trustee area boundaries at two upcoming public hearings.
Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees Undergoing Redistricting
The California Highway Patrol joins the American Occupational Therapy Association in recognizing Dec. 6 through Dec. 10, 2021, as Older Driver Safety Awareness Week.
Dec. 6-10: 2021 Older Driver Safety Awareness Week
On Wednesday, Dec. 1, College of the Canyons held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Don Takeda Science Center, which is named in honor of longtime biology instructor Don Takeda, who retired in 2017.
COC Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Don Takeda Science Center
To help ring in the holiday season, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger hosted her annual party for foster youth served by the Department of Children and Family Services and their foster families at Six Flags Magic Mountain on Saturday, Dec. 4.
Supervisor Barger Hosts Annual Foster Youth Holiday Party at Six Flags
The Los Angeles County Lake Lifeguards begin the search for potential new lifeguard candidates with the Lake Lifeguard Test Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Castaic Aquatic Center.
Dec. 4: Lake Lifeguard Test Starts at the Castaic Aquatic Center
1887 - Prohibitionist Henry Needham purchases land in Newhall, attempts to establish "dry" colony [story]
H.C. Needham
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has received confirmation of its first case of COVID-19 with mutations consistent with the new Omicron variant (B.1.1.529).
Thursday COVID Roundup: First Case of Omicron Detected in L.A. County
Andrew Ghassemi, senior vice president of Spectrum Commercial Real Estate, Inc., is pleased to announce the recent sale of a Class-A office building in Valencia.
Spectrum Real Estate Closes on $3.5M Sale of Valencia Office Building
Metro Los Angeles celebrated the groundbreaking Wednesday for the I-5 North County Enhancements Project, which will improve the operations and safety of the I-5 freeway for motorists in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Interstate 5 Improvement Project Breaks Ground in Santa Clarita
Do you take the easy route with a bag and tissue paper because your wrapping job looks like a crumpled mess?
Learn How to Wrap Gifts Like a Pro Thanks to JCI Santa Clarita
Commercial driver’s licenses, learner’s permits, endorsements and special certificates expiring between March 2020 and February 2022, are automatically extended through Feb. 28, 2022, the California Department of Motor Vehicles announced Thursday.
DMV Extending Commercial Driver’s Licenses, Learner’s Permits
1972 - Five wounded in Vagos biker gang shooting at Curtis & JoAnne Darcy's Acton '49er Saloon [story]
Darcys 49er
We are in the home stretch of the holiday season. I hope you have made plans to safely celebrate with family and friends. I also want to encourage you to keep safety in mind when shopping for that perfect gift for your loved ones.
City Manager’s Monthly Message – December 2021
La Mesa Junior High 8th graders will soon be building water bottle rockets as part of their science program, thanks to funding from California Credit Union through its Fall 2021 Teacher Grant program.
La Mesa Teacher Wins Fall 2021 Teacher Grant
Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control is celebrating the 'Paw"lidays by offering the gift of a new furry friend. 
Adoption Fees Waived Through End of the Year
Santa Clarita Artists Association is pleased to showcase an oil painting demo by Sharon Weaver on Feb. 21, 2022.
Artists Association Presents Oil Painting Showcase With Sharon Weaver
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station has once again begun collecting toys as part of the Annual Holiday Toy Drive.
Sheriff Station Seeks Donations For 2021 Holiday Toy Drive
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