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1978 - Concert scene for "KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park" filmed at Magic Mountain [story]
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Nov. 16: Santa Clarita Artists Association’s Holiday Boutique
Thursday, Oct 3, 2019

A colorful holiday boutique will be held one day only, Saturday, Nov. 16, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., by the artists of the Santa Clarita Artists Association (SCAA). The boutique will take place in the Castaic/Saugus Rooms at the Hyatt Regency Valencia, located at 24500 Town Center Drive. “This...

Oct. 5: Santa Clarita Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Thursday, Sep 26, 2019

The Santa Clarita Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place Saturday, Oct. 5, and you’re invited to register and come join the fun. The walk offers participants an opportunity to take a healthy stroll, experience outstanding live entertainment, honor loved ones who have been affected by Alzheimer’s...

Oct. 21: Anette Power’s Oil Painting Demo at Barnes & Noble

Anette Power’s oil demo will be held at the Monday, Oct. 21, meeting of the Santa Clarita Artists Association (SCAA). This event is free, open to the public and meets at 6:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, which is located at 23630 Valencia Blvd. “I find myself drawn to subject matters with light...

Nov. 2: SCV Rose Society’s ‘Wild West Celebration of Roses’
Thursday, Sep 19, 2019

The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation’s William S. Hart Regional Park, in cooperation with the Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society, presents the “Wild West Celebration of Roses.” The event will take place Saturday, Nov. 2, from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Hart Park in Hart...

Award-Winning Artists to Hold Painting Demonstrations at SCAA Anniversary Event
Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019

This year the Santa Clarita Artists Association (SCAA) will hold their 30th Anniversary at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in their Grand Ballroom on Friday, Nov. 1, from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. From 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.: the free day’s events will be packed with two painting demonstrations featuring:...

June 29: Hill Hosts Mobile Office Hours in Acton
Thursday, Jun 27, 2019

The Office of U.S. Rep. Katie Hill, D-Agua Dulce, will be hosting mobile office hours at the Acton/Agua Dulce Library Saturday, June 29, from 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Constituents are encouraged to stop by and speak with staff about available services, including information about district offices...

May 25: Old Town Newhall Farmers Market 4 Year Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, May 23, 2019

The Old Town Newhall Farmers Market will be celebrating their 4 year anniversary this Saturday, May 25, from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Old Town Newhall Library. There will be family fun activities including cake and a petting zoo. En Fuego BBQ will be there grilling up genuine...

June 15: Pathways to Empowerment SC Veteran & Family Mental Health Day

Many people in our community have a parent or other family member who may be a veteran, who is presently deployed overseas, or who has recently returned home from active duty in the military. Each situation can have a tremendous impact on all members of the family. Next month, there will be an informative,...

June 22: Foster Care, Foster-Adoption Parent Resource Meeting
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Foster care and foster-adoption are meaningful ways for individuals and couples to fulfill their dream of parenting. There are approximately 64,000 children in foster care in California. Los Angeles County’s foster care population exceeds 21,000 children with 200 foster children waiting to be connected...

May 11: Wild for Animals Too/We Hart Animal Art Fundraiser
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

This weekend in Newhall, the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care & Control (DACC) will hold a special fundraiser to benefit the Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation. Wild for Animals Too: We Hart Animal Art Exhibit and Auction will take place on Saturday, May 11, at 5:00 p.m. at William...

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1978 - Concert scene for "KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park" filmed at Magic Mountain [story]
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May is National Foster Care Month, a time to acknowledge the families and professionals who help children and youth in foster care each day.
SCV Helping Organizations Mark National Foster Care Month
U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland announced the establishment of the COVID-19 Fraud Enforcement Task Force on Monday, May 17, to enhance enforcement efforts against COVID-19 related fraud.
Attorney General Announces Task Force to Combat COVID-19 Fraud
Funds will start flowing to millions of kids and their families beginning July 15 courtesy of the newly expanded Child Tax Credit, the White House announced Monday.
Families to Receive Child Tax Credits Starting July 15
Sheriff’s Department officials are asking the public to stay clear of Castaic Lake on Tuesday morning due to an active shooter drill that’s being conducted there.
LASD Hosting Active Shooter Drill at Castaic Lake
On Monday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed that the State and L.A. County will be keeping the current masking guidance until June 15 to remain in alignment with the L.A. County Health Officer Order of May 3.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: Masking Requirements to Remain in LA County; 27,858 Total Cases in SCV
Los Angeles police have arrested a man suspected of igniting a wildfire that has so far burned over 1,300 acres and spurred mandatory evacuations as fire crews battled the blaze in steep, brush-filled terrain in a canyon community west of the city.
Arson Suspect in Custody as Crews Battle LA Wildfire
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has reported 9 productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley aka "Hollywood North" the week of Monday, May 17-23, 2021
Filming This Week in SCV: ‘Star Trek Picard,’ ‘Good Trouble,’ 7 More Productions
A new report published by the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture and Claremont Graduate University’s Center for Business and Management of the Arts revealed disparities between earnings of L.A. County arts administrators that identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and their White counterparts.
New Report Highlights Income Disparities in Entry-Level Arts Organization Staff in LA County
Santa Clarita Valley’s six school districts could receive a little over $7.5 million from Los Angeles County to provide comprehensive COVID-19 screening programs at SCV schools.
CDC Funding to Support COVID-19 Testing at Schools
1993 - Dale Poe, 61, developer of Stevenson Ranch, killed in car crash [story]
Stevenson Ranch fountain
1938 - Brand-new Lockheed transport plane crashes in Agua Dulce; all 9 perish including 2 infants [story]
plane crash
1969 - Board of Trustees selects "College of the Canyons" name [story]
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The city of Santa Clarita Planning Commission is scheduled to conduct a public hearing Tuesday to further deliberate on the Sand Canyon Resort development.
Sand Canyon Resort Development Returns to Planning Commission
The CIF Southern Section and KAP7 International, Inc. announced a five-year partnership extension for KAP7 to be the official boys and girls water polo ball for all championship events.
KAP7, CIF-SS Announce Extension of Five-Year Ball Partnership
Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled a plan that would spend about $1.5 billion of the state’s $75.7 billion surplus in grants of up to $25,000 to support small businesses, according to state officials this week.
Chamber Urges SCV to Support Newsom’s Aid to Small Businesses
On Friday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed 17 new deaths and 583 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 27,842 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Studies Show Vaccine Appears to Be Effective Against Variants; 27,842 Total SCV Cases
Fourteen-year-old Andrew Jenofsky was the first in line to get his shot at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Thursday morning, as adolescents ages 12-15 were given the go-ahead to get Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.
14-Year-Old First to Receive Pfizer Vaccine at Henry Mayo
Support for Israel was written across the signs and faces of approximately 100 demonstrators during a rally held on City Hall’s steps Thursday evening.
Approximately 100 SCV Residents Gather to Support Israel
The city of Santa Clarita received approximately 850 applications for its rental assistance program ahead of the program’s April 30 application deadline.
City Receives More Than 800 Rental Assistance Applications
Saddleback Butte State Park announced it is urgently searching for volunteers to become camp hosts beginning June 1.
Camp Hosts Needed at Saddleback Butte State Park, New Updates Announced for Mojave Area State Parks
Los Angeles County Public Health officials said it will review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's newly released guidance for fully vaccinated residents in order to make adjustments to the current County and state guidelines.
LA County to Review CDC’s Masking Guidelines for Fully Vaccinated People
The city of Santa Clarita released an updated schedule for the Concerts in the Park series set to take place in July and August.
City Releases Updated Schedule for Concerts in the Park
1874 - Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez captured in Hollywood Hills [story]
Tiburcio Vasquez