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2000 - Historic Larinan house in Pico Canyon burns down [story]
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April 21: Gentle Barn Celebrates Year of the Pig with Piggy Party
Thursday, Apr 18, 2019

Part of the festivities will include celebrating Zeus’ 12th birthday. The Gentle Barn is honoring 2019’s Year of the Pig with some of the world’s most amazing pigs at a public event Sunday, April 21, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. “Normally, pigs in the wild have a difficult...

Le Chene Announces 2019 Summer Events
Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019

Le Chene French Cuisine, local favorite restaurant along Sierra Highway, has announced several events held in their gardens and banquet room this summer. Sunday June 9, 2019: Paella in the Garden – By popular demand, owner Juan Alonso is bringing back his annual Paella in the Garden again this...

May 3: GO Jazz Spring Concert at Canyon High School

On Friday, May 3, at 7:00 p.m., GO Jazz is going “On the Road” to Canyon High School for their Spring Concert. GO Jazz joins the talented Canyon HS Jazz Bands for a great night of jazz. Hear exciting big band tunes of new and old, including music by Michael Brecker, Bob Mintzer, Alan Baylock,...

April 17: Senior Center Scholar Series, ‘First Ladies – Portraits of Grace & Leadership’
Thursday, Apr 4, 2019

The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center Scholar Series will present, “First Ladies ~ Portraits of Grace & Leadership,” Wednesday, April 17, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in Rooms A1 and A2. Join Professor Lissa Brassfield to explore the role and discuss a few of the well, and lesser...

May 18-19: Annual Artisan Row Home Arts & Crafts Fair at Hart Park

The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation’s William S. Hart Regional Park, presents its “Eight Annual Artisan Row Home Arts and Crafts Show Fair,” with both handmade and commercial art & crafts. The public is invited to attend an indoor showcase featuring handmade toys,...

Participants Announced for Wine on the Roof 2019
Thursday, Mar 28, 2019

Presented by the WiSH Education Foundation, Wine on the Roof is being held on Thursday, May 16, on top of the Macy’s parking structure at Westfield Valencia Town Center. The event, starting at 6:30 p.m., will feature at least six food courses prepared by local chefs paired with many wines from our...

March 31: Grand Opening of KIDVENTURE Children’s Ministry Center & Park
Thursday, Mar 7, 2019

KIDVENTURE, a local children’s ministry center and play park, is pleased to announce its official opening at The Old Road location in Santa Clarita. The grand opening ceremony will take place March 31, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Marsha McLean, Mayor of Santa Clarita; Jared Ming, lead pastor...

March 15: Saugus High Bands Inaugural Concert at New Performing Arts Center

The Saugus Concert Bands will be performing for the first time in their new Performing Arts Center, The Forum, on Friday, March 15, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased from any current band student, or from Band Director, Corey Whitt, by calling the school at (661) 297-3900. Ticket prices are $7.00...

WiSH Foundation Readies for Wine, Cocktails on the Roof

The WiSH Education Foundation is once again pleased to announce the dates for their wildly popular rooftop events held on the top of Macy’s parking structure at Westfield Valencia to benefit over 23,000 students in the Hart District: Wine on the Roof…Dine on the Roof will be held on May 16 and...

More than 40 Chefs Scheduled to Bring Heat at Annual SCV Chili Cook-off
Thursday, Feb 28, 2019

This year the second day of spring is expected to come with some serious heat … hot, chili-pepper heat, that is. Forty five local chefs will share their favorite chili recipes at the 7th Annual SCV Charity Chili Cook-off on March 21 at The Oaks of Valencia Club. “This fun event has become increasingly...

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Veronica Alvarez, Ed.D., began her tenure last week as CalArts' new director of the Community Arts Partnership Program, or CAP, which offers free after-school and school-based arts programs for youth ages 4-18.
Alvarez Brings Arts Education, Commitment to Social Justice to CAP
The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation is offering a new jobs resource for SCV companies -- LiveWorkSCV.com, a comprehensive, highly visible job board that matches SCV career opportunities with SCV residents who want a job closer to home.
LiveWorkSCV – New Jobs Resource for Local Employers
FBI agents searched the headquarters of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power on Monday morning as part of an ongoing investigation.
FBI Raids Los Angeles DWP, City Attorney Offices
Tickets are on sale and sponsorships are still available for the nonprofit WiSH Foundation's fifth annual "Cocktails on the Roof" fundraiser for Hart District schools at the Westfield Valencia Town Center Mall on Friday, Sept. 6.
Sept. 6: ‘Cocktails on the Roof’ Fundraiser
Taylor Snyder (pictured above) blasted a three-run home run in the fifth inning to help the JetHawks to a 7-2 win over the San Jose Giants on Monday afternoon at Excite Ballpark.
Snyder Homers, JetHawks Topple Giants Monday
Amar A. Singh, a Los Angeles man, was arrested Friday on suspicion of child cruelty for allegedly kicking the 2-year-old son of his friends while attending a party at the couple's Canyon Country residence.
Family Friend Accused of Kicking Couple’s Toddler
The Placerita Canyon Nature Center opened its doors to Nikki Dail on Sunday to talk about her travels through Belize.
NCA Board Member Talks About Her Journey Through Belize
A shoplifting suspect was also arrested on a felony drug possession charge after deputies allegedly discovered narcotics on him at the Sheriff’s Station.
Shoplifting Suspect Charged with Felony Drug Possession
The city of Santa Clarita and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works will co-host a pair of advanced Smart Gardening Workshops at two local Santa Clarita Library branches in August and September.
City Libraries to Host Smart Gardening Workshops
Taylor Snyder went deep in his second straight game, and Lucas Gilbreath set a season-high for strikeouts, but the JetHawks fell to the San Jose Giants, 4-3, on Sunday evening in San Jose.
Gilbreath Strikeouts Hit Season High in JetHawks Loss
TV series, reality shows and music videos are among the productions now filming in the Santa Clarita Valley aka “Hollywood North” the week of July 22-28.
Now Filming in SCV: TV Series, Reality Shows, Music Videos
The First Peoples Fund and the Pukúu Cultural Community Services coordinated to bring the two-day Native Artist Professional Development Training course for indigenous artists to California Institute of the Arts on Friday and Saturday.
Indigenous Artists Receive Professional Training at CalArts
Casey Golden and Taylor Snyder hit home runs, but a San Jose Giants six-run sixth inning carried them to a win over the JetHawks, 10-4, on Saturday night at Excite Ballpark.
Big Sixth for Giants Sinks Golden, JetHawks
The JetHawks jumped on the Stockton Ports early with nine runs in the first inning, and starter Ryan Rolison threw six-scoreless frames in an 11-0 win on Friday night at Banner Island Ballpark.
Rolison Wins After JetHawks Put Up 9 in First
Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library will host a free event featuring best-selling nonfiction author Larry Loftis at the Old Town Newhall Library on Thursday, Aug. 1, at 6 p.m.
Aug. 1: Celebrated Spy Novelist Larry Loftis at Newhall Library
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies arrested a Lake Hughes woman on suspicion of attempted murder after a shooting Sunday, according to Sheriff’s Station arrest records.
Lake Hughes Woman Charged with Attempted Murder
On the day Bridge to Home received major funding to provide homeless services in the Santa Clarita Valley year around, representatives from the nonprofit organization joined SCV Sheriff's Station deputies in an outreach effort Friday.
Bridge to Home, SCV Deputies Team for Homeless Outreach
2000 - Historic Larinan house in Pico Canyon burns down [story]
Larinan house burning
1952 - 7.5-magnitude Kern County earthquake devastates Tehachapi; damage spread from San Diego to Las Vegas [story]
quake map
2001 - Then-Assemblyman George Runner introduces legislation to memorialize the historic Ridge Route. Enacted Oct. 4. [story]
Ridge Route
CalArtians are nominated for the 71st Emmy Awards in numerous categories this year, including Acting, Picture Editing, Lighting Design, Production Design, Sound Editing and Animation.
CalArtians Nominated for 2019 Emmy Awards
Bridge to Home, the primary homeless services provider in the Santa Clarita Valley, has secured a Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority contract in the amount of $840,000 which will fund three-quarters of the annual cost of providing 60 beds, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Bridge to Home Secures $840K Toward Year-Round Operations
The Valley Industry Association’s Advocacy Committee has been in hot pursuit following the changes, amendments and carve-outs of Assembly Bill 5, which passed the California Assembly floor on May 29, and the Senate’s Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee on July 10.
Establishing Carve-Outs for Assembly Bill 5, the ‘Gig-Work’ Bill
The Santa Clarita Public Library will celebrate the end of its 2019 Summer Reading Program with a free event called the “Stellar Finale with Guest Performer: BubbleMania!” at the Old Town Newhall branch on Saturday, July 27, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
July 27: Library to Wrap Summer Reading Program with ‘BubbleMania’