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1975 - Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital opens with 100 beds [story]
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May 4: Equestrian Poker Ride & Lunch Fundraiser Benefiting Saddleback Park
Thursday, Apr 25, 2019

ETI Corral 138 and the Support Saddleback Committee invite equestrians to come out for a ride on Saturday, May 4, to help fund improvements to the Saddleback Butte State Park equestrian facilities. Elaine Macdonald will lead a 9 mile ride (about 3- hours) on the horse trail and around the back of Saddleback...

SCV Water’s Monthly Gardening Classes for May Announced
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019

Spring is in full bloom and your landscape should be, too. With our free May garden class offerings, SCV Water will teach you how to cultivate a thriving landscape with proper plant care and by selecting the right perennials that will add charm to your landscape for years to come. You’ve selected...

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...

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Los Angeles County firefighters are battling a brushfire, dubbed the Elsmere Fire, that broke out near Newhall Avenue and Highway 14 in Newhall early Monday afternoon.
‘Elsmere Fire’ Breaks Out Near Newhall Avenue and Highway 14
The 2020 Santa Clarita Marathon, presented by Parkway Motorcars, has been canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and related public health concerns for runners, spectators, volunteers, staff and event partners.
Santa Clarita Marathon Canceled for 2020 Due to COVID-19
Single-use plastics do not break down and contribute to a large portion of the waste found in landfills and in our rivers and oceans.
How to Reduce Waste from Single-Use Plastics
In his August message, Santa Clarita Mayor Cameron Smyth urges residents to prepare for and help prevent dangerous brushfires.
Mayor Smyth’s August Message: Help Prevent Dangerous Brushfires
Recently, Santa Clarita business partners came across something new and useful in the fight against COVID-19: a nano copper film, which provides an extra layer of protection from bacteria and viruses on high-touched surfaces.
Nano Copper Film: A New Weapon in Battle Against COVID-19
A fast-moving brush fire dubbed the Post Fire scorched more than 100 acres in Gorman Sunday night, while parts of northbound Interstate 5 and Highway 138 remained closed Monday morning.
Post Fire Held at 120 Acres, Continues to Slow Traffic on Interstate 5
California’s plan to address a backlog of about 1 million unemployment benefit claims could take two months to clear.
SCV Lawmakers Respond to Newsom’s Plan to Clear Backlog of Unemployment Claims
A fast-moving, 170-acre brush fire near Castaic Lake dubbed the Castaic Fire reached 50% containment by Sunday morning, according to Angeles National Forest officials.
Castaic Fire Burns Nearly 180 Acres, 50% Contained
1975 - Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital opens with 100 beds [story]
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1935 - Newhall deputy Archie Carter sentenced to 1 year in jail for contributing to the delinquency of a minor after his wife fatally shot his 20-year-old mistress (the age of majority was 21). [story]
Archie Carter
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Saturday 50 new deaths and 2,303 new cases of COVID-19, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported two additional COVID-related deaths to date, bringing SCV’s total to 48.
Saturday COVID-19 Roundup: 2 Additional Deaths at Henry Mayo; California Surpasses 500,000 Cases
Fast-Moving Castaic Fire Erupts to 160 Acres
Fast-Moving Castaic Fire Erupts to 160 Acres
The first shutdown in March was tough for longtime hairdresser Mona Huckaby but the second and current one is worse, she said Saturday.
SCV Salon Workers Hold Reopening Rally
1963 - Leona Cox Community School breaks ground in Canyon Country [story]
Leona Cox
California State University, Northridge administrators informed educators, students and staff Friday that they may have all been affected by a massive security breach suffered this spring by Blackbaud, CSUN's third-party technology provider.
CSUN, Others Possibly Affected by Massive Hack of Tech Provider Blackbaud
Throughout the pandemic, healthcare workers, such as doctors and nurses, on the front lines of the COVID-19 fight have been dubbed heroes.
Henry Mayo’s Darby Kyhl: Frontline Hero of a Different Kind
L.A. County Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 69 new deaths and 2,652 new cases of COVID-19, with 4,380 cases confirmed to date in the Santa Clarita Valley, including 2,152 in the city of Santa Clarita, as California marked the first death of a teen COVID patient.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 4,380; California Marks First Teen COVID Death
The Santa Clarita Public Library invites city residents of all ages to join the “Imagine Your Story” Photo Contest, with entries due by Monday, August 24.
Santa Clarita Public Library Hosts ‘Imagine Your Story’ Photo Contest
Santa Clarita city mascot Sammy Clarita is excited to participate in the city’s Recycle Hero campaign to break down recycling misconceptions and encourage residents to help the city win the fight to recycle right.
Sammy Clarita is Santa Clarita’s Newest Recycle Hero
A new charter school, Eagle Collegiate Academy, is coming to Acton after the state Board of Education approved the school's petition earlier this month against the recommendation of local, county and state education officials.
Eagle Collegiate Academy Approved as New SCV Charter School
Detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau have started an investigation after the body of a man was found at William S. Hart Park Friday morning.
Man’s Body Found in Restroom at Hart Park; Detectives Investigating
The California High-Speed Rail Authority on Friday extended the public review period for the Burbank to Los Angeles Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement an additional 31 days to Aug. 31, 2020, bringing the total comment period to 94 days.
High-Speed Rail Extends EIR Review Period for Burbank-L.A. Section to Aug. 31
Those working with the Santa Clarita Valley’s homeless population fear the county’s annual count of people in need of housing is once again lower than the actual figure, despite having 30% more people helping in the count.
LAHSA Continues to Struggle with L.A. County Homeless Population Count
A 39-year-old Encino woman was arrested Thursday in Newhall on suspicion of stealing a Budget rental moving truck — the kind of crime that local law enforcement officials say is on the rise amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Woman Arrested on Suspicion of Grand Theft of Budget Rental Truck