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COC Culinary Institute Holds Annual Gingerbread House Competition
Friday, Dec 6, 2019

Although they might be training to become master chefs, no one is above having fun with a gingerbread house competition during the holiday season. As the semester came to a close, the College of the Canyons Institute for Culinary Education hosted its second annual Gingerbread House Display and Competition...

Annual Charity Chili Cook-Off Looking for Sponsors, Contestants
Thursday, Dec 5, 2019

Preparations are underway for the eighth annual SCV Charity Chili Cook-off, and organizers are looking for sponsors and chili cooker contestants. The event will take place at 6:00 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency in Valencia. Forty entrants will share their...

Dec. 5: Triumph Foundation’s Eat For a Cause Christmas Outreach
Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019

Come join Triumph Foundation’s Christmas outreach at its Eat For a Cause event being held at Route 66 in Canyon Country on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Triumph Foundation is a local nonprofit, whose mission is to help children, adults, and veterans with spinal cord injury/disorder...

Dec. 1: Statham Sets All-Star Basketball Game to Benefit Saugus High
Friday, Nov 29, 2019

The Golden Valley High School basketball program in association with Statham Academy will present a “Pro All-Star Game” at Golden Valley High School to raise funds for Saugus High School Sunday at 4 p.m. “One hundred percent of the proceeds will be going to Saugus high school victims...

‘Ride for a Cure’ Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser Breaks Records Again

For the fifth consecutive year, a record-breaking donation was received by the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Center at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital from the annual “Ride for a Cure” spin-cycling fundraiser, the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation announced. The very special event held at the Santa Clarita...

Flair Cleaners Holiday Clothing, Shoe Drive Now Till Dec. 31

Make room in your closet for the new clothes you found on #BlackFriday by donating gently used or new clothing and shoes to the Flair Cleaners 17th Annual Holiday Clothing and Shoe Drive. Donors may drop off items at any Flair Cleaners location – Valencia, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica or Studio City....

Dec. 7: Annual Military Honor Christmas Tree, Menorah Lighting

The nonprofit Prayer Angels for the Military will present its 14th annual Christmas tree- and Menorah lighting ceremony for Santa Clarita Valley-based active-duty and veteran service members at Veteran’s Historical Plaza in Newhall on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 5 p.m. The Messick Family Singers Themed...

Volunteers Needed: Make Fresh Garland, Help Decorate AV Indian Museum

The nonprofit Antelope Valley Indian Museum has put out a call for volunteers to help make fresh garland and vintage-style decorations so the Museum looks and smells festive for the upcoming “Holidays on the Homestead” event on Saturday, Dec. 7. Museum decorating days will be Tuesday, December...

Bella Vida Senior Center Celebrates First Thanksgiving

“More room, more love” — that’s how the Santa Clarita Valley’s Bella Vida senior center celebrated its first Thanksgiving Day Thursday morning, since moving from its previous location on Market Street in Newhall. “Celebrating at this location, it just lets us share more love —...

Bridge to Home at Capacity; Supes Order Winter Shelters to Open Early
Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019

With wintry rainstorms hitting Los Angeles County this week, the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday directed the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority and county staff to move urgently to open the county’s system of emergency winter shelters early to provide refuge for homeless residents. The winter...

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Libbie McMahan scored half the points for her team in Saugus High School girls basketball’s 56-51 tournament win over Glendora at Sierra Canyon on Thursday night.
McMahan Scores 31 as Saugus Girls Hoops Beats Glendora
The Golden Valley High School Grizzly Band, Jazz Band and Color Guard have set a benefit event for Saugus High School at Tomato Joe's Pizza & Taps on Wednesday, December 11 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Dec. 11: Grizzlies to Stage Benefit for Saugus High at Tomato Joe’s
Although they might be training to become master chefs, no one is above having fun with a gingerbread house competition during the holiday season.
COC Culinary Institute Holds Annual Gingerbread House Competition
For each of the past six years, developers planning to build a senior condo complex near Towsley Canyon on The Old Road have asked regional planners for more time to keep the project alive, and on Tuesday they’ll ask again.
Planners to Weigh Extending Plan for Senior Condo Complex
With the new year just weeks away, the Santa Clarita City Council is set to nominate its new 2020 mayor on Tuesday.
Santa Clarita City Council to Appoint 2020 Mayor
1864 - Actor William S. Hart born in Newburgh, New York [Hart Index]
Wm. S. Hart
The Santa Clarita Arts Commission will hold its regular meeting Thursday, Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 12: Arts Commission Regular Meeting
A special meeting of the Engineering & Operations Committee is scheduled to meet on Monday, Dec. 9, at 5:30 p.m. at Summit Circle, located at 26521 Summit Circle, Santa Clarita, in the Training Room.
Dec. 9: SCV Water Engineering & Operations Committee Special Meeting
Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer, Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, is cautioning residents who are planning to visit Los Angeles County beaches to avoid swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers. Bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas are likely to contaminate ocean waters at and around these outlets after a rainfall.
Water Advisory Issued for Los Angeles County Beaches
OAKLAND — Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara issued a mandatory one-year moratorium Thursday on insurance companies non-renewing policyholders - helping at least 800,000 homes in wildfire disaster areas in Northern and Southern California.
Insurers Now Banned from Pulling Policies in CA’s Fire-Ravaged Areas
In what has become a Newhall tradition, Faith Community Church will welcome the neighborhood to celebrate Christmas with its 14th annual “Festividad for Christ” event.
Dec. 14: Annual “Festividad for Christ” at Faith Community Church
The Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra (SCVYO) invites all young musicians to attend the next “Visiting Artists Program” workshop that will be taking place Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Pico Canyon Hall at College of the Canyons.
Dec. 7: SCV Youth Orchestra’s “Visiting Artists Program” Workshop
As the community continues to process the Saugus High School tragedy and find comfort in one another, the Santa Clarita Public Library has come together with Homes4Families to offer Santa Clarita teens and tweens affected by the shooting a healing art program, titled “The Heart of Feeling: Emotions Hidden Inside.”
Dec. 11: “The Heart of Feeling” Healing Art Program at Santa Clarita Library
Four Santa Clarita Valley volleyball players were named to an All-CIF team, as announced by the CIF-Southern Section on Monday.
Volleyball Players from 3 SCV Schools Named ALL-CIF
Preparations are underway for the eighth annual SCV Charity Chili Cook-off, and organizers are looking for sponsors and chili cooker contestants.
Annual Charity Chili Cook-Off Looking for Sponsors, Contestants
The Newhall residential community is about to grow with the addition of nearly 100 condominiums after the Santa Clarita Planning Commission approved their construction on Tuesday.
Planning Commission Approves Condominium Project on Dockweiler Drive
A burning motor home seen fully engulfed in flames prompted a swift response by firefighters to a vacant lot in Castaic Wednesday afternoon.
Castaic RV Fire Prompts Quick Response
1938 - Supervisors award construction contract for jail at Wayside Farms in Castaic (later called Pitchess Detention Center). [story]
Wayside
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger to improve access to mental health treatment in the county by adopting a two-year pilot program to procure up to 500 more beds for those in need of care.
County to Identify More Beds for Mental Health Treatment
The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles inspected pet stores on Tuesday for compliance with California laws regarding pet shops.
County Teams With SPCA-LA to Prevent Cruelty to Animals
College of the Canyons officials announced Tuesday they plan to refund $31 million of a recent outstanding general obligation bond, saving taxpayers $8.3 million over the next two decades, according to COC.
COC OK’s $31M General Obligation Bond Refund
After more than two and a half years as the Santa Clarita Valley’s “top cop,” county officials confirmed Wednesday morning that SCV Sheriff’s Station Capt. Robert Lewis is being promoted again — to commander.
SCV’s Top Cop, Capt. Robert Lewis, Now a Commander
The JCI Santa Clarita organization for young business professionals has set several community events for December and invite residents to join in the fun leading up to the year-end holidays.
JCI Hosts December Community Events
The Lancaster JetHawks on Wednesday praised the newly created Save Minor League Baseball Task Force that has been organized by members of Congress to prevent Major League Baseball from eliminating 42 minor league franchises, nearly one-quarter of all minor league teams around the country.
JetHawks Laud Lawmakers’ Effort to Save Minor League Baseball