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American Cancer Society Shutters SCV Office
Friday, May 1, 2020

The American Cancer Society has decided to close its Valencia/Santa Clarita office at 25020 Avenue Stanford as of April 30, chapter Executive Director Dan Witzling said in an email to staff and supporters. Witzling’s note follows: Approximately two staff (members) are impacted by this decision,...

COC MakerSpace Supplies Henry Mayo with 3-D Face Shields
Wednesday, Apr 29, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic started to escalate in the Santa Clarita Valley and personal protective equipment or PPE for healthcare professionals remained scarce, the MakerSpace at College of the Canyons turned back on its lights and fired up its 3-D printing machines. “Our MakerSpace is a place for innovation...

May 4: Bridge to Home Virtual Chili Cook Out Fundraiser
Tuesday, Apr 28, 2020

Bridge to Home is partnering with Wolf Creek Restaurant & Brewery Company, Salt Creek Grille, The Local Pub & Grill, and Old Town Junction for a fundraising event. On Monday, May 4, customers can enjoy a take-out a chili dinner for four for a $100 donation from any of the partnering restaurants....

April 25: Triumph Foundation Wheelchair Sports Festival ‘Zoom Fiesta’
Friday, Apr 24, 2020

The Triumph Foundation will host a virtual “Zoom Fiesta” on Saturday, April 25 starting at 2 p.m. as part of the nonprofit organization’s annual Wheelchair Sports Festival. The online event will feature sports legends, comedy, singing, a video premiere, trivia, a scavenger hunt, and...

‘Hearts for Heroes’ T-Shirt Campaign Salutes Essential Workers

The city of Santa Clarita has teamed up with the community to show support and gratitude for our essential workers who are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The #HeartsForHeroes campaign allows residents to decorate and place hearts around the community as visible signs of appreciation for...

SNAP Sports to Join Sunday’s Ice Station Valencia Car Parade

Supporters of the shuttered Ice Station Valencia have organized an effort to save and reopen the skating rink, and plan a car parade to show support on Sunday, April 26, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. SNAP Sports, a Valencia-based non-profit organization offering sports-based programming to athletes with special...

April 25: Church to Hand Out Free Face Masks, Hand Sanitizer

Real Life Church in Valencia will hand out free face masks and hand sanitizer in a drive-through operation on Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Here’s more from the church’s social media: “We have been given a very generous donation of masks intended for families and others...

Supreme Court Decision Leaves Clean Water Act Intact

The following press release regarding the Clean Water Act is from the nonprofit organization EarthJustice. Washington, D.C. — The United States Supreme Court issued its opinion Thursday in County of Maui v. Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund siding with clean water advocates that point source discharges to navigable...

Henry Mayo, UnitedHealthcare Reunite for Patient Care
Wednesday, Apr 22, 2020

UnitedHealthcare members in the Santa Clarita Valley can once again receive in-network care at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. Henry Mayo and UnitedHealthcare have reached an agreement, effective April 1, 2020, to bring the hospital back into UnitedHealthcare’s network for its employer-sponsored, individual...

Logix Donates 1,000 N95 Masks to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital

Logix Federal Credit Union donated 1,000 N95 masks to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital this week, as the local financial institution’s staff wanted to show their commitment to healthcare workers and the Santa Clarita Valley community. “We want to help protect our courageous healthcare workers, as they...

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In an emergency meeting at City Hall Wednesday afternoon, the Santa Clarita City Council unanimously voted to issue an emergency declaration and set a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew for the city Thursday night.
City Council Declares Emergency, Sets 6 p.m. Curfew Thursday (Video)
Every day, Lianne McMahon is reminded of how proud her dad was of her when she looks at a handwritten note from him that she keeps framed in her room.
COC Nursing Student Overcomes Setbacks to Reach Graduation
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Wednesday 1,155 new cases of COVID-19 and 46 new deaths due to the virus countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported its 11th COVID-19 fatality.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: Another SCV Death, 76 New SCV Cases
The city of Santa Clarita and the city's Art Commission are recognizing the recent milestone of 2020 graduates in a virtual “Graduation Cap Showcase,” with a deadline for entries extended to Monday, June 8.
June 8: Deadline to Enter Cap in City’s Graduation Cap Showcase
The Hart High School Class of 2020 graduated Tuesday in two special ceremonies for Hart seniors: a drive-thru graduation in the morning and a follow-up virtual ceremony in the evening.
Hart Seniors Graduate in Drive-thru, Virtual Ceremonies
Los Angeles County officials have set a Wednesday curfew to be in effect countywide from 9 p.m. through Thursday at 5 a.m.
L.A. County Sets Wednesday Curfew at 9 p.m.
California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a proclamation Wednesday declaring a statewide General Election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, and signed an executive order to ensure that Californians can exercise their right to vote in a safe, secure and accessible manner during the upcoming election.
Newsom Declares General Election, Orders Voting by Mail or In Person
Black church leaders in Los Angeles marched to LAPD headquarters Tuesday in a sign of unity with the community after several days of unrest across the nation and a day after peaceful protesters and clergy members were tear-gassed outside the White House.
Church Leaders Rally L.A. Crowd in Protest of Police Violence
Those who divide, threaten, insult and incite hate and animosity lack skill in leadership. When we work united as a team, we flourish. Divided, we fall.
Together As One | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Due to extension of the closure of cruise ports in regions around the world and other factors impacting international travel, Princess Cruises is extending its cruise operations pause
Princess Cruises Extends Operations ‘Pause’ into Fall 2020
After serving the Santa Clarita Valley for 23 years as a Board member for the Newhall County Water District, Castaic Lake Water Agency and SCV Water, Tom Campbell resigned his position, effective May 27.
Campbell Exits SCV Water Board of Directors
Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, known for his environmental art pieces such as “The Umbrellas Japan-USA” installation in the Tejon Pass, died Sunday.
Christo, Artist Behind Umbrellas Project in Tejon Pass, Dies at 84
Desperate to patch a COVID-19-sized budget hole, the California Legislature is warming to the once-taboo subject of sports betting and has begun handicapping its potential tax windfall.
California Moves Closer to Legalizing Sports Betting
1855 - Ship leaves New York harbor bound for Tunis to acquire animals for the United States Camel Corps [story]
Camel Corps
The Valley Industry Association (VIA) will host a virtual State of the State presentation Tuesday, July 7, from 11:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., via Zoom.
July 7: VIA’s Virtual State of the State
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 1,202 new cases of COVID-19 and 60 new deaths due to the virus countywide, and a total of 1,681 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley since the pandemic began, 79 more than reported Monday.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: 115,310 Cases Statewide, 1,681 SCV Cases
The William S. Hart Union High School District will hold a special (virtual) meeting on Wednesday, June 03, at 8:00 a.m.
June 3: Hart District Special (Virtual) Meeting
The Summer 2020 edition of Seasons magazine, the city of Santa Clarita’s quarterly recreation publication, is now online.
Seasons Summer 2020 Edition Now Online
Smart phone cameras are invaluable in documenting truth and facts, in case they might be disputed in the future. All of us, including police or looters, should be aware you might be captured on someone’s phone committing a crime.
You’re On Candid Camera | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Westfield Valencia Town Center officials said Tuesday they’re moving back the mall’s reopening as a precaution due to protests throughout Los Angeles County following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Westfield Taking Precautions Amid Protests; Pushes Back Reopening
Los Angeles County has extended a curfew that will run Tuesday, June 2, at 6:00 p.m. through Wednesday, June 3 at 6:00 a.m.
L.A. County Extends Curfew
The Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) has released a draft of its Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for Los Angeles County.
County Seeking Public Comments on Draft Economic Development Strategy
The Valley Industry Association (VIA) is launching Breakfast Club, a member-exclusive program designed to provide a business coaching experience to working professionals delivered by industry experts and professional speakers on a wide range of topics.
VIA Launching Breakfast Club
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert as temperatures topping 100 degrees Fahrenheit are forecasted for the Santa Clarita Valley through Wednesday.
Heat Alert Issued for SCV Through Wednesday