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Ken Striplin | Keep Your Family, Home and Property Safe from Wildfires
Friday, Aug 12, 2022

Historically, California has been the most wildfire prone state in the United States. In 2021, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, reported over 4,000 fires that burned 60,507 acres across the state. Just in Los Angeles County, there were 10 reported fires, two being the North...

Laurene Weste | Stay Cool, Come to the Cube
Friday, Aug 5, 2022

While we are in the middle of the long, hot days of summer, what better way to beat the heat than go to The Cube – Ice and Entertainment Center? Inside our facility, the temperature stays at a chilly 54 degrees, perfect for getting out of the heat and spending a day on the ice. Whether you want to...

Barger Opposes Ballot Measure to Remove L.A. County Sheriff
Tuesday, Aug 2, 2022

Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger issued the following statement following the Board of Supervisors’ final approval of a November ballot measure giving the Board authority to remove a publicly elected sheriff from office for cause. “I want to be clear about my position. Giving the Board...

Message from City Manager Ken Striplin: Be Prepared for Wildfires

Unfortunately, our beautiful city is no stranger to the threat of wildfires. We’ve had several devastating blazes that have destroyed homes and property. This summer, we are facing an additional threat, as Southern California and much of the Western United States remains in a severe drought. This...

Message from JCI Santa Clarita President
Monday, Aug 1, 2022

Dear Community Members, Wow its August. That is crazy!! Our July events were so much fun. We had a really great Chat & Chill with guest speaker Bret Lieberman of Yes I Can (YIC) Unity Through Music & Education. YIC believes individuals with disabilities should have the same right as non-disabled...

Santa Clarita Mayor’s Monthly Message – August 2022

Summer Nights at Central Park Grab your lawn chairs and picnic blankets and plan to spend your summer nights at Central Park. We are in the middle of the hometown favorite Concerts in the Park series. Residents of all ages look forward to gathering with family, friends and neighbors on the expansive...

Jason Gibbs | Filming in Santa Clarita Continues to Grow
Friday, Jul 29, 2022

It was another great year for filming in Santa Clarita! July marked the end of the fiscal year, and the numbers are officially in for the city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office! The last year saw 627 film permits issued for location filming leading to 1,729 film days. With this added momentum, we have...

Message from County Health Services Director Dr. Christina Ghaly
Monday, Jul 25, 2022

Christina R. Ghaly, M.D. is the director for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. I hope you are all enjoying the summer and taking some time for rest and recreation. It is important to engage in activities that help us improve our overall health and mental health. This is particularly...

Katheryn Barger | Hope is Here
Friday, Jul 22, 2022

Help and hope are available anytime, anywhere. With the launch of the new nationwide Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, anyone can call or text 9-8-8 and get immediately connected to help 24 hours a day. Callers and texters will speak with trained counselors who will find the least invasive, most relevant,...

Marcia Mayeda | How Old is Your Pet, Really?
Thursday, Jul 21, 2022

Some dogs and cats have lived remarkably long lives. In March, Guinness World Records named Chihuahua “TobyKeith” the oldest living dog at 21 years, 66 days old. The oldest dog ever recorded was an Australian Cattle Dog that passed in 1939 at the age of 29 years, five months. The world’s oldest...

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2013 - COC breaks ground on Culinary Arts Education building in Valencia [story]
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For students considering application for appointment to the U.S. Navy Academy, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy or U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, an information night will be held Friday, Sept. 9, beginning at 6 p.m.
Sept. 9: Service Academy Appointment Information Night
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday the details of their 4th Annual Healthcare Forum.
Oct. 13: SCV Chamber’s Annual Healthcare Forum
This weekend, The Cube – Ice and Entertainment Center, Powered by FivePoint | Valencia, is excited to host the United States Figure Skating National Qualifying Series and the ISI Inaugural Open Competition.
The Cube Hosting Dual Skating Competitions
California State University, Northridge, and Cal Poly Pomona played to a 1-1 tie in men's soccer exhibition Wednesday at Matador Soccer Field.
Matadors, Cal Poly Pomona End in 1-1 Tie
Dinner and a stroll by the koi pond at The Patios in Valencia can now include a gallery tour and a chance to acquire some incredible works of art at J Sabry Fine Art.
Fine Art Gallery Comes to Valencia Town Center
The ARTree Community Arts Center has announced upcoming classes.
ARTree Announces Upcoming Classes
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station received a call for service Tuesday at approximately 3 p.m., that reported a male adult, approximately 50 years old, was engaged in a physical altercation with a male juvenile, on the 24000 block of Copper Hill Drive in Valencia.
Detectives Investigating Brawl Between Man, Teenager
Logix Federal Credit Union announced it will host a panel of experts to address developments in our local economy including inflation, employment challenges, global influence, changing trends in home sales and more.
Logix Hosting Virtual Economic Forecast
Olive Branch Theatricals, a non-profit arts group in the Santa Clarita Valley, has announced a major change in its leadership team. OBT’s founding board members are stepping down from the organization for new pursuits in New York City.
Musette Caing Hart Named President/CEO of Olive Branch Theatricals
1921 - Los Angeles City High School District absorbs Newhall, Saugus and Castaic for grades 9-12. Students attend San Fernando High. (SCV approved for separate high school district in 1945.) [story]
Hart High
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 15 new deaths throughout L.A. County, 4,829 new cases countywide and 123 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID Roundup: Santa Clarita Reports 123 New Cases
Santa Clarita is consistently one of the most filmed places in California because it’s located within the industry’s well-known 30-Mile Zone and offers thousands of film-friendly locations that can double for almost anywhere in the world.
SCVEDC: New Extension in Film Tax Credits Is Good News for Santa Clarita
At the Saugus Union School District Board meeting on Aug. 16, 2022, district leadership presented the results from a recent poll related to school safety.
SUSD Releases Results of Recent Safety Poll
The city of Santa Clarita invites the public to a groundbreaking ceremony for the second inclusive play area in the city.
Aug 22: Inclusive Play Area Groundbreaking At West Creek Park
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an Emergency Use Authorization to allow the JYNNEOS vaccine to be given between layers of the skin for people 18 years of age and older at high risk for monkeypox infection.
Monkeypox Roundup: Public Health to Begin Administering Second Doses Of Vaccine
College of the Canyons has announced the appointment of longtime coach and Kinesiology & Physical Education faculty member John Wissmath as head coach of its women’s basketball program, effective immediately.
College of the Canyons Names John Wissmath Women’s Basketball Coach
Back-to-school season can be stressful for many kids and their parents, especially when scammers are back to work with online school shopping scams. 
County Consumer & Business Affairs Warns Of Potential Back-To-School Scams
Caltrans has launched a new push notification feature on its QuickMap app that allows drivers to automatically receive real-time notifications about nearby road closures, emergencies and other traffic updates.  
Caltrans QuickMap Push Notifications Now Available
Get your Stevie Nicks kicks and bell bottoms, and come ready to boogie down on Main Street at That 70s SENSES Block Party on Thursday, August 18 from 7 – 10 p.m.
Aug 18: SENSES Block Party, That 70s SENSES
In tribute to the men and women who have lost their lives as a result of wounds suffered in a war zone while serving in the United States Armed Forces since Sept. 11, 2001, the “Remembering Our Fallen” exhibit is a tribute to California’s nearly 750 fallen.
Sept. 24: Traveling Memorial Honors The Fallen At Valencia Town Center
Child & Family Center offers outpatient and intensive outpatient services for youth and adults who struggle with dependency on drugs or alcohol.
Child & Family Center Offers Drug, Alcohol Treatment
1925 - Newhall School Board announces meeting to determine fate of 3rd consecutive Newhall School at Lyons & Kansas Street (it was cut up and turned into homes) [story]
Newhall School
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