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CalArts Alum Earns Oscar Nod for Best Animated Feature
Thursday, Jan 25, 2024

By Taya Zoormandan Actors Zazie Beetz and Jack Quaid announced the nominees Tuesday for the 96th annual Academy Awards, recognizing excellence in the film industry across 23 categories. In the running for Animated Feature Film is Pixar’s “Elemental,” directed by California Institute of...

Winners of 2022 Student Academy Awards Announced
Friday, Sep 23, 2022

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted 14 students as winners of the 49th Student Academy Awards competition. This year, the Student Academy Awards competition received a total of 1,796 entries from 614 colleges and universities around the world. The 2022 winners join the ranks of...

Soul’s Oscar Victory Marks CalArtians’ 12th Win in Best Animated Feature
Thursday, Apr 29, 2021

With Sunday night’s win for Soul (Pixar), the Best Animated Feature Oscar has now gone to alumni of the California Institute of the Arts’ (CalArts) renowned animation programs 12 times. Since the category was introduced at the Academy Awards 20 years ago, the majority of winning films have been...

CalArtians Among the 2021 Oscar Nominees
Monday, Mar 15, 2021

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed the 2021 Oscar nominees on Monday, March 15, with several CalArtians* among the list of honorees. In the Animated Feature category, two of the five films nominated for Academy Awards were directed by CalArts alums. Director Pete Docter (Film/Video...

Academy Announces 366 Feature Films Eligible for 2020 Best Picture Oscar
Thursday, Feb 25, 2021

Photo credit: Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Facebook page. Three hundred sixty-six feature films are eligible for the 2020 Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday. To be eligible for consideration under rules provisions implemented for the 93rd...

Academy, ABC Bump 2021 Oscars to April 25, Museum Opening April 30
Monday, Jun 15, 2020

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ABC Television Network today announced the 93rd Oscars ceremony will move to Sunday, April 25, 2021, as a result of the global pandemic caused by COVID-19. The show, which will air live on ABC, was originally scheduled for February 28, 2021. ...

93 Countries Vie for 2019 International Feature Film Oscar
Monday, Oct 7, 2019

LOS ANGELES – Ninety-three countries have submitted films for consideration in the International Feature Film category for the 92nd Academy Awards. An international feature film is defined as a feature-length motion picture (more than 40 minutes) produced outside the United States with a predominantly...

CalArtians’ ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Wins Animated Feature Oscar
Monday, Feb 25, 2019

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” directed by CalArts Character Animation alum Bob Persichetti (Film/Video BFA 96) with Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman, won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film at Sunday night’s Academy Awards telecast from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. It was the first...

Academy Announces New Round of Oscar Presenters
Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019

Stars continue to line up to present on the Oscars – the year’s most-watched, live entertainment event – on Sunday, February 24, announced show producer Donna Gigliotti and co-producer and director Glenn Weiss. The Oscars air live on the ABC Television Network, and is broadcast in more...

Academy Announces First Round of Oscar Presenters
Thursday, Feb 7, 2019

Oscar producer Donna Gigliotti, and co-producer and director Glenn Weiss, announced Monday the first round of presenters for the Academy Awards. The show will honor the incredible slate of nominees – from blockbusters to independent films – and embrace the diversity of the global movie-going audience....

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1769 - Portolá party sets out from San Diego; first Europeans to "discover" Santa Clarita Valley 3½ weeks later [story]
Gaspar de Portola
1884 - Hardison & Stewart start drilling Star No. 1 oil well in Pico Canyon; later form Union Oil Co. [story]
Lyman Stewart
The regular meeting of the William S. Hart Union High School District’s Governing Board will be held Wednesday, June 5, beginning with closed session at 6 p.m., followed immediately by the public session at 7 p.m.
July 17: Hart Governing Board Regular Meeting
The Santa Clarita Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting Tuesday, July 16, at 6 p.m., in City Hall's Council Chambers to hold a public hearing on the development proposal for the Riverview project, which is slated for the Saugus Speedway property.
July 16: Planning Commission Public Hearing on Speedway Property
The city of Santa Clarita, in partnership with SCVTV, has released the fourth episode of "Santa Clarita Spotlight," a Shop Local series dedicated to promoting and celebrating the diverse range of local businesses within the city. If you’re looking to shake up your workout routine tune in to the latest episode.
Santa Clarita Spotlight to Highlight Fitness
Valencia Marketplace’s annual free summer concerts will be held Friday evenings 6-8 p.m.
Free Summer Sunset Concerts at Valencia Marketplace
With a 5-0 vote Tuesday night, the Santa Clarita City Council unanimously approved an agreement with the County of Los Angeles to transfer ownership of William S. Hart Park to the city.
City OK’s Formal Plan to Take Over Hart Park
Child & Family Center will present its annual Purple Walk Domestic Violence Awareness 5K on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 8-11 a.m.
Oct. 12: Child & Family Center Purple Walk Domestic Violence Awareness 5K
The Placerita Canyon Nature Center Associates will present the monthly Community Nature Education Series program on Sunday, July 21 at 2 p.m.
July 21: Placerita Canyon Community Nature Education Series
A portion of the parking lot at Santa Clarita City Hall is closed due to the installation of solar panels to enhance energy efficiency.
Visitor Parking at City Hall Relocated
The city of Santa Clarita has shared the results of the 2024 Public Opinion Poll. Results reveal high levels of community satisfaction and highlight the key issues that matter most to residents.
Santa Clarita 2024 Public Opinion Poll Highlights
The city of Santa Clarita annual Road Rehab Program has begun and motorists are advised that overlay work will continue on Whites Canyon Road between Delight Street and Soledad Canyon Road.
Road Rehab Continues on Whites Canyon Road
Santa Clarita Shakespeare will present a free production of the William Shakespeare comedy "All's Well That Ends Well" at the Newhall Family Theatre Aug. 2-4.
Aug. 2-4: Free Shakespeare ‘All’s Well That Ends Well’
The MAIN in Old Town Newhall will present the Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival annual summer production which includes “An Evening of Absurdity” and “Papá está en la Atlántida” (“Our Dad is in Atlantis”).
Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival at The MAIN
Timothy Andrew Nemeckay, 64, of Park City, Utah, was sentenced on July 10 to 12 months and one day imprisonment, and 24 months supervised release. In September 2023, Nemeckay admitted to wire fraud, which involved misappropriating approximately $1.7 million from investors investing in the development of a brewery and restaurant in Park City, Utah and Santa Clarita.
Fraudster Solicited Funds for Fake Santa Clarita Brewery
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works has issued a traffic advisory for residents of Stevenson Ranch.
Traffic Advisory: Road Construction in Stevenson Ranch
The Valley Industry Association will host its annual CEO Forum on Friday, Aug. 23, 8:30-11 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Valencia. Cost to attend is $50 for VIA members and $60 for non-members.
Aug 23: VIA to Host CEO Forum
The City of Santa Clarita has announced the upcoming exhibition, “Symphony of Colors,” featuring the works of Santa Clarita Valley contemporary impressionist artist Zony Gordon.
Zony Gordon Art Exhibit at Old Town Newhall Library
1900 - Pacific Telephone & Telegraph establishes Newhall exchange; SCV gets first phone [story]
old telephone
After meeting in closed session on Wednesday, July 10, the Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees announced its unanimous decision to place Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook on administrative leave, effective Monday, July 15.
Dianne Van Hook Placed on Administrative Leave
Santa Clarita is known, not only for its scenic open spaces and family-friendly community, but also for its commitment to nurturing the arts and fostering a thriving, dynamic environment where creativity can flourish.
Bill Miranda | Creativity in Every Corner
Join the Valley Industry Association Friday, Aug. 2, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., where an update on the Valencia Town Center will be presented.
Aug. 2: VIA Hosting Valencia Town Center Update
Calling all dog lovers! The 2024 Santa Clarita Valley Walk to End Alzheimer's announced its search for a dog mascot.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s Announces Dog Mascot Contest
Sagittarius Ponderosa, written by MJ Kaufman and directed by Skylar Reede, will begin its run at The MAIN beginning Aug. 23 to Sept. 1.
‘Sagittarius Ponderosa’ Coming to The MAIN
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