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AADUSD-Chartered Valiant Academy to Close After Indictments
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

A grand jury in San Diego has indicted 11 people connected with 13 California charter schools, including Valiant Preparatory Academy, an online high school chartered by the Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District, on multiple criminal charges. Sean McManus, 46, Jason Schrock, 44, the CEO and president...

Nearly 2,000 Educational Books Waiting to be Donated In Bulk
Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019

When Lisa Capella stumbled upon thousands of educational books in a school building that was waiting to be demolished, she knew something had to be done. The books were left behind at the local Albert Einstein Academy, which closed its campuses last year due to declining enrollment and financial constraints....

McRory Pediatric Services Buys Einstein Building, Plans Expansion
Monday, Jul 30, 2018

Escrow closed Friday on the sale of the former Albert Einstein Academy building located at 28141 Kelly Johnson Parkway in Valencia, according to Yair Haimoff, executive managing director for Spectrum Commercial Real Estate. McRory Pediatric Services purchased the building for an undisclosed amount, Haimoff...

Albert Einstein Alum Graduates from Basic Military Training
Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Zachary J. Keneman graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and...

Ken Erenberg Named SCVi Athletic Director
Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017

Santa Clarita Valley International School, a public, tuition-free charter school serving the Santa Clarita Valley, has hired veteran coach Ken Erenberg as athletic director, the school announced today. Erenberg, who joins SCVi from his most recent position at the now-closed Albert Einstein Academy, draws...

Einstein Academy to Close 7-12 Charter School
Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017

Hart School District officials met with Ms. Maggie Ford from Albert Einstein Academy Wednesday morning to confirm that the Hart-Einstein Charter in Santa Clarita (grades 7-12) will be closing. Ms. Ford shared that the school will not be pursuing any additional appeals through the courts or through...

Einstein Academy Slates July Hearing in Fight to Stay Open
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Einstein Academy officials have at least one more round left in their legal fight to stay open ahead of an expected June 30 closing date, according to court records. Lawyers for Albert Einstein Academy for the Letters, Arts and Sciences are asking a judge to ignore the previous dismissal of a writ asking...

County Education Board Recommends Denial of Einstein Academy’s Charter School Petition
Friday, May 12, 2017

Los Angeles County education officials are recommending a denial of the charter school petition for Albert Einstein Academy for the Letters, Arts and Sciences’ high school. The seventh- through 12th-grade campus applied for an appeal for its charter school petition after the Hart district denied the...

Ex-Einstein Coach Gets 17+ Years for Sexually Molesting Students
Thursday, Jun 30, 2016

Randolph Clifford Jackson A former basketball coach at the Albert Einstein Academy in Santa Clarita was sentenced Thursday to 17 years, eight months in state prison after pleading no contest to sexually molesting six boys, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Randolph Jackson,...

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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
Nicole Miller was recently awarded Zontian of the Year 2024 at Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley’s Installation of Officers.
Nicole Miller Named 2024 Zontian of the Year
Have you ever wanted to paint the surface of an ice rink? Now’s your chance!
Register Now for The Cube’s ‘Paint the Ice’ Event
The number of young people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County is steadily persisting, and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors are tackling the problem head on.  
Supes Boost Housing Support for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care
2007 - Moore's sub sandwich shop, abandoned 2 years earlier, demolished as derelict building; now partially Newhall roundabout [story]
Moores sub shop
Premier Theatrical Productions have announced a limited engagement of the critically acclaimed musical, “The Lincolns of Springfield,” at the Colony Theater in the Burbank Town Center.
July 12-14: ‘The Lincolns of Springfield’ at Colony Theatre
Interested in learning more about the quality of water in the Santa Clarita Valley? Don’t miss an opportunity to engage with an SCV Water expert and dive deeper into a crucial topic during the upcoming “Water Matters” webinar: Exploring the 2024 Consumer Confidence Report and Addressing Water Quality in the SCV.
July 24: ‘Water Matters’ Webinar to Explore Water Quality in SCV
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health cautions residents who are planning to visit the below Los Angeles County beaches to avoid swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters:
Ocean Water Warning for July 10
Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that Home Depot will pay $750,000 to settle a civil lawsuit alleging violation of a state law mandating cash redemption for gift cards under $10.
Home Depot Settles Consumer Protection Lawsuit
Children’s Bureau is seeking foster families and now offers two virtual ways for individuals and/or couples to learn how to help children in foster care while reunifying with birth families or how to provide legal permanency by adoption.
July 18: Children’s Bureau hosts Latest Foster Orientation
The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation is saddened by the death Wednesday morning of “Watashne,” a 20-year-old bison under its care at William S. Hart Regional Park.
County Parks Grieves Passing of Watashne a Bison at Hart Regional Park
Santa Clarita Valley nonprofit, The New Way, announces its 3-on-3 basketball tournament, Hoops For Hart a fundraiser to support the 1,000+ homeless students in the William S. Hart School District.
Aug. 11: Hoops for Hart 3-on-3 Basketball Fundraiser
SCV Water Agency will be holding their next regular board meeting next Tuesday on July 16.
July 16: Regular Meeting of SCV Water Board
Caltrans announces the northbound Interstate 5  will be reduced to one or two lanes from Lake Hughes Road to two miles north of Templin Highway (near the Whitaker Sand Shed) north of Castaic overnights Monday through Friday through July 19 for paving.
NB I-5 Lanes to be Reduced Overnights in Castaic
Leaders from various powerful unions gathered by the clock tower at the Palmdale Transportation Center to celebrate a big milestone for the multimillion High Desert Corridor High Speed Rail Project. 
Landmark Agreements Signed for High Speed Rail Project in Palmdale
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce announced its second Annual Black Business Month Celebration in honor of Black Business Month.
Aug. 7: SCV Chamber to Host Second Annual Black Business Month Celebration
As the new school year approaches, the California Department of Public Health urges children, teens, and adults to get recommended and required vaccines.  
Students Urged to Get Routine Vaccines Ahead of New School Year
1981 - Gov. Jerry Brown authorizes use of malathion to eradicate medflies; aerial spraying begins [story]
helicopter spraying malathion
A Grand Opening ribbon cutting will be held Thursday, Aug. 8 at noon by the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce at Wild Fork.
Aug. 8: Grand Opening at Wild Fork
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