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1970 - Gov. Ronald Reagan appoints Adrian Adams as Newhall's first "second" judge [story]
Adrian Adams

Damage to Building Prompts Changes to ARTree’s Class Schedules
Monday, Jan 16, 2023

ARTree Community Arts Center has made some changes to its class schedule due to some building damage from a hit and run. All classes will be held in Studio 2 until repairs are completed for Studio 1. Studio 1 is closed to students and parents. We are proud to still offer 12 classes and two free monthly...

ARTree to Remain Open Despite Ongoing Repairs
Monday, Jan 9, 2023

A hit and run driver plowed through the back gate of ARTree Community Arts Center and hit the building on Dec. 19. Repairs will be occurring for the next few months. However,  the Center will remain open. Thank you for your patience. See below for a list of classes ARTree is offering. ARTree Community...

ARTree Mourns Passing of Teacher, Board Member Michael Powell
Thursday, Dec 15, 2022

Click on photo to enlarge picture. ARTree Community Arts Center is mourning the December passing of Michael Powell, teacher and member of ARTree’s board. Powell started teaching with ARTree in 2013. As an accomplished artist himself, he was able to teach in any medium and was well-known in Amp...

ARTree Non-profit Community Arts Center Seeks Volunteers, Teachers
Tuesday, Sep 20, 2022

ARTree, a non-profit community arts center, is seeking volunteers and teachers. Volunteers work with ARTree teachers to assist students, fetch materials and clean up. Volunteers are needed to assist in classes, prep materials, or work at a community event. Most classes are held weekdays at 4 p.m. Volunteers...

ARTree Announces New, Upcoming Classes
Monday, Sep 5, 2022

The ARTree Community Arts Center announced its upcoming lineup of classes. To view the classes being offered, scroll down below.   NEST: Healing Art Studio Special guest, Maria Fenelon of Inantu, Expressive Arts will be leading our free,...

ARTree Announces Upcoming Classes
Thursday, Aug 18, 2022

The ARTree Community Arts Center has announced upcoming classes. Scroll down for more information. Art-Journaling for Self-Love Meet Maria of Inantu Expressive Arts. Maria will lead a 7-week, morning class of art journaling beginning Sept 15. Relax and...

ARTree Seeking 4th of July Parade Participants
Thursday, Jun 2, 2022

ARTree Community Arts Center is honored to participate in the upcoming Santa Clarita 4th of July Parade in downtown Newhall. The local nonprofit is inviting any interested current or former students, teachers, or volunteers to participate, where you can ride in one ARTree’s vehicles, walk the...

ARTree Announces New Classes
Thursday, May 12, 2022

The ARTree Community Arts Center has announced new, upcoming classes. The Art Center is located at 22508 6th St in Newhall. Scroll down to view the full list of classes. New Class: Landscape in Acrylic Starts Monday, June 6th at 6:30p with instructor Jose Barba. Ages 16+ Info Figurative...

ARTree Announces Free Upcoming Events
Thursday, Apr 28, 2022

ARTree Community Arts Center in Old Town Newhall announced its free, upcoming events. Click links below for more information. Flutterby Open Studio. Click [here] for more information or to register.                   Nest Healing Art Studio, May 10 Special...

L.A. County Awards SCV Arts Organizations Nearly $90K in Grants
Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021

The Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture announced $4,518,000 million in grant awards, which include $89,600 to five Santa Clarita Valley arts organizations, through L.A. County’s Organizational Grant Program. The awards will provide two-year grants for 231 nonprofit arts organizations. Local...

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TreePeople in partnership with the Old Town Newhall Farmers Market and the Fernandeno Tataviam Band of Mission Indians will be giving away full size fruit trees including lemon, lime, orange, guava, pomegranate and peach on Saturday, Jan. 28.
Jan. 28: Free Fruit Tree Giveaway at Old Town Newhall Farmers Market
Ready to lose your thirsty turf lawn? The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency will show you where to start! Learn how to remove your lawn and transform it into a beautiful, sustainable landscape. Join our free virtual landscape and gardening workshop, Strategies for Replacing your Lawn, on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 9 a.m.
Feb. 4: Free Workshop ‘Strategies for Replacing Your Lawn’
The Southern California Veterans Study is seeking the input from Veterans living in Los Angeles, Orange or San Diego counties.
Southern California Veterans Study Seeks SoCal Veteran Input
Two California Institute of the Arts alums, Antoine Hunter aka Purple Fire Crow (Dance 2002) and Kite (Music BFA 2014), were among the 45 United States Artists Fellows announced on Tuesday, Jan. 24 who will receive $50,000 unrestricted cash awards.
CalArts Alums Named 2023 United States Artists Fellows
Anyone who has lived in another city will tell you that the events we put on in Santa Clarita are second to none. As we look ahead to the warm weather and sunshine afforded by the arrival of spring, now is a wonderful time to add some of the marquee city of Santa Clarita events to your 2023 calendar.
Ken Striplin | Fun, Family Events Just Around the Corner
1970 - Gov. Ronald Reagan appoints Adrian Adams as Newhall's first "second" judge [story]
Adrian Adams
NEW ORLEANS – The California State University, Northridge Men's and Women's Cross Country programs earned U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Teams for the 2022 NCAA Division I Cross Country season as announced by the USTFCCCA Thursday.
Matadors Cross Country Programs Named to All-Academic Teams
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency Board of Directors will now be meeting in-person for all Committee meetings.
Feb. 2: SCV Water Engineering, Operations Committee Regular Meeting
Friends of Placerita Canyon Natural Area invite the public to share in the grand opening of the new "Know Your Nature Center" on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 2 p.m.
Jan. 28: ‘Know Your Nature Center’ Grand Opening
Join Landmark Opera at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church as it presents Gilbert and Sullivan's famous operetta, "The Pirates of Penzance," Sunday, Feb. 5, at 2 p.m.
Feb. 5: Landmark Opera Presenting ‘Pirates of Penzance’
In Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation's latest episode, you’ll learn about DrinkPAK, a premier contract manufacturer of premium alcoholic and non-alcohol beverages based in Santa Clarita.
SCVEDC’s Latest Podcast Features DrinkPAK CEO Nate Patena
The College of the Canyons Sports Medicine Program and Valencia High School Medical Science Academy will host the 2023 Sports Medicine Professions Fair on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 10 a.m. - noon, at the college's Valencia campus.
Feb. 4: COC, Valencia High Partner to Host Sports Med Fair
The Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons will present "Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience" on Sunday, May 21. Two shows will be offered at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
May 21: Santa Clarita PAC Presents ‘Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience’
On Jan. 19, the Board of Directors for the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation approved long-time board member John Shaffery, managing partner of Poole Shaffery, to step into the role of Board co-chair as successor to Roger Seaver.
John Shaffery Named New SCVEDC Co-Chair
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station reminds Santa Clarita Valley residents that the past rain event may have created great riding trails, but riding off highway vehicles unauthorized on private property is considered trespassing.
Unauthorized Off Highway Vehicle Owners Reminded to Remain Off Private Property
SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced a new partnership at a press event today between the California Department of Education and California Volunteers, Office of the Governor, to promote new pathways for California Volunteers service corps members — a group that includes 10,000 per year across all corps, including the California Climate Action Corps, AmeriCorps, #CaliforniansForAll Youth Jobs and #CaliforniansForAll College Corps — to become teachers in California classrooms.
State Schools Chief Unveils Plans to Recruit More Teachers
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday no additional deaths and 62 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley, with 23 additional deaths and 1,095 new cases countywide.
Thursday COVID Roundup: 62 New SCV Cases
1990 - "Duplicates" premieres at L.A. Phil; concerto by CalArts Music School dean Mel Powell wins Pulitzer Prize [story]
Mel Powell
Nominations for the 2023 Santa Clarita Chamber of Commerce Business Choice Awards is coming to a close soon.
Jan. 31: Deadline for Nominations for Chamber’s Business Choice Awards
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has issued beach closures for the following areas due to the release of approximately 64,000 gallons of untreated sewage:
Several Beaches Close Due to 64k Gallons of Sewage
The Santa Clarita Community College District’s Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee voted to accept the results of an independent audit confirming the district properly accounted for all bond expenditures in the 2021-22 fiscal year.  
Audit of COC Bond Spending Affirmed
Nominations for the yearly SCV Man & Woman of the Year are coming to a close, but there is still several days left to submit a nomination. 
Last Chance to Nominate 2023 SCV Man & Woman of the Year
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 Use Warning For Jan. 25
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors passed Supervisors Lindsey P. Horvath’s and Hilda Solis' motion to extend COVID-19 eviction protections for renters and further the process of setting up rental assistance programs for renters and owners. 
Supervisors Extend Eviction Protections For County