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1943 - 3 Army aviators killed in crash of plane and glider in Castaic area; 3 others saved by 9-year-old girl [story]
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LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Local Artist Bob Hernandez Exhibiting ‘Water and Paint’ at the MAIN
Monday, Sep 26, 2022

Artist Bob Hernandez will exhibit his work “Water and Paint” at the MAIN from Tuesday, Sept. 27 – Monday, Oct. 31. An Artists Reception will be held Thursday, Oct. 20, from 7 p.m.- 10 p.m. “Water and Paint” features Hernandez’ quest for more clarity but at the same time exhibiting his...

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...

City Seeking Artists, Craft Specialists for Monthly Series Celebrate
Thursday, Apr 14, 2022

Santa Clarita’s new monthly event series, Celebrate, highlights cultures from around the world. Held at the Canyon Country Community Center, the city of Santa Clarita is looking for artists, craft specialists, and instructors to represent their culture on the following dates: Friday, May 6 –...

Register Now for ARTree’s Seascape Painting Classes
Thursday, Mar 3, 2022

In ARTree’s seascape painting class, you will learn how to create a beautiful acrylic seascape suitable for framing. The class will follow a step by step process from selection of a reference photo, blending colors, shading and contrast, through finish and framing. The four part class will be held...

ARTree’s Free Monthly Flutterby Open Art Studio Returns
Monday, Aug 9, 2021

The ARTree is pleased to announce the return of Flutterby Open Art Studio, a free, monthly event held the first Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Families are invited to join the next session on Sept. 4. Families can create together, with multiple projects to try. In August, participants...

July 13: ARTree to Hold First In-Person ‘Nest: Healing Art Studio’ Program
Monday, Jul 12, 2021

The ARTree Community Arts Center announced it will be holding its first in-person ‘Nest: Healing Art Studio’ program on Tuesday, July 13, free to teens and adults in the community who wish to express their feelings through art. Nest is set to begin at 7 p.m. and is a free drop-in program...

ARTree Offering Virtual Individual, Group Classes
Tuesday, Jan 19, 2021

ARTree Community Arts Center is offering virtual classes that you can share with family and friends, not just around the country, but around the world. Choose one of ARTree’s upcoming virtual classes and register your whole crew. Taking an art class together is loads of fun. If there are enough...

Sidewalk Poetry, Calls for Artists, Virtual Craft Show Highlight Santa Clarita Arts Calendar
Thursday, Nov 5, 2020

From the return of the Sidewalk Poetry Project, to new calls for artists and the much-anticipated annual Fine Craft Show, which will take on a virtual format this year, the Santa Clarita Arts Calendar is “chalk”-full of events that will get your creative juices flowing. Sidewalk Poetry Call...

ARTree News: Spring, Summer Schedule Announced; ARTree Founder Retires
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019

The ARTree has released the schedule for its Spring & Summer classes. The local nonprofit also announced ARTree President and board member has retired from his position to pursue his own artistic endeavors. Late Spring & Summer classes: Junior Sampler – ARTree has another round of weekly...

Aug. 15-17: Santa Clarita Arts Calendar
Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018

Here is a list of Santa Clarita arts-related events for Aug. 15 – Aug. 17: Aug 15: Western Music Association Showcase at El Trocadero Steakhouse Time: 6:30 p.m. Musicians and cowboy poets perform stories and songs of the romantic Old West, contemporary music of the American West, and songs of the...

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The Santa Clarita Artists Association Plein Air Monthly Meet-Up will be held Friday, Feb. 17, 9 a.m. to noon at the Placerita Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall, CA 91321.
Feb. 17: SCAA Plein Air Monthly Meet-Up Open to the Public
The Baker Family Foundation and the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation have announced the launch of “The Big Idea SCV,” an entrepreneurial pitch contest for youths between the ages of 16-22. Young adults in the Santa Clarita Valley are invited to participate and “pitch” their business idea, product or service.
Baker Family Foundation, SCVEDC Launch ‘The Big Idea SCV’
A strong fourth quarter resulted in Santa Clarita Transit reporting its highest ridership figures since 2019. Santa Clarita Transit buses served a total of 2,290,658 riders in 2022, an increase of 38.6% from the year before.
Santa Clarita Transit Ridership for Total, Local Routes Near Pre-Pandemic Numbers
As I look back on 2022 and reflect on the progress we have made in our community, I could not be prouder. Last year we cut the ribbon on the city’s 36th park, Vista Canyon, which offers residents pickleball courts, a new playground and the historic Mitchell River House.
Cameron Smyth | Recharge in Our Open Space!
The Master's University baseball team scored 19 runs on 19 hits to win both games of a doubleheader Saturday, Jan. 28 against Bethesda 9-6 and 10-1 at Lou Herwaldt Stadium.
TMU Baseball Wins Both Games of Doubleheader
The nonprofit Fostering Youth Independence is seeking “Allies” to support Santa Clarita Valley youth who are aging out of the Los Angeles County foster care system.
FYI Seeks Volunteer Allies to be Paried with SCV Foster Youth
1943 - 3 Army aviators killed in crash of plane and glider in Castaic area; 3 others saved by 9-year-old girl [story]
Marylynn Winkler Butters
Three Santa Clarita music educators were recognized Saturday, Jan. 21, for their contributions to music education at the 2023 Southern California School Band & Orchestra Association Winter Conference.
School Band Association Recognizes Hart District Music Teachers
A workshop about “Basics of Filing Taxes and Family Law Issues,” hosted by Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley, will help participants “learn about filing taxes – whether you file your own or not” and “Family Law issues - divorce, child custody, and support.”
Feb. 18: Zonta’s Upcoming Workshop to Highlight Filing Taxes, Family Law Issues
Mission Valley Bancorp announced Monday a net income of $4.8 million, or $1.45 per diluted share, for the year ended Dec. 31, 2022, compared to net income of $5.0 million, or $1.50 per diluted share, for the year ended Dec. 31, 2021.
Mission Valley Bank Announces Record Loan Growth, Cash Dividend
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office released the nine productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, Jan. 30 – Sunday, Feb. 5.
‘NCIS,’ ‘CSI: Vegas’ Among Nine Productions Currently Filming in SCV
California State University, Northridge film students, along with faculty and alumni have produced a public service announcement to address the ongoing fentanyl crisis and educate the public about the dangers of fentanyl pills.
CSUN, Law Enforcement Partner to Produce Fentanyl PSA
In 2019, Valencia High School student, Pedro Roman, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
Feb. 4: Pedro Roman Memorial Blood Drive
Registration is now open for Family Promise of Santa Clarita Valley’s second poker night fundraiser, “All In for Family Promise.” The event will take place on Friday, March 3, at the Canyon Country Community Center.
March 3: Family Promise Hosting Poker Tourney, Sip & Paint Fundraiser
The regular meeting of the William S. Hart Union High School District’s Governing Board will take place Wednesday, Feb. 1, beginning with closed session at 6 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 7 p.m.
Feb. 1: Hart Board Scheduled to Discuss Proposed Teacher Pay Increase
Sulphur Springs Union School District will host the annual Many Families, One Community Event on Saturday, Feb. 25.
Sulphur Springs, Hart Districts Hosting Many Families One Community Event
Los Angeles County Department of Economic Opportunity has joined business and community leaders to launch the Fair Chance Hiring Program, galvanizing the county’s business community to adopt Fair Chance hiring practices with the goal of getting 200 local businesses to commit to hiring system-impacted individuals this year.
L.A. County Launches Fair Chance Hiring Program
The regular board meeting of the Saugus Union School District Governing Board will be held Tuesday, Jan. 31, beginning with a closed session at 5:30 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 31: SUSD Board Slated to Discuss Future Enrollment Projections
The Santa Clarita Valley Men of Harmony Barbershop Chorus will return on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, to deliver singing valentines after being unavailable during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Feb. 14: Local Barbershop Quartet to Deliver Singing Valentines
The Los Angeles County Health Officer is issuing a Cold Weather Alert for the Santa Clarita Valley Tuesday through Thursday due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures.
Cold Weather Alert Issued for SCV
Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer, Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, is cautioning residents that bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas are likely to contaminate ocean waters at and around discharging storm drains, creeks and rivers after a rainfall.
Recent Rainfall Prompts Ocean Water Advisory for All L.A. County Beaches
The California Transportation Commission allocated over $988 million Friday to repair and improve transportation infrastructure throughout the state.
California Invests Nearly $1 Billion for Transportation Improvements
2003 - Actress & big cat rescuer Tippi Hedren of Acton inducted into Hollywood Walk of Fame [story]
Tippi Hedren
Three new educational videos greet visitors to the Placerita Nature Center to help them understand what they're seeing along the trails.
Educational Videos Unveiled at Placerita Nature Center
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