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

Jan. 31: Deadline for Nominations for Chamber’s Business Choice Awards
Wednesday, Jan 25, 2023

Nominations for the 2023 Santa Clarita Chamber of Commerce Business Choice Awards is coming to a close soon. The awards will be part of this years Centennial Celebration, taking place Feb. 23. Nominations for the awards will close Jan. 31. The Business Choice Awards categories are as follows: -Non-Profit...

Santa Clarita Wins State Awards for Street Projects
Friday, Jun 10, 2022

Earlier in 2022, the city of Santa Clarita received a pair of awards from state agencies recognizing the achievement of two projects that enhance traffic and pedestrian safety. The Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology Project and the “Pedestrian Scramble” signal phase near Santa Clarita Elementary and Arroyo...

Academy Announces Producers, Director for 91st Oscars
Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018

Oscar-winning producer Donna Gigliotti will produce the 91st Oscars, and Emmy-winning director Glenn Weiss will co-produce and direct the show, Academy President John Bailey announced Monday. The Oscars will air live on the ABC Television Network and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, Feb. 24,...

May 5: Man, Woman of the Year Recognition Dinner
Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017

There are still a limited number of seats and sponsored tables available for this year’s Man & Woman of the Year Recognition Dinner, scheduled for Friday, May 5, at the Valencia Hyatt Regency. Individual tickets are $125 each, and sponsored tables start at $1,250 per table. Premium Table reservations...

College of the Canyons Internship Program Awarded
Thursday, Mar 30, 2017

The California Internship and Work Experience Association has presented three awards to College of the Canyons for there programs exceeding in work experience. One of the awards including the Prestigious 2017 Outstanding College Work Experience and Internship Program Award, has been given to COC after...

SCV Chamber Honors Businesses, Business People
Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017

The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce honored three local businesses and four local business people at the 2017 Installation Awards and Gala. The awards honored business and people for their work during 2016. The Large Business of the Year award went to Valencia Acura; Medium Business of the...

SCV Chamber of Commerce Announces Business Awards Nominees
Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017

The SCV Chamber of Commerce announced the nominees for its annual business awards. The winners will be announced at the Chamber’s annual Awards & Installation Gala, happening on Friday, Jan. 27; buy tickets [here]. The nominees are: Large Business of the Year Logix Federal Credit Union Sierra...

Awards Pile Up for CalArts Alumni
Monday, Jun 13, 2016

CalArts School of Art announced that alumni have recently received a number of awards and accolades. The awards and accolades they have won recently are listed below. Guggenheim Fellowship Lyle Ashton Harris, ‘Self Portrait, Rome, 1992, 201’| Image: Guggenheim In April, the 2016 Guggenheim...

Saugus District Schools Singled Out for State Recognition
Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016

Saugus Union School District now has three Title I Achieving Schools and two Exemplary Arts Schools to add to the growing list of awards and accolades garnered from multiple sources over the course of the academic year. The awards, announced by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson,...

COC Honored by Boy Scouts as Best Community Organization
Friday, Mar 11, 2016

College of the Canyons has been named the Community Organization of the Year by the Boy Scouts of America. The award was presented to COC faculty members Tim Baber, chair of the college’s welding technology department, and Regina Blasberg, chair of the college’s engineering technologies department,...

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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
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors asked the State of California to launch an investigation into natural gas utility bill spikes that County residents experienced this month and to develop a plan to prevent future spikes.
County Requests State Leaders Investigate Natural Gas Price Increase
With their striking orange wings laced with black lines and bordered with white dots, monarch butterflies and their annual migration south from the United States and Canada to California and Mexico have become the stuff of legend. But habitat loss threatens the future of not just the butterflies, but other pollinators essential to the nation’s ecosystems.
CSUN Student Receives Grant to Increase Habitat for Butterfly, Other Pollinators
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health today confirmed 22 new deaths throughout L.A. County, 1,254 new cases countywide and 20 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID Roundup: Santa Clarita Adds 20 Cases to Total Count
1915 - Death of pre-Mentry oilman & San Francisquito vintner Ramon Perea [story]
Perea grave marker
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion today by Supervisor Kathryn Barger and co-authored by Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell that establishes a $45M countywide relief fund for small property owners. The new rent relief program will benefit mom-and-pop property owners hardest hit by non-payment of rent.
Board of Supes to Bring $45M in Relief for Small Property Owners