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1738 - Fr. Francisco Garcés born in Spain; came through SCV in 1776, found Tataviam fighting with Coastal Chumash, observed Santa Clara River flowing by night and dry by day despite the season being spring [story]
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Henry Mayo to Hold Blood Drive Wednesday to Combat Blood Shortage
Tuesday, Mar 17, 2020

On Wednesday, March 18, from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital will partner with the American Red Cross and host a blood drive at the Henry Mayo Education Center, located on the hospital campus at 23803 McBean Pkwy, Valencia, 91355. Last week, the American Red Cross posted the following...

City, Red Cross Holding Two Community Blood Drives
Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019

The city of Santa Clarita will host community blood drives on Tuesday, Dec. 3, and Friday, Dec. 6, to aid the American Red Cross. The City invites residents to embrace the giving spirit this holiday season and donate blood at various City locations to help those in need. The blood drive on Dec. 3, will...

Aug. 16: City, Red Cross to Host Blood Drive at City Hall
Monday, Aug 12, 2019

The city of Santa Clarita and the American Red Cross will hold a community blood drive event at City Hall on Friday, August 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells are needed each day in the United States. The local blood drive will take place in the Century Room at Santa...

Dec. 13: City, Red Cross to Host Blood Drive at The Centre
Monday, Dec 10, 2018

The city of Santa Clarita will partner with the American Red Cross to provide a community blood drive at The Centre on Thursday, Dec. 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Give a meaningful gift this holiday season – donate blood! Blood donations are an ever-present need and just one donation can help save up...

Nov. 21: Golden Valley High School Community Blood Drive
Thursday, Oct 25, 2018

Golden Valley High School’s Red Cross Club will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Wednesday, Nov. 21. The blood drive is open to all community members from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Small Gym. For more information or to make an appointment to donate, call (661) 298-8140...

Aug. 9: City Partners with Red Cross for Community Blood Drive
Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018

Blood donations are an ever-present need and just one donation can help save up to three lives. On Thursday, Aug. 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the city of Santa Clarita will partner with the American Red Cross to provide a community blood drive. The drive will take place in the Century Room at City...

Dec. 14: Community Blood Drive at City Hall
Thursday, Dec 7, 2017

On Thursday, Dec. 14, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., the city of Santa Clarita and the American Red Cross are partnering to provide a Community Blood Drive. Residents are encouraged to come give blood in the Century Room at City Hall, located at 23920 Valencia Boulevard. A small token of appreciation...

Nov. 1: RE/MAX Blood Drive to Benefit CHLA
Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017

RE/MAX of Valencia will be hosting a blood drive benefiting Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The event will be held Wednesday, Nov. 1st from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at 27720 Dickason Drive, Valencia, 91355. “As we begin the holiday season, don’t miss the opportunity to give back....

April 20: City Hall Hosts American Red Cross Community Blood Drive
Thursday, Apr 13, 2017

On Thursday, April 20, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the city of Santa Clarita and the American Red Cross are partnering to provide a Community Blood Drive at the central location of City Hall. Residents will have the opportunity to donate blood at City Hall in the Century Room, located at 23920...

Dec. 20: Henry Mayo to Host Blood Drive
Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital invites the community to give the gift of life by donating blood during its winter blood drive. The drive will be held on Tuesday, December 20, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Henry Mayo Center, Rooms 6 and 7, located on the hospital’s campus at 23803 McBean Parkway, Valencia....

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1738 - Fr. Francisco Garcés born in Spain; came through SCV in 1776, found Tataviam fighting with Coastal Chumash, observed Santa Clara River flowing by night and dry by day despite the season being spring [story]
Garces statue
Have you ever wanted to journey to another country to experience an array of new and unique cultures and customs?
Jason Gibbs | Explore the World at Celebrate!
With a birdie on the final hole, Jonathan Larson won the The Master's University Spring Invitational and lifted The Master's men's team to an 11-stroke victory at the Crystalaire Country Club in Llano, Calif. Tuesday.
Larson Lifts Mustangs to Victory at Spring Invitational
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) — A bill that would allow California poll workers and voters to sue over election intimidation is advancing through the Legislature after a Wednesday vote.
Bill Allowing California Poll Workers to Sue Over Intimidation Advances
College of the Canyons moved its win streak to four games after taking down visiting Antelope Valley College by a 14-12 final score in a back-and-forth game at Mike Gillespie Field on Tuesday.
Cougars Survive Slugfest Against AVC 14-12
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency regular board meeting will be held Tuesday, April 16, at 6 p.m.
April 16: SCV Water Public Hearing on Mandatory Recycled Water Ordinance
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency’s Public Outreach and Legislation Committee is holding an in-person meeting Thursday, April 18, at 5:30 p.m.
April 18: SCV Water Public Outreach, Legislation Committee Meeting
Offering a look into Los Angeles through his eyes, photographer and director Estevan Oriol will talk about his journey as an artist and his photography during a visit next week to California State University, Northridge. 
Celebrated Photographer Estevan Oriol to Speak at CSUN
Join the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, April 17, for an unforgettable evening of networking and fun at Sand Canyon Country Club, located in the picturesque foothills of the Angeles National Forest.
April 17: SCV Chamber After Hours Mixer
California State Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced Thursday his bill to help reduce overcrowding at animal shelters across the state, by expanding access to low and no-cost spay/neuter services, was approved in the Senate Education Committee.
Wilk’s Animal Shelter Overcrowding Bill Clears First Hurdle
City of Santa Clarita residents are invited to register for the Neighborhood Cleanup taking place on Saturday, April 27, and join the City in removing litter from their local neighborhoods.
Pre-Register Now for 2024 Neighborhood Cleanup Day
College of the Canyons student-athletes Nicole Lerma (women's swim and dive) and Domenik Cervantes (baseball) have been named the COC Athletic Department's Women's and Men's Student-Athletes of the Week for the period running April 1-6.
COC Names Nicole Lerma, Domenik Cervantes Athletes of the Week
In celebration of Earth Day, Los Angeles County Beaches and Harbors is partnering with Heal the Bay to host Kids Beach Cleanup event at Dockweiler Beach on Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., rain or shine.  
April 13: L.A. County’s Kids Beach Cleanup
1987 - Ramona Chapel and Red Schoolhouse relocated to Santa Clarita History Center in Hart Park [story]
Red Schoolhouse
The city of Santa Clarita hosting several art exhibits, as well as seeking artists for an upcoming gallery.
Call for Art, Upcoming Arts Exhibitions
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 April 10
Circle K will offer 40 cents off per gallon of fuel between 4 and 7 p.m. local time Thursday, April 11 during Circle K Fuel Day Pop-Up and 50% off on car washes all day at over 200 participating Circle K locations including Los Angeles.
April 11: Spring into Savings with 40 Cents Off Gas at Circle K
This third study by SMU DataArts analyzing the demographic makeup of the arts and cultural workforce in L.A. County finds a significant shift toward greater racial and ethnic diversity since 2019, particularly at the leadership level.
County Releases Data on Arts and Culture Workforce
The William S. Hart Union High School District is proud to announce that Nicole Jolicoeur, Rio Norte Junior High School Special Education Teacher, has been selected as the 2024/25 Hart District Teacher of the Year.
Nicole Jolicoeur Selected As 2024/25 Hart District Teacher of the Year
The SCV Aerospace & Defense Forum is partnering with ITT Aerospace to hold a networking breakfast and site tour of their Valencia facility.
April 16: SCV Aerospace & Defense Forum to host ITT Aerospace Tour
The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation has released their Q4 2023 Economic Snapshot. 
SCVEDC Releases Economic Snapshot for Q4 2023
The Golden Valley High School Performing Arts Department presents cult favorite Little Shop of Horrors, a musical about a flower shop in a rough and rundown neighborhood that is taken over by a flesh-eating plant from outer space.
April 17: Golden Valley Presents ‘Little Shop of Horrors’
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion introduced by Supervisor Kathryn Barger and co-authored by Supervisor Hilda L. Solis to commemorate the 109th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide by proclaiming April 24, 2024 as Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day. 
April 24: Supes Proclaim Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day
1909 - Oil Pioneer Wallace L. Hardison killed in collision with train [story]
Wallace Hardison
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