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2007 - Buckweed fire chars 38,356 acres, destroys 21 homes in Canyon Country and Agua Dulce [story]
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LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
CalArts Alums Among 2019 Oscar Nominees
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019

Actor-comedian and Oscar-nominated writer Kumail Nanjiani and actress–producer–director Tracee Ellis Ross announced the 91st Oscars nominations Tuesday, live from the Academy’s headquarters in Beverly Hills. In the Animated Feature category, three of the five nominated films were directed and produced...

CalArts Student Among 19 Recipients of Student Academy Awards
Thursday, Sep 13, 2018

The Academy has voted 19 students, including one from CalArts, as winners of the Student Academy Awards 45th competition. This year, the Student Academy Awards competition received a total of 1,582 entries from 278 domestic and 122 international colleges and universities, which were voted upon by a record...

UN Women’s HeForShe, CalArts Create Animated Gender Equity Promos
Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018

UN Women’s HeForShe movement has partnered with internationally renowned California Institute of the Arts to promote gender equality through a series of animated films. The partnership engages students in CalArts’s animation programs to tackle persisting gender stereotypes and drive cultural change...

Cal Arts Grads Chosen for 2018 Guggenheim Fellowships
Thursday, Apr 5, 2018

On Thursday, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation announced 173 Guggenheim Fellowships (including two joint Fellowships) to a diverse group of scholars, scientists and artists. Not surprisingly, a number of CalArtians were chosen among the 3,000 applicants in the Foundation’s 94th competition. The...

CalArts Open; Officials Continue to Assess Winds, Fires
Thursday, Dec 7, 2017

The CalArts campus is open for normal business hours Thursday. Because of several wildfires still burning in Southern California, commute times may still be impacted. For students, faculty and staff: If your home is in an area affected by the fires or freeway closures, or there are safety concerns in...

CalArts Assessing Fire Situation; Remains Open
Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017

Updates from CalArts: 4:39 p.m. Campus Safety and Facilities teams are currently monitoring the Southern California fire situation, and the CalArts campus remains open. Students should check with your instructors on the status of individual classes scheduled for this evening. School of Theater productions...

CalARTS Alums Invited to The Academy
Thursday, Jul 6, 2017

Last week, a record 774 actors, directors, cinematographers, designers and producers to become new members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). Among the range of talents are several CalArtians. Alumni Kyle Balda (Film/Video 93), co-director of the upcoming Despicable Me 3, Gina...

CalArts Alumnus Gary Lang Wins Francis J. Greenburger Award
Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017

Painter and CalArts alumnus Gary Lang (Chouinard 68, Art BFA 72) is one of five recipients of the 2017 Francis J. Greenburger Awards, which honor “established artists whom the art world knows to be of extraordinary merit but who have not been fully recognized by the public.” Lang’s...

April 22: CalArts Highlights Emerging Artists at Dance Camera West Film Festival
Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017

Bridging the gap between the film and dance communities, the nonprofit organization Dance Camera West (DCW) brings audiences two weekends of challenging and provocative dance films for the 16th annual DCW Dance Film Festival. Happening at multiple Los Angeles venues on April 20 to 23 and 29 to 30, festival...

CalArts Grad Hosts Show at CAAM
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017

Multi-disciplinary artist Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle (Art-Writing MFA 12) has a powerful show at the California African American Museum. Titled The Evanesced, the show opened on March 2 and is on view until June 25. Combining archival photographs, original drawings and a performance, Hinkle’s new work...

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In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a special virtual program titled “ACCESSIBILITY/VISIBILITY: Breaking Down the Barriers for People with Disabilities in Media,” going live October 26 at 5 p.m.
Academy Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act
Air quality is unhealthy for sensitive groups and individuals in the Santa Clarita Valley and the East San Gabriel Valley Wednesday, October 21, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
Wednesday SCV Air Quality Unhealthy for Sensitive Individuals, Groups
Nearly 300,000 more Americans have died so far in 2020 than in a typical year, with the excess deaths including the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 plus deaths indirectly tied to the pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Protection said Tuesday.
COVID-19 Pandemic Blamed for 300K Excess Deaths in U.S.
A group of Black Lives Matter activists who rang Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey’s doorbell earlier this year were met by her husband holding a loaded handgun.
Black Lives Matter Sues L.A. District Attorney, Husband Over Gun-Pointing Incident
The California attorney general has asked a judge to enforce subpoenas served on the California Republican Party, to order the removal of unofficial ballot drop boxes placed across the state and to turn over the names of voters who used the boxes.
California AG Asks Court to Intervene in Ballot Box Fight With State GOP
2007 - Buckweed fire chars 38,356 acres, destroys 21 homes in Canyon Country and Agua Dulce [story]
Buckweed Fire
The daily COVID-19 report from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health was not available as of deadline Tuesday due to technical issues with the County's system.
Henry Mayo Reports Hospital’s 30th COVID-19 Death
A member of the William S. Hart Union High School District community has tested positive for COVID-19, district officials confirmed Tuesday afternoon.
COVID-19 Hits Hart District Community
The coronavirus has created at least one unexpected benefit for The Master's University men's golf team.
COVID-19 Precautions Lead to Unexpected Benefit for Mustangs Golf
While the announcement did not take place in a star-studded ballroom of a Beverly Hills hotel, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has awarded California State University, Northridge a total $80,000 to support the university’s film students, with $20,000 specifically designated to help students adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic
Hollywood Foreign Press Awards CSUN $80K to Help Film Students Impacted By COVID-19
California will not allow Six Flags Magic Mountain and other large theme parks, such as Universal Studios and Disneyland, to reopen until their respective counties enter the least restrictive tier under the state’s metrics, officials announced Tuesday.
Magic Mountain, Large Theme Parks to Remain Closed Under CA’s New Reopening Guidelines
Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffrey Prang released the 2020 Annual Report, reflecting growth and increases in the assessed value of all taxable real property and business personal property countywide. The report includes an updated ranking of the County’s 88 cities, including the highest valued cities and those with the highest percentage change from the prior year.
County Assessor: Pre-COVID Data Shows Santa Clarita Top Five Highest Valued Cities
A two-vehicle crash took down a traffic light in Santa Clarita late Tuesday morning.
Two-Vehicle Collision Leads to Downed Traffic Light
The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board will hold its regular meeting virtually Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 21: Hart District’s Governing Board Virtual Regular Meeting
Medical examiners with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office identified Murdewiyanti Finn, 48, of Lancaster, as the woman killed in a traffic collision on Highway 14 in Newhall Sunday evening.
Coroner Identifies Woman Killed in State Route 14 Fatality
For the second year, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department personnel were given the opportunity to trade out their regular patches for pink ones for October, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
SCV Sheriff’s Station Personnel Take Part in Pink Patch Project
Air quality in the Santa Clarita Valley will be unhealthy for sensitive groups/individuals Tuesday, Oct. 20, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District forecast.
Air Quality Advisory Issued for SCV
1873 - Santa Barbara lawyers Charles Fernald and J.T. Richards purchase Rancho San Francisco (75 square miles of SCV) for $33,000, or 69 cents an acre, in a sheriff's sale [story]
souvenir title report
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Monday confirmed 1 new death and 923 new positive cases of COVID-19, as the Santa Clarita Valley counts 6,782 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 70 deaths from the virus since the World Health Organization declared the pandemic on March 11.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: Nearly 300K Cases in L.A. County, 6,782 in SCV So Far
The Santa Clarita Valley YMCA will host a UCLA Health blood drive at 26147 McBean Parkway in Valencia on Tuesday from noon to 5 p.m.
Oct. 20: YMCA to Host UCLA Blood Drive in Valencia
Festival of Trees, Santa Clarita’s premier kickoff to the holiday season and annual benefit for the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley, will continue in person and online this year from November 18-24.
Nov. 18-24: Festival of Trees, Lights Gala to Benefit SCV Boys & Girls Club
SCV school districts have prepared the necessary paperwork to submit in-school waivers, which would allow lower grade levels to return to campus, but the higher grade levels will have to wait for the county to allow it.
SCV School Districts Cannot Fully Open Until County Gives OK
Governor Gavin Newsom Monday named a group of nationally acclaimed California physician-scientists with expertise in immunization and public health to the state’s COVID-19 Scientific Safety Review Workgroup.
Scientific Safety Review Workgroup to Advise State on COVID-19 Vaccines
Los Angeles County has extended its Great Plates Delivered program for seniors and qualified older residents through Sunday, November 8.
L.A. County Extends ‘Great Plates’ Meals Delivery to Seniors to Nov. 8