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1916 - Jesse Doty buys White Star Garage; he turns it into Newhall's first Ford dealership [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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With fire experts predicting a “dire” wildfire season ahead, two of the world’s largest firefighting helicopters joined the Southern California region’s wildfire-suppression arsenal Tuesday.
CH-47 Helitankers Join SoCal’s Firefighting Fleet
Nearly 18 months after the first health officer order was issued for COVID-19, California’s stay-at-home order will expire Tuesday as the economy fully reopens.
Economy Set to Reopen as California’s ‘Blueprint for a Safer Economy’ Expires
On Monday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed two new deaths and 135 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 28,053 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: Public Health Urges Everyone to Get Fully Vaccinated Ahead of 4th of July; SCV Cases Total 28,053
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has reported nine productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley aka "Hollywood North" the week of Monday, June 14-20, 2021.
Filming This Week in SCV:  ‘Masha’s Game,’ ‘With Love,’ 7 More Productions
In the first four months of 2021, the District Attorney’s Office declined to file charges on 537 Santa Clarita Valley criminal cases — already 156% of the total number of declined cases for the entire previous year.
District Attorney Case Rejections on the Rise
Michelle Denise Dorsey’s life was celebrated by more than 200 people during a memorial service at Real Life Church in Valencia Saturday morning.
Hundreds Attend Memorial Service Celebrating Michelle Dorsey’s Life
The Santa Clarita Planning Commission will consider Tuesday a transitional housing project on a vacant lot at 23652 Newhall Ave.
Planning Commission to Discuss Transitional Housing, Circle K Alcohol Sales Expansion
Many Santa Clarita Valley school districts plan to reject Centers for Disease Control (CDC) funding to provide comprehensive COVID-19-screening programs at SCV schools.
SCV School Districts Set to Reject COVID-19 Testing Funds
A virtual town hall Thursday brought together Los Angeles County Public Health officials to answer questions from the public about changes to coronavirus restrictions come Tuesday when California’s “blueprint for a safer economy” expires.
County Officials Answer Public’s Reopening Questions
1916 - Jesse Doty buys White Star Garage; he turns it into Newhall's first Ford dealership [story]
White Star Garage
1949 - Frank Walker deeds over the first 40 acres of Placerita Canyon State Park [story]
Deed
1868 - Ravenna post office established in Soledad Canyon [story]
Ravenna depot
America’s Job Center of California is offering virtual career transition support sessions for displaced workers in Los Angeles County on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. via Zoom.
America’s Job Center to Offer Career Transition Support Sessions
As COVID-19 ravaged the nation, the hotel and hospitality industry were among the hardest hit, experiencing major losses in 2020.
SCV Hotels Bounce Back as Pandemic Winds Down
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert as high temperatures have been forecast throughout the County including the Santa Clarita Valley.
High Heat Alert Issued Throughout L.A. County Starting Monday
On Friday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed five new deaths and 198 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 28,037 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19  Roundup: 28,037 Total SCV Cases; County MIS-C Cases in Children Plummet
California’s high-speed rail project got a much-needed boost Friday when the federal government agreed to restore nearly $1 billion in grant funding for the embattled infrastructure project.
State and Federal Government Restore Nearly $1 Billion in Funding to the High-Speed Rail Project
Hart High School’s show choir is once again hosting its Summer Show Choir Camp next month for students fifth grade and up.
Hart High School’s Summer Show Choir Camp to Return
Due to an excessive heat forecast for the Santa Clarita Valley, the city of Santa Clarita will have its three branches of the Santa Clarita Public Library open as cooling centers beginning Tuesday, June 15.
Cooling Centers to Open In Anticipation of Excessive Heat
State legislators had until June 4 to pass their bills out of the house in which they originated, and legislators representing the Santa Clarita Valley are reporting multiple bills on the move.
Local Legislators See Bills Move Forward
Although they are still awaiting the autopsy results, Los Angeles County Homicide Bureau detectives said they do not believe at this time that foul play resulted in a body being discovered near Castaic Lake on Tuesday.
No Foul Play Suspected in Castaic Lake Investigation
In an improvement from his critical, yet stable, status last week, the Los Angeles County Fire Department captain hospitalized at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is in “fair” condition, according to officials.
Hospital Officials Say Fire Captain Now in ‘Fair’ Condition
1956 - Bill Bonelli incorporates Solemint Water Co., his second of two predecessors of Santa Clarita Water Co. [story]
Bonelli
For the past few years, Walmart Academies have focused on training our associates to succeed in their jobs and upskill for the future.
Registration Open for Walmart Santa Clarita’s Free Virtual Community Academy