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1970 - Lagasse family helps save Mentryville buildings as Newhall and Malibu brush fires erupt & join into worst fire in SoCal history. Twelve fires over 10 days burn 525,000 acres, kill 13 people and destroy approx. 1,500 structures. [story]
Clampitt fire


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CalArts Alum Audrey Chan Named Inaugural ACLU SoCal Artist in Residence
Friday, May 29, 2020

Artist, writer, educator and CalArts alum Audrey Chan (Art MFA 07) has been named the first-ever resident artist by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. “Art has long played a vital role in advocacy for change and justice,” said ACLU SoCal Executive Director Hector Villagra....

CBS ’60 Minutes’ Spotlights CalArts Alum Mark Bradford
Monday, May 13, 2019

Reporter Anderson Cooper’s profile of artist Mark Bradford, a CalArts graduate who addresses socio-political themes in his abstract works, aired on CBS’ “60 Minutes” Sunday night. The transcript follows, with Cooper’s voiceover narration in italics. Introduction: Mark Bradford...

CalArts Alum Ellen Reid Wins 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Music
Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019

Composer, sound artist and CalArts alum Ellen Reid (Music MFA 11) on Monday was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for music for “p r i s m,” “a bold new operatic work that uses sophisticated vocal writing and striking instrumental timbres to confront difficult subject matter: the effects of...

CalArts Alum Discusses Approach to ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’
Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Ralph Breaks the Internet, the sequel to the critical and commercially successful Wreck-It Ralph (2012), comes out next week (Nov. 21) on the day before Thanksgiving. The highly anticipated follow-up film is co-directed by CalArts alum Rich Moore (Film/Video BFA 87) and...

CalArts Alum Eirini Vianelli’s ‘Icebergs’ Honored in Sarajevo
Friday, Aug 24, 2018

Animator and CalArts alum Eirini Vianelli’s (Film/Video MFA 17) stop-motion graduate thesis film, “Icebergs,” won the Special Jury Mention for a Short Film at the 24th festival edition of the Sarajevo Film Festival in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The festival, which took place Aug. 10-18, is...

CalArtian Narae Kim Develops VR Pain Management Device
Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018

The last time we heard from CalArts alum Narae Kim (Theater MFA 17), she was off to the 2017 Festival de Cannes with writer and director Celine Tien and sound director Julien Soros to present “Pippa’s Pan 盼.” The interactive Virtual Reality film, with art direction by Kim, focuses on...

CalArts Alum Coleman Zurkowski Releases New Album, ‘ZERO’
Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018

Experimental composer Coleman Zurkowski (MFA Music 14) bridges the gaps between jazz, dub, psych-rock, and electronic music on his new album “Zero.” Zurkowski released his latest work on the LA-based label Dangerbird Records in February. Zurkowski on his new album: “This album is an...

CalArts Alum Jen Liu Awarded 2018 LACMA Art+Technology Lab Grant
Monday, Jul 9, 2018

New York-based visual artist and CalArts alum Jen Liu (Art, Integrated Media MFA 01) has received a 2018 grant from the Art+Technology Lab at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to further work on her multimedia project “Pink Slime Caesar Shift.” For several years, Liu (Art, Integrated Media...

April 19: CalArts Alum Laura Jean Anderson Sings at LA’s Moroccan Lounge
Wednesday, Apr 4, 2018

Singer and CalArts alum Laura Jean Anderson, whose latest single was featured on NPR’s “All Songs Considered” last week, will perform at the Moroccan Lounge in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, April 19 starting at 7:30 p.m. The NPR feature premiered “Silence Won’t Help...

Director Jeni Jones’ ‘Club Rat$’ Helps Raise Funds for RAINN
Friday, Mar 30, 2018

CalArtian Jeni Jones (Film/Video MFA 04) is using her filmmaking talents to help raise awareness and funds for a worthwhile cause. “Club Rat$,” a short film that Jones directed, is an anti-date rape story that empowers women to stand up for one another in the face of darkness. Released earlier...

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1970 - Lagasse family helps save Mentryville buildings as Newhall and Malibu brush fires erupt & join into worst fire in SoCal history. Twelve fires over 10 days burn 525,000 acres, kill 13 people and destroy approx. 1,500 structures. [story]
Clampitt fire
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 39 new deaths and 1,165 new cases of COVID-19, with 5,933 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: 790,640 Cases Statewide, 5,933 SCV Cases
The Pac-12 CEO Group announced Thursday that based upon updated Pac-12 COVID-19 Medical Advisory Committee recommendations that take into account material changes to testing capabilities, the prevalence of COVID-19 and cardiac issues, along with updated state and local health official guidance, the Conference will resume its football, basketball and winter sport seasons.
Pac-12 to Resume Football, Basketball, Winter Sports Seasons
One of Zach Schroeder's greatest strengths as The Master's University's men's and women's cross country coach is his ability to map out an athlete's season in advance and then adjust on the fly, fine-tuning workouts so the runner performs best in the season's biggest moments. 
Mustangs Cross Country Adjusting to 2020 Scheduling Changes
When Scott Schauer opened the Santa Clarita Soccer Center nearly 26 years ago, he did it for a love of the sport.
Santa Clarita Soccer Center Says Goodbye
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies arrested a Canyon Country man on suspicion of annoying or molesting a child with priors.
Canyon Country Man Arrested on Suspicion of Child Molestation
Air quality will be unhealthy in the Santa Clarita Valley for sensitive groups/individuals Friday, Sept. 25, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) forecast.
SCV Air Quality Unhealthy for Sensitive Individuals Friday
California Highway Patrol officers seized about 100 pounds of marijuana in five different trash bags after a traffic stop in Interstate 5 early Thursday morning.
CHP Newhall Seizes 100 Pounds of Marijuana
For Anthony Lawson, a junior at California State University, Northridge majoring in psychology, among the benefits of receiving one of the California State University’s top student honors, is the opportunity it presents to share his family’s story and to remind others that, regardless of the obstacles they face, they have the strength to persevere and succeed.
CSUN Psychology Student Named 2020 Reed Scholar (Video)
Santa Clarita-based landscaping firm Stay Green Inc. has been recognized in a national, industry-wide competition, bringing home awards for its employee safety practices.
Santa Clarita-Based Stay Green Recognized Nationally for Employee Safety
Update as of 1:45 p.m.: Thanks to the assistance from the media and public, the family of this unknown patient was located and reunited with their loved one.
UPDATE: L.A. County Announces Unidentified Patient Reunited with Family
Part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Academy Aperture 2025 equity and inclusion initiative, “Academy Dialogues: It Starts With Us” is a new series of virtual panels, with conversations about race, ethnicity, gender, history, opportunity and the art of filmmaking.
Academy’s Newest Dialogue Tackles Representation in Casting
(CN) — Californians will decide the fate of two ballot measures this November that could significantly expand voting rights for some 50,000 parolees and hundreds of thousands of 17-year-olds.
California Ballot Measures Could Expand Voting Rights for Parolees, 17-Year-Olds
Saugus Union School District governing board members voted recently to start the paperwork to submit a waiver request to allow in-person classes once L.A. County Public Health officials approve.
Saugus Union Begins School Waiver Process
Santa Clarita City Council members approved the issuance of $15 million in bonds to finance the costs of buying a 93,000-square-foot ice rink, as well as approved funding for the Committee on Aging and extended a three-year lease for The Main.
City Council OKs $14.2M Ice Rink Bonds, The MAIN Lease Extended
Investigators with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public’s help locating at-risk missing person David Scott Sasser from Santa Clarita.
LASD Seeks Public’s Help Locating At-Risk Santa Clarita Man Last Seen in Las Vegas
Ahead of a statewide ban on all flavored-tobacco products, local law enforcement, education and health experts opened Wednesday a virtual discussion surrounding the dangers of teen vaping and urged parents to take action.
Parents Urged to Open Dialogue With Teens About Vaping Dangers
1855 - Sanford & Cyrus Lyon establish Lyon's Station (for stagecoaches) near today's Sierra Hwy & Newhall Ave [story]
Sanford Lyon
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Wednesday 31 new deaths and 1,265 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with a total of 5,892 cases in the SCV.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: Progress in Key Indicators Countywide; 5,892 Total SCV Cases
One person died Wednesday in Castaic after a vehicle fell off the southbound side of Interstate 5, plunging 400 feet down below.
Motorist Killed After Car Plunges 400 Feet Off Interstate 5
L.A. County Parks invites all girls ages 11-18 to join us for the 5th annual iMatter: Girls Empowerment Conference, an annual tradition that encourages girls to turn up the volume on their own voices and believe in a life of possibilities by building their confidence, exploring pathways to college, and expanding their career goals.
Registration Now Open for L.A. County’s Girls Empowerment Virtual Conference
Begin your journey towards completing the Run Santa Clarita virtual race series, compete against your friends and family on Bingo Night and celebrate the start of ARTober as the city of Santa Clarita stages new online and virtual events in October.
City Staging New Virtual October Events
Yair Haimoff, SIOR, Andrew Ghassemi and Matt Sreden, commercial real estate brokers with Spectrum Commercial Real Estate, Inc., are pleased to have represented the seller and buyer in the off-market sale of Valencia Atrium, an institutional quality Class-A, three-story, office building located in Valencia.
Santa Clarita-Based Spectrum Real Estate Closes $15M Valencia Atrium Sale
SACRAMENTO, (CN) — Rekindling the state’s fight against climate change after a spate of monumental wildfires have left Californians breathing ash and smoke for weeks, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday outlawed the sale of new gas and diesel cars starting in 2035.
California Banning New Gas, Diesel Vehicle Sales by 2035