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1957 - Lang Station dedicated as State Historic Landmark No. 590 [story]
Lang Station


CalArtians Selected for 2019 Sundance Film Festival
Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018

The 2019 Sundance Film Festival, which runs Jan. 25 through Feb. 3, 2019, in Park City, Utah, received a record-breaking 14,259 submissions from 152 countries. The festival’s diverse programming includes dramatic and documentary features, short films, series and episodic content and emerging media. This...

Jan. 19-28: CalArtians Stage Co-Incidence Festival in Mass.
Friday, Jan 19, 2018

CalArts alumni will stage the second annual Co-Incidence Festival, an experimental music festival and residency hosted at Washington Street Gallery in Somerville, Massachusetts from Jan. 19-28. Founded in 2017 by Aaron Foster Breilyn (Music MFA 13) and Luke Martin (Music MFA 16), the free event seeks...

CalArts Alumni Score 10 L.A. Emmys for KCET Programs
Monday, Jul 31, 2017

By Katie Dunham CalArts School of Film/Video alumni Juan Devis (MFA 96) and Kelly Parker (MFA 07) took home multiple trophies from the 69th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards at North Hollywood’s Saban Media Center on Saturday, July 22. Representing Southern California independent public television station...

CalArts Alumni Collaborate on YouTube Series
Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017

Above: Director Dylanger Bates with the owl puppet from episode 6 created by Joseph Nivens. [Blank] My Life, a surreal, comedic YouTube webseries follows Susan, a millennial struggling to make it as an artist in New York City. Created by New York-based actor and writer Alex Speith, the show has screened...

CalArts Alumna is Second Female to Win Best Director at Cannes Film Festival
Wednesday, Jun 7, 2017

Sofia Coppola Academy Award-winning filmmaker and CalArts alumna Sofia Coppola (Art 94) has won Best Director at the recently concluded 2017 Cannes Film Festival held in France. Coppola, who garnered the award for the Southern gothic, “The Beguiled”, is only the 2nd female filmmaker to win...

CalArtian VR Film Shown at Cannes Film Festival

VR Video Still from “Pippa’s Pan 盼” by Celine Tien. Filmmakers are turning to VR to create new cinematic experiences, changing the ways audiences relate to onscreen action. As a tool, VR not only allows for full immersion, it also opens the door to interactive films that give viewers...

CalArtian Curates Feminist Film Clips for Amazon Series

“I Love Dick” can be streamed on Amazon. Following the success of Amazon TV’s “Transparent,” showrunner Jill Soloway created and directed “I Love Dick”, a new Amazon series based on Chris Kraus’ seminal 1995 book of the same name. The show is notably written...

CalArtians Screen Works at Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tenn.
Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017

The Knoxville, Tennessee-based Big Ears Festival curates a world-class lineup of musicians and filmmakers. This year, the festival runs from March 23-26 with several CalArtians screening their works, including School of Theater faculty Janie Geiser and alumni Manuela De Laborde (Film/Video MFA 16), Christina...

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1957 - Lang Station dedicated as State Historic Landmark No. 590 [story]
Lang Station
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