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1848 - SCV becomes part of the United States with the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo [treaty]
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

Yusuke Watanabe Illustrates Children’s Book, ‘A Fish Called Andromeda’
Friday, Jan 13, 2023

California Institute of the Arts alum Yusuke Watanabe (Film/Video BFA 2202) debuts his illustrations in “A Fish Called Andromeda,” a new children’s book written by Cynthia C. Huijgens. Published by Idle Time Press, the book was released in November and is available for purchase online....

‘The Living Quilt’ Temporary Public Art Piece Coming to Newhall Crossings
Friday, Jan 6, 2023

Become part of the next temporary public art piece in Santa Clarita when you step into “The Living Quilt,” a new collaboration between the city of Santa Clarita and California Institute of the Arts’ Professor John Hawk. Students in Professor Hawk’s Videographics class will create a “living...

Sundance Film Festival 2023 Features CalArtian Films
Friday, Dec 23, 2022

The Sundance Institute announced the full programming for the 2023 Sundance Film Festival to be held Jan. 19-29, 2023, in person in Park City, Salt Lake City and the Sundance Resort. The festival will also be held virtually from Jan. 24-29, 2023. This year’s hybrid festival includes films with cast...

NY Times Bestselling Author Stephen Jones Coming to CalArts
Thursday, Dec 22, 2022

“Could Stephen Jones be the Jordan Peele of horror literature? … He just might be.” — Entertainment Weekly   California Institute of the Arts is pleased to announce New York Times bestselling author Stephen Graham Jones as its 2023 Katie Jacobson Writer in Residence. Jones, the critically...

CalArts Artistic Director Named to Wuzhen Theatre Festival Committee
Thursday, Dec 8, 2022

Travis Preston, California Institute of the Arts School of Theater dean and CalArts Center for New Performance executive artistic director, has been named to the Artistic Committee of the Wuzhen Theatre Festival. The Wuzhen Theatre Festival is an annual theater event in the ancient water town of Wuzhen,...

Drummer Jonathan Pinson Joins CalArts Faculty
Monday, Nov 28, 2022

Written by Adam Smeltz As a kid, Jonathan Pinson often found himself next to the drummer for the church. His mother and stepfather—both active in the church choir—would plop him there during practice. It’s where they could keep an eye on him. “Naturally, I was easily gravitating toward the drums...

LACMA Presents CalArtian Raven Chacon’s Voiceless Mass
Thursday, Nov 24, 2022

The Los Angeles County Museum of Arts presented Wednesday a one-year anniversary performance of Diné artist and composer Raven Chacon’s (Music MFA 2004) Pulitzer Prize-winning work Voiceless Mass at the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles. Conducted by Charles Floyd, the program features...

CalArtians Among 2023 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominees

By Taya Zoormandan The 2023 Film Independent Spirit Awards nominees were announced Tuesday, among which are films by several CalArts alums and faculty. Two CalArtian-directed films are up this year for the John Cassavetes Award, given to the best feature made for less than $1 million (the amount has...

CalArts Mourns Death of Alice Estes Davis, Disney Costume Designer
Tuesday, Nov 15, 2022

Legendary Walt Disney Imagineering costume designer and Chouinard alum Alice Estes Davis, known for her design work for Disney theme park attractions It’s a Small World and Pirates of the Caribbean, died on Thursday, Nov. 3. She was 93. Born in Escalon, Calif., Davis exhibited artistic talents from...

CalArts Ranks No. 5 in TheWrap’s Best Film Schools of 2022
Friday, Nov 11, 2022

California Institute of the Arts earns the number five spot in this year’s top 50 film schools in the United States, per entertainment and media business platform TheWrap. Ranked ahead of CalArts are: 1. American Film Institute / Los Angeles, CA 2. University of Southern California / Los Angeles,...

Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
College of the Canyons won its second straight conference contest 64-55 over visiting Bakersfield College on Wednesday, as Jonah El-Farra and Andrew Henderson combined to put the Cougars over the top.
Cougs Win Second Straight Game with Victory Over Bakersfield 64-55
As schools throughout California struggle to secure funding to keep music and arts education afloat, Oksana Kolesnikova, an immigrant and internationally acclaimed pianist, is making sure students throughout Los Angeles County, including Santa Clarita, can experience the proven benefits that music and other extracurricular activities have to offer.
Acclaimed Pianist Offering Local After-School Enrichment Programs
SCV Water, in partnership with the Association of California Water Agencies, is pleased to introduce the Edward G. “Jerry” Gladbach Scholarship.
SCV Water, ACWA Partner to Establish Jerry Gladbach Scholarship
Kevin A. Klockenga has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.
Henry Mayo Names Kevin Klockenga New President, CEO
The city of Santa Clarita, in partnership with Santa Clarita Sister Cities, invites local students to submit original artwork, poetry, essays/creative writing, photographs or music for the 2023 Young Artists and Authors Showcase.
City Accepting Entries for Sister Cities Young Artists, Authors Showcase
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency’s Water Resources and Watershed Committee is holding an in-person meeting Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 8: SCV Water Resources, Watershed Committee Meeting
Producer Fred Blanco brings "The Great Wildcat Jackson" to The MAIN Friday, Feb. 17-Sunday, Feb. 19
‘The Great Wildcat Jackson’ Coming to The MAIN
Child & Family Center presents its 34th annual Taste of the Town on Sunday, May 7.
Taste of the Town Tickets Benefiting Child & Family Center On Sale Now
State Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced Thursday he has been asked to serve as vice chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Wilk to Serve as Vice Chair of Senate Judiciary Committee
As we step into the month of love, let's take a moment to reflect on the progress we made in January!
Message from JCI Santa Clarita President Cindy Curtis
The month of February is probably best known for the holiday of love, which falls on Feb. 14.
Monthly Message from City Manager | Say ‘I Do’ at City Hall – February 2023
As you may be aware, the city of Santa Clarita awarded a new Waste Collection Services Franchise Agreement to Burrtec Waste Industries, with the new agreement becoming effective July 1, 2023 which includes all single-family, multi-family and commercial properties in the City.
City Reminding Residents of Upcoming Waste Services Changes
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday no additional deaths and 31 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley, with 14 additional deaths and 1,354 new cases countywide.
Thursday COVID Roundup: 31 New SCV Cases
1848 - SCV becomes part of the United States with the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo [treaty]
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
The College of the Canyons seeks qualified individuals to serve on the Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee for a three-year term.
COC Seeks New Members for Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee
The L.A. County Department of Economic Opportunity announced the launch of their new Economic Opportunity Grant program for microbusinesses. 
More Than $54m in Grants Now Open for L.A. County’s Microbusinesses
Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, along with his California Senate Republican colleagues, is urging the California Public Utilities Commission to immediately disburse a state credit to provide customers with relief on their high natural gas bills.
Senator Wilk Urges State Action to Reduce Burdens on High Natural Gas Bills
The Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station is officially out of all auto-theft protection clubs for giveaway.
UPDATE: Auto-Theft Prevention Clubs No Longer Available
February is American Heart Month and Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is kicking off the month by highlighting several milestones of the hospital’s Roberta G. Veloz Cardiovascular Center.
Henry Mayo Kicks off American Heart Month by Recognizing a Year of Milestones
Spring is close, but February often brings unpredictable winter weather that can cause blood drive cancellations and make it difficult for donors to make it to their appointments safely. 
American Red Cross February Blood Drives in Santa Clarita
The CIF-SS is looking for an exceptional individual to become Commissioner of Athletics on or about July 5.
CIF Southern Section Seeking New Commissioner of Athletics
The College of the Canyons Athletics Department has announced its 2023 Hall of Fame class of inductees with the next Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony taking place under a reimagined event format on Wednesday, March 29 at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center.
Perlman, Low Announced as 2023 COC Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees
The Santa Clarita Valley Teacher Recruitment Fair will take place on Saturday, March 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rancho Pico Junior High School.
March 11: Santa Clarita Valley School Districts Holds Teacher Recruitment
Santa Clarita regularly tops lists as one of the safest cities in the country. This reputation is well-earned thanks to the hardworking men and women of our Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station and the vigilance of our residents.
Message from Santa Clarita Mayor | Maintaining Reputation as a Safe City