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1946 - Cher, great-granddaughter of Placerita Canyon homesteader Frank Walker and onetime Placerita property owner, born in El Centro, Calif. [story]
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March 1: Camp Clarita Begins Registration for Summer Sessions
Friday, Feb 25, 2022

The city of Santa Clarita’s Recreation and Community Services Division welcomes you to Camp Clarita, a popular summer day camp program held at locations throughout Santa Clarita. Online registration begins Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at 10 a.m. Camp Clarita is a day camp experience that provides campers...

Santa Clarita Inclusive Play Area Named a ‘Project of the Year’
Friday, Nov 20, 2020

The American Public Works Association’s Southern California Chapter has recognized the Inclusive Play Area at Santa Clarita’s Canyon Country Park as one of its 2020 Projects of the Year. Opened in January 2020 as a first-of-its-kind amenity in the Santa Clarita Valley, Canyon Country Park’s...

Santa Clarita City Manager’s Monthly Message – March 2020
Tuesday, Mar 3, 2020

Explore the City’s 34 Parks From sports fields and swimming pools, to dog parks and play areas – the city of Santa Clarita has 34 parks available for activities, organized sports, picnics, gatherings and simply enjoying the picturesque natural environment our City offers. Earlier this year, the...

Hundreds Gather for Inclusive Play Area Opening
Monday, Jan 27, 2020

Canyon Country Park was alive with the sounds of laughter at the grand opening event for the city of Santa Clarita’s first Inclusive Play Area on Saturday, January 25. The Santa Clarita City Council welcomed hundreds of children, parents and community members to the event, which included an official...

City Council OK’s Guards for Parks, More Sheriff’s Station Funds
Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019

The Santa Clarita City Council returned Tuesday after its summer hiatus, unanimously approving additional funding for a million-dollar playground and the new Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, as well as a contract for unarmed security services for parks. Council members approved a three-year...

May 30: Public Meetings on Inclusive Play Area at Canyon Country Park
Friday, May 17, 2019

The city of Santa Clarita will host two additional public meetings for residents to have the opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed plan to build an inclusive play area at Canyon Country Park. The first meeting will take place on Thursday, May 30 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. The second meeting is...

April 16: Proposed Canyon Country Park Inclusive Play Area Public Meeting
Thursday, Apr 11, 2019

Photo by Kay Turner Waggoner via Facebook.The city of Santa Clarita will hold a public meeting for residents to give ideas and feedback about the proposed inclusive play area at Canyon Country Park. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 16, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the East Community Room...

March 28: Parks, Recreation, Community Services Special Meeting
Monday, Mar 25, 2019

The Santa Clarita Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission will hold a special meeting on Thursday, March 28, starting at 8:30 a.m. The Commissioners will participate in site visits of the Primetime Preschool Program at Canyon Country Park and to check out the programming now taking place...

City’s First Inclusive Play Area Coming to Canyon Country Park
Thursday, Feb 14, 2019

Photo by Kay Turner Waggoner via Facebook. The city of Santa Clarita’s first inclusive play area is coming to Canyon Country Park, following the City Council’s approval of a contract to begin the project at its meeting on February 12, 2019. The play area, which will include elements that welcome...

City Updates Ball Fields in Santa Clarita Parks
Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018

The city of Santa Clarita recently completed a series of updates to baseball and softball fields at a number of city parks, resulting in safety enhancements and visual upgrades that will benefit players at these facilities. Staff members from the city’s Parks division and Adult Sports office collaborated...

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1946 - Cher, great-granddaughter of Placerita Canyon homesteader Frank Walker and onetime Placerita property owner, born in El Centro, Calif. [story]
Cher and grandma
The California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section announced its All-Foothill League teams representing the Santa Clarita Valley.
All CIF-SS Foothill League Spring Sports Teams Announced
Free business training webinars are available from the College of the Canyons Small Business Development Corporation. The SBDC is the Small Business Administration's largest service program and provides high quality business and economic development assistance to small businesses and entrepreneurs. It provides no-cost business advising and low-cost training to existing and new businesses.
May 25: COC SBDC Hosting Free Webinars to Help Grow Your Business
The city of Santa Clarita has released a list of arts-related events happening in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Santa Clarita Arts Calendar
Charlotte Kaup Kleeman, 1996 Santa Clarita Valley Woman of the Year, died Thursday, May 19, 2022 in Valencia. She was 85.
Longtime Community Leader Charlotte Kleeman Dies at 85
After a more than a two-year wait, the Free to Be Me Music Festival will make its much-anticipated debut at the Canyon Country Community Center, located at 18410 Sierra Highway, on Sunday, June 12, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
City’s Long-Awaited ‘Free to Be Me’ Music Festival Debuting June 12
The 37th Women in Service Celebration was hosted by the Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley on Saturday, May 14. The event honored 19 women who have worked tirelessly to improve the lives of women and girls in the SCV. The honorees were nominated by SCV nonprofits.
Zonta SCV Names Alison Lindemann Recipient of Carmen Sarro Award
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday nine additional deaths and 4,725 new positive cases countywide, with 164 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID Roundup: 164 New SCV Cases, 4,725 New Cases Countywide
The Fil-Am Association of Santa Clarita Valley will host the "A Black Tie Gala" on July 23 at 7 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Valencia, located at 24500 Town Center Drive.
July 23: SCV Fil-Am Association Hosts Black Tie Gala
College of the Canyons is sending two Cougars to the California Community College Athletic Association State Championship meet after their respective performances at the Southern California Championships hosted by Moorpark College on May 13.
Two Cougars Track, Field Standouts Advance to State Championship
1851 - San Fernando-San Francisquito-Eliz. Lake Roads become public highways [story]
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The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reminds everyone taking a trip to visit friends or family over the Memorial Day Weekend to always buckle up and keep children in child safety seats.
LASD Reminds Drivers To ‘Click it or Ticket’ Over Memorial Day Weekend
Best Best & Krieger LLP, in partnership with the Association of California Water Agencies, has selected Santa Clarita high school senior Shelby Negosian as the inaugural recipient of the Arthur L. Littleworth Best Best & Krieger Diversity Scholarship.
Saugus High Senior Awarded Inaugural Arthur L. Littleworth Best Best & Krieger Diversity Scholarship
SCV Water’s 2022 Annual Consumer Confidence Report is now available.
SCV Water Releases Annual Consumer Confidence Report
The California Department of Public Health and OptumServe are upgrading testing sites across the state to provide both testing and treatment for individuals who test positive and qualify for COVID-19 treatment.
California Streamlines Access to COVID-19 Testing, Treatment
PFLAG SCV, Queer SCV, and the SCV LGBTQ Center, three local non-profits, have collaborated for SCV Pride Week, June 4 through June 11, 2022.
June 4: Three Local Non-Profits Start Santa Clarita’s First LGBTQ+ Pride Week
As Los Angeles County prepares to intensify and refocus its efforts to fight homelessness, the Board of Supervisors approved a $532.6-million spending plan that significantly expands permanent and interim housing solutions and increases funding for local cities in the coming fiscal year, which begins July 1.
Board of Supervisors Approves $532.6M Homelessness Spending Plan
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion Tuesday authored by Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Sheila Kuehl that aims to decrease the number of veteran decedents by suicide.
L.A. County Supervisors Tackle Veteran Suicide Prevention
Sign-up to volunteer today for the city of Santa Clarita’s 1st Graffiti Removal Day on Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (locations TBD).
June 4: Join City’s First Graffiti Removal Day
When Jammal Yarbrough accepted a summer internship with TE Connectivity in Pennsylvania, he was quick to ask if he would be able to attend his College of the Canyons on graduation on June 3 to receive his associate degree in electrical engineering. 
Graduating Electrical Engineering Student Is Ready for Take Off
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 10 additional deaths and 4,384 new cases Wednesday countywide.
Wednesday COVID Roundup: Student Cases See Rise As Graduations Begin
1978 - Concert scene for "KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park" filmed at Magic Mountain [story]
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California Institute of the Arts hosted graduation ceremonies Friday, May 13 in the CalArts Graduation Courtyard. After two years of virtual ceremonies the CalArts class of 2022 celebrated graduation with an in-person event at the Valencia campus.
CalArts Class of 2022 Graduates 366 with Music and Unique Traditions
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday eight new deaths and 2,233 new positive cases in Los Angeles County and 488 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley. This new data brings Los Angeles County death totals to 32,045, county case totals to 2,917,892 and Santa Clarita Valley case totals to 75,349 since March of 2020. There are 327 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized.
Tuesday COVID Roundup: 488 SCV Cases Reported, Total SCV Cases Exceed 75,000
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