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2014 - "Become Ocean" by John Luther Adams (CalArts BFA 1973) named winner of 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Music [story]
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Nearly 70 Animals Affected by Lake Fire Sheltered at AV Fairgrounds
Thursday, Aug 13, 2020

The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) continues to provide safe sheltering for animals as a result of the recent Lake Fire. DACC is currently sheltering 67 animals: 16 horses 16 goats 15 chickens 7 ponies 5 sheep 3 roosters 2 ducks 2 pigs 1 peacock These animals are located...

County Waives Adoption Fees at All 7 Animal Care Centers
Thursday, Apr 23, 2020

The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) is currently waiving adoption fees at all seven animal care centers, including Castaic, in an effort to quickly place animals in homes during the COVID-19 crisis. The fee waived adoptions are possible thanks to an $80,000 grant DACC...

You’ll Be Way Safer-At-Home If You Adopt Butch
Friday, Apr 17, 2020

A handsome 5-year-old American bulldog named Butch, who’d make a great companion during our safer-at-home time and beyond, is ready for adoption right now at the Castaic Animal Care Center. Butch has been at the shelter longer than any other dog, and needs a home as much as you may need a quarantine...

Need a Friend? Adopt a Social Distancing Partner
Sunday, Mar 29, 2020

County of Los Angeles – Castaic Animal Care Center, March 29, 2020   Looking for comfort and friendship? Molly might be just what you need. Molly is a sweet, 6-year-old pittie mix with lots of personality. Here is what her foster mom had to say about her: “Sweet Molly is house trained...

Dec. 7-8: ‘Wild for Style’ Jewelry Sale to Benefit Animal Shelter
Monday, Nov 11, 2019

The Castaic Animal Care Center will present its “Wild for Animals 3: Wild for Style” jewelry and crafts sale benefit at the Santa Clarita Valley Boys & Girls Club’s Newhall clubhouse on Saturday and Sunday, December 7-8, to raise funds for the animal shelter and its pet adoption...

Nov. 8-10: County Sets ‘Pets for Vets’ Discounts
Friday, Nov 8, 2019

In honor of Veterans Day on Monday, the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control will discount adoption fees in a “Pets for Vets” promotion at all seven of the county’s facilities, including Castaic, from Friday through Sunday. Discounts are for all veterans, reserve...

Nov. 3-9: National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week
Monday, Nov 4, 2019

The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control and the Castaic Animal Care Center join in celebrating National Shelter Appreciation Week from November 3-9. Here’s how Santa Clarita Valley residents can help celebrate: Adopt: Save a life today. Come adopt from the Castaic Shelter....

Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair Affected by Saddleridge Fire
Monday, Oct 14, 2019

Thousands of pet lovers and hundreds of their furry friends flocked to William S. Hart Park on Sunday to celebrate their love for animals at the 19th annual Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair. Sarah Vatcher, social media coordinator for the pet fair, said that approximately 100 vendors participated in this...

July 13: World’s Largest 1-Day Photo Shoot of Shelter Pets
Monday, Jul 8, 2019

More than 1,200 shelter pets at the seven Los Angeles County Animal Care Centers will be ready for their close-ups on Saturday, July 13, when the largest one-day photo shoot of pets in shelters happens from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The first-ever “Seen = Saved” Adoption Event will bring together 200 photographers...

County to Offer Discounted Adoptions as Valentine’s Gift for Dog Lovers
Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019

The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control will discount adoption fees for dogs at the department’s seven shelters on Valentine’s Day through Sunday, Feb. 17. The centers are located in Castaic, Lancaster, Palmdale, Baldwin Park, Agoura, Carson/Gardena and Downey. Zara,...

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California public health officials this week lifted capacity limits on in-person services at places of worship from the state's reopening scheme, following a handful of Supreme Court decisions in favor of congregants challenging the state’s COVID-19 capacity limits.
California Lifts COVID Capacity Limits on Places of Worship
The Santa Clarita City Council on Tuesday night approved one-time funding of $100,000 for the relocation of Bridge to Home shelter services for people experiencing homelessness, and an additional loan not to exceed $110,000.
Santa Clarita City Council OK’s Funding for Bridge to Home Shelter Relocation
California Institute of the Arts, or CalArts, is leasing space at Newhall Crossings in Downtown Newhall to put its students’ artwork on display, officials with the Valencia arts college announced recently.
CalArtians’ Works on Display at Newhall Crossings
The Santa Clarita City Council unanimously approved Tuesday a Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital expansion plan, following a public hearing with protest from members of a local carpenters union and calls by community members to include a mental health care unit for children.
Santa Clarita City Council Approves Henry Mayo Expansion Plan
California Senate Bill 546, a measure to extend the state's "iFoster" cell phones and data program for foster youth, has passed out of the Senate Energy, Utilities, and Communications Committee with unanimous support, according to Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita).
Wilk’s Bill to Extend ‘iFoster’ Cell Phone Program for Foster Youth Moves Forward
2014 - "Become Ocean" by John Luther Adams (CalArts BFA 1973) named winner of 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Music [story]
John Luther Adams
College of the Canyons athletic programs returned to campus this week to begin outdoor team strength and conditioning activities, guided by a stringent return-to-campus procedural plan designed to ensure the health and safety of student-athletes, coaches and support staff.
Cougar Athletics Return to Campus
The organizers of high school athletics in Southern California announced Monday their plans to move forward with section championships for a number of outdoor sports.
CIF Announces Plans to Move Forward with Post-Season Play
If you watched NASA’s exciting Mars Perseverance rover landing on Feb. 18, you definitely won’t want to miss the College of the Canyons Canyon Country campus spring 2021 virtual Star Party on Friday, April 23.
April 23: COC Canyon Country Virtual Star Party
The city of Santa Clarita welcomes residents to dispose of their unwanted household hazardous and electronic waste at the FREE Household Hazardous/E-Waste Roundup on Saturday, April 17, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
April 17: Free Household Hazardous, E-Waste Roundup at COC
The Santa Clarita Veteran Services Collaborative announced that it has reintroduced Food Pantry and Post Service Officer services at the Veteran Center.
Santa Clarita Veterans Collaborative Brings Back Food Pantry, PSO Services
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce continues with its Shop Local Campaign. It's a new month and that means it's time shop local, Santa Clarita.
SCV Chamber’s Shop Local Campaign Underway
Out of an abundance of caution, Los Angeles County is following the recommendation of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to pause the use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine after reports that six women between the ages of 18 and 48 developed unusual types of blood clots 6 to 13 days after receiving the vaccine.
L.A. County Follows FDA, CDC Recommendation Pausing Use of J&J Vaccine
After a roller coaster of a year, the Santa Clarita Valley’s skating community once again took to the ice to celebrate the grand opening of The Cube, the city of Santa Clarita’s newly rebranded ice rink.
Santa Clarita Celebrates The Cube Grand Opening
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 23 new deaths and 448 new cases of COVID-19, with 27,487 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Remains in Orange Tier; 27,487 Total SCV Cases
1935 - Gladys Carter convicted of manslaughter in fatal shooting of Frances Walker, of the Placerita Walkers [story]
Gladys Carter
Los Angeles County Public Health officials will modify the Health Officer Order on Thursday, April 15, to align with changes to the state Blueprint for a Safer Economy regarding indoor live events and performances, private events such as conferences, receptions and meetings, and private informal gatherings.
April 15: L.A. County to Modify Health Officer Order to Align with State
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Monday confirmed 3 new deaths and 411 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as cases in the Santa Clarita Valley now total 27,482 since the pandemic began.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Death Rate Higher for Men Than Women; SCV Cases Total 27,482
Show producers Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher, and Steven Soderbergh on Monday announced the all-star cast of presenters at the 93rd Oscars, which will air live on ABC on Sunday, April 25, at 5 p.m. PDT.
Academy Reveals All-Star Cast of Presenters for 93rd Oscars Telecast
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has reported 10 productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley aka "Hollywood North" the week of Monday, April 12-18, 2021
Now Filming in SCV: ‘Star Trek Picard,’ ‘Good Trouble,” 8 More Productions
College of the Canyons and Palmdale Oasis Park Recreation Center will begin operating as Los Angeles County-operated COVID-19 vaccination sites in the northern part of the county starting Monday, April 19.
L.A. County to Open Vaccination Sites at COC, in Palmdale; Magic Mountain Site to Close
As of Monday, Los Angeles County residents may apply for financial help to cover funeral expenses through FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program.
FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program Open to L.A. County Residents
In a 5-4 ruling late Friday night, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that California can’t restrict home-based religious gatherings such as prayer meetings and Bible groups.
U.S. Supreme Court Blocks California Restriction on In-Home Religious Gatherings
A consulting firm hired by the city to evaluate the feasibility of establishing a city public health department in Santa Clarita did “not find a compelling case to change the basic structure of public health regulation” in Santa Clarita, according to a 17-page report published Friday as part of the Santa Clarita City Council’s Tuesday meeting agenda.
Report: No Compelling Case for Santa Clarita City Public Health Department