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1891 - Post office established at Saugus depot; renamed Surrey in 1906 [story]
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Cowell Named Castaic Teacher of Year
Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016

The Castaic Union School District has named Karen Cowell Teacher of the Year for her outstanding service to not only the school district, but to her students as well. Cowell has been with the school district for 14 years and through all of the ups and downs says there is no better district. “The kids...

New Culinary Arts Program Teaches Life Skills to Castaic Middle Schoolers
Thursday, Oct 1, 2015

The Culinary Arts Program at Castaic Middle School is giving its students a commanding lead in the culinary arts direction, following Julia Child’s famous saying, “People who love to eat are always the best people,” with a twist of showing what to eat and how to cook. In the Culinary Arts Program,...

Castaic Middle School is Honored with Gold Ribbon Award
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Castaic Middle School has been honored with the state’s new Gold Ribbon School Award by the California Distinguished Schools Program. State Superintendent of Public Information, Tom Torlakson, announced that about 193 middle schools and 180 high schools have been honored with the award. “These schools...

Castaic, High Desert Remain on List of Exemplary Middle Schools
Thursday, Jan 15, 2015

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced Thursday that seven high-performing California middle schools have been newly designated as model middle grades schools in the 2014-15 Schools to Watch. Also, the continued progress of 15 previously designated middle schools “will...

Preschool Classroom in Castaic Vandalized – Again
Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014

[KHTS] – The special education preschool classroom at Castaic Middle School was vandalized in late January with fire extinguishers and food smeared on the walls. A couple of weeks ago, between Feb. 21 and 24, the same classroom was hit a second time. Lisa Bloom, spokeswoman for the Castaic Union...

Castaic School District Vandalized Yet Again
Monday, Jan 27, 2014

[KHTS] – Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are investigating vandalism and what appears to be case of arson at Castaic Middle School. It is the third case of vandalism to hit Castaic Union School District since Dec. 23. The district’s special education preschool classroom–housed...

SCV Film Students Win Awards in National Contest (Video)
Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012

Broadcast television students from the Santa Clarita Valley are among the best in the U.S., and they proved it again this week when they learned they’d won multiple awards in an annual, nationwide competition. Three Santa Clarita Valley schools won awards and a fourth earned an honorable mention...

Castaic Middle Schoolers Help Light County Christmas Tree
Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012

Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich officially kicked off the holiday season in Los Angeles County with the annual lighting of the County Christmas Tree at the Music Center in downtown Los Angeles – continuing a special tradition begun by late Supervisor Kenneth Hahn in honor of the county’s children. Supervisor...

Thursday, Feb 23, 2012

[Sen. Sharon Runner] – Castaic Middle School in the Castaic Union Elementary School District is honored today for its commitment to improving the achievements of its students. Education experts dubbed this local school a model middle school in the “Schools to Watch – Taking Center Stage”...

SCV Film Festival Award Winners Announced [VIDEO]
Monday, Jan 9, 2012

The award winners in the 2012 Santa Clarita Valley Film Festival are:   Best Film “A Finger, Two Dots Then Me” “A Finger, Two Dots Then Me” is a spoken-word piece based on a popular poem by renowned modern poet Derrick Brown. The film takes a dramatic look at death, life...

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1891 - Post office established at Saugus depot; renamed Surrey in 1906 [story]
Surrey
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, in partnership with “RG Brake & Alignment” in Valencia, will be hosting a free ‘Catalytic Converter Etching Event’ throughout the month of August.
SCV Sheriff Station Holds Several Catalytic Converter Etching Events
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health also confirmed Wednesday 16 new deaths and 3,734 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 30,398 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 30,398; L.A. County Reports Death Of A Person Under 12
Allyson Felix, pursuing a U.S.-record 10th Olympic track and field medal, qualified for the women’s 400-meter finals on Wednesday morning, posting the fastest time she has run this season in one of three semifinals that set the field for Friday’s final race.
Olympics: Santa Clarita Raised Athlete Qualifies For 400-Meter Final
The L.A. County Board Of Supervisors has allocated $22 million for arts and creative recovery from the American Rescue Act.
L.A. Supervisors Allocate $22 Million For Arts And Creative Recovery
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital’s cardiology team gathered Tuesday to unveil the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, or TAVR, a cutting-edge cardiac procedure.
New Cardiac Technology Comes to Henry Mayo
Senator Scott Wilk announced that his recent bill unanimously passed in the state senate this past Tuesday. 
Wilk Bill To Urge Congress For Funding Students With Disabilities Passed By State Senate
Recently, the Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control released a COVID-19 Impact Report detailing the Department’s response to the pandemic and resulting operational changes.
Animal Care and Control Releases Covid-19 Impact Report, New Adoption Program
The community is rallying behind a 16-year-old Golden Valley High School student who is fighting to save her leg after she was hit by a car while riding a scooter.
Acton Teen Fights To Save Her Leg After A Car Struck her
1992 - Pardee House (ex-Good Templars Lodge) moved to Heritage Junction/Hart Park [story]
Pardee House
The Castaic Education Foundation Welcome Wagon announced it will be touring the Castaic community on Monday, Aug. 4, and Friday, Aug. 6 to visit students and their families as the first day of school closes in.
Castaic Education Foundation Welcome Wagon to Tour Castaic Community, Visit Students
Officials at the Santa Clarita Film Office said they have been “busy” in the last few months, a change from the March-June period from last year in which no productions were allowed to roll their cameras.
Santa Clarita Film Office Reports Over $34M Generated in 2021 Fiscal Year
Public comments from local organizations and residents submitted to the Los Angeles County Citizens Redistricting Commission this summer sent a uniform message to commissioners: Keep Los Angeles’s north county communities together.
SCV Residents, Groups Ask Redistricting Commission to Keep North County Communities Together
During Hispanic Heritage Month this year, Assemblywoman Suzette Valladares, R-Santa Clarita, will recognize constituents of Hispanic descent who have contributed to their community in the 38th Assembly District.
Valladares Opens Nominations for Hispanic Heritage Month Honorees
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has identified the first case of human West Nile virus infection in L.A. County for the 2021 season.
Public Health Confirms First 2021 Case of West Nile Virus in LA County
On Tuesday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed 20 new deaths and 2,293 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 30,273 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: 30,273 Total SCV Cases; Public Health to Host Virtual Town Hall on Schools Wednesday
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert for the Santa Clarita Valley beginning Wednesday, Aug. 4.
LA County Health Officer Issues Heat Alert for SCV Beginning Wednesday
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation is inviting the public to provide input to help inform future planning and funding to address regional and rural park and recreation needs.
Countywide Effort Encourages Residents to Help Identify Regional, Rural Park Needs
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is now offering Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), a cutting-edge minimally-invasive procedure to replace narrowed aortic valves that fail to properly open.
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Acquires TAVR Technology
Santa Clarita City Manager Ken Striplin has been recognized with the 2021 Award for Career Excellence in Memory of Mark E. Keane, a prestigious award given to one honoree each year from nominations of city managers across the country and around the globe.
City Manager Recognized With International Award of Excellence
As you drive around Santa Clarita, do you ever wonder what work is being done at your neighborhood park? Or when the new Sheriff’s Station will be complete? Maybe you want to go ice skating at The Cube or find out what issues are going before the City Council. There are several ways you can discover what’s going on in your city.
City Manager Ken Striplin: Connect With Your City
1975 - Henry Mayo Newhall (Memorial) Hospital opens with 100 beds [story]
HMNMH
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported an additional death on Monday, bringing the total of COVID-19 related deaths to 153, hospital spokesman Patrick Moody said.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: Henry Mayo Officials Report 153rd Death; Urge Those Eligible to Get Vaccinated
The Santa Clarita Public Library is excited to announce the return of the Summer Book Bag Sale!
Aug. 7-15: Friends of Santa Clarita Library Hosting Summer Book Bag Sale