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1738 - Fr. Francisco Garcés born in Spain; came through SCV in 1776, found Tataviam fighting with Coastal Chumash, observed Santa Clara River flowing by night and dry by day despite the season being spring [story]
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LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Dec. 17: ‘Sensory-Friendly’ Santa Event at Canyon Country Community Center
Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018

“Milk and Cookies with Santa,” a free “sensory-friendly” storytelling and cookie-eating event hosted by the city of Santa Clarita, is set for the Canyon Country Community Center on Monday, Dec. 17, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Canyon Country Community Center is located at 18792...

Locals Jump & Jive in Canyon Country
Friday, Aug 19, 2016

The Canyon Country Community Center held its annual “Big Band Dance” on Saturday, Aug. 13. Thirty dancers participated in the one-hour swing dance lesson prior to showing off their new moves on the dance floor. After the swing dance lesson, two hours of social dancing took place. Over 50 participants...

Fun Family Offerings at CC Community Center
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016

The Canyon Country Community Center invites residents to kick-start February and March with classes and family fun events. From family movie nights to fitness classes, there’s something for all ages at the following events: * Parents’ Night Out/Kids’ Night Out – From 6:00 p.m. to 9:00...

Kids Enjoy Family Carnival in Canyon Country
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015

The Canyon Country Community Center got into the fall spirit Friday when the city staffers turned it into a farm with a variety of game booths. The CCCC team dressed up as farmers for the fun. More than 100 community members joined this family fun night enjoying games like Ready-Set-Glow, Jolly Jack-o-Lantern,...

Sign Up for City’s After-School Program Starting Tuesday
Saturday, Jul 25, 2015

The first session of the City of Santa Clarita’s L.E.A.P. program for the 2015-2016 school year begins on Monday, Aug. 17, at both the Canyon Country Community Center and the Newhall Community Center. Online registration for the after school program begins Tuesday, July 28, at 8 a.m., followed by walk-in...

July 15: 2nd Public Workshop on Future CC Community Center
Friday, Jun 26, 2015

The City of Santa Clarita will host a second public workshop on the Master Development Plan for the proposed Canyon Country Community Center site on Wednesday, July 15, from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library. A public engagement process completed in the spring of 2015 generated...

What Should Go Into New Canyon Country Community Center?
Thursday, Apr 30, 2015

The City of Santa Clarita is encouraging local residents to provide valuable input for the Master Development Plan of the new Canyon Country Community Center by attending a public workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, n the Community Room at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, located...

Dec. 3: Tell City What You Want from New Community Center
Monday, Dec 1, 2014

The City of Santa Clarita is inviting residents to help provide public input at the Future Canyon Country Community Center Public Workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. at the current Canyon Country Community Center. This public workshop will help plan and prioritize amenities and programming for the...

City Online Survey: Help Plan New CC Community Center
Thursday, Oct 2, 2014

The City of Santa Clarita is inviting residents to provide input to help determine programming needs and prioritize amenities for the future Canyon Country Community Center. Residents can share their thoughts via an online survey at Santa-Clarita.com/CCCC or RSVP to attend two public workshops on October...

Fall Into Fun at Canyon Country Community Center
Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014

Santa Clarita residents can stay active this fall with several free and low-cost offerings at the Canyon Country Community Center. Registration is now open for a variety of programs, including a new circuit training fitness class and the return of a popular swing dance event. Local adults 40 and older...

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1738 - Fr. Francisco Garcés born in Spain; came through SCV in 1776, found Tataviam fighting with Coastal Chumash, observed Santa Clara River flowing by night and dry by day despite the season being spring [story]
Garces statue
1987 - Ramona Chapel and Red Schoolhouse relocated to Heritage Junction [story]
Red Schoolhouse
1835 - Outlaw and Rocks/Park/High School namesake Tiburcio Vasquez born in Monterey, Calif. [story]
Tiburcio Vasquez
Nearly 100 people gathered in front of the highly anticipated Laemmle 7 in Newhall to officially open the theater to the Santa Clarita Valley community.
Laemmle Officially Opens in Old Town Newhall
The city of Santa Clarita Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission recently met to receive an update from city staff about the status of the Pioneer Oil Refinery in Newhall.
Parks Commissioners Asked to Advise on Pioneer Oil Refinery’s Future
A judge’s ruling this week dealt a setback to the Tejon Ranch Co.’s proposed 19,000-unit Centennial development project in the upper northwest corner of Los Angeles County.
Judge Halts Centennial Development Project in Tejon Ranch
The California Community College Athletic Trainers Association has named longtime athletic trainer, and current College of the Canyons associate athletic director, Chad Peters its 2021 Athletic Trainer of the Year.
Chad Peters Named CCCATA 2021 Athletic Trainer of the Year
Los Angeles County Public Health on Friday confirmed 48 new deaths and 752 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 27,432 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 27,432 Total SCV Cases; County Nears 5 Million Administered Doses
The Santa Clarita City Council Legislative Committee briefly met Thursday morning to recommend that the City Council oppose four pieces of state legislation that would expand the state’s land-use authority.
Council Committee Recommends Opposition to State Land-Use Bills
In an effort to provide kids across the Santa Clarita Valley with a safe place to play and learn over spring break while parents are working, the Boys & Girls Club of SCV holds an annual camp.
Boys & Girls Club Holds Spring Break Camp
In recognition of public safety dispatchers' services, the California Highway Patrol joins other law enforcement agencies to recognize National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week on April 11-17, 2021.
CHP to Honor Public Safety Dispatchers During National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
Officials in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be hosting a virtual community discussion on child abuse prevention April 20.
L.A. County Sheriffs to Host Child Abuse Prevention Seminar
1937 - Pioneer aviator E.B. Christopher and passenger killed in crash of light plane on Ridge Route near Gorman [story]
wreckage
CBRE announced the sale of a state-of-the-art 24,164 square-foot industrial facility to Tera McHugh and John McHugh, owners of Versatile Systems, Inc.
Valencia Industrial Building Sold to Versatile Systems
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying public health restrictions in place for large events and community gatherings, as well as past participation numbers, the city of Santa Clarita has evaluated several components of the annual Santa Clarita Marathon and is making a necessary change to the event.
City Postpones 2021 Marathon, Event Permanently Moved to February
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 52 new deaths and 710 new cases of COVID-19, with 27,417 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Hospitalizations Remain Under 600; SCV Cases Total 27,417
Because of the economic downturn brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, some pet owners may have delayed purchasing their annual pet licenses and are now subject to late penalty fees.
Animal Care & Control Temporarily Waives Pet Licensing Fees
College of the Canyons will welcome José Rivera, award-winning playwright and the first Puerto Rican screenwriter to be nominated for an Oscar, to the School of Visual & Performing Arts’ Virtual Industry Insight Series on Monday, April 12.
COC Virtual Industry Insight Series Welcomes Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter José Rivera
Santa Clarita Artists Association (SCAA) will spotlight contemporary artist Alex Schaeffer in a virtual oil demo on Monday, April 19, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
April 19: Virtual Oil Demo by Artist Alex Schaeffer
Spectrum Commercial Real Estate advisors Yair Haimoff, SIOR, Randy Cude, and Matt Sreden represented the seller in the sale of a 23,817-square-foot professional office building in a prime Valencia location.
Avenue Kearny Building Sells for $6 Million
Following stakeholder planning meetings over the course of a year and a public survey period in January, the city of Santa Clarita’s 2021 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) draft update enters the next phase in the approval and adoption process.
Residents Can Now Review Santa Clarita’s 2021 Hazard Mitigation Draft Plan
Cassie Gratton knows how to open a Laemmle theater. The general manager of the Newhall Laemmle, which will open its doors with a ribbon-cutting this Friday, also helped to open Laemmle’s Glendale and Claremont locations.
After Several Delays, Laemmle Newhall Opens Friday
The California Department of Transportation announced that new High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV, or carpool) lanes are open to motorists on Northbound and Southbound Interstate 5 between the Ventura Freeway (State Route 134) interchange in Los Angeles and Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank.
CalTrans Announces Opening of New I-5 Carpool Lanes