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1935 - Gladys Carter convicted of manslaughter in fatal shooting of Frances Walker, of the Placerita Walkers [story]
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LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
SCV Entertainment Beat: Summer Meltdown Moves to Central Park
Thursday, Feb 25, 2016

Tickets are now available for the 13th annual Summer Meltdown Autism Awareness Art & Music Festival Saturday and Sunday, April 30 and May 1, rocking for the first year at Santa Clarita’s Central Park. It’s also the first two-day event in Summer Meltdown history, a testament to the marathon festival’s...

Warning Track Added to Central Park Softball Field
Monday, Jun 1, 2015

The City of Santa Clarita’s parks staff recently installed a second warning track on the softball field No. 1 at Central Park. Besides adding an aesthetically pleasing aspect to the ball fields, the warning track provides a safety buffer for players tracking fly balls near the fence line and also serves...

Feb. 25: Public Meeting on Future Tennis Courts at Central Park
Monday, Feb 16, 2015

The City of Santa Clarita will host a public meeting to discuss the design of the new Central Park Tennis Center from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Highlands Elementary School, located at 27332 Catalda Avenue. Residents are invited to attend the public meeting to provide input...

Food Pantry to Host Run Against Hunger
Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

No child in the Santa Clarita Valley should ever go to bed hungry. That’s why those at the Santa Clarita Food Pantry work tirelessly to provide supplemental food for families across our valley. To help accomplish this mission and raise funds to fill the pantry’s shelves, hundreds of local runners...

SCV NewsBreak for Monday, August 25, 2014
Monday, Aug 25, 2014

A Texarkana lawyer who is seeking compensation for victims of ex-Pastor Tony Alamo will likely be going after his Santa Clarita properties in October. When students at Charles Helmers elementary were asked to donate Chunks of Change to help fight ALS, they didn’t hold back. Phase three of Santa Clarita...

Central Park Phase Three Complete

City of Santa Clarita officials among several other community members met Monday at Central Park for the Phase Three of the Central Park Master Plan ribbon cutting ceremony. “We just have the perfect place,” said Mayor Laurene Weste. “This has just been an amazing road. This is part...

Gnats are Bugging People in Central Park
Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014

[KHTS] – Dozens of Santa Clarita Valley residents have taken to Facebook to voice concerns about an alleged gnat problem in Central Park, while Santa Clarita city officials said their initial inspection failed to find an infestation. Several Santa Clarita residents posted comments noting the gnats...

City: No Drones Allowed in Santa Clarita Parks
Monday, Jul 28, 2014

[KHTS] – Flying a remote-controlled helicopter, plane or even a small drone might seem like a fun thing to do in a public park, but doing it in a park in Santa Clarita could earn you a citation. The idea behind the rule banning such devices is a safety consideration, said Rick Gould, director of...

New Sports Field at Central Park Nearly Ready
Monday, Jul 14, 2014

The construction of the Central Park Sports Field Phase III is nearly completed. The new lighted parking areas, cross-country running path, and exercise plaza area are open to the public. The sports field turf area will remain closed and fenced off during the completion of the turf establishment/maintenance...

Macy’s Raising Money to Support City’s Central Park
Monday, Mar 10, 2014

Central Park has been selected for “Heart Your Park,” a program introduced as part of Macy’s “Secret Garden” campaign, which aims to raise awareness and dollars for local parks across the country. From March 7 to March 31, customers at Macy’s in the Westfield Valencia Town Center can donate...

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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
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
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital will present to the Santa Clarita City Council Tuesday a hospital expansion plan to increase facilities by 200,000 square feet.
City Council to Weigh Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Expansion Plan
The Santa Clarita Valley's COVID-19 vaccination rate has increased by about 5%, as 37% of residents 16 and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, according to data through April 4 published by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
SCV COVID-19 Vaccination Rate Increases to 37%
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