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1874 - First train out of L.A. to reach new town of San Fernando; Newhall 2 years later [story]
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SCV Runners Senior Spotlight Features Saugus High School’s Kaela Berretta
Tuesday, Apr 21, 2020

Santa Clarita Valley Runners Senior Spotlight features Saugus High School’s Kaela Berretta, who has committed to Biola University. Here are Berretta’s career highlights: – Anchoring Saugus’ scoring five at the 2019 CIF SS XC Finals and coming in as the fourth scorer in the CIF State...

Historic Lady Cents Basketball Season Comes to Heartbreaking End
Thursday, Feb 20, 2020

Saugus girls basketball’s 45-43 loss to Fairmont Prep in the CIF-Southern Section Division 2AA quarterfinals was a game of seconds. With 30 seconds left in the game, Monique Febles released the ball from beyond the arc. The gym was silent, then it erupted in cheers. Febles had made the 3-pointer to...

Saugus Girls Basketball Opens Season with Win Over Glendale
Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019

Huddled together under their basket before the season opener against Glendale High School at Glendale on Tuesday, the Saugus girls basketball team let out a chant: “Who are we? Saugus. Who are we? Saugus. Who are we? Saugus strong,” the team yelled out in unison. Honoring the victims and playing...

Sept. 22: Saugus Cheer Youth Clinic Fundraiser
Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019

Saugus High School’s cheerleading squads are hosting a cheer clinic fundraiser Sunday, Sept. 22nd, from 1:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., that will teach cheer skills to kindergartners through eighth graders, who will then have an opportunity to cheer the first quarter of a Saugus varsity football game...

Saugus High Band Tours Northern California on Annual Trek
Thursday, Mar 28, 2019

Students from the Saugus High School Band and Color Guard recently traveled to San Francisco for their 2019 Tour. The group consisted of approximately 100 students, staff and chaperones. They departed from Saugus on Thursday morning, March 21, and made their first stop at California State Bakersfield,...

Saugus High Band Program to Hold 4 Fundraisers at Vincenzo’s
Thursday, Feb 21, 2019

The Saugus High School Band Program will hold four separate fundraising nights over the next few months at the Vincenzo’s Saugus location. The events will take place on each of the following Wednesday evenings: February 27 March 20 April 24 May 22 The band will play from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m....

Feb. 9: Hill to Host Community, Ceremonial Swearing In at Saugus High
Thursday, Feb 7, 2019

Congresswoman Katie Hill (D-Santa Clarita), who was officially sworn into office on Jan. 3, will host a ceremonial swearing in alongside her family, friends and community members at her alma mater, Saugus High School, on Saturday. The event will take place from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Saugus...

Sept. 23: Saugus High Cheer Squads Hosting Youth Clinic
Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018

Saugus High School’s cheerleading squads are hosting a cheer clinic fundraiser Sept. 23 that will teach cheer skills to kindergartners through eighth graders, who will then have an opportunity to cheer the first quarter of a Saugus varsity football game in October. Scheduled 1:15 p.m. – 4:30...

Ballard Fired as Saugus Basketball Coach
Friday, Feb 28, 2014

Derek Ballard spent six seasons as the head coach of Saugus boys basketball. Saugus High School boys basketball head coach Derek Ballard has been fired by Saugus principal Bill Bolde. Ballard was called into a meeting with Bolde Thursday at 12:30 pm and told the program needed to go into a different...

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1874 - First train out of L.A. to reach new town of San Fernando; Newhall 2 years later [story]
train tunnel
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Monday confirmed 18 new deaths and 337 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as cases in the Santa Clarita Valley now total 27,588 since the pandemic began.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: 2 New Vaccination Sites Open in SCV, Palmdale; 27,588 Total SCV Cases
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has reported six productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley, aka "Hollywood North," the week of Monday, April 19-25, 2021
Six Productions Filming in SCV this Week
The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and the Mental Health Commission will host a public hearing for the Mental Health Services Act Three-Year Plan on Thursday, April 22.
April 22: LACDMH, Mental Health Commission to Hold Virtual Public Hearing
The William S. Hart Union High School District was named one of 19 school districts and one county office of education for school attendance review board as a model program for its attendance strategies during distance learning.
Hart District Named Model SARB Award Winner by State
Students from across the California State University system will make final, virtual pitches of their ideas for new television series on Wednesday, May 5, at California State University, Northridge.
CSUN to Host Final for a Television Pitch Competition
The Children’s Bureau is seeking foster families during National Foster Parent Appreciation Month and is now offering two virtual ways for individuals and couples to learn how to help children in foster care while reunifying with birth families or how to provide legal permanency by adoption.
Children’s Bureau Offering Virtual Orientation During Foster Parent Appreciation Month
In April, the city of Santa Clarita joins in the celebration of National Volunteer Month by recognizing the community's exceptional volunteers with a national award.
Santa Clarita Celebrates National Volunteer Week, Awards Volunteers
To provide a framework to guide the future of residential development locally, the city of Santa Clarita is embarking on a public process to update the Housing Element of the Santa Clarita General Plan.
City to Update 2021-2029 General Plan Housing Element
In an email distributed to parents, Sulphur Springs Union School District Superintendent Catherine Kawaguchi warned parents of a man telling students that he is there to pick them up.
Sulphur Springs Warns of Suspicious Man Near Schools
1880 - Pico Oil Spring Mine Section 2 patented by R.F. Baker and Edward F. Beale [story]
E.F. Beale
1945 - Actors Harry & Olive Carey sell Saugus ranch after 29 years; now Tesoro del Valle [story]
Carey Ranch
1930 - Telephone switchboard operator Louise Gipe, heroine of the 1928 St. Francis Dam disaster, tries & fails to kill herself over an unrequited love [story]
Louise Gipe
The city of Santa Clarita’s Planning Commission will hold a regular meeting virtually Tuesday, April 20, at 6:00 p.m.
April 20: Planning Commission Virtual Regular Meeting
The owner of a shopping center at the corner of Lyons Avenue and Apple Street will seek the Santa Clarita Planning Commission’s approval Tuesday to subdivide the lot from three parcels to eight.
Planning Commission to Consider Subdivision Request
The deadline to submit entries for Santa Clarita Sister Cities’ Young Artists and Authors Showcase has been extended to Sunday, April 25, 2021.
Deadline Extended For Annual Sister Cities Young Artists And Authors Showcase
Internet marketing firm Scorpion made multiple company announcements Wednesday, including plans to open a new headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Scorpion Announces Plans to Move Headquarters
After a year of turmoil for many businesses in the Santa Clarita Valley, the SCV Economic Development Corp. released its list of the area’s largest employers.
EDC Releases SCV’s Largest Employers List
William S. Hart Union High School District officials said 18 students have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days during the regular board meeting Wednesday.
Hart District Reports 18 Positive Cases of COVID-19 Among Students
Los Angeles County Public Health on Friday confirmed 36 new deaths, 643 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, and reported the lowest test positivity rate to date.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: County Test Positivity Rate Hits Record Low; 27,557 Total SCV Cases
For the third year in a row, La Mesa Junior High School has been selected as a "Capturing Kids’ Hearts" National Showcase School for the 2020-2021 school year.
La Mesa Junior High School Selected as National Showcase School
California Senate Bill 545, a measure to provide additional resources to struggling students, has received unanimous support from the Senate Education Committee, announced Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita).
Wilk’s Bill to Address Learning Loss Passes Senate Education
As National Volunteer Appreciation Week approaches, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is recognizing its valued volunteers, a group that numbers over 300 and includes adults, teens, and canines.
April: 18-24: Henry Mayo Recognizes Volunteers During National Volunteer Appreciation Week
The city of Santa Clarita’s annual Earth Arbor Day celebration is set to go virtual this year with the release of an entertaining and informative video program on Thursday, April 22 at 10:00 a.m.
City to Celebrate Earth Arbor Day with Virtual Program and Free Mulch Giveaway