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Mini Grants to Address Equity Now Available to Educators
Friday, Dec 18, 2020

SACRAMENTO — California school districts and charter schools can now apply for mini grants to address equity and opportunity gaps in student learning said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond on Wednesday. Announced earlier this month as part of its ongoing efforts to address the...

Hart District Extends SCVi Charter’s Petition to 2025
Thursday, Nov 21, 2019

The William S. Hart Union High School District’s board renewed Santa Clarita Valley International’s charter school petition Wednesday night despite district staff stating the school did not qualify for renewal under traditional California Education Code. Charter schools are required by the state...

Aug. 15: SCVi’s Prospective Family Night
Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019

SCVi, iLEAD’s founding school, a free public charter school serving learners in grades TK through 12, will welcome students, parents and interested members of the community to its Prospective Family Night at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the Shakespeare Theatre on campus, located at 28060 Hasley...

Poll Finds Californians Split on Charter Schools
Thursday, Apr 25, 2019

By Nathan Solis LOS ANGELES (CN) – Reaching a consensus on how to teach California’s children is a tricky problem depending on whom you ask. According to a new study released Wednesday from the Public Policy Institute of California, some see a solution through charter schools while others cannot...

Smith Submits Bill to Increase Charter Transparency
Thursday, Feb 28, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Christy Smith (D- Santa Clarita) introduced AB 1507 on Monday, which would close a loophole in current law which allows charter schools to operate outside of its authorizing district. “I am proud to author AB 1507 which restores the right of individual districts to have...

Weste to be Honored with ‘Vision in Education’ Award
Monday, Feb 4, 2019

Santa Clarita Mayor Laurene Weste, Dec. 12, 2017. | Photo: Stephen K. Peeples iLEAD Schools and SCVi, iLEAD’s founding school, will honor Santa Clarita City Councilmember Laurene Weste with its “Vision in Education” award at its annual benefit dinner March 9. The award recognizes a community leader...

Agua Dulce Charter School Selected for $475K Grant
Thursday, Dec 13, 2018

iLEAD Agua Dulce, a free public charter school serving grades TK through 6, has been selected to receive a $475,000 grant to bolster its acclaimed project-based and social-emotional learning programs, the school announced Thursday. The grant, which is allocated and administered by the Federal Public...

Nov. 14, 15: SCVi’s Prospective Family Meetings
Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018

SCVi, iLEAD’s founding school serving learners in grades TK through 12, will welcome students, parents and interested members of the community to two Prospective Family Meetings Wednesday and Thursday. The first event, Prospective Family Night, will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Nov. 14 at the school’s...

Einstein Academy to Close Charter Schools
Thursday, Apr 19, 2018

Parents from Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts, and Sciences were notified Wednesday that Einstein will surrender its charters from the Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District and shutter its campuses. The letter from Einstein CEO Maggie Ford acknowledged a number of issues that contributed...

Jan. 18: SCVi Open House, High School Information Session
Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018

Santa Clarita Valley International (SCVi), a free public charter school serving grades TK through 12, will host an informational session Thursday for current and prospective high school students in the school’s Shakespeare Theatre at 28060 Hasley Canyon Road in Castaic, the school announced Tuesday....

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1969 - Board of Trustees selects "College of the Canyons" name [story]
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The city of Santa Clarita Planning Commission is scheduled to conduct a public hearing Tuesday to further deliberate on the Sand Canyon Resort development.
Sand Canyon Resort Development Returns to Planning Commission
The CIF Southern Section and KAP7 International, Inc. announced a five-year partnership extension for KAP7 to be the official boys and girls water polo ball for all championship events.
KAP7, CIF-SS Announce Extension of Five-Year Ball Partnership
Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled a plan that would spend about $1.5 billion of the state’s $75.7 billion surplus in grants of up to $25,000 to support small businesses, according to state officials this week.
Chamber Urges SCV to Support Newsom’s Aid to Small Businesses
On Friday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed 17 new deaths and 583 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 27,842 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Studies Show Vaccine Appears to Be Effective Against Variants; 27,842 Total SCV Cases
Fourteen-year-old Andrew Jenofsky was the first in line to get his shot at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Thursday morning, as adolescents ages 12-15 were given the go-ahead to get Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.
14-Year-Old First to Receive Pfizer Vaccine at Henry Mayo
Support for Israel was written across the signs and faces of approximately 100 demonstrators during a rally held on City Hall’s steps Thursday evening.
Approximately 100 SCV Residents Gather to Support Israel
The city of Santa Clarita received approximately 850 applications for its rental assistance program ahead of the program’s April 30 application deadline.
City Receives More Than 800 Rental Assistance Applications
Saddleback Butte State Park announced it is urgently searching for volunteers to become camp hosts beginning June 1.
Camp Hosts Needed at Saddleback Butte State Park, New Updates Announced for Mojave Area State Parks
Los Angeles County Public Health officials said it will review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's newly released guidance for fully vaccinated residents in order to make adjustments to the current County and state guidelines.
LA County to Review CDC’s Masking Guidelines for Fully Vaccinated People
The city of Santa Clarita released an updated schedule for the Concerts in the Park series set to take place in July and August.
City Releases Updated Schedule for Concerts in the Park
1874 - Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez captured in Hollywood Hills [story]
Tiburcio Vasquez
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidance Thursday indicating that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely resume activities that were done prior to the pandemic.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: CDC Loosens Mask Restrictions for Fully Vaccinated People; SCV Cases Total 27,825
A total of 277 single-family homes changed owners during April in the Santa Clarita Valley as the as the tight inventory rose to its highest level in five months, though remained well below year-ago totals, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Thursday.
SCV Median Home Price $795,000 Hits Record
After making numerous requests for correction for failure by the County Board of Supervisors to abide by various sections of the Brown Act, the Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment was left with no option than to file a formal legal complaint.
SCOPE Files Legal Complaint Over L.A. County’s Failure to Abide by Brown Act
The case against a prominent Santa Clarita Valley Realtor who had been accused of a sexual assault stemming from a Las Vegas real estate conference last summer was dismissed, a court clerk confirmed Thursday.
Las Vegas Sexual Assault Case Against SCV Realtor Dismissed, L.A. County Case “Still Active”
Tommy's Boats - a national boat dealership brand with locations in Florida, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, and Michigan - announced a new location opening soon in Castaic.
May 19, May 20: Tommy’s Boats Grill & Chill Hiring Event
Foothill League coaches announced their choice for Player of the Year and their All-League teams recently.
Saugus High QB Named Foothill League Player of the Year
California Credit Union has awarded 10 scholarships of $1,000 each to college-bound students in Los Angeles and Orange Counties in its annual College Scholarship Program.
Valencia High Student Awarded California Credit Union Scholarship
Santa Clarita Mayor Bill Miranda responded Tuesday to criticisms of the city of Santa Clarita Human Relations Roundtable, which was formed as a result of last summer’s protests about issues involving race relations.
Mayor Taking Human Relations Roundtable Criticisms “Very Seriously”
1825 - Town founder Henry Mayo Newhall born in Saugus, Mass. [read/watch]
Henry M. Newhall
Six days a week, Santa Clarita Grocery opens its warehouse to people in need.
Local Shop Donates Leftover Bagels To Help Families
As part of the $100 billion California Comeback Plan, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a $20 billion to transform California public schools into gateways of equity and opportunity.
Newsom Announces $20 Billion Investment to Public Schools
The LA County Development Authority have extended the deadline to register for elderly family housing sites from June to the end of the year. 
LACDA Extends Registration For Elderly Family Public Housing Sites, Including Valencia