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1919 - First publication of weekly Newhall Signal newspaper, $2 a year [story]
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LOCAL SCHOOL NEWS
Charter School Operator to Pay $168.5 Mil. for Misleading Parents
Friday, Jul 8, 2016

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced Friday that the Bureau of Children’s Justice and False Claims Unit of the California Department of Justice has reached a settlement agreement with K12 Inc., a for-profit online charter school operator, and the 14 affiliated non-profit schools known as the...

SCVi to Host Civil War Living History Event
Friday, May 15, 2015

As part of iLEAD Schools’ project-based learning curriculum, SCVi Charter School’s 8th-grade  learners will provide the public with a living history display from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the historic Rancho Camulos in Piru.  Each student will portray a person from the Civil War era, remaining “in...

State: No Public School, Including Charter, Can Require Parents to Volunteer
Thursday, Jan 29, 2015

Tom Torlakson State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced updated guidance on parent service hours requirements in schools. “We encourage parents to volunteer at their schools, but we want to make it very clear that no school can require parents to volunteer in order for a student...

Your Driveway, My Lemonade Stand
Monday, Jan 12, 2015

I think I’m going to convert my big RV into a food truck and park it on Main Street next to the Newhall Refinery restaurant. I’ll try to serve the same style and type of food. I might cut some corners but I figure I’ll make it up in volume so that I can manage the restaurant and pay myself a management...

Brown Vetoes Charter School Bill, Assembles Team to Curb Abuses
Monday, Sep 22, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed Senate Bill 1263 last week, ending, at least for now, Santa Clarita Valley school officials’ legislative attempts to stop charter schools from locating outside of the district that charters them. In his veto message, Brown said: “Unfortunately, it appears that some districts...

Assembly Passes Bill To Limit Charter School Approvals
Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

[KHTS] – The state Assembly approved a bill Tuesday by Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Calabasas, that would require future charter schools to operate within the boundaries of the district that charters them. The legislation was sought by school districts in the Santa Clarita Valley after the Acton-Agua Dulce...

Albert Einstein Academy Welcomes Students to a New Campus
Friday, Aug 22, 2014

Photo courtesy of Einstein Academy [KHTS] Albert Einstein Academy for the Letters, Arts and Sciences officials hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for their elementary school at a former Pinecrest school site in Santa Clarita this week. Einstein Academy’s efforts to open an elementary school have managed...

Acton-AD: County Halts 2 More School Charters
Monday, Jun 16, 2014

[KHTS] – Los Angeles County education officials put two more charter school approvals from the Acton Agua Dulce Unified School District on hold recently, in light of continued concerns about the district’s finances. A letter sent June 12 to school board President Mark Distaso was the second in...

County Officials Place Hold on Acton-AD Charter School Plans
Thursday, Jun 5, 2014

[KHTS] – County school officials ordered the Acton-Agua Dulce School District to hold off on five charter school petitions recommended for approval, according to a recent letter from the Los Angeles County Office of Education. Citing “fiscal solvency issues,” LACOE appointed Dick Douglas as...

SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Santa Clarita Valley School district leaders are asking lawmakers to stop approving charter schools in our area. Astronomy students at West Ranch High School could have read about outer space and the edge of the earth’s atmosphere in a textbook but they’re conducting their own research instead. Santa...

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1919 - First publication of weekly Newhall Signal newspaper, $2 a year [story]
Signal Century
It was the most anticipated event on the campus.
Stanford Hands TMU Volleyball First Loss of Season
After a three-year hiatus, the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will commemorate the 95th anniversary of the second-worst disaster in California history by bringing back its renowned St. Francis Dam lecture and bus tour/hike at the dam site in San Francisquito Canyon on Saturday, March 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
After Three-Year Hiatus, St. Francis Dam Tour Returns
Ethan Igbanugo's basket with 34 seconds remaining would prove to be the game winner as CSUN Men's Basketball knocked off first-place UC Santa Barbara 72-67 on Saturday at Premier America Credit Union Arena.
CSUN Knocks Off First-Place UCSB 72-67
The College of the Canyons football program is hosting its first Super Bowl Saturday Football Camp for youth players on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Cougar Stadium. 
COC to Kick Off Super Bowl Weekend with Inaugural Youth Football Camp
College of the Canyons student-athletes Allyson Melgar (softball) and Ryan Camacho (baseball) have been named the COC Athletic Department's Women's & Men's Student-Athletes of the Week for the period running Jan. 30 to Feb. 4.
COC Names Melgar, Camacho Athletes of the Week
Blue Star Ranch, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting post-combat veterans with post traumatic stress disorder, is looking for another therapy team to join its ranks.
Blue Star Ranch Seeking to Expand Therapy Team
California Credit Union invites all Santa Clarita Valley teachers who have a dream class project idea to apply for a credit union grant through its bi-annual Teacher Grant program.
SCV Teachers Encouraged to Apply for California Credit Union Grant
This semester’s Black History Month at California State University, Northridge will focus on the theme of Black Resistance.
CSUN Announces Black History Month Lineup
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office released the 12 productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, Feb. 6 – Sunday, Feb. 12.
‘CSI,’ ‘S.W.A.T.’ Among 12 Productions Currently Filming in SCV
The Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors is seeking young artists for its annual Can the Trash! Clean Beach Poster Contest.
L.A. County Seeking Young Artists for Clean Beach Poster Contest
Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, will open at 26557 Golden Valley Road in Santa Clarita Wednesday.
Jersey Mike’s Holds Grand Opening, Fundraiser at Golden Valley Road Location
The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees will hold a business meeting Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 5 p.m., in the University Center, Room 301 on the Valencia campus of College of the Canyons.
Feb. 8: COC Board of Trustees Business Meeting
The Los Angeles County health officer issued a Cold Weather Alert in the Santa Clarita Valley Monday through Tuesday due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures.
Cold Weather Alert Issued for SCV
The Santa Clarita Arts Commission will hold its regular meeting Thursday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m., in Council Chambers at City Hall.
Feb. 9: Santa Clarita Arts Commission Regular Meeting
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Monday no additional deaths and 62 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley over the weekend, with 30 additional deaths and 2,201 new cases countywide.
Monday COVID Roundup: 62 New SCV Cases
The California Department of Transportation and the California Office of Traffic Safety unveiled Monday Safety Sam as their new safety cone mascot.
Caltrans Introduces Safety Sam to Promote Traffic Safety
1988 - Saugus Speedway owners demolish historic Bonelli Ranch House [story]
Bonelli House
1921 - After leasing since 1918, William S. Hart purchases the Horseshoe Ranch in Newhall from Babcock Smith [story]
Hart ranch
1822 - Surveyor Edward F. Beale born in Washington, D.C.; cut through Newhall Pass 40 years later, assembled 270,000-acre Tejon Ranch [story]
Edward Beale
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 19 new deaths throughout L.A. County, 1,417 new cases countywide and 25 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID Roundup: L.A. County Remains in Low Community Level for Third Week
Carousel Ranch, a place where children with special needs discover and experience some of their greatest achievements through equestrian therapy and vocational training programs will celebrate its 26th anniversary this year.
Carousel Ranch ‘Carousel Wishes, Valentine Kisses’ Campaign
One of my favorite aspects of the Fifth District is how many beautiful outdoor areas we have to enjoy.
Kathryn Barger | Keeping up with Kathryn
The city of Santa Clarita has announced that as part of the median modification work taking place at Orchard Village Road and Wiley Canyon Road, additional lane closures are required on Saturday, Feb. 4 for street grinding and paving.
Feb. 4: Additional Lane Closures Required Wiley Canyon/Orchard Village Roads
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