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1900 - Pacific Telephone & Telegraph establishes Newhall exchange; SCV gets first phone [story]
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SCV Entertainment Beat: ’40s Music Friday at the PAC; more
Thursday, Oct 22, 2015

The California Alliance for Jazz recently honored the College of the Canyons Studio Jazz Ensemble as 2015 State Champions, and for the second year in a row. On Friday night at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, COC’s big band and student Jazz Lab bands will flash back to the ‘40s. The special...

Oct. 23: Music of World War II at Canyons PAC
Monday, Oct 19, 2015

The College of the Canyons music department will present the concert event ‘Music of World War II’ featuring the award winning COC Studio Jazz Ensemble & Lab Bands. The ‘Music of World War II’ fall concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 23, at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts...

May 29: COC Jazz Concert POPS! with Excitement
Thursday, May 14, 2015

The College of the Canyons music department returns with renditions of popular music from the stage and screen  — mixed in with some rock-n-roll and horn band tunes — during its annual POPS! Jazz Concert. The event serves as the conclusion to the Studio Jazz Ensemble’s spring season, and will...

March 27: Symphonic Jazz Concert at PAC
Monday, Mar 16, 2015

The College of the Canyons music department will present a selection of symphonic music — but with a touch of jazz — at its annual ‘Symphonic Jazz’ concert on Friday, March 27, at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center. The event will include a showcase of the college’s award-winning Studio...

SCV Entertainment Beat: Friday Jazz, Saturday Strings
Thursday, Dec 4, 2014

If you’re not yet in the holiday spirit, the College of the Canyons Studio Jazz Ensemble and the Lab Band will get you there Friday night at the Performing Arts Center. Director K.C. Manji and the bands will play a mix of traditional holiday tunes performed in a variety of styles, from swing to bossa...

Dec. 5: Holiday Jazz Concert at COC
Thursday, Nov 20, 2014

The College of the Canyons Studio Jazz Ensemble and Lab Band is supplying a healthy dose of seasonal cheer at this year’s Holiday Jazz Concert, where audience members will be treated to a mix of traditional holiday tunes performed in a variety of styles. This year’s festivities will take place at...

Oct. 24: Big Band Concert at the PAC
Monday, Oct 6, 2014

The Gary Urwin Jazz Orchestra is known as “a veritable who’s who among the Los Angeles area’s most accomplished studio and big band artists,” and it’s coming to the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons for one night only at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. Urwin, along with...

March 21: COC Jazz Concert at PAC
Thursday, Mar 13, 2014

Marking the beginning of their concert season, the College of the Canyons Studio Jazz Ensemble and Lab Bands will perform their spring JAZZ IT! concert on Friday, March 21, at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center. The award-winning ensemble will perform music representing various styles of jazz including,...

SCV Entertainment Beat: COC Jazz, Holiday Family Fun, more
Thursday, Dec 5, 2013

Friday night, the COC Studio Jazz Ensemble big band and the COC Lab Band feature an evening of holiday music at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center. KC Manji is the band director, and Katherine Lench-Meyering is the guest vocalist. The show is also a release party for the Studio Jazz Band’s new...

Oct. 25: COC Big  Band Jazz Coming to PAC
Thursday, Sep 26, 2013

The College of the Canyons music department will present their fall jazz concert “Sounds of Big Band Jazz” on Friday, Oct. 25 at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC). With some help from local artists Lee Lowe and Fern Jones, the college’s Jazz Combo band and the Studio Jazz Ensemble...

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1900 - Pacific Telephone & Telegraph establishes Newhall exchange; SCV gets first phone [story]
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After meeting in closed session on Wednesday, July 10, the Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees announced its unanimous decision to place Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook on administrative leave, effective Monday, July 15.
Dianne Van Hook Placed on Administrative Leave
Santa Clarita is known, not only for its scenic open spaces and family-friendly community, but also for its commitment to nurturing the arts and fostering a thriving, dynamic environment where creativity can flourish.
Bill Miranda | Creativity in Every Corner
Join the Valley Industry Association Friday, Aug. 2, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., where an update on the Valencia Town Center will be presented.
Aug. 2: VIA Hosting Valencia Town Center Update
Calling all dog lovers! The 2024 Santa Clarita Valley Walk to End Alzheimer's announced its search for a dog mascot.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s Announces Dog Mascot Contest
Sagittarius Ponderosa, written by MJ Kaufman and directed by Skylar Reede, will begin its run at The MAIN beginning Aug. 23 to Sept. 1.
‘Sagittarius Ponderosa’ Coming to The MAIN
Nicole Miller was recently awarded Zontian of the Year 2024 at Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley’s Installation of Officers.
Nicole Miller Named 2024 Zontian of the Year
Have you ever wanted to paint the surface of an ice rink? Now’s your chance!
Register Now for The Cube’s ‘Paint the Ice’ Event
The number of young people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County is steadily persisting, and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors are tackling the problem head on.  
Supes Boost Housing Support for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care
2007 - Moore's sub sandwich shop, abandoned 2 years earlier, demolished as derelict building; now partially Newhall roundabout [story]
Moores sub shop
Premier Theatrical Productions have announced a limited engagement of the critically acclaimed musical, “The Lincolns of Springfield,” at the Colony Theater in the Burbank Town Center.
July 12-14: ‘The Lincolns of Springfield’ at Colony Theatre
Interested in learning more about the quality of water in the Santa Clarita Valley? Don’t miss an opportunity to engage with an SCV Water expert and dive deeper into a crucial topic during the upcoming “Water Matters” webinar: Exploring the 2024 Consumer Confidence Report and Addressing Water Quality in the SCV.
July 24: ‘Water Matters’ Webinar to Explore Water Quality in SCV
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health cautions residents who are planning to visit the below Los Angeles County beaches to avoid swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters:
Ocean Water Warning for July 10
Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that Home Depot will pay $750,000 to settle a civil lawsuit alleging violation of a state law mandating cash redemption for gift cards under $10.
Home Depot Settles Consumer Protection Lawsuit
Children’s Bureau is seeking foster families and now offers two virtual ways for individuals and/or couples to learn how to help children in foster care while reunifying with birth families or how to provide legal permanency by adoption.
July 18: Children’s Bureau hosts Latest Foster Orientation
The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation is saddened by the death Wednesday morning of “Watashne,” a 20-year-old bison under its care at William S. Hart Regional Park.
County Parks Grieves Passing of Watashne a Bison at Hart Regional Park
Santa Clarita Valley nonprofit, The New Way, announces its 3-on-3 basketball tournament, Hoops For Hart a fundraiser to support the 1,000+ homeless students in the William S. Hart School District.
Aug. 11: Hoops for Hart 3-on-3 Basketball Fundraiser
SCV Water Agency will be holding their next regular board meeting next Tuesday on July 16.
July 16: Regular Meeting of SCV Water Board
Caltrans announces the northbound Interstate 5  will be reduced to one or two lanes from Lake Hughes Road to two miles north of Templin Highway (near the Whitaker Sand Shed) north of Castaic overnights Monday through Friday through July 19 for paving.
NB I-5 Lanes to be Reduced Overnights in Castaic
Leaders from various powerful unions gathered by the clock tower at the Palmdale Transportation Center to celebrate a big milestone for the multimillion High Desert Corridor High Speed Rail Project. 
Landmark Agreements Signed for High Speed Rail Project in Palmdale
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce announced its second Annual Black Business Month Celebration in honor of Black Business Month.
Aug. 7: SCV Chamber to Host Second Annual Black Business Month Celebration
As the new school year approaches, the California Department of Public Health urges children, teens, and adults to get recommended and required vaccines.  
Students Urged to Get Routine Vaccines Ahead of New School Year
1981 - Gov. Jerry Brown authorizes use of malathion to eradicate medflies; aerial spraying begins [story]
helicopter spraying malathion
A Grand Opening ribbon cutting will be held Thursday, Aug. 8 at noon by the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce at Wild Fork.
Aug. 8: Grand Opening at Wild Fork