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1890 - 18-day murder trial of Castaic's W.C. Chormicle and W.A. Gardner ends in acquittal [story]
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SCV Youth Orchestra To Hold Virtual Concert Fundraiser
Wednesday, May 5, 2021

After a year of virtual learning, the Santa Clarita Youth Orchestra’s spring semester will host its grand finale, a virtual concert fundraiser, to help recoup losses during the pandemic. Called the SCVYO 10k Challenge, the event will be a celebration of  of our amazing resilient students past...

Nov. 15:  Silvertone Singers Present Magical Music of Disney Concert
Thursday, Nov 7, 2019

The Silvertone Singers will present a Magical Music of Disney Concert, Friday, Nov. 15, from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. The free event will take place at the Bella Vida Grand Ballroom, located at 27180 Golden Valley Road, Santa Clarita, 91350 This magical concert includes tunes from beloved Disney films...

May 17: ‘A Trip to the Zoo’ Concert at New SCV Senior Center
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center’s Silvertone Singers, under the direction of John Swinford, present, “A Trip to the Zoo” Concert, Friday, May 17, from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. The concert will be held in the Grand Banquet Hall of the new Bella Vida SCV Senior Center, located...

CalArts Alum to Perform with Grammy-Winning Pianist Gloria Cheng
Thursday, Feb 21, 2019

On Saturday, Feb. 23, CalArts alum and composer Danny Wood (Music BFA 13) performs in concert, opening for Grammy-winning pianist Gloria Cheng. The evening performance takes place in a private residence in Los Angeles and features a beautifully restored Louis XV Steinway B piano. The concert is a reprisal...

Jan. 13: Styx to Perform at Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center
Thursday, Oct 25, 2018

“Come Sail Away” with Styx, which will appear for a special engagement at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. Formed in Chicago in 1972, Styx is the first band in rock history to produce four consecutive certified multimillion-selling albums in a row: “The Grand Illusion”...

June 15: Opening Night Valencia Jazz, Blues Concert Series
Thursday, May 24, 2018

Get ready for the sounds of live Jazz and Blues bands to once again fill Town Center Drive in Valencia. Established 19 years ago, the series will once again feature regional, national and international entertainers in a quaint street party setting while offering interactive activities for adults and...

March 22: Rich Musical Heritage Concert
Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018

The William S. Hart High School Wind Ensemble & Concert Band, as well as the Placerita Junior High School Advanced Band will be holding a Rich Musical Heritage Concert, Thursday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m. The concert will take place at the Hart Auditorium, located at 24825 Newhall Ave, Santa Clarita,...

Sept. 28: Broadway Showtunes, Art Exhibit at SCV Senior Center
Thursday, Sep 14, 2017

The SCV Senior Center will hold a concert & art exhibit. The Silvertone Singers present “Fifty Years on the Great Broadway Part II” which will feature show tunes from across the decades. This second half of the series contains hits from Les Misérables, My Fair Lady, Oklahoma!, South...

SCV-based Band KiKstart Will Tour Ventura County
Thursday, Jun 15, 2017

Phenomenal teen band KiKstart, comprised of twin sisters Kalia & Keeli Javan are no strangers on stage. They have performed in numerous concert venues across L.A. County including one of their local favorites, Vincenzo’s Pizza in Newhall, as well as iconic stages like The Mint LA and The Whisky...

2017 Valencia Jazz and Blues Concert Series Announced
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Get ready for the sounds of live Jazz and Blues bands to once again fill Town Center Drive in Valencia. Established 18 years ago, the series will once again feature regional, national and international entertainers in a quaint street party setting while offering interactive activities for adults and...

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1890 - 18-day murder trial of Castaic's W.C. Chormicle and W.A. Gardner ends in acquittal [story]
William Chormicle
The city of Santa Clarita’s tourism advisory board held its quarterly meeting Tuesday to hear updates on the city’s tourism advertising, special events and other economic development updates. 
City Tourism Board Hears Recent Economic Development Efforts
L.A. County Public Health confirmed today five new deaths and 226 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 28,068 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: LA County Updates Travel Guidelines; 28,068 Total SCV Cases
In a combination of extreme heat, low humidity, and record draught conditions Angeles National Forest fire danger level is being raised to "Very High" effective July 16. 
Angeles Forest Fire Danger Raised To Very High
As summer temps are rising The Cube, Ice and Entertainment Center is opening public skating sessions. 
The Cube Opens Public Ice Skating Sessions
The first annual "Cars Under the Stars" is coming to The Westfield Town Center for the benefit of the WiSh foundation. 
“Cars Under The Stars” Debuts In July
College of the Canyons will be the only community college in the state to offer a Low Observable, stealth, coatings application program, this fall.
College Of The Canyons: First In State To Launch Low Observable Training Program
Santa Clarita city officials announced Railroad Avenue will be getting the rehab treatment starting next week.
City to Refurbish Railroad Avenue
Governor Gavin Newsom visited Six Flags Magic Mountain Wednesday to celebrate the state’s reopening.
Newsom Visits Magic Mountain As State Reopens
Firefighters returned to the scene of an earlier balcony fire at a Newhall apartment complex Tuesday night after the fire reignited. 
Firefighters Put Out Second Fire at Newhall Apartment Complex
A man who was arrested in connection with an alleged road rage incident that ended with deputies using their tasers has reportedly been arrested five times since March 2020.
Suspect Connected to Road-Rage Investigation Arrested Five Times Since Last March
Homicide Investigators are continuing their investigation of the circumstance surrounding an unknown cause of death in Canyon Country, officials said Wednesday. 
LASD Update Info Regarding Body Found Near Camp Plenty Tuesday
A handful of celebrities, social media influencers and now hundreds of local business owners and community members have joined in to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to save a Santa Clarita boy’s life.
To Save A Boy’s Life, Celebrities And Community Come Together
1876 - D.G. Scofield forms California Star Oil Works, hires Alex Mentry to drill in Pico Canyon [story]
Pico oil rigs
Los Angeles County Workforce Development Aging and Community Services is spreading awareness during World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) by sharing ways the community can help.
County Shares Ways to Help the Elderly During World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
A body was found under the Soledad Canyon overpass in Canyon Country on Tuesday, prompting a call to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau detectives.
Homicide Detectives Investigating Body Found in Canyon Country
As California’s COVID-19 case rates have fallen to among the lowest in the country and almost 19 million Californians are fully vaccinated, the state is moving 'Beyond the Blueprint' to fully reopen its economy and end many pandemic-era restrictions, announced California Department of Public Health officials. In addition, Los Angeles County Public Health noted the current guidelines vaccinated and unvaccinated County residents are to follow as restrictions relax and the economy reopens.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: California Officially Moves ‘Beyond the Blueprint’; 28,061 Total SCV Cases
The necessity of passing federal legislation aimed at curbing illegal eviction was examined at length Monday during a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing.
House Panel Takes Up Bill Blocking Evictions in National Emergencies
California lawmakers passed a record $267 billion budget bill Monday that boosts spending on programs designed to fight climate change, prevent wildfires, build affordable housing and stimulate the economy with direct payments to taxpayers.
California Lawmakers Send $267 Billion Budget to Newsom’s Desk
Family, friends and members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department gathered at Fire Station 131 in Palmdale Tuesday morning for a ceremony to honor firefighter Tory Carlon, who was killed earlier this month.
Flag Ceremony Honors Fallen Firefighter Tory Carlon
Medical examiners identified a body found across the street from the Castaic Lagoon as that of Marlon Francisco Menjivartorres, 35, of Castaic.
Coroner Identifies Body Found Near Castaic Lake
Los Angeles County Fire Department officials announced plans this week for a private flag ceremony and memorial service — both of which will be livestreamed for the community to watch — in honor of the firefighter killed in the Station 81 shooting on June 1.
Flag Ceremony, Memorial Service Planned for Firefighter Killed in Station 81 Shooting
In an announcement released on Monday, Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, reported that he had secured $20 million in federal funding for the district to be included in pending legislation, with some of the money heading toward the Santa Clarita Valley if the bill is approved.
Garcia Announces $20 Million Planned for Transportation Services in District
Demonstrating alongside the Hart District Teachers Association, members of the California School Employees Association Chapter 349 stood outside the district office last week in support of the ongoing negotiations concerning pay and benefits.
Hart District Classified Staff Negotiating Increase in Pay, Benefits