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1769 - Portolá party sets out from San Diego; first Europeans to "discover" Santa Clarita Valley 3½ weeks later [story]
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‘Know to Say No’ Anti-Trafficking Campaign
Wednesday, Jan 17, 2024

Child trafficking can happen anywhere In the course of her work, Adela Estrada has interfaced with and supported hundreds of children and youth of all genders, ranging in age from nine to 21, who are victims of commercial sexual exploitation or sex trafficking. Yet, many people in Los Angeles County...

Supes Appoint Brandon Nichols New Children, Family Services Director
Tuesday, Jun 14, 2022

Following a six-month nationwide search process, Brandon T. Nichols has been selected to serve as the new director of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors appointed Nichols to the role of director during the June 14 Board meeting,...

Tidings for Teens Helps Local Foster Youth With Back-To-School Shopping
Friday, Aug 20, 2021

More than 200 local youth in the foster care system were given the chance to shop for new clothes ahead of the school year Sunday. The Santa Clarita-based organization Tidings for Teens, which works to help the underserved youth in foster care, has partnered with the Department of Children and Family...

Community Urged to be Voice of Children as Concern for Child Safety Rises
Tuesday, Apr 7, 2020

On the heels of the announcement that students will remain out of school for the remainder of the academic year due to the current public health crisis, the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is calling on residents to help ensure that children remain safe. During this...

County Awarded $4.6M in State Funding to Assist Homeless Families
Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020

The California Department of Social Services recently notified the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) that the County will receive an additional $4.6 million in Bringing Families Home (BFH) Program funding, through June 30, 2022. Since its implementation in January 2018,...

LA County Lauds Feds’ New ‘Family First Transition Act’
Friday, Jan 10, 2020

After years of Los Angeles County advocacy, the Department of Children and Family Services applauds passage of the Family First Transition Act, or FFTA, a new federal law that will provide resources to successfully implement the Family First Prevention Services Act, or FFPSA. Included in H.R. 1865,...

DCFS Wins Gold Eagle Award for ‘Moving Families from the Hotline to a Helpline’ Project
Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019

Image courtesy of the LA County Department of Children and Family ServicesThe Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services has received the prestigious Gold Eagle Award at the Annual Productivity and Quality Awards Ceremony for their “Moving Families from the Hotline to a Helpline”...

Barger Seeks Faith-Based Engagement to Address Child Welfare Needs
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a motion by Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Hilda L. Solis to develop a coordinated faith-based engagement strategy to help meet the needs of the children and families in L.A. County communities. “Faith-based organizations have a long-standing tradition of...

Canyon Country Couple Arrested, Charged with Child Cruelty
Friday, Mar 29, 2019

A raid on a Canyon Country home by heavily armed members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Enforcement Bureau culminated in the arrest of a man and a woman suspected of child cruelty due to the “deplorable” living conditions inside the home, according to sheriff’s officials. On...

State to Audit LA County Handling of Child Abuse, Welfare Cases
Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018

Sacramento – The California Joint Legislative Audit Committee on Wednesday unanimously approved an audit of the County of Los Angeles’ handling of child abuse and welfare issues, according to Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita. Senators Wilk, Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and Assemblyman...

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1769 - Portolá party sets out from San Diego; first Europeans to "discover" Santa Clarita Valley 3½ weeks later [story]
Gaspar de Portola
1884 - Hardison & Stewart start drilling Star No. 1 oil well in Pico Canyon; later form Union Oil Co. [story]
Lyman Stewart
The regular meeting of the William S. Hart Union High School District’s Governing Board will be held Wednesday, June 5, beginning with closed session at 6 p.m., followed immediately by the public session at 7 p.m.
July 17: Hart Governing Board Regular Meeting
The Santa Clarita Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting Tuesday, July 16, at 6 p.m., in City Hall's Council Chambers to hold a public hearing on the development proposal for the Riverview project, which is slated for the Saugus Speedway property.
July 16: Planning Commission Public Hearing on Speedway Property
The city of Santa Clarita, in partnership with SCVTV, has released the fourth episode of "Santa Clarita Spotlight," a Shop Local series dedicated to promoting and celebrating the diverse range of local businesses within the city. If you’re looking to shake up your workout routine tune in to the latest episode.
Santa Clarita Spotlight to Highlight Fitness
Valencia Marketplace’s annual free summer concerts will be held Friday evenings 6-8 p.m.
Free Summer Sunset Concerts at Valencia Marketplace
With a 5-0 vote Tuesday night, the Santa Clarita City Council unanimously approved an agreement with the County of Los Angeles to transfer ownership of William S. Hart Park to the city.
City OK’s Formal Plan to Take Over Hart Park
Child & Family Center will present its annual Purple Walk Domestic Violence Awareness 5K on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 8-11 a.m.
Oct. 12: Child & Family Center Purple Walk Domestic Violence Awareness 5K
The Placerita Canyon Nature Center Associates will present the monthly Community Nature Education Series program on Sunday, July 21 at 2 p.m.
July 21: Placerita Canyon Community Nature Education Series
A portion of the parking lot at Santa Clarita City Hall is closed due to the installation of solar panels to enhance energy efficiency.
Visitor Parking at City Hall Relocated
The city of Santa Clarita has shared the results of the 2024 Public Opinion Poll. Results reveal high levels of community satisfaction and highlight the key issues that matter most to residents.
Santa Clarita 2024 Public Opinion Poll Highlights
The city of Santa Clarita annual Road Rehab Program has begun and motorists are advised that overlay work will continue on Whites Canyon Road between Delight Street and Soledad Canyon Road.
Road Rehab Continues on Whites Canyon Road
Santa Clarita Shakespeare will present a free production of the William Shakespeare comedy "All's Well That Ends Well" at the Newhall Family Theatre Aug. 2-4.
Aug. 2-4: Free Shakespeare ‘All’s Well That Ends Well’
The MAIN in Old Town Newhall will present the Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival annual summer production which includes “An Evening of Absurdity” and “Papá está en la Atlántida” (“Our Dad is in Atlantis”).
Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival at The MAIN
Timothy Andrew Nemeckay, 64, of Park City, Utah, was sentenced on July 10 to 12 months and one day imprisonment, and 24 months supervised release. In September 2023, Nemeckay admitted to wire fraud, which involved misappropriating approximately $1.7 million from investors investing in the development of a brewery and restaurant in Park City, Utah and Santa Clarita.
Fraudster Solicited Funds for Fake Santa Clarita Brewery
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works has issued a traffic advisory for residents of Stevenson Ranch.
Traffic Advisory: Road Construction in Stevenson Ranch
The Valley Industry Association will host its annual CEO Forum on Friday, Aug. 23, 8:30-11 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Valencia. Cost to attend is $50 for VIA members and $60 for non-members.
Aug 23: VIA to Host CEO Forum
The City of Santa Clarita has announced the upcoming exhibition, “Symphony of Colors,” featuring the works of Santa Clarita Valley contemporary impressionist artist Zony Gordon.
Zony Gordon Art Exhibit at Old Town Newhall Library
1900 - Pacific Telephone & Telegraph establishes Newhall exchange; SCV gets first phone [story]
old telephone
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
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