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May 23
1941 - SCV's first real movie house, the American Theater, dedicated in Newhall [story]
American Theater

Students Ready to DFYIT for Another Year
Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014

With students back in school, the city of Santa Clarita’s anti-drug program, Drug Free Youth In Town, has been hosting kickoff events at local high schools and junior high for the past month. DFYIT club members reached out to their peers during lunch and invited them to the first club meetings...

City Wins Award for DFYIT Anti-Drug Program
Monday, Sep 8, 2014

The City of Santa Clarita is the recipient of the League of California Cities’ highest honor – the Helen Putnam Award for Excellence – for its “Drug Free Youth in Town (DFYIT) Program,” as announced Wednesday, Sept. 3, at the League’s annual conference in Los Angeles. The “Drug...

City Honoring Drug-Free Youth Monday Night
Thursday, May 1, 2014

[News Release] – The City of Santa Clarita will host a “Drug Free Youth in Town Appreciation Night” to highlight the accomplishments made in local schools by members and organizers of the DFYIT program. The event will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, May 5 at the Santa Clarita Activities Center,...

Council Honors Challinor for Anti-Drug Partnerships
Monday, Mar 17, 2014

Rob Challinor, superintendent of the William S. Hart Union High School District, was recognized at a Santa Clarita City Council meeting last month for his service to the community and partnering with the city to launch the Heroin Kills campaign and Drug Free Youth in Town (DFYIT) program. The DFYIT program,...

DFYiT Teens Take Anti-Drug Message to 6th Graders
Thursday, Mar 6, 2014

Watch the video report on a DFYiT assembly Wednesday in [SCV Newsbreak]   Members of the Drug Free Youth In Town (DFYiT) program held a “Lifelines” assembly for sixth grade students from Santa Clarita elementary schools Wednesday, and a second assembly is scheduled for Thursday. The...

Hart School District Lauded for Drug Prevention Programs
Thursday, Nov 28, 2013

The Hart School District recently received a Golden Bell Award in the student services category for the comprehensive drug prevention programs that the district has coordinated and promoted since 2007. The Golden Bell Awards program, sponsored by the California School Board Association and now in its...

SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, November 21, 2013
Thursday, Nov 21, 2013

In this episode: A 72-year-old man was killed Wednesday evening while crossing the street on Wiley Canyon Road and Orchard Village Road; A Santa Clarita teen who stands accused of spray painting cars and other property in a well to do Northpark neighborhood last month is arrested on a burglary charge;...

Applying the Right Kind of Peer Pressure | Message from the Mayor
Thursday, Aug 1, 2013

I am  pleased to share with you that this month our city – together with the Sheriff’s Department, Hart School District, L.A. County and several nonprofit agencies – is commemorating the first year of DFYIT, a drug education and teen prevention program in all of our local high schools....

DFYIT Club Officers Strategize at Activities Center
Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013

On Wednesday, February 20, the Drug Free Youth In Town (DFYIT) Program held a Leadership Summit program for over 70 DFYIT Club officers from 13 local schools at the Santa Clarita Activities Center. Students participated in teambuilding, learned marketing strategies for their campuses and developed facilitation...

Local Middle Schoolers DFYIT with Dodgeball
Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013

On Feb. 23, seven junior high schools throughout Santa Clarita came together to compete in the first Drug Free Youth in Down (DFYIT) “Dodge Drugs” Dodgeball Tournament at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex. The event was to help provide junior high school students and their parents with a fun and...

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1941 - SCV's first real movie house, the American Theater, dedicated in Newhall [story]
American Theater
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold a regular meeting Tuesday, May 24, beginning with a special/closed session at 5 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 6 p.m.
May 24: City Council Meets to Authorize Garbage Collection Fee Increase
1865 - Discoverer Ramon Perea and partner sell Pico Canyon oil claim to Edward Beale & Robert Baker for $300 [story]
grave marker
1978 - St. Francis Dam site becomes a State Landmark [story]
state landmark dedication
With school ending and summer break just around the corner, the Santa Clarita Public Library has everything you need to keep your family busy and engaged with reading, crafts and outdoor programs.
Read Beyond the Beaten Path This Summer
Feeling the need to act, members of the Santa Clarita Human Relations Roundtable, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Congregation Beth Shalom, NAACP Santa Clarita, Higher Vision Church and the Islamic Center of Santa Clarita Valley decided to gather with community members to mark and reflect on the May 14 shooting in Buffalo, N.Y.
May 22: Vigil of Prayer and Lament for a Hurting World at St. Stephen’s
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 10 new deaths throughout L.A. County and 3,180 new cases countywide.
Friday COVID Roundup: L.A. County Public Transit Masking Requirement is Extended
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is working with state and national partners on an international outbreak of monkeypox. On May 19 the Centers for Disease Control confirmed a case of monkeypox in the United States in Massachusetts.
L.A. County Public Health Reports International Outbreak of Monkeypox
The father/son legacy continues after 40 years at Valley Institute of Prosthetics and Orthotics established in 1982. The company serves the Central Valley and the Santa Clarita Valley with the highest quality orthotic and prosthetic devices for patients to regain functionality.
VIPO Prosthetic and Orthotic Company Celebrates 40 Years
The County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control is aware of the public’s desire to visit our animal care centers without an appointment. In response Animal Care and Control is adopting new public visitation hours for unscheduled visits just in time for National Pet Adoption Weekend, May 20-22.
Castaic Animal Care Center Offers Walk-in Visits in Time for National Adoption Weekend
Join the fun this summer and sign up for a class at Los Angeles county Parks. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to learn something new, make new friends and discover new talents.
May 30: In-person, Virtual Summer Classes Begin at L.A. County Parks
In my early 20s I worked on a sheep farm in southern Illinois. The farm had about 1,000 sheep and two Great Pyrenees dogs to protect them.
Marcia Mayeda | Does Your Dog Act Its Breed?
The California Air Resources Board will host an open house of its new state-of-the-art “green” Southern California Headquarters, the Mary D. Nichols Campus, in Riverside on Saturday, May 21.
May 21: California Air Resources Hosts Open House for New SoCal Headquarters
College of the Canyons had three Women's Softball players spotlighted by the California Community College Fastpitch Coaches Association with Ashlynn Heck, Allyson Melgar and Lisa Motz selected to the All-Southern California Team.
Cougars Softball Heck, Melgar, Motz Earn All-Southern California Honors
Los Angeles County is hosting the first in-person Homeowners' Resource Fair for the public since the pandemic hit two years ago. The event will be held Saturday, May 21 9 a.m. to noon at the Huntington Park Community Center, 6925 Salt Lake Ave., Huntington Park, CA 90255.
May 21: 2022 L.A. County Homeowners’ Resource Fair
1946 - Cher, great-granddaughter of Placerita Canyon homesteader Frank Walker and onetime Placerita property owner, born in El Centro, Calif. [story]
Cher and grandma
The California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section announced its All-Foothill League teams representing the Santa Clarita Valley.
All CIF-SS Foothill League Spring Sports Teams Announced
Free business training webinars are available from the College of the Canyons Small Business Development Corporation. The SBDC is the Small Business Administration's largest service program and provides high quality business and economic development assistance to small businesses and entrepreneurs. It provides no-cost business advising and low-cost training to existing and new businesses.
May 25: COC SBDC Hosting Free Webinars to Help Grow Your Business
The city of Santa Clarita has released a list of arts-related events happening in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Santa Clarita Arts Calendar: Civic Art RFQ, Call for Textile Fiber Art, more
Charlotte Kaup Kleeman, 1996 Santa Clarita Valley Woman of the Year, died Thursday, May 19, 2022 in Valencia. She was 85.
Longtime Community Leader Charlotte Kleeman Dies at 85
After a more than a two-year wait, the Free to Be Me Music Festival will make its much-anticipated debut at the Canyon Country Community Center, located at 18410 Sierra Highway, on Sunday, June 12, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
City’s Long-Awaited ‘Free to Be Me’ Music Festival Debuting June 12
The 37th Women in Service Celebration was hosted by the Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley on Saturday, May 14. The event honored 19 women who have worked tirelessly to improve the lives of women and girls in the SCV. The honorees were nominated by SCV nonprofits.
Zonta SCV Names Alison Lindemann Recipient of Carmen Sarro Award
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday nine additional deaths and 4,725 new positive cases countywide, with 164 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID Roundup: 164 New SCV Cases, 4,725 New Cases Countywide
The Fil-Am Association of Santa Clarita Valley will host the "A Black Tie Gala" on July 23 at 7 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Valencia, located at 24500 Town Center Drive.
July 23: SCV Fil-Am Association Hosts Black Tie Gala