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1882 - George Campton's Newhall general store explodes [story]
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May 15: Donations Day at RE/MAX of Valencia for Child and Family Center
Monday, May 11, 2020

To aid Santa Clarita Valley families who have been impacted severely by the COVID-19 pandemic, residents may drop off donations of food and necessities at the RE/MAX of Valencia office on Friday, May 15, from noon to 3 p.m. for the Child and Family Center “We have families in need right here in...

COC Nursing Program Donates Essential Equipment to Henry Mayo
Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020

In light of the global shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for healthcare professionals handling coronavirus cases, the College of the Canyons nursing program has donated this essential equipment to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. “College of the Canyons has had a longstanding relationship...

Boys & Girls Club Adjusts Programming to Meet Needs of SCV Youth

The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley has adjusted its programming to meet the needs of at-risk youth during the coronavirus crisis. The local nonprofit released the following information, including how to donate to the organization:   On behalf of Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita...

County Encourages Community to Donate; Remember Elderly, Most Vulnerable
Thursday, Mar 26, 2020

As Los Angeles County residents experience disruptions in their daily routines, it is important to remember that certain populations such as our elderly, unhoused, undocumented, and those with underlying health conditions are disproportionately affected and more likely to face extreme hardship related...

Family Promise Postpones A Taste of Hope; Donations Being Accepted
Thursday, Mar 19, 2020

Family Promise, a nonprofit serving homeless families in the Santa Clarita Valley, has postponed A Taste of Hope. The organization released the following statement: Because we share your concerns about safeguarding the health and wellness of our community, we have decided to postpone A Taste of Hope...

West Ranch Students Seeking Donations for Taal Volcano Victims
Thursday, Jan 23, 2020

The recent eruption of Taal Volcano in the Philippines last January 12 has forced many Filipino to flee their homes and move to evacuation centers. Those most affected are villagers in the hard-hit province of Batangas. Here in the United States, a group of Filipino American students from West Ranch...

County Seeking Donations for Care Kit Drive Benefiting Homeless
Thursday, Aug 8, 2019

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) Volunteer Services Section is currently hosting its Care Kit Drive to seek donations of personal care supplies to be distributed to homeless individuals and families this October. “These donations will help our homeless neighbors during...

Local Nonprofit Seeking Donations After Fire Damages Storage Unit
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019

Photo: Project Linus website. A sizeable fire at Extra Storage damaged a number of units on Jan. 7, including one used by SCV Project Linus, a local all-volunteer nonprofit. The off-campus materials including 200 blankets that were ready for delivery, along with an estimated $6,000 in supplies, were...

Michael Hoefflin Foundation Seeking Toy Donations
Thursday, Nov 29, 2018

The Michael Hoefflin Foundation will be hosting a holiday party for its Foundation families on Sunday, Dec. 9. The Foundation is in need of toys for the party. Any donations of a new, unwrapped toy would be greatly appreciated. Donations can be brought to the Foundation office: 26470 Ruether Ave.,...

Michael Hoefflin Foundation Seeking Donations for Annual Fundraiser
Thursday, Aug 30, 2018

The Michael Hoefflin Foundation is accepting auction item donations for their 25th Annual Evening Under the Stars Gala Dinner and Charity Auction on Sept. 22. They are asking for your help. You can help by donating new, unused items or gift cards or certificates for services that we can use in the auction....

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1882 - George Campton's Newhall general store explodes [story]
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After receiving athletic protocol updates from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the Los Angeles Department of Public Health (LADPH) and California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), the William S. Hart Union High School District has put together a complete athletic program following all state and county guidelines.
Hart District Announces Outdoor Sports Practices, Competitions to Resume Immediately
The ability to transform data into information and insights that can elevate a business and influence decisions is at the core of the newest major being offered in California State University, Northridge’s David Nazarian College of Business and Economics.
CSUN Students Can Now Earn Degree in Business Analytics
Three teachers from the William S. Hart Union High School District have been named by NASA and the SETI Institute to fly on NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA).
NASA Selects Three Hart District Teachers for SOFIA Flight
Los Angeles County Parks is looking for highly-talented independent instructors to bring valuable expertise and learning to the community through the Contact Class Program.
L.A. County Parks Hiring Instructors for Summer 2021 Season
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 91 new deaths and 1,407 new cases of COVID-19, with 26,212 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total  26,212; L.A. County Remains in Most Restrictive Tier
The Santa Clarita Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Commission will hold its study session virtually Thursday, March 4, at 6:00 p.m.
March 4: Parks, Recreation & Community Services Commission Study Session
After its cancelation last year due to the emergence of COVID-19, the College of the Canyons Scholarly Presentation will return this spring in a new virtual format.
COC’s Scholarly Presentations Return Virtually March 11
The Santa Clarita Public Library is excited to present Sidewalk Stories at the Old Town Newhall Library!
Old Town Newhall Library Now Offering Sidewalk Storytime
Santa Clarita Planning commissioners are expected to make a decision Tuesday regarding the proposed expansion of Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital via multiple construction projects that include building a second inpatient tower.
Proposed Henry Mayo Expansion Project Back Before Planning Commission
Picture this…the sun has just set on another brisk spring day.
Santa Clarita City Manager’s Monthly Message – March 2021
1938 - Great Flood of 1938 causes massive destruction and death across the greater Los Angeles region [story]
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Santa Clarita Valley educators were next in line to receive their COVID-19 vaccine shots at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Monday, more than two months after the hospital received its first batch of vaccines for hospital frontline workers.
Henry Mayo Now Inoculating Educators with COVID-19 Vaccine
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Monday confirmed 32 new deaths and 987 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported two new deaths since Friday.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: 2 New Deaths at Henry Mayo; Vaccine Eligibility Expands
The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center at Bella Vida has announced its March 2021 lineup of outdoor drive-in events.
Bella Vida Senior Center Sets March Outdoor Drive-in Events
In partnership with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, the city of Santa Clarita will launch its “Guard That Auto” campaign this spring to combat an increase in grand theft auto over the past year.
Santa Clarita, Sheriff’s Station to Launch ‘Guard That Auto’ Anti-Theft Campaign
The Saugus High School academic decathlon team will advance to the state competition after placing in the top 10 in the county competition.
Saugus High Advances in State Academic Decathlon
Spring is upon us, and with it comes longer days, greener hillsides, and warmer temperatures that invite outdoor exploration.
Mayor’s March Message: Enjoy Spring in Santa Clarita
The city of Santa Clarita, in partnership with the Santa Clarita Sister Cities program, invites local students to submit artwork, poetry, essays/creative writing, photographs, or music for the 2021 Sister Cities International Young Artists and Authors Showcase.
Young Artists Invited to Submit Works in 2021 Sister Cities International Showcase
In a rush to bring children back to California schools after a year of closed campuses, Governor Gavin Newsom and lawmakers said Monday the state will offer $2 billion to school districts willing to reopen next month.
Newsom, Lawmakers Cut Deal to Reopen California Schools by April
The race to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Los Angeles County despite vaccine shortages is cutthroat and most people don’t even know they’re in the competition.
COVID-19 Vaccine Shortages Highlight Health Inequities in L.A. County
The California Department of Motor Vehicles has learned of a text message phishing scam related to REAL ID and reminds customers that it will never ask for personal information related to driver’s license number, Social Security number, or financial information through email, text, or over the phone.
DMV Warns Customers of REAL ID Phishing Scam
1990 - President George H.W. Bush and Sheriff Sherman Block dedicate new North County Correctional Facility in Castaic [story]
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1890 - Jenkins ranch hands Dolores Cook and George Walton of Castaic slain by rival William Chormicle and W.A. Gardener [story]
Dolores Cook