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1936 - U.S. release of Silent Era's last feature, "Modern Times" with Charles Chaplin, partially shot in SCV [story]
Modern Times scene

Council Votes to Rename Park for Harte
Tuesday, Mar 8, 2016

The Santa Clarita City Council voted Tuesday to change the name River Village Park to “Duane R. Harte Park at River Village” in honor of the late chair of the city’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission. Harte died of a heart attack last fall at age 68. Mayor Bob Kellar, who brought...

Harte, Shine Honored at Habitat Builder’s Ball
Monday, Feb 29, 2016

Duane Harte was honored posthumously at the 2016 San Fernando Valley-Santa Clarita Valley Habitat for Humanity Builder’s Ball with the creation of the Duane Harte Memorial Family Assistance Fund. A scholarship has been established in Harte’s name. Santa Clarita Mayor Bob Kellar announced the...

Council Expected to Fill Harte’s Parks Seat Tuesday
Thursday, Feb 18, 2016

Duane Harte The Santa Clarita City Council is scheduled to consider a successor to Parks Commission Chairman Duane Harte when the council meets Tuesday. Harte, a longtime city commissioner and community volunteer, suffered a fatal heart attack Nov. 23. He was 68. Eight Santa Clarita residents applied...

Duane Harte Scholarship Fund Set Up By Boys & Girls Club Of SCV
Thursday, Dec 10, 2015

[KHTS] – The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley has set up a scholarship fund in honor of Duane Harte, 68, who died Nov. 23 after suffering a heart attack at his Valencia home. The scholarship will be given each year to one senior boy and one senior girl who are seeking to either go...

SCV Says Goodbye to Community Leader Duane Harte
Saturday, Dec 5, 2015

Photos by Leon Worden Memorial services for longtime community leader Duane Harte were held Saturday, bringing members of the community together to mourn his passing and celebrate his life. Harte is survived by his wife of 43 years, Pauline, daughters Donna and Denise, and grandson Evan Alexander. He...

SCV NewsBreak for Friday, December 4, 2015
Friday, Dec 4, 2015

An Acton man pleaded no contest to manslaughter charges on Friday morning. Students at a local high school got a look into the damaging effects of drunk driving. A memorial service for longtime Santa Clarita Valley leader and resident Duane Harte will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5. Santa Clarita Transit...

So Long, Shipmate | Commentary by Darryl Manzer
Monday, Nov 30, 2015

He was a shipmate of mine, even if we never served on the same ship. When I met Duane Harte, I immediately felt we had weathered the same seas in ships large and small. We loved the same things – especially the history of the Santa Clarita Valley. We made a great team when we joined together on...

Memorial Service Scheduled For SCV Leader Duane Harte
Saturday, Nov 28, 2015

The memorial service date has been announced for the longtime Santa Clarita resident and leader, Duane Harte, who died Monday at the age of 68.  The memorial service is scheduled to be held Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 at 11 a.m. at The Sanctuary Church on 26444 Friendly Valley Parkway, Santa Clarita 91321 followed...

Family, Santa Clarita Community Mourn Duane Harte
Wednesday, Nov 25, 2015

Nov. 22, Festival of Trees Members of the Santa Clarita Valley community from all walks of life are in mourning this week after the sudden death of Duane Harte early Monday morning. The U.S. Navy veteran, longtime community activist and noted volunteer, and current chair of the city of Santa Clarita’s...

New Owner Bulldozes 1913 Newhall School Building
Friday, Jul 4, 2014

All that’s left of the historic schoolhouse is in some roll-off bins. What used to be the only remaining part of the 100-year-old, two-story wooden Newhall School building is gone, and Historical Society officers are none too happy. According to a source familiar with the property at 24514 Kansas...

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The Santa Clarita City Council Legislative Committee will hold a special meeting virtually Friday, Feb. 26, at 2:00 p.m. 
Feb. 26: City Council Legislative Committee Virtual Special Meeting
As Los Angelenos envision their future — whether it’s housing, parks or wellness — there is much they can learn from the past.
CSUN Collaborates with Tataviam, Indigenous Communities to Create Virtual, Ecological History Map
Flair Cleaners, Southern California’s leading eco-friendly dry cleaner, is hosting its 6th Annual Flair Cares Food Drive, Hang Up Hunger, through March 31
Annual Flair Cares Food Drive Underway
Youth and adult sports leagues can resume outdoors in Los Angeles County, after the county’s Department of Public Health announced Wednesday the agency is aligning its protocols with the state’s.
L.A. County Allows for Return of Outdoor Youth, Adult Sports
One person was pronounced dead after a fiery traffic collision in Newhall on Wednesday.
Newhall Crash Leaves One Dead
1936 - U.S. release of Silent Era's last feature, "Modern Times" with Charles Chaplin, partially shot in SCV [story]
Modern Times scene
California State University, Northridge head tennis coach Gary Victor has announced the 2021 Matadors’ women's tennis schedule.
Matadors Set 2021 Women’s Tennis Schedule for March-May
Acclaimed guitarist, songwriter, record producer, and Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer Mike Campbell, formerly a member of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, will be the first to host radio station 88.5-FM's new "Artist in Residence" series Saturday, February 27, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Feb. 27: Ex-Heartbreaker Mike Campbell to Host 88.5 FM’s First ‘Artist in Residence’ Show
In the wake of the Canadian Transport Ministry’s Interim Order extending the closure of Canadian ports and waters to passenger vessels, Santa Clarita-based Princess Cruises has found it necessary to cancel three voyages:
Princess Cancels 3 Cruises as Canadian Ports Remain Closed
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to extend its eviction moratorium through June 30, 2021.
L.A. County Extends Eviction Moratorium through June 30
Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger’s motion to explore ways to protect and support the rights of crime victims was unanimously approved by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday.
Supes Unanimously OK Barger Motion to Protect, Support Crime Victims
Programs at the Castaic Lake Recreation Area and pool are set to return after the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a motion to restore the budget for the county's Department of Parks and Recreation.
Castaic Lake, Pool Programs to Return as Supes Restore Parks & Rec Funding
The city of Santa Clarita has awarded a contract to the Los Angeles Kings and American Sports Entertainment Company (ASEC) for the operation of the city-owned ice rink, located at 27745 Smyth Drive in Valencia.
L.A. Kings, ASEC to Operate Former Ice Station Valencia Rink
The California Air Resources Board or CARB is not doing enough to measure and analyze whether its transportation programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are effective, the state auditor said in a report issued Tuesday.
California Auditor Demands CARB Prove Climate Programs Are Working
California Governor Gavin Newsom Tuesday signed into law a comprehensive six-bill relief package of immediate actions to speed needed relief to individuals, families, and businesses suffering the most significant economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Newsom Signs 6-Bill COVID-19 Relief Package to Aid Hard-Hit Californians
1993 - Jury awards Newhall Land $2.3 million for "Valencia" trademark infringement by Palmer apartments at Valle del Oro, Newhall [story]
Palmer Guilty
Grocery and drug store workers are set to get “hero pay” after the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the urgency ordinance during Tuesday’s regular meeting.
Supes Vote 4-1 in Favor of ‘Hero Pay’
Typically, sustainable landscapes preserve natural resources and are environmentally friendly.
SCV Water’s Virtual Gardening Class to Feature Sustainable Landscaping
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 157 new deaths and 2,091 new cases of confirmed COVID-19, with 25,793 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Tops 20,000 Deaths; SCV Cases Total 25,793
Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley is offering Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Awards to outstanding young women.
Zonta SCV Accepting Award Applications for Young Women in Public Affairs
The Santa Clarita City Council Public Safety Committee will hold a virtual meeting Wednesday, Feb 24, at 10:30 a.m.
Feb. 24: City Council Public Safety Committee Virtual Meeting
Maria’s Italian Deli in Newhall has plans to reopen in April, following the announcement it would be closing its doors after 47 years in business last year.
Maria’s Italian Deli Announces Plans to Reopen
ARTree Community Arts Center is returning to some in-person instruction, beginning Monday, March 22.
ARTree to Begin In-Person Instruction March 22