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1913 - Castaic Range War: Chromicle ally Billy Rose shoots, wounds landowner William W. Jenkins [story]
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CIF SS Baseball Poll: April 4, 2016
Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016

CIF Southern Section Baseball Polls for the week of April 4, 2016: DIVISION 1                             DIVISION 2 1. Jserra                                         1. Gahr 2. Orange Lutheran                    2. Bonita 3. El Toro                ...

Ex-Einstein Academy Coach Pleads Not Guilty to Molestation Charges
Monday, Dec 7, 2015

Randolph Jackson [KHTS] – A former Albert Einstein Academy basketball coach plead not guilty on Monday to charges of molestation, an official with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said. Randolph “Randy” Jackson, 28, was arrested on a felony complaint filed Feb. 13 and is...

Einstein Academy Receives Coveted 6-year Accreditation
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

[AEALAS] – The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges has granted Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts and Sciences a six-year accreditation status through the year 2021. “We are very proud of our students, faculty, staff and parent community, for...

Acton-Einstein 90210?
Monday, Apr 27, 2015

Preface: I am an Acton resident and Acton Agua Dulce Unified School District (AADUSD) school board observer. My last piece [here] gave readers an inside look at the struggles one has in breaching the wall of attorneys that the school district has set up to keep its future course secret as it invades...

Einstein Academy, CEO Shapiro Part Company
Friday, Apr 17, 2015

Einstein Academy and former foundation CEO Jeffrey Shapiro are going “in a different direction,” according to an official with the charter school. The move follows a pair of special meetings in the last week by board members. “I can confirm that he’s no longer the CEO,” Alvarado said. “The...

Ex-Einstein Coach Pleads Not Guilty To Rape, Molestation
Thursday, Mar 19, 2015

[KHTS]– A former Einstein Academy basketball coach charged with rape and molestation pleaded not guilty Thursday, officials said. Randolph “Randy” Jackson, 28, was arrested on a felony complaint filed Feb. 13 charging him with a total of 20 counts of various sex crimes. Jackson is suspected...

Charters for Sale
Friday, Mar 6, 2015

A recent commentary by Ken Pfalzgraf focused on the costs of the current Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District superintendent and his board’s insistence on out-of-district charter schools, which is proving costly both to students and taxpayers. Here, I focus on the “facts” that the Acton-Agua...

Ex-Einstein Coach Extradited to L.A. to Face Molestation Charges
Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015

Randolph Clifford Jackson [KHTS] – Former Einstein Academy basketball coach Randolph Clifford “Randy” Jackson, who was charged with a litany of sex crimes against several former students he worked with in the L.A. area, was extradited from Washington, D.C., on Tuesday and taken into...

Ex-Einstein Coach Accused of Molesting 5 Boys in L.A. Area
Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015

[District Attorney] – A suspended basketball coach at the Albert Einstein Academy in Santa Clarita was arrested today in Washington, D.C., on charges he sexually molested five boys, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Randolph Jackson (dob 3/14/87) was arrested on a felony...

Acton-Agua Dulce, Start Obeying the Law
Monday, Feb 16, 2015

Superintendent Woodard of Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District issued a rather long press release on Feb. 6. One bolded heading in the document states, “In certain situations, a charter school may open one site outside of its authorizing district’s boundaries.” I am happy to see AADUSD finally...

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1913 - Castaic Range War: Chromicle ally Billy Rose shoots, wounds landowner William W. Jenkins [story]
Bill Jenkins
1976 - Groundbreaking for new First Presbyterian Church in Newhall; former structure heavily damaged in 1971 earthquake [story]
First Presbyterian Church
1772 - Spanish Capt. Pedro Fages arrives; camps at Agua Dulce, Castaic, Lake Elizabeth, Lebec, Tejon [story]
Pedro Fages
Following months of renovations and preparation for a grand reopening, the city of Santa Clarita-owned ice rink has a new name and brand, The Cube - Ice and Entertainment Center.
City Reveals New Name of City-Owned Ice Rink
On Friday, the California Department of Public Health released updates to the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy reopening framework focused on activities that can be conducted outdoors with consistent masking which will take effect April 1.
State Updates Blueprint, Outdoor Activities and Theme Parks Set to Reopen
The Newhall School District announced Friday the implementation of the first Junior Kindergarten program in the Santa Clarita Valley which will offer students who turn five years old between July 1 and Sept. 1 the opportunity to enroll in school and enjoy the benefits that both Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Traditional Kindergarten currently provide.
Newhall School District Announces First Junior Kindergarten Program in SCV
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 144 new deaths and 2,110 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 26,403 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Vaccine Allocation to Increase Next Week; SCV Cases Total 26,403
The SCV Adventure Play Foundation is set to host its virtual Spring Thing Fling fundraiser on the first day of spring, Saturday, March 20.
SCV Adventure Play Foundation to Host Virtual Spring Thing Fling Fundraiser
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Missing Persons Unit investigators are asking for the public’s help locating Missing Person Debbie Phipps.
LASD Investigators Seek Help Locating Missing Person Last Seen In Canyon Country
Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, has sponsored a new bill that would prohibit the use of federal funds to pay for California’s high-speed rail project, a section of which could run along Highway 14 in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Garcia Sponsors Bill to Defund CA’s High-Speed Rail Project
Santa Clarita City Council members are set to discuss in a closed session Tuesday their ongoing legal battle with property owner Canyon View Limited over the 2.5 acres of solar panels on a Canyon Country hillside.
City Council to Reconvene Over Solar Panel Litigation
1864 - L.A. Star newspaper report: County supervisors have accepted Beale's Cut as complete [story]
Beale's Cut
College of the Canyons proudly welcomes composer/lyricist, conductor, pianist and music producer Georgia Stitt to the School of Visual & Performing Arts’ Virtual Industry Insight Series on Wednesday, March 10.
Broadway Maestra Georgia Stitt to Speak at COC’s Virtual Insight Series
Valencia-based Lundgren Management was honored to be selected by the El Camino Community College District as one of three firms providing on-going construction management services for the next five years.
Valencia-Based Lundgren Management Inks 5-Year Deal with El Camino Community College District
It’s not how far you go…it’s what happens along the way! The Incredible Chase, the city of Santa Clarita’s socially distanced take on the hit CBS show “The Amazing Race,” is a brand-new competition taking place in May 2021.
City Looking for Teams to Compete in ‘The Incredible Chase’
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 119 new deaths and 2,253 new cases of COVID-19, with 26,327 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 26,327; Public Health Advises Against Non-Essential Travel
For a three-day period starting Tuesday, the William S. Hart Union High School District football players took their first COVID-19 tests as part of the requirements for them to begin full-contact play.
Hart District Football Players Begin COVID-19 Testing, Full-Contact Play
Ken Farley, W. M. Keck Foundation professor of Geochemistry, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences and the project scientist for the Mars 2020 mission, continues the 2020–2021 Watson Lecture season with a talk about, “Perseverance on Mars," Wednesday, March 10, at 5:00 p.m., via Zoom.
Project Scientist for Mars Perseverance Continues Caltech’s Lecture Series
Los Angeles County Library is partnering with Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) to bring virtual arts programs to our communities, featuring LACMA teaching artists and staff.
L.A. County Library, LACMA Partner to Offer Virtual Arts Programs
Santa Clarita LLC, which owns the undeveloped 900-plus-acre Whittaker-Bermite site, recently filed for voluntary bankruptcy, and is working to sell it to a global industrial real estate company for possible commercial and residential development, officials said Wednesday.
Whittaker-Bermite Owner Files Bankruptcy, Selling Land
William S. Hart Union High School District governing board members Wednesday discussed a potential March 29 start date for junior high and high school in-person instruction, provided the number of L.A. County COVID-19 cases continues to decline.
Hart District Mulls Over Possible March 29 Return
The Santa Clarita Valley is now home to a new branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, following a recent vote from the association’s board of directors.
NAACP Branch Coming to Santa Clarita Valley
Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer, Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, is cautioning residents that bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas are likely to contaminate ocean waters at and around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers after a rainfall.
Water Advisory Issued for Los Angeles County Beaches
This week, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced the kickoff for the “California Digital Divide Innovation Challenge,” a global competition that will award up to $1 million to the boldest, most revolutionary proposals to eliminate the digital divide and expand high-speed internet access to all Californians.
State Schools Chief Kicks Off ‘California Digital Divide Innovation Challenge’