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February 26
1923 - U.S. release of Charles Chaplin film "The Pilgrim," partially shot at Saugus Train Station & Newhall First Presbyterian Church [watch]
The Pilgrim

Tickets Still Available for Cowboy Concerts, More
Wednesday, Apr 8, 2015

Marie Wise-Hawkins Marie Wise-Hawkins is headlining a weekend of Western music, shows and events in Santa Clarita for the 2015 Cowboy Festival. There are also themed events scheduled all over Newhall from April 15-19, including Heritage Junction, Hart Mansion at Hart Park and Rancho Camulos Museum.   >>...

Santa Clarita Library Friends Celebrate Local Authors
Saturday, Jan 18, 2014

Members of the public had a chance to meet and chat with nearly three dozen local authors Saturday at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library. The “Celebration of Local Authors” was sponsored by the Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library.   [SEE THE PHOTOS & LIST OF PARTICIPANTS]

Jan. 18: Meet the Authors at Canyon Country Library (Video)
Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014

[KHTS] – In an effort to promote local authors and their work, the Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library are hosting their inaugural “Celebration of Local Authors” event on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jo Anne Darcy Canyon Country Library. The free event will feature...

Feb. 23-24: Authors to Discuss, Sign Local History Book
Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013

Local authors Dr. Alan Pollack, Kim Stephens and E.J. Stephens released their new book, “Legendary Locals of the Santa Clarita Valley,” in September 2012 as part of the “Legendary Locals” series put out by Arcadia Publishing. The authors are coming to Santa Clarita libraries next...

Dec. 15: Local Authors Discuss SCV History Book
Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012

The Old Town Newhall Library will welcome three local authors Saturday, Dec. 15, at 10:30 a.m. at a free event to discuss their recent book on Santa Clarita Valley history, released in September. “Legendary Locals of the Santa Clarita Valley” is coauthored by SCV Historical Society President Alan...

Sept. 30: Authors to Discuss ‘Legendary’ SCV History Book
Sunday, Aug 5, 2012

From native Americans to Spanish explorers to the missions and Mexican ranchos to Gold Rush pioneers to Hollywood movie makers and all the way to the movers and shakers of the present, the Santa Clarita Valley has always had its share of colorful and legendary characters. Co-authors E.J. Stephens, Kim...

May 19: Local Film Historian Unlocks Secrets of Griffith Park
Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012

E.J. Stephens Carved from the former Spanish land grant known as Rancho Los Feliz, Griffith Park, a rugged, 4,300-acre wilderness located in the heart of Los Angeles, has been the principal playground for Angelenos for more than a century. E.J. Stephens, film historian and co-author of “Images...

SCV NewsBreak for Monday, Dec. 12, 2011
Monday, Dec 12, 2011

In this episode: Golden Valley High School football player Taylor McKnight is a finalist for the national Rudy Award; Hazardous weather watch is in effect for the Santa Clarita Valley. Also: Councilwoman Laurie Ender expected to be named mayor Tuesday at City Council’s annual reorganization meeting;...

Dec. 17: ‘Newhallywood’ Lecture Tour Comes to Melody Ranch

This Saturday, film and TV fans will get to take an up close and personal look inside Gene Autry’s movie ranch that was once the home of “Gunsmoke” and “Deadwood.” From left: E.J. Stephens and Bill West - err, Dennis Weaver and James Arness at Melody Ranch in 1956 for an episode of "Gunsmoke." Film...

Film Historian Takes Class Behind Curtain at Disney Ranch
Monday, Oct 10, 2011

E.J. Stephens The popular behind-the-scenes lecture and tour series “Newhallywood On Location” will take off again Saturday, this time with a rare opportunity to tour the grounds of Walt Disney’s historic Golden Oak Ranch in Placerita Canyon. The series will be comprised of two parts and will be...

Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
The Sand Canyon Resort project is scheduled to return before Santa Clarita Planning Commissions Tuesday with a series of revisions, following multiple concerns raised by both commissioners and residents.
Sand Canyon Resort Project to Return Before Planning Commissioners with Revisions
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 144 new deaths and 1,838 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 26,045 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 26,045; Nearly 2 Million Doses Administered in County
The Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles announced on Feb. 26 that Kenya Yarbrough will lead its newly-created and first-ever Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, Access, and Advocacy Initiative.
Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles Launches First-Ever Diversity and Advocacy Department
The Valley Industry Association will welcome College of the Canyons Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook as the keynote speaker for the March VIA Virtual Series taking place Tuesday, March 16, from 11:00 a.m to 12:15 p.m.
March 16: VIA Virtual Series with Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook
The city of Santa Clarita’s Planning Commission will hold a regular meeting virtually Tuesday, March 2, at 6:00 p.m.
March 2: Planning Commission Virtual Regular Meeting
The Child and Family Center's Domestic Violence Program is set to host its fourth annual "Night of Expression" art exhibit on Saturday, Feb. 27, in recognition of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.
Feb. 27: Child and Family Center to Host Virtual Teen Dating Violence Awareness Art Exhibit
California Department of Public Health officials announced on Feb. 26 that California is on track to create the capacity to administer 3 million vaccinations per week by March 1.
State on Track to Reach Capacity Goal of 3 Million Vaccines Per Week, Pending Available Supply
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is set to host events and classes in March to celebrate National Nutrition Month.
Henry Mayo to Host Events, Classes for National Nutrition Month
The college district received the best rating possible in an independent audit of its general obligation bond expenditures.
Independent Audit Finds College District in Full Compliance
After being shuttered for almost a year due to pandemic restrictions, Mountasia Family Fun Center has been purchased by MB2 Group.
MB2 Group Purchases Mountasia Family Fun Center
The California Department of Motor Vehicles announced a new round of extensions for commercial driver’s licenses expiring through May 31 that will help commercial drivers focus on delivering essential products and supplies during the COVID-19 emergency.
DMV Extends Expiring Commercial Driver’s Licenses Through May
1923 - U.S. release of Charles Chaplin film "The Pilgrim," partially shot at Saugus Train Station & Newhall First Presbyterian Church [watch]
The Pilgrim
Fry's Electronics, the consumer electronics retailer, announced Wednesday that it is going out of business after nearly 36 years.
Fry’s Electronics Closing All Its Stores
The Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) announced Thursday the upcoming launch of the Los Angeles Online Dispute Resolution (LA-ODR) program, in collaboration with the Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County and its Dispute Resolution Program (DRP), and the Center for Conflict Resolution.
L.A. County Launches Program to Help Litigants Settle Cases Online
A former manager of the Valencia COVID-19 testing lab is being sued by the operator for breaching her contract after she accused the company of poor performance.
PerkinElmer Suing Whistleblower for Breach of Contract
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 132 new deaths and 2,072 new cases of COVID-19, with 25,990 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Nearing 26,000; L.A. County Reaches 100 MIS-C Cases in Children
Three hundred sixty-six feature films are eligible for the 2020 Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today.
Academy Announces 366 Feature Films Eligible for 2020 Best Picture Oscar
Hannah Cumming is exactly the type of player Master's women's soccer head coach Curtis Lewis appreciates.
Hannah Cumming Signs with TMU
Santa Clarita City Council members declined Tuesday to administer $6.8 million in state rental assistance funds for eligible residents who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and let the state handle those dollars but approved creating a program for them with $6.3 million from the federal government.
Rental Aid Program Coming to Eligible Santa Clarita Residents Impacted by Pandemic
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