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1976 - Groundbreaking for new First Presbyterian Church in Newhall; former structure heavily damaged in 1971 earthquake [story]
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CLWA Incumbents Bypass Election, Return for Another Term
Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012

If you wondered what was missing from the November 2012 election ballot in the Santa Clarita Valley, it was the race for Castaic Lake Water Agency Board. Nobody challenged the four incumbents whose terms expire this year, and since they all reapplied for the job, they’re automatically appointed...

Mr. McKeon Goes to Washington (For 11th Time)
Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012

U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon Wrapping up one of the more contentious races during his 20-year tenure in the House of Representatives, Howard “Buck” McKeon beat Democratic challenger Lee Rogers with 55.2 percent of the vote in the 25th Congressional District race. “When you’re given...

Prop. 30 Passage Means All Systems ‘Go’ for COC Winter Session

The voters’ passage of Proposition 30 is good news for College the Canyons students, according to COC officials. The local community college will now be offering a winter session, with approximately 100 classes online. The passage provided a $4.6 million boom to the school. Voters passed Proposition...

Prop. 30 Not a Panacea, Newhall School Officials Warn

[NSD] – Officials of the Newhall School District breathed a little easier today with the passage of Proposition 30, the governor’s tax initiative that was designed to head off deep cuts to education. “We are grateful that the voting public kept us from deeper cuts by passing Prop. 30,” said...

The results are in.

Hart District Students Get Involved on Election Day
Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012

Thousands of students from throughout the Hart School District had a firsthand look at the electoral process through mock elections on campuses, special government and history lessons highlighting the election process and at least two classes that took tours of a polling place. Dozens of students from...

LIVE TV Coverage of Local Elections Tuesday
Sunday, Nov 4, 2012

Tune in to SCVTV for live coverage of the election returns of local interest when the polls close Tuesday at 8 p.m. The College of the Canyons Cougar News team will be reporting from the SCVTV Media Center in Santa Clarita and venturing out to the local candidates’ election-night parties for interviews. It...

CSU Students Register More than 31,000 New Voters
Thursday, Oct 25, 2012

[CSSA] – CSU students just completed a major system wide voter registration effort that has added 31,372 new voters in California. The second and final phase of this effort – voter mobilization – will continue now through Election Day on Tuesday, November 6. . Sponsored by the California State...

COC Trustees Endorse Prop. 30 on 4-1 Vote

The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees has adopted a resolution in support of Proposition 30, the Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act of 2012, which will appear on the ballot in the upcoming general election, being held Tuesday, Nov. 6. The action came during the board’s...

Oct. 6: Meet Your Ballot at Election Preview Event (Video)
Monday, Oct 1, 2012

American Legion Post 507, SCVTV and Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP) will host an election preview, “Meet Your Ballot 2012,” at Post 507’s headquarters in Newhall on Saturday, Oct. 6. Free and open to the public, the event is designed to offer Santa Clarita Valley voters an opportunity...

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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’
1940 - NYC premiere of "The Marines Fly High" starring Lucille Ball, filmed in Placerita Canyon [story] Marines Fly High