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1864 - L.A. Star newspaper report: County supervisors have accepted Beale's Cut as complete [story]
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City Accepting Photos for Quarterly Contest
Thursday, May 10, 2018

The city of Santa Clarita is holding its quarterly Photo Contest. Capture Santa Clarita’s beautiful environment, architecture and vibrant community life. You may submit the following examples: Active Santa Clarita: Snapshots of hiking, biking and exploring the outdoors in Santa Clarita. People...

May 9: New Normal Sustainable Arts Fair, Green Workshop
Thursday, Apr 26, 2018

On Friday, April 20, CalArts students competed in the inaugural competition, Junk Battle, a new environmental contest that asks some of LA’s most creative young minds to focus on an enormous environmental issue—namely, what to do about the mountains of waste that we humans create. Students from four...

Deal Reached Between Newhall Ranch Developers, Environmentalists
Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017

Five Point, developer of the eventual 21,000-home Newhall Ranch community west of Interstate 5 in the Santa Clarita Valley, has reached an out-of-court settlement with several leading environmental groups that had challenged the project over the past two decades. The Arizona-based Center for Biological...

L.A. Ushers in Earth Week With Innovative Power Initiative
Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017

Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion that will launch a “Green Power” initiative offering businesses and residents an opportunity to reduce greenhouse gases, and possibly reduce their rates as well, beginning in 2018. Earlier in the day, county, city, business, and environmental...

CSUN’s Family Earth Days Showcases Student Environmental Research
Thursday, Apr 6, 2017

Embracing a new sustainability curriculum, San Fernando Valley elementary, middle and high school students collectively measured different amounts of energy used around their schools, installed low-flow devices to help save water and helped establish community gardens at their schools to help with waste...

Stay Green Team Boosts Irrigation Expertise
Friday, Mar 31, 2017

Twenty-five members of the Stay Green Inc. team from all over Southern California recently completed a 10-week irrigation training program focusing on water use efficiency and maximizing the benefits of state-of-the-art irrigation control systems. “While we’ve had one wet winter here in Southern...

State Lawmakers Pushing Environmental, Whistleblower Protections
Thursday, Feb 23, 2017

[Kevin de León] – Thursday, Senate leadership unveiled the Preserve California legislative package to insulate the state from dangerous rollbacks in federal environmental regulations and public health protections. The bill package establishes strong and legally enforceable baseline protections...

UCLA Gives L.A. County a ‘C+’ on Environment
Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015

UCLA issued the first comprehensive environmental report card for Los Angeles County on Tuesday, marking the region as an unimpressive “C” student overall for air, water, waste and other key areas. After nearly two years of gathering and analyzing data, researchers at UCLA’s Institute...

Habitat Destruction
Thursday, Sep 11, 2014

An ongoing challenge to us all is where to live while at the same time protecting the environment around us for our personal quality of life. Some like to live in a city densely packed into multifamily dwellings called apartment buildings, accepting a small community park either close to or far from...

Frogs On the Move
Thursday, Apr 3, 2014

Hundreds of California red-legged frogs are packing their little frog suitcases to move to “parts unknown.” Well, not exactly. The California red-legged frog (Rana draytonii) is a rare species of frog found almost exclusively in our state. It was once commonly found throughout much of California,...

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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
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Wednesday confirmed 116 new deaths and 1,759 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported its 144th fatality since the pandemic began.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: 144th Death at Henry Mayo; Decline in L.A. County Cases, Hospitalizations
Rancho Camulos National Historic Landmark officials will host a virtual presentation commemorating the March 12, 1928, St. Francis Dam Disaster via Zoom on Friday, March 12, starting at 4 p.m.
March 12: St. Francis Dam Disaster Commemoration Event, Free on Zoom
California State University, Northridge is launching an interdisciplinary master’s degree in sustainability, set to begin fall 2022.
CSUN to Offer an Interdisciplinary Master’s Degree in Sustainability
Princess Cruises is extending the pause of its United Kingdom-based cruise vacations, sailing roundtrip from Southampton, through September 25, 2021, on Sky Princess, Regal Princess, and Island Princess.
Princess Cruises Extends Pause of Southampton Sailings Through Sept. 25
After a relatively dry February in California, water supply managers grow increasingly anxious as each dry, sunny day plunges the state deeper into drought.
Dry February Exacerbates Drought in California
The Biden-Harris Administration has approved California’s request to use Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California) funding to pay for voluntary COVID-19 testing for low-income students covered by the program, further supporting schools in underserved communities to reopen for in-person instruction.
Feds OK Medi-Cal to Fund COVID-19 Testing for Low-Income Students
Santa Clarita planning commissioners Tuesday sent the Sand Canyon resort proposal back to the drawing board amid continued concerns, focusing largely on emergency evacuations.
Sand Canyon Resort Sent Back to Drawing Board Amid Various Concerns
Sam Horn, president of Master’s University and Seminary for the past year, will be stepping down from his position, university officials said Monday.
Master’s University President Sam Horn to Step Down After 1 Year
Moving around California three decades from now will be safer, cleaner, and simpler with more transportation options under a plan Caltrans unveiled Wednesday.
Caltrans Unveils Vision for Future of Transportation
1882 - George Campton's Newhall general store explodes [story]
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