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1945 - Acton Hotel, est. 1890, burns down; arson is suspected [story]
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LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Academy Adds Seven New Members to Science & Technology Council
Thursday, Nov 19, 2020

Linda Borgeson, Lois Burwell, Teri E.Dorman, Greg Hedgepath, Ujwal Nirgudkar, Helena Packer and Amy Vincent have accepted invitations to join the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, bringing the Council’s 2020–2021 membership roster to 25. Borgeson is...

Academy Launches Virtual Series to Address Race, Gender Equity in Filmmaking
Tuesday, Aug 25, 2020

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently announced the launch of a new series of virtual panels for members and the public, as a part of its Academy Aperture 2025 equity and inclusion initiative, called “Academy Dialogues: It Starts with Us,” with conversations about race, ethnicity,...

COC Cross Country Athlete to Graduate with Filmmaking Degree
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

It was Lexi Whitman’s sophomore year at College of the Canyons and George Serrano, track and field assistant coach, was discussing strategy with her before the California Community College Athletic Association cross-country State Championship meet. Serrano recommended that Whitman start the race’s...

CalArts Filmmaker Talks ‘The Shock of the Real’ at ‘dffb’ Symposium
Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017

Deeply respected filmmaker and School of Film/Video Nina Menkes often refers to the sorcery of her work that evokes meaning and truth outside of traditional narrative cinema. Film critic and CalArts faculty Bernice Reynaud writes, “She has no master and no disciples, which forces her to reinvent...

Academy Making ‘Substantive Changes’ to Increase Diversity
Friday, Jan 22, 2016

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences approved a series of substantive changes designed to make the Academy’s membership, its governing bodies and its voting members significantly more diverse. The Board’s goal is to commit to doubling the number of women and diverse...

July 29 Panel Discussion: ABC’s of Filmmaking
Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015

The city of Santa Clarita will present a panel discussion on the “ABC’s of Filmmaking” as the next installment of  the New Heights series – designed to assist artists, performers and arts organization representatives – on Wednesday, July 29, at 7 p.m. in the Century Room...

Register Your Kids Now for Hart Park Summer Filmmaking Workshops
Tuesday, May 1, 2012

SCVHistory.com | Movie shoot in Placerita Canyon, 1930s [LACo Arts Commission] – Applications are now open for a free workshop in which children ages 10 to 17 can make short silent films. The workshop from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on five Saturdays — July 7, 14, 21 and 28 and August 4, takes place...

COC Symposium Shines Spotlight on Economics of SCV Filming
Friday, Mar 23, 2012

"NCIS" from CBS shoots in Santa Clarita. Photo: City of Santa Clarita The economic impact of the film and entertainment industries operating in the Santa Clarita Valley was the topic of discussion at the College of the Canyons Chancellor’s Circle 2012 Annual Business Symposium. This year’s...

SCV NewsBreak for Friday, March 23, 2012

In this episode: COC film symposium highlights Santa Clarita’s record strides in keeping filmmaking local. Plus: Biggest gains in jobs – motion pictures and sound recording; Hart District’s WiSH Foundation receives $100,000 donation from SCV Facilities Foundation; Five environmental...

Record Year for Santa Clarita Film Office [VIDEO]
Monday, Jan 9, 2012

The City of Santa Clarita announced today that calendar year 2011 was a record-breaking year for filming, with the Santa Clarita Valley Film Office issuing more permits and seeing more film days in the City than any other year since the office’s inception in 2002. The Santa Clarita Valley Film Office,...

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Saugus High School teacher and California State Teacher of the Year representative for 2021, Jim Klipfel, was honored alongside 99 other teachers Monday during a ceremony held at the White House.
Saugus Teacher Jim Klipfel Honored at White House Event
1945 - Acton Hotel, est. 1890, burns down; arson is suspected [story]
Acton hotel fire
Thirty-five percent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence.
Zonta Club SCV Speaks Out Against Gender-Based Violence
The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, is excited to announce that a series of Learn to Swim Scholarships will be made available for the Learn to Swim Program at Castaic Aquatic Center this upcoming Winter and Spring Season
L.A. County Opens Winter, Spring Scholarship Swim Programs at Castaic Aquatic Center
The new Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, located at 26201 Golden Valley Road, was unveiled Monday.
LASD, Local Officials Unveil New SCV Sheriff’s Station
Officials from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital on Monday announced an additional death, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths since the onset of the pandemic to 175, spokesman Patrick Moody confirmed.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: Henry Mayo Reports 175th Death; SCV Cases Total 36,756
The Valencia High School Marching Band and Color Guard is holding the 9th Annual Pride of the Vikings Field Tournament at the Valencia High School Stadium, Saturday, Oct. 23, at 3:30 p.m.
Pride of the Vikings Field Tournament Returns to Valencia High School
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office released the five productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, Oct. 18 - Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021:
Filming in SCV This Week Includes Three TV Shows, One Commercial, One Feature
Each time the MB2 Entertainment owners — who happen to be not only business leaders but also two longtime Santa Clarita Valley residents — drove past the Mountasia Family Fun Center, they felt a pull to revitalize the SCV staple.
MB2 Entertainment Bringing Fun Back to Former Mountasia Property
A 67-yard touchdown from Saugus Centurions (7-1, 3-0) quarterback Brady Welch to running back Jacob Faraldo blew the gates open in the 42-7 win against the Golden Valley Grizzlies (3-4, 1-2) on Friday.
Cents Trounce Grizzlies 42-7
The Hart Indians (2-6, 1-2) completed the comeback over Valencia (3-4, 1-2) scoring 14 unanswered points in the final two minutes of regulation and overtime for the 27-21 win.
Hart Stuns Valencia in OT 27-21
Amy Green was a young woman when she fell into a cycle of abuse that began with a relationship with the wrong man and led her to an addiction to heroin.
Purple Palooza 5K Walk Brings Awareness to Domestic Violence
SACRAMENTO – Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States. In fact, the chance of a teen being involved in a crash is highest during their first two years of driving.
CHP’s ‘Start Smart’ Course Encourages Safe Driving Practices For Teens
1876 - Southern Pacific begins subdividing town of Newhall (original location at Bouquet Junction) [story]
Campton store
1837 - Trapper Peter LaBeck killed by grizzly bear at El Tejon [story]
Peter LaBeck
1853 - Sarah Gifford, community leader and wife of Newhall's first railroad station agent, born in England [story]
Sarah Gifford
The Saugus-based Camp Scott was placed on a short list of potential future sites for the county’s violent youth and young adult offenders, officials said Friday.
Camp Scott Placed on Short List for Future Juvenile, Young Adult Offenders
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 24 new deaths and 1,229 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 36,615 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: FDA Announces Recommendation for Johnson & Johnson Booster Dose; SCV Cases Total 36,615
The Santa Clarita City Council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday calling for more local control over zoning laws and land use.
City Approves Resolution Asking for More Local Land Use Zoning Control
After Colleen Shaffer was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999, she decided she wanted to help others who were on the same uncertain journey she was on — so she hosted a tea party in her backyard where supporters showed up for her and on behalf of cancer patients.
Circle of Hope Hosts 17th Annual Tea Party Fundraiser to Support Cancer Patients
Women and men gathered on top of Old Town Newhall’s parking structure Thursday for an evening of drinks and recognition of local leaders in the film industry as part of Zonta’s women’s film festival, Lunafest.
Zonta’s Lunafest Empowers Women Through Filmmaking
On Oct. 15, Princess Cruises marked the return to service of the cruise line’s third ship in the U.S. – Emerald Princess – departing from the Port of Los Angeles on a 15-day Panama Canal cruise to Ft. Lauderdale.
Emerald Princess Debuts as Fifth Princess Ship to Return to Cruise Vacation Service
Two out of five league games have been completed as the Foothill League inches closer to the CIF playoffs. The Saugus Centurions and the West Ranch Wildcats remain the only unbeaten teams, setting up for a showdown in the coming weeks, which may decide the Foothill League champion.
Week Nine Football Preview
Foothill League girls golfers tested their skills Wednesday at The Oaks Club at Valencia, which is considered one of the longer courses in the league, and the West Ranch Wildcats still prevailed, pulling some of their best numbers from the entire season.
West Ranch Girls Golf Wins Fifth League Match in a Row
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