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1984 - NTSB revises probable cause of 1982 "Twilight Zone" deaths after director John Landis appeals [story]
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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,...

SCV Film Festival Award Winners Announced [VIDEO]

The award winners in the 2012 Santa Clarita Valley Film Festival are:   Best Film “A Finger, Two Dots Then Me” “A Finger, Two Dots Then Me” is a spoken-word piece based on a popular poem by renowned modern poet Derrick Brown. The film takes a dramatic look at death, life...

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Melody Ranch is once again suing Placerita Canyon Corp., a mutual-benefit corporation that owns and operates an electronic gate in Placerita Canyon to prevent thru traffic from entering the Newhall enclave.
Melody Ranch Files 2nd Lawsuit Over Placerita Canyon Gate
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Friday confirmed 20 new deaths and 1,296 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, with 39 new cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Cases Total 306,327, with 7,306 in SCV
The California Highway Patrol celebrated a socially distanced graduation ceremony for its 77 new officers who graduated with more hands-on experience than any class in Academy history.
CHP Welcomes New Officers with Real-Life Experience
The city of Santa Clarita announced the third and final edition of the family-friendly Parks Passport Adventure which is set to run throughout the month of November.
Santa Clarita Announces Final Parks Passport Adventure
Governor Gavin Newsom visited Valencia Friday to announce the opening of an innovative new laboratory built by PerkinElmer that will increase California’s COVID-19 testing capacity, reduce test turnaround time and create hundreds of new California jobs.
Newsom in Valencia as PerkinElmer Opens New COVID-19 Testing Lab
For the second year in a row, College of the Canyons will host an International Forum on Youth on November 16-19, 2020.
Nov. 16-19: COC to Host International Forum on Youth
The Southern California football community is mourning the loss of Jim Bonds, 51, a former Hart High School and UCLA quarterback who died on Wednesday after a battle with multiple myeloma.
Former Hart High QB Jim Bonds Dies at 51; Football Community Mourns Loss
It was double, double, toil and trouble as All Hallow's Eve neared in the Santa Clarita Valley, with residents continuing to provide Halloween haunts around every corner in the midst of the pandemic.
SCV Continues to Scare Up its Halloween Haunts
The Saugus Union School District board voted Tuesday night to suspend its child development program due to constraints placed on the district by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Saugus School District Suspends Child Development Program
A Santa Clarita man and his Northridge-based business partner were arrested on federal charges Thursday in a relief fraud case alleging the two fraudulently obtained more than $1.95 million in Paycheck Protection Program loans.
Santa Clarita Man Arrested in $1.9M COVID-19 Relief Fraud Case
A Los Angeles County assessor’s report on all 88 cities in Los Angeles County showed Santa Clarita property continues to be among the county’s most valuable.
Santa Clarita Property Valued at $37.2B, 5th on County List of Cities
1984 - NTSB revises probable cause of 1982 "Twilight Zone" deaths after director John Landis appeals [story]
John Landis
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 19 new deaths, including the 74th death in the Santa Clarita Valley and 1,745 new cases of COVID-19, including 7,267 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: 74th SCV Death; Local Cases Total 7,267
The city of Santa Clarita will be holding a public hearing at the Tuesday, Nov. 10, City Council meeting to consider the transfer of 32,230 square feet of vacant land, at no cost, to Family Promise of Santa Clarita Valley (FPofSCV).
Nov. 10: Public Hearing to Consider Property Transfer to Family Promise
Are you ready to save the day and bring outlaws to justice in a virtual escape room? Are you and your family ready to test your knowledge on Tacos & Trivia Night?
City Announces November Virtual Events
The College of the Canyons Art Gallery will present a public artist talk with Brooke Sauer to accompany her solo virtual exhibition “Out in the Blue” Monday, Nov. 9, at 2:30 p.m.
Nov. 9: COC Art Gallery Hosting Public Artist Talk with Brooke Sauer
The Santa Clarita Artists Association held its 31st Annual Art Classic virtually on Oct. 17, 2020.
SCAA Releases Art Classic 2020 Winners List
A gunshot victim survived his injuries and the suspect remained at large Thursday following a shooting near a liquor store in Canyon Country Wednesday night.
Suspect in Canyon Country Shooting Still at Large
Join the Santa Clarita Valley Groundwater Sustainability Agency (SCV-GSA) on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 4:00 p.m., to learn about and to provide input on plans to sustain our water supply.
Nov. 4: SCV Groundwater Sustainability Plan Online Workshop
The California State University Board of Trustees has appointed Erika D. Beck, Ph.D., to serve as president of California State University, Northridge. Beck currently serves as president of California State University Channel Islands.
CSUN Appoints Erika D. Beck as Next President
LASD Urges Community to Plan for Safer Halloween, Día de los Muertos Alternatives
LASD Urges Community to Plan for Safer Halloween, Día de los Muertos Alternatives
SACRAMENTO – Californians age 70 and older with a noncommercial driver’s license are now eligible to renew online or by mail, eliminating the need to visit a California Department of Motor Vehicles office.
Seniors Can Now Renew Driver’s Licenses Online
1932 - Highway 99 completed through Weldon Canyon, bypassing Ridge Route [story]
Hwy 99
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Wednesday confirmed 20 new deaths and 1,351 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, with 18 new cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Cases Near 1,200 Per Day, 18 New SCV Cases