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1990 - President George H.W. Bush and Sheriff Sherman Block dedicate new North County Correctional Facility in Castaic [story]
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LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
The MAIN’s March Lineup Announced
Thursday, Feb 27, 2020

Mark your calendars for events in March at The MAIN. The 81-seat theatre in the Old Town Newhall Arts and Entertainment District, located at 24266 Main Street, offers a variety of film, theatrical, comedic and musical entertainment. Tickets for upcoming events are currently available online at AtTheMAIN.org. The...

March 3-4: Help Remove Graffiti Off of St. Francis Dam Remains
Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017

All are welcome volunteer and join the Forest Service Heritage staff to help remove graffiti from the concrete remains of the St. Francis Dam and restore the site to its pre-vandalized condition on March 3 and 4. The St. Francis Dam currently sits in ruins, a mangled and twisted monument to the memory...

Social Media Vandal
Sunday, Jul 3, 2016

A couple of years ago, I saw a photo on Facebook of a painted rock in Yosemite. The person who posted the photo was also the “artist,” and the photo had gone viral. This girl seemed to be very proud of her “artwork,” but I was livid. My anger was palpable. How could she possibly have done this...

SF City Attorney Going After Bieber Marketers for Graffiti
Monday, Dec 28, 2015

[S.F. City Atty] – San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera is demanding the full cooperation of recording artist Justin Bieber’s record label and distribution company to identify and punish those responsible for a guerrilla marketing campaign that includes pervasive ads spray-painted on...

Community Court Teens Remove Graffiti from Wash
Friday, Nov 21, 2014

Fourteen teens assigned to the City’s Community Court program began phase II of the South Fork graffiti beautification project on Saturday, Nov. 15. Teens repainted a quarter mile of patchwork paint on a retaining wall along the South Fork Trail from the Wiley Canyon Bridge heading North on bike trail...

Power Teens Help Beautify South Fork Trail
Thursday, Jul 10, 2014

The city of Santa Clarita’s Power program participants assisted the Graffiti Task Force with beautification projects on the South Fork Trail in Valencia last week. Over three days, the teens removed over 100 instances of graffiti, re-painted over 100 yards of retaining walls and paseo bridges and...

Graffiti Ain’t Art
Sunday, Jun 22, 2014

The city of Santa Clarita has volunteers who help keep the city looking beautiful. During spring, volunteers participate in the Santa Clara River Rally and Pride Week. Both events allow citizens to volunteer to clean up and beautify the community. A portion of the Santa Clara River is always cleaned,...

Trinity Students to Help Clear Graffiti from Wash
Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014

Santa Clarita students are scheduled to remove graffiti from a Santa Clara River wash on Thursday. The city of Santa Clarita’s Graffiti Task Force plans to work with ninth-graders from the Trinity Classical Academy to remove tagging from areas with repeated instances of graffiti vandalism. In addition...

County Launches iPhone App for Service Calls (Video)
Monday, Jan 27, 2014

Are you tired of seeing vehicles illegally parked on front lawns in your neighborhood? Frustrated by graffiti on public buildings, in local parks and at other landmarks? The County of Los Angeles has a solution for you. On Monday, the Department of Public Works launched an update to ‘The Works’ iPhone...

Community Court Gives Young Lawbreakers a Second Chance
Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014

[KHTS] – Santa Clarita wanted to give at-risk minors a second chance when it created a unique Community Court program in 2006, said Cynthia Llerenas, human services supervisor for the city of Santa Clarita. The program, which runs as a partnership with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station,...

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1990 - President George H.W. Bush and Sheriff Sherman Block dedicate new North County Correctional Facility in Castaic [story]
ribbon cutting
1890 - Jenkins ranch hands Dolores Cook and George Walton of Castaic slain by rival William Chormicle and W.A. Gardener [story]
Dolores Cook
1950 - Ex-Mrs. William S. Hart appears in court to challenge will that leaves Hart Park & Mansion to L.A. County [story]
Winifred Westover
The Sand Canyon Resort project is scheduled to return before the Santa Clarita Planning Commission Tuesday with a series of revisions, following multiple concerns raised by both commissioners and residents.
Modified Sand Canyon Resort Project Up for Review
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