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1864 - L.A. Star newspaper report: County supervisors have accepted Beale's Cut as complete [story]
Beale's Cut

Waste Management, City Offer Several Drop-Off Locations to Recycle Holiday Trees
Tuesday, Dec 22, 2020

Waste Management and the city of Santa Clarita have established three convenient locations for residents to recycle their holiday trees in 2020. The locations offer residents an additional way to safely and quickly dispose of holiday trees, in addition to utilizing curbside pick-up services. Beginning...

Oct. 5-9: Win Prizes During Rideshare Week in Santa Clarita
Friday, Oct 2, 2020

Santa Clarita residents can help keep the city green by participating in California Rideshare Week from October 5-9. Ridesharing includes walking, biking, carpooling, telecommuting and taking public transportation. All of these rideshare opportunities get you to and from work while reducing harmful carbon...

Litter Pollutes Water, Harms Wildlife, Costly to Clean Up
Wednesday, Mar 4, 2020

Do you remember the last time you picked up a piece of litter from the ground? It’s not glamorous; but trash left outside bins pollutes our water, harms our local wildlife and is costly to clean up. According to Keep America Beautiful, there are more than 50 billion pieces of litter on our nation’s...

City Launches Community-Wide Effort to Recycle Right
Thursday, Feb 13, 2020

Join the city of Santa Clarita in a community-wide effort to recycle right. There are many misconceptions as to which items can go in the recycle bin and which should not. The City is launching an interactive awareness campaign designed to teach the community that anyone can be a Recycle Hero by disposing...

Oct. 2: City Celebrates Clean Air Day with Free Electric Vehicle Charging, Bus Rides
Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019

The city of Santa Clarita will join transportation providers, local municipalities and businesses throughout California to celebrate California Clean Air Day by offering free local and commuter trips on Santa Clarita’s CNG powered busses on Wednesday, Oct. 2, in an effort to improve air quality and...

Aug. 24: Free Household Hazardous/E-Waste Roundup
Thursday, Aug 22, 2019

Santa Clarita residents are invited to bring their unwanted household hazardous and electronic waste to the free Household Hazardous/E-Waste Roundup on Saturday, Aug. 24. This event will take place at the Via Princessa Metrolink Station, located at 19201 Via Princessa, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The...

Free Your Recyclables from Plastic Bags
Friday, Aug 2, 2019

The city of Santa Clarita urges residents to free their recyclables from plastic bags before disposal in recycling containers. Plastic bags don’t belong in your recycling container. They not only prevent items from being recycled but can also damage recycling equipment. By recycling properly, you help...

River Rally Volunteer Registration Officially Open
Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019

The city of Santa Clarita is excited to officially open volunteer registration for the 25th Annual River Rally Clean-Up and Environmental Expo which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 21. This year, volunteers will clean a portion of the Santa Clara River behind the Newhall Community Center, at 22421...

City Announces Winners of ‘Bike to Work Day’ Challenge
Thursday, May 23, 2019

The city of Santa Clarita is excited to announce the winners of the 16th annual “Bike to Work Day” Challenge that took place on Thursday, May 16. Local employees took to their bikes and braved the rainy weather while visiting five pit stops located throughout the City. Even with the inclement weather,...

‘iTEENS Ice Cream’ Takes Top Prize in 2019 cArt aRt Competition
Thursday, May 2, 2019

The results are in and the city of Santa Clarita is excited to announce the winners of the 2019 “cArt aRt” competition. Held in conjunction with the City’s annual Earth Arbor Day Festival on April 27, 2019, this creative contest challenged residents to transform ordinary trash carts into extraordinary...

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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]
general store