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1940 - NYC premiere of "The Marines Fly High" starring Lucille Ball, filmed in Placerita Canyon [story] Marines Fly High


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Habitat SFV-SCV Changes Name to Homes 4 Families
Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017

Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys has become one with its sister organization Homes 4 Families, Board Chairman Hunt Braly and President & CEO Donna Deutchman announced today. Under the newly merged organization, the nonprofit organization will expand its veteran-specific housing...

September 21: City Presents $350K Check to Habitat Veterans Community
Friday, Sep 8, 2017

The city of Santa Clarita and the county of Los Angeles are proud to announce their continued support of Habitat for Humanity’s Santa Clarita CalVet Residential Enriched Neighborhood and have each contributed $350,000 to the development of the community. A formal dedication and check presentation by...

Lockheed Martin Donates $15K to Habitat Veterans Homes
Monday, Jul 10, 2017

Getting it done — Lockheed Martin employees mix cement and pour sidewalks to help veterans build 78 homes in Santa Clarita with Habitat for Humanity. | Photo: Linda KC Reynolds. By Linda KC Reynolds, Aerotech News Staff Writer Veterans are one step closer to moving into their new homes in Santa Clarita...

June 3: Habitat’s First ‘Rainbow Build’ in SCV
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys Chapter of Habitat for Humanity hosts its inaugural Homes 4 Families Rainbow Build at Habitat for Humanity’s SF/SCV Veteran Enriched Neighborhood, located at 21550 Centre Pointe Parkway in Santa Clarita, on Saturday, June 3. Members of the community are invited...

Habitat for Humanity Honors Princess Cruises, Local WWII Veterans
Monday, Feb 27, 2017

Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys honored seven surviving World War II veterans from Santa Clarita at the Princess Cruises and the Princess Cruises Community Foundation annual Hearts for Heroes Builders Ball. Last night, 470 guests at the Universal Sheraton Hotel in Universal City...

State Farm Helps to Fortify a Veteran’s Home Affected by the Sand Fire
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017

Youth volunteers from Saugus High School and UCLA, along with State Farm’s Scott Wilk Jr. and Stephanie Flores helped to repair the home of a veteran who was affected by last July’s Sand Fire. State Farm’s Disaster Services Grant program generously donated $20,000 to Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa...

Nissan Donates Truck to Habitat for Humanity SF/ SCV
Friday, Feb 10, 2017

Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys (SF/SCV) will receive a new Nissan Frontier as part of a grant from Nissan North America to help families across the country secure decent, affordable housing. Nissan is kicking off its second decade of partnership with Habitat for Humanity with...

Local Veteran, Family Have a Home for the Holidays
Monday, Dec 12, 2016

Habitat for Humanity, Home for Families and ReStore recently helped a Santa Clarita veteran and his family have a home for the holidays. Young Marine Veteran Fernando, and his wife Tatiana, planned a wonderful future. He served his country proudly, both in Afghanistan and Iraq with a remarkable spirit,...

October 7: Rappel to Help Give Army Veterans a Home
Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016

Habitat for Humanity for the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys is calling for its daring donors to rappel down from the roof of the 25 story Hilton Universal City building to help raise funds to give military veterans a safe place to call home. Two of those veterans who will receive homes from...

August 20: Gather Your Congregation and Give Back with Habitat for Humanity
Friday, Jun 10, 2016

Habitat for Humanity of San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valley are hosting the “Circle of Faith Build,” at the Habitat SF/SCV Enriched Neighborhood Build Site on August 20, beginning at 9 a.m. The Circle of Faith Build is focused on bringing congregations together for a day of giving back...

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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
After receiving athletic protocol updates from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the Los Angeles Department of Public Health (LADPH) and California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), the William S. Hart Union High School District has put together a complete athletic program following all state and county guidelines.
Hart District Announces Outdoor Sports Practices, Competitions to Resume Immediately
The ability to transform data into information and insights that can elevate a business and influence decisions is at the core of the newest major being offered in California State University, Northridge’s David Nazarian College of Business and Economics.
CSUN Students Can Now Earn Degree in Business Analytics
Three teachers from the William S. Hart Union High School District have been named by NASA and the SETI Institute to fly on NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA).
NASA Selects Three Hart District Teachers for SOFIA Flight
Los Angeles County Parks is looking for highly-talented independent instructors to bring valuable expertise and learning to the community through the Contact Class Program.
L.A. County Parks Hiring Instructors for Summer 2021 Season
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 91 new deaths and 1,407 new cases of COVID-19, with 26,212 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total  26,212; L.A. County Remains in Most Restrictive Tier
The Santa Clarita Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Commission will hold its study session virtually Thursday, March 4, at 6:00 p.m.
March 4: Parks, Recreation & Community Services Commission Study Session
After its cancelation last year due to the emergence of COVID-19, the College of the Canyons Scholarly Presentation will return this spring in a new virtual format.
COC’s Scholarly Presentations Return Virtually March 11
The Santa Clarita Public Library is excited to present Sidewalk Stories at the Old Town Newhall Library!
Old Town Newhall Library Now Offering Sidewalk Storytime
Santa Clarita Planning commissioners are expected to make a decision Tuesday regarding the proposed expansion of Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital via multiple construction projects that include building a second inpatient tower.
Proposed Henry Mayo Expansion Project Back Before Planning Commission
Picture this…the sun has just set on another brisk spring day.
Santa Clarita City Manager’s Monthly Message – March 2021
1938 - Great Flood of 1938 causes massive destruction and death across the greater Los Angeles region [story]
flooding
Santa Clarita Valley educators were next in line to receive their COVID-19 vaccine shots at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Monday, more than two months after the hospital received its first batch of vaccines for hospital frontline workers.
Henry Mayo Now Inoculating Educators with COVID-19 Vaccine
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Monday confirmed 32 new deaths and 987 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported two new deaths since Friday.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: 2 New Deaths at Henry Mayo; Vaccine Eligibility Expands