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1976 - Groundbreaking for new First Presbyterian Church in Newhall; former structure heavily damaged in 1971 earthquake [story]
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Company Shines Light on Homes for Veterans
Friday, Aug 21, 2015

SolarCity and Habitat for Humanity of San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys, together with the California Department of Veterans Affairs, have come together for the first time to build 78 new affordable solar-powered homes in Santa Clarita, California for returning veterans. The new home project is...

May 9: Women Building Homes for Veterans
Friday, May 8, 2015

Habitat for Humanity’s San Fernando-Santa Clarita Valley branch is hosting a Women’s Empowerment Build Saturday, May 9. Their mission is to provide decent, safe and affordable places to live for those in need within the valley. Habitat is asking volunteers to support their cause by helping build...

Habitat for Humanity Opens Doors For Veteran Family
Friday, Mar 20, 2015

Framing and roofing is almost complete on phase one of a Habitat for Humanity project in Santa Clarita which is good news for the Washington family. The family of six is one of 78 military families that will soon live in the Veteran Enriched Neighborhood on Centre Point Parkway. “Phase one,...

Habitat Women Building Homes for Veterans
Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014

[News Release] – Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys (SF/SCV) is excited to announce the 2014 Women Empowerment Build (WE Build). On May 10th, 2014 Habitat will welcome all of North Los Angeles County to be a part of this empowering event where local women join forces to build...

SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013

In this episode: Two Valencia High School students are recovering from injuries caused after an a crash in Valencia; Enjoying a little play every day is good for kids of all ages and the City of Santa Clarita wants to help families find the perfect activity to get them moving. Also: Habitat for Humanity...

Veterans Sought for Future Habitat Housing (Video)
Sunday, Oct 7, 2012

The ribbon has been cut and the speeches made – and now, veterans can apply to get one of the 87 homes planned for the first-ever Habitat for Heroes veteran village in Santa Clarita and a smaller village of 13 homes in Sylmar. On Monday, officials from Washington, Sacramento and City Hall gathered...

Habitat Plans to Build Homes for Vets Next Door to Bowman High
Monday, Oct 1, 2012

CalVet Sec. Peter J. Gravett (Major General, Ret.) greets Lt. Renard Thomas, who will be the first resident of the new veterans’ village. It might be a simple patch of land right now, nestled against a hillside near schools, offices and health care facilities, but the small crowd gathered Monday...

Thursday, Apr 19, 2012

Green Convergence, Santa Clarita Valley’s only SunPower Elite Dealer, announced a partnership Thursday with the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. With a purchase of a SunPower high efficiency solar system, Santa Clarita Valley veterans will benefit through Habitat’s “SCV Habitat for Heroes”...

This Weekend: Veggies for Vets at Home, Garden Show
Friday, Mar 30, 2012

KHTS is gearing up for its third annual Home and Garden Show this weekend at the Hyatt Regency in Valencia. In conjunction with the Emergency Expo, the Home and Garden Show will feature booths from local businesses, educational seminars and exciting giveaways. There will be something happening for all...

Young SCV War Widow to Get Brush With Kindness
Friday, Feb 24, 2012

Shayna Richards and son Riley Canyon Country resident Shayna Richards remembers her husband Army Sgt. Timothy Smith’s attempts to keep her from worrying during his 2008 deployment in Iraq. “He used to joke around and say he worked at the local supermarket, picking up shopping carts. He just made...

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1976 - Groundbreaking for new First Presbyterian Church in Newhall; former structure heavily damaged in 1971 earthquake [story]
First Presbyterian Church
1772 - Spanish Capt. Pedro Fages arrives; camps at Agua Dulce, Castaic, Lake Elizabeth, Lebec, Tejon [story]
Pedro Fages
Following months of renovations and preparation for a grand reopening, the city of Santa Clarita-owned ice rink has a new name and brand, The Cube - Ice and Entertainment Center.
City Reveals New Name of City-Owned Ice Rink
On Friday, the California Department of Public Health released updates to the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy reopening framework focused on activities that can be conducted outdoors with consistent masking which will take effect April 1.
State Updates Blueprint, Outdoor Activities and Theme Parks Set to Reopen
The Newhall School District announced Friday the implementation of the first Junior Kindergarten program in the Santa Clarita Valley which will offer students who turn five years old between July 1 and Sept. 1 the opportunity to enroll in school and enjoy the benefits that both Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Traditional Kindergarten currently provide.
Newhall School District Announces First Junior Kindergarten Program in SCV
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 144 new deaths and 2,110 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 26,403 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Vaccine Allocation to Increase Next Week; SCV Cases Total 26,403
The SCV Adventure Play Foundation is set to host its virtual Spring Thing Fling fundraiser on the first day of spring, Saturday, March 20.
SCV Adventure Play Foundation to Host Virtual Spring Thing Fling Fundraiser
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Missing Persons Unit investigators are asking for the public’s help locating Missing Person Debbie Phipps.
LASD Investigators Seek Help Locating Missing Person Last Seen In Canyon Country
Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, has sponsored a new bill that would prohibit the use of federal funds to pay for California’s high-speed rail project, a section of which could run along Highway 14 in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Garcia Sponsors Bill to Defund CA’s High-Speed Rail Project
Santa Clarita City Council members are set to discuss in a closed session Tuesday their ongoing legal battle with property owner Canyon View Limited over the 2.5 acres of solar panels on a Canyon Country hillside.
City Council to Reconvene Over Solar Panel Litigation
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