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1938 - Supervisors award construction contract for jail at Wayside Farms in Castaic (later called Pitchess Detention Center). [story]
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Hart Science Teacher on Initial NASA SOFIA Flight that Verified Water on Moon
Tuesday, Oct 27, 2020

Hart HS Science teacher Kathryn Smith was on the flight in October, 2019, that verified the discovery. NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has confirmed, for the first time, water on the sunlit surface of the Moon. This discovery indicates that water may be distributed across...

Lowe’s Awards Hart High $1K Grant to Establish SkillsUSA Chapter
Friday, Jul 10, 2020

Hart High School has been awarded a $1,000 grant from Lowe’s Corporation and SkillsUSA to help establish the school’s SkillsUSA chapter. SkillsUSA, founded in 1965, works to maintain and grow Career Technical Education (CTE) programs and ensure career readiness. The organization currently operates...

Hart Standout Alyssa Irwin Still Tearing Through Defenders
Thursday, Jan 16, 2020

Hart senior forward Alyssa Irwin is well known around the Santa Clarita Valley for her exploits on the pitch. Defenses have had a hard time trying to stop her for the last two years. The Indians have torn through the Foothill League for the last six years and they are showing no signs of slowing down....

Hart Alumnus Derek Waldeck Striving for 3rd NCAA Title with Stanford
Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019

Hart High School alumnus Derek Waldeck felt a little extra motivation entering his fourth year as a midfielder for the Stanford University men’s soccer team. Not only because it would be his final collegiate season playing for the team, but because of how the previous campaign ended. After winning...

Photo Gallery: Hart Hands West Ranch First Loss of Season
Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019

West Ranch High School was undefeated prior to their game against Hart High, Saturday, Oct. 26. The Wildcats gave Hart all they could handle before Hart came out on top 28 – 21 to hand the Wildcats their first loss of the season. The score was tied at 14 at halftime and Hart took a 28 –...

Airman Hill Graduates Basic Training in Texas
Friday, Sep 27, 2019

U.S. Air Force Airman Taylor M. Hill of Santa Clarita has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness...

Saugus Football Claims Victory at 10th SCV Burrito Bowl
Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019

At the 2018 Santa Clarita Valley Burrito Bowl, the Hart football team edged Saugus by three seconds. On Tuesday night outside the Valencia Westfield Town Center, the Centurions got their revenge, defeating the Indians by 16 seconds to claim a victory in the 10th annual Burrito Bowl. “I wanted to beat...

Hart High Honors 2019 Graduates at 71st Commencement Ceremony
Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019

William S. Hart High School graduated more than 500 students Monday during the school’s 71st commencement ceremony at College of the Canyons Stadium. Prior to the ceremony, the 2019 William S. Hart High School graduating class posed for pictures with their families, friends and loved ones, who were...

March 12: ‘Every 15 Minutes’ Presentation at Hart High School
Monday, Mar 11, 2019

Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, in partnership with the city of Santa Clarita and school administration, will conduct the “Every 15 Minutes” teen driver safety program at Hart High School on Tuesday, March 12, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. **Please note, there may be...

March 4: Hart Regiment Online Uniform Fundraiser
Thursday, Feb 28, 2019

In honor of National Marching Band Day, which is being held on March 4, please consider donating to the Hart Regiment Marching Band. This year, Hart Regiment has a goal of raising $30,000 to purchase new uniforms for next marching band season – something Hart Regiment hasn’t done in 12 years. Visit...

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1938 - Supervisors award construction contract for jail at Wayside Farms in Castaic (later called Pitchess Detention Center). [story]
Wayside
As Los Angeles County hurtles to another severe stay-at-home lockdown due to a post-holiday COVID-19 surge, attorneys and renters want eviction trials and other court hearings to be put on hold because they say courtrooms are too crowded.
L.A. County Renters, Attorneys Demand Suspension of Evictions
The city of Santa Clarita on Friday announced the 16 community members selected to be part of the revamped Human Relations Roundtable.
City Names 16 Community Members to Human Relations Roundtable
Citing COVID-19 related health and safety concerns posed to student-athletes, coaches, and support staff, College of the Canyons teams will not participate in the upcoming California Community College Athletic Association Spring I 2021 season.
COC Nixes Competing in Delayed Fall Sports Season
The Santa Clarita City Council will swear in two Council members and choose the new mayor for 2021 in a special meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, December 8, starting at 5 p.m.
Dec. 8: Santa Clarita to Swear in New City Council Members, Choose Mayor
Cheryl Anne “Cheri” Fleming, 69, of Valencia, passed away from natural causes on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, following a brief illness resulting from a brain aneurysm.
Dec. 11: Services for Community Leader Cheri Fleming to be Live-Streamed
Los Angeles County launched a new COVID-19 home test collection program Friday which allows certain county residents to do free testing from the comfort of their own homes.
L.A. County Launches COVID-19 Home Test Collection Pilot
As a vaccine for COVID-19 edges closer, 60% of Americans say they will take it when it becomes available but a full 21% say they will not, the Pew Research Center reported Thursday.
Vaccine Trust Is Up, Pew Finds, Along With Attitudes on Masks
The Los Angeles County Development Authority is working to swiftly resolve technical issues that have temporarily downed the "Keep L.A. County Dining" program application portal, which saw a surge of thousands of applicants.
Applicants Surge Crashes ‘Keep L.A. County Dining’ Portal
1962- Actress and future Soledad Canyon big-cat rescuer Tippi Hedren, "Hitchcock's New Grace Kelly," makes cover of Look magazine for upcoming thriller, "The Birds" [story]
Tippi Hedren
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health again confirms the highest daily number of new cases and people hospitalized with COVID-19.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Cases, Hospitalizations Continue to Surge; 10,201 Total SCV Cases
Are your plants growing slower than you would like? Feeling a little frustrated? The health of your plants depends on the soil they’re planted in and the fertilizer you use to help them grow!
SCV Water Takes On Proper Soils, Fertilizers at Next Virtual Gardening Class
After imposing a temporary ban on outdoor dining, Los Angeles County health officials have to prove in court how it poses a significant risk for COVID-19 transmission, according to a county judge’s ruling Wednesday.
L.A. County Ordered to Provide Proof Outdoor Dining Poses COVID-19 Risks
Some Santa Clarita Valley residents were without power Thursday morning, while others remained under consideration for power shut-offs amid Red Flag conditions.
Red Flag Conditions Prompt SCV Power-Shutoffs
The Los Angeles County Probation Department is the recipient of a one-year, $356,615.00 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to monitor high-risk, repeat DUI offenders.
County Probation Receives Grant to Monitor High-Risk DUI Offenders
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new regional stay-at-home order Thursday, aimed at getting residents to stay home as much as possible in areas hardest hit by the COVID-19 surge for at least three weeks, with L.A. County on track to be placed under the order in the coming days.
New Regional Stay-at-Home Order Issued for California
JCI Santa Clarita, a premier young professional organization in the community, is partnering with our local WiSH Education Foundation to present the First Annual Virtual WiSH Run starting Friday, Jan. 1 - Saturday, Jan 9.
JCI Santa Clarita, WiSH Foundation Partner for Inaugural Virtual WiSH Run
(CN) — Real estate developers who promised to fund a nonprofit dedicated to preserving 90% of a 270,000-acre property north of Los Angeles are violating a 12-year-old pact by cutting their quarterly conservation payments, environmental groups claim in a new lawsuit.
Tejon Ranch Accused of Violating Pact to Fund Conservation
The city of Santa Clarita encourages interested residents to apply for several positions serving on the Arts Commission; the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission; the Planning Commission; and the Open Space Preservation District Financial Accountability and Audit Panel (FAAP).
Santa Clarita Seeking Local Residents for Appointment Vacancies
GreenPal, an app that connects homeowners with local, vetted lawn care professionals, is launching this week in Santa Clarita.
GreenPal Lawn Mowing App Launches in Santa Clarita
The Santa Clarita Valley Education Foundation (SCVEF) is pleased to announce that they will be hosting a virtual Teacher Tribute on Friday, Dec. 4, at 4:00 p.m.
Dec. 4: SCV Education Foundation’s Virtual Teacher Tribute
1887 - Prohibitionist Henry Needham purchases land in Newhall, attempts to establish "dry" colony [story]
H.C. Needham
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Wednesday reported 40 new deaths and 5,987 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 countywide, as the total number of Santa Clarita Valley residents diagnosed with the virus topped 10,000.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: Record Hospitalizations in L.A. County; SCV Total Cases Top 10K