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1915 - Pioneer Juan Batista Suraco buried in a family graveyard, currently unmarked, in Bouquet Canyon near Benz Road [story]
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Hart High School’s Summer Show Choir Camp to Return
Friday, Jun 11, 2021

Hart High School’s show choir is once again hosting its Summer Show Choir Camp next month for students fifth grade and up. “We were unable to have our camp last summer due to COVID, however, we are very excited to be back this summer for our 13th year of camp,” camp director Bridget Mahoney said. Run...

Hart District Schools Get National And State Recognition
Wednesday, Apr 28, 2021

All six comprehensive high schools in the William S. Hart Union High School District; Canyon, Golden Valley, Hart, Saugus, Valencia and West Ranch, have been ranked in the top 12 percent of public high schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report. The publication’s Best High Schools Rankings,...

Photo Gallery: Hart Gives Up 30 Points in 2nd Half; Drops to Muir in OT 24-30
Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019

The Hart High Indians hosted the Muir High School Mustangs Friday, Aug. 30, at College of the Canyons. The Indians built a 13-0 lead at halftime before giving up 30 points in the second half to lose to the Mustangs 30-24 in overtime. Kevin Karzin, president of the Santa Clarita Valley Photographer’s...

NASA Selects Hart High Science Teacher to Fly 2 Missions
Thursday, Feb 28, 2019

Hart High School science teacher Kathryn Smith has been named by NASA and the SETI Institute as one of 28 teachers selected from across the country to fly on the seventh cycle of NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). Smith becomes the thirteenth Hart School District teacher...

Photo Gallery: Hart Falls to West Ranch 5-4
Thursday, Apr 12, 2018

Hart High traveled to West Ranch Wednesday and took a two-run lead into the seventh inning before giving up three runs and fell to West Ranch 5-4. West Ranch High School’s Evan Gallatly knocked in the winning run with bases loaded in the seventh. West Ranch improved to 5-1 in league and 13-6 overall....

Hart District Appoints 4 New Principals
Thursday, Feb 1, 2018

Jason d’Autremont – Hart High. The Governing Board of the William S. Hart Union High School District appointed four new principals the three high school and one junior high Wednesday night. The four principals are Jason d-Autremnot at Hart, Shellie Holcombe at Canyon, Stephen Ford at Valencia...

Hart Teachers Embark on NASA Mission
Thursday, Nov 9, 2017

Three more science teachers from the William S. Hart Union High School District in Santa Clarita had the experience of a lifetime when they flew last Monday on a NASA mission. Ravinder Athwal (Bowman), Tom Gavin (West Ranch) and Judy Jennings (Hart) had to first go through safety and mission training,...

May 13: Hart Baseball Bingo Night Fundraiser
Friday, May 12, 2017

The Hart High School Baseball Program and the Santa Clarita Boys and Girls Club present Hart Baseball Bingo Night at The Club. Our school districts are no longer able to fully fund many of our high school athletic programs. Come out and support your Hart High Baseball team and the Santa Clarita Boys...

U.S. News & World Report Recognizes Four Hart District High Schools
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Four high schools in the William S. Hart Union High School District were honored with distinctions from the annual U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools Rankings. Earning Silver Medals are West Ranch, Hart and Golden Valley High Schools, with Academy of the Canyons awarded a bronze medal. More...

Bicycle Theft Suspect Leads Deputies Through Newhall
Friday, Apr 21, 2017

Deputies set up a containment near Hart High School Thursday afternoon in an attempt to locate a bicycle theft suspect. “(Around 4 p.m.) deputies near 15th street and Railroad Avenue observed what they thought was a suspect in a grand theft bicycle incident. The suspect seeing the deputies then ran,”...

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1915 - Pioneer Juan Batista Suraco buried in a family graveyard, currently unmarked, in Bouquet Canyon near Benz Road [story]
Suraco family
1864 - Walker/Reynier family patriarch Jean Joseph Reynier, then 15, arrives in Sand Canyon from France; eventually homesteads 1,200 acres [story]
Joseph Reynier
The Soraya, located at the California State University, Northridge campus, announced it is celebrating both its 10th Anniversary and its reopening with a special gift of five free concerts to welcome back and thank its loyal audience.
The Soraya Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Reopening with 5 Free Concerts
Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency board member BJ Atkins told The Signal Thursday he has delayed his plan to resign from the board, due to construction delays on a house he is building outside of the agency’s jurisdiction.
Atkins Delays Resigning from SCV Water Board
As the cleanup of close to 1,000 acres of contaminated soil and water at Whittaker-Bermite comes to a close, and while lawyers in bankruptcy court hundreds of miles from the site slice through litigation so that one day stores or homes can be built there, the land itself is reverting to the way it was long before the dynamite makers made a mess of it, where the deer — if not the antelope — and other critters play, marking a robust return of wildlife.
Cleanup of Whittaker-Bermite Land Completed, Land Remains Up in the Air
The city of Santa Clarita and Canyon View Estates have proposed two differing judgments in court filings this month on the matter of a solar panel system at the Canyon Country mobile home park.
City, Canyon View Estates Diverge on Solar Panel System Removal
Newhall School District board members voted unanimously Tuesday to ask the California Department of Public Health to provide new face-covering guidance to give the district discretion over whether to make masks optional.
Newhall School District Votes to Ask CDPH for More Leniency on Mask Policies
On Friday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed seven new deaths and 3,058 new cases of COVID-19, marking the third day in a row with more than 2,500 cases reported in a day.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: County Reports Over 3,000 New COVID-19 Cases for First Time Since February 13; Henry Mayo Reports Highest Hospitalizations since March
With the 2021 Tokyo Olympics getting underway, the final rosters are set and athletes across the country are ready to begin competition and represent the USA at today’s Opening Ceremony — including some of the Santa Clarita Valley’s own elite athletes.
Final Rosters for Tokyo Olympics Include a Handful of SCV Athletes
To kick off its return to service in the U.S., Princess Cruises and Holland America Line held a celebration at the Port of Seattle on Friday, July 23.
Princess Cruises and Holland America Line Kick Off Return To Service In the U.S. From Port Of Seattle
The city of Santa Clarita is calling all Recycle Heroes! The city announced it is inviting residents to participate in a citywide social media contest where residents create their own TikTok video themed after the city’s Recycle Hero campaign, which encourages residents to recycle right.
City Announces Recycle Hero TikTok Social Media Contest
1982 - Vic Morrow & two child actors killed in helicopter crash at Indian Dunes during filming of "Twilight Zone: The Movie" [story]
Twilight Zone Movie
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 13 new deaths and 2,767 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 29,192 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Sees Surge in Delta Variant; SCV Cases Total 29,192
Green Santa Clarita is excited to launch a newly redesigned website filled with valuable resources and programming for Santa Clarita residents and businesses looking to live more sustainably.
Green Santa Clarita’s Redesigned Website Offers Sustainability Resources
CSUN has named Trent Johnson Interim Head Men's Basketball Coach, the university announced Tuesday.
CSUN Names Trent Johnson Interim Head Men’s Basketball Coach
Los Angeles County Waterworks Districts will begin work to replace a water main in the unincorporated community of Val Verde (District No. 36).
Val Verde Residents Warned of Traffic Delays Due to Upcoming Water Main Project
Supervisor Kathryn Barger, whose 5th District includes the Santa Clarita Valley, has authored a motion to create a Blue-Ribbon Commission on Homelessness that, if approved, will provide guidance and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on reforms to solve the homelessness crisis throughout Los Angeles County.
Barger Proposes Blue-Ribbon Commission on L.A. County’s Homelessness
The Child and Family Center of Santa Clarita was one of 63 nonprofits receiving part of the $750,000 in grant awards from the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, as a part of the County's Community Impact Arts Grant (CIAG) program.
Child & Family Center Receives L.A. County Arts and Culture Grant
After several fires in the Santa Clarita Valley this past week, everyone from utility representatives to fire officials to meteorologists is reminding residents that, due to unusually dry weather during fire season, they should have their Ready! Set! Go! plans ready to go.
Residents Reminded of Wildfire Action Plan as Officials Brace for Fire Season
A Los Angeles County Fire Department captain was arrested on suspicion of assault following an altercation in Stevenson Ranch earlier this month.
LACoFD Fire Captain Arrested on Suspicion of Assault After Stevenson Ranch Altercation
Mayor Bill Miranda spoke directly with the committee recommending the transfer of violent juvenile offenders to Camps Scott and Scudder on Wednesday, saying the move required more environmental impact reports and public outreach.
Miranda Tells Camps Scott, Scudder Committee More EIRs, Public Outreach Required
SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond hosted Wednesday the first American Indian Education Oversight Committee (AIEOC) meeting since 2017.
State Schools Chief Hosts First American Indian Education Oversight Committee Meeting Since 2017
2000 - Historic Larinan house in Pico Canyon burns down [story]
Larinan house burning
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital announced that Logix Federal Credit Union will continue to sponsor the hospital's Foundation Palliative Care Teddy Bear program. 
Henry Mayo And Logix Announces Continued Partnership In Palliative Care Teddy Bear Program