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1882 - George Campton's Newhall general store explodes [story]
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Letter from Hart District: Special Message to the Hart Community
Sunday, Jan 12, 2020

Good evening Hart District families, This is Mike Kuhlman, Deputy Superintendent, with a special message to the Hart District community. It has been nearly two months since that terrible day at Saugus High School. Despite the passage of time, we remain heartsick over those injured and lost. We recognize...

Local Family Funds ‘Keep the Pressure’ Emergency Kits for Schools
Monday, Mar 4, 2019

The family behind the Keep the Pressure kits placed in every single junior high and high school classroom in Santa Clarita joined with leaders from the William S. Hart Union High School District in presenting kits to School Resource Officers to be kept in their squad cars. The kits include a tourniquet,...

Hart District Names Assistant Principal for Castaic High School
Thursday, Dec 6, 2018

Sarah Delawder, currently an assistant principal at Valencia High School, will become the assistant principal at Castaic High School. Delawder will join the administrative team for the brand new school led by Melanie Hagman. “I am excited to work with Principal Hagman and the leadership team of Castaic...

Sept. 26: Hart Board to Honor District Teachers of the Year
Friday, Sep 21, 2018

The William S. Hart Union School District Board of Governors will recognize the district’s 2018-2019 Teachers of the Year at the board’s next regular meeting Wednesday night, Sept. 26. Teachers of the Year by their individual schools are: Wayne Shapiro, Academy of the Canyons; Rebekah West,...

March 7: Hart District’s ‘How to Protect Your Teen from Social Media Dangers’
Monday, Feb 26, 2018

The William S. Hart Union High School District Parent and Student Empowerment presents: “How to Protect Your Teen from Social Media Dangers,” featuring Capt. Carlos Marquez, LASD Special Victims Bureau and Nancy Lambert, Common Sense Education. Wednesday, Mar. 7 at Rio Norte Junior High School...

Future U.S. Citizens Mentored at Golden Oak Adult School
Friday, Sep 15, 2017

Community leaders gathered at Golden Oak Adult School Thursday night in celebration of U.S. Constitution Day and to mentor adult students preparing for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services civics test. Mentors including two Hart District board members, administrators, a city representative...

Past Principals, Former Students Celebrate Arroyo Seco’s 50th Anniversary
Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017

It all began in September, 1967, when Arroyo Seco Junior High School opened its doors to Saugus and Valencia students. On September 1, 2017, former students, teachers and administrators joined current students, teachers and administrators to celebrate the school’s golden anniversary. In addition to...

Einstein Academy to Close 7-12 Charter School
Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017

Hart School District officials met with Ms. Maggie Ford from Albert Einstein Academy Wednesday morning to confirm that the Hart-Einstein Charter in Santa Clarita (grades 7-12) will be closing. Ms. Ford shared that the school will not be pursuing any additional appeals through the courts or through...

August 17: Cocktails on the Roof Benefit Pre-Party at TPC
Monday, Jun 26, 2017

On August 17, The Oaks Grille at TPC Valencia will welcome guests for a mini “Cocktails on the Roof Pre-Party,” with many of the same attractions that will be at the main fundraising event on August 25. From 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. guests can enjoy a no-cover-charge event, happy hour prices,...

June 21: Hart Board Meets to Adopt Accountability Plan
Monday, Jun 19, 2017

Special Meeting of the Governing Board of the William S. Hart Union HSD is set for June 21, 2017 at 7:45 a.m. at the district’s Administrative Center, 21380 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita 91350. I. Call to Order II. Roll Call and Establishment of Quorum III. Pledge of Allegiance IV. Approval...

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1882 - George Campton's Newhall general store explodes [story]
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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]
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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
The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center at Bella Vida has announced its March 2021 lineup of outdoor drive-in events.
Bella Vida Senior Center Sets March Outdoor Drive-in Events
In partnership with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, the city of Santa Clarita will launch its “Guard That Auto” campaign this spring to combat an increase in grand theft auto over the past year.
Santa Clarita, Sheriff’s Station to Launch ‘Guard That Auto’ Anti-Theft Campaign
The Saugus High School academic decathlon team will advance to the state competition after placing in the top 10 in the county competition.
Saugus High Advances in State Academic Decathlon
Spring is upon us, and with it comes longer days, greener hillsides, and warmer temperatures that invite outdoor exploration.
Mayor’s March Message: Enjoy Spring in Santa Clarita
The city of Santa Clarita, in partnership with the Santa Clarita Sister Cities program, invites local students to submit artwork, poetry, essays/creative writing, photographs, or music for the 2021 Sister Cities International Young Artists and Authors Showcase.
Young Artists Invited to Submit Works in 2021 Sister Cities International Showcase
In a rush to bring children back to California schools after a year of closed campuses, Governor Gavin Newsom and lawmakers said Monday the state will offer $2 billion to school districts willing to reopen next month.
Newsom, Lawmakers Cut Deal to Reopen California Schools by April
The race to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Los Angeles County despite vaccine shortages is cutthroat and most people don’t even know they’re in the competition.
COVID-19 Vaccine Shortages Highlight Health Inequities in L.A. County
The California Department of Motor Vehicles has learned of a text message phishing scam related to REAL ID and reminds customers that it will never ask for personal information related to driver’s license number, Social Security number, or financial information through email, text, or over the phone.
DMV Warns Customers of REAL ID Phishing Scam
1990 - President George H.W. Bush and Sheriff Sherman Block dedicate new North County Correctional Facility in Castaic [story]
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1890 - Jenkins ranch hands Dolores Cook and George Walton of Castaic slain by rival William Chormicle and W.A. Gardener [story]
Dolores Cook