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Hart District Awaits Action on Construction Funding
Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018

The following commentary was submitted by the William S. Hart Union High School District.   California voters went to the polls in 2016 and made it clear they wanted elected state officials to spend more money on school construction and passed Proposition 51 to invest $9 billion to upgrade aging...

Hart District Refi’s Measure SA Bond, Saves Nearly $4 Mil.
Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016

The William S. Hart Union High School District has restructured the financing of its Measure SA general obligation fund, saving Santa Clarita Valley taxpayers $3.69 million. Similar to refinancing a home mortgage, the District locked in lower interest rates in order to lower its borrowing costs. However,...

COC Prepares Hart District Teachers for New Science Standards
Friday, Jun 17, 2016

With new science standards set to begin in the Hart District, professors from College of the Canyons hosted a four-day training session for Hart District teachers to prepare them for the new “Next Generation Science Standards” curriculum. As part of the training for Next Generation Science Standards,...

WiSH Education Foundation Announces New Honoree for Alumni Award Ceremony
Friday, May 13, 2016

The WiSH Education Foundation is proud to announce a new honoree added to their Distinguished Alumni Awards to be held on May 21 in the Modular Theater at California Institute of the Arts, beginning at 8 p.m. Immediately following the show, attendees will proceed to the Superintendent’s Ball, which...

Valencia Vocalists to Perform At Monterey Jazz Fest
Friday, Apr 15, 2016

Valencia High School’s “Two N’ Four” Vocal Jazz Ensemble was one of two high school vocal groups from across the nation chosen to perform at the Monterey Jazz Festival with Quincy Jones, Branford Marsalis, Wayne Shorter and Pat Metheny this September. Over the weekend, 68 groups from around the...

Sequoia Demonstrates Common Core, Next-Gen Science with CSI-type Whodunit
Thursday, Mar 31, 2016

It was not quite crime scene investigation, but it was a “whodunit.” A very creative way to illustrate the rigor of Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards was on display March 24 at Sequoia School as students led their families through the Sequoia Samurai Crime Scene Investigation...

Feb. 3-4: AOC to Hold Prospective Student Info Nights
Friday, Jan 15, 2016

Academy of the Canyons Middle College High School is beginning the 2016-2017 application process. The Academy is a unique Hart district opportunity for mature students in grades 9 through 12 to attend college while in high school. Students have the opportunity to finish at least one year of college for...

Sturgeon, Storli Sworn Into Hart District Board
Thursday, Dec 10, 2015

[KHTS] – The William S. Hart Union High School District welcomed in two governing board members, one new and one returning, at its meeting on Wednesday evening. Newcomer Linda Storli and re-elected Steve Sturgeon were sworn in on Wednesday by Vicki Engbrecht, the district’s superintendent. Storli...

Hart District Addresses Privacy Issues at Golden Valley High School
Friday, Dec 4, 2015

William S. Hart Union High School District administrators are providing alternative accommodations for students who are concerned about sharing a locker room and restrooms with transgender students. Controversy erupted earlier this week when a Facebook page emerged in protest of an invasion of privacy...

Hart District Recognizes Teachers, Employees at Luncheon
Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015

The Hart School District recognized the 16 Teachers of the Year and 19 Classified Employees of the Year Tuesday at a luncheon held at Robinson Ranch Golf Club. The teachers honored were: Robert Walker, Academy of the Canyons Jonathan Nez, Arroyo Seco Junior High School April Soria, Bowman High School Alexis...

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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
In response to the current surge of COVID-19 cases, the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation is suspending in-person outdoor programs in accordance with the county's Nov. 30 "Safer At Home" Health Officer Order to stop the spread of COVID-19.
L.A. County Parks Halt In-Person Outdoor Programs Due to COVID-19 Surge
The California Interscholastic Federation or CIF has postponed youth sports competitions including championship events until at least Jan. 1, due to the surge in COVID-19 cases statewide.
CIF Postpones Education-Based Athletics into 2021
California Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) and more than 50 other lawmakers are demanding answers from Bank of America surrounding the state Employment Development Department’s latest problem: the freezing and draining of unemployment benefits in EDD accounts.
Lawmakers Demand Answers from Bank of America on Draining of EDD Accounts
Noah Michael Englerth of Castaic has been missing a month, and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Missing Persons Unit investigators are asking for the public’s help locating him.
Missing: Noah Englerth of Castaic; LASD Asks Public’s Help
With a multiday Red Flag warning issued throughout Southern California, multiple parts of the Santa Clarita Valley remained under consideration for power shutoffs Wednesday.
SCE Warns of Power Shutoffs, State Readies Fire Resources
Santa Ana winds are forecast to return this week, bringing another fire weather watch to the Santa Clarita Valley after thousands across the region faced power shutoffs on Thanksgiving.
Santa Ana Winds Return, SCV Under Fire Weather Watch
A spokesman for the William S. Hart Union High School District confirmed Tuesday a food services worker “participating in meal service on (Nov. 23-24) at Golden Valley High School has since tested positive for COVID-19.”
Hart District Confirms GVHS Food Worker Diagnosed with COVD-19
1972 - Five wounded in Vagos biker gang shooting at Curtis & JoAnne Darcy's Acton '49er Saloon [story]
Darcys 49er
SCV Water ongoing communication efforts surrounding per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals were honored with a PRism Award from the Public Relations Society of America – Los Angeles Chapter (PRSA-LA).
SCV Water’s PFAS Community Outreach Earns Top Honors
What is the most effective way for the city of Santa Clarita to allocate Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding?
Residents Encouraged to Provide Input on 2021-22 Community Needs Survey
Licensed in 1980, Randal G. Winter Construction is proudly celebrating their 40th year in business.
Santa Clarita-Based Randal G. Winter Construction Celebrates 40 Years
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday the highest number of new COVID-19 cases and people hospitalized with COVID-19 that L.A. County has ever experienced throughout the pandemic.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: Highest One-Day Increase Countywide to Date, SCV Surpasses 9,900 Cases
In an effort to assist restaurants affected by the COVID-19 restrictions, Los Angeles County will launch the Keep L.A. County Dining Grant Program on Thursday, Dec. 3, at 12:00 a.m.
L.A. County Launches Grant Program for Restaurants Affected by COVID-19 Restrictions
Registration is underway for the College of the Canyons winter session, which boasts more than 300 class sections.
COC’s Winter 2021 Semester Registration Underway
The Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation announced Monday Alina Bokde as the department’s Chief Deputy Director.
Alina Bokde Appointed New Chief Deputy Director for L.A. County Parks
The city of Santa Clarita is seeking to attain more local control of the development of accessory dwelling units through a proposed update of its development code and an ordinance.
Planning Commission Scheduled to Discuss Amendments to Accessory Dwelling Units
Bringing‌ ‌to‌ ‌life‌ ‌the‌ ‌national‌ ‌conversation‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌trials‌ ‌and‌ ‌tribulations‌ ‌of‌ ‌2020,‌ the College ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Canyons‌ ‌Theatre‌ ‌Department‌ will present its ‌devised‌ ‌production‌ ‌“Virtuality: the 2020 Tournaments,”‌ ‌on December 4-5.
COC Theatre Department Presents Pandemic-Themed Production
Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, Inc. (SDFHC) in partnership with Assemblywoman Christy Smith, Sunkist Growers, and Forester’s Financial donated turkeys, mashed potatoes, corn, stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy, green beans, and of course Sunkist citrus for their annual Thanksgiving Dinner Event held Friday, Nov. 20
Patients, Local Veterans Treated to Samuel Dixon’s Annual Turkey Giveaway
Local nonprofit Fostering Youth Independence (FYI) is launching its year-end giving campaign Tuesday, Dec. 1, which is “Giving Tuesday,” the global day of generosity.
Local Nonprofit Launches Year-End Giving Campaign Benefiting Foster Youth
If you are looking to get into the holiday spirit this month, I encourage you to visit Old Town Newhall.
Santa Clarita City Manager’s Monthly Message – December 2020
Knowing the need would be great over the holiday, the William S. Hart Union High School District, in partnership with the District’s food service management company – Sodexo, distributed 39,420 meals on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving to families at each campus.
Hart District, Sodexo Partner to Provide More than 39,000 Holiday Meals
1929 - Saugus train robber Thomas Vernon apprehended in Pawnee, Okla. [story]
Tom Vernon