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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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Hart Class of 1977 Swaps Stories, Fetes 40th
Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017

Members of Hart High’s Class of 1977 gathered Saturday evening at the Embassy Suites in Valencia to celebrate their 40th high school reunion. Nearly 130 students of the 640-member class attended from as far away as Florida, North Carolina and locations across the United States. Guests lined up to get...

Hart High Cheerleaders Get a U.S. Army Workout
Sunday, Jul 17, 2016

By  Cpl. Timothy Yao, 311th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), U.S. Army   Army Reserve soldiers from the 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command led and motivated the cheerleaders through military-style exercises to strengthen the team for its fall season. “We’ve had spirit days in the...

People Posing as Hart High Students Selling Counterfeit Discount Cards
Monday, Dec 7, 2015

A number of Santa Clarita residents have purchased what appeared to be counterfeit discount cards from people claiming to be William S. Hart High School students, according to district officials. Dave Caldwell, public information officer for the William S. Hart Union High School District, issued a warning...

Hart Board OK’s Shade Structures; Textbooks; Track Resurfacing
Thursday, Oct 22, 2015

[KHTS] – Several changes will be coming to the William S. Hart Union High School District after the governing board approved several items at its meeting Wednesday night. The public session began with the governing board recognizing that Hart District’s Academy of the Canyons was one 335 schools...

Oct. 23-24: Hart High Show Choir to Bring Broadway to Newhall
Friday, Oct 16, 2015

Hart High School Show Choir, an award-winning performance group, will hold its fall concerts at 7 p.m. on Oct. 23 and 24 in the Hart High auditorium. Tickets are $8 for students and seniors and $10 general admission. To purchase tickets in advance, contact Ms. Hart at ghart@hartdistrict.org. Tickets...

Publication Ranks Hart in Top 5% of U.S. High Schools
Thursday, May 14, 2015

U.S. News & World Report has once again listed Hart High School as one of the nation’s best public high schools.  The Newhall school is ranked 1,044 in the nation in this year’s ranking by the magazine, considered the most reputable listing in the country. The ranking puts Hart in the top five...

Hart Senior to Compete in National Debate Tournament
Friday, Apr 17, 2015

Emily Horak Hart High School senior Emily Horak has qualified for the National Championship Speech and Debate tournament to be held in Dallas from June 14-19. The tournament is considered the largest academic competition in the world. As the only Santa Clarita qualifier to participate in the West Los...

SCV Sports Wrapup for Oct. 31
Friday, Oct 31, 2014

[KHTS] – The Hart football team takes on Saugus in a Foothill League game tonight at College of the Canyons. Hart has a six-game winning streak and is 3-0 in the Foothill League. Saugus has lost two games in a row and is 1-2 in league. Listen to the game tonight on AM 1220 KHTS. Coverage starts...

Hart Baseball Moves to First Place After Win
Monday, Apr 21, 2014

[KHTS] – The Hart baseball team made quick work of Canyon to stay in first place in the Foothill League standings. Hart scored five runs in the first inning and cruised to a 7-2 win over Canyon. Dayton Provost hit a home run and scored two runs for Hart. Cody Miller went 2-for-3, drove in two...

Take Me Home, Country Road
Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014

Darryl Manzer Heading home. Been gone since mid-December, and now I can feel that warm sunshine of Southern California. At least I hope it is warm. I’m really tired of cold weather. Just plain sick of it. Tonight I’m in New Mexico where, for the first time in a couple of weeks, I’m in a temperature...

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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