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1772 - Spanish Capt. Pedro Fages arrives; camps at Agua Dulce, Castaic, Lake Elizabeth, Lebec, Tejon [story]
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Hart District Class Sizes to be Reduced Due to More Staffing, Lower Enrollment
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Class sizes in the William S.Hart Union High School District will be smaller for the 2016-17 school year — reduced by an average of one student per class, according to district officials. Read the full story [here].

Hart Students Win Big at Student Television Network Conference
Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016

Students from four different schools in the William S. Hart Union High School District won honors at the annual Student Television Network Conference March 10-13 in Atlanta. A total of 27 students won awards with three first place awards going to four schools, along with a third and five honorable mentions.   West...

West Ranch Wins Gold at Academic Decathlon Competition
Thursday, Feb 18, 2016

The West Ranch High School Academic Decathlon team won five individual gold medals and earned a top 10 finish in the Los Angeles County Regional Competitions, making the team qualified to compete at the state level. Out of the team of nine students, Shane Cho and Camden Yi won Gold in the interview competition,...

Hart District to Insert Athletic Trainers into Local High Schools
Thursday, Jan 21, 2016

The William S. Hart Union High School District announced it will be teaming up with Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital to bring athletic trainers to each of the six area high schools. The move was announced during a press conference Thursday morning and officials hope it will keep student athletes healthier...

Hart Honors Retiring Employees
Friday, May 22, 2015

Family and friends filled the governing board room Wednesday to honor 38 employees retiring from the Hart School District. Nineteen classified and 19 certificated retirees logged more than 500 years of combined service to the district. “We would like to congratulate all the Hart District certificated...

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Two road rage incidents left one person in custody and another badly shaken up. The William S. Hart Union School District got their new voting districts approved. A Fish and Wildlife Propagation Fund Grant request from the Santa Clarita Valley Chapter of Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation was approved...

Hart Officials to Discuss Election Maps at Public Meetings
Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014

[KHTS] Hart district officials are holding a series of meeting to gather input on election maps expected to shape the junior high and high school district’s future ballots. The meetings are being held by the law firm and a firm selected by district attorneys Fagan, Friedman and Fulfrost, according...

Program Encourages Students to Graduate and Attend College
Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

[KHTS – Newsroom] Sixteen graduates from the College of the Canyons and William S. Hart Union High School District Upward Bound Program are expected to begin their first semester at COC after completing a college preparatory program designed to empower students to graduate from high school and...

Hart School District to Host 4th Annual College & Career Fair
Monday, Aug 11, 2014

High School students entering 11th and 12th grade in the fall are invited to attend the Hart School District’s 4th Annual College & Career Fair on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, from 6:30 – 9 pm, at the Hyatt Regency Valencia. More than 110 colleges and universities from across the country, career...

SCV NewsBreak for Monday, June 23, 2014
Monday, Jun 23, 2014

The Castaic Union School District called a special meeting Monday night to look at several items. The Fourth of July is approaching and the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff Station is reminding residents about the consequences of illegal fireworks. KHTS hosted the 33rd Annual Country Showdown preliminary...

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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
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
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
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
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Wednesday confirmed 116 new deaths and 1,759 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported its 144th fatality since the pandemic began.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: 144th Death at Henry Mayo; Decline in L.A. County Cases, Hospitalizations