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1936 - U.S. release of Silent Era's last feature, "Modern Times" with Charles Chaplin, partially shot in SCV [story]
Modern Times scene


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CalArts Faculty to Perform in Apophenia Wolf Concert
Thursday, Jun 13, 2019

Benjamin Richter and Carmina Escobar, faculty of The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts, will perform in Ghost Ensemble’s upcoming concert Apophenia Wolf on Saturday, June 15, in New York City. The musical collective Ghost Ensemble, of which Richter is the artistic director, presents seven entrancing...

CalArts Student Among Winners of Young Performing Artists Competition
Thursday, Feb 28, 2019

Earlier this month, Yamaha announced the winners of its 2019 Yamaha Young Performing Artists (YYPA) Competition. One of those 11 outstanding musicians is Will Kjeer (Music BFA 19) – a jazz pianist, composer and current student in The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts. Kjeer, originally from Minnesota,...

Rosenboom to Exit as Dean, Join Faculty of Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts
Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018

David Rosenboom will step down as Dean and join the regular faculty of the Herb Alpert School of Music at California Institute of the Arts at the end of the spring 2020 semester. CalArts Provost Tracie Costantino sent the following note to share the news: Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students, It is with...

CalArts’ David Rosenboom to Perform Original Works in Buenos Aires
Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018

David Rosenboom, dean of CalArts’s Herb Alpert School of Music, will perform original works at the Center for Experiments at Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires on June 22. Rosenboom, whose music is well known for its imaginative application of new technologies. The multi-disciplinary composer and pianist...

CalArts Dean of Music to Perform Original Works in Argentina, Czech Republic
Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018

David Rosenboom’s music is well known for its imaginative application of new technologies. Rosenboom, the dean of CalArts’s Herb Alpert School of Music, is a multi-disciplinary composer and pianist, who has worked in interactive multi-media, new instrument technologies, and improvisation through...

Rapper Kurtis Blow Breaks it Down at CalArts’ Hip Hop Lab
Monday, May 7, 2018

It’s not every day a legendary rapper comes to campus to share the inner workings of his career that made him a star. Kurtis Walker, aka Kurtis Blow, spoke at The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts last week. As a special guest artist at CalArts’s Hip Hop Lab, Walker talked about his...

Rapper Kurtis Blow Is CalArts’ Visiting Artist for Music
Friday, Apr 20, 2018

The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts will host the legendary rapper Kurtis Walker, aka Kurtis Blow, as part of its visiting artist series, on Monday and Tuesday, April 23 and 24, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Throughout his career, Blow has released 15 albums. He is currently an ordained minister. In...

Jaap Blonk Shares Contemporary Vocal Techniques at CalArts
Friday, Apr 13, 2018

CalArts hosted self-taught composer, performer and poet Jaap Blonk as part of The Herb Alpert School of Music’s Visiting Artist Series on Tuesday, March 20. Blonk is currently in the United States as part of a six-week tour and was primed to share his talents with the students and guests in attendance. The...

CalArts’ Alpert School of Music Dean David Rosenboom Wraps Busy Summer
Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017

David Rosenboom, Dean of The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts, has had busy summer traveling around the world to perform and lecture. On July 14, Rosenboom premiered “Nothingness is Unstable,” a 3D sound work made specifically for the New York Electronic Arts Festival in Brooklyn. Rosenboom...

Herb Alpert’s Latest Album Tops Billboard Jazz Chart
Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017

“Music, Volume 1,” the latest album by platinum recording artist, music executive, philanthropist and CalArts’ School of Music namesake Herb Alpert, recently reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Albums chart. Released July 28, “Music, Volume 1” is Alpert’s...

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Fry's Electronics, the consumer electronics retailer, announced Wednesday that it is going out of business after nearly 36 years.
Fry’s Electronics Closing All Its Stores
The Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) announced Thursday the upcoming launch of the Los Angeles Online Dispute Resolution (LA-ODR) program, in collaboration with the Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County and its Dispute Resolution Program (DRP), and the Center for Conflict Resolution.
L.A. County Launches Program to Help Litigants Settle Cases Online
A former manager of the Valencia COVID-19 testing lab is being sued by the operator for breaching her contract after she accused the company of poor performance.
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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 132 new deaths and 2,072 new cases of COVID-19, with 25,990 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Nearing 26,000; L.A. County Reaches 100 MIS-C Cases in Children
Three hundred sixty-six feature films are eligible for the 2020 Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today.
Academy Announces 366 Feature Films Eligible for 2020 Best Picture Oscar
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Hannah Cumming Signs with TMU
Santa Clarita City Council members declined Tuesday to administer $6.8 million in state rental assistance funds for eligible residents who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and let the state handle those dollars but approved creating a program for them with $6.3 million from the federal government.
Rental Aid Program Coming to Eligible Santa Clarita Residents Impacted by Pandemic
The Santa Clarita City Council Legislative Committee will hold a special meeting virtually Friday, Feb. 26, at 2:00 p.m. 
Feb. 26: City Council Legislative Committee Virtual Special Meeting
As Los Angelenos envision their future — whether it’s housing, parks or wellness — there is much they can learn from the past.
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Youth and adult sports leagues can resume outdoors in Los Angeles County, after the county’s Department of Public Health announced Wednesday the agency is aligning its protocols with the state’s.
L.A. County Allows for Return of Outdoor Youth, Adult Sports
One person was pronounced dead after a fiery traffic collision in Newhall on Wednesday.
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1936 - U.S. release of Silent Era's last feature, "Modern Times" with Charles Chaplin, partially shot in SCV [story]
Modern Times scene
California State University, Northridge head tennis coach Gary Victor has announced the 2021 Matadors’ women's tennis schedule.
Matadors Set 2021 Women’s Tennis Schedule for March-May
Acclaimed guitarist, songwriter, record producer, and Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer Mike Campbell, formerly a member of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, will be the first to host radio station 88.5-FM's new "Artist in Residence" series Saturday, February 27, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Feb. 27: Ex-Heartbreaker Mike Campbell to Host 88.5 FM’s First ‘Artist in Residence’ Show
In the wake of the Canadian Transport Ministry’s Interim Order extending the closure of Canadian ports and waters to passenger vessels, Santa Clarita-based Princess Cruises has found it necessary to cancel three voyages:
Princess Cancels 3 Cruises as Canadian Ports Remain Closed
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to extend its eviction moratorium through June 30, 2021.
L.A. County Extends Eviction Moratorium through June 30
Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger’s motion to explore ways to protect and support the rights of crime victims was unanimously approved by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday.
Supes Unanimously OK Barger Motion to Protect, Support Crime Victims
Programs at the Castaic Lake Recreation Area and pool are set to return after the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a motion to restore the budget for the county's Department of Parks and Recreation.
Castaic Lake, Pool Programs to Return as Supes Restore Parks & Rec Funding
The city of Santa Clarita has awarded a contract to the Los Angeles Kings and American Sports Entertainment Company (ASEC) for the operation of the city-owned ice rink, located at 27745 Smyth Drive in Valencia.
L.A. Kings, ASEC to Operate Former Ice Station Valencia Rink
The California Air Resources Board or CARB is not doing enough to measure and analyze whether its transportation programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are effective, the state auditor said in a report issued Tuesday.
California Auditor Demands CARB Prove Climate Programs Are Working
California Governor Gavin Newsom Tuesday signed into law a comprehensive six-bill relief package of immediate actions to speed needed relief to individuals, families, and businesses suffering the most significant economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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