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1990 - President George H.W. Bush and Sheriff Sherman Block dedicate new North County Correctional Facility in Castaic [story]
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Oct. 29: Event to Aid SCV-Based Cancer, Vets Housing Charities
Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016

Habitat for Humanity of San Fernando – Santa Clarita Valleys is hosting its first Pink Dot event on Saturday, Oct. 29, to benefit both breast cancer support and local veteran housing. The benefit will be hosted at the Chatsworth ReStore at 9606 DeSoto Avenue in Chatsworth from 9am to 6pm. As part...

Bowman Students Learn Skills with Homes for Heroes
Friday, Sep 23, 2016

Proving education doesn’t always happen in the classroom, 23 students from Bowman High School volunteered to work next to construction workers at the Habitat for Heroes project on Centre Pointe Parkway in Santa Clarita Friday. Habitat for Heroes, part of the international Habitat for Humanity organization,...

August 20: Gather Your Congregation and Give Back with Habitat for Humanity
Friday, Jun 10, 2016

Habitat for Humanity of San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valley are hosting the “Circle of Faith Build,” at the Habitat SF/SCV Enriched Neighborhood Build Site on August 20, beginning at 9 a.m. The Circle of Faith Build is focused on bringing congregations together for a day of giving back...

Harte, Shine Honored at Habitat Builder’s Ball
Monday, Feb 29, 2016

Duane Harte was honored posthumously at the 2016 San Fernando Valley-Santa Clarita Valley Habitat for Humanity Builder’s Ball with the creation of the Duane Harte Memorial Family Assistance Fund. A scholarship has been established in Harte’s name. Santa Clarita Mayor Bob Kellar announced the...

Veterans, Families Get Keys to New SCV ‘Homes for Heroes’
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015

The California Department of Veteran Affairs and Habitat for Humanity of San Fernando-Santa Clarita Valleys presented 26 veterans and their families with keys to their new “Homes for Heroes” Saturday on Centre Pointe Parkway in Santa Clarita. “These are hard working veterans and they do...

Kaiser Employees Help Habitat Build Homes for Heroes
Monday, Apr 20, 2015

[Kaiser Permanente] – In celebration of National Volunteer week, leaders and staff from Kaiser Permanente’s Panorama City Medical Center and Santa Clarita medical offices worked alongside Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys on Saturday, April 18, to “Team Build” 78 homes...

Construction Volunteers Needed Wed. for SCV Veteran Housing Project
Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014

Habitat for Humanity SFV-SCV needs 7 construction volunteers on its 80-plus home construction site in Santa Clarita for low-income veterans Wednesday, Nov. 12.   SCV Build Site Across the street from 21545 Centre Pointe Parkway Santa Clarita, CA 91355 8am-2pm   There is no experience required...

The Home Depot Helps Build Veteran Housing in Saugus
Monday, Sep 22, 2014

[KHTS] – More than 120 Home Depot employees, as well as military veterans and community members, have helped Santa Clarita Valley veterans’ houses get a little closer to the home stretch. The plan is to move veterans into the first 26 homes by March 2015, according to Donna Deutchman, CEO...

Construction Starts Tues. on Habitat Homes for Vets
Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014

[KHTS] – Early construction of six homes being built for Santa Clarita Valley veterans and their families is set to begin Tuesday. Team Depot, the Home Depot’s associate-led volunteer team, is partnering with Habitat for Humanity San Fernando-Santa Clarita Valley to build the homes as part of...

Homes-for-Veterans Group Holding Event Saturday
Friday, Aug 8, 2014

Dante Acosta This Saturday, Councilman Dante Acosta will continue the goal of raising the most funds for his Dancing with Our Stars Charity, Habitat for Humanity, San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys (Habitat SF/SCV), at a very special volunteer event. A senior veteran who served our country and the Santa...

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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]
ribbon cutting
1890 - Jenkins ranch hands Dolores Cook and George Walton of Castaic slain by rival William Chormicle and W.A. Gardener [story]
Dolores Cook
1950 - Ex-Mrs. William S. Hart appears in court to challenge will that leaves Hart Park & Mansion to L.A. County [story]
Winifred Westover
The Sand Canyon Resort project is scheduled to return before the Santa Clarita Planning Commission Tuesday with a series of revisions, following multiple concerns raised by both commissioners and residents.
Modified Sand Canyon Resort Project Up for Review
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 144 new deaths and 1,838 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 26,045 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 26,045; Nearly 2 Million Doses Administered in County
The Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles announced on Feb. 26 that Kenya Yarbrough will lead its newly-created and first-ever Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, Access, and Advocacy Initiative.
Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles Launches First-Ever Diversity and Advocacy Department
The Valley Industry Association will welcome College of the Canyons Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook as the keynote speaker for the March VIA Virtual Series taking place Tuesday, March 16, from 11:00 a.m to 12:15 p.m.
March 16: VIA Virtual Series with Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook
The city of Santa Clarita’s Planning Commission will hold a regular meeting virtually Tuesday, March 2, at 6:00 p.m.
March 2: Planning Commission Virtual Regular Meeting
The Child and Family Center's Domestic Violence Program is set to host its fourth annual "Night of Expression" art exhibit on Saturday, Feb. 27, in recognition of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.
Feb. 27: Child and Family Center to Host Virtual Teen Dating Violence Awareness Art Exhibit
California Department of Public Health officials announced on Feb. 26 that California is on track to create the capacity to administer 3 million vaccinations per week by March 1.
State on Track to Reach Capacity Goal of 3 Million Vaccines Per Week, Pending Available Supply
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is set to host events and classes in March to celebrate National Nutrition Month.
Henry Mayo to Host Events, Classes for National Nutrition Month
The college district received the best rating possible in an independent audit of its general obligation bond expenditures.
Independent Audit Finds College District in Full Compliance
After being shuttered for almost a year due to pandemic restrictions, Mountasia Family Fun Center has been purchased by MB2 Group.
MB2 Group Purchases Mountasia Family Fun Center
The California Department of Motor Vehicles announced a new round of extensions for commercial driver’s licenses expiring through May 31 that will help commercial drivers focus on delivering essential products and supplies during the COVID-19 emergency.
DMV Extends Expiring Commercial Driver’s Licenses Through May
1923 - U.S. release of Charles Chaplin film "The Pilgrim," partially shot at Saugus Train Station & Newhall First Presbyterian Church [watch]
The Pilgrim
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