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1967 - Original airing of Star Trek "Arena" Episode: Kirk battles the Gorn commander (Saugus resident Bobby Clark) at Vasquez Rocks [watch]
Kirk vs. Gorn commander


LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Sept. 8:  Panel of Historical Novelists to Discuss Traveling Through the Ages
Thursday, Aug 27, 2020

Blogger and reviewer Erin Davies will be a moderator for the Traveling Through the Ages virtual panel. The Santa Clarita Library and the Southern California Chapter of the Historical Novel Society are teaming up once again to present a virtual panel Traveling Through the Ages on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at...

CSUN Becomes 1st CSU to Hold Appellate Court Session on Campus
Tuesday, Nov 5, 2019

The bailiff banged the gavel, calling out: “All rise!” The auditorium filled with the sounds of creaking theater seats and shuffling papers, the squeaking of Vans and Doc Martins soles, as nearly 500 CSUN students and faculty stood, watching in silence as the justices filed to their seats. Robed...

May 29: Senior Center Scholar Series, ‘The Underground Railroad’
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The Bella Vida SCV Senior Center is happy to present its Scholar Series: The Underground Railroad – a Lesson in Courage. The event will take place Wednesday, May 29, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., in Room H of the Bella Vida SCV Senior Center, located at 27180 Golden Valley Road, Santa Clarita, 91351. Freedom...

10 Things to Know About the Santa Clarita Valley Fourth of July Parade
Friday, Jun 29, 2018

We’re less than a week away from America’s Independence Day and there’s probably a lot going through your head: “What are my plans? What’s everyone doing for fun? What even happens in Santa Clarita on the Fourth of July?” Well, the Santa Clarita Valley Fourth of July Parade in the morning...

L.A. County Declares April as ‘Armenian History Month’
Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017

A motion by Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Janice Hahn, and unanimously approved by the Board of Supervisors, proclaims the month of April as “Armenian History Month.” “With this proclamation, the Board of Supervisors recognizes the vast contribution of the Armenian community to our county’s...

Black History Month at the SCV Senior Center
Monday, Feb 6, 2017

Celebrate Black History Month with these upcoming events at the SCV Senior Center. The Maya Angelou and Langston Hughes: Poetry Recital and Lecture will be on Friday, February 10, 2017 at the SCV Senior Center. The event is free and will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Ms. Tiffany Travillion, author and composer,...

State Ed Board OK’s History, Social Science Framework
Thursday, Jul 14, 2016

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced Thursday that the State Board of Education voted to approve the History-Social Science Framework for California Public Schools, which will update and upgrade history and social science instruction in California. “This is a big win for...

July 16: Los Angeles Olympic Games History Expert Comes to the Santa Clarita Public Library
Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016

Barry Sanders, author of “The Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games” will be giving a free and fascinating presentation about Los Angeles Olympics history on Saturday, July 16 at 2 p.m. at the Valencia Library located at 23743 Valencia Blvd. The presentation is being offered as part of the Santa Clarita...

Learn Truth About SCV
Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014

It seems as if all of the controversy has gone on vacation – except that the California Supreme Court has agreed to hear the legal issues of the proposed development along Highway 126. There seem to be some concerns about water and traffic and … the list goes on forever. Let’s just say...

Got Old Pictures?
Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014

Much to the chagrin of a guy named Louie, this is another personal story. Too bad for him. I’ve been using my smart phone for just about all of the pictures I take. Last weekend, when I led a hike in the historic Pico Canyon oil town of Mentryville, I took a picture of the group of SCV Community Hiking...

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SACRAMENTO – California State Epidemiologist Dr. Erica S. Pan issued the following statement Sunday recommending providers pause the administration of lot 41L20A of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine due to possible allergic reactions that are under investigation.
California Issues Warning Against Batch of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine After Allergic Reactions Reported
ARTree Community Arts Center is offering virtual classes that you can share with family and friends, not just around the country, but around the world.
ARTree Offering Virtual Individual, Group Classes
The Santa Clarita Planning Commission is set to further review the proposed 77-acre Sand Canyon Resort development and hear from the developer after commissioners ruled in November the project needed “some work.”
Planning Commission Further Reviews Proposed Sand Canyon Resort
1967 - Original airing of Star Trek "Arena" Episode: Kirk battles the Gorn commander (Saugus resident Bobby Clark) at Vasquez Rocks [watch]
Kirk vs. Gorn commander
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Monday confirmed 88 new deaths and 9,927 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported 7 new fatalities since Friday.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: 7 Deaths at Henry Mayo Since Friday; SCV Cases Near 22,000
After Harleen Grewal became one of the 1 million Los Angelenos to be diagnosed with COVID-19, she realized there’s a better way for people to find out whether they have the virus, or whether they need to isolate because they potentially could make someone else sick.
SCV Husband-and-Wife Team Open Rapid COVID-19 Testing Company
The California Department of Public Health, in coordination with Santa Clara County and the University of California San Francisco, on Sunday announced that an L452R variant of COVID-19 is increasingly being identified by viral genomic sequencing in multiple counties across the state, including Los Angeles County.
COVID-19 Variant First Found in Other Countries, States Now in California
Seeking to support Los Angeles County's efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic and the tragic impact on its residents, Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Janice Hahn are calling for additional flexibility in the county's vaccination effort to include as many residents as possible and a process to begin vaccinating those 65 and older.
Barger, Hahn Call for Expanded COVID Vaccination Effort in L.A. County
As Americans celebrate the legacy of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his work to expand voting rights and representation, Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday formally submitted the appointment of Alex Padilla to become California’s first Latino U.S. Senator and the nomination of Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber to become the state’s first African American Secretary of State.
Newsom Formally Appoints Padilla a U.S. Senator; Nominates Weber as New Secretary of State
A federal class action filed Friday claims Bank of America failed to secure debit cards containing unemployment benefits for millions of Californians, leading to widespread fraud and making some cardholders unable to access needed funds during a pandemic.
Bank of America Sued for California Unemployment Fraud Scheme
The Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management will be on high alert Monday night due to the potential of extreme Santa Ana wind and fire weather conditions in much of the county late Monday night into early Wednesday.
L.A. County on High Alert for Strong Wind, Fire Weather Conditions
1899 - Martin & Richard Wood buy J.H. Tolfree's Saugus Eating House, rename it Saugus Cafe [story]
Saugus Cafe
1994, 4:31 a.m. - Magnitude 6.7 Northridge earthquake rocks Santa Clarita Valley [video]
bridge
1926 - Newhall Community Hospital, est. 1922, opens in larger, more modern hospital building at 6th & Spruce streets [story]
Newhall Community Hospital
The death toll from the novel coronavirus pandemic surpassed 2 million on Friday and the World Health Organization warned the global health crisis may get even worse as people weary of restrictions let down their guard and contagious strains of the virus spread around the globe.
Pandemic Death Toll Hits 2 Million Worldwide
At least once a month, residents of the Cali Lake RV community, nestled in a quiet canyon off a rural part of Soledad Canyon Road, have had their power shut off due to Southern California Edison’s Public Safety Power Shutoffs.
Residents Mostly Impacted by Power Shutoffs Express Concern Over Ongoing Events
Late Friday afternoon, a group of parents and student-athletes gathered in front of the William S. Hart Union High School District office to urge the district to bring athletic-conditioning back to school campuses.
Parents, Student-Athletes Gather to Urge Hart District to Bring Athletics Back
A future open space trailhead in the Tesoro area will be named after a founding Santa Clarita city councilman, and a portion of land in Newhall after a family who has donated several acres of land to the city for open-space preservation.
City Council OKs Dedications in Tesoro Area, Newhall Pass Open Space
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Friday confirmed 258 new deaths and 15,051 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with cases likely to reach over 1 million this weekend. In addition, the Santa Clarita Valley has reached 21,189 total cases.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Cases Near 1 Million Countywide; 258 New Deaths in County
Jim and Anita Lombardi of Federal Escrow, Inc. donated $50,000 to the Boys and Girls Club to help the organization continue providing COVID-19 relief services in the Santa Clarita Valley.
SCV Boys and Girls Club Receives $50,000 Financial Gift from Federal Escrow, Inc.
The Castaic Union School District governing board appointed a new president during its annual organizational board meeting last month.
CUSD Board Appoints Mayreen Burk as New Board President
The California Supreme Court declared Thursday that worker classification standards set forth in its Dynamex decision should apply retroactively to a labor class action from 15 years ago, as well as all non-final cases that predate the 2018 landmark ruling.
California High Court Makes Landmark Independent Contractor Ruling Retroactive
Los Angeles County officials announced five additional mass-vaccination sites set to open next week which include Six Flags Magic Mountain and California State University, Northridge.
Six Flags, CSUN Set to Open as Mass Vaccination Sites