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1990 - "Duplicates" premieres at L.A. Phil; concerto by CalArts Music School dean Mel Powell wins Pulitzer Prize [story]
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LASD Issues Reminder for July 4th Holiday: ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’
Thursday, Jun 27, 2019

The 4th of July holiday is a time to enjoy fireworks and show country pride but is also traditionally one of the more dangerous times on the road. To keep families safe this Independence Day, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will have increased enforcement focused on impaired driving during...

Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration Seeks Local Talent
Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission seeks LA County-based youth and adult community and professional choirs, music ensembles, folk and traditional artists and dance companies to perform in the 58th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration on December 24, 2017. Interested artists are required to submit...

LASD Reminds Community How to Further Prevent Thefts During the Holidays
Friday, Dec 23, 2016

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is reminding the community not to leave boxes from big ticket items, such as TVs, on the curb for trash pick-up, as it advertises to thieves what gifts are you received this holiday season. Instead of leaving an empty box on the curb to picked up, break...

Holiday Hours for City Hall, The Centre, Santa Clarita Public Library
Thursday, Dec 22, 2016

Santa Clarita City Hall will close at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, December 23 and be closed Monday, December 26 in observance of Christmas Day. Santa Clarita Public Library will close at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 24 and be closed on Sunday, December 25 and Monday, December 26 in observance of Christmas. Santa...

Tips for Managing Holiday Fire Hazards
Monday, Dec 12, 2016

With the holidays fast approaching and the swell of fire hazards like Christmas trees and lights entering homes, keeping your home safe from fires becomes more important than ever. It is important to be aware of the potential fire hazards and ways to prevent such dangers. For the full story, click [here].

Dec. 16-17: City to Host Holiday Light Tour
Friday, Dec 9, 2016

Join Santa Clarita Transit this holiday season for a festive tour of some of our city’s best displays of holiday décor. This December, Santa Clarita Transit will host a Holiday Light Tour on board our classic wood trolley and local Dial-A-Ride vehicles. The 45-minute tour will allow passengers to...

Dec. 9, 10: VHS Choir Hosts Holiday Boutique
Thursday, Dec 8, 2016

Valencia High School Choir will be hosting their 11th Annual Holiday Boutique on December 9 and 10, with items like holiday decor, gourmet foods, clothing, and childrens’ items on sale. The boutique is benefitting the choirs at Valencia High School. Each day, the boutique opens at 9 a.m., but closes...

Tips to Keep Pets Safe from Holiday Hazards

This holiday season, while you’re busy decorating, cooking, and wrapping gifts, remember to watch out for holiday temptations for your pets. FDA veterinarian Carmela Stamper tells how to keep your animals safe. Stocking Stuffers and Pet Treats If your dog received a stocking full of pet treats, make...

Simple Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health–Public Health–offers these useful tips for keeping in good health and positive spirits during this holiday season. These tips provide simple yet powerful actions people can do to help make the holiday season healthier and more enjoyable. “Let...

Message from the City Manager
Friday, Dec 2, 2016

Here it is the end of the year and the culmination of a lot of programs, services and projects for us at the city. This year we launched an easy-to-use new website so that you can learn all about what the city is working on. SantaClarita2020.com is updated regularly and includes 65 projects and programs,...

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Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley took part in the “Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women” campaign from Nov. 25 - Dec. 10, 2020.
Zonta Club’s 16 Days of Activism Receives Proclamation from City
One year ago (Tuesday), the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced its first case of the novel coronavirus.
L.A. County COVID-19 One Year Later: 15,592 Deaths; 1,085,044 Total Cases
With COVID-19 vaccine appointments booked at Los Angeles County sites through the end of the week, Public Health officials assured those who received their first dose are guaranteed their second — but confusion over the scheduling process prompted officials to clarify the situation Tuesday.
Confusion on Second Dose Scheduling Prompts County Officials to Offer Clarity
CBRE announced the sale of Sierra Crest Center, a neighborhood retail and office center in Santa Clarita, to a joint venture group for $9.9 million.
Sierra Crest Retail Center Sold for $9.9 Million
Built in the 19th century, the Pioneer Oil Refinery in Newhall played a pivotal role in the early development of the Santa Clarita Valley.
Newhall’s Pioneer Oil Refinery Recognized as Historic Site
The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees will hold a video/teleconferencing special meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, Jan. 27, beginning with a closed session at 4:00 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 5:00 p.m.
Jan. 27: Santa Clarita Community College District Virtual Special Meeting
Five Point Holdings, LLC recently announced the sale of additional homesites at its Valencia community, previously known as Newhall Ranch, and the lineup of homebuilders for the first phase of the community.
Five Point Holdings Sells Nearly 500 New Homesites in Valencia
As COVID-19 vaccination continues for health care workers and those over 65, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday California is looking to prioritize the next phases of vaccination efforts by age, rather than occupation.
California May Switch to Age-Based COVID-19 Vaccination System
Tejon Ranch Co. declared victory for its 8,000-acre Grapevine mixed-use development after a Kern County Superior Court judge ruled against an Arizona-based environmental group that dubbed the project “damaging.”
Judge Rules Against Environmentalists Over Grapevine Development
In 2019, Valencia High School student, Pedro Roman, was diagnosed with Leukemia. After one long and hard-fought year, Roman is now in remission due to the success of his latest treatment.
Jan. 30: Community Blood Drive for Valencia High’s Pedro Roman
1990 - "Duplicates" premieres at L.A. Phil; concerto by CalArts Music School dean Mel Powell wins Pulitzer Prize [story]
Mel Powell
California Public Health officials lifted the regional Stay at Home Order statewide on Monday as Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed 43 new deaths and 6,642 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 countywide, and Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported five new deaths on Saturday and Monday.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup; 5 New Deaths at Henry Mayo as State Lifts Stay-at-Home Order
Los Angeles County is set to align its health order with California's by the end of the week, as the state lifted its regional stay-at-home order statewide Monday, green-lighting the reopening of in-person outside dining and hair and nail salons, among other businesses.
L.A. County to Align with State, Lift ‘Safer at Home’ Order by End of Week
Officials with the California Department of Public Health on Monday ordered the Regional Stay at Home Order lifted for all regions statewide, including the three regions that had still been under the order – San Joaquin Valley, Bay Area, and Southern California.
California Stay At Home Order Lifted for All Regions Including SoCal
As another winter storm hit the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding areas, Interstate 5 was shut down through the Grapevine in "Operation Snowflake" Monday morning, with some lanes reopened by Monday afternoon.
‘Operation Snowflake’: CHP, Caltrans Reopen Grapevine Amid Snowstorm
Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, is cautioning residents about beach water use due to bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas that are likely to contaminate ocean waters at and around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers.
L.A. County Urges Caution for Beach Water Use Through Wednesday
A series of projects brought forth by Santa Clarita Valley-based organizations and agencies to aid the local homeless population could soon receive thousands of dollars from the city of Santa Clarita.
Santa Clarita Could Grant $126K to 6 Projects to Aid SCV Homeless Population
Citing the case of a convicted child rapist, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger said Friday she’s concerned there is a growing trend that the rights of victims of some of the most violent crimes are not being protected under District Attorney George Gascón’s administration.
Barger Steps in to Deny Parole to Convicted Child Rapist
Medical examiners with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office identified Benjamin Marquez IV, 31, of Castaic, as the man killed in a solo-vehicle crash that left one dead and sent another to the hospital Saturday.
Benjamin Marquez of Castaic ID’d as Man Killed in Rollover Crash
1915 - Death of pre-Mentry oilman & San Francisquito vintner Ramon Perea [story]
Perea grave marker
1888 - Acton post office established; Richard E. Nickel, postmaster [story]
postal cover
1882 - Author Helen Hunt Jackson visits Rancho Camulos; inspiration for "Ramona" novel [story]
HH Jackson
The COVID-19 crisis has trashed recycling efforts and instead generated an increase in plastic waste, according to a recent study, but Los Angeles County restaurants could soon be required to make adjustments related to disposable food ware in an effort to reduce waste.
Jan. 26: Board of Supervisors to Consider Restaurant Requirement Aimed at Curbing Waste
Despite signs that California’s latest and most damaging wave of the pandemic is subsiding, the state nonetheless sets a one-day record of 764 deaths on Friday.
COVID Death Rate Soars to New Daily Record in California