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1864 - Walker/Reynier family patriarch Jean Joseph Reynier, then 15, arrives in Sand Canyon from France; eventually homesteads 1,200 acres [story]
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My Guiding Word
Saturday, Sep 13, 2014

Inspired by Mama Scout, I selected a guiding word for 2014. That word was compassion. As the year has gone on, I’ve seen how important compassion is and how appropriate the word feels for this year. With the marking of another 9/11 anniversary, I circled back to this word and felt the weight of its...

My Favorite Things
Saturday, Sep 6, 2014

Keeping it simple this week with a gratitude list. My 37th birthday is coming up, so I decided to focus on all things positive and make a list of 37 things I’m grateful for in or near the Santa Clarita Valley. Enjoy, and then share your favorite things, too. 1. So many wonderful parks for my kids to...

Season of Service
Saturday, Aug 30, 2014

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?'” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.   Autumn – September through December – feels like a wonderful time to focus on service. Many schools integrate service and helping others into...

Hunger Month: Plan Now
Saturday, Aug 23, 2014

September is National Hunger Month, so I wanted to share some simple ways to get involved. 1. This one is easy: Join Team No Kid Hungry at nokidhungry.org. 2. Spread Awareness. One in 5 (that’s 16 million) children in the U.S. struggle with hunger. Help raise awareness. Share information about...

Back to School
Saturday, Aug 9, 2014

Through blogging and focusing on kindness, I’ve connected with Sheila of Pennies of Time, and I’m grateful for the way she reminds me daily that we can all make a difference: “No matter your age, where you are from, your hobbies, or your background – you can help others.” Her words...

A Disposable Life
Saturday, Aug 2, 2014

I’ve been glad to see coverage and growing interest in the Chiquita Canyon Landfill, which I think many in the Santa Clarita Valley just don’t think about too often. As a Val Verde resident, I’ve always been very aware of it, and now, with the landfill seeking to expand rather than close as it...

Things Remembered, Things Forgotten
Saturday, Jul 26, 2014

Fifteen years ago I arrived in Cairo, six weeks ahead of my first day of my “study abroad” program at the American University there. I would be staying in a Cairo suburb for four weeks and taking a basic Arabic class. Upon my arrival, I knew little of the language beyond a simple “hello.” My...

Simple Things
Saturday, Jul 19, 2014

Summertime According to Sky, Age 4 Summer is a time to play games like Star Wars Lego, baseball and soccer, too. It’s a time to watch movies together as a family, like “The Lego Movie.” In the summer, I love to dance and play with Legos, and my favorite thing this summer is when we went to Long...

Hamilton, Fischer Running Film Camp for Kids with Cancer
Thursday, Jul 10, 2014

Cassie Nguyen, a pediatric brain cancer survivor, University of California-Riverside student and American Cancer Society ambassador and advocate, is also a Donald A. Strauss Public Service Scholarship Honoree. She received a $10,000 scholarship to fund her unique public service project: Spotlight On...

Magic Moments
Saturday, Jun 28, 2014

When the boys and I met up with a friend for a play date at the Placerita Canyon Nature Center, I was expecting the boys to learn many things: names of plants and birds, facts about snakes, little tidbits of the history of the area, etc. What I had not expected was for Sky, age 4-1/2, to learn so much...

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1864 - Walker/Reynier family patriarch Jean Joseph Reynier, then 15, arrives in Sand Canyon from France; eventually homesteads 1,200 acres [story]
Joseph Reynier
The SCV Food Pantry is in need of volunteers to help sort food, stock shelves, fill bags and distribute food to its residents in need Monday through Thursday and Saturday of each week.
SCV Food Pantry in Need of Volunteers
College of the Canyons graduating sophomore Jonah El-Farra has been named a California Community Colleges Men's Basketball Coaches Associations (CCCMBCA) student-athlete scholarship recipient for the 2023-24 season. 
El-Farra Earns Coaches Associations’ Student-Athlete Scholarship
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Tuesday a motion introduced by Supervisor Kathryn Barger and co-authored by Chair Lindsey P. Horvath that directs the creation of an independent Ethics Commission and ethics reform measures to improve transparency and create greater oversight in County government.
Supes Unanimously Approve Creation of Ethics Commission, Reform
The city of Santa Clarita is inviting artists to submit artwork for consideration for its upcoming “Body & Presence” juried exhibition, which will be on view at the Canyon Country Community Center during the City's annual Business for Artists Conference.
Aug. 4: Call for Art ‘Body & Presence’ Exhibit Deadline
Zach Schroeder, the head coach for The Master’s University track and cross country programs, is stepping down to be closer to family.
After Historic Run, TMU Coach Zach Schroeder Steps Down
The community is invited to an SCV Senior Center Health and Wellness program lecture “Let’s Talk About Kidney Health” on Wednesday, July 24, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
July 24: SCV Senior Center Wellness Program Lecture on Kidney Health
College of the Canyons baseball is sending five players to four-year universities to continue their academic journeys and athletic careers following the 2024 season.
Five Cougars Taking Skills to Next Level
The Master's University baseball has signed pitcher Mack Skeels to join the team for the 2025 season.
Pitcher Mack Skeels Commits to Mustangs Baseball
Drug-related overdose and poisoning deaths plateaued for the first time in ten years in 2023 in Los Angeles County, a new Los Angeles County Department of Public Health analysis of Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner data has found.
L.A. County’s Drug-Related Overdose Deaths Plateau for First Time in Decade
As temperatures soar in Los Angeles, so do the numbers of mosquitoes and their relentless, itchy bites.
Vector Control Launches Summer Safeguarding Campaign
1982 - Vic Morrow & two child actors killed in helicopter crash at Indian Dunes during filming of "Twilight Zone: The Movie" [story]
Twilight Zone Movie
Picture this…a cozy blanket laid out on the grass, the warm evening breeze and your favorite film playing on the big screen.
Ken Striplin | City Cinemas Brings Back Movies Under the Stars
The California State University, Los Angeles Golden Eagle volleyball team, which included middle blocker Shelby Grubbs from Newhall, was welcomed to the White House on Monday, alongside other national champions from the past academic year, to celebrate their accomplishments as part of NCAA Sports Day.
Former Hart High Standout Honored at White House’s NCAA Sports Day
The Friends of Hart Park - in partnership with the Natural History Museum and Los Angeles County Parks - is pleased to announce the return of their signature event “Silents Under the Stars” on Saturday, Sept. 7, starting at 6 p.m., at William S. Hart Park.
Sept. 7: ‘Silents Under the Stars’ Returns to Hart Park
To help students balance education with their diverse work and family responsibilities, College of the Canyons will offer a wide variety of flexible learning options during the fall 2024 semester.
COC Fall 2024 Offering Flexible Learning Options
Beginning Monday, July 29, crews will start the construction of traffic circulation modifications on two intersections, part of the federally-funded, Traffic and Pedestrian Circulation and Safety Improvements Project.
Santa Clarita Announces Upcoming Lane Closures
Circle of Hope's Annual Tea is one of Santa Clarita’s most anticipated fundraisers bringing awareness of breast cancer and raising funds to help those in our local community fighting this disease.
Oct. 19: Save the Date for Circle of Hope’s Annual Tea
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has released the list of four productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, July 22 - Sunday, July 28.
‘S.W.A.T.’ Among Four Productions Filming in Santa Clarita
The Santa Clarita Valley Special Education Local Plan Area (SCV SELPA) and its member districts actively seek out all individuals with exceptional needs, from birth to age 22, including infants and children parentally placed in private schools.
SCV SELPA Seeking Children with Disabilities
The California Department of Transportation announced the right lane of southbound Interstate 5 will be blocked overnight Monday, July 22 through Friday, July 26 from two miles north of Templin Highway (near the Whitaker Sand Shed) north of Castaic Lake Hughes Road for paving work.
Caltrans Announces Overnight Southbound I-5 Lane Closures in Castaic Area
The Superior Court of Los Angeles County will be closed Monday, July 22, as the Court works diligently to repair and reboot network systems that were severely impacted by a ransomware attack first detected the morning of Friday, July 19.
Ransomware Attack Closes L.A. County Superior Court
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a heat advisory for the Santa Clarita Valley through Thursday as high temperatures have been forecast.
Heat Advisory Issued for SCV
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has closed two beaches due to a recent sewage spill.
Sewage Spill Closes Two L.A. County Beaches
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