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1882 - Author Helen Hunt Jackson arrives at Rancho Camulos; inspiration for "Ramona" novel [story]
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Nov. 12: Arts, Crafts Roadshow to Benefit SCV Family Promise
Thursday, Nov 3, 2016

The Polka Dot Roadshow, a Mercantile and Art Fair, will return to Santa Clarita for a one-day only holiday event to be held at The Centre on Centre Pointe Parkway on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from the Roadshow will benefit Family Promise of Santa Clarita Valley,...

Box City Raises Awareness, Funds for Homeless
Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015

The Box City fundraiser, organized by Family Promise of Santa Clarita Valley, was held Saturday at Heritage Park in Valencia to raise awareness of homelessness in the community. The event was alse intended to raise money for the nonprofit organization which supports homeless families in the Santa Clarita...

Help Us Help These SCV Kids
Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013

Laurie Ender Most people are shocked to learn there are hundreds of homeless children in the Santa Clarita Valley. It’s not something most of us would notice on a daily basis. But our community, like every community across the country, faces a growing problem of family homelessness. That’s where...

Every Child Deserves a Home
Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013

The William S. Hart Union High School District reported in 2009 that there were more than 850 homeless students enrolled our local junior and senior high schools. That’s 850 children, not counting elementary and preschool-aged children. That information stopped many of us in our tracks and was the...

Former Mayor Ender Takes Reins of Homeless Service Agency
Monday, Apr 15, 2013

Laurie Ender [Family Promise] – The Board of Directors for Family Promise of SCV recently elected its new officers for 2013. Laurie Ender, a member of the inaugural Board of Directors for the Agency, was elected President.  Gary Choppe’ is the new Vice President; Nancy Taylor will continue to...

Kellar Expected to Take Over as Mayor Tuesday
Friday, Dec 7, 2012

City Councilman Bob Kellar is expected to be named mayor Tuesday when the council convenes for its annual reorganization. It would be Kellar’s third stint as mayor, having held the title in 2004 and 2008. Santa Clarita’s five-member City Council picks from among itself each December to fill...

Ferry Named Mayor, Kellar Pro-tem, Boydston Seated
Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012

City Clerk Sarah Gorman adminsters the oath of office to Councilman Bob Kellar as his wife, Kathy, beams. Bob Kellar supporters packed Santa Clarita’s City Council chambers Tuesday, giving the three-term councilman multiple standing ovations as he was sworn in to a fourth term. The crowd was almost...

Thursday, Apr 19, 2012

Bob Kellar will begin his fourth term on the Santa Clarita City Council and TimBen Boydston will take the oath of office for the second time Tuesday. Then, the five-person council will pick one of its own to take over as mayor following the April 10 defeat of Councilwoman Laurie Ender, Santa Clarita’s...

Wilk, Kellar, Boydston Top GOP-Organized Straw Poll
Monday, Mar 12, 2012

Scott Wilk far outdistanced his opponents for Assembly while Bob Kellar and TimBen Boydston finished well ahead of their three challengers for City Council in a nonpartisan straw poll conducted over the weekend by Santa Clarita Valley Republican Assembly. The elder of the two chartered Republican Assembly...

Santa Clarita City Council Candidates Forum [Watch]
Wednesday, Mar 7, 2012

Running for Santa Clarita City Council can be rough. Just ask first time candidate Jon Hatami. “I’m new to this whole political thing, and there is a lot of meanness. A lot of aggression. A lot of issues and things I think that make a lot of new people like me not be a part of politics,” Hatami...

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1882 - Author Helen Hunt Jackson arrives at Rancho Camulos; inspiration for "Ramona" novel [story]
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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
Claims of excessive force, retaliation, and other misconduct by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be probed during a C, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Friday.
California Attorney General Launches Civil Rights Probe of L.A. Sheriff’s Department
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 256 new deaths and 9,277 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported it's 107th death.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 3 New Deaths at Henry Mayo; L.A. County Hospitalizations Decreased by 8%
When Dr. John Scaramella, a dental surgeon, moved to the Santa Clarita Valley in 1978, there were only 18 others in his field.
SCV Dental Surgeon Sells Practice After More than 40 Years
The Los Angeles County Library, in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is set to host a series of free virtual workshops running every other week on Fridays from January through June.
L.A. County Library to Host Virtual Art Programs in Partnership with LACMA
The temporary residential green waste pick-up schedule will continue through Jan. 29 for customers in Santa Clarita after Waste Management requested an additional week for its modified schedule.
Waste Management Extends Modified Green Waste Pick-Up Schedule an Additional Week
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold a virtual regular meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, January 26, starting at 6 p.m.
Jan. 26: City Council Virtual Regular Meeting
The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board has approved the recommendation to name Julian Gomez as the assistant principal of Bowman High School.
Hart District Names Julian Gomez Assistant Principal
The Los Angeles County Development Authority will launch the Small Business Stabilization Loan Program on Jan. 28 and will begin accepting applications to help small businesses prevent further job loss and business closures.
L.A. County to Launch Small Business Stabilization Loan Program
The William S. Hart Union High School District governing board voted 3-1 Wednesday night to let athletic conditioning return to district campuses Jan. 27.
Hart District Votes 3-1 to Allow Return of Athletic Conditioning to Campuses
1839 - Gov. Juan B. Alvarado gives most of SCV to Mexican Army Lt. Antonio del Valle. [story]
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Join the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency (SCV Water) on Thursday, Jan. 28, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., to learn about and provide input on its Water Shortage Contingency Plan (WSCP).
SCV Water Encouraging Public to Provide Input on Contingency Plan
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 262 new deaths, including an additional death at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, and 8,512 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 countywide, with 22,360 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: Additional Death at Henry Mayo; 22,360 Total SCV Cases
SACRAMENTO – California State Epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan issued the following statement Thursday advising providers that they can immediately resume the administration of lot 41L20A of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which was temporarily paused on Sunday due to possible allergic reactions.
State Says Moderna Vaccine Administration Can Resume Immediately
As winds began to die down in the Santa Clarita Valley, firefighters were able to increase containment on the Towsley Fire to 53% Thursday.
Firefighters Reach 53% Containment on Towsley Fire
Supervisor Kathryn Barger, whose 5th District includes the Santa Clarita Valley, is supporting the effort by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to address concerns of communities throughout Los Angeles County, which continue to experience ongoing Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) initiated by Southern California Edison (Edison).
Barger Supports Efforts in Limiting Power Shutoffs; Public Hearing Set
Single Mothers Outreach (SMO) is proud to announce “Survivor” as the theme for the 11th annual Empowering HeArts fundraising gala set to take place virtually on Saturday, Aug. 7.
Nominations Open for Annual Empowering HeArts Awards
The College of the Canyons School of Personal and Professional Learning was presented an Honorable Mention award by the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges’ 2021 Exemplary Program Award.
COC Recognized for Personal, Professional Learning Program
The William S. Hart Union High School is looking for two new members to serve on the Measure SA Citizens’ Oversight Committee. These members will serve two-year terms with a maximum of three consecutive terms.
Hart Seeking Members for Citizens’ Oversight Committee
Santa Clarita-based Princess Cruises announced Thursday the sale of Pacific Princess to an undisclosed buyer.
Princess Cruises Announces Sale of Pacific Princess to Undisclosed Buyer
After a dayslong wind event hit the Santa Clarita Valley, most area residents power had been restored by Thursday morning.
SoCal Edison Restores Power to Most SCV Residents
The Los Angeles County Coroner-Medical Examiner’s Office identified Carlos Salgado-Ruiz, 35, of Santa Clarita, as the pedestrian killed after being struck by a vehicle in Saugus Wednesday night.
Pedestrian Killed in Saugus Hit-and-Run Identified