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1954 - Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden on streets of Newhall for filming of "Suddenly" [story]
Frank Sinatra

Environmental Groups File Complaint Against Newhall Ranch Water Plan
Friday, Aug 18, 2017

The Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment and Friends of the Santa Clara River filed a complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court Thursday regarding the approved plan to provide water to the Newhall Ranch development set to break ground in 2018. The local environmental organizations...

Lennar Posts Its Highest 2Q Profits Since 2006
Wednesday, Jul 6, 2016

Highlights: * Net earnings of $218.5 million, or $0.95 per diluted share, compared to net earnings of $183.0 million, or $0.79 per diluted share * Deliveries of 6,724 homes – up 12% * New orders of 7,962 homes – up 10%; new orders dollar value of $2.9 billion – up 11% * Backlog of 9,014 homes –...

Lennar Reports 25% Higher 1Q Profit on Surging Home Sales
Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016

* Net earnings of $144.1 million, or $0.63 per diluted share, compared to net earnings of $115.0 million, or $0.50 per diluted share * Deliveries of 4,832 homes – up 12% * New orders of 5,794 homes – up 10%; new orders dollar value of $2.1 billion – up 15% * Backlog of 7,670 homes – up 13%; backlog...

Lennar Beats Street; Profits, Prices, Orders, Deliveries Up
Thursday, Sep 24, 2015

Highlights: * Net earnings of $223.3 million, or $0.96 per diluted share, compared to net earnings of $177.8 million, or $0.78 per diluted share * Deliveries of 6,318 homes – up 16% * New orders of 6,495 homes – up 10%; new orders dollar value of $2.3 billion – up 20% * Backlog of 8,250 homes –...

Feb. 9: ‘Awesome’ Festival Planned for Opening of 2 Lennar Communities
Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013

[Lennar] – “Experience Awesome” as Valencia unveils two neighborhoods by Lennar: Mosaic in West Hills and Toscana in West Creek. The grand opening celebrates six brand new model homes with an Italian street festival Saturday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Get ready for a day packed with fun...

Lennar Stock Hits 52-Week High
Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012

Shares of Lennar Corp. increased Tuesday by 74 cents (1.9 percent) to $39.54, topping the company’s previous 52-week high of $39.33. The nationwide homebuilder’s stock has risen 89.9 percent this year. Locally, the Florida-based homebuilder is marketing seven new-home communities in the Santa...

Wednesday, Oct 3, 2012

Shares of the major U.S. home builders rose more than 5 percent Wednesday following the news that home prices rose nationally for the fourth consecutive month in July and maintained their strength in August. The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices showed a 1.5 percent price improvement in July over...

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012

Up, up, up. The third quarter of 2012 was kind to Lennar Corp. as the Florida-based homebuilder’s year-over-year profits quadrupled to 40 cents per share ($87.1 million) from 11 cents ($20.7 million) one year earlier. “Our third quarter reflects solid profitability in all of our business segments,”...

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

[Lennar Corp.] – Home builder Lennar Corp. said Tuesday it is ready to bring its “Next Gen” home-within-a-home to Lexington at River Village in Valencia on May 5. Lennar has already seen tremendous interest from the public since they introduced this concept in other areas and is beyond...

SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012

In this episode: Homicide investigators are trying to identify a body found smoldering in an Agua Dulce dumpster Wednesday morning; Florida-based Lennar Corp.posted first-quarter net earnings Tuesday of $15 million (8 cents per share). Plus: County opens youth offender training center in Lancaster; the...

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1954 - Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden on streets of Newhall for filming of "Suddenly" [story]
Frank Sinatra
2014 - "Become Ocean" by John Luther Adams (CalArts BFA 1973) named winner of 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Music [story]
John Luther Adams
A special meeting of the William S. Hart Union High School District’s Governing Board will be held 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17. It will be followed by the regular meeting of the Hart Board at 7 p.m.
April 17: Hart District to Choose Search Firm, Offer Hart Mascot Presentation
1935 - Gladys Carter convicted of manslaughter in fatal shooting of Frances Walker, of the Placerita Walkers [story]
Gladys Carter
The Santa Clarita Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting Tuesday, April 16, at 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers at City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd. 1st Floor, Santa Clarita, CA 91355.
April 16: Planning Commission to Discuss Town Center Specific Plan
Hundreds of residents joined the Santa Clarita City Council and dignitaries on Saturday, Aprl 6, for the grand opening of the city’s newest amenity, Skyline Ranch Park. Marking the 38th park in the community, the 10.5-acre park offers activities for everyone.
Santa Clarita Opens 38th Park, Skyline Ranch Park
The Saugus Union School District is seeking qualified, interested individuals to serve on the district’s Asset Management Advisory Committee.
SUSD Seeks Applicants for Asset Management Advisory Committee
Take a magic carpet ride through the enchanting countries of the Middle East to experience an eclectic combination of music and dance from Egypt, Israel, Iran, Turkey, Lebanon, Emirates and more. Desert Dreams, An Evening of Dance and Music will appear on stage at The MAIN in Old Town Newhall Thursday, May 2 at 8 p.m.
May 2: Desert Dreams, An Evening of Dance, Music
Los Angeles County Fifth District Supervisor Kathryn Barger successfully introduced a motion during this week’s Board of Supervisors meeting to recognize a newly established non-profit organization, DarkSky LA County, for their local work to preserve natural darkness and diminish the impact of artificial light locally.
Barger Recognizes Dark Sky LA County for Preserving Dark Skies
The Valley Industry Association of Santa Clarita is set to ignite innovation and transformation with its VIA Workforce Development Conference 2024 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia on Thursday, May 16.
May 16: VIA Workforce Development Conference
The Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center at College of the Canyons will host an in-person Open House event from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24 to preview academic programs offered by partner institutions, including University of La Verne and National University and showcase the facility’s rental spaces.
April 24: University Center at COC to Host Open House
The Triumph Foundation's 11th Annual Wheelchair Sports Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28 at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex Gymnasium. Triumph Foundation hosts this free event to introduce wheelchair sports to people that are newly injured, Veterans, children and others with disabilities.
April 27-28: Triump Foundation 11th Annual Wheelchair Sports Festival
The College of the Canyons Foundation will host its Second Annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday, April 27 in the Valencia Campus West PE (WPEK) building.
April 27:  COC Foundation 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
The Science Talks Series at College of the Canyons will offer a Garden Walk at the Canyon Country Campus on Friday, April 26 at 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
April 26: Science Talks Garden Walk at COC Canyon Country Campus
1738 - Fr. Francisco Garcés born in Spain; came through SCV in 1776, found Tataviam fighting with Coastal Chumash, observed Santa Clara River flowing by night and dry by day despite the season being spring [story]
Garces statue
Have you ever wanted to journey to another country to experience an array of new and unique cultures and customs?
Jason Gibbs | Explore the World at Celebrate!
With a birdie on the final hole, Jonathan Larson won the The Master's University Spring Invitational and lifted The Master's men's team to an 11-stroke victory at the Crystalaire Country Club in Llano, Calif. Tuesday.
Larson Lifts Mustangs to Victory at Spring Invitational
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) — A bill that would allow California poll workers and voters to sue over election intimidation is advancing through the Legislature after a Wednesday vote.
Bill Allowing California Poll Workers to Sue Over Intimidation Advances
College of the Canyons moved its win streak to four games after taking down visiting Antelope Valley College by a 14-12 final score in a back-and-forth game at Mike Gillespie Field on Tuesday.
Cougars Survive Slugfest Against AVC 14-12
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency regular board meeting will be held Tuesday, April 16, at 6 p.m.
April 16: SCV Water Public Hearing on Mandatory Recycled Water Ordinance
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency’s Public Outreach and Legislation Committee is holding an in-person meeting Thursday, April 18, at 5:30 p.m.
April 18: SCV Water Public Outreach, Legislation Committee Meeting
Offering a look into Los Angeles through his eyes, photographer and director Estevan Oriol will talk about his journey as an artist and his photography during a visit next week to California State University, Northridge. 
Celebrated Photographer Estevan Oriol to Speak at CSUN
Join the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, April 17, for an unforgettable evening of networking and fun at Sand Canyon Country Club, located in the picturesque foothills of the Angeles National Forest.
April 17: SCV Chamber After Hours Mixer
California State Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced Thursday his bill to help reduce overcrowding at animal shelters across the state, by expanding access to low and no-cost spay/neuter services, was approved in the Senate Education Committee.
Wilk’s Animal Shelter Overcrowding Bill Clears First Hurdle