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1887 - Prohibitionist Henry Needham purchases land in Newhall, attempts to establish "dry" colony [story]
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PFLAG SCV Hosts Pride Month Fundraiser to Support the SCV LGBTQ Center
Friday, Jun 25, 2021

Hundreds attended the LGBTQ+ fundraiser and pride celebration at Bridgeport Marketplace’s Rustic Burger House, which was decorated in Pride colors, Wednesday evening. The event, organized by PFLAG SCV, kicked off a series of events marking Pride Month in Santa Clarita, according to Finley Walker,...

LGBTQ+ Friendly Books Coming to Santa Clarita Libraries
Tuesday, Sep 8, 2020

The Santa Clarita Public Library, PFLAG SCV and the local chapter of the Boston Scientific PRIDE employee resource group, which advocates for LGBTQ+ inclusion, are coming together once again to deliver LGBTQ+ friendly books to youth and families in our community. PFLAG SCV and Boston Scientific PRIDE...

Supreme Court Rules 1964 Civil Rights Law Protects LGBTQ Workers
Monday, Jun 15, 2020

WASHINGTON — In a landmark 6-3 decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled Monday that federal anti-discrimination protections also apply to LGBTQ employees. “An employer who fires an individual for being homosexual or transgender fires that person for traits or actions it would not have questioned...

Newsom Launches Process for LGBTQ Pardons
Friday, Feb 7, 2020

SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom’s office will launch a new LGBTQ pardons clemency initiative for people who were prosecuted in California for being gay. The move, announced Wednesday, was inspired by a legislative call to pardon Bayard Rustin, a humanitarian and civil rights leader who was...

United Methodist Church Proposes Separation of Denominations
Friday, Jan 17, 2020

A nine-page proposal to separate the United Methodist church into two denominations was presented by a group of 16 bishops earlier this month, and if approved, it could result in the Santa Clarita Valley’s Methodist churches being affiliated with different denominations. Members with more traditional...

First Openly LGBTQ Mariachi Band to Perform at COC
Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019

The College of the Canyons Art Gallery is excited to present Mariachi Arcoiris del Los Ángeles, the first openly Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) mariachi band as part of the college’s annual LatinX and Hispanic Heritage Cultural Festival taking place on Wednesday, Sept. 25. “We’re...

Santa Clarita City Council to Recognize June as Pride Month
Friday, Jun 14, 2019

The Santa Clarita City Council is expected to recognize June as Pride Month, drawing praise from the local lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or LGBTQ, community, and prompting members of one support group to call the move “a big step forward.” Formal recognition is scheduled for the next...

Boston Scientific Group Helps SCV PFLAG Education Effort
Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019

An employee group from Valencia-based Boston Scientific has helped the Santa Clarita Valley chapter of PFLAG create and assemble 800 educational packets for local schools. Volunteers from Boston Scientific’s People Accepting and Celebrating Equality group and members of PFLAG SCV assembled educational...

June 23: Pride 2018 Celebration
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) Santa Clarita will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary at this year’s annual Pride ‘18 Celebration on Saturday, June 23, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 pm in Saint Stephen’s Spurling Hall. All members of our community are cordially invited to...

Santa Clarita CSUN Grad Stacey Leal Communicates
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Stacey Leal of Santa Clarita, CSUN 2018 graduate The cheers may be deafening this week when more than 11,500 students including Stacey Leal of Santa Clarita are expected to take part in California State University, Northridge’s 2018 commencement ceremonies. Leal’s graduation with a B.A. in Communication...

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1887 - Prohibitionist Henry Needham purchases land in Newhall, attempts to establish "dry" colony [story]
H.C. Needham
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has received confirmation of its first case of COVID-19 with mutations consistent with the new Omicron variant (B.1.1.529).
Thursday COVID Roundup: First Case of Omicron Detected in L.A. County
Andrew Ghassemi, senior vice president of Spectrum Commercial Real Estate, Inc., is pleased to announce the recent sale of a Class-A office building in Valencia.
Spectrum Real Estate Closes on $3.5M Sale of Valencia Office Building
Metro Los Angeles celebrated the groundbreaking Wednesday for the I-5 North County Enhancements Project, which will improve the operations and safety of the I-5 freeway for motorists in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Interstate 5 Improvement Project Breaks Ground in Santa Clarita
Do you take the easy route with a bag and tissue paper because your wrapping job looks like a crumpled mess?
Learn How to Wrap Gifts Like a Pro Thanks to JCI Santa Clarita
Commercial driver’s licenses, learner’s permits, endorsements and special certificates expiring between March 2020 and February 2022, are automatically extended through Feb. 28, 2022, the California Department of Motor Vehicles announced Thursday.
DMV Extending Commercial Driver’s Licenses, Learner’s Permits
1972 - Five wounded in Vagos biker gang shooting at Curtis & JoAnne Darcy's Acton '49er Saloon [story]
Darcys 49er
We are in the home stretch of the holiday season. I hope you have made plans to safely celebrate with family and friends. I also want to encourage you to keep safety in mind when shopping for that perfect gift for your loved ones.
City Manager’s Monthly Message – December 2021
La Mesa Junior High 8th graders will soon be building water bottle rockets as part of their science program, thanks to funding from California Credit Union through its Fall 2021 Teacher Grant program.
La Mesa Teacher Wins Fall 2021 Teacher Grant
Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control is celebrating the 'Paw"lidays by offering the gift of a new furry friend. 
Adoption Fees Waived Through End of the Year
Santa Clarita Artists Association is pleased to showcase an oil painting demo by Sharon Weaver on Feb. 21, 2022.
Artists Association Presents Oil Painting Showcase With Sharon Weaver
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station has once again begun collecting toys as part of the Annual Holiday Toy Drive.
Sheriff Station Seeks Donations For 2021 Holiday Toy Drive
The Santa Clarita Public Library turning the page towards a new month with events and programs for all to enjoy.
Adventure Awaits At Public Library This December
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Monday 18new deaths and 1,473 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 39,128 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID Roundup: Omicron Variant Detected in Northern California
Tune in for the premiere of the final episode and season 3 finale of SCVTV's music show -- Soundcheck -- showcasing the rock sounds of the dynamic duo Miss Britt & Woogie Wilcox, and acoustic stylings of CJ May in a live, on-location performance at the Rancho Camulos Museum that will be broadcast on all of SCVTV's platforms this Thursday.
Dec. 2: Soundcheck Presents Performances from Miss Britt & Woogie Wilcox, CJ May
It's December which means the return of the Santa Clarita International Film Festival's opening night is right around the corner. 
Santa Clarita International Film Festival’s Opening Night Coming Soon
For years, the Santa Clarita Valley Education Foundation has provided support to community’s schools, teachers and students through literacy programs, events, scholarships, grants and more.
Ten Reasons to Support the SCV Education Foundation on Giving Tuesday
It has been a true honor and a pleasure to serve as the Mayor of Santa Clarita this year.
Santa Clarita Mayor’s Monthly Message – December 2021
The holidays are here and Santa Clarita transit is welcoming residents and visitors to join them on a Holiday Light Tour. 
Take A Seasonal Journey On the Holiday Light Tour
1929 - Saugus train robber Thomas Vernon apprehended in Pawnee, Okla. [story]
Tom Vernon
Join the Valley Industry Association Friday, Dec. 17, at 11:45 a.m., for its 2022 Board Installation Luncheon.
Wilk to Preside Over VIA’s 2022 Board Installation Luncheon
The Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation combats animal cruelty by paying for officer training, equipment, and supplies to enforce animal cruelty laws, rescue abused and neglected animals, and support prosecution of animal abusers.
County Animal Care, Control Seeking ‘Giving Tuesday’ Donations
The William S. Hart Union High School District has been awarded the National Empowered Seal for its commitment to whole-child education by EVERFI.
EVERFI Awards Hart District National Empowered Seal
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