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1891 - Actor Buck Jones, a Placerita and Vasquez "regular," born in Indiana [story]


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County Takes Part in Library Card Challenge
Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017

Los Angeles County Library is rolling out a new student card as part of the Library Card Challenge, a national effort to ensure that every child enrolled in school has access to the books and valuable learning resources of America’s public libraries. The Challenge was launched in 2015 by President...

Sept. 18-25: Silent Book Auction Benefiting SC Public Library
Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017

The Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library is hosting a silent book auction benefiting the Santa Clarita Public Library from Monday, September 18 through Monday, September 25. The auction will take place during business hours at Friends bookstores located at all three Santa Clarita Public Library branches...

“Food For Fines” to Benefit Local Pantry
Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017

During the month of September, the city of Santa Clarita will allow you to bring in one food or non-food item (see Needed Items List) to waive up to $20 of overdue library fines or replacement card fees. Limit of $20 waive per person/account. All of the donations will be turned over to the Santa Clarita...

‘Seasoned Artist’ Exhibit to Debut at Canyon Country Library
Monday, May 8, 2017

“Seasoned Artist,” an art exhibit featuring paintings created by Santa Clarita artists over 60 years old, will soon be on display for residents and visitors to enjoy. The exhibit will be open from May 19 to September 20, 2017, at Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, located at 18601 Soledad...

May 6-12: Support the Library at the Spring Bag Sale
Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017

The annual Bag Sale, sponsored by the Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library, is back again this year. Stock up on books to read for only $7 at this event that goes from Saturday, May 6 till Friday May 12. Participants can fill a provided bag with any books they find for sale in the book store and,...

March 20-26: Celebrate Southern California Aerospace Days at Your Local Library
Friday, Mar 17, 2017

March 20 through March 26 is the inaugural “Southern California Aerospace Days” in Los Angeles County. The Santa Clarita Public Library would like to invite residents to celebrate aerospace with free programs running through the end of March as part of their “One Story One City” program. “One...

Register to Vote by March 20th for Congressional District 34 Special Primary Election

Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Dean C. Logan reminds eligible Los Angeles County voters that the deadline to register to vote is Monday, March 20.   Registering to vote is quick and easy: Apply online at lavote.net Mail in a voter registration form, available at libraries,...

February Events, Programs at the Santa Clarita Public Library
Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017

The 2017 book selection for the Santa Clarita Public Library’s annual One Story One City program is Rise of the Rocket Girls by Nathalia Holt.  Read the book and join in the monthlong celebration of free events, discussions and programs all throughout the month of March.  Visit the...

Santa Clarita Public Library Launches Dial-A-Story Program
Monday, Jan 23, 2017

The Santa Clarita Public Library is bringing story-time home to families and children: residents can now listen to stories by dialing the library’s main phone line at (661) 259-0750 and dialing extension 4. Families calling in can listen to pre-recorded stories read by favorite, local children librarians,...

Jan. 14: Local Author Celebration by Santa Clarita Public Library
Monday, Jan 9, 2017

Santa Clarita is home to numerous talented authors. Residents are invited to meet and mingle with these local authors under one roof at the fourth annual Celebration of Local Authors, presented by the Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library in partnership with the Santa Clarita Public Library. This free...

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1891 - Actor Buck Jones, a Placerita and Vasquez "regular," born in Indiana [story]
Seven prep volleyball players, one of whom was the league’s most valuable player, were named All-Heritage League selections at the conclusion of the 2019 season.
Seven SCV Volleyball Players Named All-Heritage League
The All-Foothill football league roster for 2019 has been released, with senior Johnathan Kaelin of Golden Valley the "Player of the Year."
All-Foothill League Football Team Released
Tickets are now on sale for Santa Clarita Transit’s Holiday Light Tour of some of the city’s most festively decorated neighborhoods from Thursday, December 19 through Saturday, December 21.
Dec. 19-21: Santa Clarita Transit’s Holiday Light Tour
Los Angeles County will only buy cars from automakers that comply with California’s clean air laws, joining the state’s boycott of companies like General Motors and Toyota that have sided with the Trump administration in the high-profile bout over emissions standards.
Emissions Fight: LA County Joins Boycott of Automakers That Sided With Trump
The Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra will present a free concert by SCVYO's Guitar Orchestra in the Choir Room at Pico Canyon Hall, located on the College of the Canyons' Valencia campus, on Saturday, December 14 beginning at 7 p.m.
Dec. 14: SCVYO Guitar Orchestra to Tune Up at COC
The Los Angeles County CEO’s office unveiled an interactive GIS mapping tool on Tuesday created to show the locations of the county's homeless population juxtaposed with the availability of existing and projected homeless housing resources.
New Mapping Tool Illustrates County’s Homeless-Housing Needs
The nonprofit Family Promise of the Santa Clarita Valley is seeking donations of supplies, toys, gift cards and more to be given to low-income and/or homeless families during a Holiday Shopping event at Valencia United Methodist Church on Saturday, December 14 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Dec. 14: Shopping Event for SCV Low-Income, Homeless Families
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved College of the Canyons’ $31 million general obligation bond refund Tuesday, saving taxpayers $8.3 million over the next 23 years, according to COC.
County OK’s COC General Obligation Bond Refund
The Rancho Camulos Museum invites local history fans and aficionados to experience a faithful reenactment of the January 23, 1882 visit by best-selling author Helen Hunt Jackson on Saturday, January 25, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Jan. 25: ‘Helen Hunt Jackson Returns’ to Rancho Camulos
Citing the uncertainty about the company ever mining in Soledad Canyon, state water officials have put the Cemex request for water on hold, according to a letter sent by state officials to State Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, who had inquired about the company’s water application.
State Water Officials Put Cemex Request for Water on Hold
Recent California voter registration figures show that Republican congressional candidates vying to take back their seats from Democrats, including in the 25th Congressional District, might not be facing an easy feat.
Democrats Gain Registration in 25th Congressional District
At the start of every school year, teens from the SCV YMCA’s Youth and Government chapter gather to discuss current issues and this year’s top issue is ghost guns.
YMCA-Hosted Student Debate Discusses ‘Ghost’ Guns
Handed a bill to pay more than $25 million in missed annual payments over the last two decades, Cemex now has three options, according to the Bureau of Land Management, which issued the bill Friday.
Cemex Has Options to Simply Paying $25M Bill
1922 - Piru bank robbed, banker and daughter kidnapped [story]
Jenks Harris
The Santa Clarita City Council unanimously voted Cameron Smyth as its 2020 mayor and Bill Miranda as mayor pro tem on Tuesday.
Smyth Mayor, Miranda Pro-Tem
The Cougars shot better than 50 percent from the field and had four starters score in double figures to defeat visiting West Hills Coalinga College 93-71 on Saturday night at the MacArthur Center.
Cougars Cruise Past West Hills Coalinga 93-71
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies arrested a woman who was allegedly recognized by loss-prevention staff on suspicion of possible prior thefts at the Walmart on The Old Road in Stevenson Ranch, officials said Tuesday.
Woman Arrested for Alleged Walmart Thefts
California State University, Northridge chemistry professor Gagik Melikyan has been elected as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow – a recognition given to AAAS members who contribute to the advancement of science and technology.
CSUN Chemistry Professor Recognized for Advancement of Science & Technology
Red Rock Canyon State Park’s visitor center is currently open Fridays and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
State Parks’ Winter Events, Volunteer Opportunities Announced
Hart High School alumnus Derek Waldeck felt a little extra motivation entering his fourth year as a midfielder for the Stanford University men’s soccer team. Not only because it would be his final collegiate season playing for the team, but because of how the previous campaign ended.
Hart Alumnus Derek Waldeck Striving for 3rd NCAA Title with Stanford
Valencia Christian Center will feature the smooth soulful jazz sounds of world-renowned musicians including violinist Karen Briggs, drummer Laval Belle and pianist Myron McKinley at Bella Vida on Sunday, Dec. 15, beginning at 5 p.m.
Valencia Christian Center Hosts Gospel, Jazz & Comedy Concert Experience
FT. LAUDERDALE – Princess Cruises, the world’s fastest growing international premium cruise line, recently christened its newest ship, Sky Princess in a moving tribute to the pioneering women of the U.S. Space Program who represent crowning achievements in science, research and technology through innovation and their desire to explore the far reaches of the sky.
Princess Cruises Honors NASA’s Pioneering Women
Major Impact Theater (MIT) will host its third annual Cupid’s Crush dinner/dance fundraiser. The event benefits MIT, a nonprofit organization that provides theater production opportunities for adults with disabilities.
Feb. 9: Major Impact Theater’s Cupid’s Crush Dinner/Dance Fundraiser