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1925 - By letter, Wyatt Earp beseeches his friend William S. Hart to portray him in a movie, to correct the "lies about me." Hart never did. [story]
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Santa Clarita Libraries Host Teen Winter Break Events
Thursday, Dec 29, 2016

School may be out for winter break, but that doesn’t mean fun learning opportunities also have to take a break. Next week, to kick off the new year with educational experiences, the Santa Clarita Public Library will be hosting free teen and tween activities at its branches in Canyon Country, Newhall...

Oct. 15: Valencia Library Celebrates 14th Annual Home Movie Day with Movie Screenings
Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016

The Valencia Public Library will be celebrating the 14th Annual International Home Movie Day with a showing of amateur films on Saturday, October 15. The community is invited to bring reels of 8mm/Super8mm to screen and learn how to preserve and share your archive for the future. The free event will...

Man Pleads to Child Molesting; Gets 45 Days

File Photo A man who was arrested at the Valencia library on suspicion of annoying or molesting a teenage girl last month pleaded no contest in court on Tuesday and was sentenced to 45 days in county jail. Christopher Cline, 25, of Canyon Country pleaded no contest to one count of child molesting, said Ricardo...

City Libraries Invite Residents to ‘Read For The Win’
Monday, Jun 13, 2016

Readers of all ages are invited to spend their summer scoring big with the Santa Clarita Public Library’s Summer Reading 2016 “Read for the Win,” from June 13 to July 30, 2016. Online registration is free, beginning on Monday, June 13 at the Summer Reading website: SCVSummerReading.com. The Read...

June 14: Learn All About Hiking in Santa Clarita
Friday, Jun 10, 2016

Learn about hiking in Santa Clarita at a free presentation, “Hiking in the SCV: What You Need to Know,” hosted at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library on June 14 at 6:30 p.m. The library will share hiking opportunities, trail etiquette, and information on how to become a “Trail...

Read for the Win with the Santa Clarita Public Library
Thursday, Jun 9, 2016

Registration for the Santa Clarita Public Library’s Summer Reading 2016, called “Read for the Win!” kicks off on Monday, June 13. Residents can “Read for the Win” this summer with sports-themed activities and programming at their local library branch. Residents of all ages can celebrate...

July 16: Los Angeles Olympic Games History Expert Comes to the Santa Clarita Public Library
Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016

Barry Sanders, author of “The Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games” will be giving a free and fascinating presentation about Los Angeles Olympics history on Saturday, July 16 at 2 p.m. at the Valencia Library located at 23743 Valencia Blvd. The presentation is being offered as part of the Santa Clarita...

City Libraries Invite You to ‘Read for the Win’
Monday, Jun 6, 2016

Readers of all ages are invited to spend their summer scoring big with the Santa Clarita Public Library’s Summer Reading 2016 “Read for the Win,” from June 13 to July 30, 2016. Online registration is free, beginning on Monday, June 13 at the Summer Reading. Click here to register. The Read for...

City Council Renews Library Contract
Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016

Santa Clarita City Council members voted to renew a five-year contract with the current company that runs the local libraries for the public library services in the community. In a 4-1 vote, with Councilmember TimBen Boydston being the lone “nay,” council members voted to approve the $18,719,036...

May 13: NYT Bestselling Author Coming to Newhall Library
Monday, Apr 11, 2016

The Old Town Newhall Library is hosting an evening with New York Times bestselling author and author of 22 novels Jacquelyn Mitchard. Her first novel, “The Deep End of the Ocean,” was chosen as the inaugural book for Oprah’s Book Club and was made into a motion picture. Her newest novel,...

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Park officials have announced Los Angeles County regional parks and natural areas, which include William S. Hart Park, Placerita Nature Center and Vasquez Rocks, will now be closed Mondays and Tuesdays due to staffing reductions.
SCV Regional Parks, Natural Areas to Reduce Operating Hours
At the direction of the Department of Public Health, all Los Angeles County beaches will be closed this weekend, resulting in the closure of all lifeguard towers.
Beaches in L.A., Ventura Counties to Close for Holiday Weekend
The city of Santa Clarita has changed the language of its Code Enforcement’s mission statement -- by omitting a portion stating that issues are addressed using the "broken windows" theory -- to reflect what officials said is a more accurate reflection of operations.
City Changes Code Enforcement Mission Statement Regarding ‘Broken Windows’ Theory
In a multiagency partnership, several Santa Clarita Valley nonprofits were able to receive enough food donations to allow them to serve thousands of local families in need.
Acts of Kindness: Enough Food Donations to Last the Summer
When Simon Mee, owner of Newhall Refinery, heard that officials were ordering bars and wineries to close once again, he wondered if SCV restaurants would be next.
SCV Restaurants in ‘Survival Mode’ Amid Ever-Changing COVID-19 Restrictions
A music teacher who taught in schools throughout Southern California, including Santa Clarita, pleaded guilty to one federal count of producing child pornography and six state counts of lewd acts with a child under the age of 14.
Music Teacher Charged with Sex Acts Upon Children, Child Porn Pleads Guilty
1925 - By letter, Wyatt Earp beseeches his friend William S. Hart to portray him in a movie, to correct the "lies about me." Hart never did. [story]
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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 2,204 new cases of COVID-19 and 55 new deaths due to the virus countywide, with a total of 3,239 confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley since the pandemic began.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: California Surpasses 240,000 Cases, 3,239 Cases in SCV
The SCV Senior Center’s popular lunch service for seniors in the Santa Clarita Valley held a special “Drive Thru Celebration” for the Fourth of July.
Bella Vida Holds Special ‘Drive-Thru Celebration’ for Fourth of July
College of the Canyons All-State middle linebacker Charles Ike, one of the most prodigious tacklers in the program's proud history, has signed with Idaho State University after a notable two-year run as one of the Cougars' top defensive playmakers.
COC’s All-State Linebacker Charles Ike Commits to Idaho State
As we continue to adapt business practices in this challenging environment, SCV Water remains deeply committed to the safety of our customers, community, and employees as we continue to do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
In-Person Assistance, Payment Plans Now Available at SCV Water
Los Angeles County leaders are urging residents to stay home this 4th of July holiday weekend to slow the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the healthcare system is not overwhelmed.
County Leaders Urge Residents to Stay Home 4th of July Weekend, Slow COVID-19 Spread
Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel were called to the scene of a brush fire in Stevenson Ranch on Thursday.
Twain Fire in Stevenson Ranch Held to 3 Acres, Forward Progress Stopped
Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau Missing Person Unit are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Ashley Bebe Nichole, a 26-year-old Black female, who was last seen on the 17700 block of Birkewood Court in Santa Clarita, on Tuesday, June 2, at 3:10 a.m.
LASD Seek Public’s Help in Locating Missing Santa Clarita Woman
The city of Santa Clarita wants to know how your internet service is performing. Local businesses and residents alike are encouraged to complete the City’s new Speed Test Survey available at speedup.santa-clarita.com.
Santa Clarita Residents Encouraged to Take Internet Speed Test Survey
It seems like many things in our lives have been flipped upside down in the past few months. However, work continues, as planned, on the two major projects within our Santa Clarita 2020 Strategic Plan. Throughout the Safer at Home order, construction projects continued to progress.
Message from City Manager Ken Striplin
The fast-spreading Rowher Fire in Agua Dulce reached about 625 acres overnight, with approximately 50% containment, according to Maria Grycan, a spokeswoman for the L.A. County Fire Department.
Rowher Fire in Agua Dulce at 50% Containment, Reaches 625 Acres Overnight
JCI Santa Clarita, an organization that teaches skills development to young professionals, is partnering with a charcuterie professional to offer a local Zoom workshop to the Santa Clarita Valley.
July 11: JCI to Host Charcuterie Board Virtual Training Workshop
SACRAMENTO - State Sen. Scott Wilk announced Thursday he and legislative colleagues are calling for an audit of the California Employment Development Department (EDD) to clarify what is causing the inexcusable delays in distributing unemployment benefits to people whom, in some cases, applied months ago.
Wilk Calls for Audit of California Unemployment Agency
The MAIN is excited to present another virtual “10 by 10 Variety Night” to the Santa Clarita community. The show is back tonight, July 2, at 7:00 p.m., with ten fun and engaging performances.
10 by 10 Variety Night Returns Virtually
LOS ANGELES – According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) forecast, air quality will be unhealthy in the Santa Clarita Valley for sensitive groups and individuals Friday, July 3.
Air Quality Advisory Issued for SCV
The Fourth of July is one of the busiest times for the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC).
Animal Care & Control Offering Tips to Protect Pets During Fourth of July
An operation conducted by the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Career Offender — Burglary, Robbery, Assault (COBRA) team netted 23 arrests Tuesday.
SCV Sheriff’s COBRA Operation Nets Felony Arrests
1869 - Sanford Lyon (as in Lyons Avenue) appointed postmaster of Petropolis (today's Eternal Valley Cemetery) [story]
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