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1976 - Groundbreaking for new First Presbyterian Church in Newhall; former structure heavily damaged in 1971 earthquake [story]
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Santa Clarita Welcomes Holidays with Virtual Light Up Main Street Event
Friday, Nov 20, 2020

With glistening lights and a flip of the switch Thursday evening, Santa Clarita City Council members sought to spread holiday cheer with a virtual version of Light Up Main Street. The annual event typically brings together about 10,000-plus people to Old Town Newhall to kick off the holiday season,...

Community Unites for ‘Light Up Main Street’ Celebration
Monday, Nov 25, 2019

Santa Clarita celebrated its annual Light Up Main Street event in Old Town Newhall Saturday night, when the community came together to enjoy one another’s company, participate in different activities and share in the holiday spirit. Each year, the city of Santa Clarita welcomes the community to experience...

Nov. 23: ‘Light Up Main Street’ Tree-Lighting Ceremony in Newhall
Friday, Nov 22, 2019

Originally scheduled for November 16 but postponed due to the Saugus High School shootings two days earlier, the city of Santa Clarita’s annual “Light Up Main Street” holiday celebration and tree lighting ceremony in Old Town Newhall is set for Saturday, November 23, starting at 6 p.m. “Light...

Nov. 16: Annual ‘Light up Main Street’ in Old Town Newhall
Thursday, Nov 7, 2019

What better way to usher in the start of the holiday season with thousands of your friends and neighbors than with real snow, festive performances, crafts and pictures with Santa? All of this and more will be available at the city of Santa Clarita’s yearly holiday celebration and tree lighting ceremony,...

Santa Clarita Auto Dealers Association Gives Back this Holiday Season
Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017

November has been a busy month for the Santa Clarita Auto Dealers Association. More than 125 children and adults gathered at the Santa Clarita Valley’s Boys & Girls Club Newhall facility on Nov. 14, to enjoy an early Thanksgiving dinner provided by the Association and catered by Salt Creek Grille....

Nov. 18: Road Closures Set for ‘Light Up Main Street’ in Old Town Newhall
Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017

Santa Clarita’s annual “Light Up Main Street” holiday event returns to Old Town Newhall on Saturday, November 18 at 6 p.m., and a pair of road closures will be in effect beginning in the early afternoon. Lyons Avenue, between Walnut Street and Railroad Avenue, will be closed from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m....

Nov. 15-18: Santa Clarita Arts Calendar
Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017

Here is a list of Santa Clarita arts-related events for Nov. 15-18: Nov. 15: New Heights | Should I Create Art? at The MAIN Nov. 15 at 7:00 p.m. The City of Santa Clarita invites you to a free panel discussion for visual artists on how to overcome creative block. For a creative professional, a creative...

Nov. 18: ‘Light Up Main Street’ Tree Lighting Ceremony
Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017

City sidewalks will be lit in holiday style for the city of Santa Clarita’s yearly “Light Up Main Street” holiday celebration and tree lighting ceremony in Old Town Newhall on Saturday, November 18, beginning at 6 p.m. “Light Up Main Street,” presented by Henry Mayo Newhall...

Nov. 19: Light Up Main Street Events, Road Closures.
Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016

The city of Santa Clarita’s annual Light Up Main Street celebration, happening Saturday, November 19 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., is expected to bring thousands to Old Town Newhall. Beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2016, a street closure will be in effect on Lyons Avenue between Railroad...

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1976 - Groundbreaking for new First Presbyterian Church in Newhall; former structure heavily damaged in 1971 earthquake [story]
First Presbyterian Church
1772 - Spanish Capt. Pedro Fages arrives; camps at Agua Dulce, Castaic, Lake Elizabeth, Lebec, Tejon [story]
Pedro Fages
Following months of renovations and preparation for a grand reopening, the city of Santa Clarita-owned ice rink has a new name and brand, The Cube - Ice and Entertainment Center.
City Reveals New Name of City-Owned Ice Rink
On Friday, the California Department of Public Health released updates to the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy reopening framework focused on activities that can be conducted outdoors with consistent masking which will take effect April 1.
State Updates Blueprint, Outdoor Activities and Theme Parks Set to Reopen
The Newhall School District announced Friday the implementation of the first Junior Kindergarten program in the Santa Clarita Valley which will offer students who turn five years old between July 1 and Sept. 1 the opportunity to enroll in school and enjoy the benefits that both Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Traditional Kindergarten currently provide.
Newhall School District Announces First Junior Kindergarten Program in SCV
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 144 new deaths and 2,110 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 26,403 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Vaccine Allocation to Increase Next Week; SCV Cases Total 26,403
The SCV Adventure Play Foundation is set to host its virtual Spring Thing Fling fundraiser on the first day of spring, Saturday, March 20.
SCV Adventure Play Foundation to Host Virtual Spring Thing Fling Fundraiser
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Missing Persons Unit investigators are asking for the public’s help locating Missing Person Debbie Phipps.
LASD Investigators Seek Help Locating Missing Person Last Seen In Canyon Country
Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, has sponsored a new bill that would prohibit the use of federal funds to pay for California’s high-speed rail project, a section of which could run along Highway 14 in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Garcia Sponsors Bill to Defund CA’s High-Speed Rail Project
Santa Clarita City Council members are set to discuss in a closed session Tuesday their ongoing legal battle with property owner Canyon View Limited over the 2.5 acres of solar panels on a Canyon Country hillside.
City Council to Reconvene Over Solar Panel Litigation
1864 - L.A. Star newspaper report: County supervisors have accepted Beale's Cut as complete [story]
Beale's Cut
College of the Canyons proudly welcomes composer/lyricist, conductor, pianist and music producer Georgia Stitt to the School of Visual & Performing Arts’ Virtual Industry Insight Series on Wednesday, March 10.
Broadway Maestra Georgia Stitt to Speak at COC’s Virtual Insight Series
Valencia-based Lundgren Management was honored to be selected by the El Camino Community College District as one of three firms providing on-going construction management services for the next five years.
Valencia-Based Lundgren Management Inks 5-Year Deal with El Camino Community College District
It’s not how far you go…it’s what happens along the way! The Incredible Chase, the city of Santa Clarita’s socially distanced take on the hit CBS show “The Amazing Race,” is a brand-new competition taking place in May 2021.
City Looking for Teams to Compete in ‘The Incredible Chase’
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 119 new deaths and 2,253 new cases of COVID-19, with 26,327 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 26,327; Public Health Advises Against Non-Essential Travel
For a three-day period starting Tuesday, the William S. Hart Union High School District football players took their first COVID-19 tests as part of the requirements for them to begin full-contact play.
Hart District Football Players Begin COVID-19 Testing, Full-Contact Play
Ken Farley, W. M. Keck Foundation professor of Geochemistry, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences and the project scientist for the Mars 2020 mission, continues the 2020–2021 Watson Lecture season with a talk about, “Perseverance on Mars," Wednesday, March 10, at 5:00 p.m., via Zoom.
Project Scientist for Mars Perseverance Continues Caltech’s Lecture Series
Los Angeles County Library is partnering with Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) to bring virtual arts programs to our communities, featuring LACMA teaching artists and staff.
L.A. County Library, LACMA Partner to Offer Virtual Arts Programs
Santa Clarita LLC, which owns the undeveloped 900-plus-acre Whittaker-Bermite site, recently filed for voluntary bankruptcy, and is working to sell it to a global industrial real estate company for possible commercial and residential development, officials said Wednesday.
Whittaker-Bermite Owner Files Bankruptcy, Selling Land
William S. Hart Union High School District governing board members Wednesday discussed a potential March 29 start date for junior high and high school in-person instruction, provided the number of L.A. County COVID-19 cases continues to decline.
Hart District Mulls Over Possible March 29 Return
The Santa Clarita Valley is now home to a new branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, following a recent vote from the association’s board of directors.
NAACP Branch Coming to Santa Clarita Valley
Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer, Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, is cautioning residents that bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas are likely to contaminate ocean waters at and around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers after a rainfall.
Water Advisory Issued for Los Angeles County Beaches
This week, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced the kickoff for the “California Digital Divide Innovation Challenge,” a global competition that will award up to $1 million to the boldest, most revolutionary proposals to eliminate the digital divide and expand high-speed internet access to all Californians.
State Schools Chief Kicks Off ‘California Digital Divide Innovation Challenge’
1940 - NYC premiere of "The Marines Fly High" starring Lucille Ball, filmed in Placerita Canyon [story] Marines Fly High