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Santa Clarita Mayor’s Monthly Message – September 2019
Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019

Read to Succeed this School Year Did you know that children who read for enjoyment perform better in school, develop a broader vocabulary, have a larger base of general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures? Researchers from Pearson have found that reading for pleasure is more likely...

Online Registration Now Open for City’s Summer Reading Program
Monday, Jun 4, 2018

The Santa Clarita Public Library’s annual Summer Reading Program is set to return June 11 – July 28. This year’s theme is “Reading Takes You Everywhere” and focuses on worldly topics such as travel, art and cultures from around the world. The program encourages children, teens and adults...

Feb. 10: Black Youth Guidance Forum at CSUN
Thursday, Feb 1, 2018

CSUN Department of Africana Studies professor Cedric Hackett. Photo credit: CSUN website The significant gap in literacy and reading between white students and students of color has roots in the income disparities between races. Statistics from Reading is Fundamental indicates that 50 percent of African-American,...

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...

Read on! Elementary Students Meet Their LASD e-Pals
Monday, May 29, 2017

After five months of communication in a program designed to encourage elementary-age school children to read and write, a group of students and their Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department correspondents finally met in person at George Washington Carver Elementary School on Friday, May 26. In an effort...

Literacy Fest STEAMs Into Newhall Library Saturday (Video)
Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015

The City of Santa Clarita, the Santa Clarita Public Library and the Friends of the Santa Clarita Public Library will join to host the free 9th Annual Family Literacy Festival on Saturday, Nov. 14. The event will showcase stories, theatrical productions, songs, dance and crafts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m....

Torlakson Sees Rise in Bi-Literacy
Thursday, Jul 17, 2014

Tom Torlakson Nearly 25,000 graduating high school students across California this summer have earned state recognition for achieving proficiency in multiple languages, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced Wednesday. California pioneered the “State Seal of Biliteracy,”...

June 10: Sign Up for Santa Clarita Library Summer Reading
Monday, Jun 3, 2013

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy new books at home or on vacation, and the Santa Clarita Public Library wants to help readers of all ages ‘dig in’ to reading this season as part of the 2013 “Reading is so Delicious” summer reading program.  Participation in the summer reading program is free,...

Rancho Pico Students Sweep Awards at Literacy Festival
Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012

Nine Rancho Pico Junior High students were the recipients of awards at the sixth annual Santa Clarita Arts & Literacy Festival. The SCV Education Foundation and the city of Santa Clarita sponsor this event featuring a of stories, theatrical productions, songs, dance and crafts presented by professional...

Books, Art Blend in Newhall
Tuesday, Dec 4, 2012

Young imaginations are active in Santa Clarita, judging from a literacy and arts celebration Saturday afternoon in Newhall. For five years, the annual Literacy and Arts Festival has inspired children read and express themselves through art. “(It’s) a day full of entertainment, education and...

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In an emergency meeting at City Hall Wednesday afternoon, the Santa Clarita City Council unanimously adopted a resolution declaring a local emergency amid civil unrest in the Southern California region and set a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew for the city Thursday night.
City Council Declares Emergency, Sets 6 p.m. Curfew Thursday (Video)
Every day, Lianne McMahon is reminded of how proud her dad was of her when she looks at a handwritten note from him that she keeps framed in her room.
COC Nursing Student Overcomes Setbacks to Reach Graduation
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Wednesday 1,155 new cases of COVID-19 and 46 new deaths due to the virus countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported its 11th COVID-19 fatality.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: Another SCV Death, 76 New SCV Cases
The city of Santa Clarita and the city's Art Commission are recognizing the recent milestone of 2020 graduates in a virtual “Graduation Cap Showcase,” with a deadline for entries extended to Monday, June 8.
June 8: Deadline to Enter Cap in City’s Graduation Cap Showcase
The Hart High School Class of 2020 graduated Tuesday in two special ceremonies for Hart seniors: a drive-thru graduation in the morning and a follow-up virtual ceremony in the evening.
Hart Seniors Graduate in Drive-thru, Virtual Ceremonies
Los Angeles County officials have set a Wednesday curfew to be in effect countywide from 9 p.m. through Thursday at 5 a.m.
L.A. County Sets Wednesday Curfew at 9 p.m.
California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a proclamation Wednesday declaring a statewide General Election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, and signed an executive order to ensure that Californians can exercise their right to vote in a safe, secure and accessible manner during the upcoming election.
Newsom Declares General Election, Orders Voting by Mail or In Person
Black church leaders in Los Angeles marched to LAPD headquarters Tuesday in a sign of unity with the community after several days of unrest across the nation and a day after peaceful protesters and clergy members were tear-gassed outside the White House.
Church Leaders Rally L.A. Crowd in Protest of Police Violence
Those who divide, threaten, insult and incite hate and animosity lack skill in leadership. When we work united as a team, we flourish. Divided, we fall.
Together As One | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Due to extension of the closure of cruise ports in regions around the world and other factors impacting international travel, Princess Cruises is extending its cruise operations pause
Princess Cruises Extends Operations ‘Pause’ into Fall 2020
After serving the Santa Clarita Valley for 23 years as a Board member for the Newhall County Water District, Castaic Lake Water Agency and SCV Water, Tom Campbell resigned his position, effective May 27.
Campbell Exits SCV Water Board of Directors
Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, known for his environmental art pieces such as “The Umbrellas Japan-USA” installation in the Tejon Pass, died Sunday.
Christo, Artist Behind Umbrellas Project in Tejon Pass, Dies at 84
Desperate to patch a COVID-19-sized budget hole, the California Legislature is warming to the once-taboo subject of sports betting and has begun handicapping its potential tax windfall.
California Moves Closer to Legalizing Sports Betting
1855 - Ship leaves New York harbor bound for Tunis to acquire animals for the United States Camel Corps [story]
Camel Corps
The Valley Industry Association (VIA) will host a virtual State of the State presentation Tuesday, July 7, from 11:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., via Zoom.
July 7: VIA’s Virtual State of the State
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 1,202 new cases of COVID-19 and 60 new deaths due to the virus countywide, and a total of 1,681 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley since the pandemic began, 79 more than reported Monday.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: 115,310 Cases Statewide, 1,681 SCV Cases
The William S. Hart Union High School District will hold a special (virtual) meeting on Wednesday, June 03, at 8:00 a.m.
June 3: Hart District Special (Virtual) Meeting
The Summer 2020 edition of Seasons magazine, the city of Santa Clarita’s quarterly recreation publication, is now online.
Seasons Summer 2020 Edition Now Online
Smart phone cameras are invaluable in documenting truth and facts, in case they might be disputed in the future. All of us, including police or looters, should be aware you might be captured on someone’s phone committing a crime.
You’re On Candid Camera | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Westfield Valencia Town Center officials said Tuesday they’re moving back the mall’s reopening as a precaution due to protests throughout Los Angeles County following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Westfield Taking Precautions Amid Protests; Pushes Back Reopening
Los Angeles County has extended a curfew that will run Tuesday, June 2, at 6:00 p.m. through Wednesday, June 3 at 6:00 a.m.
L.A. County Extends Curfew
The Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) has released a draft of its Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for Los Angeles County.
County Seeking Public Comments on Draft Economic Development Strategy
The Valley Industry Association (VIA) is launching Breakfast Club, a member-exclusive program designed to provide a business coaching experience to working professionals delivered by industry experts and professional speakers on a wide range of topics.
VIA Launching Breakfast Club
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert as temperatures topping 100 degrees Fahrenheit are forecasted for the Santa Clarita Valley through Wednesday.
Heat Alert Issued for SCV Through Wednesday