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1874 - First train out of L.A. to reach new town of San Fernando; Newhall 2 years later [story]
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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...

Literacy & Arts Fest Coming Saturday to Old Town Newhall
Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012

The City of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Valley Education Foundation invite the community to the Literacy & Arts Festival on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library, located at 24500 Main Street. The popular event will showcase theater groups, authors and creative activities...

COC Collecting Children’s Books for Dec. 1 Festival
Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012

In the spirit of the holiday season, the College of the Canyons Extended Opportunities Programs & Services/Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education & CalWORKs department is organizing a community-wide children’s book drive as part of the 8th Annual Holiday Book Festival being held in December. From...

Five Ways to Prevent Summer Learning Loss
Monday, Apr 30, 2012

With summer fast approaching, California parents are getting a wake-up call about the importance of preventing “summer learning loss” during the summer months when their children are out of school. The nonprofit Partnership for Children and Youth is spearheading California’s statewide Summer Matters...

Mayor Reads Seuss to Newhall Preschoolers
Friday, Mar 2, 2012

Santa Clarita Mayor Laurie Ender – a mother of three children ages 13, 17 and 19 – visited a classroom at the Newhall District State Preschool to support early education and celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. “It’s been a long time since I’ve read Dr. Seuss,” said Ender. She clearly...

SCV NewsBreak for Monday, Dec. 5, 2011
Monday, Dec 5, 2011

In this episode: City lets go of option to buy Whittaker-Bermite property; Chiquita Canyon Landfill seeks expansion. Also: Holiday card contest entries on display at City Hall; State Supreme Court says lawmakers must disclose expenditure records; Local weather outlook. SCV Sports: Saugus girls and Golden...

SCV NewsBreak for Friday, Dec. 2, 2011
Friday, Dec 2, 2011

In this episode: Man with crowbar assaults other driver in Home Depot Canyon Country parking lot; Valencia man, 20, charged with 12 counts of sexual assault on 10-year-old boy. Also: Nation’s unemployment rate dips to 8.9 percent; Art on display at OutWest in Old Town Newhall; Local weather outlook. SCV...

Dec. 3: City, Education Foundation Offer Literacy & Arts Festival
Wednesday, Nov 23, 2011

The City of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Valley Education Foundation are inviting community members to the fifth annual Literacy and Arts Festival at Newhall Park on Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The event will showcase theater groups, authors, and creative activities...

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1874 - First train out of L.A. to reach new town of San Fernando; Newhall 2 years later [story]
train tunnel
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Monday confirmed 18 new deaths and 337 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as cases in the Santa Clarita Valley now total 27,588 since the pandemic began.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: 2 New Vaccination Sites Open in SCV, Palmdale; 27,588 Total SCV Cases
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has reported six productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley, aka "Hollywood North," the week of Monday, April 19-25, 2021
Six Productions Filming in SCV this Week
The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and the Mental Health Commission will host a public hearing for the Mental Health Services Act Three-Year Plan on Thursday, April 22.
April 22: LACDMH, Mental Health Commission to Hold Virtual Public Hearing
The William S. Hart Union High School District was named one of 19 school districts and one county office of education for school attendance review board as a model program for its attendance strategies during distance learning.
Hart District Named Model SARB Award Winner by State
Students from across the California State University system will make final, virtual pitches of their ideas for new television series on Wednesday, May 5, at California State University, Northridge.
CSUN to Host Final for a Television Pitch Competition
The Children’s Bureau is seeking foster families during National Foster Parent Appreciation Month and is now offering two virtual ways for individuals and couples to learn how to help children in foster care while reunifying with birth families or how to provide legal permanency by adoption.
Children’s Bureau Offering Virtual Orientation During Foster Parent Appreciation Month
In April, the city of Santa Clarita joins in the celebration of National Volunteer Month by recognizing the community's exceptional volunteers with a national award.
Santa Clarita Celebrates National Volunteer Week, Awards Volunteers
To provide a framework to guide the future of residential development locally, the city of Santa Clarita is embarking on a public process to update the Housing Element of the Santa Clarita General Plan.
City to Update 2021-2029 General Plan Housing Element
In an email distributed to parents, Sulphur Springs Union School District Superintendent Catherine Kawaguchi warned parents of a man telling students that he is there to pick them up.
Sulphur Springs Warns of Suspicious Man Near Schools
1880 - Pico Oil Spring Mine Section 2 patented by R.F. Baker and Edward F. Beale [story]
E.F. Beale
1945 - Actors Harry & Olive Carey sell Saugus ranch after 29 years; now Tesoro del Valle [story]
Carey Ranch
1930 - Telephone switchboard operator Louise Gipe, heroine of the 1928 St. Francis Dam disaster, tries & fails to kill herself over an unrequited love [story]
Louise Gipe
The city of Santa Clarita’s Planning Commission will hold a regular meeting virtually Tuesday, April 20, at 6:00 p.m.
April 20: Planning Commission Virtual Regular Meeting
The owner of a shopping center at the corner of Lyons Avenue and Apple Street will seek the Santa Clarita Planning Commission’s approval Tuesday to subdivide the lot from three parcels to eight.
Planning Commission to Consider Subdivision Request
The deadline to submit entries for Santa Clarita Sister Cities’ Young Artists and Authors Showcase has been extended to Sunday, April 25, 2021.
Deadline Extended For Annual Sister Cities Young Artists And Authors Showcase
Internet marketing firm Scorpion made multiple company announcements Wednesday, including plans to open a new headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Scorpion Announces Plans to Move Headquarters
After a year of turmoil for many businesses in the Santa Clarita Valley, the SCV Economic Development Corp. released its list of the area’s largest employers.
EDC Releases SCV’s Largest Employers List
William S. Hart Union High School District officials said 18 students have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days during the regular board meeting Wednesday.
Hart District Reports 18 Positive Cases of COVID-19 Among Students
Los Angeles County Public Health on Friday confirmed 36 new deaths, 643 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, and reported the lowest test positivity rate to date.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: County Test Positivity Rate Hits Record Low; 27,557 Total SCV Cases
For the third year in a row, La Mesa Junior High School has been selected as a "Capturing Kids’ Hearts" National Showcase School for the 2020-2021 school year.
La Mesa Junior High School Selected as National Showcase School
California Senate Bill 545, a measure to provide additional resources to struggling students, has received unanimous support from the Senate Education Committee, announced Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita).
Wilk’s Bill to Address Learning Loss Passes Senate Education
As National Volunteer Appreciation Week approaches, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is recognizing its valued volunteers, a group that numbers over 300 and includes adults, teens, and canines.
April: 18-24: Henry Mayo Recognizes Volunteers During National Volunteer Appreciation Week
The city of Santa Clarita’s annual Earth Arbor Day celebration is set to go virtual this year with the release of an entertaining and informative video program on Thursday, April 22 at 10:00 a.m.
City to Celebrate Earth Arbor Day with Virtual Program and Free Mulch Giveaway