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1968 - Saugus resident Elizabeth Evans struck by bullet meant for Sen. Robert F. Kennedy [story]
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LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
County Arts Commission Officially Transitions to Department of Arts & Culture
Tuesday, Jul 2, 2019

The Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, formerly the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, becomes an official, and new, County department. The agency’s longstanding work will continue uninterrupted, including grant funding for hundreds of nonprofit organizations throughout LA County;...

LA County Arts Commission Slates Arts Education Forums
Monday, May 6, 2019

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission will host a countywide series of “Create the Future: 2019 Arts Education Community Forums” in May and June to envision how residents can work together to create and support thriving children, healthy families and stronger communities through arts education....

LA County Publishes Design Resource to Spur New Affordable Housing
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission, as a partner in the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative’s Second Dwelling Units Pilot Program, has published “Part of the Solution: YES to ADU,” an architectural design resource featuring concepts for ADUs developed by emerging and established...

Applications Now Open for County’s Community Arts Grant
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018

Applications are now open for the 2019-20 application cycle of the Community Impact Arts Grant (CIAG) program made possible by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The program provides financial support for social service and health organizations, municipal departments and institutions of higher...

Santa Clarita Philharmonic, Shakespeare Festival Win County Arts Grants
Friday, Jul 20, 2018

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission has announced $4,518,000 in two-year grants to 216 nonprofit arts organizations through its Organizational Grant Program. Two Santa Clarita Valley arts groups — the Santa Clarita Philharmonic Orchestra and the Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival — are...

CalArts, LA County Receive $115K in Grants from National Endowment for the Arts
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded nearly $5.2 million to California arts organizations, including California Institute of the Arts and the County of Los Angeles, in its second round of funding for fiscal year 2018. Federal dollars totaling $5,193,800 will benefit 144...

CalArtians Profile South L.A. Neighborhoods in New Bilingual Books
Wednesday, Mar 28, 2018

Just a few miles from Beverly Hills and Hollywood, the unincorporated towns of South Los Angeles may lack the recognizable identities of the iconic cities to their north. Yet, the enclaves of East Rancho Dominguez, Florence-Firestone, Lennox and Ladera Heights/View Park/Windsor Hills powerfully demonstrate...

County Civic Art Collection to Include Works by Renowned Artist Jose Sacal
Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018

The LA County Arts Commission announces an addition to the County’s Civic Art Collection, a sculpture donated by renowned Mexican artist José Sacal. The artwork, which was originally created in 2012, honors two important women with roots in LA County, civil rights icon Dolores Huerta and LA County...

County Arts Commission Unveils Findings from K-12 Arts Ed Profile
Monday, Dec 11, 2017

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission has released findings from an 18-month survey of arts education in K-12 public schools. The Arts Ed Profile was administered to all 2,277 schools across LA County, including 81 districts, four charter school networks as well as a few individual charter schools. It...

Four SCV Arts Groups Win $78K in County Grants
Monday, Jul 31, 2017

Four Santa Clarita Valley non-profit arts organizations have been awarded a total of $78,300 in grants by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. Canyon Theatre Guild will receive $27,400; the Santa Clarita Ballet, $20,900; the Santa Clarita Master Chorale, $17,400; and the SCV Youth Orchestra Foundation,...

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L.A. County Public Health confirmed Friday 1,445 new cases of COVID-19 and 36 new deaths, including the 22nd death in the SCV since the pandemic began.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 131 New SCV Cases, Another Fatality
After hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets in Santa Clarita on Thursday, about 100 took a knee outside City Hall on Friday to support the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.
Education Over Violence: Black Lives Matter Group Returns to SCV
Access to bail will dramatically expand as the result of a decision this week by the Public Defender Ricardo Garcia and Alternate Public Defender Erika Anzoategui in partnership with The Bail Project.
L.A. County to Dramatically Expand Access to Bail
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on a national initiative to address inequality of opportunity, SCV Chamber officials said Friday.
SCV Chamber Joins National Initiative to Address Inequality of Opportunity
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold special and regular meetings at City Hall on Tuesday, June 9, and hear public comments from citizens virtually via Zoom.
June 9: Santa Clarita City Council Special, Regular Meetings
Earlier this month, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva furthered tensions with the county’s Board of Supervisors with his claims his department is understaffed and underfunded.
County Responds to Villanueva’s Claims About Budget, Staffing Issues
California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday called for new police crowd control procedures and the banning of a chokehold that stops the flow of blood to the brain.
Newsom Tells California Police to Stop Using Carotid Chokehold
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond will release the California Department of Education’s guidance document, “Stronger Together: A Guidebook for the Safe Reopening of California’s Public Schools,” on Monday, June 8.
June 8: Thurmond to Issue State Guidance for Schools Reopening
The Civilian Oversight Commission for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will host a virtual community listening session on Thursday, June 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
June 11: Virtual Town Hall with Sheriff’s Oversight Commission
As a teenager, my father took me to Metropolitan State Mental Hospital several times, not for admission, but to learn how mental health affected his clients. Knowing my interest in medicine, he felt it was an opportunity to put my feet in someone else’s shoes.
Hairline Difference | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
A rumored protest in the Santa Clarita Valley became a reality Thursday, as an estimated 800 people marched, loudly chanting George Floyd’s name and “Black Lives Matter,” only to conclude serenely outside the SCV Sheriff’s Station.
Hundreds Turn Out for Peaceful Protest March in Santa Clarita
Spearheading the many marches and messages through megaphones in the name of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement in the Santa Clarita Valley on Thursday were some of the community’s very own students.
SCV Students Lead Call for Change
Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Missing Persons Unit seek the public’s assistance in locating Hector Aguilera, a 64-year-old Hispanic man.
Detectives Seek Help to Find At-Risk Man Last Seen in Valencia
The Civilian Oversight Commission for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department issued a statement Thursday, in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis May 25 and subsequent protests nationwide including Los Angeles County and Santa Clarita.
LASD Civilian Oversight Commission Mourns Killing of George Floyd
1968 - Saugus resident Elizabeth Evans struck by bullet meant for Sen. Robert F. Kennedy [story]
Elizabeth Evans
William S. Hart Union High School District sent an email to parents regarding a social media post by a former Saugus High School volunteer football coach, in which "target practice" was mentioned in reference to the Santa Clarita protest Thursday.
Hart District Disavows Ties to Former Coach
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 1,469 new cases of COVID-19 and 44 new deaths due to the virus countywide, and a total of 1,874 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley since the pandemic began, 117 more than reported Wednesday.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: 119,807 Statewide, 1,874 SCV Cases
In light of the peaceful protests we have seen today in our City, and in consultation with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the City of Santa Clarita is rescinding the curfew for this evening. There will be no curfew tonight in #SantaClarita.
Update: City Rescinds Curfew
After several hundred protesters gathered for what had been a peaceful afternoon demonstration Thursday, law enforcement officials cleared a corner at Valencia Boulevard and McBean Parkway in response to a report of a possible safety hazard.
Hundreds of Protestors Gather in SCV; ‘Suspicious Package’ Investigated
As a youngster, “I had a dream” we would all have the same opportunity and be treated equality. A lot of work is still needed to make this dream a reality.
Violating Curfew | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
As rumored protests are planned for the Santa Clarita Valley Thursday, Los Angeles County’s COVID-19 testing site at College of the Canyons has been closed for the day.
COC COVID-19 Testing Site Closed Thursday
The pursuit of a suspected reckless driver in Canyon Country stopped abruptly when the suspect slammed into another car, then fled the scene, leading deputies on a foot pursuit on Highway 14.
Pursuit With Reckless Driver Sends One to Hospital
1925 - Newhall Constable Jack Pilcher killed in the line of duty in handgun accident [story]
Jack Pilcher
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)