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1923 - Newhall Chamber of Commerce organizes community cleanup day [story]
cleanup day

Oct. 27-29: Castaic Lake Haunted Hike
Monday, Sep 4, 2023

The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation is hosting “Let’s Go To The Circus” Castaic Lake Haunted Hike, Oct. 27 – 29. Hike Times: Friday and Saturday: 6:45 p.m. to 9: 30 p.m. Sunday: 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. Timeslots: Every 15 minutes for groups up to 75. Trail length:...

Free Snack Program Returns to L.A. County Parks
Thursday, Aug 31, 2023

This fall, the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation brings its Free Snack Program to 46 L.A. County Parks, including Val Verde, beginning  on Tuesday, Sept. 5 and conclude May 24. Children 18 and younger are invited to receive a nutritious lunch and snack that includes vegetables, fruits,...

June 10: Annual Castaic Lake Dragon Boat Festival
Thursday, May 4, 2023

The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation is hosting the Fourth Annual Dragon Boat Festival at Castaic Lake, Saturday, June 10, with gates opening at 6:30 a.m. In 2022, the festival had about 500 paddlers in attendance from both the youth and adults. This year, the event is hoping for...

Castaic Lake is Hiring Cashier-Clerks
Friday, Mar 3, 2023

The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, Castaic Lake State Recreation Area is hiring for cashier-clerk positions. Application filing will be held for one week and begins Friday, March 3 and will close on Thursday, March 9. To apply visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty/jobs/3909716/cashier-clerk-north-county?keywords=cashier&pagetype=promotionalJobs. The...

Kathryn Barger | Keeping up with Kathryn
Friday, Feb 3, 2023

One of my favorite aspects of the Fifth District is how many beautiful outdoor areas we have to enjoy. Through the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, residents can learn about plants and animals close to home. This week, we celebrated the opening of the brand new Placerita Canyon...

Jan. 15: Learn About Tarantulas at Placerita Nature Center
Friday, Dec 30, 2022

The Placerita Canyon Nature Center Associates and Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation will present a Community Nature Education Series lecture on tarantulas on Sunday, Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. The presentation will be conducted by Olivia Miseroy, a former Placerita Canyon Nature Center employee...

L.A. County’s Winter Wonderland Returns to Val Verde Park
Thursday, Dec 1, 2022

Snow days return to the southland as Los Angeles County Parks & Recreation reprises its popular Parks After Dark Winter Wonderland festivities at 34 L.A. County parks, including Val Verde Park, over three weekends in December. Parks & Recreation Snow Patrol teams will bring 40 tons of snow...

Fall Sports Coming to Castaic, Stevenson Ranch, Val Verde Parks
Monday, Sep 19, 2022

As we settle into another school season this fall, the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation is proud to announce a new slate of Youth Sports Leagues for the Fall 2022 season. Youth Flag Football Football season is almost here! This year, with generous support from NFL Flag Football and...

County Parks, Recreation Encourages Use of Public Trails
Friday, Aug 5, 2022

Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation invites residents to better connect with the more than 550 miles of beautiful public trails across the county. Trails play a vital role in encouraging and facilitating outdoor recreation that contributes to health and wellbeing, providing unparalleled...

L.A. County Celebrates Title IX 50th Anniversary
Thursday, Jun 23, 2022

Click on photo to enlarge flyer. On Thursday, participating Los Angeles County Parks After Dark, including Val Verde Park, will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Title IX with a highly anticipated girls’ sports clinic and showcase starting at 6 p.m. More than 1,800 girls, ages 5 to 18 will have the...

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Completely redesigned and built in-house by the Information Services division, the city of Santa Clarita will launch a new website under the domain of SantaClarita.gov on Monday, Sept. 25.
City to Launch New SantaClarita.gov Website
Youth sports coaches for Winter Basketball for the city of Santa Clarita Youth Sports leagues are being sought.
Santa Clarita Youth Sports Winter Basketball Coaches Sought
Help beautify Canyon Country on Saturday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m. to noon, during Canyon Country Community Day. Volunteers will help city of Santa Clarita staff paint walls and re-mulch the parkways on Whites Canyon Road between Stillmore Street and Nadal Street.
Oct. 7: Canyon Country Community Day Seeks Volunteers
Cultural events, local history, incredible art, engaging programs for children, what would you like to see in a possible Santa Clarita Museum and Cultural Center? The City of Santa Clarita is exploring the possibility of developing a Museum and Cultural Center to showcase the community’s rich history, cultural heritage and to celebrate the diversity of the city.
Input Sought for Santa Clarita Museum, Cultural Center
Casino rocker Donny Parvo will appear in Old Town Newhall on Saturday, Sept. 23 with his “The Last Ride of the Load Ranger” tour. This is a one-night-only concert to benefit American Legion Post 507.
Sept. 23: Donny Parvo Benefit Concert for American Legion Post 507
The Saugus Union School District Governing Board is seeking applicants to fill the seat of board member Cassandra Love who is resigning her seat as Trustee Area 1 as of Oct. 2.
SUSD Governing Board Seeks Applicants to Fill Board Vacancy
1923 - Newhall Chamber of Commerce organizes community cleanup day [story]
cleanup day
The Master's University women's volleyball team dominated in a three-set win 25-23, 25-19, 25-16 over the Westcliff Warriors Tuesday night in The MacArthur Center.
Lady Mustangs Dominate Warriors in Straight Sets
Los Angeles County is one of the most diverse counties in the country and the Sheriff’s Department is committed to equally protecting the rights of every member of the community regardless of their race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical disability, mental disability, or gender.
LASD Hosts Annual Hate Crimes Summit
In a match that was dominated by physical midfield play, The Master's University men's soccer team lost a non-conference game to the Vanguard Lions 1-0 Wednesday on Reese Field.
Mustangs Drop Non-Conference Game to Vanguard 0-1
Communities of color are often the first and most impacted by the human decisions that contribute to climate change.
CSUN Exhibition Features Work by Faculty, Students
CAMARILLO — College of the Canyons finished in second place, a shot behind tourney host Moorpark College, as the Western State Conference (WSC) event at Sterling Hills Golf Course on Monday. 
COC Women’s Golf Places Second at Sterling Hills
California State University, Northridge head women's basketball coach Carlene Mitchell has hired Ramia Griffin as the Matadors' director of basketball operations.
CSUN Women’s Basketball Adds Ramia Griffin to Coaching Staff
LOS ANGELES (CN) — Kevin Eduardo Cataneo Salazar, the man accused of shooting to death Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer, appeared in court for the first time on Wednesday and pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.
Suspect in Killing of SCV Deputy Pleads Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity
The Master’s University received high marks in college rankings released by the Wall Street Journal this month.
Wall Street Journal Gives TMU High Marks
A Santa Monica man has agreed to plead guilty to breaking federal law by allowing his cryptocurrency-cash exchange company to help scammers and drug traffickers launder millions of dollars in criminal proceeds through his business, including Bitcoin kiosks in Santa Clarita, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.
Man Pleads Guilty to Laundering Scheme Involving SCV Bitcoin Kiosks
1974 - COC's new Cougar Stadium opens for first game of football season; Harbor beats COC, 26-21 [story]
Cougar Stadium
The city of Santa Clarita invites the community to a candlelight vigil honoring fallen Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer on Sunday, Sept. 24
Sept. 24: City Holds Candlelight Vigil to Honor Deputy Clinkunbroomer
Assemblywoman Pilar Schiavo is inviting the community to the upcoming virtual small business town hall series. 
Sept 26: Assemblywoman Schiavo Invites Community to Small Business Town Hall
The C.A.S.T. for ​Kids Foundation will team up volunteers and special needs children for a day of boating and fishing at Castaic Lake on Saturday, Oct. 14.
Oct 14: C.A.S.T. for Kids is Looking for Volunteers
In response to increasing demand for cruises in Japan, one of hottest trends in travel, Princess Cruises has released its 2025 Japan cruises.
The Best of Japan Shines Through in 2025 with Newly Announced Cruises
The Valley Industry Association will host a luncheon exploring the world of Artificial Intelligence on Oct.9 at 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Oct 9:  Make A.I. Your Unfair Business Advantage at October’s VIA Luncheon
The Los Angeles County Office of Immigrant Affairs  in the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs is expanding the Capacity-Strengthening for Immigrant-Focused Community-Based Organizations  grant program funded by Los Angeles County’s American Rescue Plan allocation.
County Office of Immigrant Affairs Offering Grants for Immigrant-Focused Community-Based Organizations