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1970 - Lagasse family helps save Mentryville buildings as Newhall and Malibu brush fires erupt & join into worst fire in SoCal history. Twelve fires over 10 days burn 525,000 acres, kill 13 people and destroy approx. 1,500 structures. [story]
Clampitt fire


LOCAL SCHOOL NEWS
California Parents Sue Newsom to Reopen Schools
Wednesday, Jul 22, 2020

Even as the number of COVID-19 cases in California surges past 400,000 and the death toll tops 7,000, a group of parents sued the state Tuesday demanding the state reopen schools for business as usual this fall. Schools across the state have been closed since March following California Governor Gavin...

Ex-Local Culinary Instructor Pleads Guilty to Crimes Committed While in LAUSD Employ
Wednesday, Mar 6, 2019

A former director of food services for the Los Angeles Unified School District and onetime adjunct Culinary Arts instructor for College of the Canyons has pleaded guilty to charges that he illegally approved LAUSD contracts and forged a signature on an LAUSD application, the Los Angeles County District...

LA School Board Calls for Statewide Halt to Charter Schools
Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019

LOS ANGELES – A week after Los Angeles Unified School District reached a deal with the teachers’ union to end a citywide strike, the district’s board on Tuesday unanimously approved the contract and called for a statewide moratorium on charter schools – a move that has divided the community. Last...

Tentative Deal Reached in Week-Long LA Unified Teacher Strike
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019

By Nathan Solis LOS ANGELES (CN) – The end of a week-long teacher strike in Los Angeles may be near, as nearly 30,000 union members and educators set to vote on a proposed contract Tuesday. The tentative deal addresses reductions in classroom size and better pay for educators, along with the hiring...

Rallies Cap First Week of LA Teachers Strike
Friday, Jan 18, 2019

By Nathan Solis LOS ANGELES – The fifth day of the Los Angeles teacher strike began Friday with bargaining talks and a union rally, capping off a tumultuous week for parents, students and educators. Nearly 30,000 teachers and union members walked out of classrooms Monday in a strike seeking reductions...

County OK’s Millions in Aid to LAUSD for Student Healthcare
Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019

Amid a continuing teacher strike, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Hilda Solis that would identify millions in county funds that could be directed to the Los Angeles Unified School District to enhance healthcare for students. “Among...

LA Teachers Strike After Rejecting Latest District Offer
Monday, Jan 14, 2019

By Martin Macias Jr. and Nathan Solis The Los Angeles public school teachers’ union rejected the district’s latest labor contract offer Friday after a fruitless bargaining session ended, and walked off the job Monday morning. Rain fell on more than 30,000 Los Angeles Unified School District educators...

At 11th Hour, LA Schools Sue to Block Teacher Walkout
Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019

By Nathan Solis LOS ANGELES – Hauling the teachers’ union to court ahead of a strike on Thursday, the Los Angeles Unified School District says the planned work stoppage would constitute a breach of contract. Though the United Teachers Los Angeles announced plans for its 30,000 educators to strike...

LA School District Asks Court to Limit Teacher Strike
Friday, Jan 4, 2019

By Nathan Solis Just before 30,000 teachers are set to walk out of classrooms in Los Angeles next week during a scheduled strike, the public school district asked a federal judge Thursday to grant an injunction that would keep teachers of special needs students available during the strike. Los Angeles...

LA Teachers Plan Strike After $1.8B District Nest Egg Uncovered
Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018

By Nathan Solis LOS ANGELES – The second largest school district in the country may see a teacher strike early next year if no deal is reached with the teacher’s union, which announced a plan to walk after a report found the school district has $1.8 billion in reserves. Union officials from United...

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1970 - Lagasse family helps save Mentryville buildings as Newhall and Malibu brush fires erupt & join into worst fire in SoCal history. Twelve fires over 10 days burn 525,000 acres, kill 13 people and destroy approx. 1,500 structures. [story]
Clampitt fire
1855 - Sanford & Cyrus Lyon establish Lyon's Station (for stagecoaches) near today's Sierra Hwy & Newhall Ave [story]
Sanford Lyon
Director Laurie Morgan is no stranger to the SCV artistic scene, having been active as a singer, actress, and director since the 1970s.
Romantic Comedy ‘Beau Jest’ Opens at Canyon Theatre Guild
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted 14 students as winners of the 49th Student Academy Awards competition.
Winners of 2022 Student Academy Awards Announced
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold its regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 27, beginning with a special meeting/closed session at 5:30 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 6 p.m.
Sept. 27: City Council Regular Meeting
College of the Canyons student-athletes Motoko Shimoji (women's golf) and Joshua Littleberry (football) have been named the COC Athletic Department's Women's & Men's Student-Athletes of the Week for the period running Sept. 12-17.
COC Names Shimoji, Littleberry Athletes of the Week
California State University, Northridge head men's and women's track and field and cross country coach Justin Johnson has announced the addition of Devin Elizondo to the Matadors' coaching staff.
Matadors Add Devin Elizondo, Joseph Blue to Track, Cross Country Programs
Valencia-based Lief Labs, a premier formulation and product development innovator and manufacturer of dietary supplements, is pleased to announce that Lief’s CEO & Founder, Adel Villalobos, was honored by the College of the Canyons Business Alliance among specially selected local Hispanic business owners, leaders, and entrepreneurs who have inspired others to pursue their dreams in the Santa Clarita Valley.
COC Business Alliance Honors Lief Labs CEO During Hispanic Heritage Month
Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley announces the 30-year celebration of the James T. Ventress Clubhouse in Newhall Park on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 8 a.m.
Oct. 12: Boys & Girls Club SCV Celebrating 30 Years
On Thursday, Sept. 29, Los Angeles County will officially launch the Veteran Suicide Review Team, a collaborative between the city of Los Angeles, County, federal and private agencies to reduce veteran suicide in L.A. County.
L.A. County Launches Veteran Suicide Review Team
SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond will host a virtual Back-to-School Parent Town Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 6 p.m.
Parents Invited to Virtual Town Hall with State Schools Chief
A Centers for Disease Control report published on Monday, Sept. 19 used U.S. data from 2017-2019 to highlight striking inequality in maternal deaths.
L.A. County, CDC Report Similar, Critical Inequalities in Maternal Deaths
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Friday no new deaths and 34 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley, with a total of 13 deaths and 1,641 new cases countywide.
Friday COVID Roundup: 34 New SCV Cases; No Additional Deaths
SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Public Health this week warned school leaders about a new and concerning “rainbow fentanyl” drug that may interest youth.
School Leaders Warned of New, ‘Rainbow Fentanyl’ Trend
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III has appointed General (Ret.) Lester Lyles to serve as the Chair of the Defense Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (DACODAI). Lyles is a seasoned organizational leader and US Air Force veteran, with over two decades of executive-level leadership to corporate and STEM-related national boards.
Defense Department Announces New Diversity, Inclusion Committee
1948 - Agua Dulce Women's Club organized [timeline]
Women's Club
Join in expressing your gratitude for our veterans and first responders at the free Veterans and First Responders Appreciation Day, sponsored by the Santa Clarita Elks Lodge 2379 and Los Angeles County Chapter, Marines and Corpsmen Association on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Oct. 8: Santa Clarita Elks Lodge Hosting Veterans, First Responders Appreciation Day
The Lady Mustangs jumped out to a fast start winning the first two sets before taking care of the Arizona Christian Firestorm 3-1 on the road in Glendale, Ariz., Saturday to get their first conference win of the season.
Lady Mustangs Volleyball Earn First GSAC Win
Join realtor Tiffany Shields for her free home buyers seminar which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m., at the Canyon Country Community Center.
Oct. 1: Free Home Buyers Seminar at Canyon Country Community Center
The Newhall Community Center will host a Marketplace Sunday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., at 22421 Market Street in Newhall.
Oct. 23: Newhall Community Center Hosting Marketplace
The city of Santa Clarita is inviting the community to attend the Sidewalk Poetry Reading Dedication at The MAIN, located at 24266 Main Street in Old Town Newhall, on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m.
Oct. 15: Sidewalk Poetry Dedication in Old Town Newhall
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday no new deaths and 41 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley, with a total of 12 deaths and 1,666 new cases countywide.
Thursday COVID Roundup: 41 New SCV Cases; No Additional Deaths
1923 - Newhall Chamber of Commerce organizes community cleanup day [story]
cleanup day
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