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1955 - Actor James Dean, 24, drives through Castaic Junction en route to his final resting place [watch]
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Nov. 10: VHS Hosts Annual Marching Band, Colorguard Competition
Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016

The Valencia High School Marching Band will be hosting a night of music and pageantry on Thursday, Nov. 10. Come join our award-winning band and 16 other marching bands and color guard units from the Santa Clarita, Ventura, Antelope, and San Gabriel Valleys, at our 5th annual Marching Band Field Show...

Oct. 15: Valencia High Marching Band Hosts Field Show Tournament
Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016

The Valencia High School Marching Band is very pleased to be hosting the MBOS Field Show Tournament at Valencia High School on Saturday, October 15. Come join our award-winning band and 10 other marching bands and color guard units from the Santa Clarita, Ventura, Antelope, and San Gabriel Valleys. Come...

Valencia Band Hosts Night of Pageantry
Thursday, Nov 5, 2015

The Valencia High School Marching Band will be hosting a night of music and pageantry on Thursday November 12, 2015. Come join our award-winning band and 15 other marching bands and color guard units from the Santa Clarita, Ventura, Antelope, and San Gabriel Valleys, at our 4th annual Marching Band Field...

Nov. 12: Valencia Vikings Host Marching Band Field Show Competition
Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015

The Valencia High School Marching Band will host a night of music and pageantry Thursday, Nov. 12, at Valencia’s Paul Priesz Stadium. Come join Valencia’s award-winning band and 15 other marching bands and colorguard units from the Santa Clarita, Ventura, Antelope and San Gabriel valleys at the 4th...

Nov 1: Marching Bands Compete in Rampage
Friday, Oct 24, 2014

The award-winning Hart Regiment Band & Colorguard will host the 31st Annual Rampage Marching Band Field Tournament on November 1, 2014 at College of the Canyons Cougar Stadium. About 35 marching bands and colorguard units, including all of the Hart School District high school teams, will join Hart...

West Ranch Band, Colorguard Brave the Rain to Win Gold
Tuesday, Dec 4, 2012

The Wildcat Marching Band earned its third Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association (SCSBOA) Championship Gold Medal in program history on Saturday, winning the 4A Division at Warren High School. Competing against the 12 highest scoring bands in the 4A Division, the Wildcats earned a...

Oct. 6: Fourth Annual West Ranch Wildcat Classic Competition
Monday, Oct 1, 2012

Valencia High School Stadium October 6, 2012 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM   On Saturday, Oct. 6, the West Ranch High School Marching Band, and Band Boosters, present the 4th Annual Wildcat Classic. The Wildcat Classic is a Southern California School Band & Orchestra Association (SCSBOA) Marching...

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Medical examiners with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office identified Maria De La Luz Torres, 66, of Palmdale, as the woman killed in a multivehicle traffic collision involving a Homeland Security agent south of the Newhall Pass on Interstate 5 Tuesday.
Coroner ID’s Palmdale Woman Killed in Multivehicle I-5 Crash
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to overhaul the county’s response to residents having health crises, directing officials to design a system that dispatches experts in health and de-escalation — not police — during emergencies.
L.A. County Looks for Alternatives to Police-Only Responses to Health Crises
Prosecutors with the District Attorney’s Office declined to file a criminal case after two teens were arrested on suspicion of felony vandalism in August, following a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station investigation into street painting.
D.A. Declines Criminal Case for Teens Arrested on Suspicion of Vandalism
1955 - Actor James Dean, 24, drives through Castaic Junction en route to his final resting place [watch]
James Dean
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 39 new deaths and 905 new cases of confirmed COVID-19, with 6,156 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: 269,284 Cases Countywide, 39 New Deaths; 6,156 SCV Cases
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to allow breweries and wineries to resume outdoor operations in one week.
Breweries, Wineries Can Reopen Outdoors Countywide Next Week
The largest indoor mall operator in the region, with locations including the Westfield Valencia Town Center, has filed a lawsuit against Los Angeles County over COVID-19 health guidelines that have kept the shopping centers closed.
Westfield Sues L.A. County Over Indoor Mall Closures
The Board of Supervisors approved a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger, whose 5th District includes the Santa Clarita Valley, and coauthored by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl to begin sharing data about veteran suicides between the Department of Veterans Affairs and Los Angeles County and explore the possibility of establishing a countywide veteran suicide review team.
L.A. County to Explore Veteran Suicide Review Team
Each October Circle of Hope recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month with its annual event, 31 Days of Hope to help increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection and treatment of this disease.
31 Days of Hope to Help Increase Breast Cancer Awareness, Support
SAN FRANCISCO (CN) — Fed up with the growing number of untraceable homemade firearms used in gun crimes and mass shootings, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced a federal lawsuit Tuesday to force the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to crack down on so-called “ghost guns” that skirt laws requiring background checks and age verification.
California Sues Feds to Force Crack Down on ‘Ghost Guns’
Thousands of Southern California Edison customers were suddenly left without power late Tuesday morning in Newhall after balloons came in contact with power lines, according to officials.
Newhall Power Outage Due to Mylar Balloons
The Board of Supervisors approved a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger and coauthored by Supervisor Janice Hahn that will enable elementary schools to begin applying for a waiver to reopen grades TK-2 in schools, prioritizing schools with a high number of low-income students.
Barger Motion to Begin School Waiver Reopening Process Approved by Supes
While in-person events may be postponed for the time being, the city of Santa Clarita events team is bringing you virtual and physically distanced happenings to fill the void.
Santa Clarita Arts Calendar Features New Online October Events
The fast-moving Martindale Fire, which started near Bouquet Reservoir, remained at 230 acres overnight, with firefighters able to achieve 40% containment by Tuesday morning.
Martindale Fire Remains at 230 Acres, 40% Containment
EDUCAUSE, the nonprofit higher education information technology association, awarded former California State University, Northridge Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer Hilary J. Baker with its 2020 Community Leadership Award.
Higher Education Nonprofit Recognizes Former CSUN VP for Community Leadership
The Valley Industry Association will welcome Santa Clarita Mayor Cameron Smyth as the Keynote Speaker for the October VIA Virtual Series taking place Tuesday, Oct. 13, from 11:00 a.m - 12:30 p.m.
Oct. 13: VIA Virtual Series with Mayor Cameron Smyth
A fatal traffic collision south of the Newhall Pass on Interstate 5 stalled traffic for morning commuters Tuesday.
Multi-Vehicle Traffic Collision on SB I-5 Leaves One Dead
A gas main break at Costco in Canyon Country prompted evacuations and road closures Tuesday morning.
Costco Gas Main Break Prompts Evacuations, Road Closures
In its 2015 regional annual report, UNESCO, a specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes international collaboration in education, science, and culture, listed Mozambique as one of the countries in Africa with the highest incidence of girl marriage.
Santa Clarita Youth Education Advocate’s Annual Award Brings Hope Across Africa
1969 - College of the Canyons opens with first class of students in temporary quarters at Hart High School [story]
COC
Smoke from a brush fire dubbed the Martindale Fire in Bouquet Canyon near the Bouquet Reservoir was visible from areas in the Santa Clarita Valley shortly after the blaze broke out Monday afternoon, quickly burning 200 acres and threatening structures.
‘Martindale’ Brush Fire in Bouquet Canyon, Visible from SCV, Threatens Strctures
The global COVID-19 death toll surpassed 1 million Monday afternoon, a grim milestone in a pandemic that caught much of the world unprepared for a health crisis and left economies reeling, convulsed politics and fundamentally altered the world.
World Marks Grim Milestone: 1 Million COVID-19 Deaths
SCV Water invites the community to a virtual ribbon-cutting on Monday, Oct. 5 at 10 a.m., celebrating the completion of a new water treatment plant.
Oct. 5: SCV Water Treatment Plant Virtual Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony