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1888 - Olympian Jim Thorpe, "America's greatest athlete," born in Indian Territory (probably near Prague, Okla.); later in life, appeared in many B-Westerns shot in Placerita Canyon [story]
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JCI Santa Clarita President’s November Message
Wednesday, Nov 2, 2022

By JCI Santa Clarita President Alexander Hafizi Happy November. Our October events were a blast. We had a really awesome Chat & Chill with guest speaker Chris Velona from Project Sebastian. Project Sebastian provides support, action, and awareness for all families affected by all rare diseases. Rare...

City Manager’s Monthly Message – March 2022
Wednesday, Mar 2, 2022

Shamrockin’ the Block with SENSES Block Party Old Town Newhall is the place to be on the third Thursday of the month, as the popular SENSES block parties return to Main Street. These events have become a favorite for adults, families and the community as a whole. Expertly crafted to appeal to...

Santa Clarita Mayor’s Monthly Message-February 2022
Wednesday, Feb 2, 2022

By Mayor Laurene West Exciting Year for City Parks It is my honor to serve as your Mayor for 2022, and I am thrilled about all the updates and enhancements coming to our city parks. At the end of last year, we broke ground on the much-anticipated Central Park Buildout Project. This project includes four...

Santa Clarita Mayor’s Monthly Message – December 2021
Wednesday, Dec 1, 2021

Reflecting on 2021 It has been a true honor and a pleasure to serve as the Mayor of Santa Clarita this year. I am so proud of all that we have accomplished in 2021. As a city, we continued to live up to our reputation as a community that is business-friendly, safe, family-oriented with beautiful parks,...

Santa Clarita City Manager’s Monthly Message – March 2020
Tuesday, Mar 3, 2020

Explore the City’s 34 Parks From sports fields and swimming pools, to dog parks and play areas – the city of Santa Clarita has 34 parks available for activities, organized sports, picnics, gatherings and simply enjoying the picturesque natural environment our City offers. Earlier this year, the...

Santa Clarita Mayor’s Monthly Message – December 2019
Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019

2019 – A Year in Review The city of Santa Clarita continues to be a forward-thinking city, providing residents with the resources and amenities that make Santa Clarita a great place to raise our families. 2019 was a year that did not disappoint in achieving that goal. From new pedestrian bridges...

Santa Clarita Mayor’s Monthly Message – September 2019
Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019

Read to Succeed this School Year Did you know that children who read for enjoyment perform better in school, develop a broader vocabulary, have a larger base of general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures? Researchers from Pearson have found that reading for pleasure is more likely...

Santa Clarita City Manager’s Monthly Message – June 2019
Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019

It’s a Beautiful Life in Santa Clarita Our City has long been celebrated for its high quality of life. Santa Clarita boasts top notch schools, miles of off street trails, 34 parks, well-maintained infrastructure and amenities and activities for residents of any age. Our senior population just celebrated...

Santa Clarita City Manager’s Monthly Message – December 2018
Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018

It is hard to believe that 2018 is already coming to an end. It has been another busy year for our City – filled with many accomplishments. We continued to make great strides on the long list of projects contained in our Santa Clarita 2020 Strategic Plan (SC 2020). One of the major projects within...

City Manager’s Monthly Message – October 2018
Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018

Canyon Country is known as a major residential area in our City, as well as a popular commercial and retail spot. It is also known for the large equestrian estates of Sand Canyon, the natural beauty of Placerita Canyon, being home to the popular Aquatic Center and Sports Complex, and the future home...

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1888 - Olympian Jim Thorpe, "America's greatest athlete," born in Indian Territory (probably near Prague, Okla.); later in life, appeared in many B-Westerns shot in Placerita Canyon [story]
Jim Thorpe
1971 - Community preview night (pre-grand opening), Magic Mountain [story]
opening night ticket to Magic Mountain
Volunteer to help on Tuesday, May 30 at the Trek Bike Park of Santa Clarita to help maintain the park and keep it safe for users.
May 30: Volunteers Sought for Trek Bike Park Workday
ARTree Community Art Center is a non-profit arts center located in Newhall offering several new opportunities this summer to make art.
ARTree Community Art Center Offers Summer, Fall Classes
In a thrilling finish, The Master's University's Davis Boggess out-kicked St. Mary's Emad Bashir-Mohammed to win the 10K title at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics National Track & Field Outdoor Championships in Marion, Ind. on Wednesday, May 24.
TMU Men’s Track Star Boggess Wins 10K National Championship
Caltrans has announced that it was awarded $7.7 million in federal Advanced Transportation Technology and Innovation grant funding to support the Southern California Mobility Wallet, an innovative way to improve access to transportation through a seamless payment system.
Caltrans Awarded $7.7M Advanced Technology Grant
The College of the Canyons Athletic Department honored 115 Cougar student-athletes who will be graduating and/or transferring this semester while also naming six Student-Athlete Academic Excellence Award Winners during the department's annual end of the year celebratory dinner.
COC Athletics Honors 2023 Graduating Class
American Sports Entertainment Company and the Los Angeles Kings, collectively referred to as JV Ice at The Cube, are seeking proposals for the operation of multi-use space at The Cube – Ice and Entertainment Center, Powered by FivePoint Valencia (The Cube), located at 27745 Smyth Drive in Santa Clarita.
The Cube Seeks Pro Shop Partner
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office released the eight productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, May 29 - Sunday, June 4.
Eight Productions Filming in Santa Clarita May 29-June 4
The Canyon Theatre Guild will offer an opening night reception for Jones Hope Wooten’s comedy "Last Round Up of the Guacamole Queens" on Saturday, May 27 at 8 p.m. Opening night will feature a free wine and champagne reception for ticket holders. The show will run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in rotation with the comedy Ken Ludwig's "A Comedy of Tenors" through June 24.
‘Last Round Up of the Guacamole Queens’ Opening Night Reception
College of the Canyons will honor its 2023 graduating class during the college’s 54th annual commencement celebration with two commencement ceremonies which will include a morning and evening ceremony.
COC Honors Class of 2023 with Two Commencement Ceremonies
Join deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station for a Tip-A-Cop fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics on May 31 at Slaters 50/50 in Valencia.
May 31: SCV Sheriff’s Tip-A-Cop Special Olympics Fundraiser at Slaters 50/50
1956 - Placerita Canyon State Park dedicated [story]
Oak of the Golden Dream
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday, May 30, at 6 p.m., on the first floor of City Hall in Council Chambers.
May 30: Public Hearing on District Election Ordinance
The SCVTV production team is proud to announce that “Finding Art: ‘Circle Song’ Community Tile Wall” won a Silver award at the 44th Annual Telly Awards.  The piece follows the process of artist Katy Krantz, who was selected to design a ceramic tile wall mural, located at the new Canyon Country Community Center. The art piece, titled “Circle Song,” was inspired by the local natural landscape and the history of quilting. 
SCVTV’s ‘Finding Art’ Wins Silver at 44th Annual Telly Awards
SACRAMENTO – California State Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced Thursday his legislation to equip classrooms with life-saving trauma kits unanimously passed out of the State Senate.
Wilk’s Classroom Trauma Kits Measure Headed to Assembly
Nearly 40 participants in the Yes I Can, Unity Through Music & Education program for individuals with disabilities will receive Career Skills Certificates recognizing completion of dozens of courses through College of the Canyons’ School of Personal & Professional Learning.
Career Skills Certificates to be Awarded to ‘Yes I Can’ Students
The inaugural “Jeep Night 2023”, a fundraising event benefiting the Golden Valley High School Band programs, sponsored by the Southern California Jeep Junkies, will be held at Route 66 Classic Grill restaurant in Canyon Country, Sept. 16, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Sept. 16: Jeep Night 2023 Benefiting GVHS Band
College of the Canyons all-conference goalkeeper Kylie Yuzon will continue her soccer career at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) after committing to the Toros program earlier this spring.
COC Goalie Kylie Yuzon Commits to Dominguez Hills
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Missing Persons Unit investigators are asking for the public’s help locating at-risk missing person Mihir Narayanan, a.k.a. “Mimi”.
Update: Missing, At-Risk Stevenson Ranch Man Found
Child & Family Center recently received the “Community Impact Award” from the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health Substance Abuse Prevention and Control.
Community Impact Award Presented to Child & Family Center
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reminds everyone taking a trip to visit friends or family over the Memorial Day Weekend to always buckle up and keep children in child safety seats.
LASD Reminding Commuters to ‘Click It or Ticket’
SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond provided testimony at a joint hearing of the California Assembly Select Committees on Fentanyl, Opioid Addiction and Overdose Prevention; Public Safety; and Health to share updates on efforts he and the California Department of Education have undertaken to address the ongoing opioid crisis that has claimed the lives of over 6,800 Californians in 2021 alone.
Thurmond Pledges to Tackle Fentanyl Crisis in Schools
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 53 new cases and two new deaths from COVID-19 in the Santa Clarita Valley within the last week.
Weekly COVID-19 Roundup: Two New SCV Deaths; 53 New Local Cases
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