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LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
North Hollywood-Based Band Prussia to Make Concerts in the Park Debut
Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019

On Saturday, July 20, the band Prussia will cool down Central Park with some funk, blues and soul. The four-member band based in nearby North Hollywood will perform during this year’s Concerts in the Park series, presented by Logix Federal Credit Union. The free concert will begin at 7:00 p.m. at...

May 22: Valencia High Music Department’s Spring Concert
Thursday, May 16, 2019

The Valencia High School Music Department invites audiences to experience the many exhilarating performances at the annual Spring Concert on Wednesday, May 22nd at the VHS theater at 7:00 p.m. The concert will feature vibrant performances from the wind ensemble and symphonic band performing music from...

April 27: Soundcheck Music Show to Premiere in Newhall
Thursday, Apr 4, 2019

SCVTV Community Media Center is proud to announce the premiere for their newest music show, Soundcheck. Featuring live music from local bands Odd Ours and Fierce Brosnan, watch them take the stage on Saturday, April 27 at The MAIN theater in Newhall from 8 to 10 p.m. Soundcheck attendees can expect to...

Feb. 28: Vikings Marching Band & Color Guard Fundraiser at CPK
Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019

The Valencia High School Marching Band and Color Guard will host a fundraiser at California Pizza Kitchen, Thursday, Feb. 28. The funds will go towards the school’s music program. Some of the great music programs offered at Valencia High School are Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Marching...

COC Music Professor Nominated for 7th Latin Grammy Award
Thursday, Oct 4, 2018

Yalil Guerra was having breakfast on Thursday, Sept. 20 when he received the news that he had been nominated for his seventh Latin Grammy award. “Trust me, the flavor of that morning coffee was amazing,” said Guerra, who teaches piano lab and tonal harmony at College of the Canyons. The Cuban-born...

July 21: Concerts in the Park to Feature Green Day Tribute Band
Thursday, Jul 19, 2018

Welcome to paradise at a high-energy, live show coming up in Santa Clarita’s Concerts in the Park series, presented by Logix Federal Credit Union, this Saturday, July 21, at 7:00 p.m., in Central Park (27150 Bouquet Canyon Road). With the songs, look, harmonies and hooks that fans deserve, Green Today...

June 15: Opening Night Valencia Jazz, Blues Concert Series
Thursday, May 24, 2018

Get ready for the sounds of live Jazz and Blues bands to once again fill Town Center Drive in Valencia. Established 19 years ago, the series will once again feature regional, national and international entertainers in a quaint street party setting while offering interactive activities for adults and...

CSUN Student Band Gets Chance at Next Generation Jazz Festival
Thursday, Mar 1, 2018

Young musicians from all over the nation — inspired and motivated by their passion for jazz music — auditioned for the annual Next Generation Monterey Jazz Festival (NGMJF). This year, a California State University, Northridge student-band will get the chance to share their love of music with the...

GO Big Jazz Band to Present 1917: The Year That Changed the Course of Jazz History
Thursday, Oct 26, 2017

On Sunday, Nov. 19, GO Jazz Big Band Presents: 1917: The Year that Changed the Course of Jazz History at the West Ranch High School Theater, located at 26255 W. Valencia Blvd, Stevenson Ranch at 3:00 p.m. It wasn’t there—and then suddenly it was. It’s true: the uniquely American art form we call...

Oct. 14: Battle of the Bands, Road to Memphis
Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017

Get ready for an afternoon of fabulous music, as seven bands put on their best show. The prize is a chance for the winner to stand on the stage in Memphis and let the world see what they are made of. Each is determined to play in Memphis, but they will first compete at the American Legion hall in Newhall...

LATEST TWEETS
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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Wednesday 1,155 new cases of COVID-19 and 46 new deaths due to the virus countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported its 11th COVID-19 fatality.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: Another SCV Death, 76 New SCV Cases
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold an emergency meeting via Zoom at 4 p.m. Wednesday to address a possible protest demonstration Thursday afternoon in Valencia.
City Council Sets 4 p.m. Emergency Meeting to Discuss Possible Protest
The city of Santa Clarita and the city's Art Commission are recognizing the recent milestone of 2020 graduates in a virtual “Graduation Cap Showcase,” with a deadline for entries extended to Monday, June 8.
June 8: Deadline to Enter Cap in City’s Graduation Cap Showcase
The Hart High School Class of 2020 graduated Tuesday in two special ceremonies for Hart seniors: a drive-thru graduation in the morning and a follow-up virtual ceremony in the evening.
Hart Seniors Graduate in Drive-thru, Virtual Ceremonies
Los Angeles County officials have set a Wednesday curfew to be in effect countywide from 9 p.m. through Thursday at 5 a.m.
L.A. County Sets Wednesday Curfew at 9 p.m.
California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a proclamation Wednesday declaring a statewide General Election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, and signed an executive order to ensure that Californians can exercise their right to vote in a safe, secure and accessible manner during the upcoming election.
Newsom Declares General Election, Orders Voting by Mail or In Person
Black church leaders in Los Angeles marched to LAPD headquarters Tuesday in a sign of unity with the community after several days of unrest across the nation and a day after peaceful protesters and clergy members were tear-gassed outside the White House.
Church Leaders Rally L.A. Crowd in Protest of Police Violence
Those who divide, threaten, insult and incite hate and animosity lack skill in leadership. When we work united as a team, we flourish. Divided, we fall.
Together As One | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
After serving the Santa Clarita Valley for 23 years as a Board member for the Newhall County Water District, Castaic Lake Water Agency and SCV Water, Tom Campbell resigned his position, effective May 27.
Campbell Exits SCV Water Board of Directors
Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, known for his environmental art pieces such as “The Umbrellas Japan-USA” installation in the Tejon Pass, died Sunday.
Christo, Artist Behind Umbrellas Project in Tejon Pass, Dies at 84
Desperate to patch a COVID-19-sized budget hole, the California Legislature is warming to the once-taboo subject of sports betting and has begun handicapping its potential tax windfall.
California Moves Closer to Legalizing Sports Betting
1855 - Ship leaves New York harbor bound for Tunis to acquire animals for the United States Camel Corps [story]
Camel Corps
The Valley Industry Association (VIA) will host a virtual State of the State presentation Tuesday, July 7, from 11:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., via Zoom.
July 7: VIA’s Virtual State of the State
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 1,202 new cases of COVID-19 and 60 new deaths due to the virus countywide, and a total of 1,681 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley since the pandemic began, 79 more than reported Monday.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: 115,310 Cases Statewide, 1,681 SCV Cases
The William S. Hart Union High School District will hold a special (virtual) meeting on Wednesday, June 03, at 8:00 a.m.
June 3: Hart District Special (Virtual) Meeting
The Summer 2020 edition of Seasons magazine, the city of Santa Clarita’s quarterly recreation publication, is now online.
Seasons Summer 2020 Edition Now Online
Smart phone cameras are invaluable in documenting truth and facts, in case they might be disputed in the future. All of us, including police or looters, should be aware you might be captured on someone’s phone committing a crime.
You’re On Candid Camera | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Westfield Valencia Town Center officials said Tuesday they’re moving back the mall’s reopening as a precaution due to protests throughout Los Angeles County following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Westfield Taking Precautions Amid Protests; Pushes Back Reopening
Los Angeles County has extended a curfew that will run Tuesday, June 2, at 6:00 p.m. through Wednesday, June 3 at 6:00 a.m.
L.A. County Extends Curfew
The Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) has released a draft of its Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for Los Angeles County.
County Seeking Public Comments on Draft Economic Development Strategy
The Valley Industry Association (VIA) is launching Breakfast Club, a member-exclusive program designed to provide a business coaching experience to working professionals delivered by industry experts and professional speakers on a wide range of topics.
VIA Launching Breakfast Club
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert as temperatures topping 100 degrees Fahrenheit are forecasted for the Santa Clarita Valley through Wednesday.
Heat Alert Issued for SCV Through Wednesday
Air quality in the Santa Clarita Valley will be unhealthy for sensitive individuals Wednesday, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD).
Unhealthy Air Quality Forecasted for SCV Wednesday
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have announced an end to the Virulent Newcastle Disease (VND) quarantine in Southern California.
California Lifts Virulent Newcastle Disease Quarantine