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1900 - Pico oil driller Alex Mentry (as in Mentryville) succumbs to typhoid fever at California Hospital in Los Angeles [story]
Alex Mentry

Sept. 24: An Evening with CHLA Therapy Dogs
Monday, Sep 4, 2023

Titania K9 Fund is holding its annual “An Evening with Therapy Dogs from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles” Sunday, Sept. 24, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at Hart and Main in Downtown Newhall. Meet with CHLA’s therapy dogs. Pose with your friends, family, and your favorite therapy...

National Park Service Launches ‘My Park Story’ Podcast
Wednesday, Aug 23, 2023

The National Park Service is premiering a new podcast called “My Park Story” Wednesday about the stories of individuals who share unique connections to NPS in parks and in their communities. Volunteers, grant recipients, employees, park visitors and others will tell their stories on how the...

West Ranch Standout Savannah Gatewood Showcasing Talents in Cuba
Monday, Jul 31, 2023

ELLA Sports Foundation’s sports programs director Manny Travieso will lead a team of eleven USA women travel ball softball players, including West Ranch High School standout Savannah Gatewood, to take part in the Third Annual Copa Amistad Aug. 1-6 in Havana, Cuba. ELLA is a 501(c) nonprofit organization...

The Gentle Barn Seeks To Raise $150k for Fire Emergency Plan
Wednesday, Jul 19, 2023

As the scorching temperatures persist and the fire season grows more intense, the safety and well-being of the animals at The Gentle Barn are at stake. The growth of dense brush around The Gentle Barn sanctuaries that adds fuel to the fire serves as an important reminder that action is needed quickly....

SCV Family Hosting Colombian Orphan Hoping to Find Forever Home
Monday, Jul 17, 2023

Kidsave, a global children’s charity that advocates for and supports the adoption of older children growing up in orphanages and foster care, including 12-year-old Matt who is currently living with a host family in Stevenson Ranch, is kickstarting their Summer Miracles Program, in which families in...

Wilk Recognizes Santa Clarita Grocery as District 21’s Nonprofit of the Year
Wednesday, Jun 7, 2023

In celebration of California Nonprofits Day at the State Capitol, California State Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, recognized Bradley Grose and Santa Clarita Grocery as Senate District 21’s Nonprofit of the Year. “The dedication and care Bradley and his team have for families experiencing food...

Halfway to Home Hosting SCV Dog Rescue Adoption, Fundraising Event
Monday, Jun 5, 2023

Halfway to Home is hosting a special adoption event on Saturday, July 22, with @zoomroom_santaclarita from noon to 2:30 p.m. Zoom Room Dog Agility has graciously agreed to host Halfway to Home to help us adopt some dogs and raise some funds! Halfway to Home hopes you can join them for some puppy love!...

May 21: Barbara Schultz to Discuss Aviation History at Rancho Camulos
Monday, May 1, 2023

Explore the exploits of Pancho Barnes and other pioneer women aviators in Southern California with author, aviator and aviation historian, Barbara Schultz at the Rancho Camulos National Historic Landmark Museum Sunday, May 21, at 4 p.m. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the Rancho Camulos Museum’s...

Keeping Up with Kathryn Barger | Art is for Everyone
Monday, Apr 3, 2023

Dear Friends, Art makes life brighter, both for artists and for audiences. At our next Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, April 4, I’m proud to coauthor a motion that declares April as Arts Month in Los Angeles County. To start the celebration, and to honor Developmental Disabilities Awareness...

American Red Cross Announces March 2023 Monthlong Events
Thursday, Mar 2, 2023

As climate disasters, blood donation needs and other emergencies upend lives, local community heroes are stepping up to care for one another. This March, the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region is honoring those who make its mission possible during the 80th annual American Red Cross Month celebration —...

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1900 - Pico oil driller Alex Mentry (as in Mentryville) succumbs to typhoid fever at California Hospital in Los Angeles [story]
Alex Mentry
Yeah, Dracula's having a party. A little romance, mayhem, teen issues and naturally a dead body. A typical Halloween party with all the ghouls and gals. "Monster Mash" presented by ME Main Productions will run onstage at The MAIN in Old Town Newhall weekends Oct. 13 through Oct. 22.
Oct. 13-22: ‘Monster Mash’ at The Main
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved a motion introduced by Supervisor Kathryn Barger that will launch a countywide effort to promote and support the arts sector which has been notably struggling to recover since COVID-19 restrictions drove down attendance and associated revenues.
Barger Urges Support of Cultural Venues to Boost Arts Economy
College of the Canyons finished first at a conference event for the fourth time this season to remain at the top of the Western State Conference standings after its round at Antelope Valley Country Club on Monday, Oct. 2.
Canyons Continues to Lead WSC Standings
The wait is almost over! The city of Santa Clarita invites the community to a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Central Park Buildout Project. The event is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 10 a.m. at Central Park, located at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91350.
Oct. 17: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Central Park Buildout Project
The Santa Clarita Artists Association’s Sixth Street Gallery will showcase "Picture Perfect," an art exhibit opening Thursday, Oct. 19, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Oct. 19: ‘Picture Perfect’ Art Exhibit at SCAA Sixth Street Gallery
The SCV Pride Committee, headed by Queer SCV since 2019 and formed of representative members from the local community and organizations such as: Queer SCV, PFLAG SCV and SCV LGBTQ Center, will be celebrating LGBTQ History Month this year by hosting SCV Pride Picnic 2023.
Oct. 15: SCV Pride Picnic 2023 at Rioux Park
The city of Santa Clarita has announced an art exhibition titled “Season of Discovery,” featuring an impressive array of artwork created by the Santa Clarita Artists Association members. The exhibition will be on display at the Old Town Newhall Library Branch, 24500 Main St., Santa Clarita, CA 91321, through Dec. 29. A reception is scheduled for Oct. 5 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Old Town Newhall Library Hosts ‘Season of Discovery’ Art Exhibit
PGA REACH, the 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the PGA of America, has announced the 2023 class for the PGA WORKS Fellowship. Valencia native Matt Rogers has been selected to join the 2023 class.
Valencia Native Matt Rogers Hired for Prestigious PGA WORKS Fellowship
California State Assemblywoman Pilar Schiavo has announced her bill, Community Water Protection (AB163), in which California State Senator Scott Wilk was a principal co-author, has helped advance a critical priority for the Santa Clarita Valley: allowing for public comment on the more than 30 year old CEMEX mine project.
State Water Board Will Allow Public Comment on CEMEX Mine Project
Have you had a chance to check out the city’s newly redesigned website, now easily accessible at SantaClarita.gov? This transformation is more than just a visual upgrade; it embodies our commitment to transparency, community engagement and exceptional customer service.
Ken Striplin | Monthly Message From the City Manager
The use of a third 60-foot flare was approved by the South Coast Air Quality Management District late last week as a way of further mitigating the strong odors coming from Chiquita Canyon Landfill.
Third Flare Added to Decrease Chiquita Canyon Landfill Odors
1918 - Box-office superstar William S. Hart promotes 4th series of Liberty Loan (World War I) bonds, which went on sale Sept. 28 [story]
William S. Hart
As our community continues to grow, so must our public transportation infrastructure.
Ken Striplin | Vista Canyon Opening
For the second match in a row, The Master's University women's volleyball team lost the first two sets and could not recover as they fell in four to the Jessup Warriors Saturday in Rocklin, Calif.
TMU Drops Second Straight Road Game
The Master's University men's swim team defeated NCAA Division II Concordia-Irvine Saturday 130-125 at the Pacific Collegiate Swim & Dive Conference (PCSC) Relay Invitational held in Irvine.
TMU Swims Its Way Into Program History
I am thrilled to welcome you to our latest newsletter as your chapter president, and I couldn't be prouder of all that our dynamic and dedicated members have achieved in recent months
Cindy Curtis | September Recap
Princess Cruises, renowned for its commitment to culinary excellence and world-class hospitality, has embarked on a new culinary journey to meet the evolving tastes and dietary needs of its guests.
Vegan Dining Experience Comes to Princess Cruises
Though a danger advisory was issued for Castaic Lake by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) on Sept. 26, drinking water for all SCV Water customers remains safe and meets high standards for quality.
DWR: SCV Drinking Water Remains Safe Despite Advisory
ARTree Community Arts Center announced its Founders Scholarship recipients Emma Castro, 8, and Sofia Franco-Garcia, 15.
ARTree Announces Founders Scholarship Recipients
College of the Canyons won its third straight game to the delight of a lively Homecoming crowd at Cougar Stadium on Saturday night, riding a 20-point output in the third quarter to seize a 29-7 conference victory over Antelope Valley College. 
Cougars Celebrate 29-7 Homecoming Victory Over AVC
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office released the three productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, Oct. 2 - Sunday, Oct. 8.
Cesar Millan Among Three Productions Filming in Santa Clarita
California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Sunday the selection of Laphonza Butler — the President of the nation’s largest organization dedicated to electing women, EMILY’s List — to complete the United States Senate term of the late Senator Dianne Feinstein, which runs through 2024.
Newsom Appoints Controversial Replacement for Feinstein Seat
One of the many things that make the city of Santa Clarita such an amazing place to live, work and play, is a calendar full of world-class events.
Jason Gibbs | 2023 State of the City Extravaganza