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January 26
1990 - "Duplicates" premieres at L.A. Phil; concerto by CalArts Music School dean Mel Powell wins Pulitzer Prize [story]
Mel Powell

Old Town Newhall – A Look Back at the Last Two Decades
Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017

The bustling arts and entertainment district of Old Town Newhall we know today has transformed many times over the years. Take a look at this excerpt from a Los Angeles Times article from 1998: “Hope for Newhall’s Rebirth Rides on New Train Station” (September 18, 1998): “Tracing its...

Nov. 19: Main Street Lights Up to Start Holiday Season
Monday, Nov 7, 2016

Kick-start the holiday season in Old Town Newhall at the City’s annual celebration, Light Up Main Street, sponsored by Valencia Auto Center, Re/Max of Valencia, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital and Snow Orthodontics. On Nov. 19, beginning at 6 p.m., members of the community can enjoy festive holiday performances...

Sept. 8: Songwriters Take It Note by Note at the Refinery
Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016

On the second Thursday of every month, the City of Santa Clarita hosts Note by Note, a singer-songwriter night in Old Town Newhall, as part of its popular Thursdays@Newhall series. Songwriters will take the stage on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. at Newhall Refinery, 24258 Main Street. Note by Note is...

Locals Confront Barriers, Make Art
Monday, Sep 5, 2016

More than 1,800 linear feet of orange-red, green and yellow flagging tape cover a chain-link fence on Main Street in Old Town Newhall. As people walk by, some stop for a moment, tilt their head and move a little closer to read what is written. A red tape reads: “My other half and finances – affected...

Something for Everyone | Message from Mayor Bob Kellar
Thursday, Sep 1, 2016

It is my pleasure to share with you some of the things happening in our community this month. On Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 6:45 p.m., the City of Santa Clarita will host the annual Evening of Remembrance and Walk event. The Evening of Remembrance is held at the Youth Grove at Central Park to remember Santa...

10-by-10 Brings Entertainment to Main Street Thursday
Monday, Aug 29, 2016

The New Mexican This month’s Thursdays@Newhall series kicks off with 10 by 10 on Thursday, Sept. 1. The entertaining variety show is free and features 10-minute performances from 10 different performers at the Repertory East Playhouse, located at 24266 Main Street from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The New...

Sept. 24: Library Friends Host Crime, Mystery Authors Panel Dinner
Friday, Aug 19, 2016

Join the Friends of the Santa Clarita Public Library for the 2nd annual Author Panel Dinner … to die for! This year, crime and mystery authors will be participating. Where: Old Town Newhall Library NE Community Room When: Sept. 24, 2016 … 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Participating authors: Andrew...

Local Student Film Featured at Thursday’s ’10-by-10′
Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016

On the first Thursday of each month, Thursdays@Newhall’s 10 by 10 Variety Show at the Repertory East Playhouse offers a little something for everyone: comedy, live music, storytelling, short films and more. This Thursday, Aug. 4, will highlight local entertainers and filmmakers beginning at 7 p.m. In...

July 28: Jerry Hall & Trick Shot Take the Stage for Newhall OutWest Concert
Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016

SCVTV Presents The OutWest Concert Series: An Evening With Jerry Hall and Trick Shot Repertory East Playhouse – 24266 Main St, Newhall, CA 91321 Thursday, July 28, 2016 Doors Open 7 p.m., Concert 8 p.m. General Admission: $25 Discount Admission: $20 members of FOHP, OTNA, SCVHS, WMACC Reservation...

Next Council: Ex-Las Lomas Land as Open Space; Memorial Wall; Newhall Parking Structure
Thursday, Jul 7, 2016

City Council / Board of Library Trustees / Parking Authority Joint Regular Meeting 7/12/2016 6:00 PM City Council Chambers 23920 Valencia Blvd. 1st Floor   Santa Clarita, CA 91355     Downloads: Agenda Agenda Packet Invocation McLean Call to Order Roll Call Roll Call Flag...

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The Fort Tejon Conservancy is honoring one college intern's passion for wildlife conservation and highlighting her unique story.
Fort Tejon Conservancy Recognizes College Intern’s Passion for Wildlife Conservation
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 91 additional deaths and 20,866 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 66,432 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID-Roundup: County Reports Youngest Death Since Pandemic Began
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced "A Trusted Space: Redirecting Grief to Growth", a film-based program to help address increasing mental health challenges faced by students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
State Superintendent Launches Statewide Mental Health Program
Symptoms of depression and anxiety have doubled during the pandemic for youth across the country, according to the United States Surgeon General.
Feb 10: County Hosts Youth Mental Health Seminar
Los Angeles County Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Janice Hahn called Tuesday for a thorough assessment of the Department of Children and Family Services that will place a spotlight on how well the organization is guided by evidence-based decisions and data to deliver outcomes for its clients. 
Board of Supervisors Approve Assessment of County Children and Family Services
1990 - "Duplicates" premieres at L.A. Phil; concerto by CalArts Music School dean Mel Powell wins Pulitzer Prize [story]
Mel Powell
The Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley’s Empower Hour will be held virtually at noon, Saturday, Feb. 5 on Zoom.
Feb. 5: Zonta Club of SCV Hosts Virtual Empower Hour on Child Marriage
The Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will kick off Super Bowl celebrations a week early at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6.
Feb. 6: Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club Hosting Super Sunday Tailgate Party
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported Tuesday one additional death from COVID-19 Monday, bringing the total number to 205 since the onset of the pandemic, confirmed spokesman Patrick Moody. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 36 additional deaths and 18,822 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 65,938 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID Roundup: Henry Mayo Reports One Death, Daily Cases, Hospitalizations Decline in L.A. County
Supervisor Kathryn Barger has voiced her strong opposition to a motion passed by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors to extend and expand emergency renter eviction protections through 2023.
Barger Opposes Extending Protections for Rent Nonpayment: ‘No Way’
The WiSH Education Foundation will offer a new Webinar Wednesday as part of it’s WiSH webinar year-round series for college bound students.
Feb. 9: WiSH Education Foundation Hosting Webinar on Athletic Recruiting
No. 6 College of the Canyons women’s basketball team won its fourth straight game 54-47 over West L.A. College at the Cougar Cage on Saturday, as Monique Febles finished with 17 points and LuLu Salloom pulled down 21 rebounds to keep COC in the win column.
No. 6 Lady Cougars Push Win Streak to Four, 54-47 Over West L.A.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission is looking for qualified applicants to fill the community represented role of Commissioner. Deadline for applications is Feb. 1.
L.A. Country Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission Seeks Applicants
Nominees for the 53rd NAACP Image Awards include CalArtians honored across several categories, including Outstanding Actor, Outstanding Animated Motion Picture, Outstanding Short Form (Animiated), Outstanding Children’s Program and Outstanding Animated Series.
CalArtians Among 2022 NAACP Image Award Nominees
Big Chicken, the star-powered chicken concept founded by legendary basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal, announced today it has signed a franchise agreement with chiropractor Dr. Pat Khaziran and his business partner and Southern California restaurateur Andy Gitipityapon to open a location in Valencia.
Big Chicken Franchise to Open Location in Valencia
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced an extension of unlimited access to myON digital books and daily news articles for students in California until Monday, Feb. 28, 2022.
Extension of Unlimited Renaissance Digital Reading Partnership Announced by State
1915 - Death of pre-Mentry oilman & San Francisquito vintner Ramon Perea [story]
Perea grave marker
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold its regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 25, beginning with a closed session at 5:00 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 6:00 p.m.
Jan. 25: Santa Clarita City Council Regular Meeting
Princess Cruises announced Monday Chef Rudi Sodamin will become its first head of culinary arts, effective immediately.
Rudi Sodamin Named Princess Cruises’ Culinary Arts Head
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office released the 11 productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, Jan. 24 - Sunday, Jan. 30.
Filming in Santa Clarita Includes 11 Productions
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported two additional deaths from COVID-19 Monday, bringing the total number to 204 since the onset of the pandemic, confirmed spokesman Patrick Moody. (One of those deaths was recorded Sunday).
Monday COVID Roundup: Two Additional Deaths at Henry Mayo, 204 to Date
Californians may now opt to receive vehicle registration renewal notices by email instead of a paper notice by traditional mail.
Californians Can Now Opt for Paperless Car Registration Notices
1888 - Acton post office established; Richard E. Nickel, postmaster [story]
postal cover
1882 - Author Helen Hunt Jackson visits Rancho Camulos; inspiration for "Ramona" novel [story]
HH Jackson