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1949 - Frank Walker deeds over the first 40 acres of Placerita Canyon State Park [story]

March 19: COC to Host Hoefflin Walk for Kids with Cancer
Wednesday, Mar 2, 2016

The 6th annual Michael Hoefflin Foundation’s Walk/Run for Kids with Cancer will be held Saturday, March 19 at the College of the Canyons’ Cougar Stadium. According to MHF, the event is aimed at raising funds and awareness about pediatric cancer as well as celebrating the lives of the children...

Blood Drive Tuesday for Local Boy & Other Kids with Cancer
Monday, Dec 29, 2014

Friends and family members of a Santa Clarita Valley boy with cancer are asking the community to help donate to a blood drive for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to benefit Team Connor and other pediatric cancer patients. Connor Coughenour, 10, of Saugus, was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a cancerous...

This Month: Eat at Jersey Mike’s to Fight Cancer
Thursday, Mar 6, 2014

The Talbert Family Foundation is helping Hazel and her family. Jersey Mike’s Subs is committed to helping more than 100 local charities nationwide and has raised more than 7.5 million dollars over the last 4 years. During this “Month of Giving” they choose a charity of distinction for each region,...

Feed a Family that’s Fighting Childhood Cancer
Sunday, Dec 1, 2013

[MHF] – The Michael Hoefflin Foundation Food Assistance Program helps put food on the tables of families battling pediatric cancer by providing $200 in grocery cards each month, for up to 12 months. Help us kick off 2014 by raising our first month of Food Assistance support – $4,000 for the...

Nov. 24 Memorial Concert at West Ranch to Benefit CHLA
Friday, Nov 8, 2013

WHAT: Jack’s Very BIG Music Benefit WHERE:  West Ranch High School Performing Arts Center, 26255 Valencia Blvd. WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 24, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.   Local musical artists, including world class professionals and debuting young artists, come together in a musical tribute to little...

Children’s Hospital Names New Head of Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases
Monday, Apr 15, 2013

Alan S. Wayne, MD, an internationally renowned pediatric hematologist-oncologist, has joined Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California (USC). After serving 14 years as clinical director of the Pediatric Oncology Branch of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National...

March 23: Hoefflin Foundation Cancer Walk
Thursday, Jan 24, 2013

Individual and team walkers and runners can now sign up online to participate in Michael Hoefflin Foundation’s Third Annual Walk for Kids with Cancer, scheduled for Saturday, March 23, at College of the Canyons Cougar Stadium. This year’s event will also include a Run. The annual walk gives individuals,...

Hart High Science Students Take On Cancer Projects
Sunday, Dec 23, 2012

Honors anatomy and physiology students at Hart High School are invited to participate in a cancer project every year after studying a unit on cancer. Some students volunteer for local cancer fundraisers like the annual Leukemia & Lymphoma “Light the Night” walk, while other students design their...

Melissa Grason, 18, Loses Battle with Cancer (Video)
Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012

Melissa Grason, the 18-year-old Valencia High School student and terminal cancer patient honored with a parade and community reception on Aug. 4, died Monday after a two-year battle. In mid-June, the award-winning Special Olympics athlete’s doctors at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles told her parents,...

Thursday, Aug 2, 2012

An 18-year-old Valencia student whose doctors have given her less than three months to live will be honored with a community parade and homecoming on Saturday. Melissa Grason, who has Down Syndrome, was also diagnosed in 2010 with Stage IV Wilm’s Tumor, a deadly cancer affecting her abdomen, chest...

Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
It is disturbing and unfortunate that children ages one to four have the highest drowning rate.
Marsha McLean | Dive into Water Safety!
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Public Outreach and Legislation Committee will hold a meeting Thursday, June 20, at 5:30 p.m., in the Engineering Services Section Boardroom, 26521 Summit Circle in Santa Clarita.
June 20: SCV Water Public Outreach, Legislation Committee Meeting
Nycote Laboratories Corporation, a leading provider of advanced coatings solutions, is proud to announce a significant expansion with the purchase of a modern detached industrial building in Santa Clarita.
Nycote Labs Expands Operations with New Santa Clarita Headquarters
SCV Water, with the help of consultant A&N Technical Services, is set to develop SCV Water’s first Water Use Efficiency Strategic Plan.
SCV Water Developing Efficiency Plan to Aid Conservation Goals
Fonder-Salari, a Santa Clarita-based construction management firm, and Beverly Hills Unified School District as the distinguished Owner, have been recognized for their exemplary leadership in the modernization of the historic El Rodeo Elementary School.
Santa Clarita-Based Construction Firm Honored for Leadership
The Santa Clarita Valley Fourth of July Parade Committee has extended the deadline to enter the parade to Wednesday, June 19. The committee is seeking entries from the commumity for the 92nd Annual Santa Clarita Valley Fourth of July Parade.
June 19: Deadline to Enter SCV Fourth of July Parade
Dave Caldwell, the play-by-play voice of The Master's University athletic department for more than a decade and the school's sports information director for the last two, earned a significant distinction this month.
GSAC Names TMU’s Dave Caldwell Sports Information Director of the Year
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) — California lawmakers on Thursday passed the state budget for fiscal year 2024-25, meeting a key legislative deadline after months of facing a massive deficit
California Lawmakers Pass $293 Billion Budget
LOS ANGELES (CN) — California’s insurance commissioner on Wednesday said his office is pushing forward with regulatory reform, pointing to new requirements he said will lead to more policies in wildfire-prone areas.
State Insurance Commissioner Reveals Changes for Wildfire-Prone Areas
Longtime California State University, Northridge lecturer and pioneering civil rights activist, the Rev. James M. Lawson Jr., has died, at the age of 95.
CSUN Remembers Lecturer, Civil Rights Icon James M. Lawson
California State Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced Thursday his school transparency measure, Senate Bill 1194 (SB 1194), was approved by the Assembly Education Committee.
Wilk’s Parent Council Transparency Bill Clears Education Committee
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health earned 21 Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties.
L.A. County Public Health Receives National Recognition
1949 - Frank Walker deeds over the first 40 acres of Placerita Canyon State Park [story]
SCV Water Agency will be holding their next regular board meeting next Tuesday on June 18. 
June 18: Regular Meeting of SCV Water Board
Fitch Ratings has raised the County's long-term issuer credit rating to AAA from AA+, garnering the highest possible credit rating available in the financial markets.
County Receives Highest Credit Rating From Two Major Ratings Agencies
SCV Water is proud to announce it has received the prestigious Distinguished Budget Presentation award for its FY 2023/24 & FY 2024/25 Biennial Budget from the Government Finance Officers Association .
SCV Water Honored by Government Finance Officers Association
Summer is right around the corner and the Santa Clarita Public Library has launched its highly anticipated Summer Reading Program through July 27.
Renew Your Love of Reading at the Santa Clarita Public Library’s Summer Reading Program
With the stigma around mental health shifting, conversations about therapy are becoming increasingly popular. However, those who seek mental health counseling know finding a therapist or an ideal therapy approach isn’t always easy. 
CSUN Prof Gives TEDx Talk on Creating a Unified Framework for Psychotherapy
Welcome to this edition of Pilar's Pocketbook. This week, has crucial information to help navigate tax filings and ensure entitled benefits are received.
Pilar Schiavo | Pilar’s Pocketbook Tax Filing Help
Santa Clarita resident and retired William S. Hart High School Baseball Coach Jim Ozella announced his first book was published this spring.
Retired Hart High School Baseball Coach Jim Ozella Releases Book
Making Lawn & Landscape Magazine’s Top 100 List based on a company’s previous year’s revenue is no small feat, yet commercial landscaping design, build and maintenance company Stay Green keeps receiving this top industry honor year after year, placing this family-run business on the map in this nationwide competition.
Stay Green Landscaping Firm Makes Lawn & Landscape Top 100
The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control  is pleased to announce the second Heart to Home Super Pet Adoption Event taking place at William S Hart Regional Park in Santa Clarita on June 15 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
June 15:  Super Pet Adoption Event at William S. Hart Regional Park
1868 - Ravena post office (with one "n") established in Soledad Canyon [story]
Ravenna depot
Three award winning local Santa Clarita Valley artists, Harriette Knight, Patty Haft and Georgette Arison invite the public to an opening reception of a visually stimulating art show called "Eye Candy" on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 5-8 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Artists Association Gallery in Old Town Newhall.
Aug. 2-11: ‘Eye Candy’ at SCAA Gallery in Old Town Newhall