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1941 - Ernie Hickson buys out Trem Carr's interest in their Monogram movie ranch, renames it "Placeritos" (later called Melody). [story]
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LOCAL SCHOOL NEWS
First Guidepost Montessori School in LA County Opens at Copper Hill
Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019

Guidepost Montessori at Copper Hill officially opened its doors to the public Tuesday. The school welcomed nearly 20 students for a successful first day of learning and fun. “We’ve been preparing for this day for many months,” said Emily Strand, head of the school. “And it was truly gratifying...

LA County Parents Reportedly Use Half their Income on Early Care, Education
Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017

Parents with two children may pay nearly half their wages for child care in Los Angeles County, even as licensed early care and education centers are only able to serve 1 in 7 working parents with infants and toddlers, according to a new report that explores the resources and gaps in the early care...

COC Receives $300k for Preschool Nature Program
Thursday, Jul 14, 2016

[Supervisor Antonovich] – Kathryn Barger, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich’s Chief Deputy (third from left in photo), presented a $300,000 check to the Board of Trustees of the College of the Canyons for its Center for Early Education. The grant, on behalf of Los Angeles Universal Preschool,...

Sierra Montesorri Preschool to Celebrate 15th Anniversary
Friday, Apr 22, 2016

Sierra Montesorri Preschool will host an open house event Friday, April 22 to celebrate its 15th anniversary. Parents and children are invited to find out more about Sierra Montesorrri as well as enjoy the event’s music, food and door prizes. The open house runs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the official...

Preschool Enrollment Open in Newhall District
Thursday, Mar 3, 2016

The Newhall School District is currently enrolling 3 – 4 year olds in their preschool programs for the upcoming school year.   FULL DAY PROGRAM: Our full day program is located at Oak Hills Elementary School. The hours of operation are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. five days a week. The monthly tuition...

Assembly Education Panel OK’s Free Preschool for All
Thursday, Apr 30, 2015

[KHTS] – Assembly lawmakers unanimously passed a bill Wednesday in favor of providing free preschool for every low-income 4-year-old in California. Education Committee members voted in favor of AB 47, the Preschool for All Act, which is now on its way to Appropriations Committee. The amended bill...

Saugus District Relocating Bouquet Preschool for 2015-16
Thursday, Mar 12, 2015

[KHTS] – The Saugus Union School District will be relocating the full-day preschool program from the Bouquet Canyon Elementary School site to two locations in the district, Emblem Academy and Rosedell Elementary School for the 2015-2016 school year. The SUSD’s Child Development Program provides...

State Spending $67 Mil. to Add Preschool Slots
Thursday, Oct 2, 2014

Tom Torlakson State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and State Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) announced Thursday that the California Department of Education has allocated $67 million to add 7,500 preschool slots for low-income Californians. “This is a great...

Newhall Preschool Vandalized
Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014

In the daytime hours on Tuesday, August 26, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station patrol deputies responded to a pre-school located in the 24600 block of Walnut Street, Newhall.  Deputies discovered a burglary and vandalism occurred sometime overnight. Unknown suspects entered the pre-school, stole...

Local Preschool Offering Enrollment
Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014

Qualifying families are invited to enroll in a state-funded preschool program at Cedarcreek in the Saugus Union School District. The program runs Monday through Friday for about three hours. Eligibility is determined through gross family income and location within the school district. “We give priority...

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1941 - Ernie Hickson buys out Trem Carr's interest in their Monogram movie ranch, renames it "Placeritos" (later called Melody). [story]
Ernie Hickson
2002 - "Legacy: Santa Clarita's Living History" series debuts on SCVTV with "Placerita Gold" episode [watch]
Legacy
1960 - SCV switches to Direct Dial, All-Number Calling [story]
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Starting this weekend, live comedy is coming back to the Santa Clarita Valley.
J.R.’s Comedy Club Returns to Bring Laughs Back to SCV
During the second day of testimony during the preliminary hearing for Noel Fisher, the Stevenson Ranch resident and Grammy-winning producer arrested on suspicion of 26 counts of sexual assault and/or rape, the second victim to testify alleged that he grabbed her arm and forced her face down into the cushion of a car seat.
Woman Testifies Stevenson Ranch Grammy Winner Raped Her on Hollywood Street
After a state-appointed committee shared a controversial plan to realign the justice system, which would place all of L.A. County’s juvenile offenders in two local camps, local legislators shared their views on their votes for the bills that made the plan possible.
Legislators Explain Votes Leading to Juvenile Inmate Plan
In a ruling of “power versus space … two great pillars of environmental sustainability,” open space won this week, a win for city officials — at a $5 million price.
City Must Pay $5 Million If Solar Panels Are Demolished
The Tuesday meeting agenda for the Santa Clarita City Council has been released by officials. Beginning June 22, City Council meetings will return to a fully in-person format.
June 22: First In-Person City Council Regular Meeting
L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger and Santa Clarita City Council members were surprised this week by news of a state-appointed committee’s plan to move juvenile offenders to a pair of facilities in Saugus.
Plan to Place Juvenile Inmates in Saugus Facilities Raises Concerns
The city of Santa Clarita Human Relations Roundtable released a statement recognizing Juneteenth, which commemorates the freeing of enslaved African Americans in the Southern states of the United States of America.
SCV Human Relations Roundtable Releases Statement Recognizing Juneteenth
On Friday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed nine new deaths and 253 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 28,101 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Public Health Urges Community to Celebrate Father’s Day, Juneteenth Safely; SCV Cases Total 28,101
College of the Canyons announced it will launch a first-of-its-kind Law Enforcement Technology program slated to begin in Fall 2021, that will focus on the emerging trends and potential applications for new technologies in criminal investigations and other law enforcement operations.
COC Launches New Law Enforcement Technology Program
The California Department of Public Health and the California Department of Technology announced today a new Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record for Californians.
State Launches New Digital Tool for Easy Access to COVID-19 Vaccine Record
As part of the Old Town Newhall Specific Plan update, the city of Santa Clarita will host a walking tour and pop-up booth at the Old Town Newhall Farmers Market on Saturday, June 26, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
City Invites the Community to Family-Friendly Walking Tour of Old Town Newhall
1945 - PFC Johnny Cordova of Castaic killed in action on Okinawa [story]
Johnny Cordova
The Board of Directors approved a five-year schedule of changes to SCV Water’s rate structure on Tues, June 15
SCV Water Announces New Rate Changes And Charges
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert as high temperatures have been forecast for the following areas.
Health Officer Issues Heat Alert To Last Through Saturday
The SCV Education Foundation awarded six Hart High School District seniors $10,000 scholarships.
SCV Education Foundation Announces 2021 Scholarship Winners
L.A. County Public Health confirmed today eight new deaths and 249 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 28,074 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: LA County Starts New Vaccine Sweepstakes; 28,074 Total SCV Cases
Santa Clarita Public Library is inviting kids to have fun in the sun with music, movement and bubbles, with the "Bubbles and Bops" event. 
SCV Public Library’s ‘Bubbles And Bops’ Adds More Days, Parks
SCV for Change is scheduled to host a Juneteenth event Saturday evening at Central Park featuring live music, a chalk art walk, tie dye station and raffle. 
Juneteenth Picnic Set For Saturday At Central Park
SCV Water’s quick and proactive response to removing per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals in its groundwater supply received top honors as the Best Environmental Project from the American Public Works Association (APWA) – High Desert Branch.
SCV Water Honored for PFAS Water Treatment Plant
I began working for my local veterinarian when I was in high school and remained at that job until I left for college.
Herd Immunity Isn’t Just For Humans I Marcia Mayeda
With restrictions easing in California and LA County, The Santa Clarita City Council is returning to fully in-person meetings starting with the meeting scheduled for Tues, June 22 at 6 p.m. 
City Council to Resume In-Person Public Participation