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1972 - Vasquez Rocks added to National Register of Historic Places [list]
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New Things to Do, See in Santa Clarita
Saturday, Feb 1, 2014

Santa Clarita is an amazing place to call home. You don’t have to take my word for it. Last year Santa Clarita ranked among “America’s Top 100 Best Places to Live” by Livability.com based on economics, housing, education, amenities and infrastructure, among other items. Each day, city staff works...

Council, Commission to Put Heads Together on Public Art
Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013

[KHTS] – Santa Clarita City Council members moved to table the decision on three art pieces Tuesday during their meeting at City Hall over concerns about the Arts Commission’s choices. City officials were slated to move on three decisions related to about $45,000 in art pieces that the Santa...

Artist Selected for Valencia Library Parking Lot Piece
Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013

[KHTS] – The Santa Clarita Arts Commission approved the final artist selection to create a public art piece to be implemented in the Valencia Public Library on Oct. 10, city officials said. Emma Anna from Australia is expected to create the public sculpture intended to celebrate the Valencia Public...

Aug. 2-18: ‘Art in Touch’ Exhibit on Town Center Drive
Friday, Aug 2, 2013

Art exhibits typically showcase visual components, but the “Art in Touch” traveling exhibit now on display in Santa Clarita features tactile and interactive art that’s meant to be touched. From Friday, August 2, through Sunday, August 18,  the exhibit will be open to the public on Town Center...

Call to Artists: For Piece at Magic Mtn/5 Freeway
Tuesday, Jun 25, 2013

CALL SUMMARY The City of Santa Clarita is seeking an artist (or team of artists) to provide for the design and construction of a community entry art piece along Magic Mountain Parkway and the exit from the 5 Freeway (North). The artwork will be situated prominently on a large wall at intersection of...

Calling All Artists: Got Something Funny to Exhibit?

This just in from Jeff Barber, Arts & Events supervisor at the City of Santa Clarita: “I will be presenting a show beginning on December 1, 2013 that will feature humor in art. “‘Sure to Bring a Smile: Humor in Art’ will be exhibited in the First Floor Gallery at City Hall. ...

Call for Artists: To Design Canyon Country Bike Racks
Thursday, Jun 20, 2013

New bike racks in front of City Hall were designed by local artist Shuko Nielsen. The City of Santa Clarita invites artists or a team of artists to design two artistic and functional bike racks for the Canyon County Community Center, located at 18792 Flying Tiger Drive.  Artists must submit a proposal...

City Seeks $ponsors for Newhall Roundabout Art Piece
Monday, Mar 18, 2013

The City of Santa Clarita is offering community members an opportunity to be part of Old Town Newhall’s heritage as a sponsor for the new iconic, public art project, which will be featured inside the Newhall Roundabout at the intersection of Main Street. The area will be adorned with sizeable boulders...

Farmers Market, Inaugural Art Slam Tonight in Newhall
Thursday, Mar 7, 2013

THE OLD TOWN NEWHALL FARMERS MARKET WAS CANCELED IN OCTOBER 2013. Tonight marks the beginning of a season of events, Thursdays@Newhall, and the return of the Farmers Market in Old Town Newhall. Both the Farmers Market and Art Slam will happen rain or shine. The weekly Farmers Market returns tonight,...

Valencia Town Center Art Space Goes NOMAD (Video)
Saturday, Jan 19, 2013

New life has found its way to the Westfield Valencia Town Center by way of a new art exhibit. The city of Santa Clarita and NOMAD, a visual arts program, united Saturday to unveil “Art Making for Change: NOMAD LAB.” The showcase, located on the upper level of the mall near the Sears patio entrance,...

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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 5 new deaths and 172 new cases of COVID-19, with 28,144 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 28,144; L.A. County Cases Among Pregnant Women Drop
Varun Ramanan, a freshman at Academy of the Canyons, is hosting a virtual talent show Saturday, July 24, from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. to help raise funds for India's COVID-19 relief efforts.
AOC Freshman Hosting Virtual Talent Show Benefiting India’s COVID-19 Relief
Los Angeles County Public Works was lauded this week for outstanding work in civil engineering and public infrastructure, including the Bouquet Canyon Road project, from local branches of the American Society of Civil Engineers and American Public Works Association.
L.A. County Recognized for Civil Engineering, Bouquet Canyon Road Project
Beginning Saturday, July 3, residents can once again board Santa Clarita Transit’s Summer Beach Bus to travel to Santa Monica on Saturdays and Sundays.
Santa Clarita Transit’s Summer Beach Bus Returns July 3
The Trinity Classical Knights (15-4) are the new 5-A state champions after defeating the San Fernando Tigers (10-1), 49-33 Saturday night in San Fernando.
Trinity Girls Basketball Brings Home State Championship
A big-rig fire that broke out late Tuesday morning spread to nearby brush on the side of northbound lanes on Interstate 5.
Big-Rig Fire Spreads to Brush, Snarls I-5 Traffic
1972 - Vasquez Rocks added to National Register of Historic Places [list]
Vasquez Rocks
On Monday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed three new deaths and 124 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 28,130 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: County Explains Current Cal/OSHA Workplace Guidance; 28,130 Total SCV Cases
Nine College of the Canyons fire technology students have received $1,000 scholarships from Edison International to cover tuition, books and school-related fees.
Edison Awards Fire Technology Scholarships to COC Students
Three additional Pitchess Detention Center inmates were transported to the hospital following suspected drug-related overdoses Monday.
Three More Overdoses Reported at Pitchess Detention Center
The Department of Motor Vehicles announced it is offering eligible Californians a free REAL ID upgrade for a limited time for anyone who received a driver's license or identification card during the pandemic.
DMV Offers Free REAL ID Upgrade for Eligible Californians
The California Highway Patrol is partnering with 11 other highway patrols, state patrols and state police agencies for the Western States Traffic Safety Coalition traffic safety campaign beginning Friday, giving motorists “a dozen reasons not to speed.”
Traffic Safety Campaign Puts Speeding Drivers on Notice
The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District has launched its summer campaign, “One Less Mosquito, One Less Worry” during National Mosquito Control Awareness Week to encourage residents to make mosquito control a part of their daily routine.
Vector Control Encourages Residents to Make Mosquitoes and Their Bites ‘One Less Worry’ This Summer
The movie “Babylon,” directed by an Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle, is set to film near the Santa Clarita Valley in July, with the film’s casting in search of local residents to play extras.
Extras Needed for ‘Babylon’ Movie Filming Near SCV
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has reported nine productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley aka "Hollywood North" the week of Monday, June 21-27, 2021.
Filming This Week in SCV: ‘Noisy,’ ‘Star Trek Picard,’ ‘ACS Impeachment,’ 7 More Productions
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will discuss Tuesday a strategy to address workplace trauma in the L.A. County Fire Department.
Fire Station 81 Shooting Prompts County Review of Firefighter Trauma
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge Monday sentenced Matthew “James” Dorsey to 34.5 years in state prison for the stabbing murder of his estranged wife, Michelle Dorsey.
Estranged Husband Gets 34.5 Years for Michelle Dorsey’s Murder
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