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1969 - Board of Trustees selects "College of the Canyons" name [story]

Council to Consider 6-Screen Laemmle Theatre, Housing
Thursday, Jul 9, 2015

The Santa Clarita City Council will consider negotiating with Laemmle Theatres and a developer partner to bring a 6-screen Laemmle art house movie theater and residential units to Old Town Newhall. The location under discussion is the empty city block that’s owned by the city and its former redevelopment...

Redevelopment On the Rebound?
Thursday, Feb 20, 2014

The same people who championed Proposition 13 in 1978 are working to restore redevelopment in California. On Wednesday – two years after the governor and Legislature wiped redevelopment off the state’s books – Attorney General Kamala Harris cleared the way for a group of seasoned campaign consultants...

City Making Plans for Its Newhall Redevelopment Property
Friday, Dec 13, 2013

City contractors raze the vacant buildings of the “redevelopment block” in June 2012. Click image for more photos & info. Redevelopment in California is dead, but the paperwork continues for redevelopment agencies that still owned property when the state pulled the plug in early 2012. Like...

Friday, Jul 13, 2012

The Los Angeles County Auditor-Controller has invoiced the city of Santa Clarita’s “successor agency” to its former redevelopment agency for $543,415.89, representing excess revenues the agency received during the 2011-12 fiscal year. City Redevelopment Manager Arminé Chaparyan said...

Smyth Votes with Dems on Redevelopment Housing Money
Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012

Cameron Smyth Nearly $9 million in redevelopment agency money is one step closer to be returned to the coffers of the City of Santa Clarita following passage of AB 1585 on Monday by the state Assembly, including an across-the-aisle vote by 38th District Assembly Member Cameron Smyth. “It would have...

Council Roundup: Goodbye Redevelopment, Hello Convention Center?
Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012

The Santa Clarita City Council said goodbye to nine members of the Newhall Redevelopment Committee (NRC) whose contribution, although greatly appreciated, became moot once redevelopment agencies were dissolved by Governor Jerry Brown. “Thanks to your dedication and partnership with the city, Old Town...

Monday, Mar 12, 2012

At Tuesday night’s City Council meeting the City Council Ad-Hoc Subcommittee on Redevelopment is recommending council support three redevelopment agency wind down bills that could prevent millions of dollars being lost by the city. Three bills, SB 654, SB 986 and AB 1585, have been amended or introduced...

Thursday, Mar 1, 2012

The Newhall Redevelopment Committee has ceased to exist. Word came late Thursday from City Manager Ken Pulskamp in the form of a letter to Newhall Redevelopment Committee members (including this writer). The Newhall Redevelopment Committee is – or was – an all-volunteer advisory body to the City...

Newhall Bike Shop, Winery Get a Facelift
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012

Roger and Nate Hasper | Photo: Stephen K. Peeples When you think of the family business, you don’t always put together bicycles and wine – but in downtown Newhall, the city cut the ribbon Tuesday on a façade project that benefits the brothers Hasper – Roger, who owns Newhall Bicycle Company and...

SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012
Tuesday, Feb 7, 2012

In this episode: Antonovich reacts to ruling against Proposition 8. Also: Newhall Redevelopment Committee in limbo, projects get placed on hold. SCV Sports: Indians gear up to take on Vikings in the High School Basketball Game of the Week Finally:  Third Annual Project Prom collects gowns, tuxedos,...

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1969 - Board of Trustees selects "College of the Canyons" name [story]
The city of Santa Clarita Planning Commission is scheduled to conduct a public hearing Tuesday to further deliberate on the Sand Canyon Resort development.
Sand Canyon Resort Development Returns to Planning Commission
The CIF Southern Section and KAP7 International, Inc. announced a five-year partnership extension for KAP7 to be the official boys and girls water polo ball for all championship events.
KAP7, CIF-SS Announce Extension of Five-Year Ball Partnership
Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled a plan that would spend about $1.5 billion of the state’s $75.7 billion surplus in grants of up to $25,000 to support small businesses, according to state officials this week.
Chamber Urges SCV to Support Newsom’s Aid to Small Businesses
On Friday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed 17 new deaths and 583 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 27,842 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Studies Show Vaccine Appears to Be Effective Against Variants; 27,842 Total SCV Cases
Fourteen-year-old Andrew Jenofsky was the first in line to get his shot at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Thursday morning, as adolescents ages 12-15 were given the go-ahead to get Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.
14-Year-Old First to Receive Pfizer Vaccine at Henry Mayo
Support for Israel was written across the signs and faces of approximately 100 demonstrators during a rally held on City Hall’s steps Thursday evening.
Approximately 100 SCV Residents Gather to Support Israel
The city of Santa Clarita received approximately 850 applications for its rental assistance program ahead of the program’s April 30 application deadline.
City Receives More Than 800 Rental Assistance Applications
Saddleback Butte State Park announced it is urgently searching for volunteers to become camp hosts beginning June 1.
Camp Hosts Needed at Saddleback Butte State Park, New Updates Announced for Mojave Area State Parks
Los Angeles County Public Health officials said it will review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's newly released guidance for fully vaccinated residents in order to make adjustments to the current County and state guidelines.
LA County to Review CDC’s Masking Guidelines for Fully Vaccinated People
The city of Santa Clarita released an updated schedule for the Concerts in the Park series set to take place in July and August.
City Releases Updated Schedule for Concerts in the Park
1874 - Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez captured in Hollywood Hills [story]
Tiburcio Vasquez
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidance Thursday indicating that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely resume activities that were done prior to the pandemic.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: CDC Loosens Mask Restrictions for Fully Vaccinated People; SCV Cases Total 27,825
A total of 277 single-family homes changed owners during April in the Santa Clarita Valley as the as the tight inventory rose to its highest level in five months, though remained well below year-ago totals, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Thursday.
SCV Median Home Price $795,000 Hits Record
After making numerous requests for correction for failure by the County Board of Supervisors to abide by various sections of the Brown Act, the Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment was left with no option than to file a formal legal complaint.
SCOPE Files Legal Complaint Over L.A. County’s Failure to Abide by Brown Act
The case against a prominent Santa Clarita Valley Realtor who had been accused of a sexual assault stemming from a Las Vegas real estate conference last summer was dismissed, a court clerk confirmed Thursday.
Las Vegas Sexual Assault Case Against SCV Realtor Dismissed, L.A. County Case “Still Active”
Tommy's Boats - a national boat dealership brand with locations in Florida, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, and Michigan - announced a new location opening soon in Castaic.
May 19, May 20: Tommy’s Boats Grill & Chill Hiring Event
Foothill League coaches announced their choice for Player of the Year and their All-League teams recently.
Saugus High QB Named Foothill League Player of the Year
California Credit Union has awarded 10 scholarships of $1,000 each to college-bound students in Los Angeles and Orange Counties in its annual College Scholarship Program.
Valencia High Student Awarded California Credit Union Scholarship
Santa Clarita Mayor Bill Miranda responded Tuesday to criticisms of the city of Santa Clarita Human Relations Roundtable, which was formed as a result of last summer’s protests about issues involving race relations.
Mayor Taking Human Relations Roundtable Criticisms “Very Seriously”
1825 - Town founder Henry Mayo Newhall born in Saugus, Mass. [read/watch]
Henry M. Newhall
Six days a week, Santa Clarita Grocery opens its warehouse to people in need.
Local Shop Donates Leftover Bagels To Help Families
As part of the $100 billion California Comeback Plan, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a $20 billion to transform California public schools into gateways of equity and opportunity.
Newsom Announces $20 Billion Investment to Public Schools
The LA County Development Authority have extended the deadline to register for elderly family housing sites from June to the end of the year. 
LACDA Extends Registration For Elderly Family Public Housing Sites, Including Valencia