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

L.A. Summerfest to Honor Retired NSD Superintendent
Friday, Jun 16, 2017

Dr. Marc Winger The Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival has announced this year’s honoree for the Court of the Lord Chamberlain, the kick-off event of the LA Summerfest at Rivendale. Dr. Marc Winger, retired Superintendent of the Newhall School District, will be inducted in recognition of his leadership...

Open Call for Bands, Musicians at Rivendale
Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017

The LA SummerFEST, is announcing an open call for musicians for the 2017 season. The LA SummerFEST is an annual 5-week, summer cultural series that serves the North LA County region. The family friendly, free festival includes music, theatre performances, and special events. As part of the cultural...

City Adds Parking to Rivendale Open Space at Towsley Canyon
Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016

Trail explorers will now have access to nearly 100 new parking spaces when visiting the popular Towsley Canyon trails in Santa Clarita.  The new gravel parking lot extension is free and open to the public. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of this new convenient amenity. Before the City’s...

SCV Entertainment Beat: Blues & Wumbloozo
Thursday, Jul 31, 2014

A smokin’ hot weekend of music is cooking in the Santa Clarita Valley, for those of us who don’t flee to the coast for the Ventura County Fair. Saturday at Rivendale Park in Towsley Canyon off the Old Road, you can help celebrate the second annual “International Blues Music Day.” The band lineup...

Performance Groups Invited to SummerFest at Rivendale
Sunday, Jan 19, 2014

Are you part of a band, jazz group, dance group, or singing group? Looking to perform at a venue for 100 to 300 people? Once again, the Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival is extending an open invitation to local performing arts groups to join the SummerFest at Rivendale this July and August. The LA SummerFest...

Council OK’s Master Plan Concept for Rivendale Park
Thursday, Sep 12, 2013

Learn more about Rivendale: – http://www.scvhistory.com/scvhistory/fetter_rivendale.htm – http://www.scvhistory.com/scvhistory/lw2415b.htm   [KHTS] – On a 4-0 vote, Santa Clarita City Council members approved a plan Tuesday to renovate Rivendale Park, located just off The Old Road...

SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, September 12, 2013

In this episode: Fire department crews are working to clear up live power lines that fell on Soledad canyon Road near Commuter Way Thursday afternoon; Redevelopment at Rivendale is moving forward after a unanimous vote at City Hall. Also: Photographers and high school students from across their valley...

July 19: Local Jazz Combo SpareTime to Play Rivendale
Thursday, Jul 18, 2013

SpareTime SpareTime is the first of the concerts planned for the LA SummerFest at Rivendale, this Friday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m. SpareTime, a jazz group based in Santa Clarita, with music that’s a blend of smooth jazz in a combination of styles – fusion, pop, straight-ahead, Latin, rock, mostly instrumental,...

L.A. SummerFest Season Starts with the Bard at Rivendale
Monday, Jul 15, 2013

More than 60 people gathered at Rivendale Park on Friday for a kickoff dinner and fundraiser to support L.A. SummerFest, which brings free Shakespeare performances and other shows to the Santa Clarita Valley. “It’s a great turnout,” said David Stearns, the event’s executive director....

Shakespeare Festival Rebrands as ‘L.A. SummerFest at Rivendale’
Monday, Jun 17, 2013

It is summer and the Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival is hard at work creating a performance space in Towsley Canyon Park. But this year, they won’t be alone. The Shakespeare Festival has invited other local groups to join them during the July. The newly expanded festival is now called the L.A. SummerFest...

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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