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1874 - First train out of L.A. to reach new town of San Fernando; Newhall 2 years later [story]
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Samuel Dixon Now Accepting Entries for Virtual Rubber Ducky Art Contest
Thursday, Oct 1, 2020

Samuel Dixon Family Health Center is excited to announce their Virtual Rubber Ducky Art Contest. Participants of all ages are encouraged to show their art skills by submitting their best rubber ducky creation; whether you color a rubber ducky template provided on their website or you design a rubber...

Dixon Duck Dash-Rubber Ducky Race Goes On, But Funding Needed
Monday, Oct 21, 2019

The annual Duck Dash-Rubber Ducky Festival to benefit the Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, Inc. set for October 12 was canceled due to the Saddleback Fire, and though the races went on, the intended fundraising did not. The city of Santa Clarita’s Parks and Recreation Department opened up the...

Dixon Center Cancels Duck Dash-Rubber Ducky Festival
Friday, Oct 11, 2019

Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, Inc. has announced the unfortunate cancellation of its 17th Annual Duck Dash – Rubber Ducky Festival on Saturday due to the rapidly growing fires and poor air quality. “It is very unfortunate that we have to make this announcement because our rubber duck event...

Oct. 12: Annual Dixon Duck Dash
Thursday, Oct 10, 2019

Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, Inc. is proud to announce that the city of Santa Clarita officially proclaimed Oct. 12, 2019 as Rubber Ducky Festival Day. At the City Council meeting held on Tuesday, the proclamation was made in honor of the upcoming 17th annual festival that will take place Saturday,...

Insurance Company Returns Cash Prize Back to Local Nonprofit
Thursday, Nov 22, 2018

Whether you’d say it’s “Duck Season!”, “Rabbit Season!”, or just “‘Tis The Season!”, Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers received a welcomed surprise recently when they showed up to deliver a cash prize to the second place winner of their 16th Annual Rubber Ducky Festival. The fundraiser...

Annual Rubber Ducky Festival Raises Funds to Provide Access to Healthcare
Thursday, Oct 25, 2018

Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, Inc. just celebrated their 16th Annual Rubber Ducky Festival on Oct. 13, which raised money to provide access to healthcare, dental and mental health services to those in need. This year’s festival was held again at Bridgeport Park where hundreds of participants of...

Oct. 13: Rubber Ducky Festival at Bridgeport Park
Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018

The 16th Annual Rubber Ducky Festival to benefit the nonprofit Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers will take place on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bridgeport Park in Valencia. The free, family festival kicks off at 11:00 a.m. Several races will occur throughout the day, with approximately...

October 14: 15th Annual Rubber Ducky Festival for Sam Dixon Centers
Friday, Sep 15, 2017

The 15th annual Rubber Ducky Festival to benefit the non-profit Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers will splash down at Bridgeport Park in Valencia on Saturday, October 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free family festival includes a man–made “pond” and raceway, a rock climbing wall, bounce house,...

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1874 - First train out of L.A. to reach new town of San Fernando; Newhall 2 years later [story]
train tunnel
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Monday confirmed 18 new deaths and 337 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as cases in the Santa Clarita Valley now total 27,588 since the pandemic began.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: 2 New Vaccination Sites Open in SCV, Palmdale; 27,588 Total SCV Cases
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has reported six productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley, aka "Hollywood North," the week of Monday, April 19-25, 2021
Six Productions Filming in SCV this Week
The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and the Mental Health Commission will host a public hearing for the Mental Health Services Act Three-Year Plan on Thursday, April 22.
April 22: LACDMH, Mental Health Commission to Hold Virtual Public Hearing
The William S. Hart Union High School District was named one of 19 school districts and one county office of education for school attendance review board as a model program for its attendance strategies during distance learning.
Hart District Named Model SARB Award Winner by State
Students from across the California State University system will make final, virtual pitches of their ideas for new television series on Wednesday, May 5, at California State University, Northridge.
CSUN to Host Final for a Television Pitch Competition
The Children’s Bureau is seeking foster families during National Foster Parent Appreciation Month and is now offering two virtual ways for individuals and couples to learn how to help children in foster care while reunifying with birth families or how to provide legal permanency by adoption.
Children’s Bureau Offering Virtual Orientation During Foster Parent Appreciation Month
In April, the city of Santa Clarita joins in the celebration of National Volunteer Month by recognizing the community's exceptional volunteers with a national award.
Santa Clarita Celebrates National Volunteer Week, Awards Volunteers
To provide a framework to guide the future of residential development locally, the city of Santa Clarita is embarking on a public process to update the Housing Element of the Santa Clarita General Plan.
City to Update 2021-2029 General Plan Housing Element
In an email distributed to parents, Sulphur Springs Union School District Superintendent Catherine Kawaguchi warned parents of a man telling students that he is there to pick them up.
Sulphur Springs Warns of Suspicious Man Near Schools
1880 - Pico Oil Spring Mine Section 2 patented by R.F. Baker and Edward F. Beale [story]
E.F. Beale
1945 - Actors Harry & Olive Carey sell Saugus ranch after 29 years; now Tesoro del Valle [story]
Carey Ranch
1930 - Telephone switchboard operator Louise Gipe, heroine of the 1928 St. Francis Dam disaster, tries & fails to kill herself over an unrequited love [story]
Louise Gipe
The city of Santa Clarita’s Planning Commission will hold a regular meeting virtually Tuesday, April 20, at 6:00 p.m.
April 20: Planning Commission Virtual Regular Meeting
The owner of a shopping center at the corner of Lyons Avenue and Apple Street will seek the Santa Clarita Planning Commission’s approval Tuesday to subdivide the lot from three parcels to eight.
Planning Commission to Consider Subdivision Request
The deadline to submit entries for Santa Clarita Sister Cities’ Young Artists and Authors Showcase has been extended to Sunday, April 25, 2021.
Deadline Extended For Annual Sister Cities Young Artists And Authors Showcase
Internet marketing firm Scorpion made multiple company announcements Wednesday, including plans to open a new headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Scorpion Announces Plans to Move Headquarters
After a year of turmoil for many businesses in the Santa Clarita Valley, the SCV Economic Development Corp. released its list of the area’s largest employers.
EDC Releases SCV’s Largest Employers List
William S. Hart Union High School District officials said 18 students have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days during the regular board meeting Wednesday.
Hart District Reports 18 Positive Cases of COVID-19 Among Students
Los Angeles County Public Health on Friday confirmed 36 new deaths, 643 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, and reported the lowest test positivity rate to date.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: County Test Positivity Rate Hits Record Low; 27,557 Total SCV Cases
For the third year in a row, La Mesa Junior High School has been selected as a "Capturing Kids’ Hearts" National Showcase School for the 2020-2021 school year.
La Mesa Junior High School Selected as National Showcase School
California Senate Bill 545, a measure to provide additional resources to struggling students, has received unanimous support from the Senate Education Committee, announced Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita).
Wilk’s Bill to Address Learning Loss Passes Senate Education
As National Volunteer Appreciation Week approaches, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is recognizing its valued volunteers, a group that numbers over 300 and includes adults, teens, and canines.
April: 18-24: Henry Mayo Recognizes Volunteers During National Volunteer Appreciation Week
The city of Santa Clarita’s annual Earth Arbor Day celebration is set to go virtual this year with the release of an entertaining and informative video program on Thursday, April 22 at 10:00 a.m.
City to Celebrate Earth Arbor Day with Virtual Program and Free Mulch Giveaway