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1855 - Sanford & Cyrus Lyon establish Lyon's Station (for stagecoaches) near today's Sierra Hwy & Newhall Ave [story]
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Sept. 9: Santa Clarita Arts Commission Regular Meeting
Tuesday, Sep 7, 2021

The city of Santa Clarita Arts Commission will hold its regular meeting in City Council Chambers, Thursday, Sept. 9, at 6:00 p.m. Items on the agenda include updates on the 2022 Sidewalk Poetry Project, Trailhead Public Art, and 2022 Arts Grants Program. The meeting will take place at 23920 Valencia...

Santa Clarita Seeking Artists for Upcoming Exhibit
Thursday, Aug 12, 2021

Example from Fernando Vicente’s Atlas Series. Photo credit: city of Santa Clarita. The city of Santa Clarita is seeking artwork for consideration for the upcoming exhibit, “Follow Your Art,” at the First Floor Gallery of Santa Clarita City Hall, located at 23920 Valencia Boulevard. The art...

Local Artists, Musicians, Writers Encouraged to Take Survey for Upcoming Symposium
Thursday, Jul 15, 2021

The city of Santa Clarita is currently gathering feedback from artists to better foster the community of local artists throughout Southern California. Santa Clarita artists, musicians, writers, designers, performers – the City wants to hear from you. The City plans on continuing to offer panel...

June 10: Santa Clarita Arts Commission Virtual Regular Meeting
Tuesday, Jun 8, 2021

The Santa Clarita Arts Commission will hold its regular meeting virtually Thursday, June 10, at 6:00 p.m. Items on the agenda include the Canyon Country Community Center and a status report on public art projects. To view the full agenda, see below. To maximize public safety while still maintaining transparency...

Residents Invited to Create Tile Art for Canyon Country Community Center
Thursday, Apr 29, 2021

The courtyard wall at the future Canyon Country Community Center has been chosen as a location for public artwork, and you can be part of the process! This unique art piece will serve as a backdrop for weddings, special events and more. Artist Katy Krantz was selected by the Santa Clarita Arts Commission...

Arts Symposium 2020 Takes on Virtual Platform
Thursday, Oct 1, 2020

Join The MAIN for the Arts Virtual Symposium 2020, as a part of the city of Santa Clarita’s “ARTober” celebration. The free symposium will offer workshops and panel discussions by the New Heights Artists Development Series, presented every Saturday in October. Each session will focus on Visual...

Dec. 12: Arts Commission Regular Meeting
Thursday, Dec 5, 2019

The Santa Clarita Arts Commission will hold its regular meeting Thursday, Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m. Items on the agenda include an update on the City’s arts marketing, a discussion on the Trailhead Art project and a report on the augmented reality mobile application. The meeting will take place in City...

June 13: Santa Clarita Arts Commission Regular Meeting
Monday, Jun 10, 2019

The Santa Clarita Arts Commission will hold its regular meeting Thursday, June 13, at 6:30 p.m. Items on the agenda include an update on the Skate Park Art Project, an overview of the Newhallywood Silent Film Festival and a status on the Commission’s Work Plan. The meeting will take place in City...

Wilk Receives 2019 Legislative Arts Star Award
Friday, Apr 26, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, has been named the 2019 Legislative Arts Star by Californians for the Arts, his office announced Friday. “It is an honor to receive this award,” Wilk said. “Santa Clarita has a vibrant art community so I am very aware...

July 18-20: Santa Clarita Arts Calendar
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018

Here is the list of Santa Clarita arts-related events for July 18-20: July 18: Western Music Association Showcase at El Trocadero Steakhouse Time: 6:30 p.m. Musicians and cowboy poets perform stories and songs of the romantic Old West, contemporary music of the American West, and songs of the open range...

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1855 - Sanford & Cyrus Lyon establish Lyon's Station (for stagecoaches) near today's Sierra Hwy & Newhall Ave [story]
Sanford Lyon
Officials from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital are once again urging those eligible to get vaccinated, as the hospital is experiencing a marked influx of COVID-19 patients, hospital spokesman Patrick Moody said Thursday.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: Henry Mayo Hospital Admittance Up 50%; SCV Cases Total 35,477
A “significant amount of smoke” from the Windy and KNP Complex fires northeast of Bakersfield in the Sequoia National Forest have entered the Los Angeles area, according to a Thursday morning tweet from the U.S. National Weather Service Los Angeles.
Hazy SCV Skies from Sequoia Forest Fires
Spookiness is on its way to Main Street in Old Town Newhall.
Scarecrow Alley Coming to Old Town Newhall
The Chiquita Canyon Landfill Technical Advisory Committee met Wednesday afternoon to discuss updates at the Val Verde landfill.
Chiquita Canyon Landfill Health Report Nearing Final Process
Following a record-breaking event in 2020 – Soup for the Soul will once again be presented virtually in 2021.
Tickets Now on Sale for Bridge to Home’s 2021 Soup for the Soul Virtual Fundraiser
The city of Santa Clarita’s annual Evening of Remembrance event will occur on Wednesday, Sept. 29, beginning with a Walk of Remembrance at 6:15 p.m., followed by the program at 6:45 p.m.
Community Invited to Annual Evening of Remembrance
College of the Canyons is continuing its tradition of inviting community groups to experience Cougar football during the 2021 season, with all healthcare workers and first responders invited to attend Saturday’s game vs. Palomar College free of charge.
Cougars Football Continuing with Community Invite Tradition
The Santa Clarita chapter of the American Cancer Society is excited to announce its annual leading fundraiser of the year — Relay For Life - will take place on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Westfield Town Center Mall, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Oct. 2: American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life
At least one person was reported wounded in a shooting in Newhall Wednesday night, prompting a response from law enforcement and medical personnel.
Newhall Shooting Sends One Person to Hospital
Are you ready for a “Partea”? Circle of Hope’s 17th Annual Tea Celebration will be held at the Hyatt Regency Valencia on Saturday, Oct. 9, beginning at 11:00 a.m.
Oct. 9: Circle of Hope’s 17th Annual Tea Celebration
SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond proudly recognized Betty Reid Soskin, a pioneering Bay Area civil rights activist and the oldest living National Park Ranger serving in the United States, as an Ambassador to California Education on her 100th birthday.
Betty Reid Soskin Named California’s Newest Education Ambassador
The Mojave Area California State Parks  recently announced status updates for public use.
Status Updates Released for Mojave Area State Parks
1948 - Agua Dulce Women's Club organized [timeline]
Women's Club
The Santa Clarita Planning Commission approved the installation and operation of a Verizon wireless communication facility that will expand wireless coverage in the city’s center. 
Verizon Wireless Facility Approved By Planning Commission
State Senator Scott Wilk is honoring four Hispanic community leaders to commemorate National Hispanic Heritage Month. 
Wilk Honors Local Hispanic Community Leaders
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Wednesday confirmed 41 new deaths and 1,750 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 35,403 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: Nursing Facility Numbers See Decline; Santa Clarita Cases total: 35,403
College of the Canyons and the Santa Clarita Environmental Education Consortium, SCEEC, will virtually host the 2021 Green STEM Summit on Saturday, Oct. 9 with the purpose of introducing students to green careers.
COC’s Virtual Green STEM Summit Slated For October
The Angeles National Forest will end its forest closure order Wednesday at 11:59 pm, a week past the expiration of the California regional closure.
Angeles National Forest Ending Closure Order
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced a vision for ensuring that every California student will learn to read by third grade by the year 2026 during a virtual press conference on Tuesday
State Superintendent Seeks To Increase Literacy By Third Grade For All California Students
In an effort to keep adopted pets from returning to the shelter, the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control has launched a free online resource center to help pet owners who can no longer keep their pets.
Pets Get A Second Chance With New Rehoming Program
The population of the city of Santa Clarita grew by 22.9% between 2010 and 2020, according to U.S. Census data released Monday that will be used to redistrict boundaries for various political offices in California. 
Santa Clarita Population Has Grown Over 50,000 In Ten Years
A federal court handed international mining conglomerate Cemex a win last week in its decades-long battle to establish a mining operation in Soledad Canyon.    
Court Rules In Favor Of Cemex Over Bureau Of Land Management
The American Cancer Society Santa Clarita Valley held a Relay Rally at Westfield Valencia Town Center Saturday afternoon to raise awareness about its annual Relay for Life of the Santa Clarita Valley event on Saturday, Oct. 2. 
Community Gets Ready For Relay For Life With Local Relay Rally