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1938 - Supervisors award construction contract for jail at Wayside Farms in Castaic (later called Pitchess Detention Center). [story]

Nov. 28: City to Discuss Traffic Improvements at Henry Mayo
Monday, Nov 27, 2023

The Santa Clarita city council will hold a special meeting and a regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 28. The council will first meet in a closed special meeting at 5 p.m. for the annual performance evaluation of City Manager Ken Striplin. The council will then meet in open public session at 6 p.m. The meeting...

Ken Striplin | Out-of-This-World Family Literacy Festival
Monday, Nov 20, 2023

Launch Into a Galactic World at the Family Literacy Festival “The more that you read, the more you will know” – Dr. Seuss Are you looking for a day full of out-of-this-world engaging activities, with a big dose of intergalactic information? Look no further than the 16th annual Family Literacy Festival....

Ken Striplin | State of the City 2023 ‘Event Extravaganza’
Monday, Oct 23, 2023

State of the City 2023 – Event Extravaganza Santa Clarita is more than just a City; it’s an experience. It’s where families thrive, businesses prosper and community spirit is strong. You don’t need to look further than the City’s roster of top-tier events to see why. Be it the rhythmic tunes...

Ken Striplin | Explore SCV’s New Demonstration Garden
Monday, Aug 28, 2023

Explore Our Brand-New Demonstration Garden! Throughout the past decade, California has experienced some of the worst droughts in history – partnered with catastrophic wildfires, diminishing water levels in our lakes and rivers and water restrictions impacting millions throughout the state. Our region...

Message from City Manager | Maintaining, Renovating Parks City-Wide
Monday, Aug 7, 2023

Maintaining and Renovating Our Parks Our city of Santa Clarita takes great pride in being an active, thriving community with a wide range of recreational opportunities. Thanks to the leadership of our City Council, Santa Clarita now boasts 37 parks, more than 13,000 acres of open space and more than...

Message from City Manager | Fire Season Safety
Friday, Aug 4, 2023

Stay Safe This Fire Season With an unusually wet winter and spring this year, Santa Clarita’s beautiful green hillsides have turned into dry vegetation. This is a stark reminder of just how easily one spark can cause catastrophic consequences. Our community is no stranger to severe heat and wildfires,...

Message from City Manager | Summer Nights in Santa Clarita
Thursday, Jul 27, 2023

Summer Nights Stay Alive with Santa Clarita Events There’s no shortage of exciting events for residents to attend this summer. From learning about different cultures, grabbing drinks with friends at a themed block party, rocking out to your favorite tribute band or watching a movie under the stars,...

Ken Striplin | Find Out What is New in Old Town Newhall
Tuesday, May 2, 2023

What’s your favorite thing to do in Old Town Newhall? For some, it might be stopping by the library to choose a new book to explore or take part in an engaging story time. Others might be into film or theater, and want to catch a show at the Laemmle Newhall, The MAIN, Canyon Theatre Guild or the Newhall...

Ken Striplin | Message From the City Manager
Tuesday, Apr 4, 2023

Preserving the natural beauty of our city has been a priority for your city council since incorporation. In fact, the very first city ordinance protects our oak trees stating, “…the beauty and natural setting of our city is greatly enhanced by the presence of large numbers of majestic oak trees.”...

City Manager’s Monthly Message – November 2022
Thursday, Nov 3, 2022

Kick-off the Holiday Season at Light Up Main Street It is one of the most popular annual traditions here in Santa Clarita. Coming together with your family, friends and neighbors to watch the 16-foot-tall Christmas tree and all of Main Street come to life with festive holiday lights and decorations at...

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1938 - Supervisors award construction contract for jail at Wayside Farms in Castaic (later called Pitchess Detention Center). [story]
The Master’s University has launched a new church and ministry scholarship for prospective students attending churches in the Southern California region (defined with Fresno County as the northern extremity).
TMU Launches Scholarship Serving Students in SoCal Region
The American Red Cross has a critical need for blood donations, and the city of Santa Clarita is urging residents to make a life-saving appointment today.
SCV Blood Donors Urgently Needed
College of the Canyons had five players served with All-Western State Conference, South Division honors after closing out the 2023 season.
Cougars Earn All-WSC Recognition
It came down to the final 3.2 seconds.
Heartbreaking Loss for Mustangs in Florida
College of the Canyons has received a $500,00 grant from the California Workforce Development Board to develop High Road Training Partnerships with regional industry partners.
COC Awarded $500K Training Grant
Yair Haimoff, managing director SIOR of Spectrum Commercial Real Estate, Inc., is pleased to announce the recent sale of four medical office condos located at 27335 Tourney Road in Valencia for a purchase price of $3.4 million.
Valencia Medical Office Condos Sell for $3.4M
One of my favorite new holiday traditions is taking my family to a day out on the ice at The Cube – Ice and Entertainment Center, Powered by FivePoint Valencia, especially during the holiday season.
Ken Striplin | Holiday Season at The Cube
The city of Santa Clarita is pleased to announce that MV Transportation and the union that represents the bus drivers came to an agreement on Sunday, ending the strike.
Santa Clarita Bus Strike Over
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office released the list of six productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, Dec. 4 - Sunday, Dec. 10.
‘NCIS,’ ‘CSI: Vegas’ Among Six Productions Filming in SCV
The Canyon Theatre Guild’s production of "Elf The Musical," based on the New Line Cinema movie of the same name, opened Friday, Nov. 24 and will run until Dec. 23rd, including added shows on Sunday Dec. 3 and Thursday Dec. 14.
Canyon Theatre Guild Presents ‘Elf: The Musical’
During this festive season of joy and giving, the National Park Service presents the entrance fee-free dates for 2024.
National Parks Announces 2024 Entrance Fee-Free Days
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health cautions residents who are planning to visit the following Los Angeles County beaches to avoid swimming, surfing and playing in ocean waters due to bacterial levels exceeding health standards when last tested.
Bacterial Levels Remain High at L.A. County Beaches
1962- Actress and future Soledad Canyon big-cat rescuer Tippi Hedren, "Hitchcock's New Grace Kelly," makes cover of Look magazine for upcoming thriller, "The Birds" [story]
Tippi Hedren
1887 - Prohibitionist Henry Needham purchases land in Newhall, attempts to establish "dry" colony [story]
H.C. Needham
1972 - Five wounded in Vagos biker gang shooting at Curtis & JoAnne Darcy's Acton '49er Saloon [story]
Darcys 49er
When Danny Trejo was released from prison in 1969 after stints for crimes including armed robbery and drug dealing, and before he became one of today’s most recognizable actors, he returned to the neighborhood he grew up in and stole from.
Actor Danny Trejo Encourages CSUN Students to Help Others
The regular meeting of the William S. Hart Union High School District’s Governing Board will be held Wednesday, Dec. 6, beginning with closed session at 5 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 7 p.m.
Dec. 6: Hart District Regular Board Meeting
Broadway’s master songman, Mandy Patinkin, accompanied by Adam Ben-David on piano, will bring his newest theatre concert “Mandy Patinkin in Concert: BEING ALIVE,” to the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons for one performance only on Thursday, March 21, 2024, at 7 p.m.
March 21: Mandy Patinkin Coming to PAC
As the new Commissioner of Athletics, this is the first opportunity I have had to witness and participate in the planning and implementation of the championship events held every year by the CIF Southern Section.
CIF-SS Commissioner Mike West | Fall Championship Round-up
Join the city of Santa Clarita Friday, Dec. 8, for part of your lunch break to test your knowledge about Green Santa Clarita programs and events.
Dec. 8: Green Santa Clarita Trivia
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency will hold an Engineering and Operations Committee meeting Thursday, Dec. 7, at 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 7: SCV Water Engineering, Operations Committee Meeting
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will join in commemorating the 35th annual World AIDS Day Friday, with the theme “World AIDS Day 35: Remember and Commit.”
L.A. County Recognizing World AIDS Day
The Santa Clarita Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission will hold its regular meeting Thursday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m., on the First Floor of City Hall in Council Chambers.
Dec. 7: Parks & Rec to Discuss Winter Season Programming