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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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LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Signing Off from the SCV Rock Beat | Stephen K. Peeples
Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016

After 12 years covering local music and musicians in the Santa Clarita Valley for The Signal, KHTS, SCVTV and SCVNews.com, I’m unplugging my axe from the SCV Rock Beat. Time for someone else – maybe even a fellow musician! – to plug in, crank it to 11, and keep local music coverage alive. The weekly...

SCV Rock Beat: Delgados, Country Showdown
Thursday, Jul 14, 2016

The Delgado Brothers, fresh from their win at the 2016 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, where co-founder Joey Delgado also won the Albert King “Best Guitarist” honors, bring their spirited East L.A. rock ’n’ soul back to the Valencia Jazz & Blues stage on the street outside the Hyatt...

SCV Rock Beat (7-7-2016)
Thursday, Jul 7, 2016

Blues-rock-swinger and singer Michael John and his band The Bottom Line take the stage at Friday night’s Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series show, starting at 7 on the street outside the Hyatt Regency off McBean Parkway in Valencia. John and the band’s extensive track record includes placing...

SCV Rock Beat: Smokin’ Hot Sounds for the 4th
Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016

  Valencia Jazz & Blues Fires Up with Susie Hansen Friday night, the 2016 Valencia Jazz & Blues Summer Concert Series fires up our Fourth of July weekend with the Susie Hansen Latin Band, a veteran Los Angeles Latin-jazz and Afro-Cuban outfit fronted by electric violinist-vocalist Susie...

SCV Rock Beat: Hard Six on the Road, Tom Nolan in Valencia
Thursday, Jun 23, 2016

Fresh off their rockin’ set at last Thursday night’s “Senses on Main” block party on, local punkabilly ravers and SCVTV “House Blend” stars Hard Six are among the local Santa Clarita-Ventura bands ripping it up this first weekend of summer 2016 at the 8th Roadshow Revival American roots music...

SCV Rock Beat, 6-16-2016
Thursday, Jun 16, 2016

Stars of SCVTV’s “House Blend” music and interview show will shine from the mountains to the sea this weekend. Thursday night, bad-ass local punkabilly blues-rock band Hard Six opens for L.A. rockapunkers Three Bad Jacks at this month’s “Senses on Main” block party on Main Street in Old Town...

SCV Rock Beat: COC Music Wraps Semester With Finales at the PAC
Friday, May 13, 2016

College of the Canyons music students have spent the semester prepping for this weekend’s spring finales at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at COC. The Jazz Department’s annual “POPS!” concert featuring the award-winning Studio Jazz Ensemble and the Lab Band is Friday night starting...

SCV Rock Beat: Summer Meltdown, Ventura Blues, Delgados on House Blend
Friday, Apr 29, 2016

The 13th annual Summer Meltdown Autism Awareness Art & Music Festival takes over Central Park Saturday, and we have the winners of last week’s SCV Rock Beat random drawing for free tickets, courtesy the Yes I Can students who stage the show. Congratulations to the Denise Gilly family; Nicole Schlichtholz;...

SCV Rock Beat: Summer Meltdown Ticket Giveaway; SCV Dodger Day
Thursday, Apr 14, 2016

By special arrangement with organizers of the 13th annual Summer Meltdown Autism Awareness Art & Music Festival, and in celebration of National Autism Awareness Month in April, SCV Rock Beat will give away 10 pairs of Summer Meltdown tickets to lucky local fans in a random drawing. If you and a guest...

SCV Entertainment Beat: Meltdown Lineup Grows; more
Thursday, Apr 7, 2016

Last Saturday on National Austism Awareness Day, organizers of the 13th annual Summer Meltdown Autism Awareness Art & Music Festival unveiled a new headliner and a revamped lineup for the event at Santa Clarita’s Central Park on Saturday, April 30. Unified Highway has signed on to headline, and...

LATEST TWEETS
Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
Westfield Valencia Town Center officials announced Monday they’re halting plans to expand the mall with a 101,000-square-foot Costco and other amenities.
Westfield Halts Plans to Bring Costco to Town Center
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