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1738 - Fr. Francisco Garcés born in Spain; came through SCV in 1776, found Tataviam fighting with Coastal Chumash, observed Santa Clara River flowing by night and dry by day despite the season being spring [story]
Garces statue


LOCAL NONPROFIT NEWS
Aug. 22: Comics for the Cause Benefiting SCV Youth Project
Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019

The eighth annual Comics for the Cause benefiting the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Project will take place Thursday, Aug. 22, from 7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center. The event brings together numerous talented and hilarious comics all under one roof. The lineup includes Steve...

Canyon Theatre Guild Releases 2019-2020 Season
Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019

The Canyon Theatre Guild is very excited for the incredible lineup of shows in store for this very special season. The 2019-2020 Season will kick off our golden celebration of 50 years of performing live theatre throughout to the Santa Clarita Valley. Check out what’s to come: Playing at the Santa...

March 21: Generation Z Presentation by Dr. Corey Seemiller
Thursday, Mar 14, 2019

Much has been said, studied, and stereotyped about the Millennial generation, but what of Generation Z, those born in the early 1990s to mid 2000s? According to Forbes, Generation Z made up 25 percent if the U.S. population in 2015, which makes the cohort larger than the Millennial and Baby Boomer generations....

March 12: Santa Clarita City Council Regular Meeting
Friday, Mar 8, 2019

The Santa Clarita City Council will hold its next regular meeting on Tuesday, March 12, starting at 6 p.m. Items on the agenda include councilmembers’ review of agreements between the city and the Santa Clarita Community College District regarding the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College...

Dec. 7: COC Jazz, Lab Bands Stage Annual Holiday Sing-Along
Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018

College of the Canyons’ Visual and Performing Arts Music Department and the award-winning Studio Jazz Band and Lab Band will present their annual holiday sing-along and jazz concert at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center on Friday, Dec. 7 starting at 7:30 p.m. The Studio Jazz Band and Lab...

COC’s Visual, Performing Arts Students Prep for Final Performances
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018

The College of the Canyons School of Visual and Performing Arts will wrap up the fall semester with a lineup of fun and festive musical performances designed to showcase the college’s talented students and help ring in the holiday season. The Electronica Musique and Multimedia Concert will feature...

‘Pompeii: Life and Art’ Sheds Light on Roman City
Monday, Nov 5, 2018

College of the Canyons professors Michael McCaffrey and Kevin Anthony will deliver the scholarly presentation “Pompeii: Life and Art” on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC). With the use of photos and maps, McCaffrey and Anthony will shed some light on what life was...

Jan. 13: Styx to Perform at Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center
Thursday, Oct 25, 2018

“Come Sail Away” with Styx, which will appear for a special engagement at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. Formed in Chicago in 1972, Styx is the first band in rock history to produce four consecutive certified multimillion-selling albums in a row: “The Grand Illusion”...

Nov. 29: McKeon Leadership Forum at Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center
Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018

General (retired) Jack Keane studio portrait. Photo by Delane Rouse/DC Corporate Headshots. College of the Canyons, the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp. and U.S. Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (Ret.) will present the Fourth Annual McKeon Leadership Forum, with a special keynote presentation...

June 27-29: Santa Clarita Arts Calendar
Tuesday, Jun 26, 2018

Here is the list of Santa Clarita arts-related events for June 27-June 30: June 27: United States Air Force Band of the Golden West at Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center Time: 7:00 p.m. The Band of the Golden West is the Air Force’s only active-duty musical unit west of the Rocky Mountains....

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Show producers Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher, and Steven Soderbergh on Monday announced the all-star cast of presenters at the 93rd Oscars, which will air live on ABC on Sunday, April 25, at 5 p.m. PDT.
Academy Reveals All-Star Cast of Presenters for 93rd Oscars Telecast
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has reported 10 productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley aka "Hollywood North" the week of Monday, April 12-18, 2021
Now Filming in SCV: ‘Star Trek Picard,’ ‘Good Trouble,” 8 More Productions
College of the Canyons and Palmdale Oasis Park Recreation Center will begin operating as Los Angeles County-operated COVID-19 vaccination sites in the northern part of the county starting Monday, April 19.
L.A. County to Open Vaccination Sites at COC, in Palmdale; Magic Mountain Site to Close
As of Monday, Los Angeles County residents may apply for financial help to cover funeral expenses through FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program.
FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program Open to L.A. County Residents
In a 5-4 ruling late Friday night, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that California can’t restrict home-based religious gatherings such as prayer meetings and Bible groups.
U.S. Supreme Court Blocks California Restriction on In-Home Religious Gatherings
A consulting firm hired by the city to evaluate the feasibility of establishing a city public health department in Santa Clarita did “not find a compelling case to change the basic structure of public health regulation” in Santa Clarita, according to a 17-page report published Friday as part of the Santa Clarita City Council’s Tuesday meeting agenda.
Report: No Compelling Case for Santa Clarita City Public Health Department
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital will present to the Santa Clarita City Council Tuesday a hospital expansion plan to increase facilities by 200,000 square feet.
City Council to Weigh Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Expansion Plan
The Santa Clarita Valley's COVID-19 vaccination rate has increased by about 5%, as 37% of residents 16 and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, according to data through April 4 published by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
SCV COVID-19 Vaccination Rate Increases to 37%
1738 - Fr. Francisco Garcés born in Spain; came through SCV in 1776, found Tataviam fighting with Coastal Chumash, observed Santa Clara River flowing by night and dry by day despite the season being spring [story]
Garces statue
1987 - Ramona Chapel and Red Schoolhouse relocated to Heritage Junction [story]
Red Schoolhouse
1835 - Outlaw and Rocks/Park/High School namesake Tiburcio Vasquez born in Monterey, Calif. [story]
Tiburcio Vasquez
Nearly 100 people gathered in front of the highly anticipated Laemmle 7 in Newhall to officially open the theater to the Santa Clarita Valley community.
Laemmle Officially Opens in Old Town Newhall
The city of Santa Clarita Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission recently met to receive an update from city staff about the status of the Pioneer Oil Refinery in Newhall.
Parks Commissioners Asked to Advise on Pioneer Oil Refinery’s Future
A judge’s ruling this week dealt a setback to the Tejon Ranch Co.’s proposed 19,000-unit Centennial development project in the upper northwest corner of Los Angeles County.
Judge Halts Centennial Development Project in Tejon Ranch
The California Community College Athletic Trainers Association has named longtime athletic trainer, and current College of the Canyons associate athletic director, Chad Peters its 2021 Athletic Trainer of the Year.
Chad Peters Named CCCATA 2021 Athletic Trainer of the Year
Los Angeles County Public Health on Friday confirmed 48 new deaths and 752 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 27,432 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 27,432 Total SCV Cases; County Nears 5 Million Administered Doses
The Santa Clarita City Council Legislative Committee briefly met Thursday morning to recommend that the City Council oppose four pieces of state legislation that would expand the state’s land-use authority.
Council Committee Recommends Opposition to State Land-Use Bills
In an effort to provide kids across the Santa Clarita Valley with a safe place to play and learn over spring break while parents are working, the Boys & Girls Club of SCV holds an annual camp.
Boys & Girls Club Holds Spring Break Camp
In recognition of public safety dispatchers' services, the California Highway Patrol joins other law enforcement agencies to recognize National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week on April 11-17, 2021.
CHP to Honor Public Safety Dispatchers During National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
Officials in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be hosting a virtual community discussion on child abuse prevention April 20.
L.A. County Sheriffs to Host Child Abuse Prevention Seminar
1937 - Pioneer aviator E.B. Christopher and passenger killed in crash of light plane on Ridge Route near Gorman [story]
wreckage
CBRE announced the sale of a state-of-the-art 24,164 square-foot industrial facility to Tera McHugh and John McHugh, owners of Versatile Systems, Inc.
Valencia Industrial Building Sold to Versatile Systems
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying public health restrictions in place for large events and community gatherings, as well as past participation numbers, the city of Santa Clarita has evaluated several components of the annual Santa Clarita Marathon and is making a necessary change to the event.
City Postpones 2021 Marathon, Event Permanently Moved to February