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1987 - Ramona Chapel and Red Schoolhouse relocated to Heritage Junction [story]
Red Schoolhouse


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Longtime SUSD Governing Board Members Bid Farewell
Thursday, Dec 13, 2018

The Saugus Union School District said goodbye to two long serving Governing Board members at the District’s final meeting of 2018. Judy Egan Umeck, who served for 22 years, and Paul De La Cerda, who served for 13 years, left the Board following ceremonies at the Dec. 11, 2018 special meeting. “Mrs....

Past Principals, Former Students Celebrate Arroyo Seco’s 50th Anniversary
Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017

It all began in September, 1967, when Arroyo Seco Junior High School opened its doors to Saugus and Valencia students. On September 1, 2017, former students, teachers and administrators joined current students, teachers and administrators to celebrate the school’s golden anniversary. In addition to...

Hart District Hires Four New Assistant Principals
Thursday, Jun 15, 2017

Robert Fisher, new assistant principal for Canyon High School. The William S. Hart Union High School District has hired four new assistant principals for two high schools and two junior high schools. Robert Fisher will become an assistant principal at Canyon High School. Mr. Fisher has been teaching...

SCV School Administrators Present Award to Assistance League
Friday, Feb 3, 2017

The Santa Clarita Valley Association of California School Administrators awarded their “Partners in Educational Excellence” award to Assistance League Santa Clarita on Monday night, January 30th, 2017 at the Saugus Union School District Awards Dinner. The organization was recognized for...

Special Needs Families Encouraged to Contact School Districts
Monday, Jun 27, 2016

The Santa Clarita Valley SELPA encourages parents or community members who know of a child who may have special needs to contact their local school district office. The Santa Clarita Valley Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) is a consortium of 5 school districts: Castaic, Newhall, Saugus, Sulphur...

Castaic School District Names New Superintendent
Tuesday, Dec 22, 2015

Steve Doyle, superintendent of Keppel Union School District for the past six years, has been hired as superintendent of the Castaic Union School District. He takes the helm Feb. 1. Prior to his work as superintendent in Keppel Union School District, Doyle served for five years as assistant superintendent...

Saugus Union School District Board of Trustees Elect New President, Clerk
Thursday, Dec 10, 2015

[KHTS] The Saugus Union School District Board of Trustees have elected a new president and clerk for 2016. Judy Egan Umeck was elected to position of president once more by the Saugus Union School District, or SUSD, Board of Trustees for 2016. Umeck has previously served as president of the board four...

Longtime Castaic School District Trustees Retire, New Members Sworn in
Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015

[KHTS] Two longtime Castaic Union School District Board of Trustees members retired at the board’s Tuesday meeting and two new board members were sworn in. Tearful goodbyes were expressed to board members David Huffaker and Steven Teeman as they said their farewells to fellow board members, district...

Hart District Students Participate in ‘Teens in a Tech World” Event

More than 120 students, parents and administrators attended an event entitled “Teens in a Tech World” Tuesday. Those who attended the presentation at Arroyo Seco Junior High School heard speakers talk about current trends in social media, strategies for parents to help keep their children safe online,...

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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
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 52 new deaths and 710 new cases of COVID-19, with 27,417 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Hospitalizations Remain Under 600; SCV Cases Total 27,417
Because of the economic downturn brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, some pet owners may have delayed purchasing their annual pet licenses and are now subject to late penalty fees.
Animal Care & Control Temporarily Waives Pet Licensing Fees
College of the Canyons will welcome José Rivera, award-winning playwright and the first Puerto Rican screenwriter to be nominated for an Oscar, to the School of Visual & Performing Arts’ Virtual Industry Insight Series on Monday, April 12.
COC Virtual Industry Insight Series Welcomes Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter José Rivera
Santa Clarita Artists Association (SCAA) will spotlight contemporary artist Alex Schaeffer in a virtual oil demo on Monday, April 19, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
April 19: Virtual Oil Demo by Artist Alex Schaeffer
Spectrum Commercial Real Estate advisors Yair Haimoff, SIOR, Randy Cude, and Matt Sreden represented the seller in the sale of a 23,817-square-foot professional office building in a prime Valencia location.
Avenue Kearny Building Sells for $6 Million
Following stakeholder planning meetings over the course of a year and a public survey period in January, the city of Santa Clarita’s 2021 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) draft update enters the next phase in the approval and adoption process.
Residents Can Now Review Santa Clarita’s 2021 Hazard Mitigation Draft Plan
Cassie Gratton knows how to open a Laemmle theater. The general manager of the Newhall Laemmle, which will open its doors with a ribbon-cutting this Friday, also helped to open Laemmle’s Glendale and Claremont locations.
After Several Delays, Laemmle Newhall Opens Friday
The California Department of Transportation announced that new High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV, or carpool) lanes are open to motorists on Northbound and Southbound Interstate 5 between the Ventura Freeway (State Route 134) interchange in Los Angeles and Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank.
CalTrans Announces Opening of New I-5 Carpool Lanes
1874 - Work completed at Lyon's Station (now Eternal Valley) on first version of Pioneer Oil Refinery [story]
Pioneer Oil Refinery