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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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Santa Clarita Students Return Campus For 2021/22 School Year
Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021

Outside of the masks and a few logistical changes, it appeared to be business as usual for three Santa Clarita Valley school districts Tuesday with students and staff returning to their campuses to start the 2021-22 school year. After spending over a year and a half making constant adjustments and tackling...

Newsom Announces $20 Billion Investment to Public Schools
Wednesday, May 12, 2021

California Gov. Gavin Newsom As part of the $100 billion California Comeback Plan, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a $20 billion to transform California public schools into gateways of equity and opportunity. Governor Newsom’s plan represents the highest level of state school funding in California...

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...

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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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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
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