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1930 - Telephone switchboard operator Louise Gipe, heroine of the 1928 St. Francis Dam disaster, tries & fails to kill herself over an unrequited love [story]
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College Students Can Now Start Applying to County’s Summer Arts Internship Program
Friday, Apr 2, 2021

Applications are now open for the Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program which is set to provide 228 university and community college students with paid on-the-job experience in the arts at over 140 nonprofit organizations starting this summer. The AIP is the largest paid summer internship program...

ESCAPE, Canyon Theatre Guild Among L.A. County Arts Nonprofits Awarded CARES Act Funding
Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020

In a pandemic information ecosystem where uplifting news can be scarce, the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture announced Monday $12 million in CARES Act funds have been awarded to 337 arts nonprofits – including a handful of organizations in the Santa Clarita Valley – suffering...

County Opens 2020 Arts Internship Program
Thursday, Jul 9, 2020

Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture announced Thursday the opening of the 2020 Arts Internship Program, the 20th anniversary of the nation’s largest paid arts internship program. In response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, adjustments have been made to create more flexibility for...

Oct. 26: Ghostly Tales at the Old Depot
Thursday, Oct 24, 2019

Ghostly Tales at the Old Depot is a 90-minute experience that puts you in the middle of one of Santa Clarita’s most historic sites. The event will take place at Saturday, Oct. 26 at Heritage Junction Historic Park inside William S. Hart Park. Tours start every half hour beginning at 6:00 p.m.;...

July 12: Shapiro, Millar Induction to Court of Lord Chamberlain
Monday, Jul 8, 2019

Longtime Santa Clarita Arts Commissioners Susan Shapiro and Dr. Michael Millar will be inducted into the Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival’s Court of the Lord Chamberlain on Friday night in recognition of their leadership and support of the arts in the Santa Clarita Valley. Since before Shakespeare’s...

Beat July Heat with Cool Theatre Shows at The Main
Monday, Jul 1, 2019

Beat the heat this July and enjoy cool theatre shows in air-conditioned comfort at The Main, located at 24266 Main Street in Old Town Newhall. Two theatre classes are being offered this month: puppet making for students and adult acting classes. Additionally, tickets are now on sale for a variety of...

Shakespeare Festival Sets 2019 Summer Theatre Events
Monday, Jun 17, 2019

The Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival is back, and continuing an expanded season with Summer Theatre Festival 2019 events through August. The annual Induction of the Court of the Lord Chamberlain will take place at a gala and celebration at The Centre in Santa Clarita on Friday, July 12, starting at...

Nov. 9-18: COC Theatre to Stage Shakespeare’s ‘Measure for Measure’
Thursday, Nov 1, 2018

The College of the Canyons theatre department will continue its season with a production of William Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure” opening Friday, Nov. 9. “Measure for Measure,” once seen as a raucous comedy, is now viewed through a contemporary lens where hypocritical moralists are juxtaposed...

Santa Clarita Philharmonic, Shakespeare Festival Win County Arts Grants
Friday, Jul 20, 2018

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission has announced $4,518,000 in two-year grants to 216 nonprofit arts organizations through its Organizational Grant Program. Two Santa Clarita Valley arts groups — the Santa Clarita Philharmonic Orchestra and the Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival — are...

Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival Announces Summer Schedule
Tuesday, Jun 26, 2018

The Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival is back, and better than ever. The generous support from the community has given the theater group the ability to take the festival to the next level. The 2018 Summer Festival: – Lord Chamberlain’s Gala & Celebration – Friday, July 13 at The...

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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
The city of Santa Clarita’s annual Earth Arbor Day celebration is set to go virtual this year with the release of an entertaining and informative video program on Thursday, April 22 at 10:00 a.m.
City to Celebrate Earth Arbor Day with Virtual Program and Free Mulch Giveaway
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station announced plans Friday to hold two additional free “Catalytic Converter Etching” events next week for all local SCV residents.
Sheriff’s Station to Hold Additional Free Catalytic Converter Etching Events
1962 - Walt Disney donates bison herd to Hart Park [story]
Bison
The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board has approved the recommendation to name Donna Manfredi as the principal of Golden Oak Adult School.
Donna Manfredi Takes Helm at Golden Oak Adult School
The Executive Office of the Board of Supervisors announced the leadership team of the newly formed Probation Oversight Commission who will be tasked to lead efforts to monitor the Probation Department’s progress on systemic reform.
L.A. County Announces New Probation Oversight Commission Leadership Team
The Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center at College of the Canyons will host a virtual Open House on Wednesday, April 28 to help those interested in advancing their careers by earning a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
COC University Center Hosting Virtual Open House
The Santa Clarita Public Television Authority will hold its regular meeting virtually Monday, April 19, at 2:00 p.m.
April 19: Santa Clarita Public Television Authority Virtual Regular Meeting
SCV Water has received a nearly $250,000 California Special Districts Association Public Safety Power Shutoff program allocation from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES).
Cal OES Awards SCV Water $250K Grant
The Los Angeles County Arts Education Collective, coordinated by the Department of Arts and Culture, and KCET have joined forces to create a new documentary that explores the value of arts education for the youth, communities, and creative economy of L.A. County.
KCET Documentary to Feature L.A. County’s Arts Education
The Santa Clarita Valley League of Women Voters, partnering with College of the Canyons Center for Civic Engagement and its Engage the Vote Student Action Team, is sponsoring a virtual, “Conversation with Mayor Bill Miranda,” on Monday, April 19, from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Miranda Joins League of Women Voters, COC for Virtual Conversation on Local Government
A woman died after having been rushed to the hospital following a stabbing in a Saugus neighborhood early Thursday morning.
LASD Investigating Deadly Saugus Stabbing
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 23 new deaths and 613 new cases of COVID-19, with 27,535 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: 16 and Over Now Eligible for Vaccine; SCV Cases Total 27,535
The results of two surveys regarding the controversy surrounding the Hart High School mascot were reported during the William S. Hart Union High School District governing board meeting on Wednesday.
Survey Shows Majority of Staff, Students Favor Keeping Hart Mascot