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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...

July 14: 2017 Shakespeare Lord Chamberlain Gala Honors Winger
Monday, Jun 26, 2017

The Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival presents its 2017 Shakespeare Lord Chamberlain Gala at the Rivendale Park & Open Space on Friday, July 14, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Part of the non-profit Shakespeare Festival’s free summer culture series, the gala will honor Dr. Marc Winger, retired...

Shakespeare Festival Offering New Theatre Camps at The MAIN
Friday, May 5, 2017

The Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival is offering a new of series theatre camps this summer. The new summer camps are being presented at The MAIN, in downtown Newhall. The new camps include several one-week, and two-week programs for ages five through 10. The programs are half-day camps focus on enhancing...

April 29: Audition for 2017 Shakespeare in the Park Production of OTHELLO
Monday, Apr 10, 2017

The Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival is holding auditions for their summer Shakespeare in the Park production OTHELLO. This year’s production is directed by Tiger Reel, with performances in July and August. All roles are open. Actors interested in auditioning should prepare a two minute Shakespeare...

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1882 - George Campton's Newhall general store explodes [story]
general store
1938 - Great Flood of 1938 causes massive destruction and death across the greater Los Angeles region [story]
flooding
A strong fourth quarter turned a close game into The Master's University favor as the women's basketball team defeated the Hope International Royals 75-61 Thursday night in the first round of the GSAC Championship Tournament being played in Atherton, Calif.
Lady Mustangs Move on to GSAC Tourney Semis
The city of Santa Clarita is inviting artists to submit artwork to be considered for upcoming exhibitions.
City Seeking Artists, Artwork for Upcoming Exhibitions
MONTEREY PARK — No. 20 College of the Canyons suffered a 93-78 loss at No. 13 East L.A. College in the opening round of the 3C2A Southern California Regional Playoffs on Wednesday to see its season come to a close.
Season Ends for Lady Cougs Basketball
Eccentric relatives, love, mystery, family secrets and maybe even murder.
Mayor Cameron Smyth | “The Woman in the Castello”
VENTURA — College of the Canyons bounced back into the win column in a big way with a shortened 16-1 road victory at Ventura College on Tuesday, snapping a four-game losing streak in the process.
Lady Cougs Snap Four-Game Losing Streak
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold a study session Wednesday, March 6, at 5 p.m., to discuss the proposed Sunridge development by Urban West, which would be located at the site commonly known as the Whittaker-Bermite property.
6,550 New Homes Planned for Center of City
California Institute of the Arts alum and School of Film/Video special faculty Nelson Carlos De Los Santos Arias (Film/Video MFA 14) won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 2024 Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale) on Feb. 24 for his feature film, "Pepe."
CalArts Alum Wins Silver Bear Best Director at Berlin Film Festival
Applications are now available for California Credit Union’s Summer Internship Program for local high school seniors and college students.
Applications Now Available for CA Credit Union’s Summer Internship
The William S. Hart Union High School District will host its annual Honor Band Concert Saturday, March 2, at 6:30 p.m., at the Hart High School Auditorium.
March 2: Annual Hart District Honor Band Concert
Light snow fell Thursday as state workers began the third snow survey of the season.
Upcoming Storm Could Boost California Snowpack Above Normal
1990 - President George H.W. Bush and Sheriff Sherman Block dedicate new North County Correctional Facility in Castaic [story]
ribbon cutting
The Master's University announced Kaleb Lowery was named co-Player of the Year in the conference and Ty Harper was named All-Golden State Athletic Conference in men's basketball for the 2023-24 season.
TMU’s Lowery Earns Co-Player of the Year; Harper Named All-GSAC
College of the Canyons student-athletes Aaliyah Garcia (women's basketball) and Jerome Hughes (men's track & field) have been named the COC Athletic Department's Women's & Men's Student-Athletes of the Week for the period running Feb. 19-24.
COC Names Aaliyah Garcia, Jerome Hughes Athletes of the Week
SCV Water invites the community to learn more about the Agency’s 5-year Strategic Plan through a special virtual presentation on Monday, March 25, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
March 25: SCV Water Five-Year Strategic Plan Webinar
Rancho Pico and Rio Norte Junior High schools were named among the 293 middle and high schools that have been selected for the prestigious 2024 California Distinguished Schools Program, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced Thursday.
Rancho Pico, Rio Norte Named Among California Distinguished Schools
Santa Clarita Symphony Orchestra is preparing for an outstanding year in 2024.
Santa Clarita Symphony Orchestra Announces New Venue, Performances
The Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station Off-Highway Vehicle Team was created nearly 20 years ago to help address off-highway vehicle violations.
Public Encouraged to Comment, Review Off-Highway Vehicle Grant
As we travel onward into 2024, our City continues to remain resilient and steadfast in its commitment to meeting our residents’ needs and preserving our exceptional quality of life.
Marsha McLean | Santa Clarita’s Reliable Transit Alternatives
This week, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a motion introduced by Supervisor Kathryn Barger, whose Fifth District includes the Santa Clarita Valley, and co-authored by Supervisor  Lindsey P. Horvath that mobilizes the County’s advocacy on behalf of homeowners who are struggling to get or keep their insurance coverage due to wildfire threat. 
Supes Seek Investigation of Home Insurance Providers’ Policies
SCV Water was recently awarded a $2 million grant under the Bureau of Reclamation’s FY 2023 WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grant Program.
SCV Water’s New $2M Grant to Support Conservation Programs
The California Department of Transportation has scheduled lane closures on the northbound and southbound State Route 14 between Technology Drive in Palmdale and Avenue A in Lancaster, closing up to three lanes.
Caltrans Announces Another Round of SR-14 Lane Closures
1964 - Lifelong SCV resident Harry S. Chacanaca dies; buried at Ruiz Cemetery [cemetery census]
grave marker
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