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1990 - Gene Autry's elderly horse, Champion, put to sleep; buried at Melody Ranch [story]
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Aug. 25: Valencia High Marching Band & Color Guard Mattress Fundraiser
Thursday, Aug 23, 2018

Come get a better night’s sleep and support the Valencia High School Marching Band & Color Guard Mattress Fundraiser. We will have over 28 styles of quality name-brand mattresses like Simmons Beautyrest on display at the High School MPR , priced UP to 50 percent off factory retail. This is one...

Santa Clarita Mayor’s Monthly Message – June 2017
Friday, Jun 2, 2017

The number 36.6 for how many miles you can ride on the Santa Clarita Transit Beach Bus, if you catch it at Canyon Country Park and ride it to the Santa Monica Pier. The Beach Bus is a fantastic way to beat our summer heat without having to battle the traffic and search for a parking space. The bus will...

Dec. 11: Fantastic Lane Winter Festival Comes to Town
Friday, Nov 11, 2016

The inaugural Fantastic Lane Winter Festival is coming to Santa Clarita on Sunday, Dec. 11, from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. A year-end holiday celebration for Santa Clarita Valley residents of all ages, the Fantastic Lane Winter Festival will take over the sprawling four-acre LIMS (Lifton Institute of Media...

Website Ranks Santa Clarita No. 1 Best Place to Retire
Friday, May 13, 2016

Santa Clarita was deemed “the perfect blend of refined living” in an online article that named it the No. 1 spot to retire in Southern California. The article from “Only in Your State,” a website devoted to helping readers discover things to do in all 50 states, evaluated the...

CLWA Refinances Debt for $5.9 Mil. Savings; Borrows for New Projects
Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Castaic Lake Water Agency successfully completed bond sales of $56.4 million to refund an outstanding bond series, and to supply new funds for important water infrastructure projects which will enhance water supply reliability throughout the Santa Clarita Valley. Present value savings for the refunding...

Man Arrested for Waving Around Replica Rifle in Canyon Country
Friday, Apr 29, 2016

Two men were arrested in Canyon Country after one was spotted by a bicyclist waving around a replica AR-15 rifle on a bike path Friday morning. The bicyclist called the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station around 10:30 a.m and reported seeing two men, one brandishing what appeared to be an AR-15...

Man Arrested After Alleged Kidnapping Near Agua Dulce
Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016

A man was arrested after allegedly kidnapping a 2-year-old girl at knifepoint outside of a home near Agua Dulce Monday night. The girl was taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital for evaluation, said Lt. Bryan Aguilera with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. Read the full story [here].

Resident Held by Deputies After Allegedly Killing Intruder
Friday, Mar 11, 2016

LASD Update: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a man that occurred on Friday, March 11, 2016. Homicide detectives have learned that on Friday, March 11, 2016, at approximately 9:10 p.m., Santa...

Student Who Made Online Threats Facing Assault Charges
Wednesday, Mar 9, 2016

An 11-year-old McGrath Elementary School student who was arrested in February after being suspended for allegedly bringing a knife to the school and later making an “unspecified threat” over social media will be going to trial. He is facing seven counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count...

City Council Looking to Adopt Arts Master Plan
Monday, Mar 7, 2016

The Santa Clarita City Council will be looking to adopt the 2016 Arts Master Plan during its meeting Tuesday night. The arts plan has been in the works since 1997 and aims have the city of Santa Clarita “be recognized as a “city of the arts,” where the lives of residents, artists and visitors...

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1990 - Gene Autry's elderly horse, Champion, put to sleep; buried at Melody Ranch [story]
Champion
1875 - John F. Powell, an Irish immigrant, becomes Justice of the Peace [story]
John F. Powell
Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced the introduction of Senate Joint Resolution 5, urging the federal government to immediately pass a correction to the Social Security formula to protect benefits for millions of Americans who turned 60 during the pandemic.
Wilk Introduces Resolution Urging Congress to Amend the Social Security Average Wage Index
The Santa Clarita City Council will consider allocating a little over $3.5 million in federal funding intended to support low- and moderate-income residents with decent and affordable housing and economic opportunities.
City Council to Consider Federal Funds in Support of Future Local Affordable Housing
The owners of Maria’s Italian Deli in Newhall, past and present, celebrated the restaurant’s reopening Wednesday, following last year’s announcement it would be closing its doors after 47 years.
Maria’s Italian Deli Celebrates Reopening Under New Owners
After publicly expressing their support for hosting live graduations earlier this year, William S. Hart Union High School District officials outlined their proposed plans for the Class of 2021 ceremonies during their Wednesday night governing board meeting.
Hart District Outlines Plans for Live Graduations
After plans fell through for a $100 million mall expansion that would have brought a second Costco to the Santa Clarita Valley, representatives from the big box retailer reached out to city officials to see if they could still make a second location a reality.
Costco Still Seeks Second Location in SCV
Nurses Week is underway and the Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN) is calling on registered nurse volunteers to assist with Covid-19 vaccinations at the Kedren Community Health Center in partnership with International Medical Corps.
RNRN Calls on Nurse Volunteers to Administer Covid-19 Vaccine Doses
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced it will begin a phased reopening of jail visitations at the Century Regional Detention Facility starting on Mother’s Day weekend, with all other locations predicted to reopen in June.
May 8: LASD Announce Jail Visitations to Resume at Century Regional Detention Facility
Calling all high school and college seniors – the city of Santa Clarita Arts and Events Division is seeking 2021 graduates to exhibit their 2021 graduation caps in a virtual gallery.
June 1: Deadline Set to Enter City’s Virtual Graduation Cap Photo Exhibition
On Friday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed 16 new deaths and 421 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 27,766 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Daily Hospitalizations Hit New Low in LA County; 27,766 Total SCV Cases
The L.A. County Financial Navigators program, operated by the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs’ Center for Financial Empowerment in partnership with Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, announced it is currently providing L.A. residents with free assistance to help them deal with the financial challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Financial Navigators Program Set to Help County Residents Facing COVID-19 Hardships
The city of Santa Clarita Human Relations Roundtable voiced strong support for the removal of the race-based “Indians” mascot at Hart High School in an open letter to the William S. Hart District School Board in alignment with the recently released statement of the Fernandeno Tataviam Band of Mission Indians.
SCV Human Relations Roundtable Releases Statement Supporting the Replacement of HHS Mascot
1861 - Andres Pico and partners granted state franchise to build toll road and cut 50-foot-deep cleft through (Newhall) Pass; they failed; Beale later succeeded [story]
Andres Pico
The Water Resources and Watershed Committee is scheduled to meet via teleconference on Wednesday, May 12, at 5:30 p.m.
May 12: Water Resources and Watershed Committee Teleconference Meeting
The California Interscholastic Federation has renewed a multi-year agreement with GoFan as the official digital ticketing partner to provide touchless, digital ticketing solutions to high schools and state-wide post season play across California.
CIF, GoFan Reach Multi-Year Agreement that Includes Post-Season Play
The County of Los Angeles announced Thursday that it has distributed 23 million units of free PPE through its joint effort with PPE Unite to protect 433,000 employees at small businesses across the County.
L.A. County Announces Distribution of 23 Million Units of PPE
The Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) has launched its annual CalFresh Awareness Month campaign to publicize the CalFresh Nutrition Program and acknowledge community partners throughout the month of May for helping to raise public awareness year-round.
Annual CalFresh Awareness Month Underway
The Santa Clarita City Council convened Tuesday evening to hear an overview of the city’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
Striplin Presents Balanced Budget Which Includes $300K Surplus
This summer Mission Opera is happy to present a live outdoor operetta in one-act on June 5, 6, 12, and 13, in Santa Clarita.
Mission Opera to Present Live Outdoor Operetta, “Le 66”
The William S. Hart Union High School District is looking for one new member to serve on the Measure SA Citizens’ Oversight Committee.
Hart District Seeking Oversight Committee Member
The College of the Canyons Theatre Department will present “The Addams Family Quarantined Concert Version,” a live virtual musical production based on the eponymous beloved television series on May 7-9.
May 7-9: COC Theatre Presents, “The Addams Family Quarantined Concert Version”
Santa Clarita Valley public junior high and high school students will remain in the blended learning model — two days a week of in-person instruction — for the remainder of the year, William S. Hart Union High School District officials announced Wednesday night.
Hart District Announces Blended Learning Format to Continue for Remainder of Year
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 19 new deaths and 414 new cases of COVID-19, with 27,744 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: Reopenings Expand in L.A. County as Transmission Remains Low; SCV Cases Total 27,744