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1941 - SCV's first real movie house, the American Theater, dedicated in Newhall [story]
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Hundreds Board Trolley for Holiday Light Tour
Monday, Dec 28, 2015

For the past two weekends, more than 550 passengers braved the chilly weather to enjoy the Santa Clarita Transit’s Holiday Light Tour aboard the city’s classic wood trolley. The Holiday Light Tour visited a dozen of the most elaborate holiday street displays in the Santa Clarita Valley. Three one-hour...

New Fares for Santa Clarita Transit Start Saturday
Monday, Jul 6, 2015

Beginning July 11, Santa Clarita Transit will implement new cash fares and monthly pass prices for both local and commuter services. Santa Clarita Transit will be implementing new fares starting Saturday, July 11. Changes are being made to cash fares and monthly pass prices for both local and commuter...

County Share of Local Transit Funding Up for Approval
Monday, Jun 29, 2015

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to continue funding for Santa Clarita Transit bus service in the unincorporated areas of Santa Clarita. The county contracts with the city of Santa Clarita for transit service in the non-city parts of the SCV such as Stevenson Ranch, Castaic...

Take the Bus
Monday, Jun 1, 2015

You may be surprised to learn that the City’s bus service, Santa Clarita Transit, provides a wide range of transportation services for teens, families and seniors that save money, increase mobility options, reduce commuting stress and travel to surrounding cities. This summer season, Santa Clarita...

New Santa Clarita Transit Bus Schedules Published
Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015

Santa Clarita Transit has rolled out new bus schedules this week for 2015 for local and commuter routes with the first day of service beginning on January 10. Changes include minor time adjustments to various local and commuter routes, including the map design of commuter routes 797/792 making it easier...

Trolley Ridership Up 16 Percent Over Last Year
Thursday, Oct 2, 2014

The city of Santa Clarita’s Hometown Trolley completed its last ride of the summer in early September. The trolley saw a 16-percent increase in ridership compared to 2013. * 2013 Total Trolley Ridership – 10,353 * 2014 Total Trolley Ridership – 11,994 The Summer Trolley runs from Memorial Day...

New Bus Route to Serve Plum-Whites
Friday, Jul 18, 2014

Beginning August 9, Santa Clarita Transit will launch Route 12, which will travel from the McBean Regional Transit Center to Plum and Whites Canyon. The new service will replace the eastern segment of existing Routes 1 and 2, which currently run from Castaic and Val Verde to Plum and Whites Canyon. Currently,...

This Summer: Touring Town by Trolley
Thursday, Jun 12, 2014

The Hometown Trolley is back for another fun summer season for visitors and residents of the City of Santa Clarita. It’s a great way to experience the sights and sounds of Santa Clarita. The complimentary Summer tourism trolley service operates everyday now through Sept. 1, and includes transportation...

Beach Bus: City Offers Expanded Service to Santa Monica, NoHo
Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014

Santa Clarita Transit invites residents to get on board this summer and enjoy expanded NoHo Express and Summer Beach Bus services starting Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7, respectively. Beginning Saturday, June 7, 2014 and continuing every Saturday and Sunday through August 31, 2014, Santa Clarita...

Newhall Park-and-Ride Closing for Repaving
Monday, Mar 31, 2014

[Santa Clarita Transit] – Over the past couple of weeks, we have been working on upgrades to the Park and Ride lot located at the corner of Newhall Avenue and Sierra Highway behind the gas station.  All preliminary work has been completed and we are now moving onto the paving phase of our project. On...

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Nestled near the eastern edge of California State University, Northridge campus, as the California Towhee softly calls, sits an often-overlooked environmental gem in the heart of the San Fernando Valley - CSUN’s Botanic Garden.
CSUN’s Botanical Garden a Hidden Gem in Middle of SFV
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office released the 16 productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, May 23 - Sunday, May 29.
Filming in Santa Clarita Includes 16 Productions
To honor the memory of longtime community leader Charlotte Kleeman, a celebration of life will be held Friday, June 3, at the College of the Canyons University Center, located at 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road in Santa Clarita, beginning at 2 p.m.
June 3: Celebration of Life for Charlotte Kleeman
The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board unanimously approved the appointment of Bryan Wilson as the new principal of Golden Oak Adult School.
Hart Appoints Bryan Wilson New Golden Oak Adult School Principal
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 5,152 new positive cases Saturday, 4,750 new cases Sunday, and 2,476 new cases Monday countywide, with four additional deaths and 790 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Monday COVID Roundup: 790 New SCV Cases; SCV Deaths Total 474
College of the Canyons student Isabella Solorio is among 100 students from across the nation to have been selected as a 2022 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholar.
COC Student Named Prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholar
Visit newly opened MB2 Entertainment at the site of the former Mountasia on June 5 to support Carousel Ranch. Purchase a play card and a percentage of your purchase will benefit Carousel Ranch. Visit and have fun while donating to a worthwhile cause, the clients of Carousel Ranch and the equestrian therapy and vocational training programs.
June 5: Carousel Ranch Fundraiser at MB2 Entertainment
The city of Santa Clarita's Human Relations Roundtable speaker series “Community Voices” continued by celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month on Friday, May 20.
City’s “Community Voices” Series Recognizes AAPI Community
California Health and Human Services Agency Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly and Director of the California Department of Public Health and State Public Health Officer Dr. Tomás J. Aragón, issued a joint statement supporting the recommendation by the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunizations Practices and the Federal Food and Drug Administration to authorize use of a single booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5-11 at least five months after completing their primary series.
California Urges COVID Vaccine Boosters for Eligible Children, Adults
Visit Los Angeles County Parks this summer for fun in the sun, recreation and adventure.
Placerita Canyon, Vasquez Rocks Offering Summer Nature Programs
Did you know that trash, chemicals and other pollutants that are left on the ground can wash through the City’s storm drain system and into the Santa Clara River?
City Offering Tips on Preventing Pesticide Pollution in Local Waterway
1941 - SCV's first real movie house, the American Theater, dedicated in Newhall [story]
American Theater
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold a regular meeting Tuesday, May 24, beginning with a special/closed session at 5 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 6 p.m.
May 24: City Council Meets to Authorize Garbage Collection Fee Increase
1865 - Discoverer Ramon Perea and partner sell Pico Canyon oil claim to Edward Beale & Robert Baker for $300 [story]
grave marker
1978 - St. Francis Dam site becomes a State Landmark [story]
state landmark dedication
With school ending and summer break just around the corner, the Santa Clarita Public Library has everything you need to keep your family busy and engaged with reading, crafts and outdoor programs.
Read Beyond the Beaten Path This Summer
Feeling the need to act, members of the Santa Clarita Human Relations Roundtable, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Congregation Beth Shalom, NAACP Santa Clarita, Higher Vision Church and the Islamic Center of Santa Clarita Valley decided to gather with community members to mark and reflect on the May 14 shooting in Buffalo, N.Y.
May 22: Vigil of Prayer and Lament for a Hurting World at St. Stephen’s
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 10 new deaths throughout L.A. County and 3,180 new cases countywide.
Friday COVID Roundup: L.A. County Public Transit Masking Requirement is Extended
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is working with state and national partners on an international outbreak of monkeypox. On May 19 the Centers for Disease Control confirmed a case of monkeypox in the United States in Massachusetts.
L.A. County Public Health Reports International Outbreak of Monkeypox
The father/son legacy continues after 40 years at Valley Institute of Prosthetics and Orthotics established in 1982. The company serves the Central Valley and the Santa Clarita Valley with the highest quality orthotic and prosthetic devices for patients to regain functionality.
VIPO Prosthetic and Orthotic Company Celebrates 40 Years
The County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control is aware of the public’s desire to visit our animal care centers without an appointment. In response Animal Care and Control is adopting new public visitation hours for unscheduled visits just in time for National Pet Adoption Weekend, May 20-22.
Castaic Animal Care Center Offers Walk-in Visits in Time for National Adoption Weekend
Join the fun this summer and sign up for a class at Los Angeles county Parks. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to learn something new, make new friends and discover new talents.
May 30: In-person, Virtual Summer Classes Begin at L.A. County Parks
In my early 20s I worked on a sheep farm in southern Illinois. The farm had about 1,000 sheep and two Great Pyrenees dogs to protect them.
Marcia Mayeda | Does Your Dog Act Its Breed?
The California Air Resources Board will host an open house of its new state-of-the-art “green” Southern California Headquarters, the Mary D. Nichols Campus, in Riverside on Saturday, May 21.
May 21: California Air Resources Hosts Open House for New SoCal Headquarters
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