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1941 - SCV's first real movie house, the American Theater, dedicated in Newhall [story]
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2 Charged in Murder of Man Found in Shallow Grave
Thursday, Feb 14, 2013

Two men have been charged with the murder of Nicholas Carter, which occurred Jan. 7, 2013. Erik Thomas Pearson, a 21-year old resident of Burbank, and 26-year old Donald Thurman of Burbank, were arraigned today at Los Angeles Superior Court, Pasadena, in Department D. They were both charged with one...

Further Search Yields Human Remains in Shallow Grave
Saturday, Jan 19, 2013

LASD Update, 6:58 p.m.: Sheriff’s Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation regarding the discovery of human remains found today, Saturday, January 19, 2013, in the area of Big Tujunga Canyon Road, mile marker 2.72, Angeles National Forest. Detectives confirmed that human remains...

Jan. 19: Alarid Service, Followed by Benefit
Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013

A benefit concert organized by the friends of Sarah Alarid will be held Saturday, Jan. 19, from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. at 15408 Sierra Highway in Canyon Country to continue raising funds for Alarid’s memorial service. Alarid’s memorial service will also be held Jan. 19 at Real life Church in Valencia...

Alarid Death Ruled Accidental; Fundraiser Today, Funeral in Planning
Monday, Jan 14, 2013

Sarah Alarid Five days after Search and Rescue recovered Sarah Alarid’s body from Angeles National Forest near Sand Canyon Road, the coroner has determined the cause of death to be accidental multiple blunt force injuries. Sarah’s disappearance on New Year’s Day sparked a community-wide search...

SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, January 10, 2013
Thursday, Jan 10, 2013

In this episode: A remembrance for Sarah Alarid drew hundreds to Todd Longshore Park Wednesday night; Michael Downs, 20, of Newhall accepted a plea deal Thursday that will land him in jail for about 13 more years. Also: Intertex Properties closed escrow monday on the purchase Gateway Promenade, the retail...

Hundreds Attend Candlelight Vigil For Sarah Alarid (Video)

Hundreds turned out Wednesday to an impromptu candlelight vigil for Sarah Alarid at Todd Longshore Park in Canyon Country. Alarid’s body was found by a Sheriff’s Department’s helicopter Wednesday more than 350 feet down a ravine near mile marker 7.98 of Sand Canyon Road in the Angeles National...

SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Wednesday, Jan 9, 2013

In this episode: The body and car of Sarah Alarid, 19, was found in a steep ravine Wednesday morning; Detectives found no human remains in a shallow grave in the Angeles National Forest; Deputies arrest a residential burglary suspect. Also: City council members rejected TimBen Boydston’s attempt to...

Body in Car ID’d as Missing SCV Woman (Video)

Updated 2:45 p.m. The body found has been identified as Sarah Alarid, said Lt. Dave Dolson of the Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau.  Sarah Alarid’s body was found near her vehicle, which was located by the Sheriff’s Department’s aero bureau at around 9:15 a.m. “It...

SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013

In this episode: Detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department are still asking for the public’s help in finding Canyon Country woman Sarah Alarid; A pedestrian who was hit by Dodge Ram in Saugus died Tuesday morning. Also: Overcrowded prisons have been declared a thing of the past...

Update: Deputies Search for Missing Santa Clarita Woman
Friday, Jan 4, 2013

UPDATE Jan. 5: Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives are continuing their investigation of missing teen, Sarah Katlyn Alarid, of Santa Clarita, who was last seen when she left a friend’s home in the early morning hours of January 1, 2013. Detectives have searched several locations with the assistance...

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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
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
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
College of the Canyons had three Women's Softball players spotlighted by the California Community College Fastpitch Coaches Association with Ashlynn Heck, Allyson Melgar and Lisa Motz selected to the All-Southern California Team.
Cougars Softball Heck, Melgar, Motz Earn All-Southern California Honors
Los Angeles County is hosting the first in-person Homeowners' Resource Fair for the public since the pandemic hit two years ago. The event will be held Saturday, May 21 9 a.m. to noon at the Huntington Park Community Center, 6925 Salt Lake Ave., Huntington Park, CA 90255.
May 21: 2022 L.A. County Homeowners’ Resource Fair
1946 - Cher, great-granddaughter of Placerita Canyon homesteader Frank Walker and onetime Placerita property owner, born in El Centro, Calif. [story]
Cher and grandma
The California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section announced its All-Foothill League teams representing the Santa Clarita Valley.
All CIF-SS Foothill League Spring Sports Teams Announced
Free business training webinars are available from the College of the Canyons Small Business Development Corporation. The SBDC is the Small Business Administration's largest service program and provides high quality business and economic development assistance to small businesses and entrepreneurs. It provides no-cost business advising and low-cost training to existing and new businesses.
May 25: COC SBDC Hosting Free Webinars to Help Grow Your Business
The city of Santa Clarita has released a list of arts-related events happening in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Santa Clarita Arts Calendar: Civic Art RFQ, Call for Textile Fiber Art, more
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