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1990 - Gene Autry's elderly horse, Champion, put to sleep; buried at Melody Ranch [story]
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LOCAL SCHOOL NEWS
Saugus District Opens TK and Kindergarten Pre-Registration
Friday, Feb 19, 2016

[Saugus Union School District] – The Saugus Union School District announces its annual Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Round-Up Week, which officially opens the enrollment period for these two grades in the District. Round-Up Week runs from Monday, Feb. 22 to Friday, Feb. 26 and serves...

Saugus Names New Superintendent for Business Services
Wednesday, Jan 6, 2016

The Saugus Union School District today announced the hiring of Dr. Victor P. Hayek as the district’s new Assistant Superintendent for Business Services. Dr. Hayek joins SUSD from his current position as Superintendent of the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District, in Bridgewater, NJ. The District,...

SUSD Board to Vote on Placing Electronics in All Classrooms
Monday, Dec 21, 2015

Saugus Union School District board members will vote Jan. 5, 2016 on whether to place Chromebooks and laptops into classrooms. This comes following a nationwide push to utilize technology in classrooms and to give students a greater variety of learning opportunities. “The district wants to incorporate...

County Supes OK Election Consolidation For Saugus, COC School Districts
Tuesday, Nov 3, 2015

[KHTS] – The L.A. County Board of Supervisors approved two decisions to consolidate the Santa Clarita Community College District and Saugus Union School District with the statewide general election. Both decisions were presented to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday after both governing bodies...

Saugus School Board Slates Hearing on Electoral Districts
Friday, Oct 23, 2015

The Saugus Union School District’s Governing Board will be holding a public hearing to discuss the transition from at-large elections to a by-trustee area election. The meeting aims to give community members the opportunity to comment about proposed trustee voting area plans on Tuesday, Nov. 3,...

SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015

Two men suspected of committing multiple crimes Tuesday afternoon were arrested by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Deputies. The Saugus Union School District is being sued by a local man alleging its at-large elections violate the California Voting Rights Act. Over 1,500 Santa Clarita Valley...

Saugus District Approves Measure EE Oversight Committee
Friday, Mar 27, 2015

[KHTS]– Saugus Union School District officials approved nine members for an oversight committee intended to keep an eye out on the $148 million bond measure voters approved in November. The school district is required to approve an oversight committee to oversee the use of the bond monies to ensure...

Four SCV Schools On List of California Distinguished Schools
Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014

[KHTS] – Two Newhall District elementary schools were recognized as California Distinguished Schools by the state of California on Wednesday. Meadows and Valencia Valley Elementary Schools were recognized by Tom Torlakson, the state superintendent of public instruction, for the fourth time since...

Rio Vista Readies for Environmental Awareness Day
Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014

[KHTS] – Rio Vista Elementary School is hosting its eighth annual Environmental Awareness Day on Friday, which is a chance for students to learn about the importance of respecting their surroundings, and how they interact with them.  “The goal of the Environmental Awareness Day is to enlighten...

SCV NewsBreak for Monday, November 18, 2013
Monday, Nov 18, 2013

In this episode: The Santa Clarita Valley International Program has joined local efforts to help the victims of a Typhoon that destroyed much of the Philippines; The Saugus Union School District’s governing board will be discussing the possibility of a bond measure next year; Santa Clarita has...

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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