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1880 - Pico Oil Spring Mine Section 2 patented by R.F. Baker and Edward F. Beale [story]
E.F. Beale

April 20: SCAA Western Perspectives Art Exhibit Opening Reception
Wednesday, Mar 27, 2024

The Santa Clarita Artists’ Assocation is traveling back to the days of the Old West as the city of Santa Clarita hosts the Cowboy Festival at William S. Hart Regional Park April 20-21. The SCAA Wester Perspectivew Art Exhibit group show will share a window into life on the ol’ frontier with western...

April 15: SCAA Presents Debbie Abshear Watercolor Demo
Tuesday, Mar 26, 2024

Join the Santa Clarita Artists Association on Monday, April 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia, CA 91355, for the SCAA monthly meeting and guest demonstrator. This month SCAA will feature artist Debbie Abshear who will present a watercolor demonstration. This event...

Feb. 24: Fluidity Art Exhibit Opening Reception at SCAA Gallery
Monday, Feb 5, 2024

Santa Clarita Artists Association’s Gallery will showcase Fluidity Feb. 23 to March 30, with an opening reception on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Fluidity is an art show that depicts ethereal, fluid movement and curvature. “The vibe of this...

Feb. 19: Artist Alex Schaefer Oil Demo at Barnes & Noble
Thursday, Jan 25, 2024

Join the Santa Clarita Artists Association as it hosts an oil demonstration by Alex Schaefer Monday, Feb. 19, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at Barnes and Noble, located at 23630 Valencia Blvd in Valencia. The event is free to the public. Schaefer was born in Los Angeles in 1969 and is an active fixture...

Olga Kaczmar Estate Sale Benefiting SCAA
Monday, Dec 11, 2023

File photo of Olga Kaczmar with her pet portrait. Attention artists! A sale is being held on behalf of Olga Kaczmar’s estate, spanning a 50-year career. All proceeds will benefit the Santa Clarita Artists Association. Items include: – Oil and watercolor framed paintings – Traditional...

SCAA Opens ‘Honey I Shrunk The Art’ Show, Gift Boutique
Tuesday, Nov 7, 2023

The Santa Clarita Artists Association’s Sixth Street Gallery will showcase “Honey I Shrunk The Art,” opening Friday, Nov. 17, running through Dec. 17. An artists’ reception will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Stop by and meet the artists and enjoy carolers and light...

Nov. 17: SCAA Plein Air Painting in Fillmore
Thursday, Oct 26, 2023

The Santa Clarita Artists Association is hosting Plein Air Painting at Otto & Sons Nursery in Fillmore, Friday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event is open to all. If you would like to be on the Plein Air email list, sign up through the website and join the meet-up group. The event will be...

Nov. 20: Plein Air Oil Demo with SCAA
Wednesday, Oct 25, 2023

Join Santa Clarita Artists Association for a demo by Chuck Kovacic, a plein air painter skilled in oil. The demo will take place on Nov. 20 at for a monthly meeting free to the public from 6:30-8:30pm at 28201 Northpark Drive. After acquiring a BFA in graphic design with a minor in painting from the...

SCAA Announces 2023 Art Classic Winners
Monday, Oct 9, 2023

The Santa Clarita Artists Association held its 33rd Annual Art Classic Sept. 30 and Oct. 1st at The Centre. It was a beautiful collection of art in eight categories. The list of winners below. Acrylic 1st Laura Ledesma 2nd Shanna Lim Merit LW Krebs Merit Jose Barba Dry Media 1st Mardilan Lee Georgio 2nd...

Oct. 19: ‘Picture Perfect’ Art Exhibit at SCAA Sixth Street Gallery
Tuesday, Oct 3, 2023

The Santa Clarita Artists Association’s Sixth Street Gallery will showcase “Picture Perfect,” an art exhibit opening Thursday, Oct. 19, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The exhibit will run through Nov. 12. Join SCAA for an artists’ reception on Saturday, Oct. 21, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Stop by and meet...

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1880 - Pico Oil Spring Mine Section 2 patented by R.F. Baker and Edward F. Beale [story]
E.F. Beale
The Master's University men's golf team shot a 13-under 275 to finish second at the Golden State Athletic Conference Men's Golf Championships held at Briarwood Country Club in Sun City West, Ariz.
TMU Men’s Golf Places 2nd, Women 5th at GSAC Championships
Join local nonprofit Project Sebastian for an exhilarating day of racing and community support at its Rare Warrior 24 race on Saturday, June 1, at Heritage Park in the heart of Santa Clarita.
June 1: Rare Warrior 24 Race Benefiting Project Sebastian
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Station deputies will be taking part in the “DEA National Drug Take Back Day,” Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in front of the SCV Sheriff’s Station, located at 26201 Golden Valley Road.
April 27: Drug Take Back Day at SCV Sheriff’s Station
The College of the Canyons Center for Civic and Community Engagement—in collaboration with COC’s Golden Z Club—invites the community to attend the Nonprofit Community Resource Fair on Tuesday, April 30.
April 30: COC Hosts Nonprofit Community Resource Fair
College of the Canyons made quick work of visiting L.A. Valley College in a shortened 11-3 home victory that came on a day in which the program unveiled its newly named Michele Jenkins Softball Team Room during a pre-game dedication ceremony.
Lady Cougs Outslug L.A. Valley 11-3
For aspiring scientists at The Master’s University, taking up a student research project is no small commitment.
Retired Professor Continues to Mentor Aspiring TMU Scientists
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is warning residents not to use a Vietnamese herbal ointment called “Cao Bôi Trĩ Cây Thầu Dầu” (Castor Oil Hemorrhoid Extract) because it contains lead and can be fatal.
Public Health Urges Residents to Avoid Vietnamese Hemorrhoid Cream
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond hosted a California Apprenticeship Summit Wednesday to raise awareness of apprenticeship opportunities and career technical education pathways that connect California’s youth to high-wage, high-growth career opportunities.
State Apprenticeship Summit Connects Youth to High-Wage Opportunities
College of the Canyons student-athletes Nichole Muro (softball) and Angelo Aleman (baseball) have been named the COC Athletic Department's Women's and Men's Student-Athletes of the Week for the period running April 8-13.
COC Names Nichole Muro, Angelo Aleman Athletes of the Week
California State Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced Wednesday his bill improving transparency between parents and schools’ sexual education curricula passed out of the Senate Education Committee.
Wilk’s Sex Education Transparency Bill Clears Senate Committee
1945 - Actors Harry & Olive Carey sell Saugus ranch after 29 years; now Tesoro del Valle [story]
Carey Ranch
The 76.6-mile-long Antelope Valley Line has the third-highest ridership in Metrolink’s system with an estimated average of 9,000 passengers daily. However, the uneven terrain and single-tracking along the line in some areas forces trains to travel at a slower speed which results in an estimated travel time of approximately one hour between Santa Clarita and Union Station.
Metrolink to Hold Public Meetings on AV Line Capacity, Improvements
Team Dragon Eyes, affectionately known as TDE, is gearing up to host its highly anticipated Fifth Annual Dragonboat Festival race on Saturday, June 1 at Castaic Lake, Lower Lagoon.
June 1: Team Dragon Eyes to Host Fifth Annual Dragonboat Festival Race
This year marks the 20th year that the city of Santa Clarita has been hosting the annual Bike to Work Challenge. The community is invited to celebrate by riding a bike to work the week of May 13, and stopping by a pit stop on Thursday, May 16.
Party at the Pit Stop, City Paves Way for 20th Annual Bike to Work Challenge
Ready to take control of your financial future? Join the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs Center for Financial Empowerment for the next installment in the Lunch & Learn Financial Capability Month webinar series, "Understanding Credit.
Online Financial Workshops with County DCBA
The Santa Clarita Valley Concert Band will perform a "Starry Might" concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday May 4. The concert, under the direction of Tim Durand, will be held at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 Main St., Newhall, CA 91321.
May 4: SCV Concert Band Presents ‘Starry Night’ at CTG
After a record-setting 2023 combatting organized retail crime, the California Highway Patrol continues to aggressively disrupt and dismantle illegal operations throughout California.
CHP Continues Organized Retail Crime Crackdown, Recovers $4.2M in Goods
Celebrate Earth Day on Monday, April 22 with California State Parks at any of the 280 unique park units across the state. State Parks has numerous Earth Day-themed events planned. They include in-person activities such as guided walks and hikes, workdays and a bioblitz, as well as virtual programming with a live dive broadcast exploring the hidden world of the ocean.
April 22: Celebrate Earth Day at California State Parks
1930 - Telephone switchboard operator Louise Gipe, heroine of the 1928 St. Francis Dam disaster, tries & fails to kill herself over an unrequited love [story]
Louise Gipe
Los Angeles County Sheriff Department’s Major Crimes Bureau Detectives worked closely with Century Station Detectives after learning of a serial robbery crew committing crimes throughout Los Angeles County. 
Serial Robbery Crew Arrested
Join the Samuel Dixon Family Health Center for their second annual Cornhole Tournament fundraiser where all proceeds will support mental health services to anyone in need.
May 18: Samuel Dixon Cornhole Tournament Fundraiser
California State University, Northridge will confer honorary doctorates on four alumni, all respected leaders in their fields, at the university’s commencement ceremonies next month.
CSUN to Confer Honorary Degrees on Business & Education Leaders, All Alumni
On Saturday, April 20, 2024 Valencia High School Theatre will host the 104th DTASC (Drama Teachers’ Association of Southern California) Shakespeare Festival.
April 20: 104th DTASC Shakespeare Festival at Valencia High School