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1941 - SCV's first real movie house, the American Theater, dedicated in Newhall [story]
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SCOPE Sues County Over West Side Flood Remapping
Friday, Feb 12, 2016

[Center for Biological Diversity] – The Santa Clarita Organization for Planning the Environment (SCOPE) and the Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit Thursday contending that Los Angeles County illegally skirted environmental laws to redraw the boundaries of the Santa Clara River’s...

Enviro Groups Seek High Court Review of Another Newhall Ranch Phase
Friday, Nov 13, 2015

[SCOPE] – The California Supreme Court justices heard arguments Sept. 2 on the California Fish and Wildlife Department River permit for the Newhall Ranch project, and then also accepted a petition to hear the challenge made to the county’s approval of Landmark Village – the first 1,444-unit...

High Court Hears Oral Arguments in Newhall Ranch Suit
Thursday, Sep 3, 2015

[KHTS] – The California Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday on the California Fish and Wildlife Department River permits for Newhall Land’s Newhall Ranch project. Newhall Ranch is a 19-square-mile development project being pursued by Newhall Land that would add approximately 21,000 homes...

Cal High Court to Hear SCOPE Suit Against Newhall Ranch
Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015

Arguments about California Fish and Wildlife permits for the 21,000-home Newhall Ranch project are scheduled to be heard by the California Supreme Court on Wednesday. Newhall Ranch has been a target of Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment, or SCOPE, for nearly two decades. The...

Aug. 15: Interfaith Event to Focus on Santa Clara River
Saturday, Aug 1, 2015

Religion and the environment come together Aug. 15 with an interfaith outreach event called “Take Me To The River: Caring for Creation Starts at Home.” The event will be held on August 15, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the St. Clare Church in Renehan Hall. Representatives from six different faith communities...

Fed Court Upholds Army Corps Permits for 20,000-home Development
Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015

[Newhall Land] – Newhall Land announced Tuesday that the U.S. Federal District Court granted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ and Newhall Land’s summary judgment motions affirming the Corps’ eight-year permitting effort. In the process, the federal court also denied the plaintiff environmental...

SCOPE Appeals CLWA Takeover of Valencia Water
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

It’s not so much a matter of what “is” is. It’s more a question of what “or” means. Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment isn’t satisfied with a court ruling that cleared the way for the Castaic Lake Water Agency to own and operate the Valencia Water Co. SCOPE filed...

SCOPE Sets Goals for 2015
Monday, Feb 16, 2015

[Feb. 16] – Each year SCOPE (Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment) members focus on 3 or 4 environmental or planning issues that seem to be of most concern for our community. This year SCOPE members filled a local pizza restaurant and ate while they worked. Several short...

Activists Seek Additional Hearing on Chiquita Landfill
Monday, Jan 5, 2015

[KHTS] – Three Santa Clarita Valley groups are planning to attend Tuesday’s meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to ask for another public hearing on the environmental report for an expansion for the Chiquita Canyon landfill. Officials from the Val Verde Civic Association, Citizens...

State High Court to Review Newhall Ranch Approval
Sunday, Jul 13, 2014

[KHTS] – The California Supreme Court has agreed to review a lower-court ruling that cleared the way for The Newhall Land and Farming Co. to start building its eventual 20,000-home subdivision west of Interstate 5. The ruling unanimously reversed Judge Ann Jones’ 2012 judgment in favor of the...

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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
Charlotte Kaup Kleeman, 1996 Santa Clarita Valley Woman of the Year, died Thursday, May 19, 2022 in Valencia. She was 85.
Longtime Community Leader Charlotte Kleeman Dies at 85
After a more than a two-year wait, the Free to Be Me Music Festival will make its much-anticipated debut at the Canyon Country Community Center, located at 18410 Sierra Highway, on Sunday, June 12, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
City’s Long-Awaited ‘Free to Be Me’ Music Festival Debuting June 12
The 37th Women in Service Celebration was hosted by the Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley on Saturday, May 14. The event honored 19 women who have worked tirelessly to improve the lives of women and girls in the SCV. The honorees were nominated by SCV nonprofits.
Zonta SCV Names Alison Lindemann Recipient of Carmen Sarro Award
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday nine additional deaths and 4,725 new positive cases countywide, with 164 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID Roundup: 164 New SCV Cases, 4,725 New Cases Countywide
The Fil-Am Association of Santa Clarita Valley will host the "A Black Tie Gala" on July 23 at 7 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Valencia, located at 24500 Town Center Drive.
July 23: SCV Fil-Am Association Hosts Black Tie Gala
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