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1839 - Gov. Juan B. Alvarado gives most of SCV to Mexican Army Lt. Antonio del Valle. [story]
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Jan. 18: Artist Virginia Kamhi to Demonstrate Pastel Techniques
Thursday, Jan 14, 2021

Join the Santa Clarita Artists Association’s first meeting of 2021, which will take place virtually Monday, Jan. 18, at 6:30 p.m. During the Zoom meeting, artist Virginia Kamhi will demonstrate pastel underpainting techniques. Kamhi will discuss the anatomy of a wave and demonstrate how she uses...

Jan. 8: Santa Clarita Artists Association’s ‘Wild Things’ Virtual Gallery Reception
Thursday, Jan 7, 2021

The Santa Clarita Artists Association will hold a virtual “Wild Things” gallery reception Friday, Jan. 8, at 5:00 p.m., via Zoom. The virtual reception will allow you to view the art work and meet the artists. Members and non-members welcomed. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82708477098?pwd=bkljVkFqNzl2WGZxSndYUnhGQjZlUT09...

Nov. 16: Artist Chuck Kovacic Demonstrates Oil Techniques
Tuesday, Nov 10, 2020

Chuck Kovacic, renowned impressionist oil painter, will be the demonstration artist for the Monday, Nov. 16, virtual meeting of Santa Clarita Artists Association, which is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. Kovacic acquired his BFA in graphic design from Cleveland Institute of Art. His paintings investigate a variety...

SCAA Gallery to Reopen with Tiny Treasures Exhibit

The Santa Clarita Artists Association Gallery reopens with the Tiny Treasures exhibit. The show will run from Saturday, Nov. 14 – Monday, Dec. 21. Hours are Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. The gallery is located at 22508 6th St. Newhall, 91321. This show will feature small fine...

SCAA Releases Art Classic 2020 Winners List
Thursday, Oct 29, 2020

The Santa Clarita Artists Association held its 31st Annual Art Classic virtually on Oct. 17, 2020. The full list of winners is available below. Additional awards: – SCAA 2020 Service Award: Kathy Gonzales – Richard Huff Memorial Founder’s 2020 Award: Chrystal Walker – SCAA Award...

Nov. 15: Last SCAA Virtual Oil Painting Workshop of 2020 with Rich Gallego
Thursday, Oct 22, 2020

Santa Clarita Artists Association will hold its last virtual oil workshop of the year on Sunday, Nov. 15, from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., with Rich Gallego, entitled, “Using a Modified Zorn Palette to Create Harmonious Landscapes.” Registration fee is $25 for SCAA members and $30 for non-members....

Oct. 17: SCAA’s Virtual Art Classic Awards Ceremony
Thursday, Oct 15, 2020

This year the Santa Clarita Artists Association is holding its 31st Annual Art Classic as a virtual experience due to these extraordinary times of social distancing, and not being able to hold a public event due to COVID-19 pandemic. We wanted to continue the traditions of this annual event. So through...

Sept. 21: Online Watercolor Demonstration with Joseph Cibere
Thursday, Sep 10, 2020

Joseph Cibere will demonstrate his unique style of watercolor during a 1-day workshop presented by Santa Clarita Artists Association (SCAA) via Zoom Monday, Sept. 21, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. SCAA President Charlotte Mullich will be acting as host. The demonstration is free. But registration...

Sept. 26: Online Watercolor Workshop with Fatemeh Kian

Join Santa Clarita Artists Association for a free Zoom watercolor demonstration/workshop with artist Fatemeh Kian on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Kian will discuss floral subject and will demonstrate various techniques that she uses on her award-winning art. To view the art of Fatemeh...

SCAA Seeking Fine Art Submissions for Annual Competition
Tuesday, Aug 25, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic social distancing requirements, the 31st Santa Clarita Artists Association Art Classic will be held virtually via Zoom Saturday, Oct. 17, from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The fine art submissions will be professionally adjudicated by two judges. Judges decisions are final....

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1839 - Gov. Juan B. Alvarado gives most of SCV to Mexican Army Lt. Antonio del Valle. [story]
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Join the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency (SCV Water) on Thursday, Jan. 28, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., to learn about and provide input on its Water Shortage Contingency Plan (WSCP).
SCV Water Encouraging Public to Provide Input on Contingency Plan
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 262 new deaths, including an additional death at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, and 8,512 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 countywide, with 22,360 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: Additional Death at Henry Mayo; 22,360 Total SCV Cases
SACRAMENTO – California State Epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan issued the following statement Thursday advising providers that they can immediately resume the administration of lot 41L20A of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which was temporarily paused on Sunday due to possible allergic reactions.
State Says Moderna Vaccine Administration Can Resume Immediately
As winds began to die down in the Santa Clarita Valley, firefighters were able to increase containment on the Towsley Fire to 53% Thursday.
Firefighters Reach 53% Containment on Towsley Fire
Supervisor Kathryn Barger, whose 5th District includes the Santa Clarita Valley, is supporting the effort by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to address concerns of communities throughout Los Angeles County, which continue to experience ongoing Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) initiated by Southern California Edison (Edison).
Barger Supports Efforts in Limiting Power Shutoffs; Public Hearing Set
Single Mothers Outreach (SMO) is proud to announce “Survivor” as the theme for the 11th annual Empowering HeArts fundraising gala set to take place virtually on Saturday, Aug. 7.
Nominations Open for Annual Empowering HeArts Awards
The College of the Canyons School of Personal and Professional Learning was presented an Honorable Mention award by the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges’ 2021 Exemplary Program Award.
COC Recognized for Personal, Professional Learning Program
The William S. Hart Union High School is looking for two new members to serve on the Measure SA Citizens’ Oversight Committee. These members will serve two-year terms with a maximum of three consecutive terms.
Hart Seeking Members for Citizens’ Oversight Committee
Santa Clarita-based Princess Cruises announced Thursday the sale of Pacific Princess to an undisclosed buyer.
Princess Cruises Announces Sale of Pacific Princess to Undisclosed Buyer
After a dayslong wind event hit the Santa Clarita Valley, most area residents power had been restored by Thursday morning.
SoCal Edison Restores Power to Most SCV Residents
The Los Angeles County Coroner-Medical Examiner’s Office identified Carlos Salgado-Ruiz, 35, of Santa Clarita, as the pedestrian killed after being struck by a vehicle in Saugus Wednesday night.
Pedestrian Killed in Saugus Hit-and-Run Identified
SACRAMENTO — Assemblyman Tom Lackey, R-Palmdale, introduced a bill Thursday that will allow individuals to be convicted for hate crimes.
Lackey Introduces Hate Crime Bill
1914 - Signal newspaper owner-editor Scott Newhall born in San Francisco [story]
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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Wednesday confirmed 262 new deaths and 6,492 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as the county's rollout of an extremely limited vaccine supply continues at Dodger Stadium and five supersites including Six Flags Magic Mountain.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 22,232; Vaccines in ‘Extremely Limited Supply’
In what some hailed as the most important speech at an inauguration in modern American history, President Joe Biden called for a new era of unity and healing as he pledged to bring an end to the pandemic that has dramatically altered the lives of every American while leading the restoration of a battered economy.
Biden Inauguration: ‘This Is Democracy’ – President Calls for Unity in Inaugural Address
Almost directly after taking the oath as President of the United States, Joe Biden on his first day in office is expected to reverse a number of his predecessor’s policies and federal agency standards.
Biden’s Busy First Day: Action on COVID-19, Climate, Racial Equality
California Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) was unanimously selected as Senate Republican Leader-elect, Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) announced Wednesday.
Wilk Named California Senate Republican Leader-Elect
Concluding with his oath to faithfully uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution, Joseph R. Biden became the 46th president of the United States at noon Wednesday.
New President Inaugurated: White House Changes Hands at Critical Moment in History
The Los Angeles County Public Health Department opened the Six Flags Magic Mountain vaccination site Tuesday, one of the five larger vaccination sites opened this week in conjunction with the Fire Department and other agencies.
Magic Mountain Opens Vaccination Site, Aims to Administer More Than 2K Doses a Day
California fired back on the Trump administration’s eleventh-hour attempt to gut the Endangered Species Act before the president left office Wednesday.
California Leads Charge Against Parting Gut of Endangered Species Act
After nearly a year of lockdowns, social distancing, widespread infection, and COVID-19-related death in Los Angeles, residents are preparing for the next chapter of the pandemic: vaccination distribution.
L.A. County Health Officials Address Challenges to Vaccination Distribution
California’s holiday COVID-19 wave appears to have crested, with state officials announcing Tuesday that hospitalizations and new infections are starting to decrease for the first time in weeks.
Officials: California’s Holiday COVID-19 Wave Appears to Have Crested
As coronavirus cases spiked to record highs and spurred statewide lockdowns this past summer, Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Legislature have scrambled to devise a COVID-19 aid plan for the state’s nearly $10 billion share of federal CARES Act funding.
California Leaders Blasted for Giving Less COVID-19 Aid to Small Communities