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1993 - Hart High grad Dee Dee Myers (1979) becomes first female White House press secretary [story]
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Dec. 4: SCV Education Foundation’s Virtual Teacher Tribute
Thursday, Dec 3, 2020

The Santa Clarita Valley Education Foundation (SCVEF) is pleased to announce that they will be hosting a virtual Teacher Tribute on Friday, Dec. 4, at 4:00 p.m. The event will premiere on their Facebook page, on the SCVEF and SCVTV websites, and on Spectrum 20 and AT&T 99. Teacher Tribute is an...

July 9: SCV Education Foundation, REMO Host Rhythm Circle for Education Community
Wednesday, Jul 8, 2020

The SCV Education Foundation, along with the Remo Music Center, invites the SCV education community along with your families to an online live drum and rhythm circle experience from your home. The virtual Drum and Rhythm Circle will take place on Thursday, July 9 at 4 p.m. While the online experience...

SCV Education Foundation Announces Scholarship Winners

The Santa Clarita Valley Education Foundation recently awarded four scholarships to local Hart District seniors whose personal goals, college major, and declared career path indicate future success in a field related to education. The following recipients of the 2020 Backer Family SCV Education Foundation...

Drive-Up School Lunch Service to Begin Wednesday
Monday, Mar 16, 2020

The SCV Education Foundation and the Santa Clarita Valley School Food Services Agency are setting up a drive-up lunch service for families impacted by the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. From Wednesday, March 18 through Friday, March 20, from noon to 2 p.m., drive-up lunch service will be provided at...

Dec. 7: Family Literacy Festival at Santa Clarita Library
Monday, Dec 2, 2019

The Santa Clarita Public Library will team with the SCV Education Foundation and SCV Water to host the 13th annual Family Literacy Festival at the Old Town Newhall Library on Saturday, December 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Themed “Adventure by the Books,” the free event will celebrate literature, music,...

SCV Education Foundation Names Smyth, Winger to Hall of Fame
Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019

The SCV Education Foundation is proud to announce that Clyde Smyth and Dr. Marc Winger will be inducted into the Education Hall of Fame in recognition of their leadership and support of education in the Santa Clarita Valley. Winger and Smyth join past honorees Jim Backer, Donna Avila and Tom Lee. Smyth...

SCV Education Foundation Sets ‘Summer Game Nights’
Monday, Jul 8, 2019

The nonprofit Santa Clarita Valley Education Foundation has set a series of family-friendly “Summer Game Nights” fundraisers at Wolf Creek Brewery in the second half of July. Proceeds will help support the SCV Education Foundation’s programs for the next school year. Here’s the...

Dec. 1: ‘Explore, Play, Create’ Family Literacy Festival
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018

The Santa Clarita Public Library, SCV Education Foundation and College of the Canyons MakerSpace are partnering to host the 12th Annual Family Literacy Festival themed “Explore, Play, Create.” This free event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Old Town Newhall...

Dec. 1: Pocock Beer Fest to Benefit Castaic Schools, SCV Education Foundation
Monday, Nov 19, 2018

Pocock Brewing Company invites everyone 21 years old and older to its 3rd Anniversary Beer Festival on Dec. 1 to benefit the Castaic Education Foundation and the Santa Clarita Valley Education Foundation. This year’s festival will feature more than 20 breweries, live bands, and food trucks. “We are...

Oct. 12: SCV Business Leaders, Parents to be ‘Principals for a Day’
Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018

Santa Clarita Valley business leaders, community members and parents are invited to register for the 26th anniversary “Principal for a Day” event sponsored by the SCV Education Foundation on Friday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants will spend the morning with a local public-school...

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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’: Biden 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
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
1993 - Hart High grad Dee Dee Myers (1979) becomes first female White House press secretary [story]
Dee Dee Myers
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 186 new deaths and 7,902 new cases of confirmed COVID-19, with 22,102 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: County Ramps Up Large-Scale Vaccination Sites; SCV Tops 22,000 Total Cases
I think everyone gave a sigh of relief at midnight on Dec. 31, 2020. The most troubling and stressful year in recent memory was finally over.
Pets Are Source of Unconditional Love During Uncertain World | Marcia Mayeda
A brush fire quickly spread near Towsley Canyon on Tuesday afternoon, with initial reports indicating it had grown by 50 acres within a half-hour.
Strong Winds Fuel Towsley Canyon Fire
As winds continue to whip through the Santa Clarita Valley, firefighters are battling another brush fire in Canyon Country where structures may be threatened.
Canyon Country Fire Threatens Structures
SACRAMENTO – California State Epidemiologist Dr. Erica S. Pan issued the following statement Sunday recommending providers pause the administration of lot 41L20A of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine due to possible allergic reactions that are under investigation.
California Issues Warning Against Batch of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine After Allergic Reactions Reported
ARTree Community Arts Center is offering virtual classes that you can share with family and friends, not just around the country, but around the world.
ARTree Offering Virtual Individual, Group Classes
The Santa Clarita Planning Commission is set to further review the proposed 77-acre Sand Canyon Resort development and hear from the developer after commissioners ruled in November the project needed “some work.”
Planning Commission Further Reviews Proposed Sand Canyon Resort
1967 - Original airing of Star Trek "Arena" Episode: Kirk battles the Gorn commander (Saugus resident Bobby Clark) at Vasquez Rocks [watch]
Kirk vs. Gorn commander
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Monday confirmed 88 new deaths and 9,927 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported 7 new fatalities since Friday.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: 7 Deaths at Henry Mayo Since Friday; SCV Cases Near 22,000
After Harleen Grewal became one of the 1 million Los Angelenos to be diagnosed with COVID-19, she realized there’s a better way for people to find out whether they have the virus, or whether they need to isolate because they potentially could make someone else sick.
SCV Husband-and-Wife Team Open Rapid COVID-19 Testing Company
The California Department of Public Health, in coordination with Santa Clara County and the University of California San Francisco, on Sunday announced that an L452R variant of COVID-19 is increasingly being identified by viral genomic sequencing in multiple counties across the state, including Los Angeles County.
COVID-19 Variant First Found in Other Countries, States Now in California
Seeking to support Los Angeles County's efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic and the tragic impact on its residents, Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Janice Hahn are calling for additional flexibility in the county's vaccination effort to include as many residents as possible and a process to begin vaccinating those 65 and older.
Barger, Hahn Call for Expanded COVID Vaccination Effort in L.A. County
As Americans celebrate the legacy of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his work to expand voting rights and representation, Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday formally submitted the appointment of Alex Padilla to become California’s first Latino U.S. Senator and the nomination of Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber to become the state’s first African American Secretary of State.
Newsom Formally Appoints Padilla a U.S. Senator; Nominates Weber as New Secretary of State
A federal class action filed Friday claims Bank of America failed to secure debit cards containing unemployment benefits for millions of Californians, leading to widespread fraud and making some cardholders unable to access needed funds during a pandemic.
Bank of America Sued for California Unemployment Fraud Scheme
The Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management will be on high alert Monday night due to the potential of extreme Santa Ana wind and fire weather conditions in much of the county late Monday night into early Wednesday.
L.A. County on High Alert for Strong Wind, Fire Weather Conditions
1899 - Martin & Richard Wood buy J.H. Tolfree's Saugus Eating House, rename it Saugus Cafe [story]
Saugus Cafe
1994, 4:31 a.m. - Magnitude 6.7 Northridge earthquake rocks Santa Clarita Valley [video]
bridge
1926 - Newhall Community Hospital, est. 1922, opens in larger, more modern hospital building at 6th & Spruce streets [story]
Newhall Community Hospital
The death toll from the novel coronavirus pandemic surpassed 2 million on Friday and the World Health Organization warned the global health crisis may get even worse as people weary of restrictions let down their guard and contagious strains of the virus spread around the globe.
Pandemic Death Toll Hits 2 Million Worldwide