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1938 - Supervisors award construction contract for jail at Wayside Farms in Castaic (later called Pitchess Detention Center). [story]
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SUSD Appoints New President, Clerk; New Members Sworn In
Thursday, Dec 13, 2018

The Saugus Union School District Governing Board conducted swearing-in ceremonies on Tuesday for trustees elected this past November. The three sworn in include two new trustees – Laura Arrowsmith and David Barlavi – as well as re-elected board member and outgoing Board President, Christopher Trunkey. Additionally,...

Hart District Elected Members Sworn In

Three members of the William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board re-elected last month were sworn in for their next four-year terms Wednesday night at the board’s annual re-organizational meeting. Joe Messina (third term), Bob Jensen (third term) and Dr. Cherise Moore (first full term)...

Nov. 7: Hart District Governing Board Regular Meeting
Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018

The next regular meeting of the Governing Board of the William S. Hart Union High School District is set for Wednesday, Nov.7, at the Administrative Center, 21380 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita 91350. A closed session will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the regular meeting will follow at 7:00 p.m. Please...

Hart Governing Board Honors District’s Classified Employees
Thursday, Oct 25, 2018

Nineteen classified employees were honored as the employees of the year Wednesday night at the William S. Hart Union High School District’s governing board meeting. The employees, which include custodians and secretaries, health technicians and therapists, represent every school and the district office. The...

Castaic Union School District Selects John Richard as Newest Board Member

The Board of Trustees at Castaic Union School District voted Tuesday to select John Richard to fill the seat left vacant by the resignation of Area D Trustee Susan Christopher. “We are thrilled to welcome John Richard, who is a district parent of two students himself, to the Board of Trustees,” said...

Oct. 24: Hart District Governing Board Regular Meeting
Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018

The next regular meeting of the Governing Board of the William S. Hart Union High School District is set for Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 7:00 p.m., at the Administrative Center, 21380 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita 91350. There will be a closed session, which starts at 5:30 p.m. Please note: This meeting...

COC Foundation Appoints New Board Members
Thursday, Jul 5, 2018

Brian Koegle The College of the Canyons Foundation, which helps generate philanthropic support for the college, recently installed new officers on its Board of Directors for 2018-19. Effective July 1, Brian Koegle, Partner at Poole & Shaffery, serves as chairman, Tamara Gurney, President and Chief...

June 30: Tom Petty Tribute at California Innovation Park
Tuesday, Jun 26, 2018

The David Fernandez Singer Songwriter Salute Series continues with a tribute to Tom Petty. The WiSH Foundation will also be on hand to collect gently used musical instruments during the concert for distribution to music programs in the Hart School District. Due to high demand for tickets and to get...

Saugus Schools Seeking New Superintendent
Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018

The search for the next superintendent of the Saugus Union School District will begin Thursday at a special meeting of the school board. The move comes on the heels of Superintendent Joan Lucid’s announcement of her retirement, which will be effective June 29. Lucid has spent 37 years with the...

Lucid to Retire After 37 Years with Saugus Schools
Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018

After 48 years as an educator, with 37 of them spent in the Saugus Union School District, District Superintendent Joan Lucid, Ed.D. has announced her retirement – effective June 29, 2018. “I have been honored and humbled to have served 37 years in Saugus Union School District…dedicated to elementary...

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1938 - Supervisors award construction contract for jail at Wayside Farms in Castaic (later called Pitchess Detention Center). [story]
Wayside
1962- Actress and future Soledad Canyon big-cat rescuer Tippi Hedren, "Hitchcock's New Grace Kelly," makes cover of Look magazine for upcoming thriller, "The Birds" [story]
Tippi Hedren
The Santa Clarita City Council will take a major step toward enhancing one of the city of Santa Clarita’s landmark amenities by holding a groundbreaking ceremony for the Central Park Buildout project on Monday, Dec. 6.
City Invites Community to Central Park Buildout Groundbreaking
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials confirmed Friday 17 new deaths and 1,942 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 39,281 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID Roundup: Cases Among People Experiencing Homelessness Declines for 2nd Month in a Row
The city of Santa Clarita Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 6:00 p.m.
Dec. 7: Planning Commission Regular Meeting
The first cohort of the College of the Canyons Low Observable Technician Pathway graduated on Nov. 23. 2021 at a special ceremony held at the college’s culinary arts center.
COC’s First Low Observable Technician Pathway Cohort Graduates
The Board of Trustees of the Santa Clarita Community College District is undergoing the redistricting process, and community members will have the opportunity to comment on revised trustee area boundaries at two upcoming public hearings.
Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees Undergoing Redistricting
The California Highway Patrol joins the American Occupational Therapy Association in recognizing Dec. 6 through Dec. 10, 2021, as Older Driver Safety Awareness Week.
Dec. 6-10: 2021 Older Driver Safety Awareness Week
On Wednesday, Dec. 1, College of the Canyons held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Don Takeda Science Center, which is named in honor of longtime biology instructor Don Takeda, who retired in 2017.
COC Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Don Takeda Science Center
To help ring in the holiday season, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger hosted her annual party for foster youth served by the Department of Children and Family Services and their foster families at Six Flags Magic Mountain on Saturday, Dec. 4.
Supervisor Barger Hosts Annual Foster Youth Holiday Party at Six Flags
The Los Angeles County Lake Lifeguards begin the search for potential new lifeguard candidates with the Lake Lifeguard Test Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Castaic Aquatic Center.
Dec. 4: Lake Lifeguard Test Starts at the Castaic Aquatic Center
1887 - Prohibitionist Henry Needham purchases land in Newhall, attempts to establish "dry" colony [story]
H.C. Needham
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has received confirmation of its first case of COVID-19 with mutations consistent with the new Omicron variant (B.1.1.529).
Thursday COVID Roundup: First Case of Omicron Detected in L.A. County
Andrew Ghassemi, senior vice president of Spectrum Commercial Real Estate, Inc., is pleased to announce the recent sale of a Class-A office building in Valencia.
Spectrum Real Estate Closes on $3.5M Sale of Valencia Office Building
Metro Los Angeles celebrated the groundbreaking Wednesday for the I-5 North County Enhancements Project, which will improve the operations and safety of the I-5 freeway for motorists in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Interstate 5 Improvement Project Breaks Ground in Santa Clarita
Do you take the easy route with a bag and tissue paper because your wrapping job looks like a crumpled mess?
Learn How to Wrap Gifts Like a Pro Thanks to JCI Santa Clarita
Commercial driver’s licenses, learner’s permits, endorsements and special certificates expiring between March 2020 and February 2022, are automatically extended through Feb. 28, 2022, the California Department of Motor Vehicles announced Thursday.
DMV Extending Commercial Driver’s Licenses, Learner’s Permits
1972 - Five wounded in Vagos biker gang shooting at Curtis & JoAnne Darcy's Acton '49er Saloon [story]
Darcys 49er
We are in the home stretch of the holiday season. I hope you have made plans to safely celebrate with family and friends. I also want to encourage you to keep safety in mind when shopping for that perfect gift for your loved ones.
City Manager’s Monthly Message – December 2021
La Mesa Junior High 8th graders will soon be building water bottle rockets as part of their science program, thanks to funding from California Credit Union through its Fall 2021 Teacher Grant program.
La Mesa Teacher Wins Fall 2021 Teacher Grant
Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control is celebrating the 'Paw"lidays by offering the gift of a new furry friend. 
Adoption Fees Waived Through End of the Year
Santa Clarita Artists Association is pleased to showcase an oil painting demo by Sharon Weaver on Feb. 21, 2022.
Artists Association Presents Oil Painting Showcase With Sharon Weaver
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station has once again begun collecting toys as part of the Annual Holiday Toy Drive.
Sheriff Station Seeks Donations For 2021 Holiday Toy Drive
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