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1874 - First train out of L.A. to reach new town of San Fernando; Newhall 2 years later [story]
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LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
The MAIN’s Live Online Theatre Festival to Feature Radio Plays, Readings
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Join The MAIN for Stage On Screen (SOS) Theatre Fest. Santa Clarita’s live online theatre festival that launched on May 12, 2020, and is running through July 3, 2020. SOS Theatre Fest spectators can expect to enjoy radio plays, staged readings, original one-act comedies and more, featuring local artists...

SENSES Revamps Lineup with Monthly Themed Block Parties
Tuesday, Mar 10, 2020

Mark your calendars and start digging through your closet to find the perfect outfit to wear to SENSES, the monthly themed block party in Old Town Newhall. SENSES is a wildly popular free series that runs on the third Thursday of every month, from March through October. Those familiar with the city of...

Mark Twain’s, ‘The Diaries of Adam & Eve,’ Coming to The MAIN
Tuesday, Mar 3, 2020

Four performances of “Mark Twain’s The Diaries of Adam and Eve,” adapted and directed by Eric Clarke, will be at The Main in Old Town Newhall for one weekend on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday April 8, 10 and 11. The performance times are set for: Friday, April 17, at 8:00 p.m. Saturday, April...

The MAIN’s March Lineup Announced
Thursday, Feb 27, 2020

Mark your calendars for events in March at The MAIN. The 81-seat theatre in the Old Town Newhall Arts and Entertainment District, located at 24266 Main Street, offers a variety of film, theatrical, comedic and musical entertainment. Tickets for upcoming events are currently available online at AtTheMAIN.org. The...

Tickets Now On Sale for The MAIN’s December Lineup
Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019

Come celebrate the season this December at The MAIN, located at 24266 Main Street in Old Town Newhall. Tickets are on sale now for a variety of film, theatre, comedy and music shows. Adult beverages will also be available for purchase at select shows, in addition to concessions. The 10 by 10 Variety...

‘Party of Five,’ ‘Good Trouble,’ ‘This is Us’ Now Filming in SCV
Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019

The city of Santa Clarita has released the list of what is filming in the SCV for the week of Monday, Oct. 7 – Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. Filming this week includes: · “Party of Five” – Television Show · “Good Trouble” – Television Show · “68 Whiskey” –...

Tickets for The MAIN’s September Performances Now on Sale
Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019

Spend your first days of fall laughing and listening to music at one of many shows at The MAIN, located at 24266 Main Street in Old Town Newhall. Tickets are on sale now for a variety of theatre, comedy and music shows. Adult beverages will also be available for purchase at select shows, in addition...

Thursdays at Newhall September Lineup Released
Thursday, Aug 29, 2019

School may be back in session, but the fun doesn’t stop for Thursdays at Newhall in September. Featured events in Old Town Newhall this month include a variety show, salsa dancing lessons, a “Pirates of Santa Clarita” SENSES Block party and more – all for free. Thursdays at Newhall is an ongoing...

Sept. 28: Le Chene Hosts ‘Ooh La La, It’s a Wedding!’ Dinner Theater
Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019

Le Chene has partnered with Sharpo Entertainment to host a wedding themed dinner theater on the evening of Saturday, Sept. 28. This event will begin with an outdoor wedding ceremony promptly at 5:30 p.m. in Le Chene’s lush gardens. After the couple has tied the knot, there will be a champagne toast,...

Jazz & Blues Concert Series Continues Friday with Tony Galla & The Blues Shuffle Band
Thursday, Jul 18, 2019

Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Tony Galla is heavily influenced by the soulful sounds of artists like B.B. King and Ray Charles. Tony developed his own bluesy sound and unique passionate style quickly becoming the lead singer of the blues band, Raven. After releasing their first album, Live...

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1874 - First train out of L.A. to reach new town of San Fernando; Newhall 2 years later [story]
train tunnel
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Monday confirmed 18 new deaths and 337 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as cases in the Santa Clarita Valley now total 27,588 since the pandemic began.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: 2 New Vaccination Sites Open in SCV, Palmdale; 27,588 Total SCV Cases
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has reported six productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley, aka "Hollywood North," the week of Monday, April 19-25, 2021
Six Productions Filming in SCV this Week
The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and the Mental Health Commission will host a public hearing for the Mental Health Services Act Three-Year Plan on Thursday, April 22.
April 22: LACDMH, Mental Health Commission to Hold Virtual Public Hearing
The William S. Hart Union High School District was named one of 19 school districts and one county office of education for school attendance review board as a model program for its attendance strategies during distance learning.
Hart District Named Model SARB Award Winner by State
Students from across the California State University system will make final, virtual pitches of their ideas for new television series on Wednesday, May 5, at California State University, Northridge.
CSUN to Host Final for a Television Pitch Competition
The Children’s Bureau is seeking foster families during National Foster Parent Appreciation Month and is now offering two virtual ways for individuals and couples to learn how to help children in foster care while reunifying with birth families or how to provide legal permanency by adoption.
Children’s Bureau Offering Virtual Orientation During Foster Parent Appreciation Month
In April, the city of Santa Clarita joins in the celebration of National Volunteer Month by recognizing the community's exceptional volunteers with a national award.
Santa Clarita Celebrates National Volunteer Week, Awards Volunteers
To provide a framework to guide the future of residential development locally, the city of Santa Clarita is embarking on a public process to update the Housing Element of the Santa Clarita General Plan.
City to Update 2021-2029 General Plan Housing Element
In an email distributed to parents, Sulphur Springs Union School District Superintendent Catherine Kawaguchi warned parents of a man telling students that he is there to pick them up.
Sulphur Springs Warns of Suspicious Man Near Schools
1880 - Pico Oil Spring Mine Section 2 patented by R.F. Baker and Edward F. Beale [story]
E.F. Beale
1945 - Actors Harry & Olive Carey sell Saugus ranch after 29 years; now Tesoro del Valle [story]
Carey Ranch
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
The city of Santa Clarita’s Planning Commission will hold a regular meeting virtually Tuesday, April 20, at 6:00 p.m.
April 20: Planning Commission Virtual Regular Meeting
The owner of a shopping center at the corner of Lyons Avenue and Apple Street will seek the Santa Clarita Planning Commission’s approval Tuesday to subdivide the lot from three parcels to eight.
Planning Commission to Consider Subdivision Request
The deadline to submit entries for Santa Clarita Sister Cities’ Young Artists and Authors Showcase has been extended to Sunday, April 25, 2021.
Deadline Extended For Annual Sister Cities Young Artists And Authors Showcase
Internet marketing firm Scorpion made multiple company announcements Wednesday, including plans to open a new headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Scorpion Announces Plans to Move Headquarters
After a year of turmoil for many businesses in the Santa Clarita Valley, the SCV Economic Development Corp. released its list of the area’s largest employers.
EDC Releases SCV’s Largest Employers List
William S. Hart Union High School District officials said 18 students have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days during the regular board meeting Wednesday.
Hart District Reports 18 Positive Cases of COVID-19 Among Students
Los Angeles County Public Health on Friday confirmed 36 new deaths, 643 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, and reported the lowest test positivity rate to date.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: County Test Positivity Rate Hits Record Low; 27,557 Total SCV Cases
For the third year in a row, La Mesa Junior High School has been selected as a "Capturing Kids’ Hearts" National Showcase School for the 2020-2021 school year.
La Mesa Junior High School Selected as National Showcase School
California Senate Bill 545, a measure to provide additional resources to struggling students, has received unanimous support from the Senate Education Committee, announced Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita).
Wilk’s Bill to Address Learning Loss Passes Senate Education
As National Volunteer Appreciation Week approaches, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is recognizing its valued volunteers, a group that numbers over 300 and includes adults, teens, and canines.
April: 18-24: Henry Mayo Recognizes Volunteers During National Volunteer Appreciation Week
The city of Santa Clarita’s annual Earth Arbor Day celebration is set to go virtual this year with the release of an entertaining and informative video program on Thursday, April 22 at 10:00 a.m.
City to Celebrate Earth Arbor Day with Virtual Program and Free Mulch Giveaway