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1969 - College of the Canyons opens with first class of students in temporary quarters at Hart High School [story]
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SCV Food Pantry Still Operating; Urges Precautions
Saturday, Mar 14, 2020

The SCV Food Pantry issued the following statement Saturday:   The Santa Clarita Food Pantry will continue to operate on our regularly scheduled days. We are implementing precautionary procedures and ask that you do not visit us if you are showing signs of illness, have not met the minimum 14 days...

Feb. 11-28: Annual Flair Cares Food Drive Benefiting SCV Food Pantry
Monday, Feb 4, 2019

Flair Cleaners, Southern California’s leading eco-friendly dry cleaners, will host its fourth annual Flair Cares Food Drive – Hang Up Hunger – Feb. 11 – 28. The drive benefits local food pantries that are facing a significantly higher demand due to recent fires and the government...

Dec. 2: Agua Dulce Women’s Club Santa Claus Event
Monday, Nov 27, 2017

The Agua Dulce Women’s Club (ADWC) will be hosting a free kids Santa Claus event, Sunday, Dec. 2, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This will be a chance to get pictures taken with Santa Claus and his two elves. There will be free crafts, hot cocoa, cookies and each family gets to take home a...

Mountainview Child Development Program Holding Food Drive for SCV Food Pantry
Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017

The Mountainview Child Development Program (CDP) is currently holding a food drive benefiting the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry. Food donations can be dropped off at the Mountainview CDP building, which is located at 22201 W. Cypress Place, Saugus, 91390 (on the Mountainview Elementary campus closer...

Gilchrist Farm Harvest Festival Underway
Monday, Oct 9, 2017

Join Gilchrist Farm from now until Oct. 31st every day from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. for their annual Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Patch. No dogs allowed. Cash and credit cards accepted. Halloween hours are from 9 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Each weekend, the farm has a fun filled line up of activities...

‘Flair Cares’ Spring Food Drive Benefitting SCV Food Pantry
Thursday, Apr 27, 2017

Flair Cleaners, Southern California’s leading eco-friendly dry cleaners, will host the second annual Flair Cares Spring Food Drive, May 1 through 31, at its Valencia location, 27011 McBean Parkway, benefitting the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry. Flair will make a matching contribution of up to 1,000...

Flair Cleaners to Host Spring Food Drive for SCV Food Pantry
Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016

Southern California’s leading eco-friendly dry cleaners Flair Cleaners will host a Flair Cares Spring Food Drive, May 1 – 31, at their Valencia location to benefit the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry. Flair will make a matching contribution of up to 1,000 pounds of food donated by its customers...

March 12: Disc Golf Tournament to Benefit SCV Food Pantry
Friday, Mar 11, 2016

The city of Santa Clarita is inviting all disc golf enthusiasts to participate in the Disc Golf Tournament happening this Saturday, March 12, beginning at 9 a.m. at Central Park. Interested attendees can register online using the city’s Rec1 system and search Disc Golf Tournament in the keywords section. Entry...

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1969 - College of the Canyons opens with first class of students in temporary quarters at Hart High School [story]
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Smoke from a brush fire dubbed the Martindale Fire in Bouquet Canyon near the Bouquet Reservoir was visible from areas in the Santa Clarita Valley shortly after the blaze broke out Monday afternoon, quickly burning 200 acres and threatening structures.
‘Martindale’ Brush Fire in Bouquet Canyon, Visible from SCV, Threatens Strctures
The global COVID-19 death toll surpassed 1 million Monday afternoon, a grim milestone in a pandemic that caught much of the world unprepared for a health crisis and left economies reeling, convulsed politics and fundamentally altered the world.
World Marks Grim Milestone: 1 Million COVID-19 Deaths
SCV Water invites the community to a virtual ribbon-cutting on Monday, Oct. 5 at 10 a.m., celebrating the completion of a new water treatment plant.
Oct. 5: SCV Water Treatment Plant Virtual Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Newhall resident Daniel Bradley, a Vietnam veteran and Gold Star son, had the chance to fly to Washington, D.C., to attend a reception at the White House Sunday to honor Gold Star families and their loved ones who’ve died in service.
Daniel Bradley of Newhall Honored as Gold Star Son at White House
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office reports a busy slate of production activity in the Santa Clarita Valley this week, September 28-October 4.
Busy Slate of Productions This Week in SCV
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has extended the current extreme heat warning for the Santa Clarita Valley through Saturday evening.
SCV Extreme Heat Warning Extended Through Saturday
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce on Monday announced the launch of a forum for small business owners -- the Small Business Roundtable.
SCV Chamber to Launch Monthly Roundtable for Small Business Owners
Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, advocating for the thousands of constituents still in the queue waiting for their unemployment benefits, is urging Governor Gavin Newsom to rethink a two-week pause on new EDD claims.
Unemployment: Wilk Urges Governor to Hit ‘Start,’ Not ‘Pause’ on EDD
William S. Hart Union High School District officials announced Sunday Santa Clarita Valley public junior highs and high schools will not reopen in October, pushing the potential timeline for partial reopening to Nov. 13.
Hart District Won’t Reopen Schools in October
Governor Gavin Newsom signed a series of bills into law Saturday, strengthening protections for LGBTQ+ Californians.
Newsom Signs Bills Strengthening LGBTQ+ Protections
California Governor Gavin Newsom took action Sunday on several bills that continue the state’s long-standing leadership as a state of inclusion and refuge.
Newsom Acts on Bills to Support California’s Immigrant, Refugee Communities
1987 - Slender-horned spineflower listed in Federal Register as endangered species [story] Slender-horned spineflower
2014 - Towsley Canyon Loop Trail named for naturalist Don Mullally [story]
Don Mullally
1876 - California oil industry born as CSO No. 4 in Pico Canyon becomes state's first commercially productive oil well [story]
Pico No. 4
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Friday 34 new deaths and 1,401 new cases of COVID-19, with 6,048 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley, while Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported its 24th COVID-related death to date.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 24th Death at Henry Mayo; SCV Surpasses 6,000 Total Cases
Air quality in the Santa Clarita Valley will be unhealthy for sensitive groups/individuals Saturday, Sept. 26, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) forecast.
Air Quality Advisory Issued for SCV
With temperatures in parts of Los Angeles County expected to rise into the triple digits, various public facilities located throughout the County, including Stevenson Ranch Library, will serve as Emergency Cooling Centers.
Stevenson Ranch Library to Serve as Emergency Cooling Center
The 2020 census is underway and it is your civic duty to participate, but beware of scammers using this opportunity to steal your personal information.
Residents Warned of 2020 Census Scam
The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission will hold a virtual study session via Zoom, Thursday, Oct 1, at 4:00 p.m.
Oct. 1: Parks, Recreation & Community Services Commission Study Session
Foster youth in Santa Clarita have a new, dedicated place to study and receive homework help and tutoring. The local Fostering Youth Independence (FYI) organization has created The Study Place in response to the transition to online learning due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
FYI Debuts New ‘Study Place’ for Local Foster Youth to Support Online Learning
As part of State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond’s Education to End Hate initiative, California school districts and charter schools have begun applying for mini-grants now available to support educator training in the areas of anti-racism and bias.
Thurmond Announces Mini Grants Available to Provide Anti-Racism, Anti-Bias Educator Training
A crash involving multiple motorcycles Friday afternoon prompted a SigAlert on the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 in the Stevenson Ranch area, according to first responders.
Multi-Motorycle Crash Prompts SigAlert on SB I-5