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1938 - Brand-new Lockheed transport plane crashes in Agua Dulce; all 9 perish including 2 infants [story]
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LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
‘Food Sessions’ to Bring Local Chefs, Community Together Virtually
Tuesday, Dec 8, 2020

The MAIN is excited to announce the latest addition to their lineup of virtual events titled “Food Sessions.” This delicious new series will combine community, food expertise and entertainment to deliver compelling episodes on every fourth Thursday of each month. The “FOOD SESSIONS” debut episode...

Santa Clarita City Manager’s Monthly Message – December 2020
Tuesday, Dec 1, 2020

If you are looking to get into the holiday spirit this month, I encourage you to visit Old Town Newhall. Whether you are looking to enjoy a meal under the stars at your favorite Main Street restaurant, shop for that unique gift for someone special or just admire the tens of thousands of sparkling lights...

Dec. 31: Fillmore & Western Railway’s New Year’s Eve Dinner Train
Thursday, Dec 26, 2019

Celebrate the new year onboard an adults only party train filled with food and colorful characters on Tuesday, Dec. 31, beginning at 8:00 p.m. What better way to ring in 2020 than with a magical evening journey on a vintage passenger train? During the trip, enjoy an elegant dinner prepared and served...

Chanukah Family Festival Brings Community Together
Tuesday, Dec 24, 2019

The Jewish community came together Sunday for the Chanukah Family Festival at the Westfield Valencia Town Center. “Hanukkah means dedication … and it’s about rededicating ourselves to what I like to think of as something very simple and that is ‘chesed’ or kindness,” said Rabbi Jay Siegel...

County’s Parks After Dark Winter Season Returns
Thursday, Dec 19, 2019

The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation (LA County Parks) begins its second consecutive Parks After Dark winter season with 31 county parks, including Val Verde, to remain open late with free programs and holiday-themed events for all ages. Free activities will be available across Los...

Magic Mountain Releases ‘Holiday in the Park’ Lineup, Schedule
Thursday, Nov 28, 2019

Six Flags Magic Mountain, the “Thrill Capital of the World,” lights up the season even brighter this year during its annual holiday extravaganza, Holiday in the Park. With more than two million lights and seven uniquely themed areas, the park will transform into a spectacularly lit winter wonderland...

Winter Concert Series Coming to Castaic Middle School
Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019

Castaic Union School District and Castaic Middle School are proud to announce the upcoming Winter Concert Series with performances on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 6:00 p.m. and Thursday, Dec. 12, at 6:00 p.m. The Castaic Middle School Beginning and Advanced Band feature a total of 78 musicians, performing on...

Nov. 22-24: Festival of Trees Benefiting Boys & Girls Club SCV
Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019

Mark your calendars and support Santa Clarita’s children and teens at Festival of Trees. This year’s event will be held at Westfield Valencia Town Center, Friday Nov. 22 – Sunday, Nov.24. Held the weekend before Thanksgiving, Festival of Trees is Santa Clarita’s kick-off to the holiday season....

Dec. 21-23: SC Transit to Host Holiday Light Tour
Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017

Dec. 16: Annual ‘Festividad for Christ’ Christmas Celebration
Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017

Continuing more than a decade of Christmas tradition, Faith Community Church will host the 12th Annual “Festividad for Christ” Christmas celebration for its neighbors in Newhall. Guests will be served a free lunch, and given a frozen turkey to take home for their own Christmas celebrations. A snow...

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1938 - Brand-new Lockheed transport plane crashes in Agua Dulce; all 9 perish including 2 infants [story]
plane crash
1969 - Board of Trustees selects "College of the Canyons" name [story]
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The city of Santa Clarita Planning Commission is scheduled to conduct a public hearing Tuesday to further deliberate on the Sand Canyon Resort development.
Sand Canyon Resort Development Returns to Planning Commission
The CIF Southern Section and KAP7 International, Inc. announced a five-year partnership extension for KAP7 to be the official boys and girls water polo ball for all championship events.
KAP7, CIF-SS Announce Extension of Five-Year Ball Partnership
Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled a plan that would spend about $1.5 billion of the state’s $75.7 billion surplus in grants of up to $25,000 to support small businesses, according to state officials this week.
Chamber Urges SCV to Support Newsom’s Aid to Small Businesses
On Friday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed 17 new deaths and 583 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 27,842 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Studies Show Vaccine Appears to Be Effective Against Variants; 27,842 Total SCV Cases
Fourteen-year-old Andrew Jenofsky was the first in line to get his shot at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Thursday morning, as adolescents ages 12-15 were given the go-ahead to get Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.
14-Year-Old First to Receive Pfizer Vaccine at Henry Mayo
Support for Israel was written across the signs and faces of approximately 100 demonstrators during a rally held on City Hall’s steps Thursday evening.
Approximately 100 SCV Residents Gather to Support Israel
The city of Santa Clarita received approximately 850 applications for its rental assistance program ahead of the program’s April 30 application deadline.
City Receives More Than 800 Rental Assistance Applications
Saddleback Butte State Park announced it is urgently searching for volunteers to become camp hosts beginning June 1.
Camp Hosts Needed at Saddleback Butte State Park, New Updates Announced for Mojave Area State Parks
Los Angeles County Public Health officials said it will review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's newly released guidance for fully vaccinated residents in order to make adjustments to the current County and state guidelines.
LA County to Review CDC’s Masking Guidelines for Fully Vaccinated People
The city of Santa Clarita released an updated schedule for the Concerts in the Park series set to take place in July and August.
City Releases Updated Schedule for Concerts in the Park
1874 - Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez captured in Hollywood Hills [story]
Tiburcio Vasquez
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidance Thursday indicating that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely resume activities that were done prior to the pandemic.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: CDC Loosens Mask Restrictions for Fully Vaccinated People; SCV Cases Total 27,825
A total of 277 single-family homes changed owners during April in the Santa Clarita Valley as the as the tight inventory rose to its highest level in five months, though remained well below year-ago totals, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Thursday.
SCV Median Home Price $795,000 Hits Record
After making numerous requests for correction for failure by the County Board of Supervisors to abide by various sections of the Brown Act, the Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment was left with no option than to file a formal legal complaint.
SCOPE Files Legal Complaint Over L.A. County’s Failure to Abide by Brown Act
The case against a prominent Santa Clarita Valley Realtor who had been accused of a sexual assault stemming from a Las Vegas real estate conference last summer was dismissed, a court clerk confirmed Thursday.
Las Vegas Sexual Assault Case Against SCV Realtor Dismissed, L.A. County Case “Still Active”
Tommy's Boats - a national boat dealership brand with locations in Florida, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, and Michigan - announced a new location opening soon in Castaic.
May 19, May 20: Tommy’s Boats Grill & Chill Hiring Event
Foothill League coaches announced their choice for Player of the Year and their All-League teams recently.
Saugus High QB Named Foothill League Player of the Year
California Credit Union has awarded 10 scholarships of $1,000 each to college-bound students in Los Angeles and Orange Counties in its annual College Scholarship Program.
Valencia High Student Awarded California Credit Union Scholarship
Santa Clarita Mayor Bill Miranda responded Tuesday to criticisms of the city of Santa Clarita Human Relations Roundtable, which was formed as a result of last summer’s protests about issues involving race relations.
Mayor Taking Human Relations Roundtable Criticisms “Very Seriously”
1825 - Town founder Henry Mayo Newhall born in Saugus, Mass. [read/watch]
Henry M. Newhall
Six days a week, Santa Clarita Grocery opens its warehouse to people in need.
Local Shop Donates Leftover Bagels To Help Families
As part of the $100 billion California Comeback Plan, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a $20 billion to transform California public schools into gateways of equity and opportunity.
Newsom Announces $20 Billion Investment to Public Schools