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1987 - Slender-horned spineflower listed in Federal Register as endangered species [story] Slender-horned spineflower


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Hart District Ends Contract with SCV Youth Project
Friday, Aug 28, 2020

The contract between the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Project and the William S. Hart Union High School District has ended. The contract ended, according to district spokesman Dave Caldwell, due to budget constraints. The SCV Youth Project started in January 2000, according to its website, in response...

Nov. 2: Youth Project ‘Hold ‘Em Not Hassle ‘Em Poker Tourney
Friday, Oct 18, 2019

Tickets are now on sale for the Youth Project’s 13th Annual Hold ‘Em Not Hassle ‘Em fundraising poker tournament, to be held at the Valencia Country Club on Saturday, November 2, starting at 5 p.m. More than 130 players will take over the clubhouse for a night of Texas Hold ‘Em-style poker,...

Aug. 22: Comics for the Cause Benefiting SCV Youth Project
Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019

The eighth annual Comics for the Cause benefiting the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Project will take place Thursday, Aug. 22, from 7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center. The event brings together numerous talented and hilarious comics all under one roof. The lineup includes Steve...

Aug. 22: ‘Comics for a Cause’ to Benefit SCV Youth Project
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019

Steve Simeone, Laurie Kilmartin and Jimmy Shubert will be the featured comedians at the 8th Annual “Comics for the Cause” fundraiser for The Youth Project at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Aug. 22. Presented by Curt Kravitz with Bay Equity Home Loans and Anita and Jim Lombardi...

Yoga Kula Festival to Benefit Hart Park, Bridge to Home, SCV Youth Project
Thursday, May 16, 2019

The 2nd Annual Yoga Kula Festival will take place Saturday, June 1, from 7:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Kula means community. Once again we come together as community, enjoying a beautiful day of yoga & more. As we embrace the beauty of our community, we rise together to support those in need. So,...

April 13: Grill Master ‘Battle of the Champions’ Benefiting The Youth Project
Thursday, Feb 14, 2019

The Santa Clarita Valley Escrow Association (SCVEA) is proud to announce it will be hosting the 6th Annual Grill Master “Battle of the Champions” event at Wolf Creek Brewery on April 13, 2019 with proceeds benefiting The Youth Project. In 2016, the SCVEA spearheaded the fundraising and planning of...

SCV Youth Project Elects New Executive Committee
Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019

Anita Lombardi, newly elected president SCV Youth Project. The Santa Clarita Valley Youth Project is proud to announce the election of a new Executive Committee. The Board of Directors of the SCV Youth Project elected the following officers: President, Anita Lombardi, of Federal Escrow Inc.; Vice President,...

Nov. 10: Texas Hold ’em Tournament Benefiting SCV Youth Project
Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018

Tristar Home Loans presents the 12th annual Texas Hold ’em Poker Tournament benefiting the SCV Youth Project, which provides free peer mentoring, crisis intervention, support groups and outreach to teenagers on junior and senior high school campuses throughout the Santa Clarita Valley. The “Hold...

August 16: ‘Comics for the Cause’ Benefit for SCV Youth Project
Monday, Jul 31, 2017

Comedians Nikki Glaser, Rod Man, Jamie Kennedy and Matt Donaher are the headliners of the 6th annual “Comics for the Cause” show at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center August 16 benefitting the SCV Youth Project. One hundred percent of the show’s proceeds will go to the non-profit...

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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
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
With the 2020 SCV Walk to End Alzheimer’s quickly approaching on Saturday, October 3, the planning committee and the California Southland Chapter Alzheimer’s Association would like to update everyone regarding the Walk Day events.
Oct. 3: 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Presents Hybrid Event, Drive-By ‘Promise Flower’ Display
The city of Santa Clarita, in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), is proud to announce it has received $40,000 from the Walt Disney Company to provide increased access to youth sports, play opportunities and physical activity for kids and families and is launching a new Pop-Up and Play Mobile Recreation Program.
City Receives Funding to Support Youth Sports, Access to Play
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert for the Santa Clarita Valley beginning Sunday, Sept. 27 - Wednesday, Sept. 30.
Heat Alert Issued for SCV Beginning Sunday
Economic development services for arts-oriented small businesses, galleries and more are on the priority list for the 2021 Arts Commission Work Plan, a report Santa Clarita City Council members reviewed Tuesday.
City Council Reviews Priority List for 2021 Arts Commission Work Plan
The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region announces that current closure orders and fire prohibitions in California have been extended.
Forest Service Extends Closures at Angeles, Los Padres National Forests
SCV Water's Engineering and Operations Committee is scheduled to meet via teleconference on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 1: SCV Water’s Engineering & Operations Committee Teleconference Meeting
Valencia High Principal Pete Getz sent an alert out to the school’s families on Wednesday evening, regarding a report of a possible on-campus threat.
Possible On-Campus Threat Shuts Down Valencia High School
A former Cougar News reporter and College of the Canyons student was arrested in Kentucky Wednesday night while covering the Louisville protests that erupted after a grand jury’s decision not to issue a murder indictment against the officers in the Breonna Taylor case.
Former COC Student Reporter Arrested While Covering Louisville Protests
1970 - Lagasse family helps save Mentryville buildings as Newhall and Malibu brush fires erupt & join into worst fire in SoCal history. Twelve fires over 10 days burn 525,000 acres, kill 13 people and destroy approx. 1,500 structures. [story]
Clampitt fire
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 39 new deaths and 1,165 new cases of COVID-19, with 5,933 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: 790,640 Cases Statewide, 5,933 SCV Cases
The Pac-12 CEO Group announced Thursday that based upon updated Pac-12 COVID-19 Medical Advisory Committee recommendations that take into account material changes to testing capabilities, the prevalence of COVID-19 and cardiac issues, along with updated state and local health official guidance, the Conference will resume its football, basketball and winter sport seasons.
Pac-12 to Resume Football, Basketball, Winter Sports Seasons