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1882 - George Campton's Newhall general store explodes [story]
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LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Songwriter from SCV Signs Record Contract
Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016

Julia Michaels, Courtesy of Republic Records [Republic Records] – Former Santa Clarita resident and renowned songwriter, Julia Michaels, recently signed a solo deal with Republic Records. Michaels has been working vigorously behind the scenes for years, penning many multiplatinum hits. The renowned...

SCV Rock Beat: Senses, Summer Meltdown and St. Patrick’s Day Events
Thursday, Mar 17, 2016

Santa Clarita’s putting on the green Thursday night as Senses on Main celebrates this month’s Third Thursday with a St. Patrick’s Day-themed street party on Main Street in Old Town Newhall. Starting at 7 p.m., local Celtic rock quartet Ken O’Malley & The Twilight Lords will have dancers...

SCV Entertainment Beat: Master Chorale to Perform at COC
Friday, Mar 4, 2016

Rootsy Americana singer-songwriter Pat Nason and his Regular Crew bandmates Ed Pausic, Sue Blue Bull and Deborah Houston Cloer just premiered a new video clip for “Everything’s Gonna Be Different,” a key track from the group’s “All the Time in the World” album. The Crew shot the clip...

SCV Entertainment Beat: Golden Acrobats; more
Thursday, Oct 29, 2015

The world’s top Chinese acrobats tumble onto the main stage Friday night at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons. The Golden Dragon Acrobats combine breathtaking acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, and ancient and contemporary music. The troupe carries...

Humor And Hart At Silents Under The Stars
Friday, Aug 14, 2015

[KHTS] – Films featuring William S. Hart again found life on the big screen as the Friends of Hart Park presented the 20th Annual Silents Under the Stars fundraiser Saturday night in Newhall. The sold out event attracted nearly 200 guests and volunteers at Hart Hall to enjoy music by Mild Bill...

Hart Teacher to Star in Play at The Odyssey
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A Hart High School theater arts teacher, who is also an actor, will be starring in an upcoming play at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles. Brent Christensen will be starring in a new production, “Oedipus Machina,” opening at the Odyssey on May 30 and will run through July 26. Christensen has worked...

SCV Entertainment Beat: Rock Universe at Vincenzo’s, Helen Wheels at Town Center Drive, more
Thursday, May 21, 2015

Friday is “Rock Universe” night at Vincenzo’s on Lyons in Newhall. This week, the lineup features original material by local singer-songwriter Jessye Rian Jennings and progressive rock band Sovereign. Later, Sovereign keyboardist Dennis Atlas will debut his new Pink Floyd-Deep Purple tribute band,...

Masquerade Themed SENSES Coming to Old Town Newhall
Friday, May 15, 2015

The City of Santa Clarita’s Thursdays@Newhall series, presented by Galpin Subaru, will feature mysterious masks and formal attire on Thursday, May 21, 2015 with a Masquerade block party on Main Street in Old Town Newhall for SENSES. From 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. residents’ spirits will come alive...

Hart District Students Walk Away with Two Cars at Giveaway
Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015

Watch the full video here. Not one, but two cars were given away to lucky William S. Hart Union High School District students at College of the Canyons on Tuesday night. “Well we wanted to go big this year,” said Dan Sterkel of Nissan of Valencia. “We wanted to do something for a student that does...

The Latest on the SCV Entertainment Beat
Friday, May 9, 2014

Friday is opening night for the award-winning “Rent: The Musical” at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons. The dramatic play’s become a pop culture phenomenon, with a modern-day love story set in New York City’s grungy East Village and soundtrack that rocks. Tickets...

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1882 - George Campton's Newhall general store explodes [story]
general store
After receiving athletic protocol updates from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the Los Angeles Department of Public Health (LADPH) and California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), the William S. Hart Union High School District has put together a complete athletic program following all state and county guidelines.
Hart District Announces Outdoor Sports Practices, Competitions to Resume Immediately
The ability to transform data into information and insights that can elevate a business and influence decisions is at the core of the newest major being offered in California State University, Northridge’s David Nazarian College of Business and Economics.
CSUN Students Can Now Earn Degree in Business Analytics
Three teachers from the William S. Hart Union High School District have been named by NASA and the SETI Institute to fly on NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA).
NASA Selects Three Hart District Teachers for SOFIA Flight
Los Angeles County Parks is looking for highly-talented independent instructors to bring valuable expertise and learning to the community through the Contact Class Program.
L.A. County Parks Hiring Instructors for Summer 2021 Season
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 91 new deaths and 1,407 new cases of COVID-19, with 26,212 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total  26,212; L.A. County Remains in Most Restrictive Tier
The Santa Clarita Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Commission will hold its study session virtually Thursday, March 4, at 6:00 p.m.
March 4: Parks, Recreation & Community Services Commission Study Session
After its cancelation last year due to the emergence of COVID-19, the College of the Canyons Scholarly Presentation will return this spring in a new virtual format.
COC’s Scholarly Presentations Return Virtually March 11
The Santa Clarita Public Library is excited to present Sidewalk Stories at the Old Town Newhall Library!
Old Town Newhall Library Now Offering Sidewalk Storytime
Santa Clarita Planning commissioners are expected to make a decision Tuesday regarding the proposed expansion of Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital via multiple construction projects that include building a second inpatient tower.
Proposed Henry Mayo Expansion Project Back Before Planning Commission
Picture this…the sun has just set on another brisk spring day.
Santa Clarita City Manager’s Monthly Message – March 2021
1938 - Great Flood of 1938 causes massive destruction and death across the greater Los Angeles region [story]
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Santa Clarita Valley educators were next in line to receive their COVID-19 vaccine shots at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Monday, more than two months after the hospital received its first batch of vaccines for hospital frontline workers.
Henry Mayo Now Inoculating Educators with COVID-19 Vaccine
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Monday confirmed 32 new deaths and 987 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported two new deaths since Friday.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: 2 New Deaths at Henry Mayo; Vaccine Eligibility Expands
The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center at Bella Vida has announced its March 2021 lineup of outdoor drive-in events.
Bella Vida Senior Center Sets March Outdoor Drive-in Events
In partnership with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, the city of Santa Clarita will launch its “Guard That Auto” campaign this spring to combat an increase in grand theft auto over the past year.
Santa Clarita, Sheriff’s Station to Launch ‘Guard That Auto’ Anti-Theft Campaign
The Saugus High School academic decathlon team will advance to the state competition after placing in the top 10 in the county competition.
Saugus High Advances in State Academic Decathlon
Spring is upon us, and with it comes longer days, greener hillsides, and warmer temperatures that invite outdoor exploration.
Mayor’s March Message: Enjoy Spring in Santa Clarita
The city of Santa Clarita, in partnership with the Santa Clarita Sister Cities program, invites local students to submit artwork, poetry, essays/creative writing, photographs, or music for the 2021 Sister Cities International Young Artists and Authors Showcase.
Young Artists Invited to Submit Works in 2021 Sister Cities International Showcase
In a rush to bring children back to California schools after a year of closed campuses, Governor Gavin Newsom and lawmakers said Monday the state will offer $2 billion to school districts willing to reopen next month.
Newsom, Lawmakers Cut Deal to Reopen California Schools by April
The race to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Los Angeles County despite vaccine shortages is cutthroat and most people don’t even know they’re in the competition.
COVID-19 Vaccine Shortages Highlight Health Inequities in L.A. County
The California Department of Motor Vehicles has learned of a text message phishing scam related to REAL ID and reminds customers that it will never ask for personal information related to driver’s license number, Social Security number, or financial information through email, text, or over the phone.
DMV Warns Customers of REAL ID Phishing Scam
1990 - President George H.W. Bush and Sheriff Sherman Block dedicate new North County Correctional Facility in Castaic [story]
ribbon cutting
1890 - Jenkins ranch hands Dolores Cook and George Walton of Castaic slain by rival William Chormicle and W.A. Gardener [story]
Dolores Cook