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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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Jan. 12: SCV Film Festival Showcases Students’ Digital Media Projects
Thursday, Dec 13, 2012

The Santa Clarita Valley Film Festival, through support from the Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation, and in partnership with Generation Arts, a local Digital Arts Education organization, will be presenting a premiere showcase of Youth Film Projects alongside a Digital Exhibit of Graphic Design work all made...

SCV Film Festival Award Winners Announced [VIDEO]
Monday, Jan 9, 2012

The award winners in the 2012 Santa Clarita Valley Film Festival are:   Best Film “A Finger, Two Dots Then Me” “A Finger, Two Dots Then Me” is a spoken-word piece based on a popular poem by renowned modern poet Derrick Brown. The film takes a dramatic look at death, life...

SCV NewsBreak for Friday, Jan. 6, 2012
Friday, Jan 6, 2012

In this episode: Challengers Ed Colley, Jon Hatami file for City Council; City looks to purchase 50 acres of tax-foreclosure property in Placerita Canyon for open space. Also: Los Angeles County executive comments on Gov. Brown’s budget proposal; Nation’s job numbers improve; Local weather...

Reminder: SCV Film Festival Starts Thursday
Wednesday, Jan 4, 2012

The 7th Annual Santa Clarita Valley Film Festival will take place Jan. 5 through 8 at the Repertory East Playhouse in Old Town Newhall with an exciting line up of independent films from national, regional and local talents, including films made by local youth and submissions by CalArts students and alumni,...

Independent Inspiration: The Mustard Stain
Thursday, Dec 29, 2011

One of the best things about starting and running the Santa Clarita Valley Film Festival is being inspired by other independent filmmakers’ stories and dedication. So, as we head into a new year when many of us will be setting resolutions and goals, I want to not only celebrate the works of independent...

SCV Film Festival Releases Jan. 5-8 Screening Schedule
Wednesday, Dec 28, 2011

The 7th Annual Santa Clarita Valley Film Festival announced Wednesday the screening blocks for the festival, taking place Jan. 5-8 at the Repertory East Playhouse in Old Town Newhall (24266 Main Street).  Several blocks include works submitted by CalArts students and alumni, offering festival attendees...

Jan. 5-8: SCV Film Festival Returns to REP Playhouse
Sunday, Dec 25, 2011

Independent film lovers should save the date for the seventh annual Santa Clarita Valley Film Festival, which returns to the Los Angeles area Jan. 5 through 8, 2012, with a series of thought-provoking, funny and heartwarming films for audiences of all ages. The festival will be hosted at the Repertory...

SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011
Thursday, Dec 22, 2011

In this episode: Seven more girls come forward to accuse Valencia man, 19, of sexual assault; New law prohibits employers from doing credit checks on prospective employees. Also: SCV Chamber to host City Council candidates at Feb. 9 quarterly luncheon; Assembly candidates line up endorsers; Local weather...

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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