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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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1837 - Trapper Peter LaBeck killed by grizzly bear at El Tejon [story]
Peter LaBeck
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a motion by Board Chair Janice Hahn and Supervisor Hilda Solis to assess and address the specific needs of American Indian and Alaska Native individuals experiencing homelessness in the county.
County to Assess American Indian, Alaska Native Homelessness
A water main break in Valencia caused lane closures and traffic delays as crews work to stop water from spilling onto the streets Wednesday.
Water Main Break Shuts Down Eastbound Newhall Ranch Road
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion to provide recommendations for how to modify county ordinances to grant the Sheriff's Civilian Oversight Commission subpoena power through the Office of Inspector General.
Supes Seek Subpoena Power for Oversight of Sheriff’s Department
AVITA Medical, a regenerative medicine company with a technology platform positioned to address unmet medical needs in therapeutic skin restoration, announced that its American Depositary Shares (“ADS”) have been approved to list on the Nasdaq Capital Market, or Nasdaq.
AVITA Medical Now Listed on Nasdaq
Thirty-two features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 92nd Academy Awards.
32 Animated Features to Vie for 2019 Oscar
The deadline for poets to submit poems for the city of Santa Clarita's 2020 Sidewalk Poetry Project is Thursday, Oct. 31.
Oct. 31: Deadline to Submit Poems for 2020 Sidewalk Poetry Project
For the first time since the Santa Clarita-based firm was founded in 1998, a third partner’s name is becoming part of the official name of the firm as Poole & Shaffery becomes Poole Shaffery & Koegle, LLP.
Poole & Shaffrey Add Partner Koegle to Law Firm’s Name
As part of the 26th Annual National Public Lands Day, Saddleback Butte State Park is leading a habitat cleanup on Saturday, October 26 from 8 a.m. to noon, and officials invite local residents to pitch in.
Oct. 26: Saddleback Butte Cleanup on National Public Lands Day
The William S. Hart Union High School District’s governing board is set to discuss a letter addressing allegations of an open-meeting law violation with respect to its recent search for a new superintendent.
Hart District to Discuss Letter on Superintendent Search, Transparency
The U.S. Forest Service has closed the Saddleridge Fire area in the Angeles National Forest for the safety of the public and fire suppression personnel, officials said Wednesday.
Saddleridge Blaze 46% Contained, Forest Service Closes Fire Area
Santa Clarita Mayor Marsha McLean joined other local officials from across the Southland to commemorate the signing of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Plan in Arcadia on Thursday, October 10.
McLean, Officials Meet to Sign San Gabriel Mountains Monument Plan
SCV Water officials hammering out a plan to manage groundwater are still accepting applications for the agency’s seven-member advisory group.
Water Heads Find Groundwater Advisers, Still Accepting Applications
SCV Water and its water-banking partners, Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District and Irvine Ranch Water District, recently opened six new groundwater wells and a conveyance system to the Cross Valley Canal in Kern County.
SCV Water, Partners Add 6 Wells in Kern County
Through a $700,000 federal grant, the California Highway Patrol has developed the Get Educated and Ride Safe II campaign, or GEARS II, to promote motorcycle safety and awareness.
CHP Wins $700K Grant for GEARS Motorcycle Safety Program
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Los Angeles County-sponsored Assembly Bill 539 into law on Thursday, taking a major step in protecting borrowers from predatory high-cost loans.
Californians Gain Protections from Predatory Loans
Recognizing California’s fiscal health, Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded California’s outstanding general obligation bonds credit rating to Aa2 from Aa3.
Moody’s Upgrades California’s Credit Rating
1853 - Sarah Gifford, community leader and wife of Newhall's first railroad station agent, born in England [story]
Sarah Gifford
The next Canyon Country Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting will be held Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Oct. 16: Canyon Country Advisory Committee Meeting
Los Angeles County Chief Executive Officer Sachi A. Hamai announced she will retire as top administrative leader of the nation’s largest municipal government in early 2020, capping a 31-year career leading innovation and managing solutions to some of the region’s most challenging issues.
County CEO Caps 31-Year Career; Announces 2020 Retirement
Valencia-based Lief Labs, a premier formulation and product development innovator and manufacturer of dietary supplements, is pleased to announce that Lief’s rank has risen to 1,022 on the Inc. 5000 definitive ranking of America’s fastest-growing, privately held companies.
Lief Labs Joins List of America’s Fastest-Growing, Privately Held Companies
The community is invited to The Ranch at Fair Oaks for a fall yard sale.
Nov. 2: Fair Oaks Community Association Fall Yard Sale
The city of Santa Clarita will host the Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill at City facilities on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 10:17 a.m. to help train community members on how to properly drop, cover and hold on during an earthquake.
Residents Encouraged to Participate in Great California ShakeOut
For the second time in as many years, The Master's University women's swim team wasted no time qualifying a pair of relays for NAIA nationals.
Lady Mustangs Swim Team Qualifies for Nationals