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1888 - Acton post office established; Richard E. Nickel, postmaster [story]
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SCV Food Pantry Still Operating; Urges Precautions
Saturday, Mar 14, 2020

The SCV Food Pantry issued the following statement Saturday:   The Santa Clarita Food Pantry will continue to operate on our regularly scheduled days. We are implementing precautionary procedures and ask that you do not visit us if you are showing signs of illness, have not met the minimum 14 days...

Local Contractor Holding Food Drive Benefiting SCV Food Pantry
Thursday, Oct 12, 2017

Got non-perishable food? Drop them off at construction specialists C.A. Rasmussen, Inc., who is currently holding a food drive that benefits the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry. “We started our food drive last year as a way to give back to the community,” said Marketing Associate Stacey...

Library Fine? Pay It Off with Food for Needy
Monday, Aug 22, 2016

Throughout September, the Santa Clarita Public Library, in partnership with the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry, will be launching their first-ever Food for Fines program which allows patrons to donate one food item to waive up to $20 of overdue library fines or replacement card fees. All of the donations...

SCV Chili Cook-Off to Return for Fourth Year
Wednesday, Jan 6, 2016

The SCV Chili Cook Off is back. Now in its fourth year, this fun event will be raising money for Single Mothers Outreach and the SCV Food Pantry. The event co-chairs Nicole Stinson and Phillis Stacy Brooks are looking for volunteers and committee members to make 2016’s event the best yet. If you are...

Jaycees Celebrate Successful Food Drive
Thursday, Dec 24, 2015

The Santa Clarita Valley chapter of Junior Chamber International – the Jaycees – recently ran a successful food donation drive for the SCV Food Pantry. The drive was timed to help for Thanksgiving and saw over 100 canned goods and toiletries donated. The Jaycees asked members to bring food...

Caroling Group Collects More Than 100 Pounds of Food for SCV Food Pantry
Monday, Dec 7, 2015

Children and residents who went caroling door-to-door in Santa Clarita last week collected more than 100 pounds of food to help feed local homeless families during the holidays, and collection efforts are continuing. Participants of “Caroling for Cans” ranged from young children to seniors, who sang...

‘Dark Realm’ Haunted House to Help Food Pantry
Thursday, Oct 22, 2015

A local haunted house is opening up this weekend to give residents a frightening good time while giving back to a local nonprofit. For 44 years, the Sivley family has been curating unique haunted horrors in and around the Los Angeles area. This upcoming Halloween season is no exception. Beginning Friday,...

May 9: USPS Letter Carriers Collecting for SCV Food Pantry
Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015

On Saturday, May 9, Santa Clarita letter carriers will again help Stamp Out Hunger! across America with your help in order to provide assistance to the one in eight Americans who struggle with hunger. The Stamp Out Hunger! Effort is the nation’s largest single-day food drive, having collected more...

‘Beware the Dark Realm’ and Help the Needy
Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014

[Press Release] – The doors to “Beware the Dark Realm” open this Friday, Oct. 24. The haunted house located at 28621 Sugar Pine Way in Saugus is raising funds and collecting supplies for the SCV Food Pantry. Beware the Dark Realm is in its second year, however the haunt owners have...

Nov. 5: Help Restock the Food Pantry’s Shelves
Sunday, Nov 3, 2013

No child in the Santa Clarita Valley should go to bed hungry – but the shelves of the SCV Food Pantry are seriously bare. Bring the needed items to the Westfield Valencia Town Center on Tuesday, Nov. 5.   Urgent needs include:   Food Items canned vegetables tuna canned meats canned fruit tomatoes     Non-Food...

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1888 - Acton post office established; Richard E. Nickel, postmaster [story]
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1882 - Author Helen Hunt Jackson visits Rancho Camulos; inspiration for "Ramona" novel [story]
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The COVID-19 crisis has trashed recycling efforts and instead generated an increase in plastic waste, according to a recent study, but Los Angeles County restaurants could soon be required to make adjustments related to disposable food ware in an effort to reduce waste.
Jan. 26: Board of Supervisors to Consider Restaurant Requirement Aimed at Curbing Waste
Despite signs that California’s latest and most damaging wave of the pandemic is subsiding, the state nonetheless sets a one-day record of 764 deaths on Friday.
COVID Death Rate Soars to New Daily Record in California
Claims of excessive force, retaliation, and other misconduct by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be probed during a C, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Friday.
California Attorney General Launches Civil Rights Probe of L.A. Sheriff’s Department
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 256 new deaths and 9,277 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported it's 107th death.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 3 New Deaths at Henry Mayo; L.A. County Hospitalizations Decreased by 8%
When Dr. John Scaramella, a dental surgeon, moved to the Santa Clarita Valley in 1978, there were only 18 others in his field.
SCV Dental Surgeon Sells Practice After More than 40 Years
The Los Angeles County Library, in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is set to host a series of free virtual workshops running every other week on Fridays from January through June.
L.A. County Library to Host Virtual Art Programs in Partnership with LACMA
The temporary residential green waste pick-up schedule will continue through Jan. 29 for customers in Santa Clarita after Waste Management requested an additional week for its modified schedule.
Waste Management Extends Modified Green Waste Pick-Up Schedule an Additional Week
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold a virtual regular meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, January 26, starting at 6 p.m.
Jan. 26: City Council Virtual Regular Meeting
The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board has approved the recommendation to name Julian Gomez as the assistant principal of Bowman High School.
Hart District Names Julian Gomez Assistant Principal
The Los Angeles County Development Authority will launch the Small Business Stabilization Loan Program on Jan. 28 and will begin accepting applications to help small businesses prevent further job loss and business closures.
L.A. County to Launch Small Business Stabilization Loan Program
The William S. Hart Union High School District governing board voted 3-1 Wednesday night to let athletic conditioning return to district campuses Jan. 27.
Hart District Votes 3-1 to Allow Return of Athletic Conditioning to Campuses
1839 - Gov. Juan B. Alvarado gives most of SCV to Mexican Army Lt. Antonio del Valle. [story]
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Join the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency (SCV Water) on Thursday, Jan. 28, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., to learn about and provide input on its Water Shortage Contingency Plan (WSCP).
SCV Water Encouraging Public to Provide Input on Contingency Plan
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 262 new deaths, including an additional death at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, and 8,512 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 countywide, with 22,360 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: Additional Death at Henry Mayo; 22,360 Total SCV Cases
SACRAMENTO – California State Epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan issued the following statement Thursday advising providers that they can immediately resume the administration of lot 41L20A of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which was temporarily paused on Sunday due to possible allergic reactions.
State Says Moderna Vaccine Administration Can Resume Immediately
As winds began to die down in the Santa Clarita Valley, firefighters were able to increase containment on the Towsley Fire to 53% Thursday.
Firefighters Reach 53% Containment on Towsley Fire
Supervisor Kathryn Barger, whose 5th District includes the Santa Clarita Valley, is supporting the effort by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to address concerns of communities throughout Los Angeles County, which continue to experience ongoing Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) initiated by Southern California Edison (Edison).
Barger Supports Efforts in Limiting Power Shutoffs; Public Hearing Set
Single Mothers Outreach (SMO) is proud to announce “Survivor” as the theme for the 11th annual Empowering HeArts fundraising gala set to take place virtually on Saturday, Aug. 7.
Nominations Open for Annual Empowering HeArts Awards
The College of the Canyons School of Personal and Professional Learning was presented an Honorable Mention award by the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges’ 2021 Exemplary Program Award.
COC Recognized for Personal, Professional Learning Program
The William S. Hart Union High School is looking for two new members to serve on the Measure SA Citizens’ Oversight Committee. These members will serve two-year terms with a maximum of three consecutive terms.
Hart Seeking Members for Citizens’ Oversight Committee
Santa Clarita-based Princess Cruises announced Thursday the sale of Pacific Princess to an undisclosed buyer.
Princess Cruises Announces Sale of Pacific Princess to Undisclosed Buyer
After a dayslong wind event hit the Santa Clarita Valley, most area residents power had been restored by Thursday morning.
SoCal Edison Restores Power to Most SCV Residents