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1875 - John F. Powell, an Irish immigrant, becomes Justice of the Peace [story]
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Hasley Canyon Jack-In-The-Box Property Sells for $2 Mil.
Wednesday, Mar 25, 2020

The Hasley Canyon Jack-in-the-Box property sold to an undisclosed investor from Los Altos Hills for $2 million, according to the commercial real-estate firm that handled both ends of the deal. Avison Young, a Canadian firm with offices in Los Angeles, said the current tenant – the operator of the Jack-in-the-Box...

June 6: SCVi to Stage Annual Civil War Living History Event
Friday, May 25, 2018

SCVi Charter School’s sixth annual Civil War Living History event is set to roll out at the historic Rancho Camulos in Piru on Wednesday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. As part of iLEAD Schools’ project-based learning curriculum, SCVi’s 8th-grade students will provide the public with a living history...

SCVi Charter Student Charged with Making Criminal Threats
Thursday, Feb 22, 2018

Earlier today, the Santa Clarita Valley International Charter School was on lockdown as deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station investigated an unconfirmed threat. The lockdown has since been lifted and a 15-year-old suspect was charged with making Criminal Threats. The following...

Ian Johnston Named New Arts, Theater Director for iLEAD
Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017

Santa Clarita Valley International School, a public, tuition-free charter school, proudly welcomes veteran educator and critically acclaimed actor Ian Johnston to direct iLEAD’s International Baccalaureate theatre program. iLEAD is also announcing a partnership with the International Schools Theatre...

May 19: SCVi Charter Welcomes the Public to ‘Expresstival’
Monday, May 8, 2017

SCVi Charter, iLEAD’s founding school, will host “Expresstival”: an evening to learn more about SCVi’s project-based learning approach, deeply rooted in the arts and entrepreneurship. Featuring artwork and presentations of learning from the students of SCVi. Live music and theatre performances...

Feb. 22: Public Informational Evening on SCVi’s Upper Charter School Program
Friday, Feb 17, 2017

Learn about SCVi Charter school during a public informational evening that will give an overview of SCVi’s Upper Charter School program. SCVi Charter is welcoming the public to learn about the school’s unique program on Tuesday, February 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at The Shakespeare Theatre...

Mar. 11: SCVi to Celebrate ‘Vision in Education’
Thursday, Dec 15, 2016

SCVi Charter School will celebrate “Vision in Education” March 11 at its eighth annual benefit dinner, which will honor Doris Marie and Steven Zimmer. SCVi, the founding campus of iLEAD Schools, holds the Vision in Education Benefit Dinner each year, with the proceeds supporting the tuition-free...

SCVi to Host Info Night
Thursday, Jan 14, 2016

[SCVi] – SCVi Charter School is inviting families with learners in middle school as well as families currently enrolled in high school to an Information Evening with a full line up of programing. “We have an evening of excellent programming lined up to provide a wealth of valuable information...

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1875 - John F. Powell, an Irish immigrant, becomes Justice of the Peace [story]
John F. Powell
Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced the introduction of Senate Joint Resolution 5, urging the federal government to immediately pass a correction to the Social Security formula to protect benefits for millions of Americans who turned 60 during the pandemic.
Wilk Introduces Resolution Urging Congress to Amend the Social Security Average Wage Index
The Santa Clarita City Council will consider allocating a little over $3.5 million in federal funding intended to support low- and moderate-income residents with decent and affordable housing and economic opportunities.
City Council to Consider Federal Funds in Support of Future Local Affordable Housing
The owners of Maria’s Italian Deli in Newhall, past and present, celebrated the restaurant’s reopening Wednesday, following last year’s announcement it would be closing its doors after 47 years.
Maria’s Italian Deli Celebrates Reopening Under New Owners
After publicly expressing their support for hosting live graduations earlier this year, William S. Hart Union High School District officials outlined their proposed plans for the Class of 2021 ceremonies during their Wednesday night governing board meeting.
Hart District Outlines Plans for Live Graduations
After plans fell through for a $100 million mall expansion that would have brought a second Costco to the Santa Clarita Valley, representatives from the big box retailer reached out to city officials to see if they could still make a second location a reality.
Costco Still Seeks Second Location in SCV
Nurses Week is underway and the Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN) is calling on registered nurse volunteers to assist with Covid-19 vaccinations at the Kedren Community Health Center in partnership with International Medical Corps.
RNRN Calls on Nurse Volunteers to Administer Covid-19 Vaccine Doses
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced it will begin a phased reopening of jail visitations at the Century Regional Detention Facility starting on Mother’s Day weekend, with all other locations predicted to reopen in June.
May 8: LASD Announce Jail Visitations to Resume at Century Regional Detention Facility
Calling all high school and college seniors – the city of Santa Clarita Arts and Events Division is seeking 2021 graduates to exhibit their 2021 graduation caps in a virtual gallery.
June 1: Deadline Set to Enter City’s Virtual Graduation Cap Photo Exhibition
On Friday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed 16 new deaths and 421 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 27,766 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Daily Hospitalizations Hit New Low in LA County; 27,766 Total SCV Cases
The L.A. County Financial Navigators program, operated by the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs’ Center for Financial Empowerment in partnership with Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, announced it is currently providing L.A. residents with free assistance to help them deal with the financial challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Financial Navigators Program Set to Help County Residents Facing COVID-19 Hardships
The city of Santa Clarita Human Relations Roundtable voiced strong support for the removal of the race-based “Indians” mascot at Hart High School in an open letter to the William S. Hart District School Board in alignment with the recently released statement of the Fernandeno Tataviam Band of Mission Indians.
SCV Human Relations Roundtable Releases Statement Supporting the Replacement of HHS Mascot
1861 - Andres Pico and partners granted state franchise to build toll road and cut 50-foot-deep cleft through (Newhall) Pass; they failed; Beale later succeeded [story]
Andres Pico
The Water Resources and Watershed Committee is scheduled to meet via teleconference on Wednesday, May 12, at 5:30 p.m.
May 12: Water Resources and Watershed Committee Teleconference Meeting
The California Interscholastic Federation has renewed a multi-year agreement with GoFan as the official digital ticketing partner to provide touchless, digital ticketing solutions to high schools and state-wide post season play across California.
CIF, GoFan Reach Multi-Year Agreement that Includes Post-Season Play
The County of Los Angeles announced Thursday that it has distributed 23 million units of free PPE through its joint effort with PPE Unite to protect 433,000 employees at small businesses across the County.
L.A. County Announces Distribution of 23 Million Units of PPE
The Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) has launched its annual CalFresh Awareness Month campaign to publicize the CalFresh Nutrition Program and acknowledge community partners throughout the month of May for helping to raise public awareness year-round.
Annual CalFresh Awareness Month Underway
The Santa Clarita City Council convened Tuesday evening to hear an overview of the city’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
Striplin Presents Balanced Budget Which Includes $300K Surplus
This summer Mission Opera is happy to present a live outdoor operetta in one-act on June 5, 6, 12, and 13, in Santa Clarita.
Mission Opera to Present Live Outdoor Operetta, “Le 66”
The William S. Hart Union High School District is looking for one new member to serve on the Measure SA Citizens’ Oversight Committee.
Hart District Seeking Oversight Committee Member
The College of the Canyons Theatre Department will present “The Addams Family Quarantined Concert Version,” a live virtual musical production based on the eponymous beloved television series on May 7-9.
May 7-9: COC Theatre Presents, “The Addams Family Quarantined Concert Version”
Santa Clarita Valley public junior high and high school students will remain in the blended learning model — two days a week of in-person instruction — for the remainder of the year, William S. Hart Union High School District officials announced Wednesday night.
Hart District Announces Blended Learning Format to Continue for Remainder of Year
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 19 new deaths and 414 new cases of COVID-19, with 27,744 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: Reopenings Expand in L.A. County as Transmission Remains Low; SCV Cases Total 27,744
1971 - Fort Tejon added to National Register of Historic Places [story]
Fort Tejon