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1931 - Fall Roundup held at Hoot Gibson's Saugus Rodeo [story]
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The Further Adventures of Carl Boyer, Part 2: India
Friday, Jun 21, 2019

When Santa Clarita city father, teacher, genealogist, philanthropist and world traveler Carl Boyer was asked which of the 150-plus countries he had visited was his favorite, he would say India, without hesitation. “I often heard him comment, ‘If I could have a return trip to only one country...

City to Honor COC Students for Int’l Humanitarian Project
Friday, Aug 19, 2016

For the school-age children living on Lake Nicaragua’s hundreds of picturesque islands, going to school in the port city of Granada is no easy feat. Born into impoverished families who watch over island summer homes, children must board canoes riddled with holes, scooping out water with buckets as...

COC Students, SCV International Program to Travel to Nicaragua
Friday, May 27, 2016

Representatives from the Santa Clarita Valley International Program and six students from College of the Canyons will be traveling to Nicaragua on June 4-12, 2016 for its 2016 Global Collaboration Project. The group will provide books to Miravalle School and the adjacent impoverished community near Granada. SCVIP...

Teens 13-18 Invited to Enter Artist, Author Competition
Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015

2013 file photo: Jillian Brimigion of SCVi Charter School with Arts Commissioner John Dow. The City of Santa Clarita, in partnership with the Santa Clarita Valley International Program, is inviting local teen artists and authors to submit artwork, poetry and essays for the 2015 Sister Cities International...

Jan. 23-Feb. 20: Sister Cities Student Art, Essays on Display
Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014

Some of last year’s works. The City of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Sister Cities Program will host a unique display of art and literary works of students from all over the United States and abroad.  This exhibit features the winners and finalists of Sister Cities International’s (SCI)...

School in India to Host Students from SCV
Monday, Dec 2, 2013

In October 2014, students and adults from Santa Clarita Valley International Charter School (SCVi), other local schools, and representatives from the Santa Clarita Valley International Program (SCVIP) will visit some of India’s world-renowned historic sites in a “Best of the West and Best of the...

Sister Cities Program Collecting for Typhoon Victims
Monday, Nov 18, 2013

The Santa Clarita Valley International Program has joined local efforts to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The local nonprofit is accepting check or cash donations that will be used to provide much-needed medical supplies for the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center in Tacloban...

Choi, of Valencia, Wins Int’l Student Essay Contest
Tuesday, Jun 25, 2013

“Enlightenment and Progress through Exchange” by Charmaine Agawin of Santa Clarita’s sister city, Sariaya. (Read Choi’s essay below)   Two community members representing the Santa Clarita Sister Cities program are among a few distinguished young artists and authors to be recognized...

SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013

In this episode: Los Angeles County supervisors followed the County Registrar-Recorder’s suggestion not to move local elections to even-numbered years Tuesday; Newhall County Water District announced Monday that they filed suit in Los Angeles County Superior Court against the Castaic Lake Water...

Sister Cities: Young SCV Artists, Authors Advance to Nationals
Monday, Apr 29, 2013

Santa Clarita will be well represented at the Sister Cities International art and essay competition in Washington, D.C., thanks to some talented youngsters from local schools. Leaders of the Santa Clarita Valley International Program announced the winners Monday of the annual Young Artists and Young...

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The city of Santa Clarita is calling for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to justify the new Health Officer Order update that bans outdoor dining for at least the next three weeks starting Wednesday.
Santa Clarita Officials Call for Hearing on L.A. County Outdoor Dining Ban
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold special and regular meetings at City Hall on Tuesday, November 24, and hear public comments from citizens virtually via Zoom.
November 24: Santa Clarita City Council Special, Regular Meetings
Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger will oppose the county Department of Public Health’s decision to prohibit outdoor dining and further restrictions including another "Safer at Home" order, she said in a statement Monday morning.
Barger Opposes Additional COVID-19 Restrictions on Businesses
Los Angeles County Public Health Department officials on Sunday reported the county’s five-day average COVID-19 case rate had reached more than 4,000, prompting another tightening of pandemic safeguards and restrictions, including restricting dining at restaurants, breweries, wineries and bars.
L.A. County to Prohibit Dining as COVID-19 Numbers Keep Climbing
Researchers who correctly forecasted the growth of COVID-19 infections over the summer issued a warning Monday that cases could nearly double by Inauguration Day, January 20, when presumptive President-elect Joe Biden is to be sworn into office.
Forecast: COVID-19 Cases Could Double by Inauguration Day
Los Angeles County supervisors are expected to conduct a public hearing Tuesday for the proposed development of nearly 140 homes next to Castaic High School.
Nov. 24: Public Hearing on Housing Project Near Castaic High School
To encourage safe travel during the Thanksgiving holiday, the California Highway Patrol will enact a Maximum Enforcement Period beginning at 6:01 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, and continuing through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 29.
CHP Sets Thanksgiving Holiday Maximum Enforcement Period
1931 - Fall Roundup held at Hoot Gibson's Saugus Rodeo [story]
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1843 - Rancho Castec (Lebec-Tejon area) granted to French immigrant Jose Covarrubias [story]
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1967 - Local voters approve formation of community college and elect COC's first five-member board - Dr. William G. Bonelli Jr., Bruce Fortine, Sheila Dyer, Peter Huntsinger, Edward Muhl [story]
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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Friday reported 35 new deaths and 4,272 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 countywide.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 357,451 Cases in L.A. County, 8,634 Cases in SCV
The families of Gracie Muehlberger and Dominic Blackwell, the two students who died during the Saugus High School shooting filed wrongful death lawsuits Monday against the William S. Hart Union High School District.
Muelhberger, Blackwell Families File Wrongful Death Lawsuits Against Hart District
The College of the Canyons Theatre Department’s recorded production of “Woyzeck” is available to stream online for free now through Saturday, Dec. 12.
COC Theatre’s Production of ‘Woyzeck’ Now Streaming
City of Santa Clarita and Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation officials said Friday that 149 small businesses within the SCV have been approved to receive one-time COVID relief grants of up to $5,000 per business as reimbursement for COVID-related expenses.
Santa Clarita, SCVEDC Award COVID Relief Grants to Small Businesses
Valencia, California-based Princess Cruises is extending its pause in global sailing operations in response to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “Framework for Conditional Sailing Order” pertaining to the resumption of U.S. cruise operations.
Princess Cruises Extends Sailing Operations Pause into 2021
The American Public Works Association’s Southern California Chapter has recognized the Inclusive Play Area at Santa Clarita's Canyon Country Park as one of its 2020 'Projects of the Year.'
Santa Clarita Inclusive Play Area Named a ‘Project of the Year’
The Newhall School District has decided to allow preschool reopenings, giving their preschool program director the green light to reopen three preschool sites.
Newhall School District OK’s Preschool Reopenings
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to worsen across the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday asked Americans to stay home for Thanksgiving and only celebrate with people they live with.
Health Officials Urge Americans to Stay Home for Thanksgiving
Santa Clarita education officials from the Newhall School District said Thursday they’re taking “an abundance of caution” after multiple COVID-19 diagnoses were linked to the district office, on the corner of Orchard Village Road and Wiley Canyon Road.
COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Santa Clarita Education, Business Settings
Westfield Valencia Town Center officials’ plan to expand the mall with a 101,000-square-foot Costco and other amenities is expected to be significantly smaller as officials have proposed removing the gym and cinema features.
Proposed Costco Project at Town Center to Cut out Gym, Cinema
The COVID-19 pandemic has reached a new grim milestone with more than 11,000 new daily deaths recorded globally for the first time this week over several days in a row, making it the deadliest week yet.
Pandemic Records Deadliest Week Yet as Cases Surge
Registering its third-highest monthly haul since 1990, California added 145,000 jobs in October and its jobless rate below 10% for the first time since before the COVID-19 pandemic.
California Jobless Rate Dips Below 10% for First Time Since Pandemic
With glistening lights and a flip of the switch Thursday evening, Santa Clarita City Council members sought to spread holiday cheer with a virtual version of Light Up Main Street
Santa Clarita Welcomes Holidays with Virtual Light Up Main Street Event
1831 - Local entrepreneurs Sanford and Cyrus Lyon (as in Lyons Avenue) born in Machias, Maine [story]
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