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1939 - Second, larger OLPH Catholic Church dedicated on site of first (10th & Walnut, Newhall) [story]


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Pranks at 2 Local High Schools Go Wrong
Thursday, May 26, 2016

With graduation drawing near, some high school students are taking pranks to the next level and it isn’t ending well. A 16-year-old is facing multiple charges for riding a motorcycle through Hart High School’s campus Wednesday morning including hit-and-run and reckless driving. The incident...

New Finance Class Coming to Select SCV Schools

Starting this fall hundreds of local Santa Clarita students will have access to a new and potentially life changing class that aims to teach the foundations of personal finance. Two local businesses, Neylan Group International and Heter Family Woodworking have sponsored the curriculum and created course...

All Clear After Bathroom Scrawl at Hart High Prompts Response
Friday, Mar 25, 2016

The school day at Hart High School seems to be going as usual after a bathroom message prompted school and law enforcement officials to beef up security Friday. An email sent out this morning by Principal Collyn Neilsen said, “The opening of school this morning was normal, save for the added presence...

Sierra Vista Junior High Celebrates 50 Years of History in Canyon Country
Thursday, Mar 24, 2016

Former and current students, faculty and staff gathered at Sierra Vista Junior High to celebrate 50 years of academic history in the Santa Clarita Valley Wednesday night. The night featured performances by students, an auditorium filled with relics from the last 50 years and recognition from not only...

Student Who Made Online Threats Facing Assault Charges
Wednesday, Mar 9, 2016

An 11-year-old McGrath Elementary School student who was arrested in February after being suspended for allegedly bringing a knife to the school and later making an “unspecified threat” over social media will be going to trial. He is facing seven counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count...

March 8: SCVi International Baccalaureate Info Night
Friday, Mar 4, 2016

[SCVi Charter School] – SCVi Charter School is inviting high school freshman and sophomores and their parents to attend a special informational presentation on the school’s International Baccalaureate program. “This is a great opportunity for students and their parents to learn about...

Kids Cooking Campaign Teaches Value of Eating Right
Thursday, Mar 3, 2016

The Santa Clarita Valley School Food Services Agency held the first of five luncheons for the 21st Annual Kids Cooking Campaign Tuesday in the agency’s central kitchen. The goal of the kids cooking campaign is to help elementary school children experience the positive social, nutritional and psychological...

Preschool Enrollment Open in Newhall District

The Newhall School District is currently enrolling 3 – 4 year olds in their preschool programs for the upcoming school year.   FULL DAY PROGRAM: Our full day program is located at Oak Hills Elementary School. The hours of operation are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. five days a week. The monthly tuition...

Trinity Classical to Bring Civil War History to Life
Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016

[Trinity Classical Academy] – Trinity Classical Academy will be presenting an American Civil War Reenactment on Friday, Feb. 26. The American Civil War Living History Museum will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon in Trinity’s Celebration Center. Trinity’s sixth grade class, their families,...

County Panel to Hold Hearing on Saugus Trustee Area Voting Plan
Friday, Feb 19, 2016

A public hearing to establish the new trustee area voting plan for the Saugus Union School District will be held Tuesday, Feb. 23. A hearing conducted by the Los Angeles County Committee on School District Organization will allow school district staff members to explain the process and the proposal before...

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1939 - Second, larger OLPH Catholic Church dedicated on site of first (10th & Walnut, Newhall) [story]
The city of Santa Clarita increased the frequency of street sweeping throughout all areas of the city on Monday for the fall and winter seasons.
City Adds More Street Sweeping for Fall, Winter
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has published the agenda for their Tuesday, Oct. 15 meeting starting at 1 p.m.
Oct. 15: LA County Board of Supervisors Meeting
Due to the amazing generosity of a local resident, the Santa Clarita Veteran Services Collaborative has been chosen to preside over the selection of a local veteran who is to receive full title to a family residence in the near-in portion of the Canyon Country area.
Donor to Give $500K Canyon Country Home to SCV Veteran
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its second annual Healthcare Forum at College of the Canyons on Tuesday, October 15, from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Oct. 15: Chamber to Host Healthcare Forum at COC
Thanks to the efforts of California Senator Scott Wilk and Assemblywoman Christy Smith, College of the Canyons received $397,000 in state funding necessary to begin planning much-needed renovations to Boykin Hall.
COC Receives State Funds to Renovate Boykin Hall
Governor Gavin Newsom has signed Senate Bill 153 into law, ensuring California law is in full compliance with changes to federal law regarding the cultivation of industrial hemp, Senator Scott Wilk, 21st Senate District representative and the bill's author announced Monday.
Newsom Signs Wilk Hemp Bill, Vetoes Doggie Donor Blood Bill
California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress or CAASPP results show William S. Hart Union High School District students continuing to outpace their peers county- and state-wide.
CAASPP Results: Hart District Students Maintaining Excellence
Firefighters continued battling the Saddleridge Fire over the weekend as wind speed decreased, and the blaze was 43% contained as of 7 a.m. Monday, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Saddleridge Fire Now 43 Percent Contained
Thousands of pet lovers and hundreds of their furry friends flocked to William S. Hart Park on Sunday to celebrate their love for animals at the 19th annual Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair.
Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair Affected by Saddleridge Fire
Building on the state’s efforts to support its immigrant communities, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a package of bills on Saturday to help foster a more inclusive state and create new opportunities for immigrants to contribute to our society.
Newsom Signs 4 Bills to Prevent Discrimination, Foster Inclusion
California will become the first state to ban the use of private prisons under legislation signed Friday by Governor Gavin Newsom.
California Bans For-Profit Prisons, Immigrant Detention Centers
California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a package of gun control bills that expands gun violence restraining orders and limits residents from buying more than one semiautomatic rifle in a month.
Newsom Signs Package of Tighter Gun Control Laws
1980 - Phillies beat Royals in Game 1 of World Series; Hart grad Bob Walk is winning pitcher [story]
Bob Walk
1876 - Town of Newhall founded at Bouquet Junction (moved 2 years later to present location) [story]
Campton store
1915 - Name of Surrey post office & town changed (back) to Saugus [story]
Surrey Inn
Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, Inc. has announced the unfortunate cancellation of its 17th Annual Duck Dash - Rubber Ducky Festival on Saturday due to the rapidly growing fires and poor air quality.
Dixon Center Cancels Duck Dash-Rubber Ducky Festival
Santa Clarita Valley residents awoke Friday morning to news of the Saddleridge Fire, one of the most destructive Santa Ana wind-swept fires in recent memory.
Saddleridge Flames Lick at 5, 14 Freeways Friday
The South Coast Air Quality Management District advised Friday afternoon that smoke from Saddleridge Fire has caused unhealthy air quality that affects portions of the Santa Clarita Valley.
Saddleridge Fire Prompts Smoke Advisory for SCV
The city of Santa Clarita website's emergency page is keeping local residents up to date on school and road closures and other impacts of the Saddleridge Fire.
City Emergency Page Tracks SCV Impacts of Saddleridge Fire
As firefighters continued to battle the Saddleridge Fire from Sylmar to Reseda, a brush fire sparked by a car fire in the Newhall Pass diverted some of their attention on Sierra Highway close to where Highway 14 and Interstate 5 meet.
Car Fire in Newhall Pass Friday Morning Sparks Response
The wind-blown Saddleridge fire quickly grew from 15-20 acres to more than 4,700 acres — with zero percent containment — Thursday night into Friday morning, prompting evacuations in the Sylmar, Granada Hills and Porter Ranch areas as an unknown number of homes burned overnight.
Saddleridge Fire Hops I-5 South of SCV; 1 Killed in SFV
California began a new water year Oct. 1 with significantly more water in storage than the previous year thanks to above-average snow and precipitation.
Water Year 2020 Begins with Robust Reservoir Storage
While the Saddleridge Fire is not directly endangering SCV residents as of noon Friday, the wind-blown blaze has far-reaching local effects.
SCV Residents Feel Effects of Wind-Blown Blaze