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1863 - Gen. Edward F. Beale loans money to A.A. Hudson and Oliver P. Robbins to erect toll house in Newhall Pass [story]
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June 17: Activities, Entertainment Added to Touch-a-Truck Event
Monday, May 29, 2017

Youngsters check out some of the many emergency vehicles on display at the annual SCV Touch-A-Truck event. Entertainment and attractions continue to be added to the 2017 Touch-A-Truck event benefiting the SCV Senior Center, scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at Central Park in Santa Clarita. New...

Senior Center Offering Discounted Tickets for Saturday’s Sierra Pelona Wine Festival
Friday, May 19, 2017

Reyes Winery is hosting the fifth annual Sierra Pelona Wine Festival on Saturday, May 20 and the SCV Senior Center is offering discounted tickets for this day of gourmet food, wine tastings, and more. The wine festival features numerous wineries and local wine makers offering tastings of their best wines....

Oct. 26: SCV Senior Center Scholar Series Presents Mark Twain
Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016

The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center will host a talk about Samuel Langhorne Clemens, or Mark Twain, for their Senior Center Scholarly Series this month. On Wednesday, October, 26 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Professor Lissa Brassfield will present the talk on the author who has been lauded as the “greatest...

Sept. 21: SCV Senior Center to Host Presentation on Hedy Lamarr
Thursday, Sep 8, 2016

The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center will be hosting a presentation about actress and scientist Hedy Lamarr at their scholar series lecture on Wednesday, September 21. The free presentation will begin at 2 p.m. and will run until 3 p.m. in the Senior Center Dining Room. Hedy Lamarr was an actress...

Senior Center Hosts Touch-A-Truck Event
Thursday, Apr 28, 2016

In a community calendar full of fund-raising walks, auctions, dinners and golf tournaments, the SCV Senior Center has come up with a popular and unique event with its fourth annual Touch-A-Truck. What child, or adult for that matter, wouldn’t want to climb on a fire engine, turn on a Sheriff’s...

Celebrity Waiter Dinner Goes Digital
Monday, Feb 22, 2016

Some 300 community leaders and supporters of the SCV Senior Center will gather in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Valencia on Saturday evening, Feb. 27, for the annual SCV Senior Center Celebrity Waiter Dinner. The event features elaborately decorated tables and guest costumes in line with their...

Senior Center to Host Valentine’s Concert
Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016

The Santa Clarita Senior Center will be hosting a Valentine’s Day Silvertone Concert on Thursday, Feb. 11 from 2:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Silvertone Singers will perform romantic melodies, latin sambas, up-tempo tunes by composers like Jimmy Dorsey, Irving Berlin, Rodgers & Hart and love ballads...

SCV Senior Center is Seeking Volunteers
Monday, Nov 2, 2015

The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center is looking for volunteers. You can make a difference by volunteering as little as one day a week or even becoming an “on-call” volunteer. Volunteers are needed in the SCV Senior Center’s Nutrition Program to pack lunches for the homebound elderly, serve lunches,...

Oct. 22: Salem Witch Trials at SCV Senior Center
Monday, Oct 12, 2015

In 1692, more than 150 people were accused of witchcraft in Salem, Mass.  The Salem witch trials have come to epitomize mass hysteria and the episode has become a prism through which we have sought to understand modern day “witch hunts.” On Thursday, Oct. 22, come and learn more about these...

Wilk Hosts Unclaimed Property Workshop at Senior Center
Friday, May 29, 2015

[KHTS] – Several lined up, almost as if they were checking their lotto tickets — and for a few, there was a nice cash windfall. Former Peachland teacher Bess Barber talks to Assemblyman Scott Wilk at an Unclaimed Property workshop. Dozens gathered Friday at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center...

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Assembly Bill 1457, authored by Assembly Members Cervantes and Reyes, and supported by Santa Clarita’s Senator Scott Wilk, Assemblyman Tom Lackey and Assemblywoman Christy Smith, represents an important step forward in jumpstarting California’s economic recovery.
AB 1457 Will Boost Recovery | Commentary by Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook
1863 - Gen. Edward F. Beale loans money to A.A. Hudson and Oliver P. Robbins to erect toll house in Newhall Pass [story]
toll house
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday at her family home in Washington of complications from pancreatic cancer, the high court said. She was 87.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dead at 87
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Friday confirmed 22 new deaths and 1,281 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, including 25 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley, where Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported its 23rd COVID death.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 57th SCV Resident Dies; Cases Tally Up to 5,762
As wildfires rage up and down the West Coast, a panel of experts from Stanford University said Friday that exposure to high levels of pollution from wildfire smoke is the equivalent of smoking seven cigarettes a day.
Health Toll of Wildfire Smoke: Like 7 Cigarettes a Day
The William S. Hart Union High School District is accepting applications for a new member of its Personnel Commission.
Hart District Seeks New Personnel Commission Member
A new art exhibit titled “ABC Canvas” and depicting every letter in the alphabet has come to Santa Clarita City Hall’s First Floor Gallery.
‘ABC Canvas’ Art Exhibit Unveiled at Santa Clarita City Hall Gallery
The COVID-19 quarantine provided some with time to catch up on their favorite TV series or try a new hobby, but for Valencia resident Jeff Bomberger, it has earned him a ticket to the Catalina Film Festival.
Valencia Filmmaker’s Short Comedy to Premiere at Catalina Film Festival
Members of the civilian Los Angeles County Sheriff Department watchdog group on Thursday called for Sheriff Alex Villanueva to resign over his department’s lack of transparency on fatal police shootings and other issues.
L.A. County Sheriff Ignores Oversight Panel Demand to Resign
A three-story storage facility in Canyon Country is headed to the Santa Clarita City Council for consideration following design changes approved by the city's Planning Commission on Tuesday.
Planning Commission OK’s 3-Story Storage Facility in Canyon Country
Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday signed AB 1876, further expanding access to the California Earned Income Tax Credit to ensure all California tax filers, specifically undocumented ITIN filers who are otherwise eligible, may qualify for the CalEITC and the Young Child Tax Credit.
Newsom Signs Bill Expanding Earned Income Tax Credit
Several landlords have filed a lawsuit against the state, Los Angeles County and multiple Southern California cities, including Santa Clarita, over eviction bans, seeking reimbursement for unpaid rent due to COVID-19 eviction-protection ordinances.
Landlords Sue Santa Clarita, Others Over Eviction Bans
The California Highway Patrol has designated the week beginning Sunday, September 20, as Child Passenger Safety Week statewide.
CHP: Child Passenger Safety Week in California Begins Sunday
Under a new worker protection law signed Thursday by Gov. Gavin Newsom, California businesses must inform employees if they were potentially exposed to COVID-19 at the workplace.
Newsom Signs New COVID-19 Worker Protection Law
Washington and Oregon, members of the Western States Pact, will participate with California in piloting a project to test promising exposure notification technology, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Thursday.
Washington, Oregon Join California in Apple-Google COVID-19 Exposure Notification Project
1962 - Articles of incorporation filed for Golden State Memorial Hospital on Lyons Avenue [story]
Golden State Hospital
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 38 new deaths and 1,160 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 5,737 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: 257,271 Cases Countywide, 38 New Deaths; 5,737 SCV Cases
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom today signed legislation ensuring millions more Californians can utilize Paid Family Leave benefits they pay for without the fear of job loss.
Newsom Inks Extension of Paid Family Leave Bill
The city of Santa Clarita is excited to announce the Kidz Play After School program for fall 2020.
Online Registration Now Available for Fall Kidz Play After School Program
Here is a list of Santa Clarita arts-related virtual and in-person events through October:
Santa Clarita Arts Calendar: ARTober, Calls for Artists, SOS Theatre Festival
The Supplemental Coronavirus Relief Fund Spending Plan approved Tuesday by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors includes an allocation to L.A. County Library to provide digital support to individuals and communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, specifically by expanding the recently-launched Laptop & Hotspot Loan program that allows cardholders to borrow a Chromebook and wireless hotspot kit, and by extending the WiFi network range at libraries, to cover parking lots.
Supes Approve L.A. County Library Funding to Help Bridge Digital Divide
Following a summer hiatus, the Santa Clarita homeless task force met Wednesday to discuss the 2020 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count for the first time since its release — and concluded that keeping a separate local count may be the solution to an apparent undercount of local homeless in the countywide tally.
Santa Clarita Task Force Keeping Homeless Count Separate
Santa Clarita Public Library is excited to launch the First Library Card Program for children in our community.
City Inviting Children 6 & Under to Sign Up for First Library Card
California State University, Northridge’s library is hosting a virtual exploration of women’s journeys in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) on Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. via Zoom.
Sept. 22: CSUN to Host Virtual Presentation of Women in STEM