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1990 - "Duplicates" premieres at L.A. Phil; concerto by CalArts Music School dean Mel Powell wins Pulitzer Prize [story]
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COUNTY NEWS ARCHIVE
County Supes May OK Building Funds, Trucking Restrictions
Monday, May 18, 2015

[KHTS] – Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors are being asked to approve funds Tuesday for the William Hart Senior Center and Castaic Lake and the ordinance to ban big rig trucks in Sand Canyon. Los Angeles County Regional Park And Open Space District For County Specified Project Funds Officials...

SCV Senior Center Celebrity Waiter Dinner Raises $80K
Thursday, Mar 26, 2015

Every year, hundreds of Santa Clarita residents come together to raise funds for the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center at the Celebrity Waiter Dinner. This year, the event raised $80,000, said Linda Leiblang, associate executive director of the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center.  “We’re just really...

Two Sites Being Evaluated for New Senior Center
Monday, Aug 25, 2014

[KHTS] The Santa Clarita Valley Committee on Aging, which oversees operations for the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, is working with city and county officials for a new site for the center. While a new Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center location is still likely at least several years out, two sites...

Senior Center to Host Caregiver Resource Day Saturday
Friday, May 10, 2013

The SCV Senior Center and Santa Clarita Valley Committee on Aging will host their annual Caregiver Resource Day Saturday at the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center at College of the Canyons. “We are aware that as the Baby Boomers age they are becoming known as the ‘sandwich generation’,”...

SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012

In this episode: Local educators are celebrating improved test scores released Wednesday by the California Department of Education; Two candidates vying for the 38th State Assembly District seat are touting their latest key endorsements. Also: The number of West Nile Virus cases double in less than...

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The SCV Senior Center will host four free Health Education and Wellness lectures throughout  June.  Each of the lectures will begin at 1 p.m. in rooms A-1 and A-2 at the SCV Senior Center located at 22900 Market Street in Newhall.   June 6 – “Senior Home Ownership, Mortgages and Loan Information,”...

Aging with Knowledge
Monday, May 14, 2012

Experts in aging shared the latest in research and resources to families and caregivers at the SCV Senior Center’s Caregivers Resource Day Saturday. “People usually don’t identify them as caregivers, but they need to know where to go for resources,” said SCV Senior Center Executive...

SCV Senior Center Foundation Adds 9 to Board
Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012

The SCV Senior Center Foundation has taken a big swing at elevating the profile and strength of the organization’s board of trustees, adding nine new board members who offer a diverse array of talent, expertise and experience. “We’ve landed some heavy hitters, that’s for sure,” said board President...

Wednesday, Dec 28, 2011

The Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society is hosting their 18th annual free Rose Care Seminar on Sunday, Jan. 8 at 2:30 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center in Newhall. The seminar will feature Master Rosarians Bob Belendez, Kitty Belendez and Steve Jones, who will demonstrate how to properly prune various types...

Tuesday, Dec 27, 2011

A free lecture, “Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics,” will take place Wednesday, Jan. 18, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market Street, Newhall. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, the lecture will address aging, memory impairment,...

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Built in the 19th century, the Pioneer Oil Refinery in Newhall played a pivotal role in the early development of the Santa Clarita Valley.
Newhall’s Pioneer Oil Refinery Recognized as Historic Site
The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees will hold a video/teleconferencing special meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, Jan. 27, beginning with a closed session at 4:00 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 5:00 p.m.
Jan. 27: Santa Clarita Community College District Virtual Special Meeting
Five Point Holdings, LLC recently announced the sale of additional homesites at its Valencia community, previously known as Newhall Ranch, and the line-up of homebuilders for the first phase of the community.
Five Points Sells Nearly 500 New Homesites in Valencia
As COVID-19 vaccination continues for health care workers and those over 65, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday California is looking to prioritize the next phases of vaccination efforts by age, rather than occupation.
California May Switch to Age-Based COVID-19 Vaccination System
Tejon Ranch Co. declared victory for its 8,000-acre Grapevine mixed-use development after a Kern County Superior Court judge ruled against an Arizona-based environmental group that dubbed the project “damaging.”
Judge Rules Against Environmentalists Over Grapevine Development
In 2019, Valencia High School student, Pedro Roman, was diagnosed with Leukemia. After one long and hard-fought year, Roman is now in remission due to the success of his latest treatment.
Jan. 30: Community Blood Drive for Valencia High’s Pedro Roman
1990 - "Duplicates" premieres at L.A. Phil; concerto by CalArts Music School dean Mel Powell wins Pulitzer Prize [story]
Mel Powell
California Public Health officials lifted the regional Stay at Home Order statewide on Monday as Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed 43 new deaths and 6,642 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 countywide, and Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported five new deaths on Saturday and Monday.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup; 5 New Deaths at Henry Mayo as State Lifts Stay-at-Home Order
Los Angeles County is set to align its health order with California's by the end of the week, as the state lifted its regional stay-at-home order statewide Monday, green-lighting the reopening of in-person outside dining and hair and nail salons, among other businesses.
L.A. County to Align with State, Lift ‘Safer at Home’ Order by End of Week
Officials with the California Department of Public Health on Monday ordered the Regional Stay at Home Order lifted for all regions statewide, including the three regions that had still been under the order – San Joaquin Valley, Bay Area, and Southern California.
California Stay At Home Order Lifted for All Regions Including SoCal
As another winter storm hit the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding areas, Interstate 5 was shut down through the Grapevine in "Operation Snowflake" Monday morning, with some lanes reopened by Monday afternoon.
‘Operation Snowflake’: CHP, Caltrans Reopen Grapevine Amid Snowstorm
Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, is cautioning residents about beach water use due to bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas that are likely to contaminate ocean waters at and around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers.
L.A. County Urges Caution for Beach Water Use Through Wednesday
A series of projects brought forth by Santa Clarita Valley-based organizations and agencies to aid the local homeless population could soon receive thousands of dollars from the city of Santa Clarita.
Santa Clarita Could Grant $126K to 6 Projects to Aid SCV Homeless Population
Citing the case of a convicted child rapist, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger said Friday she’s concerned there is a growing trend that the rights of victims of some of the most violent crimes are not being protected under District Attorney George Gascón’s administration.
Barger Steps in to Deny Parole to Convicted Child Rapist
Medical examiners with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office identified Benjamin Marquez IV, 31, of Castaic, as the man killed in a solo-vehicle crash that left one dead and sent another to the hospital Saturday.
Benjamin Marquez of Castaic ID’d as Man Killed in Rollover Crash
1915 - Death of pre-Mentry oilman & San Francisquito vintner Ramon Perea [story]
Perea grave marker
1888 - Acton post office established; Richard E. Nickel, postmaster [story]
postal cover
1882 - Author Helen Hunt Jackson visits Rancho Camulos; inspiration for "Ramona" novel [story]
HH Jackson
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