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Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra Adjusting to New Norm
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020

To accommodate social distancing, the students of the Santa Clarita Youth Orchestra (SCVYO) have continued to meet virtually every week during regular rehearsal times, and the Artistic Staff of SCVYO have made sure that the quality of education has not diminished. SCVYO’s Executive Director Xaman...

Santa Clarita Youth Orchestra to Hold Auditions
Tuesday, Jan 14, 2020

Calling all musicians. The Santa Clarita Youth Orchestra (SCVYO) welcomes musicians who are experienced (minimum one year) with their instruments, from violins to guitars. SCVYO, a nonprofit organization, opens its arms to new and returning students starting Feb. 8 at the College of the Canyons Valencia...

Santa Clarita Youth Orchestra’s Poinsettia Fundraiser Underway
Thursday, Nov 7, 2019

The Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra (SCVYO) is pleased to announce the kickoff of our annual Poinsettia Fundraiser. This campaign, now in its 15th year, affords our families, friends and community the opportunity to support the SCVYO by purchasing beautiful, locally grown poinsettias to add a festive...

Santa Clarita Youth Orchestra to Perform at Logix Grand Opening Event
Thursday, Oct 10, 2019

The Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra (SCVYO) will be performing live at Logix Federal Credit Union’s new Bridgeport Marketplace branch Grand Opening event on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend, where Logix representatives will present SCVYO with a $1,000...

SCV Youth Orchestra Aims High
Friday, Jul 26, 2013

Come out this Aug. 15 or17 to audition for a high-quality youth orchestra that has been performing in the Santa Clarita Valley and beyond for more than 25 years. In late July, the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra ensembles made an appearance at the outdoor amphitheater at College of the Canyons....

Garasi Foundation Adds $10K to SCV Youth Orchestra Coffers
Thursday, Sep 13, 2012

The Found Penny Foundation provided a $10,000 grant to the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra Foundation to help sustain and expand its quality music programs. The grant makes it possible for the SCVYO to continue offering high-caliber instruction, master classes, and performance opportunities. The...

SCV Youth Orchestra Takes Its Music Outside
Tuesday, Jul 24, 2012

This summer, the SCVYO took to making music outdoors in all kinds of places—everywhere from the Angeles National Forest to an open-air stage at Disney’s California Adventure to the Honor Grove on the College of the Canyons campus. These outside musical experiences launched in early July, when about...

Boeing Donation Makes Music for Youth Orchestra
Monday, Apr 30, 2012

Boeing's Thomas Armfield accepts a plaque from Emily Wong for the company's donation. The Santa Clarita Youth Orchestra Foundation is more than $8,000 richer thanks to the efforts of Emily Wong, who appealed to Boeing employees on behalf of the musicians. Wong, who serves as the Director of Development...

SCV Youth Orchestra Seeks High School Credit for Students
Sunday, Mar 25, 2012

For musically inclined high school students, a most rewarding adventure awaits – to perform with a full orchestra. This April, young musicians will be doing what they love best at the Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons. They will perform with the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra...

Restructured SCV Youth Orchestra Plays On
Monday, Feb 20, 2012

By Laura L. Carlson   [SCVYO] – For the first time in its 25-year history, the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra is self-supporting. The SCVYO has overcome incredible odds to thrive in tough times. State budget cuts at College of the Canyons, where the orchestra was partially funded, threatened...

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1887 - Prohibitionist Henry Needham purchases land in Newhall, attempts to establish "dry" colony [story]
H.C. Needham
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has received confirmation of its first case of COVID-19 with mutations consistent with the new Omicron variant (B.1.1.529).
Thursday COVID Roundup: First Case of Omicron Detected in L.A. County
Andrew Ghassemi, senior vice president of Spectrum Commercial Real Estate, Inc., is pleased to announce the recent sale of a Class-A office building in Valencia.
Spectrum Real Estate Closes on $3.5M Sale of Valencia Office Building
Metro Los Angeles celebrated the groundbreaking Wednesday for the I-5 North County Enhancements Project, which will improve the operations and safety of the I-5 freeway for motorists in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Interstate 5 Improvement Project Breaks Ground in Santa Clarita
Do you take the easy route with a bag and tissue paper because your wrapping job looks like a crumpled mess?
Learn How to Wrap Gifts Like a Pro Thanks to JCI Santa Clarita
Commercial driver’s licenses, learner’s permits, endorsements and special certificates expiring between March 2020 and February 2022, are automatically extended through Feb. 28, 2022, the California Department of Motor Vehicles announced Thursday.
DMV Extending Commercial Driver’s Licenses, Learner’s Permits
1972 - Five wounded in Vagos biker gang shooting at Curtis & JoAnne Darcy's Acton '49er Saloon [story]
Darcys 49er
We are in the home stretch of the holiday season. I hope you have made plans to safely celebrate with family and friends. I also want to encourage you to keep safety in mind when shopping for that perfect gift for your loved ones.
City Manager’s Monthly Message – December 2021
La Mesa Junior High 8th graders will soon be building water bottle rockets as part of their science program, thanks to funding from California Credit Union through its Fall 2021 Teacher Grant program.
La Mesa Teacher Wins Fall 2021 Teacher Grant
Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control is celebrating the 'Paw"lidays by offering the gift of a new furry friend. 
Adoption Fees Waived Through End of the Year
Santa Clarita Artists Association is pleased to showcase an oil painting demo by Sharon Weaver on Feb. 21, 2022.
Artists Association Presents Oil Painting Showcase With Sharon Weaver
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station has once again begun collecting toys as part of the Annual Holiday Toy Drive.
Sheriff Station Seeks Donations For 2021 Holiday Toy Drive
The Santa Clarita Public Library turning the page towards a new month with events and programs for all to enjoy.
Adventure Awaits At Public Library This December
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Monday 18new deaths and 1,473 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 39,128 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID Roundup: Omicron Variant Detected in Northern California
Tune in for the premiere of the final episode and season 3 finale of SCVTV's music show -- Soundcheck -- showcasing the rock sounds of the dynamic duo Miss Britt & Woogie Wilcox, and acoustic stylings of CJ May in a live, on-location performance at the Rancho Camulos Museum that will be broadcast on all of SCVTV's platforms this Thursday.
Dec. 2: Soundcheck Presents Performances from Miss Britt & Woogie Wilcox, CJ May
It's December which means the return of the Santa Clarita International Film Festival's opening night is right around the corner. 
Santa Clarita International Film Festival’s Opening Night Coming Soon
For years, the Santa Clarita Valley Education Foundation has provided support to community’s schools, teachers and students through literacy programs, events, scholarships, grants and more.
Ten Reasons to Support the SCV Education Foundation on Giving Tuesday
It has been a true honor and a pleasure to serve as the Mayor of Santa Clarita this year.
Santa Clarita Mayor’s Monthly Message – December 2021
The holidays are here and Santa Clarita transit is welcoming residents and visitors to join them on a Holiday Light Tour. 
Take A Seasonal Journey On the Holiday Light Tour
1929 - Saugus train robber Thomas Vernon apprehended in Pawnee, Okla. [story]
Tom Vernon
Join the Valley Industry Association Friday, Dec. 17, at 11:45 a.m., for its 2022 Board Installation Luncheon.
Wilk to Preside Over VIA’s 2022 Board Installation Luncheon
The Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation combats animal cruelty by paying for officer training, equipment, and supplies to enforce animal cruelty laws, rescue abused and neglected animals, and support prosecution of animal abusers.
County Animal Care, Control Seeking ‘Giving Tuesday’ Donations
The William S. Hart Union High School District has been awarded the National Empowered Seal for its commitment to whole-child education by EVERFI.
EVERFI Awards Hart District National Empowered Seal
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