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1993 - Dale Poe, 61, developer of Stevenson Ranch, killed in car crash [story]
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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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1993 - Dale Poe, 61, developer of Stevenson Ranch, killed in car crash [story]
Stevenson Ranch fountain
1938 - Brand-new Lockheed transport plane crashes in Agua Dulce; all 9 perish including 2 infants [story]
plane crash
1969 - Board of Trustees selects "College of the Canyons" name [story]
COC
The city of Santa Clarita Planning Commission is scheduled to conduct a public hearing Tuesday to further deliberate on the Sand Canyon Resort development.
Sand Canyon Resort Development Returns to Planning Commission
The CIF Southern Section and KAP7 International, Inc. announced a five-year partnership extension for KAP7 to be the official boys and girls water polo ball for all championship events.
KAP7, CIF-SS Announce Extension of Five-Year Ball Partnership
Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled a plan that would spend about $1.5 billion of the state’s $75.7 billion surplus in grants of up to $25,000 to support small businesses, according to state officials this week.
Chamber Urges SCV to Support Newsom’s Aid to Small Businesses
On Friday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed 17 new deaths and 583 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 27,842 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Studies Show Vaccine Appears to Be Effective Against Variants; 27,842 Total SCV Cases
Fourteen-year-old Andrew Jenofsky was the first in line to get his shot at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Thursday morning, as adolescents ages 12-15 were given the go-ahead to get Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.
14-Year-Old First to Receive Pfizer Vaccine at Henry Mayo
Support for Israel was written across the signs and faces of approximately 100 demonstrators during a rally held on City Hall’s steps Thursday evening.
Approximately 100 SCV Residents Gather to Support Israel
The city of Santa Clarita received approximately 850 applications for its rental assistance program ahead of the program’s April 30 application deadline.
City Receives More Than 800 Rental Assistance Applications
Saddleback Butte State Park announced it is urgently searching for volunteers to become camp hosts beginning June 1.
Camp Hosts Needed at Saddleback Butte State Park, New Updates Announced for Mojave Area State Parks
Los Angeles County Public Health officials said it will review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's newly released guidance for fully vaccinated residents in order to make adjustments to the current County and state guidelines.
LA County to Review CDC’s Masking Guidelines for Fully Vaccinated People
The city of Santa Clarita released an updated schedule for the Concerts in the Park series set to take place in July and August.
City Releases Updated Schedule for Concerts in the Park
1874 - Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez captured in Hollywood Hills [story]
Tiburcio Vasquez
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidance Thursday indicating that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely resume activities that were done prior to the pandemic.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: CDC Loosens Mask Restrictions for Fully Vaccinated People; SCV Cases Total 27,825
A total of 277 single-family homes changed owners during April in the Santa Clarita Valley as the as the tight inventory rose to its highest level in five months, though remained well below year-ago totals, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Thursday.
SCV Median Home Price $795,000 Hits Record
After making numerous requests for correction for failure by the County Board of Supervisors to abide by various sections of the Brown Act, the Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment was left with no option than to file a formal legal complaint.
SCOPE Files Legal Complaint Over L.A. County’s Failure to Abide by Brown Act
The case against a prominent Santa Clarita Valley Realtor who had been accused of a sexual assault stemming from a Las Vegas real estate conference last summer was dismissed, a court clerk confirmed Thursday.
Las Vegas Sexual Assault Case Against SCV Realtor Dismissed, L.A. County Case “Still Active”
Tommy's Boats - a national boat dealership brand with locations in Florida, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, and Michigan - announced a new location opening soon in Castaic.
May 19, May 20: Tommy’s Boats Grill & Chill Hiring Event
Foothill League coaches announced their choice for Player of the Year and their All-League teams recently.
Saugus High QB Named Foothill League Player of the Year
California Credit Union has awarded 10 scholarships of $1,000 each to college-bound students in Los Angeles and Orange Counties in its annual College Scholarship Program.
Valencia High Student Awarded California Credit Union Scholarship
Santa Clarita Mayor Bill Miranda responded Tuesday to criticisms of the city of Santa Clarita Human Relations Roundtable, which was formed as a result of last summer’s protests about issues involving race relations.
Mayor Taking Human Relations Roundtable Criticisms “Very Seriously”
1825 - Town founder Henry Mayo Newhall born in Saugus, Mass. [read/watch]
Henry M. Newhall
Six days a week, Santa Clarita Grocery opens its warehouse to people in need.
Local Shop Donates Leftover Bagels To Help Families