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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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1882 - Author Helen Hunt Jackson visits Rancho Camulos; inspiration for "Ramona" novel [story]
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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
The temporary residential green waste pick-up schedule will continue through Jan. 29 for customers in Santa Clarita after Waste Management requested an additional week for its modified schedule.
Waste Management Extends Modified Green Waste Pick-Up Schedule an Additional Week
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold a virtual regular meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, January 26, starting at 6 p.m.
Jan. 26: City Council Virtual Regular Meeting
The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board has approved the recommendation to name Julian Gomez as the assistant principal of Bowman High School.
Hart District Names Julian Gomez Assistant Principal
The Los Angeles County Development Authority will launch the Small Business Stabilization Loan Program on Jan. 28 and will begin accepting applications to help small businesses prevent further job loss and business closures.
L.A. County to Launch Small Business Stabilization Loan Program
The William S. Hart Union High School District governing board voted 3-1 Wednesday night to let athletic conditioning return to district campuses Jan. 27.
Hart District Votes 3-1 to Allow Return of Athletic Conditioning to Campuses
1839 - Gov. Juan B. Alvarado gives most of SCV to Mexican Army Lt. Antonio del Valle. [story]
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Join the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency (SCV Water) on Thursday, Jan. 28, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., to learn about and provide input on its Water Shortage Contingency Plan (WSCP).
SCV Water Encouraging Public to Provide Input on Contingency Plan
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 262 new deaths, including an additional death at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, and 8,512 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 countywide, with 22,360 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: Additional Death at Henry Mayo; 22,360 Total SCV Cases
SACRAMENTO – California State Epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan issued the following statement Thursday advising providers that they can immediately resume the administration of lot 41L20A of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which was temporarily paused on Sunday due to possible allergic reactions.
State Says Moderna Vaccine Administration Can Resume Immediately
As winds began to die down in the Santa Clarita Valley, firefighters were able to increase containment on the Towsley Fire to 53% Thursday.
Firefighters Reach 53% Containment on Towsley Fire
Supervisor Kathryn Barger, whose 5th District includes the Santa Clarita Valley, is supporting the effort by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to address concerns of communities throughout Los Angeles County, which continue to experience ongoing Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) initiated by Southern California Edison (Edison).
Barger Supports Efforts in Limiting Power Shutoffs; Public Hearing Set
Single Mothers Outreach (SMO) is proud to announce “Survivor” as the theme for the 11th annual Empowering HeArts fundraising gala set to take place virtually on Saturday, Aug. 7.
Nominations Open for Annual Empowering HeArts Awards
The College of the Canyons School of Personal and Professional Learning was presented an Honorable Mention award by the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges’ 2021 Exemplary Program Award.
COC Recognized for Personal, Professional Learning Program
The William S. Hart Union High School is looking for two new members to serve on the Measure SA Citizens’ Oversight Committee. These members will serve two-year terms with a maximum of three consecutive terms.
Hart Seeking Members for Citizens’ Oversight Committee
Santa Clarita-based Princess Cruises announced Thursday the sale of Pacific Princess to an undisclosed buyer.
Princess Cruises Announces Sale of Pacific Princess to Undisclosed Buyer
After a dayslong wind event hit the Santa Clarita Valley, most area residents power had been restored by Thursday morning.
SoCal Edison Restores Power to Most SCV Residents
The Los Angeles County Coroner-Medical Examiner’s Office identified Carlos Salgado-Ruiz, 35, of Santa Clarita, as the pedestrian killed after being struck by a vehicle in Saugus Wednesday night.
Pedestrian Killed in Saugus Hit-and-Run Identified