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1864 - L.A. Star newspaper report: County supervisors have accepted Beale's Cut as complete [story]
Beale's Cut

Dixon Health Center in Val Verde Burglarized Twice in a Month
Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019

Samuel Dixon Family Health Center’s Val Verde location was broken into during the early morning hours of August 29 and September 22, and the burglar or burglars stole office equipment from a detached office separate from the main clinic. The estimated value of the items stolen on both occasions...

Dixon Family Health Center, Superior Grocers Give Turkeys to 60 Families
Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018

The nonprofit Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, Inc. and sponsor Superior Grocers in Pacoima handed out turkeys and all the fixings on Tuesday to 60 families to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends. This has been an annual tradition for Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers dating as far...

Dixon Centers Announce ‘Ducky’ Contest Winners
Friday, Oct 7, 2016

The Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers Inc. announced the winners Friday of the 14h Annual Rubber Ducky Festival. On Saturday, Oct. 1, approximately 2,500 rubber ducks raced down a man-made waterway in Bridgeport Park toward great prizes. SDFHC is contacting winners for delivery of prizes.   Duck...

Oct. 1: New Things in Store for Rubber Ducky Fans
Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016

Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers are pleased to announce several new additions to this year’s Rubber Ducky event: * Annnd…Action! – Providing a fun photo booth and pictures for event attendees * Rock climbing wall * Air bouncer * Face painters * Balloon artists * Mission: Renaissance...

Duck Race Returns Oct. 1; Adopt Yours Early
Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016

ADOPT EARLY TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR ANOTHER GREAT PRIZE! In addition to the Grand Prizes on Race Day, adopt your ducks early to be a part of our EARLY DUCKY INCENTIVE PROGRAM.Early Ducky: Adopt NOW – September 1 and receive 10 raffle tickets in the following prize, donated by the Santa Clarita Valley...

Antonovich Presents $25,000 Check to Dixon Health Center
Friday, Jan 15, 2016

Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, Inc. is honored to receive a $25,000 sponsorship check from County of Los Angeles Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich for his support of our 2015 Rubber Ducky Festival which raised over $100,000 to go towards patient care for the low income and uninsured in the Santa Clarita...

CHP Explorers Help Sam Dixon Employees Paint Val Verde Clinic
Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015

Employees of the Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers Inc. and California Highway Patrol Explorer Program members painted the Val Verde Health Center on Sunday. The crew started at 8 a.m. and faced the possibility of triple digit temperatures throughout the course of the day. With a strong volunteer effort,...

Dixon Centers Announce Duck Race Winners
Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015

[KHTS] – The winners have been announced by the Samuel Dixon Family Health Center for the 13th annual Rubber Ducky Festival, which took place over the weekend. On Saturday, Sept. 26, approximately 3,000 rubber ducks raced down a man-made waterway in Bridgeport Park for a $4,500 prize pool, split...

Health Centers Hold 13th Annual Duckfest Fundraiser
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015

[KHTS] – Hundreds of Santa Clarita residents came together Saturday afternoon to race rubber ducks and raise money for Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers at the 13th Annual Rubber Ducky Festival. Hosted at Bridgeport Park in Valencia, the event featured live performances, dozens of vendors, food...

2nd Ducky Deadline is Friday
Thursday, Sep 10, 2015

Adopt your ducks by Friday, September 11, to be entered in the Early Ducky 2 Incentive Program. Receive 5 raffle tickets in the Mountasia Family Four Packs Raffle Prize, a $270 value! Packs include 2 hours of unlimited miniature golf, bumper boats, and go karts. Winners to be announced at the event...

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1864 - L.A. Star newspaper report: County supervisors have accepted Beale's Cut as complete [story]
Beale's Cut
College of the Canyons proudly welcomes composer/lyricist, conductor, pianist and music producer Georgia Stitt to the School of Visual & Performing Arts’ Virtual Industry Insight Series on Wednesday, March 10.
Broadway Maestra Georgia Stitt to Speak at COC’s Virtual Insight Series
Valencia-based Lundgren Management was honored to be selected by the El Camino Community College District as one of three firms providing on-going construction management services for the next five years.
Valencia-Based Lundgren Management Inks 5-Year Deal with El Camino Community College District
It’s not how far you go…it’s what happens along the way! The Incredible Chase, the city of Santa Clarita’s socially distanced take on the hit CBS show “The Amazing Race,” is a brand-new competition taking place in May 2021.
City Looking for Teams to Compete in ‘The Incredible Chase’
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 119 new deaths and 2,253 new cases of COVID-19, with 26,327 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 26,327; Public Health Advises Against Non-Essential Travel
For a three-day period starting Tuesday, the William S. Hart Union High School District football players took their first COVID-19 tests as part of the requirements for them to begin full-contact play.
Hart District Football Players Begin COVID-19 Testing, Full-Contact Play
Ken Farley, W. M. Keck Foundation professor of Geochemistry, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences and the project scientist for the Mars 2020 mission, continues the 2020–2021 Watson Lecture season with a talk about, “Perseverance on Mars," Wednesday, March 10, at 5:00 p.m., via Zoom.
Project Scientist for Mars Perseverance Continues Caltech’s Lecture Series
Los Angeles County Library is partnering with Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) to bring virtual arts programs to our communities, featuring LACMA teaching artists and staff.
L.A. County Library, LACMA Partner to Offer Virtual Arts Programs
Santa Clarita LLC, which owns the undeveloped 900-plus-acre Whittaker-Bermite site, recently filed for voluntary bankruptcy, and is working to sell it to a global industrial real estate company for possible commercial and residential development, officials said Wednesday.
Whittaker-Bermite Owner Files Bankruptcy, Selling Land
William S. Hart Union High School District governing board members Wednesday discussed a potential March 29 start date for junior high and high school in-person instruction, provided the number of L.A. County COVID-19 cases continues to decline.
Hart District Mulls Over Possible March 29 Return
The Santa Clarita Valley is now home to a new branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, following a recent vote from the association’s board of directors.
NAACP Branch Coming to Santa Clarita Valley
Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer, Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, is cautioning residents that bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas are likely to contaminate ocean waters at and around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers after a rainfall.
Water Advisory Issued for Los Angeles County Beaches
This week, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced the kickoff for the “California Digital Divide Innovation Challenge,” a global competition that will award up to $1 million to the boldest, most revolutionary proposals to eliminate the digital divide and expand high-speed internet access to all Californians.
State Schools Chief Kicks Off ‘California Digital Divide Innovation Challenge’
1940 - NYC premiere of "The Marines Fly High" starring Lucille Ball, filmed in Placerita Canyon [story] Marines Fly High
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Wednesday confirmed 116 new deaths and 1,759 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported its 144th fatality since the pandemic began.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: 144th Death at Henry Mayo; Decline in L.A. County Cases, Hospitalizations
Rancho Camulos National Historic Landmark officials will host a virtual presentation commemorating the March 12, 1928, St. Francis Dam Disaster via Zoom on Friday, March 12, starting at 4 p.m.
March 12: St. Francis Dam Disaster Commemoration Event, Free on Zoom
California State University, Northridge is launching an interdisciplinary master’s degree in sustainability, set to begin fall 2022.
CSUN to Offer an Interdisciplinary Master’s Degree in Sustainability
Princess Cruises is extending the pause of its United Kingdom-based cruise vacations, sailing roundtrip from Southampton, through September 25, 2021, on Sky Princess, Regal Princess, and Island Princess.
Princess Cruises Extends Pause of Southampton Sailings Through Sept. 25
After a relatively dry February in California, water supply managers grow increasingly anxious as each dry, sunny day plunges the state deeper into drought.
Dry February Exacerbates Drought in California
The Biden-Harris Administration has approved California’s request to use Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California) funding to pay for voluntary COVID-19 testing for low-income students covered by the program, further supporting schools in underserved communities to reopen for in-person instruction.
Feds OK Medi-Cal to Fund COVID-19 Testing for Low-Income Students
Santa Clarita planning commissioners Tuesday sent the Sand Canyon resort proposal back to the drawing board amid continued concerns, focusing largely on emergency evacuations.
Sand Canyon Resort Sent Back to Drawing Board Amid Various Concerns
Sam Horn, president of Master’s University and Seminary for the past year, will be stepping down from his position, university officials said Monday.
Master’s University President Sam Horn to Step Down After 1 Year
Moving around California three decades from now will be safer, cleaner, and simpler with more transportation options under a plan Caltrans unveiled Wednesday.
Caltrans Unveils Vision for Future of Transportation
1882 - George Campton's Newhall general store explodes [story]
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