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1769 - Fr. Juan Crespi, en route to San Francisco Bay with the Portolá expedition, names the Santa Clara River Valley (SCV) for St. Clare [story]
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April 22: Star Party at COC Canyon Country Campus
Monday, Apr 11, 2022

The popular Star Party returns to the College of the Canyons Canyon Country campus on Friday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. The event is scheduled to last until 10 p.m. Guest speaker John L. Callas of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory will discuss “The Robotic Exploration of the Surface of Mars.” This...

Annual COC Canyon Country’s Star Party Taking on Virtual Format
Tuesday, Oct 13, 2020

File photo of COC Star Party. This year’s Star Party will be held virtually. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the College of the Canyons Canyon Country Campus will host its fall 2020 star party virtually Friday, Oct. 23, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Dr. Padi Boyd, chief of the Exoplanets...

Nov. 15: Rescheduled Star Party at COC Canyon Country
Monday, Nov 11, 2019

The fall 2019 Star Party at College of the Canyons’ Canyon Country campus, originally set for October 25 but postponed due to the Tick Fire, has been rescheduled for Friday, November 15. The college’s 20th Star Party will be doubly significant as it comes in the year the college celebrates...

May 3: Semi-Annual Star Party at COC Canyon Country Campus
Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019

The semi-annual spring Star Party is touching down on Friday, May 3, at the College of the Canyons Canyon Country campus with students and community members of all ages invited to take a peek into our solar system. The topic in focus for the evening will be planets that revolve around stars, known as...

Oct. 12: COC Canyon Country Campus Star Party
Thursday, Sep 27, 2018

Caltech Astronomy graduate student Anna Ho will guide this semester’s interstellar journey at the College of the Canyons Star Party at the Canyon Country campus on Friday, Oct. 12 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The topic in focus for the evening is “Dirty Fireballs and Orphan Afterglows: A Broader Landscape...

July 7: Astronomy Club Star Party at Vasquez Rocks
Wednesday, Jul 4, 2018

The Local Group Astronomy Club of Santa Clarita Valley will host a free public star viewing party at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area on Saturday, July 7, starting at 5 p.m. The party will launch with a telescope clinic for anyone who needs help setting up their gear. Bring out that old scope and club members...

April 14: Vasquez Rocks Public Star Party
Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018

On Saturday evening April 14, the Local Group Astronomy Club of Santa Clarita is hosting a free public Star Party at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area. The event will include a large number of amateur astronomers with many telescopes set up for your viewing pleasure. Come look at planets, nebulae and galaxies...

April 27: COC Canyon Country’s Star Party

As a staff scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Dr. Vanessa Bailey’s job is to capture high-contrast images of exoplanets, which are planets that orbit stars outside of the solar system. On Friday, April 27, Dr. Bailey will speak about her exciting discoveries and line of work at...

May 5: COC Canyon Country Campus to Hold Star Party
Thursday, Apr 27, 2017

For decades, the search for life on other planets has captivated the imaginations of writers, filmmakers, artists, and scientists. On Friday, May 5, the spring 2017 Star Party at the College of the Canyons Canyon Country campus will explore this topic while providing community members the opportunity...

Oct. 21: COC Hosts 14th Star Party
Monday, Oct 3, 2016

File Photo The College of the Canyons Canyon Country campus will host its biannual Star Party, an event that welcomes students and the entire community to learn more about the complexity and beauty of the universe through informational and hands-on, immersive education. The fall 2016 Star Party will...

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1769 - Fr. Juan Crespi, en route to San Francisco Bay with the Portolá expedition, names the Santa Clara River Valley (SCV) for St. Clare [story]
Fr. Crespi cenotaph
Lila Littlejohn, a veteran journalist, journalism teacher and former editor of The Signal, died Sunday morning peacefully in her sleep at her home in Florida, according to family.
Former Signal Editor Lila Littlejohn Dies at 68
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 13 new deaths throughout L.A. County, 2,335 new cases countywide and 53 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID Roundup: County Cases Decline to 2,335 with 13 New Deaths
On Tuesday, Aug. 9, the county of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors approved a resolution placing the Cannabis Tax Measure on the Nov. 8, 2022 election ballot for approval by voters.
Supes Approve Cannabis Tax Measure for November Election
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency has extended the deadline to apply for appointment to fill a vacancy on the Board of Directors.
Deadline Extended by SCV Water to Fill Board Vacancy, Applicants Sought
Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley celebrates Women in Film with the "Lundafest 2022" screening on Thursday, Oct. 6 at the Canyon Theater Guild in Newhall.
Oct. 6: Zonta Club of SCV Presents ‘Lunafest’
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is hosting “Let’s Get Back to Screening!” a symposium for medical professionals and members of the public that will focus on the importance of early cancer detection.
Sept. 10: Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital to Host Cancer Screening Symposium
Residents throughout the city of Santa Clarita regularly take advantage of the miles of paved off-street trails available for walking, running and cycling safely without having to worry about the hazards posed by vehicle traffic.
Aug. 24: Residents Invited to Public Meeting for Bouquet Canyon Trail Project
The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District has confirmed 28 additional mosquito samples that tested positive for West Nile virus.
Vector Control Confirms 28 Additional Positive West Nile Virus Samples
Head Coach Annett Davis could not have asked for a better schedule in terms of preparing The Master's University women's volleyball team for the challenges posed by the Golden State Athletic Conference and, hopefully, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics nationals.
TMU Women’s Volleyball To Face Road Tests Early in 2022
California Credit Union encourages Santa Clarita Valley teachers who have an innovative class project idea to apply for a credit union grant through its biannual Teacher Grant program.
SCV Teachers Urged to Apply for California Credit Union Teacher Grants
Single Mothers Outreach has announced “Building Hope” as the theme for the 12th annual Empowering HeArts fundraising gala, set to take place on 6 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Santa Clarita Community Center.
Oct. 28: Single Mothers Outreach 12th Annual Empowering HeArts Gala
1919 - Charles Kingsburry (Kingsburry House at Heritage Junction) arrives in Newhall to work on Power House No. 1 construction in San Francisquito Canyon [story]
Charles Kingsburry
Raising the Curtain Foundation invites all Santa Clarita Valley students in grades 4-6 to participate in a free theater workshop on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Newhall Family Theatre for the Performing Arts.
Raising the Curtain Hosting Free Theater Workshop for Local Students
The California State University, Northridge Softball team will host the first Gary Torgeson Golf Tournament Saturday, Sept. 3, at Los Robles Golf Course in Thousand Oaks.
CSUN Softball Hosting Inaugural Gary Torgeson Golf Tournament
The Master's University has hired Dave Caldwell as its next sports information director.  
TMU Names Dave Caldwell New Sports Information Director
Stop by Impulse Music Co. on Saturday, Aug. 20, at 6 p.m., to enjoy live music from local bands: Lady Fingers, Rowdy P, The Martian Sunset and Sleeve of Steve.
Lady Fingers, Rowdy P Among Bands Performing at Impulse Music
The gibbons housed at the Gibbon Conservation Center in Saugus are benefiting from a new mister system installed this summer.
Gibbon Center Seeking Donations for New Mister System
The Castaic Animal Care Center will accept animals needing to be spayed or neutered at the ‘Public Spay and Neuter Voucher’ Clinic which will be open at the Castaic Animal Care Center Aug. 18.
Aug. 18: Public Spay, Neuter Voucher Clinic at Castaic Animal Center
The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees will hold a Business Meeting Wednesday, Aug. 10.
Aug. 10: COC Board Expected to Extend Van Hook’s Contract
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Monday one new death and 294 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley over the weekend, with a total of 30 new deaths and 10,430 new cases countywide.
Monday COVID Roundup: 294 New SCV Cases; Deaths Total 490
1769 - Portolá expedition crosses Newhall Pass at Elsmere Canyon, camps at Chaguayanga village (Rye Canyon/Castaic Junction). [story]
Portola
1901 - Giant meteor seen over SCV skies; possibly makes landfall in Bouquet-Texas canyon area [story]
meteor
1892 - Western actor and Saugus rodeo owner Hoot Gibson born in Nebraska [story]
Hoot Gibson
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