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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


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Camp Hosts Needed at Saddleback Butte State Park, New Updates Announced for Mojave Area State Parks
Friday, May 14, 2021

Saddleback Butte State Park announced it is urgently searching for volunteers to become camp hosts beginning June 1. Saddleback Butte is about 1.5 hours north of Los Angeles near Lancaster, California, at the western end of the Mojave Desert. The park is quiet with a small campground and picnic area,...

After Onslaught, All State Parks Closed to Vehicles
Sunday, Mar 29, 2020

California State Parks today announced it is temporarily closing vehicle access at all 280 state parks to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). On Saturday, many state parks once again experienced visitation surges that made it impossible for the public to implement appropriate social/physical...

May 4: Equestrian Poker Ride & Lunch Fundraiser Benefiting Saddleback Park
Thursday, Apr 25, 2019

ETI Corral 138 and the Support Saddleback Committee invite equestrians to come out for a ride on Saturday, May 4, to help fund improvements to the Saddleback Butte State Park equestrian facilities. Elaine Macdonald will lead a 9 mile ride (about 3- hours) on the horse trail and around the back of Saddleback...

April 6: ‘Poppy Trot Fun Run’ at AV Poppy Reserve
Friday, Apr 5, 2019

The High Desert Runners Club will host an 8 a.m. run on up to eight miles of trails at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve on Saturday, April 6. Runners will have a one-hour time limit to pick up tickets at as many of the cans along the route as you can get to and enjoy the spring wildflowers...

Jan. 26: Tomo-Kahni State Park’s 25th Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, Jan 17, 2019

The public is invited to Tomo-Kahni State Historic Park’s 25th anniversary celebration on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., featuring a talk by anthropologist Dr. Bruce Love and a flint knapping demonstration by master flintknapper Gary Pickett. Tomo-Kahni State Historic Park features...

Kick Off 2019 with First Day Hikes at State Parks
Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019

Make a New Year’s resolution to your health and happiness by kicking off 2019 with an invigorating First Day Hike at Saddleback Butte State Park or Red Rock Canyon State Park, as part of America’s State Parks First Day Hikes initiative in all 50 states. America’s State Parks First Day Hikes...

Red Rock Canyon State Park to Hold 2-Day Volunteer Training
Thursday, Jul 19, 2018

Would you like to be a volunteer at beautiful Red Rock Canyon State Park? Learn about the volunteer program and the park’s natural and cultural history at our two-day volunteer training, Saturdays, Sept. 1st and 8th from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Ricardo Visitor Center (new volunteers must...

New Reservation System Coming to California State Parks
Friday, Mar 17, 2017

Starting this August, Californians will make their state parks camping and tour reservations through a new, faster, easier to use reservation system that features more open access to data. ReserveCalifornia will go live for all parks on August 1. A variety of features will be phased in between then...

CA State Parks Offers Tips to Enjoy Winter Season Safely
Friday, Jan 13, 2017

California State Parks reminds outdoor enthusiasts that winter recreation can be hazardous. Every year, thousands of individuals and families enjoy California’s winter season by playing in the snow, fishing, walking/hiking a trail, boating, off-highway recreation or visiting historical sites. The...

Upcoming Events at Saddleback Butte, AVIM, Tehachapi State Parks
Monday, Apr 25, 2016

Equestrian Poker Ride and Lunch Fundraiser at Saddleback Butte State Park ETI Corral 138 and the Support Saddleback Committee invite equestrians to come out and ride on Saturday April 30, to help improve Saddleback Butte State Park equestrian amenities. Recent improvements include installation of three...

LATEST TWEETS
Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
Valley Industry Association is planning their next Bash, as they honor businesses of distinction.
Nov 4: VIA Midnight In Morocco Celebrates Local Businesses
The SCVEDC would like to congratulate everyone who made this years list of most influential leaders in the region, including our their President & CEO, Holly Schroeder.
Valley 200 List Recognizes SCVEDC BOD Members, CEO
The city of Santa Clarita welcomes residents to dispose of their used tires at the free tire collection event on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Aug 27: Santa Clarita to Host Free Tire Collection Event
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
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