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Park Service Opposes Rim Addition, Defers on Dam Bill
Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018

The U.S. Interior Department is against adding the Rim of the Valley Corridor to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation area, and it won’t take a stand on the proposed St. Francis Dam Memorial legislation because it’s an issue for the Agriculture Department, not the Interior Department. So...

Aug. 15: U.S. Senate to Hear Plan for St. Francis Dam Memorial
Thursday, Aug 9, 2018

A U.S. Senate subcommittee will hold a hearing next week on a proposal by Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Rep. Steve Knight, R-Palmdale, to memorialize the site of the 1928 St Francis Dam Disaster and honor the estimated 411 people who perished in the Santa Clara River floodplain from Saugus to the...

Advocates Renew Push for Passage of St. Francis Dam Bill
Monday, Jan 8, 2018

Proponents of a bipartisan effort to create a national memorial at the site of the 1928 St. Francis Dam disaster are stepping up their efforts to get the legislation passed in time for 90th-anniversary events planned for March. Titled the Saint Francis Dam Disaster National Memorial Act, H.R. 2156 was...

Harris, Feinstein Submit Bill to Memorialize St. Francis Dam Victims
Thursday, Oct 5, 2017

U.S. Sens. Kamala D. Harris and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., introduced the St. Francis Dam Disaster National Memorial Act on Thursday. The legislation would establish a national memorial in San Francisquito Canyon to honor the lives of the 431 people who perished in 1928 when the dam collapsed and unleashed...

Knight, Brownley Renew Call to Honor Dam Victims
Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017

U.S. Reps. Steve Knight (CA-25) and Julia Brownley (CA-26) renewed a bipartisan legislative effort on Wednesday to create a national memorial and monument to victims of the St. Francis Dam disaster. H.R. 2156, the Saint Francis Dam Disaster National Memorial Act, would create a national memorial at the...

Nov. 19: Mulholland, Water, and the Real ‘Chinatown’
Monday, Sep 12, 2016

The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society presents: Thirsty: William Mulholland, California Water, And the Real Chinatown Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 • 2 p.m. Old Town Newhall Library, 24500 Main St., Santa Clarita   Author Mark Weingarten will give a talk on his book, “Thirsty: William Mulholland,...

Ventura County Supports Bill to Recognize St. Francis Dam Victims
Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016

[Ventura, Aug. 2] – The Ventura County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to support the creation of a National Memorial and Monument to honor the victims of the St. Francis Dam collapse in 1928. Reps. Steve Knight and Julia Brownley introduced the bill to establish the memorial and...

House Panel Publishes Report on St. Francis Dam Memorial Bill
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016

Rep. Steve Knight The House Committee on Natural Resources published Friday its report to the full House on U.S. Rep. Steve Knight’s proposed St. Francis Dam Disaster National Memorial legislation, along with its lightly edited version of the bill. The committee OK’d the bill unanimously last month,...

Knight’s St. Francis Dam Memorial Bill Moving Forward
Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016

File photo: Rep. Knight holds a chunk of St. Francis Dam rubble at a press conference. A bill by U.S. Rep. Steve Knight, R-Palmdale, to create a national memorial for the 431 victims of the 1928 St. Francis Dam Disaster in the San Francisquito Canyon is one step closer to becoming law. H.R. 5244, the...

May 21: Historical Society to Host Talk on New St. Francis Dam Disaster Book
Thursday, Mar 24, 2016

The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will be hosting Donald C. Jackson, who will give a talk on his new book about the St. Francis Dam disaster: “Heavy Ground: William Mulholland and the St. Francis Dam Disaster”. The talk will be given at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at the Old...

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"Splash in the Water" at Castaic Lake is a free boating and water safety event for children ages 7 to 14. Presented by California State University, Northridge, and Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation. The program runs on Fridays now throuogh Aug. 9.
‘Splash in the Water’ at Castaic Lake
"The Play That Goes Wrong" will open 8 p.m. Saturday, May 25 at the Canyon Theatre Guild in Old Town Newhall. The opening night performance will also feature a free wine and champagne reception for ticket holders.
May 25-June 29: ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ at CTG
The American Public Works Association’s Southern California Chapter once again recognized the city of Santa Clarita for its accomplishments, honoring the city with three prestigious Public Works awards in 2023.
APWA SoCal Chapter Recognizes Santa Clarita with Trio of Awards
The 55th Annual Los Angeles County Peace Officers' Memorial Ceremony was held on Wednesday, May 22, to pay tribute to the law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty and formally inscribed two new names to the memorial wall at the Biscailuz Training Center in East Los Angeles.
Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremony Honors Clinkunbroomer
SCV Veterans Memorial Inc. and Eternal Valley Memorial Park will present the 36th annual Santa Clarita Valley Memorial Day Ceremony honoring fallen American heroes on Monday, May 27 at 10 a.m.
May 27: SCV Memorial Day Ceremony at Eternal Valley
The city of Santa Clarita and GreenSantaClarita.com will host a fun, free Eco Hero Show on Friday, June 21 from 11 a.m. to noon.
June 21: Free Eco Hero Show for Ages 5-12
For the second consecutive year, The Cube – Ice and Entertainment Center | Powered by FivePoint Valencia, will host a Memorial Day Weekend Hockey Tournament. This year’s tournament will feature 43 teams, from across California. Games will begin Thursday, May 23 and end Monday, May 27.
The Cube Hosts Memorial Day Weekend Hockey Tournament
The College of the Canyons track and field program had a combined 16 student-athletes from the men's and women's teams earn All-Western State Conference honors based on their individual performance at the WSC Championships earlier this month.
Cougar Track & Field Honored with 16 All-WSC Selections
While the first day of the NAIA Track and Field National Championships was mostly about the prelims, there were a few finals that saw The Master's University athletes do well.
TMU Athletes Compete at NAIA Track & Field Championships
The Master's University Men's Gold Jonathan Larson shot a 1-over 73 in the second round of the NAIA Men's Golf National Championships, giving him a two-day total of 5-over 149 to make the cut in Dalton, Ga.
TMU’s Larson Makes Cut at NAIA National Championships
Throughout American history, few occasions resonate with as much solemnity and reverence as Memorial Day. Originating in May of 1868, to commemorate the losses in the Civil War, this revered day serves as a reminder of the countless sacrifices made by generations of servicemen and women in defense of our freedom and democracy.
Laurene Weste | Honoring Our Fallen Heroes
The inaugural Santa Clarita Valley Festival at College of the Canyons will be held Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355.
Volunteers Sought for Inaugural SCV Book Festival
California State Parks is honoring the service of veterans and active and reserve military members, by offering free admission to 143 participating state park units, including the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve State Natural Reserve, Fort Tejon State Historic Park, Malibu Creek State Park and other Southern California locations, on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27.
State Parks Offer Veterans, Military Free Admission on Memorial Day
The Santa Clarita Valley Media Collaborative's inaugural NextGen MediaMakers Festival was held Saturday, May 18 at the Canyon Country Community Center.
Inaugural NextGen MediaMakers Festival Celebrates Young Creatives
1941 - SCV's first real movie house, the American Theater, dedicated in Newhall [story]
American Theater
Representatives from The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health's Office of Violence Prevention today joined other members of the National Offices of Violence Prevention Network at an event hosted by the White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention.
Public Health Attends White House Event on Community Violence Intervention
Circle K will offer 40 cents off per gallon of fuel between 4 and 7 p.m. local time Thursday, May 23 during Circle K Fuel Day Pop-Up and 50% off on car washes all day at over 200 participating Circle K locations including Los Angeles.
May 23: Circle K Offers 40 Cents Off For Fuel Day Pop-up
Ditch the predictable and dive headfirst into the Liquid Courage Comedy Hour, Friday and Saturday, June 7 to 8 at 8 p.m. in Old Town Newhall.
June 7: The MAIN Hosts Two Female Lead Comedy Performances
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond today joined Assemblymember Chris Ward (D-San Diego) and Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton), Chair of the California Legislative LGBTQ Caucus, along with teachers, parents, and LGBTQ+ advocates, to announce Assembly Bill (AB) 1955, the Support Academic Futures and Educators for Today’s Youth (SAFETY) Act, to ensure all students have a safe and supportive environment to learn regardless of gender identity. 
Legislators and LGBTQ+ Advocates Announce New SAFETY ACT
 Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) announced that his second school transparency bill, which mandates the California Department of Education to publish information on its website about the members selected for its Parent Advisory Council, was approved on the Senate Floor.
Wilk’s Parent Advisory Council Transparency Bill Passes Senate Floor
The Department of Motor Vehicles is making it so easy for Californians to take care of business as part of its customer-focused digital transformation that the DMV will no longer process simple transactions in offices that can easily be completed online or through other convenient options.
DMV Innovations Making it Easier than Ever to Skip Office Trip
California Nurses Association applauds the California Senate’s passage (31-8) of S.B. 1061, which would prohibit consumer reporting agencies from including medical debt on credit reports.
CNA Applauds State Senate’s Passage of S.B. 1061 Removing Medical Debt From Credit Reports
As Memorial Day weekend approaches and Californians gear up for summer festivities, the California Highway Patrol will implement a statewide traffic enforcement effort to help everyone reach their destination safely.
CHP Urges Everyone to ‘Buckle Up’ as Holiday Weekend Approaches
The Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation is set to receive a $75,000 grant investment from the national nonprofit, Petco Love, in support of their lifesaving work for animals in Los Angeles County.
National Nonprofit Petco Love Invests in the Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation to Save, Improve the Lives of Pets in L.A.
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