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1956 - Placerita Canyon State Park dedicated [story]
Oak of the Golden Dream

California Launches New Youth Suicide Prevention Campaign
Wednesday, Mar 27, 2024

The California Department of Public Health launched the “Never a Bother” campaign, a youth suicide prevention public awareness and outreach campaign for youth, young adults, and their parents, caregivers, and allies. The campaign to address youth suicide was co-created with input from California’s...

L.A. County Supervisors Tackle Veteran Suicide Prevention
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion Tuesday authored by Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Sheila Kuehl that aims to decrease the number of veteran decedents by suicide. As a result, a newly chartered L.A. County Veteran Suicide Review Team will implement a data-driven and collaborative...

Suicide Prevention: Hart District Discusses Results of Federal Program Monitoring
Wednesday, Sep 16, 2020

Federal officials asked the William S. Hart Union High School District to update policies for suicide prevention, tracking and compliance, and other student privacy areas identified in the notification of findings from a recent federal monitoring program. The district was selected at random to be part...

Multi-Agency Suicide Prevention Campaign Launches Resource Website
Friday, Dec 27, 2019

The SCV Suicide Prevention, Postvention and Wellness Committee, along with the city of Santa Clarita and numerous other organizations, launched the campaign “Be The Difference” with a website and Facebook page aimed to provide easy access to local mental health resources. Although created with the...

CA Sec of State Joins Barger to Release 2019 Suicide Prevention Report
Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019

The Los Angeles County Suicide Prevention Network (LASPN), in partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, released the 2019 Suicide Prevention Report to the Community on Tuesday, providing an update on the status of suicide and...

Lackey Bill to Expand LGBTQ Youth Suicide Prevention Centers Heads to State Senate
Thursday, May 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO- The California State Assembly unanimously passed Assemblymember Tom Lackey’s (R-Palmdale) bi-partisan legislation Thursday to expand suicide prevention centers for LGBTQ youth. California’s suicide rate is rising, and people in many parts of the State do not have the mental health support...

March 9: Hope Through Horses Open Barn
Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019

Join SRD~Straightening Reins, Redemption Road K9 and special celebrity guest USA Track & Field Medalist Long Jumper Norris Frederick on Saturday, March 9, as they host their first ever Hope Through Horses Open Barn. Come meet Straightening Reins’ team of professionals specializing in equine-assisted...

‘Be There’ Campaign Shines Light on Preventing Veteran Suicides
Thursday, Sep 13, 2018

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is shining a light on effective ways to prevent veteran suicide with its, “Be There,” campaign. The campaign highlights the risk factors and warning signs for suicide, provides information about VA mental health and suicide prevention resources,...

County OK’s Review of PTSD, Suicide Prevention Among First Responders
Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously passed a motion to review current policies, programs and services relating to preventing suicide and minimizing PTSD among the county’s first-responders. The motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger, co-authored by Supervisor Janice...

Supes to Review Mental Health Care Policies for First Responders
Friday, Sep 7, 2018

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors at their next meeting Tuesday will discuss a motion to review current mental health policies and resources for first responders. If the board approves, the motion authored by Supervisor Kathryn Barger and co-authored by Supervisor Janice Hahn would review current...

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1956 - Placerita Canyon State Park dedicated [story]
Oak of the Golden Dream
1966 - Mustang Drive-In theater opens on Soledad Canyon Road [story]
Mustang Drive-In
ARTree invites the Santa Clarita Valley community to be a part of this recycled bottlecap art project. Families can participate in the making of the mural at the Old Town Newhall Branch of the Santa Clarita Library on June 1, from 2:30-4 p.m.
June 1: Be Part of the Bottlecap Recycled Art Project
Children’s Bureau is seeking foster families and now offers two virtual ways for individuals and/or couples to learn how to help children in foster care while reunifying with birth families or how to provide legal permanency by adoption.
June 20: Foster Families Sought, Attend a Virtual Orientation
As part of the I-5 North County Enhancements Project, OHLA-USA will be extending the existing southbound Calgrove Boulevard off ramp.
Calgrove SB Off Ramp Nighttime Closure May 29-June 28
The public is invited to celebrate the third annual California State Parks Week, June 12-16. This year’s theme: “This is Where You Live” will offer more than 200 events presented by California State Parks, Save the Redwoods League, Parks California and California State Parks Foundation.
Celebrate Third Annual California State Parks Week June 12-16
The NAACP Santa Clarita will host its Annual Juneteenth Celebration over two days, June 14-15. Day one will feature an adults only game night mixer and day two will feature a family celebration at Central Park.
June 14-15: NAACP Santa Clarita Junteenth Two-Day Celebration
Santa Clarita Ballet will present "The Wizard of Oz" on the main stage of the Santa Clarita Perfomring Arts Center at College of the Canyons on Saturday and Sunday June 8-9 at 2 p.m.
June 8-9: Santa Clarita Ballet Performs ‘The Wizard of Oz’
The Remo Music Center is dedicated to providing an atmosphere where people from all walks of life, of all ages, with or without a musical background, can experience making music with others in a welcoming, friendly, non-challenging environment and experience the benefit and joys of making music.
Free Kids, Family Drum Circle at Remo Music Center
After years of hard and heartfelt work, Bridge to Home celebrated the opening of their permanent year-round shelter in Santa Clarita on May 21.
Kathryn Barger | Keeping Up With Kathryn
Volunteer Cabin Counselors at The Painted Turtle Camp are being sought for June 8 - July 30. The mission of The Painted Turtle, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is to provide a year-round, life-changing environment and authentic camp experience for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses.
Painted Turtle Volunteer Cabin Counselors Sought
The city of Santa Clarita invites volunteers to join the Wildland Weekend Warriors in planting and watering plants in Golden Valley or Elsmere Canyon Open Space, or Taylor Trailhead to feed the local pollinators and wildlife. For this project, volunteers should bring work gloves. A long-handled shovel is optional, but helpful.
Wildland Weed Warriors Sought for Open Space Areas
California State Assemblywoman Pilar Schiavo, (D-Chatsworth) announced that all of her bills on the Assembly floor have passed with all but one receiving bipartisan support, and are now moving forward for consideration in the Senate.
Schiavo’s Legislative Package Advances to Senate
California State Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) has announced that his bill to make wildfire settlement payments tax free was approved unanimously on the Senate floor.
Wilk’s Bill to Make Wildfire Settlements Tax Free Clears Senate
A free scrap tire collection event will be held Saturday, June 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Via Princessa Metrolink Station, 19201 Via Princessa, Santa Clarita, CA 91321.
June 22: Free Scrap Tire Collection Event
Los Angeles County Assessor Jeff Prang is reaching out to disabled veterans throughout L.A County to remind them that they may qualify for a significant property tax savings.
Disabled Vets Can Qualify for Property Tax Savings
The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation 2024 Economic Outlook Forecast event will be held Friday, Sept. 27 the Santa Clarita Perfomring Arts Center at College of the Canyons.
May 31: Last Day for Early Bird Tickets to SCVEDC 2024 Economic Outlook
The Master's women's 4x800 relay team got to stand on the podium after an eighth-place finish, and several individuals qualified for event finals, at the NAIA Track & Field National Championships.
TMU Women’s Relay Team Earns a Podium
A City Wide Revival led by Eriona Grabocka of Eriona Grabocka Ministries will be held Friday, May 31 at Cougar Stadium Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355.
May 31: City Wide Revival at Cougar Stadium
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, May 28 at 6 p.m. that will discuss road work projects, development projects, state legislation and a Public Hearing regarding an amendment to the Tourism Marketing District Ordinance that would update the benefit zone to include newly constructed hotels
May 28: City Council to Discuss Development, Roads, Legislation
1860 - Colonel Thomas F. Mitchell arrives in Soledad Canyon [story]
T.F. Mitchell
The Society Comedy Troupe Improv Night: April Foolsish Show will appear on stage at The MAIN in Old Town Newhall on Saturday, June 1 at 8 p.m.
June 1: Society Comedy Troupe Improv Night at The MAIN
"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