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1950 - CalArts grad Ed Harris ("A Beautiful Mind," "Apollo 13," "Westworld") born in New Jersey [link]
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Fernandeño Tataviam Tribe to Open Annual CSUN Powwow
Monday, Nov 21, 2022

It’s a tradition that dates back to the 1970s at California State University, Northridge — one that was suspended for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CSUN’s 37th Annual Powwow returns on Saturday, Nov. 26, to celebrate American Indian communities of Los Angeles and throughout Southern California. The...

CSUN Readies for 36th Annual Powwow
Thursday, Nov 21, 2019

A tradition that began at California State University, Northridge in the 1970s – and one that has been practiced for generations in American Indian communities – is celebrating its 36th occurrence on Saturday, Nov. 30.

Nov. 5: City Library, Tataviam Tribe Launching Indigenous Culture Program
Friday, Nov 1, 2019

The Santa Clarita Public Library will host a launch event for the Yawáyro: Indigenous Awareness and Literacy Development program at the Old Town Newhall Library on Tuesday, November 5, at 6 p.m. Yawáyro, meaning awareness, is a joint collaboration between the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians...

Local Tataviam Tribe Eyeing Land to Buy, Use, Conserve
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019

Descendants of the first people to live in the Santa Clarita Valley have begun the process to buy back some of their ancestral land. The Fernandeño-Tataviam Band of Mission Indians has established the Tataviam Land Conservancy, which primary purpose is to conserve lands within the tribe’s traditional...

Sept. 15: Open House as Rancho Camulos Museum Seeks Volunteers
Friday, Aug 24, 2018

PIRU – Rancho Camulos Museum, Ventura County’s only National Historic Landmark, is now recruiting volunteers for a variety of service opportunities and will host an open house for interested people on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon. Ideal candidates should have a passion for history and...

Local Tribe Collecting for Dakota Pipeline Protest Camp
Monday, Sep 12, 2016

A member of the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians is planning to bring supplies to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Sacred Stone Camp in North Dakota next week. Kagen Holland Kagen Holland, who with his mother led a several-hundred-mile pilgrimage to all  California missions in protest...

Oct. 22: Trio to be Honored at Local Tribe’s Annual Gala
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016

Pukúu Cultural Community Services, founded in 1971 by members of the local Fernandeno-Tataviam Band of Mission Indians, is hosting its 12th Annual scholarship gala fundraiser, Night with the Stars. Through the generous funds raised at the event, Pukúu provides scholarships for American Indian students...

Oct. 3: ‘The Mysterious Tataviam’ at Rancho Camulos
Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015

The Tataviam – the indigenous peoples of the Santa Clarita Valley – are among the least known of the California Indian groups. Little of their tribal history and unique language survived the mission period. By sifting through Spanish mission archives and records of early-20th-century anthropologists,...

Local Tribe to Celebrate Repatriation of Cultural Materials in Encino
Friday, Jul 17, 2015

[FTBMI] – In 1984, the 4,000-year-old village of Siutcanga, meaning the place of live oaks, was disturbed during development on the Encino Towers and Casa Balboa property, which consequently uncovered thousands of cultural items. The artifacts were kept for ransom from archaeologists and from the...

Tataviam Ki’j
Thursday, Jul 9, 2015

What is a Tataviam home called? That was a topic of much discussion at the Placerita Canyon Nature Center for about 20 years. As the local Tataviam Indians did not have a written language and did not leave us with a specific word for their “home sweet home,” we have worked our way through many...

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1950 - CalArts grad Ed Harris ("A Beautiful Mind," "Apollo 13," "Westworld") born in New Jersey [link]
Ed Harris
It came down to turnovers and made free throws.
Lady Mustangs Suffer Season’s First Loss
The Santa Clarita Public Library is thrilled to unveil its newly redesigned website, residing under the same domain - SantaClaritaLibrary.com.
City Unveils Upgrade to Public Library Website
No. 9 College of the Canyons was on the wrong end of a 5-0 result vs. No. 1 Chaffey College in the second of the 3C2A Southern California Regional playoffs on Tuesday, Nov. 21. 
Lady Cougars Trounced by Chaffey 0-5 in Playoffs
College of the Canyons ended its season with a 42-13 loss at Citrus College in the 2023 Western State Bowl on Saturday, Nov. 25.
Cougars’ Season Ends with Bowl Game Loss to Citrus
Big Chicken Valencia, a popular local eatery known for its delicious chicken sandwiches, is thrilled to announce its partnership with the Santa Clarita Boys and Girls Club for a special holiday toy drive.
Big Chicken, SCV Boys & Girls Club Partner for Holiday Toy Drive
Princess Cruises is gearing up for a momentous occasion one year from today as Caribbean Princess prepares to embark on its first-ever voyage from Port Canaveral, establishing a new homeport in the heart of Central Florida.
Princess Cruises Gearing Up for Port Canaveral Inaugural Voyage
Brace yourselves for an interstellar adventure at the 16th annual Family Literacy Festival, where imagination knows no bounds!
City Reminding Community of Family Literacy Festival Dec. 2
The Scenic Hills Singers will host a free Christmas concert at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church Sunday, Dec. 10, at 4 p.m.
Dec. 10: Scenic Hills Singers Free Christmas Concert
The Santa Clarita city council will hold a special meeting and a regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 28. The council will first meet in a closed special meeting at 5 p.m. for the annual performance evaluation of City Manager Ken Striplin.
Nov. 28: City to Discuss Traffic Improvements at Henry Mayo
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office released the list of six productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, Nov. 27 - Sunday, Dec. 3.
Six Productions Filming in SCV
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health cautions residents who are planning to visit the following Los Angeles County beaches to avoid swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters due to bacterial levels exceeding health standards when last tested.
Beach Water Advisory Issued for L.A. County Beaches
1941 - Funeral for "our" Remi Nadeau, whose Canyon Country deer park became North Oaks [story]
Remi Nadeau
1916 - A score of Wobblies bust up Newhall Jail after commandeering SP freight train [story]
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1875 - Vasquez lieutenant Clodoveo Chavez reportedly killed by bounty hunters in Arizona Territory [story]
Clodoveo Chavez story
The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society was awarded a $14,000 grant from the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture to help with marketing and reopening its facility after Covid closures.
SCV Historical Society Awarded $14,000 County Grant
The William S. Hart Union High School District has recognized La Mesa Junior High School and Golden Valley High School for increased attendance during the the first quarter of the school year which began in August.
Hart District Recognizes La Mesa, Golden Valley for Gold Star Attendance
The Master's University cross-country teams had a successful end to their season on Nov. 17 at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Cross-Country National Championships in Vancouver, Wash., with the women finishing second and the men finishing fourth.
TMU Women’s XC Place Second, Men Fourth, at National Championships
College of the Canyons cross country concluded its season on a high note with both teams running at the 3C2A State Championship meet on Saturday, Nov. 18, seeing the women's team finish 17th and the men's squad in 20th.
Canyons Cross Country Concludes Season at State Championship Meet
College of the Canyons football is returning to postseason play after accepting a bid to play in the Western State Bowl vs. Citrus College on Saturday, Nov. 25. Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. from Glendora.
Canyons, Citrus Set for Rematch in 2023 Western State Bowl
Santa Clarita Valley International, a free public charter school, is inviting the community to its Family Literacy Night, scheduled 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at the school’s campus, 28060 Hasley Canyon Road, Castaic, CA 91384.
Dec. 1: Public Invited to Family Literacy Night at SCVi
The Sheila R. Veloz Breast Center at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital has been designated a Comprehensive Breast Imaging Center by the American College of Radiology.
Henry Mayo Breast Center Earns ACR Designation
The Santa Clarita Master Chorale will host two holiday events in December, its annual holiday concert on Saturday, Dec. 9 and the seventh annual "Messiah Sing-Along" on Monday, Dec. 11.
Santa Clarita Master Chorale Hosts Concert, ‘Messiah Sing-Along’
Theatre in a Week is back in Old Town Newhall with more original one act comedies, again written by Barry Agin, chronicling the shenanigans of the season, all prepared in one week.
Dec. 15-17: Theatre in a Week ‘Holiday Hijinx!’