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1915 - Death of pre-Mentry oilman & San Francisquito vintner Ramon Perea [story]
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LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Annual Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series Cancelled
Thursday, Jun 18, 2020

The annual and always entertaining Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series, which was set to begin Friday, June 19 and run through August 7, has been cancelled. Organizers released the following statement: A Letter to the Community We are living in extraordinarily unusual times. Due to the COVID-19’s...

July 26: Kelly’s Lot to Play Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019

Americana/R&B/blues band Kelly’s Lot will celebrate the release of a new CD when they topline the Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series show on Town Center Drive outside the Westfield Valencia Town Center mall on Friday, July 26, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Admission is free for all ages for...

Jazz & Blues Concert Series Continues Friday with Tony Galla & The Blues Shuffle Band
Thursday, Jul 18, 2019

Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Tony Galla is heavily influenced by the soulful sounds of artists like B.B. King and Ray Charles. Tony developed his own bluesy sound and unique passionate style quickly becoming the lead singer of the blues band, Raven. After releasing their first album, Live...

Valencia Jazz & Blues Series Continues Friday with Latin Dance Party
Thursday, Jul 4, 2019

The holiday celebration continues this Friday, July 5, at the Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series. Join the party in our new location at Westfield Valencia Town Center with a smoking hot Latin Jazz & Blues Dance party featuring internationally acclaimed “Susie Hansen Latin Band.” Electric...

Susie Hansen Latin Band to Play Valencia Jazz & Blues
Wednesday, Jul 3, 2019

The Susie Hansen Latin Band will headline the next edition of the Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series at Westfield Valencia Town Center on Friday, July 5, carrying on the Fourth of July weekend celebration. Electric violinist and vocalist Susie Hansen plays fiery Latin jazz and salsa, creating...

June 14-June 26: Santa Clarita Arts Calendar
Thursday, Jun 13, 2019

Here is a list of Santa Clarita arts-related events for Friday, June 14 – Wednesday, June 26: Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series Westfield Valencia Town Center Friday, June 14, 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series returns for its 20th year, and opens at a...

Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series Kicks Off Friday with Latin Dance Party

This Friday, June 14th, is opening night for the 2019 Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series. Join the special celebration in our new location at Westfield Valencia Town Center with a smoking hot Latin Jazz & Blues Dance party featuring internationally acclaimed The Delgado Brothers. The new...

Jazz & Blues Concert Series Sets Summer 2019 Lineup
Thursday, Jun 6, 2019

The Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series will kick off its summer 2019 shows with The Delgado Brothers onstage Friday, June 14 at the series’ new location at 24250 Town Center Drive outside the Westfield Valencia Town Center. This will be the 20th year the Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert...

July 27: Kelly’s Lot Headlines Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert
Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018

Americana/R&B band Kelly’s Lot headlines the Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series show on Town Center Drive outside the Hyatt Regency Valencia on Friday, July 27, starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free for all ages. Salt Creek Grille, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse and Wolf Creek...

June 15: Valencia Jazz & Blues Opening Night to Feature Latin Dance Party
Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018

Friday, June 15, is opening night for the 2018 Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series. Join the special celebration with a smoking hot Latin Jazz Dance party featuring the critically acclaimed Susie Hansen Latin Band. Susie Hansen, an Electric violinist and vocalist fronts this sizzling Salsa band...

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California Public Health officials lifted the regional Stay at Home Order statewide on Monday as Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed 43 new deaths and 6,642 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 countywide, and Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported five new deaths on Saturday and Monday.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup; 5 New Deaths at Henry Mayo as State Lifts Stay-at-Home Order
Los Angeles County is set to align its health order with California's by the end of the week, as the state lifted its regional stay-at-home order statewide Monday, green-lighting the reopening of in-person outside dining and hair and nail salons, among other businesses.
L.A. County to Align with State, Lift ‘Safer at Home’ Order by End of Week
Officials with the California Department of Public Health on Monday ordered the Regional Stay at Home Order lifted for all regions statewide, including the three regions that had still been under the order – San Joaquin Valley, Bay Area, and Southern California.
California Stay At Home Order Lifted for All Regions Including SoCal
As another winter storm hit the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding areas, Interstate 5 was shut down through the Grapevine in "Operation Snowflake" Monday morning, with some lanes reopened by Monday afternoon.
‘Operation Snowflake’: CHP, Caltrans Reopen Grapevine Amid Snowstorm
Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, is cautioning residents about beach water use due to bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas that are likely to contaminate ocean waters at and around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers.
L.A. County Urges Caution for Beach Water Use Through Wednesday
A series of projects brought forth by Santa Clarita Valley-based organizations and agencies to aid the local homeless population could soon receive thousands of dollars from the city of Santa Clarita.
Santa Clarita Could Grant $126K to 6 Projects to Aid SCV Homeless Population
Citing the case of a convicted child rapist, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger said Friday she’s concerned there is a growing trend that the rights of victims of some of the most violent crimes are not being protected under District Attorney George Gascón’s administration.
Barger Steps in to Deny Parole to Convicted Child Rapist
Medical examiners with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office identified Benjamin Marquez IV, 31, of Castaic, as the man killed in a solo-vehicle crash that left one dead and sent another to the hospital Saturday.
Benjamin Marquez of Castaic ID’d as Man Killed in Rollover Crash
1915 - Death of pre-Mentry oilman & San Francisquito vintner Ramon Perea [story]
Perea grave marker
1888 - Acton post office established; Richard E. Nickel, postmaster [story]
postal cover
1882 - Author Helen Hunt Jackson visits Rancho Camulos; inspiration for "Ramona" novel [story]
HH Jackson
The COVID-19 crisis has trashed recycling efforts and instead generated an increase in plastic waste, according to a recent study, but Los Angeles County restaurants could soon be required to make adjustments related to disposable food ware in an effort to reduce waste.
Jan. 26: Board of Supervisors to Consider Restaurant Requirement Aimed at Curbing Waste
Despite signs that California’s latest and most damaging wave of the pandemic is subsiding, the state nonetheless sets a one-day record of 764 deaths on Friday.
COVID Death Rate Soars to New Daily Record in California
Claims of excessive force, retaliation, and other misconduct by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be probed during a C, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Friday.
California Attorney General Launches Civil Rights Probe of L.A. Sheriff’s Department
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 256 new deaths and 9,277 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported it's 107th death.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 3 New Deaths at Henry Mayo; L.A. County Hospitalizations Decreased by 8%
When Dr. John Scaramella, a dental surgeon, moved to the Santa Clarita Valley in 1978, there were only 18 others in his field.
SCV Dental Surgeon Sells Practice After More than 40 Years
The Los Angeles County Library, in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is set to host a series of free virtual workshops running every other week on Fridays from January through June.
L.A. County Library to Host Virtual Art Programs in Partnership with LACMA
The temporary residential green waste pick-up schedule will continue through Jan. 29 for customers in Santa Clarita after Waste Management requested an additional week for its modified schedule.
Waste Management Extends Modified Green Waste Pick-Up Schedule an Additional Week
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold a virtual regular meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, January 26, starting at 6 p.m.
Jan. 26: City Council Virtual Regular Meeting
The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board has approved the recommendation to name Julian Gomez as the assistant principal of Bowman High School.
Hart District Names Julian Gomez Assistant Principal
The Los Angeles County Development Authority will launch the Small Business Stabilization Loan Program on Jan. 28 and will begin accepting applications to help small businesses prevent further job loss and business closures.
L.A. County to Launch Small Business Stabilization Loan Program
The William S. Hart Union High School District governing board voted 3-1 Wednesday night to let athletic conditioning return to district campuses Jan. 27.
Hart District Votes 3-1 to Allow Return of Athletic Conditioning to Campuses
1839 - Gov. Juan B. Alvarado gives most of SCV to Mexican Army Lt. Antonio del Valle. [story]
Diseno map
Join the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency (SCV Water) on Thursday, Jan. 28, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., to learn about and provide input on its Water Shortage Contingency Plan (WSCP).
SCV Water Encouraging Public to Provide Input on Contingency Plan