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1938 - Supervisors award construction contract for jail at Wayside Farms in Castaic (later called Pitchess Detention Center). [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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1938 - Supervisors award construction contract for jail at Wayside Farms in Castaic (later called Pitchess Detention Center). [story]
Wayside
1962- Actress and future Soledad Canyon big-cat rescuer Tippi Hedren, "Hitchcock's New Grace Kelly," makes cover of Look magazine for upcoming thriller, "The Birds" [story]
Tippi Hedren
The Santa Clarita City Council will take a major step toward enhancing one of the city of Santa Clarita’s landmark amenities by holding a groundbreaking ceremony for the Central Park Buildout project on Monday, Dec. 6.
City Invites Community to Central Park Buildout Groundbreaking
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials confirmed Friday 17 new deaths and 1,942 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 39,281 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID Roundup: Cases Among People Experiencing Homelessness Declines for 2nd Month in a Row
The city of Santa Clarita Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 6:00 p.m.
Dec. 7: Planning Commission Regular Meeting
The first cohort of the College of the Canyons Low Observable Technician Pathway graduated on Nov. 23. 2021 at a special ceremony held at the college’s culinary arts center.
COC’s First Low Observable Technician Pathway Cohort Graduates
The Board of Trustees of the Santa Clarita Community College District is undergoing the redistricting process, and community members will have the opportunity to comment on revised trustee area boundaries at two upcoming public hearings.
Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees Undergoing Redistricting
The California Highway Patrol joins the American Occupational Therapy Association in recognizing Dec. 6 through Dec. 10, 2021, as Older Driver Safety Awareness Week.
Dec. 6-10: 2021 Older Driver Safety Awareness Week
On Wednesday, Dec. 1, College of the Canyons held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Don Takeda Science Center, which is named in honor of longtime biology instructor Don Takeda, who retired in 2017.
COC Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Don Takeda Science Center
To help ring in the holiday season, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger hosted her annual party for foster youth served by the Department of Children and Family Services and their foster families at Six Flags Magic Mountain on Saturday, Dec. 4.
Supervisor Barger Hosts Annual Foster Youth Holiday Party at Six Flags
The Los Angeles County Lake Lifeguards begin the search for potential new lifeguard candidates with the Lake Lifeguard Test Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Castaic Aquatic Center.
Dec. 4: Lake Lifeguard Test Starts at the Castaic Aquatic Center
1887 - Prohibitionist Henry Needham purchases land in Newhall, attempts to establish "dry" colony [story]
H.C. Needham
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has received confirmation of its first case of COVID-19 with mutations consistent with the new Omicron variant (B.1.1.529).
Thursday COVID Roundup: First Case of Omicron Detected in L.A. County
Andrew Ghassemi, senior vice president of Spectrum Commercial Real Estate, Inc., is pleased to announce the recent sale of a Class-A office building in Valencia.
Spectrum Real Estate Closes on $3.5M Sale of Valencia Office Building
Metro Los Angeles celebrated the groundbreaking Wednesday for the I-5 North County Enhancements Project, which will improve the operations and safety of the I-5 freeway for motorists in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Interstate 5 Improvement Project Breaks Ground in Santa Clarita
Do you take the easy route with a bag and tissue paper because your wrapping job looks like a crumpled mess?
Learn How to Wrap Gifts Like a Pro Thanks to JCI Santa Clarita
Commercial driver’s licenses, learner’s permits, endorsements and special certificates expiring between March 2020 and February 2022, are automatically extended through Feb. 28, 2022, the California Department of Motor Vehicles announced Thursday.
DMV Extending Commercial Driver’s Licenses, Learner’s Permits
1972 - Five wounded in Vagos biker gang shooting at Curtis & JoAnne Darcy's Acton '49er Saloon [story]
Darcys 49er
We are in the home stretch of the holiday season. I hope you have made plans to safely celebrate with family and friends. I also want to encourage you to keep safety in mind when shopping for that perfect gift for your loved ones.
City Manager’s Monthly Message – December 2021
La Mesa Junior High 8th graders will soon be building water bottle rockets as part of their science program, thanks to funding from California Credit Union through its Fall 2021 Teacher Grant program.
La Mesa Teacher Wins Fall 2021 Teacher Grant
Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control is celebrating the 'Paw"lidays by offering the gift of a new furry friend. 
Adoption Fees Waived Through End of the Year
Santa Clarita Artists Association is pleased to showcase an oil painting demo by Sharon Weaver on Feb. 21, 2022.
Artists Association Presents Oil Painting Showcase With Sharon Weaver
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station has once again begun collecting toys as part of the Annual Holiday Toy Drive.
Sheriff Station Seeks Donations For 2021 Holiday Toy Drive
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