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1967 - Original airing of Star Trek "Arena" Episode: Kirk battles the Gorn commander (Saugus resident Bobby Clark) at Vasquez Rocks [watch]
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Council to Consider ‘Locker Systems’ for Checking Out Library Materials
Saturday, May 9, 2020

In an effort to meet the growing needs of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Santa Clarita City Council will consider a proposal Tuesday to acquire locker systems for the Valencia and Canyon Country libraries that would provide public access to materials without physically having to enter...

City, Red Cross Holding Two Community Blood Drives
Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019

The city of Santa Clarita will host community blood drives on Tuesday, Dec. 3, and Friday, Dec. 6, to aid the American Red Cross. The City invites residents to embrace the giving spirit this holiday season and donate blood at various City locations to help those in need. The blood drive on Dec. 3, will...

New Passport Facility Opens at Valencia Library
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019

The Santa Clarita Public Library has opened their second Passport Acceptance Facility, now also providing services at the Valencia Library. According to the U.S. Department of State, more than 20 million passport books and cards were issued in 2018 in the United States alone. The Santa Clarita Public...

June 5: Unveiling of ‘Imag_ne’ Public Art Piece at Valencia Library
Friday, May 24, 2019

The Santa Clarita City Council invites the public to attend an unveiling ceremony in front of the Valencia Library for the newest public art sculpture in Santa Clarita called “Imag_ne” by Australian artist Emma Anna on Wednesday, June 5, at 10 a.m. The “Imag_ne” sculpture resembles oversized...

May 19-25: Spring ‘Bag Sale’ at 3 Santa Clarita Libraries
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library will host a spring “Bag Sale” at the Valencia, Canyon Country and Newhall branches during normal operating hours from Saturday, May 19, to Friday, May 25. For a price of just $7, participants will receive a bag in the bookstore to fill with as many used...

April 14: Author Meet-up With Emmy-Award Winning Cameraman Luis Fuerte
Thursday, Apr 5, 2018

On Saturday, April 14, at 1:30 p.m., the community is invited to meet author and five-time Emmy-award winning former cameraman for Huell Howser’s “California Gold,” Luis Fuerte. The free author event will take place at the Valencia Library and is presented by the Friends of Santa Clarita Public...

“The Golden Oaks of Santa Clarita” Art Exhibit to Begin Thursday
Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018

The community is invited to “The Golden Oaks of Santa Clarita,” an art exhibit by artist Brad Sergi celebrating the beautiful oak trees that have blanketed Santa Clarita for centuries. The art exhibit which features works created using a method of combined photography, digital painting and painting...

June 28: Award-Winning Author Lisa Wingate Visits Library
Monday, Jun 12, 2017

Award-winning fiction writer Lisa Wingate will be the honored guest at a free author event at Santa Clarita’s Valencia Library on Wednesday, June 28 at 7 p.m. Presented by Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library, the event is free and open to the public. No reservations are required to attend....

March 20-26: Celebrate Southern California Aerospace Days at Your Local Library
Friday, Mar 17, 2017

March 20 through March 26 is the inaugural “Southern California Aerospace Days” in Los Angeles County. The Santa Clarita Public Library would like to invite residents to celebrate aerospace with free programs running through the end of March as part of their “One Story One City” program. “One...

Climate Change Documentary Screenings Hosted at Valencia Library in April
Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017

In honor of Earth Month, throughout the month of April, residents are invited to “Witnessing Climate Change Firsthand: Three Films by National Geographic,” a series of free National Geographic documentary screenings. The free viewings will be held in the Community Room at the Valencia Library, located...

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SACRAMENTO – California State Epidemiologist Dr. Erica S. Pan issued the following statement Sunday recommending providers pause the administration of lot 41L20A of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine due to possible allergic reactions that are under investigation.
California Issues Warning Against Batch of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine After Allergic Reactions Reported
ARTree Community Arts Center is offering virtual classes that you can share with family and friends, not just around the country, but around the world.
ARTree Offering Virtual Individual, Group Classes
The Santa Clarita Planning Commission is set to further review the proposed 77-acre Sand Canyon Resort development and hear from the developer after commissioners ruled in November the project needed “some work.”
Planning Commission Further Reviews Proposed Sand Canyon Resort
1967 - Original airing of Star Trek "Arena" Episode: Kirk battles the Gorn commander (Saugus resident Bobby Clark) at Vasquez Rocks [watch]
Kirk vs. Gorn commander
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Monday confirmed 88 new deaths and 9,927 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported 7 new fatalities since Friday.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: 7 Deaths at Henry Mayo Since Friday; SCV Cases Near 22,000
After Harleen Grewal became one of the 1 million Los Angelenos to be diagnosed with COVID-19, she realized there’s a better way for people to find out whether they have the virus, or whether they need to isolate because they potentially could make someone else sick.
SCV Husband-and-Wife Team Open Rapid COVID-19 Testing Company
The California Department of Public Health, in coordination with Santa Clara County and the University of California San Francisco, on Sunday announced that an L452R variant of COVID-19 is increasingly being identified by viral genomic sequencing in multiple counties across the state, including Los Angeles County.
COVID-19 Variant First Found in Other Countries, States Now in California
Seeking to support Los Angeles County's efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic and the tragic impact on its residents, Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Janice Hahn are calling for additional flexibility in the county's vaccination effort to include as many residents as possible and a process to begin vaccinating those 65 and older.
Barger, Hahn Call for Expanded COVID Vaccination Effort in L.A. County
As Americans celebrate the legacy of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his work to expand voting rights and representation, Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday formally submitted the appointment of Alex Padilla to become California’s first Latino U.S. Senator and the nomination of Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber to become the state’s first African American Secretary of State.
Newsom Formally Appoints Padilla a U.S. Senator; Nominates Weber as New Secretary of State
A federal class action filed Friday claims Bank of America failed to secure debit cards containing unemployment benefits for millions of Californians, leading to widespread fraud and making some cardholders unable to access needed funds during a pandemic.
Bank of America Sued for California Unemployment Fraud Scheme
The Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management will be on high alert Monday night due to the potential of extreme Santa Ana wind and fire weather conditions in much of the county late Monday night into early Wednesday.
L.A. County on High Alert for Strong Wind, Fire Weather Conditions
1899 - Martin & Richard Wood buy J.H. Tolfree's Saugus Eating House, rename it Saugus Cafe [story]
Saugus Cafe
1994, 4:31 a.m. - Magnitude 6.7 Northridge earthquake rocks Santa Clarita Valley [video]
bridge
1926 - Newhall Community Hospital, est. 1922, opens in larger, more modern hospital building at 6th & Spruce streets [story]
Newhall Community Hospital
The death toll from the novel coronavirus pandemic surpassed 2 million on Friday and the World Health Organization warned the global health crisis may get even worse as people weary of restrictions let down their guard and contagious strains of the virus spread around the globe.
Pandemic Death Toll Hits 2 Million Worldwide
At least once a month, residents of the Cali Lake RV community, nestled in a quiet canyon off a rural part of Soledad Canyon Road, have had their power shut off due to Southern California Edison’s Public Safety Power Shutoffs.
Residents Mostly Impacted by Power Shutoffs Express Concern Over Ongoing Events
Late Friday afternoon, a group of parents and student-athletes gathered in front of the William S. Hart Union High School District office to urge the district to bring athletic-conditioning back to school campuses.
Parents, Student-Athletes Gather to Urge Hart District to Bring Athletics Back
A future open space trailhead in the Tesoro area will be named after a founding Santa Clarita city councilman, and a portion of land in Newhall after a family who has donated several acres of land to the city for open-space preservation.
City Council OKs Dedications in Tesoro Area, Newhall Pass Open Space
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Friday confirmed 258 new deaths and 15,051 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with cases likely to reach over 1 million this weekend. In addition, the Santa Clarita Valley has reached 21,189 total cases.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Cases Near 1 Million Countywide; 258 New Deaths in County
Jim and Anita Lombardi of Federal Escrow, Inc. donated $50,000 to the Boys and Girls Club to help the organization continue providing COVID-19 relief services in the Santa Clarita Valley.
SCV Boys and Girls Club Receives $50,000 Financial Gift from Federal Escrow, Inc.
The Castaic Union School District governing board appointed a new president during its annual organizational board meeting last month.
CUSD Board Appoints Mayreen Burk as New Board President
The California Supreme Court declared Thursday that worker classification standards set forth in its Dynamex decision should apply retroactively to a labor class action from 15 years ago, as well as all non-final cases that predate the 2018 landmark ruling.
California High Court Makes Landmark Independent Contractor Ruling Retroactive
Los Angeles County officials announced five additional mass-vaccination sites set to open next week which include Six Flags Magic Mountain and California State University, Northridge.
Six Flags, CSUN Set to Open as Mass Vaccination Sites