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1930 - Telephone switchboard operator Louise Gipe, heroine of the 1928 St. Francis Dam disaster, tries & fails to kill herself over an unrequited love [story]
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Man Robs Two Mall Employees at Gunpoint
Monday, Dec 7, 2015

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Deputies are searching for a man who allegedly robbed two women at gunpoint at the Westfield Valencia Town Center on Saturday night. According to public information officer for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, Shirley Miller, two female employees...

Bonefish Grill to Open in Town Center; Now Hiring
Tuesday, Jul 7, 2015

Bonefish Grill, a chain restaurant specializing in market-fresh fish from around the world and other savory wood-grilled specialties, will be opening its third California location at the Westfield Valencia Town Center on Monday, Aug. 10. The company is looking to hire 120 Santa Clarita Valley residents....

SCV NewsBreak for Monday, June 2, 2014
Monday, Jun 2, 2014

A Canyon High School sophomore remains in critical condition after being ejected from a car Saturday night in Valencia. Local Polls will be open for the primary election on Tuesday and the results will give us our top-two ballot choices for November. The Los Angeles County Public Health Department teamed...

Jewelry Store Robbed on Town Center Drive
Thursday, Feb 20, 2014

[KHTS] – Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are searching for a suspect in the alleged armed robbery of a jewelry store in the Westfield Valencia Town Center. A jewelry store on the 24200 block of Town Center Drive was robbed Thursday at about 9:30 a.m., according to Sheriff’s...

Mall Retailers Say Sales Missed Targets
Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014

Several retailers at the Westfield Valencia Town Center are closing their doors due to a lack of performance, according to officials with the companies. Brookstone in Valencia Town Center is closing at the end of the month, said Pauline Collins, public relations manager for the company. “Brookstone...

Feb. 5: Girlfriends Go Red for Women at Valencia Town Center Macy’s
Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014

The American Heart Association’s (AHA) Go Red For Women movement and national sponsor Macy’s invite Santa Clarita women to get pampered and learn about heart healthy living at the Girlfriends Go Red event on Feb. 5, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Macy’s Westfield Valencia Town Center (24201 West Valencia...

Hart Grad is New Head of Westfield Valencia Town Center
Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014

Tom Miller [KHTS] – As of December, Westfield Valencia Town Center is under new management. Tom Miller replaced Raj Chandani as general manager. Chandani left in November to take a position in Carlsbad, said Stacie House, spokeswoman for Westfield Valencia. As a Hart High School graduate, Miller...

Religion, Commercialism Happily Reunited: Mall’s Jesus Figure Found
Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013

Valencia Westfield Town Center officials reported that the baby Jesus figurine from the nativity scene was found inside Sears department store. “I’m very happy to report that baby Jesus has been found and will be returned to his place in the nativity scene,” said Stacie House, marketing...

Graffiti Compels Part of Valencia Mall to Self-Evacuate
Sunday, Dec 8, 2013

Security guards at the Valencia Town Center are evacuating people from JC Penney and environs, according to reports from patrons Sunday at 5:45 p.m. “Mall security taped all that area off and telling people to exit through the upper level near Orange Julius,” an eyewitness said. Sgt. Brian Allen...

Nov. 7-11: Circus Vargas at Valencia Town Center
Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013

[KHTS] – Circus Vargas is bringing its newest show “Magikaria” to the Westfield Valencia Town Center parking lot from Thursday, Nov. 7 to Monday Nov. 11. This performance, which will combine aerial feats, acrobatics and clown antics with illusion and magic, will be in the Santa Clarita Valley...

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1930 - Telephone switchboard operator Louise Gipe, heroine of the 1928 St. Francis Dam disaster, tries & fails to kill herself over an unrequited love [story]
Louise Gipe
The city of Santa Clarita’s Planning Commission will hold a regular meeting virtually Tuesday, April 20, at 6:00 p.m.
April 20: Planning Commission Virtual Regular Meeting
The owner of a shopping center at the corner of Lyons Avenue and Apple Street will seek the Santa Clarita Planning Commission’s approval Tuesday to subdivide the lot from three parcels to eight.
Planning Commission to Consider Subdivision Request
The deadline to submit entries for Santa Clarita Sister Cities’ Young Artists and Authors Showcase has been extended to Sunday, April 25, 2021.
Deadline Extended For Annual Sister Cities Young Artists And Authors Showcase
Internet marketing firm Scorpion made multiple company announcements Wednesday, including plans to open a new headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Scorpion Announces Plans to Move Headquarters
After a year of turmoil for many businesses in the Santa Clarita Valley, the SCV Economic Development Corp. released its list of the area’s largest employers.
EDC Releases SCV’s Largest Employers List
William S. Hart Union High School District officials said 18 students have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days during the regular board meeting Wednesday.
Hart District Reports 18 Positive Cases of COVID-19 Among Students
Los Angeles County Public Health on Friday confirmed 36 new deaths, 643 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, and reported the lowest test positivity rate to date.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: County Test Positivity Rate Hits Record Low; 27,557 Total SCV Cases
For the third year in a row, La Mesa Junior High School has been selected as a "Capturing Kids’ Hearts" National Showcase School for the 2020-2021 school year.
La Mesa Junior High School Selected as National Showcase School
California Senate Bill 545, a measure to provide additional resources to struggling students, has received unanimous support from the Senate Education Committee, announced Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita).
Wilk’s Bill to Address Learning Loss Passes Senate Education
As National Volunteer Appreciation Week approaches, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is recognizing its valued volunteers, a group that numbers over 300 and includes adults, teens, and canines.
April: 18-24: Henry Mayo Recognizes Volunteers During National Volunteer Appreciation Week
The city of Santa Clarita’s annual Earth Arbor Day celebration is set to go virtual this year with the release of an entertaining and informative video program on Thursday, April 22 at 10:00 a.m.
City to Celebrate Earth Arbor Day with Virtual Program and Free Mulch Giveaway
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station announced plans Friday to hold two additional free “Catalytic Converter Etching” events next week for all local SCV residents.
Sheriff’s Station to Hold Additional Free Catalytic Converter Etching Events
1962 - Walt Disney donates bison herd to Hart Park [story]
Bison
The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board has approved the recommendation to name Donna Manfredi as the principal of Golden Oak Adult School.
Donna Manfredi Takes Helm at Golden Oak Adult School
The Executive Office of the Board of Supervisors announced the leadership team of the newly formed Probation Oversight Commission who will be tasked to lead efforts to monitor the Probation Department’s progress on systemic reform.
L.A. County Announces New Probation Oversight Commission Leadership Team
The Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center at College of the Canyons will host a virtual Open House on Wednesday, April 28 to help those interested in advancing their careers by earning a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
COC University Center Hosting Virtual Open House
The Santa Clarita Public Television Authority will hold its regular meeting virtually Monday, April 19, at 2:00 p.m.
April 19: Santa Clarita Public Television Authority Virtual Regular Meeting
SCV Water has received a nearly $250,000 California Special Districts Association Public Safety Power Shutoff program allocation from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES).
Cal OES Awards SCV Water $250K Grant
The Los Angeles County Arts Education Collective, coordinated by the Department of Arts and Culture, and KCET have joined forces to create a new documentary that explores the value of arts education for the youth, communities, and creative economy of L.A. County.
KCET Documentary to Feature L.A. County’s Arts Education
The Santa Clarita Valley League of Women Voters, partnering with College of the Canyons Center for Civic Engagement and its Engage the Vote Student Action Team, is sponsoring a virtual, “Conversation with Mayor Bill Miranda,” on Monday, April 19, from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Miranda Joins League of Women Voters, COC for Virtual Conversation on Local Government
A woman died after having been rushed to the hospital following a stabbing in a Saugus neighborhood early Thursday morning.
LASD Investigating Deadly Saugus Stabbing
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 23 new deaths and 613 new cases of COVID-19, with 27,535 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: 16 and Over Now Eligible for Vaccine; SCV Cases Total 27,535
The results of two surveys regarding the controversy surrounding the Hart High School mascot were reported during the William S. Hart Union High School District governing board meeting on Wednesday.
Survey Shows Majority of Staff, Students Favor Keeping Hart Mascot