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1990 - "Duplicates" premieres at L.A. Phil; concerto by CalArts Music School dean Mel Powell wins Pulitzer Prize [story]
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SCV Men of Harmony Singers to Offer Singing Valentines
Thursday, Jan 16, 2020

The SCV Men of Harmony Singers are celebrating their 44th anniversary of harmonizing together this year. It’s been forty four years of vocalizing the songs that everyone remembers with a smile. Beginning at Petrie’s Music store, which used to be on downtown San Fernando Road in Newhall, a small group...

Princess Cruises Attempts to Set World Record for Largest Vow Renewal at Sea
Thursday, Aug 8, 2019

Cue “The Love Boat” theme song. Princess Cruises – the international premium cruise line known for its legacy of romance and adventure declared Wednesday it will attempt to host the largest renewal of vows ceremony at sea in hopes to set a world record onboard a Valentine’s Day cruise. Gavin...

Feb. 14: Le Chène’s Valentine’s Day Murder Mystery Dinner
Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019

This year, Le Chène French Cuisine will be hosting a Murder Mystery Dinner on Valentine’s Day, Thursday, Feb. 14 at 7:00 p.m. Partnering with the talented Sharpo Entertainment, this dinner theater will include a five-course meal paired with three types of wines for guests to enjoy. Actors will...

Helpful Honda Guys Help Spread Some Love in Canyon Country
Thursday, Feb 15, 2018

The Helpful Honda Guys made a surprise visit to Canyon Country Wednesday and some residents were treated with complimentary roses for Valentine’s Day. The Helpful Guys in Blue were scattered across the Southland on Valentine’s Day, to hand out thousands of complimentary, single, long-stemmed red...

County Registrar to Offer Valentine’s Day Same Day Wedding Ceremonies
Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder County Clerk (RR/CC) is offering same day wedding ceremonies to all couples who wish to get married on Wednesday, Valentine’s Day. No prior appointments will be necessary. The Norwalk office will be open for ceremonies from 8am to 5pm. District...

Vacations Top Survey as Ultimate Valentine’s Gift
Thursday, Feb 8, 2018

Princess Cruises has long been a leader in romance, setting the standard for love on the high seas – from serving as the co-star of “The Love Boat” TV series, to being the first cruise line to offer weddings at sea. In celebration of the line’s favorite holiday, Princess Cruises partnered with...

Feb. 23: CTG’s Annual Night of a Thousand Stars Sweetheart Gala
Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018

The Canyon Theatre Guild will be holding their annual Night of a Thousand Stars Sweetheart Gala, Friday, Feb. 23, from 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Reservations are now open for a special dress-up evening of fine dining and entertainment to celebrate the month of Valentine’s Day. There will be...

Feb. 10: Celebrate Valentine’s in Style at Night of a Thousand Stars Gala
Friday, Jan 27, 2017

The Canyon Theatre Guild’s annual gala is back for 2017 with the Night of a Thousand Stars Gala on Friday, February 10, 2017 at the Tournament Players Club in Valencia. Celebrate with your Valentine in style at the gala with dinner, dancing, live entertainment, and auctions. Tickets range from...

Feb. 11: Shakespeare, Love Combine for Unique Valentine’s Event
Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017

Instead of going to a crowded restaurant for Valentine’s Day, try something new and support a good cause at the same time by taking your love to an intimate and unique event: “An Evening with Shakespeare & Love”. Done by the Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival, it is an evening of...

Make a Difference in a Child’s Life on Valentine’s Day
Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016

Make a Difference in a child’s life by sending a special Valentine’s Day message to young patients at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Once again, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is gearing up to distribute hundreds of Valentine’s Day cards to our young patients who won’t be able to experience...

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Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley took part in the “Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women” campaign from Nov. 25 - Dec. 10, 2020.
Zonta Club’s 16 Days of Activism Receives Proclamation from City
One year ago (Tuesday), the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced its first case of the novel coronavirus.
L.A. County COVID-19 One Year Later: 15,592 Deaths; 1,085,044 Total Cases
With COVID-19 vaccine appointments booked at Los Angeles County sites through the end of the week, Public Health officials assured those who received their first dose are guaranteed their second — but confusion over the scheduling process prompted officials to clarify the situation Tuesday.
Confusion on Second Dose Scheduling Prompts County Officials to Offer Clarity
CBRE announced the sale of Sierra Crest Center, a neighborhood retail and office center in Santa Clarita, to a joint venture group for $9.9 million.
Sierra Crest Retail Center Sold for $9.9 Million
Built in the 19th century, the Pioneer Oil Refinery in Newhall played a pivotal role in the early development of the Santa Clarita Valley.
Newhall’s Pioneer Oil Refinery Recognized as Historic Site
The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees will hold a video/teleconferencing special meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, Jan. 27, beginning with a closed session at 4:00 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 5:00 p.m.
Jan. 27: Santa Clarita Community College District Virtual Special Meeting
Five Point Holdings, LLC recently announced the sale of additional homesites at its Valencia community, previously known as Newhall Ranch, and the lineup of homebuilders for the first phase of the community.
Five Point Holdings Sells Nearly 500 New Homesites in Valencia
As COVID-19 vaccination continues for health care workers and those over 65, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday California is looking to prioritize the next phases of vaccination efforts by age, rather than occupation.
California May Switch to Age-Based COVID-19 Vaccination System
Tejon Ranch Co. declared victory for its 8,000-acre Grapevine mixed-use development after a Kern County Superior Court judge ruled against an Arizona-based environmental group that dubbed the project “damaging.”
Judge Rules Against Environmentalists Over Grapevine Development
In 2019, Valencia High School student, Pedro Roman, was diagnosed with Leukemia. After one long and hard-fought year, Roman is now in remission due to the success of his latest treatment.
Jan. 30: Community Blood Drive for Valencia High’s Pedro Roman
1990 - "Duplicates" premieres at L.A. Phil; concerto by CalArts Music School dean Mel Powell wins Pulitzer Prize [story]
Mel Powell
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