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1926 - Newhall Community Hospital, est. 1922, opens in larger, more modern hospital building at 6th & Spruce streets [story]
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LOCAL SCHOOL NEWS
Original Vikings Meet Up for Valencia High’s ‘First 20th’
Monday, Sep 25, 2017

When Valencia High School opened its doors in 1994, the Santa Clarita Valley had not seen a new high school in nearly two decades. The campus opened with more than 350 sophomores and 550 freshmen who would comprise the classes of 1997 and 1998. On Saturday, more than 230 of them attended the first-ever...

Valencia HS Vocal Jazz Named Number One in Nation by Downbeat
Thursday, Apr 27, 2017

Valencia High School’s Vocal Jazz Program, which features the group Two N’ Four, has been named the No. 1 Vocal Jazz Program in the nation by Downbeat Magazine. “I am so proud of these students who not only are exceptionally talented, but driven and hard working,” said Christine Tavares-Mocha,...

Dec. 9, 10: VHS Choir Hosts Holiday Boutique
Thursday, Dec 8, 2016

Valencia High School Choir will be hosting their 11th Annual Holiday Boutique on December 9 and 10, with items like holiday decor, gourmet foods, clothing, and childrens’ items on sale. The boutique is benefitting the choirs at Valencia High School. Each day, the boutique opens at 9 a.m., but closes...

Nov. 10: VHS Hosts Annual Marching Band, Colorguard Competition
Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016

The Valencia High School Marching Band will be hosting a night of music and pageantry on Thursday, Nov. 10. Come join our award-winning band and 16 other marching bands and color guard units from the Santa Clarita, Ventura, Antelope, and San Gabriel Valleys, at our 5th annual Marching Band Field Show...

Oct. 15: Valencia High Marching Band Hosts Field Show Tournament
Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016

The Valencia High School Marching Band is very pleased to be hosting the MBOS Field Show Tournament at Valencia High School on Saturday, October 15. Come join our award-winning band and 10 other marching bands and color guard units from the Santa Clarita, Ventura, Antelope, and San Gabriel Valleys. Come...

Artwork of Rebecca Lee, Valencia 2016, Selected for National Tour
Friday, Sep 2, 2016

Valencia High School graduate Rebecca Lee’s artwork entitled “#FirstWorldProblems” has been selected for the Art.Write.Now. Tour 2016-17, a national traveling exhibition of the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. A 2016 graduate at Valencia who is currently in the art program at the University...

VHS Entrepreneur Club Receives $1K Donation from Local Business
Monday, Feb 29, 2016

Students in Valencia DECA/FBLA were delighted Tuesday, when it was revealed that local company WesLar Inc. had donated a generous $1000 to the program. Students in the program were ecstatic with this news, as the donation will go towards allaying the cost of their next business conference, the Calfiornia...

Valencia Sending 5 Students to State Conference
Monday, Feb 8, 2016

Valencia High School DECA/FBLA competed at the FBLA Gold Coast Sectional Conference Friday at West Ranch High School in a variety of business categories. This conference was a part of the Future Business Leaders of America portion of Valencia DECA/FBLA, providing further education in business for their...

Nov. 12: Valencia Vikings Host Marching Band Field Show Competition
Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015

The Valencia High School Marching Band will host a night of music and pageantry Thursday, Nov. 12, at Valencia’s Paul Priesz Stadium. Come join Valencia’s award-winning band and 15 other marching bands and colorguard units from the Santa Clarita, Ventura, Antelope and San Gabriel valleys at the 4th...

Valencia Students Take a Virtual Expedition with Google
Friday, Oct 9, 2015

Google representatives were on hand at Valencia High School Friday to take students on a virtual field trip around the world with their Expeditions Pioneer Program. The Expeditions Pioneer Program is a virtual reality app designed for the classroom. It allows educators to give their students an opportunity...

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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
Waste Management has extended its temporary residential green waste pick-up schedule for customers in Santa Clarita, with regular service anticipated to resume the week of Jan. 25.
Waste Management Extends Modified Green Waste Pick-Up Schedule
The College of the Canyons ‘Canyons Promise’ free tuition program for new students is now accepting applications for the 2021-22 year.
COC’s Canyons Promise Program Now Accepting 2021-22 Applications
The ice rink in Valencia, which the City acquired last year, is currently undergoing renovations prior to its highly anticipated grand reopening later this year.
Renovations for Highly Anticipated City-Owned Ice Rink Continue
The MAIN is set to host eight weeks of free virtual productions from around the world from Jan. 22 through March 12 via Zoom for the Stage on Screen Theatre Fest's International Edition of online theatre.
Jan. 22-March 12: The Main’s Stage On Screen Theatre Fest Goes International
1875 - Henry Mayo Newhall buys western half of the Santa Clarita Valley for $2 an acre [story]
Henry M. Newhall
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 287 new deaths and 17,323 new cases of COVID-19, with 20,918 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: County Surpasses 13,000 Deaths; SCV Cases Total 20,918
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital announced Thursday the opening of its COVID-19 vaccine-distribution site, with the goal of vaccinating nearly 500 people a day.
Henry Mayo Announces Opening of COVID-19 Vaccine-Distribution Site
L.A. County Parks can help you achieve your New Year’s goals while bringing L.A. vibes into virtual classes.
Registration Open for L.A. County Parks’ Online Classes
Join the Santa Clarita Artists Association's first meeting of 2021, which will take place virtually Monday, Jan. 18, at 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 18: Artist Virginia Kamhi to Demonstrate Pastel Techniques
Get ready to get your game on Sunday, March 14, as Soroptimist International of Valencia presents their annual fundraiser to benefit the Soroptimist’s Dream Programs: Live Your Dream and Dream It, Be It.
March 14: ‘Games for a Cause’ Benefiting Soroptimist’s Dream Program
As the COVID-19 surge has continued to overwhelm hospitals over the past couple of months, it has also dramatically impacted the mortuaries where many of the pandemic’s victims end up.
Eternal Valley Struggles to Keep Up With Demand as COVID-19 Surges
The William S. Hart Union High School District governing board voted 4-1 to suspend small cohorts returning to campus through Feb. 8.
Hart District Votes 4-1 to Suspend Return to Campus Until February
The Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding regional areas fell under a red flag warning, prompting Southern California Edison to monitor more than 28,000 of its customers for potential power shutoffs through the remainder of the week.
SoCal Edison Considering Power Shutoffs Amid Red Flag Warning Conditions
California State Parks is seeking to hire ten Visitor Services Park Aides for the 2021 spring Antelope Valley poppy season.
Poppy Reserve Hiring Seasonal Park Aides