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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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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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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