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1738 - Fr. Francisco Garcés born in Spain; came through SCV in 1776, found Tataviam fighting with Coastal Chumash, observed Santa Clara River flowing by night and dry by day despite the season being spring [story]
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CITY NEWS ARCHIVE
River Rally Volunteer Registration Officially Open
Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019

The city of Santa Clarita is excited to officially open volunteer registration for the 25th Annual River Rally Clean-Up and Environmental Expo which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 21. This year, volunteers will clean a portion of the Santa Clara River behind the Newhall Community Center, at 22421...

Family Promise Seeking Donations, Volunteers for Back to School Event
Thursday, Jul 25, 2019

Do you want to make a difference and do some good in the neighborhood Friday, July 26 – Saturday, July 27? Join Family Promise of Santa Clarita Valley as it helps low-income and homeless children and their families shop for school and cleaning supplies, toiletries and clothes. Kids, teens and...

Aug. 17: Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library Book Sale
Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019

You’re invited to attend the Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library “Half-Price Huge Book Sale” event at the Valencia Library on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a chance to discover some great summer reads at a bargain price. The sale will take place inside the Community Room...

Red Rock Canyon State Park to Hold 2-Day Volunteer Training
Thursday, Jul 19, 2018

Would you like to be a volunteer at beautiful Red Rock Canyon State Park? Learn about the volunteer program and the park’s natural and cultural history at our two-day volunteer training, Saturdays, Sept. 1st and 8th from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Ricardo Visitor Center (new volunteers must...

Zonta Club of SCV Honors Women in Service
Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018

Nancy Coulter, winner of the Carmen Sarro Women in Community Service Award, holds the legislative certificates and plaque from Zonta naming her one of the 17 nominees for the award saluted at Zonta’s Women in Service Celebration brunch recently at the Valencia Hyatt Regency Hotel. ...

SCV Sheriff’s Station Volunteers Thanked at Special Dinner
Friday, Apr 28, 2017

On Thursday evening, the SCV Sheriff’s Foundation hosted a dinner for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Volunteers at the Child & Family Center. There are 72 dedicated volunteers, ranging in age from 15 to 89, that donate countless hours to assist the Station in making the Santa...

City of Santa Clarita Thanks Volunteers during National Volunteer Week
Monday, Apr 24, 2017

As part of National Volunteer Week, which runs from April 23 to 29, 2017, the city of Santa Clarita thanks the thousands of volunteers who dedicate their time and energy to the community. In 2016, the city attracted 6,626 volunteers who logged a combined 63,455 hours at events and programs in the Santa...

April 26: COC to Host Volunteers in Action Fair
Monday, Apr 17, 2017

College of the Canyons will host its 2nd Annual Volunteers in Action Fair on Wednesday, April 26, which will showcase a variety of Santa Clarita Valley non-profit organizations and highlight their outstanding mission to serve the community. The Volunteers in Action Fair is especially designed to furnish...

Paid Positions, Volunteer Opportunities Available with LA SummerFEST
Friday, Mar 31, 2017

The Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival is gearing up for their upcoming summer cultural festival, the LA SummerFEST, by announcing a number of positions, part-time employment, and internships. The LA SummerFEST is a free, five-week, eclectic summer cultural festival, presented in collaboration with...

March 3-4: Help Remove Graffiti Off of St. Francis Dam Remains
Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017

All are welcome volunteer and join the Forest Service Heritage staff to help remove graffiti from the concrete remains of the St. Francis Dam and restore the site to its pre-vandalized condition on March 3 and 4. The St. Francis Dam currently sits in ruins, a mangled and twisted monument to the memory...

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1738 - Fr. Francisco Garcés born in Spain; came through SCV in 1776, found Tataviam fighting with Coastal Chumash, observed Santa Clara River flowing by night and dry by day despite the season being spring [story]
Garces statue
1987 - Ramona Chapel and Red Schoolhouse relocated to Heritage Junction [story]
Red Schoolhouse
1835 - Outlaw and Rocks/Park/High School namesake Tiburcio Vasquez born in Monterey, Calif. [story]
Tiburcio Vasquez
Nearly 100 people gathered in front of the highly anticipated Laemmle 7 in Newhall to officially open the theater to the Santa Clarita Valley community.
Laemmle Officially Opens in Old Town Newhall
The city of Santa Clarita Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission recently met to receive an update from city staff about the status of the Pioneer Oil Refinery in Newhall.
Parks Commissioners Asked to Advise on Pioneer Oil Refinery’s Future
A judge’s ruling this week dealt a setback to the Tejon Ranch Co.’s proposed 19,000-unit Centennial development project in the upper northwest corner of Los Angeles County.
Judge Halts Centennial Development Project in Tejon Ranch
The California Community College Athletic Trainers Association has named longtime athletic trainer, and current College of the Canyons associate athletic director, Chad Peters its 2021 Athletic Trainer of the Year.
Chad Peters Named CCCATA 2021 Athletic Trainer of the Year
Los Angeles County Public Health on Friday confirmed 48 new deaths and 752 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 27,432 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 27,432 Total SCV Cases; County Nears 5 Million Administered Doses
The Santa Clarita City Council Legislative Committee briefly met Thursday morning to recommend that the City Council oppose four pieces of state legislation that would expand the state’s land-use authority.
Council Committee Recommends Opposition to State Land-Use Bills
In an effort to provide kids across the Santa Clarita Valley with a safe place to play and learn over spring break while parents are working, the Boys & Girls Club of SCV holds an annual camp.
Boys & Girls Club Holds Spring Break Camp
In recognition of public safety dispatchers' services, the California Highway Patrol joins other law enforcement agencies to recognize National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week on April 11-17, 2021.
CHP to Honor Public Safety Dispatchers During National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
Officials in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be hosting a virtual community discussion on child abuse prevention April 20.
L.A. County Sheriffs to Host Child Abuse Prevention Seminar
1937 - Pioneer aviator E.B. Christopher and passenger killed in crash of light plane on Ridge Route near Gorman [story]
wreckage
CBRE announced the sale of a state-of-the-art 24,164 square-foot industrial facility to Tera McHugh and John McHugh, owners of Versatile Systems, Inc.
Valencia Industrial Building Sold to Versatile Systems
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying public health restrictions in place for large events and community gatherings, as well as past participation numbers, the city of Santa Clarita has evaluated several components of the annual Santa Clarita Marathon and is making a necessary change to the event.
City Postpones 2021 Marathon, Event Permanently Moved to February
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 52 new deaths and 710 new cases of COVID-19, with 27,417 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Hospitalizations Remain Under 600; SCV Cases Total 27,417
Because of the economic downturn brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, some pet owners may have delayed purchasing their annual pet licenses and are now subject to late penalty fees.
Animal Care & Control Temporarily Waives Pet Licensing Fees
College of the Canyons will welcome José Rivera, award-winning playwright and the first Puerto Rican screenwriter to be nominated for an Oscar, to the School of Visual & Performing Arts’ Virtual Industry Insight Series on Monday, April 12.
COC Virtual Industry Insight Series Welcomes Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter José Rivera
Santa Clarita Artists Association (SCAA) will spotlight contemporary artist Alex Schaeffer in a virtual oil demo on Monday, April 19, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
April 19: Virtual Oil Demo by Artist Alex Schaeffer
Spectrum Commercial Real Estate advisors Yair Haimoff, SIOR, Randy Cude, and Matt Sreden represented the seller in the sale of a 23,817-square-foot professional office building in a prime Valencia location.
Avenue Kearny Building Sells for $6 Million
Following stakeholder planning meetings over the course of a year and a public survey period in January, the city of Santa Clarita’s 2021 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) draft update enters the next phase in the approval and adoption process.
Residents Can Now Review Santa Clarita’s 2021 Hazard Mitigation Draft Plan
Cassie Gratton knows how to open a Laemmle theater. The general manager of the Newhall Laemmle, which will open its doors with a ribbon-cutting this Friday, also helped to open Laemmle’s Glendale and Claremont locations.
After Several Delays, Laemmle Newhall Opens Friday
The California Department of Transportation announced that new High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV, or carpool) lanes are open to motorists on Northbound and Southbound Interstate 5 between the Ventura Freeway (State Route 134) interchange in Los Angeles and Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank.
CalTrans Announces Opening of New I-5 Carpool Lanes