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1987 - Ramona Chapel and Red Schoolhouse relocated to Heritage Junction [story]
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Fostering Youth Independence Extends Virtual ‘Thank You’ to Volunteers During 4th Anniversary Celebration
Friday, Mar 26, 2021

Local nonprofit Fostering Youth Independence marked its fourth anniversary by holding a virtual “thank you” to the many volunteers the organization credits for helping to provide life-changing support to a total of 94 foster youth since its founding. FYI’s traditional spring volunteer appreciation...

Santa Clarita Veteran Collaborative Preparing to Reopen Veteran Center, Resume Monthly Meetings
Friday, Mar 12, 2021

The Santa Clarita Veteran Services Collaborative is planning to reopen its Veteran Center on April 1 to continue in its effort of helping veterans and their families. In addition, the SCVSC will resume its monthly general meetings via Zoom starting March 19. In March of last year, the Santa Clarita...

California Seeking Applicants for Inaugural Climate Action Corps Fellows
Thursday, Oct 22, 2020

SACRAMENTO – California Climate Action Corps – the country’s first statewide corps of its kind – is seeking applicants for its inaugural Fellows program. The Corps, with the mission of empowering Californians to take meaningful action to protect their homes, health and communities against...

SCV Senior Center Shines Light on Volunteers
Tuesday, Apr 21, 2020

National Volunteer Week celebrates volunteer service and the ability of volunteers to tackle society’s greatest challenges. More than ever, the SCV Senior Center is grateful to its volunteers for the enormous impact of their commitment, time, and compassion for the cause. An astounding 1000 meals...

Supes Set 2020 Greater Los Angeles Youth Homeless Count
Friday, Jan 10, 2020

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors officially announced the annual Greater Los Angeles Youth Homeless Count, or L.A. Youth Count, to take place from Jan. 22-31, at Tuesday’s board meeting. Last year, the count found that there were an estimated 4,021 young adults, ages 18-24, who were experiencing...

Volunteers Needed for City Events, Programs
Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019

The city of Santa Clarita has put out the call for volunteers for upcoming events and ongoing programs. Here’s a list of opportunities: Summer Reading Program Finale Help with event set-up, crafts and activities and clean-up. (Age 14-17) Saturday, July 27 @ Newhall Library Swim League Finals Help...

June 20: Peace Corps Presentation with Lindsey Scott Newhall
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019

Lindsey Scott Newhall will detail her experience as a Peace Corps volunteer Thursday, June 20, at the Stevenson Ranch Library. The Peace Corps is a volunteer program whose mission is to promote world peace and friendships by fostering a better understanding of Americans in the communities they serve....

Volunteers Needed for Santa Clarita Library’s Summer Reading Program
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019

The Santa Clarita Public Library is looking for a fun and friendly team of volunteers to help out during the Summer Reading Program, taking place now through July 27 at all Santa Clarita Public Library branches. The three local branches are located at: Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad...

Castaic Middle School Seeking ‘Portfolio Day’ Volunteer Evaluators
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019

Castaic Middle School (CMS) is seeking community members to volunteer their time as evaluators for the annual Portfolio Day, happening on May 23rd, 2019. CMS 8th graders have spent the school year developing detailed digital portfolios of their 21st Century learning skills. On Portfolio Day, students...

More Than 100 Amgen Tour Volunteers Still Needed
Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019

The city of Santa Clarita is proud to welcome the Amgen Tour of California, presented by AEG, back to Santa Clarita on May 18. The City will be hosting the final stage of both the men’s and women’s races of this world-class cycling event, and is looking for volunteers! This year, over 100 Course...

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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
1874 - Work completed at Lyon's Station (now Eternal Valley) on first version of Pioneer Oil Refinery [story]
Pioneer Oil Refinery