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1983 - U.S. release of John Carpenter's "Christine;" blew up fake gas station in Valencia [watch scene (R)]
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WalletHub Gives Update On California’s Covid Recovery
Wednesday, Sep 8, 2021

WalletHub released a study Wednesday identifying states that are having the most successful recoveries. California ranked 35th overall in their study when compare to other states. The data set ranges from the share of population to the real GDP vs. pre-COVID levels. California’s Total rankings...

WalletHub: Santa Clarita No. 17 Hardest-Hit U.S. City for COVID-19 Unemployment
Thursday, Apr 30, 2020

A new report released by finance website WalletHub ranks Santa Clarita as No. 17 on its list of large U.S. cities hardest hit by unemployment as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Santa Clarita is one of three California cities to make the list. Coming in just ahead and behind it are Long Beach (16th)...

Report: Santa Claritans Paid Down Debt by $47M in First Quarter
Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018

The personal-finance website WalletHub released two key reports this week, one showing that consumers repaid $40.3 billion in credit card debt during the first quarter of 2018 — $47 million from Santa Clarita alone — in the second-biggest quarterly paydown ever. The other projects that a...

WalletHub Survey: Santa Clarita the Worst U.S. City to Launch a Career
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Even as the national unemployment rate is now down to 4.2 percent, Santa Clarita ranks No. 182 – dead last – among the best cities in which to launch a post-college career, according to a new survey by WalletHub. The Washington, D.C.-based credit services company compared the relative market strength...

Celebrate New Year’s Traditions, Trivia by the Numbers
Wednesday, Dec 27, 2017

Countries all around the world have their own unique New Year’s traditions. Many places feature customary cuisine, such as lentils (Brazil and Italy), suckling pig (Austria) and grapes (Spain). Others get a bit more creative. The Danish, for example, smash broken china on friends’ front doors, supposedly...

Santa Clarita Among Happiest Places to Live in U.S.
Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017

Santa Clarita is one of the happiest places to live in the United States, according to a recent study conducted by WalletHub. Ranking 12 out of 150 cities that were examined in the study, Santa Clarita and the rest of the cities were analyzed using what WalletHub describes as “key indicators of...

Santa Clarita Ranked 10th Best U.S. City for People with Disabilities
Friday, Oct 2, 2015

The consumer website WalletHub has ranked Santa Clarita No. 10 on the list of best cities in the United States for people with disabilities. Report from WalletHub: When searching for a new city to call home, most people share a common list of priorities — affordability, jobs, schools and attractions...

Santa Clarita Ranked Highly In Job Market
Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015

[KHTS] – WalletHub placed Santa Clarita 15th in its 2015 list of “Best and Worst Cities” to find a job, according to the financial social media site. “In order to help employment seekers find the strongest local job markets in the U.S., WalletHub analyzed 150 of the most populated cities...

Santa Clarita Only So-So for Singles Despite No. 1 Cheapest Restaurant Meals
Saturday, Dec 27, 2014

[KHTS] – Santa Clarita ranked No. 79 on the list of America’s 150 “Best & Worst Cities for Singles,” according to WalletHub.com. The website, which also named Santa Clarita to its “Top Cities in America for Families,” looked at the 150 most populated cities in America and created...

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1983 - U.S. release of John Carpenter's "Christine;" blew up fake gas station in Valencia [watch scene (R)]
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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health  has received confirmation of a fourth case of COVID-19 with mutations consistent with the new Omicron variant (B.1.1.529).
L.A. County Reports Local Transmission of Omicron Variant
Children’s Bureau is now offering two virtual ways for individuals and or couples to learn how to help children in foster care while reunifying with birth families or how to provide legal permanency by adoption.
Children’s Bureau Needs Foster Families for Local Children
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Wednesday 15 new deaths and 1,772 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 39,463 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID Roundup: Public Health Urges All To Vaccinate For Holidays
With the holiday season underway and people visiting family and friends, the California Department of Public Health is urging Californians to get the influenza vaccine to protect your health, and the health of others, during this flu season.
CDPH Urging Californians to Get Their Flu Shots
California State University, Northridge President Erika D. Beck has announced the appointment of Nichole Ipach as CSUN’s new vice president for university relations and advancement.
CSUN Announces New VP for University Relations, Advancement
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced that California community-based organizations will be able to apply for grants to address the social isolation experienced by students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
State Superintendent Addresses Student Social Isolation
The city of Santa Clarita, in partnership with the Santa Clarita Sister Cities Program, invites local students to submit artwork, poetry, essays and creative writing, photographs or music for the 2022 Young Artists and Authors Showcase.
City Seeks Student Art Submissions for 2022 Sister Cities Young Artists, Authors Showcase
After more than a five-year grant application process, SCV Water secured a $3.93 million grant from the State Water Resources Control Board to construct a permanent water supply for Los Angeles Residential Community and Lily of the Valley Mobile Village.
SCV Water Granted $3.93M to Supply Water for LARC, Lily of the Valley
1941 - Julius Dietzmann family of Castaic arrested as German enemy aliens [story]
Julius Dietzmann
The Santa Clarita Veteran Services Collaborative announced that the Santa Clarita Elks Lodge #2379 has donated $2,000 worth of Walmart and Lowe’s gift cards to the SCVSC.
SCV Elks Lodge 2379 Donates Gift Cards to Veterans
The Santa Clarita Arts Commission will hold its regular meeting Thursday, Dec. 9, at 6:00 p.m.
Dec. 9: Arts Commission Regular Meeting
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials confirmed Tuesday 15 new deaths and 941 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 39,492 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID Roundup: Public Health Releases the Latest Updates from the Last 7 Days
In an unprecedented decision spurred by the state’s extreme drought conditions, the California Department of Water Resources announced a 0% initial allocation from the State Water Project for the upcoming year.
State Will Not Allocate California Water Project Supplies for 2022
California State University, Northridge will launch programs in fall 2022 that will expedite the process for getting a credential for those who are interested in teaching history and social science in middle or high school.
CSUN to Offer Accelerated Credential Program for Aspiring History Teachers
Academy of the Canyons, the middle college high school in the William S. Hart Union High School District, has been named by Niche as the number 16 ranked high school in the State of California.
Academy of the Canyons, Hart District Rank in Top 20
1921 - William S. Hart marries actress Winifred Westover [story]
Bill and Winifred Hart
The Santa Clarita City Council officially broke ground Monday at Central Park on a key project which will enhance the crown jewel of the city of Santa Clarita’s parks system.
City Officially Breaks Ground on Central Park Buildout
The city of Santa Clarita’s Arts Division is excited to welcome “Creative Faces” to the First Floor Gallery at Santa Clarita City Hall.
Residents Encouraged to Explore ‘Creative Faces’ at City Hall
The city of Santa Clarita is encouraging interested and qualified residents to apply for an open commissioner position on the City’s Arts Commission.
City Accepting Applications for Arts Commissioner
The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society is seeking donations to replace the original brass, 6-chime train whistle, which was stolen years ago from the Historical Society's vintage 1900 Southern Pacific locomotive.
Historical Society Seeking Donations for Stolen Train Whistle
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported three additional deaths from COVID-19 over the weekend, spokesman Patrick Moody confirmed Monday, bringing the total to 184 deaths since the onset of the pandemic.
Monday COVID Roundup: Three Additional Deaths at Henry Mayo
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has received confirmation of an additional case of COVID-19 with mutations consistent with the new Omicron variant.
Additional Omicron Case in L.A. County; New Travel Restrictions in Effect
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office released the 15 productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, Dec. 6 - Sunday, Dec. 12
Filming in Santa Clarita Includes 15 Productions
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