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1961 - First Mass celebrated at new Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church (3rd building) in Newhall. Cardinal McIntyre attends [story]
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Soroptimists Help Hart District Girls ‘Dream It, Be It’
Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016

Members of both local clubs of Soroptimist International hosted an all-day seminar for girls ages 14 to 18 called “Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls.” The Diane G. VanHook University Center was offered by sponsor College of the Canyons. Girls from all across the Wm. S. Hart High School District...

$25 Raffle Ticket Could Win You a Car, Help Local Schools
Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016

AutoNation Inc., America’s largest automotive retailer, announced that as part of a larger partnership with the William S. Hart Union High School District, it will be donating a vehicle to the Wm. S. Hart Education Foundation (WiSH) in support of programs and initiatives for students. The WiSH Education...

Placerita Student Wins Local 8th Grade Speech Contest
Friday, Nov 13, 2015

Grace Gooneratne from Placerita Junior High School took 1st place in the 2nd Annual Santa Clarita Valley Speech Week Competition featuring eighth grade students from the Hart School District. The competition was sponsored by the Santa Clarita Valley Business Group. Lydia Botello from Placerita finished...

Canyon High Auditorium On Track for Early 2016 Completion
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015

[KHTS] – The Canyon High School Performing Arts Center is taking shape and on schedule to be completed early next year. Major construction should be finished by Jan. 31, with the PAC ready for use by the end of March. “This project is very, very exciting,” said Principal Jason d’Autremont....

Hart District ‘Speech Week’ Coming in November
Friday, Oct 16, 2015

The Santa Clarita Valley Business Group, in partnership with the William S. Hart Union High School District, will be sponsoring the 2nd Annual “Speech Week” Competition in early November.  This competition will involve approximately 100 eighth grade students from each of the Hart District’s...

Storli, Mercado-Fortine Square Off for Hart School Board Seat
Sunday, Oct 11, 2015

Incumbent Gloria Mercado-Fortine and challenger Linda Storli fielded questions Saturday from journalists Saturday as KHTS AM-1220, SCVTV, The Signal and Cougar News hosted a candidate forum for the William S. Hart Union High School District Trustee Area 1 seat. The forum will be televised beginning...

Hart School Board Extends Superintendent Contract
Friday, Oct 9, 2015

[KHTS] – The William S. Hart Union High School District governing board has renewed Superintendent Vicki Engbrecht’s contract for two more years. “At the time she was brought on, her interest was in accomplishing a certain set of objectives,” said board members Steve Sturgeon. “Recently,...

Hart District Honors Classified Employees of Year
Thursday, Oct 8, 2015

Nineteen classified employees were honored as the employees of the year Wednesday night at the William S. Hart Union High School District’s governing board meeting. The employees, including custodians and secretaries, health technicians and therapists, represent every school and the district office. “This...

Hart Board: CHS Auditorium Project, VHS Science Lab, SV Shade Structures, more

[KHTS] – Here’s a roundup of items the Hart School Board tackled at its meeting Wednesday.   Will Jones of Valencia High School is the student board member for 2015-16. New Student Board Member A senior at Valencia High School was introduced as the 2015/16 Student Board Member for the...

Hundreds of Canyon Students DFYIT Friday
Friday, Sep 18, 2015

Hundreds of students turned out for the 2015 DFYIT kickoff program at Canyon High School Friday morning with those students pledging to remain drug-free. The program, led by Alexis Crane, revolved around its theme of “What I do instead…” with performances by the cheer and dance teams, a competition...

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1961 - First Mass celebrated at new Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church (3rd building) in Newhall. Cardinal McIntyre attends [story]
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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 19 new deaths throughout L.A. County, 3,995 new cases countywide and 112 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID Roundup: County Moves to Medium Community Level
Marvel Comics’ best-known, tree-like sentient being, Groot, a character that became widely popular through the action comedy "Guardians of the Galaxy," gets his own animated show on Disney+ this week.
CalArts Alum Kirsten Lepore Brings ‘I am Groot’ to Disney+
Work along the I-5 corridor in Burbank continues and will include nighttime lane reductions and the closing of the Verdugo Avenue off-ramp during the week of Aug. 15 to Aug. 18.
I-5 Corridor Improvements Include Nighttime Lane Reductions
As part of his legislative package calling on accountability, transparency, and integrity in the state government's procurement process, Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced Senate Bill 1271 (SB 1271) passed out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Aug. 11.
Wilk’s Measure Increasing Transparency Passes Assembly Committee
The early portion of The Master's University women's soccer team's schedule in 2022 will have a national tournament-type feel.
TMU Women’s Soccer To Play Top Teams on Florida, Indiana Trips
Princess Cruises today announced updated COVID-19 protocols and guidelines, removing the vaccine requirement for most voyages of less than 16 days so that anyone can cruise and adjusting pre-travel testing requirements to make it less complicated.
Princess Cruises Removes Vaccine Requirement for Most Sailings
As the summer travel season wraps up, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reminds drivers to be responsible and never drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
Aug. 17-Sept. 5: LASD Will Increase End-of-Summer DUI Patrols, Checkpoints
Historically, California has been the most wildfire prone state in the United States. In 2021, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, reported over 4,000 fires that burned 60,507 acres across the state.
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The county of Los Angeles Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission is hosting a Special Hearing on Deputy Gangs in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
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1944 - Newhall Refinery on Sierra Highway destroyed by fire (then rebuilt) [watch film]
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As local students get ready to head back to class for the new school year, your Salvation Army Santa Clarita Corps wants to ensure they have the supplies and resources necessary for success.
Salvation Army Santa Clarita Hosting Back-to-School Drive
The Rancho Camulos National Historic Landmark Presents: "Sundays at the Landmark" on Sunday, Aug. 28, with Dave Berg. He will present "Stories to Share.
Aug. 28: Author Dave Berg Presents ‘Stories to Share’ at Rancho Camulos
The WiSH Education Foundation's much-anticipated Cocktails on the Roof event is back for the community to enjoy on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Subaru of Valencia campus.
Nov. 19: Cocktails on the Roof Returns with ‘Share the Love’ Event
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station is reminding residents that no one will ever call your home demanding payment for "outstanding warrants."
SCV Sheriff’s Station Warning Residents of Scam Calls
Carousel Ranch, in Agua Dulce, was presented with a $5,000 donation from the Logix Federal Credit Union Community Stars Foundation.
Logix Foundation Donates $5K to Carousel Ranch
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday no additional deaths and 107 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley, with a total of 15 new deaths and 4,345 new cases countywide.
Thursday COVID Roundup: 107 New SCV Cases; No Additional Deaths
The California Department of Transportation announces overnight full closures of Interstate 210 in the San Fernando Valley for striping and staging of a temporary lane configuration for a paving project.
Caltrans Announces Full I-210 Closures
The Valencia High School Band and Color Guard will hold a Clothes 4 Cash clothing drive fundraiser every Tuesday, Aug. 16 to Sept. 13.
Valencia Band, Color Guard Holding Clothes 4 Cash Fundraiser
2018 - Big Oaks Lodge in Bouquet Canyon burns down [video]
Big Oaks Lodge
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