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1955 - Actor James Dean, 24, drives through Castaic Junction en route to his final resting place [watch]
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THINGS TO DO IN THE SCV
Dec. 6: Christmas Trolley, Open House in Newhall
Thursday, Dec 4, 2014

Vintage Christmas on the Holly Trolley Catch a free ride on the Holly Trolley as it travels from Heritage Junction (inside the gates of Hart Park) down Main Street to Lyons on Saturday Dec. 6th, from Noon to 4 p.m. Look for the Candy Cane Trolley stops on Main Street and listen for the carolers and musicians....

Dec. 13: Snow Day in Newhall with Santa

Weather Alert: There will be snow in Newhall on Saturday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring the kids (and your mittens) to play in more than 10 tons of snow at Lyons Avenue and Main Street (in the 9th street parking lot.) Santa Claus will be there for photos and to hear Christmas wishes. There will...

Operation Santa Getting Underway at SCV Postal Facility
Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014

Operation Santa launches Dec. 4 to spread holiday goodwill letters to Santa Claus available for public to adopt and answer. “For generations, writing a letter to Santa Claus has been a tradition during the holidays, and for some kindhearted folks, answering those letters has also been a holiday custom...

Dec. 6: Military Honor Christmas Tree Lighting in Newhall
Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014

The community is invited to share the spirit of the holidays and to honor our military heroes with a heartwarming ceremony, spectacular musical performances and the lighting of the Military Honor Christmas Tree on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. at Veterans Historical Plaza in Newhall. Hot cocoa, coffee...

Dec. 6: Country Christmas with Chili, Crafters, Campfire Songs at AV Indian Museum
Monday, Dec 1, 2014

Visit the Antelope Valley Indian Museum on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for an old-time country Christmas celebration. The museum, which was built as a homestead in the 1930’s, will feature a chili cook-off, country craft boutique, homestead-era holiday décor, and cowboy songs and poetry...

Billboard Blight
Saturday, Nov 29, 2014

Have you seen the deplorable state of many of the billboards in the SCV? I know the billboard companies probably thought they wouldn’t have any billboards left, and now they must be scrambling to sign up advertisers. So many of them look just plain shabby with big sheets of plastic ads hanging from...

Dec. 6-7: Fiesta of Lights at Rancho Camulos
Friday, Nov 28, 2014

Santa Clarita residents are invited to Rancho Camulos Museum for “A Fiesta of Lights” on Dec. 6 and  7 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Stroll the enchantingly lighted gardens, view handmade and unique decorations, visit the traditionally adorned historic buildings, join the festivities, and enjoy holiday...

Nov. 29-30: Holiday Boutique, Craft Fair at Hart Park
Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014

The Friends of Hart Park in cooperation with The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation Park is presenting its 3rd Annual Hart Holiday Boutique & Craft Fair.   Who:              The Friends of Hart Park in cooperation with The County of Los Angeles Department of...

Holiday Events at All 3 City Libraries
Friday, Nov 21, 2014

This season, the sights, sounds and smells of the holidays come to life at the Santa Clarita Public Library with Gingerbread House building demonstrations, the second annual Gingerbread House Contest, and the “Meet the Dancers” Nutcracker Ballet event. The Friends of the Santa Clarita Public Library...

Christmas Creep? Bring It On
Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014

“What happened to Thanksgiving?” “Why are Christmas decorations up already?” “Is the City Council just plain crazy?” Let’s put this in perspective, folks: There is a brutal war in the Middle East that has beheading people as a prime method of “sending a message.” Gunmen kill at least...

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1955 - Actor James Dean, 24, drives through Castaic Junction en route to his final resting place [watch]
James Dean
Chelsea A. Kay, 37, an insurance operations manager living in Saugus, was honored by JCI USA (United States Junior Chamber) as a member of the 2022 class Ten Outstanding Young Americans.
United States Junior Chamber Honors Local Operations Manager
October is fast approaching. To help embrace the haunted season, we are happy to announce the return of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Haunted Jailhouse after a two year hiatus.
SCV Sheriff’s Station Haunted Jailhouse Returns After Two Years
The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control would like to remind residents within unincorporated county areas and participating contracted cities that the pet license amnesty period is almost over.
County Reminding Residents Pet License Amnesty Period Ending Soon
Four individuals and one writing team have been selected as winners of the 2022 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting.
Academy Announces Winners of Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowships
We began our Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism (EDIA) journey nearly two years ago, and while the path ahead was not clearly defined, Health Services leadership was enthusiastically joined by workforce members across our health enterprise in a united commitment to creating a more welcoming, inclusive and proactively anti-racist health care system for our patients, staff and the communities we serve.
Message from County Health Services Director Dr. Christina Ghaly
College of the Canyons student-athletes Brianna Botello (women's volleyball) and Sam Regez (men's cross coutry) have been named the COC Athletic Department's Women's & Men's Student-Athletes of the Week for the period running Sept. 19-24.
COC Names Botello, Regez Athletes of the Week
Detectives at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station need your help. On Aug. 13, 2022, the individuals pictured shoplifted items from a retail store in Valencia at approximately 6:15 p.m.
Detectives Seek Help in Identifying Shoplifting Suspects
Are you hiring? Looking for a new career? The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Center has partnered with College of the Canyons, the city of Santa Clarita and America's Job Centers of California to host a valley-wide job fair at the Canyon Country Community Center Thursday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
SCVEDC, COC, City Partner to Host Job Fair
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday no additional deaths and 49 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley, with a total of 12 deaths and 1,517 new cases countywide.
Thursday COVID Roundup: 49 New SCV Cases; No Additional Deaths
1969 - College of the Canyons opens with first class of students in temporary quarters at Hart High School [story]
COC
 State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond hosted a virtual webinar on Sept. 28 to update local educational agencies, including district and charter school administrators and classroom educators, on over $3.6 billion in block grants and other resources to promote financial education in California high schools.
Superintendent Thurmond Leads Webinar Announcing State Funds for Financial Literacy
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the city of Santa Clarita, today announced nominations to officially open for their annual ‘Salute to Patriots’ event.
Nominations to Honor Local Veterans at Chamber’s Annual Salute to Patriots Now Open
Supervisor Kathryn Barger honored the Republic of Artsakh’s Foreign Minister, David Babayan, by presenting a scroll at the Board of Supervisors' meeting to commemorate the alliance and solidarity between Los Angeles County and Artsakh. 
Supervisor Barger Honors Artsakh Foreign Minister at Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors’ Meeting
Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) announces his measure to bring much needed accountability to the state’s no-bid contracting policies has been signed into law. 
Wilk’s No-Bid Contract Accountability Act Signed into Law
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 13 new deaths throughout L.A. County, 1,353 new cases countywide and 36 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID Roundup: Santa Clarita Sees 36 New Cases
The Santa Clarita City Council officially approved an agreement with Kaiser Permanente for the healthcare provider to become the presenting sponsor of the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center.
Kaiser Permanente Named as Presenting Sponsor of the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation has taken immediate action to temporarily close Pico Canyon Park, in Stevenson Ranch, until further notice after an aggressive mountain lion was seen in the area.
County Parks and Recreation Temporarily Closes Pico Canyon
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Warning as high temperatures have been forecast for the following areas:
County Extends Heat Warning For Santa Clarita
The California High-Speed Rail Authority  is extending the public review period for the Palmdale to Burbank Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement an additional 30 days to Dec. 1, 2022.
High-Speed Rail Extends Public Comment Period for the Palmdale to Burbank Project Section
A motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger that called for the county to comply with the constitution and report back with non-custodial, secure mental health treatment facility models for incarcerated individuals who cannot be diverted was rejected by the Board of Supervisors. 
Barger Reacts to Outcome of Supervisors’ Vote on Providing Mental Health Services to Incarcerated Individuals
Santa Clarita residents are encouraged to use alternative modes of transportation during the upcoming Rideshare Week, beginning Oct. 3, lasting through Oct. 7.
Oct. 3: Santa Clarita Rideshare Week Encourages Alternate Forms Of Transport
1987 - Slender-horned spineflower listed in Federal Register as endangered species [story] Slender-horned spineflower
William S. Hart High School science teacher Paula Bae has been named Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year.
Hart Science Teacher Paula Bae Named L.A. County Teacher of the Year
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