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Valencia’s YMCA Reopens after Monthslong Closure
Wednesday, Jul 8, 2020

After a nearly four-month closure due to the pandemic, Valencia’s YMCA reopened Monday with multiple safety measures in place, such as temperature checks before entering and a reorganized fitness center for physical distancing. “We closed March 16 and today is the first day we opened back up,”...

June 13-14: Parent Meeting for YMCA Kids Camping Group
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Moms and dads are invited to attend an information meeting for the YMCA Adventure Guides program on Tuesday, June 13, or Wednesday, June 14. These meetings will give parents/guardians the opportunity to learn about a program that has been bringing families closer together for over 75 years now. Formerly...

June 17-24: Santa Clarita Valley YMCA Summer Camp in Big Bear
Monday, May 15, 2017

Photo courtesy of the YMCAThe Santa Clarita Valley YMCA Resident Camp program registration in Big Bear is now open. The camp is designed to provide kids with great experiences and memories that will last a lifetime. Led by trained, nurturing members of their team, campers will swim, hike, bike, laugh,...

McBean YMCA Facility Will Remain Open
Thursday, Nov 17, 2016

Local YMCA officials confirmed the McBean Parkway facility will not close in the coming months. There was potential for the location being closed by the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles, which owns the lease for the McBean Parkway facility, back in September There was initially speculation the Santa...

YMCA to Remember Community Leader at Gala Next Week
Thursday, Oct 22, 2015

More than 200 business owners and community leaders will come together to celebrate community advocate Dana Cop as the second recipient of the distinguished John Fuller Memorial Award at the YMCA’s Heart of the Community Gala on Oct. 29 at the Hyatt Regency in Valencia. “The YMCA’s Heart of...

Santa Clarita Valley Industry News: VIA Awards; YMCA Gala Planned
Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015

 Congratulations to the 2015 VIA Award winners! Volunteer of the Year: Terry Mayfield, Landsberg Rising Star: Wolf Creek Brewery VIA Business of the Year: Mellady Direct Marketing   Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA is proud to present its 2nd Annual Heart of the Community...

Council OK’s New Senior Center, YMCA, Senior Housing at Five Knolls
Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015

The Santa Clarita City Council members voted 5-0 Tuesday evening to a plan that will bring a bigger Senior Center and a bigger YMCA building to the Five Knolls community now under development in Saugus, along with 154 additional 3- and 4-bedroom age-restricted detached condominiums. The Planning Commision...

May 2: YMCA Healthy Kids Day at Valencia Heritage Park
Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015

Healthy Kids Day is a FREE event to the community on May 2nd, 2015 from 10am to 1pm. Kids can enjoy games, a rock climbing wall, hamster balls, crafts, dance demos and more. It will also be a chance to learn what’s new coming up this summer. Learn about our Summer Day Camps, Camp Whittle Resident...

CalArts Cares: Students Donating Time, Talents to Local Charities
Thursday, Feb 5, 2015

CalArts Cares is a series of volunteer events in which California Institute of the Arts students give back to their host community of Santa Clarita. During February, students will donate their time to local not-for-profit organizations Carousel Ranch and the YMCA Santa Clarita Valley — with projects...

SCV NewsBreak for Friday, September 26, 2014
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014

Hart District deputy superintendent Vicki Engbrecht is expected to be named Superintendent-elect in November. Santa Clarita detectives are asking for the public’s help in two recent cell phone store burglaries. An Anaheim man has been sentenced to six years in prison after pleading no contest to...

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1956 - Battle of Palmdale rages over the skies of Santa Clarita [story]
Battle of Palmdale
Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean C. Logan announced the RR/CC has completed the examination and verification of all 715,833 petition signatures submitted for the recall of Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón.
Gascón Recall Efforts Fail
CSUN defeated the University of San Diego 1-0 Sunday night in the men's soccer exhibition opener for both clubs at Torero Stadium. 
Matadors Shut Out San Diego 1-0 in Exhibition Opener
The Women's Council of Realtors SCV Network held their election for officers on Aug. 11, along with their annual member and sponsor appreciation night.
Women’s Council of Realtors SCV Elects New Officers
The regular meeting of the William S. Hart Union High School District's Governing Board will take place Wednesday, Aug. 17, beginning with a closed session at 6 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 7 p.m.
Aug. 17: Hart District Regular Board Meeting
The regular board meeting of the Saugus Union School District Governing Board will be held Tuesday, Aug. 16, beginning with a closed session at 5:30 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 6:30 p.m.
Aug. 16: SUSD Regular Board Meeting
Family Promise of Santa Clarita Valley will hold their third annual golf tournament beginning noon on Monday, Oct. 24.
Oct. 24: Family Promise SCV Annual Golf Tournament
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital will open its first primary care practice on the hospital campus on Monday, Aug. 15.
Henry Mayo Opens First Primary Care Practice on Hospital Campus
Heads Up! The city of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station urge parents to practice "safe pedestrian skills."
Parents Urged to Practice Back-to-School Safety
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Monday one new death and 266 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley over the weekend, with a total of 26 deaths and 10,025 new cases countywide.
Monday COVID Roundup: SCV Cases Top 88,000; Deaths Total 493
(CN) — In drought-ridden California's history, megafloods have occurred about every century. Not often, but from a geological standpoint they're not rare.
Study Shows Climate Change Increasing Risk of California Megaflood
1849 - Eight-pound gold nugget found in San Feliciano Canyon (Val Verde/Piru area) [story]
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1986 - Canyon Country's Mitchell adobe demolished; components salvaged & later rebuilt at Heritage Junction [story]
Mitchell adobe
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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Are you worried about getting diabetes? Have you been told that you have pre-diabetes? One out of three American adults has prediabetes.
Aug. 16: Henry Mayo Hosts Diabetes Prevention Program
Avian influenza refers to a family of influenza or flu viruses that commonly infect birds.
L.A. County Public Health Urges Public to Protect Pet Birds from Bird Flu
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
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