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1888 - Olympian Jim Thorpe, "America's greatest athlete," born in Indian Territory (probably near Prague, Okla.); later in life, appeared in many B-Westerns shot in Placerita Canyon [story]
Jim Thorpe


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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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The city of Santa Clarita will present “Dawn/Eclipse of A New Era,” an expressive photographic exhibition by acclaimed artist Harry Gamboa Jr.
Experience ‘Dawn/Eclipse of a New Era’ at The MAIN
The 2024 Eat. Drink. Local. Festival will be held Saturday, June 1, 2-8 p.m. at Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus, CA 91350.
June 1: Eat. Drink. Local. Fest to Benefit Homeless Students
The city of Santa Clarita has announced the return of Santa Clarita Transit’s Summer Beach Bus service, offering convenient transportation to Ventura Harbor on the weekends starting Saturday, June 1 through Sunday, Sept. 1.
June 1: All Aboard the Summer Beach Bus to Ventura Harbor
The city of Santa Clarita will hold a Full Moon Community Hike Friday, June 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex, meet at the outdoor basketball courts.
June 21: Full Moon Santa Clarita Community Hike
The Small Business Council of the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host "Digital Tools and Transformation for Small Business" on Thursday, June 13, 4-5:30 p.m.
June 13: Digital Tools, Transformation for Small Business
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its June After Hours Business Mixer on Wednesday, June 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at BBSI, 25124 Springfield Court Suite 150, Valencia, CA 91355.
June 19: SCV Chamber After Hours Mixer at BBSI
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff Station’s Search and Rescue Team will benefit from a fundraiser to be held Thursday, May 30 at Mendocino Farms from 2-9 p.m.
May 30: Sheriff’s Search, Rescue Team Fundraiser at Mendocino Farms
The city of Santa Clarita has issued a traffic alert for Santa Clarita Valley residents to expect temporary traffic delays on Sand Canyon Road near Condor Ridge Road beginning Wednesday, May 29.
May 29-31: Traffic Alert for Sand Canyon Road
1888 - Olympian Jim Thorpe, "America's greatest athlete," born in Indian Territory (probably near Prague, Okla.); later in life, appeared in many B-Westerns shot in Placerita Canyon [story]
Jim Thorpe
Several months ago, a student paused before class to ask Julie Larson, Ph.D., how she was feeling about her upcoming retirement. She laughed.
TMU Communications Professor Retiring After ‘A Marvelous 40 Years’
MARION, Ind. -- Caleb Pouliot came less than two inches from claiming his third national title in two years on the final day of the 2024 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Track & Field National Championships in Marion, Ind.
Pouliot Comes Up Short in Quest for Third National Title
The award-winning documentary “SPELLERS,” the crew of which included alumni of The Master’s University and a TMU faculty member, is now available to watch for free on YouTube.
Award-Winning Documentary by TMU Alumni Now on YouTube
On May 21, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to approve a recommendation submitted by Supervisors Kathryn Barger, whose Fifth District includes the Santa Clarita Valley, and Lindsey Horvath instructing the L.A. County Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (MVA) to take the lead on future collaboration and coordination with the state and federal Departments of Veterans Affairs.
Veteran Peer Access Merges with Military Affairs Department
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s revised budget has helped some of the Golden State’s budget woes, though financial problems continue to loom on the horizon, the state Legislative Analyst’s Office said Friday.
State’s Fiscal Watchdog Sees Positive Signs in Reducing Deficit
Jonathan Larson started the final round of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Men's Golf Championships tied for ninth, but a 9-over 81 dropped him to T27 on the final day of competition.
TMU’s Larson Struggles in NAIA Championships’ Final Round
The community is invited to come tour Rancho Camulos National Historic Landmark and enjoy the harmonies of the Blue Plate Special Barbershop Quartet Sunday, June 2.
June 2: Blue Plate Special Barbershop Quartet at Rancho Camulos
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has been notified of one case of measles in a non-Los Angeles County resident who traveled to Los Angeles International (LAX) airport while infectious on May 19, 2024.  
Measles Case Confirmed in L.A. County
As the summer approaches, the Santa Clarita Public Library offers our community the opportunity to embrace the power of reading.
Ken Striplin | 2024 Summer Reading Program
Commencement season at California State University, Northridge never fails to disappoint, and 2024 has been no exception: Eight joyous ceremonies kicked off May 11 with Honors Convocation, and continued May 17-20 as graduates from eight colleges crossed the stage.
Matadors Celebrate 2024 Commencement
1971 - Community preview night (pre-grand opening), Magic Mountain [story]
opening night ticket to Magic Mountain
1956 - Placerita Canyon State Park dedicated [story]
Oak of the Golden Dream
1966 - Mustang Drive-In theater opens on Soledad Canyon Road [story]
Mustang Drive-In
ARTree invites the Santa Clarita Valley community to be a part of this recycled bottlecap art project. Families can participate in the making of the mural at the Old Town Newhall Branch of the Santa Clarita Library on June 1, from 2:30-4 p.m.
June 1: Be Part of the Bottlecap Recycled Art Project
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