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1888 - Acton post office established; Richard E. Nickel, postmaster [story]
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Walk to End Alzheimer’s Offers up New Challenge
Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018

Walk season is quickly approaching, and it’s time to turn up the heat in the fight to end Alzheimer’s. We’re challenging ourselves to sign up 20 teams in 10 days for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Santa Clarita on Oct. 6, but we need your help. Register your team by Aug. 18 and you’ll...

Oct. 7: Walk to End Alzheimer’s Offers Raffle Prizes
Friday, Oct 6, 2017

More than 600 people are expected Saturday to participate in the Santa Clarita Walk to End Alzheimer’s, a fundraiser that offers participants an opportunity to take a healthy stroll, experience outstanding live entertainment, win a wide variety of prizes, honor loved ones who have been affected by...

Oct. 15: Share Your Old Home Movie at Valencia Library
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016

Join expert archivists who work in the entertainment industry in celebrating the 14th annual International Home Movie Day on Saturday, Oct. 15, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Valencia Public Library. Home Movie Day returns to the Santa Clarita Valley with a renewed focus on local “home grown history.”...

Oct. 15: Homeless Resources, Awareness Event at Real Life Church
Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016

The Santa Clarita Homeless Coalition presents SCV CARES – a community event to bring homeless awareness and resources to the Santa Clarita Valley. Every guest attending will have the opportunity to receive resources and services from many reputable nonprofits, government agencies and health care providers....

Nov. 19: Mulholland, Water, and the Real ‘Chinatown’
Monday, Sep 12, 2016

The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society presents: Thirsty: William Mulholland, California Water, And the Real Chinatown Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 • 2 p.m. Old Town Newhall Library, 24500 Main St., Santa Clarita   Author Mark Weingarten will give a talk on his book, “Thirsty: William Mulholland,...

Sept. 17: Public Skating at Ice Station to Honor Cops, Firefighters
Thursday, Sep 8, 2016

A community can’t thrive without the aid of its police and firefighters. Ice Station Valencia, located at 27745 N. Smyth Drive in Valencia wants to be sure that these public service officers know just how much they’re valued. On Saturday, Sept. 17, Ice Station Valencia will celebrate Law Enforcement...

Nov. 5: Empowering HeArts Event Celebrates Courage
Tuesday, Sep 6, 2016

[SMO] – Courage is strength in the face of pain of grief, and this year’s 2016 Empowering HeArts Honorees possess enough courage not only to support themselves but also to inspire their families and empower their communities. Our honorees Martha Aguilera, Monica Blanco, Kamila Diaz, Nicole Feast-Williams,...

Oct. 8: Walk at Bridgeport to End Alzheimer’s
Monday, Aug 1, 2016

The Alzheimer’s Association California Southland Chapter’s 2016 Santa Clarita Valley Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held at Bridgeport Park at 23520 Bridgeport Lane in Valencia on Saturday, Oct. 8. “Day Of” registration begins at 7:30am. The festivities start at 8:00am and the walk...

Aug. 13: Dance the Night Away for Domestic Violence Center
Wednesday, Jul 6, 2016

Put on your dancing shoes! Join us for a night of fun and fundraising! What? Dancing the Night Away: Learn some basic dance moves from professionals then dance the night away! Even if you don’t enjoy dancing, the night will have some fun entertainment and great company. Each ticket purchase...

Prayer Angels Plan Pair of Events to Support Troops
Friday, Nov 13, 2015

Prayer Angels for the Military will be hosting two different events for the holidays to give support to the Santa Clarita Valley’s members of the armed services, past and present. The first event is a care package drive for troops held at the Old Town Newhall Library on Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to 2...

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1888 - Acton post office established; Richard E. Nickel, postmaster [story]
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1882 - Author Helen Hunt Jackson visits Rancho Camulos; inspiration for "Ramona" novel [story]
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The COVID-19 crisis has trashed recycling efforts and instead generated an increase in plastic waste, according to a recent study, but Los Angeles County restaurants could soon be required to make adjustments related to disposable food ware in an effort to reduce waste.
Jan. 26: Board of Supervisors to Consider Restaurant Requirement Aimed at Curbing Waste
Despite signs that California’s latest and most damaging wave of the pandemic is subsiding, the state nonetheless sets a one-day record of 764 deaths on Friday.
COVID Death Rate Soars to New Daily Record in California
Claims of excessive force, retaliation, and other misconduct by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be probed during a C, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Friday.
California Attorney General Launches Civil Rights Probe of L.A. Sheriff’s Department
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 256 new deaths and 9,277 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported it's 107th death.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 3 New Deaths at Henry Mayo; L.A. County Hospitalizations Decreased by 8%
When Dr. John Scaramella, a dental surgeon, moved to the Santa Clarita Valley in 1978, there were only 18 others in his field.
SCV Dental Surgeon Sells Practice After More than 40 Years
The Los Angeles County Library, in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is set to host a series of free virtual workshops running every other week on Fridays from January through June.
L.A. County Library to Host Virtual Art Programs in Partnership with LACMA
The temporary residential green waste pick-up schedule will continue through Jan. 29 for customers in Santa Clarita after Waste Management requested an additional week for its modified schedule.
Waste Management Extends Modified Green Waste Pick-Up Schedule an Additional Week
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold a virtual regular meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, January 26, starting at 6 p.m.
Jan. 26: City Council Virtual Regular Meeting
The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board has approved the recommendation to name Julian Gomez as the assistant principal of Bowman High School.
Hart District Names Julian Gomez Assistant Principal
The Los Angeles County Development Authority will launch the Small Business Stabilization Loan Program on Jan. 28 and will begin accepting applications to help small businesses prevent further job loss and business closures.
L.A. County to Launch Small Business Stabilization Loan Program
The William S. Hart Union High School District governing board voted 3-1 Wednesday night to let athletic conditioning return to district campuses Jan. 27.
Hart District Votes 3-1 to Allow Return of Athletic Conditioning to Campuses
1839 - Gov. Juan B. Alvarado gives most of SCV to Mexican Army Lt. Antonio del Valle. [story]
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Join the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency (SCV Water) on Thursday, Jan. 28, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., to learn about and provide input on its Water Shortage Contingency Plan (WSCP).
SCV Water Encouraging Public to Provide Input on Contingency Plan
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 262 new deaths, including an additional death at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, and 8,512 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 countywide, with 22,360 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: Additional Death at Henry Mayo; 22,360 Total SCV Cases
SACRAMENTO – California State Epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan issued the following statement Thursday advising providers that they can immediately resume the administration of lot 41L20A of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which was temporarily paused on Sunday due to possible allergic reactions.
State Says Moderna Vaccine Administration Can Resume Immediately
As winds began to die down in the Santa Clarita Valley, firefighters were able to increase containment on the Towsley Fire to 53% Thursday.
Firefighters Reach 53% Containment on Towsley Fire
Supervisor Kathryn Barger, whose 5th District includes the Santa Clarita Valley, is supporting the effort by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to address concerns of communities throughout Los Angeles County, which continue to experience ongoing Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) initiated by Southern California Edison (Edison).
Barger Supports Efforts in Limiting Power Shutoffs; Public Hearing Set
Single Mothers Outreach (SMO) is proud to announce “Survivor” as the theme for the 11th annual Empowering HeArts fundraising gala set to take place virtually on Saturday, Aug. 7.
Nominations Open for Annual Empowering HeArts Awards
The College of the Canyons School of Personal and Professional Learning was presented an Honorable Mention award by the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges’ 2021 Exemplary Program Award.
COC Recognized for Personal, Professional Learning Program
The William S. Hart Union High School is looking for two new members to serve on the Measure SA Citizens’ Oversight Committee. These members will serve two-year terms with a maximum of three consecutive terms.
Hart Seeking Members for Citizens’ Oversight Committee
Santa Clarita-based Princess Cruises announced Thursday the sale of Pacific Princess to an undisclosed buyer.
Princess Cruises Announces Sale of Pacific Princess to Undisclosed Buyer
After a dayslong wind event hit the Santa Clarita Valley, most area residents power had been restored by Thursday morning.
SoCal Edison Restores Power to Most SCV Residents