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1861 – Andres Pico and partners granted state franchise to build toll road and cut 50-foot-deep cleft through (Newhall) Pass; they failed; Beale later succeeded [story]

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Helping end gun violence one step at a time, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, Supervisor Janice Hahn, and Los Angeles County Deputies will be handing out gift cards in exchange for functioning and non-functioning firearms on Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. No questions will be asked.

May 7: Gifts for Guns No Questions Asked

The Santa Clarita Valley Fourth of July Parade is back! After a 2-year hiatus, the parade returns to Old Town Newhall on Monday, July 4, to celebrate the front-line personnel – from healthcare workers to first responders, schoolteachers to restaurateurs and more – who kept our community safe and sane during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Santa Clarita Valley Fourth of July Parade Returns for 2022

The Pacific Coast Regional Small Business Development Center offers a free Restaurant Academy webinar: Cottage Food Ready Five Steps to Launching a Food Business at Home on Thursday, May 12 at 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

May 12: Five Steps to Launching a Food Business at Home

Ten artists have been awarded the 2022 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts. On Tuesday, May 3, the Herb Alpert Foundation announced the recipients of the 2022 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts. Administered by California Institute of the Arts since 1994, the awards this year recognize 10 mid-career, risk-taking artists who challenge and transform art, society and their own disciplines.

2022 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts Honorees Named

The Remo Music Center and Rhythm, Wellness and You in Valencia will be offering a free kid’s drum circle every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. beginning May 15, (closed May 28 for Memorial Day).

Free Children’s Drum Circle at Remo Music Center

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed six new deaths throughout L.A. County, 3,270 new cases countywide, with 114 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley. This new data brings Los Angeles County death totals to 31,991, county case totals to 2,888,408 and Santa Clarita Valley case totals to 74,321, with 470 total SCV deaths from COVID-19 since March of 2020.

Friday COVID Roundup: Cases Continue to Rise in County and SCV

The Monday, May 16 general meeting of the Santa Clarita Artists Association features Christina Ramos demonstrating still life painting with acrylics. Come meet the artist at The MAIN Theatre, 2466 Main St., Newhall at 6:30 p.m.

May 16: SCAA Meeting Features Christina Ramos Demo

Porsche Santa Clarita invites all makes and models to participate in a Concourse Show Saturday, May 7 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Valencia dealership.

May 7: Cars, Coffee Concourse Show at Porsche Santa Clarita

The Master’s University Track & Field capped off a strong Golden State Athletic Conference Championships by winning seven more events on April 29 and placing second in both the men’s and women’s competitions, the highest finishes in program history.

Mustangs Make History at Golden State Athletic Conference Championships

The Gibbon Conservation Center in Saugus reported May 6 that more than $3,000 has been raised to benefit the center. The Little Ms. Rodericks Baby Shower fundraiser was held after the March 25 birth of a female born to Astrics, a Northern White Cheeked Gibbon.

Gibbon Conservation Center Receives Donations for Baby Gibbon

The Valley Industry Association will present Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital: Continuing Care for the SCV as its featured program for May.

May 24: VIA Luncheon Presents Henry Mayo Hospital Keynote Speakers

California Institute of the Arts Character Animation Producers’ Show, presented by the School of Film/Video, returned in-person on May 4 for the first time in three years at the David Geffen Theater at Academy Museum in Los Angeles. The screening featured a selection of 27 student films juried by the Character Animation faculty.

CalArts 2022 Producers’ Show Returns to the Big Screen at Geffen Theater

1971 – Fort Tejon added to National Register of Historic Places [story]

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Get your tickets for a rollicking show, Nancy Who? The Girl Detective Without A Clue!, the parody play of everyone’s favorite teen detective, on stage for three weekends at The Main Theater in Newhall, from May 13 – May 29.

‘Nancy Who? Girl Detective Without a Clue!’ Opening at The Main

Get on two wheels and explore the city of Santa Clarita’s extensive bike trail system during the 2022 “Hit the Trail” Community Bike Ride on Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Families Invited to ‘Hit the Trail’ Community Bike Ride

After being on hiatus for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Los Angeles County Fire Department is excited to bring back the annual Fire Service Day for Santa Clarita residents.

May 7: LACoFD Fire Service Day Returns

The Santa Clarita City Council will hold its regular meeting Tuesday, May 10, beginning with a special/closed session at 5 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 6 p.m.

May 10: Santa Clarita City Council Regular Meeting

College of the Canyons freshman Brandon Whiting tossed seven strong innings and the Cougar lineup collected 16 hits — including a three-run home run from Mikey Kane — to overcome visiting Cerro Coso College 11-4 in the California Community College Athletic Association Southern California Regional Playoffs Play-In Round on May 4 at Cougar Field.

Cougars Advance to Next Round With 11-4 Win Over Cerro Coso

 Cooperative Economic Empowerment Movement has partnered with the Los Angeles County Fair for its third annual celebration of Black excellence May 13-15. 

L.A. County Fair Honoring Black Heritage May 13-15

The second annual Cars Under the Stars car show to benefit the WiSH Education Foundation will be held Saturday, July 23, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Westfield Valencia Town Center, Sears Parking Lot.

July 23: Cars Under the Stars Benefiting WiSH Foundation

Back by popular demand, LA Opera will resume its annual live simulcasts at three locations this year, including Newhall Park.

Verdi’s Aida Coming to Newhall Park

West Ranch High School Winter Percussion under Stephen Hufford, director of Instrumental Music and director Julio Diaz, competed April 16 at the Southern California Percussion Alliance Championships, which was held at Toyota Arena in Ontario.

West Ranch High School Percussion Earns First at SCPA

The entertainment trade publication Variety magazine named California Institute of the Arts in Valencia as one of the top 30 film schools in North America in its April 28 issue.

CalArts Among Variety’s Top 30 Film Schools

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