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Juneteenth picnic at Central Park set for Saturday

SCV for Change is scheduled to host a Juneteenth event Saturday evening at Central Park featuring live music, a chalk art walk, tie dye station and raffle.  Event organizers recommend bringing “water, food, blankets, coolers of ice, and whatever else you’d bring to a picnic” for the 100-degree day, according to their website.   SCV for Change had not responded to a request for comment at the time of publication.  Juneteenth marks the date 156 years ago when Union soldiers arrived at Galveston,

Trey Miles collage demo set for Aug. 16 at SCAA

The Santa Clarita Artists Association will spotlight John “Trey” Miles in a collage demo on Aug. 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom.  “Collage has become a lost art form over the

FYI celebrates 100th foster youth served

Local nonprofit Fostering Youth Independence (FYI) is celebrating its 100th youth served by launching a “100 for 100” campaign asking for 100 donors to help support its emergency assistance fund for local foster youth.   “FYI’s foster youth

Local fifth-grader excels in international math competition

Reader submission  Aakash Ahuja Jr., 10, recently participated and excelled in two prestigious international and national math tournaments. Ahuja is a fifth-grade student at Westcreek Academy.  He earned a trophy and gold pin for

Community | Education in brief

Local students named to University of Utah fall 2020 dean’s  list  The University of Utah congratulates more than 9,700 students who were named to the fall 2020 dean’s  list. To qualify,

World’s largest helicopters join firefighting fleet

With fire experts predicting a “dire” wildfire season ahead, some of the world’s largest firefighting helicopters are set to join the Southern California region’s wildfire-suppression arsenal Tuesday.  In a