Preston White, an alum of The Master’s University who touched 97 MPH off the mound this season, said Wednesday that he had signed with the San Francisco Giants.

TMU’s Preston White Signs Contract with SF Giants

The city of Santa Clarita, in partnership with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station and the Los Angeles County Fire Department, are reminding residents that all fireworks, including those labeled “safe and sane,” are illegal within city limits.

City Safety Campaign Reminds Residents About Unlawful Fireworks

The School of Critical Studies at California Institute of the Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of Gabrielle Civil as new faculty in creative nonfiction.

Gabrielle Civil to Join CalArts’ School of Critical Studies Faculty

A special celebration of CalArts recently took place at the 28th World Festival of Animated Film or Animafest Zagreb, in Croatia.

2018 Animafest Zagreb Awards CalArts ‘Best Animation School’

Santa Clarita residents are invited to the free New Heights panel “Variety Is the Spice of Life: How to Develop Multiple Creative Outlets for Your Life” at The MAIN Old Town Newhall on Thursday, June 28, starting at 7 p.m.

June 28: New Heights Panel to Feature Successful Artists

Runners of all ages will have the opportunity to support the College of the Canyons cross country and track and field programs by participating in the 45th Annual Cross Country Summer Series on Thursday evenings from July 5 to Aug. 16.

July 5-Aug. 16: COC 45th Annual Cross Country Summer Series

California State University, Northridge assistant professor of psychology Alyssa Arentoft, will spend the next three years examining health risk behavior and neurocognitive functioning in those who have the human immunodeficiency virus.

CSUN Prof Gets $435K to Study Health Improvements for HIV+

The personal-finance website WalletHub released two key reports this week, one showing that consumers repaid $40.3 billion in credit card debt during the first quarter of 2018 — $47 million from Santa Clarita alone — in the second-biggest quarterly paydown ever.

Report: Santa Claritans Paid Down Debt by $47M in First Quarter

Rico Garcia gave up just one run and received ample run support to lead the JetHawks to an 8-1 win over the Inland Empire 66ers on Tuesday night at San Manuel Stadium.

Bats Back Garcia in Win at Inland Empire

Statewide initiative measures declared eligible Tuesday for the November election include a bond to fund water projects, property tax base transfer, regulation of kidney dialysis clinics, and splitting California into three states.

Measure to Split California into 3 States Makes November Ballot

A new aviation portal is now available to provide crucial information for pilots, airport operators, first responders and others who need real-time weather conditions throughout California, Caltrans announced

Caltrans Launches Aviation Information Web Portal

2005 – Tokyo premiere of Spielberg’s “War of the Worlds,” partially shot at Mystery Mesa in Saugus [story]

The Veteran Center, located at 23222 Lyons Avenue in Newhall, is in its third year of existence at the Santa Clarita Veteran Service Collaborative, and exciting things are happening.

Veteran Center Seeking Assistance for Newhall Office

The Triumph Foundation will hold its Let’em Roll Casino Night fundraiser to benefit children, adults and veterans that have spinal cord injury and other mobility impairments.

July 28: Triumph Foundation Let ’em Roll Casino Night Fundraiser

It has become a multi-generational tradition – the Santa Clarita 4th of July Parade will once again wind its way down Main Street, Lyons Avenue and Orchard Village in Newhall.

June 15: Entry Deadline for Santa Clarita 4th of July Parade

College of the Canyons saw two Cougars selected during the 2018 Major League Baseball first-year player draft, with freshman outfielder Corbin Williams and sophomore hurler Jacob Lopez both chosen on the final day of the three-day event.

Phillies, Giants Select Two Cougars in MLB Draft

Friday, June 15, is opening night for the 2018 Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series. Join the special celebration with a smoking hot Latin Jazz Dance party featuring the critically acclaimed Susie Hansen Latin Band.

June 15: Valencia Jazz & Blues Opening Night to Feature Latin Dance Party

Join Jill and Stephanie Mellady of Mellady Direct Marketing as they lead a discussion about creating a good elevator pitch, followed by an opportunity for everyone to present their pitch to the group.

June 13: Good Morning SCV Networking Breakfast; Perfect Elevator Pitch

NORTHRIDGE — The women’s basketball program at California State University, Northridge, will host the Jason Flowers Back-to-School Basketball Clinic Aug. 18 on the Matador campus.

Aug. 18: CSUN Women’s Basketball Clinic for Kids

The Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District Board of Directors will hold its regular meeting Friday, June 15, at 11:30 a.m.

June 15: SCV Sanitation District Regular Meeting

The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation kicks off the 2018 Parks After Dark (PAD) season on June 14 at 33 county parks, including Val Verde Community Regional Park, with numerous free programs and events for children and the entire family to enjoy during balmy summer evenings.

June 14: Kick Off to County’s Parks After Dark

NORTHRIDGE – 2018 Big West Conference Player of the Year Savannah Horvath was selected honorable mention All-American by FastPitch News Tuesday.

Matadors’ Horvath Recognized with All-American Honors

Here is a list of Santa Clarita arts-related events for June 14 and June 15:

June 14-15: Santa Clarita Arts Calendar

David Rosenboom’s music is well known for its imaginative application of new technologies. Rosenboom, the dean of CalArts’s Herb Alpert School of Music, is a multi-disciplinary composer and pianist, who has worked in interactive multi-media, new instrument technologies, and improvisation through cross-cultural collaborations since the 1960s, which led the New York Times to call him an “avatar of experimental music.”

CalArts Dean of Music to Perform Original Works in Argentina, Czech Republic

The City Council Economic Development Committee will hold a meeting Thursday, June 14, at 11:30 a.m.

June 14: City Council Economic Development Committee Meeting

Fifty-five students from Golden Oak Adult School walked across the stage to receive their high school diplomas and be honored for completing the HiSET high school equivalency exam last Thursday, June 7, culminating a process that for many was filled with hardship and perseverance.

Golden Oak Adult School Honors 2018 Graduates

SAN BERNARDINO – Roberto Ramos homered again, but the JetHawks were unable to protect two four-run leads in a 14-11 series-opening loss to the Inland Empire 66ers on Monday night at San Manuel Stadium.

JetHawks Can’t Hold off 66ers in Series Opener

Here is the Stevenson Ranch (Zone 3) Public Safety & Crime Information Report for May 13 – May 27, 2018:

Crime Blotter: Six Vehicle Burglaries in Stevenson Ranch

LOS ANGELES — Orange County Superior Court Judge Kim G. Dunning has issued an order that opens the door for Los Angeles County to locally prosecute civil claims against opioid manufacturers.

Judge Gives L.A. County Green Light to Sue Opioid Manufacturers

SACRAMENTO – On Tuesday, Senate Bill 1199, introduced by Senator Scott Wilk, R-Antelope Valley, and co-authored by Assemblyman Tom Lackey (R-Lancaster), to prevent the dumping of sex offenders in rural communities was approved by the Assembly Committee on Public Safety.

Wilk Bill Expanding Protections Against Sex Offenders Moves On to Appropriations Committee

1868 – Ravenna post office established in Soledad Canyon [story]

The city of Santa Clarita has begun its annual Road Rehab project which will include a slurry seal and overlay road treatment to improve city roadways and extend their life.

Road Rehab Returns to Streets of Santa Clarita

The next regular meeting of the Governing Board of the William S. Hart Union High School District is Wednesday, June 13 at the Administrative Center on Centre Pointe Parkway in Santa Clarita.

June 13: Hart District Special, Regular Meetings

The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District will hold its regular meeting of the Board of Trustees in Santa Fe Springs on Thursday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m.

June 14: Greater LA County Vector Control District Regular Meeting

The California Enterprise Development Authority will hold its next teleconference meeting on Thursday, June 14, at 10:30 a.m.

June 14: California Enterprise Development Authority Teleconference Meeting

The city of Santa Clarita Tourism Marketing District Advisory Board’s next Regular Meeting is set for Tuesday, June 12, in the Mural Room on the first floor of City Hall starting at 3 p.m.

June 12: Tourism Marketing District Advisory Board Meeting

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