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The following letter was sent to parents of Valencia High School students Thursday afternoon in regards to a physical fight involving several Hart District students on Friday, October 17, 2014.

Dear VHS parents,

We are aware of many rumors currently circulating following the fight that happened on Friday evening.

Valencia High School, with support of the Hart School District, is taking this situation very seriously and the safety of our students continues to be our top priority. Social media has seen many posts that reflect only a small portion of the entire story.

Any time a conflict arises between students on a campus, an investigation is initiated immediately. In a case such as the fight that occurred on October 17, 2014, the school was alerted to the fight and began taking statements the morning of Monday October 20, 2014. At this time, 21 written incident statements have been garnered. Multiple interviews have been conducted. Additional video footage has been recovered. The video footage is approximately 3.45 minutes in length as opposed to the snippet that has been circulating on the internet. The snippet shows a very narrow view of one segment of a complex altercation that started at the beginning of the week of October 13, 2014. There were students involved from VHS as well as other local schools including at least one former student who is now an adult in the community.

The administrators of the other schools were contacted immediately as was law enforcement. The continued online postings have led to further investigation which is ongoing at this time.

Disciplinary action has been taken against seven students based on the evidence of their actions which violated board policy and education code. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act prohibits the school or District from disclosing specific information about any student and his or her disciplinary actions, so while the community may not be privy to the actions being taken by the school, we would like to assure everyone that action is being taken.

Also, it is important to note that education code dictates the maximum level of discipline that may be issued to students based on the severity of the infraction along with other factors including the disciplinary history of each individual student. Discipline is not arbitrary and cannot be assigned without a full investigation and supporting evidence.

We hope the community will support our school and the District as we work together to provide safe learning environments for all of our students.

Thank you.

John Costanzo
Principal
Valencia High School

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148 Comments

  1. Jennifer Rodriguez Maloof

  2. Zero tolerance is zero tolerance. Don’t make excuses to spare your athletes the consequences of their actions. Teach them to stand accountable instead of creating athletes with a history of violence. NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB already have enough people acting out in domestic violence. Let’s not teach our kids they are above everyone else because they are “star athletes”

  3. “Complicated” and “confidential” are code words for victim blaming and whitewash.

  4. Faith Enad Faith Enad says:

    Hallelujah Melissa! I agree!!

  5. Kim Canaan Kim Canaan says:

    Wow! Just Wow!!!
    They should be off the team ! And punished.

  6. How much more evidence is needed. It’s was all recorded. Those guys are beating up the victim!!!!

  7. One little snippet of video does not tell the whole story. Let the district and law enforcement investigate all the angles. Stop jumping to conclusions if you don’t know ALL the facts!

  8. Wayne Wolven Wayne Wolven says:

    All Bull. I smell cover up!

  9. Wayne Wolven Wayne Wolven says:

    All Bull. I smell cover up!

  10. Judi Jordan Judi Jordan says:

    It’s interesting how zero tolerance is used when its convenient.

  11. Judi Jordan Judi Jordan says:

    It’s interesting how zero tolerance is used when its convenient.

  12. These poor kids must suffer from affluenza…it’s not their fault!!

  13. These poor kids must suffer from affluenza…it’s not their fault!!

  14. This story made it to the UK’s Daily Mail.

  15. This story made it to the UK’s Daily Mail.

  16. Tami Marie Tami Marie says:

    Let me see if I understand this, he states the video is longer then what the “public” has seen, so the victim did something to deserve this? Why even say this? Ridiculous.

  17. Tami Marie Tami Marie says:

    Let me see if I understand this, he states the video is longer then what the “public” has seen, so the victim did something to deserve this? Why even say this? Ridiculous.

  18. David Potter David Potter says:

    Nothing to see here. Move along.

  19. David Potter David Potter says:

    Nothing to see here. Move along.

  20. The mistake made by the district and the school was not immediately advising there was a situation and it is under investigation. Anything beyond that is confidential as these are minors.

  21. The mistake made by the district and the school was not immediately advising there was a situation and it is under investigation. Anything beyond that is confidential as these are minors.

    • Exactly right! Had there been a statement or some type of notification of the incident right after it happened, this would not be nearly as big of an issue. Because they waited until it hit social media and the news, a lot of credibility and trust has been lost.

    • Exactly right! Had there been a statement or some type of notification of the incident right after it happened, this would not be nearly as big of an issue. Because they waited until it hit social media and the news, a lot of credibility and trust has been lost.

  22. Ruth Rassool Ruth Rassool says:

    This letter says nothing

  23. Ruth Rassool Ruth Rassool says:

    This letter says nothing

  24. Cody Kennedy well said, again!!

  25. Cody Kennedy well said, again!!

  26. What a great way to pretend that you’re doing something while doing literally nothing to punish the perpetrators.

  27. What a great way to pretend that you’re doing something while doing literally nothing to punish the perpetrators.

  28. Really? I saw this on the news this morning AND I AM TOTALLY APPALLED BY THE ACTIONS, OR LACK THEREOF, OF THE DISTRICT. Are you kidding me?? How is 7 vs. 1 fair??? And all they have to say is “he wasn’t seriously injured”. THIS IS EXACTLY THE PROBLEM THAT WE FACE TODAY. Athletes of “extraordinary caliber” are being EXCUSED in their academic work AND NOW THEIR PUBLIC BEHAVIOR? This is an absolute travesty and it disgusts me that people as high in power as the DISTRICT are “dragging their feet” in punishing these boys. The evidence is all over social media. How much longer do you need for you to decide that what those boys did was totally immoral and worthy of LEGAL ACTION. I think that as adult role models,(teachers, superintendents or what have you) you need to set a better example. One that suggests that being first string on an athletic team should NEVER mean that you get a pass that says you are untouchable(whether in your academics or in your social life) and can do whatever you feel is appropriate. I want these boys kicked off of this team and I want them in a court of law. I have seen too many athletes get off scot-free in absolutely horrendous incidents that I know very well they were responsible for and this needs to end NOW.

  29. Really? I saw this on the news this morning AND I AM TOTALLY APPALLED BY THE ACTIONS, OR LACK THEREOF, OF THE DISTRICT. Are you kidding me?? How is 7 vs. 1 fair??? And all they have to say is “he wasn’t seriously injured”. THIS IS EXACTLY THE PROBLEM THAT WE FACE TODAY. Athletes of “extraordinary caliber” are being EXCUSED in their academic work AND NOW THEIR PUBLIC BEHAVIOR? This is an absolute travesty and it disgusts me that people as high in power as the DISTRICT are “dragging their feet” in punishing these boys. The evidence is all over social media. How much longer do you need for you to decide that what those boys did was totally immoral and worthy of LEGAL ACTION. I think that as adult role models,(teachers, superintendents or what have you) you need to set a better example. One that suggests that being first string on an athletic team should NEVER mean that you get a pass that says you are untouchable(whether in your academics or in your social life) and can do whatever you feel is appropriate. I want these boys kicked off of this team and I want them in a court of law. I have seen too many athletes get off scot-free in absolutely horrendous incidents that I know very well they were responsible for and this needs to end NOW.

    • Jun Maligaya Jun Maligaya says:

      It is only with the grace of God, @Kristy Dyana Gomez, that my son escaped serious injury. Anyone who sees the video has to know that they hurt my son and had intended to hurt him more than they ultimately did.

    • Jun Maligaya Jun Maligaya says:

      It is only with the grace of God, @Kristy Dyana Gomez, that my son escaped serious injury. Anyone who sees the video has to know that they hurt my son and had intended to hurt him more than they ultimately did.

    • They should be kicked off the team and taken to court for assault and teach them they can’t do this
      Assault is punishable by law and civil courts handle the rest. Also same school if a restraining is put into place those kids won’t go to that school anymore the court will do what the school can’t or won’t

    • Mr Maligaya I’m glad your son is going to be okay
      It could’ve been very bad he’s lucky

    • I send my deepest condolences to you and your family, Mr. Maligaya- this was a travesty to our community. It’s kids like the ones who attacked your son who make my generation look like a bunch of juvenile delinquents and I am so so sorry.

    • Very true .. If the parents wanted to I think they can sue the school for lack security at the school..

    • Cole Bertz Cole Bertz says:

      No they can’t Carlos Recinos schools are not mandated by the government to have security.

  30. Megan Waters Megan Waters says:

    Nicole Schalker-Graham

  31. Megan Waters Megan Waters says:

    Nicole Schalker-Graham

  32. Kim Canaan Kim Canaan says:

    Again, the kids should be off the team and punished. No excuse for what they did!

  33. Kim Canaan Kim Canaan says:

    Again, the kids should be off the team and punished. No excuse for what they did!

  34. Kim Canaan Kim Canaan says:

    I hope the victims parents take legal action.

  35. Kim Canaan Kim Canaan says:

    I hope the victims parents take legal action.

  36. Teri Gaspar Teri Gaspar says:

    Typical!! And everyone is saying such and such Tweeted etc… So… they are on video, boot them!!

  37. Teri Gaspar Teri Gaspar says:

    Typical!! And everyone is saying such and such Tweeted etc… So… they are on video, boot them!!

  38. I’ve worked for Hart district for 4 years now and they take this stuff serious.they are a merit district so things will properly be taken care of. There’s lots the public doesn’t know because it’s confidential. People can go off what they see on social media n feel nothing is justified but understand that some info will not be released. I think it mentions that there were other instances the beginning of that week that went along with this story. Maybe the boy shown started problems with the others first. Who knows. Students got into a fight so disciplinary action will be taken. Either way the district will handle this in an ethical, moral way.

  39. I’ve worked for Hart district for 4 years now and they take this stuff serious.they are a merit district so things will properly be taken care of. There’s lots the public doesn’t know because it’s confidential. People can go off what they see on social media n feel nothing is justified but understand that some info will not be released. I think it mentions that there were other instances the beginning of that week that went along with this story. Maybe the boy shown started problems with the others first. Who knows. Students got into a fight so disciplinary action will be taken. Either way the district will handle this in an ethical, moral way.

    • Jun Maligaya Jun Maligaya says:

      Kristen James My son absolutely did not start nor participate in any problem with the JV baseball team. That fateful night of the attack was even the first time he has even had any interaction (if you can call it that) with them most especially the attackers.

    • Jun Maligaya Jun Maligaya says:

      Kristen James My son absolutely did not start nor participate in any problem with the JV baseball team. That fateful night of the attack was even the first time he has even had any interaction (if you can call it that) with them most especially the attackers.

    • And i don’t think it’s right for you to state that “maybe the boy shown or started the problems with others first” so you’re saying if you someone did something wrong you deserve to get beat up 7 against 1.. I don’t think you’ll be able to say this if this happen to your love one especially to ur son or daughter..

    • And i don’t think it’s right for you to state that “maybe the boy shown or started the problems with others first” so you’re saying if you someone did something wrong you deserve to get beat up 7 against 1.. I don’t think you’ll be able to say this if this happen to your love one especially to ur son or daughter..

    • Scott Shear Scott Shear says:

      Mr. Maligaya please answer the question “why was your son on campus at eleven pm”?, other than to cause trouble. You continually state he happened to be in the wrong place but in fact he chose to return to the school after being kicked out by security earlier in the night to pick a fight and can’t deal with outcome. The baseball players were there cleaning the field after the game. Video shows that your son was one of the many persons involved in starting to altercation. Denial of the facts and continually stating your son’s innocence does not make it true.

  40. Jun Maligaya Jun Maligaya says:

    It’s easy to declare that there is a 3:45 video. It is easy to even show one. But even if this 3:45 video has 3 min of footage before the BRUTAL 45 sec “4 maybe 6 against 1” assault, there will be no other student from VHS or any other local school nor an adult in that footage. Only the victim and his 2 friends and the whole JV baseball team, one of whom was somehow ready to film the incident.

  41. Jun Maligaya Jun Maligaya says:

    It’s easy to declare that there is a 3:45 video. It is easy to even show one. But even if this 3:45 video has 3 min of footage before the BRUTAL 45 sec “4 maybe 6 against 1” assault, there will be no other student from VHS or any other local school nor an adult in that footage. Only the victim and his 2 friends and the whole JV baseball team, one of whom was somehow ready to film the incident.

  42. Kim Canaan Kim Canaan says:

    Kristen it does not warrant multiple kids on one. The kids do not belong on the team and I hope the parent of the kid who is by himself press charges . Disgusting and I can not believe you would defend it. Gross!!!

  43. Kim Canaan Kim Canaan says:

    Kristen it does not warrant multiple kids on one. The kids do not belong on the team and I hope the parent of the kid who is by himself press charges . Disgusting and I can not believe you would defend it. Gross!!!

  44. I do not think we, the public now the WHOLE story. I will admit, at least this time it isn’t GVHS getting bashed.

  45. I do not think we, the public now the WHOLE story. I will admit, at least this time it isn’t GVHS getting bashed.

  46. It’s all over the news too late hart district I’m glad everyone knows how good they’re covering up their trash

  47. It’s all over the news too late hart district I’m glad everyone knows how good they’re covering up their trash

  48. Kim Canaan Kim Canaan says:

    They only talking about taking action now because it hit the news.

  49. Kim Canaan Kim Canaan says:

    They only talking about taking action now because it hit the news.

  50. msc545 says:

    Costanzo’s letter says absolutely nothing of substance other than to state there is a “longer video” that the school has presumably seen, and based on that the assailants will get suspended for a few days, if the kid that goes to the school is correct, which I think he is.

    Kids who work hard in class and get good grades get nothing; kids who are good at swinging a bat or throwing a ball somehow become heroes. Something is really wrong here.

  51. Margarita Bonilla, you don’t throw the baby out with the bath water.

  52. Margarita Bonilla, you don’t throw the baby out with the bath water.

  53. I’m sorry for your son. I was just stating to ppl here that the district will handle the situation

  54. I’m sorry for your son. I was just stating to ppl here that the district will handle the situation

  55. Kim Canaan Kim Canaan says:

    Really? And you believe this?? It’s been a week!!

  56. Kim Canaan Kim Canaan says:

    Really? And you believe this?? It’s been a week!!

  57. I never once said that anyone deserves to be beaten up. Wow. Some ppl here are taking what I said outta context. I’m saying…
    There are details public won’t know because it’s not stated publicly (like the problem overall being started)
    There’s confidentiality involved.
    The district will handle the situation.
    That’s all.

  58. And Kim Canaan I’m not warranting or defending anyone beating up ppl. Read it slower. Or my comment above.

  59. Exactly Sarah Shemanski-Davidson

  60. Well I’m telling you what I mean. If you misinterpreted it that’s not my fault

  61. This is why if I have any problems when my daughter starts high school, she will fight back and I will go after the parents.

  62. Lorena Diana Lorena Diana says:

    Sad that our school district does little or nothing in these situations. The new principal of Valencia High School walked into a nightmare situation with this high school…good luck Mr. Costanzo….but this would be a great place to start cutting the BS at this school….this is exactly why we left…put your foot down VHS and stop making the victim prove the crime and get rid of these punks! Just disgusting to me!

    • Scott Shear Scott Shear says:

      Lorena Diana Shame on you. You are making irresponsible statements about a situation in which you lack full information and details. These are children that have been classmates here in Valencia for years they are good kids and you call them punks. Name calling and assumptions about character is never appropriate and you should be ashamed of yourself. You would not be pleased if the situation were reversed and this was being said about your daughter or a team of which she was a member. You are an adult, and you owe the boys of the Valencia baseball team an apology for your poor judgement in commenting as you have.

    • Scott Shear Scott Shear says:

      Lorena Diana Shame on you. You are making irresponsible statements about a situation in which you lack full information and details. These are children that have been classmates here in Valencia for years they are good kids and you call them punks. Name calling and assumptions about character is never appropriate and you should be ashamed of yourself. You would not be pleased if the situation were reversed and this was being said about your daughter or a team of which she was a member. You are an adult, and you owe the boys of the Valencia baseball team an apology for your poor judgement in commenting as you have.

  63. Teri Cuadros Teri Cuadros says:

    My question is if they have obtained video of a three almost four minutes of argument and altercation where the heck was campus security or adults supervising during this three or four MINUTES. I see car’s parked on the basketball court where the fight takes place. those aren’t parking spaces so who’s car are they employees of Valencia high or who. Where was the supervision that’s my concern are our children not safe attending these paid event’s the school is hosting. I’m upset that athletes would do such a thing and still be aloud on the team but I’m most upset at Valencia high for not keeping these kids safe on there campus

  64. I took my son out of Hart schools. Their m o is do nothing you have to call Gloria Allred hard to subject your child to the press.

  65. Chuck Nelson Chuck Nelson says:

    Funny how times change when we were in school years ago there were fights I never saw one with more than two guys and the next day the vice principal took care of it if it was on school property.Never saw different kids from other schools fight just did not happen.i hope your son was not involved

  66. Scott Shear Scott Shear says:

    Mr. Maligaya please answer the question “why was your son on campus at eleven pm”?, other than to cause trouble. You continually state he happened to be in the wrong place but in fact he chose to return to the school after being kicked out by security earlier in the night to pick a fight and can’t deal with outcome. The baseball players were there cleaning the field after the game. Video shows that your son was one of the many persons involved in starting to altercation. Denial of the facts and continually stating your son’s innocence does not make it true.

  67. Kim Canaan Kim Canaan says:

    Scott, again. More than one on one. Stop making excueses. There are none. Your child must be one of the kids who can’t go one on one. Needs help. Again charges need to be filed and kids needs to be off the team. No excuse.

  68. Kim Canaan Kim Canaan says:

    Team sports are for the field. Keep it there. Not for jumping individuals!

  69. Kim Canaan Kim Canaan says:

    The team owes an apology to the community. Who are you kidding Scott? Again one on one would be much different. Team sports are for the field, not jumping individuals. And you are an adult discipline your kid. Teach him right from wrong. By you justifing this ignorance shows were they’ve learned it.

  70. Kim Canaan Kim Canaan says:

    The team owes an apology to the community. Who are you kidding Scott? Again one on one would be much different. Team sports are for the field, not jumping individuals. And you are an adult discipline your kid. Teach him right from wrong. By you justifing this ignorance shows were they’ve learned it.

    • Scott Shear Scott Shear says:

      Kim Canaan The school security cameras prove that there were many others involved in attacking the baseball team. The team had a reason to be there, the others had no legal reason to be on campus at 11 pm and I hope that they are prosecuted for trespassing among other offenses. These kids have tried to flip the script but it will not work the overwhelming evidence is in support of the baseball players. There have been four individuals suspended that were not baseball players, one person that was part of the group instigating the incident has been arrested due to them being over 18 (adult) and an additional person arrested for threats against the team. Ignorance is making comments when you lack the details to do so responsibly.

    • Jeremy McRae Jeremy McRae says:

      Still, that video shows nothing less than assault.

  71. There’s no way my kids would go to Val or Rio Norte! This I knew since my kids were as young as 2years old…

  72. Kim Canaan Kim Canaan says:

    We shall see after the police do there investigation, rather than the parents Scott. Again if discipline is taught at home, one wouldn’t get involved. Obviously one of your kids are involved. Hopefully he’ll get some discipline, elsewhere. Maybe the authorities. He’s not learning at home. Again.. take a good look at the videos.

  73. What a bunch of spoiled brats. They don’t care. They know mommy and daddy will get them out of trouble. Those little morons should be expelled and sent to a LA unified school. That way they can get their assessment kicked.

  74. JFK says:

    Mr. Maligaya, do not waste your time responding to Scott S. I agree with Kim C. — Scott must have a vested interest in protecting the nasty baseball thugs. What you do from here, you need to carefully evaluate. Your son won’t want more trouble and neither will you. It might be best to let this problem just go away from your family and pray that these kinds of incidents diminish in the future. Better to have peace than to attempt to achieve justice — only to find more hate come your way. I hope for the best for your family Mr. Maligaya.

  75. Scott Shear Scott Shear says:

    More of that same video but now with audio that shows the baseball players were attacked first and then defended themselves telling the others to get the F out of there

  76. Bob Jones says:

    For those who are frustrated by the apparent absence of any real discipline and wonder what happened to all the “anti-bullying” talk and school policies designed to prevent and remedy violence on campus, I offer the following:

    Don’t follow the talk. Follow the action. The talk/words/policies/letters are the smoke. People get all caught up in the smoke and work themselves into a frenzy. We can determine the HS, District and law enforcement positions with confidence and certainty by looking at the action taken and the manner in which it was taken.

    What we know: There are circumstances under which it is permissible for several students to attack, or attempt to attack, one or more other students. That has to be true because if it wasn’t there would have, at the very least, been immediate suspensions pending the investigation.

    We also know that it takes many days to perform this type of investigation. This tells us that the rights of the attackers will be carefully, thoughtfully and thoroughly protected. Therefore, if in the future you plan to attack someone on the Valencia campus, you can be assured of due process.

    We also know from the Signal news account that if you threaten to harm someone, consequences will be swift, certain, specific and immediately and clearly available to the public. If you ACTUALLY attack someone, consequences, if any, will be glacially slow and vague–buried beneath policies and perpetrators rights.

    This tells us that threats are a considerable priority over actual violence. If the boys in the video had only threatened to do what they did, we now know the punishment would have been swift and specific.

  77. Bob Jones says:

    Thanks “govikings” for being, as far as I can tell, the only source of the other side of the story. For those who are frustrated by the apparent absence of any real discipline and wonder what happened to all the “anti-bullying” talk and school policies designed to prevent and remedy violence on campus, I offer the following:

    Don’t follow the talk. Follow the action. The talk/words/policies are the smoke. People hear terms like “zero tolerance” and other policies and then get frustrated when the enforcement is weak or missing altogether. We can determine the HS, District and law enforcement positions with confidence and certainty by looking at the action taken and the manner in which it was taken.

    What we know: There are circumstances under which it is permissible for several students to attack, or attempt to attack, one or more other students. That has to be true because if it wasn’t there would have, at the very least, been immediate suspensions pending the investigation.

    We also know that it takes many days to perform this type of investigation. This tells us that the rights of the attackers will be carefully, thoughtfully and thoroughly protected. Therefore, if in the future you plan to attack someone on the Valencia campus, you can be assured of due process.

    We also know from this event that if you threaten to harm someone, action against you will be swift, certain, specific and immediately and clearly available to the public. If you ACTUALLY attack someone, action, if any, will be glacially slow and vague–buried beneath policies and perpetrators rights.

    This tells us that threats are a considerable priority over actual violence for the administration of these various interrelated agencies. If the boys in the video had only threatened to do what they did, we now know the punishment would have been swift and specific.

  78. That letter was written with legal counsel proof reading

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Congresswoman Katie Hill (D-Santa Clarita) will serve on House Armed Services Committee, per this week’s announcement from the Speaker’s Office.
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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger directing county agencies to develop a regulatory framework for the safe commercial operation of e-scooters in the unincorporated communities of the county.
LA County Green-Lights e-Scooter Regulation Pilot Program
A Justice Department attorney said in opening statements of a federal grand jury trial Tuesday that a former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy intentionally covered for his fellow officers when he lied to federal investigators about a 2011 beating in LA’s central jail.
Feds Open Trial in Deputy Coverup of 2011 LA Jail Beating
In his first budget proposal last week, California Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed an unprecedented series of carrots and sticks that would attempt to both induce and force local governments to plan for – and produce – more housing.
Newsom Proposes Sweeping Changes on RHNA, Housing Elements
On day two of the Los Angeles teacher strike, educators in red rallied outside a charter school’s headquarters on Tuesday to highlight their frustration over what they call the privatization of public schools.
First Day of LA Teacher Strike Cost District $15M
1926 - Newhall Community Hospital, est. 1922, opens in larger, more modern hospital building at 6th & Spruce streets [story]
Most doctors accept Medicare as full payment for their services. But some accept it only for certain services, and others don’t accept it at all. What does this mean for you?
Keep Your Medicare Costs Down
An oil painting demo by Lynne Fearman will be held on Monday, Feb. 18, at the meeting of the Santa Clarita Artists Association (SCAA).
Feb. 18: Oil Painting Demo by Lynne Fearman
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved $500,000 in funding to repair the 1.8-mile-long Canyon Trail at Placerita Canyon Natural Area and Nature Center, which sustained major damage following the Sand Canyon Fire in 2016.
Placerita Nature Center to Undergo Repairs from Sand Fire Damage
The next regular meeting of the Governing Board of the William S. Hart Union High School District is set for Wednesday, at the Administrative Center, 21380 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita 91350.
Jan. 16: Hart District Governing Board Regular Meeting
SCV Water's Public Outreach and Legislation Committee is scheduled to meet on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 17: SCV Water Public Outreach, Legislation Committee Meeting
The California Enterprise Development Authority will hold a teleconference meeting Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
Jan. 17: California Enterprise Development Authority Teleconference Meeting
The Canyon Country Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold its first meeting of 2019 on Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Jan. 16: Canyon Country Advisory Committee Meeting
The Santa Clarita Community College District’s Board of Trustees will hold its next business meeting at College of the Canyons’ Valencia campus on Wednesday.
Jan. 16: COC Board of Trustees Business Meeting
A flash flood watch is in effect in the Santa Clarita Valley until Tuesday evening. The following is from the social media account of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station:
Flash Flood Watch in Effect, Upper Bouquet Canyon Road Closed
Forty-five amateur chefs are sweating it out in the kitchen, preparing to compete in the 7th Annual SCV Charity Chili Cook-off. People’s Choice and Judges Choice prizes will be awarded to the top three chili’s in each category.
March 21: Annual SCV Charity Chili Cook-Off
MESA, Ariz. – The University of Antelope Valley Pioneers (6-11; 4-1 Cal Pac) earned their fourth conference win on Saturday afternoon, handily defeating the Redhawks of Benedictine University at Mesa (13-7; 2-3 Cal Pac), 92-75, in intercollegiate California Pacific Conference men’s basketball action inside Heap Gymnasium.
Pioneers Cruise to 4th Conference Win
MESA, Ariz. – After a late rally, the University of Antelope Valley Pioneers (14-4; 4-1 Cal Pac) would go on to win in overtime on Saturday, defeating the Redhawks of Benedictine University at Mesa (5-9; 1-4 Cal Pac), 77-74, in intercollegiate California Pacific Conference women’s basketball action inside Heap Gymnasium.
Lady Pioneers Rally Past Benedictine University
Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer, Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, is cautioning residents who are planning to visit Los Angeles County beaches to avoid swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers. Bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas are likely to contaminate ocean waters at and around these outlets after a rainfall.
Beach Water Advisory Extended Until Thursday