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1853 - Sarah Gifford, community leader and wife of Newhall's first railroad station agent, born in England [story]

| Monday, Feb 16, 2015
[Feb. 16] – Each year SCOPE (Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment) members focus on 3 or 4 environmental or planning issues that seem to be of most concern for our community. This year SCOPE members filled a local pizza restaurant and ate while they worked. Several short term strategic issues where discussed, and will be sheparded by volunteers, in addition to the long-term campaign goals. Some of these include school presentations on the local environment and pesticide use in the river and the schools, and a guest speaker on local native birds.

The focus goals will be:
1. The Santa Clara River (of course!) – including water quality, supply and Newhall Ranch

2. Food and Water Safety – including waste water well injection and pesticides

3. Air Quality – including effects on children’s health (asthma) and air pollution from the
     Chiquita Canyon Landfill and proposed Expansion.

Why the landfill will be a focus issue:

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    Chiquita Canyon Landfill located about 3 miles west of the I-5 freeway on Highway 126, immediately across the Santa Clara River from the proposed Newhall Ranch project, is planning to increase its footprint by nearly 40% and more than double its tonnage intake. How will this affect the surrounding communities and the Santa Clarita Valley at large? For one thing it will addChiqauitaIMG_0590 substantially more truck trips and air pollution to our Valley. Much of the trash is coming from outside Santa Clarita, but our Valley will bear the impacts. Many residents of the immediately adjacent community of Val Verde believe their health has been affected by leaking landfill gases. In a 1997 agreement made between the community and Newhall Land and Farming, they were promised that the landfill would be closed in 2019. Instead this massive expansion is proposed. Visit the Citizens website to find out just who are the surprising supporters of this dump expansion in our Valley.

SCOPE President Lynne Plambeck to update the Santa Susana Mountains Park Association on the Santa Clara River and Newhall Ranch Project
River - Hof
7 PM, Monday Feb. 16th  Rockport Clubhouse
22399 Devonshire St.
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Anyone may attend. There is no charge for admission or parking.
     Waste Water Injection Well Hearing
– this Wednesday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m.

Well alignmentSanta Clarita Activities Center
20880 Center Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita, 91350

Did you know that the Los Angeles County Sanitation District is proposing to place a waste water injection well in the Valley Oaks Savannah next to the Tournament Players golf course. SCOPE is concerned with this location due to potential ground water pollution and impacts on the conservation area. Local homeowners are worried because the wells will extend right under their homes. There is some evidence that such wells may cause earthquakes or subsidence. This is your opportunity to ask questions and become informed. You can read about the proposal here.

Meet us at the Fair – the Earth/Arbor Day Fair, that is!
April 11th 10 AM to 3PM, Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, 91350
Scope will have an information booth there, and we are looking for volunteers to help with set up and manning the booth. Is a great event and fun day. Hope you will join us. More information here.

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and help protect our environment
and our neighborhoods
No time to volunteer? Then you can ease your conscience by making a donation. Even small gifts are a big help and greatly appreciated. You can donate through Paypal on our website
or download a donation form.
Help us to help you save the Santa Clara River
with your donation to SCOPE.Don’t forget! – You can get in depth information on our current activities and additional articles by visiting our new blog site.
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  1. Kevin D. Korenthal says:

    What about the Cemex Soledad Canyon Mega-Mine and the California High-Speed Boondoggle?

  2. So Lynn is trying to imply that this landfill will be expanding into Elysian Park?

  3. I mean I am not thrilled with the landfill expansion, I think we are being treated with total disdain, but Lynn using falsehoods is no better.

  4. Ken Pfalzgraf says:

    More often than not, the work of environmental activists does not result in a development or a plan being shut down but instead improved so that all parties win in the end. Thanks for watching out for us Lynne Plambeck

    • SCVNews.com says:

      Often, yes, but this is a case where the county allowed the landfill to expand in 1997 on the CONDITION that it WILL close in 2019. Now the landfill is trying to persuade the county to change its mind retroactively. So there’s nothing to “improve” in this instance. It’s more about honor.

  5. Abigail says:

    Thank you SCOPE for not turning a blind eye to all that is happening here in our valley. Many of these issue can use both – improvement and honor as they happen to be lacking in both.

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Monday, Oct 15, 2018
A free LifeForward workshop hosted by Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley is scheduled at Savia Community Center, 23780 Newhall Ave in Newhall on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct 15, 2018
The Child & Family Center's 15th Annual Kid Expo will be held at Golden Valley High School on Sunday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018
The Valencia based nonprofit, SNAP Sports is pleased to announce their 6th Annual Skate-a-Thon fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Ice Station in Valencia, CA.
Monday, Oct 8, 2018
Renee Leόn, Donor Relations Officer with the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation, has been included in the inaugural Association for Healthcare Philanthropy Forty Under 40 list.
Thursday, Oct 4, 2018
The Child & Family Center’s 2nd Annual Trike Derby will take place Saturday, Oct. 6, at Wolf Creek Brewery, from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 pm.

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1853 - Sarah Gifford, community leader and wife of Newhall's first railroad station agent, born in England [story]
A free LifeForward workshop hosted by Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley is scheduled at Savia Community Center, 23780 Newhall Ave in Newhall on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Oct. 20: Life Coach Laura Cazares to Speak at Zonta Workshop
The Child & Family Center's 15th Annual Kid Expo will be held at Golden Valley High School on Sunday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Oct. 21: Kid Expo at GVHS to Benefit Child & Family Center
Los Angeles County had higher influenza activity in the 2017–18 season (Oct. 1, 2017–May 13, 2018) than the previous five influenza seasons, according to public health officials' Influenza Season Summary.
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CSUN students will explore the collective consciousness of men of color at CSUN’s biannual Men of Color Enquiry and Student Research Poster Session on Friday, Oct. 26, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 26: CSUN Looks to Inspire Men of Color with Research Session
The Master's men's soccer team's 1-0 win over the Warriors in Santa Barbara Saturday was a sweet one for The Master's University head coach Jim Rickard and his Mustangs.
TMU Men’s Soccer Team Edges Westmont Behind Garcia Sosa Goal
The Master's University's women's soccer team suffered a 2-0 loss to No. 11 Westmont on Saturday in Santa Barbara.
TMU Women’s Soccer Team Falls to Westmont on the Road
Despite The Master's University women's volleyball team's 3-0 loss in Santa Barbara, ending a 12-match winning streak, the No. 11 Mustangs remain in first place in GSAC standings.
TMU Women’s Volleyball Win Streak Snapped in Santa Barbara
Celebrate the harvest season with storytelling through dance and drums under the oak trees at Placerita Canyon in the Nature Center's outdoor amphitheater on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Nov. 3: Free Volta Drum Dance at Placerita Canyon Nature Center
The city of Santa Clarita has updated the list of productions shooting in the city and the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Oct. 15-21, 2018.
Features, TV Shows, Spots Now Filming in SCV
Southern California Edison is monitoring weather conditions and has additional crews at the ready to respond to possible power outages and dangerous wildfire conditions due to Santa Ana winds and low humidity predicted through Tuesday night.
SCE Monitoring High Wind, May Kill Power to Avert Downed-Line Fires
A red flag warning issued due to gusty high winds and low humidity will remain in effect through 8 p.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
Red Flag Warning Flies in SCV Through Tuesday Night
Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station have arrested nearly 70 people in a series of crime suppression operations during October, according to station officials.
SCV Deputies Arrest Nearly 70 in Crime Suppression Operations
Ahead of Election Day Nov. 6, airwaves and mailboxes across California overflow with expensive campaign advertisements, among them ads urging yes or no votes on state ballot measures.
Century-Old California Direct-Democracy System Now ‘Pay-to-Play’
John Bulinski has been appointed the director of the California Department of Transportation's District 7, and will oversee the freeway system in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, Caltrans announced Monday.
John Bulinski Named Caltrans Director for LA, Ventura Counties
1939 - Second, larger OLPH Catholic Church dedicated on site of first (10th & Walnut, Newhall) [story]
Here is the Week 8 roundup of Santa Clarita Valley football scores.
Santa Clarita Valley Football Roundup
1980 - Phillies beat Royals in Game 1 of World Series; Hart grad Bob Walk is winning pitcher [story]
1876 - Town of Newhall founded at Bouquet Junction (moved 2 years later to present location) [story]
County Supervisor Kathryn Barger has introduced a motion to bring forward a public health-centered effort to address the emergence of diseases that have impacted the county, especially among the homeless population.
Barger Urges Effort to Curb Spread of Disease in County Homeless Population
CalArts student Hanna Kim (Film/Video BFA 19) won the gold medal for Animation (Domestic Film Schools) during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 45th Student Academy Awards ceremony Thursday night.
CalArts’ Hanna Kim Wins Gold in 45th Student Academy Awards
Here's a look at how The Master's University's sports teams rank in the latest polls.
TMU Mustangs Sports: A Peek at the Polls
The Valley Industry Association will present a California State Assembly 38th District Candidate Forum at its monthly business luncheon at Valencia Country Club on Tuesday, Oct. 16, starting at 11:45 a.m.
Oct. 16: Assembly 38th District Candidates to Face Off at VIA Forum
Detectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station arrested a man in Oakland suspected of robbing a business in Castaic on Oct. 5, according to station authorities.
SCV Detectives Arrest Castaic Robbery Suspect in Oakland
The next meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set for Tuesday, Oct. 16, starting at 9:30 a.m.
Oct. 16: LA County Board of Supervisors Meeting
Los Angeles County election officials are alerting residents about a misleading robocall now circulating that wrongly claims there is an error in one of the ballot titles for the Nov. 6 General Election.
Voter Alert: Beware of Robocalls Making False Statements
The California Highway Patrol has received a federal grant to develop the Get Educated and Ride Safe, or GEARS, program to promote motorcycle safety and awareness.
CHP Receives Grant to Boost Motorcycle Safety, Awareness
The city of Santa Clarita will present three music-related sessions at the 2018 Arts Symposium at The Centre on Saturday, Oct. 20.
Oct. 20: Art Symposium to Stage 3 Music Sessions
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reminds residents to protect themselves from flea-borne typhus by using flea control products on pets and avoiding wild or stray animals.
Public Health Asks Residents to Help Prevent Flea-Borne Typhus
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies arrested an Antelope Valley man on multiple charges after a traffic stop in Canyon Country.
AV Man Arrested on Multiple Charges in Canyon Country
In this week's #FraudFriday post, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department warns citizens not to fall for scams when renting or leasing a home or apartment.
Fraud Friday: Don’t Fall for Rental Scams
Author Tina Hogan Grant will celebrate the Oct. 4 publication of her debut novel, "Reckless Beginnings," with a personal appearance and book-signing session at the Frazier Park Library on Saturday, Oct. 13 starting at 3 p.m.
Oct. 13: ‘Reckless Beginnings’ Book Signing at Frazier Park Library
The next meeting of Santa Clarita Valley Water's Public Outreach and Legislative Committee is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 18, starting at 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 18: SCV Water Public Outreach, Legislative Committee Meeting
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station has released its crime information and public safety report for Saugus (Zone 4) for the week of Oct. 1-7, 2018.
Crime Blotter: GTA, Burglary in Saugus
1915 - Name of Surrey post office & town changed (back) to Saugus [story]
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works and Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, will hold a free, household hazard and e-waste recycling roundup, Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., for Val Verde area residents.
Oct. 13: Household Hazardous, E-Waste Recycling Roundup in Val Verde