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July 17
1834 - Sinforosa, daughter of Narciso and Crisanta, born at Mission San Fernando; mom from Tejon, dad from Piru; believed to be last speaker of Tataviam language (died 1915) [record]


One Step Closer to Drought Relief
I’m very proud to announce that on Thursday, the House passed H.R. 2898, the Western Water and American Food Security Act. I spoke on the House Floor about the importance of this legislation, which will address the major issues that are causing California’s drought and will provide much-needed relief to our state.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MW4VzzmYvoc

Speaking in Support of the Western Water Act

Fighting for Commissaries
On Friday I signed a letter opposing a proposal to privatize commissaries and conduct a privatization test at five of the largest commissaries. One Senator and five Members of Congress, including myself, urged the Chairs and Ranking Members of the Senate and House Committees on Armed Services to reject the proposal on the grounds that it will result in higher prices on groceries and elimination of crucial services for military families.

More Progress on CEMEX
Last week I continued my fight to prevent CEMEX from breaking ground on a mine in Santa Clarita. This time I took a new approach and sent a letter to the Army Corps of Engineers, urging them to deny CEMEX the permits necessary to proceed on the project. Read the letter here:
https://knight.house.gov/letter-rep-knight-army-corps-engineers-regarding-cemexs-mining-permits

Signing a Letter Regarding CEMEX’s Permits in Santa Clarita

Helping Veteran Entrepreneurs
I am a proud cosponsor of H.R. 2499, the Veterans Entrepreneur Act of 2015, which passed the House last week. The bill would eliminate certain fees for veterans at the Small Business Administration, making it easier for them to access capital so they can start their own businesses. Catch me speaking about the legislation on the House floor here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6QIT7tS_S0

 

Around the District
Habitat for Humanity Key Ceremony in Santa Clarita
The Habitat for Humanity Key Ceremony in Santa Clarita on Saturday afternoon was fantastic. I was very moved as 26 military families from the area were given keys to their new homes. Thank you to everyone who made this program a success.

The Habitat for Humanity Key Ceremony in Santa Clarita

A Simi Student in DC
I want to recognize an outstanding intern from my office in Simi Valley, Leesa Danzek. She has taken her long record of activism and dedication in the political arena to the next level by landing a summer internship in Washington, D.C. Leesa is currently doing work for the prestigious Republican Jewish Coalition at its national headquarters, right down the street from my office. Congratulations Leesa!

Torch Runs
The 2015 Special Olympics are right around the corner, and they received a warm welcome last week. I was honored to speak at Torch Ceremonies in both Palmdale and Santa Clarita. The games begin on July 25th. Best of luck to the athletes!

The Special Olympics Torch Ceremony in the Antelope Valley

Vets Home Ice Cream Social
On July 11th I paid a visit to the Pete Knight Veterans home in Lancaster to host an ice cream social. I chatted with the residents about a wide array of issues, mostly focused on improving or reforming the VA and helping them get access to quality medical care.

Talking with Veterans at the Ice Cream Social

 

Around the Corner
Politics on Tap Re-Launch Event
Tuesday, July 21, 6:30-8:00PM
Bier Academy, Beer Bar and Grill, 18511 Soledad Canyon Road, Santa Clarita

Free Graywater and Rainwater Workshop for Homeowners
Thursday, July 23, 6:00-8:00PM
Ventura County Hall of Administration – Room 311, 800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura

Summer Bash
Friday, July 24, 6:00-10:00PM
Luther Drive between Soledad Canyon Road and Mandan Street in Santa Clarita

Simi Valley Farewell Ceremony for Special Olympics World Games Athletes
Friday, July 24, 9:30-10:30AM
Simi Valley City Hall Courtyard, 2929 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley

National Night Out 2015
Saturday, August 1, 4:00-8:00PM
Simi Valley
More info here: http://www.simivalley.org/index.aspx?page=14&recordid=4814 

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3 Comments

  1. Daniel Navarro Ernie!!!

  2. Thom says:

    “H.R. 2898 ….. which will address the major issues that are causing California’s drought”. Lack of rain is what is causing the drought. What .. they going to make it rain? Lack of water storage or lack of imported water has absolutely nothing to do with the drought.

    • Thom says:

      That should read…… Lack of water storage or lack of imported water has absolutely nothing to do with ‘the cause of’ the drought.

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LOCAL NEWS HEADLINES
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018
Santa Clarita Man Gets 18 Months in Prison for Bribery, Attempted Extortion
LOS ANGELES – A former staffer for a member of the United States Congress was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for bribery and attempted extortion after demanding and accepting $5,000 to prevent the closure of a marijuana shop in the city of Compton.
Monday, Jul 16, 2018
Canyon Country Mobile Home Park Cited for Hillside Solar Panels
The city of Santa Clarita's Community Preservation Division sent a notice of violation Monday to the owners of the Canyon View Mobile Home Estates property in Canyon Country, ordering the removal of multiple solar panels installed on the hillside just north of the park.
Monday, Jul 16, 2018
First West Nile Positive Mosquitoes Found – Panorama City
The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District confirmed West Nile virus in a sample of mosquitoes collected from Panorama City (zip code 91402), the first confirmation of WNV activity in the district’s service area this year.
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The Stay Green Inc. team has been rewarded for its excellence with eight awards — including four prestigious first-place honors — in the 59th Annual Landscape Beautification Awards presented by the San Fernando Valley Chapter of the California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA).
Stay Green Earns Four First-Place Landscape Honors
Here is the list of Santa Clarita arts-related events for July 18-20:
July 18-20: Santa Clarita Arts Calendar
The city of Santa Clarita saw an increase in on-location filming in Fiscal Year 2017-2018 (July 2017 to June 2018), with the Film Office recording 560 film permits and 1377 film days, which generated an estimated $33.1 million in economic impact to the local community.
Santa Clarita Sees Increase in On-Location Filming for Fifth Straight Year
Six Santa Clarita Artists Association members were accepted in the impressive La Galeria Gitana exhibit, "Around the World in 80 Paintings."
Aug. 11: Artists Association Presents, ‘Around the World in 80 Paintings’
LOS ANGELES – A former staffer for a member of the United States Congress was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for bribery and attempted extortion after demanding and accepting $5,000 to prevent the closure of a marijuana shop in the city of Compton.
Santa Clarita Man Gets 18 Months in Prison for Bribery, Attempted Extortion
1834 - Sinforosa, daughter of Narciso and Crisanta, born at Mission San Fernando; mom from Tejon, dad from Piru; believed to be last speaker of Tataviam language (died 1915) [record]
Berry Petroleum Corp., owner of the Placerita oil field west of Sierra Highway between Placerita Canyon Road and Golden Valley Road in Santa Clarita - and many other oil properties in the San Joaquin Valley - announced Monday that it has launched an initial public offering of its common stock.
Placerita Oil Field Owner Going Public Again
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting health care professionals and patients of a voluntary recall of several drug products containing the active ingredient Valsartan, used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure.
Blood Pressure Medicine Valsartan Recalled for Cancer-Causing Impurity
The next regular meeting of the Governing Board of the William S. Hart Union High School District is Wednesday, July 18 at the Administrative Center, 21380 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita 91350.
July 18: Hart District Governing Board Regular Meeting
The Canyon Country Advisory Committee, a division of the Santa Clarita City Council, will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, July 18, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
July 18: Canyon Country Advisory Committee Meeting
Since April, TMU grad Zach Klindworth has worked and trained with a soccer team in Iceland, 4,000 miles from Santa Clarita, the only city he'd ever known.
TMU Soccer Alum Zach Klindworth Takes Talents to Iceland
The Lancaster JetHawks scored a run in the seventh inning to take the lead and hung on to beat Lake Elsinore, 3-2, Sunday evening at The Hangar.
JetHawks Hang on for Sunday Win Over Storm
Lake Elsinore proved too much for the JetHawks Saturday night, handing Lancaster an 11-4 loss at The Hangar.
Lancaster JetHawks Overcome by Storm Saturday
The Lancaster JetHawks opened up a four-game series with a 6-2 win over the Lake Elsinore Storm in front of 4,348 at The Hangar Friday night to kick off Star Wars Weekend.
The Force With JetHawks in Friday Win Over Storm
Saxtravaganza, Santa Clarita's all-saxophone chamber ensemble, will play a free concert at Hart Hall (inside Hart Park) on Thursday, July 19, starting at 7 p.m.
July 19: Saxtravaganza Chamber Ensemble Returns to Hart Hall
Members of the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley will participate in the semi-annual Pinewood Derby at the Newhall Clubhouse on Wednesday, July 18 starting at 4:30 p.m.
July 18: SCV Boys & Girls Club Pinewood Derby
The city of Santa Clarita's Community Preservation Division sent a notice of violation Monday to the owners of the Canyon View Mobile Home Estates property in Canyon Country, ordering the removal of multiple solar panels installed on the hillside just north of the park.
Canyon Country Mobile Home Park Cited for Hillside Solar Panels
Ingrid Moon, a sixth-grade science facilitator at tuition-free public charter school iLEAD Encino, and Kimberli Lengning, a facilitator at iLEAD Lancaster, have been named Distinguished STEM Educators by Columbia University.
iLEAD Science Facilitators Named Distinguished STEM Educators
The city of Santa Clarita has updated the list of productions shooting in the city and the Santa Clarita Valley the week of July 16-22, 2018.
‘Mayans,’ ‘Santa Clarita Diet,’ Spots, Student Films Now Shooting in SCV
The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District confirmed West Nile virus in a sample of mosquitoes collected from Panorama City (zip code 91402), the first confirmation of WNV activity in the district’s service area this year.
First West Nile Positive Mosquitoes Found – Panorama City
Air quality is very unhealthy for all residents of the Santa Clarita Valley Monday, according to an alert from the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
AQMD: Air Quality Very Unhealthy Monday for SCV Residents
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies arrested a man with an outstanding warrant who was allegedly also in possession of drugs in Stevenson Ranch early Saturday morning.
Golden Valley High School grad U.S. Air Force Airman Victoria A. Arguello has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
Santa Clarita USAF Airman Victoria Arguello Completes Basic Training
1925 - Actor Harry Carey files patent on the original 160-acre Saugus homestead he'd purchased in 1916 (now Tesoro Del Valle) [story]
1891 - R.E. Nickel publishes area's first newspaper, The Acton Rooster [story]
Stay out of the water at Pyramid Lake in Los Angeles County until further notice and avoid eating fish from the lake due to the presence of blue-green algae.
Algae in Pyramid Lake at ‘Danger’ Level – Keep Out
1769 - Portolá party sets out from San Diego; first Europeans to "discover" Santa Clarita Valley 3½ weeks later [story]
The CTG Stars teenage summer workshop production of "Shrek: The Musical, Jr." takes the stage at the Canyon Theatre Guild in Old Town Newhall for two final performances on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.
July 14-15: CTG Stars Teen Workshop Stages ‘Shrek: The Musical Jr.’
The William S. Hart Museum will host an open house and summer fun event for kids on Thursday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
July 19: Open House, Summer Fun Event for Kids at Hart Museum
College of the Canyons will accept an additional 500 students to its First-Year Promise program for the fall 2018 semester, an expansion made possible by funding from a new state program called California College Promise.
COC to Accept 500 More First-Year Promise Students
The city of Santa Clarita invites residents to explore the newest exhibit at the Westfield Valencia Town Center Art Space -- “Urban Objects” by artist Aaron Kramer, on display now through October 2.
‘Urban Objects’ by Aaron Kramer on Display at Town Center Art Space
Bank of Santa Clarita announced Friday that for the second quarter of 2018, earnings again reached record levels, as net earnings totaled $867,000, a 91 percent growth over its earnings for the second quarter of 2017.
Bank of Santa Clarita’s Earnings Continue to Grow Significantly
Los Angeles County voters may soon be asked to vote on a new "parcel" tax to be levied on private property owners' "impenetrable areas" -- everything from rooftops to driveways -- to help pay for the capture of recyclable stormwater runoff.
Supes Float New Tax on Roofs, Driveways, Patios
In an effort to keep property crime in the Santa Clarita Valley low and help residents protect their valuables, the city of Santa Clarita and the SCV Sheriff’s Station have partnered to bring a new public safety campaign to the city called 'The Stolen Collection.'
Don’t Let Your Items Become Part of ‘The Stolen Collection’
The California Air Resources Board and the United States Environmental Protection Agency have approved emissions modifications for the last remaining Volkswagen vehicles containing undisclosed software which deliberately shut down emission control equipment.
CARB, EPA OK Final VW Diesel Modification to Kill Illegal ‘Defeat Devices’
Vince Fernandez cranked a three-run homer to give the Lancaster JetHawks a lead, but the bullpen and defense couldn’t hold on in an 8-4 loss to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes on Thursday night at LoanMart Field.
Series Finale Slips Away from JetHawks