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1898 - Birth of Mary S. Ruiz, eldest child of Enrique & Rosaria Ruiz of San Francisquito Canyon; all died in 1928 dam disaster [cemetery census]


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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Sunday, Oct 22, 2017
OutWest Owners Jim and Bobbi Jean Bell Ride East Into the Sunrise
Bobbi Jean and her husband Jim Bell, whose OutWest clothing store and popular TV concert series celebrated all things Western and equestrian and helped revitalize Old Town Newhall over the past decade, will soon ride east into the sunrise: They’re moving to New Mexico.
Friday, Oct 20, 2017
Heat Alert for SCV, L.A. County on Monday, Tuesday
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a heat alert as high temperatures have been forecast for the Los Angeles Basin on Monday, October 23 through Tuesday, October 24.
Friday, Oct 20, 2017
Nearly $3.4 Billion in Transportation Projects to Be Accelerated
Caltrans added nearly 1,200 lane miles of pavement repair and 66 bridges to its growing list of projects to be delivered sooner than planned, thanks to the imminent influx of revenue from the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (SB 1), the transportation funding and reform package passed in April.
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Bobbi Jean and her husband Jim Bell, whose OutWest clothing store and popular TV concert series celebrated all things Western and equestrian and helped revitalize Old Town Newhall over the past decade, will soon ride east into the sunrise: They’re moving to New Mexico.
OutWest Owners Jim and Bobbi Jean Bell Ride East Into the Sunrise
1898 - Birth of Mary S. Ruiz, eldest child of Enrique & Rosaria Ruiz of San Francisquito Canyon; all died in 1928 dam disaster [cemetery census]
2007 - Buckweed fire chars 38,000 acres, destroys 21 homes in Canyon Country and Agua Dulce [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, a sexual assault suspect was arrested Thursday night. Plus, some great weekend events. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, October 20, 2017
Forever Fit SCV, a Santa Clarita sports and personal fitness training company, will host a "Pumpkin Workout" at its Centre Pointe location on Saturday, October 28, starting at 9 a.m.
Oct. 25: Pumpkin Workout Benefits American Cancer Society
The next regular meeting of the Governing Board of the William S. Hart Union High School District is set for Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m.
Oct. 25: Hart School District Governing Board Meeting
The LA County Public Defender has won the Silver Eagle Award for its Public Defender Jail Liaison Program during the 31st Annual Productivity and Quality Awards Ceremony on Oct. 18 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
LA County Public Defender Soars with Silver Eagle Award
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a heat alert as high temperatures have been forecast for the Los Angeles Basin on Monday, October 23 through Tuesday, October 24.
Heat Alert for SCV, L.A. County on Monday, Tuesday
The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures has received three major gifts toward the creation of the museum in Los Angeles, bringing fundraising to more than $300M, nearly 80 percent of its $388M campaign goal.
Motion Picture Museum Nears $388M Campaign Goal
Caltrans added nearly 1,200 lane miles of pavement repair and 66 bridges to its growing list of projects to be delivered sooner than planned, thanks to the imminent influx of revenue from the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (SB 1), the transportation funding and reform package passed in April.
Nearly $3.4 Billion in Transportation Projects to Be Accelerated
The city of Santa Clarita and SCV Veterans Memorial, Inc. invite the public to attend a special ceremony unveiling the new Fallen Warriors Monument at Veterans Historical Plaza in Newhall on Wednesday, November 8 starting at 10 a.m.
Nov. 8: City Unveils Fallen Warriors Monument in Newhall
Crime Prevention deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station along with Los Angeles County Probation Department officers conducted probation compliance searches Friday throughout the Santa Clarita Valley.
SCV Deputies Check Probationers, Aid in Domestic Violence Call
Here is the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff Station's public safety report for Canyon Country (West), aka Zone 7, for October 2 through October 8, 2017
Crime Blotter: Robbery, Grand Theft in Canyon Country West
A suspect has been arrested in the investigation of an alleged sexual assault, according to Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station officials.
Suspect Arrested in Alleged Sexual Assault
Motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States and a concern the California Highway Patrol addresses with its "Start Smart" program.
CHP Helps New Drivers with ‘Start Smart’ Classes
The California High-Speed Rail Authority punted one of the most important decisions during its monthly meeting Thursday, stoking concerns the entity is not moving quickly enough on the $64 billion project.
California’s Bullet Train Board Delays Award of Key Contract
An extensive investigation by the county of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs in conjunction with the office of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has resulted in a lawsuit announced today by the Attorney General against retailer Curacao.
AG Sues Retailer Curacao for Allegedly Preying on Consumers
1873 - Santa Barbara lawyers Charles Fernald and J.T. Richards purchase Rancho San Francisco for $33,000 (75 cents an acre) in a sheriff's sale [story]
CHESTERFIELD, MO — NewGround, a St. Louis-based experiential design-build firm, recently teamed up with Logix Federal Credit Union to work on a large scale facility project, a new corporate headquarters building for the full-service credit union in the Burbank, California area.
Valencia Will Soon be Home to Logix Federal Credit Union Headquarters
The CSUN women's volleyball team (10-9, 4-3 Big West) opens the second half of the Big West season this week as the Matadors head up the coast this week for road tests at No. 23 Cal Poly (17-2, 7-0 Big West) and UC Santa Barbara (4-15, 3-4 Big West). CSUN, coming off a tough five-set loss to Hawai'i at home, is 3-4 in seven road matches this season but has won two of three Big West road contests.
Matadors Volleyball Testing Their Skills on the Road
No. 5 College of the Canyons defeated L.A. Mission College 3-0 on Wednesday to earn its eighth consecutive match and fifth straight sweep. Set scores were 25-15, 25-11, and 25-20.
Cougars Volleyball Earns Fifth Straight Sweep
CSUN Women's Soccer (7-4-5, 3-1-1 BWC) looks to move up in the Big West standings this week as it hosts UC Irvine on Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
Matadors Get Ready for Big West Matchups
Behind Julio Rubio's goal in the 11th minute CSUN defeated UC Riverside 1-0 in Big West Conference men's soccer action Wednesday night.
Matadors’ Lone Goal Enough to Hold Off UC Riverside
Northridge, CA – CSUN Athletics officially opened its new satellite athletic training facility on Thursday at an event featuring Athletic Director Dr. Brandon Martin, Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer Steven Grech, student-athletes, coaches, staff and campus partners.
Matadors Student-Athletes Welcome New Training Facility
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Nov. 18-19: City’s Annual Two-Day Fine Craft Show
City officials gathered Wednesday for the Grand Opening of "Three Oaks," the first 100 percent affordable family development in Santa Clarita.
Affordable Housing Comes to Santa Clarita
The Gibbon Conservation Center will celebrate Halloween for the first time on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Oct. 28: Gibbon Conservation Center Celebrates First Halloween
California State University, Northridge is partnering with the California State University Entertainment Alliance to host a morning of workshops designed to offer students and members of the public advice on building successful careers in the entertainment industry.
Oct. 23: CSUN Workshop; Succeeding in Entertainment Industry
Spotlight Arts Center, a local non-profit that provides free performing and visual arts classes to children in the Santa Clarita Valley, will hold its Fall Festival, Sunday, Oct. 22 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Oct. 22: Fall Festival Spotlight Arts Center
The College of the Canyons Athletics department is inviting all players, coaches and cheerleaders associated with a Santa Clarita Valley youth sports league or cheer organization to attend Saturday's Cougar football game free of charge.
Oct. 21: SCV Youth Teams Invited to Free COC Football Game
College of the Canyons freshmen Joanna Roecker and Cassandra Lee both turned in scores of 79 to lead the Cougars to a second place team finish at the Western State Conference (WSC) event hosted by Glendale College at Brookside Golf Course on Monday.
COC Falls Short at WSC Glendale
Beginning Monday, October 23, 2017, the city of Santa Clarita will increase the frequency of street sweeping throughout all areas of the City.
Oct. 23: City Begins Increased Street Sweeping Frequency
In a battle for Western State Conference, East Division supremacy, it was College of the Canyons that came out on top Tuesday night, as the Cougars scored two second half goals to secure a 2-0 win against visiting Antelope Valley College. Justine Hoeft and Jennifer Roney collected goals for the Cougars (11-2, 2-0).
COC Secures Win Against AVC With Two Second-Half Goals
The upcoming 10-year anniversary of the Buckweed Fires offers Santa Clarita residents a reminder of the ever-present fire danger in Los Angeles County, as blazes ravage the northern half of the state, as well.
Officials Reflect on 10-Year Anniversary of Buckweed Fires
Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station, with help from a Smartphone GPS system, were able to locate a lost hiker Wednesday night at Towsley Canyon.
Smartphone GPS Locates Lost Towsley Canyon Hiker