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March 19
1875, 1:35PM - Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez hanged in San Jose [story]

The House of Representatives adjourned for August recess on Wednesday, meaning the first part of the legislative session is over. And despite all the odds, Congress was actually very productive. Over the next month I will devote a section of Knight Vision to give you an update of many accomplishments in the House of Representatives since January, and how they affect our communities.

Putting America Back to Work

A revitalized America means a revitalized economy, and making that a reality has been one of my top goals since becoming a Member of Congress. To do this, I believe we need to take a multifaceted approach and improve several sectors that contribute to a strong economy.

Education is essential to having an outstanding workforce in the future. This year the House passed H.R. 5, the Student Success Act; H.R. 529, the Improving Expanding College Savings Plans Act; H.R. 1806, America COMPETES Act; and H.R. 1020, the STEM Education Act. All of these bills will ensure our children have the resources and support they need in order to be successful in the 21st century economy.

Speaking to a high school class in the community

The backbone of our economy is our small business community. According to the Small Business Administration, small businesses create seven out of every ten new jobs and they employ just over half of the country’s private sector workforce. Unfortunately, federal regulations make it very hard for these engines of job creation to keep their costs down and their doors open.That’s why the House passed H.R. 636, the America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act; H.R. 30, the Save American Workers Act; and H.R. 427, the REINS Act. By fighting to roll back our government’s red tape, we are fostering job growth from the bottom up.

Helping Small Businesses like the 42nd Street Gastropub thrive

Of course, the key to strengthening our nation’s economy is ensuring that it is made up of families that are healthy and financially stable. While the federal government should not be dictating any family’s medical or fiscal decisions, it should put in place policies that remove barriers to realizing the American dream. That’s why I was proud to support H.R. 2042, the Ratepayer Protection Act; H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act; H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act; H.R. 685, Mortgage Choice Act; H.R. 644, the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act. These commonsense bills will make access to responsible housing, genuinely affordable healthcare, and lower energy costs a reality.


Around the Capitol

St. Francis Dam Memorial Act
I’m very excited to announce that last week I introduced H.R. 3153, the Saint Francis Dam Disaster National Memorial and Castaic Wilderness Act. This legislation would create a national memorial to honor the victims of the Saint Francis Dam disaster of March 12, 1928. Feel free to download and read the text of the bill here .

Memorializing the victims of the St. Francis Dam Disaster

Fighting Against High Gas Prices
In the past few weeks gas prices in our community have climbed to almost unbearable levels. That’s why I took part in a Science, Space, and Technology Committee hearing regarding the EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard, which contributes to these high prices.

Discussing the EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard

Law Makers from Law Enforcement
Yesterday I spoke at a Press Conference to announce that a few of my colleagues and I are forming a Congressional Law Enforcement Task Force. I look forward to using my experience as a veteran police officer to help find ways to improve the relations between law enforcement and communities they serve while ensuring that law enforcement personnel have the tools they need to do their jobs safely and effectively.

Law Enforcement Task Force Press Conference


Around the Corner
Summer Sunset Concert (Free)
Friday, July 31, 6:00pm- 8:00pm
Valencia Marketplace Amphitheater, 25904 The Old Road, ValenciaFamily Movie Night at Palmdale Amphitheater (Featured Movie: Frozen)
Friday, July 31, 6:30pm-9:30pm
The Palmdale Amphitheater, 2723 Rancho Vista Boulevard, Palmdale

National Night Out 2015
Saturday, August 1, 4:00pm-8:00pm
Your Block

“Splendors of Art” Display
Tuesday, August 4, 12:00pm
Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 Main Street, Newhall

Ventura County Fair
Wednesday, August 5-August 16
Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W Harbor Boulevard, Ventura

ArtSLAM and JAM Session
Thursday, August 6, 6:00pm-10:00pm
Old Town Newhall, Main Street between 6th Street and Market Street, Santa Clarita

Fifth Annual Public Safety Fair and Emergency Expo
Thursday, August 6, 4:00pm-8:00pm
Lancaster BLVD (between Fern & Date Avenues), Lancaster

SC Artist Reception
Saturday, August 8, 4:00pm- 6:30pm
Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 Main Street, Newhall

Simi Valley Public Library: A Comedy Tonight! Improv Night
Thursday, August 6, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley

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SCV NewsBreak
Monday, Mar 19, 2018
March 24: SCV ‘March for Our Lives’ Rally to ‘Demand Safe Schools’
Santa Clarita Valley students, teachers, families and supporters will gather for a "March for Our Lives" rally at Marketplace Park in Valencia on Saturday, March 24, starting at 10 a.m., to demand an end to gun violence in schools.
Monday, Mar 19, 2018
Beach Use Advisory Extended Through Tuesday
Los Angeles County Interim Health Officer Dr. Jeffrey Gunzenhauser has extended a county beach use advisory through Tuesday night at 10 due to runoff from the recent rainfall.
Monday, Mar 19, 2018
Metro Seeks Public Input on FY-19 Budget
As Metro begins to put together its transportation budget for the 2019 fiscal year, effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, the agency seeks input from the public to help set priorities.
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The Small Business Investment Opportunity Act, sponsored by Rep. Steve Knight (R-CA) and passed by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2017, has been introduced in the U.S. Senate by a bi-partisan group of Senators.
Knight Small Business Opportunity Act Introduced in Senate
The city of Santa Clarita's Planning Commission will hold its next Regular Meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, March 20 starting at 6 p.m.
March 20: Planning Commission Regular Meeting
The Master's University freshman track and field athletes showed great promise at the Ross and Sharon Irwin Collegiate Scoring Meet at Point Loma Nazarene University on Sunday.
TMU Track and Field Freshmen Shine at Point Loma
During Sunday's ninth inning, Master's came out on the wrong side — of a 5-4 final score at McBean Park in Lincoln and a three-game sweep.
TMU Baseball Squanders Grand Slam in Series Finale
The TMU Mustangs baseball team (17-12, 10-9 in Golden State Athletic Conference) was swept 9-1 and 5-3 by NAIA No. 7 William Jessup on the road Saturday.
Mustangs Baseball Drops Two to Jessup
"They'll be back," TMU men's basketball team's lone senior Lawrence Russell said after a 106-104 loss to Peru State College in the first round of the NAIA Division 1 National Championship tournament Wednesday.
TMU Men’s Basketball Team Eyes Another Run
Chandra Subramaniam spent his first week as the new dean of California State University, Northridge’s David Nazarian College of Business and Economics learning about the job and the people he’ll be working with.
Chandra Subramaniam is New Dean of CSUN’s Nazarian Business College
Santa Clarita Valley students, teachers, families and supporters will gather for a "March for Our Lives" rally at Marketplace Park in Valencia on Saturday, March 24, starting at 10 a.m., to demand an end to gun violence in schools.
March 24: SCV ‘March for Our Lives’ Rally to ‘Demand Safe Schools’
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is expanding its S.H.A.R.E. Program in an effort to reduce reports of hate crimes and hate incidents throughout the county.
LASD Expands ‘S.H.A.R.E.’ Anti-Hate Program
Los Angeles County Interim Health Officer Dr. Jeffrey Gunzenhauser has extended a county beach use advisory through Tuesday night at 10 due to runoff from the recent rainfall.
Beach Use Advisory Extended Through Tuesday
'NCIS," 'Criminal Minds' and three feature films are among the productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley March 19-25, 2018.
‘NCIS,’ “Criminal Minds,’ 3 Features Now Filming in Santa Clarita
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors invites you to join us in celebrating Public Defense Day today to honor the 55th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Gideon v. Wainwright.
County Observes ‘Public Defense Day,’ Seeks New Top PD
As Metro begins to put together its transportation budget for the 2019 fiscal year, effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, the agency seeks input from the public to help set priorities.
Metro Seeks Public Input on FY-19 Budget
The United States Senate has passed H.R. 3210, the Securely Expediting Clearances Through Reporting Transparency or SECRET Act introduced by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA), by unanimous consent.
Knight’s Security Clearance Act Passes Unanimously in Senate
The SCV Sheriff’s Station and city of Santa Clarita are joining other public safety agencies across the country this week to promote the “#9pmRoutine,” a social media campaign to prevent unnecessary thefts from vehicles as well as homes.
City, Sheriff Join ‘#9pmRoutine’ Campaign to Keep Valuables Safe
State Sen. Scott Wilk (D-Palmdale) and Assemblyman Dante Acosta (R-Santa Clarita) will co-host a women's safety and self-defense workshop at The Centre in Centre Pointe on Saturday, April 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
April 7: Wilk, Acosta Host Women’s Safety, Self-Defense Workshop
Two crimes were listed on the SCV Sheriff's Station's Public Safety and Crime Information Report for Stevenson Ranch (Zone 3) for the period from February 26 to March 11, 2018.
Crime Blotter: Burglary in Stevenson Ranch
Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station wrapped up a pair of related cases Saturday night with the arrest of an alleged motorhome thief in Saugus.
SCV Deputies Arrest Alleged Motorhome Bandit in Saugus
1875, 1:35PM - Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez hanged in San Jose [story]
1919 - Swall Hotel in Newhall burns down (corner Main & Market) [story]
1927 - Newhall telephone exchange, est. 1900, now serves 100 phones [story]
The 2018 SXSW Film Festival, which runs from March 9 to 18, announced its Jury and Special Award winners on Tuesday with CalArts alumni taking home some of the top prizes.
CalArtians Earn Juried Prizes at 2018 SXSW Film Festival
Santa Clarita Valley Boys & Girls Club "Youth of the Year" Lluvia Partida was among the young people vying for regional "Youth of the Year" honors at the annual County Alliance award ceremony Tuesday night.
County Boys and Girls Club Alliance Names 2 ‘Youth of the Year’ Honorees
Newhall School District administrators will host an information/enrollment meeting for families that may be affected by the possible closure of the Einstein Academy at Stevenson Ranch Elementary School on Wednesday, March 21, starting at 6:30 p.m.
March 21: Newhall School District Info Session for Einstein Families
The SCV Chamber of Commerce-sponsored NextSCV group for young business professionals ages 21-40 will tour Scorpion's new Valencia headquarters on Wednesday, March 28 starting at 5:30 p.m.
March 28: Young SCV Professionals to Tour Scorpion HQ
The Bureau of Land Management has made available for public review a draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and draft Land Use Plan Amendment that aim to manage dispersed recreation visitation over an extensive area in the Mojave Desert.
BLM Issues EIR for Mohave Desert Use, Seeks Public Comment
The TMU Mustangs men's basketball team lost to Peru State College 106-104 in overtime at the NAIA Division 1 National Championship tournament opener in Kansas City Wednesday night.
TMU Men’s Hoops Team Upset by Peru State in First Round
The Master's University doubled up the University of Antelope Valley 8-4 on a cloudy and cold Wednesday afternoon in Placerita Canyon.
Mustangs Stop UAV Pioneers in Their Tracks 8-4
After standing toe-to-toe with the perennial powerhouse Freed Hardeman Lions, the Mustangs didn't have enough left in the fourth quarter and fell 71-51 in the NAIA Women's National Tournament Wednesday.
Mustangs Fall to Freed Hardeman at Nationals
College of the Canyons starter Joy Veloz struck out nine batters and the Cougars pounded out 10 hits to defeat conference rival Antelope Valley College 7-2 at Whitten Field on Thursday.
COC Softball Team Claims 7-2 Victory Over Antelope Valley
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has implemented a one-year pilot program to assist Metro-certified Small Business Enterprise, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise firms secure sufficient bonding to work on Metro construction projects.
LA Metro Launches Program for Small, Disadvantaged, Veteran-Owned Firms
The Golden Oak Adult School will host its second annual Open House at the school on Tuesday, March 27 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
March 27: Golden Oak Adult School 2nd Annual Open House
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a $2.7 million payment to the family of a man fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy in Santa Clarita on January 14, 2016.
Supes Settle Suit for Wrongful Death in Santa Clarita for $2.7 Million
The next meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set for Tuesday, March 20, starting at 9:30 a.m.
March 20: LA County Board of Supervisors Meeting
Local developer Pardee Homes will host a grand opening paw-ty for the new Dogwood Park dog park in the Aliento neighborhood of Canyon Country on Saturday, March 17 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
March 17: Dogwood Park Grand Opening Paw-ty in Canyon Country
The nonprofit Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation will host a "Wild for Animals" benefit at Centre Pointe Plaza in Santa Clarita to raise funds for the Castaic Animal Care Center on Saturday, May 19 starting at 6 p.m.
May 19: ‘Wild for Animals’ Benefit for Castaic Shelter in Centre Pointe