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2007 - Buckweed fire chars 38,000 acres, destroys 21 homes in Canyon Country and Agua Dulce [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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LOCAL NEWS HEADLINES
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.
Friday, Oct 20, 2017
SCV Deputies Check Probationers, Aid in Domestic Violence Call
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.
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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
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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
Dreamation Craft Guild will be hosting a boutique at Canyon High School, Nov. 18, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. to benefit the family of John Phippen, the Santa Clarita resident who was killed in the Las Vegas shooting.
Nov. 18: Holiday Marketplace Benefiting John Phippen Family
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – To ensure drivers, passengers, and children are properly restrained while traveling California’s roadways, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has partnered with the California Office of Traffic Safety on a new traffic safety campaign entitled, “California Restraint Safety Education And Training” (CARSEAT).
CHP’s New Traffic Safety Campaign Focuses on Saving Lives, Reducing Injuries