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1974 - COC's new Cougar Stadium opens for first game of football season; Harbor beats COC, 26-21 [story]


U.S. Rep. Steve Knight

U.S. Rep. Steve Knight

CEMEX Victory

While in the California Legislature and since I became a Member of Congress nearly 8 months ago, I have fought tirelessly to prevent Cemex from mining in Soledad Canyon. On Friday, the Bureau of Land Management announced that Cemex’s mining contracts in Santa Clarita are cancelled, effectively halting its mining in the area. This is a huge victory for our community, which we have fought for many years.

 

AV Fair
Summertime can be pretty hot around here, but that doesn’t stop us from having a great time at the Antelope Valley Fair. From the rodeo to the fried food stands to the nighttime concerts, I always have a blast. On the 22nd, we kicked off the celebrations with a ribbon cutting for the New La Plaza Outdoor Pavilion, which was followed by the AV Fair Parade on Saturday morning. Then we enjoyed ten days of fun and festivities.

Kicking off the Antelope Valley Fair

Restaurant Day
On August 20, I sat down with local members of the restaurant industry to discuss the effects of federal legislation and regulations on their businesses. The group was diverse, ranging from owners of local spots like Crazy Otto’s, Lemon Leaf, and Salt Creek Grille to franchisees of major chains like McDonalds and Firehouse Subs. But one common thread ran through all of their input: uncertainty in federal regulations and government overreach is destructive. We discussed a wide variety of issues that affect their operations, from the Affordable Care Act to overtime regulations. I am excited to take what I learned back to D.C. to work on policies that will allow our communities’ restaurants to thrive.

Speaking with local restauranteers

Small Business Workshop & Expo
Last week I held a Small Business Workshop & Expo in Santa Clarita. Over 150 local small business owners and entrepreneurs gathered to learn how to navigate rules and regulations as well as access the resources they need to grow their businesses. The event featured expert panels on government contracting, accessing capital, and international trade. It also included guest speakers and an expo in which small business owners could meet one-on-one with representatives from government agencies and companies to expand their networks of expertise, partners, and resources. Thank you to everyone who spoke, helped, or attended because without you, the event could not have been such a success.

Small Business Workshop & Expo
Law Enforcement Task Force
On Thursday I held a listening session with all the local law enforcement agencies in the area to discuss their best practices and successful policies in community policing. All departments in the 25th District were represented, including the California Highway Patrol, Los Angeles County Sheriff Department, and the Los Angeles Police Department. The meeting gave me some excellent insights and input which I will share with the Congressional Law Enforcement Task Force that I am a part of when I return to Washington, D.C.

Hearing from our local law enforcement community

Simi Valley Community Foundation’s Humanitarian Awards Dinner
On Saturday I attended the Simi Valley Community Foundation’s Annual Humanitarian Awards Dinner and Auction. I had a great time catching up with old friends and making new ones while celebrating an excellent cause.

 

Around the Corner
Los Angeles County Sheriff Coffee with a Cop
September 4, 9-10:30am
Legacy Commons, 930 East Avenue Q-9, PalmdaleArtSLAM
September 3, 6-10pm
Old Town Newhall, Main Street, NewhallCity of Santa Clarita Evening of Remembrance
September 9, 6:45-8pm
Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita

Simi Valley Public Library: Music to Our Ears Concert
September 10, 6:30-7:30pm
Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley

Job Services Network Job Fair
September 10, 9am-3pm
West Coast Baptist College, 4010 East Lancaster Boulevard, Lancaster

Save the Date!
SCV Leaders in Character Dinner 10th Anniversary Honoree Recognition Dinner
Friday, October 9
To learn about sponsorship opportunities or to RSVP, call 661-284-6330 or email ransom.boynton@scouting.org

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  1. Alan Difatta Alan Difatta says:

    Great win now leave the St Francis Dam wilderness alone!!

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Friday, Sep 21, 2018
Sept. 29: Open House on Proposed High-Speed Rail Route Thru SCV
The California High-Speed Rail Authority has set an open house meeting in Agua Dulce on Saturday, Sept. 29 to gather public comment on the Palmdale to Burbank project section, which would closely follow Highway 14 through the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday, Sep 21, 2018
Brown Signs Bill Boosting Consumer Protection for Service Members
Among the bills recently passed by California lawmakers and signed into law Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown was Assembly Bill 3212, designed to strengthen the state's consumer protections for service members and military families, including California National Guard soldiers and airmen.
Friday, Sep 21, 2018
California First State to Restrict Plastic Straws in Restaurants
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday inked legislation aimed at breaking society’s “infatuation” with plastic straws, beginning in 2019.
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The contemporary art journal X-TRA and the Broad Museum in Downtown Los Angeles will present "The Un-Private Collection Workshop: Edgar Arceneaux" by the CalArts grad on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sept. 22: Edgar Arceneaux Holds Financial Workshop at The Broad
The Master's University men's basketball team, which finished 29-3 last season, has released its 2018-19 schedule.
TMU Men’s Basketball Team Releases 2018-19 Schedule
The Los Angeles County Fire Department has launched an updated "Ready! Set! Go!" program to assist residents living in wildfire-prone areas.
Get Your Personal Ready! Set! Go! Wildfire Action Plan
The William S. Hart Union School District Board of Governors will recognize the district's 2018-2019 Teachers of the Year at the board's next regular meeting Wednesday night, Sept. 26.
Sept. 26: Hart Board to Honor District Teachers of the Year
The next regular meeting of the Governing Board of the William S. Hart Union High School District is set for Wednesday, Sept. 26.
Sept. 26: Hart District Governing Board Regular Meeting
The intersection of Newhall Ranch Road and McBean Parkway will be closed Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m., for the Federal Overlay Project being completed by the city of Santa Clarita to resurface the road.
Newhall Ranch Road, McBean Parkway Intersection to Close Tuesday Night
The California High-Speed Rail Authority has set an open house meeting in Agua Dulce on Saturday, Sept. 29 to gather public comment on the Palmdale to Burbank project section, which would closely follow Highway 14 through the Santa Clarita Valley.
Sept. 29: Open House on Proposed High-Speed Rail Route Thru SCV
Among the bills recently passed by California lawmakers and signed into law Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown was Assembly Bill 3212, designed to strengthen the state's consumer protections for service members and military families, including California National Guard soldiers and airmen.
Brown Signs Bill Boosting Consumer Protection for Service Members
TMU All-American senior Benji Tembo scored in overtime, handing The Master's a 3-2 victory over the visiting Flames on Reese Field on Thursday.
Tembo, Mangan Lead Mustangs to OT Victory
College of the Canyons has opened registration for a series of free, short-term career skills classes this fall in the afternoons, evenings and online.
COC Offers No-Cost Skills Classes Afternoons, Evenings, Online
A roundtable discussion about a proposed Los Angeles County fee-based business registration program is set for the Stevenson Ranch Library on Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sept. 25: Roundtable on County’s Proposed Business Registration Fee
The next meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set for Tuesday, Sept. 25, starting at 9:30 a.m.
Sept. 25: LA County Board of Supervisors Meeting
The city of Santa Clarita has received the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence by the Special District Leadership Foundation in recognition of its outstanding efforts to promote transparency and good governance.
City Awarded Transparency Certificate of Excellence
College of the Canyons was ranked among the top 50 best U.S. colleges for adult learners in Washington Monthly magazine’s ranking of “Best Two-Year Colleges for Adult Learners.”
COC is No. 1 U.S. College for Adult Learners in SoCal
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday inked legislation aimed at breaking society’s “infatuation” with plastic straws, beginning in 2019.
California First State to Restrict Plastic Straws in Restaurants
A teenage female driver escaped serious injury when her van tipped over onto its left side on Dorothy Street in Santa Clarita Friday morning, according to authorities.
Teen Driver Escapes Serious Injury in Solo Tip-Over Crash
1974 - COC's new Cougar Stadium opens for first game of football season; Harbor beats COC, 26-21 [story]
The Old Town Newhall Association’s Chalk Art Festival is coming this weekend with dozens of local artists and organizations ready to share their works with the Santa Clarita Valley community.
Organizations, Local Artists Taking Part in This Weekend’s Chalk Art Festival
County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) encourages all pet owners to be prepared before disaster strikes.
Animal Care & Control Encourages Pet Owners to Prepare for Disasters
The contemporary art journal X-TRA and the Broad Museum in Downtown Los Angeles present, "The Un-Private Collection Workshop: Edgar Arceneaux" on Saturday, Sept. 22.
Sept. 22: CalArts Alum Presents Financial Workshop at Broad Museum
NORTHRIDGE - Senior defender Lindsay Kutscher has been selected as one of 30 women's soccer candidates for the Senior CLASS award.
CSUN’s Lindsay Kutscher Candidate for Senior CLASS Award
The Center for Digital Government (CDG) has presented the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation with one of its Best of California Awards, which recognize state and local government organizations for innovative technology initiatives.
County Parks & Recreation Recognized with Best of California Award
The city of Santa Clarita and Caltrans engineers have partnered with Caltrans to provide traffic enhancements.
City Implements Traffic Improvements at Sierra Highway, Golden Valley Road
Continuing the momentum developed from such programs as iTEENS during the school year and the Teen Summit hosted earlier in 2018, the city of Santa Clarita will host a teen leadership development training on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., at the Newhall Community Center (22421 Market Street).
Sept. 26: ‘I Can Achieve Now!’ Teen Leadership Workshop
NORTHRIDGE - CSUN's Michael Merchan has been named Co-Big West Athlete of the Week for men's cross country. Merchan is the first Matador men's cross country student-athlete to earn the award since it was established in 2001. Merchan shares the honor with Nick Randazzo of UCSB.
CSUN’s Merchan Nabs Big West Co-Athlete of the Week
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla stopped by Golden Valley High School Wednesday morning to encourage students to register to vote.
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Encourages Local Students to Vote
SACRAMENTO — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, the California Air Resources Board, and New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas filed suit Tuesday against the Trump Administration for its unlawful attempt to dismantle critical environmental waste protections.
Becerra Sues Trump Admin for Unlawful Attempt to Dismantle Waste Protections
Kaiser Permanente will open all seasonal flu clinics throughout Southern California on Saturday, Sept. 22, and urges all members to get their no-cost vaccinations early.
Sept. 22: Kaiser Permanente Opens Seasonal Flu Clinics Throughout So Cal
On Tuesday, The Home Depot Foundation increased its financial support to $3 million for disaster relief efforts and communities impacted by recent disasters, including Hurricane Florence, Olivia, the California wildfires and flooding in the Midwest.
Home Depot Foundation Increases Financial Support for Disaster Relief Efforts
Los Angeles County took a major step towards fostering a vibrant business ecosystem to help the local bioscience industry reach its full potential as a job-creating economic engine that advances breakthroughs in global health.
County Committed to Becoming Bioscience Global Leader
SACRAMENTO – Every day, thousands of parents and caregivers in California travel with children in their vehicle.
Sept. 23-29: Child Passenger Safety Week
The 3rd annual Gran Fondo Santa Clarita will be held Saturday, Sept. 29, beginning at 8:00 a.m.
Sept. 29: Gran Fondo Santa Clarita
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce invites you to their 34th annual Oktoberfest Golf Tournament, sponsored by Chiquita Canyon. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.
Oct. 22: SCV Chamber’s 34th Annual Oktoberfest Golf Tournament
1954 - C-46 cargo plane crashes at Saugus Drunk Farm; Civil Air Patrol chaplains parachute to safety [story]
Filmmaker Magazine recently unveiled its annual roundup of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film, and CalArtians Hannah Peterson (Film/Video MFA 2018) and Richard Van (Film/Video MFA 2018) were included on the 2018 list.
CalArtians Among Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Indie Film