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1941 - Ernie Hickson buys out Trem Carr's interest in their Monogram movie ranch, renames it "Placeritos" (later called Melody). [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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Thursday, Jun 21, 2018
SCV Home, Condo Sales Drop Amid Tight Inventory, Rising Interest Rates
An already extremely tight inventory bumped into rising interest rates to further complicate home sales during May in the Santa Clarita Valley, which saw drops in home and condominium closed escrows compared to a year ago, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Thursday.
Thursday, Jun 21, 2018
Detectives Seek Public’s Help in Nabbing Tip Jar Thief
Detectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station are looking for a male suspect who stole a tip jar from a local coffee shop. Details below are from the Facebook page of the SCV Sheriff's Station:
Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018
SOS Entertainment Named 38th Assembly District Business of the Year
Santa Clarita-based SOS Entertainment has been named the 38th Assembly District’s Business of the Year, Assemblyman Dante Acosta (R-Santa Clarita) announced Wednesday.
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There are spots still available on the Saugus Spartans Football program for kids between the ages of 6-8 years old.
Spots Still Open on Saugus Spartans Football Program
An already extremely tight inventory bumped into rising interest rates to further complicate home sales during May in the Santa Clarita Valley, which saw drops in home and condominium closed escrows compared to a year ago, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Thursday.
SCV Home, Condo Sales Drop Amid Tight Inventory, Rising Interest Rates
Detectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station are looking for a male suspect who stole a tip jar from a local coffee shop. Details below are from the Facebook page of the SCV Sheriff's Station:
Detectives Seek Public’s Help in Nabbing Tip Jar Thief
Adoption is a meaningful way for individuals and couples to fulfill their dream of parenting. There are approximately 64,000 children in foster care in California.
July 28: Children’s Bureau Foster Care, Adoption Information Meeting
1941 - Ernie Hickson buys out Trem Carr's interest in their Monogram movie ranch, renames it "Placeritos" (later called Melody). [story]
CalArts alumna and faculty member Brigette Barrager (BFA Film/Video 07) was awarded the Christopher Award for Distinguished Achievement for her illustration of "Pocket Full of Colors."
CalArts Faculty Brigette Barrager Wins Christopher Award
"Window Lace," the first exhibit by CalArts students to be presented at the Westfield Valencia Town Center Mall, is now open on the mall's first floor across from H&M and will be on display through the end of summer 2018.
CalArts Opens its First Art Exhibit at Westfield Valencia Mall
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that Jennifer Todd has won the runoff election for the open Producers Branch seat on the 2018–19 Board of Governors.
Producer Jennifer Todd Voted to Academy Board of Governors
California's median home price reached a new high in May, while home sales retreated both on a monthly and annual basis, wiping out most of the gains posted for the year, the California Association of Realtors said Tuesday.
California Median Home Price Hits Record High, Sales Drop in May
In an effort to transform California’s relationship to energy markets in the western region of the country, lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a bill that would merge California into a regional energy market.
California’s Controversial Energy-Grid Bill Advances
Santa Clarita-based SOS Entertainment has been named the 38th Assembly District’s Business of the Year, Assemblyman Dante Acosta (R-Santa Clarita) announced Wednesday.
SOS Entertainment Named 38th Assembly District Business of the Year
Tickets are now on sale for “A Doll’s House,” “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” and “Harold and Maude,” three theater productions to be presented in June and July at The Main in Old Town Newhall.
Tickets on Sale for 3 New Theater Productions at The Main
Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean C. Logan announced on Wednesday the fifth ballot counting update for the Statewide Direct Primary Election.
Fifth Election Results Update for June 5 Primary Election
Los Angeles County has engaged information technology leader IBM Security Services to conduct an independent review and evaluation of the systems and procedures used in the production and printing of voter rosters for the June 5 Statewide Direct Primary Election.
L.A. County Selects IBM Security Services to Review Voter Roster Error
The Assembly Committee on Public Safety unanimously passed Senate Bill 1024, the Animal Cruelty & Violence Intervention Act of 2018, introduced by Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, to change the way California handles animal abuse offenders, Wilk announced Wednesday.
Wilk Animal Offender Bill Passes Assembly Public Safety Committee
Separate bills authored by California Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, to improve management of sex offenders and to streamline cultivation of industrial hemp have cleared the Assembly Committee on Public Safety, Wilk announced Wednesday.
Wilk Sex Offender, Industrial Hemp Bills Clear Assembly Committee
World-traveled rock-R&B-funk band Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps returns to headline the free Valencia Jazz & Blues concert on the street outside the Hyatt Regency Valencia on Friday, June 22 starting at 7 p.m.
June 22: Teresa James & Rhythm Tramps at Valencia Jazz & Blues
The California Senate Energy, Utilities & Communications Committee voted Tuesday to pass legislation turning California into a giant Western power trading casino that puts ratepayers and the environment at risk, Consumer Watchdog said in condemning the vote for AB 813.
Consumer Watchdog Condemns California Senate Energy Committee Vote for Power Trading
The JetHawks' Roberto Ramos won the pregame Home Run Derby, but the North Division took down the South, 8-1, in the California League All-Star Game at The Hangar in Lancaster Tuesday night.
Ramos Wins Home Run Derby, But South Drops All-Star Game
The Assembly Committee on Higher Education unanimously approved Senate Bill 1356 introduced by California Senator Scott Wilk, R-Antelope Valley, to provide state funding for a California Institute for Aerospace in the Antelope Valley.
Wilk Aerospace Institute Bill Soars Through Legislature
Nine Northeast and West Coast states including California Wednesday reaffirmed their strong commitment to a clean, low-carbon transportation sector with the release of a new Multi-State Zero Emission Vehicle Action Plan for 2018-2021 to support the successful implementation of the states’ ZEV programs.
California Lauds Multi-State Zero-Emissions Vehicle Plan
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies arrested a man and woman from Long Beach on various charges including suspected identity theft and possession of counterfeit cash in Saugus Monday afternoon.
Long Beach Couple Arrested for Suspected ID Theft, Bogus Bills
2002 - "Legacy: Santa Clarita's Living History" series debuts on SCVTV with "Placerita Gold" episode [watch]
Here is a list of Santa Clarita arts-related events for June 20 -22:
June 20-22: Santa Clarita Arts Calendar
NORTHRIDGE- CSUN Athletics is mourning the passing of former women's golf coach Bonnie Murphy who lost her five-year battle with cancer on Saturday, June 17.
Matadors Mourn Loss of Former Women’s Golf Coach
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will be holding a networking social where attendees will receive a voucher for 50% off their next purchase with Ashley Furniture in Santa Clarita, and anyone who takes a comfort test on a Tempur Pedic mattress will receive a $50 gift card.
June 20: SCV Chamber’s Business After Hours Social
The city of Santa Clarita’s popular Summer Trolley, which takes guests to and from Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor each day for free, is now offering evening entertainment service, from local hotels to both Town Center Drive and Old Town Newhall.
Summer Trolley Now Offering Evening Entertainment Service
Firefighters are responding to a 1-acre brush fire in Newhall that started after 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, according to officials at the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Forward Progress Stopped on Newhall Brush Fire
One hundred fifty college-bound young adults, many of them the first in their families to attend college, including one student who is College of the Canyons-bound, will proudly take center stage and be honored for their success on Tuesday, June 26, as part of the 30th annual “Celebration 2018: Honoring the Academic Achievements of Foster Youth.”
June 26: Celebration 2018 Grad Ceremony for High-Achieving Foster Youth
For the sixth consecutive year, Henry Mayo has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
American Heart Association Recognizes Henry Mayo Stroke Team
A joint operation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the California Department of Justice led to the seizure of 553 firearms in Agua Dulce last week.
Investigators Seize 553 Firearms From Agua Dulce Home of Convicted Felon
SACRAMENTO – Summer in California is a time for many people to enjoy road trips, see the sights, and visit new places.
CHP: ‘Safety First’ for Summer Travel
SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Tuesday joined New Mexico Attorney General Hector H. Balderas and 19 attorneys general in demanding the U.S. Department of Justice immediately end its new “zero tolerance” immigration policy which separates children from their parents.
Becerra, State AGs Demand End to Zero-Tolerance Policy of Separating Families
1946 - Community leader Bobbie (Nash) Trueblood arrives in Newhall [story]
The extension of the Film and Television Tax Credit has been included as part of the new state budget, and awaits the governor's signature, California Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced Monday.
Film, TV Tax Credit Included in State Budget
Los Angeles County Parks and Open Space District representatives joined by three nature-oriented, community-based nonprofit organizations will host an information meeting to provide residents with information about implementation of Measure A, the local park funding measure approved by voters, on Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
June 23: Parks, Open Space Measure A Info Meeting