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2003 - Ruth Newhall, longtime co-owner/editor of The Signal, dies in Berkeley [story]


angelesnationalforestsignIn honor of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, the Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel Mountains National Monument offer visitors a “fee free” day Monday, Jan. 18. The normally required National Forest Adventure Pass will be waived.

“In honor of this great civil rights leader, we encourage people to use this fee free day to get outdoors and enjoy the wonderful recreational opportunities on the Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel Mountains National Monument,” said Jeffrey Vail, forest supervisor.

Visitors who inadvertently use a Daily Adventure Pass can have it replaced free of charge. Although the Adventure Pass fee will be waived, campground, reservation, group-site, and concession fees may still be in effect.

Whether you are going for a hike or heading up to enjoy the snow, please come prepared for the potential hazards that come with winter conditions. Please “Know Before You Go” and visit the Angeles and Monu-ment website for updates on current conditions and closures at http://www.fs.usda.gov/angeles/. Please also take along essential winter safety items such as tire chains, extra food and water, a flashlight and first-aid kit.

Fee free days will be offered on multiple occasions this year, including Presidents Day on Feb. 15, National Get Outdoors Day on June 11, National Public Lands Day on Sept. 24 and Veterans Day on Nov. 11. The fee-waiver days support the goals of President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors initiative and First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Outside by actively supporting and promoting programs, projects and initiatives that encourage use of the outdoors by the public.

The waivers allow people to explore our nation’s forests, which offer a wide range of recreation and educational benefits such as improved physical and mental health, emotional well-being, concern for nature and a conservation ethic.

The mission of the U.S. Forest Service, part U.S. Department of Agriculture, is to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.

The agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private landowners, and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world. Public lands the Forest Service manages contribute more than $13 billion to the economy each year through visitor spending alone.

Those same lands provide 20 percent of the nation’s clean water supply, a value estimated at $7.2 billion per year. The agency has either a direct or indirect role in stewardship of about 80 percent of the 850 million forested acres within the U.S., of which 100 million acres are urban forests where most Americans live.

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LOS ANGELES COUNTY HEADLINES
Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017
The Board of Supervisors approved a motion by Supervisors Hilda L. Solis and Kathryn Barger on Tuesday to extend the county’s Winter Shelter Program by an additional month -- through March 31, 2018
Friday, Nov 17, 2017
Los Angeles County and city of Los Angeles officials have reached a key milestone in their partnership to create 10,000 units of permanent supportive housing for homeless people over the next decade.
Friday, Nov 17, 2017
The next meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set for Tuesday, November 21, starting at 9:30 a.m.
Thursday, Nov 16, 2017
The Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations (LACCHR) on Thursday released its annual account of hate crimes reported throughout Los Angeles County in 2016.
Thursday, Nov 9, 2017
Qualifying students enrolled in the Career Online High School (COHS) program offered by LA County Library can now check out a laptop and MiFi mobile internet hotspot for free.

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The College of the Canyons Small Business Development Center will host a free payroll tax seminar for business owners and financial managers at COC's University Center on Friday, December 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Dec. 8: SBDC Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar at COC
The College of the Canyons Small Business Development Center will host a free workshop, "Effective Selling," for entrepreneurs at COC's University Center on Friday, December 8 from 10 a.m. to noon.
Dec. 8: Effective Selling Workshop for Entrepreneurs at COC
The College of the Canyons Small Business Development Center will host a pair of webinars for people interested in starting a home-based business on November 30 and December 14.
Nov. 30, Dec. 14: SBDC Home-Based Business Webinars
The College of the Canyons Small Business Development Center will host a pair of business model workshops for entrepreneurs in Canyon Country on November 29 and Newhall on November 30.
Nov. 29-30: SBDC Business Model Workshops for Entrepreneurs
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department encourage residents to shop locally, shop small, and shop safely during the year-end holiday shopping season.
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The Santa Clarita Valley Committee on Aging will host its 2017 Annual Assembly at the SCV Senior Center in Newhall on Thursday, December 7.
Dec. 7: SCV Senior Center 2017 Annual Assembly
The Kidspace Children's Museum in Pasadena will join museum stores across the U.S. and 10 other participating countries in the first-ever "Museum Store Sunday" on November 26.
Nov. 26: Kidspace Children’s Museum Joins Museum Store Sunday
The Internal Revenue Service wants new small business owners, including those involved in the sharing economy, to know that IRS.gov has an online resource center to help them learn all they need to know about the tax implications of running a small business.
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Directed by Santa Clarita filmmaker Sally Colón-Petree, the new documentary "Women Like Us" will premiere in Thousand Oaks November 28, Valencia November 30 and Hollywood December 5.
Nov. 28-Dec. 5: Premiere of ‘Women Like Us,’ Directed by Valencia Filmmaker
Award-winning Santa Clarita artist Zony Gordon will host the “Art of the Season” Wine reception at the Canyon Theatre Guild gallery in Old Town Newhall on Saturday, Nov. 25, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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The Los Angeles County Fire Department got the green light from the County Board of Supervisors Tuesday to raze the temporary fire station on Golden Valley Road and build a new, permanent station at the same location.
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2003 - Ruth Newhall, longtime co-owner/editor of The Signal, dies in Berkeley [story]
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CSUN Releases 2018 Softball Schedule
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