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1923 - Newhall Chamber of Commerce organized; Albert Swall elected president [story]
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Note: U.S. Rep. Steve Knight, R-Palmdale, represents the Santa Clarita Valley in Congress. This is his weekly newsletter.

More on the Porter Ranch Gas Leak

Last week I spoke at the Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council’s Community Forum about what we are doing to stop the leak and ensure that it never happens again. I also attended the Governor’s Town Hall to hear from residents about difficulties they are facing. If anyone has a question or needs assistance with relocation or reimbursement, please call my office at 661-255-5630 and we will make sure you are taken care of.

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Coffee for Veterans

Yesterday I sat down for coffee with some of our area’s veterans at Crazy Otto’s. We discussed some of my current legislative efforts to improve the lives of service members and went over how my office can help on issues with federal agencies like the VA. For more information on that, visit my website here.

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We Love Simi Police

A huge thank you to Mayor Bob Huber and the Simi Valley Police Department for providing my Simi Office with a “Simi Valley Supports Our Cops” sign. As a former officer myself, I have an immense amount of respect for the men and women in uniform of Simi Valley.

The Beat Goes On

On Monday I also took a tour of the Remo Drums manufacturing facility, which is located in Valencia. A huge thank you to Remo and the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber for helping set up the tour- the Remo facility is incredible and their story was inspiring!

Touring Remo Drums in Valencia

Antelope Valley Veterans Community Action Coalition
I started this morning by enjoying a great meeting with the Antelope Valley Veterans Community Action Coalition. Thank you all for your service and for sharing your thoughts with me.

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Around the Capitol

Porter Ranch In DC
On January 12 I arranged a meeting between myself, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and the President and CEO of SoCalGas to ensure that the Majority Leader is fully informed of the situation and behind me in preventing situations like the Aliso Canyon gas leak from occurring in the future.

 

Fighting for DIPG Awareness

A week ago I introduced a resolution that will help raise awareness and funding for a form of pediatric cancer called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, or DIPG. DIPG is responsible for the most pediatric brain tumor deaths each year, and this bill will bring us one step closer to ending it once and for all. Thank you very much to Jack’s Angels in Santa Clarita for bringing this issue to my attention, and to all of the original cosponsors, especially Congresswoman Jackie Speier, for helping bring this terrible disease to the national stage. More info on the bill here. For more information on Jack’s Angels and their efforts to combat pediatric cancer, visit their website here.

Making Nuclear Energy Work

Last week I participated in a markup for the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology where we worked on the Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act. This legislation, which I am proud to cosponsor, would direct the Department of Energy to partner with innovators to develop the next generation of reliable, safe, and efficient nuclear reactors. Read the full bill for yourself here.

Around the Corner
Arts Master Plan Presentation
January 20th, 6:30-9 pm
The Centre, 28880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita, 91350

A Foot in the Door: Abstract Art and Meaning Reception
January 20th, 7 pm
First Floor Gallery at City Hall, 23920 Valencia Boulevard, Santa Clarita, 91355
Exhibit on Display: January 11 through April 9, 2016

Free Walk-In Housing Rights Clinic
January 21st, 1-4 pm
South Antelope Valley Emergency Services (SAVES), 1002 E Avenue Q-12, Palmdale, 93550

“The Mikado”- an Operetta
January 21-23, 7:30-9:30 pm
Masters College, 21726 Placerita Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, 91321

2016 Ventura County Homeless Count
January 26th
The Samaritan Center, 280 Royal Avenue, Simi Valley, 93063

Simi Valley Public Library Offers Computer Classes For Adults
January 27th, 2:30-3:30 pm
Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley, 93063

Manufacturing Job Fair
January 29th, 11:30 am
America’s Job Center of California at the University Center, College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, 91355

National Puzzle Day
January 29th, 3-5 pm
Canyon Country Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, 91355

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LOCAL NEWS HEADLINES
Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
Planning Commission Bumps NorthLake Approval Hearing to April 18
The Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission decided in its meeting Wednesday morning to continue its final approval hearing for the NorthLake Specific Plan Project to Wednesday, April 18.
Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
Hart Baseball Field Vandalized
Detectives at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station are studying surveillance video after a field at the William S. Hart Baseball Complex off Auto Center Drive was vandalized early Sunday morning.
Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018
Officials: Arroyo Seco Threat Not ‘Credible’
Earlier today, Arroyo Seco Junior High School parents were alerted of a "concerning statement" made by a student. Law enforcement officials later determined the statement did not pose a credible threat.
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The Southern California Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America is honoring Valencia-based Lundgren Management with an award for its excellent work on the new Palmdale Center for the Antelope Valley Community College District.
CMAA Honors Lundgren for Excellence on AV College Project
The Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission decided in its meeting Wednesday morning to continue its final approval hearing for the NorthLake Specific Plan Project to Wednesday, April 18.
Planning Commission Bumps NorthLake Approval Hearing to April 18
Detectives at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station are studying surveillance video after a field at the William S. Hart Baseball Complex off Auto Center Drive was vandalized early Sunday morning.
Hart Baseball Field Vandalized
1923 - Newhall Chamber of Commerce organized; Albert Swall elected president [story]
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Earlier today, Arroyo Seco Junior High School parents were alerted of a "concerning statement" made by a student. Law enforcement officials later determined the statement did not pose a credible threat.
Officials: Arroyo Seco Threat Not ‘Credible’
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital will host the Santa Clarita Valley Concussion Seminar on Saturday, Feb. 24th from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Henry Mayo Center located at 23803 McBean Parkway in Valencia.
Feb. 24: Concussion Seminar at Henry Mayo
The High Plains Library District Board has appointed Dr. Matthew Hortt as the new Executive Director.
City Librarian Leaving to Accept New Position in Colorado
NORTHRIDGE - Nationally ranked opponents await the CSUN softball team this week as the Matadors have six games on the docket.
CSUN Softball Readies for Nationally Ranked Opponents
The new year got off to a solid start for residential real estate in the Santa Clarita Valley with single-family homes sales up even as median prices of homes and condominiums sold during January posted higher than a year ago, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Monday.
SCV Home Sales off to Solid Start in New Year
The Santa Clarita Public Library’s fourth annual One Story One City program returns with free, themed events during the entire month of March. The One Story One City initiative encourages citywide discussions and promotes reading across all ages through one story.
One Story One City Program to Begin in March
Learn what it takes to become a part of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Feb. 21: LA County Fire Department Recruitment Seminar at COC
Join the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce at its inaugural Current Affairs Forum, sponsored by Poole & Shaffery, featuring the President and CEO of the California Chamber of Commerce, Allan Zaremberg.
Mar. 6: Chamber’s Inaugural Current Affairs Forum
SACRAMENTO - Last week, Senator Scott Wilk, R-Antelope Valley, introduced legislation - Senate Bill 1452 - in a move to bring a Global War on Terror Memorial to California.
Wilk Introduces Legislation to Create Global War on Terror Memorial
WASHINGTON (CN) – Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas berated his colleagues Tuesday for rejecting a challenge by gun owners to California’s 10-day “cooling-off” period.
Supreme Court Rejects Challenge by California Gun Owners
1906 - L.A. County accepts Mr. H.C. Register's bid to build (Old) Newhall Jail for $2,237 [story]
NextSCV, newly rebranded from SCV Emerging Leaders, will host a behind-the-scenes tour of the Princess Cruises world headquarters in Valencia, followed by a mixer at The Dudes’ Brewery, on Wednesday, February 28.
Feb. 28: NextSCV Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Princess Cruises HQ
The Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation has added three new members to the board of directors -- Don Kimball, community president at FivePoint; Tracy Lawrence, MD, director of Emergency Services, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital; and Robert Stern, CPA, Stern, Kory, Morgan & Sreden.
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation Adds 3 to Board
Hollywood Boulevard will be closed for the Oscars between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive from 10 p.m. on Sunday, February 25 to 6 a.m. on Wednesday, March 7.
Hollywood Blvd. Closed for Oscars Feb. 25 to March 7
Westmont scored a 54-41 home win over The Master's University women's basketball team Saturday night, as the Mustangs scored the fewest points in a game this season, shooting just 31 percent from the floor.
The Master’s Can’t Find Groove in Santa Barbara
The TMU Mustangs rallied from a deficit late Saturday afternoon to beat Hope International 4-3 in the nightcap, completing a series and a doubleheader sweep of the No. 8 Royals.
Mustangs’ 4-3 Comeback Sweeps Royals in Closer
Josh Robison slugged a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning and No. 14 The Master's University rallied from a three-run deficit to beat No. 8 Hope International 7-6 in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Lou Herwaldt Stadium.
Robison Rallies Mustangs Past Royals in Opener
Farmers Insurance agent Jon Albert will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of his new Santa Clarita office on Tuesday, February 20 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Feb. 20: New Farmers Insurance Agent Hosts Grand Opening
The Mustangs opened the second half of their 101-82 win at Westmont College on Saturday with a flurry of steals and blocks and buckets, which helped TMU claim at least a share of the first GSAC title in program history.
Mustangs Claim Share of 1st GSAC Title in Program History
CSUN's fifth annual Maurice Amado Foundation Lecture in Jewish Ethics will feature respected scholar Aaron J. Hahn Tapper, who will examine issues surrounding reconciliation and forgiveness in his talk at Valley Beth Shalom Synagogue in Encino on Wednesday, March 14 starting at 7:30 p.m.
March 14: CSUN Amado Lecture to Explore Forgiving the Unforgivable
A federal grand jury on Friday indicted a 32-year-old Texas man accused of carrying out a five-day, 2 million-email attack on the Los Angeles County Superior Courts computer system in July 2017.
Feds Indict Texas Man in LA County Court Email Hack
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will host live Oscars viewing parties in New York and London for its members and invited film industry guests on Oscar Sunday, March 4.
March 4: Academy to Celebrate Oscar Night in New York, London
College of the Canyons' baseball team beat Chaffey College 12-9 in a wild game on Saturday when the home team scored eight runs in the 7th to gain the win and improve to 7-4.
College of the Canyons Outruns Chaffey College 12-9
The next Canyon Country Advisory Committee meeting at the Mint Canyon Moose Lodge includes a meet-and-greet with 25th District Congressional candidate Michael Masterman-Smith on Wednesday, February 21, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Feb. 21: Canyon Country Advisory Committee Meeting
"NCIS" producer-writer Scott Williams has been added to the lineup of speakers at the 2018 Economic Outlook Conference hosted by the SCV Economic Development Corporation and COC at TPC Valencia on March 8 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
March 8: ‘NCIS’ Producer Joins 2018 SCV Economic Outlook Panel
The William S. Hart Union High School District's Career & College Readiness Department is celebrating Career Education Month in February by providing students a variety of pathways to success.
Hart District Celebrates Career Education Month
Arroyo Seco Junior High School and Saugus High School have partnered to introduce Career Pathways to students, with automotive technology the focus of the next panel on Friday, February 23.
Arroyo Seco, Saugus High Team for Career Pathways Panels
Los Angeles County's Interim Health Officer has issued a Cold Weather Alert for the Santa Clarita Valley through Wednesday night due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for wind chill temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
Cold Weather Alert Chills SCV Through Wednesday
1803 - Indian family members removed from Caamulus (Camulos) village, Piru area, are baptized at San Fernando Mission [record]
1955 - Actor and nightclub owner Ace Cain incorporates the Rocky Springs Country Club in Sand Canyon [story]
1949 - Short-lived oil drilling operation on Newhall's Arcadia Street ends [story]
The next meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set for Tuesday, February 20, starting at 1 p.m.
Feb. 20: LA County Board of Supervisors Meeting