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1803 - Indian family members removed from Caamulus (Camulos) village, Piru area, are baptized at San Fernando Mission [record]


Update on Porter Ranch Gas Leak

I am very glad to hear that the Porter Ranch gas leak has been permanently sealed and that residents can begin returning to their homes. Now that the relief operation is complete, it is time to begin the process of recovering, investigating, and preventing crises like this one from ever happening in our communities again. My office stands ready to assist with the relocation and reimbursement processes, so give us a call at (661) 255-5630 or email us at https://knight.house.gov/contact/email.

Giving an update on the Porter Ranch Gas Leak

Chili Cook Off for Veterans

It was quite an honor to serve as a judge in the 1st Annual Chili Cook off at American Legion Post 311 last Saturday.

Saturday’s Chili Cook Off In the AV

AV Mall

I stopped by the Antelope Valley Mall on February 16 for a tour of the property and an update on their operation. Thank you to General Manager Scott Cummings, as well as Alan Schmiedicker and Robert Dibblee for taking time out of your day to discuss your business and its importance to the AV.

Touring the AV Mall

Next Steps in Porter Ranch

Earlier this week I met with public officials to discuss the near, medium, and long-term challenges regarding the gas leak near Porter Ranch. Thank you to Dr. Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy, and Marie Therese Dominguez, Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation and everyone else who participated in this important roundtable.

Roundtable discussion in Porter Ranch with federal officials

Princess Cruises Tour

I toured the Princess Cruises facility in Valencia on February 17 to learn about how federal regulations affect the recreational shipping industry. Thank you to the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber and the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation for helping to arrange the visit!

Touring the Princess Cruises facility in Valencia

A Cemex Update in Sand Canyon

Thank you to the Sand Canyon Home Owners Association for giving me the opportunity to attend Wednesday night’s meeting and give an update on my legislation that would prevent another Cemex-style mine in Soledad Canyon.

Speaking to the Sand Canyon Home Owners Association

Skip for Jack

I had a great time over the weekend raising awareness and funds for Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) research with Jack’s Angels at Skip for Jack in Santa Clarita. Thank you to Jack’s Angels for everything that you do! For more information on current efforts to research and end DIPG, visit my website here or Jack’s Angel’s website.

Skip for Jack 2016

 

Around the Capitol
Future of Flight

On February 12, the Committee on Science, Space, & Technology held a hearing and passed H.R. 4489, the FAA Leadership In Groundbreaking High-Tech Research and Development Act (FLIGHT R&D Act). This bill, which I introduced last week, would authorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to study and utilize improvements in aerospace technology with the goal of advancing aviation safety, security, and economic competitiveness. Research and development in aerospace means more jobs and more opportunities for our small businesses to flourish. For more information, please visit my website.

The FLIGHT R&D Act

Stopping Cemex

I am very proud to announce that I introduced a bill that would prevent another Cemex-style mine from ever existing in Soledad Canyon. We have strong momentum on this issue, and I am confident that the Soledad Canyon Consistency Act would grant consistency, safety, and peace of mind to the people of the Santa Clarita Valley. More info here.

Porter Ranch Hearing Date Set

Last week the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railways, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials announced that its members will honor my request for a hearing on the Porter Ranch gas leak and my legislation on February 25. This is an incredibly important matter, and I am pleased that my colleagues will examine it sooner rather than later. Visit my website for more information.

Testifying at an Assembly hearing on the Porter Ranch gas leak

Calling All Aspiring Interns

My Washington, D.C. Office is currently looking for qualified and enthusiastic interns. If you have an interest in politics or policy, enjoy a fun and fast-paced work environment, and want to improve your job skills in the nation’s Capital, then fill out an application here.

A former D.C. Intern and current staff member

 

Around the Corner
Mardi Gras Madness 5K / 10K / Mini Madness 1K
February 21, 8-10 am
Valencia Town Center, 24201 West Valencia Blvd, ValenciaBlack Women in American History
February 24, 10-11 am
SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street, Newhall

Lego Free Play
February 25, 5-7 pm
Palmdale City Library, 700 E Palmdale Blvd, Palmdale

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday at the Simi Public Valley Library
February 27, 10am-1 pm
Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley

The Art of Being Earnest
February 27 through April 3, various times
Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 East Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley

Fractured Landscapes and Joshua Trees-Art Exhibit
February 18 through April 17, 6:30-8:30 pm
Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th Street East, Palmdale

Discussion on the St. Francis Dam Disaster with Author Jon Wilkman
February 27, 2pm
Newhall Library, 24500 Main Street, Santa Clarita

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Monday, Feb 19, 2018
Cold Weather Alert Chills SCV Through Wednesday
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.
Friday, Feb 16, 2018
SCV Deputies’ Latest Probation Check Nets No Arrests
Crime Prevention deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station, assisted by Crime Impact Team deputies, conducted checks on probationers at six different locations on Thursday but made no arrests.
Friday, Feb 16, 2018
West Ranch Alum Taylor Lingscheit Graduates USAF Basic Training
U.S. Air Force Airman Taylor M. Lingscheit has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
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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
Little, Brown Books recently published CalArts alum Vashti Harrison's (Film/Video MFA 14) debut illustrated book, "Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History."
Vashti Harrison Talks ‘Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History’
UCLA's Hammer Museum has announced the 32 artists including six CalArts alumni who will participate in "Made in L.A. 2018," the fourth edition of the museum's biennial exhibition, which runs June 3 to Sept. 2 at the Westwood museum.
6 CalArtians Among Artists Selected for ‘Made in L.A. 2018’
The Isaura String Quartet will present an evening of music by CalArtians at Human Resources LA in Downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, February 18 starting at 8 p.m.
Feb. 18: Isaura String Quartet to Perform at Human Resources LA
Two films directed by alumni of California Institute of the Arts' legendary Character Animation program, "Coco" and "The Boss Baby," are nominated for "Best Animated Feature" Academy Awards.
Oscar Buzz: Will 2018 Bring Oscar No. 11 to a CalArts Animator?
Crime Prevention deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station, assisted by Crime Impact Team deputies, conducted checks on probationers at six different locations on Thursday but made no arrests.
SCV Deputies’ Latest Probation Check Nets No Arrests
Artist Bob Hernandez will give a charcoal/pastel inspirational talk at the Monday, Feb. 19 meeting of the Santa Clarita Artists Association at Barnes & Noble in Valencia starting at 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 19: Bob Hernandez Charcoal, Pastel Demo at Barnes and Noble
U.S. Air Force Airman Taylor M. Lingscheit has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
West Ranch Alum Taylor Lingscheit Graduates USAF Basic Training
The city of Santa Clarita, County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, the Hart District and the Los Angeles Conservation Corps celebrated the growth and continued success of the school district’s recycling program with a media event at Valencia High School Thursday.
Santa Clarita, LA County Celebrate School Recycling Push
The Master's University women's basketball team hopes it finds its offensive mojo by Saturday evening when it takes on No. 4 Westmont College in Santa Barbara.
Master’s Seeks Offensive Mojo Ahead of Westmont Showdown
The Master's College Mustangs men's basketball team (25-1) can lock in at least a share of the program's first-ever GSAC regular-season title with a win at No. 8 Westmont College on Saturday.
Mustangs Could Clinch GSAC Title Saturday in Santa Barbara
College of the Canyons' baseball team tasted both victory and defeat on Wednesday, dropping a 6-5 extra innings decision to Cerritos College in a make-up game and following with a 4-3 win in the regularly scheduled contest.
Cougars Hold On for 4-3 Win Over Cerritos College
With a hard-fought 81-77 victory over visiting Bakersfield College on Wednesday night in the Cougar Cage, College of the Canyons' men's basketball team moved into the conference top spot one win away from winning a conference championship.
Cougars Claw Bakersfield 81-77, Move Into Conference Top Spot
College of the Canyons women's basketball team won its eighth straight game Wednesday night in the Cougar Cage, knocking off conference rival Bakersfield College 88-60 and clinching at least a share of WSC South Division championship.
COC Women’s Hoops Team Wins 8th Straight, Share of WSC Title
The Los Angeles County Community Development Commission has earmarked $1.5 million in Affordable Housing Trust Funds for construction and financing of Six Four Nine Lofts, a supportive housing development for homeless military veterans and special-needs households on L.A.'s Skid Row.
LA County, City Team to House Homeless Veterans, Special Needs Households
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station, the city of Santa Clarita and Valencia High School officials will partner to bring the “Every 15 Minutes” program to the school on Tuesday, February 20.
Feb. 20: ‘Every 15 Minutes’ Clocks in at Valencia High School