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2002 - "Legacy: Santa Clarita's Living History" series debuts on SCVTV with "Placerita Gold" episode [watch]


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App Challenge Winner

Congratulations to Efrain Munoz from The Palmdale Aerospace Academy on winning this year’s Congressional App Challenge! The Congressional App Challenge is a fun way to encourage students to pursue STEM-based skills, which are crucial to maintaining America’s competitive advantage. Efrain has proven he has great talent in these fields, and sets a fantastic example for the rest of our nation’s youth to follow.

Keep up the great work Efrain!

Veterans Outreach

Thank you Andy and Shelly Crawford of Red White and Blue C.D.C.as well as Steve Baker and his team for another outstanding Veterans Outreach this weekend. This annual event always brings together lots of great resources and services for our local veterans.

Thanks to everyone who made the AV Veterans Outreach a success

Grand Opening in Santa Clarita

Congratulations to Garen and Alma on opening a Papa Murphy’s in Santa Clarita. Welcome to the community!

A warm SCV Welcome to Garen and Alma!

Boys & Girls Club of Simi Valley

Congratulations to outgoing Phil Isabell, Chairman of the Board at Boys and Girls Club of Simi Valley. Thank you for your leadership and commitment to our youth in Simi Valley.

Congratulations Phil

RoboSTEM Expo

Saturday’s RoboSTEM Expo in Lancaster was a fun and informative event. I love seeing the variety of great programs in the Antelope Valley!

Checking out some local tech at the AV RoboSTEM Expo

For the Troops

I was honored to serve as Honorary Co-Chair at the For the Troops Gala in Simi Valley on Saturday night. For the Troops is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to providing members of the American military with “We Care” packages containing basic necessities, goodies, games and—most of all—a show of support. More information on their website: http://www.forthetroops.org/ 

Honorary Co-Chair for the Annual For the Troops Gala

Calling All Artists

I’m excited to announce that I am now accepting artwork submissions for the Congressional Art Competition of 2016. High School students can submit an original work of art for a chance to be selected as the 25th Congressional District’s winner. The first place winner will be provided with complimentary airfare to Washington, D.C. to see his or her art displayed in the Capitol Building—which will be displayed for an entire year. Artwork must be submitted by Friday, April 24th to one of my District Offices in Antelope Valley, Simi Valley, or to the KHTS Radio Station in Santa Clarita. A winner will be announced by May 4th, and will be selected by a panel of judges consisting of members of the art community throughout the district.

For more information on guidelines and rules, please visit my website or call Nicole in my Santa Clarita Valley Office at (661) 255-5630.

 

Around the Capitol
Last Man on the Moon

Last week I spoke at a reception for NASA Space Launch System & Orion Suppliers featuring Gene Cernan, the last man on the moon. America needs heroes like Cernan who can inspire future generations to push the boundaries of our space exploration program and continue our nation’s leadership in aeronautics and innovation.

Speaking at a reception for the last man on the moon

Carrying Water to Santa Clarita

Even with the rain from El Nino, the drought in our state is a national emergency and Congressional action is needed to increase our drinking water supply. That is why on February 24th I introduced legislation that would authorize the Bureau of Reclamation to fund new water supply programs associated with communities impacted by perchlorate contamination plumes, like the Santa Clarita Valley, in order to restore lost local groundwater supply and decrease dependence on imported water supplies. More information here.

California Institute for Aerospace

I am proud to stand behind Assemblyman Tom Lackey, Assemblyman Scott Wilk, Senator Sharon Runner, and Senator Jean Fuller in their effort to create a California Institute for Aerospace in the Antelope Valley. We need innovative programs like this in order to bring quality jobs to our community and revitalize California’s economy.

Speaking Up For Porter Ranch

Last Thursday I testified in a House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railways, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials hearing on behalf of residents in Porter Ranch and Santa Clarita. I explained the negative effects of the Aliso Canyon gas leak on the residents of Porter Ranch and urged my colleagues to pass legislation that would create adequate safety standards for gas storage facilities so that we can prevent another incident from happening in our communities ever again. Watch here.

The Future of the Army

Last week I spoke with General Milley, Chief of Staff of the Army, about the future of the Army and what Congress can do to support its mission.

Speaking with the Chief of Staff of the Army

Calling All Interns!

Do you know anyone who is looking for work experience or wants to gain firsthand knowledge of the legislative process? My Washington, D.C. Office is currently accepting interns for 2016. Qualified candidates are encouraged to visit my website.

 

Around the Corner
JAM Sessions
March 3, 7:00-9:30pm
Old Town Newhall Library, Outdoor Patio, 24500 Main Street, Santa Clarita10 by 10 (Performer Variety Night)
March 3, 7-10pm
Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 Main Street, Santa ClaritaCoffee With A Cop
March 4, 9:00-10:30am
Legacy Commons Senior Center, 930 East Avenue Q-9, Palmdale

Palmdale PONY Opening Day & Pancake Breakfast
March 5, 8-11am
Palmdale Pony Fields, 38350 20th Street East, Palmdale

6th Annual Black 365 Knowledge Bowl
March 5, 2-4pm
Antelope Valley College Performing Arts Theater, 3041 W Avenue K, Lancaster

Free California Friendly Water-Wise Landscape Workshop
March 5, 9am-12pm
99.1 The Ranch Studios, 1555 Simi Town Center, Simi Valley

Meet The Jaycees, Politics On Tap-Steve Knight Night
March 9, 6-8pm
JJ’s Bar & Grill, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia

Meet the Author – Titanic expert & local author Bill Blowers
March 10, 2-3pm
SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street, Newhall

Simi Valley Friends of the Library Blowout Book Sale
March 12, 10am-2pm
Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley

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LOCAL NEWS HEADLINES
Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018
Wilk Aerospace Institute Bill Soars Through Legislature
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.
Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018
California Lauds Multi-State Zero-Emissions Vehicle Plan
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.
Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018
Forward Progress Stopped on Newhall Brush Fire
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.
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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
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
"Straight White Men" starring CalArts alumnus Ty Defoe (Theater BFA 10) alongside Kate Bornstein, Josh Charles, Armie Hammer, Paul Schneider and Tom Skerritt will open for previews at the Helen Hayes Theater in New York on Friday, June 24.
June 24: ‘Straight White Men’ to Open on Broadway with CalArts Alum Ty Defoe
The next special meeting of the Governing Board of the William S. Hart Union High School District is Wednesday, June 20 at the Administrative Center, 21380 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita.
June 20: Hart District Governing Board Special Meeting
The city of Santa Clarita has updated the list of productions shooting in the city and the Santa Clarita Valley the week of June 18-24.
Features, TV Shows, Spots Now Filming in Santa Clarita
The next meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set for Tuesday, June 19, starting at 9:30 a.m.
June 19: LA County Board of Supervisors Meeting
Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean C. Logan has announced the fourth ballot counting update for the June 5 Statewide Direct Primary Election.
Fourth Election Results Update for June 5 Primary Election
Rico Garcia closed the season’s first half with a dominant start, but the JetHawks failed to provide him enough run support and fell to the Lake Elsinore Storm, 2-1, on Sunday afternoon at The Diamond.
JetHawks Fall Sunday Despite Dominant Garcia
The Lancaster JetHawks took advantage of an early error, scored four runs in the first and never looked back in a 15-5 win over the Lake Elsinore Storm on Saturday night at The Diamond.
JetHawks Win Rout Over Storm by the Lake Saturday
Matt Dennis was solid on the mound, and Vince Fernandez hit a late home run to help the Lancaster JetHawks to a 3-1 win over the Lake Elsinore Storm on Friday night at The Diamond.
JetHawks Take Series Opener at Diamond Friday
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has asked the public's help in identifying and locating a man who allegedly robbed a Canyon Country bank on Friday.
FBI Seeks ‘Faux Badge Bandit’ in Canyon Country Bank Heist
Two California Democrats crafting “gold standards” in net neutrality laws said Monday they will amend and combine their bills before a vote this week in the Legislature.
California Democrats Team Up for Net Neutrality
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station's Summer Crime Enforcement Team reports arresting five local residents and a Lancaster man who is on felony probation on various charges over the weekend.
SCV Crime Beat: Deputies Arrest 5 for Drugs, Probationer for Ammo
A California appellate court temporarily reinstated the state’s End of Life Option Act on Friday, which allows terminally ill patients to receive physician-assisted suicides.
California State Appeals Court Reinstates Right-to-Die Law
1925 - Newhall lawman Jack Pilcher buried; funeral expenses paid by local Ku Klux Klan [story]
1890 - 18-day murder trial of Castaic's W.C. Chormicle and W.A. Gardner ends in acquittal [story]
1950 - Dedication of H.M. Newhall Memorial Park, aka Newhall Park [story]
Crooks Binge on Victims’ Data with Streaming Service Scam
Fraud Alert: Crooks Binge on Victims’ Data with Streaming Service Scam
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Business After Hours Social at Ashley Furniture on Wednesday, June 20 at 5:30 p.m.
June 20: Business After Hours Social at Ashley Furniture
The Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC) at College of the Canyons will welcome back the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West Concert Band on Wednesday, June 27.
June 27: Air Force Band of the Golden West Returns to the PAC
Throughout the week of June 11, 2018, the House of Representatives voted to pass a package of legislation to help combat the rising nation-wide opioid epidemic. Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) voted in support of all the measures.
Knight Supports Legislation Package to Combat Opioid Epidemic