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January 23
1882 - Author Helen Hunt Jackson arrives at Rancho Camulos; inspiration for "Ramona" novel [story]


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National Night Out

We had a fun time at National Night Out in Palmdale last Tuesday. Thank you to the City of Palmdale, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s and Fire Departments, and everyone else who made this a great event.

Posing with Junior Miss City of Palmdale

 

Breakfast with Vets

Last Wednesday I started my morning chatting with members of the AV Veterans Coalition at Coffee for Veterans at Birdies Palmdale. Thanks for having me!

Talking with veterans in the Antelope Valley

 

Legislative Update

My next stop after the breakfast was at the Hellenic Center in Lancaster where I gave a legislative update to the Greater Antelope Valley Association of Realtors, Inc. Thank you for hosting; it was a pleasure answering your questions.

Discussing current legislation with Realtors
Tele Town Hall
I finished up Wednesday evening with our final Tele Town Hall, which we held with members of the community in the Antelope Valley. Thanks for everyone who participated.
Our final Tele Town Hall of the year

Talking Aerospace
On August 11th we attended the Antelope Valley Board of Trade’s Aerospace Committee to give a legislative update and to talk about various initiatives in Congress to improve aerospace operations in our region. Thank you to the Don Rhea and Al Hoffman for your leadership with this committee.

Giving an update on Aerospace initiatives in Congress
New Board for a Great Cause
Congratulations to the newly installed board members of the Domestic Violence Center of SCV! Thank you for all you do for our community.
Thank you to the outgoing Board Members and good luck to the new!
Simi Chamber
On Friday I started my day at the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast. I always enjoy meeting with the great business owners in the community and listening to their concerns.
Listening to members of the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce
Happy Anniversary to AXICOM
After the breakfast we stuck around at the Grand Vista Hotel to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of AXICOM, Inc., a great local business and member of the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce. Happy anniversary!
Presenting a certificate of recognition to AXICOM

Small Business Stop
Later on Friday I stopped by The Junkyard in Simi Valley to congratulate them on being selected as the Business of the Month by Assemblyman Scott Wilk. Thank you Tony and Evelyn for always giving back to the community.

Explaining the importance of local businesses like The Junkyard

Bringing History to Life
Congratulations to Theora Von Tungeln! She is the 2nd place winner of the Sons of the American Revolution’s Sgt. Moses Adams Memorial Middle School Brochure Contest.

Keep up the great work Theora!

Beers for the Brave
Saturday evening I went to the JetHawks stadium to watch the swearing in of new soldiers at the Beers for the Brave event.

A great evening at The Hangar


Service Academy Information Day
If you know any young men or women who are interested in applying to a Military Service Academy, please tell them to mark their calendars for Military Academy information Day on September 17. This event is open to all interested residents of California’s 25th Congressional District who are 17 to 21 years of age. It is also open to those Freshmen through Junior class high school students preparing for application. We will have information packets and all of the materials you will need in order to understand the process and requirements to apply to a Service Academy.
For more information, visit the event page.

 

Around the Corner2nd Annual Back to School Drive Santa Clarita Swap Meet
August 16, 8:00am – 4:00pm
Boys & Girls Club of the Santa Clarita Valley, 22500 Soledad Canyon Road, Santa ClaritaAntelope Valley Fair & Alfalfa Festival
August 19 – 28, Mon.-Fri. 4 pm-12 am; Sat.-Sun. 2 pm-12 am; Sun. 8/30 2-11 pm
Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, 2551 W Avenue H, Lancaster

Celebration of the Library’s New Marathi Collection
August 20, 10:00 – 11:30am
Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley

4th Annual MFFO Calendar Fiesta
August 20, 6:00 – 8:00pm
21077 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall

Youth Sports and Healthy Families Festival
August 20, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Santa Clarita Sports Complex, 20870 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita

Simi Valley Elks Lodge Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser for SVPD Officer Tom Carney & Family
August 20, 8:00am to 12:00pm
1561 Kuehner Dr, Simi Valley

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Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018
SCV Carjacking Suspect Crashes on 210, Leaving 1 Dead
A suspected carjacker from Santa Clarita caused a wrong way crash on the 210 freeway Monday, killing one person and injuring several others.
Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018
Upgrades at SCV Sheriff’s Station Dispatch; Non-Emergency Calls May Be Delayed
From the Facebook Page of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriffs Station:
Monday, Jan 22, 2018
Man Allegedly Tries to Kill Ex-Girlfriend by Setting Her on Fire
A Castaic man was charged with attempted murder and assault for allegedly trying to set his ex-girlfriend on fire in one of three domestic violence incidents in the SCV Friday and Saturday.
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State and Federal Disaster Assistance Programs are now available from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for eligible homeowners, renters and business owners in Los Angeles County who suffered damages or losses due to the December 2017 Creek, Rye and Skirball wildfires.
Federal Disaster Aid Now Available to Victims of Recent Southland Fires
Starting on Monday, Jan. 29, the city of Santa Clarita will begin work on a federally-funded project which includes the installation of a pre-fabricated steel truss pedestrian bridge over Sierra Highway north of Golden Valley Road, traffic circulation improvements, and trail connections.
Sierra Highway Pedestrian Bridge Construction to Begin Jan. 29
A suspected carjacker from Santa Clarita caused a wrong way crash on the 210 freeway Monday, killing one person and injuring several others.
SCV Carjacking Suspect Crashes on 210, Leaving 1 Dead
The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will swing into the Santa Clarita Valley for a special one-night-only event to be held at West Ranch High School on Monday, Mar. 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Mar. 19: Glenn Miller Orchestra at West Ranch High School
Back by popular demand, Princess Cruises is offering up to 35 percent off select sailings during the redux of the line’s “Exclusively Caribbean Sale,” on select Spring 2018 Caribbean cruises departing March through May 2018.
Princess Cruises “Exclusively Caribbean Sale” Underway
From the Facebook Page of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriffs Station:
Upgrades at SCV Sheriff’s Station Dispatch; Non-Emergency Calls May Be Delayed
Disney/Pixar's "Coco" earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Feature Film, a film which CalArts alumnus Adrian Molina co-wrote and co-directed along with Lee Unkrich.
CalArts Alum’s Film “Coco” Earns Oscar Nomination
Friends of the Santa Clarita Public Library will hold Antique Appraisal Day on Feb. 10, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library Community Room.
Feb. 10: Antique Appraisal Day at Old Town Newhall Library
1882 - Author Helen Hunt Jackson arrives at Rancho Camulos; inspiration for "Ramona" novel [story]
A Castaic man was charged with attempted murder and assault for allegedly trying to set his ex-girlfriend on fire in one of three domestic violence incidents in the SCV Friday and Saturday.
Man Allegedly Tries to Kill Ex-Girlfriend by Setting Her on Fire
College of the Canyons Canyon Country Campus officials will break ground on the Science Center on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 1:30 p.m.
Jan. 24: Science Center Groundbreaking at COC Canyon Country Campus
The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley has named Canyon High School sophomore Lluvia Partida the 2018 Youth of the Year.
Lluvia Partida Named SCV Boys and Girls Club 2018 Youth of the Year
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host five grand openings for local businesses in February 2018 - Fantastic Sams, Bodhi Leaf Coffee, Kaiser Permanente, Farmers Insurance and Open Trails E-Bikes.
February: SCV Chamber Hosts 5 Grand Openings
California State Parks is taking reservations for the spring tour season at Tomo-Kahni State Historic Park in Tehachapi, site of a Kawaiisu Native American village.
Reservations Open for Tours at Tehachapi Native American Village Site
The Jane S. Pinheiro Interpretive Center at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve will be open March 1 through May 13 (Mother’s Day) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends.
March 1: California Poppy Reserve Center Opens in Antelope Valley
The Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve’s two-day volunteer training for the 2018 spring wildflower season will be held on February 3 and February 10, both Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Feb. 3, Feb. 10: Poppy Reserve Volunteer Training for 2018 Wildflower Season
The 2017 Kosmont-Rose Institute Cost of Doing Business Survey again ranked Santa Clarita among the best cities for doing business in Southern California.
Survey: Santa Clarita Among County’s Best in Cost of Doing Business
Traffic on McBean Parkway between Magic Mountain Parkway and Valencia Boulevard in Valencia is being delayed intermittently between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. today due to filming involving a Cessna airplane that will land at the Valencia Country Club.
Small Plane Landings for Movie Shoot in Valencia Until 4 p.m. Today
Adam Rubio's game-winning RBI single in the eighth inning resulted in TMU's 5-4 win over Marymount California University Saturday.
Mustangs Rally to Beat MCU in the Eighth
With Robert Winslow on the mound, TMU won 13-0 over visiting Marymount California University at Master's in the second game of Saturday's double-header.
Master’s Baseball Team Wraps Opening Series in Dominating Fashion
The No. 4 Mustangs men's basketball team scored a 74-71 win over Westmont before a capacity crowd Saturday in the team's 18th straight victory, and fifth straight to open Golden State Athletic Conference play.
Master’s Holds off Westmont for 18th Straight Win
Hannah Forrar scored 16 points Saturday night but The Master's University women's basketball team still lost to Westmont 62-55.
Westmont Rises Over Mustangs 62-56
It’s not too late to register for the College of the Canyons spring 2018 semester, which will run from Monday, Feb. 5 to Thursday, June 1.
Not Too Late for COC Spring Registration
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies caught and arrested two men and two women from Bakersfield allegedly using credit cards stolen in Santa Clarita to purchase items at a Centre Pointe business.
4 Alleged Credit Card Thieves Arrested on Multiple Charges
Caltrans has reopened U.S. Highway 101 in between Carpinteria and Santa Barbara after nearly a nearly two-week closure due to mudslides.
Caltrans Reopens Highway 101 from Carpinteria to Santa Barbara
A 38-year-old man was arrested on charges including theft and forgery in Stevenson Ranch early Thursday morning.
Man Booked for Alleged Theft, Forgery in Stevenson Ranch
L.A. County health officials have extended a Cold Weather Alert for the Santa Clarita Valley through Monday night due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures.
SCV Cold Weather Alert Extended Through Tonight
In the ninth inning Friday, with Master's well on its way to a 15-7 season-opening win over Marymount California University, Coach Monte Brooks sent Josh Robison to the plate if for no other reason than to see what would happen.
TMU’s Robison Hits 3 Homers in Season-Opening Win
Here is the Castaic/Val Verde public safety and crime information report from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station for the week of January 1, 2018
Crime Blotter: Theft, Grand Theft Auto in Castaic-Val Verde
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck abruptly announced his retirement on Friday, capping off an eight-year stint leading one of the largest metropolitan police forces in America.
L.A. Police Chief Charlie Beck Abruptly Announces Retirement
1839 - Gov. Juan B. Alvarado gives most of SCV to Mexican Army Lt. Antonio del Valle. [story]
1914 - Signal newspaper owner-editor Scott Newhall born in San Francisco [story]
1993 - Hart High grad Dee Dee Myers (1979) becomes first female White House press secretary [story]
Traffic on McBean Parkway between Magic Mountain Parkway and Valencia Boulevard will be delayed intermittently between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday, January 22 due to filming involving a Cessna airplane that will land at the Valencia Country Club.
Jan. 22: Filming in Valencia to Prompt Street Closures
Attorneys Brian Koegle and David Poole of Santa Clarita Valley law firm Poole & Shaffery, LLP will provide insight on legal matters affecting California businesses at the Valley Industry Association's February luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Valencia on February 20 starting at 11:45 a.m.
Feb. 20: VIA Luncheon, 2018 Employment Law Update
Oak Hills Educational Foundation and Oak Hills PTA will be hosting their annual science fair at Oak Hills School in Valencia in the form of an exciting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Expo event on Jan. 23rd-26th.
Jan. 26: Oaks Hills STEM Expo