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


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A Little Music

On Tuesday I toured the Little School of Music, a Royal Conservatory Music Development Program Founding School, in Santa Clarita. We spoke about the importance of music education programs in schools and how they’re teaching students to love and appreciate music while having fun.

Discussing music education programs in Santa Clarita

Veteran Medal Presentation

Tuesday morning I attended Coffee for Vets at Crazy Otto’s Diner Avenue I, where I had the honor of presenting the Good Conduct and National Defense Service Medals to Pete Lopez. Thank you Mr. Lopez for your service to our country.

Thank you for your service Mr. Lopez


Engaging Engineers

After the Coffee I had the opportunity to speak to the students at the Lancaster University Center, where students in the Antelope Valley can obtain their B.S. degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Long Beach. We discussed a range of topics, including the Aeronautics Innovation Act, which lays out a comprehensive roadmap for American aerospace with the goal of developing aeronautics programs that can face the challenges of the 21st century. Thank you to Dr. Ken Santerelli for allowing me to speak to the students. Keep up the great work!

Explaining how aerospace engineers help the Antelope Valley thrive

Fighting for Small Business

Earlier this week I was presented the ‘Champion of Small Business’ award by the Small Business Investor Alliance. I am thankful for the recognition and I look forward to continuing our work with the Small Business Investor Alliance to ensure our locally owned businesses have the resources they need to thrive. Read more here.

Thank you to the mall Business Investor Alliance for your work

Disney Ranch Tour

On Wednesday I toured the Golden Oak Ranch (better known by Santa Claritians as the “Disney Ranch”). Steve and Lisa showed me around the property and explained the history behind the location. I also learned about their work in the community, including their efforts in assisting the USFS, LA County Fire, and local residents during the Sand Fire, and the vegetables they grow and donate to the local food bank.

Learning about Disney Ranch and its contribution to our local economy

Senior Center

After the tour we paid a visit to the SCV Senior Center, where we presented them with a new American flag in honor of their 40th Anniversary and answered questions about how our office can provide assistance with federal agencies like Social Security Administration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Chatting about how my office can help with Medicare benefits

Shooting Hoops and Giving Back

I spent Thursday afternoon touring the Boys and Girls Club of Simi Valley to see some of the great programs they put on for our community. Thanks for having me and for letting me play a little ball!

Great visit with the Boys & Girls Club of Simi ValleyAntelope Valley Fair

Lily and I had a great time this weekend at the first few days of the Antelope Valley Fair & Alfalfa Festival. The Fair is always one of the best events of the year, and this year was no exception.

Enjoying the first day of this year’s Fair

 

 

Around the Corner

 

Antelope 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

Palmdale Chamber Business Appreciation Breakfast
August 24, 7:30am- 9:30
Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale

Teens Talk Drugs
August 24, 6:00 – 8:00pm
The Centre, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita

Ventura County Military Collaborative presents the 2016 Military and Veteran Expo
August 27, 9:45am – 2:00pm
Camarillo Community Center, 1605 Burnley Street, Camarillo

Local Fire and Sheriff Thank You and Benefit Event
August 27, 3:00 – 5:00pm
Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita

A Good Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social 40th Annual A-Capella Harmony Show
August 28, 2:00pm
SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street, Santa Clarita

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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