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The next regular meeting of the Governing Board of the William S. Hart Union High School District is Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the Administrative Center, 21380 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita 91350.

A closed session starts at 6 p.m. with agenda items including personnel issues, existing litigation, and negotiations with the Hart District Teachers Association and with the California School Employees Association.

The closed session will be followed by the regular meeting at 7 p.m. Among other agenda items, a proposal for Hart High School’s Two-Story Modular Classroom Building Project (Koury Engineering, Inc.) and a bid from Santa Clarita Concrete will be presented for asphalt replacement as Saugus High School’s Auditorium Project nears its completion.

The complete agenda follows:
(Closed Session 6:00 p.m.)

Regular Meeting of the Governing Board
William S. Hart Union HSD
August 15, 2018 7:00PM
(Closed Session 6:00 p.m.) Administrative Center 21380 Centre Pointe Parkway Santa Clarita, California

I. Call to Order
I.A. Roll Call and Establishment of Quorum
II. First Closed Session
II.A. Public Comments for Closed Session Items

Quick Summary / Abstract:
A member of the audience may address the Board on items listed in Closed Session by completing a Speaker Card. Please use the microphone and state your name and location of residence. No action will be taken at this time, and the Board President will limit comment time to 2 (two) minutes. If you wish to speak regarding an item not appearing on the Closed Session agenda, please make your comments during the Public Session (see below).
II.B. First Closed Session Items
II.B.1. Rejection of Claim No. 17/18-20L (per Government Code Section 54956.9)

Quick Summary / Abstract:
Action to be taken on Rejection of Claim No. 17/18-20L.  Documentation is confidential and maintained in District files.
II.B.2. Settlement Agreement No. 16/17-08L (per Government Code Section 54956.9)

Quick Summary / Abstract:
Action to be taken on Settlement Agreement No. 16/17-08L.  Documentation is confidential and maintained in District files.
II.B.3. Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation (per Government Code 54956.9(d)(1)) – OAH Case No. 2018060606

Quick Summary / Abstract:
Conference with legal counsel.
II.B.4. Public Employee Appointment/Discipline/Dismissal/Release/Reassignment/Non-reelection (per Government Code Section 54957)

Quick Summary / Abstract:
Public employee appointment/discipline/dismissal/release/reassignment/non-reelection.
II.B.5. Conference with Labor Negotiator: Michael Vierra – Negotiations with Hart District Teachers Association (per Government Code Section 54957.6)

Quick Summary / Abstract:
Negotiations with Hart District Teachers Association.
II.B.6. Conference with Labor Negotiator: Michael Vierra – Negotiations with California School Employees Association Chapter 349 (per Government Code Section 54957.6) 

Quick Summary / Abstract:
Negotiations with California School Employees Association.
II.C. Reconvene to Public Session
III. Organization
III.A. Report of First Closed Session Action
III.B. Re-Establishment of Quorum
III.C. Pledge of Allegiance
III.D. Approval of Agenda
III.E. Approval of Minutes
III.E.1. Approval of Minutes – Regular Meeting of June 13, 2018

Quick Summary / Abstract:
Minutes of the Regular Meeting of  June 13, 2018, presented for approval.
Recommended Motion:
Approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting of June 13, 2018.
Attachments:
Minutes – Regular Meeting – June 13, 2018
III.E.2. Approval of Minutes – Special Meeting of June 20, 2018

Quick Summary / Abstract:
Minutes of the Special Meeting of June 20, 2018, presented for approval.
Recommended Motion:
Approve the minutes of the Special Meeting of June 20, 2018.
Attachments:
Minutes – Special Meeting – June 20, 2018
III.E.3. Approval of Minutes – Regular Meeting of July 18, 2018

Quick Summary / Abstract:
Minutes of the Regular Meeting of July 18, 2018, presented for approval.
Recommended Motion:
Approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting of July 18, 2018.
Attachments:
Minutes – Regular Meeting – July 18, 2018
IV. Recognitions by Board
V. Communications
V.A. Board Member Reports
V.B. Employee Association Leadership
V.B.1. Hart District Teachers Association (HDTA) President Jayme Allsman
V.B.2. California School Employees Association (CSEA) Chapter 349 President Kathy Hefferon
V.C. School Site Report – Bowman High School

Speaker:
Mike Kuhlman, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Bowman High School Principal Eran Zeevi will give a presentation on the school’s unique programs that support the safety and wellness of students, staff, and families.
Attachments:
Bowman Presentation
VI. Special Items
VII. Public Comments

Quick Summary / Abstract:
If you wish to address the Governing Board on a topic within the subject matter of its jurisdiction, please complete the Request to Address the Board form and return it to the Secretary to the Board prior to the beginning of the item. Comments regarding the Consent Calendar will be taken during Public Comments. Please use the microphone and state your name and location of residence. No action will be taken on any item not appearing on the agenda, and the Board President will limit your comments to 2 (two) minutes. The President may limit public comment time based on the number of persons who wish to speak.  If you wish to speak regarding an item that appears on the agenda, you will be called upon to make your comments at the time the item is discussed by the Board.
VIII. Discussion Items
VIII.A. Revised Administrative Regulation – First Reading

Speaker:
Ralph Peschek, Chief Financial Officer
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Revised Administrative Regulation 3311 – Bids is being presented tonight for a first reading.  The Board may request changes prior to the second reading at the September 5, 2018, Board meeting.
Attachments:
AR 3311 Bids (Deleted Original)
Revised Administrative Regulation 3311 – Bids
IX. Action Items
IX.A. Resolution No. 18/19-2 – Notifying the California State Controller of the William S. Hart Union High School District’s Election Under Public Contract Code Section 22030, et seq., to Become Subject to the Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Procedures

Speaker:
Ralph Peschek, Chief Financial Officer
Quick Summary / Abstract:
The adoption of Resolution No. 18/19-2 will provide the necessary authorization for the District to notify the State Controller’s Office of the District’s intent to participate and to enact an informal bidding policy to govern the selection of contractors to perform public projects. It will further provide authorization to waive the formal bid process, where applicable, for public projects up to $175,000.
Rationale:
Public projects contracts that exceed $15,000 in cost have traditionally been awarded by the District through the formal bidding process as outlined in Public Contract Code Section 20111. However, another option exists for award of public projects by public agencies for expenditures up to $175,000. Public Contract Code Section 22001 provides for the development of cost accounting standards and an alternative method for the bidding of public projects by public entities. This alternative method is known as the “Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act”. This is a completely voluntary method and an option for awarding these contracts. The only contracts that can be awarded under this Act are public projects and not maintenance work, as defined in Public Contract Code Section 22002. Election to participate in this program does not require that the formal bid process cannot be utilized for contracts up to $175,000.  The District will evaluate each project to determine if it is cost effective and in the best interest of the District to follow the traditional bid process or the alternative process.
Financial Impact:
There is no impact to the general fund in adopting this resolution. Where feasible, a cost savings of staff time will occur when the formal bid process does not have to be utilized for awarding of public projects.
Recommended Motion:
Adopt Resolution No. 18/19-2 authorizing election under Public Contract Code Section 22030 to become subject to uniform public construction cost accounting procedures; and authorize superintendent or designee to execute same.
Attachments:
CUPPCCA PowerPoint
Res. No. 18/19-2 CUPCCAA
IX.B. Notice of Request for Provisional Internship Permit

Speaker:
Michael Vierra, Assistant Superintendent Human Resources
Quick Summary / Abstract:
The District is requesting a provisional internship permit for Lizbeth Ortiz to teach special education since a fully credentialed teacher could not be found.
Rationale:
When the District is unable to find a teacher with exactly the appropriate credential after conducting a diligent search for fully credentialed applicants, the State has a process for seeking alternative authorizations.  The provisional internship permit is one of the alternative documents which can be used to cover staffing needs when this occurs.  To qualify for the provisional internship permit, a person must be a college graduate, pass the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST), be cleared through fingerprint check, submit a complete application packet, pay necessary fees, and complete additional specific requirements for the issuance of the particular authorization.

At this time, the District is requesting a provisional internship permit for Lizbeth Ortiz to teach special education at Sequoia School (grades 7-12), effective August 16, 2018.

Recommended Motion:
Approve request for provisional internship permit for Lizbeth Ortiz, effective August 16, 2018.
IX.C. Proposal For Hart High School Two-Story Modular Classroom Building Project (Koury Engineering, Inc.)

Speaker:
Michael Otavka, Director of Facilities, Planning and Construction
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Request for approval of proposal from Koury Engineering, Inc., (Koury) for the Hart High School Two-Story Modular Classroom Building Project.
Rationale:

Koury is the geotechnical engineer of record for the Hart High School Two-Story Modular Classroom Building Project. Koury is finalizing the geotechnical information which is being used by the structural engineer designing the footings for the building. Koury is requesting that additional soil borings be done to gain better information regarding the soil bearing capacity beneath the proposed new building. This information will be used to firm up recommendations about the soil and possibly allow the structural engineer to reduce the cost of the building foundation as currently designed.

Financial Impact:
$15,200 from Measure SA (Fund 21).
Recommended Motion:
Approve proposal from Koury Engineering, Inc., for the Hart High School Two-Story Modular Classroom Building Project.
Attachments:
Fee Amendment No. 2
IX.D. Change Order No. 1 – Saugus High School Auditorium Project – Bid Package No. SA16-03-02 (Santa Clarita Concrete)

Speaker:
Michael Otavka, Director of Facilities, Planning and Construction
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Request for approval of Change Order No. 1 from Santa Clarita Concrete (SCC) for Saugus High School Auditorium Project.
Rationale:

The Saugus High School Auditorium Project is being constructed with the CM Multiple Prime delivery method with TELACU as the construction manager.  SCC is the prime contractor responsible for the concrete and paving portion of the work. The asphalt driveway in front of the new auditorium building had been in need of replacement prior to the auditorium project, but was not included in SCC’s bid package. Staff and TELACU knew that since this area was contained within the project job site, it could sustain additional damage during the course of the project and would be difficult for a contractor to estimate until the project was nearing completion. Instead of including this in the initial bid package, staff reserved project contingency funds to make this asphalt replacement later when a contractor could better estimate the scope of work.

Now that the project is nearly complete and the extent of the asphalt replacement is known, SCC has provided a cost for the asphalt replacement.

Financial Impact:
$52,171.35 from Measure SA (Fund 21). The project budget will not increase with this change order. The cost for this change order will be covered by the project contingency.
Recommended Motion:
Approve Change Order No. 1 from Santa Clarita Concrete for the Saugus High School Auditorium Project.
Attachments:
Change Order No. 1
IX.E. Design Services Fee Proposal for Saugus High School Auditorium Project-Field Restoration Phase (Oasis Associates, Inc.)

Speaker:
Michael Otavka, Director of Facilities, Planning and Construction
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Request for approval of fee proposal for Saugus High School Auditorium Project-Field Restoration Phase from Oasis Associates, Inc.
Rationale:

The field space between the tennis courts and the varsity baseball field at Saugus High School was used as lay-down space for the Saugus High School Auditorium Project. During this time, the field space was unusable. The irrigation system, which did not work well prior to the area being used as lay-down space, needs to be reworked, and the lawn area must be restored so that it can again be used as practice and play space for the school’s athletic, band and physical education programs.

Oasis Associates, Inc., has prepared a proposal to re-design the irrigation system, restore the field space and prepare bid documents for the work. Staff has set aside funds from the Saugus Auditorium Project for this restoration work.

Financial Impact:
$11,124 plus $100 reimbursable expenses from Measure SA (Fund 21).
Recommended Motion:
Approve fee proposal from Oasis Associates, Inc., for Saugus High School Auditorium Project-Field Restoration Phase.
Attachments:
Oasis Proposal
X. Consent Calendar

Quick Summary / Abstract:
Unless a Board Member has a question concerning a particular item and asks that it be withdrawn from the Consent Calendar, the Governing Board approves all the items at one time.
X.A. Consent Calendar-Removal of Items
X.B. Consent Calendar-Personnel
X.B.1. Personnel Report No. 18/19-2

Speaker:
Michael Vierra, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Personnel Report No. 18/19-2 regarding certificated, non-certificated, classified and non-classified employees.
Recommended Motion:
Approve Personnel Report No. 18/19-2.
Attachments:
18/19 – 2 Personnel Report
X.B.2. Memorandum of Understanding Between William S. Hart Union High School District and Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation

Speaker:
Michael Vierra, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Approval of Memorandum of Understanding between the Hart District and Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation.
Recommended Motion:
Approve Memorandum of Understanding between the Hart District and Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation.
Attachments:
Medal of Honor 18-19
X.B.3. Letter of Agreement for Shared Services of District Employees with the Sulphur Springs Union School District and the William S. Hart Union High School District

Speaker:
Michael Vierra, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources
Quick Summary / Abstract:
The Sulphur Springs Union School District (SSUSD) requests the shared services of William S. Hart Union High School District employees to perform library services between August 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019.
Rationale:
SSUSD has requested shared services of Hart District employees to perform credentialed library services for specified hours within a specified period of time.  The scheduling of such services by Hart District employees shall be determined in consultation between SSUSD and Hart District.  The services provided are not to exceed 25 extra duty hours for the duration of the agreement.
Financial Impact:
There is no financial impact to the Hart District.
Recommended Motion:
Approve the letter of agreement between the SSUSD and the Hart District for shared services of District employees.
Attachments:
Sulphur Springs Agreement
X.C. Consent Calendar-Curriculum/Instruction
X.C.1. Requests for Overnight/Out-of-State Trips – Saugus and Valencia High Schools 

Speaker:
Vicki Engbrecht, Superintendent
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Approve overnight/out-of-state student trip requests from Saugus High School (Cross Country) and Valencia High School (Jazz Choir).
Rationale:
The submitted trip requests have been reviewed and meet all requirements established by Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 3541.1.  Trip requests signed by Saugus High School Principal Vince Ferry and Valencia High School Principal Steve Ford are attached.
Recommended Motion:
Approve trips:  SHS Cross Country, New York, NY, 10/11-16/18; VHS Jazz Choir, Salinas, 9/21-23/18.
Attachments:
Trip Approvals for 8-15-18 Board Meeting
X.C.2. Requests for Overnight/Out-of-State Trips (Ratification) – Canyon, Valencia, and West Ranch High Schools

Speaker:
Vicki Engbrecht, Superintendent
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Approve ratification of overnight/out-of-state student trip requests from Canyon High School (Cheer), Valencia High School (Associated Student Body (ASB)) and West Ranch High School (Yearbook).
Rationale:
The submitted trip requests have been reviewed and meet all requirements established by Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 3541.1.  The trip requests signed by Canyon High School Principal Shellie Holcombe, Valencia High School Principal Steve Ford, and West Ranch High School Principal Mark Crawford are attached.
Recommended Motion:
Approve trips:  CHS Cheer, Palm Springs, 8/3-5/18; VHS ASB, Santa Barbara, 7/22-25/18; WRHS Yearbook, Long Beach, 7/28-8/1/18.
Attachments:
Ratification of Trip Requests for 8-15-18 Board
X.C.3. California SUMS (Scaling Up Multi-tiered System of Support) Initiative Grant

Speaker:
Kathy Hunter, Director of Student Services
Quick Summary / Abstract:
The District has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the California SUMS initiative to implement a multi-tiered system of support for students.
Rationale:
The state of California is encouraging all districts to develop a multi-tiered system of support to provide academic, behavioral, and social emotional learning for all students. Implementation will take place over a three to five year time frame and the grant will be used to fund training, associated travel expenses, and substitute coverage. During the first year, training will be provided for District leadership and school site teams in the area of positive behavioral intervention and supports.
Recommended Motion:
Accept the California SUMS Initiative grant of $50,000.
Attachments:
California SUMS Initiative Agreement
X.C.4. City of Santa Clarita 2017 Community Services & Arts Grant

Speaker:
Mariane Doyle, Ph.D., Director of Career Technical Education
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Repayment of grant funds from the 2017 Community Services & Arts Grant Team Maker Program at Golden Oak Adult School and Arroyo Seco Junior High School.
Rationale:
In Spring 2017, Golden Oak Adult School (GOAS) facilitated the Team Maker, intergenerational makerspace program teaming up middle school students with parents/grandparents/guardians to collaborate on hands-on maker projects using raw materials and manufacturing equipment at Arroyo Seco Junior High School’s makerspace.  Funds from this grant were used to purchase supplies and materials used for the various maker projects.  Low demand for the program resulted in less than expected cost of supplies and materials to run the program, leaving unspent funds.

The program has been closed and remaining funds will be returned to the City of Santa Clarita.

Financial Impact:
Refund $1,856.25 to the City of Santa Clarita.
Recommended Motion:
Approve repayment of 2017 Community Services & Arts grant funds to the City of Santa Clarita.
Attachments:
Community Arts Grant
X.D. Consent Calendar-Business Services
X.D.1. Purchase Order Report

Speaker:
Leigh Hansen, Director of Purchasing and Warehouse
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Ratify July 2018 Purchase Order Report.
Rationale:
Staff requests the Governing Board ratify the attached Purchase Order Report, which covers purchases, as specified, for the period July 1, 2018, through July 31, 2018.

This report may contain open purchase orders with not-to-exceed amounts facilitating regular small purchases from single vendors. Open purchase orders with not-to-exceed amounts facilitating larger purchases from single vendors may indicate a publicly bid contract number and/or the date the Governing Board approved the vendor.  In an effort to efficiently process payments, the accumulated total of these purchases may be processed and paid as a single transaction.

Please note: The July Purchase Order Report includes purchases previously ratified but not completed and closed by June 30, 2018.  These purchase orders are included here again due to their necessary creation within the District’s new financial system.

Financial Impact:
Attached report shows amounts and funding sources for purchase orders processed in July 2018, as well as purchase orders greater than or equal to $50,000.
Recommended Motion:
Ratify Purchase Order Report for the period of July 1, 2018, through July 31, 2018.
Attachments:
PO Board Report July 2018
X.D.2. Warrant Register and Revolving Cash Payments

Speaker:
Brittany Kruczynski, Director of Fiscal Services
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Approve and ratify Warrant Register and Revolving Cash payments.
Rationale:
7/1/18 – 7/15/18
Payroll Warrant Register   $3,316,050.11
Commercial Warrants – General Fund  $11,137,985.58
Commercial Warrants – All Other Funds    $294,866.13
Revolving Cash Fund $0.00
7/16/18 – 7/31/18
Payroll Warrant Register   $7,577,860.77
Commercial Warrants – General Fund  $6,093,210.33
Commercial Warrants – All Other Funds $3,552,706.20
Revolving Cash Fund  $500.00
Recommended Motion:
Approve and ratify the above listed Warrant Register and Revolving Cash payments issued between July 1, 2018, through July 31, 2018, and order the items filed for audit.
Attachments:
Commercial Warrants 07/01/18-07/15/18
Commercial Warrants 07/16/18-07/31/18
Payroll Warrants 07/01/18-07/31/18
Revolving Cash Warrants 07/01/18-07/31/18
X.D.3. Budget Revision No. 01

Speaker:
Ralph Peschek, Chief Financial Officer
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Budget Revision No. 01 relating to adjustments in General Fund Revenues and Interfund transfers based on the Governor’s Adopted Budget.
Rationale:
The attached Budget Adjustment Summary reflects the following adjustments relating to Budget Revision No. 01:

– Adjustment to reflect an increase in unrestricted general fund revenues based on the Governor’s Adopted Budget. +$1,351,038

– Adjustment to reflect a decrease in one-time revenues based on the Governor’s Adopted Budget. ($3,470,858)

– Adjustment to decrease the interfund transfer of one-time revenues from the General Fund (01) to the Special Reserve Fund (17). ($3,470,858)

Financial Impact:
As reflected in the attached Budget Adjustment Summary forms.
Recommended Motion:
Approve Budget Revision No. 01 to adjust the District’s current budget to reflect adjustments to unrestricted general fund revenues and interfund transfers.
Attachments:
Budget Adjustment Form – Fund 01.0 Unrestricted
Budget Adjustment Form – Fund 17.0
X.E. Consent Calendar-Operations
X.E.1. Prequalification List Per Public Contract Code Section 20111.6 (July 2018) 

Speaker:
Leigh Hansen, Director of Purchasing
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Ratify general contractors and subcontractors prequalified in July 2018 application process to bid on certain District public works projects pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 20111.6.
Rationale:
Pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 20111.6 (as enacted by Assembly Bills 1565 and 1581), general contractors and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing subcontractors (as defined) planning to bid on certain public projects must be prequalified prior to submitting bids for such projects.  Specifically, the District must prequalify bidders on all public projects with an expenditure of one million dollars ($1,000,000) or more, and using funds received under the Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act of 1998 or any funds from a future state school bond.

The District currently accepts prequalification applications on a quarterly basis, and recently issued a notice inviting prequalification (RFQ18-07A) for the July application period (July 1, 2018 to July 10, 2018).

The attached list reflects the addition of the contractors approved during the July 2018 application window.

Recommended Motion:
Ratify the attached list to include general contractors and subcontractors prequalified in the July 2018 application process to bid on certain District public works projects pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 20111.6.
Attachments:
Approved Contractors Prequalification July 2018
X.E.2. Change Order Request No. 2 – Hart High School Infrastructure Project Phase 1 (Stay Green, Inc., HA17-03D)

Speaker:
Michael Otavka, Director of Facilities, Planning and Construction
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Request for approval of Change Order Request No. 2 from Stay Green, Inc., (HA17-03D) for Hart High School Infrastructure Project Phase 1.
Rationale:

At the October 11, 2017, Board meeting, the Governing Board approved a credit of $13,551 to Stay Green, Inc., to remove a portion of their work related to installing a back-flow preventer for the Hart High School Infrastructure Project Phase 1. This work was to be coordinated and done in collaboration with  Newhall Water District. At that time, Newhall Water District was not under contract to do the work for the District, so staff requested that Stay Green, Inc., remove this work from their contract with a credit to the District.

Newhall Water District is now under contract with the District, and Stay Green, Inc., is prepared to complete the work.  Staff and Lundgren would like to re-assign the original scope of work back to Stay Green, Inc., as a change order. Stay Green, Inc., will do the original work for the original cost of the credit, $13,551.

Financial Impact:
$13,551 from Measure SA (Fund 21).
Recommended Motion:
Approve Change Order Request No. 2 from Stay Green, Inc., (HA17-03D) for Hart High School Infrastructure Project Phase 1.
Attachments:
Stay Green Change Order
X.F. Consent Calendar-Requests for Information
X.G. Approval of Consent Calendar 
X.H. Items Removed from Consent Calendar
XI. Items for Future Consideration by the Board
XII. Second Closed Session

Quick Summary / Abstract:
This Closed Session will be used as an extension of item II – First Closed Session, if needed.
XII.A. Public Comments for Second Closed Session Items
XII.B. Second Closed Session Items
XII.C. Return to Public Session
XII.D. Report of Second Closed Session Action
XIII. Adjournment
Disability Information:
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the Superintendent’s Office (661.259.0033.x201). Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the District to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.

Published: August 10, 2018, 3:16 PM

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When Lisa Capella stumbled upon thousands of educational books in a school building that was waiting to be demolished, she knew something had to be done.
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Los Angeles County residents have been receiving phone calls from alleged Los Angeles County Sheriff’s personnel.
Residents Warned of Jury Duty Scam
Mary Jane Hartman, who has been volunteering with the SCV Senior Center since 1994, received the Carmen Sarro Community Service Award on Saturday from Zonta Club of the Santa Clarita Valley.
Zonta Club Celebrates Women in Service
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Katie Hill, (D-Agua Dulce) announced Tuesday that CA-25 will be participating in the Congressional Art Competition, an annual nationwide competition for high schoolers sponsored by the members of the U.S. House of Representatives.
SCV High School Students Urged to Take Part in Congressional Art Competition
In a small library, deep in the basement of the Los Angeles County Hall of Administration, Assessor Jeffrey Prang discovered 20 historic journals that will now become part of the collections at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM).
Discovery of Historic Journals Offers Glimpse into LA County’s Past
1875, 1:35PM - Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez hanged in San Jose [story]
Tiburcio Vasquez
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce's next Business After Hours mixer is set for L.A. Film Locations in Newhall on Wednesday, March 20, from 5:50 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
March 20: Chamber After Hours Mixer at L.A. Film Locations
The next regular meeting of the Governing Board of William S. Hart Union High School District will take place Wednesday, March 20, at 7 p.m.
March 20: Hart District Governing Board Regular Meeting
Friday afternoon on a sunny, windy day in Placerita Canyon, the Mustangs rode Robert Winslow's strong right arm to an 11-1 victory over Hope International in the second game of a double-header. The Royals won the opener 7-3.
Winslow Pitches Mustangs to Split with Hope Int’l
March is recognized as Poison Prevention Awareness Month and National Poison Prevention Week is globally observed in the third week of March.
March 18-24: National Pet Poison Prevention Week
Homes 4 Families hosted its third Celebs4Vets Build at the Veteran Enriched Neighborhood off Soledad Canyon Road in Santa Clarita on Saturday.
Celebrities Help Build Homes for Veterans in SCV with Homes 4 Families
Southern California Gas Co. announced Monday that it achieved the highest level of spend with diverse business enterprises in the history of the company, spending more than $673 million dollars with 583 diverse suppliers last year.
SoCalGas Records More Spending with Diverse Suppliers Than Ever
An eight-member jury on Friday found Apple infringed three of Qualcomm’s patents used in iPhones, awarding the San Diego-based company over $31 million in damages in the first U.S. jury trial of a global intellectual property dispute between the two technology giants.
Qualcomm Awarded $31M in Patent Spat With Apple
Rep. Katie Hill (D-Agua Dulce) has sent a letter to the Interior Board of Land Appeals requesting that immediate action be taken to resolve the dispute between the city of Santa Clarita and Cemex USA.
Hill Picks Up Fight to Stop Cemex Mega-Mine in Soledad Canyon
In a room filled with at least 75 young speechmakers, Santa Clarita students celebrated their city’s first ever World Speech Day on Saturday.
Orators, Speechwriters Gather for First SCV World Speech Day Event
The California Central Coast Area Team of AFS Intercultural Programs is pleased to announce that Justine Tuncan, a Valencia High School junior, has become the team’s newest registered volunteer.
Valencia Junior Joins AFS Intercultural Programs as Registered Volunteer
Positioned in front of a backdrop sprinkled with NAIA logos, and wearing a lapel mic, Stephanie Soares tried to explain the Mustangs' staple defense.
Women’s Hoops: TMU Advances to NAIA Quarterfinals for Second Time
Feature films, reality TV shows and commercials among the productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley aka "Hollywood North" the week of March 18-24, 2019.
‘Bless This Mess,’ ‘Murder for Hire,’ ‘Good Trouble’ Now Shooting in SCV
The next meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set for Tuesday, March 19, starting at 9:30 a.m.
March 19: LA County Board of Supervisors Meeting
In celebration of its 15 years of educating the students and community of Santa Clarita, Golden Valley High School held a quinceanera celebration Saturday.
Golden Valley High School Celebrates Quinceanera