[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Sunny
Sunny
77°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
March 26
1821 - SCV (with the rest of Alta Calif.) becomes territory of Mexico during war for Mexican independence from Spain [story]
map


United States Congresswoman Katie Hill, D-Santa Clarita, will spend her first weekend home as a House Representative hosting a town hall in Palmdale on Sunday, Jan. 6, at 2 p.m., alongside local union leaders and city officials to discuss the impact of the federal shutdown on workers and families in the 25th District.

The town hall was organized in response to the Trump Administration’s government shutdown, which is currently affecting more than 800,000 federal workers and contractors, including TSA agents, first responders and border patrol workers.

“The Trump Administration’s shutdown is hurting families and small businesses in my district and it’s important to hear from the workers directly about its effect on their lives,” Hill said.

“Among the first votes I took after being sworn in on Thursday was to reopen the government,” she said. “It’s time we put our community’s first instead of playing political games with their livelihoods. I’m going to do just that.”

The town hall will take place at Machinist’s Hall, 39047 10th Street, Palmdale 93550.

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

11 Comments

  1. Rob G says:

    Why would you call it a Trump administration shut down when it was the democrats deciding vote that forced the shut down? How about report news not an agenda?

  2. Sharla T. says:

    For one, WHY do you blame Trump, for what YOUR party has done?? We desperately NEED the WALL!! Your party wants to spend OUR tax payers money on ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS rather than building our Country! You all need to get your priorities straight! You are elected BY the People AND FOR the People, so start acting like it, is what the people would like to see!! STOP BEING OBSTRUCTIONIST AND COME TO THE TABLE TO WORK TOGETHER!! This isn’t POLITICAL, it’s what We The People elected You all to do!

  3. Greg says:

    First of all, Trump made a statement saying he would gladly shut down the government if he didn’t get the American tax payer to pay for his wall, so democrats are not blaming him. He takes full credit. Second, you are a fool if you believe anything he says, as he has way over 6,000 documented lies in the last 2 years. Just because he claims that a big wall will make citizens safer it does not make it so. He is just pouting about a campaign promise that he made to you when he stoked xenophobia & said he’d have Mexico pay for the wall. If he could pull that off we wouldn’t have this issue, but now it’s effecting 800,000 federal workers & the communities that depend on their income. Democrats stated that they are willing to fund border security utilizing 21st century technology, but the wall thing is just a waste of time & money and will not be funded.

    • Diana says:

      Hey. Why not a wall across the Canadian border? And wait! We should have walls from Maine to the Florida Keyes and across the western coast if Alaska andromeda’s Washington state to California. All those borders are vulnerable and will be more vulnerable once the hordes are blocked from trekking across places like the national butterfly reserve in mission Texas by a wall that destroys unique and precious American habitat forever while destroying the economy of the Texas town that hosts this treasure. If I was blocked I’d go all Syrian and take a boat so, seriously, take money from veterans hospitals and go for it. We already have the biggest deficit ever thanks to our brilliant leader who knowstax breaks for billionaires will trickle down to the rest of us too stupid to get it types…some day. Hasn’t happened yet so spending billions on all those walks might just prove some kind of point. Oh. By the way the senate republicans voted to fund the government & then decided to change course & demand a wall. Then pence was sent to negotiate & offered half of what trump is asking and trump said nope he wants 5.6mil even though he hasn’t spent what he has. Oh my. If you know the facts this is crazy behav. 25TH amendment stuff.

  4. Maria Romero says:

    If the democrat’s continue to play politics, more of our citizens are at risk! Finish the WALL for national security sake!

  5. Karen Verkouteren says:

    The wall is a complete waste of money. McConnell is really to blame for not having a Senate vote. Senate should vote, and then it falls all on Trump. Stay strong Katie! No stupid wall!! Democrats should come down hard on McConnell for not holding a vote.

  6. Patricia Hamilton says:

    What time is this town hall? I see the address but need the time. My husband Jack Hamilton and I would like to attend.

  7. Alleys Zerep says:

    Trump shut down the govt., and the cowardly sycophants in the GOP refuse to denounce or demand accountability from their ‘leader.’ This government shut down is the sole responsibility of the Trump administration, the president has demanded 5.5 billion to build a wall that he promised Mexico would pay for. Trump now wants the American tax payers to fund this asinine and ill-conceived wall. The president has backed himself into a corner, the Dems and especially Pelosi/Schumer played him masterfully; Trump the master negotiator is a lying, unethical, blowhard. Impeachment can’t come fast enough.

  8. chuck says:

    If the Democrats would put the interests of THIS country first and provide for a needed wall and border security THEIR shutdown would be ended !!!

Leave a Comment


SCV NewsBreak
LOCAL NEWS HEADLINES
Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019
UCLA, USC Coaches in Admissions Scandal Arraigned; Plead Not Guilty
BOSTON (CN) – The first batch of defendants in the admissions bribery scandal was arraigned today in Boston, with a dozen college sports coaches and school administrators pleading not guilty to federal racketeering charges.
Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019
Cobblestone Cottage Closing After More than 3 Decades in Business
Years before the Westfield Valencia Town Center would be developed across the street, a 900-square-foot boutique made its debut and began a journey that would see more than three decades of change.
Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019
Policy Committee Approves Wilk Bill Aimed at Solving Homeless Crisis
SACRAMENTO - Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) announced on Monday the Senate Committee on Human Serves unanimously approved Senate Bill 333 (SB 333), a measure to address California's homeless crisis by requiring the Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council (HCFC) develop and implement a long-term, strategic plan to combat homelessness across the state, complete with specific goals and benchmarks.
Keep Up With Our Facebook

Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
BOSTON (CN) – The first batch of defendants in the admissions bribery scandal was arraigned today in Boston, with a dozen college sports coaches and school administrators pleading not guilty to federal racketeering charges.
UCLA, USC Coaches in Admissions Scandal Arraigned; Plead Not Guilty
NORTHRIDGE — Jillian James tossed a one-hitter against Saint Mary's before CSUN dropped a 14-2 decision to No. 1 UCLA Sunday afternoon at Matador Diamond.
CSUN Shuts Out Saint Mary’s; Falls to Top-Ranked UCLA
SAN LUIS OBISPO - The CSUN women's tennis team (10-4) had their winning streak snapped Sunday as the Matadors fell to the Mustangs, 4-3 in a close Big West conference bout.
Matadors Winning Streak Snapped by Cal Poly Mustangs
The city of Santa Clarita's Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission will be holding a special meeting Thursday, March 28, at 8:30 a.m.
March 28: Parks, Recreation & Community Services Special Meeting
Palmdale Water District (PWD), in collaboration with Angeles National Forest and Friends of Littlerock Dam, will hold a joint Littlerock Dam Community Information & Tour Day at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 6.
April 6: Littlerock Dam Community Information & Tour Day
A Royal Princess arrived at the Port of Los Angeles on Saturday – that is, the 3,560-guest Princess Cruises ship – now here to take travelers to sought-after destinations including the Mexican Riviera, the California Coast and Alaska.
‘Royal’ Fanfare for LA’s Newest Homeport Cruise Ship
California State University, Northridge’s youth summer camps will return this June for social enrichment activities that can guide children in critical thinking, athletics, problem solving and innovation, leaving them with a memorable summer experience.
Registration Now Open for CSUN’s Youth Summer Camps
LOS ANGELES – The Dodgers, winners of six consecutive division titles and back-to-back National League pennants, will kick off the 2019 season Thursday with Opening Day presented by Bank of America at 1:10 p.m. against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Dodgers to Honor Don Newcombe on Opening Day
Here is the list of what is currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of March 25-31, 2019:
‘Bless this Mess,’ ‘NCIS LA,’ ‘Buried in the Backyard’ Now Filming in SCV
Flair Cleaners Valencia will host the Flair Cares Prom Dress Collection April 1 - April 30 to benefit Becca’s Closet, a nonprofit providing formal attire for local high school youth who cannot afford new dresses.
April 1-30: Flair Cares Prom Dress Collection
Years before the Westfield Valencia Town Center would be developed across the street, a 900-square-foot boutique made its debut and began a journey that would see more than three decades of change.
Cobblestone Cottage Closing After More than 3 Decades in Business
SACRAMENTO - Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) announced on Monday the Senate Committee on Human Serves unanimously approved Senate Bill 333 (SB 333), a measure to address California's homeless crisis by requiring the Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council (HCFC) develop and implement a long-term, strategic plan to combat homelessness across the state, complete with specific goals and benchmarks.
Policy Committee Approves Wilk Bill Aimed at Solving Homeless Crisis
Circle of Hope, Inc. announced Monday its Executive Director, Pam Ripling, is retiring and the organization is currently seeking her replacement.
Circle of Hope Executive Director to Retire
1821 - SCV (with the rest of Alta Calif.) becomes territory of Mexico during war for Mexican independence from Spain [story]
map
The internationally acclaimed exhibition "Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983" made its West Coast debut at The Broad in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday.
Chouinard Alums Featured in ‘Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983’
Earlier this month, Library Journal named CalArts Reference & Instruction Librarian Marisa Méndez-Brady a 2019 "Mover & Shaker, "the trade publication’s annual award for “people shaping the future of libraries.”
CalArts Librarian Named 2019 ‘Mover & Shaker’ by Library Journal
The Mustangs beat San Diego Christian 4-1 and 3-2 in Lakeside on Saturday to complete a four-game sweep of the Hawks and move into a share of first place in GSAC standings.
Brooks Earns 700th Win in Mustang Sweep of San Diego
In light of how far the group has already come, TMU track and field coach Zach Schroeder is confident his 4x800-meter relay can go a little faster.
TMU Track & Field Shines at Westmont Collegiate Classic
The Santa Clarita Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission will hold a special meeting on Thursday, March 28, starting at 8:30 a.m.
March 28: Parks, Recreation, Community Services Special Meeting
The Santa Clarita Community College District's Board of Trustees will hold a joint business meeting with representatives of the Associated Student Government at College of the Canyons' Valencia Campus on Wednesday, March 27.
March 27: COC Board of Trustees, ASG Joint Business Meeting
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold its next regular and special meetings on Tuesday, March 26.
March 26: City Council Legislative, Special, Regular Meetings
On Friday in Lakeside, right-handed hitting senior Anthony Lepre's entire repertoire was on display in a doubleheader against San Diego Christian.
Lepre’s Big Day Powers Mustangs to Wins Over Hawks
A motorcyclist hurt and taken to the hospital Monday morning narrowly missed being run over by a big rig, one of the rescuing paramedics said.
Motorcyclist Hurt in Crash, Narrowly Misses Big-Rig Collision
California 38th District Assemblywoman Christy Smith (D-Santa Clarita) authored and submitted 14 bills prior to the Feb. 22 legislative submission deadline, tackling issues like education, human trafficking, and public safety.
Smith Introduces 14 Bills for Current Sacramento Session
This year’s annual Castaic Dam Run at Castaic Lake on Saturday, April 13 will offer more fun for families as the event will also include the community’s first-ever Gnome Festival, featuring a Kids’ Gnome Parade.
April 13: Annual Castaic Dam Run, First Gnome Festival, Kids’ Parade
Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Captain Timothy K. Murakami has been promoted to Undersheriff, according to a news release from the LASD's Information Bureau.
Murakami Promoted to LASD Undersheriff
After weeks of informational picketing and mediation, College of the Canyons and its full-time faculty members have reached a tentative agreement that would end an ongoing dispute between the two sides.
COC, Full-Time Faculty Reach Tentative Agreement
SCV Water’s FY 2018/19 Budget has been recognized, locally by the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers, and nationally by the Government Finance Officers Association, for meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.
SCV Water Wins 2 Prestigious Awards for Inaugural Budget
Predicting that the public will not see the full report on Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections, Senator Lindsey Graham noted Monday that material covered by executive privilege will likely be kept under wraps.
Graham Expects Some of Mueller Report to Stay Secret
A pedestrian is in stable condition after a man accused of drunken driving drove over a man’s leg on the 23000 block of Drayton Street in Santa Clarita on Sunday.
Deputies Hold Suspect After Man’s Leg is Run Over Outside Homeless Shelter
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Court Services Division Chief Robin Limon has been promoted to Assistant Sheriff for LASD, according to the Sheriff's Information Bureau.
LASD Promotes Robin Limon to Assistant Sheriff
1889 - Castaic School District established [story]
Castaic siding
Shutters clicked and lightbulbs flashed as the nominees for 2019 SCV Man and Woman of the Year were announced Wednesday at the annual "Paparazzi Party."
Nominees for SCV Man, Woman of Year Unveiled
1922 - Wyatt Earp's wife thanks William S. Hart for defending her husband's honor [story]
Wyatt Earp story
The California Highway Patrol closed all southbound lanes of Interstate 5 at Gorman School Road and southbound lanes at Frazier Mountain Park Saturday afternoon to clean up after multi-vehicle crashes in two locations.
Lanes Reopened After Multiple-Vehicle Crashes Close I-5 in Grapevine
1886 - Film director Robert N. Bradbury born in Washington state; launched John Wayne's career in Placerita Canyon [watch]