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1853 - Sarah Gifford, community leader and wife of Newhall's first railroad station agent, born in England [story]


L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Fifth DistrictSupervisor Kathryn Barger applauded California Treasurer Fiona Ma and members of the California Debt Limit Allocation Committee for their decision to approve $300 million in private activity, tax-exempt bonds to XpressWest (now Virgin Trains USA) for their proposed high speed rail line that will connect Las Vegas to Victorville.

“This private sector project will bring a fast, convenient and reliable alternative to automobile congestion along I-15 while creating more than 15,000 quality jobs over a 10-year period,” Supervisor Barger said. “This effort will bolster local economies and quality of life. I appreciate Treasurer Fiona Ma and the committee whose action made a bold first step to reimagine transportation in California.”

Virgin Trains USA, the only privately-owned railroad in the United States, currently runs train routes throughout Florida.

“As shown by their operations in Florida, Virgin Trains has demonstrated their ability to deliver on their vision and are showing us the private sector has a plan to invest in something that benefits the public,” Barger said.

Barger represents the North Los Angeles County region near Virgin Trains USA’s proposed project. She also serves on the High Desert Corridor Joint Powers Authority Board of Directors and as a director on the boards of L.A. County Metro and Metrolink.

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Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019
SACRAMENTO - High school students now have an expanded opportunity to enroll in summer community college courses, thanks to a bill authored by Assemblywoman Christy Smith signed into law by California Governor Gavin Newsom.
Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019
California State University, Northridge will host Family Education Day, a daylong celebration focused on providing educational resources for thousands of youth and families, on Saturday, Oct. 26.
Monday, Oct 14, 2019
Thanks to the efforts of California Senator Scott Wilk and Assemblywoman Christy Smith, College of the Canyons received $397,000 in state funding necessary to begin planning much-needed renovations to Boykin Hall.
Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019
California State University, Northridge’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences will host its Richard Smith Lecture Series on Thursday, Oct. 24, featuring a presentation by former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul.
Monday, Oct 7, 2019
The fall 2019 Star Party at the College of the Canyons Canyon Country campus on Friday evening, Oct. 25 will be doubly significant as it coincides with the college’s 50th anniversary and Apollo 11’s historic moon landing.
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