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1955 - Actor James Dean, 24, drives through Castaic Junction en route to his final resting place [watch]
James Dean


Update on Aliso Canyon

Last week SoCalGas requested regulatory approval from the State of California to bring 29 of the 114 wells at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility back online. We are working with local, state, and federal authorities to ensure that all guidelines and procedures are being followed during this process and that the safety of the surrounding community remains the top priority. As this process moves forward we will continue to update my website with more information as it becomes available.

Fighting for Sand Fire Assistance

One week ago we sent a letter to Governor Brown asking the state to use funds from an existing block grant to support efforts to repair damages caused by the Sand Fire in Santa Clarita. The Sand Fire was devastating for many in our community, and we must act to ensure they have the assistance they need as quickly as possible. Read more here.

Thank you, Rose Koscielny!

On Tuesday my staff, with other community leaders, recognized Rose Koscielny for her 21 years of service and dedication to the Saugus Union School District as a board member. We thank her for all she has done for the Saugus Union School District and its families. Best wishes for a long and happy retirement!

Recognizing  Rose Koscielny for her service

Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce

I enjoyed speaking with the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce on Friday at their networking breakfast. If you have a business in Simi Valley, be sure to visit the Chamber website and check out the many ways they can help you grow your business.

Speaking about the importance of small businesses

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Congratulations to Dr. Grace and her team on last week’s ribbon cutting for their new operation, Sweet Tooth Dentistry Valencia. Welcome to the Santa Clarita Valley!

My team welcoming Sweet Tooth Dentistry Valencia

AV Heart Walk

I started my morning on Saturday speaking to everyone at the Antelope Valley Heart Walk. Thank you to all the great nurses, doctors, and medical professionals here in the Antelope Valley!

Speaking at the Antelope Valley Heart Walk

Dia De Los Muertos

We had a great time this weekend at the Dia De Los Muertos celebration in Santa Clarita! We presented certificates of recognition to the De Mis Sueños Cultural Arts Committee and caught up with old friends.

Presenting certificates at the Dia De Los Muertos celebration in Santa Clarita

Golden Years

My team attended yesterday’s Golden Years Expo and Senior Health Fair in Santa Clarita where they met seniors and assisted them with issues with federal agencies.

Our booth at the Golden Years Expo and Senior Health Fair

 

Around the Corner
Veterans Resource Fair
November 8, 10:30 am- 1:00pm
AVC Board Room (SSV 151), Antelope Valley College, 3041 West Ave K, LancasterAV Wall Opening

November 10, 5:00pm; Taps play at 10:00pm
Palmdale Amphitheater, 2723 Rancho Vista Boulevard, PalmdaleSaugus High School “Wall of Honor” Unveiling

November 11, 9:00am-10:00am
Saugus High School,  21900 Centurion Way, Santa ClaritaVeterans Day Event

November 11, 10:00am-3:00pm
Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi ValleyVeterans Day Ceremony

November 11, 11:00am
Veterans Historical Plaza, 24275 Walnut Street, Santa ClaritaSimi Valley Veterans Day Ceremony
November 11, 11:00 am; Free lunch at noon.

Veterans Plaza – Lemon Park, 3700 Avenida Simi, Simi ValleyAFSA 4th Annual Lancaster 5K Warrior Run

November 11, 11:00am
General William J Fox Airfield, 4555 W Avenue G1, LancasterAntelope Valley Improv Comedy Festival

November 11:00am-12:00pm
Arbor Court Antelope Valley Entertainment Center, 858 W Jackman Street, Lancaster10th Annual Family Literacy Festival

November 12, 10:00am-2:00pm
NE Community Room, Old Town Newhall Library, 24500 Main Street, Santa ClaritaCandlelight Memorial Walk

November 12, 9:00pm
Palmdale Amphitheater, 2723 Rancho Vista Boulevard, PalmdaleGold Star Recognition Ceremony

November 13, 2:00pm
Palmdale Amphitheater, 2723 Rancho Vista Boulevard, Palmdale

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Thursday, Sep 29, 2022
United States Junior Chamber Honors Local Operations Manager
Chelsea A. Kay, 37, an insurance operations manager living in Saugus, was honored by JCI USA (United States Junior Chamber) as a member of the 2022 class Ten Outstanding Young Americans.
Thursday, Sep 29, 2022
SCV Sheriff’s Station Haunted Jailhouse Returns After Two Years
October is fast approaching. To help embrace the haunted season, we are happy to announce the return of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Haunted Jailhouse after a two year hiatus.
Thursday, Sep 29, 2022
County Reminding Residents Pet License Amnesty Period Ending Soon
The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control would like to remind residents within unincorporated county areas and participating contracted cities that the pet license amnesty period is almost over.
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1955 - Actor James Dean, 24, drives through Castaic Junction en route to his final resting place [watch]
James Dean
Chelsea A. Kay, 37, an insurance operations manager living in Saugus, was honored by JCI USA (United States Junior Chamber) as a member of the 2022 class Ten Outstanding Young Americans.
United States Junior Chamber Honors Local Operations Manager
October is fast approaching. To help embrace the haunted season, we are happy to announce the return of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Haunted Jailhouse after a two year hiatus.
SCV Sheriff’s Station Haunted Jailhouse Returns After Two Years
The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control would like to remind residents within unincorporated county areas and participating contracted cities that the pet license amnesty period is almost over.
County Reminding Residents Pet License Amnesty Period Ending Soon
Four individuals and one writing team have been selected as winners of the 2022 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting.
Academy Announces Winners of Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowships
We began our Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism (EDIA) journey nearly two years ago, and while the path ahead was not clearly defined, Health Services leadership was enthusiastically joined by workforce members across our health enterprise in a united commitment to creating a more welcoming, inclusive and proactively anti-racist health care system for our patients, staff and the communities we serve.
Message from County Health Services Director Dr. Christina Ghaly
College of the Canyons student-athletes Brianna Botello (women's volleyball) and Sam Regez (men's cross coutry) have been named the COC Athletic Department's Women's & Men's Student-Athletes of the Week for the period running Sept. 19-24.
COC Names Botello, Regez Athletes of the Week
Detectives at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station need your help. On Aug. 13, 2022, the individuals pictured shoplifted items from a retail store in Valencia at approximately 6:15 p.m.
Detectives Seek Help in Identifying Shoplifting Suspects
Are you hiring? Looking for a new career? The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Center has partnered with College of the Canyons, the city of Santa Clarita and America's Job Centers of California to host a valley-wide job fair at the Canyon Country Community Center Thursday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
SCVEDC, COC, City Partner to Host Job Fair
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday no additional deaths and 49 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley, with a total of 12 deaths and 1,517 new cases countywide.
Thursday COVID Roundup: 49 New SCV Cases; No Additional Deaths
1969 - College of the Canyons opens with first class of students in temporary quarters at Hart High School [story]
COC
 State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond hosted a virtual webinar on Sept. 28 to update local educational agencies, including district and charter school administrators and classroom educators, on over $3.6 billion in block grants and other resources to promote financial education in California high schools.
Superintendent Thurmond Leads Webinar Announcing State Funds for Financial Literacy
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the city of Santa Clarita, today announced nominations to officially open for their annual ‘Salute to Patriots’ event.
Nominations to Honor Local Veterans at Chamber’s Annual Salute to Patriots Now Open
Supervisor Kathryn Barger honored the Republic of Artsakh’s Foreign Minister, David Babayan, by presenting a scroll at the Board of Supervisors' meeting to commemorate the alliance and solidarity between Los Angeles County and Artsakh. 
Supervisor Barger Honors Artsakh Foreign Minister at Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors’ Meeting
Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) announces his measure to bring much needed accountability to the state’s no-bid contracting policies has been signed into law. 
Wilk’s No-Bid Contract Accountability Act Signed into Law
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 13 new deaths throughout L.A. County, 1,353 new cases countywide and 36 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID Roundup: Santa Clarita Sees 36 New Cases
The Santa Clarita City Council officially approved an agreement with Kaiser Permanente for the healthcare provider to become the presenting sponsor of the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center.
Kaiser Permanente Named as Presenting Sponsor of the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation has taken immediate action to temporarily close Pico Canyon Park, in Stevenson Ranch, until further notice after an aggressive mountain lion was seen in the area.
County Parks and Recreation Temporarily Closes Pico Canyon
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Warning as high temperatures have been forecast for the following areas:
County Extends Heat Warning For Santa Clarita
The California High-Speed Rail Authority  is extending the public review period for the Palmdale to Burbank Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement an additional 30 days to Dec. 1, 2022.
High-Speed Rail Extends Public Comment Period for the Palmdale to Burbank Project Section
A motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger that called for the county to comply with the constitution and report back with non-custodial, secure mental health treatment facility models for incarcerated individuals who cannot be diverted was rejected by the Board of Supervisors. 
Barger Reacts to Outcome of Supervisors’ Vote on Providing Mental Health Services to Incarcerated Individuals
Santa Clarita residents are encouraged to use alternative modes of transportation during the upcoming Rideshare Week, beginning Oct. 3, lasting through Oct. 7.
Oct. 3: Santa Clarita Rideshare Week Encourages Alternate Forms Of Transport
1987 - Slender-horned spineflower listed in Federal Register as endangered species [story] Slender-horned spineflower
William S. Hart High School science teacher Paula Bae has been named Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year.
Hart Science Teacher Paula Bae Named L.A. County Teacher of the Year
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