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2012 - Canyon Country resident Allyson Felix wins gold medal in 200-meter sprint at London Olympics, then adds two more team gold medals (4x100m relay Aug. 10 [WR] & 4x400m relay Aug. 11). [story]
Allyson Felix


LOCAL NEWS
Newsom Calls State of Emergency in L.A. County, Deploys National Guard
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Governor Gavin Newsom authorized assistance Saturday evening after a request from the city and county of Los Angeles, and proclaimed a state of emergency in Los Angeles County. California approved L.A. city and county’s request to deploy members of the National Guard to assist Los Angeles and neighboring...

Thursday, May 28, 2020

1888 – Olympian Jim Thorpe, “America’s greatest athlete,” born in Indian Territory (probably near Prague, Okla.); later in life, appeared in many B-Westerns shot in Placerita Canyon [story]

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

1946 – Cher, great-granddaughter of Placerita Canyon homesteader Frank Walker and onetime Placerita property owner, born in El Centro, Calif. [story]

Sunday, May 17, 2020

1993 – Dale Poe, 61, developer of Stevenson Ranch, dies in car crash [story]

L.A. County Saturday: 37,303 Cases, 944 in SCV
Saturday, May 16, 2020

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has identified 37,303 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of the county, including 944 in the Santa Clarita Valley, and a total of 1,793 deaths countywide. Public Health has confirmed 40 new deaths and 1,073 new cases in the last 24 hours. Thirty-three...

California Saturday: 76,793 Cases; Over 1 in 10 Are Healthcare Workers

California has 76,793 confirmed cases and 3,204 deaths from COVID-19 as of Saturday, according to the state Department of Public Health. Local health departments have reported 8,111 confirmed positive cases in healthcare workers and 47 deaths statewide. As of May 15, 1,179,126 tests have been conducted...

GOP’s Garcia Wins Local House Race
Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Republican Mike Garcia has defeated Democrat Christy Smith in the special election for 25th Congressional District. In the initial canvass of votes, Garcia took an insurmountable 56-44 lead over Smith for the right to serve out the final months of former U.S. Rep. Katie Hill’s term. Hill, D-Agua...

FDA: Collect Saliva at Home, Mail It In to Get Tested
Sunday, May 10, 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday authorized the first diagnostic test with the option of using home-collected saliva samples for COVID-19 testing. Specifically, the FDA issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) to Rutgers Clinical Genomics Laboratory for their COVID-19 laboratory developed...

Castaic Animal Shelter Upgrades Ready for Bid

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will consider a proposal from Public Works on Tuesday to solicit bids for improvements to the Castaic Animal Shelter at 31044 N. Charlie Canyon Road. The planned upgrades include a new, 400-square-foot covered vehicle wash rack, replacement of damaged asphalt...

L.A. County Sunday: 31,677 Cases, 732 in SCV

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has confirmed 18 new deaths and 484 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. To date, Public Health has identified 31,677 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County, including 732 in the Santa Clarita Valley, and a total of 1,530 deaths...

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Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture announced Wednesday that it will receive a $10 million allocation from the $1.220 billion CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds awarded to Los Angeles County by the U.S. Treasury for COVID-19-related expenditures (Spending Plan).
Relief Coming to L.A. County’s Nonprofit Arts Organizations
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Saturday confirmed 51 new deaths and 2,645 new cases of COVID-19, with 4,692 cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Saturday COVID-19 Roundup: Hospitalizations Continue to Decline Countywide; 4,692 Cases in SCV
Compliance with the Health Officer Orders is paramount for the long-term reopening of many economic sectors while ensuring the public health and safety of residents, which includes consumers and those who make up the workforce of these sectors.
Aug. 12: Compliance Plan to Enforce Health Office Orders Webinar
The MAIN in Santa Clarita is seeking individuals to share their talents in the upcoming online edition of “You’re The Best,” on Facebook.
The MAIN Seeking Contestants for ‘You’re the Best’ Virtual Talent Show
Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, along with the L.A. Regional Food Bank and the County of Los Angeles, is hosting a drive-thru food distribution event at the Castaic Regional Sports Complex & Aquatic Center on Wednesday, Aug. 12, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Aug. 12: Drive-Thru Food Distribution at Castaic Sports Complex
The Michael Hoefflin Foundation for Children’s Cancer is proud to present their 27th Annual Evening Under the Stars Gala Dinner and Charity Auction. However, this year’s event will have a different look.
Sept. 12: Michael Hoefflin Foundation’s ‘Evening Under the Stars’ Goes Virtual
Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel responded to two brush fires early Saturday morning in Newhall, officials said.
Two Newhall Spot Fires Quickly Doused
2012 - Canyon Country resident Allyson Felix wins gold medal in 200-meter sprint at London Olympics, then adds two more team gold medals (4x100m relay Aug. 10 [WR] & 4x400m relay Aug. 11). [story]
Allyson Felix
L.A. County Public Health on Friday confirmed 53 new deaths and 3,116 new cases of COVID-19 as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported its 21st COVID-related fatality.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 21st Fatality at Henry Mayo; 4,650 SCV Cases to Date
Acknowledging a glitch in the state’s overburdened reporting system that failed county health departments for weeks, California officials on Friday said despite a backlog of as many as 350,000 coronavirus tests they remain confident in the state’s broader data and that the glitch can be quickly fixed.
System Glitch Leads to Backlog of 300,000 COVID Tests in California
The California Department of Public Health released statewide interim guidance for institutions of higher education on Friday.
California Public Health Officials Release Guidance on Higher Education
Organized sports, gyms and faith-based organizations can now reserve field space at Santa Clarita parks, Mayor Cameron Smyth said Friday after Los Angeles County issued an update on guidelines allowing youth sports to resume.
City: Organized Sports, Gyms, Churches Can Reserve Field Space
The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center has an urgent need for volunteer Meals on Wheels drivers to keep pace with the rapid growth in recipients and ensure every senior gets a nutritious meal.
SCV Senior Center Needs Meals-on-Wheels Delivery Volunteers
The Salvation Army's Santa Clarita Valley Corps and Walmart are teaming to collect donations of school supplies in the nonprofit's "Stuff the Bus" campaign this weekend.
Aug. 7-9: ‘Stuff the Bus’ With School Supplies Donations at SCV Walmarts
The #TexasFire in Saugus grew to 210 acres but was 50% contained overnight, according to officials with the Angeles National Forest.
#TexasFire in Saugus at 210 Acres, 50% Contained
The fate of more than 100,000 Uber and Lyft drivers lies in the hands of a state court judge, who after a nearly three-hour hearing Thursday lamented his inability to fully predict the ramifications of a potential court order extending employment benefits to California drivers.
California Judge to Decide on Uber, Lyft Driver Classification
Through the use of 14 subcommittees planning for the upcoming semester, William S. Hart Union High School District officials believe they have improved upon their online learning plans for the upcoming fall semester.
Hart District Updates Online Learning Plans for Fall 2020 Semester
Multiple police and first-responder unions have filed a lawsuit to remove Los Angeles County's "Reimagine L.A." charter amendment from the November ballot, which would increase spending on housing and mental health services while decreasing funding for law enforcement.
Unions Sue L.A. County Over ‘Reimagine L.A.’ Charter Amendment
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials have tracked multiple confirmed COVID-19 outbreaks in the Santa Clarita Valley in residential and non-residential settings, which include the SCV Sheriff’s Station, a restaurant and other care facilities.
L.A. County Public Health Tracks 11 COVID-19 Outbreaks in SCV
Deputies cited seven individuals for suspected street racing in the Valencia Industrial Center early Wednesday morning.
Deputies Cite 7 for Street Racing in Valencia Industrial Center
1901 - Giant meteor seen over SCV skies; possibly makes landfall in Bouquet-Texas canyon area [story]
meteor
College of the Canyons is widely recognized as a leader in the innovative development of distance and online education, as well as zero cost textbooks for our students.
COC Excels in Online Teaching | Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday more than 200,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Surpasses 200,000 Cases, 4,597 Cases in SCV