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1950 - Ex-Mrs. William S. Hart appears in court to challenge will that leaves Hart Park & Mansion to the public [story]
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AB 5: Answer to Employee vs. Contractor? | Commentary by Carl Kanowsky, Esq.
Sunday, Oct 20, 2019

Carl Kanowsky, Esq. In the employment law field, everyone’s talking about AB 5, the new law that’s supposed to address all the confusion about who is and who isn’t an independent contractor. You remember how, in April 2018, the California Supreme Court issued its ruling in the Dynamex case. That...

Tenants: Beware Overhead CAMs
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019

Carl Kanowsky, Esq. Taking up from my last column, I’m talking with Jim, the owner of the traffic school, “Fun While Drinking and Driving,” about the lease he’s thinking of signing for his new location. We’ve already discussed 1) renewal periods – were there any, and at what rate; 2)...

Before You Sign That Lease…
Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019

Carl Kanowsky, Esq. You might remember my last column: Jim, owner of the traffic school, Fun While Drinking and Driving, had come to see me about the lease for his new space. He was skeptical about the need to pay an attorney to review the document. So, I challenged him with eight issues he had not considered....

Other Questions Tenants Should Ask
Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019

Carl Kanowsky, Esq. Jim came in to see me the other day. He was really excited. He was about to open his own comedy driving traffic school. He was going to name it “Fun While Drinking and Driving.” He even selected a location for the classes. He met with the landlord and agreed on a 5-year term at...

Brave New World for Employers
Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019

Carl Kanowsky, Esq. As you might recall from my last column, Charles Lee, that 15-day wonder from Dynamex (the document-delivery service company), sued Dynamex, challenging that he should have been considered an employee rather than an independent contractor, contrary to the agreement he’d signed when...

Who’s the Boss in the ‘Gig’ Economy?
Friday, Jun 21, 2019

Carl Kanowsky, Esq. The relationship between workers and the companies that hire them has undergone a sea change in the past 15 months, at least in California. The next three columns will track what the situation was in early 2018 and the fundamental alterations since then. Terry and I were in San Francisco...

When the Easy Money is Too Easy
Thursday, Jun 6, 2019

Carl Kanowsky, Esq. Greed or sloth can lead to the unintended separation of you and your money. This truth guides some current schemes targeted at those who lust after easy money. Squarely in the crosshairs is the greedy attorney. Now I know, all of you are aghast that there might actually be such practitioners...

Read Your Mall Lease, Or You’ll Be Sorry
Monday, May 20, 2019

Carl Kanowsky, Esq. I’m reading “Button Man,” a novel by Andrew Gross. The protagonist, Morris Raab, a successful New York clothing manufacturer, battles organized crime in the 1930s. The bad guys want to infiltrate Morris’ business by way of unionizing his workers. On its face, given some of...

SCV’s Man of Food & Wine
Monday, Mar 23, 2015

Carl Kanowsky, Esq. If you’ve been to any nonprofit event in our valley, you know Greg Amsler either by sight or by reputation or both. Greg, proprietor of Salt Creek Grille, ranks at the top of the list of most giving restaurateurs in the Santa Clarita Valley. Beyond having a big heart, Greg owns...

Penny-wise, Pound-foolish
Friday, Mar 21, 2014

Carl Kanowsky, Esq. Here’s a hypothetical situation: In 2007, John convinced his wealthy friends Paul, George and Ringo to invest with him in a surefire plan to develop some vacant Santa Clarita land into what we all know we need more of out here — a strip mall attached to more than 100 condominiums. Back...

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Lulu Sanchez was named Big West Freshman Softball Player of the Week on Monday, Feb. 26.
CSUN’s Lulu Sanchez Earns Big West Freshman of the Week
The Master’s University released its spring 2024 magazine on Tuesday.
TMU Releases 2024 Spring Magazine
The city of Santa Clarita announced both dog parks at Central Park will be closed temporarily for renovations beginning Wednesday Feb. 28.
Central Park Dog Parks to Close Temporarily
It was a rematch of the five-set thriller from the NAIA semifinals last spring.
Mustangs Drop Five-Set Match to Lions
Southern California Edison has agreed to pay $80 million to settle a civil lawsuit by the U.S. Forest Service that blamed the utility's equipment for the massive Thomas Fire that tore through Southern California in late 2017.
SoCal Edison Agrees to Pay $80 million Over Thomas Fire
R. Martin “Marty” Chavez, a trailblazing entrepreneur who turned a Wall Street trading business into a software business and in the process revolutionized the way capital moves and works, will provide insights into the world of finance on Tuesday, March 12, as part of the Younes Nazarian Distinguished Speaker Series at California State University, Northridge.
Wall Street Trailblazer to Deliver CSUN Distinguished Speaker Lecture
The Los Angeles County Development Authority is excited to announce its new Home Ownership Program, HOP120.
New County Loan to Aid Moderate-Income, First Time Home Buyers
1950 - Ex-Mrs. William S. Hart appears in court to challenge will that leaves Hart Park & Mansion to the public [story]
Winifred Westover
The Master's University women's basketball team got to within one in the final quarter, but it was the Menlo Oaks that pulled away in the end to get the 67-60 win Saturday afternoon in The MacArthur Center.
Lady Mustangs Drop Regular Season Finale to Menlo Oaks 60-67
In honor of Black History Month, California State Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, is pleased to recognize several prominent Black community leaders and organizations who are making a difference across Senate District 21.
SCV Realtor Recognized Among Wilk’s Black History Month Spotlight
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond joined educators and members of the California Teachers Association Monday on the west steps of the California State Capitol to announce historic legislation—the Pregnancy Leave for Educators Act.
Landmark Legislation Announced for School Employees Paid Pregnancy Leave
The California Jaycee Foundation announced Monday Alexander Bonfiglio of Golden Valley High School is one of eight graduating high school seniors receiving a $1,000 Scholarship resulting from the annual competition completed in January 2024.
Santa Clarita Student Earns CA Jaycee Foundation Scholarship
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office released the list of nine productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, Feb. 26 - Sunday, March 3.
Nine Productions Currently Filming in Santa Clarita
The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 2 p.m.
COC Board to Consider Amendment to Purchase of 30,000-Square-Foot Tech Center
The regular meeting of the Saugus Union School District Governing Board will take place Tuesday, Feb. 27, with closed session beginning at 5:15p.m., followed immediately by public session at 6:30 p.m.
Saugus School Board to Consider Staff Reductions
Since City incorporation in 1987, public safety has remained a top priority for the city of Santa Clarita.
Ken Striplin | Time to Take a Heads Up! Mindset
The California Department of Transportation has scheduled lane closures on the northbound and southbound State Route 14 between Technology Drive in Palmdale and Avenue A in Lancaster, closing up to three lanes.
Caltrans Announces SR-14 Lane Closures
The Sierra Hillbillies is inviting the community to put on green and add shamrocks and leprechauns to its next monthly dance on Sunday, March 3, from 2 p.m to 5 p.m., at Valencia United Methodist Church.
March 3: Sierra Hillbillies Hosting Leprechaun’s Dance
It's the goal of every basketball team to cut down the nets.
Mustangs Capture Conference Title with Win Over Menlo Oaks 80-73
1923 - U.S. release of Charles Chaplin film "The Pilgrim," partially shot at Saugus Train Station & Newhall First Presbyterian Church [watch]
The Pilgrim
1936 - U.S. release of Silent Era's last feature, "Modern Times" with Charles Chaplin, partially shot in SCV [story]
Modern Times scene
1993 - Jury awards Newhall Land $2.3 million for "Valencia" trademark infringement by Palmer apartments at Valle del Oro, Newhall [story]
Palmer Guilty
Author and illustrator Vashti Harrison (Film/Video MFA 14) has been named the recipient of the 2024 Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children for her book "Big."
CalArtian Wins 2024 Caldecott Medal
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