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1941 - Three days after Pearl Harbor attack, 165th and 185th Infantry Regiments assigned to Saugus; Edison power substation guarded 24/7 [timeline]
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Harris Ends 2020 White House Bid
Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019

By Nick Cahill (CN) – Floundering in the polls and hindered by infighting and campaign missteps, California Senator Kamala Harris announced Tuesday she is dropping her upstart presidential bid due to a lack of funding. The freshman senator rose near the top of polls this summer after a viral exchange...

Housing Summit: California Leaders Call For ‘Right to Housing’ Bill
Monday, Nov 25, 2019

LOS ANGELES – The mayors of Oakland, Sacramento and Los Angeles said at a Los Angeles Business Journal housing policy summit Friday that curbing the state’s homelessness and housing affordability crises requires legislative action making housing a right for all Californians. The Golden State’s...

Newsom Names Members of Early Learning Policy Committees
Friday, Nov 22, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday announced the selection of diverse experts, practitioners and parents to guide the state’s efforts on early learning and care. The governor has appointed 20 members of the state’s new Early Childhood Policy Council and advisory committees,...

Fight Over Border Wall Funding Diversion Begins in California
Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019

OAKLAND – In a federal courtroom in Oakland, California, on Wednesday, the Department of Justice clashed with lawyers for the Sierra Club, the state of California and a slew of other states looking to block the Pentagon from diverting $3.6 billion from the military to build a southern border wall. Justice...

California, LA Sue Vape Giant Juul Over Marketing Practices
Monday, Nov 18, 2019

California, Los Angeles County and the city of Los Angeles jointly sued e-cigarette maker Juul Labs on Monday, claiming the company caused a public health crisis by targeting teens with fruity, fun flavored vaping products and did not verify the age of its customers for online sales. Electronic cigarettes...

Water Supplier Temporarily Backs Out of Shasta Dam Deal
Friday, Nov 8, 2019

SACRAMENTO – The Trump administration’s push to raise the Shasta Dam – and flood a protected river stretch in the process – suffered another blow Friday after a major California water supplier announced it was temporarily pulling out of the contentious deal. The project’s main investor, Fresno-based...

California Pushed to Revamp Water Plans for Extreme Weather
Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Yo-yoing between heat waves, torrential rainfall and raging wildfires that burn through Thanksgiving, the explosive nature of California’s weather has been on full display over the last several years, and state water experts are calling for an update to water plans for extreme weather....

Universal: Artists Have No Stake in 2008 Fire that Destroyed Master Recordings
Tuesday, Nov 5, 2019

LOS ANGELES – An attorney for Universal Music Group told a federal judge Monday that artists seeking a cut of an insurance settlement from a 2008 fire that destroyed their master recordings have no stake in the matter since recordings belong solely to the label. After the blaze at Universal Studios...

Apple Pledges $2.5 Billion to Ease California Housing Crisis
Monday, Nov 4, 2019

Apple committed $2.5 billion to address the housing affordability crisis in California, the company announced Monday morning, becoming the latest Silicon Valley titan to join the housing fray. Apple will create a $1 billion housing investment fund, which the company touts as the first of its kind, while...

Feds Push to Open 1 Million Acres to Fracking in California
Friday, Nov 1, 2019

The Trump administration unveiled a plan to open another million acres in California to oil and gas development and fracking, one day after being sued by conservationists for similar plans in a different part of the state. The Bureau of Land Management released its environmental analysis Thursday concluding...

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The Santa Clarita City Council unanimously voted Cameron Smyth as its 2020 mayor and Bill Miranda as mayor pro tem on Tuesday.
Smyth Mayor, Miranda Pro-Tem
The Cougars shot better than 50 percent from the field and had four starters score in double figures to defeat visiting West Hills Coalinga College 93-71 on Saturday night at the MacArthur Center.
Cougars Cruise Past West Hills Coalinga 93-71
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies arrested a woman who was allegedly recognized by loss-prevention staff on suspicion of possible prior thefts at the Walmart on The Old Road in Stevenson Ranch, officials said Tuesday.
Woman Arrested for Alleged Walmart Thefts
California State University, Northridge chemistry professor Gagik Melikyan has been elected as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow – a recognition given to AAAS members who contribute to the advancement of science and technology.
CSUN Chemistry Professor Recognized for Advancement of Science & Technology
Red Rock Canyon State Park’s visitor center is currently open Fridays and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
State Parks’ Winter Events, Volunteer Opportunities Announced
Hart High School alumnus Derek Waldeck felt a little extra motivation entering his fourth year as a midfielder for the Stanford University men’s soccer team. Not only because it would be his final collegiate season playing for the team, but because of how the previous campaign ended.
Hart Alumnus Derek Waldeck Striving for 3rd NCAA Title with Stanford
FT. LAUDERDALE – Princess Cruises, the world’s fastest growing international premium cruise line, recently christened its newest ship, Sky Princess in a moving tribute to the pioneering women of the U.S. Space Program who represent crowning achievements in science, research and technology through innovation and their desire to explore the far reaches of the sky.
Princess Cruises Honors NASA’s Pioneering Women
Major Impact Theater (MIT) will host its third annual Cupid’s Crush dinner/dance fundraiser. The event benefits MIT, a nonprofit organization that provides theater production opportunities for adults with disabilities.
Feb. 9: Major Impact Theater’s Cupid’s Crush Dinner/Dance Fundraiser
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Vermyttya Miller, 37, of Santa Clarita, was sentenced to five years in county jail and ordered to pay $22,500 in restitution after pleading no contest to one count of felony insurance fraud for a wedding fraud scheme she concocted to rip off The Knot—not once but twice.
Santa Clarita Bride Pleads No Contest to Fraud Scheme Against The Knot
SACRAMENTO – As part of an effort to identify how climate change will have on California’s complex transportation system that millions rely on, Caltrans is conducting region-specific climate change vulnerability assessments for each of Caltrans’ 12 districts.
Caltrans Conducting Region-Specific Climate Change Assessments
1941 - Three days after Pearl Harbor attack, 165th and 185th Infantry Regiments assigned to Saugus; Edison power substation guarded 24/7 [timeline]
Edison substation timeline
More than $25 million - that is how much the federal Bureau of Land Management or BLM claims is owed to them by CEMEX Corporation.
BLM Gives CEMEX 30 Days to Pay $25M+ or Mining Contracts Canceled
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that 20 films are in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 92nd Academy Awards.
20 Contenders Advance in Visual Effects Oscar Race
The next Hart District meetings include a regular meeting of the Governing Board set for 7 p.m., Wednesday, December 11, at the Administrative Center, 21380 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita 91350.
Dec. 11: Hart District Meetings – Financing Authority, Governing Board
Los Angeles County Health officials have extended a beach water use advisory through at least Wednesday morning due to the recent rains and residual water runoff into the Pacific.
Beach Water Use Advisory Extended to Wednesday Morning
In the ongoing legal battle about the 2.5 acres of solar panels on a Canyon Country hillside, a Los Angeles County judge granted Santa Clarita’s request Monday to expedite a hearing on whether the city will be allowed to inspect the Canyon View Mobile Home Estates property containing the solar energy project.
Judge Expedites Hearing on City Motion to Inspect Canyon View Solar Panels
The Santa Clarita City Council will elect a new Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem in the Council's special meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, December 11, starting at 5 p.m.
Dec. 10: Santa Clarita City Council to Elect New Mayor
California State University, Northridge ranks among the top 10 universities in the country that awards undergraduate degrees to minority students, according to Diverse Issues in Higher Education.
CSUN Among Top 10 Universities Awarding Degrees to Minority Students
A “creepy” hooded man in a black full-length trench coat seen lurking around Mountainview Elementary School in Saugus Monday morning spooked a mom and her two kids enough to call deputies and spark a temporary “soft lockdown” of the school.
‘Creepy’ Hooded Man in Trench Coat Prompts Lockdown at Mountainview
The College of the Canyons Foundation has announced that the 2020 Silver Spur Celebration honoring Bruce Fortine (pictured) will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at Santa Clarita Studios.
March 14: Bruce Fortine to be Honored in COC Silver Spur Celebration
The legal battle against a Canyon Country hillside solar panel installation hit an impasse Friday as the city of Santa Clarita is seeking to inspect the property, while the owners are objecting.
Solar Panel Lawsuit: City Wants to Inspect; Owners Object
A grocery store theft turned into a struggle when a group of suspects, believed to be teens or young adults, tried to steal alcohol from Vons in Canyon Country on Sunday.
SCV Deputies Investigate Theft at Vons in Canyon Country
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies are investigating a report of a child struck in the crosswalk by a vehicle making a left hand turn onto Newhall Ranch Road, near Grandview Drive and Bridgeport Elementary School, on Monday.
Child Struck by Vehicle in Crosswalk near Bridgeport Elementary