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1978 - St. Francis Dam site becomes a State Landmark [story]


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Brown Warns State Lawmakers Against ‘Pricey Promises We Can’t Keep’
Friday, May 11, 2018

By Nick Cahill, Courthouse News Service SACRAMENTO – Boasting the world’s fifth largest economy and coffers flush with better-than-expected tax collections, California’s Democratic governor and one-time Jesuit seminarian is once again preaching fiscal prudence. With his own party clamoring to spend...

Dems Close to Forcing Vote as Net Neutrality Set to End June 11
Thursday, May 10, 2018

By Brandi Buchman WASHINGTON (CN) – Senate Democrats appear to be just a single vote shy of forcing a showdown Wednesday on the Federal Communication Commission’s controversial repeal of net neutrality regulations. All 49 Democrats in the chamber have thrown their support behind a measure that would...

California to Require Solar Panels on New Homes From 2020
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

By Nick Cahill, Courthouse News Service SACRAMENTO – With statewide solar power generation already at an all-time high, California is hungry for more green energy: By 2020, most new homes built in the Golden State must be outfitted with solar panels. State regulators on Wednesday unanimously approved...

Former California Governor George Deukmejian Dead at 89

By Maria Dinzeo, Courthouse News Service George Deukmejian, a two-term Republican governor of California known for his fiscal conservatism, tough stance on crime and collaborative, bipartisan approach to politics, died Tuesday at his Long Beach home. He was 89. “I will always remember Governor Deukmejian...

California Seeks to Dismiss Feds’ Case Against Sanctuary Policies
Monday, May 7, 2018

By Matthew Renda, Courthouse News California has filed a motion in federal court to dismiss the Justice Department’s lawsuit against its sanctuary city policy. Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the Golden State’s latest legal gambit in a case that contemplates the principles of federalism,...

MWD Agrees to Pay for Most of $16B Delta Tunnel Project
Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018

By Nathan Solis, Courthouse News LOS ANGELES (CN) – The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, one of the largest water agencies in Southern California, agreed Tuesday to pay for the bulk of a $16 billion plan to build a pair of water tunnels that will send water from northern parts of...

Sheriffs Group Rallies Against Calif. Sanctuary Laws
Monday, Apr 9, 2018

By Nick Cahill, Courthouse News SACRAMENTO – A prominent law enforcement lobbying group which represents all of California’s elected county sheriffs is putting its weight behind the Trump administration’s assault on the state’s sanctuary laws. In a proposed friend-of-the-court briefing filed...

Nonprofit Sues Zinke, Agency, Over California Pipeline Letter
Wednesday, Apr 4, 2018

By Brad Kutner, Courthouse News WASHINGTON (CN) – A nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of national parks sued Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and agencies he oversees on Monday over the construction of a water pipeline near a national monument in California. In a federal complaint filed...

California High Court Rules Colleges Must Protect Students
Friday, Mar 23, 2018

By Maria Dinzeo, Courthouse News (CN) – The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that colleges owe their students safety and protection from foreseeable violence in the classroom, reversing an appeals court’s finding that UCLA did not have a duty to protect a student who was attacked with a knife...

Prospect of California Drought Persists Despite Recent Rain
Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018

By Matthew Renda, Courthouse News (CN) – March hasn’t brought a miracle to California, but it has improved the state’s water picture enough to at least delay any drought declarations. “I would call it a March mitigation,” said Chris Kwan, a water scientist with the California State Water Resources...

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1978 - St. Francis Dam site becomes a State Landmark [story]
1946 - Cher, great-granddaughter of Placerita Canyon homesteader Frank Walker, born in El Centro, Calif. [story]
1851 - San Fernando-San Francisquito-Eliz. Lake Roads become public highways [story]
The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center 2nd Career Center presents, "Finding your Inner Skills and On-the-Job Training Opportunities for Seniors," Wednesday, May 23, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., in Rooms A1 and A2.
May 23: Senior Center Presentation to Discuss Re-Entering Workforce
The Summer Trolley offers service from several premier hotel properties to Six Flags Magic Mountain and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, Westfield Valencia Town Center and Old Town Newhall.
Summer Trolley to Magic Mountain Now Running
The Polka Dot Road Show, a mercantile and art fair, will take place Saturday, May 19, from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., at 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita.
May 19: Polka Dot Road Show
Stewart Liff, former chief of the U.S. Veterans Benefits Administration’s Human Resources Division, will be presenting, 'Navigating the VA System,' at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center.
June 6: Navigating the VA System
The city of Santa Clarita is in line to receive $8.9 million from Caltrans toward the $28.2 million cost of building a new Metrolink station at Vista Canyon Ranch, the mixed-use development project that's under construction at Lost Canyon Road in Canyon Country. The new station will replace the Via Princessa Metrolink platform.
State Kicking in $8.9 Mil. for Metrolink Station to Replace Princessa Platform
The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner - Coroner's Office has officially identified and ruled on the cause of death of the woman struck by a Metrolink train in Saugus last Friday.
Coroner: Woman Struck by Train in Saugus a Suicide
Valley Industry Association (VIA) will launch its Sales Academy June 1.
June 1: Valley Industry Association Sales Academy
VFW Post 6885 in Canyon Country will host the 7th Annual Help the Children Veterans Appreciation Day celebration on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 19, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
May 19: Help the Children Veterans Appreciation Day
ARTree is pleased to announce its May 2018 Speaker Series will feature Bob Dickson and Matt Green, who will be talking about taking a story idea to the big screen, from both the creative and the business perspective.
May 24: The ARTree Speaker Series
An estimated 5,000 Santa Clarita Valley residents are expected to participate in the Relay For Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society at Central Park in Saugus, a 24-hour event starting Saturday, May 19 at 9 a.m.
May 19-20: Relay for Life SCV to Benefit American Cancer Society
The Lancaster JetHawks earned their first series sweep of the season with an 11-9 win over the Visalia Rawhide Thursday night at The Hangar.
JetHawks Win Shootout, Sweep Rawhide
The city of Santa Clarita, in partnership with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and William S. Hart Union School District, has named the winners of the “Heads Up” Video Contest, open exclusively to Santa Clarita Valley middle school and high school students.
City Names Winners of ‘Heads Up’ Video Contest
Senator Scott Wilk, R-Antelope Valley, and Assemblyman Tom Lackey, R-Palmdale, today announced that their requested audit of the California Public Utilities Commission's water rate-setting processes has been unanimously approved by the California Joint Legislative Audit Committee.
Wilk, Lackey PUC Water Rate Audit OK’d by Legislature
The County of Los Angeles has filed an appeal seeking to stop a new state law from taking effect that Supervisors say would undercut the right of county residents to govern themselves.
LA County Appeals SB 958 Redistricting Ruling
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services has earned eight national achievement awards for its innovation and modernization in county government programs to serve the public, officials with the National Associations of Counties announced this week.
LA County Social Services Department Earns 8 National Awards
1978 - Concert scene for "KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park" filmed at Magic Mountain [story]
Olympians and professional volleyball players are showing their support of a new indoor volleyball program in Santa Clarita called Starting6.
Olympian, Pro Athlete Form New SCV Indoor Volleyball Program
The Santa Clarita Arts Commission will be holding a study session, Monday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m.
May 21: Arts Commission Study Session
Detectives at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station are investigating a crash that killed one person on Bouquet Canyon Road near Seco Canyon Road Wednesday night.
Fatal Bouquet Canyon Crash Under Investigation
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital and Frontier Toyota in partnership with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Safe Rides and the city of Santa Clarita are proud to help sponsor the 2018 White Ribbon Weeks in the Santa Clarita Valley.
May 20-June 2: SCV White Ribbon Weeks
Vince Fernandez hit a pair of home runs and Rico Garcia turned in a strong start as the JetHawks beat Visalia, 4-2, Wednesday night at The Hangar. The win was Lancaster’s third in a row and fourth in five games.
JetHawks Win Three Straight
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, one of the world’s leading roaster and retailers of specialty coffee and tea, announced Wednesday the launch of its limited edition “Heroes at Heart” Coffee and Tea Blends benefiting First Responders.
May 21: Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Launches ‘Heroes at Heart’
Stay Green Inc., a Southern California-based landscape industry leader, is continuing its string of listings among Lawn and Landscape Magazine’s Top 100 landscaping companies in North America.
Local Landscaping Firm, Stay Green, Among North America’s Top 100
The Newhall School District governing board announced Thursday its appointment of current Assistant Superintendent Jeff Pelzel as the Newhall District’s next superintendent, subject to official board action scheduled for the next regularly scheduled meeting on May 22.
Newhall School District Names New Superintendent
Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station responded to a call Wednesday afternoon of a suspicious person in a vehicle, who they later discovered had two warrants for his arrest. Here is the breakdown from the station's Facebook page.
Male Transient with Two Warrants Arrested in Newhall
SACRAMENTO - On Thursday, the California Senate unanimously approved Senate Resolution 106 (SR 106), a measure by Senator Scott Wilk, R-Antelope Valley declaring May 17, 2018 as Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) Day.
Legislature Passes Bill that Draws Attention to Rare Form of Pediatric Cancer
1993 - Dale Poe, 61, developer of Stevenson Ranch, killed in car crash [story]
The 29th annual CalArts 2018 Jazz CD features 12 tracks, 11 of which are original compositions by CalArts students.
Stream, Download CalArts Jazz 2018 Album
College of the Canyons had two players finish in the top 10 as the Cougars finished runner-up to Cypress College at the California Community College Athletic Association State Championships at Sandpiper Golf Club on Monday.
Cougars Finish Runner-Up at CCCAA State Championships
No. 8 College of the Canyons had its season come to an end at the hands of No. 2 Mt. San Antonio College as the Cougars lost a best-of-three series 2-0 in the California Community College Athletic Association Southern California Super Regional.
No. 8 Canyons Eliminated in Super Regional by No. 2 Mt. SAC
The Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library will host a spring “Bag Sale” at the Valencia, Canyon Country and Newhall branches during normal operating hours from Saturday, May 19, to Friday, May 25.
May 19-25: Spring ‘Bag Sale’ at 3 Santa Clarita Libraries
The Board of Supervisors has voted unanimously to create the first Los Angeles County Arts Department, approving a motion coauthored by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Board Chair Sheila Kuehl and broadly supported by county arts funders, creators and institutions.
Supes Create First LA County Arts Department
California Senator Scott Wilk (R-Antelope Valley) will introduce the 2018 DIPG Awareness Resolution, designed to boost public awareness of the deadliest and second most common pediatric brain cancer, at the State Capitol in Sacramento on Thursday, May 17.
May 17: Wilk to Join Fight Against Children’s Brain Cancer