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1950 - Dedication of H.M. Newhall Memorial Park, aka Newhall Park [story]


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California Appeals Court Rules Cannabis Possession in Prison Legal
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019

A California appellate court on Tuesday overturned five men’s convictions for cannabis possession in prison. In 2016, voters in the Golden State approved Proposition 64, which made possession of less than an ounce of cannabis legal – even in prison, according to the appeals court. Smoking or ingesting...

Facial Recognition Tech Ban Pushed by Democrats
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019

SACRAMENTO – At the behest of civil rights and civil liberties groups, California Democrats are pressing to ban facial recognition technology that law enforcement says could better protect nearly 40 million residents and the state’s countless tourist destinations. Hatched from the tech industry’s...

Ranch Fire, California’s Largest Wildfire, Sparked by Hammer
Friday, Jun 7, 2019

A claw hammer sparked the 2018 Ranch Fire, the largest wildfire in modern California history, according to a report issued by Cal Fire on Thursday. The Ranch Fire, which broke out July 27, 2018, joined with other fires to scorch about 459,000 acres as the Mendocino Complex Fire, began as a spark thrown...

Wildfire Liability Reform Debated by State Lawmakers
Thursday, Jun 6, 2019

By Matthew Renda SACRAMENTO – California lawmakers explored reforms to wildfire victim compensation Wednesday while wrestling with how to pay for the catastrophic damage wrought by the last two wildfire seasons. The California Commission on Catastrophic Wildfire Cost and Recovery recommended three...

LA County Homelessness Up 12%
Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019

By Nathan Solis and Martin Macias Jr LOS ANGELES (CN) – The homeless population is growing faster than the rate people can be housed, according to the sobering point-in-time county report released Tuesday by Los Angeles County officials. The homeless population grew by 12% with 59,000 people living...

CA Supreme Court Rejects Efforts to Recoup Lost Profits from Aliso Canyon Leak
Thursday, May 30, 2019

By Nathan Solis (CN) – The largest gas leak in U.S. history occurred in a neighborhood north of Los Angeles in 2015, forcing a mass exodus of residents and affecting businesses who lost customers while the utility worked for months to cap the blowout. On Thursday, the California Supreme Court rejected...

Better Air Quality Has Saved Thousands of Lives, Study Finds
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

By Martin Macias Jr. More residents died from air pollution in Los Angeles County in 2017 than in any other U.S. county, according to a new study released Wednesday, but nationally, the number of deaths and illnesses caused by smog has fallen dramatically in the last decade. The annual “Health of the...

Watchdog Slams Villanueva Over Closed Officer Probes

By Martin Macias Jr. LOS ANGELES (CN) – A body tasked with oversight of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday that Sheriff Alex Villanueva failed to properly explain and document his decision to halt investigations into officer misconduct. The incidents of misconduct under investigation...

Feds Cancel Nearly $1 Billion for California High-Speed Train
Friday, May 17, 2019

By Martin Macias Jr. The Trump administration said Thursday it would pull nearly a billion dollars in federal funding for California’s much-maligned high-speed rail project, terminating an agreement that previously awarded the Golden State another $2.5 billion for the plan. The move is a major setback...

Transit-Friendly Housing Bill Shelved in Sacramento

By Nick Cahill SACRAMENTO – In another setback for groups fighting to stem California’s housing crisis, a proposal meant to spur new apartments near popular transit centers died silently in committee Thursday. Minutes before a scheduled vote, the chair of the state Senate Appropriations Committee...

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1950 - Dedication of H.M. Newhall Memorial Park, aka Newhall Park [story]
1957 - Lang Station dedicated as State Historic Landmark No. 590 [story]
Lang Station
A Bridgeport couple has uncovered some disheartening news for motorists who grind to a halt as they zip through Valencia, braking for a family of Canada geese, narrowly avoiding a collision with the large birds.
Guardians of Geese at Bridgeport Urge Caution
The Santa Clarita City Council and MADD recognized Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s deputies Chris Morgan, Tanner Sanchez and Mario Acosta Tuesday for their major role in helping keep local streets safe from drunken drivers.
Deputies Morgan, Sanchez, Acosta Lauded by City, MADD
The city of Santa Clarita’s homeless population increased from 156 people in 2018 to 256 people in 2019, according to city-level data from the 2019 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count released Friday by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.
Homeless Population in Santa Clarita Rises Again
The next meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set for Tuesday, June 18, starting at 9:30 a.m.
June 18 Meeting Agenda – LA County Supervisors
A motorcycle deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was taken to the hospital mid-afternoon Friday, following a vehicle collision in Valencia.
LASD Motorcycle Deputy Injured in Crash
The Santa Clarita City Council is expected to recognize June as Pride Month on Tuesday, drawing praise from the local lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or LGBTQ, community.
Santa Clarita City Council to Recognize June as Pride Month
American Coaster Enthusiasts, the world’s largest roller coaster enthusiasts club with more than 5,000 members, will hold their 42nd annual Coaster Con at Six Flags Magic Mountain and Knott’s Berry Farm from Sunday-Thursday, June 16-20.
June 16-20: Coaster Con 42 to Ride at Magic Mountain, Knott’s
Medicare doesn’t cover "free" genetic tests or cancer screenings unless a doctor who’s treating you orders them and they’re medically necessary.
Seniors: Say No to ‘Free’ Genetic Tests | Commentary by Greg Dill
Santa Clarita Valley-based all-saxophone chamber ensemble Saxtravaganza will present a free concert at Hart Hall in Wm. S. Hart Park in Newhall on Sunday, June 23, starting at 7 p.m.
June 23: Saxtravaganza Concert in Hart Hall at 7
Seven former students of the Castaic Union School District tell Signal reporter Caleb Lunetta why they returned to teach in the same district.
Former Students Return to Teach in Castaic Schools
Runners of all ages are invited to participate in College of the Canyons' 46th Annual Cross Country Summer Series Thursday evenings from July 11 to Aug. 15.
July 11-Aug. 15: COC Annual Cross Country Summer Series
Inland Empire scored a pair of unearned runs in the eighth inning, handing the JetHawks a 5-4 loss at The Hangar Thursday night.
Late Unearned Runs Cost Lancaster JetHawks Thursday
Congresswoman Katie Hill (D-Agua Dulce) released a statement after the House Armed Services Committee completed its markup of the FY20 National Defense Authorization Act on Thursday.
Hill, Armed Services Panel Complete Defense Bill Markup
The air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive individuals in the Santa Clarita Valley on Saturday, June 15, according to the latest South Coast Air Quality Management District forecast.
AQMD: Air Quality in SCV Unhealthy on Saturday
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station joins the nation in observing Flag Day on Friday, June 14.
SCV Sheriff’s Station Joins in Flag Day Celebration
1916 - Jesse Doty buys White Star Garage; he turns it into Newhall's first Ford dealership [story]
White Star Garage
Benjamin Richter and Carmina Escobar, faculty of The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts, will perform in Ghost Ensemble’s upcoming concert Apophenia Wolf on Saturday, June 15, in New York City.
CalArts Faculty to Perform in Apophenia Wolf Concert
No more wondering what to do on Friday nights because Friday will be opening night as the sounds of live Jazz and Blues bands once again fill its new location at 24250 Town Center Drive outside the Westfield Valencia Town Center.
Lineup for Valencia Jazz & Blues Summer Concert Series Released
Logix Federal Credit Union announced Thursday that its newest branch at the Bridgeport Marketplace is now open. The location is next to Marston’s Restaurant.
Logix Express Branch at Bridgeport Marketplace Now Open
The William S. Hart Union High School District’s Governing Board voted unanimously to approve the appointment of Joanna White to become the new Director of Special Education. Mrs. White takes over for Sharon Amrhein who is retiring after 16 years with the District.
Hart District Appoints Joanna White New Director of Special Education
Here is a list of Santa Clarita arts-related events for Friday, June 14 - Wednesday, June 26:
June 14-June 26: Santa Clarita Arts Calendar
LANCASTER – The Lancaster JetHawks opened their final series of the First Half with a bang, beating Inland Empire, 13-6, in front of a sellout crowd of 4,769 at The Hangar Wednesday night. The JetHawks set season-highs with 18 hits and nine extra-base hits.
JetHawks Pounce on Inland Empire with Season-High 18 Hits