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1983 - U.S. release of John Carpenter's "Christine;" blew up fake gas station in Valencia [watch scene (R)]
Christine gas station explosion in Valencia


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The Purge Surge | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Saturday, Jul 11, 2020

We’ve seen heart-wrenching decisions to ration healthcare in Italy and New York. Now with the recent surge, the lives of seniors might be in jeopardy for lack of hospital beds or equipment. In many states, odds are against you if you are an older adult needing hospitalization: – Gray hair allows...

A Little Girl’s Cry | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020

On one of my early morning runs as the community began to stir, I saw a law enforcement neighbor leaving for work, followed closely by family. Their 4-year-old daughter clung to the uniformed pant leg, crying, “Please don’t go to work” several times. After reassurance, but still crying and waving...

For the Grandkids | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Saturday, Jun 27, 2020

Today marks my 100th consecutive day of posting a commentary on COVID-19, and most recently BLM. These two events of 2020 will be forever etched in history, yet we are still living though evolving changes daily. Documenting the twists and turns in a snippet from a physician’s viewpoint hopefully has...

What Race Are You? | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Friday, Jun 26, 2020

Most people can’t determine my race when they look for features to categorize my skin, hair, eyes and nose. For years, I have been aware of my biracial background, and now I can identify with the fastest growing “race” in the Untied States – the mixed race. This was extended further with DNA...

Showing Toughness | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Thursday, Jun 25, 2020

My father was born in 1902, so he lived through the pandemic of 1918, which killed 675,000 Americans. Yet I know little about the challenges he and his family faced during this frightening period of history. When I was growing up, the 1918 pandemic was not on my radar – especially when the Civil Rights...

Techno State | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Wednesday, Jun 24, 2020

California is a technologically rich state. During this pandemic, we should retool industry and manufacture masks, gowns, gloves, hand sanitizers, cleaning bactericides and all PPEs. There will be no further shortages, biddings or rip-offs. Plus, we can produce ample swabs and testing kits with antibody...

Going Out of Business: Doctors | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Tuesday, Jun 23, 2020

Early this month, a Washington, D.C., newspaper claimed 60,000 primary care physicians (PCPs) could be forced to close their practices by the end of June. That’s almost 29 percent of the 209,000 PCPs in the United States. PCPs are your family practitioners, general internists and pediatricians. Healthcare...

‘Where Are the Dodgers?’ | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Monday, Jun 22, 2020

My mother, in her late 90s, fell at home and broke a hip. She needed surgery, then one week of rehabilitation. This was last year when the Dodgers were again heading toward the playoffs, and she was lucky to have cable TV at home that carried the games. But not at rehab. “Where are the Dodgers on this...

Seniors Under Assault | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Sunday, Jun 21, 2020

Budget cuts will soon be made by many governors throughout the nation. The cost and impact of the pandemic has markedly effected state finances, and much of the brunt will be taken by older adults. The Greatest Generation and Baby Boomers have significantly contributed to the basis of our thriving nation....

Soften the Isolation | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Friday, Jun 19, 2020

Statistically, older adults have a higher chance of dying from COVID-19. Out of fear, most seniors remain home in isolation. With the recent lifting of some restrictions, and seeing many on TV ignore using masks, the older generation will not return to public life and will be forced to avoid group interaction. Prior...

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1983 - U.S. release of John Carpenter's "Christine;" blew up fake gas station in Valencia [watch scene (R)]
Christine gas station explosion in Valencia
Jeff Prang was sworn in as the 27th Los Angeles County Assessor on Thursday at the Monterey Park City Hall.
Jeff Prang Sworn in as 27th L.A. County Assessor
On a night that Jordan Starr not only moved into fourth place all-time in career assists but also scored his 1,000th career point, The Master's University men's basketball team beat the Bethesda Flames 106-86 in a non-conference game at The MacArthur Center.
Mustangs Down Flames 106-86
The Master's University freshman Kylee Sears has become the first athlete from TMU to qualify for the being held this weekend in Austin, Texas.
TMU Freshman Kylee Sears Competing at USA Swimming’s Junior Nationals
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency’s Public Outreach and Legislation Committee is an in-person meeting and will take place Thursday, Dec. 15, at 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 15: SCV Water’s Public Outreach, Legislation Committee Meeting
Travis Preston, California Institute of the Arts School of Theater dean and CalArts Center for New Performance executive artistic director, has been named to the Artistic Committee of the Wuzhen Theatre Festival.
CalArts Artistic Director Named to Wuzhen Theatre Festival Committee
The holiday season provides time for connecting with loved ones, gift giving and sharing meals, but it’s also important to consider the impact that your activities might have on the environment.
SCV Residents Encouraged to Take Green Holiday Quiz
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday no additional deaths and 75 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley, with 17 additional deaths and 3,450 new cases countywide.
Thursday COVID Roundup: Countywide Cases Continue to Surge
1941 - Julius Dietzmann family of Castaic arrested as German enemy aliens [story]
Julius Dietzmann
Sheriff Robert Luna has appointed Jill Torres as interim Assistant Sheriff and Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, overseeing budgeting and personnel for the Department.
Sheriff Luna Appoints Jill Torres as Interim Assistant Sheriff
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors initiated a plan on Dec. 6 to assess the County’s infrastructure in the face of the inevitable impacts of Climate Change on the region.
L.A. County Board Preparing, Protecting Communities From Flood Impacts of Climate Change
Business's that pay taxes may be eligible to direct a large portion of their Use Tax back to Santa Clarita’s general fund for public safety, parks, libraries, infrastructure and other city services and receive a cash rebate on a portion of the Use Tax remitted to the city. 
Use Tax Rebate Program Helps Fund City Programs
Supervisor Janice Hahn, on her first day as Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, read a Native American land acknowledgement, marking a historic first for Los Angeles County.
Supervisors Make History with Their First Native American Land Acknowledgement
The Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations released its annual hate crime report for Los Angeles County in 2021, showing hate crimes have reached the highest level in 19 years.
LA County Hate Crimes Report Reveals Highest Level of Hate Crimes in 19 years
Three adult suspects were arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of possession of fentanyl with intent to sell the opioid after two other adults overdosed on the drug at Bouquet Canyon Park in Saugus, according to law enforcement officials.  
Deputies: Three Suspects Arrested on Suspicion of Possession of Fentanyl
Officials with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau are investigating a body found at Northbridge Park in Valencia, which was found in the middle of the basketball courts there Wednesday morning.
Detectives Investigating Body Found in Northbridge Park
The city of Santa Clarita welcomes the Tesoro Del Valle community as the newest area annexed into the city.
City Welcomes Newest Annexed Community: Tesoro Del Valle
iLEAD California Schools announced the appointment of its new CEO Amanda Fischer, who has contributed to the development of the organization and partner schools since 2018, when she joined as Executive Director of iLEAD California.
iLEAD Announces Appointment of New CEO
1921 - William S. Hart marries actress Winifred Westover [story]
Bill and Winifred Hart
The Los Angeles County Health Officer is issuing a Cold Weather Alert in the Santa Clarita Valley Wednesday - Friday, due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures.
Cold Weather Alert Issued for SCV
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