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Non-Medical Medical Decisions | Commentary by Dr. Gene Dorio
Monday, Feb 6, 2017

A pediatrician decides a struggling teen with mental illness needs hospitalization to neutralize psychologic demons impacting their personal and social life. A workers’ compensation doctor requests a neck MRI in a powerline worker with growing right arm numbness and weakness to search for potential...

A Decline In Life Expectancy
Monday, Dec 12, 2016

Many nations proudly tout life expectancy as a reflection of their healthcare. For over two decades in our country, this statistic has consistently edged upward due to expanding technology, doctors/patient education, and vibrant emphasis on healthy lifestyles. But a recent report from the Centers for...

Drive-Thru Medicine
Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016

I had never heard the term “throughput” before a meeting at our hospital two years ago. It was used to discuss how the emergency department (ED) could yield greater profits by faster patient turnover. Coordinating various duties (including intake, admitting, and cleaning staff; lab and radiology;...

Medical Shot-Calling
Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016

War is being waged on behalf of American citizens against the business takeover of hospitals, yet most people don’t realize this battle exists. Surprisingly, the warriors scattered throughout our country in this fight are doctors. Unlike recent scandalous headlines of Wells Fargo committing fraud against...

The Ambiguity of Brain Death
Monday, Sep 5, 2016

Hospitals have always served as a lifeline to survival. Whether from pneumonia, heart attack, stroke or trauma, they have been a community safeguard between life and death. Today, cost of care has been added to the patient treatment discussion, forcing medical decision-making to look closely at expense....

Saluting ‘Teamsmanship’
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016

With the 2016 Rio Olympics coming to a close, we honor four participants claimed by the Santa Clarita Valley as their own: Allyson Felix, Anthony Ervin, Abbey Weitzeil and David Smith. They brought home eight medals, five of which were gold. Each of our competitors won at least one medal. Quite an accomplishment...

Two-Tiered Healthcare System
Monday, Aug 8, 2016

Born in Canada, our mother came to the United States after World War II and blended into the Greatest Generation. Raising a family in the second half of the 20th Century saw her contribute to a thriving American society then maintain retirement health on Medicare. But in her early 90s, this tranquility...

Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Doctors
Sunday, Jun 26, 2016

Growing up in a family that emphasized education, I had trouble staying on mark, because I wanted to be a baseball player. At age 11, though, I underwent surgery on my left leg, as doctors thought I might have osteogenic sarcoma. The tumor was removed and benign, so my leg was not amputated. The overnight...

Dangers of ‘Corporate’ Doctoring
Monday, Dec 14, 2015

Two decades ago, I admitted a patient to the Intensive Care Unit for a heart attack. His children were grown, and he looked forward to retirement and purchasing an RV to relax and travel the country with his wife. Invasive cardiac technology had not evolved, so he remained in the ICU on intravenous medication...

50 Years After Watts
Thursday, Aug 13, 2015

Fifty years ago this week, the Watts riots began. Three years ago, I wrote how the community where I grew up rose from the ashes excelling athletically, allowing some of us to moved forward “transplanting” to the Santa Clarita Valley. Written just before the 2012 London Olympic Games, we...

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College of the Canyons freshman Anguerrand Voisin tied for medalist honors and Jules Lavigne placed third overall as the Cougars finished runner-up in the team standings at the Western State Conference event played at Oakmont Country Club on Monday.
Voisin Medals at 74, Cougars Finish Runner-Up
The eighth-graders of Castaic Middle School are preparing for their Portfolio Day presentations — an annual event for the past two decades that involves the students presenting their work and participating in mock interviews with professionals in the workforce.
May 23: Portfolio Day at Castaic Middle School
A Ninth Circuit judge on Wednesday demanded the Trump administration explain how its policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico squares with its duty not to send immigrants to places where they fear persecution.
Trump Wait-in-Mexico Asylum Policy Debated at Ninth Circuit
The Tuncan family of Valencia will host Munkh-Erdene Dashdondov, an AFS Intercultural Programs exchange student from Mongolia, the local California Central Coast Area Team of AFS Intercultural Programs announced Wednesday.
Valencia Family to Host AFS Exchange Student from Mongolia
The county’s Office of Inspector General has reviewed a program meant to stem the flow of drugs into the Santa Clarita Valley and found Latino drivers were stopped at a much higher rate than drivers of other races — and recommended shutting down the program until strict guidelines are in place.
Inspector General Issues Scathing Report on SCV Sheriff’s Station Highway Team
Santa Clarita is on track to receive a nearly 4% increase in federal Community Development Block Grant funds compared to last year, officials announced Tuesday.
Santa Clarita on Track to Get $1.2M in Federal CDBG Funds for 2019-2020
The Santa Clarita Valley chapter of Junior Chamber International, aka “The Jaycees,” is staging a donations drive throughout April to aid nonprofit Santa Clarita Valley homeless services provider Bridge to Home.
JCI Launches Donations Drive to Aid Bridge to Home
The nonprofit Raising the Curtain Foundation, which supports the Newhall Family Theatre, will host a family fun night of animation film screenings from the students of CalArts at the NFT on Friday, May 31, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
May 31: CalArts Animation Showcase to Benefit Newhall Family Theatre
Assembly Bill 1729, which would allow more high school students to enroll in certain community college courses during the summer, helping students get ahead on college course requirements, passed the Assembly's Higher Education Committee Tuesday, according to Assemblywoman Christy Smith (D-Santa Clarita), the bill's author.
Smith’s ‘College Opportunity Bill’ Advances in California Assembly
Up against a looming legislative deadline, a state Senate committee on Wednesday advanced a relaxed-version of a zoning proposal in a bipartisan vote despite concerns from local leaders who warn it will wreck the character of California’s most iconic cities and coastal towns.
Contentious ‘More Homes Act’ Inches Toward Vote in California Senate
Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Wednesday the appointments of David S. Kim as secretary of the California State Transportation Agency and Brian Annis as the chief financial officer of the California High-Speed Rail Authority.
Newsom Names New Transportation Agency Head, High-Speed Rail CFO
A college education remains one of the most valuable investments a person can make, as it is a gateway to life-changing opportunities. But how can students set themselves up for success in the face of mounting college debt?
Higher Education Without Higher Cost | Commentary by Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook
A pitchers’ duel between two of the top pitching prospects in the California League lived up to expectations in a game that ultimately saw the JetHawks fall to the Lake Elsinore Storm, 3-1, in 10 innings on Tuesday night at The Diamond.
Pitchers’ Duel Ends in Walk-off Loss for JetHawks
Firefighters knocked down a three-story apartment complex fire on McBean Parkway in Valencia that started early Wednesday morning.
Fire Crews Knock Down Valencia Apartment Blaze
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Board of Governors has approved Oscars rules for the 92nd Academy Awards.
Academy Updates Rules for 92nd Oscars
Senate Bill 202, the Doggy Donor bill, has cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee, according to the bill's author, Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita
Wilk ‘Doggy Donor’ Bill Clears Key Senate Committee
The California Department of Food and Agriculture and the California Air Resources Board have launched a public-private initiative to advance climate-smart agriculture and reduce greenhouse gas emissions on agricultural lands.
CDFA, CARB Advance Reduced-Carbon Farming
A spacecraft designed to probe the depths of Mars’ surface in order to study the origins of our universe has recorded the first Martian quake ever detected, NASA said Tuesday.
First-Ever Detection of Mars ‘Quake’ Made by NASA InSight Probe
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Crime Prevention Unit deputies partnered with Caltrans workers Tuesday to visit homeless encampments in Valencia near Interstate 5.
SCV Deputies, Caltrans Workers Visit Homeless Encampments in Valencia
California Governor Gavin Newsom was joined Tuesday by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín, as well as state and local fire officials and first responders, to discuss how the state and local communities are working together to address the threat of catastrophic wildfires.
Newsom Warns of Wildfire Risk to Urban Communities Across California
The American Conservative Union Foundation has just released its ratings of the 2018 meeting of the California State Legislature, and conservatives' overall score fell compared to the 2017 session.
Conservative Score Falls in ACUF Ratings of California Legislature
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station detectives seek the public's help to identify a suspect seen stealing lottery tickets from a Newhall gas station Monday night.
Authorities Seek Public Help to ID Lottery Ticket Theft Suspect
A federal judge in Los Angeles on Tuesday declined to reconsider his ruling that bars the Trump administration from issuing offshore drilling permits without first conducting an environmental review, rejecting an oil company’s request for review.
Judge Declines Review of Freeze on California Offshore Fracking Permits
1962 - SCV residents vote to connect to State Water Project, creating Castaic Lake Water Agency [story]
Castaic Lake
Here is a list of Santa Clarita arts-related events for Thursday, April 25 - Saturday, April 27:
April 25-27: Santa Clarita Arts Calendar
Spring is in full bloom and your landscape should be, too. With our free May garden class offerings, SCV Water will teach you how to cultivate a thriving landscape with proper plant care and by selecting the right perennials that will add charm to your landscape for years to come.
SCV Water’s Monthly Gardening Classes for May Announced
Join the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber's young professionals, NextSCV, and strap on some safety goggles and take part in a special behind-the-scenes tour of Aerospace Dynamics International's (ADI) operations.
April 24: NextSCV’s Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Aerospace Dynamics International
Following an unusually slow February, sales of existing homes and condominiums throughout the Santa Clarita Valley picked up dramatically during March, with home sales up 44.8 percent and condo closed escrows 54.7 percent higher, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Tuesday.
SCV March 2019 Homes, Condo Sales Post Dramatic Gains
NORTHRIDGE - CSUN women's volleyball added another significant piece to its 2019-20 recruiting class as head coach Jeff Stork announced the signing of Taylor Orshoff to a National Letter of Intent.
Matadors Volleyball Adds to Arsenal as Taylor Orshoff Signs Letter of Intent
May’s National Foster Care Month provides an opportunity for people all across the nation to focus attention on the year-round needs of American children and youth in foster care.
May 18: Children’s Bureau Foster Care, Adoption Resource Meeting
The ARTree has released the schedule for its Spring & Summer classes.
ARTree News: Spring, Summer Schedule Announced; ARTree Founder Retires
The Civilian Oversight Commission voted unanimously Tuesday on a motion to direct the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to conduct an inquiry into secret deputy sub-groups.
Civilian Oversight Panel Approves Inquiry into Secret Deputy Subgroups
North Hills, a community neighboring the California State University, Northridge campus, is battling increasing housing costs and trying to find solutions for an emerging homeless population.
CSUN Journalism Professor Partners with Nonprofit to Teach Students How to Advocate for Homeless
NORTHRIDGE - CSUN Baseball (16-22) completes a seven-game road trip on Tuesday evening when the Matadors visit California Baptist at 6 p.m. The game will stream live on the WAC Digital Network.
Matadors Complete 7-Game Road Trip at Cal Baptist
GLENDALE — College of the Canyons freshman Anguerrand Voisin tied for medalist honors and Jules Lavigne placed third overall as the Cougars finished runner-up in the team standings at the Western State Conference (WSC) event played at Oakmont Country Club on Monday.
Canyons Freshman Shoots 74; Cougars Take 2nd Place
Castaic Middle School (CMS) is seeking community members to volunteer their time as evaluators for the annual Portfolio Day, happening on May 23rd, 2019.
Castaic Middle School Seeking ‘Portfolio Day’ Volunteer Evaluators