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Sweet Music | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Monday, Jun 8, 2020

She was a concert pianist. He, an aerospace engineer who helped put a man on the moon. They were married 60 years. He always joked, “We make out-of-this-world sweet music together!” Relegated to a wheelchair, he pushed her into the office for monthly checkups. Sometimes they had to wait, but when...

Seniors: Stock Up for Winter | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Sunday, Jun 7, 2020

When the pandemic was announced, it was common sense to wear a mask, wash hands, create social distancing and isolate vulnerable citizens, especially older adults. There has been “hoax” backlash from politically skewed factions, yet with “re-opening” taking place, attempts to flatten the curve...

The Learning Curve | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020

Medical professionals are on a learning curve as the coronavirus is highly contagious and has no treatment. Six months into this battle, money is being poured into treatment, offering hope for those who are seriously ill. Unfortunately, as in the past, physicians are seeing their decision-making usurped...

Hairline Difference | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Friday, Jun 5, 2020

As a teenager, my father took me to Metropolitan State Mental Hospital several times, not for admission, but to learn how mental health affected his clients. He was a Los Angeles County social worker for decades, and knowing my interest in medicine, he felt it was an opportunity to put my feet in someone...

Violating Curfew | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Thursday, Jun 4, 2020

We were under curfew. No one was on the streets. The air was filled with smoke, and a looter was killed at the corner store. Darting between houses, we were careful not to be seen, nor arrested. Being young teenagers during the 1965 Watts Riots, we wanted to listen to Dodger games together. We violated...

Together As One | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Wednesday, Jun 3, 2020

The 1996 movie “Independence Day” was a futuristic lesson in unity when the world fought for survival. Neither race, nationality, religion, social status, gender, educational level nor political party played a role in this battle. We were one. Similarly, when admitting patients to the hospital, I...

You’re On Candid Camera | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Tuesday, Jun 2, 2020

Growing up in the 1960s before “60 Minutes,” there was a Sunday evening television show called “Candid Camera.” It conjured up embarrassing yet funny hidden filming culminating in “Smile, you’re on Candid Camera.” In 1974, when doing research using controlled medication, I found drugs missing...

Nursing Home Differences | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Monday, Jun 1, 2020

I see patients in nursing homes once a month. Most elderly residents are relegated to these facilities because debilitating health problems prevent them from living at home. Around the country, they have become “hotspots” of infection. County Public Health maintains real-time statistics that are...

The Morning Routine | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Sunday, May 31, 2020

I wake up without an alarm clock. I’ve done that for years. If I have to catch a plane or train, which is rare nowadays, I set one as back up. First thing I do is heat water for my hot chocolate. Dependent on the time of year, this is usually around 5 in the morning, before sunrise. I take my blood...

Horde of the Flies | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Saturday, May 30, 2020

The Santa Clarita Valley three decades ago was serene. Running in early morning hours before sunrise smelled of country with the occasional sighting of coyotes and bobcats, and hearing the rustling of awakening native birds. We were an extension of urban life taking over their grounds. One morning, it...

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The city of Santa Clarita is excited to announce the winners of the 18th annual Bike to Work Challenge, which took place Monday, May 16, through Friday, May 20, 2022.
Santa Clarita Bike to Work Challenge Winners Announced
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is expanding its type 2 diabetes prevention efforts into the classroom in response to an increased prevalence of the disease in the county.
Los Angeles County Partners With K-12 Schools to Prevent Diabetes
The city of Santa Clarita, in partnership with Frontier Toyota, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, is proud to sponsor the 2022 White Ribbon Campaign in the Santa Clarita Valley.
White Ribbon Campaign Reminds Students to Drive Safe
The Gibbon Conservation Center in Saugus has been challenged by two donors to increase membership by 100 new members by June 30 to earn an additional $6,500.
Fundraiser Challenges Gibbon Conservation Center to Add 100 Members
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station personnel participated in the annual Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Memorial Torch Relay Run honoring fallen officers throughout the nation.
SCV Sheriff’s Station Participates in Annual LASD Memorial Torch Relay Run
As aerospace and defense contracts started dwindling at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Donald Volkmann, owner of VP Manufacturing in Canyon Country, made the difficult decision to close in August 2020 after 33 years in the aerospace manufacturing business.
At 72, COC Welding Graduate Donald Volkmann is Just Getting Started
The California Department of Public Health, working with Sacramento County Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is investigating its first suspected case of monkeypox infection in Sacramento County in a person who recently traveled abroad.
Suspected Case of Monkeypox in Sacramento County, Public Risk is Low
Animation Career Review, an online resource site for those researching careers in animation, game design, graphic design, digital art, and related fields, has recognized California Institute of the Arts in six categories in its 2022 Graphic Design School Rankings, including two top spots for schools in California and the West Coast.
CalArts Graphic Design Program Scores High in Animation Career Review’s 2022 Rankings
The College of the Canyons men's basketball program invites girls and boys from third to eighth grade to participate in the 2022 Howard Fisher's Cougar Basketball Camp, with two sessions beginning in June.
Registration Now Open for 2022 Howard Fisher Cougar Basketball Camp
1860 - Colonel Thomas F. Mitchell arrives in Soledad Canyon [story]
T.F. Mitchell
Nestled near the eastern edge of California State University, Northridge campus, as the California Towhee softly calls, sits an often-overlooked environmental gem in the heart of the San Fernando Valley - CSUN’s Botanic Garden.
CSUN’s Botanical Garden a Hidden Gem in Middle of SFV
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office released the 16 productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, May 23 - Sunday, May 29.
Filming in Santa Clarita Includes 16 Productions
To honor the memory of longtime community leader Charlotte Kleeman, a celebration of life will be held Friday, June 3, at the College of the Canyons University Center, located at 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road in Santa Clarita, beginning at 2 p.m.
June 3: Celebration of Life for Charlotte Kleeman
The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board unanimously approved the appointment of Bryan Wilson as the new principal of Golden Oak Adult School.
Hart Appoints Bryan Wilson New Golden Oak Adult School Principal
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 5,152 new positive cases Saturday, 4,750 new cases Sunday, and 2,476 new cases Monday countywide, with four additional deaths and 790 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Monday COVID Roundup: 790 New SCV Cases; SCV Deaths Total 474
College of the Canyons student Isabella Solorio is among 100 students from across the nation to have been selected as a 2022 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholar.
COC Student Named Prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholar
Visit newly opened MB2 Entertainment at the site of the former Mountasia on June 5 to support Carousel Ranch. Purchase a play card and a percentage of your purchase will benefit Carousel Ranch. Visit and have fun while donating to a worthwhile cause, the clients of Carousel Ranch and the equestrian therapy and vocational training programs.
June 5: Carousel Ranch Fundraiser at MB2 Entertainment
The city of Santa Clarita's Human Relations Roundtable speaker series “Community Voices” continued by celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month on Friday, May 20.
City’s “Community Voices” Series Recognizes AAPI Community
California Health and Human Services Agency Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly and Director of the California Department of Public Health and State Public Health Officer Dr. Tomás J. Aragón, issued a joint statement supporting the recommendation by the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunizations Practices and the Federal Food and Drug Administration to authorize use of a single booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5-11 at least five months after completing their primary series.
California Urges COVID Vaccine Boosters for Eligible Children, Adults
Visit Los Angeles County Parks this summer for fun in the sun, recreation and adventure.
Placerita Canyon, Vasquez Rocks Offering Summer Nature Programs
Did you know that trash, chemicals and other pollutants that are left on the ground can wash through the City’s storm drain system and into the Santa Clara River?
City Offering Tips on Preventing Pesticide Pollution in Local Waterway
1941 - SCV's first real movie house, the American Theater, dedicated in Newhall [story]
American Theater
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold a regular meeting Tuesday, May 24, beginning with a special/closed session at 5 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 6 p.m.
May 24: City Council Meets to Authorize Garbage Collection Fee Increase
1865 - Discoverer Ramon Perea and partner sell Pico Canyon oil claim to Edward Beale & Robert Baker for $300 [story]
grave marker
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