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1874 - Work completed at Lyon's Station (now Eternal Valley) on first version of Pioneer Oil Refinery [story]
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A Valentine for Women, Art, and Community
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017

It’s time for the one and only event – Empowering HeArts. Now in its seventh year, Empowering HeArts has recognized women for their ability to rise above overwhelming circumstances. Each year a relevant theme embodies the persona of the honorees. This year “Courage” shines through the life...

Vereen Playmakers Camp a Golden Experience (Video)
Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016

How many parents would love to have their children train with an NFL Super Bowl champion? That became a reality for many families participating in the Vereen Playmakers Camp. “Each year the excitement has grown more and more. Just to have all the kids out really enjoying football, the fun part,”...

Club Causes Outbreak of Smiles from SCV to Kenya
Thursday, May 7, 2015

When Andrew Flores became co-president of the Smile Club at Valencia High School this year, he quickly sought to establish the mission of bringing smiles to the community and the world. His research led him to Rocky Turner, co-founder of Mothers Fighting for Others, a Santa Clarita-based nonprofit providing...

Girl Scouts Recognized for Sharing Water Safety Message
Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

The highest drowning rates occur between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend. Drowning remains the number one cause of accidental death for children ages one to five. Two local Girl Scouts took on the task of bringing water safety awareness to our youngest residents – and received honors from Santa...

The Road to Easter
Friday, Apr 11, 2014

Driving down McBean Parkway, the Edwards Theatre has been showing a plethora of faith-based films just in time for Resurrection Sunday. I have not seen this many God-inspired films flowing out of Hollywood in a great while (if ever). A minor miracle, when you think about it. “Son of God”...

Art Springs to Life
Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014

The arts are springing up in the streets and on stages throughout Santa Clarita. March kicked off the city of Santa Clarita’s “First Thursdays” Art Slam of 2014, featuring women artists during Women in History month. “Fem Slam” invited women to create and display paintings and sculptures...

Hopefuls Focus on Arts
Monday, Mar 3, 2014

The recent “Focus on the Arts” candidate Forum, facilitated at California Institute of the Arts, provided a transparent view into each Santa Clarita City Council candidate’s heart for the arts in Santa Clarita. The first-ever candidate arts forum in the SCV, coordinated by the newly reorganized...

WISHing on a Starry Night
Thursday, Feb 6, 2014

Star-struck patrons were on Cloud 9 as the “So You Think You Can Dance” all-stars chasséd, moonwalked, popped and pirouetted across the stage at West Ranch High School during a Feb. 1 benefit performance. “One of my favorite things is to be able to go to a school and encourage kids...

Empowering HeARTS
Sunday, Jan 19, 2014

Single Mothers Outreach has garnered much attention with the creation of Empowering HeARTs: Celebrating Women, Art, and Community. The benefit exhibition and gala helps raise funds for SMO’s mission, which is to empower single parents and their children by providing hope, support and resources...

SCV’s Ervin Feted for Clinching 9 of USA’s 31 World Swimming Medals
Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013

Anthony Ervin Anthony Ervin and the U.S. World Championship Swim Team lit up Los Angeles at the 10th annual Golden Goggles awards ceremony Sunday night at the downtown L.A. Marriott. The SCV superhero seized nine medals during the 2013 FINA World Championship Tour, which began this summer in Barcelona....

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1874 - Work completed at Lyon's Station (now Eternal Valley) on first version of Pioneer Oil Refinery [story]
Pioneer Oil Refinery
According to Fire Department officials, 32 personnel currently have been tested. Of those tested, 12 LACFD personnel have been confirmed as being COVID-19 positive.
L.A. County Fire Dept.: 32 Personnel Tested, 12 Have COVID-19
Saugus High School and its Principal Vince Ferry has won the Best Leadership Program Award from Teen Truth, a national organization with a mission to build school culture and empower student voice in every aspect of education.
Saugus High Principal Vince Ferry Wins Best Leadership Award
Los Angeles County will activate a new drive-through, appointment-only COVID-19 testing site at College of the Canyons on Wednesday morning, April 8.
COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Center Opens Wednesday at COC
The sliver of optimism comes with a dose of reality for California’s nearly 40 million residents who are trapped in their homes for the foreseeable future: It will likely be the beginning of June, not May, before there is even a chance of easing the restrictions.
Data Show California’s Stay-at-Home Order Flattening Curve, But Lockdown Likely Until June
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday the launch of its new weekly "@Lunch With…" virtual lunchtime series, which is designed to bring the business community together for engaging and insightful conversations on current local issues and topics with recognized community leaders.
Chamber Launches Virtual Luncheon Program
County Public Health has identified 6,910 cases across all areas of L.A. County, including 169 deaths. At least 139 cases have been reported for the Santa Clarita Valley.
L.A. County Tuesday: 22 New Deaths; 550 New Cases; Min. 139 Cases in SCV
College of the Canyons is a major hub of activity in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Registration Now Open for COC’s Free Personal, Professional Learning Classes
My colleagues on the front line face an opponent in this war that is unknown. There are no curative tools to fight against it, communications are limited because the virus is poorly understood, and options are variable because of unpredictability.
Covid-PTSD | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced Monday that the firm has completed the sale of an absolute triple-net ground lease for a new construction, single-tenant Circle K convenience store and gas station located at 24010 Copper Hill Drive in Valencia.
New Construction Circle K in Valencia Sold for $4M
Update as of 12:50 p.m., Tuesday, April 7: Santa Clarita-based Princess Cruises announced that disembarkation will continue (Tuesday), with an additional nine domestic charter flights scheduled. All charters were arranged by Princess Cruises. Guests requiring shoreside medical care have been disembarked and are being treated at local and regional hospitals.
Passengers Begin to Disembark Coral Princess
The County of Los Angeles is committed to providing residents and their families with important resources throughout the COVID-19 crisis that address financial stressors.
Financial Resources Available to County Residents, Employers During Crisis
The Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS), with support of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, announced Tuesday that the LA County Employer Assistance Grant Fund will be launched on Wednesday, April 8.
County Launches $500K Employer Assistance Fund; Webinar to Provide Guidance
One person died in a head-on collision early Tuesday morning on Sierra Highway in Agua Dulce.
One Person Dead After Head-on Collision in Agua Dulce
On the heels of the announcement that students will remain out of school for the remainder of the academic year due to the current public health crisis, the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is calling on residents to help ensure that children remain safe.
Community Urged to be Voice of Children as Concern for Child Safety Rises
An employee at Los Angeles County Probation’s Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall in Sylmar has tested positive for COVID-19.
County Confirms 2nd COVID-19 Case at Sylmar Juvenile Hall
1860 - Los Angeles Star (newspaper) reports string of Army wagons from Fort Tejon traversing Newhall Pass [story]
Fort Tejon
Two more members of the College of the Canyons community have been diagnosed with coronavirus. These are the second and third cases of coronavirus connected to the college.
COC Reports 2nd, 3rd COVID-19 Cases
To date, the Public Health Department has identified 6,360 cases across all areas of L.A. County, including 147 deaths. A minimum of 1 death and 132 cases — and as many as 144 cases — have occurred in the Santa Clarita Valley.
L.A. County Monday: 6,360 Cases, Min. 132 in SCV; Suggests No Shopping This Week
Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday announced the establishment of the Los Angeles Surge Hospital, a temporary facility in L.A. that will expand access to additional beds and expand ICU capacity for patients who contract COVID-19.
State, County, Healthcare Groups to Open ‘Los Angeles Surge Hospital’
Out of an abundance of caution and to prevent the spread of #coronavirus (#COVID-19), all L.A. County parks will be closed on Sunday, April 12
All County Parks Closed Easter Sunday
California now has had a total of 14,336 confirmed cases and 343 deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the state Department of Public Health announced Monday.
California Monday: 14,336 Cases, 343 Deaths
Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, has extended a beach advisory through Thursday at 7 a.m.
Beach Advisory in Effect Through Thursday
After seeing all my patients, I talked to the administrator at one of the homes who said the facility had no extra masks, gowns or shoe coverings.
A Scary Nursing Home | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio