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2002 - "Legacy: Santa Clarita's Living History" series debuts on SCVTV with "Placerita Gold" episode [watch]


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Barger Calls for More Outreach to Aid Homeless
Friday, Jun 7, 2019

In her Friday, June 7 “Keeping Up with Kathryn” newsletter, Los Angeles County Fifth District Supervisor Kathryn Barger addresses the recent spike in the county’s homeless population and calls for additional public and mental health outreach. The homeless population increased by 12%...

Remembering the St. Francis Dam Disaster
Friday, Dec 8, 2017

Almost 90 years ago, on March 12, 1928, the St. Francis Dam ruptured, sending a 180-foot tower of water hurtling down San Francisquito Canyon in northern Los Angeles County. The floodwaters killed more than 431 people and destroyed homes and property, causing millions of dollars in damage. The dam’s...

Landfills & Our Future | From Citizens for Landfill Compliance
Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017

The following commentary is submitted by members of Citizens for Chiquita Canyon Landfill Compliance.   The Chiquita Canyon Landfill is in the final stages of seeking approval for an expansion, so you may have been hearing about it a lot lately or for the first time. As the upcoming public hearing...

Don’t Get Stuck with Medicare Late Fees
Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017

By Greg Dill This past holiday season, I found myself in line at the airport counter, waiting to check a bag prior to a flight to visit family and friends. The gentlemen in front of me got frustrated when the customer agent said he had to pay more to check a bag because he hadn’t paid for it online...

A Wise Investment
Friday, Jun 3, 2016

On June 7, Santa Clarita Valley voters will have the opportunity to vote for Measure E to improve College of the Canyons. We have carefully studied Measure E and recommend a “yes” vote. Time and again, College of the Canyons has demonstrated its wise stewardship of local dollars and continues to...

Missing: CEOs with Disabilities
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015

John D. Kemp As we prepare to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the passage of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26, I cannot help but ask, how many corporate CEOs, presidents or high-level executives with disabilities easily come to mind? Although I use four prostheses and steer...

Testing is Unnatural | Commentary by Samantha Spigelman
Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015

I believe standardized testing is ruining America’s education system and needs to be done away with so Americans can once again be world leaders. The benefits and pitfalls of standardized tests have been widely discussed and debated, but little action has occurred; therefore I believe we need to get...

Choosing a Hospital That’s Best for You | Commentary by David Sayen
Sunday, Apr 20, 2014

Have you ever read a restaurant guide before picking a place for a special dinner? Or a consumer-advice magazine before buying a new car? Wouldn’t it be great if there was a similar guide for looking up the quality of care at hospitals in your area? Well, there is. It’s called Hospital Compare and...

Charter Schools in the SCV: Whom Do They Serve?
Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012

BY: James Gibson, Superintendent, Castaic Union School District Robert Nolet, Ed.D., Superintendent, Sulphur Springs School District Marc Winger, Ed.D., Superintendent, Newhall School District   As the superintendents of three school districts in the Santa Clarita Valley, we are concerned with any...

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2002 - "Legacy: Santa Clarita's Living History" series debuts on SCVTV with "Placerita Gold" episode [watch]
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies began setting up a perimeter in a Castaic neighborhood Wednesday after receiving reports of an escaped inmate from the Pitchess Detention Center.
Discarded Pitchess Jumpsuit Sparks Inmate Manhunt
College of the Canyons and the William S. Hart Union High School District have created the College and Career Access Pathways partnership to offer eight daytime college classes at high school campuses in the fall semester.
COC, Hart District Make College, Career Access Pathways Pact
Steve Simeone, Laurie Kilmartin and Jimmy Shubert will be the featured comedians at the 8th Annual “Comics for the Cause” fundraiser for The Youth Project at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Aug. 22.
Aug. 22: ‘Comics for a Cause’ to Benefit SCV Youth Project
Lindsey Scott Newhall will detail her experience as a Peace Corps volunteer Thursday, June 20, at the Stevenson Ranch Library.
June 20: Peace Corps Presentation with Lindsey Scott Newhall
A multi-agency fireworks safety press conference focusing on the danger of unlawful fireworks is set for Los Angeles County Fire Station 126 in Valencia on Wednesday, June 26, at 3 p.m.
June 26: Fireworks Safety Press Conference in Valencia
The Master's University women's basketball team has signed guards Olivia Prettyman and Kelsey Zelenski to their 2019-2020 recruiting class,
Prettyman, Zelenski Sign with TMU Women’s Basketball
College of the Canyons defensive back Raeshawn Roland will continue his playing career at the University of Montana after signing a National Letter of Intent with the Grizzlies football program.
COC’s Roland Signs NLI, Heads to Montana
After 18 months of planning and development, the new Ready to Work Academy at College of the Canyons officially launched Tuesday, for parents, staff and the academy’s inaugural class gathered in the college’s University Center for group orientation.
COC, Carousel Ranch Open Ready to Work Academy
When a group of Global Prep Academy students wanted to bridge the gap between the affluent and low-income families in the Santa Clarita community, the result was The Oasis, a project dedicated to collecting unused clothing and other donations to give back to those in need.
Oasis Student-Run Pop-Up Shop to Aid Locals in Need
While deputies continue to investigate reports of battery regarding incidents that allegedly took place Saturday at the Boots & Brews Country Music Festival in Central Park, festival organizers are following up on the matter as well.
Deputies Probe Reports of Battery at Boots & Brews
Though it might not always be evident, spending too much time in the sun, soaking up its harmful ultraviolet or UV rays can be harmful to the skin for kids, adults and seniors alike, which is why doctors are encouraging residents to protect themselves this summer.
SCV Dermatoligist Offers Summer Skin Care Tips
The Trump Administration argued in front of the Ninth Circuit's three judges Tuesday that the government is not required to give soap or toothbrushes to children apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border and can have them sleep on concrete floors in frigid, overcrowded cells, despite a settlement agreement that requires detainees be kept in “safe and sanitary” facilities.
Feds to Judges: Detained Kids ‘Safe, Sanitary’ Without Soap
To make sure your summer road trip is enjoyable, the California Highway Patrol reminds motorists that prevention and planning may take time up front, but can prevent trouble on summer road trips.
CHP Offers Cool Tips for Summer Road Trips
1960 - SCV switches to Direct Dial, All-Number Calling [story]
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Stay Green Inc., a Southern California-based landscape industry leader, has once again been named to Lawn and Landscape Magazine's list of the Top 100 landscaping companies in North America.
Local Landscape Firm Named Among Nation’s Top 100
SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom issued an apology Tuesday through executive order on behalf of California to California Native American Peoples for the many instances of violence, mistreatment and neglect inflicted upon California Native Americans throughout the state’s history.
Newsom Issues Apology for State’s Wrongdoings to Native Americans
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a proposal Tuesday by Board Chair Janice Hahn to explore master leasing agreements with motels across the County in order to use rooms as interim housing for chronically homeless individuals.
County to Explore Motel Leasing Agreements as Interim Housing for Homeless
LOS ANGELES (CN) – A report released Tuesday by the American Civil Liberties Union blasted Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, finding she has only secured death penalty convictions against people of color since taking office in 2012.
ACLU Blasts Lacey Over Continued Pursuit of Death Penalty Despite Moratorium
While you’re starting to make your plans for Independence Day, don’t forget the Santa Clarita Valley Fourth of July Parade.
June 22: Deadline to Join SCV Fourth of July Parade
The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck is rolling back into Valencia this Saturday, June 22, from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
June 22: Hello Kitty Cafe Truck at Westfield Town Center
The following events are scheduled for the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce:
POP-Up Biz Expo, Patriots Luncheon, Empowering Women’s Lunch Coming Up at SCV Chamber
According to a recent report by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), homelessness in LA County has climbed 12 percent over the past year, in a dramatic reversal from a four percent decline the previous year. Homelessness has been a persistent issue in California, stymied by the lack of a comprehensive system-wide solution and resources.
CalArtian Easing LA’s Homeless Crisis One Bag at a Time
Recently, the Probation Reform and Implementation Team (PRIT) released comprehensive recommendations outlining its proposed authority and structure for the civilian Probation Oversight Commission (POC) for Los Angeles County’s Probation Department, the largest in the U.S. The proposal includes a call for subpoena power, authority to investigate complaints, and empowering former Probationers as community liaisons to serve as the County’s “eyes and ears.”
County Releases Recommendations for Civilian Oversight Commission