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1941 - SCV's first real movie house, the American Theater, dedicated in Newhall [story]


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The Latest Face of Tragedy | Commentary by John Zaring
Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013

I was just about to submit this week’s column – yet another rant about continued Republican intransigence in the House on gun control and immigration reform – when news of the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon filled my Twitter feed. Like many others, I quickly found a television...

Guns Blazing in D.C.
Thursday, Apr 11, 2013

Pardon the pun, but President Barack Obama pulled out the big guns on Tuesday to try to move some sort of gun safety legislation through the U.S. Senate. He flew a group of the families of the children and educators killed at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., to Washington, D.C., on Air Force...

Paul Ryan, Opportunist in Hawkish Clothing
Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013

Paul Ryan released his “Path to Prosperity” budget last week, and his third annual performance of smoke and mirrors is, at best, a pathway to hypocrisy.  In the previous two years, Ryan’s budgets were brutally imbalanced if not mathematically impossible, but this year he has managed to cross into...

The Elephant in the Way
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013

The February jobs report was released Friday, showing that 236,000 jobs were added, which means unemployment has fallen to its lowest level since 2008. That number would have been even better if the economy hadn’t seen a forced loss of 10,000 public sector jobs, and if the recovery weren’t...

Sequester’s a Slow Burn That Will Hurt
Tuesday, Mar 5, 2013

If you are a regular reader of The Rational Center, you’re likely a member of my family (hi mom!) or a friend. If you are neither, then you must be a political junkie like me. Why else would anyone but a masochist invest even one minute to follow the ridiculousness underway in our nation’s capitol? Washington,...

Wanted: More Adults in the Rational Center
Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013

With a near party-line vote Tuesday of 58-41, former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel was finally confirmed by the U.S. Senate to succeed Leon Panetta as the United States’ next defense secretary. In the end, only four of Hagel’s 47 fellow Republican colleagues voted for his confirmation, so essentially...

A Loss That Transcends Sports
Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013

I’d like to take a break from politics this week to memorialize a legend lost. On Monday, Dr. Jerry Buss, who bought the Los Angeles Lakers in 1979 for 30 percent less than the cost of this year’s $110 million player payroll, died at age 80 after a months-long battle with cancer. With his passing,...

A Sequester of Memory
Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013

At some point this week, the Senate will vote on President Barack Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense, former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel from Nebraska.   As defense secretary, Hagel will be in charge of the largest and arguably most important sector of the federal government, which is why the...

How Important is Gun Control to You?
Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013

In Minneapolis on Monday, surrounded by law enforcement officers, President Barack Obama said, “The only way we can reduce gun violence in this country is if the American people decide it’s important. If you decide it’s important. If parents and teachers, police officers and pastors, hunters and...

Finally, Immigration Reform
Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013

Hey, we’re going to get some immigration reform! Woot, woot! Outside of the economy, President Barack Obama has made comprehensive immigration reform his No. 1 domestic priority, and he’s made it clear he expects to win on this issue. Americans long ago accepted the need to change our immigration...

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1941 - SCV's first real movie house, the American Theater, dedicated in Newhall [story]
Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist Elizabeth Espinosa is the newest partner with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Communications team, Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced Wednesday.
Emmy-Winner Espinosa Joins LA County Sheriff’s Communications Team
Seven adults were arrested at a Valencia hotel Tuesday during an operation conducted by the Los Angeles Regional Human Trafficking Taskforce and deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, authorities reported Wednesday afternoon.
Prostitution Sting Leads to 7 Arrests in Valencia
California Governor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday announced the formation of the Homeless and Supportive Housing Advisory Task Force and its co-chairs, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg.
Newsom Forms Homeless, Housing Task Force Headed by Ridley-Thomas, Steinberg
Lief Labs, a premier formulation and product development innovator and manufacturer of dietary supplements, hosted a field trip for approximately 80 10th, 11th and 12th-grade students from San Fernando Valley High School on Friday, May 17.
Lief Labs Hosts Students Prepping for Careers in Biotech, Health Science, Medical Tech
At its monthly meeting on Tuesday, the Civilian Oversight Commission for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department covered several topics including further review of LASD's Internal Administrative Investigations, a presentation on the Mental Evaluation Teams, and the approval of the Immigration Ad Hoc Committee Report.
Oversight Panel Reviews LASD Internal Probes, ICE Cooperation
The Lancaster JetHawks played for the first time since in four days Tuesday night, hanging on to edge the Inland Empire 66ers 2-1 at San Manuel Stadium.
Lancaster JetHawks Return to Action, Edge Inland Empire 66ers
Zoey White was four classes away from completing her animation degree at College of the Canyons when she decided to switch gears to study automotive technology instead.
COC Student Shifts Gears, Speeds Toward Auto Tech Career
The California Senate has approved Senate Bill 153, which would ensure California law is in full compliance with changes to federal law regarding the cultivation of industrial hemp, Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, who introduced the bill, announced Wednesday.
Wilk Hemp Bill Clears California Senate, Heads to Assembly
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey's Conviction Review Unit has expanded its criteria for cases eligible for evaluation to include any felony conviction in which the defendant remains in custody, the DA's office said Wednesday.
LA County DA Expands Conviction Review Criteria
The SCV Veterans Memorial Committee and Eternal Valley Memorial Park and Mortuary will present Santa Clarita’s annual Memorial Day Tribute at the park in Newhall on Monday, May 27, starting at 10 a.m.
May 27: Annual Memorial Day Tribute to Veterans at Eternal Valley
Eternal Valley Memorial Park is inviting members of Santa Clarita Valley scout troops and packs, community volunteer groups and individual volunteers to place flags on veterans' graves on Saturday, May 25, in preparation for the Newhall park's annual Memorial Day Tribute on Monday, May 27.
May 25: Call for Volunteers to Place Flags on Veterans’ Graves
Los Angeles County supervisors, citing the same number of worrisome scientific studies that convinced them in March to place a 30-day ban on the use of glyphosate, have banned the controversial herbicide from being used by county work crews anywhere in the county.
Supes Nix Use of Glyphosphate Herbicide by LA County Departments
More than two dozen people had the opportunity Tuesday to tour the proposed Sand Canyon Resort project site, with the majority voicing concerns over open-space preservation.
Visitors to Proposed Sand Canyon Resort Site Voice Concern Over Open Space
The city of Santa Clarita is now accepting names to be included as part of the 2019 additions to the Youth Grove in Central Park, with a due date of June 30 for nominations.
June 30: Central Park Youth Grove Nominations Due
More residents died from air pollution in Los Angeles County in 2017 than in any other U.S. county, according to a new study released Wednesday, but nationally, the number of deaths and illnesses caused by smog has fallen dramatically in the last decade.
Better Air Quality Has Saved Thousands of Lives, Study Finds
From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will have additional officers on patrol looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
Sheriff’s Deputies to Kick Off Summer with Holiday DUI Enforcement
COBRA detectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station reported Tuesday night that an estranged husband who allegedly kidnapped his wife from a Canyon Country location on April 9 is now in custody.
LAPD Arrests Canyon Country Kidnapping Suspect in SFV
The California Senate has approved Senate Bill 387, which would streamline how SCV Water Agency Board of Directors vacancies are to be handled, and the legislation will now go to the state Assembly for consideration.
Wilk SCV Water Board Bill Passes Senate, Heads to Assembly
Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies will take part in a bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement operation in the city of Santa Clarita on Monday, May 27, between 5 a.m. and 3 p.m.
May 27: ‘Heads Up’ Bike, Pedestrian Safety Push in SCV
A body tasked with oversight of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday that it may subpoena Sheriff Alex Villanueva for documents regarding his decision to halt investigations into officer misconduct.
Watchdog May Subpoena LA Sheriff Over Closed Officer Probes
The San Gabriel Mountains Community Collaborative will hold a meeting at the Altadena Community Center on Thursday, May 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
May 23: San Gabriel Mountains Community Collaborative Meeting
1865 - Discoverer Ramon Perea and partner sell Pico Canyon oil claim to Edward Beale & Robert Baker for $300 [story]
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SAN MATEO — Freshman thrower Jordan Palmer finished runner-up in the shot put and Delon Buncio placed fourth in the long jump as College of the Canyons track & field closed out its season by competing at CCCAA State Championship meet hosted by the College of San Mateo May 17-18.
COC Freshman Thrower Finishes Runner-Up at State Championships
NORTHRIDGE - With the programs' most qualifiers since 2017, the CSUN men's and women's track and field teams are getting ready to compete in the 2019 NCAA Division I West Regional this weekend at Sacramento State.
Matadors Track Team Heads to Sacramento for West Regionals
As part of ongoing efforts to provide the public and university stakeholders with additional access to financial information, the California State University has launched a new financial transparency portal.
CSU Launches Transparency Portal to Provide Additional Financial Access
On April 24, millions of people across the world celebrated Denim Day and wore denim to show their support for education and awareness about all forms of sexual violence.
Art Piece Inspired by Denim Day on Display at City Hall
Hart High School’s Regiment Band will be holding its annual Spring Concert Tuesday, May 21, at 7:00 p.m. in the Hart High School Auditorium.
May 21: Hart High School’s Annual Spring Concert
U.S. Air Force Airman Matthew G. Hernandez graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
Cornerstone Christian Alum Graduates from Air Force Basic Training
SACRAMENTO - State Sen. Scott Wilk, representing the 21st Senate District, announced Tuesday that Senate Bill 202 (SB 202) unanimously passed the Senate. SB 202 allows for the commercial use of animal blood from community-sourced donors.
Wilk’s Doggie Donor Bill Would Allow Community Animals to Donate Blood
Since Medicare pays for a significant amount of prescription opioids, we strive to ensure appropriate stewardship of these medications that can provide a medical benefit but also pose risks.
Medicare Helps Seniors Use Opioids Safely | Commentary by Greg Dill
To honor California State University, Northridge alumna Virginia Orndorff and her passion of the arts, her husband Chris Orndorff donated $218,000 to create an endowment for art student scholarships.
CSUN Gifted with $218K to Create Endowment for Art Scholarships
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are on scene at Sierra Vista Junior High investigating a report of an attack by a student, according to officials.
Deputies Respond to Report of Attack at Sierra Vista Junior High
The College of the Canyons men's and women’s soccer programs are inviting boys and girls in kindergarten through eighth grade to participate in the 2019 Youth Summer Soccer Camp, with two sessions running this summer.
Registration for COC Youth Summer Soccer Camps Now Open
SACRAMENTO – With summer around the corner, Memorial Day weekend traffic will likely increase on California roadways.
CHP Focusing on Seat Belt Usage Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend
Waste Management’s service for residential trash, recycling, and green waste pick-up, as well as commercial service will be delayed by one day throughout the week of May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.
Waste Management Delays Services by 1 Day in Observance of Memorial Day