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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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Honor Fallen Vets by Supporting Survivors (Video)
Thursday, May 24, 2018

Ask a combat veteran what they were fighting for, and nine times out of ten they’ll tell you they were fighting for the guys next to them. So, in their resting place the best thing we can do to honor them is pick up where they left off – fighting for the guys next to them. The guys who made...

Scott Wilk Announces 21st Senate District Office Locations
Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016

Senator Scott Wilk, R-Antelope Valley, announced today his office locations across the 21st Senate District. Aside from the Capitol office in Sacramento, there are three district offices located in the Antelope Valley, Santa Clarita Valley and Victor Valley. The contact information for these offices...

Wilk Bill Aims to Send CEMEX through Public Appeals Process
Friday, Dec 9, 2016

Senator Scott Wilk, R-Antelope Valley, introduced Senate Bill 57 that would compel CEMEX to go through the state public appeals process if the federal government determines that CEMEX can move forward with its mega-mine in Soledad Canyon. “The proposed CEMEX mega-mine would be one of the largest...

Brown Signs Wilk Bill Allowing Alcoholic Beverages to be Served at Salons
Thursday, Sep 29, 2016

Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Santa Clarita Assemblyman Scott Wilk’s AB 1322, which permits salons and barbershops to serve a single complimentary alcoholic beverage to clients ages 21 and over without requiring a license or permit, provided no extra fees are charged for the beverage. “Many beauty...

Lentini Honored with Veteran of the Year Award
Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016

Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R- Santa Clarita, honored Jim Lentini of Santa Clarita as the 38th Assembly District’s “Veteran of the Year” for 2016. “Without the sacrifice of Mr. Lentini and all those who serve our country, Americans would not enjoy the freedoms we value on a daily basis,” said Wilk....

Wilk Bill to Aid Franchisees Clears Senate Panel

Scott Wilk A bill which aims to amend the California Franchise Investment Law to make negotiations between franchisees and franchisors more efficient passed unanimously in the Senate Judiciary Committee today. “AB 2637 will help empower small business franchise owners by streamlining the negotiation...

Wilk Measure to Reform CPUC Passes Policy Committee
Thursday, Apr 21, 2016

Assemblyman Scott Wilk A constitutional amendment from Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, which would put an initiative on the ballot to remove constitutional protections currently enjoyed by the Public Utilities Commission, was passed in the Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee earlier this...

Cemex Review Bill Moves Forward | Commentary by Scott Wilk
Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016

Scott Wilk I wanted to share with you my recent victory in regards to crafting a “Plan B” to delay the proposed Cemex Mega-Mine in Santa Clarita. Last year, pressure from Rep. Steve Knight, R-Palmdale, and California’s two U.S. Senators resulted in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) cancelling...

Wilk Seeks to Modernize Role of Public Utilities Commission
Thursday, Mar 10, 2016

Assemblyman Scott Wilk Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, joined Assemblyman Mike Gatto, D-Los Angeles, and Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-Marin County, in introducing a Constitutional Amendment which would give voters an initiative to remove constitutional protections currently enjoyed by the California...

Wilk Gets Perfect Score for Small Business Voting Record
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016

Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced he received a 100 percent voting record from the National Federation of Independent Business for his efforts to protect and promote small business in 2015. “Small businesses are and will continue to be the backbone of our state’s economy,” Wilk...

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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