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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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1875 - John F. Powell, an Irish immigrant, becomes Justice of the Peace [story]
John F. Powell
Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced the introduction of Senate Joint Resolution 5, urging the federal government to immediately pass a correction to the Social Security formula to protect benefits for millions of Americans who turned 60 during the pandemic.
Wilk Introduces Resolution Urging Congress to Amend the Social Security Average Wage Index
The Santa Clarita City Council will consider allocating a little over $3.5 million in federal funding intended to support low- and moderate-income residents with decent and affordable housing and economic opportunities.
City Council to Consider Federal Funds in Support of Future Local Affordable Housing
The owners of Maria’s Italian Deli in Newhall, past and present, celebrated the restaurant’s reopening Wednesday, following last year’s announcement it would be closing its doors after 47 years.
Maria’s Italian Deli Celebrates Reopening Under New Owners
After publicly expressing their support for hosting live graduations earlier this year, William S. Hart Union High School District officials outlined their proposed plans for the Class of 2021 ceremonies during their Wednesday night governing board meeting.
Hart District Outlines Plans for Live Graduations
After plans fell through for a $100 million mall expansion that would have brought a second Costco to the Santa Clarita Valley, representatives from the big box retailer reached out to city officials to see if they could still make a second location a reality.
Costco Still Seeks Second Location in SCV
Nurses Week is underway and the Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN) is calling on registered nurse volunteers to assist with Covid-19 vaccinations at the Kedren Community Health Center in partnership with International Medical Corps.
RNRN Calls on Nurse Volunteers to Administer Covid-19 Vaccine Doses
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced it will begin a phased reopening of jail visitations at the Century Regional Detention Facility starting on Mother’s Day weekend, with all other locations predicted to reopen in June.
May 8: LASD Announce Jail Visitations to Resume at Century Regional Detention Facility
Calling all high school and college seniors – the city of Santa Clarita Arts and Events Division is seeking 2021 graduates to exhibit their 2021 graduation caps in a virtual gallery.
June 1: Deadline Set to Enter City’s Virtual Graduation Cap Photo Exhibition
On Friday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed 16 new deaths and 421 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 27,766 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Daily Hospitalizations Hit New Low in LA County; 27,766 Total SCV Cases
The L.A. County Financial Navigators program, operated by the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs’ Center for Financial Empowerment in partnership with Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, announced it is currently providing L.A. residents with free assistance to help them deal with the financial challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Financial Navigators Program Set to Help County Residents Facing COVID-19 Hardships
The city of Santa Clarita Human Relations Roundtable voiced strong support for the removal of the race-based “Indians” mascot at Hart High School in an open letter to the William S. Hart District School Board in alignment with the recently released statement of the Fernandeno Tataviam Band of Mission Indians.
SCV Human Relations Roundtable Releases Statement Supporting the Replacement of HHS Mascot
1861 - Andres Pico and partners granted state franchise to build toll road and cut 50-foot-deep cleft through (Newhall) Pass; they failed; Beale later succeeded [story]
Andres Pico
The Water Resources and Watershed Committee is scheduled to meet via teleconference on Wednesday, May 12, at 5:30 p.m.
May 12: Water Resources and Watershed Committee Teleconference Meeting
The California Interscholastic Federation has renewed a multi-year agreement with GoFan as the official digital ticketing partner to provide touchless, digital ticketing solutions to high schools and state-wide post season play across California.
CIF, GoFan Reach Multi-Year Agreement that Includes Post-Season Play
The County of Los Angeles announced Thursday that it has distributed 23 million units of free PPE through its joint effort with PPE Unite to protect 433,000 employees at small businesses across the County.
L.A. County Announces Distribution of 23 Million Units of PPE
The Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) has launched its annual CalFresh Awareness Month campaign to publicize the CalFresh Nutrition Program and acknowledge community partners throughout the month of May for helping to raise public awareness year-round.
Annual CalFresh Awareness Month Underway
The Santa Clarita City Council convened Tuesday evening to hear an overview of the city’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
Striplin Presents Balanced Budget Which Includes $300K Surplus
This summer Mission Opera is happy to present a live outdoor operetta in one-act on June 5, 6, 12, and 13, in Santa Clarita.
Mission Opera to Present Live Outdoor Operetta, “Le 66”
The William S. Hart Union High School District is looking for one new member to serve on the Measure SA Citizens’ Oversight Committee.
Hart District Seeking Oversight Committee Member
The College of the Canyons Theatre Department will present “The Addams Family Quarantined Concert Version,” a live virtual musical production based on the eponymous beloved television series on May 7-9.
May 7-9: COC Theatre Presents, “The Addams Family Quarantined Concert Version”
Santa Clarita Valley public junior high and high school students will remain in the blended learning model — two days a week of in-person instruction — for the remainder of the year, William S. Hart Union High School District officials announced Wednesday night.
Hart District Announces Blended Learning Format to Continue for Remainder of Year
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 19 new deaths and 414 new cases of COVID-19, with 27,744 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: Reopenings Expand in L.A. County as Transmission Remains Low; SCV Cases Total 27,744
1971 - Fort Tejon added to National Register of Historic Places [story]
Fort Tejon