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Donaldson Co. Declares Cash Dividend
Friday, May 29, 2020

Donaldson Company, Inc., based in Bloomington, Minnesota with operations also in Valencia, announced on Friday that its Board of Directors declared a regular cash dividend of 21.0 cents per share, payable June 30, 2020, to shareholders of record on June 15, 2020. The Company has paid a cash dividend...

Bank of Santa Clarita’s Earnings Growth Continues
Monday, Apr 27, 2020

Bank of Santa Clarita reported net income of $685,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2020, compared with $658,000 for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2019, and $758,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2019. In reviewing operating results for the first quarter of 2020, the Bank reported $2.2 million...

Valencia Developer FivePoint Posts Pre-COVID19 Earnings
Monday, Mar 23, 2020

Five Point Holdings, LLC (NYSE:FPH), an owner and developer of large mixed-use, master-planned communities in California (including Valencia), reported its fourth quarter and year-end 2019 results. Emile Haddad, Chairman and CEO, said, “The end of last year marked an inflection point for our company...

California Resources Corp. Reports 3Q 2019 Results
Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019

California Resources Corporation, or CRC, an independent Santa Clarita-based oil and gas exploration and production company, on Oct. 31 reported net income attributable to common stock of $94 million, or $1.89 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2019. Adjusted net income was $17 million, or...

Sempra Energy Posts Huge One-Time Loss
Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018

SAN DIEGO — Sempra Energy, parent of the Southern California Gas Company, reported huge second-quarter 2018 losses of $561 million, or $2.11 per diluted share, compared with earnings of $259 million, or $1.03 per diluted share, in the second quarter 2017. Announced Monday, Sempra Energy’s...

Bank of Santa Clarita’s Earnings Continue to Grow Significantly
Friday, Jul 13, 2018

Bank of Santa Clarita announced Friday that for the second quarter of 2018, earnings again reached record levels, as net earnings totaled $867,000, a 91 percent growth over its earnings for the second quarter of 2017; moreover, first half 2018 earnings totaled $1,476,000, 62 percent greater than it recorded...

Bank of Santa Clarita Again Reports Record Earnings
Monday, Apr 16, 2018

Bank of Santa Clarita announced Monday that for the first quarter of 2018 it again achieved record levels of earnings, as net earnings totaled $609,000, a 34 percent improvement over the first quarter of 2017. In reviewing 2018 results, the bank reported a year-over-year growth in net interest income...

Mission Valley Bancorp Announces Increased Cash Dividend
Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017

Tamara Gurney President and CEO Tamara Gurney of Mission Valley Bancorp (parent company of Mission Valley Bank) announced today a cash dividend of $0.10 per share, a $0.025 increase from the prior dividend issued in November 2016 on its outstanding common stock. The dividend was approved by the Board...

Mission Valley Bancorp Reports Record Third Quarter Earnings
Friday, Oct 27, 2017

Mission Valley Bancorp President & CEO Tamara Gurney announces year to date net income of $3,210,000 for the period ended September 30, 2017 – the strongest third quarter results in the history of the company. “I am pleased to share that Mission Valley Bancorp has once again achieved a benchmark...

Record 2Q Profits for Mission Valley Bancorp
Monday, Jul 31, 2017

SUN VALLEY – Mission Valley Bancorp President & CEO Tamara Gurney announced year-to-date net income of $2.2 million for the period ended June 30, 2017, the strongest mid-year results in the history of the company. “I am pleased to share that Mission Valley Bancorp has once again achieved a record...

LATEST TWEETS
Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
For a three-day period starting Tuesday, the William S. Hart Union High School District football players took their first COVID-19 tests as part of the requirements for them to begin full-contact play.
Hart District Football Players Begin COVID-19 Testing, Full-Contact Play
Ken Farley, W. M. Keck Foundation professor of Geochemistry, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences and the project scientist for the Mars 2020 mission, continues the 2020–2021 Watson Lecture season with a talk about, “Perseverance on Mars," Wednesday, March 10, at 5:00 p.m., via Zoom.
Project Scientist for Mars Perseverance Continues Caltech’s Lecture Series
Los Angeles County Library is partnering with Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) to bring virtual arts programs to our communities, featuring LACMA teaching artists and staff.
L.A. County Library, LACMA Partner to Offer Virtual Arts Programs
Santa Clarita LLC, which owns the undeveloped 900-plus-acre Whittaker-Bermite site, recently filed for voluntary bankruptcy, and is working to sell it to a global industrial real estate company for possible commercial and residential development, officials said Wednesday.
Whittaker-Bermite Owner Files Bankruptcy, Selling Land
William S. Hart Union High School District governing board members Wednesday discussed a potential March 29 start date for junior high and high school in-person instruction, provided the number of L.A. County COVID-19 cases continues to decline.
Hart District Mulls Over Possible March 29 Return
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Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Wednesday confirmed 116 new deaths and 1,759 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported its 144th fatality since the pandemic began.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: 144th Death at Henry Mayo; Decline in L.A. County Cases, Hospitalizations
Rancho Camulos National Historic Landmark officials will host a virtual presentation commemorating the March 12, 1928, St. Francis Dam Disaster via Zoom on Friday, March 12, starting at 4 p.m.
March 12: St. Francis Dam Disaster Commemoration Event, Free on Zoom
California State University, Northridge is launching an interdisciplinary master’s degree in sustainability, set to begin fall 2022.
CSUN to Offer an Interdisciplinary Master’s Degree in Sustainability
Princess Cruises is extending the pause of its United Kingdom-based cruise vacations, sailing roundtrip from Southampton, through September 25, 2021, on Sky Princess, Regal Princess, and Island Princess.
Princess Cruises Extends Pause of Southampton Sailings Through Sept. 25
After a relatively dry February in California, water supply managers grow increasingly anxious as each dry, sunny day plunges the state deeper into drought.
Dry February Exacerbates Drought in California
The Biden-Harris Administration has approved California’s request to use Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California) funding to pay for voluntary COVID-19 testing for low-income students covered by the program, further supporting schools in underserved communities to reopen for in-person instruction.
Feds OK Medi-Cal to Fund COVID-19 Testing for Low-Income Students
Santa Clarita planning commissioners Tuesday sent the Sand Canyon resort proposal back to the drawing board amid continued concerns, focusing largely on emergency evacuations.
Sand Canyon Resort Sent Back to Drawing Board Amid Various Concerns
Sam Horn, president of Master’s University and Seminary for the past year, will be stepping down from his position, university officials said Monday.
Master’s University President Sam Horn to Step Down After 1 Year
Moving around California three decades from now will be safer, cleaner, and simpler with more transportation options under a plan Caltrans unveiled Wednesday.
Caltrans Unveils Vision for Future of Transportation
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After receiving athletic protocol updates from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the Los Angeles Department of Public Health (LADPH) and California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), the William S. Hart Union High School District has put together a complete athletic program following all state and county guidelines.
Hart District Announces Outdoor Sports Practices, Competitions to Resume Immediately
The ability to transform data into information and insights that can elevate a business and influence decisions is at the core of the newest major being offered in California State University, Northridge’s David Nazarian College of Business and Economics.
CSUN Students Can Now Earn Degree in Business Analytics
Three teachers from the William S. Hart Union High School District have been named by NASA and the SETI Institute to fly on NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA).
NASA Selects Three Hart District Teachers for SOFIA Flight
Los Angeles County Parks is looking for highly-talented independent instructors to bring valuable expertise and learning to the community through the Contact Class Program.
L.A. County Parks Hiring Instructors for Summer 2021 Season
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 91 new deaths and 1,407 new cases of COVID-19, with 26,212 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total  26,212; L.A. County Remains in Most Restrictive Tier
The Santa Clarita Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Commission will hold its study session virtually Thursday, March 4, at 6:00 p.m.
March 4: Parks, Recreation & Community Services Commission Study Session
After its cancelation last year due to the emergence of COVID-19, the College of the Canyons Scholarly Presentation will return this spring in a new virtual format.
COC’s Scholarly Presentations Return Virtually March 11
The Santa Clarita Public Library is excited to present Sidewalk Stories at the Old Town Newhall Library!
Old Town Newhall Library Now Offering Sidewalk Storytime