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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...

Bank of Santa Clarita Reports Record Earnings

Bank of Santa Clarita has achieved a record level of earnings during the first half of 2017, reporting net earnings of $909,000, an improvement of more than 40 percent over the bank’s earnings during the first half of 2016, and the largest first-half net earnings in the bank’s history. The bank reported...

Sierra Bancorp Reports Earnings for First Half of 2017
Monday, Jul 24, 2017

PORTERVILLE — Sierra Bancorp, parent of Bank of the Sierra, today announced its unaudited financial results for the three- and six-month periods ended June 30, 2017. Sierra Bancorp recognized consolidated net income of $5.202 million for the second quarter of 2017, reflecting an increase of $1.116...

STAR Loan Program Offers Teachers, Firefighters, Police Officers Discount on Home Loans
Thursday, Jul 13, 2017

Teachers, firefighters and police officers can save $1,000 on a Santa Clarita home loan with American Family Funding’s exclusive STAR Loan Program. Read complete story [here].

PFMD Founder: Buyers Can Purchase Home For as Little as 3% Down
Thursday, Jul 6, 2017

With June having wrapped up as National Homeownership Month, Pacific Funding Mortgage Division (PFMD) wants to dispel the myths about owning a home. “It’s a common myth that home buyers need to come up with a 20 percent down payment to buy a home,” PFMD founder Mike Moeller said. “The truth is,...

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The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday Brian Schlick, co-owner of Schlick Art & Photography, as Chair for the Small Business Council, which is set to bring together small business members to discuss issues and policies and support specific small business initiatives within the Chamber.
Chamber Appoints Brian Schlick Founding Chair of Small Business Council
SCV Water's Public Outreach and Legislation Committee is scheduled to meet on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 17: SCV Water Public Outreach & Legislative Committee Meeting
The Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District Board of Directors will hold its regular meeting Monday, Oct. 21, at 11:30 a.m.
Oct. 21: SCV Sanitation District Regular Meeting
The William S. Hart Union High School District denied any wrongdoing in the selection process for a new superintendent after being accused of an open-meeting law violation.
Hart District Denies Wrongdoing in Superintendent Selection Process
1837 - Trapper Peter LaBeck killed by grizzly bear at El Tejon [story]
Peter LaBeck
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a motion by Board Chair Janice Hahn and Supervisor Hilda Solis to assess and address the specific needs of American Indian and Alaska Native individuals experiencing homelessness in the county.
County to Assess American Indian, Alaska Native Homelessness
A water main break in Valencia caused lane closures and traffic delays as crews work to stop water from spilling onto the streets Wednesday.
Water Main Break Shuts Down Eastbound Newhall Ranch Road
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion to provide recommendations for how to modify county ordinances to grant the Sheriff's Civilian Oversight Commission subpoena power through the Office of Inspector General.
Supes Seek Subpoena Power for Oversight of Sheriff’s Department
AVITA Medical, a regenerative medicine company with a technology platform positioned to address unmet medical needs in therapeutic skin restoration, announced that its American Depositary Shares (“ADS”) have been approved to list on the Nasdaq Capital Market, or Nasdaq.
AVITA Medical Now Listed on Nasdaq
Thirty-two features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 92nd Academy Awards.
32 Animated Features to Vie for 2019 Oscar
The deadline for poets to submit poems for the city of Santa Clarita's 2020 Sidewalk Poetry Project is Thursday, Oct. 31.
Oct. 31: Deadline to Submit Poems for 2020 Sidewalk Poetry Project
For the first time since the Santa Clarita-based firm was founded in 1998, a third partner’s name is becoming part of the official name of the firm as Poole & Shaffery becomes Poole Shaffery & Koegle, LLP.
Poole & Shaffrey Add Partner Koegle to Law Firm’s Name
As part of the 26th Annual National Public Lands Day, Saddleback Butte State Park is leading a habitat cleanup on Saturday, October 26 from 8 a.m. to noon, and officials invite local residents to pitch in.
Oct. 26: Saddleback Butte Cleanup on National Public Lands Day
The William S. Hart Union High School District’s governing board is set to discuss a letter addressing allegations of an open-meeting law violation with respect to its recent search for a new superintendent.
Hart District to Discuss Letter on Superintendent Search, Transparency
The U.S. Forest Service has closed the Saddleridge Fire area in the Angeles National Forest for the safety of the public and fire suppression personnel, officials said Wednesday.
Saddleridge Blaze 46% Contained, Forest Service Closes Fire Area
Santa Clarita Mayor Marsha McLean joined other local officials from across the Southland to commemorate the signing of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Plan in Arcadia on Thursday, October 10.
McLean, Officials Meet to Sign San Gabriel Mountains Monument Plan
SCV Water officials hammering out a plan to manage groundwater are still accepting applications for the agency’s seven-member advisory group.
Water Heads Find Groundwater Advisers, Still Accepting Applications
SCV Water and its water-banking partners, Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District and Irvine Ranch Water District, recently opened six new groundwater wells and a conveyance system to the Cross Valley Canal in Kern County.
SCV Water, Partners Add 6 Wells in Kern County
Through a $700,000 federal grant, the California Highway Patrol has developed the Get Educated and Ride Safe II campaign, or GEARS II, to promote motorcycle safety and awareness.
CHP Wins $700K Grant for GEARS Motorcycle Safety Program
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Los Angeles County-sponsored Assembly Bill 539 into law on Thursday, taking a major step in protecting borrowers from predatory high-cost loans.
Californians Gain Protections from Predatory Loans
Recognizing California’s fiscal health, Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded California’s outstanding general obligation bonds credit rating to Aa2 from Aa3.
Moody’s Upgrades California’s Credit Rating
1853 - Sarah Gifford, community leader and wife of Newhall's first railroad station agent, born in England [story]
Sarah Gifford
The next Canyon Country Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting will be held Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Oct. 16: Canyon Country Advisory Committee Meeting
Los Angeles County Chief Executive Officer Sachi A. Hamai announced she will retire as top administrative leader of the nation’s largest municipal government in early 2020, capping a 31-year career leading innovation and managing solutions to some of the region’s most challenging issues.
County CEO Caps 31-Year Career; Announces 2020 Retirement