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1946, 11:20pm: William S. Hart, 81, dies at L.A.'s California Lutheran Hospital, leaving his Newhall home and 80-acre estate to L.A. County and his Hollywood home to L.A. City [story]
Hart dies


On a 5-0 vote, the Santa Clarita Planning Commission decided to allow the replacement of the old U.S. Borax building’s parking structure with a bigger one – and the removal of two small “volunteer” oak trees – to make way for a Kaiser Permanente medical center.

The commission approved the action after hearing from project officials and community members, some for and some against aspects of the plan.

“The project will bring 200 specialty medical positions to the Santa Clarita Valley, which is a tremendous asset for us,” said Holly Schroeder, CEO of the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp.

Community members had sent in 47 letters, four of which were in support and 43 in opposition to the proposed project. Opponents cited concerns about noise, parking structure height, hours of operation and construction hours, according to the staff report.

“My neighbors and I feel this community has kept its promise to be built as planned. This commission and the City Council have done a very good job of balancing our economic growth with responsible development, which has created jobs while still maintaining our good quality of life. This Kaiser threatens that, I believe,” said James McLafferty, a resident of the Woodlands community who said lives about 500 feet from the project.

The action originally went to the commission in January and was continued to allow time for consultation with the Fernando-Tataviam Band of Mission Indians. On Feb. 2 the city received a transmittal from the tribe stating it concluded the project did not require Native American monitoring or inspections, according to the staff report.

The Planning Commission made final approval for the project, said Jason Crawford, marketing and economic development manager at city of Santa Clarita. However, the project is now in an appeal period.

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58 Comments

  1. Richard Gump Richard Gump says:

    Oh good no more going to Panorama City and/or Woodland Hills Kaiser.

  2. Richard Gump Richard Gump says:

    They have to take them

  3. I’m sure the trees will just be moved somewhere else 😊

  4. Richard Gump Richard Gump says:

    The people of this valley desperately need a major Kaiser Hospital out here.

  5. OMG, thank you. I just hate going into the SFV for care.

  6. Stephanie says:

    That is great news for those of us that have Kaiser. We need more doctors here in Santa Clarita.

  7. Mandy Marie Maxwell woooo no more going to Panorama City for major stuff

  8. Ann Marie Ann Marie says:

    Ki Mi Kristaline Connie

  9. Wahoo…not soon enough!

  10. Very happy about this! Great location for our medical facilities.

  11. John Gilbert John Gilbert says:

    So, The City Planning Com’s walked out to a group of Oak Trees and asked for two volunteers to “Take one for the Team”?

  12. Cynthia Daniel Edwin Lemus

  13. Tiffany Curcio Terri Higgins

  14. Chris Velez Chris Velez says:

    Dan Coates RA22 better start preparing now.

  15. Cathy Lahey Cathy Lahey says:

    Medical facility is just that. Doctor offices. A hospital it’s not.

  16. Omg I’m sooooo stupid happy!

  17. Oak trees are a protected species by federal law. How can the city over rule that???

  18. Caren-Louis Lim balhin nya diri, magbike nalang ka to work, hehe

  19. Jim V says:

    GREAT NEWS!!!!!! This will save many of SCV residents from driving to LA or the other SFV.

  20. The current Urgent Care will continue and it is the best I could hope for. The Dr.’s are the best. Our growing community demands medical centers to grow to serve the community. When I require immediate care they have 12 hours of Urgent Care. The inconvenience will be necessary but I did not approve the Cities growth either.

  21. Is this going to be done in our lifetime?

  22. Nada Quinn Nada Quinn says:

    Great, hope they open Rad Onc dept👍

  23. Trysh Call Trysh Call says:

    It’s about time, yippee!

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