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1837 - Trapper Peter LaBeck killed by grizzly bear at El Tejon [story]
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COUNTY NEWS ARCHIVE
County to Assess American Indian, Alaska Native Homelessness
Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019

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. “A dark history of racism, genocide,...

Supes Seek Subpoena Power for Oversight of Sheriff’s Department

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. The motion by Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and...

Californians Gain Protections from Predatory Loans

California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed Los Angeles County-sponsored Assembly Bill 539 into law, taking a major step in protecting borrowers from predatory high-cost loans. The new law will cap interest rates at 36 percent simple interest, for loans between $2,500 and $9,999 starting Jan. 1, 2020. There...

County CEO Caps 31-Year Career; Announces 2020 Retirement
Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019

Los Angeles County Chief Executive Officer Sachi A. Hamai. 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...

Oct. 15: LA County Board of Supervisors Meeting
Monday, Oct 14, 2019

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has published the agenda for their Tuesday, Oct. 15 meeting starting at 1 p.m. The meeting will be streamed live here. Among other items, the Supervisors will consider motions to limit single-use plastics in unincorporated areas of the county, and to identify,...

Cali Lake Tenants Will Not Have to Vacate
Thursday, Oct 10, 2019

After several weeks of fearing possible homelessness, several dozen Cali Lake RV Resort tenants applauded the good news county and state officials brought them Wednesday: that they wouldn’t have to vacate the park as the owner undergoes a new permit process. “(County Supervisor Kathryn Barger) certainly...

Judicial Council Moves New SCV Courthouse Up Priority List
Friday, Oct 4, 2019

When a new SCV courthouse might be built remains unknown, but recent revisions to the methodology of a statewide priority list of projects moved it up the ranks from “high need” to “immediate need.” An entirely new courthouse for the Santa Clarita Valley is now in 13th place, ahead of 67 other...

Supes Approve Funding for More Than 1,500 Affordable Housing Units
Thursday, Oct 3, 2019

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (Board) approved funding for a total of 18 affordable multifamily rental housing developments (projects) selected through the No Place Like Home (NPLH) Program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Round 2019-1. The 18 projects will receive a total...

First 2019 West Nile Virus Death Reported in LA County
Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has confirmed the first death in the county due to West Nile virus for the 2019 season. The patient, a resident of the South Bay area, was hospitalized and died from WNV-associated neuro-invasive disease. “West Nile virus continues to be a serious...

LA County Updates Flood Insurance Rate Map

Los Angeles County is updating its Flood Insurance Rate Maps for 2020, and Santa Clarita Valley residents have until Dec. 24 to appeal any map changes that require the purchase of insurance. Flood risk changes over time due to new building and development, weather patterns, levee classifications and...

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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