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1902 - Hi Jolly (Hadji Ali), Gen. E.F. Beale's Syrian camel driver, dies at Quartzsite, Ariz. [story]


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LA County Hiring Real Property Appraisers
Friday, Dec 13, 2019

Los Angeles County Assessor Jeff Prang will start hiring Real Property Appraisers as of Monday when the official job filing for the positions will open at 12:30 p.m. (PT). The job filing will remain open through Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 5 p.m. (PT) or until the 2,500 application threshold is reached. These...

LA County Supervisors – December 17 Meeting Agenda

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has published the agenda for their Tuesday, December 17 meeting starting at 9:30 a.m. Among the other agenda items, the Supervisors will: recognize Sesame Street’s 50th anniversary and its Foundation’s committed service to communities all over the world;...

LA Sues FAA Over Jet Noise at Hollywood Burbank Airport

The city of Los Angeles sued the Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday over a shift in flight patterns for planes departing Hollywood Burbank Airport that has dramatically increased noise levels for residents and businesses. Under the FAA’s 2017 Next Generation Air Transportation System, or NextGen,...

Dec. 13: USGBC-LA Resilience Capacity Building Workshop at COC
Thursday, Dec 12, 2019

US Green Building Council-Los Angeles, (USGBC-LA) in partnership with Southern California Edison, is hosting a series of interactive workshops to help organizations develop their own roadmap for resilience. After disasters, many organizations find themselves on the front lines of helping their communities...

Infrastructure, Homeless Service Efforts Top City, County 2020 Legislative Agenda

With the new year just around the corner, the Santa Clarita City Council and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors each approved their 2020 state legislative agenda, highlighting priorities ranging from supporting infrastructure legislation to homeless services efforts. On Tuesday, council members...

Emissions Fight: LA County Joins Boycott of Automakers That Sided With Trump
Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019

Los Angeles County will only buy cars from automakers that comply with California’s clean air laws, joining the state’s boycott of companies like General Motors and Toyota that have sided with the Trump administration in the high-profile bout over emissions standards. The order prevents the approximately...

New Mapping Tool Illustrates County’s Homeless-Housing Needs

The Los Angeles County CEO’s office unveiled an interactive GIS mapping tool on Tuesday created to show the locations of the county’s homeless population juxtaposed with the availability of existing and projected homeless housing resources. The presentation was a response to Supervisor Kathryn...

Caltrans Conducting Region-Specific Climate Change Assessments
Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019

SACRAMENTO – As part of an effort to identify how climate change will have on California’s complex transportation system that millions rely on, Caltrans is conducting region-specific climate change vulnerability assessments for each of Caltrans’ 12 districts. Recently, Caltrans released four new...

Beach Water Use Advisory Extended to Wednesday Morning
Monday, Dec 9, 2019

Los Angeles County Health officials have extended a beach water use advisory through at least Wednesday morning due to the recent rains and residual water runoff into the Pacific. County Health Officer Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, cautions residents planning to visit county beaches to avoid swimming, surfing,...

Dec. 19: KLAWS Clubs to Carol for Shelter Pets Awaiting Adoption
Friday, Dec 6, 2019

Castaic Middle School KLAWS clubs in partnership with West Ranch High School and DFYinSCV will carol to the adoptable pets at the Castaic Animal Care & Control Center on Thursday, December 19, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. The event is designed to help create awareness of their availability for adoption...

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1902 - Hi Jolly (Hadji Ali), Gen. E.F. Beale's Syrian camel driver, dies at Quartzsite, Ariz. [story]
1987 - Incorporation: Santa Clarita officially becomes a city [story]
first City Council
1931 - Season's first major storm deposits 9 inches of snow in Newhall, 10 in Saugus [story]
1931 snowfall
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors on Thursday announced its 2020 Executive Committee, which will help lead the Chamber as it begins a new decade and looks to its centennial in 2023.
SCV Chamber Sets 2020 Executive Committee, Business Councils
Los Angeles County Assessor Jeff Prang will start hiring Real Property Appraisers as of Monday when the official job filing for the positions will open at 12:30 p.m. (PT).
LA County Hiring Real Property Appraisers
A construction worker suffered serious injuries and remains in critical condition after he fell one story from the roof of the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Pavillion Thursday morning.
Worker in Critical Condition After Fall from Hospital Roof
Santa and Ms. Claus will visit the Vincenzo’s Pizza – Newhall restaurant for photos with kids of all ages in a fundraiser for AvenuesSLS.org on Saturday, December 14, from noon to 5 p.m.
Dec. 14: Photos with Santa, AvenuesSLS Fundraiser at Vincenzo’s
The city of Santa Clarita’s Environmental Services Division has planned, coordinated and implemented programs during 2019 designed to make the city more "green."
Green Santa Clarita: 2019 By the Numbers
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has published the agenda for their Tuesday, December 17 meeting starting at 9:30 a.m.
LA County Supervisors – December 17 Meeting Agenda
The Los Angeles Rams on Thursday named Andrew Whitworth (pictured above) as its nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award presented by Nationwide.
Rams Name Whitworth Team’s Nominee for NFL Payton Award
The city of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita City Council invite residents to celebrate the holiday season with their friends and neighbors as the Jingle Bell Jamboree returns to the Newhall Community Center on Friday, December 20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Dec. 20: Jingle Bell Jamboree at Newhall Community Center
During their organizational meeting held Wednesday, Newhall School District Board members re-elected Sue Solomon as their board president for 2020.
Sue Solomon Re-Elected Newhall School Board President
For his exceptional contributions to advancing open education around the world, James Glapa-Grossklag, Dean of Learning Resources at College of the Canyons, received the President’s Award for Excellence at the 2019 Open Education Global Conference.
COC Dean James Glapa-Grossklag Recognized for Leadership
Castaic School Board members held their annual organizational meeting on December 12 and elected officers and representatives for 2020.
Castaic School Board Elects 2020 Officers, Reps
The Selection and Interview Committees of the Santa Clarita Veteran Services Collaborative has chosen local veteran Ernesto Trevizo, his wife Alyssa, and their two children, Sonny and Zachary, as the recipients of a new home valued at $500,000.
SCV Veteran, Hart Grad Ernesto Trevizo, Family Awarded $500K Home
Starting Jan. 11, most Santa Clarita businesses will see a nearly 40% increase to their monthly waste-disposal services amid global changes to the recycling industry that are prompting waste-management companies to ask for trash rate adjustments.
City Council OK’s Trash Rate Hike as China Refuses Most U.S. Recyclables
The process for how local organizations receive grant funding for arts programs and services for the community from the city of Santa Clarita could soon change with the implementation of a peer panel with outside arts experts.
City Council Discusses Peer Panel for Arts Grants Program
The Nov. 14 Saugus High School shooting, the shootout in New Jersey and even the reported sighting of a man dressed like the Grim Reaper near a local synagogue, prompted sheriff’s Capt. Robert Lewis to invite Jewish leaders for a sit-down chat Thursday to discuss concerns and reassure them that safety remains his top priority.
Hooded Figure, Shootings Prompt Meetup with Captain Lewis and Jewish Leaders
The city of Los Angeles sued the Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday over a shift in flight patterns for planes departing Hollywood Burbank Airport that has dramatically increased noise levels for residents and businesses.
LA Sues FAA Over Jet Noise at Hollywood Burbank Airport
Express Employment Professionals, along with its franchise location in Santa Clarita, has donated $10,000 to Carousel Ranch.
Carousel Ranch Receives $10K Donation from Express Employment Professionals
Dozens of carolers’ voices filled the streets neighboring Duane R. Harte Park in honor of Gracie Muehlberger, a victim of the Saugus High School shooting, during the “Caroling with Gracie” event that spread holiday cheer while also giving back to students in need.
Community Goes ‘Caroling with Gracie’ Muehlberger
1900 - Automobile Club of Southern California founded; first car in SCV appeared 1902 [story]
Auto Club Topper
Two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony charges that they filed false reports and committed perjury relating to traffic stops made in the Santa Clarita Valley in 2016.
SCV Deputies Allegedly Fudged Traffic Tickets Written to Other Cops
The College of the Canyons softball program invites all former Cougars to participate in the 2020 alumni game being held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 at Whitten Field.
Jan. 18: COC Softball Alumni Game