Several of the first 12 families approved to move into the veterans housing project that’s being built on Centre Pointe Parkway next to Bowman High School took part in a formal groundbreaking ceremony Saturday.
The 87-home community is a project of the Santa Clarita Valley-San Fernando Valley branch of Habitat for Humanity, in conjunction with the California Department of Veterans Affairs. It’s envisioned as an “enriched neighborhood” with affordable housing and back-to-the-workforce help for returning veterans and their families.
Saturday’s ceremony, emceed by local attorney and Habitat board member Hunt Braly, included an announcement of streets to be named for volunteers and partners who spearheaded the project from the concept phase through the beginning of actual construction.
One street is to be named for each of the following:
* Richard Doss, chairman, Habitat for Humanity SFV-SCV;
* Developer Jack Shine, vice chairman, Habitat for Humanity SFV-SCV;
* Doreen Shine, SCV Advisory Board Member;
* KHTS AM-1220 owners Carl Goldman and Jeri Seratti-Goldman, co-chairs of the SCV Advisory Board (Carl also serves on the Habitat SFV-SCV board);
* Mike Mizrahi of SoCal Gas, co-chair, SCV Advisory Board;
* Peter Gravett, secretary, California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) and a 40-year veteran of the U.S. Army and National Guard.
Also, a street is to be named for the late Harry Bell (1923-2012), a veteran of the Army Air Corps during World War II who was recognized as the Santa Clarita Valley’s 2011 Man of the Year for his lifetime of service to the community. Present on his behalf at Saturday’s ceremony were his daughter, Janet Austin; Jim Lentini of the Elks Lodge; and his former business partner Ed Bolden representing the Newhall Rotary Club.
The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees will hold a business meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the University Center, UCEN Room 301 on the Valencia campus of College of the Canyons.
Four years ago, against all odds, I became the 33rd Sheriff of Los Angeles County. And as Sheriff, I promised that I would Reform, Rebuild and Restore the greatest and largest Sheriff’s Department in the nation. Four years later, I am proud to say that with the support of the sworn and professional staff, together we were able to meet challenges head on, and deliver on that promise.
The regular meeting of the William S. Hart Union High School District's Governing Board will take place Wednesday, Dec. 7, beginning with a closed session at 5:45 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 7 p.m.
Following the recent decision by the Japanese government to allow the return of international cruise ships to the country, Princess Cruises has announced it will begin homeport sailing in Japan starting March 15, 2023.
The weather is cooler, holiday lights are shining and the New Year is just around the corner. This is a special time of year to reconnect with family and friends, and there are many opportunities for holiday celebrations right here in Santa Clarita.
UPDATE: Trent Michael Boser has been found. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public’s help locating an At-Risk, Missing Person, Trent Michael Boser. He is a 47-year-old male white adult who was last seen on Friday, Dec. 2, 2022 at 12:21 a.m., near the 31000 block of Ridge Route Road, in the city of Castaic.
What a difference healthy bodies make. After being decimated with the flu in the last two games, The Master's University's men's basketball team got healthy in a big way defeating Westmont 71-60 Wednesday night Nov. 30 in The MacArthur Center.
Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector Keith Knox reminds property owners that the first installment of the 2022-23 Annual Secured Property Taxes becomes delinquent if not received by 5 p.m. Pacific Time or United States Postal Service (USPS) postmarked on or before Monday, Dec. 12. This is two days later than the traditional delinquency date of Dec. 10, as this date falls on a Saturday in 2022.
Lead singer Peter Noone is a multi-talented entertainer, who has been delighting audiences nearly all his life. At the age of 15, Noone achieved international fame as “Herman’s Hermits”, lead singer of the legendary 1960's pop band Herman’s Hermits.
The Los Angeles County Health Officer is issuing a Cold Weather Alert due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures. Wind chill temperatures are expected to be below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
College of the Canyons sophomore Lauryn Bailey has been named a California Community College Soccer Coaches Association All-State and All-SoCal Region First-Team selection in addition to earning Western State Conference, South Division Offensive Player of the Year honors, leading a class of 11 Lady Cougars that earned postseason awards.
College of the Canyons is headed back to the California Community College Athletic Association State Championship tournament for a second straight year, and the fifth time in program history, after upsetting No. 2 Irvine Valley College 3-1 on Saturday. Set scores were 25-17, 25-22, 15-25, 28-26.