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1993 - Dale Poe, 61, developer of Stevenson Ranch, killed in car crash [story]
Stevenson Ranch fountain


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Art Competition Winner

Congratulations to Qianjing Ma from West Ranch High School on winning the 2016 Congressional Art Competition for California’s 25th Congressional District. Qianjing’s painting, titled “Autumn’s Fruits,” wowed the panel of judges during a reception last week hosted by FastFrame Valencia and KHTS Hometown Station. Sixty one high school students entered this year’s contest for a chance to win a trip to Washington, D.C. and have their art displayed in the U.S. Capitol, and each piece was very impressive. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Qianjing Ma and her artwork, “Autumn’s Fruits”

YES in Simi Valley

The Youth Employment Service (YES) Job and Career Expo, which took place on May 1 in Simi Valley, was a success. My staff joined organizations from the area in talking with young people seeking employment and internships. Thanks to the City of Simi Valley and the sponsors for making this event happen.

Youth Employment Service in Simi Valley

Santa Susana High School Visit
I really enjoyed my visit to Santa Susana High School in Simi Valley last week. The students and I had a great discussion about the legislative process and current events.

Thanks for hosting me, Mr. McAllister

Seeking Solutions for the Santa Susana Field Lab
On May 2, my office took another tour of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory to get an update on the site cleanup and see what more we can do to ensure it happens as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Business Tour in Valencia
A week ago, I took a great tour of Wesco Aircraft in Valencia. They help manage the supply chains for bigger aerospace companies and help create kits of the needed parts. Thanks for having me!

Touring Wesco Aircraft 

Looking Out for Naval Base Ventura County
I attended a meeting on Wednesday morning with the Regional Defense Partnership for the 21st Century (RDP-21), a community-based organization in Ventura County that advocates for and supports the county’s military facilities and defense contractors. We discussed our work in the House Armed Services Committee to improve the nation’s military acquisition program to get our latest weapons to our warfighters more quickly and efficiently. We also talked about the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, which will provide for Naval Base Ventura County and the military personnel who serve there. After the meeting, I took a tour of Naval Base Ventura County to learn about the unique and crucial operations that take place on the base.

Learning about Naval Base Ventura County

Important Ports
Last week, I participated in a meeting with the Central California Area Maritime Security Committee, where we reviewed security and intelligence reports relevant to the Port of Los Angeles. This information was critical for me to understand the unique concerns and challenges that this vital site faces. Afterward, personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard gave me an extensive tour of the Los Angeles and Long Beach Ports, where we observed the operations from the air.

National Day of Prayer
May 6 is the National Day of Prayer. I was honored to speak at this year’s Prayer Breakfast in Palmdale with Mayor Ledford.

Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast in Palmdale

Update from CLWA
On Friday my office met with representatives from Castaic Lake Water Agency to discuss solutions for California’s drought and our efforts to clean the ground water in the region. We also gave an update on legislation I introduced this year in Congress that would give a boost to longstanding efforts to clean the Eastern Santa Clara River Basin and provide fresh water to the Santa Clarita Valley.  Learn more about that here.

My staff with Castaic Lake Water Agency

Honoring Law Enforcement
I had a great time at Law Day at the AV Fairgrounds in Lancaster on Friday afternoon, where we honored outstanding members of the local law enforcement and legal communities. Congratulations to all the honorees, and keep up the great work.

Thank you for everything that you do

Aerospace Valley
A few days ago I visited Aero Bending Company in Palmdale. I received a tour of their facility, met employees, and viewed the components they manufacture for the F-35 program in support of both Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman. This is another one of our great aerospace companies in the Antelope Valley.

Having a discussion with Aero Bending employees

Man & Woman of the Year
I ended my Friday night at the SCV Man and Woman of the Year Awards, where we honored Jim Lentini and Lois Bauccio. Congratulations to both of you. This is always one of the top events of the year.

Looking for Interns in Simi Valley
My Simi Valley District Office is now accepting applications for interns! If you know an outstanding young person in the area who is interested in building their professional skills and learning about public service, send them our way!  More info here.

 

Around the Capitol
Last week was a district work week, so I spent my time driving around the Antelope, Santa Clarita, and Simi Valleys listening to members of the community and learning more about the challenges they face. Today, I flew back to Washington, D.C. and I am excited to put all of the ideas that I heard into action. Here is a little preview of what we will be working on over the next couple weeks.

Looking Out for Law Enforcement
Tonight I was proud to support two bills that would help the brave men and women in uniform that put their lives on the line to protect and serve us every night and day. The Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program Reauthorization Act would continue funding a federal grant program that helps state and local law enforcement agencies purchase bulletproof vests for officers working in the field. The Federal Law Enforcement Self-Defense and Protection Act would ensure that officers are able to defend and protect themselves on and off-duty by allowing all covered federal law enforcement officers to continue to carry their government-issued firearm during a furlough or government shutdown. I am happy to say that both bills passed the House floor.

Combatting the Heroin Epidemic
This week the House is working on several bills that would help fight against the spread of heroin and opioid addiction across our country. This includes establishing an interagency task force to review, modify, and update medical best practices for pain management and prescribing pain medication and two Justice Department grant programs to help in combating opioid abuse. In my 18 years as a police officer, I saw firsthand the damage that opiates and other drugs can inflict on families and communities and I am proud to be a part of this important effort.

Defense Bill Moving Forward
Next week the House will move forward on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, which authorizes funding for most of our country’s defense operations next year. I am proud to support this bill, as it includes provisions that will directly benefit Edwards Air Force Base and Naval Base Ventura County, as well as the many businesses in our area that contract with the federal government.  Additionally,  I fought to preserve TRICARE and the commissary benefit that so many military families rely upon, and were also successful in providing a well-deserved 2.1% pay increase to our troops. I will keep working with my colleagues on initiatives like this one to make sure we provide for future generations of Americans who answer our country’s call of duty.

 

Around the Corner
Antelope Adventures Kid’s Club
May 11, 2016, 4pm-7pm
1233 Rancho Vista Boulevard PalmdaleScience Club 
May 11, 2016, 5pm-6pm
Canyon Country Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Santa ClaritaStar Party
May 13, 2016, 7pm-10pm
COC Canyon Country Campus, 17200 Sierra Highway, Santa ClaritaSimi Valley Street Fair & Emergency Expo
May 14, 2016, 9am-5pm
3210 Cochran Street, Simi ValleyTuTu Time
May 14, 2016, 12pm-1pm
TUTU Ballet Academy, 18788 Flying Tiger Drive, Canyon Country

MBOT Robotics Class for Children and Teens
May 14, 2016, 12 pm-2pm
Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley

Board Games, School Age
May 18, 2016, 3:30pm-4:30pm
Canyon Country Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Santa Clarita

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022
L.A. Sheriff’s Remind Drivers to ‘Click it or Ticket’ with Extra Enforcement
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reminds everyone taking a trip to visit friends or family over the Memorial Day Weekend to always buckle up and keep children in child safety seats. This year’s Click it or Ticket campaign runs from May 23-June 5.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
County Launches Help Me Grow LA to Support Child Development
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and First 5 LA have announced the launch of Help Me Grow LA , a community-driven effort to ensure every family that has developmental concerns about their child receives guidance and support. Help Me Grow will also help families navigate what can be a fragmented and challenging network of existing services, working with local programs to ensure that children are connected to services as early as possible. when it can help the most.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
CalArts Class of 2022 Graduates 366 with Music and Unique Traditions
California Institute of the Arts hosted graduation ceremonies Friday, May 13 in the CalArts Graduation Courtyard. After two years of virtual ceremonies the CalArts class of 2022 celebrated graduation with an in-person event at the Valencia campus.
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The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reminds everyone taking a trip to visit friends or family over the Memorial Day Weekend to always buckle up and keep children in child safety seats. This year’s Click it or Ticket campaign runs from May 23-June 5.
L.A. Sheriff’s Remind Drivers to ‘Click it or Ticket’ with Extra Enforcement
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and First 5 LA have announced the launch of Help Me Grow LA , a community-driven effort to ensure every family that has developmental concerns about their child receives guidance and support. Help Me Grow will also help families navigate what can be a fragmented and challenging network of existing services, working with local programs to ensure that children are connected to services as early as possible. when it can help the most.
County Launches Help Me Grow LA to Support Child Development
The Santa Clarita Valley nonprofit Fostering Youth Independence is seeking “Allies” to work one-on-one with SCV youth who are aging out of the Los Angeles County foster care system. An in-person training session will be held Thursday, June 2 for interested volunteers.
June 2: Fostering Youth Independence Seeks ‘Allies’ for Training
California Institute of the Arts hosted graduation ceremonies Friday, May 13 in the CalArts Graduation Courtyard. After two years of virtual ceremonies the CalArts class of 2022 celebrated graduation with an in-person event at the Valencia campus.
CalArts Class of 2022 Graduates 366 with Music and Unique Traditions
1993 - Dale Poe, 61, developer of Stevenson Ranch, killed in car crash [story]
Stevenson Ranch fountain
The Board of Trustees of the Santa Clarita Valley Community College District will meet Wednesday, May 18, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., for a Board Self-Evaluation Workshop.
May 18: COC Board Self-Evaluation Workshop
The regular meeting of the William S. Hart Union High School District's Governing Board will take place Wednesday, May 18, beginning at 7 p.m. The board will meet in closed session at 4:30 p.m.
May 18: Annual Retirement Recognition to Precede Hart Board Meeting
Premier Workspaces, one of the largest privately-owned executive suites, coworking, and shared workspace companies in the United States, with a unit in Santa Clarita, is proud to celebrate their 20th anniversary.
Premier Workspaces Celebrating 20 Year Anniversary
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office released the nine productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, May 16 - Sunday, May 22.
Filming in Santa Clarita Includes Nine Productions
Join ghost hunter Marie Mason to explore Paranormal Investigation: Tools, Tactics, and Tales at the Rancho Camulos Museum Sunday, May 22, at 1:30 p.m.
May 22: Explore Paranormal Investigation at Rancho Camulos
College of the Canyons softball was represented with two selections on the 2022 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) California JC All-American Team with slugger Ashlynn Heck and pitcher/utility player Allyson Melgar included in the group of 26 honorees from across the state.
COC Softball’s Heck, Melgar Named to NFCA All-American Team
Parks are not just good for your physical health, but your mental health. Join the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation and Why We Rise for Parks at Sunset to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month. Green spaces, physical activity and social connectivity play a powerful role in overall well-being.
L.A. County ‘Parks at Sunset’ Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month
Impulse Music Co. is hosting a Music and Comedy Night Saturday, May 21, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
May 21: Impulse Music Hosting Music, Comedy Night
After serving in the position on an interim basis for the past year, Dr. Abner Chou has assumed the role of full-time president of The Master’s University and Seminary.
Dr. Abner Chou Assumes Full-Time Role as TMU President
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 15 additional deaths and 3,489 new positive cases Saturday, 2,707 new cases Sunday and 1,941 new cases Monday countywide.
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plane crash
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COC
In-person high school graduations will be held at all William S. Hart Union High School District schools. Graduations start May 20 and end June 3.
William S. Hart High School District Announces Graduation Dates
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Tiburcio Vasquez
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed six new deaths throughout L.A. County, 4,025 new cases countywide, with 151 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley. This new data brings Los Angeles County death totals to 32,022, county case totals to 2,907,721 and Santa Clarita Valley case totals to 74,979, with 470 total SCV deaths from COVID-19 since March of 2020.
Friday COVID Roundup: High Transmission Across L.A. County, Most Cases Since Feb. 18
The American Red Cross has a critical need for blood donations, and the city of Santa Clarita is urging residents to make a life-saving appointment.
Critical Need for Blood Donations, City Will Host Blood Drives
Baseball season is officially back! As a Southern California native, I grew up as an avid Dodger fan and I continue that tradition whenever I take my family to a game. There is no feeling that compares to entering Dodger Stadium and hearing the sound of cheering fans and the smell of fresh-cut grass and of course, Dodger Dogs!
It’s Time for Dodger Baseball at 43rd Santa Clarita Dodger Day
Running from June 6 through Aug. 13, College of the Canyons will be offering a robust summer schedule of four sessions to continue assisting students with reaching their goals during this unprecedented time.
Registration Underway at COC for 2022 Summer Classes
This month, the city shines the spotlight on the friendly staff in the Building and Safety Division. May is Building and Safety Month and the 2022 theme is “Safety for All: Codes in Action.” This month builds awareness about the importance of building codes in ensuring safety in the spaces in which we live, work and learn.
You’ve Got a Friend in City Hall: Building, Safety Division
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