When Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Miguel Ruiz, a gunnery sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, took his reserve unit to the USMC Logistics Base in Barstow for annual rifle training last year, he noticed that many of the range stools were in disrepair and others needed replacing. He contacted Sgt. Gerri McCorkle at the Pitchess Detention Center to see if the Sheriff’s Department could help.
McCorkle assigned inmate students in the jail’s vocational wood shop to build 80 new stools for the Marine Corps, using scrap wood donated by Paramount Studios to the Sheriff’s Department’s inmate vocational training programs.
As a Girl Scout Gold Award advisor, McCorkle arranged for Santa Clarita Valley Girl Scout Ashley Keith to paint and stencil the stools for her Girl Scout Gold Award project.
The vocational wood shop is one of many inmate vocational training programs offered by the Sheriff’s Department at the Pitchess Detention Center. Custody Assistant Paul Smith instructed the students in building the stools. Recently, LA Works, a Los Angeles County WorkSource Center (www.laworks.org), was contracted to provide California certified vocational workshop instructors for each of the vocational training programs. Custody Assistant Smith will continue to work with the new wood shop instructor to provide relevant workplace instruction to inmates.
The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award in Girl Scouting. It symbolizes outstanding accomplishments in the areas of leadership, community service, career planning and personal development. In earning the Gold Award, Ashley joins an elite group comprising only 5.4 percent of the eligible Girl Scouts who gain this achievement.
LASD Deputy Miguel Ruiz is one of almost 800 members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department who serves in the United States Reserve forces. He is currently assigned to the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
USMC representatives will be at the Pitchess Detention Center on Wednesday to pick up the new rifle range stools.
The Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector is in the process of mailing Notices of Delinquency to property owners who have not paid their Annual and/or Supplemental Secured Property Taxes in full for the 2022-23 tax year.
The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control has been recognized with achievement awards from the National Association of Counties twice over, first for the Robotic Process Automation Project and for their Care Voucher program.
Caltrans has announced that it was awarded $7.7 million in federal Advanced Transportation Technology and Innovation grant funding to support the Southern California Mobility Wallet, an innovative way to improve access to transportation through a seamless payment system.
Raising the Curtain Foundation, through their Grand Ovation program, honored Jim Sudik and Paco Vela on Thursday, June 1 by naming the dressing rooms at the Newhall Family Theatre for the Performing Arts after the duo.
By now you have no doubt heard about the waste hauler transition coming to the city of Santa Clarita. Beginning July 1, all residents in our city will begin the process of switching over to Burrtec Waste Industries for their trash service.
California State Assemblywoman Pilar Schiavo (D-Chatsworth) successfully passed eight bills off the Assembly Floor, bringing her total number of bills now in the Senate to 11. Notably, more than half of her bills received bipartisan support.
In collaboration with the Saugus Unified School District, the city of Santa Clarita is excited to announce playground construction plans for Northbridge Park. The project aims to provide recreational space for Charles Helmers Elementary School students and the surrounding Northbridge community. Construction is scheduled to begin this summer.
California State Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, issued the following statement Thursday regarding the decision by the State Water Resources Control Board to re-notice CEMEX’s application for a water right permit.
The Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center Spotlight Series will feature an eclectic lineup of talented musicians and performers, as well as family-friendly programs as part of its Fall 2023 programming.
Adding a powerful local voice to policies and decisions that directly affect residents, Santa Clarita City Councilwoman Marsha McLean has been tapped for leadership roles with the San Fernando Valley Council of Governments and Southern California Association of Governments.
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency, in partnership with the Association of California Water Agencies, is proud to announce that the first Edward G. “Jerry” Gladbach Scholarship has been awarded to Elizabeth Peña.
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