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1930 - Telephone switchboard operator Louise Gipe, heroine of the 1928 St. Francis Dam disaster, tries & fails to kill herself over an unrequited love [story]
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FINANCIAL REPORTS OF LOCAL INTEREST
Mission Valley Bancorp Reports Record Third Quarter Earnings
Friday, Oct 27, 2017

Mission Valley Bancorp President & CEO Tamara Gurney announces year to date net income of $3,210,000 for the period ended September 30, 2017 – the strongest third quarter results in the history of the company. “I am pleased to share that Mission Valley Bancorp has once again achieved a benchmark...

Record 2Q Profits for Mission Valley Bancorp
Monday, Jul 31, 2017

SUN VALLEY – Mission Valley Bancorp President & CEO Tamara Gurney announced year-to-date net income of $2.2 million for the period ended June 30, 2017, the strongest mid-year results in the history of the company. “I am pleased to share that Mission Valley Bancorp has once again achieved a record...

Bank of Santa Clarita Reports Record Earnings

Bank of Santa Clarita has achieved a record level of earnings during the first half of 2017, reporting net earnings of $909,000, an improvement of more than 40 percent over the bank’s earnings during the first half of 2016, and the largest first-half net earnings in the bank’s history. The bank reported...

Providence, Well Being Boost Mental Health Initiatives with $10 Million in Grants
Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017

Oakland, CA and Renton, WA — Providence St. Joseph Health and Well Being Trust jointly announce the first round of $10 million in grants and contracts to mental health and wellness initiatives that will help vulnerable Californians. Providence St. Joseph Health is a a faith-based not-for-profit parent...

Sierra Bancorp Reports Earnings for First Half of 2017
Monday, Jul 24, 2017

PORTERVILLE — Sierra Bancorp, parent of Bank of the Sierra, today announced its unaudited financial results for the three- and six-month periods ended June 30, 2017. Sierra Bancorp recognized consolidated net income of $5.202 million for the second quarter of 2017, reflecting an increase of $1.116...

STAR Loan Program Offers Teachers, Firefighters, Police Officers Discount on Home Loans
Thursday, Jul 13, 2017

Teachers, firefighters and police officers can save $1,000 on a Santa Clarita home loan with American Family Funding’s exclusive STAR Loan Program. Read complete story [here].

PFMD Founder: Buyers Can Purchase Home For as Little as 3% Down
Thursday, Jul 6, 2017

With June having wrapped up as National Homeownership Month, Pacific Funding Mortgage Division (PFMD) wants to dispel the myths about owning a home. “It’s a common myth that home buyers need to come up with a 20 percent down payment to buy a home,” PFMD founder Mike Moeller said. “The truth is,...

SoCalGas Parent Posts Higher 1Q Profits
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Sempra Energy reported first-quarter 2017 earnings Tuesday of $441 million, or $1.75 per diluted share, up from $353 million, or $1.40 per diluted share, in the first quarter 2016. “Our strong first-quarter results keep us on track to meet our 2017 earnings guidance,” said Debra L. Reed,...

Bank of Santa Clarita Posts Record Profits
Friday, Apr 28, 2017

Bank of Santa Clarita (BSCA) announced that it again has achieved a record level of earnings during the first quarter of 2017. The Bank reported net earnings of $454,000, an improvement of 88% over the Bank’s first quarter 2016 earnings, and the greatest quarterly net earnings in the Bank’s history. The...

Smart & Final Posts 4Q Loss on Lower Same-Store Sales
Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017

Food retailer Smart & Final Stores Inc. reported financial results Wednesday for the fiscal fourth quarter and full year ended January 1, 2017.   Full Year Highlights: * Net sales increase of 9.3% to $4,341.8 million * Comparable store sales decrease of 0.5%, including impacts of deflation and...

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1930 - Telephone switchboard operator Louise Gipe, heroine of the 1928 St. Francis Dam disaster, tries & fails to kill herself over an unrequited love [story]
Louise Gipe
The city of Santa Clarita’s Planning Commission will hold a regular meeting virtually Tuesday, April 20, at 6:00 p.m.
April 20: Planning Commission Virtual Regular Meeting
The owner of a shopping center at the corner of Lyons Avenue and Apple Street will seek the Santa Clarita Planning Commission’s approval Tuesday to subdivide the lot from three parcels to eight.
Planning Commission to Consider Subdivision Request
The deadline to submit entries for Santa Clarita Sister Cities’ Young Artists and Authors Showcase has been extended to Sunday, April 25, 2021.
Deadline Extended For Annual Sister Cities Young Artists And Authors Showcase
Internet marketing firm Scorpion made multiple company announcements Wednesday, including plans to open a new headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Scorpion Announces Plans to Move Headquarters
After a year of turmoil for many businesses in the Santa Clarita Valley, the SCV Economic Development Corp. released its list of the area’s largest employers.
EDC Releases SCV’s Largest Employers List
William S. Hart Union High School District officials said 18 students have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days during the regular board meeting Wednesday.
Hart District Reports 18 Positive Cases of COVID-19 Among Students
Los Angeles County Public Health on Friday confirmed 36 new deaths, 643 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, and reported the lowest test positivity rate to date.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: County Test Positivity Rate Hits Record Low; 27,557 Total SCV Cases
For the third year in a row, La Mesa Junior High School has been selected as a "Capturing Kids’ Hearts" National Showcase School for the 2020-2021 school year.
La Mesa Junior High School Selected as National Showcase School
California Senate Bill 545, a measure to provide additional resources to struggling students, has received unanimous support from the Senate Education Committee, announced Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita).
Wilk’s Bill to Address Learning Loss Passes Senate Education
As National Volunteer Appreciation Week approaches, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is recognizing its valued volunteers, a group that numbers over 300 and includes adults, teens, and canines.
April: 18-24: Henry Mayo Recognizes Volunteers During National Volunteer Appreciation Week
The city of Santa Clarita’s annual Earth Arbor Day celebration is set to go virtual this year with the release of an entertaining and informative video program on Thursday, April 22 at 10:00 a.m.
City to Celebrate Earth Arbor Day with Virtual Program and Free Mulch Giveaway
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station announced plans Friday to hold two additional free “Catalytic Converter Etching” events next week for all local SCV residents.
Sheriff’s Station to Hold Additional Free Catalytic Converter Etching Events
1962 - Walt Disney donates bison herd to Hart Park [story]
Bison
The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board has approved the recommendation to name Donna Manfredi as the principal of Golden Oak Adult School.
Donna Manfredi Takes Helm at Golden Oak Adult School
The Executive Office of the Board of Supervisors announced the leadership team of the newly formed Probation Oversight Commission who will be tasked to lead efforts to monitor the Probation Department’s progress on systemic reform.
L.A. County Announces New Probation Oversight Commission Leadership Team
The Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center at College of the Canyons will host a virtual Open House on Wednesday, April 28 to help those interested in advancing their careers by earning a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
COC University Center Hosting Virtual Open House
The Santa Clarita Public Television Authority will hold its regular meeting virtually Monday, April 19, at 2:00 p.m.
April 19: Santa Clarita Public Television Authority Virtual Regular Meeting
SCV Water has received a nearly $250,000 California Special Districts Association Public Safety Power Shutoff program allocation from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES).
Cal OES Awards SCV Water $250K Grant
The Los Angeles County Arts Education Collective, coordinated by the Department of Arts and Culture, and KCET have joined forces to create a new documentary that explores the value of arts education for the youth, communities, and creative economy of L.A. County.
KCET Documentary to Feature L.A. County’s Arts Education
The Santa Clarita Valley League of Women Voters, partnering with College of the Canyons Center for Civic Engagement and its Engage the Vote Student Action Team, is sponsoring a virtual, “Conversation with Mayor Bill Miranda,” on Monday, April 19, from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Miranda Joins League of Women Voters, COC for Virtual Conversation on Local Government
A woman died after having been rushed to the hospital following a stabbing in a Saugus neighborhood early Thursday morning.
LASD Investigating Deadly Saugus Stabbing
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 23 new deaths and 613 new cases of COVID-19, with 27,535 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: 16 and Over Now Eligible for Vaccine; SCV Cases Total 27,535
The results of two surveys regarding the controversy surrounding the Hart High School mascot were reported during the William S. Hart Union High School District governing board meeting on Wednesday.
Survey Shows Majority of Staff, Students Favor Keeping Hart Mascot