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1891 - R.E. Nickel publishes area's first newspaper, The Acton Rooster [story]
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July 16 Meeting Agenda – LA County Supervisors
Friday, Jul 12, 2019

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has published the agenda for their Tuesday, July 16 meeting starting at 9:30 a.m. The meeting will be streamed live here. July 16 meeting agenda highlights follow (see the full agenda here): Presentations & Proclamations: * Greg Kahwajian, in recognition...

Villanueva Rips ICE Deportations, Says He’s Unaware of FBI Probe

In separate statements Thursday afternoon, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva ripped the federal ICE deportations of undocumented immigrants slated to begin Sunday and said he was not aware of any FBI probe into Sheriff’s Department subgroups, as reported earlier Thursday by the Los Angeles...

County Public Health Recognized as Local Health Department of the Year
Thursday, Jul 11, 2019

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) was recognized as the Local Health Department of the Year Award by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). This year’s theme of “Improving Public and Private Partnerships” honors Public Health’s...

County Opposes Proposed Rule Blocking Housing Aid for Undocumented Immigrants
Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019

The Los Angeles County Development Authority has called on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to rescind its Proposed Rule: Housing and Community Development Act of 1980: Verification of Eligible Status (Proposed Rule). If implemented, the Proposed Rule would prohibit undocumented...

Supes OK Aid to Families of People Killed by Deputies

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a motion Tuesday to establish the Family Assistance Program to support families following an in-custody death or fatal use of force. This motion is based upon work done by the Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission. “We were all moved by...

Supes OK ‘Enhanced’ Response in High-Risk Fire Areas

Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday in favor of a motion by Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Hilda Solis for enhanced proactive fire response in high-risk areas by partnering with the county’s emergency services departments, Sheriff’s homeless outreach service teams, the L.A. Homeless Services...

Aug. 4: ‘Keeping Chickens Healthy’ Workshop at Hart Hall

The California Department of Food & Agriculture will host a “Keeping Our Chickens Healthy” workshop at Hart Hall in William S. Hart Regional Park in Newhall on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. At the free workshop, Hart Park Animal Keeper Rachael Komulainen will discuss several...

County Health Services Contractor Notifying Patients of Recent Data Breach
Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019

A Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) contractor, the Nemadji Research Corporation, is notifying patients about a “phishing attack” that exposed the personal information of 14,591 patients. Nemadji’s work for DHS consists of identifying and verifying patient eligibility for...

County Confirms 12th Measles Case; UCLA Food Court Possible Exposure Location

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) is investigating an additional confirmed case of measles in a Los Angeles County resident. This is the twelfth measles case among Los Angeles County residents this year. Public Health is looking to identify others who may be at risk...

July 13: World’s Largest 1-Day Photo Shoot of Shelter Pets
Monday, Jul 8, 2019

More than 1,200 shelter pets at the seven Los Angeles County Animal Care Centers will be ready for their close-ups on Saturday, July 13, when the largest one-day photo shoot of pets in shelters happens from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The first-ever “Seen = Saved” Adoption Event will bring together 200 photographers...

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After more than a decade, the Whittaker-Bermite cleanup reached a significant milestone this month as soil remediation efforts in contaminated areas are now complete, according to officials close to the matter.
Whittaker-Bermite Soil Cleanup Complete, Officials Report
Monday's air quality is very unhealthy for all individuals in the Santa Clarita Valley and the Los Angeles County Mountains and unhealthy for sensitive individuals in the Pomona-Walnut, San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys, according to an alert from the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
SCV Air Quality Very Unhealthy Monday
1891 - R.E. Nickel publishes area's first newspaper, The Acton Rooster [story]
Acton Rooster
1769 - Portolá party sets out from San Diego; first Europeans to "discover" Santa Clarita Valley 3½ weeks later [story]
Gaspar de Portola
1884 - Hardison & Stewart start drilling Star No. 1 oil well in Pico Canyon; later form Union Oil Co. [story]
Lyman Stewart
The Valencia Jazz & Blues Summer Concert Series continues Friday, July 12, with singer-guitarist and series favorite Jim Gibson live on Town Center Drive at the Westfield Valencia Town Center Mall.
July 12: Jim Gibson to Groove at Valencia Jazz & Blues
The Live Oak Manor rock arch, a landmark for Sierra Highway motorists for nine decades, was moved Friday for the third time in history – only about 75 feet from its old location and still visible from the road.
Iconic Rock Arch Returns to Sierra Highway Frontage
Assembly Bill 392 (AB 392), legislation looking to reduce the number of officer-involved shootings across the state, has received bipartisan support from Santa Clarita Valley lawmakers and now heads to the governor’s desk for approval.
AB 392, Use of Force Bill, Heads to Governor
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has published the agenda for their Tuesday, July 16 meeting starting at 9:30 a.m.
July 16 Meeting Agenda – LA County Supervisors
A man accused of stealing a Ferrari from a Canyon Country residence and then smuggling meth into the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station accepted a plea deal Thursday.
Canyon Country Ferrari Thief Cops Plea, Gets 2 Years
The Lancaster JetHawks added another crazy comeback to the season on Thursday night, beating Stockton 11-10 after overcoming a seven-run deficit at The Hangar.
JetHawks Pull Off Another Crazy Comeback
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a heat alert for the Santa Clarita Valley as triple-digit temperatures are forecast for both Saturday and Sunday, July 13-14.
Heat Alert Called for SCV Saturday, Sunday
In separate statements Thursday afternoon, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva ripped the federal ICE deportations of undocumented immigrants slated to begin Sunday and said he was not aware of any FBI probe into Sheriff's Department subgroups, as reported earlier Thursday by the Los Angeles Times.
Villanueva Rips ICE Deportations, Says He’s Unaware of FBI Probe
Congresswoman Katie Hill (D-Agua Dulce) and the United States House of Representatives voted Friday to pass the FY20 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes funding for major priorities in the 25th Congressional District.
House OK’s Defense Bill; Hill Delivers on Local Funding
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce honored local veterans at its ninth annual Patriots Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency on Thursday.
Chamber Honors SCV Veterans at Annual Patriots Luncheon
The Santa Clarita Valley business community supported new city rules aimed at enhancing the area’s “business-friendly” reputation and attracting new jobs before the City Council voted Tuesday to approve the regulations.
City Council OK’s New Jobs Creation Overlay Zone
Air quality Saturday will be unhealthy for sensitive individuals in the Santa Clarita Valley, according to an alert Thursday from the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
SCV Unhealthy Air Quality Alert Extended to Saturday
The SCV Water Board of Directors approved expedited testing of treatment options for toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances or PFAS which were recently found in groundwater in SCV’s service area.
SCV Water Testing Treatments to Remove Toxic Chemicals
When it comes to advocating vital issues affecting the community, from water to transportation and CEMEX, the city of Santa Clarita has turned to Mike Murphy since the beginning.
Mike Murphy Says Farewell to City of Santa Clarita
Louie Gonzalez was identified and taken into custody by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies on Thursday as the suspect in a massage parlor robbery case.
Massage Parlor Robbery Suspect Found, Arrested
California utilities will soon be able to access a $21 billion state insurance policy to settle wildfire-related lawsuits and liabilities under legislation approved Thursday by lawmakers.
Lawmakers OK Wildfire Liability Fund for California Utilities
The Lancaster JetHawks opened a homestand after a six-game road swing, losing 15-2 to the Stockton Ports at The Hangar on Wednesday night.
JetHawks Drop Homestand Opener to Ports
A Trump administration-approved logging project in Los Padres National Forest will destroy habitat for endangered California condors and elevate wildfire risks for local communities, conservation groups say in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday.
Feds Sued Over Logging Project OK’d in Condors Habitat