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City Manager Ken Striplin: The Dangers of Vaping
Monday, Nov 4, 2019

At the beginning of the school year, we gathered medical experts, deputies, educators, addiction counselors and more, to share with parents and students the dangers of vaping. The theme of this year’s Parent Resource Symposium was “Head in the Clouds: Truth about Vaping,” and it was definitely...

Mayor’s Monthly Message: Light Up Main in November 2019

The city of Santa Clarita is known for hosting some pretty spectacular events. The Cowboy Festival, Concerts in the Park and the Santa Clarita Marathon have been community favorites for decades. However, our unofficial kick-off to the holiday season event has only been around for six years and already...

AB 5: Answer to Employee vs. Contractor? | Commentary by Carl Kanowsky, Esq.
Sunday, Oct 20, 2019

Carl Kanowsky, Esq. In the employment law field, everyone’s talking about AB 5, the new law that’s supposed to address all the confusion about who is and who isn’t an independent contractor. You remember how, in April 2018, the California Supreme Court issued its ruling in the Dynamex case. That...

Don’t Let Student Aid Filing Scare You
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019

Some people see college financial aid as something scary. And not because the application period opens in the same month as Halloween. They find the application process intimidating, if not overwhelming. But when it comes to completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as the...

Pick Your Medicare Plan Online
Thursday, Oct 17, 2019

Just a reminder that Medicare’s annual Open Enrollment Period starts Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7, 2019. This is the time of year when you can change how you get your Medicare coverage, switch health and drug plans, and add or drop Medicare prescription drug coverage. So, it’s important that you...

Striplin: Celebrate Skatepark 10th Anniversary Oct. 19
Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019

It’s hard to believe it has been 10 years since we cut the ribbon and welcomed skateboarders to the brand new Santa Clarita Skatepark. Now, a decade later, we are celebrating the 10th anniversary on Saturday, October 19, at the Santa Clarita Skatepark at 20840 Centre Pointe Parkway. In addition to...

Santa Clarita Mayor’s Monthly Message – October 2019
Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019

Lights, Camera, Santa Clarita! October is one of my favorite months of the year. The weather is turning colder, we are moving toward the holiday season and here in Santa Clarita – it is State of the City time! If you have not had the opportunity to attend one of the State of the City Luncheons, I encourage...

Tenants: Beware Overhead CAMs
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019

Carl Kanowsky, Esq. Taking up from my last column, I’m talking with Jim, the owner of the traffic school, “Fun While Drinking and Driving,” about the lease he’s thinking of signing for his new location. We’ve already discussed 1) renewal periods – were there any, and at what rate; 2)...

Before You Sign That Lease…
Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019

Carl Kanowsky, Esq. You might remember my last column: Jim, owner of the traffic school, Fun While Drinking and Driving, had come to see me about the lease for his new space. He was skeptical about the need to pay an attorney to review the document. So, I challenged him with eight issues he had not considered....

2 Ways to Get Your Medicare | Commentary by Greg Dill

Did you know that there are two different ways to receive your Medicare benefits? The most popular way is Original Medicare. With Original Medicare, you can choose any doctor, hospital, or other healthcare provider you want, as long as they accept Medicare. When you receive medical services or goods,...

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1831 - Local entrepreneurs Sanford and Cyrus Lyon (as in Lyons Avenue) born in Machias, Maine [story]
The College of the Canyons Employee Training Institute (ETI) has received $749,760 from the Employment Training Panel (ETP) to provide local companies with customized training programs that will include industry-recognized certifications, new skills and opportunities for employees to take their skills to the next level.
COC’s Employee Training Institute Awarded Nearly $750K for Local Training
After fleeing for their lives during a deadly shooting on campus that left three dead, Centurions returned to Saugus High School on Tuesday morning to retrieve belongings left behind.
Saugus Students Return to Campus to Retrieve Belongings
Pocock Brewing Company is inviting everyone, 21-years-old and over, to the 4th Anniversary Beer Festival on Dec. 7, to benefit the Castaic Education Foundation and the Santa Clarita Valley Education Foundation. This year’s festival will feature over 20 breweries, live bands, and food trucks.
Dec. 7: Pocock Brewing Beer Festival Benefiting Castaic Schools
The last victim, who had been recovering at a hospital following a school shooting last week at Saugus High School that left three teenagers dead and three others wounded, returned home Monday evening, according to the family.
Last Victim of Saugus High Shooting Returns Home from Hospital
Castaic Union School District and Castaic Middle School are proud to announce the upcoming Winter Concert Series with performances on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 6:00 p.m. and Thursday, Dec. 12, at 6:00 p.m.
Winter Concert Series Coming to Castaic Middle School
The Canyon Country Advisory Committee (CCAC) will be holding its regular meeting Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., at the Mint Canyon Moose Lodge.
Nov. 20: Canyon Country Advisory Committee Meeting
While Saugus High School remained closed Monday after a fatal shooting on campus late last week, students at other district schools returned to class, with some expressing comfort from teachers and an increased law enforcement presence.
Hart District Students Return to School 5 Days After Deadly Shooting
California Highway Patrol officers are investigating a fatal, fiery single-vehicle crash in Stevenson Ranch that sent two children to the hospital Monday morning as the driver — a Bakersfield woman wearing no clothes — reportedly fled from the scene on foot.
CHP Investigating Stevenson Ranch Crash That Killed 6-Year-Old
A driver of a big rig truck on southbound Interstate 5 jackknifed Tuesday morning, according to California Highway Patrol officers.
Jackknifed Big Rig Prompts Hard Closure of I-5
2003 - U.S. Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon introduces the first of several bills intended to block the 78-million-ton Cemex gravel mine in Soledad Canyon [story]
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The Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra collection of ensembles will perform "Music that Makes You Move" at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons on Saturday, November 23 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Nov. 23: SCV Youth Orchestra to Play ‘Music that Makes You Move’
The College of the Canyons Athletics Department invites community members of all ages to run, walk or jog in the 11th annual Thanksgiving Day "Turkey Trot" event at COC on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28, starting at 8:30 a.m.
Nov. 28: Annual ‘Turkey Trot’ Run at COC Valencia
The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board has published the agenda for the board's November 20 meeting at 7 p.m.
November 20 Meeting: Hart School District Governing Board
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has published the agenda for their Tuesday, November 19 meeting starting at 9:30 a.m.
November 19 Meeting Agenda – LA County Supervisors
Award-winning Native American photographer Peggy Fontenot will guest at the opening reception for her new solo exhibit, "White Man’s Trash," at The Main in Old Town Newhall on Tuesday, November 19, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Nov. 19: ‘White Man’s Trash’ Photo Exhibit to Open at The Main
The Valencia High School Jazz program will host a public concert to benefit the families of the victims of Saugus High School at Vincenzo's restaurant in Newhall on Wednesday, November 20 starting at 6 p.m.
Nov. 20: Valencia High Jazz ‘Songs for Saugus’ Benefit Concert
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has reported another new case of serious vaping-related lung injury, bringing the total to 31 cases and one death associated with e-cigarettes in the county.
LA County Reports 31st Vaping-Related Lung Injury
Thousands gathered in Central Park Sunday night for a vigil to remember the lives lost in the Saugus High School shooting, and reuniting in their grief, they shared a message.
Saugus High Shooting: Community Comes Together for Vigil
After seeing his former school splashed across various news networks following a shooting that took the lives of three people and injured three others, candlemaker Tyler Coe decided he wanted to do something about it.
Candlemaker Raises More Than $18K for Saugus Victims
California, Los Angeles County and the city of Los Angeles jointly sued e-cigarette maker Juul Labs on Monday, claiming the company caused a public health crisis by targeting teens with fruity, fun flavored vaping products and did not verify the age of its customers for online sales.
California, LA Sue Vape Giant Juul Over Marketing Practices
The California Highway Patrol has launched its "Age Well, Drive Smart" program for 2019, offering classes to assist senior drivers by providing them tools to remain safe and confident on the road.
CHP Offers ‘Age Well, Drive Smart’ Class for Senior Drivers
1957 - Newhall County Library dedicated on Ninth Street; rededicated as city of Santa Clarita's Business Incubator exactly 57 years later (2014) [story]
Newhall Library
1969 - Construction begins on Magic Mountain amusement park [story]
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