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1873 - Santa Barbara lawyers Charles Fernald and J.T. Richards purchase Rancho San Francisco (75 square miles of SCV) for $33,000, or 69 cents an acre, in a sheriff's sale [story]
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LOCAL NEWS
COVID-19 Response Funding to Be Distributed Statewide to Educational Agencies
Saturday, Apr 4, 2020

SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced Wednesday that $100,000,000 in funding will be distributed to local educational agencies (LEAs) throughout the state. The funding was included in Senate Bill 117, one of two COVID-19 emergency bills passed by the California...

Feds to Monitor LA County Vote Centers for ADA Compliance
Wednesday, Feb 19, 2020

The U.S. Attorney’s Office will deploy personnel to monitor Los Angeles County vote centers during the February 22-to-March 3 election period for compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, for voters with physical disabilities. The federal monitoring is part of the U.S. Justice...

May 3: Join American Diabetes Association in National ‘Get Fit Don’t Sit’ Day
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Wednesday marks the American Diabetes Association’s (Association) annual Get Fit Don’t Sit Day, an opportunity to increase awareness of the dangers of prolonged sitting and the importance of getting up and moving throughout the day. The Association recommends breaking up sedentary time with three...

ADA Awards Education Recognition Certificate
Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017

The prestigious American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education program was recently awarded to the USC Westside Center for Diabetes on Jan. 12, 2017. The Association believes this program offers high-quality, individualized education,...

Local Firm Being Honored for Helping to Fight Diabetes
Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016

Valencia-based PDC has achieved the Health Champion Designation from the American Diabetes Association. This designation recognizes companies and organizations that inspire and encourage organizational well-being and is part of the Association’s Wellness Lives Here initiative. Cassie Shafer, vice president...

L.A.-Area Businesses Join ADA in ‘Get Fit Don’t Sit’ Day Wednesday
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Companies throughout Los Angeles are joining with the American Diabetes Association to celebrate National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. On this Wellness Day, the Association encourages everyone to limit the amount of time they spend sitting by making sure they get up and move at...

Wilk Bill Would Hike Pupil Funding for Districts that Combat Truancy
Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016

Assemblyman Scott Wilk Assemblyman Scott Wilk has introduced Assembly Bill 2587, which would allow a school district that reached an Average Daily Attendance (ADA) of 94 percent or higher to collect reimbursement at the 100 percent level. Under current law the state distributes funding to school districts...

Justice Dept., Carnival-Princess-Holland America Settle ADA Complaints
Monday, Jul 27, 2015

On July 23, 2015, the United States of America and Carnival Corp. entered into a Settlement Agreement resolving an investigation into numerous complaints conducted by the United States under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Among the complaints were allegations that the company failed...

ADA-compliant Crosswalk Ramps Installed on Lyons
Monday, Jun 22, 2015

In late May, the City of Santa Clarita completed construction on the cross walks and sidewalk ramps on Newhall Avenue at the intersections of Lyons Avenue, 8th Street and 9th Street in Newhall. Pedestrian ramps were installed in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and modifications were...

Newhall vs. Einstein: Myths, Facts
Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014

Brian Walters In our social media-driven world where “correct” answers tend to be determined by popularity rather than actual accuracy, opinions and spin on fact have become intermingled with actual facts and truth to the point where someone’s virtual or mythical reality becomes that person’s...

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A member of the William S. Hart Union High School District community has tested positive for COVID-19, district officials confirmed Tuesday afternoon.
COVID-19 Hits Hart District Community
The coronavirus has created at least one unexpected benefit for The Master's University men's golf team.
COVID-19 Precautions Lead to Unexpected Benefit for Mustangs Golf
While the announcement did not take place in a star-studded ballroom of a Beverly Hills hotel, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has awarded California State University, Northridge a total $80,000 to support the university’s film students, with $20,000 specifically designated to help students adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic
Hollywood Foreign Press Awards CSUN $80K to Help Film Students Impacted By COVID-19
California will not allow Six Flags Magic Mountain and other large theme parks, such as Universal Studios and Disneyland, to reopen until their respective counties enter the least restrictive tier under the state’s metrics, officials announced Tuesday.
Magic Mountain, Large Theme Parks to Remain Closed Under CA’s New Reopening Guidelines
Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffrey Prang released the 2020 Annual Report, reflecting growth and increases in the assessed value of all taxable real property and business personal property countywide. The report includes an updated ranking of the County’s 88 cities, including the highest valued cities and those with the highest percentage change from the prior year.
County Assessor: Pre-COVID Data Shows Santa Clarita Top Five Highest Valued Cities
A two-vehicle crash took down a traffic light in Santa Clarita late Tuesday morning.
Two-Vehicle Collision Leads to Downed Traffic Light
The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board will hold its regular meeting virtually Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 21: Hart District’s Governing Board Virtual Regular Meeting
Medical examiners with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office identified Murdewiyanti Finn, 48, of Lancaster, as the woman killed in a traffic collision on Highway 14 in Newhall Sunday evening.
Coroner Identifies Woman Killed in State Route 14 Fatality
For the second year, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department personnel were given the opportunity to trade out their regular patches for pink ones for October, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
SCV Sheriff’s Station Personnel Take Part in Pink Patch Project
Air quality in the Santa Clarita Valley will be unhealthy for sensitive groups/individuals Tuesday, Oct. 20, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District forecast.
Air Quality Advisory Issued for SCV
1873 - Santa Barbara lawyers Charles Fernald and J.T. Richards purchase Rancho San Francisco (75 square miles of SCV) for $33,000, or 69 cents an acre, in a sheriff's sale [story]
souvenir title report
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Monday confirmed 1 new death and 923 new positive cases of COVID-19, as the Santa Clarita Valley counts 6,782 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 70 deaths from the virus since the World Health Organization declared the pandemic on March 11.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: Nearly 300K Cases in L.A. County, 6,782 in SCV So Far
The Santa Clarita Valley YMCA will host a UCLA Health blood drive at 26147 McBean Parkway in Valencia on Tuesday from noon to 5 p.m.
Oct. 20: YMCA to Host UCLA Blood Drive in Valencia
Festival of Trees, Santa Clarita’s premier kickoff to the holiday season and annual benefit for the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley, will continue in person and online this year from November 18-24.
Nov. 18-24: Festival of Trees, Lights Gala to Benefit SCV Boys & Girls Club
SCV school districts have prepared the necessary paperwork to submit in-school waivers, which would allow lower grade levels to return to campus, but the higher grade levels will have to wait for the county to allow it.
SCV School Districts Cannot Fully Open Until County Gives OK
Governor Gavin Newsom Monday named a group of nationally acclaimed California physician-scientists with expertise in immunization and public health to the state’s COVID-19 Scientific Safety Review Workgroup.
Scientific Safety Review Workgroup to Advise State on COVID-19 Vaccines
Los Angeles County has extended its Great Plates Delivered program for seniors and qualified older residents through Sunday, November 8.
L.A. County Extends ‘Great Plates’ Meals Delivery to Seniors to Nov. 8
Ten productions are filming in the Santa Clarita Valley the week of October 19-25, according to the city of Santa Clarita's Film Office.
Cameras Rolling on Ten Productions in SCV This Week
From packaging to logistics, a group of Global Prep Academy students set up a zero-cost, pandemic relief supply operation for homeless individuals and low-income families in the Santa Clarita Valley.
SCV Teens Provide Pandemic Relief Supplies to Low-Income, Homeless Residents
The city of Santa Clarita has been awarded the prestigious 25th Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement for 2020 from the National Procurement Institute Inc.
Santa Clarita Wins Award for Excellence in Procurement
To reduce teen distracted driving, the California Highway Patrol has partnered with Impact Teen Drivers to teach positive habits and behaviors to our most vulnerable drivers through education and enforcement.
CHP to Focus on Reducing Teen Distracted Driving
After 47 years in business, Maria’s Italian Deli in Newhall closed its doors under the operation of its second owners, but Maria Simione, who opened the business and still owns the property, said Saturday she’s hopeful for a new chapter.
Maria’s Italian Deli Closes but Maria Hopes for New Chapter
The city of Santa Clarita received the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence by the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF) in recognition of its outstanding efforts to promote transparency and good governance
Santa Clarita Awarded Transparency Certificate of Excellence
1945 - Acton Hotel, est. 1890, burns down; arson is suspected [story]
Acton hotel fire