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1872 - Mitchell adobe home in Soledad Canyon area first used as schoolhouse; genesis of 1879 Sulphur Springs School District [story]
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Congress Passes $1.8 Tril. Spending Package; No Govt. Shutdown
Friday, Dec 18, 2015

After months of rancor and the government set to run out of money Wednesday, the House and Senate quickly passed a $1.8 trillion spending package Friday. President Obama immediately signed it into law. The omnibus spending bill funds the government through the remainder of the fiscal year, which ends...

Give the Woman a Mirror
Friday, Sep 25, 2015

California’s U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer is retiring at age 75. The departure hasn’t tempered her hate for her onetime opponent and now-presidential candidate Carly Fiorina. Last week, Boxer’s wrath was one colossal exposure of hypocrisy and bitterness. Boxer claimed the following about her then-“landslide”...

Boxer, Rand Paul Introduce New Highway Bill
Thursday, Apr 16, 2015

Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Rand Paul (R-KY) today introduced bipartisan legislation that would extend the Highway Trust Fund and create jobs. The Invest in Transportation Act of 2015 incentivizes companies to bring some of the estimated $2 trillion in foreign earnings that are being held overseas...

Fight Over in Senate, Cemex Intends to ‘Bring Mining Project Online’
Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014

Soledad Canyon mining area | Photo: SAFE Action for the Environment [KHTS] – With the 113th Congress failing to stop large-scale mining the Santa Clarita Valley, Cemex appears ready to start mining aggregates in Soledad Canyon. The Senate closed up shop for the holidays Tuesday night after a flurry...

Boxer Introduces Zero-cost Bill to Cancel Cemex Contracts
Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer [Sen. Boxer] – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) reintroduced the Soledad Canyon Settlement Act on Tuesday, legislation that would resolve a 15-year-long mining dispute between the City of Santa Clarita and CEMEX USA by requiring the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to cancel...

Boxer Supports Federal Inquiry Into Trayvon Martin Shooting
Monday, Jul 15, 2013

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer [Sen. Boxer] – U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., sent a letter Monday to Attorney General Eric Holder in support of the Justice Department’s decision to review the evidence in the State of Florida v. George Zimmerman case to determine whether Trayvon Martin’s civil...

Boxer Bill Calls for Labeling of Genetically Altered Food
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., introduced the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act on Wednesday – bipartisan legislation that would require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to clearly label genetically engineered (GE) foods...

Boxer Brings Back Bill to Block Cemex Mine
Thursday, Apr 18, 2013

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., introduced the Soledad Canyon Settlement Act on Thursday,legislation to resolve a two decade-long mining dispute between Santa Clarita and Cemex USA. The bill is required by the Bureau of Land Management to cancel current mining contracts in Soledad...

Boxer Bill Would Add Layer of Protection to 350,000 Acres
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer [Sen. Boxer] – U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-5) have introduced the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Conservation Area Act, legislation that would designate the Berryessa Snow Mountain region as a National Conservation Area to better manage and...

Boxer Bill Would Allow Research on Organ Donations Between HIV Patients
Friday, Feb 15, 2013

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer U.S. Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla, introduced the HOPE Act (HIV Organ Policy Equity Act) on Thursday – legislation that would end the federal ban on federal research into organ donations from HIV-positive donors to HIV-positive recipients. The bipartisan...

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CSUN President Erika D. Beck last week greeted the CSUN community — and welcomed students, faculty and staff returning to a partially reopened campus — in her annual Fall Welcome Address on Sept. 10.
CSUN President Sets Tone of Inspiration, Challenge in Welcome Address
One of the toughest decisions a pet owner can face is no longer being able to keep their beloved pet.
County Animal Care & Control Launches Resource for Rehoming Pets
Midway through the 2021 season, the Santa Clarita Christian Cardinals girls’ volleyball team finds itself ranked No. 1 in CIF Southern Section Division 8.
CIF-SS Ranks Santa Clarita Christian Girls Volleyball No. 1
If the teams are still having trouble figuring out their schemes, right now would be a very good time to turn it around: Foothill League competition starts next week.
SCV High School Football Week Five Preview
Today’s blog is the third and final installment in a series in which I review how the Los Angeles County Animal Care & Control (DACC) has improved its operations over the past 20 years.
Marcia Mayeda Reflects on 20 Years at Animal Care & Control | Third in a Series
Well more than 100 people gathered at the Elks Lodge on Sierra Highway Saturday to enjoy time with friends and family — and raise funds for local charities — during the Elks’ Car & Bike Show.
Elks’ Car & Bike Show Raises Funds for Area Charities
Officials from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported two additional deaths Thursday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths to 165 since the onset of the pandemic, hospital spokesman Patrick Moody confirmed.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: Henry Mayo Reports 164th, 165th Deaths; SCV Cases Total 35,022
1872 - Mitchell adobe home in Soledad Canyon area first used as schoolhouse; genesis of 1879 Sulphur Springs School District [story]
Mitchell adobe
Students across L.A. County may soon have access to more mental health services with the expansion of the Community School Initiative. 
Student Mental Health Services Expansion To Be Explored County Wide
Supervisor Kathryn Barger has read a motion to accept a portion of Sloan Canyon Road near Castaic High School into the county system of highways in an effort to ensure roadway safety and prevent future crashes. 
Supervisor Barger To Address Sloan Canyon Traffic Safety
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Tuesday confirmed 37 new deaths and 1,930 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 34,936 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: Public Health Issues New Vaccine Order; 34,936 Total SCV Cases
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Station deputies are looking for the scoop after multiple Baskin- Robbins ice cream shops were burglarized overnight Tuesday, including two locations in the Santa Clarita Valley.
2 Suspects Arrested In Connection To Baskin-Robbins Burglaries
The city of Santa Clarita invites non-profit organizations interested in learning more about the 2022 grant cycle of the Community Services and Arts Grants Program to a meeting on Thursday, Sept 23.
City Invites Non-Profits To Informational Meeting On Non-Profit Grant
The city of Santa Clarita is presenting the 2021 Parent Resource Symposium, titled “Social Media: The New Gateway Drug” later this month. 
Upcoming Parent Symposium To Show Dangers Of Social Media
A storm’s a-Bruin in the city of Santa Clarita for the start of the American Collegiate Hockey Association season.
UCLA Hockey To Play At The Cube In Valencia
Angeles National Forest officials announced Wednesday the current forest-wide emergency closure order has been extended till midnight of Sept. 22.
Angeles National Forest Extends Closure Until Sept. 22
The Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services is pleased to announce the launch of a new website that links jobseekers and businesses to free workforce development services available through the County’s network of America’s Job Centers of California.
L.A. County Launches New Website For Jobseekers And Businesses
Gov. Gavin Newsom survived efforts aimed at removing him from office after a majority of Californians voted “no” in Tuesday’s recall election, according to preliminary election results.
Gavin Newsom Defeats Recall Efforts
1970 - SCV voters recall two Hart School Board members who didn't let Canyon students protest the Vietnam War [story]
voting
A majority of ballots counted as of Tuesday evening favored keeping the governor in office as county election officials across the state continued tallying ballots Tuesday night in the election to determine whether to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Early Returns: California Voters Rejecting Recall of Gov. Newsom
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Tuesday confirmed 27 new deaths and 1,725 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 34,885 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: Correctional Facilities Continue to See COVID-19 Outbreaks; 34,885 Total SCV Cases
Reports of an aircraft crash landing at Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic prompted a full response from law enforcement and first responders Tuesday, with initial reports indicating the plane’s occupants were not injured.
Aircraft Crash-Lands Near Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic
In an email sent to parents Tuesday morning, Hart High School Principal Jason d’Autremont called for an end to a destructive social media trend that involves students filming themselves “trashing” school bathrooms.
Hart Principal Calls for End to ‘Bathroom Trashing’ Social Media Trend
In partnership with the Community College Consortium for OER, College of the Canyons has received a second grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to expand and extend the Open for Anti-Racism program supporting faculty in California Community Colleges.
COC Receives Grant to Support Anti-Racism Through Open Educational Resources