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1898 - Birth of Mary S. Ruiz, eldest child of Enrique & Rosaria Ruiz of San Francisquito Canyon; all died in 1928 dam disaster [cemetery census]
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Terrorists Caught in U.S. Should be Tried in Federal Courts
Friday, May 3, 2013

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. Some in Congress are blaming the Obama administration for the Boston Marathon bombing and calling for the surviving suspect to be held in indefinite detention as a so-called ‘enemy combatant.’ Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time we’ve been...

The Answer is ‘No’
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013

Last week I wrote a commentary entitled, “Can You Hear Me Now?” Now we know. The unqualified, loud, resounding answer is “No. N-O, No.” For topical purposes, “Can you hear me (us) now” was a question posed to President Barack Hussein Obama by terrorists after the Boston Marathon...

Cowards
Monday, Apr 22, 2013

Originally, I wasn’t going to write about the Boston bombing because I didn’t think there was much that could be added to what was being said over and over on every station. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families who lost loved ones or had a loved one hurt. I also would commend the efforts...

McKeon on White House Policy Toward Tsarnaev

U.S. Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, made the statement below, following indications from the White House that suspected terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will not be treated as an enemy combatant: “The White House’s announcement...

Can You Hear Me Now?
Friday, Apr 19, 2013

More precisely, President Barack Obama, can you hear US now? So ask the terrorists. President Obama ran part of his first campaign shouting that we, America, needed to develop friendships around the world, and he was the man who could talk to anybody and forge those friendships. What will it take to...

The Latest Face of Tragedy | Commentary by John Zaring
Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013

I was just about to submit this week’s column – yet another rant about continued Republican intransigence in the House on gun control and immigration reform – when news of the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon filled my Twitter feed. Like many others, I quickly found a television...

Comments from COC Instructor Betsy Kenyon, Who Ran in Boston (Audio)
Monday, Apr 15, 2013

Betsy Kenyon, an adjunct instructor of photography at College of the Canyons, crossed the finish line in Boston about 30 minutes before the first explosion. On Monday afternoon, Kenyon spoke about the incident in a phone interview with the Cougar News team at COC.  

Comments from SCV Pastor who Ran Monday’s Boston Marathon

Zack Totten Authorities are still investigating the two explosions that killed two people and injured close to 50 at the Boston Marathon on Monday. Zack Totten, a Santa Clarita Valley resident and pastor of Connections at The Sanctuary Church in Canyon Country, was in Boston participating in the race...

Obama Comments on Incident in Boston (Video)

[White House] – Monday evening, President Obama made a statement about today’s explosions at the Boston Marathon. The president explained that he had been briefed by his Homeland Security team, who are continuing to monitor the situation as it unfolds, and had “directed the full resources...

12 from SCV Signed Up for Boston Marathon

First explosion captured on BBC video UPDATE 2:50 p.m. Though police counts remain at 23 injured, local hospitals are reporting at least 46 patients due to the explosions. The Boston Globe is reporting 100 injuries.   UPDATE 2:20 p.m. Authorities reported a third explosion at the John F. Kennedy...

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On Saturday, Oct. 23, SCV Sheriff Station J-Team deputies will be hosting a "Drug Take Back Day" between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in front of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
Oct. 23: SCV Sheriff’s Station Hosting “Drug Take Back Day”
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 15 new deaths and 1,227 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 36,989 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: County Begins Administering COVID Vaccine Boosters for All Three FDA-Approved Vaccines to Residents; SCV Cases Total 36,989
As you walk along the River Village Park Trail at Duane R. Harte Park, you can now enjoy nature and a story at the same time.
Santa Clarita Public Library Debuts ‘Trail Tales’ Literary Adventure at Duane R. Harte Park
The total number of anti-Asian hate crimes within Los Angeles County rose 76% in 2020, according to a report released Wednesday.
L.A. County Anti-Asian Hate Crimes See 76% Increase in 2020
Residents in unincorporated Los Angeles County were told Thursday to ignore a recent notice concerning home registry from the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs, according to officials in Supervisor Kathryn Barger’s office.
County ‘Rental Property’ Notice Sparks Homeowner Confusion
Classified employees within the Saugus Unified School District are now showing their COVID-19 vaccination verification or undergoing weekly testing to work in the office.
Classified School Workers Undergo COVID-19 Vaccine Verification
Californians age 70 and older may continue to renew their driver’s licenses online or by mail through Dec. 31, 2022. Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed legislation to extend this temporary rule.
Californians 70 and Older Can Renew Driver’s Licenses Online Through 2022
Six Flags Magic Mountain, the undisputed “Thrill Capital of the World,” in partnership with Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment and DC, today unveiled plans to add yet another record-breaking coaster—WONDER WOMAN™ Flight of Courage—to its unparalleled thrill ride lineup.
Six Flags Magic Mountain Announces Record 20th Coaster WONDER WOMAN Flight of Courage
Smells of Filipino food wafted outside the Newhall Community Center as a welcome for attendees of the Fil-Am Association of Santa Clarita Valley, “Pistahan at Bayanihan” (Festivities and Community) Cultural Festival.
Community Leaders Celebrate Filipino Culture, History
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Hunter Greene is returning to his former home of Stevenson Ranch Saturday to meet local kids and give out free baseball cleats.
SCV Native, Cincinnati Reds Pitcher Hunter Greene Offering Free Cleats for Local Kids
1898 - Birth of Mary S. Ruiz, eldest child of Enrique & Rosaria Ruiz of San Francisquito Canyon; all died in 1928 dam disaster [cemetery census]
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Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk, (R-Santa Clarita), delivered a second letter Thursday to ensure accountability on a state-funded COVID-19 testing lab.
Wilk Demands Newsom Admin to Halt Auto-Renew Of No-Bid Contract for Valencia Testing Lab
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 27 new deaths and 1,167 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 36,924 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 36,924; L.A. County Ready to Administer Additional Boosters
Aglaia Mortcheva has spent over 20 years working in animation, from Comedy Central to Nickelodeon and FOX, and is eager to share her insights on turning cartoons into characters people care about as a professor in California State University, Northridge’s animation program in the Department of Art.
CSUN Welcomes Longtime Nickelodeon Animator as Art Department Professor
The city of Santa Clarita’s Volunteer Engagement Program is pleased to partner with the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Nonprofit Council and the SCV Nonprofit Leaders Network for the 2021 Nonprofit Symposium.
City Inviting Area Nonprofits to 2021 Nonprofit Symposium
The end of the season approaches as the Santa Clarita Valley football teams are officially over halfway done with league play.
Week Nine Foothill League Roundup for Trinity, Santa Clarita Christian, Castaic
After a year of virtual celebrations, the only zooming that will be done at the College of the Canyons Fall 2021 Science Talk Star Party will be through actual telescopes.
Oct. 29: COC’s Fall Star Party Returns to Canyon Country Campus
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted 17 students, including Sujin Kim from California Institute of the Arts, winners of the 48th Student Academy Awards competition.
CalArtian Among 17 Winners of Student Academy Awards
Seventeen employees were honored as the Classified Employees of the Year Wednesday night at the William S. Hart Union High School District’s governing board meeting.
Hart Governing Board Recognizes Classified Employees of the Year
Hundreds of Santa Clarita teens gathered on Sunday, Oct. 17, to join actor-influencer Eric Artell in kicking off the “ASMD Baby Food Challenge,” a social media challenge created to raise awareness for local toddler Damian Markham and Wylder Nation Foundation. 
Baby Food Challenge Kicks Off Locally for Terminally-Ill SCV Toddler
2007 - Buckweed fire chars 38,356 acres, destroys 21 homes in Canyon Country and Agua Dulce [story]
Buckweed Fire
Family Promise Santa Clarita in partnership with Williams Homes, And HomeAid LA, will break ground on their new local resource center. 
Family Promise To Break Ground On New Resource Center
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Wednesday confirmed 31 new deaths and 1,267 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 36,859 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: Public Health Urges Vaccines for Sports Viewing; 36,859 Total SCV Cases
College of the Canyons freshman cross country runner Danielle Salcedo has been named the California Community College Sports Information Association (CCCSIA) Female State Athlete of the Month for September.
COC Cross Country Star Named CCCSIA Athlete of the Month
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