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1853 - Sarah Gifford, community leader and wife of Newhall's first railroad station agent, born in England [story]
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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”...

Feinstein, Boxer Endorse Pavley’s Climate Bills
Friday, Aug 28, 2015

Sen. Fran Pavley U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer came out in support of two major climate and clean energy bills that are before the state Legislature, SB 32 and SB 350, and sent an open letter to members of the California State Assembly. [Text follows]   Open Letter to the California...

Feinstein, Boxer Introduce Drought Relief Bill
Thursday, Jul 30, 2015

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. [Sen. Feinstein] – U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer (both D-Calif.) introduced the California Emergency Drought Relief Act on Thursday. The bill contains both short- and long-term provisions designed to help communities cope with the ongoing drought...

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...

Feinstein Joins Effort to Preserve Berryessa as National Monument
Thursday, Feb 5, 2015

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., introduced the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument Act on Thursday. The legislation would designate the Berryessa Snow Mountain region as a National Monument to better...

SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, January 8, 2015
Thursday, Jan 8, 2015

Dozens of Einstein Academy parents showed up to a meeting Wednesday night to address asbestos contamination concerns. Senator Barbara Boxer says she will not run for reelection in 2016. The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department has added three new dogs to the team. Henry Mayo is getting a six-story, 160,000...

Feinstein Statement on Boxer’s Decision to Retire from Senate

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., released the following statement Thursday after Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., announced she won’t run for reelection: “It was 22 years ago this week when Barbara became a senator, and she has certainly left her mark. After I spoke with Barbara...

Boxer Urges National Monument Status for Nor Cal Mountain
Friday, Dec 26, 2014

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer [Sen. Boxer] – U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer recently urged the Obama Administration to use its executive authority to designate the Berryessa-Snow Mountain region as a National Monument. A public meeting about the future of the area is taking place in Napa today with federal,...

New Mexico Democrat Holding Up Cemex Bill; Deadline Monday
Sunday, Dec 14, 2014

After years of meetings in D.C. conference rooms, a seven-year partnership and about $12 million in effort, the Cemex bill — the city of Santa Clarita’s last hope for stopping a 56 million-ton sand-and-gravel mine from opening next door — is in jeopardy due to a New Mexico senator’s legislative...

City Awaits Senate Vote on Cemex Bill
Friday, Dec 12, 2014

[KHTS] – While the House’s passage of the Soledad Canyon Settlement Act, also known as H.R. 5472, was a big win for Santa Clarita and others opposed to SCV mining, those in support of the move aren’t yet in the clear. The next few days will be critical to the future of a bill to keep a massive...

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1853 - Sarah Gifford, community leader and wife of Newhall's first railroad station agent, born in England [story]
Sarah Gifford
The Saugus-based Camp Scott was placed on a short list of potential future sites for the county’s violent youth and young adult offenders, officials said Friday.
Camp Scott Placed on Short List for Future Juvenile, Young Adult Offenders
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 24 new deaths and 1,229 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 36,615 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: FDA Announces Recommendation for Johnson & Johnson Booster Dose; SCV Cases Total 36,615
The Santa Clarita City Council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday calling for more local control over zoning laws and land use.
City Approves Resolution Asking for More Local Land Use Zoning Control
After Colleen Shaffer was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999, she decided she wanted to help others who were on the same uncertain journey she was on — so she hosted a tea party in her backyard where supporters showed up for her and on behalf of cancer patients.
Circle of Hope Hosts 17th Annual Tea Party Fundraiser to Support Cancer Patients
Women and men gathered on top of Old Town Newhall’s parking structure Thursday for an evening of drinks and recognition of local leaders in the film industry as part of Zonta’s women’s film festival, Lunafest.
Zonta’s Lunafest Empowers Women Through Filmmaking
On Oct. 15, Princess Cruises marked the return to service of the cruise line’s third ship in the U.S. – Emerald Princess – departing from the Port of Los Angeles on a 15-day Panama Canal cruise to Ft. Lauderdale.
Emerald Princess Debuts as Fifth Princess Ship to Return to Cruise Vacation Service
Two out of five league games have been completed as the Foothill League inches closer to the CIF playoffs. The Saugus Centurions and the West Ranch Wildcats remain the only unbeaten teams, setting up for a showdown in the coming weeks, which may decide the Foothill League champion.
Week Nine Football Preview
Foothill League girls golfers tested their skills Wednesday at The Oaks Club at Valencia, which is considered one of the longer courses in the league, and the West Ranch Wildcats still prevailed, pulling some of their best numbers from the entire season.
West Ranch Girls Golf Wins Fifth League Match in a Row
In a red carpet event held at the Laemmle Theatres in Newhall, Square Zero Films filmmakers and NAACP Santa Clarita members celebrated the world premiere of the sports documentary “SCRUM.”
NAACP Santa Clarita, Square Zero Films Celebrate World Premiere of ‘SCRUM’
1939 - Second, larger OLPH Catholic Church dedicated on site of first (10th & Walnut, Newhall) [story]
OLPH
Princess is announcing plans for additional ships returning to service in the United States for February, March and April 2022 sailing from Los Angeles, Seattle, Vancouver and Ft. Lauderdale.
Princess Unveils Additional Return to Service Plans
People are often surprised when I tell them the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) cares for animals other than dogs and cats.
Marcia Mayeda | Animal Care, Control Not Just for Cats & Dogs
With a Red Flag Warning in effect this Friday, at 6:00 a.m., through Saturday, Oct. 16, at 8:00 p.m., the Los Angeles County Fire Department has implemented its augmented staffing plan by ordering additional staffing and pre-deployment of ground and aerial resources throughout the County.
LACoFD Announces Red Flag Warnings for Santa Clarita This Weekend
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 19 new deaths and 1,142 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 36,556 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 36,556; L.A. County Transmission Rate Remains High
More than half of Los Angeles County residents, including those in the Santa Clarita Valley, live in a community deemed highly exposed to impending and severe climate impacts, according to a study released Thursday by the County’s Chief Sustainability Office (CSO).
Study Shows Santa Clarita Community at High Risk of Extreme Climate Impacts
Santa Clarita sheriff’s deputies Estevan Perez and Carmen Gudiel enjoyed an afternoon of recognition for their dedication to public safety from leaders at the local and state level of government.
Two Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Deputies Recognized for Dedication to Public Safety
Special Needs Athletes & Peers (SNAP) Sports, will be holding a Skate-A-Thon fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 16, at The Cube Santa Clarita.
Oct. 16: Skate-A-Thon Benefiting SNAP Sports
A Stevenson Ranch Elementary School parent filed a $1 million lawsuit against the Newhall School District on Wednesday, alleging the district failed to properly address a multiyear issue of bullying involving his sons.
Parent Sues Newhall School District $1M for Alleged Bullying, Negligence
1980 - Phillies beat Royals in Game 1 of World Series; Hart grad Bob Walk is winning pitcher [story]
Bob Walk
A brush fire burned an acre in the Angeles National Forest on Wednesday, prompting a first-alarm brush response from firefighters.  
One Detained After Angeles National Forest Brush Fire
College of the Canyons will be doing its part to help address the labor shortage by hosting a hiring fest, Friday Oct 22 at the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center
COC Hosts Local Hiring Fest To Help Combat Labor Shortage
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Wednesday confirmed 16 new deaths and 742 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 36,446 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: Cases In Homeless Population Declines; 36,495 Total SCV Cases
As the fight against COVID-19 continues, the California Department of Public Health is urging Californians to get vaccinated against the flu now to protect yourself and your loved ones.
California Public Health Urges Californians To Get Their Flu Shot
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