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1916 - Jesse Doty buys White Star Garage; he turns it into Newhall's first Ford dealership [story]
White Star Garage

McKeon Presents Check for $10K to Support COC Scholarship
Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016

College of the Canyons recently hosted U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon for a special on-campus reception to officially endow the new McKeon Scholars Award annual student scholarship fund. At the event, McKeon took the podium to speak on the many benefits of civic engagement programs and the importance...

McKeon, Kelly to Speak at COC for Civic Engagement Speaker Series
Friday, Oct 30, 2015

[KHTS] – Howard “Buck” McKeon will be speaking at College of the Canyons early November to kick off the college’s Civic Engagement Speaker Series and McKeon Leadership Forum. The Civic Engagement Speaker Series will be held at COC’s University Center room 258 at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday,...

Nov. 6: Commander of US Southern Command to Speak at COC
Friday, Oct 16, 2015

Gen. John F. Kelly [SCVEDC] – In advance of the Reagan National Defense Forum, General John Kelly will speak in the Santa Clarita Valley on Nov. 6. Kelly is the current commander of the United States Southern Command. The Reagan National Defense Forum is an annual event that brings together leaders...

Thank You, Buck (Not)
Saturday, Aug 29, 2015

It’s over. The long fight with Cemex is over … at last. The city of Santa Clarita and indeed the whole of the Santa Clarita Valley have a reason to celebrate. I just wonder if some of the invoices from the fight the city had to fund can be sent to former Congressman Howard “Take-The-Buck” McKeon....

McKeon Forming Government Relations Group in D.C.
Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015

[KHTS] – After 22 years in Congress, retired U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon is forming McKeon Group LLC, “a consulting firm providing strategic analysis, advocacy and comprehensive government relations” for its clients. McKeon served 11 terms as Santa Clarita’s representation...

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...

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...

Thursday, Dec 11, 2014

Rep. Buck McKeon Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon’s bill to cancel gravel mining contracts in Soledad Canyon cleared the House of Representatives Thursday morning. Cosponsored by Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Sherman Oaks, the bill, HR 5742, passed on the floor of the House as standalone bill after less than 20...

Buck’s New Job
Saturday, Dec 6, 2014

Just what job is Howard P. “Take the Buck” McKeon going to have when he retires from Congress? Many of us, myself included, naturally think he will work with his kinfolk in a Washington, D.C., lobbying group that is heavy into defense contractors. It seems a natural fit. The retired chairman of the...

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Many Santa Clarita Valley school districts plan to reject Centers for Disease Control (CDC) funding to provide comprehensive COVID-19-screening programs at SCV schools.
SCV School Districts Set to Reject COVID-19 Testing Funds
A virtual town hall Thursday brought together Los Angeles County Public Health officials to answer questions from the public about changes to coronavirus restrictions come Tuesday when California’s “blueprint for a safer economy” expires.
County Officials Answer Public’s Reopening Questions
1916 - Jesse Doty buys White Star Garage; he turns it into Newhall's first Ford dealership [story]
White Star Garage
1949 - Frank Walker deeds over the first 40 acres of Placerita Canyon State Park [story]
1868 - Ravenna post office established in Soledad Canyon [story]
Ravenna depot
America’s Job Center of California is offering virtual career transition support sessions for displaced workers in Los Angeles County on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. via Zoom.
America’s Job Center to Offer Career Transition Support Sessions
As COVID-19 ravaged the nation, the hotel and hospitality industry were among the hardest hit, experiencing major losses in 2020.
SCV Hotels Bounce Back as Pandemic Winds Down
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert as high temperatures have been forecast throughout the County including the Santa Clarita Valley.
High Heat Alert Issued Throughout L.A. County Starting Monday
On Friday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed five new deaths and 198 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 28,037 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19  Roundup: 28,037 Total SCV Cases; County MIS-C Cases in Children Plummet
California’s high-speed rail project got a much-needed boost Friday when the federal government agreed to restore nearly $1 billion in grant funding for the embattled infrastructure project.
State and Federal Government Restore Nearly $1 Billion in Funding to the High-Speed Rail Project
Hart High School’s show choir is once again hosting its Summer Show Choir Camp next month for students fifth grade and up.
Hart High School’s Summer Show Choir Camp to Return
Due to an excessive heat forecast for the Santa Clarita Valley, the city of Santa Clarita will have its three branches of the Santa Clarita Public Library open as cooling centers beginning Tuesday, June 15.
Cooling Centers to Open In Anticipation of Excessive Heat
State legislators had until June 4 to pass their bills out of the house in which they originated, and legislators representing the Santa Clarita Valley are reporting multiple bills on the move.
Local Legislators See Bills Move Forward
Although they are still awaiting the autopsy results, Los Angeles County Homicide Bureau detectives said they do not believe at this time that foul play resulted in a body being discovered near Castaic Lake on Tuesday.
No Foul Play Suspected in Castaic Lake Investigation
In an improvement from his critical, yet stable, status last week, the Los Angeles County Fire Department captain hospitalized at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is in “fair” condition, according to officials.
Hospital Officials Say Fire Captain Now in ‘Fair’ Condition
1956 - Bill Bonelli incorporates Solemint Water Co., his second of two predecessors of Santa Clarita Water Co. [story]
For the past few years, Walmart Academies have focused on training our associates to succeed in their jobs and upskill for the future.
Registration Open for Walmart Santa Clarita’s Free Virtual Community Academy
Princess is introducing a new on-demand service that allows guests to call a crew member to their exact location to make an in-person request for assistance.
Princess Cruises Unveils New On-Demand Feature that Increases Personalized Service
Following its selection by the American Public Works Association’s (APWA) Southern California Chapter as a 2020 Project of the Year, the city of Santa Clarita’s Inclusive Play Area at Canyon Country Park was recently named the Innovative Design of the Year Project by the APWA’s High Desert Branch.
Canyon Country Park’s Inclusive Play Area Earns Award for Innovative Design
SCV Water’s 2021 Annual Water Quality Report is now available.
Annual SCV Water Quality Report Released
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying three robbery suspects who physically assaulted a Circle K clerk in Saugus in April.
Detectives Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Saugus Circle K Robbery Suspects
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 7 new deaths and 220 new cases of COVID-19, with 28,031 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 28,031; New Vaccination Sweepstakes Coming to L.A. County Friday
Thinking about a career move? Jumping back into the job market after a challenging year? With the end of the pandemic in sight, people may be wondering about their next job prospects, career choices, or what's next on the horizon.
June 21: JCI Santa Clarita Hosting Virtual Resume, Interview Workshop
In anticipation of the grand opening of their newest tenant, Bird Dog Arts, the Outlets at Tejon is pleased to announce, it will be hosting “Art at OAT.”
June 12: Outlets at Tejon Unveil Interactive Art Walls