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1998 - As disbelief about El Niño was starting to set in, the first of a month-long succession of devastating storms hits [story]
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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...

McKEON CEMEX BILL CLEARS HOUSE
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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The California Public Utilities Commission has voted to accelerate the timeframe in which residential energy customers will receive a Climate Credit on their bills in order to provide much needed support to customers experiencing unusually high natural gas bills this winter.
SCV SoCalGas Customers to Receive Accelerated Climate Credit
The Relay For Life of Santa Clarita Valley benefiting the American Cancer Society invites you to join their Spring “YUMraising” event with See’s Candy.
Relay for Life SCV See’s Candy Fundraiser Benefits American Cancer Society
"Mind Over Marijuana" is the California Department of Public Health’s new educational campaign to inform youth about the dangers of underage cannabis use, and how it can impact their social and emotional wellbeing later in life.
CDPH Launches Youth Cannabis Prevention Initiative
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency was recently awarded a $5 million grant under the United States Bureau of Reclamation’s WaterSmart Drought Response Program funded through President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
SCV Water Awarded $5 Million for Regional Drought Resiliency Project
For the fourth consecutive year, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center has been named among America’s 50 Best Hospitals, which recognizes excellence and outstanding patient outcomes.
Holy Cross Among America’s 50 Best Hospitals
The Santa Clarita Artists Association has issued a "call to artists" to participate in its "Colors of the Rainbow" gallery show which will be held March 3 to April 8.
Feb. 16: Entry Deadline SCAA Gallery Show ‘Colors of the Rainbow’
1998 - As disbelief about El Niño was starting to set in, the first of a month-long succession of devastating storms hits [story]
winter storm
The Master's men's and women's track & field teams traveled to Claremont, Calif. Saturday for the CMS Outdoor Indoor Distances Meet and came away with school records, personal bests and national championship qualifications.
Mustangs Open Track & Field Season on High Note
College of the Canyons won its second straight conference contest 64-55 over visiting Bakersfield College on Wednesday, as Jonah El-Farra and Andrew Henderson combined to put the Cougars over the top.
Cougs Win Second Straight Game with Victory Over Bakersfield 64-55
As schools throughout California struggle to secure funding to keep music and arts education afloat, Oksana Kolesnikova, an immigrant and internationally acclaimed pianist, is making sure students throughout Los Angeles County, including Santa Clarita, can experience the proven benefits that music and other extracurricular activities have to offer.
Acclaimed Pianist Offering Local After-School Enrichment Programs
SCV Water, in partnership with the Association of California Water Agencies, is pleased to introduce the Edward G. “Jerry” Gladbach Scholarship.
SCV Water, ACWA Partner to Establish Jerry Gladbach Scholarship
Kevin A. Klockenga has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.
Henry Mayo Names Kevin Klockenga New President, CEO
The city of Santa Clarita, in partnership with Santa Clarita Sister Cities, invites local students to submit original artwork, poetry, essays/creative writing, photographs or music for the 2023 Young Artists and Authors Showcase.
City Accepting Entries for Sister Cities Young Artists, Authors Showcase
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency’s Water Resources and Watershed Committee is holding an in-person meeting Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 8: SCV Water Resources, Watershed Committee Meeting
Producer Fred Blanco brings "The Great Wildcat Jackson" to The MAIN Friday, Feb. 17-Sunday, Feb. 19
‘The Great Wildcat Jackson’ Coming to The MAIN
Child & Family Center presents its 34th annual Taste of the Town on Sunday, May 7.
Taste of the Town Tickets Benefiting Child & Family Center On Sale Now
State Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced Thursday he has been asked to serve as vice chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Wilk to Serve as Vice Chair of Senate Judiciary Committee
As we step into the month of love, let's take a moment to reflect on the progress we made in January!
Message from JCI Santa Clarita President Cindy Curtis
The month of February is probably best known for the holiday of love, which falls on Feb. 14.
Monthly Message from City Manager | Say ‘I Do’ at City Hall – February 2023
As you may be aware, the city of Santa Clarita awarded a new Waste Collection Services Franchise Agreement to Burrtec Waste Industries, with the new agreement becoming effective July 1, 2023 which includes all single-family, multi-family and commercial properties in the City.
City Reminding Residents of Upcoming Waste Services Changes
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday no additional deaths and 31 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley, with 14 additional deaths and 1,354 new cases countywide.
Thursday COVID Roundup: 31 New SCV Cases, No New SCV Deaths
1848 - SCV becomes part of the United States with the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo [treaty]
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
The College of the Canyons seeks qualified individuals to serve on the Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee for a three-year term.
COC Seeks New Members for Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee
The L.A. County Department of Economic Opportunity announced the launch of their new Economic Opportunity Grant program for microbusinesses. 
More Than $54m in Grants Now Open for L.A. County’s Microbusinesses
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