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1955 - Actor James Dean, 24, drives through Castaic Junction en route to his final resting place [watch]
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High-Speed Rail Extends Public Comment Period for the Palmdale to Burbank Project Section
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2022

The California High-Speed Rail Authority  is extending the public review period for the Palmdale to Burbank Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement an additional 30 days to Dec. 1, 2022. The draft environmental document for the more than 30-mile segment connecting the Antelope...

High-Speed Rail Releases Summer 2022 Construction Update
Tuesday, Jul 19, 2022

The California High-Speed Rail Authority released its Summer 2022 Construction Update on July 18 highlighting progress on the high-speed rail project. Like the temperature in the Central Valley, high-speed rail construction continues to rise, and this update features the latest on major construction...

California High-Speed Rail Marks Earth Day By Moving Toward Greener Construction
Friday, Apr 23, 2021

In celebration of Earth Day 2021, the California High-Speed Rail Authority announced it will require contractors to use only zero-emission vehicles for their project fleets in all future construction contracts. “High-speed trains will be California’s fastest and highest-capacity zero-emission vehicles,”...

Garcia Sponsors Bill to Defund CA’s High-Speed Rail Project
Friday, Mar 5, 2021

Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, has sponsored a new bill that would prohibit the use of federal funds to pay for California’s high-speed rail project, a section of which could run along Highway 14 in the Santa Clarita Valley. The High Speed Money Pit Act was introduced by GOP Rep. Michelle Steel,...

High-Speed Rail Extends EIR Review Period for Burbank-L.A. Section to Aug. 31
Friday, Jul 31, 2020

The California High-Speed Rail Authority on Friday extended the public review period for the Burbank to Los Angeles Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement an additional 31 days to Aug. 31, 2020, bringing the total comment period to 94 days. In consideration of limitations caused...

California Lawmakers Slam High-Speed Rail Head
Thursday, May 28, 2020

By Matthew Renda (CN) — The CEO of the California High Speed Rail Authority had to take on all comers during an oversight hearing in the state assembly on Wednesday afternoon. Brian Kelly, the head of the rail authority, heard it from assemblymembers on both sides of the aisle, who were unsparing...

High-Speed Rail Officials Release Draft EIR for Bakersfield to Palmdale
Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020

SACRAMENTO – The California High-Speed Rail Authority will release the first Draft EIR covering the 80-mile stretch of the project from Bakersfield to Palmdale for public comment on Friday, February 28. The Bakersfield to Palmdale Project Section will provide a connection from the Central Valley to...

Costa Unveils Bill to Fund High-Speed Rail in California, U.S.
Monday, Feb 24, 2020

After leading the fight in Congress for investment in America’s national rail infrastructure, U.S. Congressman Jim Costa (D-Fresno) has unveiled the High-Speed Rail Corridor Development Act, legislation that would provide $32 billion to fund projects in federally designated high-speed rail corridors. “This...

High-Speed Rail Authority Issues Draft 2020 Business Plan
Friday, Feb 14, 2020

Sacramento – The California High-Speed Rail Authority issued its Draft 2020 Business Plan on Wednesday for public review and comment, as the agency seeks to advance California’s leadership in building a modern, clean and sustainable transportation system. The Draft 2020 Business Plan affirms the...

High-Speed Rail Authority Completes Environmental Clearance into Bakersfield
Monday, Nov 11, 2019

Sacramento — The California High-Speed Rail Authority issued the Record of Decision for the final 23-mile route between Shafter and Bakersfield in the Central Valley on Friday. This completes the state’s environmental review process between Fresno and Bakersfield and allows the Authority to...

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1955 - Actor James Dean, 24, drives through Castaic Junction en route to his final resting place [watch]
James Dean
Chelsea A. Kay, 37, an insurance operations manager living in Saugus, was honored by JCI USA (United States Junior Chamber) as a member of the 2022 class Ten Outstanding Young Americans.
United States Junior Chamber Honors Local Operations Manager
October is fast approaching. To help embrace the haunted season, we are happy to announce the return of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Haunted Jailhouse after a two year hiatus.
SCV Sheriff’s Station Haunted Jailhouse Returns After Two Years
The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control would like to remind residents within unincorporated county areas and participating contracted cities that the pet license amnesty period is almost over.
County Reminding Residents Pet License Amnesty Period Ending Soon
Four individuals and one writing team have been selected as winners of the 2022 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting.
Academy Announces Winners of Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowships
We began our Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism (EDIA) journey nearly two years ago, and while the path ahead was not clearly defined, Health Services leadership was enthusiastically joined by workforce members across our health enterprise in a united commitment to creating a more welcoming, inclusive and proactively anti-racist health care system for our patients, staff and the communities we serve.
Message from County Health Services Director Dr. Christina Ghaly
College of the Canyons student-athletes Brianna Botello (women's volleyball) and Sam Regez (men's cross coutry) have been named the COC Athletic Department's Women's & Men's Student-Athletes of the Week for the period running Sept. 19-24.
COC Names Botello, Regez Athletes of the Week
Detectives at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station need your help. On Aug. 13, 2022, the individuals pictured shoplifted items from a retail store in Valencia at approximately 6:15 p.m.
Detectives Seek Help in Identifying Shoplifting Suspects
Are you hiring? Looking for a new career? The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Center has partnered with College of the Canyons, the city of Santa Clarita and America's Job Centers of California to host a valley-wide job fair at the Canyon Country Community Center Thursday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
SCVEDC, COC, City Partner to Host Job Fair
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday no additional deaths and 49 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley, with a total of 12 deaths and 1,517 new cases countywide.
Thursday COVID Roundup: 49 New SCV Cases; No Additional Deaths
1969 - College of the Canyons opens with first class of students in temporary quarters at Hart High School [story]
COC
 State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond hosted a virtual webinar on Sept. 28 to update local educational agencies, including district and charter school administrators and classroom educators, on over $3.6 billion in block grants and other resources to promote financial education in California high schools.
Superintendent Thurmond Leads Webinar Announcing State Funds for Financial Literacy
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the city of Santa Clarita, today announced nominations to officially open for their annual ‘Salute to Patriots’ event.
Nominations to Honor Local Veterans at Chamber’s Annual Salute to Patriots Now Open
Supervisor Kathryn Barger honored the Republic of Artsakh’s Foreign Minister, David Babayan, by presenting a scroll at the Board of Supervisors' meeting to commemorate the alliance and solidarity between Los Angeles County and Artsakh. 
Supervisor Barger Honors Artsakh Foreign Minister at Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors’ Meeting
Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) announces his measure to bring much needed accountability to the state’s no-bid contracting policies has been signed into law. 
Wilk’s No-Bid Contract Accountability Act Signed into Law
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 13 new deaths throughout L.A. County, 1,353 new cases countywide and 36 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID Roundup: Santa Clarita Sees 36 New Cases
The Santa Clarita City Council officially approved an agreement with Kaiser Permanente for the healthcare provider to become the presenting sponsor of the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center.
Kaiser Permanente Named as Presenting Sponsor of the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation has taken immediate action to temporarily close Pico Canyon Park, in Stevenson Ranch, until further notice after an aggressive mountain lion was seen in the area.
County Parks and Recreation Temporarily Closes Pico Canyon
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Warning as high temperatures have been forecast for the following areas:
County Extends Heat Warning For Santa Clarita
The California High-Speed Rail Authority  is extending the public review period for the Palmdale to Burbank Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement an additional 30 days to Dec. 1, 2022.
High-Speed Rail Extends Public Comment Period for the Palmdale to Burbank Project Section
A motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger that called for the county to comply with the constitution and report back with non-custodial, secure mental health treatment facility models for incarcerated individuals who cannot be diverted was rejected by the Board of Supervisors. 
Barger Reacts to Outcome of Supervisors’ Vote on Providing Mental Health Services to Incarcerated Individuals
Santa Clarita residents are encouraged to use alternative modes of transportation during the upcoming Rideshare Week, beginning Oct. 3, lasting through Oct. 7.
Oct. 3: Santa Clarita Rideshare Week Encourages Alternate Forms Of Transport
1987 - Slender-horned spineflower listed in Federal Register as endangered species [story] Slender-horned spineflower
William S. Hart High School science teacher Paula Bae has been named Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year.
Hart Science Teacher Paula Bae Named L.A. County Teacher of the Year
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