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July 2
1869 - Sanford Lyon (as in Lyons Avenue) appointed postmaster of Petropolis (today's Eternal Valley Cemetery) [story]
Sanford Lyon

Saugus Shooting Survivor Testifies During State Gun Control Hearings
Thursday, Apr 21, 2022

By Madalyn Wright File photo from 2019. Mia Tretta, 15, returns home from the hospital on Monday evening. Courtesy of Tretta family. SACRAMENTO, (CN) — A range of firearm bills hit the California Assembly and Senate on Tuesday, just over two weeks after a mass shooting blocks from the state Capitol...

California Lawmakers Throw Small Newspapers a Labor-Law Lifeline
Monday, Aug 31, 2020

SACRAMENTO — California newspapers struggling through the pandemic and ensuing recession will have extra time to comply with a new labor law forcing the industry to transform its workforce under a bill approved by lawmakers Monday. The Assembly overwhelmingly voted to send the Save Local Journalism...

California Lawmakers Send $202 Billion COVID-Era Budget to Newsom’s Desk
Monday, Jun 29, 2020

SACRAMENTO — Democratic lawmakers on Friday sent California Governor Gavin Newsom a COVID-era budget that replaces education and social services funding depleted by the pandemic by pulling billions from the state’s once-healthy reserves, slashing state workers’ pay and halting business tax breaks. Approved...

California Assembly Members Blast Governor’s Budget Proposal
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

SACRAMENTO — United by disdain for the wholesale cuts plotted in the next budget proposal, a bipartisan mix of California lawmakers on Tuesday ripped Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom’s plan to plug the state’s estimated $54 billion pandemic-induced shortfall. Convening for the first time since...

California Legislature Nears End of 2019 Session
Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019

With four weeks left before the California Legislature concludes its 2019 session, elected officials representing the Santa Clarita Valley have shared what they are working on as deadlines approach. Assembly members found themselves busy Monday with nearly 160 bills returning to the floor, following...

Lawmakers Revive California Net Neutrality Bid
Friday, Jul 6, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Two weeks after promising to pull his net neutrality bill after a California state Assembly committee stripped key protections, a state senator on Thursday announced a breakthrough in negotiations on the stalled landmark legislation. State Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, joined Assemblyman...

California Legislature Marks 103rd Anniversary of Armenian Genocide
Monday, Apr 23, 2018

Sacramento – Members of the California Legislature today commemorated the 103rd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, even as the United States continues to turn a blind eye to the genocide of 1.5 million Armenians, Senator Scott Wilk (R-Antelope Valley) said Monday. “We commemorate the anniversary...

State Lawmakers Order Audit of High Speed Rail Project
Friday, Feb 9, 2018

The California Legislature’s audit committee has voted unanimously to audit the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s budget and expenditures on a 119-mile stretch of the massive bullet train project. In a committee hearing in Sacramento January 30, the motion to order an audit passed by...

Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
1869 - Sanford Lyon (as in Lyons Avenue) appointed postmaster of Petropolis (today's Eternal Valley Cemetery) [story]
Sanford Lyon
1808 - Ygnacio del Valle born in Jalisco, Mexico; owned most of SCV [story]
Ygnacio del Valle
1943 - Army Air Force pilot Loncie L. Tucker, on training run, dies when his P-38 fighter crashes at Wayside Honor Rancho (later Pitchess Detention Center) in Castaic [story]
Loncie Tucker