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1954 - C-46 cargo plane crashes at Saugus Drunk Farm; Civil Air Patrol chaplains parachute to safety [story]
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LASD to Increase Patrol for Super Bowl Sunday
Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020

Photo credit: NFL.com The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is reminding fans attending Super Bowl watch parties to get a safe ride home after the game. “If you plan on drinking, plan for a ride home with a sober driver,” Los Angele County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Robert Hill said....

CHP Offers ‘Age Well, Drive Smart’ Class for Senior Drivers
Monday, Nov 18, 2019

SACRAMENTO – The California Highway Patrol has launched its “Age Well, Drive Smart” program for 2019, offering classes to assist senior drivers by providing them tools to remain safe and confident on the road. Every year, as the percentage of drivers age 65 and older increases, many...

‘Every 15 Minutes’ Program Drives Into Saugus High School
Friday, Nov 8, 2019

At approximately 11:30 a.m. Thursday in front of Saugus High School, four students sat in crashed cars to simulate the ramifications of drunken driving, during the two-day “Every 15 Minutes” program funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety and organized by the California Highway Patrol. About...

CHP Mounts Statewide Crackdown on Distracted Driving

SACRAMENTO – With a year-long statewide campaign, the California Highway Patrol is working with the California Office of Traffic Safety to combat distracted driving by changing the habits of adult drivers through education and enforcement efforts. For the Adult Distracted Drivers campaign, which...

CHP Launches CARSEAT III Campaign for Child Safety
Monday, Nov 4, 2019

SACRAMENTO — The California Highway Patrol is renewing its efforts to ensure children are safely secured while traveling California’s roadways with its CARSEAT III safety campaign. The CHP has partnered with the California Office of Traffic Safety to implement the campaign, formally known as...

LASD Wins $1.5M Grant for Traffic Enforcement, Education
Friday, Nov 1, 2019

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has received a $1,479,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to fund a one-year traffic enforcement and education program. The money will fund various traffic enforcement and education activities intended to reduce deaths and injuries on California...

Free CHP Program Helps New Drivers ‘Start Smart’
Monday, Oct 28, 2019

To address the problem of vehicle collisions as the leading cause of death for teens in the United States, the California Highway Patrol offers a free educational program called “Start Smart” to help recognize and eliminate high-risk teen driving behaviors. The two-hour class engages newly...

CHP Aims to Reduce Distracted Teen Driving
Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Traffic collisions are the leading cause of death among teenagers, which is why the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is continuing its partnership with Impact Teen Drivers (ITD). The traffic safety partners share the common goal of reducing the number of traffic collisions and teen traffic-related...

CHP Wins $700K Grant for GEARS Motorcycle Safety Program
Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019

Through a $700,000 federal grant, the California Highway Patrol has developed the Get Educated and Ride Safe II campaign, or GEARS II, to promote motorcycle safety and awareness. Each year more motorcycles are ridden on California’s roadways, and the GEARS II goal is to reduce the number of crashes...

Aug. 22: LASD Bicycle, Pedestrian Safety Push in SCV
Monday, Aug 19, 2019

Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station will take part in a bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement operation on Thursday, August 22, between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. The operation is designed to educate bicyclists, drivers and pedestrians on traffic laws, rules and responsibilities. Deputies...

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1954 - C-46 cargo plane crashes at Saugus Drunk Farm; Civil Air Patrol chaplains parachute to safety [story]
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Assembly Bill 1457, authored by Assembly Members Cervantes and Reyes, and supported by Santa Clarita’s Senator Scott Wilk, Assemblyman Tom Lackey and Assemblywoman Christy Smith, represents an important step forward in jumpstarting California’s economic recovery.
AB 1457 Will Boost Recovery | Commentary by Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook
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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday at her family home in Washington of complications from pancreatic cancer, the high court said. She was 87.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dead at 87
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Friday confirmed 22 new deaths and 1,281 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, including 25 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley, where Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported its 23rd COVID death.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 57th SCV Resident Dies; Cases Tally Up to 5,762
As wildfires rage up and down the West Coast, a panel of experts from Stanford University said Friday that exposure to high levels of pollution from wildfire smoke is the equivalent of smoking seven cigarettes a day.
Health Toll of Wildfire Smoke: Like 7 Cigarettes a Day
The William S. Hart Union High School District is accepting applications for a new member of its Personnel Commission.
Hart District Seeks New Personnel Commission Member
A new art exhibit titled “ABC Canvas” and depicting every letter in the alphabet has come to Santa Clarita City Hall’s First Floor Gallery.
‘ABC Canvas’ Art Exhibit Unveiled at Santa Clarita City Hall Gallery
The COVID-19 quarantine provided some with time to catch up on their favorite TV series or try a new hobby, but for Valencia resident Jeff Bomberger, it has earned him a ticket to the Catalina Film Festival.
Valencia Filmmaker’s Short Comedy to Premiere at Catalina Film Festival
Members of the civilian Los Angeles County Sheriff Department watchdog group on Thursday called for Sheriff Alex Villanueva to resign over his department’s lack of transparency on fatal police shootings and other issues.
L.A. County Sheriff Ignores Oversight Panel Demand to Resign
A three-story storage facility in Canyon Country is headed to the Santa Clarita City Council for consideration following design changes approved by the city's Planning Commission on Tuesday.
Planning Commission OK’s 3-Story Storage Facility in Canyon Country
Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday signed AB 1876, further expanding access to the California Earned Income Tax Credit to ensure all California tax filers, specifically undocumented ITIN filers who are otherwise eligible, may qualify for the CalEITC and the Young Child Tax Credit.
Newsom Signs Bill Expanding Earned Income Tax Credit
Several landlords have filed a lawsuit against the state, Los Angeles County and multiple Southern California cities, including Santa Clarita, over eviction bans, seeking reimbursement for unpaid rent due to COVID-19 eviction-protection ordinances.
Landlords Sue Santa Clarita, Others Over Eviction Bans
The California Highway Patrol has designated the week beginning Sunday, September 20, as Child Passenger Safety Week statewide.
CHP: Child Passenger Safety Week in California Begins Sunday
Under a new worker protection law signed Thursday by Gov. Gavin Newsom, California businesses must inform employees if they were potentially exposed to COVID-19 at the workplace.
Newsom Signs New COVID-19 Worker Protection Law
Washington and Oregon, members of the Western States Pact, will participate with California in piloting a project to test promising exposure notification technology, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Thursday.
Washington, Oregon Join California in Apple-Google COVID-19 Exposure Notification Project
1962 - Articles of incorporation filed for Golden State Memorial Hospital on Lyons Avenue [story]
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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 38 new deaths and 1,160 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 5,737 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: 257,271 Cases Countywide, 38 New Deaths; 5,737 SCV Cases
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom today signed legislation ensuring millions more Californians can utilize Paid Family Leave benefits they pay for without the fear of job loss.
Newsom Inks Extension of Paid Family Leave Bill
The city of Santa Clarita is excited to announce the Kidz Play After School program for fall 2020.
Online Registration Now Available for Fall Kidz Play After School Program
Here is a list of Santa Clarita arts-related virtual and in-person events through October:
Santa Clarita Arts Calendar: ARTober, Calls for Artists, SOS Theatre Festival
The Supplemental Coronavirus Relief Fund Spending Plan approved Tuesday by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors includes an allocation to L.A. County Library to provide digital support to individuals and communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, specifically by expanding the recently-launched Laptop & Hotspot Loan program that allows cardholders to borrow a Chromebook and wireless hotspot kit, and by extending the WiFi network range at libraries, to cover parking lots.
Supes Approve L.A. County Library Funding to Help Bridge Digital Divide
Following a summer hiatus, the Santa Clarita homeless task force met Wednesday to discuss the 2020 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count for the first time since its release — and concluded that keeping a separate local count may be the solution to an apparent undercount of local homeless in the countywide tally.
Santa Clarita Task Force Keeping Homeless Count Separate
Santa Clarita Public Library is excited to launch the First Library Card Program for children in our community.
City Inviting Children 6 & Under to Sign Up for First Library Card