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1869 - Sanford Lyon (as in Lyons Avenue) appointed postmaster of Petropolis (today's Eternal Valley Cemetery) [story]
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LOCAL SCHOOL NEWS
Thurmond Addresses Urgent Need for Mental Health Clinicians
Tuesday, Mar 1, 2022

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond opened a joint hearing of State Assembly Budget Committees to speak to mental health needs and programs for children and schools. Earlier this week, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond provided testimony to the joint hearing...

California Launches Workgroup to Address School Staffing Shortages
Thursday, Jan 6, 2022

SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent Tony Thurmond announced Wednesday the formation of a working group to address staff shortages being experienced in California schools. Schools across the country are seeing workforce shortages as is the case in every sector in the country due to the pandemic. California...

State Superintendent Works to Expand Gender Neutral Bathrooms in California Schools
Friday, Nov 19, 2021

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond on Friday announced the formation of an ad hoc committee that will be charged with making recommendations to expand the availability of gender neutral bathrooms on California school campuses. Thurmond will form a committee comprised of students,...

Newsom Announces $20 Billion Investment to Public Schools
Wednesday, May 12, 2021

California Gov. Gavin Newsom As part of the $100 billion California Comeback Plan, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a $20 billion to transform California public schools into gateways of equity and opportunity. Governor Newsom’s plan represents the highest level of state school funding in California...

Findings Show Overall California K-12 Enrollment Down
Thursday, Apr 22, 2021

SACRAMENTO — The California Department of Education (CDE) released Thursday K–12 public school enrollment data for the 2020–21 academic year. The annual snapshot of fall enrollment shows a sharp one-year decline as the state and nation grappled with a deadly pandemic that disrupted all aspects...

Newsom, Lawmakers Cut Deal to Reopen California Schools by April
Monday, Mar 1, 2021

SACRAMENTO — In a rush to bring children back to California schools after a year of closed campuses, Governor Gavin Newsom and lawmakers said Monday the state will offer $2 billion to school districts willing to reopen next month. In an agreement between Newsom and the state’s legislative leaders,...

State Presents Draft Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum
Thursday, Nov 19, 2020

SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond was joined Wednesday by leading scholars and advocates for ethnic studies as the California Department of Education (CDE) presented its latest recommendations to the draft Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum, a resource that once adopted...

General Motors Donates 500,000 Face Masks to Aid California Schools
Thursday, Oct 22, 2020

SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced Thursday that the California Department of Education (CDE) will distribute 500,000 face masks donated by General Motors (GM) to schools in need across the state. “The safety of our students, educators, and families is...

California Makes 500K More Computing Devices Available to Schools
Monday, Oct 5, 2020

SACRAMENTO — The California Department of Education has worked closely with technology companies to make available more than 500,000 more computing devices for California students in need, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced. “We cannot stop until we know we have leveled...

Thurmond, School Leaders Address Guidelines to Ensure Safe Learning
Thursday, Sep 10, 2020

SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond hosted a special webinar Wednesday for thousands of school leaders, parents, and educational partners to answer questions and assist schools in their understanding of state public health guidance as they continue to ensure the health...

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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
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