header image

[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Sunny
Sunny
96°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
September 28
1987 - Slender-horned spineflower listed in Federal Register as endangered species [story] Slender-horned spineflower


LOCAL NEWS
Wilk ‘Glad to Fail’ COVID-19 Test
Monday, Aug 31, 2020

Sacramento – Senator Scott Wilk’s (R-Santa Clarita) COVID-19 test results confirm he was not infected with the virus last week in Sacramento, he announced Sunday. “This is one test I was glad to fail,” said Wilk, who represents California’s 21st Senate District. “It...

Wilk, GOP Senators Under COVID-19 Quarantine
Friday, Aug 28, 2020

State Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, and almost all Republican California senators were abruptly required to vote remotely after one of their colleagues tested positive for COVID-19. The move comes after Sen. Brian Jones, R-Santee, received news Wednesday that he had tested positive for the virus,...

Applications Now Available for Capital Fellows Program
Thursday, Jan 16, 2020

Senator Scott Wilk with 2020 Senate Fellow Israel Sotelo. SACRAMENTO – State Sen. Scott Wilk has announced applications for the 2020-2021 California Senate Fellows Program are available. The deadline to apply is Monday, Feb. 3. “My office has been assigned a Fellow three years in a row. The...

California Takes First Step Toward Legal Sports Betting
Friday, Jan 10, 2020

In 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal ban on sports betting in most states. Since that landmark decision, several states have jumped willingly into the sports gambling industry, freed of the traditional views of gambling as morally dubious and hungry for potential large tax windfalls. To...

Senate Resolution Sets May 2019 as Prader-Willi Syndrome Awareness Month
Monday, May 13, 2019

SACRAMENTO — The California Senate has unanimously approved Senate Resolution 28, establishing May 2019 as Prader-Willi Syndrome Awareness Month in the state, Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced Monday. “Kiran Dong, an energetic and precocious 8-year-old from Valencia, was selected...

Wilk Transparency Bill Clears Key Senate Committee
Monday, Apr 8, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 53 (SB 53), a measure that would add transparency to California government at all levels, has cleared the Senate Appropriations Committee by a vote of 6-0, Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, representing the 21st Senate District and author of the bill, said Monday. “Californians...

Wilk, Lackey Lauded for Crossing the Aisle
Friday, Mar 8, 2019

California Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) and Assemblyman Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale) have been named two of California’s most bipartisan lawmakers, based on the percentage of bills they’ve authored with a member of the opposite party. CalMatters’ Ben Christopher reported Tuesday that both Wilk...

Wilk Appointed to State Allocation Board, Rules Committee
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, has been appointed to the State Allocation Board, the board responsible for appropriating school facility dollars to school districts, and to the Senate’s Joint Committee on Rules. “I am honored to be appointed to the State...

Applications for Senate Fellows Program Now Available
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019

Sacramento – Senator Scott Wilk, 21st Senate District, announces applications for the 2019-20 California Senate Fellows Program are available. The deadline to apply is Monday, Feb. 11. “The Senate Fellows program is a great entryway into countless career opportunities,” stated Senator...

Wilk Named Vice Chair of Senate Rules Committee
Monday, Dec 3, 2018

SACRAMENTO – In Monday’s opening ceremony of the Senate’s 2019-20 legislative session, Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, was elected by his colleagues to the five-member Senate Rules Committee, where he will serve as the Vice Chair. The committee is considered the most influential...

LATEST TWEETS
Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office reports a busy slate of production activity in the Santa Clarita Valley this week, September 28-October 4.
Busy Slate of Productions This Week in SCV
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce on Monday announced the launch of a forum for small business owners -- the Small Business Roundtable.
SCV Chamber to Launch Monthly Roundtable for Small Business Owners
Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, advocating for the thousands of constituents still in the queue waiting for their unemployment benefits, is urging Governor Gavin Newsom to rethink a two-week pause on new EDD claims.
Unemployment: Wilk Urges Governor to Hit ‘Start,’ Not ‘Pause’ on EDD
William S. Hart Union High School District officials announced Sunday Santa Clarita Valley public junior highs and high schools will not reopen in October, pushing the potential timeline for partial reopening to Nov. 13.
Hart District Won’t Reopen Schools in October
Governor Gavin Newsom signed a series of bills into law Saturday, strengthening protections for LGBTQ+ Californians.
Newsom Signs Bills Strengthening LGBTQ+ Protections
California Governor Gavin Newsom took action Sunday on several bills that continue the state’s long-standing leadership as a state of inclusion and refuge.
Newsom Acts on Bills to Support California’s Immigrant, Refugee Communities
1987 - Slender-horned spineflower listed in Federal Register as endangered species [story] Slender-horned spineflower
2014 - Towsley Canyon Loop Trail named for naturalist Don Mullally [story]
Don Mullally
1876 - California oil industry born as CSO No. 4 in Pico Canyon becomes state's first commercially productive oil well [story]
Pico No. 4
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Friday 34 new deaths and 1,401 new cases of COVID-19, with 6,048 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley, while Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported its 24th COVID-related death to date.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 24th Death at Henry Mayo; SCV Surpasses 6,000 Total Cases
Air quality in the Santa Clarita Valley will be unhealthy for sensitive groups/individuals Saturday, Sept. 26, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) forecast.
Air Quality Advisory Issued for SCV
With temperatures in parts of Los Angeles County expected to rise into the triple digits, various public facilities located throughout the County, including Stevenson Ranch Library, will serve as Emergency Cooling Centers.
Stevenson Ranch Library to Serve as Emergency Cooling Center
The 2020 census is underway and it is your civic duty to participate, but beware of scammers using this opportunity to steal your personal information.
Residents Warned of 2020 Census Scam
The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission will hold a virtual study session via Zoom, Thursday, Oct 1, at 4:00 p.m.
Oct. 1: Parks, Recreation & Community Services Commission Study Session
Foster youth in Santa Clarita have a new, dedicated place to study and receive homework help and tutoring. The local Fostering Youth Independence (FYI) organization has created The Study Place in response to the transition to online learning due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
FYI Debuts New ‘Study Place’ for Local Foster Youth to Support Online Learning
As part of State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond’s Education to End Hate initiative, California school districts and charter schools have begun applying for mini-grants now available to support educator training in the areas of anti-racism and bias.
Thurmond Announces Mini Grants Available to Provide Anti-Racism, Anti-Bias Educator Training
A crash involving multiple motorcycles Friday afternoon prompted a SigAlert on the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 in the Stevenson Ranch area, according to first responders.
Multi-Motorycle Crash Prompts SigAlert on SB I-5
With the 2020 SCV Walk to End Alzheimer’s quickly approaching on Saturday, October 3, the planning committee and the California Southland Chapter Alzheimer’s Association would like to update everyone regarding the Walk Day events.
Oct. 3: 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Presents Hybrid Event, Drive-By ‘Promise Flower’ Display
The city of Santa Clarita, in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), is proud to announce it has received $40,000 from the Walt Disney Company to provide increased access to youth sports, play opportunities and physical activity for kids and families and is launching a new Pop-Up and Play Mobile Recreation Program.
City Receives Funding to Support Youth Sports, Access to Play
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert for the Santa Clarita Valley beginning Sunday, Sept. 27 - Wednesday, Sept. 30.
Heat Alert Issued for SCV Beginning Sunday
Economic development services for arts-oriented small businesses, galleries and more are on the priority list for the 2021 Arts Commission Work Plan, a report Santa Clarita City Council members reviewed Tuesday.
City Council Reviews Priority List for 2021 Arts Commission Work Plan
The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region announces that current closure orders and fire prohibitions in California have been extended.
Forest Service Extends Closures at Angeles, Los Padres National Forests
SCV Water's Engineering and Operations Committee is scheduled to meet via teleconference on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 1: SCV Water’s Engineering & Operations Committee Teleconference Meeting
Valencia High Principal Pete Getz sent an alert out to the school’s families on Wednesday evening, regarding a report of a possible on-campus threat.
Possible On-Campus Threat Shuts Down Valencia High School