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1935 - Gladys Carter convicted of manslaughter in fatal shooting of Frances Walker, of the Placerita Walkers [story]
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Press Conf.: Officials Discuss Spike in Drug Overdoses (Video)
Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017

In a press conference held at the Henry Mayo Center on Tuesday, speakers including Henry Mayo Emergency Room Dr. Tracy Lawrence and Cary Quashen, executive director of Behavioral Health and Henry Mayo and director of Action Family Counseling, discuss the recent spike in drug overdoses across the Santa...

Counselors Seeing Rise in Vaping Among SCV Youth
Tuesday, Nov 3, 2015

[KHTS] – As vaping in Santa Clarita continues to gain popularity among local youth, experts from the Santa Clarita drug and alcohol rehab center Action Family Counseling are showing concern about the potentially harmful effects of the new trend. “Right now vaping is the biggest thing there is–...

County Launches Suicide Prevention Campaign
Friday, May 9, 2014

[KHTS] – A suicide-prevention campaign called “Know the Signs” was launched throughout Los Angeles County earlier this month, helping to raise awareness about the work of organizations such as Action Family Counseling, a Santa Clarita-based drug and alcohol rehab center. The campaign is a statewide...

Takeback Event Collects 128 Pounds of Drugs
Saturday, Apr 26, 2014

[KHTS] – The SCV Drug Takeback event collected 128 pounds of used prescription drugs, sharps and more at Henry Mayo on Saturday. The event took place from 10 a.m to 2 p.m and was hosted by Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in partnership with the Action Family Foundation and KHTS AM-1220. Cary...

Henry Mayo Holding Drug Take-Back Day
Monday, Apr 21, 2014

[KHTS] – Santa Clarita residents have the opportunity to help prevent prescription-drug abuse among teens and adults alike by turning in their unused or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal at Henry Mayo Hospital on Saturday. In partnership with the Action Family Foundation and KHTS AM-1220,...

Students Recount the Action Academy Difference
Monday, Apr 7, 2014

[KHTS] – It’s spring break 2014, and midway through the inaugural semester at Action Academy, the Santa Clarita Valley’s first public sober school, Academy students agree: “Everything’s better” now in their lives. “At first I was in denial, like I didn’t need the help, but it...

Action Adds Drum Therapy for Teens, Families
Monday, Nov 25, 2013

Cary Quashen discusses the Action Family Foundation with KHTS AM-1220 co-owner and foundation board member Jeri Seratti-Goldman on the radio station’s Nonprofit Spotlight Show at the Westfield Valencia Town Center Mall. (KHTS) [KHTS] – Action Family Counseling is offering a new treatment...

SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, August 29, 2013
Thursday, Aug 29, 2013

In this episode: The grades are in for our valley’s classrooms as the state department of education releases API scores for local school districts Thursday; The Santa Clarita Activities Center was packed Wednesday night as more than 300 people gathered to hear from a panel of experts about drug and...

Action Hosts Monthly Workshops on Susbstance Abuse
Thursday, Jun 13, 2013

The Action Family Foundation is hosting a panel and discussion with the local sheriff’s juvenile team about teen issues in our community on June 26. “We’re all excited about it,” said Cary Quashen, president and founder of the Action Family Zone Youth Center. This is the first of many educational...

Parents Implore Public to Help Stop Heroin Deaths
Thursday, Oct 11, 2012

Action held an emotional press conference at its headquarters Thursday following the death of 22-year-old Carlie Renee Coulter from an apparent heroin overdose. Cary Quashen, founder of Action Family Counseling and Action Parent-Teen Support Group, sent a clear message that enough is enough. “It’s...

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1935 - Gladys Carter convicted of manslaughter in fatal shooting of Frances Walker, of the Placerita Walkers [story]
Gladys Carter
Los Angeles County Public Health officials will modify the Health Officer Order on Thursday, April 15, to align with changes to the state Blueprint for a Safer Economy regarding indoor live events and performances, private events such as conferences, receptions and meetings, and private informal gatherings.
April 15: L.A. County to Modify Health Officer Order to Align with State
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Monday confirmed 3 new deaths and 411 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as cases in the Santa Clarita Valley now total 27,482 since the pandemic began.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Death Rate Higher for Men Than Women; SCV Cases Total 27,482
Show producers Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher, and Steven Soderbergh on Monday announced the all-star cast of presenters at the 93rd Oscars, which will air live on ABC on Sunday, April 25, at 5 p.m. PDT.
Academy Reveals All-Star Cast of Presenters for 93rd Oscars Telecast
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has reported 10 productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley aka "Hollywood North" the week of Monday, April 12-18, 2021
Now Filming in SCV: ‘Star Trek Picard,’ ‘Good Trouble,” 8 More Productions
College of the Canyons and Palmdale Oasis Park Recreation Center will begin operating as Los Angeles County-operated COVID-19 vaccination sites in the northern part of the county starting Monday, April 19.
L.A. County to Open Vaccination Sites at COC, in Palmdale; Magic Mountain Site to Close
As of Monday, Los Angeles County residents may apply for financial help to cover funeral expenses through FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program.
FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program Open to L.A. County Residents
In a 5-4 ruling late Friday night, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that California can’t restrict home-based religious gatherings such as prayer meetings and Bible groups.
U.S. Supreme Court Blocks California Restriction on In-Home Religious Gatherings
A consulting firm hired by the city to evaluate the feasibility of establishing a city public health department in Santa Clarita did “not find a compelling case to change the basic structure of public health regulation” in Santa Clarita, according to a 17-page report published Friday as part of the Santa Clarita City Council’s Tuesday meeting agenda.
Report: No Compelling Case for Santa Clarita City Public Health Department
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital will present to the Santa Clarita City Council Tuesday a hospital expansion plan to increase facilities by 200,000 square feet.
City Council to Weigh Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Expansion Plan
The Santa Clarita Valley's COVID-19 vaccination rate has increased by about 5%, as 37% of residents 16 and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, according to data through April 4 published by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
SCV COVID-19 Vaccination Rate Increases to 37%
1738 - Fr. Francisco Garcés born in Spain; came through SCV in 1776, found Tataviam fighting with Coastal Chumash, observed Santa Clara River flowing by night and dry by day despite the season being spring [story]
Garces statue
1987 - Ramona Chapel and Red Schoolhouse relocated to Heritage Junction [story]
Red Schoolhouse
1835 - Outlaw and Rocks/Park/High School namesake Tiburcio Vasquez born in Monterey, Calif. [story]
Tiburcio Vasquez
Nearly 100 people gathered in front of the highly anticipated Laemmle 7 in Newhall to officially open the theater to the Santa Clarita Valley community.
Laemmle Officially Opens in Old Town Newhall
The city of Santa Clarita Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission recently met to receive an update from city staff about the status of the Pioneer Oil Refinery in Newhall.
Parks Commissioners Asked to Advise on Pioneer Oil Refinery’s Future
A judge’s ruling this week dealt a setback to the Tejon Ranch Co.’s proposed 19,000-unit Centennial development project in the upper northwest corner of Los Angeles County.
Judge Halts Centennial Development Project in Tejon Ranch
The California Community College Athletic Trainers Association has named longtime athletic trainer, and current College of the Canyons associate athletic director, Chad Peters its 2021 Athletic Trainer of the Year.
Chad Peters Named CCCATA 2021 Athletic Trainer of the Year
Los Angeles County Public Health on Friday confirmed 48 new deaths and 752 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 27,432 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 27,432 Total SCV Cases; County Nears 5 Million Administered Doses
The Santa Clarita City Council Legislative Committee briefly met Thursday morning to recommend that the City Council oppose four pieces of state legislation that would expand the state’s land-use authority.
Council Committee Recommends Opposition to State Land-Use Bills
In an effort to provide kids across the Santa Clarita Valley with a safe place to play and learn over spring break while parents are working, the Boys & Girls Club of SCV holds an annual camp.
Boys & Girls Club Holds Spring Break Camp
In recognition of public safety dispatchers' services, the California Highway Patrol joins other law enforcement agencies to recognize National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week on April 11-17, 2021.
CHP to Honor Public Safety Dispatchers During National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
Officials in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be hosting a virtual community discussion on child abuse prevention April 20.
L.A. County Sheriffs to Host Child Abuse Prevention Seminar
1937 - Pioneer aviator E.B. Christopher and passenger killed in crash of light plane on Ridge Route near Gorman [story]
wreckage