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1962 - Walt Disney donates bison herd to Hart Park [story]

California Reports Cannabis Tax Revenue for First Quarter of 2020
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Sacramento – The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration reported tax revenue numbers Wednesday for cannabis sales for the first Quarter of 2020. As of May 15, California’s cannabis excise tax generated $68.3 million in revenue reported on the 1st Quarter 2020 returns due by April 30,...

State Reports 4Q 2019 Cannabis Tax Revenues Higher Than 2018
Friday, Mar 6, 2020

Sacramento – The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration reported cannabis tax revenues Friday for the 4th quarter of 2019 far exceeded revenue in the same period a year ago. As of February 18, 2020, California’s cannabis excise tax generated $84.4 million in revenue reported on the...

Newsom Signs Executive Order to Confront Youth Vaping
Monday, Sep 16, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Monday to confront the growing epidemic and health risks linked to youth vaping. The executive order directs the California Department of Public Health to launch a $20 million statewide digital and social media public awareness...

State Cannabis Tax Revenues Up in Q2 2019
Monday, Aug 26, 2019

Sacramento – The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration has reported increased tax revenue numbers for cannabis sales for the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the same period last year. As of August 16, the state’s cannabis excise tax generated $74.2 million in revenue reported on returns...

Cannabis Tax Revenue in First Quarter 2019 Nearly Doubles 1Q 2018
Friday, May 24, 2019

Sacramento – The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration reported tax revenue numbers Friday totaling $116.6 million for cannabis sales for the first quarter of 2019. This compares to the $60.9 million total the CDTFA reported for the first quarter of 2018. As of May 15, California’s...

April 1: New Sales, Use Tax Rates to Take Effect
Monday, Mar 11, 2019

Sacramento – The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration has notified seller’s permit holders that new sales and use tax rates will take effect beginning April 1. The new rates are the result of voter-approved initiatives. To find the correct rate for your home or business location,...

Cannabis Sales Generate $103M in Tax Revenue for 4Q 2018
Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019

State tax revenue reported by the cannabis industry totaled $103.3 million for 4th quarter 2018 returns due by Jan. 31, 2019, according to numbers reported Tuesday by the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration. The total includes state cultivation, excise and sales taxes. It does not include...

California Sets New Use Tax Rules for In-State, Out-of-State Retailers
Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018

Beginning April 1, 2019, out-of-state retailers selling above certain thresholds into California will be required to collect state use taxes on their sales, the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration announced Tuesday. Tuesday’s Special Notices also impact in-state and out-of-state...

Sept. 12: Free Tax Seminar for Nonprofit, Exempt Organizations
Monday, Aug 27, 2018

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration and the city of Santa Clarita will host a free tax seminar for nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations at The Centre on Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Topics will include: • Sales and Use Tax for Nonprofit Organizations • Employment...

Sept. 19: Free Sales Tax Class for Santa Clarita Restaurants

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration will host a free “Sales and Use Tax for Restaurants” class on Wednesday, Sept. 19 starting at 9 a.m. The class is designed to walk restaurant owners and financial managers step-by-step through such topics as: • Tips and gratuity...


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The city of Santa Clarita’s Planning Commission will hold a regular meeting virtually Tuesday, April 20, at 6:00 p.m.
April 20: Planning Commission Virtual Regular Meeting
The owner of a shopping center at the corner of Lyons Avenue and Apple Street will seek the Santa Clarita Planning Commission’s approval Tuesday to subdivide the lot from three parcels to eight.
Planning Commission to Consider Subdivision Request
The deadline to submit entries for Santa Clarita Sister Cities’ Young Artists and Authors Showcase has been extended to Sunday, April 25, 2021.
Deadline Extended For Annual Sister Cities Young Artists And Authors Showcase
Internet marketing firm Scorpion made multiple company announcements Wednesday, including plans to open a new headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Scorpion Announces Plans to Move Headquarters
After a year of turmoil for many businesses in the Santa Clarita Valley, the SCV Economic Development Corp. released its list of the area’s largest employers.
EDC Releases SCV’s Largest Employers List
William S. Hart Union High School District officials said 18 students have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days during the regular board meeting Wednesday.
Hart District Reports 18 Positive Cases of COVID-19 Among Students
Los Angeles County Public Health on Friday confirmed 36 new deaths, 643 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, and reported the lowest test positivity rate to date.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: County Test Positivity Rate Hits Record Low; 27,557 Total SCV Cases
For the third year in a row, La Mesa Junior High School has been selected as a "Capturing Kids’ Hearts" National Showcase School for the 2020-2021 school year.
La Mesa Junior High School Selected as National Showcase School
California Senate Bill 545, a measure to provide additional resources to struggling students, has received unanimous support from the Senate Education Committee, announced Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita).
Wilk’s Bill to Address Learning Loss Passes Senate Education
As National Volunteer Appreciation Week approaches, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is recognizing its valued volunteers, a group that numbers over 300 and includes adults, teens, and canines.
April: 18-24: Henry Mayo Recognizes Volunteers During National Volunteer Appreciation Week
The city of Santa Clarita’s annual Earth Arbor Day celebration is set to go virtual this year with the release of an entertaining and informative video program on Thursday, April 22 at 10:00 a.m.
City to Celebrate Earth Arbor Day with Virtual Program and Free Mulch Giveaway
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station announced plans Friday to hold two additional free “Catalytic Converter Etching” events next week for all local SCV residents.
Sheriff’s Station to Hold Additional Free Catalytic Converter Etching Events
1962 - Walt Disney donates bison herd to Hart Park [story]
The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board has approved the recommendation to name Donna Manfredi as the principal of Golden Oak Adult School.
Donna Manfredi Takes Helm at Golden Oak Adult School
The Executive Office of the Board of Supervisors announced the leadership team of the newly formed Probation Oversight Commission who will be tasked to lead efforts to monitor the Probation Department’s progress on systemic reform.
L.A. County Announces New Probation Oversight Commission Leadership Team
The Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center at College of the Canyons will host a virtual Open House on Wednesday, April 28 to help those interested in advancing their careers by earning a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
COC University Center Hosting Virtual Open House
The Santa Clarita Public Television Authority will hold its regular meeting virtually Monday, April 19, at 2:00 p.m.
April 19: Santa Clarita Public Television Authority Virtual Regular Meeting
SCV Water has received a nearly $250,000 California Special Districts Association Public Safety Power Shutoff program allocation from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES).
Cal OES Awards SCV Water $250K Grant
The Los Angeles County Arts Education Collective, coordinated by the Department of Arts and Culture, and KCET have joined forces to create a new documentary that explores the value of arts education for the youth, communities, and creative economy of L.A. County.
KCET Documentary to Feature L.A. County’s Arts Education
The Santa Clarita Valley League of Women Voters, partnering with College of the Canyons Center for Civic Engagement and its Engage the Vote Student Action Team, is sponsoring a virtual, “Conversation with Mayor Bill Miranda,” on Monday, April 19, from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Miranda Joins League of Women Voters, COC for Virtual Conversation on Local Government
A woman died after having been rushed to the hospital following a stabbing in a Saugus neighborhood early Thursday morning.
LASD Investigating Deadly Saugus Stabbing
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 23 new deaths and 613 new cases of COVID-19, with 27,535 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: 16 and Over Now Eligible for Vaccine; SCV Cases Total 27,535
The results of two surveys regarding the controversy surrounding the Hart High School mascot were reported during the William S. Hart Union High School District governing board meeting on Wednesday.
Survey Shows Majority of Staff, Students Favor Keeping Hart Mascot
As students and staff return to schools for in-person instruction, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reminds everyone to keep the safety of students in mind when traveling around schools.
With Schools Reopening, LASD Reminding Drivers to Keep Student Safety In Mind