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1930 - Telephone switchboard operator Louise Gipe, heroine of the 1928 St. Francis Dam disaster, tries & fails to kill herself over an unrequited love [story]
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COUNTY NEWS ARCHIVE
Feb. 10, 17, 24: 3 Day CERT Training in Acton
Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and County Fire Department will present Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training to the public free of charge. The training course will be presented as a series of three classes on Feb. 10, 17 and 24, from 8:00 a.m. 4:00 pm. You must attend all...

Residents Encouraged to Sign Up for Spring CERT Session
Thursday, Feb 2, 2017

Registration is now open for the spring Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) session hosted by the city of Santa Clarita, in partnership with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The spring CERT session begins Thursday, March 30, 2017 and runs through Thursday, May 11, 2017. CERT classes...

City Encourages CERT Training Before El Nino Hits Hard
Friday, Jan 29, 2016

The city of Santa Clarita is encouraging residents to prepare for El Nino by taking a CERT course to learn how to protect themselves and their property. El Niño is here, and meteorologists forecast significant rainfall and storms for February and March. In preparation, why not take the Community Emergency...

Flood Updates; CERT-ified Helpers Wanted Sunday
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015

Are you CERT-ified? Help Needed Sunday CERT assistance needed for the West Lake incident – Full day only. Any CERT member available to provide assistance in mud removal in affected storm areas please respond to Fire Station 129 (42110 6th Street West, Lancaster) on Sunday, October 18th from 7:30...

Get Trained to Render Aid in a Disaster
Thursday, Jul 30, 2015

Local governments prepare for emergencies; however, during a large scale disaster, the number and scope of incidents can overwhelm conventional emergency services. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is an all-risk, all-hazard training. This valuable course is designed to help you protect...

Registration Open for Emergency Response Training
Thursday, Jun 4, 2015

Santa Clarita residents can learn life-saving emergency skills by signing up for the City’s Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) program. The next three-week course runs Sept. 12 through Sept. 26, 2015 and will teach basic survival skills that can be crucial during disasters such as earthquakes,...

Sign Up to Become a Certified Emergency Responder
Monday, Mar 2, 2015

Santa Clarita residents can learn life-saving emergency skills by signing up for the City’s Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) program. The next seven-week course runs April 9 through May 21 and will teach basic survival skills that can be crucial during disasters such as earthquakes, fires,...

Sign Up for CERT, Prepare to Save a Life
Thursday, Dec 18, 2014

Santa Clarita residents can learn life-saving emergency skills by signing up for the City’s Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) program. The next seven-week course runs January 15, 2015 through February 26, 2015 and will teach basic survival skills that can be crucial during disasters such...

City to Host Free Emergency Preparedness Workshops
Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

This September, the City of Santa Clarita will participate in National Preparedness Month, a nationwide campaign designed to educate the public on how to prepare for emergencies and disasters. Several training opportunities will be available to promote community preparedness and help remind residents...

Have the Right Stuff for SCV Search & Rescue?
Thursday, Jul 17, 2014

Santa Clarita Valley Search and Rescue Information Session Are you interested in becoming a member of the Santa Clarita Valley Search and Rescue Team? Attend an information session about this elite volunteer program on Thursday, August 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library’s Community...

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1930 - Telephone switchboard operator Louise Gipe, heroine of the 1928 St. Francis Dam disaster, tries & fails to kill herself over an unrequited love [story]
Louise Gipe
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]
Bison
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