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1920 - Warrant issued for actor Tom Mix to appear in Newhall Judge J.F. Powell's courtroom on reckless driving charge [story]
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Oct. 10: SCV Democrats to Bestow Awards
Thursday, Oct 8, 2015

[DAA] – The Santa Clarita Valley is a known to be a Republican stronghold. On Saturday, Santa Clarita’s Democratic Alliance for Action will recognize individuals who are leading the fight to turn the SCV from red to blue. The DAA’s first-ever awards luncheon will take place at the Valencia...

Trans Fats and Personal Freedom
Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013

The FDA announced last Thursday that it is effectively banning trans fats – that delicious but dangerous artery clogging by-product of partially hydrogenated oils – from foods in the U.S. As a result, the taste, texture and longevity of such beloved items as microwave popcorn, frozen pizza, doughnuts...

American Capitalism Needs to be Repaired
Tuesday, May 7, 2013

If you have money in the stock market, you must be a very happy camper right now.  I can tell you that compared to what my 401K looked like in October of 2008, my retirement savings have roughly quadrupled since then thanks to the stock market climbing to 15,000 for the first time in history. And while...

Public Servants vs. Private Business
Monday, Apr 15, 2013

This week there was an amazing video clip making its way around the Internet.  The clip shows Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., questioning some federal bank regulators about their investigations into unscrupulous banks illegally foreclosing upon innocent homeowners. In the clip, which can be found on...

Economy is Improving Despite the GOP
Monday, Mar 11, 2013

We had a lot of positive economic news last week: The stock market closed on Friday to 14,397, setting a new record, 236,000 new jobs were created and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, the lowest level since the recession hit in 2008. I can’t help but believe that if Mitt Romney had been elected...

Goodbye to the Voting Rights Act?
Monday, Mar 4, 2013

The Supreme Court of the United States took up a challenge last week to the Voting Rights Act, which passed during the height of the Civil Rights movement to address the Southern states’ long, disgusting history of disenfranchising black voters. Predictably, the five conservative justices had problems...

Sequester: Who’s to Blame?
Monday, Feb 25, 2013

If nothing happens by this Friday, the long-dreaded “sequestration” will be triggered, and all sorts of economic chaos will be unleashed on America as the U.S. government brutally slashes $85 billion a year from its budget, hitting defense and non–defense spending in equal punitive measure. Based...

Global Warming: Whom Do You Trust?
Monday, Feb 11, 2013

I have too many friends from across the political spectrum to believe that anyone or any party has a monopoly on wisdom or intelligence, and yet I’m frequently surprised by some of the things that my friends believe. The other day, a very nice and bright young lady where I work let slip the fact that...

Gun Stats Are Even Scarier Than You Think
Sunday, Feb 3, 2013

I really thought I’d written my last gun column for a while.  I’d penned quite a few since Sandy Hook, with the same outcome: If you agreed with me that there is still some progress to be made in terms of new gun legislation, then I was just preaching to the choir. If you disagreed with me, then...

They’re Still Crazy About Abortion
Monday, Jan 28, 2013

Abortion is back in the news again this week.  It warms my heart to see that the GOP has learned exactly nothing about the dangers of harping on this issue despite it being political kryptonite in the last election and driving women away from the party in droves. Addressing anti-abortion protestors...

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1920 - Warrant issued for actor Tom Mix to appear in Newhall Judge J.F. Powell's courtroom on reckless driving charge [story]
Tom Mix
On Monday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed four new deaths and 179 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 27,798 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: County Reaches 24,000 Deaths; SCV Cases Total 27,798
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, May 10-16, 2021.
Filming This Week in SCV: ‘Good Trouble,’ ‘For All Mankind,’ ‘The Terminal List,’ 5 More Productions
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized emergency use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12-15 Monday.
Children Age 12-15 OK’ed for COVID-19 Vaccine
Starting Wednesday, May 12, 2021, eligible households will be able to enroll in the Emergency Broadband Benefit program which sets out to help households struggling to pay for internet service during the pandemic.
May 12: Enrollment for Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Opens this Week
The Tom & Ethel Bradley Center at California State University, Northridge has received a $350,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to digitize some of the approximately 22,000 images in its Farmworker Movement Collection that tell the story and document efforts to unionize farmworkers in the 1960s and early 1970s.
CSUN Receives NEH Grant to Digitize its Farmworker Movement Collection
Saugus Union School District board members discussed a back-to-school update for the 2021-22 school year during the regular board meeting Wednesday.
SUSD Discusses Full-Time Instruction, Distance Learning for Next Year
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor has announced plans to reopen on Saturday, with a number of COVID-19 safety measures in place.
Hurricane Harbor Plans to Reopen May 15
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday he’d be expanding the state’s economic stimulus program to middle-income families that make up to $75,000.
Newsom Expands State Stimulus Program, Unveils $100 Billion Recovery Plan
Warmer weather and winds are set to return to the Santa Clarita Valley Tuesday, bringing with them elevated fire weather conditions.
Winds Set to Bring Elevated Fire Weather to SCV
America’s Job Center of California announced it will host a job recruitment on Thursday, May 13 for various positions for Aerotek in Palmdale, Santa Clarita, and Lancaster.
America’s Job Center to Hold Virtual Job Recruitment for Aerotek
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Missing Persons Unit investigators are asking for the public’s help locating At-Risk Missing Person Christopher William Conrad.
Investigators Seek Help Locating At-Risk Missing Person Christopher ‘Chris’ Conrad
1877 - Newhall School District formed, upon petition of J.F. Powell and 47 others [story]
Newhall School kids
1990 - Gene Autry's elderly horse, Champion, put to sleep; buried at Melody Ranch [story]
Champion
1875 - John F. Powell, an Irish immigrant, becomes Justice of the Peace [story]
John F. Powell
Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced the introduction of Senate Joint Resolution 5, urging the federal government to immediately pass a correction to the Social Security formula to protect benefits for millions of Americans who turned 60 during the pandemic.
Wilk Introduces Resolution Urging Congress to Amend the Social Security Average Wage Index
The Santa Clarita City Council will consider allocating a little over $3.5 million in federal funding intended to support low- and moderate-income residents with decent and affordable housing and economic opportunities.
City Council to Consider Federal Funds in Support of Future Local Affordable Housing
The owners of Maria’s Italian Deli in Newhall, past and present, celebrated the restaurant’s reopening Wednesday, following last year’s announcement it would be closing its doors after 47 years.
Maria’s Italian Deli Celebrates Reopening Under New Owners
After publicly expressing their support for hosting live graduations earlier this year, William S. Hart Union High School District officials outlined their proposed plans for the Class of 2021 ceremonies during their Wednesday night governing board meeting.
Hart District Outlines Plans for Live Graduations
After plans fell through for a $100 million mall expansion that would have brought a second Costco to the Santa Clarita Valley, representatives from the big box retailer reached out to city officials to see if they could still make a second location a reality.
Costco Still Seeks Second Location in SCV
Nurses Week is underway and the Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN) is calling on registered nurse volunteers to assist with Covid-19 vaccinations at the Kedren Community Health Center in partnership with International Medical Corps.
RNRN Calls on Nurse Volunteers to Administer Covid-19 Vaccine Doses
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced it will begin a phased reopening of jail visitations at the Century Regional Detention Facility starting on Mother’s Day weekend, with all other locations predicted to reopen in June.
May 8: LASD Announce Jail Visitations to Resume at Century Regional Detention Facility
Calling all high school and college seniors – the city of Santa Clarita Arts and Events Division is seeking 2021 graduates to exhibit their 2021 graduation caps in a virtual gallery.
June 1: Deadline Set to Enter City’s Virtual Graduation Cap Photo Exhibition
On Friday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed 16 new deaths and 421 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 27,766 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Daily Hospitalizations Hit New Low in LA County; 27,766 Total SCV Cases