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1970 - Gov. Ronald Reagan appoints Adrian Adams as Newhall's first "second" judge [story]
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Environmental Racism
Friday, Apr 21, 2017

It is a hallmark of a civilized society to manage its waste appropriately. However, it is the hallmark of a morally civilized society to do so without exploiting its most marginalized members and making them bear the burden of detrimental health effects when they are the least likely to be able to defend...

Crony Dumpster Diving
Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017

In addition to leftist (as opposed to liberal) ideology, do you know what else is destructive of American society? Crony capitalism. It can begin when you run as a conservative to get elected in a conservative area, in an attempt to make a career out of holding public office. Next, we can have what appears...

Landfills & Our Future | From Citizens for Landfill Compliance
Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017

The following commentary is submitted by members of Citizens for Chiquita Canyon Landfill Compliance.   The Chiquita Canyon Landfill is in the final stages of seeking approval for an expansion, so you may have been hearing about it a lot lately or for the first time. As the upcoming public hearing...

City, Landfill at Odds Over Dumping Fee Reduction

The answer is still no. For the second time, the Chiquita Canyon Landfill operator has said it doesn’t think it should have to cut dumping fees for trash generated within the city of Santa Clarita or be forced to sponsor city-hosted rideshare events. In a Jan. 9 letter, the city reiterated the requests...

The Superior Alternative
Monday, Feb 20, 2017

The hearing on the final environmental impact report for the expansion of the Chiquita Canyon Landfill will be held Wednesday, March 1, at Rancho Pico High School, 26250 Valencia Blvd., from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Many years have passed since the process started. The first draft EIR was expected to be quickly...

Real vs. Fake Crisis
Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017

So Kathryn Barger, our new county supervisor, is going to make a motion to check all the dams so we don’t experience an Oroville event. Sounds prudent, and also like a political stunt. A stunt, because there are no present indicators of danger that we’ve heard of, and no pleas from the community...

Jan. 9: Public Comment Period for Chiquita Canyon Landfill Expansion Ends
Monday, Jan 9, 2017

The period for public comment on the Chiquita Canyon Landfill Expansion is closing on January 9, 2017. Comments for this project are to be sent to Richard Claghorn, from the Department of Regional Planning, through email at rclaghorn@planning.lacounty.gov, by fax to (213) 626-0434, or postmarked by...

New Law: Landfills, Dairy Farms Must Cut Methane Emissions (Video)
Monday, Sep 19, 2016

Related: Evaluation of the Landfill Odor Problem at the Sunshine Canyon Landfill, 11-18-2015 (pdf)   (CN) — California Gov. Jerry Brown continued his signing spree of climate change bills on Monday, inking a proposal that requires dairy farms and landfills to drastically cut methane and other...

Looks Like the Fix is In
Saturday, Sep 17, 2016

Last month the Val Verde Civic Association held a meeting to discuss options regarding the violations of the contract that the Chiquita Canyon Landfill operator and the county entered into with Val Verde 20 years ago. After a long night of discussion, the town voted unanimously to pursue any avenue to...

Freudian Slip?
Thursday, Aug 25, 2016

On Monday, the tired town of Val Verde once again drove out to the Embassy Suites Hotel to express its concerns about the noncompliance of the Chiquita Canyon Landfill. As you may know, the landfill was given a “clean hands” waiver which basically said it had to stay open because it was too dangerous...

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1970 - Gov. Ronald Reagan appoints Adrian Adams as Newhall's first "second" judge [story]
Adrian Adams
NEW ORLEANS – The California State University, Northridge Men's and Women's Cross Country programs earned U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Teams for the 2022 NCAA Division I Cross Country season as announced by the USTFCCCA Thursday.
Matadors Cross Country Programs Named to All-Academic Teams
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency Board of Directors will now be meeting in-person for all Committee meetings.
Feb. 2: SCV Water Engineering, Operations Committee Regular Meeting
Friends of Placerita Canyon Natural Area invite the public to share in the grand opening of the new "Know Your Nature Center" on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 2 p.m.
Jan. 28: ‘Know Your Nature Center’ Grand Opening
Join Landmark Opera at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church as it presents Gilbert and Sullivan's famous operetta, "The Pirates of Penzance," Sunday, Feb. 5, at 2 p.m.
Feb. 5: Landmark Opera Presenting ‘Pirates of Penzance’
In Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation's latest episode, you’ll learn about DrinkPAK, a premier contract manufacturer of premium alcoholic and non-alcohol beverages based in Santa Clarita.
SCVEDC’s Latest Podcast Features DrinkPAK CEO Nate Patena
The College of the Canyons Sports Medicine Program and Valencia High School Medical Science Academy will host the 2023 Sports Medicine Professions Fair on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 10 a.m. - noon, at the college's Valencia campus.
Feb. 4: COC, Valencia High Partner to Host Sports Med Fair
The Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons will present "Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience" on Sunday, May 21. Two shows will be offered at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
May 21: Santa Clarita PAC Presents ‘Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience’
On Jan. 19, the Board of Directors for the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation approved long-time board member John Shaffery, managing partner of Poole Shaffery, to step into the role of Board co-chair as successor to Roger Seaver.
John Shaffery Named New SCVEDC Co-Chair
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station reminds Santa Clarita Valley residents that the past rain event may have created great riding trails, but riding off highway vehicles unauthorized on private property is considered trespassing.
Unauthorized Off Highway Vehicle Owners Reminded to Remain Off Private Property
SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced a new partnership at a press event today between the California Department of Education and California Volunteers, Office of the Governor, to promote new pathways for California Volunteers service corps members — a group that includes 10,000 per year across all corps, including the California Climate Action Corps, AmeriCorps, #CaliforniansForAll Youth Jobs and #CaliforniansForAll College Corps — to become teachers in California classrooms.
State Schools Chief Unveils Plans to Recruit More Teachers
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday no additional deaths and 62 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley, with 23 additional deaths and 1,095 new cases countywide.
Thursday COVID Roundup: 62 New SCV Cases
1990 - "Duplicates" premieres at L.A. Phil; concerto by CalArts Music School dean Mel Powell wins Pulitzer Prize [story]
Mel Powell
Nominations for the 2023 Santa Clarita Chamber of Commerce Business Choice Awards is coming to a close soon.
Jan. 31: Deadline for Nominations for Chamber’s Business Choice Awards
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has issued beach closures for the following areas due to the release of approximately 64,000 gallons of untreated sewage:
Several Beaches Close Due to 64k Gallons of Sewage
The Santa Clarita Community College District’s Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee voted to accept the results of an independent audit confirming the district properly accounted for all bond expenditures in the 2021-22 fiscal year.  
Audit of COC Bond Spending Affirmed
Nominations for the yearly SCV Man & Woman of the Year are coming to a close, but there is still several days left to submit a nomination. 
Last Chance to Nominate 2023 SCV Man & Woman of the Year
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health cautions residents who are planning to visit the below Los Angeles County beaches to avoid swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters:
Ocean Water Use Warning For Jan. 25
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors passed Supervisors Lindsey P. Horvath’s and Hilda Solis' motion to extend COVID-19 eviction protections for renters and further the process of setting up rental assistance programs for renters and owners. 
Supervisors Extend Eviction Protections For County
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors asked the State of California to launch an investigation into natural gas utility bill spikes that County residents experienced this month and to develop a plan to prevent future spikes.
County Requests State Leaders Investigate Natural Gas Price Increase
With their striking orange wings laced with black lines and bordered with white dots, monarch butterflies and their annual migration south from the United States and Canada to California and Mexico have become the stuff of legend. But habitat loss threatens the future of not just the butterflies, but other pollinators essential to the nation’s ecosystems.
CSUN Student Receives Grant to Increase Habitat for Butterfly, Other Pollinators
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health today confirmed 22 new deaths throughout L.A. County, 1,254 new cases countywide and 20 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID Roundup: Santa Clarita Adds 20 Cases to Total Count
1915 - Death of pre-Mentry oilman & San Francisquito vintner Ramon Perea [story]
Perea grave marker
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion today by Supervisor Kathryn Barger and co-authored by Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell that establishes a $45M countywide relief fund for small property owners. The new rent relief program will benefit mom-and-pop property owners hardest hit by non-payment of rent.
Board of Supes to Bring $45M in Relief for Small Property Owners
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