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1876 - D.G. Scofield forms California Star Oil Works, hires Alex Mentry to drill in Pico Canyon [story]
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Knight in Support of Bill Authorizing $21 Billion in Science, Tech Programs
Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – On Tuesday, the House Committee on Science, Space, & Technology favorably reported H.R. 5503, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Authorization Act of 2018 by a vote of 26 to 7. Rep. Steve Knight (R-CA), a member of the Committee, voted in support of...

Knight Issues Statement on State of the Union Address
Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Rep. Steve Knight (R-Palmdale) released the following statement after the State of the Union Address delivered by President Donald Trump on Tuesday night: “For too long, Washington has been locked in bitter partisanship that has hindered the government’s ability...

Knight Co-Sponsors Bill to Help Small Businesses Compete for Fed Contracts
Thursday, Jan 11, 2018

(Washington, DC) – Representative Don Bacon (R-NE) introduced H.R. 4754, the Change Order Transparency for Federal Contractors Act, on Wednesday. Original cosponsors include Rep. Steve Knight (R-CA), Rep. Al Lawson (D-FL), and Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL). Time is money for all businesses, but...

Annual Defense Policy Bill Includes Several Knight Provisions
Thursday, Nov 9, 2017

The Conference Committee for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) released the Joint Explanatory Statement on the annual defense policy bill for Fiscal Year 2018. Included in the report are several key provisions successfully advocated for by Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) as a core-conferee....

Knight Takes Part in National Defense Authorization Act Conference
Thursday, Oct 26, 2017

(WASHINGTON, DC) – After being chosen by Speaker Paul Ryan as a core conferee for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) participated in a discussion to work towards finalizing a bill that will establish national security policy, fund the military, and...

Knight Calls Trump’s Arpaio Pardon ‘Improper’
Monday, Sep 11, 2017

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Photo: Courthouse News U.S. Rep. Steve Knight termed President Donald Trump’s pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio “improper” in a letter to a constituent Monday. Knight, R-Palmdale, a retired LAPD officer, was responding to...

Knight Bill to Improve Small Business Investments Unanimously Passes House
Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017

Rep. Steve Knight’s (CA-25) bill, H.R. 2333, Small Business Investment Opportunity (SBIO) Act of 2017, passed the House Monday with unanimous support. The SBIO Act increases the amount allocated for the SBIC programs to reflect inflation and provide access to additional funding. The Small Business...

Knight Bill on Security Clearances Passes House Committee
Thursday, Jul 20, 2017

Legislation was introduced Wednesday by Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) the Securely Expediting Clearances through Reporting Transparency (SECRET) Act, H.R. 3210, passed the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The SECRET Act requires a quarterly report on the size of the security...

House Passes Knight Bill Rolling Back Financial Regulations
Friday, Jun 9, 2017

Rep. Steve KnightThe U.S. House of Representatives Friday passed a bill authored by Congressman Steve Knight (CA-25) that would roll back regulations created in the aftermath of the Great Recession of 2008. The House passed H.R. 10, also known as the Financial CHOICE Act, which aims to revise the Dodd-Frank...

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1876 - D.G. Scofield forms California Star Oil Works, hires Alex Mentry to drill in Pico Canyon [story]
Pico oil rigs
Los Angeles County Workforce Development Aging and Community Services is spreading awareness during World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) by sharing ways the community can help.
County Shares Ways to Help the Elderly During World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
A body was found under the Soledad Canyon overpass in Canyon Country on Tuesday, prompting a call to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau detectives.
Homicide Detectives Investigating Body Found in Canyon Country
As California’s COVID-19 case rates have fallen to among the lowest in the country and almost 19 million Californians are fully vaccinated, the state is moving 'Beyond the Blueprint' to fully reopen its economy and end many pandemic-era restrictions, announced California Department of Public Health officials. In addition, Los Angeles County Public Health noted the current guidelines vaccinated and unvaccinated County residents are to follow as restrictions relax and the economy reopens.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: California Officially Moves ‘Beyond the Blueprint’; 28,061 Total SCV Cases
The necessity of passing federal legislation aimed at curbing illegal eviction was examined at length Monday during a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing.
House Panel Takes Up Bill Blocking Evictions in National Emergencies
California lawmakers passed a record $267 billion budget bill Monday that boosts spending on programs designed to fight climate change, prevent wildfires, build affordable housing and stimulate the economy with direct payments to taxpayers.
California Lawmakers Send $267 Billion Budget to Newsom’s Desk
Family, friends and members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department gathered at Fire Station 131 in Palmdale Tuesday morning for a ceremony to honor firefighter Tory Carlon, who was killed earlier this month.
Flag Ceremony Honors Fallen Firefighter Tory Carlon
Medical examiners identified a body found across the street from the Castaic Lagoon as that of Marlon Francisco Menjivartorres, 35, of Castaic.
Coroner Identifies Body Found Near Castaic Lake
Los Angeles County Fire Department officials announced plans this week for a private flag ceremony and memorial service — both of which will be livestreamed for the community to watch — in honor of the firefighter killed in the Station 81 shooting on June 1.
Flag Ceremony, Memorial Service Planned for Firefighter Killed in Station 81 Shooting
In an announcement released on Monday, Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, reported that he had secured $20 million in federal funding for the district to be included in pending legislation, with some of the money heading toward the Santa Clarita Valley if the bill is approved.
Garcia Announces $20 Million Planned for Transportation Services in District
Demonstrating alongside the Hart District Teachers Association, members of the California School Employees Association Chapter 349 stood outside the district office last week in support of the ongoing negotiations concerning pay and benefits.
Hart District Classified Staff Negotiating Increase in Pay, Benefits
1957 - Lang Station dedicated as State Historic Landmark No. 590 [story]
Lang Station
With fire experts predicting a “dire” wildfire season ahead, two of the world’s largest firefighting helicopters joined the Southern California region’s wildfire-suppression arsenal Tuesday.
CH-47 Helitankers Join SoCal’s Firefighting Fleet
Nearly 18 months after the first health officer order was issued for COVID-19, California’s stay-at-home order will expire Tuesday as the economy fully reopens.
Economy Set to Reopen as California’s ‘Blueprint for a Safer Economy’ Expires
On Monday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed two new deaths and 135 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 28,053 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: Public Health Urges Everyone to Get Fully Vaccinated Ahead of 4th of July; SCV Cases Total 28,053
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has reported nine productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley aka "Hollywood North" the week of Monday, June 14-20, 2021.
Filming This Week in SCV:  ‘Masha’s Game,’ ‘With Love,’ 7 More Productions
In the first four months of 2021, the District Attorney’s Office declined to file charges on 537 Santa Clarita Valley criminal cases — already 156% of the total number of declined cases for the entire previous year.
District Attorney Case Rejections on the Rise
Michelle Denise Dorsey’s life was celebrated by more than 200 people during a memorial service at Real Life Church in Valencia Saturday morning.
Hundreds Attend Memorial Service Celebrating Michelle Dorsey’s Life
The Santa Clarita Planning Commission will consider Tuesday a transitional housing project on a vacant lot at 23652 Newhall Ave.
Planning Commission to Discuss Transitional Housing, Circle K Alcohol Sales Expansion
Many Santa Clarita Valley school districts plan to reject Centers for Disease Control (CDC) funding to provide comprehensive COVID-19-screening programs at SCV schools.
SCV School Districts Set to Reject COVID-19 Testing Funds
A virtual town hall Thursday brought together Los Angeles County Public Health officials to answer questions from the public about changes to coronavirus restrictions come Tuesday when California’s “blueprint for a safer economy” expires.
County Officials Answer Public’s Reopening Questions
1916 - Jesse Doty buys White Star Garage; he turns it into Newhall's first Ford dealership [story]
White Star Garage
1949 - Frank Walker deeds over the first 40 acres of Placerita Canyon State Park [story]
Deed
1868 - Ravenna post office established in Soledad Canyon [story]
Ravenna depot