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1962 - Articles of incorporation filed for Golden State Memorial Hospital on Lyons Avenue [story]
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Cross-Sector Partnerships Aim to Aid Distance Learning, Close Digital Divide
Monday, Apr 20, 2020

SACRAMENTO – California Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday announced new cross-sector partnerships to support the state’s distance learning efforts and help bridge the digital divide. “School may be physically closed, but class is still in session,” Newsom said. “But for class to be in session,...

Utilities Ratepayers to Receive California Climate Credit
Monday, Apr 13, 2020

California utilities ratepayers will receive a “California Climate Credit” on their April bills, according to a notice sent Thursday by the California Public Utilities Commission, which follows: This April* your utility bill will include a credit identified as the “California Climate Credit.”...

Smith Calls on Newsom, CPUC to Make Power Shutoff System Safer
Monday, Nov 4, 2019

Assemblywoman Christy Smith (D-Santa Clarita) wrote a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Public Utilities Commission expressing her concern about the Public Safety Power Shutoff system or PSPS and its application in communities like Agua Dulce in the 38th Assembly District. Smith’s...

Newsom Backs CPUC Probe Into Utility Power Shutoffs
Monday, Oct 28, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom issued a statement Monday in support of a major investigation by the California Public Utilities Commission of utility-led Public Safety Power Shutoffs, or PSPS. “I want to see the CPUC launch a total reform of power shutoff rules and regulations,” Newsom...

Aliso Canyon Gas Leak Caused by Corroded Well Casing
Monday, May 20, 2019

[Read the report] [Read the press release about the report]   SAN FRANCISCO – Blade Energy Partners has completed its independent root cause analysis of the leak at Southern California Gas Company’s Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility that began on October 23, 2015, the California...

SoCalGas Records More Spending with Diverse Suppliers Than Ever
Monday, Mar 18, 2019

Southern California Gas Co. has achieved the highest level of spend with diverse business enterprises in the history of the company, spending more than $673 million dollars with 583 diverse suppliers last year. SoCalGas exceeded the California Public Utilities Commission’s goal for contracting...

SCOPE Issues Statement on CPUC’s Valencia Water Decision
Sunday, Mar 2, 2014

[SCOPE] – In a lightening swift sweetheart condemnation deal consummated during the 2012 holidays, Castaic Lake Water Agency approved the $73.8 million dollar purchase of Valencia Water Company, formally owned by Newhall Land and Farming, and made contractual promises to supply water to all Newhall’s...

CPUC Dismisses Rate Complaint, Will No Longer Regulate Valencia Water
Thursday, Feb 27, 2014

[VWC] – The California Public Utilities Commission decided Thursday that because the stock of the Valencia Water Company was acquired by a government agency (Castaic Lake Water Agency), the Commission no longer has jurisdiction over VWC. The unanimous decision was rendered in response to VWC’s...

State Agency Official to CLWA: Not So Fast
Friday, Feb 1, 2013

Citing state law and a recent complaint by the Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment, an administrative judge for the California Public Utilities Commission said the Castaic Lake Water Agency must ask permission for a recent utility sale. Thursday’s ruling said the Castaic...

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1962 - Articles of incorporation filed for Golden State Memorial Hospital on Lyons Avenue [story]
Golden State Hospital
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 38 new deaths and 1,160 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 5,737 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: 257,271 Cases Countywide, 38 New Deaths; 5,737 SCV Cases
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom today signed legislation ensuring millions more Californians can utilize Paid Family Leave benefits they pay for without the fear of job loss.
Newsom Inks Extension of Paid Family Leave Bill
The city of Santa Clarita is excited to announce the Kidz Play After School program for fall 2020.
Online Registration Now Available for Fall Kidz Play After School Program
Here is a list of Santa Clarita arts-related virtual and in-person events through October:
Santa Clarita Arts Calendar: ARTober, Calls for Artists, SOS Theatre Festival
The Supplemental Coronavirus Relief Fund Spending Plan approved Tuesday by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors includes an allocation to L.A. County Library to provide digital support to individuals and communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, specifically by expanding the recently-launched Laptop & Hotspot Loan program that allows cardholders to borrow a Chromebook and wireless hotspot kit, and by extending the WiFi network range at libraries, to cover parking lots.
Supes Approve L.A. County Library Funding to Help Bridge Digital Divide
Following a summer hiatus, the Santa Clarita homeless task force met Wednesday to discuss the 2020 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count for the first time since its release — and concluded that keeping a separate local count may be the solution to an apparent undercount of local homeless in the countywide tally.
Santa Clarita Task Force Keeping Homeless Count Separate
Santa Clarita Public Library is excited to launch the First Library Card Program for children in our community.
City Inviting Children 6 & Under to Sign Up for First Library Card
California State University, Northridge’s library is hosting a virtual exploration of women’s journeys in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) on Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. via Zoom.
Sept. 22: CSUN to Host Virtual Presentation of Women in STEM
The Newhall Family Theatre, in partnership with Mark II Entertainment, is proud to announce the debut of a new web series: Talking Backstage.
Newhall Family Theatre Announces Launch of Web Series
The city of Santa Clarita presents the virtual 2020 Parent Resource Symposium, titled Teen Vaping: The Story of Toxic Smoke.
City to Present Virtual Parent Symposium on Dangers of Teen Vaping
College of the Canyons was one of two California community colleges recognized as one of "America’s Best Colleges for Student Voting" by Washington Monthly magazine for its commitment to inspiring students to vote and actively participate in community decisions.
COC One of Two California Community Colleges Recognized for Student Voting
The 15 William S. Hart Union High School District Teachers of the Year for the 2020/21 school year were recognized by the Governing Board Wednesday.
Saugus High’s Jim Klipfel Named Hart District Teacher of the Year
Waste Management in Santa Clarita is encouraging community members to practice proper disposal of hazardous household materials in an effort to help prevent heat-related cart and collection truck fires while protecting the environment.
Waste Management Urging Residents to Properly Dispose of Hazardous Waste
With lights and sirens on, two squads of Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies rolled out Thursday afternoon to assist in the fast-growing Bobcat Fire that prompted new evacuations in the Antelope Valley.
SCV Sheriff’s Deputies Assisting Palmdale Station in Bobcat Fire
Smoke from wildfires burning in the region has caused unhealthy air quality in the Santa Clarita Valley, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
SCV Air Quality Declared Unhealthy Due to Smoke from Wildfires
SACRAMENTO — Caltrans announced Monday that the state will receive more than $493 million in additional transportation funding from the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) annual August redistribution.
California to Receive More than $493M in Additional Transportation Funding
1879 - First official Newhall School building erected near Walnut & Ninth streets [story]
First Newhall School
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Wednesday confirmed 31 new deaths and 1,448 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, including 21 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley, bringing the SCV total to 5,690 confirmed cases and 56 deaths.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: 256,148 Cases Countywide, 31 New Deaths; 5,690 Total Cases in SCV
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Tuesday provided an update on the county's In-Person Learning Waiver Program, often referred to as the School Waiver Program.
COVID-19: L.A. County Provides Update on School Waiver Program
SCV Water will kick off a pipeline replacement program in October, starting with a 1,500-foot section of 14” diameter PVC pipeline along Decoro Drive and Blueridge Drive in Saugus.
SCV Water to Begin Large-Diameter PVC Pipeline Replacement Program
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted 18 students as winners of the 47th Student Academy Awards competition.
Academy Reveals Winners of 2020 Student Academy Awards
In a 4-1 vote Tuesday, Los Angeles County Supervisors approved a motion to officially support Proposition 17, which would restore voting rights to parolees if approved by California voters.
Supes OK Motion to Back Prop. 17, to Restore Voting Rights to Parolees
Songhai Armstead, a longtime advocate for the underserved and an innovator within Los Angeles County’s justice system, has been selected to head the county’s groundbreaking Alternatives to Incarceration Initiative.
Armstead Named Head of L.A. County Alternatives to Incarceration Initiative