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July 5
1914 - Rev. Wolcott H. Evans, the future "pastor of the disaster," named pastor of Newhall's First Presbyterian Church [story]

First Public Hearing Tuesday on COC Election Boundaries
Monday, Oct 12, 2015

The first of three public hearings being held by the Board of Trustees of the Santa Clarita Community College District to receive public input and testimony regarding proposed trustee areas is scheduled for Tuesday evening. At its Sept. 23 meeting, the board determined, pursuant to Education Code §72036,...

Saugus School Dist. Releases Alternative Voting Maps
Friday, Sep 25, 2015

The Saugus Union School District has published four alternative maps showing the district divided into separate trustee-area regions for purposes of voting. The various maps will be discussed and debated at several public meetings starting with Tuesday’s school board meeting and ending Nov. 17...

Saugus School Board Preparing to Share Voting District Map
Thursday, Sep 24, 2015

The Saugus Union School District Governing Board passed a resolution May 5 to change the way Board members are elected. Under the current “at large” system, all registered voters in the District’s boundaries can  vote for candidates for board member seats. Under the new proposed system, candidates...

COC Board to Divide Trustee Seats Into Voting Districts
Wednesday, Sep 23, 2015

The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees adopted two resolutions Wednesday to initiate the process of a “by-area” election system as well as the criteria of how these areas will be determined. A “by-area” election system is where a district is divided into trustee areas...

Judge: No Cumulative Voting in City Elections

A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has ruled that cumulative voting cannot be used in the 2016 Santa Clarita City Council election. Cumulative voting – where people could choose to cast up to 3 votes for their favorite City Council member, was agreed upon as part of a California Voting Rights...

Saugus to Hold Hearing on Splitting Into Voting Districts
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015

The governing board of the Saugus Union School District will hold a public hearing Tuesday, Sept. 29, on the plan to split the district into five parts for purpose of school board elections. Heretofore, the district has been served by a five-member board elected by all voters in the school district....

Voting Rights Lawsuit Leads to Contempt Proceedings for Palmdale
Friday, Oct 31, 2014

[KHTS] – A lawsuit over alleged California Voting Rights Act violations prompted a Los Angeles County judge to initiate contempt proceedings against four Palmdale city officials, including a candidate for the 36th Assembly District, officials said Friday. Judge Mark V. Mooney’s ruling gives...

Castaic School Board Adopts New Voting System
Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014

Castaic Union School District board members voted Thursday to use cumulative voting in their next election. “We believe that we’re currently in compliance with the (California Voting Right Act), but because of the past schools’ litigation the best way to move forward is with cumulative voting,”...

SCV NewsBreak for Monday, October 20, 2014
Monday, Oct 20, 2014

A missing Palmdale man was found in an overturned car in Acton over the weekend by members of his family. A superior court judge gave another green light to cumulative voting, which has been repeatedly challenged by city of Santa Clarita attorneys. The Amgen Tour of California is expected to return to...

Cumulative Voting in Santa Clarita Upheld in Court

[KHTS] A superior court judge again upheld the legality of cumulative voting, which was again challenged by language in a statement by city of Santa Clarita attorneys. The move led to speculation in open court Monday that a new lawsuit challenging the legality of cumulative voting could be forthcoming,...

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1914 - Rev. Wolcott H. Evans, the future "pastor of the disaster," named pastor of Newhall's First Presbyterian Church [story]
1932 - Robert Poore wins the greased pole climbing contest and $2.50 at Newhall's July 4th celebration [story]
4th of July Parade
1925 - By letter, Wyatt Earp beseeches his friend William S. Hart to portray him in a movie, to correct the "lies about me." Hart never did. [story]
Hart-Wyatt Earp
1869 - Sanford Lyon (as in Lyons Avenue) appointed postmaster of Petropolis (today's Eternal Valley Cemetery) [story]
Sanford Lyon