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1993 - Hart High grad Dee Dee Myers (1979) becomes first female White House press secretary [story]
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State Schools Chief Kicks Off ‘California Digital Divide Innovation Challenge’
Thursday, Mar 4, 2021

This week, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced the kickoff for the “California Digital Divide Innovation Challenge,” a global competition that will award up to $1 million to the boldest, most revolutionary proposals to eliminate the digital divide and expand high-speed...

State Schools Chief Announces $1M Digital Divide Innovation Challenge
Thursday, Feb 4, 2021

SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced Thursday the new “California Digital Divide Innovation Challenge,” a global competition that will award up to $1 million to the boldest, most revolutionary proposals to eliminate the digital divide and expand high-speed...

L.A. County Library Bridging Digital Divide with New Park & Connect Service
Thursday, Dec 24, 2020

Through funding provided from the Coronavirus Relief Fund Spending Plan, L.A. County Library is excited to announce a new service, Park & Connect: free outdoor Wi-Fi in the parking lots of participating libraries, including the libraries at Stevenson Ranch and Castaic. This pandemic has widened...

Supes Approve L.A. County Library Funding to Help Bridge Digital Divide
Thursday, Sep 17, 2020

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...

California Schools Chief Lauds Back-to-Learning Efforts
Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020

SACRAMENTO — As most schools across California begin a new school year under distance learning, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond on Wednesday commended the around-the-clock dedication of educators, families, and students. In a virtual news media briefing, Thurmond also outlined...

California Education Department to Collaborate with Apple, T-Mobile to Connect Students in Need
Thursday, Aug 6, 2020

SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced Wednesday that the California Department of Education (CDE) is collaborating closely with Apple and T-Mobile to connect up to 1 million students in need as most schools across California expect to begin the next school...

Supes Ask State to Improve Distance Learning for L.A. County Youth
Wednesday, Jul 22, 2020

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a motion authored by Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Mark Ridley-Thomas to ask the state of California to provide additional support for students impacted by distance learning. The motion requests special consideration for those who are most...

State Schools Chief Looking to Close Digital Divide Among CA’s Students in Need
Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020

SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond is reaching out to more than 100 of California’s top private industry partners, businesses, and donors with a new call to action: contribute to a $500 million initiative that would provide computing and connectivity devices to...

Schools Chief Calls for Free Internet for Students Statewide
Friday, May 1, 2020

SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced Friday that his Closing the Digital Divide Task Force is asking the leaders of major internet service providers to provide free internet access to all of California’s students. Executives from these companies will be...

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Do you like comedy? Do you like music? Do you like getting root canals?
Impulse Hosting Comedy, Music Night
Coming off a first-place winning streak at competitions in New York and Washington, D.C., earlier in 2021, the CSUN Model United Nations team continues to accumulate achievements after scoring another first place finish with the Outstanding Delegation Award in the Northwest Model UN Conference, which took place Nov. 19-21 in Seattle.
Matadors Pull off Clean Sweep at Model UN Competitions
Freshman guard Monique Febles poured in a season-high 23 points as No. 6 College of the Canyons was able to outlast Antelope Valley College 68-62 at the Cougar Cage in the 2021-22 home opener. 
Lady Cougars Hold off AVC in Home Opener
Evelyn Ku, MSN, RN, has been named Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.
Evelyn Ku Named Henry Mayo’s VP, Chief Nursing Officer
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 102 additional deaths and 42,115 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 62, 566 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID Roundup: SCV Cases Top 62,000
The California Department of Transportation has rescheduled the Friday, Jan. 21 - Monday, Jan. 24 closure of the eastbound Interstate 210 in Sylmar.
Caltrans Reschedules I-210 Weekend Closure
1993 - Hart High grad Dee Dee Myers (1979) becomes first female White House press secretary [story]
Dee Dee Myers
California State University, Northridge was given two honors from the National Opera Association, officials said Tuesday. 
CSUN Productions Wins Honors From National Opera Association
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 59 additional deaths and 30,081 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 61,584 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID Roundup: Positivity Rates in Schools See Decline
Harbor Group International, LLC and Azure Partners, LLC  announced earlier this month, their joint venture for the acquisition of Jefferson Vista Canyon, a 480-unit, Class A apartment community in Santa Clarita.
International Property Management Group Acquires Local Apartment Community
The College of the Canyons Spring 2022 semester begins  Feb. 7, and those looking for the classes needed to upgrade their skills, or transfer to a four-year university, still have time to register. 
College of the Canyons: Now is the Time to Register for Spring Semester
A Santa Clarita man originally reported missing on Jan. 16 has been located, Sheriff officials said Wednesday. 
Missing Santa Clarita Man Found
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce announced that they will be hosting a free PPE drive which will provide KN95 masks, surgical masks and hand sanitizer to local chamber members.
SCV Chamber Announces Free PPE Drive For Members
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced the release of a Request for Proposals to solicit independent researchers to conduct the Aliso Canyon Disaster Health Research Study.
Public Health Calls For Independent Research Into Aliso Canyon Health Study
More than twenty years ago I led the animal control division for an agency in northern California, and at one point we received a series of complaints from students at a local community college regarding a fellow student’s emotional support animal (ESA).
Marcia Mayeda: Protecting Service Animals
1967 - Original airing of Star Trek "Arena" Episode: Kirk battles the Gorn commander (Saugus resident Bobby Clark) at Vasquez Rocks [watch]
Kirk vs. Gorn commander
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 45 additional deaths and 22,688 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 60,980 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday Covid Roundup: Omicron Continues to Surge as ICU Admissions Rise in LA County
Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation is hiring. This summer, the department aims to hire over 250 new lifeguards to work at 30 aquatic facilities, all across L.A. County.
LA County Department of Parks, Recreation Seeks to Hire Over 250 Lifeguards
Due to L.A. County Department of Public Health restrictions and the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, the city of Santa Clarita "regretfully" is announcing the cancellation of the 2022 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, reported Santa Clarita PIO Carrie Lujan in a statement released to the press.
Santa Clarita 2022 Cowboy Festival Cancelled
With COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County at high levels, the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) will temporarily pause in-person services starting Tuesday, Jan. 18.
LA County DCBA Temporarily Pausing In-Person Services
Put your knowledge to the test with Winter Games Trivia on the second day of Winter Olympic Games Beijing 2022.
Feb. 3 Winter Games Trivia Contest at The Cube
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 2020-21 fiscal year.
COC Citizens Oversight Committee Affirms Audits of College Bond Spending
Fred Gruchalla, a veteran of the Vietnam War, received the 2020-2021 Veteran of the Year Award from the Van Nuys/Reseda Elks Lodge 2790 on Jan. 10.
Fred Gruchalla, Veterans’ Advocate, Named Veteran of the Year
The Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley is now accepting applications for the annual Virginia Wrage Memorial Fund Scholarship. Deadline is March 30, 2022.
Zonta SCV Accepting Applications for Wrage Scholarship
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