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1834 - Sinforosa, daughter of Narciso and Crisanta, born at Mission San Fernando; mom from Tejon, dad from Piru; believed to be last speaker of Tataviam language (died 1915) [record]
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Sept. 25: Santa Clarita-Based Jack’s Angels Hosting Virtual ‘Rally for Our Children’
Thursday, Sep 10, 2020

Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) Advocacy Group and Jack’s Angels Inc., a Santa Clarita nonprofit for awareness and research for DIPG and pediatric brain cancer, is hosting the virtual, “Rally for Our Children” on Friday, Sept. 25 beginning at 8:30 p.m. EST. in conjunction with...

Legislature Passes Bill that Draws Attention to Rare Form of Pediatric Cancer
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Janet Demeter of Agua Dulce (with a photo of her son Jack), Senator Wilk, Joana Sandoval of Hawthorne (with a photo of her daughter Katelyn Kin). Both women lost their children to DIPG. SACRAMENTO – On Thursday, the California Senate unanimously approved Senate Resolution 106 (SR 106), a measure...

May 17: Powderpuff Football Game Benefiting Jack’s Angels
Thursday, May 3, 2018

Vasquez High School students in Acton are preparing for their 6th Annual Powderpuff Football Game benefiting Jack’s Angels, a local charity dedicated to awareness and research for DIPG, the deadliest pediatric brain cancer, and advocacy for children with cancer. The Powderpuff Game began in 2013 with...

May 17: Knight Recognizes DIPG Awareness Day
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

U.S. Rep. Steve Knight, R-Palmdale, has announced his commemoration of Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) Awareness Day with a Special Order. His colleagues, Rep. Jackie Speier, CA-14, and Rep. Debbie Dingell, MI-12, also joined Rep. Knight in recognition of the awareness day, and called for action...

‘Run the Rocks’ to Celebrate National Movement for DIPG Awareness
Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017

Jack’s Angels Foundation’s 2nd Annual running event “Run the Rocks!” is approaching quickly with race-day April 30, 2017, attracting a variety of runners and childhood cancer advocates in support of children with DIPG in an adventurous trail race at Vasquez Rocks County Park in Agua Dulce. Jack’s...

April 30: ‘Run the Rocks!’ Event Supports Research Project for Pediatric Brain Cancer
Monday, Mar 6, 2017

Jack’s Angels Foundation of Agua Dulce is organizing a trail running event, including a family walk—at Vasquez Rocks County Park 10700 Escondido Canyon Road in Agua Ducle, on Sunday, April 30 2017, with races beginning at 9 a.m. The event opens at 8 a.m. and includes both a 5k and 10k race through...

Colorita Run to Feature Tribute to Children with Deadly Pediatric Brain Cancer
Monday, Feb 20, 2017

The Santa Colorita 5k Fun-Run on February 25, 2017 at Castaic Lake Recreation Center in Castaic, CA, produced by the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce includes for the third time the “Skip for Jack!” event for young children. A tribute to the long-silent experience that thousands of families...

May 17: National DIPG Awareness Day Raising Awareness for Rare Disease
Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017

Jack’s Angels Foundation of Santa Clarita, CA, organizes a run in Washington DC with other activists to celebrate and harken the introduction of the National DIPG Awareness Resolution to Congress on Monday, January 30, 2017. The day also marks opening registration for Jack’s Angels Relay for Research,...

Knight, Speier Reintroduce DIPG Research, Awareness Bill
Monday, Jan 30, 2017

Representative Steve Knight, CA-25, and Congresswoman Jackie Speier, CA-14, reintroduced a bipartisan resolution on Monday that would raise awareness and support research for a form of pediatric cancer called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, or DIPG. Knight’s resolution renews an effort that the Congressman...

DIPG Awareness Resolution Demanding Funding for Pediatric Cancer Research
Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017

For decades, “there’s nothing we can do” has been the standard phrase used with families at diagnosis time for children with DIPG, diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. A rare disease, technically, affecting 200-400 children per year in the US, DIPG has seen no progress in its terminal prognosis nor...

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1834 - Sinforosa, daughter of Narciso and Crisanta, born at Mission San Fernando; mom from Tejon, dad from Piru; believed to be last speaker of Tataviam language (died 1915) [record]
Piru
The Office of Inspector General Max Huntsman has issued a report entitled Fourth Report Back on Meeting the Sheriff's Department's Obligations Under Senate Bill 1421.
Inspector General Issues New Report on LASD
All eight eligible Providence hospitals in Los Angeles and Orange counties, including Holy Cross in Mission Hills, have earned high ratings from U.S. News & World Report, including two that ranked nationally for orthopedics care and one for rehabilitation.
Holy Cross, SoCal Providence Hospitals Highly Ranked by U.S. News
The Small Business Development Center at College of the Canyons will offer an inperson class "SBDC As A Resource" on Wednesday, July 24, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
July 24: Learn About the SBDC at COC
Steven Nassif, a native of the Santa Clarita Valley, wrote and directed "Homecoming" which will premiere at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 20 at the Lumiere Music Hall, 9036 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.
July 20: SCV Native Releases First Feature Film
Following outcry from LGBTQ+ students and families whose local districts enacted “forced outing” policies over the past year, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond today celebrated the signage of AB 1955: Support Academic Futures and Educators for Today’s Youth Act (SAFETY Act) into law by Governor Gavin Newsom.
Newsom Signs AB 1955 SAFETY Act to Protect Rights of LGBTQ+ Students
As families across the country prepare for the upcoming school year, The Salvation Army in Santa Clarita has announced its continued partnership with the Toyota Lexus Minority Owners Dealership Association to provide school backpacks to families in need.
Salvation Army Opens Registration for School Backpack Giveaway
SCVi, a TK-12 tuition-free public charter school in Castaic has announced an Ice Cream Social event on Friday, July 26, 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the school campus.
July 26: SCVi Hosts Ice Cream Social for Families
On Tuesday, July 16, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the Tenant Right to Counsel Ordinance, which will provide free legal representation to eligible tenants facing eviction in unincorporated Los Angeles County beginning in January of 2025.
Supes Approve Tenant Right to Counsel Ordinance
The WiSH Education Foundation, which benefits students in the William S. Hart Union School District, has announced that its Wednesday Webinar series for the coming '24-'25 school year is being expanded to eight webinars.
WiSH Webinar Series Expands for College Bound Students, Families
Join the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce at the Business After Hours Mixer, alongside other business leaders from the Santa Clarita Valley, for an exclusive networking event at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Aug. 21: SCV Chamber After Hours Mixer at Henry Mayo
Mission Opera has announced the fundraising gala, "An Evening of Elegance," will be held Saturday, Aug 3.
Aug. 3: ‘Evening of Elegance’ Fundraising Gala to Benefit Mission Opera
The SENSES Block Party on Thursday, July 18 will feature the theme "The SENSES Games."
July 18: The SENSES Games in Old Town Newhall
The Nest Healing Art Studio at ARTree in Old Town Newhall is a free community workshop consisting of an hour of mindful, judgement free, art-making.
Nest Healing Art Studio Looks to Expand
1925 - Actor Harry Carey files patent on the original 160-acre Saugus homestead he'd purchased in 1916 (now Tesoro Del Valle) [story]
Harry Carey
Registration for the 29th annual River Rally Cleanup and Environmental Expo is officially open. This is an opportunity for Santa Clarita volunteers of all ages to help clean up a portion of the Santa Clara River, one of the last natural, free-flowing river systems in Southern California.
Registration Now Open for Annual River Rally Cleanup
Don’t miss the Santa Clarita Artists Association’s annual Art Classic Gala - the largest celebration of fine arts in the Santa Clarita Valley - Sept. 28, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at The Center.
Sept. 28: SCAA Hosting 34th Annual Art Classic
Jhoanna Serrano left the Philippines for the United States at just 18 years old, hoping to give her then-2-year-old daughter, Jean Pauline, a better future.
CSUN Honors Mother’s Sacrifices with New Scholarship
The Master’s University Chorale, one of the school’s marquee music performance ensembles, toured through Texas this summer.
TMU School of Music Sends Chorale on Texas Tour
Saugus High School Instrumental Music Booster Club is inviting the community to help those in need with its Clothes for Cash continues Saturday, July 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saugus High Music Club Clothes for Cash Campaign Continues
In celebration of a new partnership with Chef Tony Gemignani, the 13-time World Pizza Champion and the undisputed greatest pizza maker in modern history, Princess Cruises, recognized for the Best Pizza at Sea, established a new Guinness World Records Title Monday for “World’s Largest Pizza Party” at multiple venues aboard its fleet of Love Boats with hungry guests devouring more than 60,000 slices of fresh-from-the-oven pizza prepared by the line’s master chefs.
Princess Cruises’ Pizza Party Sets New Guinness World Record
The GSAC has announced several changes that go beyond the new schools that have joined the conference.
GSAC Ushers In New Era
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has released the list of six productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, July 15 - Sunday, July 21.
Filming in Santa Clarita Includes Six Productions
Santa Clarita consistently earns recognition as one of the best places to live in the nation, boasting a high quality of life, strong safety record and a business-friendly atmosphere.
Ken Striplin | 2024 Public Opinion Poll
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