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1993 - Hart High grad Dee Dee Myers (1979) becomes first female White House press secretary [story]
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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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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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