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Omnibus Bill Provisions Tackle Opioid Epidemic
Thursday, Mar 29, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – On Friday, March 23, 2018, President Trump signed into law an Omnibus Appropriations Bill to set policy and allocate discretionary funding for the remainder of the fiscal year. The bill included several provisions to address the rising abuse of heroin and opioid drugs. Specifically,...

Updated: Deputies Discover Hash Oil Lab, Stolen Property
Friday, Sep 8, 2017

[LASD] – Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to a trespassing call on Vasquez Canyon Road and arrested a probationer on stolen property and drug charges Thursday afternoon. The trespassing call was from the 6700 block of Vasquez Canyon Road. Upon contacting the suspect,...

Parents Concerned about Teen Drug Abuse Find Support, Guidance with Sheriffs
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Detective Bill Velek of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station shared Wednesday on how the Juvenile Intervention Team can help parents identify drug use in their homes and, more importantly, how to address it. “It’s not just Santa Clarita that has this problem, it’s a nationwide problem and...

FDA Warns Consumers to Beware of Fake Cancer ‘Cures’
Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017

The FDA is warning consumers to beware of products claiming to cure cancer on websites or social media platforms, such as Facebook and Instagram. According to Nicole Kornspan, M.P.H., a consumer safety officer at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), they’re rampant these days. “Anyone who...

A.G. Becerra Joins Price-Fixing Lawsuit Against Six Drug Companies
Thursday, Mar 2, 2017

Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced that California has joined a federal antitrust lawsuit with 39 other states charging six generic drug-makers with an illegal conspiracy to divide customers and markets and increase prices for two generic drugs. The complaint alleges that the six pharmaceutical...

Barger Motion Addressing Drugged Driving Approved
Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017

A motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger, co-authored by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, unanimously approved by the Board of Supervisors, announces the County’s support for proposed legislation that will address the issue of driving under the influence of drugs, including marijuana. The bill authored...

Senator Wilk Introduces Measure to Regulate Synthetic Drugs
Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017

Senator Scott Wilk, R-Antelope Valley, announced Wednesday he introduced Senate Bill 139 to combat the prevalence of synthetic recreational drugs in communities across California. “These drugs have become a growing threat to our children and our communities. They are extremely dangerous but have proven...

May 16: SCVi Hosts Drug Awareness Night for Families
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

SCVi Charter School is hosting the “Family Drug Awareness Night” on Monday May 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the Shakespeare Theatre at SCVi, featuring Detective Velek from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and CVS Pharmacists Rob Soto and Sneha Patel. Detective Velek will give an...

CDC Reports Drug Overdose Deaths at All-Time High
Tuesday, Dec 22, 2015

[KTHS] The number of deaths caused by accidental drug overdoses in the U.S. hit an all-time high in 2014, according to recent data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Last year alone, a total of 47,055 people died from drug overdoses– almost twice the number of people killed...

Drug Overdoses Double Across SCV
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Santa Clarita Valley is on pace to see double the drug overdoes from 2014 if the current pace continues, according to Sheriff’s Station officials. This year, there have been three confirmed drug overdoses and four more pending confirmation from the Coroner’s Office, Wachsmuth said. Last year there...

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1962 - Walt Disney donates bison herd to Hart Park [story]
Bison
The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board has approved the recommendation to name Donna Manfredi as the principal of Golden Oak Adult School.
Donna Manfredi Takes Helm at Golden Oak Adult School
The Executive Office of the Board of Supervisors announced the leadership team of the newly formed Probation Oversight Commission who will be tasked to lead efforts to monitor the Probation Department’s progress on systemic reform.
L.A. County Announces New Probation Oversight Commission Leadership Team
The Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center at College of the Canyons will host a virtual Open House on Wednesday, April 28 to help those interested in advancing their careers by earning a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
COC University Center Hosting Virtual Open House
The Santa Clarita Public Television Authority will hold its regular meeting virtually Monday, April 19, at 2:00 p.m.
April 19: Santa Clarita Public Television Authority Virtual Regular Meeting
SCV Water has received a nearly $250,000 California Special Districts Association Public Safety Power Shutoff program allocation from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES).
Cal OES Awards SCV Water $250K Grant
The Los Angeles County Arts Education Collective, coordinated by the Department of Arts and Culture, and KCET have joined forces to create a new documentary that explores the value of arts education for the youth, communities, and creative economy of L.A. County.
KCET Documentary to Feature L.A. County’s Arts Education
The Santa Clarita Valley League of Women Voters, partnering with College of the Canyons Center for Civic Engagement and its Engage the Vote Student Action Team, is sponsoring a virtual, “Conversation with Mayor Bill Miranda,” on Monday, April 19, from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Miranda Joins League of Women Voters, COC for Virtual Conversation on Local Government
A woman died after having been rushed to the hospital following a stabbing in a Saugus neighborhood early Thursday morning.
LASD Investigating Deadly Saugus Stabbing
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 23 new deaths and 613 new cases of COVID-19, with 27,535 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: 16 and Over Now Eligible for Vaccine; SCV Cases Total 27,535
The results of two surveys regarding the controversy surrounding the Hart High School mascot were reported during the William S. Hart Union High School District governing board meeting on Wednesday.
Survey Shows Majority of Staff, Students Favor Keeping Hart Mascot
As students and staff return to schools for in-person instruction, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reminds everyone to keep the safety of students in mind when traveling around schools.
With Schools Reopening, LASD Reminding Drivers to Keep Student Safety In Mind
1954 - Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden on streets of Newhall for filming of "Suddenly" [story]
Frank Sinatra
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Wednesday confirmed 57 new deaths and 411 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as the county prepares to expand vaccination eligibility to residents 16 and older on Thursday.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: Vaccination Eligibility to Expand to 16+ Thursday; SCV Cases Total 27,515
Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger has approved $140,000 in funding to the Santa Clarita Valley Boys & Girls Club through the county's Community Services Block Grant.
Barger to Allocate $140K in County Block Grant Funds to Boys & Girls Club of SCV
California public health officials this week lifted capacity limits on in-person services at places of worship from the state's reopening scheme, following a handful of Supreme Court decisions in favor of congregants challenging the state’s COVID-19 capacity limits.
California Lifts COVID Capacity Limits on Places of Worship
The Santa Clarita City Council on Tuesday night approved one-time funding of $100,000 for the relocation of Bridge to Home shelter services for people experiencing homelessness, and an additional loan not to exceed $110,000.
Santa Clarita City Council OK’s Funding for Bridge to Home Shelter Relocation
California Institute of the Arts, or CalArts, is leasing space at Newhall Crossings in Downtown Newhall to put its students’ artwork on display, officials with the Valencia arts college announced recently.
CalArtians’ Works on Display at Newhall Crossings
The Santa Clarita City Council unanimously approved Tuesday a Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital expansion plan, following a public hearing with protest from members of a local carpenters union and calls by community members to include a mental health care unit for children.
Santa Clarita City Council Approves Henry Mayo Expansion Plan
California Senate Bill 546, a measure to extend the state's "iFoster" cell phones and data program for foster youth, has passed out of the Senate Energy, Utilities, and Communications Committee with unanimous support, according to Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita).
Wilk’s Bill to Extend ‘iFoster’ Cell Phone Program for Foster Youth Moves Forward
2014 - "Become Ocean" by John Luther Adams (CalArts BFA 1973) named winner of 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Music [story]
John Luther Adams
College of the Canyons athletic programs returned to campus this week to begin outdoor team strength and conditioning activities, guided by a stringent return-to-campus procedural plan designed to ensure the health and safety of student-athletes, coaches and support staff.
Cougar Athletics Return to Campus
The organizers of high school athletics in Southern California announced Monday their plans to move forward with section championships for a number of outdoor sports.
CIF Announces Plans to Move Forward with Post-Season Play
If you watched NASA’s exciting Mars Perseverance rover landing on Feb. 18, you definitely won’t want to miss the College of the Canyons Canyon Country campus spring 2021 virtual Star Party on Friday, April 23.
April 23: COC Canyon Country Virtual Star Party