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1874 - First train out of L.A. to reach new town of San Fernando; Newhall 2 years later [story]
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Homebuilder D.R. Horton Posts Higher Profit, Sales
Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016

[Fort Worth] – Nationwide homebuilder D.R. Horton Inc., whose latest Santa Clarita Valley community is Monument at West Hills, reported that net income for its first fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2015 increased 11 percent to $157.7 million, or $0.42 per diluted share, from $142.5 million, or...

Profits Up at Walgreens; Rite Aid Merger ‘Progressing as Planned’
Thursday, Jan 7, 2016

* Adjusted first quarter net earnings attributable to Walgreens Boots Alliance per diluted share increase 32.1 percent to $1.03 compared with the year-ago period; GAAP net earnings attributable to Walgreens Boots Alliance per diluted share increase 13.5 percent to $1.01 * Adjusted first quarter net earnings...

Loss Widens for 99 Cents Only Stores
Monday, Dec 14, 2015

Third Quarter Fiscal 2016 Overview: * Net sales increased 2.8% to $491.5 million in prior year * Same-store sales decreased by 3.9% * Adjusted EBITDA was $5.1 million compared to $27.1 million in prior year * Net loss was $152.6 million compared to $3.8 million in prior year * Felicia Thornton named...

KB Home: Lower Profit, Margin; Higher Volume, Prices
Thursday, Sep 24, 2015

KB Home, which opens a new community at Five Knolls in Santa Clarita Saturday, reported results Thursday for its third quarter ended August 31, 2015. Highlights and developments include the following:     Three Months Ended August 31, 2015 Total revenues rose 43% from the year-earlier quarter...

Ross Same-Store Sales Up 4%, Profits Up 11%
Thursday, Aug 20, 2015

Ross Stores Inc. reported Thursday that earnings per share for the second quarter ended August 1, 2015 increased 11% to $.63, up from $.57 in the prior year. Net earnings grew to $259 million, compared to $240 million for the same period in 2014. Sales for the fiscal 2015 second quarter rose 9% to $2.968...

Smart & Final: 2Q Profits, Same-Store Sales Higher
Friday, Jul 24, 2015

Smart & Final Stores, Inc. reported financial results for the fiscal second quarter ended June 14, 2015. Second Quarter Highlights: * Net sales increased 9.3% to $905.1 million * Comparable store sales growth of 3.5% * Net income of $11.0 million, or $0.14 per diluted share * Adjusted net income...

Smart & Final Posts 6% Growth in Same-store Sales
Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015

Smart & Final Stores Inc. reported financial results Tuesday for the fiscal first quarter ended March 22, 2015. First Quarter Highlights: Net sales increased 11.9% to $822.2 million Comparable store sales growth of 6.1% Net income of $4.9 million, or $0.06 per diluted share Adjusted net income increased...

Same-store Sales Up Slightly at 99 Cents Only Stores
Thursday, Apr 16, 2015

99 Cents Only Stores LLC announced its financial results for each of the fourth quarter and full-year fiscal 2015 ended January 30, 2015. As previously announced, the Company changed its fiscal year from the Saturday closest to the end of March, to the Friday closest to the end of January in order to...

Water, Gasoline Sales Drive Tejon Ranch Profits in 2014
Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015

Tejon Ranch Co. released the results of operations Monday for the year ended December 31, 2014, with the Company showing net income attributable to common stockholders of $5,655,000, or $0.27 per common share, compared to net income attributable to common stockholders of $4,165,000, or $0.20 per common...

Hyatt Posts Profits Well Ahead of Projections
Friday, Feb 14, 2014

Hyatt Hotels Corp. shares shot up more than 7 percent Friday on the news that profits were well ahead of projections. The company posted fourth-quarter 2013 profits of $51 million, or 32 cents per share. Wall Street was expecting earnings of 20 cents per share. The results compare to fourth-quarter 2012...

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1874 - First train out of L.A. to reach new town of San Fernando; Newhall 2 years later [story]
train tunnel
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Monday confirmed 18 new deaths and 337 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as cases in the Santa Clarita Valley now total 27,588 since the pandemic began.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: 2 New Vaccination Sites Open in SCV, Palmdale; 27,588 Total SCV Cases
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has reported six productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley, aka "Hollywood North," the week of Monday, April 19-25, 2021
Six Productions Filming in SCV this Week
The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and the Mental Health Commission will host a public hearing for the Mental Health Services Act Three-Year Plan on Thursday, April 22.
April 22: LACDMH, Mental Health Commission to Hold Virtual Public Hearing
The William S. Hart Union High School District was named one of 19 school districts and one county office of education for school attendance review board as a model program for its attendance strategies during distance learning.
Hart District Named Model SARB Award Winner by State
Students from across the California State University system will make final, virtual pitches of their ideas for new television series on Wednesday, May 5, at California State University, Northridge.
CSUN to Host Final for a Television Pitch Competition
The Children’s Bureau is seeking foster families during National Foster Parent Appreciation Month and is now offering two virtual ways for individuals and couples to learn how to help children in foster care while reunifying with birth families or how to provide legal permanency by adoption.
Children’s Bureau Offering Virtual Orientation During Foster Parent Appreciation Month
In April, the city of Santa Clarita joins in the celebration of National Volunteer Month by recognizing the community's exceptional volunteers with a national award.
Santa Clarita Celebrates National Volunteer Week, Awards Volunteers
To provide a framework to guide the future of residential development locally, the city of Santa Clarita is embarking on a public process to update the Housing Element of the Santa Clarita General Plan.
City to Update 2021-2029 General Plan Housing Element
In an email distributed to parents, Sulphur Springs Union School District Superintendent Catherine Kawaguchi warned parents of a man telling students that he is there to pick them up.
Sulphur Springs Warns of Suspicious Man Near Schools
1880 - Pico Oil Spring Mine Section 2 patented by R.F. Baker and Edward F. Beale [story]
E.F. Beale
1945 - Actors Harry & Olive Carey sell Saugus ranch after 29 years; now Tesoro del Valle [story]
Carey Ranch
1930 - Telephone switchboard operator Louise Gipe, heroine of the 1928 St. Francis Dam disaster, tries & fails to kill herself over an unrequited love [story]
Louise Gipe
The city of Santa Clarita’s Planning Commission will hold a regular meeting virtually Tuesday, April 20, at 6:00 p.m.
April 20: Planning Commission Virtual Regular Meeting
The owner of a shopping center at the corner of Lyons Avenue and Apple Street will seek the Santa Clarita Planning Commission’s approval Tuesday to subdivide the lot from three parcels to eight.
Planning Commission to Consider Subdivision Request
The deadline to submit entries for Santa Clarita Sister Cities’ Young Artists and Authors Showcase has been extended to Sunday, April 25, 2021.
Deadline Extended For Annual Sister Cities Young Artists And Authors Showcase
Internet marketing firm Scorpion made multiple company announcements Wednesday, including plans to open a new headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Scorpion Announces Plans to Move Headquarters
After a year of turmoil for many businesses in the Santa Clarita Valley, the SCV Economic Development Corp. released its list of the area’s largest employers.
EDC Releases SCV’s Largest Employers List
William S. Hart Union High School District officials said 18 students have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days during the regular board meeting Wednesday.
Hart District Reports 18 Positive Cases of COVID-19 Among Students
Los Angeles County Public Health on Friday confirmed 36 new deaths, 643 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, and reported the lowest test positivity rate to date.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: County Test Positivity Rate Hits Record Low; 27,557 Total SCV Cases
For the third year in a row, La Mesa Junior High School has been selected as a "Capturing Kids’ Hearts" National Showcase School for the 2020-2021 school year.
La Mesa Junior High School Selected as National Showcase School
California Senate Bill 545, a measure to provide additional resources to struggling students, has received unanimous support from the Senate Education Committee, announced Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita).
Wilk’s Bill to Address Learning Loss Passes Senate Education
As National Volunteer Appreciation Week approaches, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is recognizing its valued volunteers, a group that numbers over 300 and includes adults, teens, and canines.
April: 18-24: Henry Mayo Recognizes Volunteers During National Volunteer Appreciation Week
The city of Santa Clarita’s annual Earth Arbor Day celebration is set to go virtual this year with the release of an entertaining and informative video program on Thursday, April 22 at 10:00 a.m.
City to Celebrate Earth Arbor Day with Virtual Program and Free Mulch Giveaway