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1990 - President George H.W. Bush and Sheriff Sherman Block dedicate new North County Correctional Facility in Castaic [story]
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No Televised Debate? It’s Unfair | Commentary by Enaya Hanbali
Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018

On September 20, a congressional debate between U.S. Rep. Steve Knight, the Republican incumbent, and Katie Hill, the Democratic nominee, was held at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center in Palmdale. There was a long line and there were many people who were not able to attend the debate due to limited...

On the Record
Thursday, Sep 7, 2017

On Aug. 18, a group of concerned local residents from the Democratic Club of the High Desert came to U.S. Rep. Steve Knight’s office to discuss with him about how they are wanting to hold another town hall meeting  with their congressman on issues they disagree with him on such as healthcare. The...

ACA Supporters Take Message to Knight
Friday, Feb 3, 2017

Hundreds of local residents from throughout Santa Clarita, Antelope Valley, and Simi Valley showed up Wednesday at U.S. Rep. Steve Knight’s offices where they signed a petition and peacefully protested to urge him to keep and protect the Affordable Care Act. The community came together because the...

Valley Fever
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016

On June 25, state Sen. Sharon Runner – who represents Santa Clarita, Lancaster, Palmdale and Victorville – put together “Raising Valley Fever Awareness” in Lancaster at the Antelope Valley Hospital Community Resource Center. She wasn’t able to make it, so Assemblyman Scott Wilk hosted the event...

Jail Policy Targets Minorities
Monday, Jun 27, 2016

Residents are worried about the women’s jail that is going to be built in Lancaster which is heavily supported by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, who represents Santa Clarita, Lancaster, Palmdale, Lake Los Angeles, Pasadena, Alhambra and other communities in northern Los Angeles County. A group...

Closing the Gap
Friday, Mar 18, 2016

On March 9, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce hosted a 5th District Supervisor’s Candidate Forum. They had seven candidates who are running in this coming June 7 primary election: Kathryn Barger, Elan Carr, Mitch Englander, Bob Huff, Ara Najarian, Darrell Park and Billy Malone. This district...

Don’t Weaken Gun Laws
Wednesday, Mar 2, 2016

Last week, U.S. Rep. Steve Knight, who represents Santa Clarita, Simi Valley and Antelope Valley, along with a majority in Congress passed the SHARE Act, a bill that states it is going to “protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing and shooting, and for other purposes.”...

State Needs to Help
Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016

According to the Los Angeles Department of Health, there has been a growing amount of homelessness over the last few years due to the long recession that is slowly turning around. Health Department figures show that in 2013, the homeless population was 35,524, while in 2015 it was 41,174 people in Los...

Rehab, Not Prison
Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016

There has been a drastic increase of prisoners in our jail system the past few years. There have been several complaints of overcrowding nationwide due to the high number of nonviolent drug offenders and high number of offenders in general returning back to prison. According to the Department of Justice...

Don’t Cut Obamacare
Thursday, Jan 14, 2016

On Jan. 5, U.S. Rep. Steve Knight, R-Palmdale, signed the “Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015,” which is an attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the act that Knight supported would have cut $70 billion...

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1990 - President George H.W. Bush and Sheriff Sherman Block dedicate new North County Correctional Facility in Castaic [story]
ribbon cutting
1890 - Jenkins ranch hands Dolores Cook and George Walton of Castaic slain by rival William Chormicle and W.A. Gardener [story]
Dolores Cook
1950 - Ex-Mrs. William S. Hart appears in court to challenge will that leaves Hart Park & Mansion to L.A. County [story]
Winifred Westover
The Sand Canyon Resort project is scheduled to return before the Santa Clarita Planning Commission Tuesday with a series of revisions, following multiple concerns raised by both commissioners and residents.
Modified Sand Canyon Resort Project Up for Review
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 144 new deaths and 1,838 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 26,045 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 26,045; Nearly 2 Million Doses Administered in County
The Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles announced on Feb. 26 that Kenya Yarbrough will lead its newly-created and first-ever Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, Access, and Advocacy Initiative.
Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles Launches First-Ever Diversity and Advocacy Department
The Valley Industry Association will welcome College of the Canyons Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook as the keynote speaker for the March VIA Virtual Series taking place Tuesday, March 16, from 11:00 a.m to 12:15 p.m.
March 16: VIA Virtual Series with Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook
The city of Santa Clarita’s Planning Commission will hold a regular meeting virtually Tuesday, March 2, at 6:00 p.m.
March 2: Planning Commission Virtual Regular Meeting
The Child and Family Center's Domestic Violence Program is set to host its fourth annual "Night of Expression" art exhibit on Saturday, Feb. 27, in recognition of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.
Feb. 27: Child and Family Center to Host Virtual Teen Dating Violence Awareness Art Exhibit
California Department of Public Health officials announced on Feb. 26 that California is on track to create the capacity to administer 3 million vaccinations per week by March 1.
State on Track to Reach Capacity Goal of 3 Million Vaccines Per Week, Pending Available Supply
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is set to host events and classes in March to celebrate National Nutrition Month.
Henry Mayo to Host Events, Classes for National Nutrition Month
The college district received the best rating possible in an independent audit of its general obligation bond expenditures.
Independent Audit Finds College District in Full Compliance
After being shuttered for almost a year due to pandemic restrictions, Mountasia Family Fun Center has been purchased by MB2 Group.
MB2 Group Purchases Mountasia Family Fun Center
The California Department of Motor Vehicles announced a new round of extensions for commercial driver’s licenses expiring through May 31 that will help commercial drivers focus on delivering essential products and supplies during the COVID-19 emergency.
DMV Extends Expiring Commercial Driver’s Licenses Through May
1923 - U.S. release of Charles Chaplin film "The Pilgrim," partially shot at Saugus Train Station & Newhall First Presbyterian Church [watch]
The Pilgrim
Fry's Electronics, the consumer electronics retailer, announced Wednesday that it is going out of business after nearly 36 years.
Fry’s Electronics Closing All Its Stores
The Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) announced Thursday the upcoming launch of the Los Angeles Online Dispute Resolution (LA-ODR) program, in collaboration with the Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County and its Dispute Resolution Program (DRP), and the Center for Conflict Resolution.
L.A. County Launches Program to Help Litigants Settle Cases Online
A former manager of the Valencia COVID-19 testing lab is being sued by the operator for breaching her contract after she accused the company of poor performance.
PerkinElmer Suing Whistleblower for Breach of Contract
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 132 new deaths and 2,072 new cases of COVID-19, with 25,990 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Nearing 26,000; L.A. County Reaches 100 MIS-C Cases in Children
Three hundred sixty-six feature films are eligible for the 2020 Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today.
Academy Announces 366 Feature Films Eligible for 2020 Best Picture Oscar
Hannah Cumming is exactly the type of player Master's women's soccer head coach Curtis Lewis appreciates.
Hannah Cumming Signs with TMU
Santa Clarita City Council members declined Tuesday to administer $6.8 million in state rental assistance funds for eligible residents who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and let the state handle those dollars but approved creating a program for them with $6.3 million from the federal government.
Rental Aid Program Coming to Eligible Santa Clarita Residents Impacted by Pandemic
The Santa Clarita City Council Legislative Committee will hold a special meeting virtually Friday, Feb. 26, at 2:00 p.m. 
Feb. 26: City Council Legislative Committee Virtual Special Meeting
As Los Angelenos envision their future — whether it’s housing, parks or wellness — there is much they can learn from the past.
CSUN Collaborates with Tataviam, Indigenous Communities to Create Virtual, Ecological History Map