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1980 - Saugus Train Station relocated to Hart Park, Newhall [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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The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has released the list of seven productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, June 24 - Sunday, June 30.
Seven Productions Filming in Santa Clarita
Eleven additional athletes claimed spots on the 2024 Paris Olympic Team, including Saugus High School alumna Abbey Weitzeil, on night eight of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials Swimming presented by Lilly, in Indianapolis, Ind.
Santa Clarita’s Abbey Weitzeil Qualifies for Paris Olympic Team
As a city manager, father and community member — the safety of Santa Clarita residents will always be my top priority - especially on the roads.
Ken Striplin | Enhancing Safety, Efficiency in Our Community
1980 - Saugus Train Station relocated to Hart Park, Newhall [story]
Saugus Train Station
1946, 11:20pm: William S. Hart, 81, dies at L.A.'s California Lutheran Hospital, leaving his Newhall estate and his (now West) Hollywood home to the public [story]
Hart dies
1972 - Vasquez Rocks added to National Register of Historic Places [list]
Vasquez Rocks
Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger and Board of Supervisors Chair Lindsey Horvath have sent an open letter to Governor Gavin Newsom urging him to continue funding the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations hand crews who currently help the Los Angeles County Fire Department tackle wildland fires.
Supes Urge Newsom Not to Cut L.A. County Inmate Firefighting Crews
Give the gift of life, an upcoming blood drive is scheduled for Friday, June 28, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., at The Centre, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita, CA 91350. The blood drive will be held in Cedar Hall.
June 28: City Hosts Blood Drive at The Centre
The city of Santa Clarita invites local schools and nonprofits to submit a proposal outlining a project that can benefit from volunteer support as part of Make A Difference Day on Saturday, Oct. 26.
Santa Clarita Now Accepting Project Proposals for Make A Difference Day
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, June 25 at 6 p.m. that includes a host of issues including assessments, taxes, fees and budgets in addition to continued hearings on the Town Center Specific Plan.
June 25: City Council Meets on Open Space, Budget, Town Center Specific Plan
Part of the Summer Theatre Festival by Santa Clarita Shakespeare, "An Evening of Absurdity" will run July 12-21 at the MAIN, 24266 Main Street., Newhall, CA 91321.
The MAIN Presents ‘An Evening of Absurdity’
The city of Santa Clarita has issued a traffic advisory for daytime lane closures at Copper Hill and Rio Norte Drive beginning Monday, June 24.
June 24: Traffic Advisory Lane Closures Copper Hill/Rio Norte Drive
Santa Clarita will celebrate this year's Fourth of July with the Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club's pancake breakfast, Santa Clarita Valley Parade Committee's Fourth of July Parade and city of Santa Clarita fireworks show.
Fourth of July Events in Santa Clarita
The California Department of Public Health is warning consumers not to eat, sell or serve any flavor of Diamond Shruumz brand chocolate bars, cones and gummies, which contain a proprietary mushroom blend. These products, known as microdose products, have led to multiple illnesses and hospitalizations in 16 states, including at least one poisoning in California.
California Public Health Warns Consumers About Diamond Shruumz Products
The Cube – Ice and Entertainment Center, Powered by FivePoint Valencia, will hold the inaugural Girls and Women’s Three-on-Three Hockey Tournament on Saturday, June 22.
June 22: The Cube Hosts Inaugural Girls, Women’s Hockey Tourney
Join Santa Clarita's oldest and largest running event, the 40th annual Independence Day Classic, Thursday July 4, from 7 a.m.- 10 a.m. at Newhall Memorial Park, 24933 Newhall Ave., Newhall, CA 91321.
July 4: Independence Day Classic
A special meeting of the William S. Hart Union High School District’s Governing Board will be held Wednesday, June 26, beginning at 8 a.m.
June 26: Hart District Governing Board Special Meeting
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) reports that the fast moving Post Fire that broke out in Gorman on Saturday, June 15 around 1:47 p.m. has reached 15,690 acres and is now 61% contained. This latest CAL FIRE update was issued at 7:44 a.m. on Friday, June 21.
Post Fire 61 Percent Contained, Pyramid Lake Remains Closed
For die-hard "The Love Boat" fans, the ultimate cruise experience just dropped anchor. Princess Cruises, which is headquartered in Santa Clarita, has announced an exclusive VIP package for its Love Boat themed cruise Aug. 32-Sept. 7 that promises intimate, up-close interactions with the show's beloved characters: Doc, Gopher, Isaac and Vicki Stubing.
Princess Cruises Offers ‘The Love Boat’ Celebration Cruise
The Valley Industry Association will host VIA Cocktails & Conversation: An Evening with CA State Assemblywoman Pilar Schiavo on Wednesday, July 10.
July 10: Cocktails & Conversation with Assemblywoman Pilar Schiavo
1941 - Ernie Hickson buys out Trem Carr's interest in their Monogram movie ranch, renames it "Placeritos" (later called Melody) [story]
Ernie Hickson
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) reports that the fast moving Post Fire that broke out in Gorman on Saturday, June 15 around 1:47 p.m. has reached 15,690 acres and is now 24% contained. This latest CAL FIRE update was issued at 7 a.m. on Thursday.
Post Fire 47 Percent Contained, Reported 15,690 Acres
The Santa Clarita Arts Commission will hold a study session Thursday, June 27, at 6 p.m., in the Carl Boyer Room at City Hall.
June 27: Arts Commission Study Session
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