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2003 - Ruth Newhall, longtime co-owner/editor of The Signal, dies in Berkeley [story]
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McKeon, Obama Remark on Fiscal Cliff Compromise
Wednesday, Jan 2, 2013

U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon Statement from Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee “I support this proposal with important reservations. Our troops have shouldered an unfairly large share of budget cuts to date, in addition...

Watching the Ball Drop
Tuesday, Jan 1, 2013

Happy New Year! While most people were watching the ball drop in Times Square, I was watching a ball of a different kind being dropped in Washington: the “fiscal cliff” ball. Somehow, despite the fact that in every corner of our great country Americans knew just how enormous the fiscal cliff stakes...

Happy New Year, America?
Monday, Dec 31, 2012

It’s the day before the holiest day in the lives of football freaks and parade aficionados alike – New Year’s. The Rose Bowl and the Rose Parade usher in a new year of – well, wait, let’s finish 2012. I don’t want to get ahead of myself. By the end of 2012, I will have completed almost...

McKeon Speaks on Latest Fiscal Reconciliation Effort
Thursday, Dec 20, 2012

U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following floor statement Thursday on reconciliation: “Today we will send to the Senate a way out of this fiscal crisis. Rather than react...

When You Lose, You Don’t Make the Rules
Monday, Dec 17, 2012

Elections have consequences.  We’ve all heard that axiom countless times before.  Republicans were fond of saying it when George W. Bush was president, and Democrats bemoaned the choices he made during his eight calamitous years in office. But apparently the GOP thinks elections no longer have...

Why Are Republicans Behaving Like Russians?
Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012

Congratulations, Washington, you achieved nothing this past week. Again. Here’s a recap of things so far. Last week, President Barack Obama’s offer to avoid the fiscal cliff was laughed at by Republican leaders. Then, the GOP countered with its own solution. Well, sort of. All they said was, extend...

County Economist Discusses Impact of Going Over Cliff
Friday, Dec 7, 2012

Robert Kleinhenz Los Angeles County’s chief economist talked Friday about the potential impact of the fiscal cliff if the United States were to take the plunge, while discussing the state of the county’s economy. The overall economic outlook is a positive one, said Robert Kleinhenz of the Kyser...

The Fiscal Cliff: Where I Stand (Video)
Thursday, Dec 6, 2012

U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon Our nation is in a serious fiscal crisis. Unemployment has been above 7 percent since February 2009 and in September of this year our national debt surpassed $16 trillion. In the last 3 years alone, we have added $5.4 trillion to our unsustainable debt. Operating...

The Last Dance of the 112th Congress
Tuesday, Dec 4, 2012

President Barack Obama sent Treasury Sec. Timothy Geithner to Congress on Thursday, armed with a proposal calling for $2.6 trillion in savings achieved through both spending cuts and new revenue.  In his plan, which delivered on promises made repeatedly on the campaign trail, Obama outlined $1.6 trillion...

Don’t Fear the Reap- Err, Grover
Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the so-called Fiscal Cliff, which refers to the possibility of yet another financial crisis caused by a double-whammy of tax increases and spending cuts mandated to take effect Jan. 1 unless the 112th U.S. Congress, which returned for its lame-duck, 36-day session...

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2003 - Ruth Newhall, longtime co-owner/editor of The Signal, dies in Berkeley [story]
Ruth Newhall
The SCV Chamber of Commerce announced their participation as a Neighborhood Champion during the 11th annual Small Business Saturday on Nov. 28, 2020, to help encourage residents to support small businesses.
SCV Chamber of Commerce Participates in Small Business Saturday
Advantage Media Services, Inc. has partnered with the Val Verde Sheriff's Youth Activity League for the tenth year in a row to help give families in need a Thanksgiving meal through YAL's 'Adopt a Family' program.
AMS Fulfillment Employees ‘Adopt a Family’ for Thanksgiving
Los Angeles County is offering a number of resources to help families and seniors with meal assistance during the holiday season.
L.A. County Offering Meal Assistance to Families and Seniors
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Monday reported 8 new deaths and the county's highest-ever daily number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 -- 6,124 since Sunday -- as unincorporated Canyon Country recorded its first COVID fatality over the weekend.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: Over Weekend, SCV Sees 436 New Cases, 1 New Death
The city of Santa Clarita is calling for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to justify the new Health Officer Order update that bans outdoor dining for at least the next three weeks starting Wednesday.
Santa Clarita Officials Call for Hearing on L.A. County Outdoor Dining Ban
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold special and regular meetings at City Hall on Tuesday, November 24, and hear public comments from citizens virtually via Zoom.
November 24: Santa Clarita City Council Special, Regular Meetings
Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger will oppose the county Department of Public Health’s decision to prohibit outdoor dining and further restrictions including another "Safer at Home" order, she said in a statement Monday morning.
Barger Opposes Additional COVID-19 Restrictions on Businesses
Los Angeles County Public Health Department officials on Sunday reported the county’s five-day average COVID-19 case rate had reached more than 4,000, prompting another tightening of pandemic safeguards and restrictions, including restricting dining at restaurants, breweries, wineries and bars.
L.A. County to Prohibit Dining as COVID-19 Numbers Keep Climbing
Researchers who correctly forecasted the growth of COVID-19 infections over the summer issued a warning Monday that cases could nearly double by Inauguration Day, January 20, when presumptive President-elect Joe Biden is to be sworn into office.
Forecast: COVID-19 Cases Could Double by Inauguration Day
The California Retailers Association released a safe holiday shopping video with guidelines and best practices to help employees and consumers be safe during the holiday season.
California Retailers Association Releases Safe Holiday Shopping Video
Los Angeles County supervisors are expected to conduct a public hearing Tuesday for the proposed development of nearly 140 homes next to Castaic High School.
Nov. 24: Public Hearing on Housing Project Near Castaic High School
To encourage safe travel during the Thanksgiving holiday, the California Highway Patrol will enact a Maximum Enforcement Period beginning at 6:01 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, and continuing through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 29.
CHP Sets Thanksgiving Holiday Maximum Enforcement Period
1931 - Fall Roundup held at Hoot Gibson's Saugus Rodeo [story]
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1843 - Rancho Castec (Lebec-Tejon area) granted to French immigrant Jose Covarrubias [story]
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1967 - Local voters approve formation of community college and elect COC's first five-member board - Dr. William G. Bonelli Jr., Bruce Fortine, Sheila Dyer, Peter Huntsinger, Edward Muhl [story]
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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Friday reported 35 new deaths and 4,272 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 countywide.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 357,451 Cases in L.A. County, 8,634 Cases in SCV
The families of Gracie Muehlberger and Dominic Blackwell, the two students who died during the Saugus High School shooting filed wrongful death lawsuits Monday against the William S. Hart Union High School District.
Muelhberger, Blackwell Families File Wrongful Death Lawsuits Against Hart District
The College of the Canyons Theatre Department’s recorded production of “Woyzeck” is available to stream online for free now through Saturday, Dec. 12.
COC Theatre’s Production of ‘Woyzeck’ Now Streaming
City of Santa Clarita and Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation officials said Friday that 149 small businesses within the SCV have been approved to receive one-time COVID relief grants of up to $5,000 per business as reimbursement for COVID-related expenses.
Santa Clarita, SCVEDC Award COVID Relief Grants to Small Businesses
Valencia, California-based Princess Cruises is extending its pause in global sailing operations in response to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “Framework for Conditional Sailing Order” pertaining to the resumption of U.S. cruise operations.
Princess Cruises Extends Sailing Operations Pause into 2021
The American Public Works Association’s Southern California Chapter has recognized the Inclusive Play Area at Santa Clarita's Canyon Country Park as one of its 2020 'Projects of the Year.'
Santa Clarita Inclusive Play Area Named a ‘Project of the Year’
The Newhall School District has decided to allow preschool reopenings, giving their preschool program director the green light to reopen three preschool sites.
Newhall School District OK’s Preschool Reopenings
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to worsen across the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday asked Americans to stay home for Thanksgiving and only celebrate with people they live with.
Health Officials Urge Americans to Stay Home for Thanksgiving