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1890 - 18-day murder trial of Castaic's W.C. Chormicle and W.A. Gardner ends in acquittal [story]
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April 23: California Tax Freedom Day
Thursday, Apr 19, 2018

(SACRAMENTO) – Californians who filed tax returns this week must unfortunately wait nearly a week longer until they’ve collectively earned enough money to pay off their total tax bill for the year. Calculated annually by the Tax Foundation, Tax Freedom Day is the day when Americans have...

Board of Equalization Selects George Runner as Chairman
Wednesday, Mar 7, 2018

George Runner Sacramento — During the Board of Equalization’s February meeting in Sacramento, George Runner was selected as Chairman by his fellow Board Members. “It’s an honor to be trusted with this privilege by my colleagues,” said Board of Equalization Chairman George...

Runner, Acosta, Becerra, Wilk Weigh In on Brown State Budget Proposal
Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018

Board of Equalization Vice Chair George Runner issued the following statement today in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s 2018-19 January budget proposal: “It’s a smart move by the governor to boost the state’s rainy day fund, since as he warns, the threat of a recession still...

Runner Rips Dems on Fire Prevention Fee
Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017

George Runner today issued the following statement in response to the Legislature’s approval of AB 398, which suspends the so-called “Fire Prevention Fee” until 2031. “For six years, ruling Democrats have extorted money in the form of a fire tax from hundreds of thousands of rural...

Runner Rips Proposed ‘Transparency and Fairness’ Legislation
Monday, Jun 12, 2017

SACRAMENTO – George Runner issued the following statement today in response to sweeping budget legislation that would strip the Board of Equalization of nearly all its current functions: “Taxpayers must be warned: the so-called ‘Transparency and Fairness’ legislation announced...

Harkey to Chair CA State Tax Board & Join Franchise Tax Board
Thursday, Feb 23, 2017

On February 23, 2017, at the conclusion of the Board of Equalization (BOE) February Board Hearing in Culver City, Member Diane Harkey became the new Chairwoman and Member George Runner became Vice Chair. The Chair position of the California State Board of Equalization is also charged with serving on...

Taxes Not the Answer to Road Repairs | Commentary by George Runner
Friday, Feb 3, 2017

California’s roads are crumbling. Reports routinely show our state has some of the poorest pavement conditions in the country, with high-tax liberal strongholds of San Francisco and Oakland leading the way. The culprit? Misplaced spending priorities. If you spilled your latte when hitting that huge...

Tax Freedom Day Comes Late for California Again | George Runner
Monday, Apr 18, 2016

California residents who have filed their income tax returns by April 18 must wait a little longer to breathe a sigh of relief: even after mailing their tax forms, Californians still have 12 more days until they’ve collectively earned enough money to pay off their total tax bill for the year. Calculated...

Board of Equalization Names New Chair, Vice Chair
Friday, Feb 26, 2016

In Wednesday’s Board of Equalization meeting in Culver City, Member Fiona Ma was named as the Chair and Member Diane Harkey as Vice Chair. “Congratulations to Fiona Ma and Diane Harkey on being voted Chair and Vice Chair,” said Board of Equalization Member George Runner. “They do great work...

Local Reps React to Brown’s ‘State of State’ Speech
Thursday, Jan 21, 2016

Gov. Jerry Brown issued his annual State of the State address Thursday, outlining budget, inequality, health care and education, among other topics. Assemblyman Scott Wilk, Senator Sharon Runner and Board of Equalization Vice Chair George Runner issue statements about the address.   Comments from...

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The Post Fire, which broke out near Gorman Saturday afternoon, grew to 14,625 acres, with 8% containment over the weekend, according to officials from the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
UPDATE: Post Fire Grows to 14,625 Acres, 8% Containment
1890 - 18-day murder trial of Castaic's W.C. Chormicle and W.A. Gardner ends in acquittal [story]
William Chormicle
CALFIRE reports that the Post Fire that broke out in Gorman on Saturday, June 15 around 1:47 p.m. has now reached 11,000 acres.
Post Fire Now 14,625 Acres, 8 Percent Contained
1876 - D.G. Scofield forms California Star Oil Works, hires Alex Mentry to drill in Pico Canyon [story]
Pico oil rigs
1957 - Lang Station dedicated as State Historic Landmark No. 590 [story]
Lang Station
The Acton Agua Dulce Arts Council is calling for entries for its upcoming “Endless Summer” exhibit at the TAADAA Art Gallery, located in Acton.
Acton Agua Dulce Arts Council Issues Call for Entries
Santa Clarita Valley nonprofit Fostering Youth Independence recently held a “Celebration of Everything,” its annual event appreciating the many volunteers who make such a difference in the lives of Santa Clarita Valley foster youth and celebrating 18 youth for education milestones.
FYI Holds Annual ‘Celebration of Everything’
Between Feb. 19 and Feb. 20 the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health experienced a phishing attack in which a hacker was able to gain log-in credentials of 53 Public Health employees through a phishing email, compromising the personal information of more than 200,000 individuals.
Public Health Responds to Privacy Breach
As the Santa Clarita Valley officially welcome hot summer weather, the city of Santa Clarita, county of Los Angeles and public safety officials are urging residents to keep their families, pets and properties safe from wildfires this season.
June 21: Summer Fire Risks Highlighted at Safety Press Conference
The Fourth Annual Win Place Home Cabaret Fundraiser will be held Saturday, June 22 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Win Place Home, 16257 Lost Canyon Road, Canyon Country, CA, 91387.
June 22: Fourth Annual Win Place Home Cabaret Fundraiser
The city of Santa Clarita has announced a partial road closure for Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16 on the Copper Hill bridge. The westbound lanes on the Copper Hill Bridge will be closed for temporary striping, demolition and construction.
June 15-16: Partial Road Closure Copper Hill Bridge
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and the Santa Clarita Valley Station is calling all motivated youth aged 14-20 to become a member of the LASD Sheriff Explorer Program.
LASD Sheriff Explorer Program is Open to Youth 14-20
The Valley Industry Association will present its annual VIA Bash 2024 with the theme "Color My World", Friday, Oct. 18 with cocktails beginning at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia, CA 91355.
Oct. 18: ‘Color My World’ VIA Bash 2024
The Santa Clarita Valley School Food Services Agency has announced it is serving free meals to students under the Seamless Summer Option now through Aug. 2.
SCV School Food Services Agency Offers Free Summer Meals
The Santa Clarita Artists Association’s Gallery will showcase a free reception of the art show, "Rhythm & Soul" which will be held on Saturday, June 22, 5-8 p.m. located at the SCAA Gallery, 22508 6th St., Old Town Newhall, 91321.
June 22: SCAA Gallery to Host ‘Rhythm & Soul’ Reception
The Santa Clarita Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting Tuesday, June 18, at 6 p.m., in City Hall's Council Chambers at 23920 Valencia Blvd., Santa Clarita, CA 91355.
June 18: Planning Commission Regular Meeting
A new Vallarta Supermarkets headquarters location will open in the Santa Clarita Valley.
New Vallarta Supermarkets Office Headquarters in SCV
1916 - Jesse Doty buys White Star Garage; he turns it into Newhall's first Ford dealership [story]
White Star Garage
It is disturbing and unfortunate that children ages one to four have the highest drowning rate.
Marsha McLean | Dive into Water Safety!
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Public Outreach and Legislation Committee will hold a meeting Thursday, June 20, at 5:30 p.m., in the Engineering Services Section Boardroom, 26521 Summit Circle in Santa Clarita.
June 20: SCV Water Public Outreach, Legislation Committee Meeting
Nycote Laboratories Corporation, a leading provider of advanced coatings solutions, is proud to announce a significant expansion with the purchase of a modern detached industrial building in Santa Clarita.
Nycote Labs Expands Operations with New Santa Clarita Headquarters
SCV Water, with the help of consultant A&N Technical Services, is set to develop SCV Water’s first Water Use Efficiency Strategic Plan.
SCV Water Developing Efficiency Plan to Aid Conservation Goals
Fonder-Salari, a Santa Clarita-based construction management firm, and Beverly Hills Unified School District as the distinguished Owner, have been recognized for their exemplary leadership in the modernization of the historic El Rodeo Elementary School.
Santa Clarita-Based Construction Firm Honored for Leadership
The Santa Clarita Valley Fourth of July Parade Committee has extended the deadline to enter the parade to Wednesday, June 19. The committee is seeking entries from the commumity for the 92nd Annual Santa Clarita Valley Fourth of July Parade.
June 19: Deadline to Enter SCV Fourth of July Parade
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