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1938 - Supervisors award construction contract for jail at Wayside Farms in Castaic (later called Pitchess Detention Center). [story]
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Knight Makes House Armed Services Committee
Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014

Congressman-elect Steve Knight hasn’t yet taken his House seat, but when he does, he’ll be a member of the House Armed Services Committee – just like his predecessor. “I am truly honored to be a part of this committee,” Knight stated on his Facebook page. “As I promised, I will...

McKeon: Obama Turned Blind Eye to Putin’s Violations
Friday, Aug 1, 2014

Rep. Buck McKeon [HASC] – House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-CA) made the following statement about President Obama’s admission that the Russian government is cheating on the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty: “It took two years...

McKeon Panel’s Subcommittee Hears Testimony on Benghazi
Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013

GEN Carter Ham (ret.) [HASC] – The Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations received testimony in a classified briefing from three key figures involved in the response to the attack on Americans in Benghazi. General Carter Ham (ret), former Commander, AFRICOM; Lieutenant Colonel...

McKeon: Obama Shouldn’t Broker New Treaty While Russia Cheats
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013

U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon [Rep. McKeon] – House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, responded to President Obama’s remarks in Berlin in the following statement: “The President’s desire to negotiate a new round...

McKeon Panel OK’s Annual Defense Bill
Thursday, Jun 6, 2013

U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon The House Armed Services Committee today passed H.R. 1960, The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 by a vote of 59-2. The NDAA is expected to be considered by the full House next week. Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-Santa Clarita),...

McKeon Makes Appointment to New Military Rape Review Panel
Tuesday, May 7, 2013

SECDEF Chuck Hagel announces the appointees to the new panel Tuesday. [HASC] – House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) today announced his nomination of Holly O’Grady Cook to the independent panel established by the FY2013 National Defense...

U.S. Must Secure Its Gains in Afghanistan
Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013

The war in Afghanistan is fast approaching an inflection point. This year, NATO military forces will transition from combat operations to a narrower mission limited to counter terrorism and training and assisting the Afghan security forces. In spite of the incredible achievements coalition and Afghan...

McKeon on Deployment of Missile Interceptors in Alaska
Friday, Mar 15, 2013

U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee commented Friday on the decision to place fourteen new missile defense interceptors in Alaska. Four years ago, the Administration determined that the missile threat...

McKeon, Boxer Issue Statements on House GOP Budget
Thursday, Mar 14, 2013

U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon U.S. Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following statement regarding the official House Republican Budget: “To budget is to govern. Chairman Ryan was able to craft a budget...

Forced Budget Cuts a Disaster for Military
Thursday, Feb 21, 2013

U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon During the third and final presidential debate last October, President Obama made a promise to the American people. Sequestration, a package of forced budget cuts, “is not something I proposed,” he said. “It will not happen.” What a difference...

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1938 - Supervisors award construction contract for jail at Wayside Farms in Castaic (later called Pitchess Detention Center). [story]
Wayside
As Los Angeles County hurtles to another severe stay-at-home lockdown due to a post-holiday COVID-19 surge, attorneys and renters want eviction trials and other court hearings to be put on hold because they say courtrooms are too crowded.
L.A. County Renters, Attorneys Demand Suspension of Evictions
The city of Santa Clarita on Friday announced the 16 community members selected to be part of the revamped Human Relations Roundtable.
City Names 16 Community Members to Human Relations Roundtable
Citing COVID-19 related health and safety concerns posed to student-athletes, coaches, and support staff, College of the Canyons teams will not participate in the upcoming California Community College Athletic Association Spring I 2021 season.
COC Nixes Competing in Delayed Fall Sports Season
The Santa Clarita City Council will swear in two Council members and choose the new mayor for 2021 in a special meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, December 8, starting at 5 p.m.
Dec. 8: Santa Clarita to Swear in New City Council Members, Choose Mayor
Cheryl Anne “Cheri” Fleming, 69, of Valencia, passed away from natural causes on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, following a brief illness resulting from a brain aneurysm.
Dec. 11: Services for Community Leader Cheri Fleming to be Live-Streamed
Los Angeles County launched a new COVID-19 home test collection program Friday which allows certain county residents to do free testing from the comfort of their own homes.
L.A. County Launches COVID-19 Home Test Collection Pilot
As a vaccine for COVID-19 edges closer, 60% of Americans say they will take it when it becomes available but a full 21% say they will not, the Pew Research Center reported Thursday.
Vaccine Trust Is Up, Pew Finds, Along With Attitudes on Masks
The Los Angeles County Development Authority is working to swiftly resolve technical issues that have temporarily downed the "Keep L.A. County Dining" program application portal, which saw a surge of thousands of applicants.
Applicants Surge Crashes ‘Keep L.A. County Dining’ Portal
1962- Actress and future Soledad Canyon big-cat rescuer Tippi Hedren, "Hitchcock's New Grace Kelly," makes cover of Look magazine for upcoming thriller, "The Birds" [story]
Tippi Hedren
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health again confirms the highest daily number of new cases and people hospitalized with COVID-19.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Cases, Hospitalizations Continue to Surge; 10,201 Total SCV Cases
Are your plants growing slower than you would like? Feeling a little frustrated? The health of your plants depends on the soil they’re planted in and the fertilizer you use to help them grow!
SCV Water Takes On Proper Soils, Fertilizers at Next Virtual Gardening Class
After imposing a temporary ban on outdoor dining, Los Angeles County health officials have to prove in court how it poses a significant risk for COVID-19 transmission, according to a county judge’s ruling Wednesday.
L.A. County Ordered to Provide Proof Outdoor Dining Poses COVID-19 Risks
Some Santa Clarita Valley residents were without power Thursday morning, while others remained under consideration for power shut-offs amid Red Flag conditions.
Red Flag Conditions Prompt SCV Power-Shutoffs
The Los Angeles County Probation Department is the recipient of a one-year, $356,615.00 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to monitor high-risk, repeat DUI offenders.
County Probation Receives Grant to Monitor High-Risk DUI Offenders
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new regional stay-at-home order Thursday, aimed at getting residents to stay home as much as possible in areas hardest hit by the COVID-19 surge for at least three weeks, with L.A. County on track to be placed under the order in the coming days.
New Regional Stay-at-Home Order Issued for California
JCI Santa Clarita, a premier young professional organization in the community, is partnering with our local WiSH Education Foundation to present the First Annual Virtual WiSH Run starting Friday, Jan. 1 - Saturday, Jan 9.
JCI Santa Clarita, WiSH Foundation Partner for Inaugural Virtual WiSH Run
(CN) — Real estate developers who promised to fund a nonprofit dedicated to preserving 90% of a 270,000-acre property north of Los Angeles are violating a 12-year-old pact by cutting their quarterly conservation payments, environmental groups claim in a new lawsuit.
Tejon Ranch Accused of Violating Pact to Fund Conservation
The city of Santa Clarita encourages interested residents to apply for several positions serving on the Arts Commission; the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission; the Planning Commission; and the Open Space Preservation District Financial Accountability and Audit Panel (FAAP).
Santa Clarita Seeking Local Residents for Appointment Vacancies
GreenPal, an app that connects homeowners with local, vetted lawn care professionals, is launching this week in Santa Clarita.
GreenPal Lawn Mowing App Launches in Santa Clarita
The Santa Clarita Valley Education Foundation (SCVEF) is pleased to announce that they will be hosting a virtual Teacher Tribute on Friday, Dec. 4, at 4:00 p.m.
Dec. 4: SCV Education Foundation’s Virtual Teacher Tribute
1887 - Prohibitionist Henry Needham purchases land in Newhall, attempts to establish "dry" colony [story]
H.C. Needham
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Wednesday reported 40 new deaths and 5,987 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 countywide, as the total number of Santa Clarita Valley residents diagnosed with the virus topped 10,000.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: Record Hospitalizations in L.A. County; SCV Total Cases Top 10K