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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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New Medical Clinic Coming to Henry Mayo
Friday, Jun 12, 2020

Mort Rizvi, MD. The new Henry Mayo Newhall Center for Hand and Reconstructive Surgery will be opening in Valencia on Tuesday, June 16. The new clinic will be located in suite 220 of the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Outpatient Surgery Building, where several other medical offices are located. The address...

iPad Donation Grants County’s Isolated COVID-19 Patients Virtual Family Visits
Thursday, May 7, 2020

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is pleased to announce the donation of 300 iPads to its four hospitals to facilitate patient-family communication during the COVID-19 pandemic. This generous gift is through a partnership with the Annenberg Foundation, Brilliant Corners, and...

Henry Mayo Reminds Community Safety Measures in Place for Healthcare Visits
Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people are holding off on healthcare needs. Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is reminding the community that it remains open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The full statement below: Our community has responded well to stay-at-home and social distancing recommendations. Thank...

Some Things Don’t Change | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Friday, May 1, 2020

My recently discharged patient was on a ventilator in the hospital yet thankfully was found to be coronavirus-negative. Typically, at home she is bedridden but not on many medications. Her drugs are expensive, so the family receives them from a mail-order pharmacy at a reasonable monthly fee. That pharmacy...

Haddad: Valencia Developer Looking to Attract Healthcare Businesses
Tuesday, Apr 28, 2020

As the COVID-19 crisis sparks increased demand and innovation in the healthcare industry, Five Point Holdings LLC is telling healthcare businesses to “Come Home to Valencia.” Company CEO Emile Haddad told investors in a letter Tuesday, filed with the SEC, that Five Point is looking to the...

Mental Fortitude | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Sunday, Apr 26, 2020

I am very proud of my medical colleagues and their dogged attempts to understand this new virus. Despite public thinking, there is no roadmap to the present treatment plan. For critically ill patients in an ICU setting, every day brings new challenges in trying to save a patient’s life. Many doctors...

Silver Lining | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Thursday, Apr 23, 2020

For years, I watched infectious disease consultants advise hospital staff to wash hands diligently to prevent patient spread of bacteria and viruses. Despite their reasonable advice, some healthcare professionals did not heed the warning. Many hospital-acquired infections (known as nosocomial infections)...

Aug. 23: Henry Mayo Brings Health Fair to Newhall Community Center
Thursday, Aug 22, 2019

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is expanding the services it offers at its community Health Fairs. “We want to offer even more health resources to our community” said Emily Kim, Henry Mayo Marketing and Community Benefit Specialist. “The screenings and resources we’ve offered in the past will still...

Study: Facey’s Palliative Care Program Helps Improve Patients’ Quality of Life

For more than 200 chronically ill patients in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys, doctors make house calls. This specialized program has resulted in significantly fewer emergency department visits and extended hospital stays. Most importantly, Facey Medical Group’s palliative care program has...

County Public Health Earns Five National Achievement Awards
Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) earned five prestigious Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo). These awards recognize innovative programs in county government and offer an excellent opportunity to share best practices serving county residents. NACo...

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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