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1772 - Spanish Capt. Pedro Fages arrives; camps at Agua Dulce, Castaic, Lake Elizabeth, Lebec, Tejon [story]
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Supes OK Motion to Expand High-Speed Internet Access
Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion Tuesday to expand high-speed internet access for students and workers in need. COVID-19 shed a light on many inequities within the county. The pandemic revealed a great disparity for internet access, which impacts children who...

Supes Honor 6,000 Probation Department Employees
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors formally honored the more than 6,000 employees who work for the county Probation Department during the board’s public meeting Tuesday in Downtown Los Angeles. First District Supervisor Hilda L. Solis presented Chief Probation Officer Terri L. McDonald...

Supes Unanimously Vote to Boost County Bioscience Investment
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

In a concerted effort to increase bioscience development and local jobs generated by the bioscience industry, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion Tuesday to develop a Bioscience Overlay Zone plan that would streamline the entitlement process for bioscience companies...

Barger, Solis Seek Plan for More Mental Health Hospital Beds
Friday, Jan 18, 2019

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider a motion by Supervisors Kathryn Barger (pictured above) and Hilda L. Solis to develop a plan to increase the number of mental health hospital beds in the county. “For far too long, mental health hospital beds have dwindled, leaving...

Jan. 15: LA County Board of Supervisors Meeting
Friday, Jan 11, 2019

The next meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set for Tuesday, Jan. 15, starting at 9:30 a.m. The meeting will be streamed live here. Among the agenda items is a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger to establish a pilot program for regulation of e-scooters in the unincorporated areas...

California Communities Join Lawsuit Over Census Citizenship Question
Friday, May 4, 2018

Los Angeles County and the city of Los Angeles are among the communities signing on to the state’s lawsuit against the Trump Administration over a decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a news release Friday. An accurate population...

County OK’s Plan to Extend Winter Homeless Shelter Program
Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion by Supervisors Hilda L. Solis and Kathryn Barger on Tuesday to extend the county’s Winter Shelter Program by an additional month — through March 31, 2018, for locations where it is possible to do so. “In parts of our county, extreme...

Supes Say Graham-Cassidy Bill Threatens Health of Millions of LA County Residents
Friday, Sep 22, 2017

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is strongly opposing the proposed Graham-Cassidy healthcare legislation, saying it would undermine the well-being of the county’s most vulnerable populations and burden taxpayers with heavier costs for years to come. The measure — sponsored by U.S. Senators...

County Expands its Efforts in Foster Youth Programs
Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Hilda L. Solis which seeks to organize and enhance efforts by county departments and community partners to help foster youth transition to successful adulthood. “Today’s Board motion asks the county to refine...

County Moves Forward in Creating Arts Diversity, Inclusion, Equity
Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017

The lack of diverse representation in Hollywood, Broadway, television and film has become a reoccurring issue with little to no work being done to remedy it. In response, the Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a motion, co-authored by arts advocates Supervisors Hilda L. Solis and Sheila Kuehl that...

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1772 - Spanish Capt. Pedro Fages arrives; camps at Agua Dulce, Castaic, Lake Elizabeth, Lebec, Tejon [story]
Pedro Fages
Following months of renovations and preparation for a grand reopening, the city of Santa Clarita-owned ice rink has a new name and brand, The Cube - Ice and Entertainment Center.
City Reveals New Name of City-Owned Ice Rink
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 144 new deaths and 2,110 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 26,403 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Vaccine Allocation to Increase Next Week; SCV Cases Total 26,403
On Friday, the California Department of Public Health released updates to the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy reopening framework focused on activities that can be conducted outdoors with consistent masking which will take effect April 1.
State Updates Blueprint, Outdoor Activities and Theme Parks Set to Reopen
The Newhall School District announced Friday the implementation of the first Junior Kindergarten program in the Santa Clarita Valley which will offer students who turn five years old between July 1 and Sept. 1 the opportunity to enroll in school and enjoy the benefits that both Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Traditional Kindergarten currently provide.
Newhall School District Announces First Junior Kindergarten Program in SCV
The SCV Adventure Play Foundation is set to host its virtual Spring Thing Fling fundraiser on the first day of spring, Saturday, March 20.
SCV Adventure Play Foundation to Host Virtual Spring Thing Fling Fundraiser
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Missing Persons Unit investigators are asking for the public’s help locating Missing Person Debbie Phipps.
LASD Investigators Seek Help Locating Missing Person Last Seen In Canyon Country
Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, has sponsored a new bill that would prohibit the use of federal funds to pay for California’s high-speed rail project, a section of which could run along Highway 14 in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Garcia Sponsors Bill to Defund CA’s High-Speed Rail Project
Santa Clarita City Council members are set to discuss in a closed session Tuesday their ongoing legal battle with property owner Canyon View Limited over the 2.5 acres of solar panels on a Canyon Country hillside.
City Council to Reconvene Over Solar Panel Litigation
1864 - L.A. Star newspaper report: County supervisors have accepted Beale's Cut as complete [story]
Beale's Cut
College of the Canyons proudly welcomes composer/lyricist, conductor, pianist and music producer Georgia Stitt to the School of Visual & Performing Arts’ Virtual Industry Insight Series on Wednesday, March 10.
Broadway Maestra Georgia Stitt to Speak at COC’s Virtual Insight Series
Valencia-based Lundgren Management was honored to be selected by the El Camino Community College District as one of three firms providing on-going construction management services for the next five years.
Valencia-Based Lundgren Management Inks 5-Year Deal with El Camino Community College District
It’s not how far you go…it’s what happens along the way! The Incredible Chase, the city of Santa Clarita’s socially distanced take on the hit CBS show “The Amazing Race,” is a brand-new competition taking place in May 2021.
City Looking for Teams to Compete in ‘The Incredible Chase’
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 119 new deaths and 2,253 new cases of COVID-19, with 26,327 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 26,327; Public Health Advises Against Non-Essential Travel
For a three-day period starting Tuesday, the William S. Hart Union High School District football players took their first COVID-19 tests as part of the requirements for them to begin full-contact play.
Hart District Football Players Begin COVID-19 Testing, Full-Contact Play
Ken Farley, W. M. Keck Foundation professor of Geochemistry, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences and the project scientist for the Mars 2020 mission, continues the 2020–2021 Watson Lecture season with a talk about, “Perseverance on Mars," Wednesday, March 10, at 5:00 p.m., via Zoom.
Project Scientist for Mars Perseverance Continues Caltech’s Lecture Series
Los Angeles County Library is partnering with Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) to bring virtual arts programs to our communities, featuring LACMA teaching artists and staff.
L.A. County Library, LACMA Partner to Offer Virtual Arts Programs
Santa Clarita LLC, which owns the undeveloped 900-plus-acre Whittaker-Bermite site, recently filed for voluntary bankruptcy, and is working to sell it to a global industrial real estate company for possible commercial and residential development, officials said Wednesday.
Whittaker-Bermite Owner Files Bankruptcy, Selling Land
William S. Hart Union High School District governing board members Wednesday discussed a potential March 29 start date for junior high and high school in-person instruction, provided the number of L.A. County COVID-19 cases continues to decline.
Hart District Mulls Over Possible March 29 Return
The Santa Clarita Valley is now home to a new branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, following a recent vote from the association’s board of directors.
NAACP Branch Coming to Santa Clarita Valley
Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer, Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, is cautioning residents that bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas are likely to contaminate ocean waters at and around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers after a rainfall.
Water Advisory Issued for Los Angeles County Beaches
This week, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced the kickoff for the “California Digital Divide Innovation Challenge,” a global competition that will award up to $1 million to the boldest, most revolutionary proposals to eliminate the digital divide and expand high-speed internet access to all Californians.
State Schools Chief Kicks Off ‘California Digital Divide Innovation Challenge’
1940 - NYC premiere of "The Marines Fly High" starring Lucille Ball, filmed in Placerita Canyon [story] Marines Fly High
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Wednesday confirmed 116 new deaths and 1,759 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported its 144th fatality since the pandemic began.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: 144th Death at Henry Mayo; Decline in L.A. County Cases, Hospitalizations