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1970 - Gov. Ronald Reagan appoints Adrian Adams as Newhall's first "second" judge [story]
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US Faces Health Crisis as Opioid Epidemic Fuels Growing Rates of Infectious Diseases
Thursday, Apr 4, 2019

Scanning electromicrograph of an HIV-infected H9 T-cell. Photo courtesy of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) The United States faces a converging public health crisis as the nation’s opioid epidemic fuels growing rates of certain infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS,...

CSUN Prof Gets $435K to Study Health Improvements for HIV+
Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018

CSUN Professor Alyssa Arentoft California State University, Northridge assistant professor of psychology Alyssa Arentoft, will spend the next three years examining health risk behavior and neurocognitive functioning in those who have the human immunodeficiency virus HIV. At the end of that time, she...

NIH Continues Work to Better HIV Treatments
Thursday, Feb 9, 2017

Every 7 years, NIH competitively renews its HIV clinical trial networks’ funding. As this process commences in 2017, NIH is working to refine its science-driven HIV research enterprise to deliver the innovative, efficient results we need to turn the corner on the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The NIH HIV clinical...

Public Health Launches Education Campaign for HIV Prevention
Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) launched a new public health education campaign to increase medical provider awareness and prescribing of safe and highly effective methods to prevent HIV, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Public Health will make scheduled...

Fed-Funded Scientists Trace Arrival of HIV in U.S.; Dispel ‘Patient Zero’ Myth
Friday, Oct 28, 2016

Researchers funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, have uncovered when HIV entered the United States and the virus’s earliest movements in this country. Using new molecular techniques that they developed,...

County Health Dept. Unveils HIV Education Campaign
Thursday, May 5, 2016

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health unveiled its first-ever comprehensive public education campaign Thursday to raise awareness about Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, a once daily medication to prevent the transmission of HIV among uninfected persons. The campaign features three animated superheroes...

FDA Approves First Test to Distinguish Between HIV Types
Friday, Jul 24, 2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the Bio-Rad BioPlex 2200 HIV Ag-Ab assay, the first FDA-approved diagnostic that differentiates between HIV-1 antibodies, HIV-2 antibodies, and HIV-1 p24 antigen in human serum or plasma specimens. Two major types of HIV have been identified: HIV-1...

Researchers Report Progress wit HIV Inhibitor
Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015

[NIH] – HIV has proven stubbornly resistant to potential vaccines. Most vaccines work by triggering the immune system to produce antibodies that help beat back infections. But proteins on HIV’s surface mutate rapidly and change shape continuously. These quick transformations keep most antibodies...

Feds Plan to Spend $100 Mil. Over 3 Years to Find AIDS Cure
Monday, Dec 2, 2013

At a White House event Monday to mark the 25th annual World AIDS Day, President Obama announced that the National Institutes of Health plans to redirect AIDS research funds to expand support for research directed toward a cure for HIV. NIH plans to invest an additional $100 million over the next three...

Boxer Bill Would Allow Research on Organ Donations Between HIV Patients
Friday, Feb 15, 2013

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer U.S. Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla, introduced the HOPE Act (HIV Organ Policy Equity Act) on Thursday – legislation that would end the federal ban on federal research into organ donations from HIV-positive donors to HIV-positive recipients. The bipartisan...

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1970 - Gov. Ronald Reagan appoints Adrian Adams as Newhall's first "second" judge [story]
Adrian Adams
Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley took part in the “Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women” campaign from Nov. 25 - Dec. 10, 2020.
Zonta Club’s 16 Days of Activism Receives Proclamation from City
One year ago (Tuesday), the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced its first case of the novel coronavirus.
L.A. County COVID-19 One Year Later: 15,592 Deaths; 1,085,044 Total Cases
With COVID-19 vaccine appointments booked at Los Angeles County sites through the end of the week, Public Health officials assured those who received their first dose are guaranteed their second — but confusion over the scheduling process prompted officials to clarify the situation Tuesday.
Confusion on Second Dose Scheduling Prompts County Officials to Offer Clarity
CBRE announced the sale of Sierra Crest Center, a neighborhood retail and office center in Santa Clarita, to a joint venture group for $9.9 million.
Sierra Crest Retail Center Sold for $9.9 Million
Built in the 19th century, the Pioneer Oil Refinery in Newhall played a pivotal role in the early development of the Santa Clarita Valley.
Newhall’s Pioneer Oil Refinery Recognized as Historic Site
The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees will hold a video/teleconferencing special meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, Jan. 27, beginning with a closed session at 4:00 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 5:00 p.m.
Jan. 27: Santa Clarita Community College District Virtual Special Meeting
Five Point Holdings, LLC recently announced the sale of additional homesites at its Valencia community, previously known as Newhall Ranch, and the lineup of homebuilders for the first phase of the community.
Five Point Holdings Sells Nearly 500 New Homesites in Valencia
As COVID-19 vaccination continues for health care workers and those over 65, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday California is looking to prioritize the next phases of vaccination efforts by age, rather than occupation.
California May Switch to Age-Based COVID-19 Vaccination System
Tejon Ranch Co. declared victory for its 8,000-acre Grapevine mixed-use development after a Kern County Superior Court judge ruled against an Arizona-based environmental group that dubbed the project “damaging.”
Judge Rules Against Environmentalists Over Grapevine Development
In 2019, Valencia High School student, Pedro Roman, was diagnosed with Leukemia. After one long and hard-fought year, Roman is now in remission due to the success of his latest treatment.
Jan. 30: Community Blood Drive for Valencia High’s Pedro Roman
1990 - "Duplicates" premieres at L.A. Phil; concerto by CalArts Music School dean Mel Powell wins Pulitzer Prize [story]
Mel Powell
California Public Health officials lifted the regional Stay at Home Order statewide on Monday as Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed 43 new deaths and 6,642 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 countywide, and Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported five new deaths on Saturday and Monday.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup; 5 New Deaths at Henry Mayo as State Lifts Stay-at-Home Order
Los Angeles County is set to align its health order with California's by the end of the week, as the state lifted its regional stay-at-home order statewide Monday, green-lighting the reopening of in-person outside dining and hair and nail salons, among other businesses.
L.A. County to Align with State, Lift ‘Safer at Home’ Order by End of Week
Officials with the California Department of Public Health on Monday ordered the Regional Stay at Home Order lifted for all regions statewide, including the three regions that had still been under the order – San Joaquin Valley, Bay Area, and Southern California.
California Stay At Home Order Lifted for All Regions Including SoCal
As another winter storm hit the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding areas, Interstate 5 was shut down through the Grapevine in "Operation Snowflake" Monday morning, with some lanes reopened by Monday afternoon.
‘Operation Snowflake’: CHP, Caltrans Reopen Grapevine Amid Snowstorm
Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, is cautioning residents about beach water use due to bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas that are likely to contaminate ocean waters at and around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers.
L.A. County Urges Caution for Beach Water Use Through Wednesday
A series of projects brought forth by Santa Clarita Valley-based organizations and agencies to aid the local homeless population could soon receive thousands of dollars from the city of Santa Clarita.
Santa Clarita Could Grant $126K to 6 Projects to Aid SCV Homeless Population
Citing the case of a convicted child rapist, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger said Friday she’s concerned there is a growing trend that the rights of victims of some of the most violent crimes are not being protected under District Attorney George Gascón’s administration.
Barger Steps in to Deny Parole to Convicted Child Rapist
Medical examiners with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office identified Benjamin Marquez IV, 31, of Castaic, as the man killed in a solo-vehicle crash that left one dead and sent another to the hospital Saturday.
Benjamin Marquez of Castaic ID’d as Man Killed in Rollover Crash
1915 - Death of pre-Mentry oilman & San Francisquito vintner Ramon Perea [story]
Perea grave marker
1888 - Acton post office established; Richard E. Nickel, postmaster [story]
postal cover
1882 - Author Helen Hunt Jackson visits Rancho Camulos; inspiration for "Ramona" novel [story]
HH Jackson
The COVID-19 crisis has trashed recycling efforts and instead generated an increase in plastic waste, according to a recent study, but Los Angeles County restaurants could soon be required to make adjustments related to disposable food ware in an effort to reduce waste.
Jan. 26: Board of Supervisors to Consider Restaurant Requirement Aimed at Curbing Waste