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Trump Signs $2 Trillion Virus Bill After House Shuts Down Objection
Friday, Mar 27, 2020

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Friday signed a $2 trillion response to the novel coronavirus that will deliver checks to most Americans as well as hundreds of billions of dollars to small businesses and large companies. “This will deliver urgently needed relief to our nation’s families...

House Set to Pass $8.3B Funding Package to Combat Coronavirus
Wednesday, Mar 4, 2020

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives is expected to approve a massive funding package Wednesday afternoon to respond to the coronavirus outbreak, following several days of bitter partisan infighting. The expected $8.3 billion funding package is a significant increase from the roughly $2 billion...

Knight ‘More Than Considering’ Run for Hill’s House Seat
Sunday, Oct 27, 2019

Former Rep. Steve Knight confirmed speculation Sunday that he would be considering a run in the expected special election for Rep. Katie Hill’s soon-to-be-vacated seat. Knight, a Republican, said he met with several people this afternoon, shortly after it was announced that Hill was planning to resign. “These...

Hill, House Pass Equality Act Protecting LGBTQ Americans
Friday, May 17, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman and LGBT Equality Caucus Co-chair Katie Hill voted Thursday in support of the Equality Act, H.R. 5, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives in a bipartisan vote of 236-173. If also passed by the Senate and signed into law by the president, the landmark legislation...

Hill Marks First 100 Days with Recap of Accomplishments
Friday, Apr 12, 2019

Washington D.C. – U.S. Rep. Katie Hill (D-Agua Dulce) on Friday marked 100 days since her swearing-in on Jan. 3. “I am so proud to serve the people of my hometown in Washington and even prouder to already be delivering for our community,” Hill said in a statement. “I promised that I would...

House OK’s Dam Memorial; Now to Trump for Signature
Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019

On a bipartisan 363-62 vote, the House of Representatives approved Senate Bill 47 on Tuesday, a sweeping lands package that will protect millions of acres of land and designate four new national monuments including one in Saugus to memorialize victims of the 1928 St. Francis Dam Disaster. The Senate...

Hill’s Whistleblower Bill Passes House
Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019

Washington, DC – Vice Chair of Oversight and Government Reform Committee Congresswoman Katie Hill, (D-Santa Clarita), introduced H.R. 1064, a bill that allows whistleblowers to report concerns about classified programs directly to their supervisors and up their chain of command. The bill passed the...

House Passes Bill Including Knight’s Friendly Airports for Mothers Act
Friday, Apr 27, 2018

Washington, DC – The House of Representatives voted Friday to pass H.R. 4, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, which includes provisions from H.R. 2375, the Friendly Airports for Mothers Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. Steve Knight (R-Antelope Valley). Companion legislation (S. 1110) was introduced...

Knight-led Science Bills Pass in House
Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018

Washington D.C. – On Tuesday, the House of Representatives voted to pass two science-related bills led by Rep. Steve Knight (R-CA). Rep. Knight serves on the House Science, Space, & Technology Committee and is the Vice-Chairman of the Energy Subcommittee. H.R. 4376, the Department of Energy...

House Unanimously Passes Knight Small Business Legislation
Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017

H.R. 2763, the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Improvements Act of 2017 authored by Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25), passed the House of Representatives with unanimous support Wednesday. “H.R 2763 is one step closer towards a more transparent and safe government,”...

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1882 - Author Helen Hunt Jackson visits Rancho Camulos; inspiration for "Ramona" novel [story]
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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
Despite signs that California’s latest and most damaging wave of the pandemic is subsiding, the state nonetheless sets a one-day record of 764 deaths on Friday.
COVID Death Rate Soars to New Daily Record in California
Claims of excessive force, retaliation, and other misconduct by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be probed during a C, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Friday.
California Attorney General Launches Civil Rights Probe of L.A. Sheriff’s Department
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 256 new deaths and 9,277 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported it's 107th death.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 3 New Deaths at Henry Mayo; L.A. County Hospitalizations Decreased by 8%
When Dr. John Scaramella, a dental surgeon, moved to the Santa Clarita Valley in 1978, there were only 18 others in his field.
SCV Dental Surgeon Sells Practice After More than 40 Years
The Los Angeles County Library, in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is set to host a series of free virtual workshops running every other week on Fridays from January through June.
L.A. County Library to Host Virtual Art Programs in Partnership with LACMA
The temporary residential green waste pick-up schedule will continue through Jan. 29 for customers in Santa Clarita after Waste Management requested an additional week for its modified schedule.
Waste Management Extends Modified Green Waste Pick-Up Schedule an Additional Week
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold a virtual regular meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, January 26, starting at 6 p.m.
Jan. 26: City Council Virtual Regular Meeting
The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board has approved the recommendation to name Julian Gomez as the assistant principal of Bowman High School.
Hart District Names Julian Gomez Assistant Principal
The Los Angeles County Development Authority will launch the Small Business Stabilization Loan Program on Jan. 28 and will begin accepting applications to help small businesses prevent further job loss and business closures.
L.A. County to Launch Small Business Stabilization Loan Program
The William S. Hart Union High School District governing board voted 3-1 Wednesday night to let athletic conditioning return to district campuses Jan. 27.
Hart District Votes 3-1 to Allow Return of Athletic Conditioning to Campuses
1839 - Gov. Juan B. Alvarado gives most of SCV to Mexican Army Lt. Antonio del Valle. [story]
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Join the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency (SCV Water) on Thursday, Jan. 28, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., to learn about and provide input on its Water Shortage Contingency Plan (WSCP).
SCV Water Encouraging Public to Provide Input on Contingency Plan
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 262 new deaths, including an additional death at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, and 8,512 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 countywide, with 22,360 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: Additional Death at Henry Mayo; 22,360 Total SCV Cases
SACRAMENTO – California State Epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan issued the following statement Thursday advising providers that they can immediately resume the administration of lot 41L20A of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which was temporarily paused on Sunday due to possible allergic reactions.
State Says Moderna Vaccine Administration Can Resume Immediately
As winds began to die down in the Santa Clarita Valley, firefighters were able to increase containment on the Towsley Fire to 53% Thursday.
Firefighters Reach 53% Containment on Towsley Fire
Supervisor Kathryn Barger, whose 5th District includes the Santa Clarita Valley, is supporting the effort by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to address concerns of communities throughout Los Angeles County, which continue to experience ongoing Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) initiated by Southern California Edison (Edison).
Barger Supports Efforts in Limiting Power Shutoffs; Public Hearing Set
Single Mothers Outreach (SMO) is proud to announce “Survivor” as the theme for the 11th annual Empowering HeArts fundraising gala set to take place virtually on Saturday, Aug. 7.
Nominations Open for Annual Empowering HeArts Awards
The College of the Canyons School of Personal and Professional Learning was presented an Honorable Mention award by the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges’ 2021 Exemplary Program Award.
COC Recognized for Personal, Professional Learning Program
The William S. Hart Union High School is looking for two new members to serve on the Measure SA Citizens’ Oversight Committee. These members will serve two-year terms with a maximum of three consecutive terms.
Hart Seeking Members for Citizens’ Oversight Committee
Santa Clarita-based Princess Cruises announced Thursday the sale of Pacific Princess to an undisclosed buyer.
Princess Cruises Announces Sale of Pacific Princess to Undisclosed Buyer
After a dayslong wind event hit the Santa Clarita Valley, most area residents power had been restored by Thursday morning.
SoCal Edison Restores Power to Most SCV Residents
The Los Angeles County Coroner-Medical Examiner’s Office identified Carlos Salgado-Ruiz, 35, of Santa Clarita, as the pedestrian killed after being struck by a vehicle in Saugus Wednesday night.
Pedestrian Killed in Saugus Hit-and-Run Identified