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1876 - California oil industry born as CSO No. 4 in Pico Canyon becomes state's first commercially productive oil well [story]
Pico No. 4

Border Patrol Using Predator Drone for First Time
Friday, Jan 29, 2016

[CBP, San Angelo, Texas] – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine Operations is testing the feasibility of operating an Unmanned Aircraft System Predator B, out of San Angelo Regional Airport, also known as Mathis Field. The three- to four-week deployment, which began Thursday, is...

House Passes Bill to Defund Sanctuary States, Cities
Monday, Jul 27, 2015

Rep. Duncan D. Hunter In an effort to crack down on cities and states that ignore federal immigration law, the House passed bipartisan legislation Friday to encourage cooperation between local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. H.R. 3009 by San Diego Republican Duncan D. Hunter, the Enforce...

At 6 Months, 397,000 Driver’s Licenses Issued Under AB60
Friday, Jul 17, 2015

During the first six months of implementing Assembly Bill 60, the California Department of Motor Vehicles has issued approximately 397,000 driver licenses to undocumented applicants who have met all requirements necessary to enjoy driving privileges in California. This figure represents more than half...

Documenting the Undocumented: AB60 Driver’s License Stats for April 2015
Friday, May 8, 2015

The California Department of Motor Vehicles released April statistics for Assembly Bill 60 (AB 60) on Friday, as well as totals since the programs implementation on January 2, 2015. Original Driver License: 74,000          AB 60 driver licenses issued in April 2015. A license is not issued...

New CSUN Office Provides Resources for Undocumented Students
Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015

Some computers still sit in boxes hidden under desks. The walls are bare of any posters and the furniture still looks new. But in the two months since California State University, Northridge opened the office of its Dream Project — which provides resources and support for CSUN’s estimated 1,000 undocumented...

DMV Inviting Comments on AB60 Driver’s License Process
Friday, Mar 20, 2015

As part of an ongoing effort to implement Assembly Bill 60, the California Department of Motor Vehicles is seeking public comment on several potential changes to future application processes, which could include adding foreign documents to the list to prove identity, and clarifying that residency documents...

Calif. Atty Gen. Urges Court to Allow Obama Immigration Reforms
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015

Kamala Harris [AG Harris] – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and the Attorneys General from 14 states and the District of Columbia filed a friend-of-the-court brief supporting the U.S. government’s emergency request that President Barack Obama’s immigration executive actions be allowed to...

County to Implement Obama Immigration Order; Antonovich Votes ‘No’
Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015

Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich [Supv. Antonovich] – Los Angeles County Mayor Michael D. Antonovich cast the lone “no” vote on a Board of Supervisors motion to develop an implementation plan for President Obama’s Executive Order which would allow illegal immigrants to receive multiple benefits...

DMV Releases Monthly AB60 Driver’s License Stats for Jan. 2015
Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015

[DMV, Feb. 18] – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) today released statistics for implementation of Assembly Bill 60 for the first full month of implementation data. * 59,000: AB 60 driver licenses issued in January 2015. A license is not issued until the applicant proves identity...

White House Blasts Texas Judge for Blocking Obama’s Immigration Actions
Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015

White House statement, Feb. 17, 2015: “The Supreme Court and Congress have made clear that the federal government can set priorities in enforcing our immigration laws — which is exactly what the President did when he announced commonsense policies to help fix our broken immigration system. Those...

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1876 - California oil industry born as CSO No. 4 in Pico Canyon becomes state's first commercially productive oil well [story]
Pico No. 4
1970 - Lagasse family helps save Mentryville buildings as Newhall and Malibu brush fires erupt & join into worst fire in SoCal history. Twelve fires over 10 days burn 525,000 acres, kill 13 people and destroy approx. 1,500 structures. [story]
Clampitt fire
After news reports detailing sexual assault allegations against a Newhall massage therapist on Sept. 2, a half-dozen additional victims have come forward, according to sheriff’s investigators.
Additional Victims Come Forward in Newhall Massage Therapist Sexual Assault Investigation
Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, welcomed news of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s veto of Assembly Bill 616 on Wednesday.
Newsom Vetoes Agricultural Worker Union Elections Bill Opposed by Wilk
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 32 new deaths and 1,238 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 35,524 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley. Additionally, Public Health announced that eligible Los Angeles County residents can begin receiving their booster doses at any of the hundreds of sites offering the Pfizer vaccine.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: County Announces Pfizer Booster Available to Eligible Residents; 35,524 Total SCV Cases
Yair Haimoff, SIOR and Randy Cude of Spectrum Commercial Real Estate, Inc., are pleased to announce a recent 71,874-square-foot ground lease located in Valencia, CA.
Spectrum CRE Completes Ground Lease with Tenant In-N-Out Burgers
Los Angeles County announced it is now administering Pfizer booster third doses after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle P. Walensky endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ recommendation for a booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in several population groups. The CDC also recommended a booster dose for those in high-risk occupational and institutional settings.
County Begins Administering Pfizer Booster to Eligible Residents
1855 - Sanford & Cyrus Lyon establish Lyon's Station (for stagecoaches) near today's Sierra Hwy & Newhall Ave [story]
Sanford Lyon
Officials from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital are once again urging those eligible to get vaccinated, as the hospital is experiencing a marked influx of COVID-19 patients, hospital spokesman Patrick Moody said Thursday.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: Henry Mayo Hospital Admittance Up 50%; SCV Cases Total 35,477
A “significant amount of smoke” from the Windy and KNP Complex fires northeast of Bakersfield in the Sequoia National Forest have entered the Los Angeles area, according to a Thursday morning tweet from the U.S. National Weather Service Los Angeles.
Hazy SCV Skies from Sequoia Forest Fires
Spookiness is on its way to Main Street in Old Town Newhall.
Scarecrow Alley Coming to Old Town Newhall
The Chiquita Canyon Landfill Technical Advisory Committee met Wednesday afternoon to discuss updates at the Val Verde landfill.
Chiquita Canyon Landfill Health Report Nearing Final Process
Following a record-breaking event in 2020 – Soup for the Soul will once again be presented virtually in 2021.
Tickets Now on Sale for Bridge to Home’s 2021 Soup for the Soul Virtual Fundraiser
The city of Santa Clarita’s annual Evening of Remembrance event will occur on Wednesday, Sept. 29, beginning with a Walk of Remembrance at 6:15 p.m., followed by the program at 6:45 p.m.
Community Invited to Annual Evening of Remembrance
College of the Canyons is continuing its tradition of inviting community groups to experience Cougar football during the 2021 season, with all healthcare workers and first responders invited to attend Saturday’s game vs. Palomar College free of charge.
Cougars Football Continuing with Community Invite Tradition
The Santa Clarita chapter of the American Cancer Society is excited to announce its annual leading fundraiser of the year — Relay For Life - will take place on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Westfield Town Center Mall, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Oct. 2: American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life
At least one person was reported wounded in a shooting in Newhall Wednesday night, prompting a response from law enforcement and medical personnel.
Newhall Shooting Sends One Person to Hospital
Are you ready for a “Partea”? Circle of Hope’s 17th Annual Tea Celebration will be held at the Hyatt Regency Valencia on Saturday, Oct. 9, beginning at 11:00 a.m.
Oct. 9: Circle of Hope’s 17th Annual Tea Celebration
SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond proudly recognized Betty Reid Soskin, a pioneering Bay Area civil rights activist and the oldest living National Park Ranger serving in the United States, as an Ambassador to California Education on her 100th birthday.
Betty Reid Soskin Named California’s Newest Education Ambassador
The Mojave Area California State Parks  recently announced status updates for public use.
Status Updates Released for Mojave Area State Parks
1948 - Agua Dulce Women's Club organized [timeline]
Women's Club
The Santa Clarita Planning Commission approved the installation and operation of a Verizon wireless communication facility that will expand wireless coverage in the city’s center. 
Verizon Wireless Facility Approved By Planning Commission
State Senator Scott Wilk is honoring four Hispanic community leaders to commemorate National Hispanic Heritage Month. 
Wilk Honors Local Hispanic Community Leaders
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Wednesday confirmed 41 new deaths and 1,750 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 35,403 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: Nursing Facility Numbers See Decline; Santa Clarita Cases total: 35,403