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1945 - Acton Hotel, est. 1890, burns down; arson is suspected [story]
Acton hotel fire


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Tens of Thousands Apply for AB60 Driver’s Licenses; Two-Thirds Fail Test
Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015

The California Department of Motor Vehicles released preliminary statistics Tuesday on the progress of implementing Assembly Bill 60 (AB 60) – the new law requiring DMV to issue a driver license to applicants who can prove identity, California residency, and can meet all other testing requirements. Daily...

Civil Discourse
Sunday, Jan 4, 2015

It was an earthquake. Just about the time I forgot what they felt like, a sharp jolt hit near Castaic Lake. Only one jolt. I guessed about a 4.0 quake. Turns out I wasn’t as accurate in my earthquake magnitude estimates as I used to be. It was a 4.2. Anyway, it was a right good shake and then back...

DMV Ready for Onslaught from ‘Documented’ Undocumented Drivers
Monday, Dec 29, 2014

Starting Friday, January 2, 2015, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will begin issuing driver licenses under AB 60—the new law requiring DMV to issue a driver license to applicants who can prove identity and California residency, and meet all other licensing requirements, such as passing...

DMV Sets Rules for Illegal Aliens Seeking Driver’s Licenses
Friday, Nov 7, 2014

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) today posted the list of documents that applicants will use to obtain a California driver license under AB 60—the new law requiring DMV to issue a driver license to individuals who can prove identity and California residence and meet all other licensing...

UC-sponsored Loan Program Will Aid Undocumented Students
Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014

Undocumented UC students who qualify for in-state tuition but are ineligible for federal assistance soon will be able to borrow up to $4,000 a year to make up the shortfall, thanks to a new law supported by the University of California and state legislators. Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed legislative...

New Law Should Expedite Naturalization for Border-Crossing Minors
Friday, Oct 3, 2014

[Gov. Brown] – In an action announced Friday, Gov. Jerry Brown Jr. signed legislation to provide legal services to the unaccompanied minors arriving in California from Central America. “Helping these young people navigate our legal system is the decent thing to do and it’s consistent...

DMV to Open Temp Offices to Handle Rush for Illegal Alien Driver’s Licenses
Friday, Sep 19, 2014

[DMV] – After engaging in more than 80 public outreach events across the state, the California Department of Motor Vehicles provided a public update Friday on the status of AB 60 implementation, including plans for new field offices, additional staff and training, license design and regulations...

July 28: DMV Hearing in L.A. on Illegal Alien Driver’s License Law
Friday, Jul 25, 2014

The California Department of Motor Vehicles will conduct a public hearing in Los Angeles to receive additional public comments on the proposed regulations related to the implementation of AB 60, the state law that directs DMV to issue driver licenses to undocumented California residents. The hearing...

Complainers
Friday, Jul 11, 2014

One of my readers keeps saying I complain a lot. I must agree with him. I have stated a few complaints in these little commentaries. That is why it is called op-ed. Opinion-editorial. I do wonder what his opinion is on some of the subjects I’ve picked. I had a teacher at Hart High who always complained....

Documentary Evidence

Once again, President Obama has been taken by surprise – and this time it’s the tsunami of illegal aliens flooding across the U.S. Border. Surprise? Hardly. Even Democrats are not denying the Obama administration knew of the looming flood as early as October 2013. Completely verifiable is that...

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1945 - Acton Hotel, est. 1890, burns down; arson is suspected [story]
Acton hotel fire
Thirty-five percent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence.
Zonta Club SCV Speaks Out Against Gender-Based Violence
The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, is excited to announce that a series of Learn to Swim Scholarships will be made available for the Learn to Swim Program at Castaic Aquatic Center this upcoming Winter and Spring Season
L.A. County Opens Winter, Spring Scholarship Swim Programs at Castaic Aquatic Center
The new Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, located at 26201 Golden Valley Road, was unveiled Monday.
LASD, Local Officials Unveil New SCV Sheriff’s Station
Officials from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital on Monday announced an additional death, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths since the onset of the pandemic to 175, spokesman Patrick Moody confirmed.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: Henry Mayo Reports 175th Death; SCV Cases Total 36,756
The Valencia High School Marching Band and Color Guard is holding the 9th Annual Pride of the Vikings Field Tournament at the Valencia High School Stadium, Saturday, Oct. 23, at 3:30 p.m.
Pride of the Vikings Field Tournament Returns to Valencia High School
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office released the five productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, Oct. 18 - Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021:
Filming in SCV This Week Includes Three TV Shows, One Commercial, One Feature
Each time the MB2 Entertainment owners — who happen to be not only business leaders but also two longtime Santa Clarita Valley residents — drove past the Mountasia Family Fun Center, they felt a pull to revitalize the SCV staple.
MB2 Entertainment Bringing Fun Back to Former Mountasia Property
A 67-yard touchdown from Saugus Centurions (7-1, 3-0) quarterback Brady Welch to running back Jacob Faraldo blew the gates open in the 42-7 win against the Golden Valley Grizzlies (3-4, 1-2) on Friday.
Cents Trounce Grizzlies 42-7
The Hart Indians (2-6, 1-2) completed the comeback over Valencia (3-4, 1-2) scoring 14 unanswered points in the final two minutes of regulation and overtime for the 27-21 win.
Hart Stuns Valencia in OT 27-21
Amy Green was a young woman when she fell into a cycle of abuse that began with a relationship with the wrong man and led her to an addiction to heroin.
Purple Palooza 5K Walk Brings Awareness to Domestic Violence
SACRAMENTO – Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States. In fact, the chance of a teen being involved in a crash is highest during their first two years of driving.
CHP’s ‘Start Smart’ Course Encourages Safe Driving Practices For Teens
1876 - Southern Pacific begins subdividing town of Newhall (original location at Bouquet Junction) [story]
Campton store
1837 - Trapper Peter LaBeck killed by grizzly bear at El Tejon [story]
Peter LaBeck
1853 - Sarah Gifford, community leader and wife of Newhall's first railroad station agent, born in England [story]
Sarah Gifford
The Saugus-based Camp Scott was placed on a short list of potential future sites for the county’s violent youth and young adult offenders, officials said Friday.
Camp Scott Placed on Short List for Future Juvenile, Young Adult Offenders
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 24 new deaths and 1,229 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 36,615 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: FDA Announces Recommendation for Johnson & Johnson Booster Dose; SCV Cases Total 36,615
The Santa Clarita City Council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday calling for more local control over zoning laws and land use.
City Approves Resolution Asking for More Local Land Use Zoning Control
After Colleen Shaffer was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999, she decided she wanted to help others who were on the same uncertain journey she was on — so she hosted a tea party in her backyard where supporters showed up for her and on behalf of cancer patients.
Circle of Hope Hosts 17th Annual Tea Party Fundraiser to Support Cancer Patients
Women and men gathered on top of Old Town Newhall’s parking structure Thursday for an evening of drinks and recognition of local leaders in the film industry as part of Zonta’s women’s film festival, Lunafest.
Zonta’s Lunafest Empowers Women Through Filmmaking
On Oct. 15, Princess Cruises marked the return to service of the cruise line’s third ship in the U.S. – Emerald Princess – departing from the Port of Los Angeles on a 15-day Panama Canal cruise to Ft. Lauderdale.
Emerald Princess Debuts as Fifth Princess Ship to Return to Cruise Vacation Service
Two out of five league games have been completed as the Foothill League inches closer to the CIF playoffs. The Saugus Centurions and the West Ranch Wildcats remain the only unbeaten teams, setting up for a showdown in the coming weeks, which may decide the Foothill League champion.
Week Nine Football Preview
Foothill League girls golfers tested their skills Wednesday at The Oaks Club at Valencia, which is considered one of the longer courses in the league, and the West Ranch Wildcats still prevailed, pulling some of their best numbers from the entire season.
West Ranch Girls Golf Wins Fifth League Match in a Row
In a red carpet event held at the Laemmle Theatres in Newhall, Square Zero Films filmmakers and NAACP Santa Clarita members celebrated the world premiere of the sports documentary “SCRUM.”
NAACP Santa Clarita, Square Zero Films Celebrate World Premiere of ‘SCRUM’
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