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1890 - 18-day murder trial of Castaic's W.C. Chormicle and W.A. Gardner ends in acquittal [story]
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L.A. County Supes OK Valencia Project Updates
Thursday, Mar 11, 2021

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved motions Tuesday related to the Valencia project, formerly known as Newhall Ranch, a long-term, master-planned community located west of Interstate 5. The Valencia project is planned to consist of approximately 25,000 dwelling units, 13 million square...

Barger, Hahn Call for Expanded COVID Vaccination Effort in L.A. County
Monday, Jan 18, 2021

Seeking to support Los Angeles County’s efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic and the tragic impact on its residents, Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Janice Hahn are calling for additional flexibility in the county’s vaccination effort to include as many residents as possible and a process...

L.A. County COVID-19 Rent Relief Program to Launch Aug. 17
Monday, Aug 10, 2020

In an effort to assist renters with limited means affected by the COVID-19 crisis, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has provided $100 million in CARES Act funds to create a COVID-19 Rent Relief program, operated by the Los Angeles County Development Authority. The program is set to launch...

Barger Chairs First Meeting of Economic Resiliency Task Force
Friday, May 8, 2020

Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger chaired the first meeting of the county Economic Resiliency Task Force Friday, in partnership with Vice-Chair Supervisor Hilda Solis and Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas, Shelia Kuehl and Janice Hahn. In addition to the supervisors, the Task Force consists of...

L.A. County Joins ‘Great Plates Delivered’ Program for Seniors, At-Risk Residents

Los Angeles County on Friday announced participation in the state of California’s “Great Plates Delivered” initiative, to provide three home-delivered meals a day to qualifying older adults and adults over 60 who are high-risk as determined by the CDC. With the support of the Board of Supervisors...

Bars, Restaurants, Theaters, Gyms Must Close Across City, County
Monday, Mar 16, 2020

All bars, clubs, theaters, entertainment centers and fitness centers in all cities and unincorporated territory in Los Angeles County are ordered to be closed until further notice to help prevent further spread of COVID-19, Supervisor Kathryn Barger, chair of the LA County Board of Supervisors, announced...

Barger Moves to Request Federal Funds for Coronavirus Fight
Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020

Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger has authored a motion to ask county supervisors at their March 4 meeting to request federal funds to help the county address the threat from novel coronavirus or COVID-2019. “Los Angeles County has been diligently working to monitor any potential cases...

Supes Visit Sacramento to Meet with Elected Officials

As chair, Supervisor Kathryn Barger revived the annual Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors trip to Sacramento to speak with government and elected officials on Tuesday about their shared goals pertaining to homelessness, public safety and more. Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors’ meeting was canceled...

LA County Supes Fund Affordable Rental Housing Projects
Friday, Jan 24, 2020

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has approved funding for 10 affordable multi-family rental housing development projects selected through the No Place Like Home Program Notice of Funding Availability Round 2019-1. The 10 projects will receive a total of $100,200,000 in NPLH funds. On April...

Sept. 3 Meeting Agenda – LA County Supervisors
Monday, Sep 2, 2019

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has published the agenda for their Tuesday, Sept. 3 meeting starting at 1 p.m. The meeting will be streamed live here. Among other items, the Supervisors will consider: There will also be a closed session to consider the pending County of Los Angeles v. Sheriff...

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1890 - 18-day murder trial of Castaic's W.C. Chormicle and W.A. Gardner ends in acquittal [story]
William Chormicle
The city of Santa Clarita’s tourism advisory board held its quarterly meeting Tuesday to hear updates on the city’s tourism advertising, special events and other economic development updates. 
City Tourism Board Hears Recent Economic Development Efforts
L.A. County Public Health confirmed today five new deaths and 226 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 28,068 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: LA County Updates Travel Guidelines; 28,068 Total SCV Cases
In a combination of extreme heat, low humidity, and record draught conditions Angeles National Forest fire danger level is being raised to "Very High" effective July 16. 
Angeles Forest Fire Danger Raised To Very High
As summer temps are rising The Cube, Ice and Entertainment Center is opening public skating sessions. 
The Cube Opens Public Ice Skating Sessions
The first annual "Cars Under the Stars" is coming to The Westfield Town Center for the benefit of the WiSh foundation. 
“Cars Under The Stars” Debuts In July
College of the Canyons will be the only community college in the state to offer a Low Observable, stealth, coatings application program, this fall.
College Of The Canyons: First In State To Launch Low Observable Training Program
Santa Clarita city officials announced Railroad Avenue will be getting the rehab treatment starting next week.
City to Refurbish Railroad Avenue
Governor Gavin Newsom visited Six Flags Magic Mountain Wednesday to celebrate the state’s reopening.
Newsom Visits Magic Mountain As State Reopens
Firefighters returned to the scene of an earlier balcony fire at a Newhall apartment complex Tuesday night after the fire reignited. 
Firefighters Put Out Second Fire at Newhall Apartment Complex
A man who was arrested in connection with an alleged road rage incident that ended with deputies using their tasers has reportedly been arrested five times since March 2020.
Suspect Connected to Road-Rage Investigation Arrested Five Times Since Last March
Homicide Investigators are continuing their investigation of the circumstance surrounding an unknown cause of death in Canyon Country, officials said Wednesday. 
LASD Update Info Regarding Body Found Near Camp Plenty Tuesday
A handful of celebrities, social media influencers and now hundreds of local business owners and community members have joined in to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to save a Santa Clarita boy’s life.
To Save A Boy’s Life, Celebrities And Community Come Together
1876 - D.G. Scofield forms California Star Oil Works, hires Alex Mentry to drill in Pico Canyon [story]
Pico oil rigs
Los Angeles County Workforce Development Aging and Community Services is spreading awareness during World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) by sharing ways the community can help.
County Shares Ways to Help the Elderly During World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
A body was found under the Soledad Canyon overpass in Canyon Country on Tuesday, prompting a call to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau detectives.
Homicide Detectives Investigating Body Found in Canyon Country
As California’s COVID-19 case rates have fallen to among the lowest in the country and almost 19 million Californians are fully vaccinated, the state is moving 'Beyond the Blueprint' to fully reopen its economy and end many pandemic-era restrictions, announced California Department of Public Health officials. In addition, Los Angeles County Public Health noted the current guidelines vaccinated and unvaccinated County residents are to follow as restrictions relax and the economy reopens.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: California Officially Moves ‘Beyond the Blueprint’; 28,061 Total SCV Cases
The necessity of passing federal legislation aimed at curbing illegal eviction was examined at length Monday during a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing.
House Panel Takes Up Bill Blocking Evictions in National Emergencies
California lawmakers passed a record $267 billion budget bill Monday that boosts spending on programs designed to fight climate change, prevent wildfires, build affordable housing and stimulate the economy with direct payments to taxpayers.
California Lawmakers Send $267 Billion Budget to Newsom’s Desk
Family, friends and members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department gathered at Fire Station 131 in Palmdale Tuesday morning for a ceremony to honor firefighter Tory Carlon, who was killed earlier this month.
Flag Ceremony Honors Fallen Firefighter Tory Carlon
Medical examiners identified a body found across the street from the Castaic Lagoon as that of Marlon Francisco Menjivartorres, 35, of Castaic.
Coroner Identifies Body Found Near Castaic Lake
Los Angeles County Fire Department officials announced plans this week for a private flag ceremony and memorial service — both of which will be livestreamed for the community to watch — in honor of the firefighter killed in the Station 81 shooting on June 1.
Flag Ceremony, Memorial Service Planned for Firefighter Killed in Station 81 Shooting
In an announcement released on Monday, Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, reported that he had secured $20 million in federal funding for the district to be included in pending legislation, with some of the money heading toward the Santa Clarita Valley if the bill is approved.
Garcia Announces $20 Million Planned for Transportation Services in District
Demonstrating alongside the Hart District Teachers Association, members of the California School Employees Association Chapter 349 stood outside the district office last week in support of the ongoing negotiations concerning pay and benefits.
Hart District Classified Staff Negotiating Increase in Pay, Benefits