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1853 - Sarah Gifford, community leader and wife of Newhall's first railroad station agent, born in England [story]
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Santa Clarita wins Helen Putnam Awards for Mascot, Internship Program
Friday, Oct 9, 2020

The League of California Cities has awarded the city of Santa Clarita with the Helen Putnam Awards for its “innovative” college internship program and its mascot “Sammy Clarita,” officials announced Thursday. The 2020 Putnam winners were recognized for their “outstanding programs” out of...

Barger Blasts ‘Hasty’ Charter Amendment Proposed for November Ballot
Wednesday, Jul 29, 2020

Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger has voiced significant concerns regarding a proposed charter amendment, saying it is “hasty” and would be a potential violation of the law and denies county residents full access to fund future priorities. Barger’s concern is shared by community...

California Lawmakers Tackle Housing Crisis in First Day of New Session
Monday, Dec 3, 2018

By Nick Cahill SACRAMENTO – Looking to greenlight a housing boom through a cash infusion for downtrodden local planning agencies, California lawmakers are promising a flurry of bills to fix the state’s housing crisis. On the first official day of the new two-year legislative session Monday, two Northern...

League of California Cities Urges Governor to Veto 5G Wireless Equipment Bill
Friday, Sep 22, 2017

The League of California Cities, with representatives from cities statewide including Santa Clarita, is calling for Gov. Jerry Brown to veto SB 649, which if enacted would allow the wireless industry to install new 5G equipment statewide with little to no input from local jurisdictions. The governor...

City Staff Honored for East Newhall Improvements
Thursday, Oct 25, 2012

City officials accepted the Helen Putnam award Tuesday from the League of California Cities representatives, in recognition of the work city staff has done in east Newhall. The award is given annually by the League of California Cities to honor efforts by civic government that: improve the quality of...

McLean Repping City at State Conference
Wednesday, Sep 5, 2012

Santa Clarita Councilwoman Marsha McLean is serving on the resolutions committee for the League of California Cities annual conference this week in San Diego. Policy development is a key part of the League’s legislative effectiveness and the League’s Annual Conference Resolutions process is one way...

City Wins Industry Award for Neighborhood Outreach

The City of Santa Clarita was the recipient of the League of California Cities’ highest honor – the Helen Putnam Award for Excellence – for its “Neighborhood Services Team and Outreach Program,” as announced this afternoon at the League’s annual conference in San Diego, being held...

McLean Named to Multi-City Policy and High-Speed Rail Committees
Monday, Aug 22, 2011

The City of Santa Clarita is pleased to share that Mayor Marsha McLean was recently appointed to two regional committees, including the League of California Cities 2011 General Resolutions Committee and the Southern California Association of Government High Speed Rail Subcommittee representing Los Angeles...

Thursday, Aug 11, 2011

Redevelopment agencies across California got a temporary stay of execution Thursday when the State Supreme Court agreed to hear a challenge to their death sentence. The Legislature essentially outlawed redevelopment agencies when it approved the state budget over the summer. Gov. Jerry Brown, who signed...

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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’
1939 - Second, larger OLPH Catholic Church dedicated on site of first (10th & Walnut, Newhall) [story]
OLPH
Princess is announcing plans for additional ships returning to service in the United States for February, March and April 2022 sailing from Los Angeles, Seattle, Vancouver and Ft. Lauderdale.
Princess Unveils Additional Return to Service Plans
People are often surprised when I tell them the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) cares for animals other than dogs and cats.
Marcia Mayeda | Animal Care, Control Not Just for Cats & Dogs
With a Red Flag Warning in effect this Friday, at 6:00 a.m., through Saturday, Oct. 16, at 8:00 p.m., the Los Angeles County Fire Department has implemented its augmented staffing plan by ordering additional staffing and pre-deployment of ground and aerial resources throughout the County.
LACoFD Announces Red Flag Warnings for Santa Clarita This Weekend
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 19 new deaths and 1,142 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 36,556 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 36,556; L.A. County Transmission Rate Remains High
More than half of Los Angeles County residents, including those in the Santa Clarita Valley, live in a community deemed highly exposed to impending and severe climate impacts, according to a study released Thursday by the County’s Chief Sustainability Office (CSO).
Study Shows Santa Clarita Community at High Risk of Extreme Climate Impacts
Santa Clarita sheriff’s deputies Estevan Perez and Carmen Gudiel enjoyed an afternoon of recognition for their dedication to public safety from leaders at the local and state level of government.
Two Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Deputies Recognized for Dedication to Public Safety
Special Needs Athletes & Peers (SNAP) Sports, will be holding a Skate-A-Thon fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 16, at The Cube Santa Clarita.
Oct. 16: Skate-A-Thon Benefiting SNAP Sports
A Stevenson Ranch Elementary School parent filed a $1 million lawsuit against the Newhall School District on Wednesday, alleging the district failed to properly address a multiyear issue of bullying involving his sons.
Parent Sues Newhall School District $1M for Alleged Bullying, Negligence
1980 - Phillies beat Royals in Game 1 of World Series; Hart grad Bob Walk is winning pitcher [story]
Bob Walk
A brush fire burned an acre in the Angeles National Forest on Wednesday, prompting a first-alarm brush response from firefighters.  
One Detained After Angeles National Forest Brush Fire
College of the Canyons will be doing its part to help address the labor shortage by hosting a hiring fest, Friday Oct 22 at the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center
COC Hosts Local Hiring Fest To Help Combat Labor Shortage
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Wednesday confirmed 16 new deaths and 742 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 36,446 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: Cases In Homeless Population Declines; 36,495 Total SCV Cases
As the fight against COVID-19 continues, the California Department of Public Health is urging Californians to get vaccinated against the flu now to protect yourself and your loved ones.
California Public Health Urges Californians To Get Their Flu Shot
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