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1916 - Jesse Doty buys White Star Garage; he turns it into Newhall's first Ford dealership [story]
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Expanded Homeowner Benefits Now in Effect
Thursday, Apr 1, 2021

A component of voter-approved Proposition 19 went into effect Thursday, April 1, that expands benefits for seniors, people with disabilities, and victims of disasters to transfer their property’s assessed value and tax base to another home of any value in California. “This is good news,” Los Angeles...

County Officials Warning Residents of COVID-19 Property Tax Scam
Thursday, Oct 22, 2020

Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector Keith Knox and County Assessor Jeffrey Prang are alerting the public to a property tax scam under the guise of COVID-19 that has been reported to a District Office of the Assessor. It’s being reported that unknown people are attempting to fraudulently...

County Assessor’s 2020 Assessment Roll Reflects Pre-COVID Market Conditions
Thursday, Jul 16, 2020

Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffrey Prang certified the 2020 Assessment Roll, reflecting economic growth and an increase in the assessed value of all taxable real property and business personal property countywide. The 2020 Assessment Roll (Roll) grew by $95.9 billion (or 5.97%) over the prior year to...

Homeowners, Nonprofits to See Record Savings on 2019-20 Taxes
Thursday, Aug 8, 2019

Homeowners and nonprofits across Los Angeles County will see record savings of $620 million on their 2019-20 property tax bills, Assessor Jeff Prang announced this week. “Growth in L.A. County property values means this year’s property taxes will deliver about $20 billion in essential funding for...

County Assessor’s Office Brings Home National Achievement Awards
Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019

Los Angeles County Assessor Jeff Prang and the Office of the Assessor have been named by the National Association of Counties (NACo) as the winners of two 2019 Achievement Awards for the development of cutting-edge information technology systems. To enhance accuracy and efficiency, Assessor IT experts...

Discovery of Historic Journals Offers Glimpse into LA County’s Past
Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019

In a small library, deep in the basement of the Los Angeles County Hall of Administration, Assessor Jeffrey Prang discovered 20 historic journals that will now become part of the collections at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM). Dating from 1934 to 1951, the red-covered journals...

New State Law Ensures Equal Property Tax Treatment for Domestic Partners
Friday, Oct 5, 2018

Assembly Bill 2663, which extends property tax relief to registered domestic partners who were previously denied equal treatment, is among the dozens of bills passed by the state legislature and recently signed by Governor Jerry Brown. AB 2663 was sponsored by Los Angeles County Assessor Jeff Prang...

County Assessor 2018 Data Reveal Strong RE Market, Record Tax Savings
Friday, Jul 27, 2018

Los Angeles County Assessor Jeff Prang has certified the 2018 Assessment Roll, which indicates growth in real estate and business property values and record-setting tax savings for homeowners, nonprofits and faith-based organizations. The roll value of $1.57 trillion (gross) and the $80 billion in business...

County Assessor Hosts Nonprofit Symposium
Tuesday, Jul 3, 2018

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffrey Prang, together with California State Board of Equalization Member Jerome E. Horton and Faith And Community Empowerment (FACE), hosted a Nonprofit Empowerment Symposium and Expo on Friday, June 29, at West Los Angeles College. Representatives of more...

County Assessor Warns Homeowners of Real Estate Scams, Bogus Mailings
Monday, Jun 25, 2018

Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffrey Prang is alerting all property owners of increasing reports of deed scam solicitations and misleading mailings being sent across the county. Television and radio advertising that urges property owners to protect their homes from theft by unauthorized changes to deeds...

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1916 - Jesse Doty buys White Star Garage; he turns it into Newhall's first Ford dealership [story]
White Star Garage
1949 - Frank Walker deeds over the first 40 acres of Placerita Canyon State Park [story]
Deed
1868 - Ravenna post office established in Soledad Canyon [story]
Ravenna depot
America’s Job Center of California is offering virtual career transition support sessions for displaced workers in Los Angeles County on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. via Zoom.
America’s Job Center to Offer Career Transition Support Sessions
As COVID-19 ravaged the nation, the hotel and hospitality industry were among the hardest hit, experiencing major losses in 2020.
SCV Hotels Bounce Back as Pandemic Winds Down
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert as high temperatures have been forecast throughout the County including the Santa Clarita Valley.
High Heat Alert Issued Throughout L.A. County Starting Monday
On Friday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed five new deaths and 198 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 28,037 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19  Roundup: 28,037 Total SCV Cases; County MIS-C Cases in Children Plummet
California’s high-speed rail project got a much-needed boost Friday when the federal government agreed to restore nearly $1 billion in grant funding for the embattled infrastructure project.
State and Federal Government Restore Nearly $1 Billion in Funding to the High-Speed Rail Project
Hart High School’s show choir is once again hosting its Summer Show Choir Camp next month for students fifth grade and up.
Hart High School’s Summer Show Choir Camp to Return
Due to an excessive heat forecast for the Santa Clarita Valley, the city of Santa Clarita will have its three branches of the Santa Clarita Public Library open as cooling centers beginning Tuesday, June 15.
Cooling Centers to Open In Anticipation of Excessive Heat
State legislators had until June 4 to pass their bills out of the house in which they originated, and legislators representing the Santa Clarita Valley are reporting multiple bills on the move.
Local Legislators See Bills Move Forward
Although they are still awaiting the autopsy results, Los Angeles County Homicide Bureau detectives said they do not believe at this time that foul play resulted in a body being discovered near Castaic Lake on Tuesday.
No Foul Play Suspected in Castaic Lake Investigation
In an improvement from his critical, yet stable, status last week, the Los Angeles County Fire Department captain hospitalized at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is in “fair” condition, according to officials.
Hospital Officials Say Fire Captain Now in ‘Fair’ Condition
1956 - Bill Bonelli incorporates Solemint Water Co., his second of two predecessors of Santa Clarita Water Co. [story]
Bonelli
For the past few years, Walmart Academies have focused on training our associates to succeed in their jobs and upskill for the future.
Registration Open for Walmart Santa Clarita’s Free Virtual Community Academy
Princess is introducing a new on-demand service that allows guests to call a crew member to their exact location to make an in-person request for assistance.
Princess Cruises Unveils New On-Demand Feature that Increases Personalized Service
Following its selection by the American Public Works Association’s (APWA) Southern California Chapter as a 2020 Project of the Year, the city of Santa Clarita’s Inclusive Play Area at Canyon Country Park was recently named the Innovative Design of the Year Project by the APWA’s High Desert Branch.
Canyon Country Park’s Inclusive Play Area Earns Award for Innovative Design
SCV Water’s 2021 Annual Water Quality Report is now available.
Annual SCV Water Quality Report Released
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying three robbery suspects who physically assaulted a Circle K clerk in Saugus in April.
Detectives Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Saugus Circle K Robbery Suspects
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 7 new deaths and 220 new cases of COVID-19, with 28,031 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 28,031; New Vaccination Sweepstakes Coming to L.A. County Friday
Thinking about a career move? Jumping back into the job market after a challenging year? With the end of the pandemic in sight, people may be wondering about their next job prospects, career choices, or what's next on the horizon.
June 21: JCI Santa Clarita Hosting Virtual Resume, Interview Workshop
In anticipation of the grand opening of their newest tenant, Bird Dog Arts, the Outlets at Tejon is pleased to announce, it will be hosting “Art at OAT.”
June 12: Outlets at Tejon Unveil Interactive Art Walls
More than 200 teachers gathered outside the William S. Hart Union High School District office ahead of Wednesday’s board meeting, sharing frustration over their salaries.
Hart Teachers Protest to Demand Pay Raise
The Saugus Union School District held groundbreaking events last week for a handful of new buildings coming to the Cedarcreek and Skyblue Mesa elementary schools.
Saugus Union Breaks Ground on New Cedarcreek, Skyblue Mesa Facilities