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2013 - Powerhouse Fire breaks out in San Francisquito Canyon; will destroy 30 homes & 28 outbuildings [story]
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Dec. 31: New Deadline to Register for Senior Public Housing Wait List
Monday, May 18, 2020

The Los Angeles County Development Authority has extended the deadline to register for its elderly family public housing sites from August 10 to 5 p.m. December 31, 2020. Applicants may now continue to add their name on up to seven site-based waiting lists by registering at lacda.org, or calling 626-586-1845....

L.A. County Kicks Off Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Wednesday, May 13, 2020

In response to renters with limited means affected by COVID-19, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors authorized the Los Angeles County Development Authority to utilize Community Development Block Grant Program coronavirus response funds to create and administer the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance...

County to Administer More Than $13M in Community Development Grant
Tuesday, Apr 14, 2020

Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) building. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors authorized the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) Tuesday to receive and administer the County’s initial allocation of $13.6 million in Community Development Block Grant Program Coronavirus...

L.A. County Launches New Small Business Recovery Loan Program
Monday, Apr 13, 2020

In response to small businesses affected by COVID-19, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has created the Small Business Recovery Loan Program, administered by the Los Angeles County Development Authority. The Small Business Recovery Loan Program provides easy to access, timely, and sufficient...

HUD: LA County Public Housing a ‘High Performer’
Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020

The Los Angeles County Development Authority’s Public Housing Program received a “High Performer” designation from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the 10th year in a row. HUD’s Public Housing Assessment System is an in-depth evaluation of a Public Housing Agencies...

Public Housing: LA County Opens Waiting Lists for Elderly Families
Monday, Feb 10, 2020

The Los Angeles County Development Authority is now accepting registrants for its public housing sites dedicated to elderly families, including Orchard Arms in Valencia. Applicants may add their name on up to seven site-based waiting lists (waiting lists) now through August 10, 2020, at 4 p.m. by registering...

County Awarded $4.6M in State Funding to Assist Homeless Families
Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020

The California Department of Social Services recently notified the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) that the County will receive an additional $4.6 million in Bringing Families Home (BFH) Program funding, through June 30, 2022. Since its implementation in January 2018,...

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...

County Launches New Business Model to Benefit Property Owners
Thursday, Jan 23, 2020

In an effort to increase the number of property owners participating in the County’s rental assistance programs, the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) has launched a new business model which provides an enhanced customer service experience for property owners. Open Doors, a collaborative...

County to Open Waitlist for SCV’s Orchard Arms Senior Housing

The Los Angeles County Development Authority is opening its wait list for senior public housing site applications at seven locations in L.A. County. This will include Orchard Arms in Santa Clarita and Foothill Villa in Altadena, providing a phenomenal opportunity for Fifth District seniors. Applications...

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2013 - Powerhouse Fire breaks out in San Francisquito Canyon; will destroy 30 homes & 28 outbuildings [story]
Powerhouse Fire
The city of Santa Clarita's Planning Commissioners will consider extending the timeframe for a 90,900-square-foot business development on Sierra Highway and hear public comments on a proposed 375-unit residential development in Saugus at the commission's next meeting on Tuesday, June 2, starting at 6 p.m.
June 2: City Planners to Ponder Project Time Extension; 375-Unit Saugus Development
For the 60 soon-to-be graduates of the College of the Canyons Registered Nurse Class of 2020, entry into the world of nursing will be baptism by fire.
COC Registered Nurse Grads to Join Frontline of COVID-19 Battle
California Department of Public Health officials gave Los Angeles County the OK Friday to reopen restaurants for in-person dining and allow barbershops and hair salons to resume offering services.
State OK’s L.A. County In-Person Dining, Opening of Hair Salons, Barbershops
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Friday 1,824 new cases of COVID-19 and 50 new deaths due to the virus countywide, and a total of 1,306 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley since the pandemic began, 122 more than reported Thursday.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 103,886 Cases Statewide, 1,306 Cases in SCV
California will enter the next phase of reopening its economy, but decisions will be left up to individual counties, Governor Gavin Newsom said Friday.
Newsom: Future Reopening of Economy Will Be Left to Counties
CVS Health has opened additional COVID-19 test sites at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations, including the Canyon Country location at 26861 Sierra Highway.
CVS Health Offers COVID-19 Testing at Canyon Country Drive-Thru
During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is hard to sort through true and false claims promoted by researchers that could be for profit and even harm the public.
Manipulating Covid Data for Profit | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Artist, writer, educator and CalArts alum Audrey Chan (Art MFA 07) has been named the first-ever resident artist by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California.
CalArts Alum Audrey Chan Named Inaugural ACLU SoCal Artist in Residence
CSUN’s Class of 2019-2020 worked too hard — and overcame too many challenges — not to celebrate the completion of this chapter in their academic journey, at least virtually.
CSUN Celebrates Class of 2019-2020 (Video)
The COVID-19 pandemic has required people to stay at home as much as possible. For those in abusive households, “Safer at Home” orders heightened the risk factors associated with child maltreatment, domestic violence and sexual assault.
Unsafe at Home: CSUN’s Strength United Supports Survivors of Abuse, Assault
The Valley Industry Association aka VIA will launch a member-exclusive online business coaching program, called "Breakfast Club," on Friday, June 5, from 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
June 5: VIA to Launch ‘Breakfast Club’ Business Coaching Sessions
The California State Senate rejected Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed budget cuts to sectors like education and health care Thursday, instead seeking to draw down more reserves, raise taxes on certain industries and borrow against the future to make up an estimated $54 billion shortfall.
California Senate Rejects Governor Newsom’s Call for Budget Cuts
Donaldson Company, Inc., based in Bloomington, Minnesota with operations also in Valencia, announced on Friday that its Board of Directors declared a regular cash dividend of 21.0 cents per share, payable June 30, 2020, to shareholders of record on June 15, 2020.
Donaldson Co. Declares Cash Dividend
1987 - Director John Landis acquitted of charges in deaths of Vic Morrow and two child actors on Valencia set of "Twilight Zone: The Movie" [story]
John Landis and Harland Braun
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 1,094 new cases of COVID-19 and 48 new deaths due to the virus countywide, with a total of 1,184 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley since the pandemic began.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: 101,697 Cases Statewide, 1,184 SCV Cases
A power outage in Valencia reportedly affected 1, 228 residents Thursday afternoon.
Approximately 1,200 Valencia Residents Affected by Power Outage
(CN) — The CEO of the California High Speed Rail Authority had to take on all comers during an oversight hearing in the state assembly on Wednesday afternoon.
California Lawmakers Slam High-Speed Rail Head
(CN) — Millions are filing initial claims for unemployment insurance each week, but insured U.S. unemployment rate has fallen 2.6%, the Department of Labor reported Thursday. It’s the first decrease of the pandemic era.
U.S. Jobless Claims Eclipse 40 Million
The Los Angeles Rams have finalized their 2020 preseason schedule, the club announced Wednesday.
Aug. 14: Rams Take On Saints in Preseason Opener at New SoFi Stadium
Now implemented statewide, CalFresh Awareness Month in L.A. County has been recognized by the California Department of Social Services as a “best practice” to connect with diverse and hard to serve communities through strategic and culturally sensitive outreach.
CalFresh Celebrates 10 Years of Outreach (Video)
The city of Santa Clarita is proud to announce that Elena Galvez has been named to the Board of Directors for the Southern California Chapter of Sister Cities International.
Elena Galvez Named to Southern California’s Sister Cities International Board
If you anticipate your loved one could be admitted to a nursing home or hospital, think about giving them a crash course in using a smart phone.
Crash Course in Technology | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
A Saugus High School teacher has been arrested on suspicion of having oral sex with a minor, according to Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station booking logs.
Update: Hart District Suspends Teacher Arrested on Suspicion of Oral Copulation With a Minor