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1931 - Fall Roundup held at Hoot Gibson's Saugus Rodeo [story]
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California Parents Sue Newsom to Reopen Schools
Wednesday, Jul 22, 2020

Even as the number of COVID-19 cases in California surges past 400,000 and the death toll tops 7,000, a group of parents sued the state Tuesday demanding the state reopen schools for business as usual this fall. Schools across the state have been closed since March following California Governor Gavin...

Ex-Local Culinary Instructor Pleads Guilty to Crimes Committed While in LAUSD Employ
Wednesday, Mar 6, 2019

A former director of food services for the Los Angeles Unified School District and onetime adjunct Culinary Arts instructor for College of the Canyons has pleaded guilty to charges that he illegally approved LAUSD contracts and forged a signature on an LAUSD application, the Los Angeles County District...

LA School Board Calls for Statewide Halt to Charter Schools
Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019

LOS ANGELES – A week after Los Angeles Unified School District reached a deal with the teachers’ union to end a citywide strike, the district’s board on Tuesday unanimously approved the contract and called for a statewide moratorium on charter schools – a move that has divided the community. Last...

Tentative Deal Reached in Week-Long LA Unified Teacher Strike
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019

By Nathan Solis LOS ANGELES (CN) – The end of a week-long teacher strike in Los Angeles may be near, as nearly 30,000 union members and educators set to vote on a proposed contract Tuesday. The tentative deal addresses reductions in classroom size and better pay for educators, along with the hiring...

Rallies Cap First Week of LA Teachers Strike
Friday, Jan 18, 2019

By Nathan Solis LOS ANGELES – The fifth day of the Los Angeles teacher strike began Friday with bargaining talks and a union rally, capping off a tumultuous week for parents, students and educators. Nearly 30,000 teachers and union members walked out of classrooms Monday in a strike seeking reductions...

County OK’s Millions in Aid to LAUSD for Student Healthcare
Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019

Amid a continuing teacher strike, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Hilda Solis that would identify millions in county funds that could be directed to the Los Angeles Unified School District to enhance healthcare for students. “Among...

LA Teachers Strike After Rejecting Latest District Offer
Monday, Jan 14, 2019

By Martin Macias Jr. and Nathan Solis The Los Angeles public school teachers’ union rejected the district’s latest labor contract offer Friday after a fruitless bargaining session ended, and walked off the job Monday morning. Rain fell on more than 30,000 Los Angeles Unified School District educators...

At 11th Hour, LA Schools Sue to Block Teacher Walkout
Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019

By Nathan Solis LOS ANGELES – Hauling the teachers’ union to court ahead of a strike on Thursday, the Los Angeles Unified School District says the planned work stoppage would constitute a breach of contract. Though the United Teachers Los Angeles announced plans for its 30,000 educators to strike...

LA School District Asks Court to Limit Teacher Strike
Friday, Jan 4, 2019

By Nathan Solis Just before 30,000 teachers are set to walk out of classrooms in Los Angeles next week during a scheduled strike, the public school district asked a federal judge Thursday to grant an injunction that would keep teachers of special needs students available during the strike. Los Angeles...

LA Teachers Plan Strike After $1.8B District Nest Egg Uncovered
Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018

By Nathan Solis LOS ANGELES – The second largest school district in the country may see a teacher strike early next year if no deal is reached with the teacher’s union, which announced a plan to walk after a report found the school district has $1.8 billion in reserves. Union officials from United...

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The city of Santa Clarita is calling for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to justify the new Health Officer Order update that bans outdoor dining for at least the next three weeks starting Wednesday.
Santa Clarita Officials Call for Hearing on L.A. County Outdoor Dining Ban
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold special and regular meetings at City Hall on Tuesday, November 24, and hear public comments from citizens virtually via Zoom.
November 24: Santa Clarita City Council Special, Regular Meetings
Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger will oppose the county Department of Public Health’s decision to prohibit outdoor dining and further restrictions including another "Safer at Home" order, she said in a statement Monday morning.
Barger Opposes Additional COVID-19 Restrictions on Businesses
Los Angeles County Public Health Department officials on Sunday reported the county’s five-day average COVID-19 case rate had reached more than 4,000, prompting another tightening of pandemic safeguards and restrictions, including restricting dining at restaurants, breweries, wineries and bars.
L.A. County to Prohibit Dining as COVID-19 Numbers Keep Climbing
Researchers who correctly forecasted the growth of COVID-19 infections over the summer issued a warning Monday that cases could nearly double by Inauguration Day, January 20, when presumptive President-elect Joe Biden is to be sworn into office.
Forecast: COVID-19 Cases Could Double by Inauguration Day
Los Angeles County supervisors are expected to conduct a public hearing Tuesday for the proposed development of nearly 140 homes next to Castaic High School.
Nov. 24: Public Hearing on Housing Project Near Castaic High School
To encourage safe travel during the Thanksgiving holiday, the California Highway Patrol will enact a Maximum Enforcement Period beginning at 6:01 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, and continuing through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 29.
CHP Sets Thanksgiving Holiday Maximum Enforcement Period
1931 - Fall Roundup held at Hoot Gibson's Saugus Rodeo [story]
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1843 - Rancho Castec (Lebec-Tejon area) granted to French immigrant Jose Covarrubias [story]
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1967 - Local voters approve formation of community college and elect COC's first five-member board - Dr. William G. Bonelli Jr., Bruce Fortine, Sheila Dyer, Peter Huntsinger, Edward Muhl [story]
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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Friday reported 35 new deaths and 4,272 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 countywide.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 357,451 Cases in L.A. County, 8,634 Cases in SCV
The families of Gracie Muehlberger and Dominic Blackwell, the two students who died during the Saugus High School shooting filed wrongful death lawsuits Monday against the William S. Hart Union High School District.
Muelhberger, Blackwell Families File Wrongful Death Lawsuits Against Hart District
The College of the Canyons Theatre Department’s recorded production of “Woyzeck” is available to stream online for free now through Saturday, Dec. 12.
COC Theatre’s Production of ‘Woyzeck’ Now Streaming
City of Santa Clarita and Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation officials said Friday that 149 small businesses within the SCV have been approved to receive one-time COVID relief grants of up to $5,000 per business as reimbursement for COVID-related expenses.
Santa Clarita, SCVEDC Award COVID Relief Grants to Small Businesses
Valencia, California-based Princess Cruises is extending its pause in global sailing operations in response to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “Framework for Conditional Sailing Order” pertaining to the resumption of U.S. cruise operations.
Princess Cruises Extends Sailing Operations Pause into 2021
The American Public Works Association’s Southern California Chapter has recognized the Inclusive Play Area at Santa Clarita's Canyon Country Park as one of its 2020 'Projects of the Year.'
Santa Clarita Inclusive Play Area Named a ‘Project of the Year’
The Newhall School District has decided to allow preschool reopenings, giving their preschool program director the green light to reopen three preschool sites.
Newhall School District OK’s Preschool Reopenings
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to worsen across the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday asked Americans to stay home for Thanksgiving and only celebrate with people they live with.
Health Officials Urge Americans to Stay Home for Thanksgiving
Santa Clarita education officials from the Newhall School District said Thursday they’re taking “an abundance of caution” after multiple COVID-19 diagnoses were linked to the district office, on the corner of Orchard Village Road and Wiley Canyon Road.
COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Santa Clarita Education, Business Settings
Westfield Valencia Town Center officials’ plan to expand the mall with a 101,000-square-foot Costco and other amenities is expected to be significantly smaller as officials have proposed removing the gym and cinema features.
Proposed Costco Project at Town Center to Cut out Gym, Cinema
The COVID-19 pandemic has reached a new grim milestone with more than 11,000 new daily deaths recorded globally for the first time this week over several days in a row, making it the deadliest week yet.
Pandemic Records Deadliest Week Yet as Cases Surge
Registering its third-highest monthly haul since 1990, California added 145,000 jobs in October and its jobless rate below 10% for the first time since before the COVID-19 pandemic.
California Jobless Rate Dips Below 10% for First Time Since Pandemic
With glistening lights and a flip of the switch Thursday evening, Santa Clarita City Council members sought to spread holiday cheer with a virtual version of Light Up Main Street
Santa Clarita Welcomes Holidays with Virtual Light Up Main Street Event