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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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CHLA Becomes Largest Pediatrician Network in Los Angeles
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and the CHLA Health Network announced today the launch of the CHLA Health Network, a group of more than 100 general pediatricians in 26 practices throughout Los Angeles who have affiliated with CHLA to improve care for children across Southern California. The...

County Minimum Wage Hike Now in Effect
Friday, Jul 1, 2016

The new law that requires businesses in unincorporated parts of Los Angeles County to pay their employees a minimum wage of $10.50 an hour goes into effect today. Under the law, businesses with 26 or more employees must pay a minimum wage of $10.50 an hour to workers who work at least two hours in a...

Attorney General Informs Police Agencies of Renters’ Rights
Saturday, Apr 30, 2016

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris issued an information bulletin to California law enforcement agencies to reinforce integral eviction procedures under the California Homeowner Bill of Rights. Under current California law, occupants of a foreclosed property who are not named in eviction documents –...

Judge Reinstates Social Worker Involved in Child Abuse Case
Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016

Los Angeles County will reinstate a social worker that reportedly negligently approved the closure of a child abuse case after a judge denied a motion to stay the order of Civil Service Commission. At a hearing on the reinstatement of Supervising Social Worker Greg Merritt, a judge denied a motion by...

County Improves Regional Planning Website
Monday, Jan 11, 2016

The Department of Regional Planning has improved its web portal, “EPIC-LA”, in an effort to enhance customer service by reducing costs and making the application and permitting system process easier. The improved system provides a comprehensive approach to land entitlement processing and code enforcement,...

Santa Clarita City Council Backs Garcetti for 2024 L.A. Olympics Bid
Monday, Nov 30, 2015

The Santa Clarita City Council unanimously approved the decision to send a letter of support for Los Angeles to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games at its meeting on Tuesday night. On Sept. 1, 2015, the Los Angeles City Council voted for Mayor Eric Garcetti to execute agreements for the 2024 Olympic bid,...

L.A. City Council Says No to Smokeless Tobacco at Sports Venues; Dodgers Support Ban
Tuesday, Sep 8, 2015

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday (14-0) to end the use of smokeless tobacco products at all baseball fields and other athletic venues in Los Angeles, both to set the right example for America’s youth and for the health of the players. As the Dodgers look to win the 2015 National...

L.A. City, Your Dump-On-SCV Days Are Numbered
Sunday, Nov 17, 2013

Darryl Manzer Leon Worden recently wrote on Facebook:   “If I had the time – sadly I don’t – I would write a column about how sick I am of L.A. city and water officials after a whole week of hearing them hail William Mulholland as a hero, without ever ONCE even MENTIONING that...

Future Exhibit at Natural History Museum to Explore L.A.’s Cultural Transformation
Friday, Jan 13, 2012

In December 2012, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County will open “Becoming Los Angeles” (working title) in a permanent hall that illustrates the city’s transformation by exploring its cultural and ecological histories — and illuminating their interconnectedness. Powerful storytelling,...

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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