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1876 - California oil industry born as CSO No. 4 in Pico Canyon becomes state's first commercially productive oil well [story]
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MannKind Receives $16.7 Mil. from Sale of Mann Biomedical Park
Monday, Mar 6, 2017

MannKind Corp. confirmed that it received $16.7 million on Feb. 17, upon closing the sale of the Mann Biomedical Park property at the Rye Canyon Loop in Valencia, net of closing costs.   About MannKind Corp. MannKind Corp. focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of therapeutic...

MannKind Receives $30.6 Million from Sanofi
Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017

Valencia-based MannKind Corp. confirmed Tuesday that it received $30.6 million from Sanofi on Jan. 6, 2017, representing the balance of the accelerated insulin “put” option previously exercised by MannKind. This payment was made pursuant to a previously disclosed agreement reached with Sanofi on...

MannKind Adds Execs, Receives Payment
Friday, Jan 6, 2017

MannKind Corporation announced Friday that Stuart A. Tross, Ph.D., has joined the company as its Chief People Officer, with responsibilities for Human Resources, Information Technology and West Coast Facilities. MannKind Corporation also confirmed that following the completion of initial formulation...

MannKind’s 2Q Loss Widens to 30 Mil. (7 Cents)
Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016

Valencia-based biotech MannKind Corp. reported financial results Monday for the second quarter and the six months ended June 30, 2016. For the second quarter ended June 30, 2016, total operating expenses were $19.1 million as compared to $24.1 million for the same quarter in 2015. Research and development...

MannKind Reaffirms Commitment to Afrezza; Plans Product Relaunch
Monday, Jun 13, 2016

Valencia-based MannKind Corp. announced results of two late-breaking posters and four additional analyses of Afrezza® (insulin human) Inhalation Powder, including three posters demonstrating a faster onset of action and a shorter duration than rapid-acting insulin analogs in patients with diabetes mellitus....

MannKind Posts Wider-Than-Expected Loss; Looks to Raise Cash
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Valencia-based MannKind Corp. reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016. For the first quarter of 2016, total operating expenses were $20.0 million, or 6 cents per share, as compared to $21.7 million for the same quarter in 2015. (Wall Street expected a loss of 4 cents.) Research...

MannKind Hires Pair of Marketing Experts
Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016

Joseph Saldanha Valencia-based MannKind Corp. has announced two senior appointments to its commercial organization. Joining the Company are Joseph Saldanha as Vice President of Marketing and Agustin (Tino) Quintero as Vice President of Market Value, Access and Trade. Both will report to Michael Castagna,...

MannKind Regains Afrezza Marketing Rights
Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016

Valencia-based MannKind Corp. has assumed responsibility for the worldwide development and commercialization of Afrezza (insulin human) Inhalation Powder from Sanofi, effective Tuesday, in a transition that ensures patients will not experience any interruption in their treatment. Under terms of the transfer...

MannKind Posts Loss; COO Resigns; Amgen Exec Steps In
Monday, Mar 14, 2016

Incoming: Michael E. Castagna Valencia biomed MannKind Corp. announced Monday that Michael E. Castagna, Pharm.D., has joined the company as its Chief Commercial Officer, effective immediately. Dr. Castagna will lead commercialization efforts for Afrezza, reporting to Matthew Pfeffer, Chief Executive...

MannKind Corp. Mourns Death of Billionaire Founder Alfred Mann
Friday, Feb 26, 2016

[Valencia, Calif.] – MannKind Corp. reported with deep sadness Friday the passing of Alfred E. Mann, age 90, the company’s Chairman Emeritus. Mr. Mann was the Chairman of the Board of MannKind from 2001 until February 2016 and, from November 2003 until January 2015, was its Chief Executive Officer....

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1876 - California oil industry born as CSO No. 4 in Pico Canyon becomes state's first commercially productive oil well [story]
Pico No. 4
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Friday 34 new deaths and 1,401 new cases of COVID-19, with 6,048 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley, while Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported its 24th COVID-related death to date.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 24th Death at Henry Mayo; SCV Surpasses 6,000 Total Cases
Air quality in the Santa Clarita Valley will be unhealthy for sensitive groups/individuals Saturday, Sept. 26, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) forecast.
Air Quality Advisory Issued for SCV
With temperatures in parts of Los Angeles County expected to rise into the triple digits, various public facilities located throughout the County, including Stevenson Ranch Library, will serve as Emergency Cooling Centers.
Stevenson Ranch Library to Serve as Emergency Cooling Center
The 2020 census is underway and it is your civic duty to participate, but beware of scammers using this opportunity to steal your personal information.
Residents Warned of 2020 Census Scam
The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission will hold a virtual study session via Zoom, Thursday, Oct 1, at 4:00 p.m.
Oct. 1: Parks, Recreation & Community Services Commission Study Session
Foster youth in Santa Clarita have a new, dedicated place to study and receive homework help and tutoring. The local Fostering Youth Independence (FYI) organization has created The Study Place in response to the transition to online learning due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
FYI Debuts New ‘Study Place’ for Local Foster Youth to Support Online Learning
As part of State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond’s Education to End Hate initiative, California school districts and charter schools have begun applying for mini-grants now available to support educator training in the areas of anti-racism and bias.
Thurmond Announces Mini Grants Available to Provide Anti-Racism, Anti-Bias Educator Training
A crash involving multiple motorcycles Friday afternoon prompted a SigAlert on the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 in the Stevenson Ranch area, according to first responders.
Multi-Motorycle Crash Prompts SigAlert on SB I-5
With the 2020 SCV Walk to End Alzheimer’s quickly approaching on Saturday, October 3, the planning committee and the California Southland Chapter Alzheimer’s Association would like to update everyone regarding the Walk Day events.
Oct. 3: 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Presents Hybrid Event, Drive-By ‘Promise Flower’ Display
The city of Santa Clarita, in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), is proud to announce it has received $40,000 from the Walt Disney Company to provide increased access to youth sports, play opportunities and physical activity for kids and families and is launching a new Pop-Up and Play Mobile Recreation Program.
City Receives Funding to Support Youth Sports, Access to Play
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert for the Santa Clarita Valley beginning Sunday, Sept. 27 - Wednesday, Sept. 30.
Heat Alert Issued for SCV Beginning Sunday
Economic development services for arts-oriented small businesses, galleries and more are on the priority list for the 2021 Arts Commission Work Plan, a report Santa Clarita City Council members reviewed Tuesday.
City Council Reviews Priority List for 2021 Arts Commission Work Plan
The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region announces that current closure orders and fire prohibitions in California have been extended.
Forest Service Extends Closures at Angeles, Los Padres National Forests
SCV Water's Engineering and Operations Committee is scheduled to meet via teleconference on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 1: SCV Water’s Engineering & Operations Committee Teleconference Meeting
Valencia High Principal Pete Getz sent an alert out to the school’s families on Wednesday evening, regarding a report of a possible on-campus threat.
Possible On-Campus Threat Shuts Down Valencia High School
A former Cougar News reporter and College of the Canyons student was arrested in Kentucky Wednesday night while covering the Louisville protests that erupted after a grand jury’s decision not to issue a murder indictment against the officers in the Breonna Taylor case.
Former COC Student Reporter Arrested While Covering Louisville Protests
1970 - Lagasse family helps save Mentryville buildings as Newhall and Malibu brush fires erupt & join into worst fire in SoCal history. Twelve fires over 10 days burn 525,000 acres, kill 13 people and destroy approx. 1,500 structures. [story]
Clampitt fire
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 39 new deaths and 1,165 new cases of COVID-19, with 5,933 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: 790,640 Cases Statewide, 5,933 SCV Cases
The Pac-12 CEO Group announced Thursday that based upon updated Pac-12 COVID-19 Medical Advisory Committee recommendations that take into account material changes to testing capabilities, the prevalence of COVID-19 and cardiac issues, along with updated state and local health official guidance, the Conference will resume its football, basketball and winter sport seasons.
Pac-12 to Resume Football, Basketball, Winter Sports Seasons
One of Zach Schroeder's greatest strengths as The Master's University's men's and women's cross country coach is his ability to map out an athlete's season in advance and then adjust on the fly, fine-tuning workouts so the runner performs best in the season's biggest moments. 
Mustangs Cross Country Adjusting to 2020 Scheduling Changes
When Scott Schauer opened the Santa Clarita Soccer Center nearly 26 years ago, he did it for a love of the sport.
Santa Clarita Soccer Center Says Goodbye
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies arrested a Canyon Country man on suspicion of annoying or molesting a child with priors.
Canyon Country Man Arrested on Suspicion of Child Molestation
Air quality will be unhealthy in the Santa Clarita Valley for sensitive groups/individuals Friday, Sept. 25, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) forecast.
SCV Air Quality Unhealthy for Sensitive Individuals Friday