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1915 - Death of pre-Mentry oilman & San Francisquito vintner Ramon Perea [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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1915 - Death of pre-Mentry oilman & San Francisquito vintner Ramon Perea [story]
Perea grave marker
1888 - Acton post office established; Richard E. Nickel, postmaster [story]
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1882 - Author Helen Hunt Jackson visits Rancho Camulos; inspiration for "Ramona" novel [story]
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The COVID-19 crisis has trashed recycling efforts and instead generated an increase in plastic waste, according to a recent study, but Los Angeles County restaurants could soon be required to make adjustments related to disposable food ware in an effort to reduce waste.
Jan. 26: Board of Supervisors to Consider Restaurant Requirement Aimed at Curbing Waste
Despite signs that California’s latest and most damaging wave of the pandemic is subsiding, the state nonetheless sets a one-day record of 764 deaths on Friday.
COVID Death Rate Soars to New Daily Record in California
Claims of excessive force, retaliation, and other misconduct by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be probed during a C, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Friday.
California Attorney General Launches Civil Rights Probe of L.A. Sheriff’s Department
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 256 new deaths and 9,277 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported it's 107th death.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 3 New Deaths at Henry Mayo; L.A. County Hospitalizations Decreased by 8%
When Dr. John Scaramella, a dental surgeon, moved to the Santa Clarita Valley in 1978, there were only 18 others in his field.
SCV Dental Surgeon Sells Practice After More than 40 Years
The Los Angeles County Library, in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is set to host a series of free virtual workshops running every other week on Fridays from January through June.
L.A. County Library to Host Virtual Art Programs in Partnership with LACMA
The temporary residential green waste pick-up schedule will continue through Jan. 29 for customers in Santa Clarita after Waste Management requested an additional week for its modified schedule.
Waste Management Extends Modified Green Waste Pick-Up Schedule an Additional Week
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold a virtual regular meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, January 26, starting at 6 p.m.
Jan. 26: City Council Virtual Regular Meeting
The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board has approved the recommendation to name Julian Gomez as the assistant principal of Bowman High School.
Hart District Names Julian Gomez Assistant Principal
The Los Angeles County Development Authority will launch the Small Business Stabilization Loan Program on Jan. 28 and will begin accepting applications to help small businesses prevent further job loss and business closures.
L.A. County to Launch Small Business Stabilization Loan Program
The William S. Hart Union High School District governing board voted 3-1 Wednesday night to let athletic conditioning return to district campuses Jan. 27.
Hart District Votes 3-1 to Allow Return of Athletic Conditioning to Campuses
1839 - Gov. Juan B. Alvarado gives most of SCV to Mexican Army Lt. Antonio del Valle. [story]
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Join the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency (SCV Water) on Thursday, Jan. 28, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., to learn about and provide input on its Water Shortage Contingency Plan (WSCP).
SCV Water Encouraging Public to Provide Input on Contingency Plan
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 262 new deaths, including an additional death at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, and 8,512 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 countywide, with 22,360 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: Additional Death at Henry Mayo; 22,360 Total SCV Cases
SACRAMENTO – California State Epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan issued the following statement Thursday advising providers that they can immediately resume the administration of lot 41L20A of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which was temporarily paused on Sunday due to possible allergic reactions.
State Says Moderna Vaccine Administration Can Resume Immediately
As winds began to die down in the Santa Clarita Valley, firefighters were able to increase containment on the Towsley Fire to 53% Thursday.
Firefighters Reach 53% Containment on Towsley Fire
Supervisor Kathryn Barger, whose 5th District includes the Santa Clarita Valley, is supporting the effort by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to address concerns of communities throughout Los Angeles County, which continue to experience ongoing Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) initiated by Southern California Edison (Edison).
Barger Supports Efforts in Limiting Power Shutoffs; Public Hearing Set
Single Mothers Outreach (SMO) is proud to announce “Survivor” as the theme for the 11th annual Empowering HeArts fundraising gala set to take place virtually on Saturday, Aug. 7.
Nominations Open for Annual Empowering HeArts Awards
The College of the Canyons School of Personal and Professional Learning was presented an Honorable Mention award by the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges’ 2021 Exemplary Program Award.
COC Recognized for Personal, Professional Learning Program
The William S. Hart Union High School is looking for two new members to serve on the Measure SA Citizens’ Oversight Committee. These members will serve two-year terms with a maximum of three consecutive terms.
Hart Seeking Members for Citizens’ Oversight Committee
Santa Clarita-based Princess Cruises announced Thursday the sale of Pacific Princess to an undisclosed buyer.
Princess Cruises Announces Sale of Pacific Princess to Undisclosed Buyer