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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...

County Min. Wage Goes Up Friday
Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016

For nearly 40 years, the County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer Affairs was our local consumer protection agency. As director of the department since 2012, it was my job to make sure all consumers in L.A. County were treated fairly under the law. However, Los Angeles County is only at its strongest...

June 30: County to Hold Consumer Affairs Resource Fair
Friday, Jun 17, 2016

The county of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs will hold a resource fair on Thursday, June 30 at East Los Angeles College. The event will introduce businesses to departments and agencies involved in the Small Business Initiative; a five-year Countywide initiative designed to help...

Calif. Minimum Wage Hike Signed Into Law
Monday, Apr 4, 2016

[Gov. Brown] – Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. joined supporters from across the state Monday in Los Angeles to sign landmark legislation that makes California the first state in the nation to commit to raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour statewide. “This is about economic justice, it’s...

Brown to Sign Minimum Wage Hike Into Law Monday
Friday, Apr 1, 2016

File photo [Gov. Brown] – Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. will join supporters from across the state on Monday in Los Angeles to sign landmark legislation SB 3, passed by both houses of the Legislature Wednesday, that makes California the first state in the nation to commit to raising the minimum wage...

Brown Agrees to Phased Minimum Wage Hike Starting Jan. 1
Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016

File photo [Gov. Brown] – Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. joined legislators and labor leaders Monday to announce a landmark agreement that makes California – already the state with the highest minimum wage, at $10 – the first state in the nation to commit to raising the minimum wage to $15...

Closing the Gap
Friday, Mar 18, 2016

On March 9, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce hosted a 5th District Supervisor’s Candidate Forum. They had seven candidates who are running in this coming June 7 primary election: Kathryn Barger, Elan Carr, Mitch Englander, Bob Huff, Ara Najarian, Darrell Park and Billy Malone. This district...

State Needs to Help
Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016

According to the Los Angeles Department of Health, there has been a growing amount of homelessness over the last few years due to the long recession that is slowly turning around. Health Department figures show that in 2013, the homeless population was 35,524, while in 2015 it was 41,174 people in Los...

Jan. 1: Calif. Minimum Wage Goes to $10
Monday, Dec 28, 2015

The Department of Industrial Relations reminds California’s employers and workers that effective Jan. 1, 2016, the state’s minimum wage will increase to $10 per hour. “This increase in the minimum wage is California’s second increase in 18 months. Those earning minimum wage will...

Union Touts Public Support for Its Statewide $15 Minimum Wage Initiative
Thursday, Sep 3, 2015

[SEIU-UHW] – The campaign to gradually raise California’s minimum wage a dollar a year until it reaches $15 an hour in 2021 is proving so popular with voters that organizers behind a statewide ballot initiative announced Thursday they have collected 109,000 signatures – or more than a...

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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Wednesday 1,155 new cases of COVID-19 and 46 new deaths due to the virus countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported its 11th COVID-19 fatality.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: Another SCV Death, 76 New SCV Cases
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold an emergency meeting via Zoom at 4 p.m. Wednesday to address a possible protest demonstration Thursday afternoon in Valencia.
City Council Sets 4 p.m. Emergency Meeting to Discuss Possible Protest
The city of Santa Clarita and the city's Art Commission are recognizing the recent milestone of 2020 graduates in a virtual “Graduation Cap Showcase,” with a deadline for entries extended to Monday, June 8.
June 8: Deadline to Enter Cap in City’s Graduation Cap Showcase
The Hart High School Class of 2020 graduated Tuesday in two special ceremonies for Hart seniors: a drive-thru graduation in the morning and a follow-up virtual ceremony in the evening.
Hart Seniors Graduate in Drive-thru, Virtual Ceremonies
Los Angeles County officials have set a Wednesday curfew to be in effect countywide from 9 p.m. through Thursday at 5 a.m.
L.A. County Sets Wednesday Curfew at 9 p.m.
California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a proclamation Wednesday declaring a statewide General Election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, and signed an executive order to ensure that Californians can exercise their right to vote in a safe, secure and accessible manner during the upcoming election.
Newsom Declares General Election, Orders Voting by Mail or In Person
Black church leaders in Los Angeles marched to LAPD headquarters Tuesday in a sign of unity with the community after several days of unrest across the nation and a day after peaceful protesters and clergy members were tear-gassed outside the White House.
Church Leaders Rally L.A. Crowd in Protest of Police Violence
Those who divide, threaten, insult and incite hate and animosity lack skill in leadership. When we work united as a team, we flourish. Divided, we fall.
Together As One | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
After serving the Santa Clarita Valley for 23 years as a Board member for the Newhall County Water District, Castaic Lake Water Agency and SCV Water, Tom Campbell resigned his position, effective May 27.
Campbell Exits SCV Water Board of Directors
Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, known for his environmental art pieces such as “The Umbrellas Japan-USA” installation in the Tejon Pass, died Sunday.
Christo, Artist Behind Umbrellas Project in Tejon Pass, Dies at 84
Desperate to patch a COVID-19-sized budget hole, the California Legislature is warming to the once-taboo subject of sports betting and has begun handicapping its potential tax windfall.
California Moves Closer to Legalizing Sports Betting
1855 - Ship leaves New York harbor bound for Tunis to acquire animals for the United States Camel Corps [story]
Camel Corps
The Valley Industry Association (VIA) will host a virtual State of the State presentation Tuesday, July 7, from 11:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., via Zoom.
July 7: VIA’s Virtual State of the State
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 1,202 new cases of COVID-19 and 60 new deaths due to the virus countywide, and a total of 1,681 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley since the pandemic began, 79 more than reported Monday.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: 115,310 Cases Statewide, 1,681 SCV Cases
The William S. Hart Union High School District will hold a special (virtual) meeting on Wednesday, June 03, at 8:00 a.m.
June 3: Hart District Special (Virtual) Meeting
The Summer 2020 edition of Seasons magazine, the city of Santa Clarita’s quarterly recreation publication, is now online.
Seasons Summer 2020 Edition Now Online
Smart phone cameras are invaluable in documenting truth and facts, in case they might be disputed in the future. All of us, including police or looters, should be aware you might be captured on someone’s phone committing a crime.
You’re On Candid Camera | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Westfield Valencia Town Center officials said Tuesday they’re moving back the mall’s reopening as a precaution due to protests throughout Los Angeles County following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Westfield Taking Precautions Amid Protests; Pushes Back Reopening
Los Angeles County has extended a curfew that will run Tuesday, June 2, at 6:00 p.m. through Wednesday, June 3 at 6:00 a.m.
L.A. County Extends Curfew
The Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) has released a draft of its Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for Los Angeles County.
County Seeking Public Comments on Draft Economic Development Strategy
The Valley Industry Association (VIA) is launching Breakfast Club, a member-exclusive program designed to provide a business coaching experience to working professionals delivered by industry experts and professional speakers on a wide range of topics.
VIA Launching Breakfast Club
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert as temperatures topping 100 degrees Fahrenheit are forecasted for the Santa Clarita Valley through Wednesday.
Heat Alert Issued for SCV Through Wednesday
Air quality in the Santa Clarita Valley will be unhealthy for sensitive individuals Wednesday, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD).
Unhealthy Air Quality Forecasted for SCV Wednesday
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have announced an end to the Virulent Newcastle Disease (VND) quarantine in Southern California.
California Lifts Virulent Newcastle Disease Quarantine