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1855 - Ship leaves New York harbor bound for Tunis to acquire animals for the United States Camel Corps [story]
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Aug. 27:  ‘Kings of Speed: Ascot Raceway 1957-1990’ Opens at CSUN Gallery
Thursday, Aug 23, 2018

California State University, Northridge Art Galleries latest exhibition celebrates the “Kings of Speed: Ascot Raceway 1957-1990.” The exhibition showcases a selection of vehicles, including sprint cars, midgets and motorcycles, all integral to the legacy of Ascot Park in Gardena, Calif. Historic...

Oct. 8: Hot Rods 4 Heroes
Thursday, Aug 31, 2017

The Sons of the American Legion (S.A.L.) Squadron 507 proudly present the 4th Annual Hot Rods 4 Heroes Car & Motorcycle event Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017 from 9am to 2pm. The event will be held at American Legion Post 507, 24527 Spruce St., Newhall (Newhall Library Parking Lot). Featuring over 100 amazing...

CHP Reminder: Share the Road with Motorcycles
Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012

[CHP] – California is home to more than 1.3 million licensed motorcyclists and some of the best riding weather year round.  Unfortunately, the state has also experienced an increase in the number of people killed in motorcycle-involved collisions.  The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is preparing...

CHP Says: Motorcycle Safety is a Two-Way Street
Thursday, Oct 25, 2012

[CHP] – California motorcyclist deaths are on the rise.  The increase in motorcycle-involved collisions reverses a trend of significant decline in such collisions since 2008.  In response, the California Highway Patrol asks for the motoring public’s assistance in preventing future tragedies...

Thursday, Jun 14, 2012

[CDC] – According to a CDC analysis of fatal crash data from 2008 to 2010, 12 percent of motorcyclists in states with universal helmet laws were not wearing helmets.  In comparison, 64 percent of riders were not wearing helmets in states with partial helmet laws, and 79 percent of riders were...

CHP Says: Watch Out for Motorcycles in May
Wednesday, May 2, 2012

[CHP] – When it comes to traffic safety, some actions bear repeating. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and the California Highway Patrol reminds all motorists to safely share the road and look twice for motorcyclists. California is home to more than one million licensed motorcycle riders...

CHP Says: Share the Road with Motorcycles
Monday, Mar 12, 2012

[CHP] – Motorcyclists in California are fortunate to enjoy near-perfect riding conditions year round.  The beautiful weather is just one of several reasons why more than 1.2 million people in this state are licensed to ride.  It’s important to remember these motorcyclists are sharing California’s...

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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
1945 - Local residents vote 432-2 to approve $300,000 bond measure to build SCV's first high school [story]
Hart High
The city of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station are aware of the planned protest on Thursday, June 4, at noon near the intersection of Valencia Boulevard and McBean Parkway.
City Prepares for Possible Protest on Thursday
Northridge psychology professor Delinah Hurwitz is now studying the impact that excessive screen time is having on students, socially and academically, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CSUN Prof Studying Impact of Social Media on Students During Pandemic
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond responded Monday to the death of George Floyd by calling on communities across the state and nation to take action to dismantle institutional racism and inequities in public schools.
State Schools Chief Urges Action on Racism, Educational Inequities
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Kathryn Barger has extended a countywide curfew for all unincorporated and incorporated areas including the city of Santa Clarita from Monday at 6 p.m. through 6 a.m. Tuesday.
Countywide 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Curfew Extended Another Night
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Monday 978 new cases of COVID-19 and 22 new deaths due to the virus countywide, and a total of 1,602 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley since the pandemic began, 55 more than reported Sunday.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: 113,006 Cases Statewide, 1,602 SCV Cases
In his June message, Santa Clarita Mayor Cameron Smyth observes the resilience of Santa Clarita residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Santa Clarita Mayor Lauds Residents’ Resilience
Air quality in the Santa Clarita Valley and San Gabriel Mountains will be unhealthy Tuesday for sensitive individuals, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
SCV Air Quality Unhealthy Tuesday for Sensitive People, Pets
Four Santa Clarita Valley business leaders recently thanked the heroic front-line healthcare heroes at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital by picking up the tab for a Salt Creek Grille gourmet buffet lunch for the 80 doctors, nurses and staff in the hospital’s ED and COVID unit.
Grateful Donors Deliver Gourmet Lunch to Henry Mayo Healthcare Heroes
The College of the Canyons Class of 2020 is truly unlike any other in the college’s 50-year history. They danced in their living rooms, and got hands-on nursing experience at a coronavirus testing site.
June 5: COC Class of 2020 Graduates Virtually in 50th Anniversary Year
The infection and mortality rates of one of the nursing homes I visit were close to the highest in the county. The other had zero. Why?
Nursing Home Differences | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio