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1945 - Local residents vote 432-2 to approve $300,000 bond measure to build SCV's first high school [story]
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LASD Reminding Motorists to Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend Responsibly
Thursday, May 21, 2020

This weekend is Memorial Day Weekend, and as we slowly travel down the road to reopening, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department encourages everyone to listen to advice from public health officials and be responsible during these trying times. To help protect you and your family, the Los Angeles...

Caltrans Offers Winter Driving Safety Tips
Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019

Caltrans urges motorists to be prepared and use caution when driving this winter. Taking action and being proactive can help reduce the risk of injury and even death on the highways during the upcoming storm. Operators of vehicles must use their best judgment in all types of weather. Before traveling,...

CHP Finalizes Lane Splitting Tips
Thursday, Sep 27, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Lane splitting is a privilege enjoyed by California motorcyclists. With this freedom comes a greater responsibility for motorcyclists and drivers to share the road and create a safer highway environment. In 2016, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. signed California Assembly Bill 51, which...

LASD to Conduct Specialized Motorcycle Safety Operation
Thursday, Jun 21, 2018

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting a specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation on Friday, June 22, in the city of Santa Clarita in an effort to lower deaths and injuries. Extra deputies will be on duty patrolling areas frequented by motorcyclists and where motorcycle...

CHP: ‘Safety First’ for Summer Travel
Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Summer in California is a time for many people to enjoy road trips, see the sights, and visit new places. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reminds everyone to put safety first and prepare for travel so summer fun does not become summer disaster. “Good planning will make your trip...

National Bicycle Safety Month Underway
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO – During May, National Bicycle Safety Month, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reminds motorists and bicyclists to share the road safely and courteously. Bicycle safety is important every day, but activities planned during May will focus on safely sharing the road. “Whether you...

Deputies Step Up Pedestrian, Bike Safety Enforcement Today
Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is stepping up bike and pedestrian safety enforcement operations in the Santa Clarita Valley today, officials announced this morning. Deputies are focusing on collision-causing factors involving motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. The department has mapped...

CHP on Maximum Enforcement Throughout Thanksgiving Weekend
Monday, Nov 20, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally one of the busiest travel times in America, can also be one of the deadliest on the roadways. To help motorists avoid tragedies, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will have all available officers on patrol during a Maximum Enforcement Period...

More Than 3 Dozen Motorists Cited During Pedestrian Safety Op
Thursday, Aug 3, 2017

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station posted the following update on their Facebook Page Wednesday: Public Safety is our #1 priority. We received many requests from the public to conduct another pedestrian safety operation like the one that we did in March 2017. And on Wednesday, that’s...

New Requirements for Commercial Drivers License
Thursday, May 4, 2017

Starting May 10, 2017, the California Department of Motor vehicles (DMV) wants to inform Commercial Drivers License (CDL) customers about new requirements and updated acceptable documents. All new commercial driver license applicants will be required to provide the DMV with proof of California residency...

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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
After months of closures during the COVID-19 pandemic, state courts in Los Angeles County were closed again Monday following a weekend of protests, looting and escalating police violence.
Protests Force Closure of Courts Across California
Governor Gavin Newsom has issued an evictions moratorium executive order extending authorization for local governments to halt evictions through July 28 for renters impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Newsom Extends State Evictions Moratorium to July 28
In his monthly message for June 2020, Santa Clarita City Manager Ken Striplin offers an appreciation of city staff's creativity.
Santa Clarita City Manager Ken Striplin Thankful for Staff Creativity
Health experts say they’re worried that close contact at civil rights protests around the country spurred by the death of George Floyd could lead to a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Fears Over Surge in COVID-19 Cases Grow Amid Floyd Protests
1883 - Heirs of Henry Mayo Newhall incorporate The Newhall Land and Farming Co. [story]
NLF stock certificate
L.A. County Board of Supervisors Chair Kathryn Barger proclaimed a state of emergency in the county Sunday, as the sheriff sets a 6 p.m. curfew countywide to address widespread unrest following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25.
Barger Calls State of Emergency, Sheriff Sets 6 p.m.-6 a.m. Curfew Countywide
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Sunday 1,379 new cases of COVID-19 and 25 new deaths due to the virus countywide, and a total of 1,547 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley since the pandemic began, 89 more than Saturday.
Sunday COVID-19 Roundup: 110,583 Cases Statewide, 1,547 SCV Cases
Using diluted bleach on a cloth wipe, I clean all sinks, counters, knobs, buttons, light switches, ground phones, faucets, remote controls, keyboards, mouse and table tops. Takes me five minutes. Everyone should be doing this.
The Morning Routine | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
The governor approved L.A. city and county’s request to deploy members of the National Guard to assist Los Angeles and neighboring communities.
Newsom Calls State of Emergency in L.A. County, Deploys National Guard
1891 - Reverend F.D. Seward opens the new First Presbyterian Church in Newhall [story]
First Presbyterian Church
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Saturday 2,112 new cases of COVID-19 and 48 new deaths due to the virus countywide, and a total of 1,458 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley since the pandemic began, 152 more than reported Friday.
Saturday COVID-19 Roundup: 106,878 Cases Statewide, 1,458 SCV Cases
A crowd of several hundred gathered Saturday in Santa Clarita to protest police violence as part of a nationwide reaction to several high-profile deaths in recent months.
Crowds Gather in Santa Clarita to Protest Police Brutality
One morning, it was pea-soup foggy as I thumped across an aged railroad trestle while the sun rose, casting stick-like tree shadows across my path. Momentarily entranced by the scene, I suddenly realized I was running through a swarm of small flies.
Horde of the Flies | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio