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1888 - Olympian Jim Thorpe, "America's greatest athlete," born in Indian Territory (probably near Prague, Okla.); later in life, appeared in many B-Westerns shot in Placerita Canyon [story]


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Revised LA County Health Order Adds Restrictions, Penalties
Sunday, Mar 22, 2020

Los Angeles County’s revised “Safer at Home” Health Order issued Saturday further restricts gatherings and non-essential businesses and calls for enforcement by the Sheriff’s Department with misdemeanor penalties for violators. The beefed-up order from Public Health Officer Muntu...

Public Health Warns of Vaping, E-Cigarettes Danger
Friday, Sep 6, 2019

Following a recent death of a Los Angeles County resident potentially related to the use of e-cigarettes, the county Department of Public Health is issuing a warning to residents about the use of these devices as potentially harmful to proper lung function. To date, there have been 12 reports of vaping-associated...

SCV Wednesday, Thursday Air Quality Unhealthy
Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019

Once again, Wednesday air quality in the Santa Clarita Valley was unhealthy for sensitive individuals and will be unhealthy for all on Thursday, according to the latest update from the South Coast Air Quality Management District. The alert also warns of air quality unhealthy for sensitive individuals...

AQMD: SCV Air Quality Unhealthy for All Thursday
Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019

Air quality will be unhealthy for all individuals in the Santa Clarita Valley on Thursday, according to the South Coast AQMD’s forecast. The AQMD’s latest alert also applies to sensitive individuals in the Antelope Valley, the San Gabriel Mountains and the west San Fernando Valley. In his...

Cold Temps Expected in AV, Local Mountains Through Thursday
Monday, Feb 11, 2019

The Los Angeles County Health Officer has alerted residents of local mountains and the Antelope Valley to continuing cold temperatures through Thursday. The county’s latest cold weather alert follows the NWS’s forecast of wind chill temperatures below 32 degrees for the AV and local mountains. “Children,...

County Health Officials Extend, Expand Cold Weather Alert
Friday, Dec 28, 2018

The top Los Angeles County Health Officer has extended and expanded a cold weather alert for areas of the county due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures into next week. Wind chill temperatures are expected to dip below 32 degrees Fahrenheit in these areas: * Antelope Valley...

Los Angeles County Appoints New Health Officer
Monday, Jul 30, 2018

Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, former County Health Officer and Director of the Alameda County Public Health Department, was sworn in Monday morning as the new Los Angeles County Health Officer. A noted national advocate on elevating and implementing health equity framework within government agencies, Davis received...

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Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 1,094 new cases of COVID-19 and 48 new deaths due to the virus countywide, with a total of 1,184 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley since the pandemic began.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: 101,697 Cases Statewide, 1,184 SCV Cases
A power outage in Valencia reportedly affected 1, 228 residents Thursday afternoon.
Approximately 1,200 Valencia Residents Affected by Power Outage
(CN) — The CEO of the California High Speed Rail Authority had to take on all comers during an oversight hearing in the state assembly on Wednesday afternoon.
California Lawmakers Slam High-Speed Rail Head
(CN) — Millions are filing initial claims for unemployment insurance each week, but insured U.S. unemployment rate has fallen 2.6%, the Department of Labor reported Thursday. It’s the first decrease of the pandemic era.
U.S. Jobless Claims Eclipse 40 Million
The Los Angeles Rams have finalized their 2020 preseason schedule, the club announced Wednesday.
Aug. 14: Rams Take On Saints in Preseason Opener at New SoFi Stadium
Now implemented statewide, CalFresh Awareness Month in L.A. County has been recognized by the California Department of Social Services as a “best practice” to connect with diverse and hard to serve communities through strategic and culturally sensitive outreach.
CalFresh Celebrates 10 Years of Outreach (Video)
The city of Santa Clarita is proud to announce that Elena Galvez has been named to the Board of Directors for the Southern California Chapter of Sister Cities International.
Elena Galvez Named to Southern California’s Sister Cities International Board
If you anticipate your loved one could be admitted to a nursing home or hospital, think about giving them a crash course in using a smart phone.
Crash Course in Technology | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
A Saugus High School teacher has been arrested on suspicion of having oral sex with a minor, according to Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station booking logs.
Update: Hart District Suspends Teacher Arrested on Suspicion of Oral Copulation With a Minor
College of the Canyons outside linebacker Khalib Johns has committed to Mercer University after a sophomore season in which he was a unanimous all-conference selection for the Cougars.
Canyons’ Outside Linebacker Khalib Johns Commits to Mercer University
The Westfield Valencia Town Center has scheduled its reopening for June 3 after a two-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, mall officials announced Wednesday.
Mall Officials Announce Valencia Town Center to Reopen June 3
SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond on Wednesday called on California’s cross-sector partners to accelerate investments that can help all California students access the technology they need to succeed academically in all educational settings.
State Schools Chief Calls for Continued Efforts to Support Student Access to Technology
1888 - Olympian Jim Thorpe, "America's greatest athlete," born in Indian Territory (probably near Prague, Okla.); later in life, appeared in many B-Westerns shot in Placerita Canyon [story]
A task force led by the Los Angeles County Office of Education on Wednesday released a schools reopening plan for the 2020-21 academic year during the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced the physical closure in March of all K-12 campuses in the region.
L.A. County Task Force Lays Out Schools Reopening Plan
During his weekly virtual press conference on Wednesday, May 27, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva outlined why staffing levels matter and how he views being provided an inadequate budget affects staffing.
Sheriff Outlines Effects on Staffing with $400M Less in Budget
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Wednesday 933 new cases of COVID-19 and 53 new deaths due to the virus countywide, while Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported two new deaths, bringing the SCV's total fatalities to 20.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: 2 More Deaths at Henry Mayo; 100K Dead in United States
Santa Clarita is among the top 40 cities in Los Angeles County facing the highest unemployment rates amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to recently released state data.
Santa Clarita Unemployment at 20% Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
As a physician, I am dismayed the COVID-19 healthcare problem has been tossed into the political arena. Americans are dying, and critical decisions must be made to manage this disease.
Mother Nature’s Vote | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
The William S. Hart Union High School District has set a schedule for drive-thru graduations for each Class of 2020 at Central Park during June.
Hart District Sets Schedule for June Drive-Thru Graduations
California joined 22 other states and several other jurisdictions Wednesday to challenge the Trump Administration’s planned rollback of vehicle emissions standards.
California, 22 More States Sue Feds Over Vehicle Emissions Rollback
The Canyon Theatre Guild, an iconic nonprofit arts organization based in Old Town Newhall, is celebrating its 50th anniversary which includes five $500 scholarship awards to graduating high school seniors pursuing higher education.
Canyon Theatre Guild Names Winners of 2020 Senior Scholarship Awards
The California Department of Motor Vehicles will reopen its Newhall office and 45 more field offices throughout the state on Thursday, May 28.
DMV to Reopen Newhall Office, 45 More on Thursday
As Los Angeles County hit the milestone of having helped 3,000 homeless people move from the streets into Project Roomkey hotels and motels in just seven weeks, the Board of Supervisors weighed concrete plans to keep them and other vulnerable populations housed post-pandemic, particularly homeless seniors 65 and older.
L.A. County Weighs Post-Pandemic Housing Plan for Homeless Seniors
United by disdain for the wholesale cuts plotted in the next budget proposal, a bipartisan mix of California lawmakers on Tuesday ripped Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom’s plan to plug the state’s estimated $54 billion pandemic-induced shortfall.
California Assembly Members Blast Governor’s Budget Proposal