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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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Local Bank Helps SCV Small Business Secure PPP Loan After Big Bank Failed
Friday, May 15, 2020

After a well-established Santa Clarita Valley small business’s application for a federal Paycheck Protection Program or PPP loan got hung up in a big bank’s bureaucracy for almost a month, the business owner contacted a local bank to come to the rescue. Mission Valley Bank’s CEO and small business...

Mission Valley Bank Posts 25% Higher Year-Over-Year Profits
Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016

Mission Valley Bancorp’s President & CEO Tamara Gurney has announced the year to date net income of $2,190,000 for the period ended Sept. 30, 2016 – the strongest 3rd quarter in the history of the company. Gurney stated, “I am pleased to share that Mission Valley Bancorp has once again...

Mission Valley Bank Posts 29% Jump in 2Q Profits
Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016

Mission Valley Bancorp announced Tuesday the company’s year to date net income of $1,603,000 for the period ended June 30, 2016 – the strongest 2nd quarter close in the history of the company. President and CEO Tamara Gurney stated, “As Mission Valley marks our 15th year of operation, I am very...

Mission Valley Bank Reports Best-ever 2nd Quarter
Monday, Jul 27, 2015

Tamara Gurney Mission Valley Bancorp  announced the company’s year to date net income of $1,246,000 for the period ended June 30, 2015 – the strongest second quarter in the history of the company. Net interest income reached $5.76 million at quarter end as compared to $5.25 million reported June...

Mission Valley Bank Announces Record Quarter
Monday, May 4, 2015

President & CEO Tamara Gurney of Mission Valley Bancorp (parent company of Mission Valley Bank) ) reports first quarter earnings of $533,000 – the strongest first quarter in the history of the Bank. “I am pleased to report that Mission Valley Bancorp is off to a solid start for 2015 reporting...

Mission Valley Bank Closing Valencia Branch Office
Friday, Mar 13, 2015

With technology constantly changing the way customers are interacting with their “teller,” Mission Valley Bank is closing doors on a Valencia branch while it develops its “branch of the future,” officials said Thursday. The lease on the bank’s W. Avenue Stanford location expires March 28, and...

Mission Valley Bank’s YTD Profits Up 240%
Friday, Nov 22, 2013

Mission Valley Bancorp CEO Tamara Gurney announced this week that the company achieved record third quarter year-to-date net earnings of $1,195,000 for the period ended September 30, 2013, up more than 240% from September 30, 2012. “I am pleased to report that 2013 continues to be a strong year...

Mission Valley Bank Posts Record 2Q Profits
Monday, Jul 22, 2013

Sun Valley-based Mission Valley Bancorp CEO Tamara Gurney announced Monday that the company achieved record second quarter earnings of $947,000 (after provision for income taxes), up more than 20-fold from June 30, 2012. President and CEO Tamara Gurney stated, “I am pleased to report that 2013 continues...

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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