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1938 - Supervisors award construction contract for jail at Wayside Farms in Castaic (later called Pitchess Detention Center). [story]

House OK’s Defense Bill; Hill Delivers on Local Funding
Friday, Jul 12, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Katie Hill (D-Agua Dulce) and the United States House of Representatives voted Friday to pass the FY20 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes funding for major priorities in the 25th Congressional District. Through her work on the House Armed Services Committee,...

Hill, Armed Services Panel Complete Defense Bill Markup
Friday, Jun 14, 2019

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Katie Hill (D-Agua Dulce) released the following statement after the House Armed Services Committee completed its markup of the FY20 National Defense Authorization Act on Thursday: My committee’s markup of the $733 billion FY20 National Defense Authorization Act demonstrates...

Annual Defense Policy Bill Includes Several Knight Provisions
Thursday, Nov 9, 2017

The Conference Committee for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) released the Joint Explanatory Statement on the annual defense policy bill for Fiscal Year 2018. Included in the report are several key provisions successfully advocated for by Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) as a core-conferee....

Knight Takes Part in National Defense Authorization Act Conference
Thursday, Oct 26, 2017

(WASHINGTON, DC) – After being chosen by Speaker Paul Ryan as a core conferee for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) participated in a discussion to work towards finalizing a bill that will establish national security policy, fund the military, and...

House Committee Clears $621 Billion-plus 2018 Defense Budget
Thursday, Jun 29, 2017

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Members of the House Armed Services Committee went through nearly 14 hours of markup debate on Wednesday for the National Defense Authorization Act, which aims to fund America’s National Defense and Armed Services for FY2018 and includes 233 amendments that were introduced...

Defense Authorization Bill Clears House
Thursday, Oct 1, 2015

Texas Rep. Mac Thornberry, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following statement on the National Defense Authorization Act for 2016, which passed the House by a vote of 270-156. “This is a strong, bipartisan bill that authorizes pay and benefits for our troops and their families,...

Feinstein Hails Passage of Defense Authorization, Including Land Bills
Friday, Dec 12, 2014

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., welcomed Senate passage Friday of the FY15 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which contains a number of Feinstein’s legislative proposals benefiting California on both public lands and military issues.   Public lands “I...

McKeon Calls for Budget Transparency, End to Sequestration
Monday, Jan 14, 2013

U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, sent a letter to the White House Office of Budget and Management on Monday protesting the budgetary challenges created by the lack of a federal budget for 2014 and the looming threat of sequestration. The...

Obama Signs Defense Authorization Bill; McKeon Comments
Thursday, Jan 3, 2013

Statement by Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee: U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon “I am gratified President Obama signed the 51st National Defense Authorization Act into law. The President’s signature represents the final...

McKeon Lauds Passage of Defense Authorization Act
Thursday, Dec 20, 2012

U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the 51st National Defense Authorization Act with an overwhelming bipartisan majority: “The...

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1938 - Supervisors award construction contract for jail at Wayside Farms in Castaic (later called Pitchess Detention Center). [story]
1962- Actress and future Soledad Canyon big-cat rescuer Tippi Hedren, "Hitchcock's New Grace Kelly," makes cover of Look magazine for upcoming thriller, "The Birds" [story]
Tippi Hedren
The Santa Clarita City Council will take a major step toward enhancing one of the city of Santa Clarita’s landmark amenities by holding a groundbreaking ceremony for the Central Park Buildout project on Monday, Dec. 6.
City Invites Community to Central Park Buildout Groundbreaking
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials confirmed Friday 17 new deaths and 1,942 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 39,281 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID Roundup: Cases Among People Experiencing Homelessness Declines for 2nd Month in a Row
The city of Santa Clarita Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 6:00 p.m.
Dec. 7: Planning Commission Regular Meeting
The first cohort of the College of the Canyons Low Observable Technician Pathway graduated on Nov. 23. 2021 at a special ceremony held at the college’s culinary arts center.
COC’s First Low Observable Technician Pathway Cohort Graduates
The Board of Trustees of the Santa Clarita Community College District is undergoing the redistricting process, and community members will have the opportunity to comment on revised trustee area boundaries at two upcoming public hearings.
Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees Undergoing Redistricting
The California Highway Patrol joins the American Occupational Therapy Association in recognizing Dec. 6 through Dec. 10, 2021, as Older Driver Safety Awareness Week.
Dec. 6-10: 2021 Older Driver Safety Awareness Week
On Wednesday, Dec. 1, College of the Canyons held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Don Takeda Science Center, which is named in honor of longtime biology instructor Don Takeda, who retired in 2017.
COC Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Don Takeda Science Center
To help ring in the holiday season, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger hosted her annual party for foster youth served by the Department of Children and Family Services and their foster families at Six Flags Magic Mountain on Saturday, Dec. 4.
Supervisor Barger Hosts Annual Foster Youth Holiday Party at Six Flags
The Los Angeles County Lake Lifeguards begin the search for potential new lifeguard candidates with the Lake Lifeguard Test Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Castaic Aquatic Center.
Dec. 4: Lake Lifeguard Test Starts at the Castaic Aquatic Center
1887 - Prohibitionist Henry Needham purchases land in Newhall, attempts to establish "dry" colony [story]
H.C. Needham
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has received confirmation of its first case of COVID-19 with mutations consistent with the new Omicron variant (B.1.1.529).
Thursday COVID Roundup: First Case of Omicron Detected in L.A. County
Andrew Ghassemi, senior vice president of Spectrum Commercial Real Estate, Inc., is pleased to announce the recent sale of a Class-A office building in Valencia.
Spectrum Real Estate Closes on $3.5M Sale of Valencia Office Building
Metro Los Angeles celebrated the groundbreaking Wednesday for the I-5 North County Enhancements Project, which will improve the operations and safety of the I-5 freeway for motorists in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Interstate 5 Improvement Project Breaks Ground in Santa Clarita
Do you take the easy route with a bag and tissue paper because your wrapping job looks like a crumpled mess?
Learn How to Wrap Gifts Like a Pro Thanks to JCI Santa Clarita
Commercial driver’s licenses, learner’s permits, endorsements and special certificates expiring between March 2020 and February 2022, are automatically extended through Feb. 28, 2022, the California Department of Motor Vehicles announced Thursday.
DMV Extending Commercial Driver’s Licenses, Learner’s Permits
1972 - Five wounded in Vagos biker gang shooting at Curtis & JoAnne Darcy's Acton '49er Saloon [story]
Darcys 49er
We are in the home stretch of the holiday season. I hope you have made plans to safely celebrate with family and friends. I also want to encourage you to keep safety in mind when shopping for that perfect gift for your loved ones.
City Manager’s Monthly Message – December 2021
La Mesa Junior High 8th graders will soon be building water bottle rockets as part of their science program, thanks to funding from California Credit Union through its Fall 2021 Teacher Grant program.
La Mesa Teacher Wins Fall 2021 Teacher Grant
Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control is celebrating the 'Paw"lidays by offering the gift of a new furry friend. 
Adoption Fees Waived Through End of the Year
Santa Clarita Artists Association is pleased to showcase an oil painting demo by Sharon Weaver on Feb. 21, 2022.
Artists Association Presents Oil Painting Showcase With Sharon Weaver
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station has once again begun collecting toys as part of the Annual Holiday Toy Drive.
Sheriff Station Seeks Donations For 2021 Holiday Toy Drive