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1929 - Saugus train robber Thomas Vernon apprehended in Pawnee, Okla. [story]
Tom Vernon

CHP Focuses on Eliminating Teen Distracted Driving
Tuesday, Nov 9, 2021

Using cell phones, eating or drinking, adjusting a radio, or simply talking with friends are all activities teens engage in every day, but these activities become life-threatening hazards while driving. Unfortunately, many of these distractions will lead to crashes resulting in an injury or death....

CHP to Take Part in Safety Effort During Child Passenger Safety Week
Friday, Sep 17, 2021

During Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 19 through 25, the California Highway Patrol will educate the public on the importance of ensuring children are riding in a properly fitted and installed child passenger safety seat. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, car crashes...

CHP Launches Campaign to Reduce Impaired Driving
Tuesday, Oct 27, 2020

SACRAMENTO – The California Highway Patrol is launching a new education and enforcement campaign to reduce the number of crashes caused by impaired drivers in California. Efforts associated with the yearlong Safer Highways Statewide grant will continue through Sept. 30, 2021. The Safer Highways Statewide...

Grant Helps Fund CHP Year-Long DUI Prevention Program
Monday, Oct 29, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A new campaign supported by the California Highway Patrol and the California Office of Traffic Safety to reduce impaired driving, received funding to run from Oct. 1, 2018, to Sept. 30, 2019. The Reducing Alcohol-Impaired Driving, or RAID, program will focus on education and enforcement....

Coalition of States, Cities Rips Feds’ Plan to Kill Clean Car Standards
Friday, Oct 26, 2018

A coalition of politicians from states and cities coast to coast filed formal written comments Friday demanding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration withdraw their proposal to eliminate the national Clean Car Standards, calling the plan “dangerous...

Child Passenger Safety a Continued CHP Priority
Monday, Oct 8, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The California Highway Patrol and the California Office of Traffic Safety are working together to focus on child safety through the California Restraint Safety Education and Training campaign. Reducing the number of children killed in collisions because they were not properly restrained...

California Officials Blast Feds’ Proposed Cleaner Car Standards Rollback
Monday, Sep 24, 2018

FRESNO – Top California policymakers testified Monday in strong opposition to the Trump Administration’s proposed rule rolling back existing cleaner cars standards. Speaking at a hearing in Fresno, representatives from four state agencies involved in climate and public health policy told the hearing...

CHP: Designate a Driver, Avoid DUI Arrest on St. Patrick’s Day
Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018

SACRAMENTO – While the public makes plans to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, the California Highway Patrol is preparing to keep the roadways free of impaired drivers so that everyone can safely enjoy the festivities. Last year on St. Patrick’s Day, the CHP made 148 arrests statewide for driving under...

NHTSA Grant Helps CHP Boost Motorcycle Safety, Awareness
Friday, Oct 13, 2017

With more than 1.4 million Californians licensed to ride motorcycles for work, weekend getaways, or entertainment, the California Highway Patrol looks for opportunities to emphasize motorcycle safety. The CHP has been awarded a grant from California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway...

DMV Takes Next Step to Allow Driverless Vehicles
Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017

Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles released a revised version of proposed regulations today that establishes a path for driverless testing and public use of autonomous vehicles. The release of these regulations marks the start of a 15-day public comment period, which ends October...

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1929 - Saugus train robber Thomas Vernon apprehended in Pawnee, Okla. [story]
Tom Vernon
Join the Valley Industry Association Friday, Dec. 17, at 11:45 a.m., for its 2022 Board Installation Luncheon.
Wilk to Preside Over VIA’s 2022 Board Installation Luncheon
The Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation combats animal cruelty by paying for officer training, equipment, and supplies to enforce animal cruelty laws, rescue abused and neglected animals, and support prosecution of animal abusers.
County Animal Care, Control Seeking ‘Giving Tuesday’ Donations
The William S. Hart Union High School District has been awarded the National Empowered Seal for its commitment to whole-child education by EVERFI.
EVERFI Awards Hart District National Empowered Seal
Now that the Thanksgiving weekend has passed, I would like to reflect on what I am thankful for.
Message from CIF-SS Commissioner | ‘I am Thankful’
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 28 new deaths and 843 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 39,094 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID Roundup: SCV Nearing 40,000 Total Cases
2013 - Actor Paul Walker ("Fast & Furious" movies) dies in a fiery car crash in the Valencia Industrial Center. [story]
Paul Walker
The city of Santa Clarita is holding virtual meeting regarding the Santa Clarita Arts/Culture and Veterans Center Needs Assessment on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 6:00 p.m.
Dec. 1: City’s Arts/Culture, Veterans Center Needs Assessment Meeting
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office released the 14 productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, Nov. 29 - Sunday, Dec. 5
Filming in Santa Clarita Includes 14 Productions
Looking for ways to add a little green into your landscape?
SCV Water’s Upcoming Gardening Class to Highlight Trees, Shrubs
Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery-Homicide Division searched the Chiquita Canyon Landfill Monday to investigate the disappearance of Heidi Planck, who was reported missing by her ex-husband on Oct. 20, 2021.
Homicide Detectives Search Chiquita Canyon for Missing Woman
Circle of Hope is joining the national day of generosity, #GivingTuesday, on Dec. 1.
Circle of Hope Taking Part in Giving Tuesday
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Monday 10 new deaths and 794 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 39,063 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Monday COVID Roundup: SCV Tops 39,000 Total Cases
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital’s Community Education Department is again offering the Prevent T2 National Diabetes Prevention Program, a lifestyle change program that helps those who are at risk of developing diabetes reduce their blood sugar, lose weight, and reverse prediabetes. 
Diabetes Prevention Program Returning to Henry Mayo
1957 - Incorporation of Mint Canyon Chamber of Commerce; became Canyon Country Chamber [story]
Frontier Days
1950 - CalArts grad Ed Harris ("A Beautiful Mind," "Apollo 13," "Westworld") born in New Jersey [link]
Ed Harris
1941 - Funeral for "our" Remi Nadeau, whose Canyon Country deer park became North Oaks [story]
Remi Nadeau
Volunteers are needed to help make fresh garland and vintage-style decorations for the Antelope Valley Indian Museum in preparation for Holidays on the Homestead.
Antelope Valley Indian Museum Looking for Volunteers to Decorate for the Holidays
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials confirmed Friday 29 new deaths and 2,073 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 38,955 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID Roundup: County Releases Data from the Last 7 Days
Find something for everyone at the various events happening in Santa Clarita this holiday season including Six Flags Magic Mountain's magical winter experience, an international film festival and holiday shows.
City Highlights Activities for Holiday Fun in Santa Clarita
The city of Santa Clarita's Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission will hold its Regular Meeting Thursday, Dec. 2, at 6:00 p.m.
Dec. 2: Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission Regular Meeting
1916 - A score of Wobblies bust up Newhall Jail after commandeering SP freight train [story]
Wobblies logo
The Antelope Valley Indian Museum announced it will host the 10th annual Holidays on the Homestead celebration on Saturday, Dec, 4 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Dec. 4: Antelope Valley Indian Museum Invites All to 10th Annual ‘Holidays on the Homestead’