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1993 - Hart High grad Dee Dee Myers (1979) becomes first female White House press secretary [story]
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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....

Grant Gives L.A. County Additional Tool to Reduce DUI Recidivism Rates
Thursday, Nov 4, 2021

The Los Angeles County Probation Department received additional funds for a probation monitoring program for people convicted of driving under the influence. The $370,000.00 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) will go toward check-ins with individuals on probation supervision to...

County Probation Receives Grant to Monitor High-Risk DUI Offenders
Thursday, Dec 3, 2020

The Los Angeles County Probation Department is the recipient of a one-year, $356,615.00 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to monitor high-risk, repeat DUI offenders. “Our monitoring program helps DUI offenders stay on track and meet the terms of their probation,” said...

Caltrans Refining Data-Driven Programs to Enhance Pedestrian Safety
Tuesday, Oct 13, 2020

As the U.S. Department of Transportation establishes October as the first-ever National Pedestrian Safety Month, Caltrans is refining its data-driven programs to enhance pedestrian safety and reduce injury and death on California roadways. Pedestrian deaths have increased nationwide over the last decade....

CHP Steps Up Enforcement of Impaired Driving Laws
Monday, Oct 28, 2019

SACRAMENTO – The California Highway Patrol and the California Office of Traffic Safety are partnering on a new campaign aimed at reducing the number of crashes caused by impaired drivers through enforcement and education efforts. The yearlong California Impaired Driving Reduction campaign began...

SCV Deputies Cite 33 Motorists for Traffic Violations
Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019

Despite temperatures topping 100°, motor deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station issued a total of 33 citations to motorists for traffic violations on Monday. Here’s more from the station’s social media: “Motor deputies conducted an Office of Traffic Safety...

CHP: Bicycle Safety Month Reminder for All to Share Road Responsibly
Thursday, May 2, 2019

SACRAMENTO – May is National Bicycle Safety Month. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) and California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) want to remind motorists and bicyclists alike to be courteous and share the road safely. Although bicycle safety is something that should be observed every day of the...

Drivers Urged to Exercise Caution During National Work Zone Awareness Week
Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019

This week is National Work Zone Awareness Week, and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) encourages drivers to exercise caution when driving through areas where highway workers are present. From April 8-12, state departments of transportation,...

CHP Officials Urge Drivers to Plan Ahead for Safe St. Patrick’s Day
Thursday, Mar 14, 2019

SACRAMENTO – The celebrations and parties that may highlight St. Patrick’s Day often lead to tragedy, when impaired drivers take to the roads. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) and California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) urge people to make planning safe rides as much a part of St. Patrick’s...

LASD Receives Nearly $2M Grant for Traffic Safety Program
Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has been awarded a $1,919,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to fund a year-long enforcement and public awareness program. The traffic safety program is intended to educate the public on safe roadway habits and deter people from violating...

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Do you like comedy? Do you like music? Do you like getting root canals?
Impulse Hosting Comedy, Music Night
Coming off a first-place winning streak at competitions in New York and Washington, D.C., earlier in 2021, the CSUN Model United Nations team continues to accumulate achievements after scoring another first place finish with the Outstanding Delegation Award in the Northwest Model UN Conference, which took place Nov. 19-21 in Seattle.
Matadors Pull off Clean Sweep at Model UN Competitions
Freshman guard Monique Febles poured in a season-high 23 points as No. 6 College of the Canyons was able to outlast Antelope Valley College 68-62 at the Cougar Cage in the 2021-22 home opener. 
Lady Cougars Hold off AVC in Home Opener
Evelyn Ku, MSN, RN, has been named Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.
Evelyn Ku Named Henry Mayo’s VP, Chief Nursing Officer
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 102 additional deaths and 42,115 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 62, 566 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID Roundup: SCV Cases Top 62,000
The California Department of Transportation has rescheduled the Friday, Jan. 21 - Monday, Jan. 24 closure of the eastbound Interstate 210 in Sylmar.
Caltrans Reschedules I-210 Weekend Closure
1993 - Hart High grad Dee Dee Myers (1979) becomes first female White House press secretary [story]
Dee Dee Myers
California State University, Northridge was given two honors from the National Opera Association, officials said Tuesday. 
CSUN Productions Wins Honors From National Opera Association
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 59 additional deaths and 30,081 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 61,584 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID Roundup: Positivity Rates in Schools See Decline
Harbor Group International, LLC and Azure Partners, LLC  announced earlier this month, their joint venture for the acquisition of Jefferson Vista Canyon, a 480-unit, Class A apartment community in Santa Clarita.
International Property Management Group Acquires Local Apartment Community
The College of the Canyons Spring 2022 semester begins  Feb. 7, and those looking for the classes needed to upgrade their skills, or transfer to a four-year university, still have time to register. 
College of the Canyons: Now is the Time to Register for Spring Semester
A Santa Clarita man originally reported missing on Jan. 16 has been located, Sheriff officials said Wednesday. 
Missing Santa Clarita Man Found
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce announced that they will be hosting a free PPE drive which will provide KN95 masks, surgical masks and hand sanitizer to local chamber members.
SCV Chamber Announces Free PPE Drive For Members
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced the release of a Request for Proposals to solicit independent researchers to conduct the Aliso Canyon Disaster Health Research Study.
Public Health Calls For Independent Research Into Aliso Canyon Health Study
More than twenty years ago I led the animal control division for an agency in northern California, and at one point we received a series of complaints from students at a local community college regarding a fellow student’s emotional support animal (ESA).
Marcia Mayeda: Protecting Service Animals
1967 - Original airing of Star Trek "Arena" Episode: Kirk battles the Gorn commander (Saugus resident Bobby Clark) at Vasquez Rocks [watch]
Kirk vs. Gorn commander
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 45 additional deaths and 22,688 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 60,980 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday Covid Roundup: Omicron Continues to Surge as ICU Admissions Rise in LA County
Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation is hiring. This summer, the department aims to hire over 250 new lifeguards to work at 30 aquatic facilities, all across L.A. County.
LA County Department of Parks, Recreation Seeks to Hire Over 250 Lifeguards
Due to L.A. County Department of Public Health restrictions and the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, the city of Santa Clarita "regretfully" is announcing the cancellation of the 2022 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, reported Santa Clarita PIO Carrie Lujan in a statement released to the press.
Santa Clarita 2022 Cowboy Festival Cancelled
With COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County at high levels, the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) will temporarily pause in-person services starting Tuesday, Jan. 18.
LA County DCBA Temporarily Pausing In-Person Services
Put your knowledge to the test with Winter Games Trivia on the second day of Winter Olympic Games Beijing 2022.
Feb. 3 Winter Games Trivia Contest at The Cube
The Santa Clarita Community College District’s Independent Citizens Bond Oversight Committee voted to accept the results of an independent audit confirming the district properly accounted for all bond expenditures in the 2020-21 fiscal year.
COC Citizens Oversight Committee Affirms Audits of College Bond Spending
Fred Gruchalla, a veteran of the Vietnam War, received the 2020-2021 Veteran of the Year Award from the Van Nuys/Reseda Elks Lodge 2790 on Jan. 10.
Fred Gruchalla, Veterans’ Advocate, Named Veteran of the Year
The Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley is now accepting applications for the annual Virginia Wrage Memorial Fund Scholarship. Deadline is March 30, 2022.
Zonta SCV Accepting Applications for Wrage Scholarship
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