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1993 - Hart High grad Dee Dee Myers (1979) becomes first female White House press secretary [story]
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L.A. Public Health Reports Three Additional Omicron Cases
Wednesday, Dec 15, 2021

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has received confirmation of three additional cases of COVID-19 with mutations consistent with the new Omicron variant (B.1.1.529). Two of the three newly infected individuals did not travel; the third person recently traveled domestically.  All three...

College Of The Canyons Sees Small Decrease In Enrollment
Wednesday, Sep 1, 2021

Following a national trend for community colleges, College of the Canyons’ enrollment numbers are down about 12% from the same point in the semester last fall, according to college officials. Nationally, the figure is about 11.3% this year. College officials cited the “uncertainty of the pandemic...

Consumer Federation of America Announces Nation’s Top 10 Consumer Complaints Made in 2020
Monday, Jul 26, 2021

Pandemic-related problems were among the top ten complaints made to state and local consumer agencies in 2020, according to an annual survey by the Consumer Federation of America. They also topped the lists of worst, fastest-growing and new complaints. “COVID-19 generated complaints about everything...

Newsom Visits Magic Mountain As State Reopens
Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021

Governor Gavin Newsom visited Six Flags Magic Mountain Wednesday to celebrate the state’s reopening. Newsom continued to describe the reopening as California’s first step to coming “roaring back,” adding, “It’s because of all of your hard work, your faith and devotion, not only to yourselves...

Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Rolls Out Mobile Vaccination Units; SCV Cases Total 27,860
Wednesday, May 19, 2021

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Wednesday 16 new deaths and 255 new cases of COVID-19, with 27,860 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley. To date, Public Health identified 1,237,681 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 24,106 deaths. Of...

Attorney General Announces Task Force to Combat COVID-19 Fraud
Monday, May 17, 2021

U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland announced the establishment of the COVID-19 Fraud Enforcement Task Force on Monday, May 17, to enhance enforcement efforts against COVID-19 related fraud. “The Department of Justice will use every available federal tool—including criminal, civil, and administrative...

COVID Death Rate Soars to New Daily Record in California
Friday, Jan 22, 2021

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) — Despite signs that California’s latest and most damaging wave of the pandemic is subsiding, the state nonetheless sets a one-day record of 764 deaths on Friday. The jarring total comes as hospitalizations fell 10% over the last two weeks while the state’s testing positivity...

Pandemic Death Toll Hits 2 Million Worldwide
Friday, Jan 15, 2021

(CN) — The death toll from the novel coronavirus pandemic surpassed 2 million on Friday and the World Health Organization warned the global health crisis may get even worse as people weary of restrictions let down their guard and contagious strains of the virus spread around the globe. “We’re in...

Salvation Army SCV Hosting Food Drive, Seeks Donations
Wednesday, Jan 13, 2021

The Salvation Army Santa Clarita Valley Corps is hosting a food drive this coming week, as its food pantry is critically low on food. As the pandemic continues to financially affect numerous families across the SCV, the Salvation Army continues to see increased numbers of people in need. “The food...

Shuttered SCV businesses fall through cracks for COVID-19 relief
Saturday, Dec 12, 2020

As businesses in the Santa Clarita Valley adjust to the latest restrictions in another stay-at-home order, some newer businesses haven’t been able to attain the assistance being offered through local, state and federal grants. For a number of reasons, they’re now hosting virtual fundraisers, pleading...

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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
A 7,383 square foot freestanding office building located at 28015 Smyth Drive in Valencia recently sold for $2,675,000.00 announced Executive Vice President Randy Cude and Vice President Matt Sreden of Spectrum Commercial Real Estate, Inc.
Smyth Drive Office Building in Highridge Business Park Sells for Over $2.6M
1899 - Martin & Richard Wood buy J.H. Tolfree's Saugus Eating House, rename it Saugus Cafe [story]
Saugus Cafe
Impulse Music Co., which is located at 21515 Soledad Canyon Road, Suite #120, is hosting an Open Mic Night free to all ages, on Wednesday, Feb. 2, from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Impulse Music Hosting Open Mic Night
The Santa Clarita Community College District's Board of Trustees will hold a virtual business meeting and public hearing via Zoom Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 5:00 p.m.
Jan. 19: COC Board of Trustees Business Meeting
The William S. Hart Union High School District's Governing Board will hold its regular meeting Wednesday, Jan. 19, beginning with a closed session at 5:45 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 19: Hart School District’s Regular Meeting
Whether you’ve just finished an ice skating lesson, are watching a youth hockey game or want to take a break during a public session, The Grille at The Cube is the perfect place to unwind with a delicious meal or snack.
SCV’s Newest Dining Spot Opens at The Cube
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