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1983 - U.S. release of "National Lampoon's Vacation;" Magic Mountain is Walley World [story]
Chevy Chase and Magic Mountain crew


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Runner: Prisoner Shift Has Hurt Low-Income Neighborhoods
Monday, Oct 1, 2012

Sen. Sharon Runner [Sen. Sharon Runner] – A year ago, the Governor signed Assembly Bill 109 diverting convicted felons from state prison and into jail, a place intended minor criminals. This law has resulted in an increased in crimes especially in poor urban areas as convicted felons are released...

Friday, Sep 21, 2012

The Los Angeles County supervisors will consider approving a 5-year, $75 million contract Tuesday to send several hundred long-term inmates to a penal facility in Taft – a city in Kern County near Bakersfield, 80 miles north of the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic. Sheriff Lee Baca’s staff...

Career Felons Should Go to State Prison, Not County Jail
Thursday, Apr 26, 2012

Sen. Sharon Runner Cities and counties across California are struggling to meet the increasing demands of housing convicted felons who until last year went to state prison. This local mandate was imposed by the Governor’s realignment plan. With a heavy load of convicted criminals in their jails, local...

Thursday, Apr 19, 2012

[L.A. County CAO] – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has reached a settlement agreement with the group Californians Aware in a lawsuit alleging the Board violated the Ralph M. Brown Act in a series of closed session meetings in September 2011, discussing AB 109 [prison realignment –...

Monday, Nov 28, 2011

[Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich] – County Mayor Michael D. Antonovich announced that a state  hearing officer ruled that a violent, severely mentally ill inmate recently transferred from the state under AB 109 to Los Angeles County will be placed in a residential facility and referred for voluntary...

Thursday, Nov 17, 2011

[Supervisor Mike Antonovich] – Gov. Brown’s administration has denied the county’s request to reconsider Friday’s upcoming transfer of a criminally insane and violent state prisoner to a county hospital, Mayor Michael D. Antonovich announced Thursday. “The political appointees who made...

Antonovich Questions Release of Violent Convict
Tuesday, Nov 15, 2011

Antonovich In his position as County Mayor, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich was encouraged today by his fellow board members to write a letter to the governor asking him to take appropriate action and stop the transfer of a perceived dangerous prisoner who is headed for Olive View-UCLA...

Antonovich Warns of Coming Spike in Crime
Friday, Sep 30, 2011

Antonovich Los Angeles County Mayor Michael D. Antonovich has turned up the rhetoric in his criticism of Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to shift state prison parolees to county supervision starting Saturday. “With overcrowded (county) jails housing misdemeanants only serving 20 percent of their time...

Runner: After Shift, No More Prison Time for Child Abuse, Other Felonies
Thursday, Sep 29, 2011

Sen. Sharon Runner Blasting Gov. Jerry Brown’s Oct. 1 prisoner shift as a “social experiment that simply won’t work,” Sen. Sharon Runner released a list of some of the 500 felonies that will no longer lead to state prison time. Under Brown’s “realignment” plan, which was part...

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Trent Norkus is excited to join TMU Men's Volleyball and play alongside his older brother Brett, a starting middle blocker for the Mustangs.
TMU Men’s Volleyball Adding Another Norkus to Roster
The Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) is proud to announce the launch of its new website.
L.A. County Development Authority’s New Website Goes Live
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has extended a Heat Alert as high temperatures have been forecast for the Santa Clarita Valley through Sunday, Aug. 1.
SCV Heat Alert Extended Until Sunday
Following a year of cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Santa Clarita’s wildly popular SENSES block parties will make their triumphant return to Main Street in Old Town Newhall.
SENSES Block Parties Returning to Old Town Newhall
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is cautioning residents who are planning to visit several Los Angeles County beaches near Dockweiler and El Segundo to be careful of swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers.
Water Use Warning Issued for L.A. County Beaches
1983 - U.S. release of "National Lampoon's Vacation;" Magic Mountain is Walley World [story]
Chevy Chase and Magic Mountain crew
Local business leaders are gathering to celebrate Santa Clarita Valley Day Aug. 14 with an inaugural job fair and boutique expo.
SCV Day Celebrates With Job Fair, Boutique Expo
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Wednesday 15 new deaths and 2,454 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 29,668 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 29,668 With One Additional Death; L.A. County Urges Workers To Get Vaccinated, Wear Masks
The city of Santa Clarita is looking for public feedback on a public safety grant proposal for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program.
City Seeks Public Input On Public Safety Grant Proposal
The California Department of Public Health has updated their guidance for face coverings statewide, aligning it with the mandates that L.A. County and the CDC calling for the public to wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status. 
California Public Health Updates Statewide Mask Guidelines
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a substitute motion authored by Kathryn Barger and Hilda L. Solis, in response to the proposed motion by Holly Mitchell and Shelia Kuehl that would move forward with the placement of youth realigned from the Department of Juvenile Justice and the L.A. County Probation system, specifically at Camps Scott and Scudder in Santa Clarita. 
Board of Supervisors Approves Alternative Approach For Juvenile Justice
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger and coauthored by Supervisor Hilda L. Solis to create a Blue Ribbon Commission on Homelessness to assess existing structures and systems and provide recommendations on reforms that will help Los Angeles County and its 88 cities solve homelessness.
Barger’s Blue Ribbon Homelessness Commission Gets Board Approval
The inaugural Cars Under the Stars car show brought together families and car enthusiasts Saturday night to raise funds for the WiSH Education Foundation.
WiSH Cars Under The Stars Show Supports Hart Students
A hearing for Senate Bill 520, authored by Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, was cancelled by Wilk last month. 
Hearing For Anti-CEMEX Bill Pushed To January
1938 - Newhall Tunnel cut away, replaced by Sierra Highway [story]
Sierra Highway
The California State University announced Tuesday that it will require faculty, staff and students who are accessing campus facilities at any university location to be immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
California State University Implementing COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Fall 2021
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 15 new deaths and 2,067 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 29,581 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 29,581; L.A. County’s Case Rates Increasing Across All Adult Age Groups
Lauren Park's work ethic in midfield will seamlessly fit in with the Mustangs' style of play.
Former Saugus High Midfielder Lauren Park Signs with TMU
The city of Santa Clarita is seeking public feedback on a new, permanent public art piece which will be displayed at the nearly-completed Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
City Seeking Community Input for New SCV Sheriff’s Station Art Piece
First responders were called to a report of a shooting involving an employee of the L.A. County Sheriff‘s Department in Valencia on Tuesday morning, sending at least one person to the hospital.
LASD Employee Reportedly Involved in Shooting that Sent One to Hospital
Gov. Gavin Newsom was recently in Los Angeles to sign bipartisan legislation that expands California’s film/TV tax credit program with an additional $330 million over two years, including $150 million targeted specifically at promoting new soundstage development and workforce diversity.
Newsom Signs Bipartisan Bill Expanding State’s Film/TV Tax Credit
Not sure what plants to use in your landscape? We have taken the guess work out by identifying the top 30 plants that look beautiful and grow well in the SCV.
SCV Water’s Upcoming Virtual Gardening Class to Highlight SCV’s Top 30 Plants for Landscaping
SACRAMENTO - State Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced that Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties have been awarded more than $60 million to help provide services for the homeless.
Wilk Announces L.A. County Awarded Millions to Assist with Homelessness
1876 - 223-foot Soledad train tunnel completed; last tunnel on line linking L.A. & S.F. [story]
tunnel