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1850 - Town founder Henry Mayo Newhall arrives in California to look for gold [story]
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Super 8 Motel to Resume Regular Operations
Wednesday, Mar 31, 2021

The Super 8 motel in Canyon Country will no longer serve as a temporary shelter for homeless people after May 31. Bridge to Home operates the location through Project Roomkey – a statewide effort to house the homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic. The hotel began operating as a Project Roomkey location...

Bridge to Home’s New Initiative Pledges to House 30 Homeless People by January 5
Thursday, Oct 22, 2020

With L.A. County’s Project Roomkey coming close to an end, Bridge to Home officials announced Thursday a new initiative to house more than two dozen local homeless individuals, but it will require help from the community. Project 30 pledges to house 30 homeless people by Jan. 5 and is expected to...

LAHSA Continues to Struggle with L.A. County Homeless Population Count
Friday, Jul 31, 2020

Those working with the Santa Clarita Valley’s homeless population fear the county’s annual count of people in need of housing is once again lower than the actual figure, despite having 30% more people helping in the count. The 2020 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count reported a 35% decrease in the...

Newsom Launches ‘Homekey’ in COVID-19 Response to Protect Homeless Californians
Wednesday, Jul 1, 2020

PITTSBURG, California – Governor Gavin Newsom visited a Project Roomkey motel in Northern California Tuesday to launch Homekey, the next phase in the state’s effort to protect vulnerable homeless Californians from the COVID-19 pandemic. Newsom also highlighted the progress the state and counties...

L.A. County Homeless Up 13%; Santa Clarita Homeless Task Force Reacts
Monday, Jun 15, 2020

Santa Clarita homeless task force members said Friday the community’s safety net must remain strong to help prevent its vulnerable population from increasing as Los Angeles County faces a 13% rise in its homeless population from that of last year, according to new figures released Friday. The annual...

L.A. County Weighs Post-Pandemic Housing Plan for Homeless Seniors
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

As Los Angeles County hit the milestone of having helped 3,000 homeless people move from the streets into Project Roomkey hotels and motels in just seven weeks, the Board of Supervisors weighed concrete plans to keep them and other vulnerable populations housed post-pandemic, particularly homeless seniors...

Project Roomkey in L.A. County: The Facts
Wednesday, Apr 22, 2020

Los Angeles County officials are grateful for the support of California Governor Newsom and local communities as they work together with Project Roomkey to protect people experiencing homelessness from the spread of COVID-19. It is estimated there are at least 15,000 individuals among L.A. County’s...

County Plans to Secure 15,000 Hotel Rooms in Massive Public Health Effort
Saturday, Apr 11, 2020

The Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) and a network of service providers for people experiencing homelessness are leading the rapid expansion of its interim shelter system in a massive public health effort that aims to bring as many people as...

Newsom Launches ‘Project Roomkey’ to Help Protect Homeless from COVID-19
Friday, Apr 3, 2020

SACRAMENTO – With “Project Roomkey,” California has become the first state in the nation to secure FEMA approval to provide safe isolation capacity for tens of thousands of people experiencing homelessness in order to protect them and the state from COVID-19, Governor Gavin Newsom announced...

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1850 - Town founder Henry Mayo Newhall arrives in California to look for gold [story]
Henry Newhall
1914 - Rev. Wolcott H. Evans, the future "pastor of the disaster," named pastor of Newhall's First Presbyterian Church [story]