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1969 - Board of Trustees selects "College of the Canyons" name [story]

City Questions Legality of Its Own Voting-Rights Settlement Agreement
Thursday, Jul 17, 2014

[KHTS] – Santa Clarita officials questioned the legality of their own settlement in a California Voting Rights Act lawsuit in a briefing filed this week. The filing is a result of Santa Clarita officials’ uncertainty over whether their agreed-upon settlement is legal and feasible, said Joe Montes,...

City Officials Meet with Opposing Attorney Over Voting Rights
Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014

Malibu attorney Kevin Shenkman [KHTS] – City officials met Tuesday with Malibu attorney Kevin Shenkman about California Voting Rights Act lawsuit he filed against the city of Santa Clarita. At City Hall on Tuesday, the two sides discussed potential legal remedies for the lawsuit, which claims that...

Palmdale Voters Reelect Ledford Despite ‘Interloper’ Lawyers
Thursday, Nov 7, 2013

[City of Palmdale] – Despite attempts from plaintiff’s attorneys Kevin Shenkman and Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris to halt Palmdale’s municipal election through a voting rights lawsuit, voters headed to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 6 and re-elected Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford and Councilman Tom...

Judge: Palmdale Can’t Hold November Election Due to Voting Rights Issue
Monday, Sep 30, 2013

Malibu attorney Kevin Shenkman, representing plaintiffs, is also suing Santa Clarita. A Los Angeles County judge ruled that Palmdale would not be able to have a City Council election in November, an attorney suing over a California Voting Rights Act violation said Monday. After about an hour of oral...

Voting-Rights Judge: Palmdale Must Change Elections
Friday, Sep 20, 2013

Rex Parris, mayor of Lancaster and plaintiffs’ attorney. [KHTS] – A judge in the California Voting Rights Act lawsuit against Palmdale ordered city officials Friday to come up with remedies for their illegal elections due next month. Judge Mark V. Mooney ruled July 25 that Palmdale was in...

Voting-Rights Lawsuits Could Cost Taxpayers Millions
Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013

The data solicited by local school districts cited in this story was acquired through the discovery process in the lawsuits facing the school district. The data report was requested by school district  officials, who denied the request citing attorney-client privilege. Legal counsel for the districts...

Palmdale Loses Voting Rights Suit, Similar to Ones Filed in SCV
Thursday, Jul 25, 2013

Attorney Kevin Shenkman A judge found Wednesday in favor of the plaintiffs in a civil rights discrimination suit against the city of Palmdale. Judge Mark Mooney found the city of Palmdale was in violation of the California Voting Rights Act of 2001 with its at-large election. The attorneys representing...

Attorney in Local Voting-rights Suits Talks to Messina
Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013

Kevin Shenkman While the city of Santa Clarita, Sulphur Springs and Santa Clarita Community College districts are facing lawsuits that allege civil rights discrimination, the lawyer representing the plaintiffs in those cases stopped by for a discussion with a KHTS AM-1220 show host at KHTS’ studios...

COC Will Also Fight Voting-Rights Lawsuit
Thursday, Jul 11, 2013

The College of the Canyons Board of Trustees will fight a lawsuit that claims its electoral system is discriminatory. “The Board of Trustees announced that it has authorized its attorneys to defend the lawsuit,” said Bruce Battle, COC spokesman. The lawsuit, which was filed by Jim Soliz and Rosemarie...

City Officials Vow to Fight Voting-Rights Lawsuit
Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013

City officials reported Tuesday from closed session that the city of Santa Clarita will fight a lawsuit posed by the law firm of Shenkman and Hughes, which alleges civil rights discrimination. The report followed a lengthy discussion that City Council were advised not to comment on, according to Joe...

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1969 - Board of Trustees selects "College of the Canyons" name [story]
The city of Santa Clarita Planning Commission is scheduled to conduct a public hearing Tuesday to further deliberate on the Sand Canyon Resort development.
Sand Canyon Resort Development Returns to Planning Commission
The CIF Southern Section and KAP7 International, Inc. announced a five-year partnership extension for KAP7 to be the official boys and girls water polo ball for all championship events.
KAP7, CIF-SS Announce Extension of Five-Year Ball Partnership
Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled a plan that would spend about $1.5 billion of the state’s $75.7 billion surplus in grants of up to $25,000 to support small businesses, according to state officials this week.
Chamber Urges SCV to Support Newsom’s Aid to Small Businesses
On Friday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed 17 new deaths and 583 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 27,842 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Studies Show Vaccine Appears to Be Effective Against Variants; 27,842 Total SCV Cases
Fourteen-year-old Andrew Jenofsky was the first in line to get his shot at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Thursday morning, as adolescents ages 12-15 were given the go-ahead to get Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.
14-Year-Old First to Receive Pfizer Vaccine at Henry Mayo
Support for Israel was written across the signs and faces of approximately 100 demonstrators during a rally held on City Hall’s steps Thursday evening.
Approximately 100 SCV Residents Gather to Support Israel
The city of Santa Clarita received approximately 850 applications for its rental assistance program ahead of the program’s April 30 application deadline.
City Receives More Than 800 Rental Assistance Applications
Saddleback Butte State Park announced it is urgently searching for volunteers to become camp hosts beginning June 1.
Camp Hosts Needed at Saddleback Butte State Park, New Updates Announced for Mojave Area State Parks
Los Angeles County Public Health officials said it will review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's newly released guidance for fully vaccinated residents in order to make adjustments to the current County and state guidelines.
LA County to Review CDC’s Masking Guidelines for Fully Vaccinated People
The city of Santa Clarita released an updated schedule for the Concerts in the Park series set to take place in July and August.
City Releases Updated Schedule for Concerts in the Park
1874 - Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez captured in Hollywood Hills [story]
Tiburcio Vasquez
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidance Thursday indicating that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely resume activities that were done prior to the pandemic.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: CDC Loosens Mask Restrictions for Fully Vaccinated People; SCV Cases Total 27,825
A total of 277 single-family homes changed owners during April in the Santa Clarita Valley as the as the tight inventory rose to its highest level in five months, though remained well below year-ago totals, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Thursday.
SCV Median Home Price $795,000 Hits Record
After making numerous requests for correction for failure by the County Board of Supervisors to abide by various sections of the Brown Act, the Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment was left with no option than to file a formal legal complaint.
SCOPE Files Legal Complaint Over L.A. County’s Failure to Abide by Brown Act
The case against a prominent Santa Clarita Valley Realtor who had been accused of a sexual assault stemming from a Las Vegas real estate conference last summer was dismissed, a court clerk confirmed Thursday.
Las Vegas Sexual Assault Case Against SCV Realtor Dismissed, L.A. County Case “Still Active”
Tommy's Boats - a national boat dealership brand with locations in Florida, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, and Michigan - announced a new location opening soon in Castaic.
May 19, May 20: Tommy’s Boats Grill & Chill Hiring Event
Foothill League coaches announced their choice for Player of the Year and their All-League teams recently.
Saugus High QB Named Foothill League Player of the Year
California Credit Union has awarded 10 scholarships of $1,000 each to college-bound students in Los Angeles and Orange Counties in its annual College Scholarship Program.
Valencia High Student Awarded California Credit Union Scholarship
Santa Clarita Mayor Bill Miranda responded Tuesday to criticisms of the city of Santa Clarita Human Relations Roundtable, which was formed as a result of last summer’s protests about issues involving race relations.
Mayor Taking Human Relations Roundtable Criticisms “Very Seriously”
1825 - Town founder Henry Mayo Newhall born in Saugus, Mass. [read/watch]
Henry M. Newhall
Six days a week, Santa Clarita Grocery opens its warehouse to people in need.
Local Shop Donates Leftover Bagels To Help Families
As part of the $100 billion California Comeback Plan, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a $20 billion to transform California public schools into gateways of equity and opportunity.
Newsom Announces $20 Billion Investment to Public Schools
The LA County Development Authority have extended the deadline to register for elderly family housing sites from June to the end of the year. 
LACDA Extends Registration For Elderly Family Public Housing Sites, Including Valencia