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1874 - First train out of L.A. to reach new town of San Fernando; Newhall 2 years later [story]
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LOCAL NONPROFIT NEWS
Public Lands Officials Brace for Labor Day Weekend, Ask Public’s Help
Friday, Sep 4, 2020

The unprecedented number of visitors to public lands during the COVID-19 pandemic has overwhelmed agencies like the U.S. Forest Service, and officials are asking people to stay safe and clean up after themselves this Labor Day Weekend. The Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel Mountains National Monument...

Sept. 26: San Gabriel Mountains Community Collaborative Meeting
Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019

The San Gabriel Mountains Community Collaborative will hold a meeting Thursday, Sept. 26, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The mission of the Community Collaborative is to represent the general public by integrating diverse perspectives to identify, analyze, prioritize and advocate for values, resources,...

Officials Raise Fire Danger Levels in Angeles National Forest to ‘Extreme’
Thursday, Nov 15, 2018

Fire officials raised the Fire Danger Level from “Very High” to “Extreme” in the Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. “One reason for this change, is to enhance public awareness of the threat wildfires pose to the health and safety of the forest and those who...

Grant Applications Available for $150K Angeles National Forest Rehab
Friday, Jun 29, 2018

The Angeles National Forest and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation have opened applications for $150,000 in grants for landscape-scale restoration efforts in the forest. Starting Friday, June 29, ANF and NFWF welcome proposals for the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Community-Based Trails...

San Gabriel National Monument Not on Interior Secretary’s Shrink List
Monday, Sep 18, 2017

By Matthew Daly, Associated Press, via Courthouse News WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that six of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration be reduced in size, with changes to several others proposed. The San Gabriel Mountains National Monument...

Feinstein: National Monuments Report Should Be Public
Friday, Aug 25, 2017

Washington — Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) released the following statement Thursday after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke completed his review of 27 national monuments, including the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument and six others in California: “Since the review was announced, I’ve...

Public Overwhelmingly Supports Keeping Monuments Intact
Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017

By Matthew Renda (Courthouse News) – The public comment period for President Donald Trump’s review of 27 national monuments and marine sanctuaries ended Monday, and environmental organizations say the public overwhelmingly opposes any reductions or eliminations of the protected areas, including the...

July 10: Last Day for Comment on National Monuments Review
Monday, Jul 10, 2017

By Adam Klasfield, Courthouse News Service Today, July 10, is the final day of public comment on the Interior Department’s review of national monuments created after January 1, 1996, with 27 monuments subject to possible delisting. The San Gabriel Mountains is the national monument closest to the...

California AG to Trump Administration: Protect State’s National Monuments
Friday, Jun 9, 2017

SACRAMENTO – On Thursday, exactly 111 years after President Teddy Roosevelt signed the landmark Antiquities Act into law, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra vowed to protect California’s national monuments that President Donald Trump is threatening. In a letter to U.S. Secretary of the Interior...

Trail Artist Program Hosted by Angeles National Forest, San Gabriel Mountains
Thursday, May 5, 2016

The Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel Mountains National Monument are hosting Trail Artist program beginning May 6, featuring painters and photographers producing artistic renderings of areas near the Pacific Crest Trail. The artists will be stationed at Big Pines Lodge near Wrightwood and at various...

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Los Angeles County’s $36.2 billion Recommended Budget, focused on expanding and sustaining extensive safety net services, will be presented to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, by Chief Executive Officer Fesia Davenport.
L.A. County Unveils 2021-22 $36.2 Billion Proposed Budget
As the inventory of homes listed for sale during March in Santa Clarita fell 38.3 percent, sales of homes and condominiums took off, with the condo median price setting a record, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Tuesday.
Median Price of SCV Condominiums Sets Record
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday their plans to unveil the 12 Months of Quarantine photo exhibit, scheduled for Monday, May 3 and is expected to run till the end of the month.
Chamber, SchlickArt Partner to Showcase “12 Months of Quarantine” Photo Exhibit
After more than a year, ice has returned to Santa Clarita, and The Cube – Ice and Entertainment Center is now open to the public!
Registration Now Open for The Cube Programs, Ice Time
Westfield Valencia Town Center officials announced Monday they’re halting plans to expand the mall with a 101,000-square-foot Costco and other amenities.
Westfield Halts Plans to Bring Costco to Town Center
COVID-19 vaccinations will be offered for anyone 18 and older in the parking lot of the SCV Senior Center at Bella Vida on Saturday, May 1, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Bella Vida to Offer COVID-19 Vaccinations
1874 - First train out of L.A. to reach new town of San Fernando; Newhall 2 years later [story]
train tunnel
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Monday confirmed 18 new deaths and 337 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as cases in the Santa Clarita Valley now total 27,588 since the pandemic began.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: 2 New Vaccination Sites Open in SCV, Palmdale; 27,588 Total SCV Cases
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has reported six productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley, aka "Hollywood North," the week of Monday, April 19-25, 2021
Six Productions Filming in SCV this Week
The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and the Mental Health Commission will host a public hearing for the Mental Health Services Act Three-Year Plan on Thursday, April 22.
April 22: LACDMH, Mental Health Commission to Hold Virtual Public Hearing
The William S. Hart Union High School District was named one of 19 school districts and one county office of education for school attendance review board as a model program for its attendance strategies during distance learning.
Hart District Named Model SARB Award Winner by State
Students from across the California State University system will make final, virtual pitches of their ideas for new television series on Wednesday, May 5, at California State University, Northridge.
CSUN to Host Final for a Television Pitch Competition
The Children’s Bureau is seeking foster families during National Foster Parent Appreciation Month and is now offering two virtual ways for individuals and couples to learn how to help children in foster care while reunifying with birth families or how to provide legal permanency by adoption.
Children’s Bureau Offering Virtual Orientation During Foster Parent Appreciation Month
In April, the city of Santa Clarita joins in the celebration of National Volunteer Month by recognizing the community's exceptional volunteers with a national award.
Santa Clarita Celebrates National Volunteer Week, Awards Volunteers
To provide a framework to guide the future of residential development locally, the city of Santa Clarita is embarking on a public process to update the Housing Element of the Santa Clarita General Plan.
City to Update 2021-2029 General Plan Housing Element
In an email distributed to parents, Sulphur Springs Union School District Superintendent Catherine Kawaguchi warned parents of a man telling students that he is there to pick them up.
Sulphur Springs Warns of Suspicious Man Near Schools
1880 - Pico Oil Spring Mine Section 2 patented by R.F. Baker and Edward F. Beale [story]
E.F. Beale
1945 - Actors Harry & Olive Carey sell Saugus ranch after 29 years; now Tesoro del Valle [story]
Carey Ranch
1930 - Telephone switchboard operator Louise Gipe, heroine of the 1928 St. Francis Dam disaster, tries & fails to kill herself over an unrequited love [story]
Louise Gipe
The city of Santa Clarita’s Planning Commission will hold a regular meeting virtually Tuesday, April 20, at 6:00 p.m.
April 20: Planning Commission Virtual Regular Meeting
The owner of a shopping center at the corner of Lyons Avenue and Apple Street will seek the Santa Clarita Planning Commission’s approval Tuesday to subdivide the lot from three parcels to eight.
Planning Commission to Consider Subdivision Request
The deadline to submit entries for Santa Clarita Sister Cities’ Young Artists and Authors Showcase has been extended to Sunday, April 25, 2021.
Deadline Extended For Annual Sister Cities Young Artists And Authors Showcase
Internet marketing firm Scorpion made multiple company announcements Wednesday, including plans to open a new headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Scorpion Announces Plans to Move Headquarters
After a year of turmoil for many businesses in the Santa Clarita Valley, the SCV Economic Development Corp. released its list of the area’s largest employers.
EDC Releases SCV’s Largest Employers List