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1914 - Signal newspaper owner-editor Scott Newhall born in San Francisco [story]
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CSUN Physicist Lands Cover of Respected Science Journal
Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019

California State University, Northridge physicist Henk Postma and his students were pondering the “what ifs” of their field when they came up with an idea that may make DNA sequencing research much easier. Their concept has landed on the cover of a respected scientific journal. Postma and three former...

CSUN Professor Celebrates 23 Year Collaboration with LAUSD STEM Students
Thursday, Jan 17, 2019

The New Journal of Student Research Abstracts Volume 23. California State University, Northridge biology professor Steven Oppenheimer is celebrating 23 years of collaboration with Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) teachers to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research...

Hart District Teachers Experience Flight Week on NASA’s SOFIA
Monday, Nov 5, 2018

By Coral Clark The SETI Institute’s NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors (AAA) 2018 season continued with an enthusiastic group of five Southern California high school teachers. During the week October 15, science teachers from the William S. Hart School District in Santa Clarita, California, were joined...

New Members Added to Academy’s Science & Technology Council
Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018

David Ayer, Rod Bogart, Theo Gluck, Leslie Iwerks, Colette Mullenhoff and Jeff Taylor have accepted invitations to join the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, bringing the Council’s 2018–2019 membership roster to 25. Ayer is a director, producer and...

CSUN Prof Uses Food to Spread Cultural Insight in STEM
Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017

The smell of fresh food wafts through the air as students in an introductory-science course quietly read through the day’s lesson. Delicately cut squares of a potato-meat dish, the day’s entree, are carefully delivered to each student’s desk. Before the beginning of every class, California State...

CSU Receives Grant for STEM Teacher Preparation
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The California State University has received a grant from Chevron to expand its pioneering initiatives that integrate engineering design into K-12 teacher preparation. Since 2014, Chevron has provided funding totaling more than $1.75 million. This new grant will fund a project that will continue CSU...

March 20-26: Celebrate Southern California Aerospace Days at Your Local Library
Friday, Mar 17, 2017

March 20 through March 26 is the inaugural “Southern California Aerospace Days” in Los Angeles County. The Santa Clarita Public Library would like to invite residents to celebrate aerospace with free programs running through the end of March as part of their “One Story One City” program. “One...

Jan. 19: Oak Hills STEM Expo to Culminate in Family-Friendly Event
Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017

Oak Hills PTA is hosting the annual science fair at Oak Hills Elementary School in Valencia and new this year, the school is introducing its first annual STEM Expo, happening from Jan. 17 to Jan. 19. Each and every student has been encouraged to participate. STEM which stands for (Science, Technology,...

Feb. 1: Submit Application to Edison International’s  $1.2 Million Scholarship Program
Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017

High school seniors driven to make a difference through science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) still have time to apply for Edison International’s $1.2 million Edison Scholars Program. Each year, Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison, helps students dream...

April 21: Northlake Hills Elementary to Host Family S.T.E.M. Night
Monday, Apr 18, 2016

Northlake Hills Elementary will host a family friendly, hands-on S.T.E.M. night on Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., with activities, challenges, and even the Mars Rover. Families have the opportunity to enter two challenges, requiring preparation at home:the LEGO car challenge, where families build...

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Supervisor Kathryn Barger, whose 5th District includes the Santa Clarita Valley, is supporting the effort by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to address concerns of communities throughout Los Angeles County, which continue to experience ongoing Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) initiated by Southern California Edison (Edison).
Barger Supports Efforts in Limiting Power Shutoffs; Public Hearing Set
Single Mothers Outreach (SMO) is proud to announce “Survivor” as the theme for the 11th annual Empowering HeArts fundraising gala set to take place virtually on Saturday, Aug. 7.
Nominations Open for Annual Empowering HeArts Awards
The College of the Canyons School of Personal and Professional Learning was presented an Honorable Mention award by the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges’ 2021 Exemplary Program Award.
COC Recognized for Personal, Professional Learning Program
The William S. Hart Union High School is looking for two new members to serve on the Measure SA Citizens’ Oversight Committee. These members will serve two-year terms with a maximum of three consecutive terms.
Hart Seeking Members for Citizens’ Oversight Committee
Santa Clarita-based Princess Cruises announced Thursday the sale of Pacific Princess to an undisclosed buyer.
Princess Cruises Announces Sale of Pacific Princess to Undisclosed Buyer
After a dayslong wind event hit the Santa Clarita Valley, most area residents power had been restored by Thursday morning.
SoCal Edison Restores Power to Most SCV Residents
The Los Angeles County Coroner-Medical Examiner’s Office identified Carlos Salgado-Ruiz, 35, of Santa Clarita, as the pedestrian killed after being struck by a vehicle in Saugus Wednesday night.
Pedestrian Killed in Saugus Hit-and-Run Identified
1914 - Signal newspaper owner-editor Scott Newhall born in San Francisco [story]
Scott Newhall
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Wednesday confirmed 262 new deaths and 6,492 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as the county's rollout of an extremely limited vaccine supply continues at Dodger Stadium and five supersites including Six Flags Magic Mountain.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 22,232; Vaccines in ‘Extremely Limited Supply’
In what some hailed as the most important speech at an inauguration in modern American history, President Joe Biden called for a new era of unity and healing as he pledged to bring an end to the pandemic that has dramatically altered the lives of every American while leading the restoration of a battered economy.
Biden Inauguration: ‘This Is Democracy’ – President Calls for Unity in Inaugural Address
Almost directly after taking the oath as President of the United States, Joe Biden on his first day in office is expected to reverse a number of his predecessor’s policies and federal agency standards.
Biden’s Busy First Day: Action on COVID-19, Climate, Racial Equality
California Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) was unanimously selected as Senate Republican Leader-elect, Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) announced Wednesday.
Wilk Named California Senate Republican Leader-Elect
Concluding with his oath to faithfully uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution, Joseph R. Biden became the 46th president of the United States at noon Wednesday.
New President Inaugurated: White House Changes Hands at Critical Moment in History
The Los Angeles County Public Health Department opened the Six Flags Magic Mountain vaccination site Tuesday, one of the five larger vaccination sites opened this week in conjunction with the Fire Department and other agencies.
Magic Mountain Opens Vaccination Site, Aims to Administer More Than 2K Doses a Day
California fired back on the Trump administration’s eleventh-hour attempt to gut the Endangered Species Act before the president left office Wednesday.
California Leads Charge Against Parting Gut of Endangered Species Act
After nearly a year of lockdowns, social distancing, widespread infection, and COVID-19-related death in Los Angeles, residents are preparing for the next chapter of the pandemic: vaccination distribution.
L.A. County Health Officials Address Challenges to Vaccination Distribution
California’s holiday COVID-19 wave appears to have crested, with state officials announcing Tuesday that hospitalizations and new infections are starting to decrease for the first time in weeks.
Officials: California’s Holiday COVID-19 Wave Appears to Have Crested
As coronavirus cases spiked to record highs and spurred statewide lockdowns this past summer, Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Legislature have scrambled to devise a COVID-19 aid plan for the state’s nearly $10 billion share of federal CARES Act funding.
California Leaders Blasted for Giving Less COVID-19 Aid to Small Communities
Soon after Los Angeles County officials announced Tuesday that, by the afternoon, residents age 65 and older could register for the COVID-19 vaccine, the signup website crashed, with thousands of inquiries pending.
L.A. County COVID-19 Vaccine Signup Website Crashes
1993 - Hart High grad Dee Dee Myers (1979) becomes first female White House press secretary [story]
Dee Dee Myers
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 186 new deaths and 7,902 new cases of confirmed COVID-19, with 22,102 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: County Ramps Up Large-Scale Vaccination Sites; SCV Tops 22,000 Total Cases
I think everyone gave a sigh of relief at midnight on Dec. 31, 2020. The most troubling and stressful year in recent memory was finally over.
Pets Are Source of Unconditional Love During Uncertain World | Marcia Mayeda
A brush fire quickly spread near Towsley Canyon on Tuesday afternoon, with initial reports indicating it had grown by 50 acres within a half-hour.
Strong Winds Fuel Towsley Canyon Fire
As winds continue to whip through the Santa Clarita Valley, firefighters are battling another brush fire in Canyon Country where structures may be threatened.
Canyon Country Fire Threatens Structures