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1873 - Santa Barbara lawyers Charles Fernald and J.T. Richards purchase Rancho San Francisco for $33,000 (75 cents an acre) in a sheriff's sale [story]
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Honor Fallen Vets by Supporting Survivors (Video)
Thursday, May 24, 2018

Ask a combat veteran what they were fighting for, and nine times out of ten they’ll tell you they were fighting for the guys next to them. So, in their resting place the best thing we can do to honor them is pick up where they left off – fighting for the guys next to them. The guys who made...

Brown Signs Wilk Bill Merging SCV Water Agencies
Sunday, Oct 15, 2017

With the stroke of his pen Sunday, Gov. Jerry Brown eliminated the Castaic Lake Water Agency and Newhall County Water District and replaced them with a new water agency for the Santa Clarita Valley. The new agency will assume the duties of CLWA and NCWD and serve the entire valley as both a state water...

Barona Indians Give $5K to Mint Canyon School for Tablets
Friday, Sep 30, 2016

Scott Wilk Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, presented a $5,000 Education Grant from the Barona Band of Mission Indians to Mint Canyon Community School on Friday to assist in the purchase of 67 MobyMax tablets to aid students learning math and language arts. “I thank the Barona Band of Mission...

Prieto’s Calif. Bakery & Cafe is Wilk’s Small Biz of Month
Friday, Sep 23, 2016

Photos courtesy of Agustin Prieto Assemblyman Scott Wilk honored California Bakery & Cafe on Friday as the 38th Assembly District Small Business of the Month. “Many residents know California Bakery & Café for their delicious pastries offered 24 hours a day,” said Wilk, R-Santa Clarita. “But...

Sept. 12: Assemblyman Hosting Free Self-Defense Class for Women
Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016

Assemblyman Scott Wilk is hosting a free Women’s Safety and Self-Defense Workshop meant to give hands-on training on how to prevent, escape, and evade threatening situations. This 2-hour workshop will focus on tactics to defend against potential dangers, as well as create an empowering mindset for...

Wilk-Lackey Bill Names Section of SR14 for Sharon Runner
Thursday, Aug 25, 2016

Sharon Runner Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, and Assemblyman Tom Lackey, R- Palmdale, presented Assembly Concurrent Resolution 138, which would name a portion of State Highway Route 14 as the Senator Sharon Runner Memorial Highway. ACR 138 unanimously passed the Assembly. “I feel blessed...

Wilk Bill Would Let Barbers, Salons Serve Liquor
Monday, Aug 22, 2016

Assemblyman Scott Wilk Assemblyman Scott Wilk’s AB 1322 would add beauty salons and barbershops to the list of businesses allowed to serve an alcoholic beverage without a license or a permit to clients ages 21 and over, provided no extra fees are charged for the beverage. The bill passed its final...

Senate Panel OK’s Wilk Public Health Bill
Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016

The Senate Environmental Quality Committee unanimously passed AB 1904 by Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita. The bill would require the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment to submit a report assessing the potential dangers caused by odorants to public health and the environment, as...

Knight, Wilk, Lackey Request Disaster Declaration
Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016

U.S. Rep. Steve Knight, R-Palmdale, wrote a letter to Governor Brown on Tuesday urging him to declare a state of emergency in order to combat the Sand Fire. The request comes as the Sand Fire continues to threaten thousands of homes and families in the Cresenta Valley, the San Fernando Valley, the Antelope...

Women Learn Self Defense at Local Workshop
Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016

[Scott Wilk] – Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, partnered with Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputy Brian Heischuber, the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita, and the UFC Gym of Santa Clarita on Tuesday to host a free Women’s Safety and Self-Defense Workshop. “Abuse and domestic...

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1873 - Santa Barbara lawyers Charles Fernald and J.T. Richards purchase Rancho San Francisco for $33,000 (75 cents an acre) in a sheriff's sale [story]
souvenir title report
Some people find the college financial aid process intimidating, if not overwhelming. But when it comes to completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as the FAFSA, the fear is misplaced.
Don’t Let Student Aid Filing Scare You | Commentary by Dr. Dianne Van Hook
1945 - Acton Hotel, est. 1890, burns down; arson is suspected [story]
The National Weather Service on Friday afternoon issued a high wind watch for the Santa Clarita Valley from Saturday evening through Sunday morning.
High Wind Watch Saturday Night to Sunday Morning
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has published the agenda for their Tuesday, Oct. 22 meeting starting at 1 p.m.
Oct. 22 Meeting Agenda – LA County Supervisors
The next regular meeting of the North Los Angeles County Transportation Coalition Board of Directors is set for Monday, October 21, at 1 p.m.
Oct. 21: North Los Angeles County Transportation Coalition Regular Meeting
Tickets are now on sale for the Youth Project's 13th Annual Hold ‘Em Not Hassle ‘Em fundraising poker tournament, to be held at the Valencia Country Club on Saturday, November 2, starting at 5 p.m.
Nov. 2: Youth Project ‘Hold ‘Em Not Hassle ‘Em Poker Tourney
Author Michele Singer Evans will sign her new book "Island of Zarada: The Larimar Quest" at Barnes & Noble in Valencia on Sunday, October 20 at 2 p.m., and the public is invited to join her.
Oct. 20: Michele Singer Evans Book Signing at Barnes & Noble
Construction has commenced at the new Orchard Medical Center on Orchard Village Road in Valencia, CBRE announced.
Walls Tilted Up for New Orchard Medical Center
Downed power lines in Newhall sparked a small fire and left more than 1,880 people without electricity, between Lyons Avenue and the southern edge of the Newhall Pass, Friday afternoon.
Downed Power Lines Spark Small Fire, Power Outage in Newhall
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored 16 student winners from colleges and universities around the world at the 46th Student Academy Awards ceremony, held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills Thursday night.
AMPAS Honors Winners of 2019 Student Academy Awards
Local sheriff’s detectives, investigating the break-in last month of a home in Stevenson Ranch, tracked their suspect to Bakersfield where they arrested one man, seizing guns and drugs in the operation.
SCV Detectives Track Burglary Suspect to Bakersfield, Seize Guns, Drugs
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation’s William S. Hart Regional Park, in cooperation with the Friends of Hart Park, will present the Hart Bookstore & Collectors Flea Market at the Newhall park on Saturday, October 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Oct. 26: Collectors’ Flea Market at Hart Park
A Val Verde citizens’ group that sued the county over its decision to grant Chiquita Canyon Landfill an operating permit saw its case dismissed in court.
Court Tosses Val Verde Group’s Lawsuit Over Chiquita Canyon Landfill
Emergency road work to repair a water-damaged stretch of Newhall Ranch Road wrapped up Thursday evening about 7:45, city of Santa Clarita spokesperson Carrie Lujan said Friday morning.
Newhall Ranch Road Reopened After Water Main Break, Repairs
Saugus Union School District officials discussed how they once again increased scores on the statewide assessment testing over the previous year, and also how to close achievement gaps found in certain students.
Saugus School District Sees Improvement in State Test Scores
California is expected to experience a drier than average winter, according to an outlook published by federal climate experts Thursday.
Feds Predict Warmer, Drier Winter 2019-2020 for California
Amid a revived legal challenge over the storage of nuclear waste and public doubts over the safety of the decommissioning process of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, the California Coastal Commission unanimously approved demolition Thursday of the iconic Southern California nuclear power plant.
San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant OK’d for Demolition
Marking the 30th anniversary of the deadly Loma Prieta earthquake and its devastation to buildings, bridges, freeways and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, California officials on Thursday launched a long-awaited statewide warning system that will send cellphone alerts before earthquakes.
California Gets Earthquake Warning System 30 Years After Loma Prieta
1876 - Southern Pacific begins subdividing town of Newhall (original location at Bouquet Junction) [story]
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New Medicare Plan Finder tool helps you pick your Medicare plan online.
Pick Your Medicare Plan Online | Commentary by Greg Dill
David Kuck, who was hired as head coach by the Canyons Aquatic Club two years ago, is now suing the swim club for wrongful termination, alleging he was fired for blowing the whistle on crimes implicating the late child sex crimes suspect Jeremy Anderson.
Former Coach Sues Canyons Aquatic for Wrongful Termination
Preliminary, university-wide data shared by California State University (CSU) Chancellor Timothy P. White indicated that four- and six-year graduation rates for first-time students and two- and four-year rates for community college transfer students continue to increase and have reached all-time highs.
Study Indicates Grad Rates for First-Time, Transfer Students at All-Time Highs
Lancaster Sheriff's Station detectives in collaboration with the Lancaster Appreciation Program (LANCAP) arrested 4 suspects for armed robbery.
Suspects in Alleged Robberies from Mojave to SCV Arrested