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1875 - John F. Powell, an Irish immigrant, becomes Justice of the Peace [story]
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SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013

In this episode: Two Valencia High School students are recovering from injuries caused after an a crash in Valencia; Enjoying a little play every day is good for kids of all ages and the City of Santa Clarita wants to help families find the perfect activity to get them moving. Also: Habitat for Humanity...

CalVet Partners with SCV Habitat for Heroes
Thursday, Jun 20, 2013

Santa Clarita, 10-1-2012: CalVet Sec. Peter J. Gravett (Major General, Ret.) greets Lt. Renard Thomas, who will be the first resident of the new veterans’ village. The California Department of Veteran Affairs wants to give something back to the men and women who have made sacrifices for our country....

Council Gives Thumbs-Up to Veterans Housing Project
Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013

Santa Clarita City Council members approved a first-of-its-kind housing project with a unanimous vote Tuesday at City Hall. The Habitat for Heroes project is a unique program that offers homes at below-market cost to veterans returning from their service. “One of the reasons that we’re doing this...

SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013

In this episode: SCV Habitat for Heroes, an affordable housing project for local veterans, receives a green light from Santa Clarita’s Planning Commission; Our local congressman is voicing his opinion over controversial furlough decisions made by the Department of Defense. Also: A new clothing boutique...

Veterans Housing Project on Tuesday’s Planning Calendar
Monday, Feb 18, 2013

They protected us from foreign aggressors, and now Santa Clarita has an opportunity to protect them from aggressive mortgage lenders. The affordable housing project for military veterans and their families known as SCV Habitat for Heroes, a program of Habitat for Humanity, will get its first official...

Weingart Foundation Contributes to Habitat for Heroes Project
Monday, Dec 10, 2012

[HFH] – The Weingart Foundation has awarded a Capacity Building Grant to Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys to allow the affiliate to replicate and expand its Enriched Neighborhood Model, housing services, and ReStore programs. Habitat for Humanity is very thankful for the...

Habitat Helper Solarizes Homes for Veterans
Sunday, Nov 11, 2012

Green Convergence’s Ken Scherer, a Marine, works on a wiring upgrade at the Murphy residence in November 2011. The nonprofit San Fernando-Santa Clarita Valley Habitat for Humanity organization and its local offshoot SCV Habitat for Heroes have partnered with Green Convergence, a Valencia-based...

Veterans Sought for Future Habitat Housing (Video)
Sunday, Oct 7, 2012

The ribbon has been cut and the speeches made – and now, veterans can apply to get one of the 87 homes planned for the first-ever Habitat for Heroes veteran village in Santa Clarita and a smaller village of 13 homes in Sylmar. On Monday, officials from Washington, Sacramento and City Hall gathered...

Habitat Plans to Build Homes for Vets Next Door to Bowman High
Monday, Oct 1, 2012

CalVet Sec. Peter J. Gravett (Major General, Ret.) greets Lt. Renard Thomas, who will be the first resident of the new veterans’ village. It might be a simple patch of land right now, nestled against a hillside near schools, offices and health care facilities, but the small crowd gathered Monday...

SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012

In this episode: One Santa Clarita teen pays tribute to fallen heroes at Canyon High School; An army of volunteers make over one local veterans home in the latest Habitat For Heroes project. Also: Officers respond to a reportedly suicidal man on an Interstate 5 bridge in Castaic; Detectives are asking...

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1875 - John F. Powell, an Irish immigrant, becomes Justice of the Peace [story]
John F. Powell
Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced the introduction of Senate Joint Resolution 5, urging the federal government to immediately pass a correction to the Social Security formula to protect benefits for millions of Americans who turned 60 during the pandemic.
Wilk Introduces Resolution Urging Congress to Amend the Social Security Average Wage Index
The Santa Clarita City Council will consider allocating a little over $3.5 million in federal funding intended to support low- and moderate-income residents with decent and affordable housing and economic opportunities.
City Council to Consider Federal Funds in Support of Future Local Affordable Housing
The owners of Maria’s Italian Deli in Newhall, past and present, celebrated the restaurant’s reopening Wednesday, following last year’s announcement it would be closing its doors after 47 years.
Maria’s Italian Deli Celebrates Reopening Under New Owners
After publicly expressing their support for hosting live graduations earlier this year, William S. Hart Union High School District officials outlined their proposed plans for the Class of 2021 ceremonies during their Wednesday night governing board meeting.
Hart District Outlines Plans for Live Graduations
After plans fell through for a $100 million mall expansion that would have brought a second Costco to the Santa Clarita Valley, representatives from the big box retailer reached out to city officials to see if they could still make a second location a reality.
Costco Still Seeks Second Location in SCV
Nurses Week is underway and the Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN) is calling on registered nurse volunteers to assist with Covid-19 vaccinations at the Kedren Community Health Center in partnership with International Medical Corps.
RNRN Calls on Nurse Volunteers to Administer Covid-19 Vaccine Doses
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced it will begin a phased reopening of jail visitations at the Century Regional Detention Facility starting on Mother’s Day weekend, with all other locations predicted to reopen in June.
May 8: LASD Announce Jail Visitations to Resume at Century Regional Detention Facility
Calling all high school and college seniors – the city of Santa Clarita Arts and Events Division is seeking 2021 graduates to exhibit their 2021 graduation caps in a virtual gallery.
June 1: Deadline Set to Enter City’s Virtual Graduation Cap Photo Exhibition
On Friday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed 16 new deaths and 421 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 27,766 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Daily Hospitalizations Hit New Low in LA County; 27,766 Total SCV Cases
The L.A. County Financial Navigators program, operated by the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs’ Center for Financial Empowerment in partnership with Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, announced it is currently providing L.A. residents with free assistance to help them deal with the financial challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Financial Navigators Program Set to Help County Residents Facing COVID-19 Hardships
The city of Santa Clarita Human Relations Roundtable voiced strong support for the removal of the race-based “Indians” mascot at Hart High School in an open letter to the William S. Hart District School Board in alignment with the recently released statement of the Fernandeno Tataviam Band of Mission Indians.
SCV Human Relations Roundtable Releases Statement Supporting the Replacement of HHS Mascot
1861 - Andres Pico and partners granted state franchise to build toll road and cut 50-foot-deep cleft through (Newhall) Pass; they failed; Beale later succeeded [story]
Andres Pico
The Water Resources and Watershed Committee is scheduled to meet via teleconference on Wednesday, May 12, at 5:30 p.m.
May 12: Water Resources and Watershed Committee Teleconference Meeting
The California Interscholastic Federation has renewed a multi-year agreement with GoFan as the official digital ticketing partner to provide touchless, digital ticketing solutions to high schools and state-wide post season play across California.
CIF, GoFan Reach Multi-Year Agreement that Includes Post-Season Play
The County of Los Angeles announced Thursday that it has distributed 23 million units of free PPE through its joint effort with PPE Unite to protect 433,000 employees at small businesses across the County.
L.A. County Announces Distribution of 23 Million Units of PPE
The Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) has launched its annual CalFresh Awareness Month campaign to publicize the CalFresh Nutrition Program and acknowledge community partners throughout the month of May for helping to raise public awareness year-round.
Annual CalFresh Awareness Month Underway
The Santa Clarita City Council convened Tuesday evening to hear an overview of the city’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
Striplin Presents Balanced Budget Which Includes $300K Surplus
This summer Mission Opera is happy to present a live outdoor operetta in one-act on June 5, 6, 12, and 13, in Santa Clarita.
Mission Opera to Present Live Outdoor Operetta, “Le 66”
The William S. Hart Union High School District is looking for one new member to serve on the Measure SA Citizens’ Oversight Committee.
Hart District Seeking Oversight Committee Member
The College of the Canyons Theatre Department will present “The Addams Family Quarantined Concert Version,” a live virtual musical production based on the eponymous beloved television series on May 7-9.
May 7-9: COC Theatre Presents, “The Addams Family Quarantined Concert Version”
Santa Clarita Valley public junior high and high school students will remain in the blended learning model — two days a week of in-person instruction — for the remainder of the year, William S. Hart Union High School District officials announced Wednesday night.
Hart District Announces Blended Learning Format to Continue for Remainder of Year
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 19 new deaths and 414 new cases of COVID-19, with 27,744 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: Reopenings Expand in L.A. County as Transmission Remains Low; SCV Cases Total 27,744
1971 - Fort Tejon added to National Register of Historic Places [story]
Fort Tejon