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1974 - COC's new Cougar Stadium opens for first game of football season; Harbor beats COC, 26-21 [story]
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SCWD to Discuss Possible Water Rate Hike at Public Meeting
Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017

A potential water rate hike prompted Santa Clarita Water Division officials to call for a public meeting Tuesday evening for its Budget and Rates Committee. The water rate hike is said to be over a three-year period, beginning January 1, 2018, which will be an initial 11 percent increase the first year,...

S&P Upgrades SCWD’s Bond Rating to AA+
Monday, Sep 11, 2017

The world’s leading provider of credit ratings has upgraded the Santa Clarita Water Division’s long-term bond rating from AA to AA+, reflecting favorable findings by S&P Global after a review of the finances, operations and policies of SCWD and its parent agency, the Castaic Lake Water Agency....

SCWD Earns Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
Thursday, Feb 23, 2017

Santa Clarita Water (SCWD), a division of Castaic Lake Water Agency (CLWA), received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award presented by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada and the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO) Operating Budget...

Santa Clarita Water Receives GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Santa Clarita Water (SCWD), a division of Castaic Lake Water Agency (CLWA), received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award presented by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada and the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO) Operating...

CLWA’s Retail Divisions Lift Water Restrictions
Thursday, Jul 14, 2016

[SCWD] – Santa Clarita Water Division, one of four local municipal water retailers, has eliminated drought-related mandatory conservation targets, including watering day schedules, after informing state officials that it has sufficient water to meet anticipated customer needs should the drought...

March 21: Agencies Seek Input on Urban Water Management Plan
Friday, Mar 11, 2016

The Santa Clarita Valley’s water agencies have scheduled their third Public Community Workshop on March 21 and are inviting the public to join in as they prepare the 2015 Urban Water Management Plan. In an effort to ensure all interested parties are fully informed and involved in this process,...

LARC Ranch Plans to Connect to CLWA’s Retail Water System
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015

[KHTS] – As the California drought continues, LARC Ranch is planning to bring water from the Castaic Lake Water Agency’s Santa Clarita Water Division for a reliable, long-term alternative to dried-up wells. LARC, the nonprofit operator of a community for disabled adults, will build a roughly...

New Rules, Watering Sched. For Santa Clarita Water Customers
Friday, Jun 12, 2015

Forget two days in winter, three days in summer. That’s gone. Residents and business operators who get their water from CLWA’s Santa Clarita Water Division have new regulations and an updated watering schedule to follow as the water utility strives to reach the governor’s water conservation...

Water Utilities Making it Easy to Report on Neighbors
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

With Gov. Jerry Brown calling for stiff fines for the biggest wasters, Santa Clarita Valley water officials say they plan to use digital tools to battle the drought and improve conservation efforts. Brown called for $10,000 fines for residents and businesses that waste the most water last month. While...

Water Retailer Earns High Marks for Budget Document
Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014

[CLWA] – Santa Clarita Water, a division of Castaic Lake Water Agency, received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award presented by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its FY 2013/14 Budget. To receive the award, the budget document must be rated...

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1974 - COC's new Cougar Stadium opens for first game of football season; Harbor beats COC, 26-21 [story]
Cougar Stadium
1954 - C-46 cargo plane crashes at Saugus Drunk Farm; Civil Air Patrol chaplains parachute to safety [story]
chaplains
Assembly Bill 1457, authored by Assembly Members Cervantes and Reyes, and supported by Santa Clarita’s Senator Scott Wilk, Assemblyman Tom Lackey and Assemblywoman Christy Smith, represents an important step forward in jumpstarting California’s economic recovery.
AB 1457 Will Boost Recovery | Commentary by Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook
1863 - Gen. Edward F. Beale loans money to A.A. Hudson and Oliver P. Robbins to erect toll house in Newhall Pass [story]
toll house
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday at her family home in Washington of complications from pancreatic cancer, the high court said. She was 87.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dead at 87
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Friday confirmed 22 new deaths and 1,281 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, including 25 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley, where Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported its 23rd COVID death.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 57th SCV Resident Dies; Cases Tally Up to 5,762
As wildfires rage up and down the West Coast, a panel of experts from Stanford University said Friday that exposure to high levels of pollution from wildfire smoke is the equivalent of smoking seven cigarettes a day.
Health Toll of Wildfire Smoke: Like 7 Cigarettes a Day
The William S. Hart Union High School District is accepting applications for a new member of its Personnel Commission.
Hart District Seeks New Personnel Commission Member
A new art exhibit titled “ABC Canvas” and depicting every letter in the alphabet has come to Santa Clarita City Hall’s First Floor Gallery.
‘ABC Canvas’ Art Exhibit Unveiled at Santa Clarita City Hall Gallery
The COVID-19 quarantine provided some with time to catch up on their favorite TV series or try a new hobby, but for Valencia resident Jeff Bomberger, it has earned him a ticket to the Catalina Film Festival.
Valencia Filmmaker’s Short Comedy to Premiere at Catalina Film Festival
Members of the civilian Los Angeles County Sheriff Department watchdog group on Thursday called for Sheriff Alex Villanueva to resign over his department’s lack of transparency on fatal police shootings and other issues.
L.A. County Sheriff Ignores Oversight Panel Demand to Resign
A three-story storage facility in Canyon Country is headed to the Santa Clarita City Council for consideration following design changes approved by the city's Planning Commission on Tuesday.
Planning Commission OK’s 3-Story Storage Facility in Canyon Country
Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday signed AB 1876, further expanding access to the California Earned Income Tax Credit to ensure all California tax filers, specifically undocumented ITIN filers who are otherwise eligible, may qualify for the CalEITC and the Young Child Tax Credit.
Newsom Signs Bill Expanding Earned Income Tax Credit
Several landlords have filed a lawsuit against the state, Los Angeles County and multiple Southern California cities, including Santa Clarita, over eviction bans, seeking reimbursement for unpaid rent due to COVID-19 eviction-protection ordinances.
Landlords Sue Santa Clarita, Others Over Eviction Bans
The California Highway Patrol has designated the week beginning Sunday, September 20, as Child Passenger Safety Week statewide.
CHP: Child Passenger Safety Week in California Begins Sunday
Under a new worker protection law signed Thursday by Gov. Gavin Newsom, California businesses must inform employees if they were potentially exposed to COVID-19 at the workplace.
Newsom Signs New COVID-19 Worker Protection Law
Washington and Oregon, members of the Western States Pact, will participate with California in piloting a project to test promising exposure notification technology, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Thursday.
Washington, Oregon Join California in Apple-Google COVID-19 Exposure Notification Project
1962 - Articles of incorporation filed for Golden State Memorial Hospital on Lyons Avenue [story]
Golden State Hospital
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 38 new deaths and 1,160 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 5,737 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: 257,271 Cases Countywide, 38 New Deaths; 5,737 SCV Cases
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom today signed legislation ensuring millions more Californians can utilize Paid Family Leave benefits they pay for without the fear of job loss.
Newsom Inks Extension of Paid Family Leave Bill
The city of Santa Clarita is excited to announce the Kidz Play After School program for fall 2020.
Online Registration Now Available for Fall Kidz Play After School Program
Here is a list of Santa Clarita arts-related virtual and in-person events through October:
Santa Clarita Arts Calendar: ARTober, Calls for Artists, SOS Theatre Festival
The Supplemental Coronavirus Relief Fund Spending Plan approved Tuesday by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors includes an allocation to L.A. County Library to provide digital support to individuals and communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, specifically by expanding the recently-launched Laptop & Hotspot Loan program that allows cardholders to borrow a Chromebook and wireless hotspot kit, and by extending the WiFi network range at libraries, to cover parking lots.
Supes Approve L.A. County Library Funding to Help Bridge Digital Divide
Following a summer hiatus, the Santa Clarita homeless task force met Wednesday to discuss the 2020 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count for the first time since its release — and concluded that keeping a separate local count may be the solution to an apparent undercount of local homeless in the countywide tally.
Santa Clarita Task Force Keeping Homeless Count Separate