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1931 - Fall Roundup held at Hoot Gibson's Saugus Rodeo [story]

Dixon Health Center in Val Verde Burglarized Twice in a Month
Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019

Samuel Dixon Family Health Center’s Val Verde location was broken into during the early morning hours of August 29 and September 22, and the burglar or burglars stole office equipment from a detached office separate from the main clinic. The estimated value of the items stolen on both occasions...

Dixon Family Health Center, Superior Grocers Give Turkeys to 60 Families
Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018

The nonprofit Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, Inc. and sponsor Superior Grocers in Pacoima handed out turkeys and all the fixings on Tuesday to 60 families to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends. This has been an annual tradition for Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers dating as far...

Dixon Centers Announce ‘Ducky’ Contest Winners
Friday, Oct 7, 2016

The Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers Inc. announced the winners Friday of the 14h Annual Rubber Ducky Festival. On Saturday, Oct. 1, approximately 2,500 rubber ducks raced down a man-made waterway in Bridgeport Park toward great prizes. SDFHC is contacting winners for delivery of prizes.   Duck...

Oct. 1: New Things in Store for Rubber Ducky Fans
Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016

Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers are pleased to announce several new additions to this year’s Rubber Ducky event: * Annnd…Action! – Providing a fun photo booth and pictures for event attendees * Rock climbing wall * Air bouncer * Face painters * Balloon artists * Mission: Renaissance...

Duck Race Returns Oct. 1; Adopt Yours Early
Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016

ADOPT EARLY TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR ANOTHER GREAT PRIZE! In addition to the Grand Prizes on Race Day, adopt your ducks early to be a part of our EARLY DUCKY INCENTIVE PROGRAM.Early Ducky: Adopt NOW – September 1 and receive 10 raffle tickets in the following prize, donated by the Santa Clarita Valley...

Antonovich Presents $25,000 Check to Dixon Health Center
Friday, Jan 15, 2016

Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, Inc. is honored to receive a $25,000 sponsorship check from County of Los Angeles Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich for his support of our 2015 Rubber Ducky Festival which raised over $100,000 to go towards patient care for the low income and uninsured in the Santa Clarita...

CHP Explorers Help Sam Dixon Employees Paint Val Verde Clinic
Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015

Employees of the Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers Inc. and California Highway Patrol Explorer Program members painted the Val Verde Health Center on Sunday. The crew started at 8 a.m. and faced the possibility of triple digit temperatures throughout the course of the day. With a strong volunteer effort,...

Dixon Centers Announce Duck Race Winners
Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015

[KHTS] – The winners have been announced by the Samuel Dixon Family Health Center for the 13th annual Rubber Ducky Festival, which took place over the weekend. On Saturday, Sept. 26, approximately 3,000 rubber ducks raced down a man-made waterway in Bridgeport Park for a $4,500 prize pool, split...

Health Centers Hold 13th Annual Duckfest Fundraiser
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015

[KHTS] – Hundreds of Santa Clarita residents came together Saturday afternoon to race rubber ducks and raise money for Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers at the 13th Annual Rubber Ducky Festival. Hosted at Bridgeport Park in Valencia, the event featured live performances, dozens of vendors, food...

2nd Ducky Deadline is Friday
Thursday, Sep 10, 2015

Adopt your ducks by Friday, September 11, to be entered in the Early Ducky 2 Incentive Program. Receive 5 raffle tickets in the Mountasia Family Four Packs Raffle Prize, a $270 value! Packs include 2 hours of unlimited miniature golf, bumper boats, and go karts. Winners to be announced at the event...

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Los Angeles County is offering a number of resources to help families and seniors with meal assistance during the holiday season.
L.A. County Offering Meal Assistance to Families and Seniors
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Monday reported 8 new deaths and the county's highest-ever daily number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 -- 6,124 since Sunday -- as unincorporated Canyon Country recorded its first COVID fatality over the weekend.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: Over Weekend, SCV Sees 436 New Cases, 1 New Death
The city of Santa Clarita is calling for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to justify the new Health Officer Order update that bans outdoor dining for at least the next three weeks starting Wednesday.
Santa Clarita Officials Call for Hearing on L.A. County Outdoor Dining Ban
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold special and regular meetings at City Hall on Tuesday, November 24, and hear public comments from citizens virtually via Zoom.
November 24: Santa Clarita City Council Special, Regular Meetings
Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger will oppose the county Department of Public Health’s decision to prohibit outdoor dining and further restrictions including another "Safer at Home" order, she said in a statement Monday morning.
Barger Opposes Additional COVID-19 Restrictions on Businesses
Los Angeles County Public Health Department officials on Sunday reported the county’s five-day average COVID-19 case rate had reached more than 4,000, prompting another tightening of pandemic safeguards and restrictions, including restricting dining at restaurants, breweries, wineries and bars.
L.A. County to Prohibit Dining as COVID-19 Numbers Keep Climbing
Researchers who correctly forecasted the growth of COVID-19 infections over the summer issued a warning Monday that cases could nearly double by Inauguration Day, January 20, when presumptive President-elect Joe Biden is to be sworn into office.
Forecast: COVID-19 Cases Could Double by Inauguration Day
The California Retailers Association released a safe holiday shopping video with guidelines and best practices to help employees and consumers be safe during the holiday season.
California Retailers Association Releases Safe Holiday Shopping Video
Los Angeles County supervisors are expected to conduct a public hearing Tuesday for the proposed development of nearly 140 homes next to Castaic High School.
Nov. 24: Public Hearing on Housing Project Near Castaic High School
To encourage safe travel during the Thanksgiving holiday, the California Highway Patrol will enact a Maximum Enforcement Period beginning at 6:01 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, and continuing through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 29.
CHP Sets Thanksgiving Holiday Maximum Enforcement Period
1931 - Fall Roundup held at Hoot Gibson's Saugus Rodeo [story]
1843 - Rancho Castec (Lebec-Tejon area) granted to French immigrant Jose Covarrubias [story]
1967 - Local voters approve formation of community college and elect COC's first five-member board - Dr. William G. Bonelli Jr., Bruce Fortine, Sheila Dyer, Peter Huntsinger, Edward Muhl [story]
COC board
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Friday reported 35 new deaths and 4,272 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 countywide.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 357,451 Cases in L.A. County, 8,634 Cases in SCV
The families of Gracie Muehlberger and Dominic Blackwell, the two students who died during the Saugus High School shooting filed wrongful death lawsuits Monday against the William S. Hart Union High School District.
Muelhberger, Blackwell Families File Wrongful Death Lawsuits Against Hart District
The College of the Canyons Theatre Department’s recorded production of “Woyzeck” is available to stream online for free now through Saturday, Dec. 12.
COC Theatre’s Production of ‘Woyzeck’ Now Streaming
City of Santa Clarita and Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation officials said Friday that 149 small businesses within the SCV have been approved to receive one-time COVID relief grants of up to $5,000 per business as reimbursement for COVID-related expenses.
Santa Clarita, SCVEDC Award COVID Relief Grants to Small Businesses
Valencia, California-based Princess Cruises is extending its pause in global sailing operations in response to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “Framework for Conditional Sailing Order” pertaining to the resumption of U.S. cruise operations.
Princess Cruises Extends Sailing Operations Pause into 2021
The American Public Works Association’s Southern California Chapter has recognized the Inclusive Play Area at Santa Clarita's Canyon Country Park as one of its 2020 'Projects of the Year.'
Santa Clarita Inclusive Play Area Named a ‘Project of the Year’
The Newhall School District has decided to allow preschool reopenings, giving their preschool program director the green light to reopen three preschool sites.
Newhall School District OK’s Preschool Reopenings
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to worsen across the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday asked Americans to stay home for Thanksgiving and only celebrate with people they live with.
Health Officials Urge Americans to Stay Home for Thanksgiving
Santa Clarita education officials from the Newhall School District said Thursday they’re taking “an abundance of caution” after multiple COVID-19 diagnoses were linked to the district office, on the corner of Orchard Village Road and Wiley Canyon Road.
COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Santa Clarita Education, Business Settings
Westfield Valencia Town Center officials’ plan to expand the mall with a 101,000-square-foot Costco and other amenities is expected to be significantly smaller as officials have proposed removing the gym and cinema features.
Proposed Costco Project at Town Center to Cut out Gym, Cinema
The COVID-19 pandemic has reached a new grim milestone with more than 11,000 new daily deaths recorded globally for the first time this week over several days in a row, making it the deadliest week yet.
Pandemic Records Deadliest Week Yet as Cases Surge