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1983 - U.S. release of John Carpenter's "Christine;" blew up fake gas station in Valencia [watch scene (R)]
Christine gas station explosion in Valencia


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Oct. 29: Workshop Scheduled for Senior Drivers
Tuesday, Oct 26, 2021

The office of state Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, is hosting a virtual Keeping the Keys workshop with the Automobile Club of Southern California for older drivers Friday. The workshop is a free, hour-long presentation set to help senior drivers and their families plan how to safely keep them on...

92-Year-Old COVID-19 Survivor Receives First Vaccine Dose
Thursday, Feb 4, 2021

Nearly 10 months after 92-year-old David Chalberg overcame COVID-19, he’s working to ensure he won’t have to do so twice. On Sunday, the longtime Santa Clarita Valley resident received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Oakmont of Valencia community, where he resides in the memory care...

Wilk Warns of Hit to Social Security Benefits Due to COVID-19 Economic Plunge
Thursday, Aug 20, 2020

SACRAMENTO – State Sen. Scott Wilk is warning individuals turning 60 this year they can expect a dramatic hit to their Social Security (S.S) benefits due to the COVID-19 related economic collapse unless Congress takes action to fix this glitch in the SS calculation formula. Wilk, R-Santa Clarita,...

Sweet Music | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Monday, Jun 8, 2020

She was a concert pianist. He, an aerospace engineer who helped put a man on the moon. They were married 60 years. He always joked, “We make out-of-this-world sweet music together!” Relegated to a wheelchair, he pushed her into the office for monthly checkups. Sometimes they had to wait, but when...

Seniors: Stock Up for Winter | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Sunday, Jun 7, 2020

When the pandemic was announced, it was common sense to wear a mask, wash hands, create social distancing and isolate vulnerable citizens, especially older adults. There has been “hoax” backlash from politically skewed factions, yet with “re-opening” taking place, attempts to flatten the curve...

Holes in the Safety Net | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

He was a stay-at-home dad. She parlayed hidden talents into a family-supporting career. Both were gifted. He played in a ‘60s California rock band that opened for Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, then cared for the kids while she became a professional hairstylist for Hollywood stars. Their life was never...

The Ultimate Sacrifice | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

First, older adults are funneled into nursing homes. Then, if one gets ill, they claim you’ve lived a good life, but now you have to sacrifice your spot in the world for someone younger. Some of these seniors won wars for us, some were first responders, some taught generations of children, and some...

Phone Tag | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Monday, May 11, 2020

Some seniors have reached the technology age. Some have not. For those who have smart phones, use computers, or have friends or family members bringing them into the 21st Century, indeed they are lucky. Unfortunately, there are still some seniors whose only form of communication is a phone line, and...

Bella Vida Warriors Step Up | Commentary by Kevin MacDonald
Sunday, May 10, 2020

The SCV Senior Center at Bella Vida continues to respond in service to the seniors of the Santa Clarita Valley during this COVID-19 crisis. We closed our doors on March 16 for activities and gatherings and immediately redirected our focus to meeting the nutrition and counseling needs of our senior community. The...

Hit the Hotpots | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio

I am a scientist, but I don’t have access to all COVID-19 data distributed to Public Health officials. Still, my experience as a doctor caring for older adults in hospitals, nursing homes and congregate living facilities allows me to draw conclusion from past observations. As well as seeing “hotspots”...

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1983 - U.S. release of John Carpenter's "Christine;" blew up fake gas station in Valencia [watch scene (R)]
Christine gas station explosion in Valencia
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health  has received confirmation of a fourth case of COVID-19 with mutations consistent with the new Omicron variant (B.1.1.529).
L.A. County Reports Local Transmission of Omicron Variant
Children’s Bureau is now offering two virtual ways for individuals and or couples to learn how to help children in foster care while reunifying with birth families or how to provide legal permanency by adoption.
Children’s Bureau Needs Foster Families for Local Children
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Wednesday 15 new deaths and 1,772 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 39,463 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID Roundup: Public Health Urges All To Vaccinate For Holidays
With the holiday season underway and people visiting family and friends, the California Department of Public Health is urging Californians to get the influenza vaccine to protect your health, and the health of others, during this flu season.
CDPH Urging Californians to Get Their Flu Shots
California State University, Northridge President Erika D. Beck has announced the appointment of Nichole Ipach as CSUN’s new vice president for university relations and advancement.
CSUN Announces New VP for University Relations, Advancement
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced that California community-based organizations will be able to apply for grants to address the social isolation experienced by students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
State Superintendent Addresses Student Social Isolation
The city of Santa Clarita, in partnership with the Santa Clarita Sister Cities Program, invites local students to submit artwork, poetry, essays and creative writing, photographs or music for the 2022 Young Artists and Authors Showcase.
City Seeks Student Art Submissions for 2022 Sister Cities Young Artists, Authors Showcase
After more than a five-year grant application process, SCV Water secured a $3.93 million grant from the State Water Resources Control Board to construct a permanent water supply for Los Angeles Residential Community and Lily of the Valley Mobile Village.
SCV Water Granted $3.93M to Supply Water for LARC, Lily of the Valley
1941 - Julius Dietzmann family of Castaic arrested as German enemy aliens [story]
Julius Dietzmann
The Santa Clarita Veteran Services Collaborative announced that the Santa Clarita Elks Lodge #2379 has donated $2,000 worth of Walmart and Lowe’s gift cards to the SCVSC.
SCV Elks Lodge 2379 Donates Gift Cards to Veterans
The Santa Clarita Arts Commission will hold its regular meeting Thursday, Dec. 9, at 6:00 p.m.
Dec. 9: Arts Commission Regular Meeting
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials confirmed Tuesday 15 new deaths and 941 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 39,492 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID Roundup: Public Health Releases the Latest Updates from the Last 7 Days
In an unprecedented decision spurred by the state’s extreme drought conditions, the California Department of Water Resources announced a 0% initial allocation from the State Water Project for the upcoming year.
State Will Not Allocate California Water Project Supplies for 2022
California State University, Northridge will launch programs in fall 2022 that will expedite the process for getting a credential for those who are interested in teaching history and social science in middle or high school.
CSUN to Offer Accelerated Credential Program for Aspiring History Teachers
Academy of the Canyons, the middle college high school in the William S. Hart Union High School District, has been named by Niche as the number 16 ranked high school in the State of California.
Academy of the Canyons, Hart District Rank in Top 20
1921 - William S. Hart marries actress Winifred Westover [story]
Bill and Winifred Hart
The Santa Clarita City Council officially broke ground Monday at Central Park on a key project which will enhance the crown jewel of the city of Santa Clarita’s parks system.
City Officially Breaks Ground on Central Park Buildout
The city of Santa Clarita’s Arts Division is excited to welcome “Creative Faces” to the First Floor Gallery at Santa Clarita City Hall.
Residents Encouraged to Explore ‘Creative Faces’ at City Hall
The city of Santa Clarita is encouraging interested and qualified residents to apply for an open commissioner position on the City’s Arts Commission.
City Accepting Applications for Arts Commissioner
The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society is seeking donations to replace the original brass, 6-chime train whistle, which was stolen years ago from the Historical Society's vintage 1900 Southern Pacific locomotive.
Historical Society Seeking Donations for Stolen Train Whistle
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported three additional deaths from COVID-19 over the weekend, spokesman Patrick Moody confirmed Monday, bringing the total to 184 deaths since the onset of the pandemic.
Monday COVID Roundup: Three Additional Deaths at Henry Mayo
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has received confirmation of an additional case of COVID-19 with mutations consistent with the new Omicron variant.
Additional Omicron Case in L.A. County; New Travel Restrictions in Effect
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office released the 15 productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, Dec. 6 - Sunday, Dec. 12
Filming in Santa Clarita Includes 15 Productions
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