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1986 - Canyon Country's Mitchell adobe demolished; components salvaged & later rebuilt at Heritage Junction [story]
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Wilk’s Special Education Bill Unanimously Passes Assembly
Thursday, Jun 23, 2022

File photo. State Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced Thursday that his Senate Joint Resolution 4 has unanimously passed out of the Assembly. In 1975, Congress passed the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to ensure students with disabilities receive the necessary academic support in...

Kanika Mapp Named New Assistant Principal at West Ranch High School
Tuesday, Dec 14, 2021

The William S. Hart Union High School District unanimously approved the appointment of Kanika Mapp as the newest assistant principal at West Ranch High School. Mapp has been teaching special education in the Hart District, and specifically at West Ranch, since 2006. In addition to teaching duties, she...

SCV SELPA Provides Information About Special Education Programs Available at Local Schools
Monday, Jul 5, 2021

The Santa Clarita Valley Special Education Local Plan Area and its member districts actively seek to help all individuals with exceptional needs, ages birth through 22, including infants and children enrolled by their parents in private schools. Special education programs are available to all eligible...

Wilk Introduces Resolution Urging Congress to Fully Fund Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Friday, Apr 30, 2021

State Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced the introduction of Senate Joint Resolution 4 which urges the 117th Congress to fulfill its obligation to the special education community by fully funding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act...

CSUN Program Offering Future Teachers ‘Residency Grants’
Thursday, Feb 27, 2020

To be a good teacher, one has to spend time in a classroom mastering the art of lesson planning; creating innovative and engaging classwork that moves students forward academically; adapting curriculum to meet individual needs; grading tests; meeting district and state standards; navigating academic...

Hansen Family Continues Making Impact with SCV’s Special Needs Community
Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020

Back in the 1960s, there weren’t any special education programs in the Santa Clarita Valley. Instead, special needs children were considered “uneducable” and were only permitted to attend kindergarten. So, when Kaye and Arlen Hansen’s son Kelly started kindergarten at Santa Clarita Elementary...

CSUN’s Special Education, Psychology Departments Awarded Nearly $1M
Thursday, Nov 28, 2019

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded California State University, Northridge nearly $1 million for a new, collaborative project designed to bridge the professional divide between special education teachers and behavior analysts that work with young children with disabilities with high-intensity...

Special Education Available for SCV Students at Local Schools
Friday, Jul 26, 2019

The Santa Clarita Valley Special Education Local Plan Area and its member districts seek to aid all individuals with exceptional needs, ages birth through 21, including infants and children enrolled by their parents in private schools. Programs are available to all eligible students with disabilities...

Joanna White, New Hart District Special Ed Director, Has a Vision
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019

Joanna White, the new director of special education for the William S. Hart Union High School District, said Tuesday that while she was growing up, special needs students would typically stay home from school, separated from other students in general education. Once new legislation began to pass as we...

Education Committee Clears Wilk’s Special Education Measure
Thursday, Jul 11, 2019

SACRAMENTO – State Sen. Scott Wilk announced Thursday that Senate Joint Resolution 8 (SJR 8) has passed unanimously out of the Assembly Committee on Education. SJR 8 urges the United States Congress to uphold its end of the bargain and fully fund the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act...

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1986 - Canyon Country's Mitchell adobe demolished; components salvaged & later rebuilt at Heritage Junction [story]
Mitchell adobe
1961 - First Mass celebrated at new Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church (3rd building) in Newhall. Cardinal McIntyre attends [story]
OLPH
Are you worried about getting diabetes? Have you been told that you have pre-diabetes? One out of three American adults has prediabetes.
Aug. 16: Henry Mayo Hosts Diabetes Prevention Program
Avian influenza refers to a family of influenza or flu viruses that commonly infect birds.
L.A. County Public Health Urges Public to Protect Pet Birds from Bird Flu
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 19 new deaths throughout L.A. County, 3,995 new cases countywide and 112 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID Roundup: County Moves to Medium Community Level
Marvel Comics’ best-known, tree-like sentient being, Groot, a character that became widely popular through the action comedy "Guardians of the Galaxy," gets his own animated show on Disney+ this week.
CalArts Alum Kirsten Lepore Brings ‘I am Groot’ to Disney+
Work along the I-5 corridor in Burbank continues and will include nighttime lane reductions and the closing of the Verdugo Avenue off-ramp during the week of Aug. 15 to Aug. 18.
I-5 Corridor Improvements Include Nighttime Lane Reductions
As part of his legislative package calling on accountability, transparency, and integrity in the state government's procurement process, Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced Senate Bill 1271 (SB 1271) passed out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Aug. 11.
Wilk’s Measure Increasing Transparency Passes Assembly Committee
The early portion of The Master's University women's soccer team's schedule in 2022 will have a national tournament-type feel.
TMU Women’s Soccer To Play Top Teams on Florida, Indiana Trips
Princess Cruises today announced updated COVID-19 protocols and guidelines, removing the vaccine requirement for most voyages of less than 16 days so that anyone can cruise and adjusting pre-travel testing requirements to make it less complicated.
Princess Cruises Removes Vaccine Requirement for Most Sailings
As the summer travel season wraps up, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reminds drivers to be responsible and never drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
Aug. 17-Sept. 5: LASD Will Increase End-of-Summer DUI Patrols, Checkpoints
Historically, California has been the most wildfire prone state in the United States. In 2021, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, reported over 4,000 fires that burned 60,507 acres across the state.
Ken Striplin | Keep Your Family, Home and Property Safe from Wildfires
The county of Los Angeles Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission is hosting a Special Hearing on Deputy Gangs in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Aug: 19 Special Hearing on L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputy Gangs
1944 - Newhall Refinery on Sierra Highway destroyed by fire (then rebuilt) [watch film]
Newsreel
As local students get ready to head back to class for the new school year, your Salvation Army Santa Clarita Corps wants to ensure they have the supplies and resources necessary for success.
Salvation Army Santa Clarita Hosting Back-to-School Drive
The Rancho Camulos National Historic Landmark Presents: "Sundays at the Landmark" on Sunday, Aug. 28, with Dave Berg. He will present "Stories to Share.
Aug. 28: Author Dave Berg Presents ‘Stories to Share’ at Rancho Camulos
The WiSH Education Foundation's much-anticipated Cocktails on the Roof event is back for the community to enjoy on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Subaru of Valencia campus.
Nov. 19: Cocktails on the Roof Returns with ‘Share the Love’ Event
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station is reminding residents that no one will ever call your home demanding payment for "outstanding warrants."
SCV Sheriff’s Station Warning Residents of Scam Calls
Carousel Ranch, in Agua Dulce, was presented with a $5,000 donation from the Logix Federal Credit Union Community Stars Foundation.
Logix Foundation Donates $5K to Carousel Ranch
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday no additional deaths and 107 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley, with a total of 15 new deaths and 4,345 new cases countywide.
Thursday COVID Roundup: 107 New SCV Cases; No Additional Deaths
The California Department of Transportation announces overnight full closures of Interstate 210 in the San Fernando Valley for striping and staging of a temporary lane configuration for a paving project.
Caltrans Announces Full I-210 Closures
The Valencia High School Band and Color Guard will hold a Clothes 4 Cash clothing drive fundraiser every Tuesday, Aug. 16 to Sept. 13.
Valencia Band, Color Guard Holding Clothes 4 Cash Fundraiser
2018 - Big Oaks Lodge in Bouquet Canyon burns down [video]
Big Oaks Lodge
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health cautions residents who are planning to visit the below Los Angeles County beaches to avoid swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters:
Ocean Water Use Warning for Los Angeles County Beaches
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