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1738 - Fr. Francisco Garcés born in Spain; came through SCV in 1776, found Tataviam fighting with Coastal Chumash, observed Santa Clara River flowing by night and dry by day despite the season being spring [story]
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More than 770 Citations Issued During Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Thursday, May 2, 2019

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department cited 773 drivers for violating California’s hands-free cell phone law as part of a larger effort to educate the public on the dangers of distracted driving. “April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and it is important for drivers to understand the...

LASD to Emphasize Cell Phone, Distracted Driving Laws in April
Thursday, Mar 30, 2017

April has been recognized as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, where local and state law enforcement come together to promote safe driving and limited distractions, primarily on cell phone usage. In California, the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department,...

CHP Receives Funding to ‘Take Action Against Distraction’
Friday, Oct 2, 2015

Year in and year out, thousands of people have been killed by distracted drivers and even more have been injured.  By simply changing your driving habits, you can help stop distracted driving.  The California Highway Patrol is launching the statewide Adult Distracted Drivers traffic safety grant in...

Study: Cell Phone Use While Driving on Rise
Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015

The Office of Traffic Safety and the California Highway Patrol released a new study Tuesday showing a 39 percent increase in the percentage of California drivers seen using a cell phone while driving. “It’s shocking that nearly 10 percent of motorists were observed using their cell phones while driving...

Agencies Team Up To Stop Distracted Driving
Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015

To save lives and educate all motorists within California, especially young drivers, about the dangers of distracted driving, the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), California Highway Patrol (CHP), Impact Teen Drivers, and more than 200 law enforcement agencies statewide are teaming up this month....

CHP Cracking Down on Distracted Drivers
Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014

[KHTS] – Texting and driving is common among California motorists, but the California Highway Patrol and other local law enforcement agencies want to send the message that it’s also distracting and deadly. April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, sponsored by the California Office...

SCV Deputies Cite 54 for Distracted Driving
Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies issued 54 tickets last Wednesday when they took part in a national campaign for Distracted Driving Awareness Month. “Definitely, that was stepped up law enforcement for that vehicle code enforcement,” said Sgt. Rich Cohen of the Santa Clarita Valley...

Deputies Have Zero Tolerance for Distracted Drivers
Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013

As part of April’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month campaign, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station will be actively ticketing those texting or operating hand-held cell phones on April 3rd and 16th, 2013. Drivers who break the law and place themselves and others in danger will be cited with no...

SCV Teens Get True Feel for Texting While Driving (Video)
Thursday, Jan 17, 2013

Don’t text and drive. That was the message that came to Valencia High School on Thursday in the form of AT&T’s “No Texting While Driving” Simulator. The simulator , which was set up in the quad area, gave students a chance to find out what happens when texting plus driving goes awry. File...

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1738 - Fr. Francisco Garcés born in Spain; came through SCV in 1776, found Tataviam fighting with Coastal Chumash, observed Santa Clara River flowing by night and dry by day despite the season being spring [story]
Garces statue
Have you ever wanted to journey to another country to experience an array of new and unique cultures and customs?
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With a birdie on the final hole, Jonathan Larson won the The Master's University Spring Invitational and lifted The Master's men's team to an 11-stroke victory at the Crystalaire Country Club in Llano, Calif. Tuesday.
Larson Lifts Mustangs to Victory at Spring Invitational
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) — A bill that would allow California poll workers and voters to sue over election intimidation is advancing through the Legislature after a Wednesday vote.
Bill Allowing California Poll Workers to Sue Over Intimidation Advances
College of the Canyons moved its win streak to four games after taking down visiting Antelope Valley College by a 14-12 final score in a back-and-forth game at Mike Gillespie Field on Tuesday.
Cougars Survive Slugfest Against AVC 14-12
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency regular board meeting will be held Tuesday, April 16, at 6 p.m.
April 16: SCV Water Public Hearing on Mandatory Recycled Water Ordinance
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency’s Public Outreach and Legislation Committee is holding an in-person meeting Thursday, April 18, at 5:30 p.m.
April 18: SCV Water Public Outreach, Legislation Committee Meeting
Offering a look into Los Angeles through his eyes, photographer and director Estevan Oriol will talk about his journey as an artist and his photography during a visit next week to California State University, Northridge. 
Celebrated Photographer Estevan Oriol to Speak at CSUN
Join the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, April 17, for an unforgettable evening of networking and fun at Sand Canyon Country Club, located in the picturesque foothills of the Angeles National Forest.
April 17: SCV Chamber After Hours Mixer
California State Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced Thursday his bill to help reduce overcrowding at animal shelters across the state, by expanding access to low and no-cost spay/neuter services, was approved in the Senate Education Committee.
Wilk’s Animal Shelter Overcrowding Bill Clears First Hurdle
City of Santa Clarita residents are invited to register for the Neighborhood Cleanup taking place on Saturday, April 27, and join the City in removing litter from their local neighborhoods.
Pre-Register Now for 2024 Neighborhood Cleanup Day
College of the Canyons student-athletes Nicole Lerma (women's swim and dive) and Domenik Cervantes (baseball) have been named the COC Athletic Department's Women's and Men's Student-Athletes of the Week for the period running April 1-6.
COC Names Nicole Lerma, Domenik Cervantes Athletes of the Week
In celebration of Earth Day, Los Angeles County Beaches and Harbors is partnering with Heal the Bay to host Kids Beach Cleanup event at Dockweiler Beach on Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., rain or shine.  
April 13: L.A. County’s Kids Beach Cleanup
1987 - Ramona Chapel and Red Schoolhouse relocated to Santa Clarita History Center in Hart Park [story]
Red Schoolhouse
The city of Santa Clarita hosting several art exhibits, as well as seeking artists for an upcoming gallery.
Call for Art, Upcoming Arts Exhibitions
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 Warning for April 10
Circle K will offer 40 cents off per gallon of fuel between 4 and 7 p.m. local time Thursday, April 11 during Circle K Fuel Day Pop-Up and 50% off on car washes all day at over 200 participating Circle K locations including Los Angeles.
April 11: Spring into Savings with 40 Cents Off Gas at Circle K
This third study by SMU DataArts analyzing the demographic makeup of the arts and cultural workforce in L.A. County finds a significant shift toward greater racial and ethnic diversity since 2019, particularly at the leadership level.
County Releases Data on Arts and Culture Workforce
The William S. Hart Union High School District is proud to announce that Nicole Jolicoeur, Rio Norte Junior High School Special Education Teacher, has been selected as the 2024/25 Hart District Teacher of the Year.
Nicole Jolicoeur Selected As 2024/25 Hart District Teacher of the Year
The SCV Aerospace & Defense Forum is partnering with ITT Aerospace to hold a networking breakfast and site tour of their Valencia facility.
April 16: SCV Aerospace & Defense Forum to host ITT Aerospace Tour
The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation has released their Q4 2023 Economic Snapshot. 
SCVEDC Releases Economic Snapshot for Q4 2023
The Golden Valley High School Performing Arts Department presents cult favorite Little Shop of Horrors, a musical about a flower shop in a rough and rundown neighborhood that is taken over by a flesh-eating plant from outer space.
April 17: Golden Valley Presents ‘Little Shop of Horrors’
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion introduced by Supervisor Kathryn Barger and co-authored by Supervisor Hilda L. Solis to commemorate the 109th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide by proclaiming April 24, 2024 as Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day. 
April 24: Supes Proclaim Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day
1909 - Oil Pioneer Wallace L. Hardison killed in collision with train [story]
Wallace Hardison
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