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1859 - Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez escapes from prison while serving sentence for grand larceny in SCV area; recaptured in August and sent to San Quentin [story]
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Bills to Strip UC President’s Powers Sail Through California Senate
Friday, Sep 1, 2017

By Derek Fleming, Courthouse News SACRAMENTO (CN) – A bill to criminally charge and fine state employees who willfully mislead the California auditor unanimously passed the state Senate on Thursday and now awaits Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature. Assembly Bill 562, by Assembly members Al Muratsuchi,...

Auditor Blasts UC System Over $942 Million UCPath IT Project
Friday, Aug 25, 2017

By Nick Cahill, Courthouse News SACRAMENTO (CN) – State auditors blasted University of California President Janet Napolitano’s office again on Thursday, with a finding that a university information technology project is years behind schedule and its costs have ballooned to nearly $1 billion. In the...

Acosta: UC President’s Slush Fund Requires Forensic Audit
Monday, Jun 5, 2017

California Assemblyman Dante Acosta SACRAMENTO – California State Assemblyman Dante Acosta (R-Santa Clarita) Monday announced a request to pursue a forensic audit of the University of California’s Office of the President through the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC), of which he is a member. This...

Acosta Pursues Forensic Audit of UC Slush Fund
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Dante Acosta Tuesday, Assemblyman Dante Acosta (R-Santa Clarita) requested a subpoena for all financial records and correspondence related to the secret $175 million slush fund maintained by the Office of the President of the University of California. Additionally, Assemblyman Acosta will request an...

University of California President Slammed for Hoarding Money
Thursday, Apr 27, 2017

By Derek Fleming, Courthouse News Service Janet Napolitano California’s state auditor on Tuesday slammed University of California President Janet Napolitano, finding her office has $175 million in reserves they failed to disclose to stakeholders – and obstructed the audit besides. According to state...

Wilk, Lackey Request Funds for New Aerospace UC
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, and Assemblyman Tom Lackey, R-Palmdale, presented in the Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance to request general fund dollars to create the California Institute for Aerospace within the University of California system. “Santa Clarita and the larger...

Runner’s UC Admissions Bill Clears Senate Ed Committee
Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016

Senator Sharon Runner (R-Antelope Valley) announced today her Constitutional Amendment to ensure that California students receive priority in admissions to the University of California’s nine undergraduate campuses passed the Senate Education Committee. Authored with Senator Bob Huff (R-San Dimas),...

Sen. Sharon Runner Comments on UC Audit
Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016

Senator Sharon Runner, R-Antelope Valley, issued a statement Tuesday about the University of California’s enrollment, executive compensation and budget audit. The report concludes that the University of California has “failed to put the needs of residents first and has made substantial efforts to...

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1859 - Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez escapes from prison while serving sentence for grand larceny in SCV area; recaptured in August and sent to San Quentin [story]
Tiburcio Vasquez
The 2023-2024 school year has come to a close and along with it a very successful year of high school athletics.
CIF-SS Commissioner Mike West | Year in Review
The Castaic Union School District Governing Board will hold its regular meeting Thursday, June 27, at 6 p.m.
June 27: Castaic Union Expected to Adopt 2024-2025 Budget
The regular meeting of the Saugus Union School District Governing Board will take place Tuesday, June 25, with closed session beginning at 5 p.m., followed immediately by public session at 6:40 p.m.
June 25: Saugus Union School District Regular Board Meeting
A new nonprofit initiative in Santa Clarita is laying the foundation for a groundbreaking Children's Museum.
July 26-28: LEAP Children’s Museum Hosting Pop-Up Event
The SCV Senior Center was recently informed that their Nutrition Budget - “Meals for Seniors” for Fiscal Year starting July 1, 2024, will be cut by $5.1 million dollars.
SCV Senior Center Announces $5.1M Cut to Nutrition Budget
I know I speak for everyone when I say the passing of firefighter Andrew Pontious in the line of duty just one week ago was heartbreaking.
Kathryn Barger | Fighting Fires
Jeremy Bischoff, a Santa Clarita native and a member of the USA Gymnastics National Team for five years, will compete for a spot in the 2024 Summer Olympic Games this week. Bischoff, a 2020 graduate of Canyon High School/Learning Post Academy, will compete in the U.S. Olympic Trials June 27-June 30 in Minneapolis.
Santa Clarita Native Jeremy Bischoff to Compete in Olympic Trials
The Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley invites the community to celebrate its 50 years of improving lives of women and girls globally and in the SCV with a glittering disco gala at The Oaks Club, Valencia, on Saturday night, Sept. 14
‘Studio 74’ Coming to Zonta SCV’s Golden Anniversary Celebration
In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC) Spotlight Series will feature a diverse lineup of talented musicians and performers, as well as family-friendly events as part of its programming.  
PAC Announces 2024-2025 Spotlight Series
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has released the list of seven productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, June 24 - Sunday, June 30.
Seven Productions Filming in Santa Clarita
Eleven additional athletes claimed spots on the 2024 Paris Olympic Team, including Saugus High School alumna Abbey Weitzeil, on night eight of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials Swimming presented by Lilly, in Indianapolis, Ind.
Santa Clarita’s Abbey Weitzeil Qualifies for Paris Olympic Team
As a city manager, father and community member — the safety of Santa Clarita residents will always be my top priority - especially on the roads.
Ken Striplin | Enhancing Safety, Efficiency in Our Community
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is set to roll out a fresh, data-oriented strategy aimed at curtailing crime throughout L.A. County.
LASD Rolls Out New Crime Strategy Unit
1980 - Saugus Train Station relocated to Hart Park, Newhall [story]
Saugus Train Station
1946, 11:20pm: William S. Hart, 81, dies at L.A.'s California Lutheran Hospital, leaving his Newhall estate and his (now West) Hollywood home to the public [story]
Hart dies
1972 - Vasquez Rocks added to National Register of Historic Places [list]
Vasquez Rocks
Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger and Board of Supervisors Chair Lindsey Horvath have sent an open letter to Governor Gavin Newsom urging him to continue funding the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations hand crews who currently help the Los Angeles County Fire Department tackle wildland fires.
Supes Urge Newsom Not to Cut L.A. County Inmate Firefighting Crews
Give the gift of life, an upcoming blood drive is scheduled for Friday, June 28, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., at The Centre, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita, CA 91350. The blood drive will be held in Cedar Hall.
June 28: City Hosts Blood Drive at The Centre
The city of Santa Clarita invites local schools and nonprofits to submit a proposal outlining a project that can benefit from volunteer support as part of Make A Difference Day on Saturday, Oct. 26.
Santa Clarita Now Accepting Project Proposals for Make A Difference Day
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, June 25 at 6 p.m. that includes a host of issues including assessments, taxes, fees and budgets in addition to continued hearings on the Town Center Specific Plan.
June 25: City Council Meets on Open Space, Budget, Town Center Specific Plan
Part of the Summer Theatre Festival by Santa Clarita Shakespeare, "An Evening of Absurdity" will run July 12-21 at the MAIN, 24266 Main Street., Newhall, CA 91321.
The MAIN Presents ‘An Evening of Absurdity’
The city of Santa Clarita has issued a traffic advisory for daytime lane closures at Copper Hill and Rio Norte Drive beginning Monday, June 24.
June 24: Traffic Advisory Lane Closures Copper Hill/Rio Norte Drive
Santa Clarita will celebrate this year's Fourth of July with the Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club's pancake breakfast, Santa Clarita Valley Parade Committee's Fourth of July Parade and city of Santa Clarita fireworks show.
Fourth of July Events in Santa Clarita
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