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VA Extends Financial, Benefits, Claims Relief for Veterans
Sunday, Apr 5, 2020

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs has implemented a number of actions to provide veterans with financial, benefits and claims help amid the VA response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “As all Americans come together to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, we want Veterans to be focused on their...

VA Sends Mobile Vet Center to L.A.
Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) began deploying Mobile Vet Center units, the week of March 16, to expand direct counseling, outreach and care coordination to Veterans in communities affected during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first of the mobile units was dispatched to various...

Burials Continue at National Cemeteries, But Services Don’t
Saturday, Mar 21, 2020

All U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) national cemeteries are open and will continue to provide interments for Veterans and eligible individuals. However, effective March 23 — as part of the agency’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) — committal services and the rendering of military...

Veteran Service Center’s New Office Hours Announced
Thursday, Sep 5, 2019

The Santa Clarita Veteran Services Collaborative has established new operating hours for its Veteran Center, located at 23222 Lyons Ave., Newhall, 91321. The new hours are as follows: Monday+ 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Benefits assistance available with a Service Officer from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00...

Sept. 11: VA Home Buyer Benefits with Guest Speaker Mike Garcia
Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019

On Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 pm in Valencia, local real estate professionals Lauren Witz Greber and Patti Handy will be presenting free information about the VA Home Buyer benefits and how to utilize them. There will be refreshments, and a question/answer session as well. Their...

Hill Shines Light on Veterans Issues
Thursday, Mar 7, 2019

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Katie Hill (D-Santa Clarita) used her time Wednesday in the Oversight and Reform Committee hearings to shine a light on the issues of veteran suicide, VA wait times, and veteran and military family exposure to harmful chemicals. The first hearing was an Environment Subcommittee...

‘Be There’ Campaign Shines Light on Preventing Veteran Suicides
Thursday, Sep 13, 2018

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is shining a light on effective ways to prevent veteran suicide with its, “Be There,” campaign. The campaign highlights the risk factors and warning signs for suicide, provides information about VA mental health and suicide prevention resources,...

County Awarded Largest Veteran Housing Voucher Allocation in USA
Monday, Apr 9, 2018

Los Angeles County’s Community Development Commission/Housing Authority will receive 600 of the 5,211 Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing vouchers available nationwide for Federal Fiscal Year 2017. This HUD-VASH award, approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department...

Knight Calls on VA to Fix Veterans Crisis Hotline
Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017

Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) joined a bipartisan effort Tuesday to urge the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to investigate and address ongoing problems with the Veterans Crisis Line program. The Veterans Crisis Line is a valuable resource intended to provide around-the-clock crisis intervention...

Wanted: Half-Million More Veterans for Govt. Research Project
Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016

VA’s Million Veteran Program reached an important milestone when an Army Veteran from Montgomery, Alabama, became the 500,000th Veteran to voluntarily enroll in the research database program – making the program the largest genomic database in the world. Participants donate blood from which DNA is...

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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
1864 - Actor William S. Hart born in Newburgh, New York [Hart Index]
Wm. S. Hart
1938 - Supervisors award construction contract for jail at Wayside Farms in Castaic (later called Pitchess Detention Center). [story]
Wayside
1962- Actress and future Soledad Canyon big-cat rescuer Tippi Hedren, "Hitchcock's New Grace Kelly," makes cover of Look magazine for upcoming thriller, "The Birds" [story]
Tippi Hedren
The Santa Clarita City Council will take a major step toward enhancing one of the city of Santa Clarita’s landmark amenities by holding a groundbreaking ceremony for the Central Park Buildout project on Monday, Dec. 6.
City Invites Community to Central Park Buildout Groundbreaking
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials confirmed Friday 17 new deaths and 1,942 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 39,281 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID Roundup: Cases Among People Experiencing Homelessness Declines for 2nd Month in a Row
The city of Santa Clarita Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 6:00 p.m.
Dec. 7: Planning Commission Regular Meeting
The first cohort of the College of the Canyons Low Observable Technician Pathway graduated on Nov. 23. 2021 at a special ceremony held at the college’s culinary arts center.
COC’s First Low Observable Technician Pathway Cohort Graduates
The Board of Trustees of the Santa Clarita Community College District is undergoing the redistricting process, and community members will have the opportunity to comment on revised trustee area boundaries at two upcoming public hearings.
Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees Undergoing Redistricting
The California Highway Patrol joins the American Occupational Therapy Association in recognizing Dec. 6 through Dec. 10, 2021, as Older Driver Safety Awareness Week.
Dec. 6-10: 2021 Older Driver Safety Awareness Week
On Wednesday, Dec. 1, College of the Canyons held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Don Takeda Science Center, which is named in honor of longtime biology instructor Don Takeda, who retired in 2017.
COC Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Don Takeda Science Center
To help ring in the holiday season, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger hosted her annual party for foster youth served by the Department of Children and Family Services and their foster families at Six Flags Magic Mountain on Saturday, Dec. 4.
Supervisor Barger Hosts Annual Foster Youth Holiday Party at Six Flags
The Los Angeles County Lake Lifeguards begin the search for potential new lifeguard candidates with the Lake Lifeguard Test Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Castaic Aquatic Center.
Dec. 4: Lake Lifeguard Test Starts at the Castaic Aquatic Center
1887 - Prohibitionist Henry Needham purchases land in Newhall, attempts to establish "dry" colony [story]
H.C. Needham
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has received confirmation of its first case of COVID-19 with mutations consistent with the new Omicron variant (B.1.1.529).
Thursday COVID Roundup: First Case of Omicron Detected in L.A. County
Andrew Ghassemi, senior vice president of Spectrum Commercial Real Estate, Inc., is pleased to announce the recent sale of a Class-A office building in Valencia.
Spectrum Real Estate Closes on $3.5M Sale of Valencia Office Building
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