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1882 - Author Helen Hunt Jackson arrives at Rancho Camulos; inspiration for "Ramona" novel [story]
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Saugus High Student Diagnosed with Whooping Cough
Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019

Officials with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health alerted Saugus High School Tuesday that at least one student was diagnosed with Pertussis, the disease more commonly known as whooping cough. Parents were later notified via email. Whooping cough is a highly contagious disease that spreads...

State Vaccination Mandate Advances Amid Opposition
Friday, Jun 21, 2019

Despite scores of people traveling from all over California to express strident opposition to a bill designed to tighten vaccination requirements, the California Assembly Health Committee advanced Senate Bill 276 on Thursday. “I know there is a lot of emotion here a lot of passion here,” said Assemblymember...

County Confirms Another Case of Measles in Person Who Flew In & Out of LAX
Thursday, Apr 18, 2019

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) confirmed one case of measles in a person who flew in and out of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on April 3 while infectious. Persons who may have been on-site at the date and time for any of the below locations,...

August is National Immunization Awareness Month
Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017

Celebrate the benefits of vaccination during August, National Immunization Awareness Month. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services holds this national health observance every August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Each week of NIAM focuses on a different...

Public Health Closely Monitoring for Invasive Meningococcal Disease
Friday, Mar 31, 2017

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) reports that there have been eight cases of meningococcal disease confirmed this year, including one death. Recent cases serve as reminder of the importance of preventing this serious infectious disease. Public Health reminds residents,...

CDC Says: Immunization Protects the Whole Community
Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM).   We all need shots (also called vaccinations or immunizations) to help protect us from serious disease. Understanding the difference between vaccines, vaccinations, and immunizations can be tricky. Below is an easy guide that explains how these...

Schools In Gear for New Year, Vaccination Law
Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015

[KHTS] – With the new school year starting this week, many parents and students are thinking about textbooks and pencils, but vaccinations may become a priority soon. Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 277 into law in June, mandating school-aged students to receive specific immunizations and...

FDA Guide: Things to Know About Vaccines for Children
Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015

[FDA] – As parents and caregivers fill out a multitude of forms at the start of the school year, they may have questions about some requirements, including the vaccine schedule. According to Marion Gruber, Ph.D., director of the Office of Vaccines Research and Review at the Food and Drug Administration,...

May 16: Free Pet Vaccination Clinic in Newhall
Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center invites senior citizens to the No Cost Pet Vaccination Clinic presented by Dr. Evelyn Vega of Happy Pets Veterinary Center. The clinic will be happening this Saturday, May 16 from 9 a.m. to noon at the center, 22900 Market St. in Newhall. Vega is offering free vaccinations...

County Health Officials Urge Vaccinations for Kids
Thursday, Apr 23, 2015

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health  recognizes National Infant Immunization Week by continuing to promote the importance of getting infants, toddlers and children vaccinated. Immunizations are the best protection for children against a number of dangerous diseases such as measles, pertussis,...

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1882 - Author Helen Hunt Jackson arrives at Rancho Camulos; inspiration for "Ramona" novel [story]
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The COVID-19 crisis has trashed recycling efforts and instead generated an increase in plastic waste, according to a recent study, but Los Angeles County restaurants could soon be required to make adjustments related to disposable food ware in an effort to reduce waste.
Jan. 26: Board of Supervisors to Consider Restaurant Requirement Aimed at Curbing Waste
Despite signs that California’s latest and most damaging wave of the pandemic is subsiding, the state nonetheless sets a one-day record of 764 deaths on Friday.
COVID Death Rate Soars to New Daily Record in California
Claims of excessive force, retaliation, and other misconduct by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be probed during a C, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Friday.
California Attorney General Launches Civil Rights Probe of L.A. Sheriff’s Department
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 256 new deaths and 9,277 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported it's 107th death.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 3 New Deaths at Henry Mayo; L.A. County Hospitalizations Decreased by 8%
When Dr. John Scaramella, a dental surgeon, moved to the Santa Clarita Valley in 1978, there were only 18 others in his field.
SCV Dental Surgeon Sells Practice After More than 40 Years
The Los Angeles County Library, in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is set to host a series of free virtual workshops running every other week on Fridays from January through June.
L.A. County Library to Host Virtual Art Programs in Partnership with LACMA
The temporary residential green waste pick-up schedule will continue through Jan. 29 for customers in Santa Clarita after Waste Management requested an additional week for its modified schedule.
Waste Management Extends Modified Green Waste Pick-Up Schedule an Additional Week
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold a virtual regular meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, January 26, starting at 6 p.m.
Jan. 26: City Council Virtual Regular Meeting
The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board has approved the recommendation to name Julian Gomez as the assistant principal of Bowman High School.
Hart District Names Julian Gomez Assistant Principal
The Los Angeles County Development Authority will launch the Small Business Stabilization Loan Program on Jan. 28 and will begin accepting applications to help small businesses prevent further job loss and business closures.
L.A. County to Launch Small Business Stabilization Loan Program
The William S. Hart Union High School District governing board voted 3-1 Wednesday night to let athletic conditioning return to district campuses Jan. 27.
Hart District Votes 3-1 to Allow Return of Athletic Conditioning to Campuses
1839 - Gov. Juan B. Alvarado gives most of SCV to Mexican Army Lt. Antonio del Valle. [story]
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Join the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency (SCV Water) on Thursday, Jan. 28, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., to learn about and provide input on its Water Shortage Contingency Plan (WSCP).
SCV Water Encouraging Public to Provide Input on Contingency Plan
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 262 new deaths, including an additional death at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, and 8,512 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 countywide, with 22,360 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: Additional Death at Henry Mayo; 22,360 Total SCV Cases
SACRAMENTO – California State Epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan issued the following statement Thursday advising providers that they can immediately resume the administration of lot 41L20A of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which was temporarily paused on Sunday due to possible allergic reactions.
State Says Moderna Vaccine Administration Can Resume Immediately
As winds began to die down in the Santa Clarita Valley, firefighters were able to increase containment on the Towsley Fire to 53% Thursday.
Firefighters Reach 53% Containment on Towsley Fire
Supervisor Kathryn Barger, whose 5th District includes the Santa Clarita Valley, is supporting the effort by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to address concerns of communities throughout Los Angeles County, which continue to experience ongoing Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) initiated by Southern California Edison (Edison).
Barger Supports Efforts in Limiting Power Shutoffs; Public Hearing Set
Single Mothers Outreach (SMO) is proud to announce “Survivor” as the theme for the 11th annual Empowering HeArts fundraising gala set to take place virtually on Saturday, Aug. 7.
Nominations Open for Annual Empowering HeArts Awards
The College of the Canyons School of Personal and Professional Learning was presented an Honorable Mention award by the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges’ 2021 Exemplary Program Award.
COC Recognized for Personal, Professional Learning Program
The William S. Hart Union High School is looking for two new members to serve on the Measure SA Citizens’ Oversight Committee. These members will serve two-year terms with a maximum of three consecutive terms.
Hart Seeking Members for Citizens’ Oversight Committee
Santa Clarita-based Princess Cruises announced Thursday the sale of Pacific Princess to an undisclosed buyer.
Princess Cruises Announces Sale of Pacific Princess to Undisclosed Buyer
After a dayslong wind event hit the Santa Clarita Valley, most area residents power had been restored by Thursday morning.
SoCal Edison Restores Power to Most SCV Residents
The Los Angeles County Coroner-Medical Examiner’s Office identified Carlos Salgado-Ruiz, 35, of Santa Clarita, as the pedestrian killed after being struck by a vehicle in Saugus Wednesday night.
Pedestrian Killed in Saugus Hit-and-Run Identified