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Valencia Water to Raise Rates Amid Protests
Friday, May 13, 2016

Santa Clarita residents are reportedly protesting a proposed rate increase from Valencia Water Co. which aims to recover revenue losses due to conservation efforts. Read the full story [here].

SCOPE Appeals CLWA Takeover of Valencia Water
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

It’s not so much a matter of what “is” is. It’s more a question of what “or” means. Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment isn’t satisfied with a court ruling that cleared the way for the Castaic Lake Water Agency to own and operate the Valencia Water Co. SCOPE filed...

Fines for Water Wasters? SCV Purveyors Developing Strategy
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Members of the Santa Clarita Valley Water Committee are putting their heads together as they strive to develop a consensus on how the SCV can best meet the state’s most recent water conservation mandates and ensure compliance with state restrictions on water use. “This is all about developing a cohesive...

Personal Drought Reports Coming to Businesses and Apartments
Friday, Aug 22, 2014

Valencia Water Company is expanding its “personal drought report” to businesses and residents who live in condominiums and apartments. These highly individualized reports specify how much water must be saved this year to meet Governor Brown’s call to save 20 percent during California’s unprecedented...

SCOPE Issues Statement on CPUC’s Valencia Water Decision
Sunday, Mar 2, 2014

[SCOPE] – In a lightening swift sweetheart condemnation deal consummated during the 2012 holidays, Castaic Lake Water Agency approved the $73.8 million dollar purchase of Valencia Water Company, formally owned by Newhall Land and Farming, and made contractual promises to supply water to all Newhall’s...

Valencia Water Co. Wins PR Award
Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013

Valencia Water Company’s “Water SMART” public outreach and education campaign took top honors recently during Southern California’s premier communications awards program. The Los Angeles Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA-LA) bestowed a PRISM award under the Public Education...

Judge Tosses Part of SCOPE Suit Over Water Company Buyout
Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013

[CLWA] – Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Luis Lavin sustained the Castaic Lake Water Agency’s motions to dismiss an environmental group’s claims that the agency’s acquisition of stock of Valencia Water Co. violated California Environmental Quality Act, or other legal procedures. In a...

CPUC Stands by Ruling Against Valencia Water Purchase
Monday, Feb 25, 2013

An administrative law judge denied a motion Monday by the Valencia Water Co. to dismiss a ruling regarding a water-agency purchase, but he granted another 14 days to allow the company to respond to his last decision. The Valencia Water Co. asked the Public Utilities Commission to disregard its ruling...

Valencia Water: CPUC Lacks Authority to Block Takeover
Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013

Go take a hike. That’s the crux of the Valencia Water Co.’s response to a complaint filed with the California Public Utilities Commission by a pair of local environmental groups seeking to block the water company’s absorption into the Castaic Lake Water Agency. The CPUC regulates privately...

SCV NewsBreak for Friday, February 1, 2013
Friday, Feb 1, 2013

In this episode: A judge has ruled that the Castaic Lake Water Agency needs approval before it can take over Valencia Water Co.; Officials arrested two individuals who tried to hide on the roof of an empty business during parole checks in Canyon Country. Also: Heather Warrick, a longtime advocate for...

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1914 - Signal newspaper owner-editor Scott Newhall born in San Francisco [story]
Scott Newhall
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Wednesday confirmed 262 new deaths and 6,492 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as the county's rollout of an extremely limited vaccine supply continues at Dodger Stadium and five supersites including Six Flags Magic Mountain.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 22,232; Vaccines in ‘Extremely Limited Supply’
In what some hailed as the most important speech at an inauguration in modern American history, President Joe Biden called for a new era of unity and healing as he pledged to bring an end to the pandemic that has dramatically altered the lives of every American while leading the restoration of a battered economy.
Biden Inauguration: ‘This Is Democracy’ – President Calls for Unity in Inaugural Address
Almost directly after taking the oath as President of the United States, Joe Biden on his first day in office is expected to reverse a number of his predecessor’s policies and federal agency standards.
Biden’s Busy First Day: Action on COVID-19, Climate, Racial Equality
California Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) was unanimously selected as Senate Republican Leader-elect, Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) announced Wednesday.
Wilk Named California Senate Republican Leader-Elect
Concluding with his oath to faithfully uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution, Joseph R. Biden became the 46th president of the United States at noon Wednesday.
New President Inaugurated: White House Changes Hands at Critical Moment in History
The Los Angeles County Public Health Department opened the Six Flags Magic Mountain vaccination site Tuesday, one of the five larger vaccination sites opened this week in conjunction with the Fire Department and other agencies.
Magic Mountain Opens Vaccination Site, Aims to Administer More Than 2K Doses a Day
California fired back on the Trump administration’s eleventh-hour attempt to gut the Endangered Species Act before the president left office Wednesday.
California Leads Charge Against Parting Gut of Endangered Species Act
After nearly a year of lockdowns, social distancing, widespread infection, and COVID-19-related death in Los Angeles, residents are preparing for the next chapter of the pandemic: vaccination distribution.
L.A. County Health Officials Address Challenges to Vaccination Distribution
California’s holiday COVID-19 wave appears to have crested, with state officials announcing Tuesday that hospitalizations and new infections are starting to decrease for the first time in weeks.
Officials: California’s Holiday COVID-19 Wave Appears to Have Crested
As coronavirus cases spiked to record highs and spurred statewide lockdowns this past summer, Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Legislature have scrambled to devise a COVID-19 aid plan for the state’s nearly $10 billion share of federal CARES Act funding.
California Leaders Blasted for Giving Less COVID-19 Aid to Small Communities
Soon after Los Angeles County officials announced Tuesday that, by the afternoon, residents age 65 and older could register for the COVID-19 vaccine, the signup website crashed, with thousands of inquiries pending.
L.A. County COVID-19 Vaccine Signup Website Crashes
1993 - Hart High grad Dee Dee Myers (1979) becomes first female White House press secretary [story]
Dee Dee Myers
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 186 new deaths and 7,902 new cases of confirmed COVID-19, with 22,102 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: County Ramps Up Large-Scale Vaccination Sites; SCV Tops 22,000 Total Cases
I think everyone gave a sigh of relief at midnight on Dec. 31, 2020. The most troubling and stressful year in recent memory was finally over.
Pets Are Source of Unconditional Love During Uncertain World | Marcia Mayeda
A brush fire quickly spread near Towsley Canyon on Tuesday afternoon, with initial reports indicating it had grown by 50 acres within a half-hour.
Strong Winds Fuel Towsley Canyon Fire
As winds continue to whip through the Santa Clarita Valley, firefighters are battling another brush fire in Canyon Country where structures may be threatened.
Canyon Country Fire Threatens Structures
SACRAMENTO – California State Epidemiologist Dr. Erica S. Pan issued the following statement Sunday recommending providers pause the administration of lot 41L20A of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine due to possible allergic reactions that are under investigation.
California Issues Warning Against Batch of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine After Allergic Reactions Reported
ARTree Community Arts Center is offering virtual classes that you can share with family and friends, not just around the country, but around the world.
ARTree Offering Virtual Individual, Group Classes
The Santa Clarita Planning Commission is set to further review the proposed 77-acre Sand Canyon Resort development and hear from the developer after commissioners ruled in November the project needed “some work.”
Planning Commission Further Reviews Proposed Sand Canyon Resort
1967 - Original airing of Star Trek "Arena" Episode: Kirk battles the Gorn commander (Saugus resident Bobby Clark) at Vasquez Rocks [watch]
Kirk vs. Gorn commander
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Monday confirmed 88 new deaths and 9,927 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported 7 new fatalities since Friday.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: 7 Deaths at Henry Mayo Since Friday; SCV Cases Near 22,000
After Harleen Grewal became one of the 1 million Los Angelenos to be diagnosed with COVID-19, she realized there’s a better way for people to find out whether they have the virus, or whether they need to isolate because they potentially could make someone else sick.
SCV Husband-and-Wife Team Open Rapid COVID-19 Testing Company