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1875 - Henry Mayo Newhall buys western half of the Santa Clarita Valley for $2 an acre [story]
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Avoid Mosquito Bites this Holiday Weekend
Friday, May 27, 2016

This Memorial Day weekend, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District is urging residents to avoid mosquito bites when they are outdoors. GLACVCD recently confirmed the fourth West Nile virus positive mosquito sample so far this year. The mosquito sample was collected from a vector control...

City Seeks Local Rep for Vector Control Board, Applications Due Nov. 21
Friday, Oct 31, 2014

The City of Santa Clarita encourages residents to apply for the opportunity to participate in local government as the City of Santa Clarita representative of the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (District) Board of Trustees. The upcoming vacancy will become available when the current...

Vicious Australian Pest Invades L.A. County
Monday, Sep 15, 2014

[Vector Control] – Two Los Angeles County vector control districts are urging residents to continue reporting daytime biting mosquitoes after discovering a new species of mosquito in Monterey Park and Montebello. During an expanded search this summer for the invasive Asian tiger mosquito, staff...

Are You Ready for West Nile Season?
Monday, Apr 21, 2014

[News Release] – Everything residents learned last year about West Nile virus and mosquitoes will be put to the test again this year, warned the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District. To ensure residents stay diligent, the District is partnering with the Mosquito & Vector Control...

Vector Control District Has New Leader
Thursday, Jan 2, 2014

New General Manager Truc Dever with former GM Ken Bayless. After more than six years at the helm of the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District, General Manager Ken Bayless has permanently traded in his briefcase for a set of golf clubs. Ken retired from the District at the end of December...

Officials Going Door-to-Door in SFV to Warn of West Nile Virus (It’s Here, Too)
Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013

[Vector Control] – High West Nile virus infection rates in mosquitoes in the San Fernando Valley are prompting the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) to conduct more door-to-door neighborhood awareness campaigns this summer. On Thursday, August 22, district staff will...

Things to Know About the Asian Tiger Mosquito
Monday, Aug 12, 2013

Asian tiger mosquito It’s another hot summer, and it is no surprise we’re seeing increasing reports about West Nile virus activity and other public health concerns. This month, we’re highlighting the threat of the invasive Asian tiger mosquito. For our feature, we look at how the city...

Vector Control Workers Keep the Bad Insects Away
Sunday, Feb 3, 2013

Vector Control SpecialistWarren Eberhardt Since 1952, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District’s Operations Department has functioned as the backbone of GLACVCD’s service delivery in protecting residents from human infection associated with mosquito-transmitted diseases. “As...

Kids: Bite Back Against Mosquitoes, Win Fabulous Prizes
Thursday, Sep 27, 2012

The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District, in partnership with the Mobile Science and Vector Education Foundation announces two opportunities for local students to win prizes while expressing themselves creatively through their original works. Submissions are now being accepted for the 4th...

Antonovich Wants to Step Up War On Mosquitoes
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012

[Supervisor Antonovich] – As several dead birds have tested positive for West Nile Virus in Los Angeles County, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich has introduced a motion calling for multi-agency coordination and a renewed effort to combat the virus to prevent an epidemic. Supervisor Antonovich’s...

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1875 - Henry Mayo Newhall buys western half of the Santa Clarita Valley for $2 an acre [story]
Henry M. Newhall
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 287 new deaths and 17,323 new cases of COVID-19, with 20,918 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: County Surpasses 13,000 Deaths; SCV Cases Total 20,918
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital announced Thursday the opening of its COVID-19 vaccine-distribution site, with the goal of vaccinating nearly 500 people a day.
Henry Mayo Announces Opening of COVID-19 Vaccine-Distribution Site
L.A. County Parks can help you achieve your New Year’s goals while bringing L.A. vibes into virtual classes.
Registration Open for L.A. County Parks’ Online Classes
Join the Santa Clarita Artists Association's first meeting of 2021, which will take place virtually Monday, Jan. 18, at 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 18: Artist Virginia Kamhi to Demonstrate Pastel Techniques
Get ready to get your game on Sunday, March 14, as Soroptimist International of Valencia presents their annual fundraiser to benefit the Soroptimist’s Dream Programs: Live Your Dream and Dream It, Be It.
March 14: ‘Games for a Cause’ Benefiting Soroptimist’s Dream Program
As the COVID-19 surge has continued to overwhelm hospitals over the past couple of months, it has also dramatically impacted the mortuaries where many of the pandemic’s victims end up.
Eternal Valley Struggles to Keep Up With Demand as COVID-19 Surges
The William S. Hart Union High School District governing board voted 4-1 to suspend small cohorts returning to campus through Feb. 8.
Hart District Votes 4-1 to Suspend Return to Campus Until February
The Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding regional areas fell under a red flag warning, prompting Southern California Edison to monitor more than 28,000 of its customers for potential power shutoffs through the remainder of the week.
SoCal Edison Considering Power Shutoffs Amid Red Flag Warning Conditions
California State Parks is seeking to hire ten Visitor Services Park Aides for the 2021 spring Antelope Valley poppy season.
Poppy Reserve Hiring Seasonal Park Aides
1988 - One-month-old Santa Clarita City Council votes to form Planning Commission [minutes]
meeting minutes
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials on Wednesday confirmed 14,564 new cases and 281 new deaths due to COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported another two new COVID-19 fatalities.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: 2 More People Dead at Henry Mayo; County Workplace Cases Surge
Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, announced Wednesday he voted against impeaching President Donald Trump while the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives voted to impeach the president for “high crimes and misdemeanors” related to last week’s violent breach at the U.S. Capitol.
Garcia Votes to Oppose Second Trump Impeachment by House
President Donald Trump spent his single term touting the exceptionalism of his presidency but the distinction that may well define his legacy happened Wednesday as the House voted to impeach him, again, this time for incitement of insurrection and by a vote of 232–197.
Trump Impeached by House for ‘Incitement of Insurrection’
California health officials are reshuffling priorities to allow anyone older than the age of 65 to receive COVID-19 vaccines, as demand among healthcare workers continues to decrease.
California Opening Up COVID-19 Vaccines to People 65 and Older
The city of Santa Clarita, in partnership with the Human Relations Roundtable, will launch the inaugural MLK Service Celebration on Monday, January 18, Martin Luther King Day in the United States.
Jan. 18: Santa Clarita to Launch ‘MLK Service Celebration’ on MLK Day
Central Park is set to house two colorful obelisks as a memorial to two of the teenagers who died during the Saugus High School shooting in November 2019, following unanimous approval Tuesday from the Santa Clarita City Council.
City Council OK’s Memorial at Central Park Honoring Saugus High Shooting Victims
The William S. Hart Union High School District has put a “pause” on a handful of literary classics after receiving concerns from both parents and students regarding their content.
Hart District Puts ‘Pause’ on Literary Classics Due to Parent, Student Concerns
Cemex, the international mining company proposing a massive sand and gravel mine on Santa Clarita’s eastern border in Soledad Canyon, is fighting back against a new question raised on the court’s subject-matter jurisdiction in its legal challenge to the federal government’s termination of its mining contracts.
Cemex Challenges Court with Argument Over Jurisdiction
The Salvation Army Santa Clarita Valley Corps is hosting a food drive this coming week, as its food pantry is critically low on food.
Salvation Army SCV Hosting Food Drive, Seeks Donations
1847 - Gen. Andres Pico (as in Pico Canyon) surrenders to Col. John C. Fremont, effectively ending the war between U.S. and Mexico [story]
treaty table
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 288 new deaths, including two additional deaths at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, and 11,994 new cases of COVID-19, with 20,338 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: 2 Additional Deaths at Henry Mayo; County Experiencing 230 Deaths Per Day
L.A. County Library announced Tuesday that it reached a record-breaking 3,109,225 digital book checkouts via OverDrive in 2020 - a 34 percent increase from 2019 - making it one of the top 15 public library systems worldwide for total annual digital circulation.
L.A. County Library Sets Record with More than 3 Million Digital Book Checkouts
Santa Clarita-based Stay Green Inc. announced Tuesday that it has acquired Emerald Landscape Services Inc., a leading commercial landscape maintenance company based out of Anaheim.
Stay Green Announces Acquisition of Anaheim-Based Emerald Landscape Services