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1861 - Andres Pico and partners granted state franchise to build toll road and cut 50-foot-deep cleft through (Newhall) Pass; they failed; Beale later succeeded [story]
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Residents Encouraged to Take Advantage of Vote by Mail
Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020

As Election Day approaches, the city of Santa Clarita wants residents to be aware that Vote by Mail ballots are a convenient and cost-effective option. Voters who are interested in this option should be aware that today, Tuesday, Feb. 25, is the last day register for a Vote by Mail Ballot on lavote.net. When...

Los Angeles County Vote Center Coming to COC
Thursday, Feb 20, 2020

For 11 straight days, College of the Canyons will operate an official Los Angeles County Vote Center for the upcoming Presidential Primary. Located in Seco Hall 101 at the Valencia campus, the Center will be open Saturday, Feb. 22, from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. up until Saturday, Monday, March 2. On...

County Mails Out More than 5 Million Newly Designed Sample Ballots
Thursday, Jan 30, 2020

The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) began mailing 5,477,007 newly designed Sample Ballots to voters for the March 3 Presidential Primary Election. The Sample Ballot contains critical election information on the new voting experience, step by step instructions on how to vote,...

Sept. 24: City Hosts Voter Registration Drive
Thursday, Sep 12, 2019

Each year millions of Americans are unable to vote because they miss a registration deadline, have outdated information or don’t know how to register. To prepare residents for the 2020 election cycle, the city of Santa Clarita will host a voter registration drive on Tuesday, Sept. 24, as part of National...

SC Transit to Encourage Voter Participation with Free Rides on Election Day
Friday, Nov 2, 2018

On Tuesday, Santa Clarita Transit will offer free rides on local and commuter routes, as well as its Dial-A-Ride service in an effort to encourage voter participation. With every election, ensuring that the highest number of voters possible make it to the polls is a top priority. Next week’s General...

CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Encourages Local Students to Vote
Thursday, Sep 20, 2018

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla stopped by Golden Valley High School Wednesday morning to encourage students to register to vote. Over 500 students packed one side of the Golden Valley gym to listen to Padilla as well as to watch a video showing the importance of voting. Students who are 16...

New Voting System Comes to LA County
Thursday, Aug 23, 2018

On Tuesday, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla certified Los Angeles County’s Voting Solutions for All People (VSAP) Tally Version 1.0, making it the first publicly-owned, open-source election tally system certified under the California voting systems standards. “With security on the minds...

County Registrar Experiences Printing Error on Voting Roster
Tuesday, Jun 5, 2018

Despite a printing error affecting voting rosters at a number of Los Angeles County polling places, Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean C. Logan emphasized that all registered voters can cast provisional ballots even if their names do not appear on the list. A total of 1,530 precincts of the County’s...

Still Time Left to Request Vote by Mail Ballot
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Dean C. Logan reminds voters in Los Angeles County that Tuesday, May 29, at 11:59 p.m. is the deadline to request a Vote by Mail (VBM) ballot. As of today, the RR/CC has issued 2,285,560 Vote by Mail ballots. Voters can request a Vote by Mail...

County Seeks Public Input on Future Vote Centers
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) is seeking input from the community on where the County should consider placing Vote Centers for the 2020 election cycle. Vote Centers will be replacing the traditional polling places, which binds a voter to a single in-person voting location...

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1861 - Andres Pico and partners granted state franchise to build toll road and cut 50-foot-deep cleft through (Newhall) Pass; they failed; Beale later succeeded [story]
Andres Pico
The Water Resources and Watershed Committee is scheduled to meet via teleconference on Wednesday, May 12, at 5:30 p.m.
May 12: Water Resources and Watershed Committee Teleconference Meeting
The California Interscholastic Federation has renewed a multi-year agreement with GoFan as the official digital ticketing partner to provide touchless, digital ticketing solutions to high schools and state-wide post season play across California.
CIF, GoFan Reach Multi-Year Agreement that Includes Post-Season Play
The County of Los Angeles announced Thursday that it has distributed 23 million units of free PPE through its joint effort with PPE Unite to protect 433,000 employees at small businesses across the County.
L.A. County Announces Distribution of 23 Million Units of PPE
The Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) has launched its annual CalFresh Awareness Month campaign to publicize the CalFresh Nutrition Program and acknowledge community partners throughout the month of May for helping to raise public awareness year-round.
Annual CalFresh Awareness Month Underway
The Santa Clarita City Council convened Tuesday evening to hear an overview of the city’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
Striplin Presents Balanced Budget Which Includes $300K Surplus
This summer Mission Opera is happy to present a live outdoor operetta in one-act on June 5, 6, 12, and 13, in Santa Clarita.
Mission Opera to Present Live Outdoor Operetta, “Le 66”
The William S. Hart Union High School District is looking for one new member to serve on the Measure SA Citizens’ Oversight Committee.
Hart District Seeking Oversight Committee Member
The College of the Canyons Theatre Department will present “The Addams Family Quarantined Concert Version,” a live virtual musical production based on the eponymous beloved television series on May 7-9.
May 7-9: COC Theatre Presents, “The Addams Family Quarantined Concert Version”
Santa Clarita Valley public junior high and high school students will remain in the blended learning model — two days a week of in-person instruction — for the remainder of the year, William S. Hart Union High School District officials announced Wednesday night.
Hart District Announces Blended Learning Format to Continue for Remainder of Year
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 19 new deaths and 414 new cases of COVID-19, with 27,744 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: Reopenings Expand in L.A. County as Transmission Remains Low; SCV Cases Total 27,744
1971 - Fort Tejon added to National Register of Historic Places [story]
Fort Tejon
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials on Wednesday confirmed 21 new deaths and 287 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with Santa Clarita cases totaling 27,744.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Health Officer Order Updates Effective Thursday; SCV Cases Total 27,744
During their first in-person meeting of the year, William S. Hart Union High School District governing board members are planning to hear public comments under a new format Wednesday, as well as discuss a potential decrease to the number of units seniors need to graduate in light of COVID-19.  
Hart Governing Board Returns to In-Person Meetings, Set to Discuss Reducing Credits for Graduation
For the second time since his arrest, Michelle Dorsey’s estranged husband — who is accused of having killed his wife in her Saugus home last month — had a continuation of his arraignment.  
Arraignment Continued for Estranged Husband Accused of Murdering Michelle Dorsey
After a year of virtual learning, the Santa Clarita Youth Orchestra's spring semester will host its grand finale, a virtual concert fundraiser, to help recoup losses during the pandemic.
SCV Youth Orchestra To Hold Virtual Concert Fundraiser
The California Highway Patrol is reminding cyclists and motorists to share the road and remember traffic safety saves lives during this years National Bicycle Safety month all May.
CHP Emphasizes Bicycling Safety Is Shared Responsibility
The College of the Canyons Theatre Department announced a live virtual production of "The Addams Family Quarantined Concert Version", based on the eponymous television series. 
COC Theatre Presents “Addams Family Quarantine Concert Version”
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital revealed a new addition to their leadership staff, bringing more than 30 years of medical experience to the hospital. 
Henry Mayo Announces New VP And Chief Medical Officer
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station is once again hosting their monthly free catalytic converter etching event, adding more dates and locations to have a converter etched. 
May’s Free Catalytic Converter Etching Adds Additional Location
The annual Bike to Work challenge is once again rolling into town for a week long going green challenge, starting next week. The challenge will begin Monday May 10 and go through Friday May 14. 
City Promotes Week-Long Bike To Work Challenge To Go Green
The William S Hart Education Foundation announced events will be returning this year and into 2022, starting with their new Cars under the Stars event. 
WiSH Education Foundation Announces New Events
The annual State of the County will be held in-person at Six Flags Magic Mountain, the Santa Clarita Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday. The SCV Chamber and Supervisor Kathryn Barger’s office have been working to create an event to celebrate the reopening of our economy which will include remarks by the Supervisor and full access to rides at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
Six Flags To Host State Of The County Event
1828 - Soledad Canyon settler John Lang born in Herkimer County, N.Y. [story]
Lang