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1935 - Gladys Carter convicted of manslaughter in fatal shooting of Frances Walker, of the Placerita Walkers [story]
Gladys Carter

California Processes 200K More Ballots, Has 4.3M Left
Friday, Nov 6, 2020

California processed about 200,000 ballots in the past 24 hours and has yet to process 4.3 million more in the November presidential election, including more than 610,000 in Los Angeles County, officials announced Friday. In L.A. County, the preliminary estimate of outstanding ballots to be processed...

Voting in L.A. County this November? Know Your Options
Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020

If you’re voting in Los Angeles County this November, you’ll soon have more options on how to cast your ballot. As the November 3 General Election approaches and county residents consider their choices during the COVID-19 health crisis, L.A. County has added new options for voting. Beginning...

LIVE Decision 2018: Local Election Coverage for the Santa Clarita Valley
Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018

Tune in for the COC Cougar News Decision 2018 Election Preview Show featuring exclusive local candidate coverage as well as live interviews with experts and analysts. Watch the live broadcast from the SCVTV Community Media Center on Spectrum 20, AT&T U-Verse 99, cougarnews.com, scvtv.com and Facebook...

Polls Open for General Election Until 8 p.m.

It’s Election Day, and 4,165 polling places across Los Angeles County are now open and ready for voters until 8 p.m. Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean C. Logan reminds voters they can find their polling place by: * Texting the word “VOTE” or “VOTO” to 468683. * Visiting...

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...

County Prepares for Updated Voting System
Thursday, Jul 20, 2017

As Los Angeles County prepares for the procurement and manufacturing stage of its nationally-recognized Voting Systems Assessment Project (VSAP), Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean Logan is focusing resources on election security. “Amid continuous investigation of attempted nation-state hacking of...

Law Remains: No Ballot Selfies in Calif. This Year
Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016

This photo is probably OK, but a photo showing a marked ballot is not. (CN) — A federal judge on Wednesday refused to lift a soon-to-expire ban on ballot selfies in California, finding such a late change in election policy could cause confusion on Election Day. For more than a century, California’s...

Brown Signs Legislation Allowing More Felons to Vote
Thursday, Sep 29, 2016

(CN) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed two bills vigorously opposed by law enforcement, allowing thousands of felons serving time in county jails to vote and reforming California’s gang database. Assembly Bill 2466 restores voting rights for people who were convicted of a felony but are...

County Sends Out Sample Ballot Booklets for June Primary
Friday, May 6, 2016

The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk has already begun mailing over 4.7 million sample ballot booklets to voters for the June 7 Presidential Primary Election. Mailings to all active registered voters in Los Angeles County will continue through May 28th. Sample ballot booklets can also...

SUSD Governing Board Approves New Trustee Area Voting Plan
Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015

[KHTS] – The Saugus Union School District Governing Board voted to approve a trustee-area plan for the district’s transition to a new voting system on Tuesday evening. Previously, the district had an “at-large” voting system in which the five-member board would be elected by all voters in...

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After a roller coaster of a year, the Santa Clarita Valley’s skating community once again took to the ice to celebrate the grand opening of The Cube, the city of Santa Clarita’s newly rebranded ice rink.
Santa Clarita Celebrates The Cube Grand Opening
1935 - Gladys Carter convicted of manslaughter in fatal shooting of Frances Walker, of the Placerita Walkers [story]
Gladys Carter
Los Angeles County Public Health officials will modify the Health Officer Order on Thursday, April 15, to align with changes to the state Blueprint for a Safer Economy regarding indoor live events and performances, private events such as conferences, receptions and meetings, and private informal gatherings.
April 15: L.A. County to Modify Health Officer Order to Align with State
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Monday confirmed 3 new deaths and 411 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as cases in the Santa Clarita Valley now total 27,482 since the pandemic began.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Death Rate Higher for Men Than Women; SCV Cases Total 27,482
Show producers Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher, and Steven Soderbergh on Monday announced the all-star cast of presenters at the 93rd Oscars, which will air live on ABC on Sunday, April 25, at 5 p.m. PDT.
Academy Reveals All-Star Cast of Presenters for 93rd Oscars Telecast
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has reported 10 productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley aka "Hollywood North" the week of Monday, April 12-18, 2021
Now Filming in SCV: ‘Star Trek Picard,’ ‘Good Trouble,” 8 More Productions
College of the Canyons and Palmdale Oasis Park Recreation Center will begin operating as Los Angeles County-operated COVID-19 vaccination sites in the northern part of the county starting Monday, April 19.
L.A. County to Open Vaccination Sites at COC, in Palmdale; Magic Mountain Site to Close
As of Monday, Los Angeles County residents may apply for financial help to cover funeral expenses through FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program.
FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program Open to L.A. County Residents
In a 5-4 ruling late Friday night, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that California can’t restrict home-based religious gatherings such as prayer meetings and Bible groups.
U.S. Supreme Court Blocks California Restriction on In-Home Religious Gatherings
A consulting firm hired by the city to evaluate the feasibility of establishing a city public health department in Santa Clarita did “not find a compelling case to change the basic structure of public health regulation” in Santa Clarita, according to a 17-page report published Friday as part of the Santa Clarita City Council’s Tuesday meeting agenda.
Report: No Compelling Case for Santa Clarita City Public Health Department
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital will present to the Santa Clarita City Council Tuesday a hospital expansion plan to increase facilities by 200,000 square feet.
City Council to Weigh Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Expansion Plan
The Santa Clarita Valley's COVID-19 vaccination rate has increased by about 5%, as 37% of residents 16 and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, according to data through April 4 published by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
SCV COVID-19 Vaccination Rate Increases to 37%
1738 - Fr. Francisco Garcés born in Spain; came through SCV in 1776, found Tataviam fighting with Coastal Chumash, observed Santa Clara River flowing by night and dry by day despite the season being spring [story]
Garces statue
1987 - Ramona Chapel and Red Schoolhouse relocated to Heritage Junction [story]
Red Schoolhouse
1835 - Outlaw and Rocks/Park/High School namesake Tiburcio Vasquez born in Monterey, Calif. [story]
Tiburcio Vasquez
Nearly 100 people gathered in front of the highly anticipated Laemmle 7 in Newhall to officially open the theater to the Santa Clarita Valley community.
Laemmle Officially Opens in Old Town Newhall
The city of Santa Clarita Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission recently met to receive an update from city staff about the status of the Pioneer Oil Refinery in Newhall.
Parks Commissioners Asked to Advise on Pioneer Oil Refinery’s Future
A judge’s ruling this week dealt a setback to the Tejon Ranch Co.’s proposed 19,000-unit Centennial development project in the upper northwest corner of Los Angeles County.
Judge Halts Centennial Development Project in Tejon Ranch
The California Community College Athletic Trainers Association has named longtime athletic trainer, and current College of the Canyons associate athletic director, Chad Peters its 2021 Athletic Trainer of the Year.
Chad Peters Named CCCATA 2021 Athletic Trainer of the Year
Los Angeles County Public Health on Friday confirmed 48 new deaths and 752 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 27,432 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 27,432 Total SCV Cases; County Nears 5 Million Administered Doses
The Santa Clarita City Council Legislative Committee briefly met Thursday morning to recommend that the City Council oppose four pieces of state legislation that would expand the state’s land-use authority.
Council Committee Recommends Opposition to State Land-Use Bills
In an effort to provide kids across the Santa Clarita Valley with a safe place to play and learn over spring break while parents are working, the Boys & Girls Club of SCV holds an annual camp.
Boys & Girls Club Holds Spring Break Camp
In recognition of public safety dispatchers' services, the California Highway Patrol joins other law enforcement agencies to recognize National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week on April 11-17, 2021.
CHP to Honor Public Safety Dispatchers During National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
Officials in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be hosting a virtual community discussion on child abuse prevention April 20.
L.A. County Sheriffs to Host Child Abuse Prevention Seminar