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COC Board to Consider Alternative Voting Area Maps
Wednesday, Oct 7, 2015

The College of the Canyons Board of Trustees will consider three different voting-area maps as it moves forward with plans to split the community college district into five “trustee areas” for purposes of voting. At present, the five trustees hold numbered seats but are elected at-large by all voters...

Antonovich, Kuehl Propose Election Change to Fit Requests from SCV
Thursday, Aug 27, 2015

Under a 1981 policy adopted by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors, city council and school board elections can’t be moved to November of an even year, when most people vote, because the physical ballot would be overloaded. In light of the proposed settlements arising from threatened and actual...

Hart Dist. Publishes Voting Boundary Map for November
Friday, Jul 24, 2015

A new interactive map has been added to the William S. Hart Union High School District website illustrating the five Trustee Area Voting boundaries in the Santa Clarita Valley. On March 11,  the Hart School District Governing Board approved a voting map for the District Trustee Areas, in accordance...

Even-Year Elections Coming to Saugus, If Supervisors Agree
Tuesday, Jul 7, 2015

The Saugus Union School Board voted unanimously Tuesday evening move its elections from odd years to even years – coinciding with the presidential and gubernatorial elections, when more people vote. District officials said the switch is needed to settle a voting rights lawsuit filed in May. The...

Saugus School District to Ask County to Consolidate Elections
Thursday, Jul 2, 2015

In hopes of settling a voting-rights lawsuit, the Saugus elementary school board has called a special meeting for July 7 to consider asking the county to change its elections from odd years to even years, when more people typically vote. The move would cancel the school board election that’s otherwise...

Saugus School Board Takes Next Step Toward Voting Districts
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015

[KHTS] – Saugus Union School District officials approved a timeline for moving to district-based elections. The school board  authorized payment of $7,000 to Compass Demographics, which will draw up voting district boundaries that will be put into place for the next governing board election. The...

County Approves Hart’s Voting District Map
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

At a meeting of the Los Angeles County Committee on School District Organization, a voting map for the William S. Hart Union School District Trustee Areas was approved Wednesday, May 6, in accordance with the California Voting Rights Act. The board approved the plan brought forth by Hart School District...

Palmdale Out $4.6 Mil. to Settle Voting Rights Lawsuit
Thursday, May 7, 2015

After more than two years of fighting a claim at-large elections denied minority voters a chance to elect their candidate of choice, Palmdale officials agreed to pay millions and withdraw their appeal. The city said it was urging state lawmakers to change the California Voting Rights Act legislation,...

Local Man Sues Saugus School District Over Election Process
Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015

Soliz A Santa Clarita man filed suit Tuesday against the Saugus Union School District, alleging its at-large elections are in violation of the California Voting Rights Act, according to court documents. Jim Soliz, who also sued the city and COC, seeks “injunctive relief requiring the SUSD to implement...

Deadline Looms for City in Voting Rights Complaint
Thursday, Feb 5, 2015

Santa Clarita attorneys and two city residents who sued the city over an alleged California Voting Rights Act violation are set to meet next month to discuss lingering issues with a settlement agreement, city officials said Thursday. Attorneys from both sides met in court Wednesday, when a judge created...

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The city of Santa Clarita’s Planning Commission will hold a regular meeting virtually Tuesday, April 20, at 6:00 p.m.
April 20: Planning Commission Virtual Regular Meeting
The owner of a shopping center at the corner of Lyons Avenue and Apple Street will seek the Santa Clarita Planning Commission’s approval Tuesday to subdivide the lot from three parcels to eight.
Planning Commission to Consider Subdivision Request
The deadline to submit entries for Santa Clarita Sister Cities’ Young Artists and Authors Showcase has been extended to Sunday, April 25, 2021.
Deadline Extended For Annual Sister Cities Young Artists And Authors Showcase
Internet marketing firm Scorpion made multiple company announcements Wednesday, including plans to open a new headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Scorpion Announces Plans to Move Headquarters
After a year of turmoil for many businesses in the Santa Clarita Valley, the SCV Economic Development Corp. released its list of the area’s largest employers.
EDC Releases SCV’s Largest Employers List
William S. Hart Union High School District officials said 18 students have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days during the regular board meeting Wednesday.
Hart District Reports 18 Positive Cases of COVID-19 Among Students
Los Angeles County Public Health on Friday confirmed 36 new deaths, 643 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, and reported the lowest test positivity rate to date.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: County Test Positivity Rate Hits Record Low; 27,557 Total SCV Cases
For the third year in a row, La Mesa Junior High School has been selected as a "Capturing Kids’ Hearts" National Showcase School for the 2020-2021 school year.
La Mesa Junior High School Selected as National Showcase School
California Senate Bill 545, a measure to provide additional resources to struggling students, has received unanimous support from the Senate Education Committee, announced Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita).
Wilk’s Bill to Address Learning Loss Passes Senate Education
As National Volunteer Appreciation Week approaches, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is recognizing its valued volunteers, a group that numbers over 300 and includes adults, teens, and canines.
April: 18-24: Henry Mayo Recognizes Volunteers During National Volunteer Appreciation Week
The city of Santa Clarita’s annual Earth Arbor Day celebration is set to go virtual this year with the release of an entertaining and informative video program on Thursday, April 22 at 10:00 a.m.
City to Celebrate Earth Arbor Day with Virtual Program and Free Mulch Giveaway
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station announced plans Friday to hold two additional free “Catalytic Converter Etching” events next week for all local SCV residents.
Sheriff’s Station to Hold Additional Free Catalytic Converter Etching Events
1962 - Walt Disney donates bison herd to Hart Park [story]
Bison
The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board has approved the recommendation to name Donna Manfredi as the principal of Golden Oak Adult School.
Donna Manfredi Takes Helm at Golden Oak Adult School
The Executive Office of the Board of Supervisors announced the leadership team of the newly formed Probation Oversight Commission who will be tasked to lead efforts to monitor the Probation Department’s progress on systemic reform.
L.A. County Announces New Probation Oversight Commission Leadership Team
The Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center at College of the Canyons will host a virtual Open House on Wednesday, April 28 to help those interested in advancing their careers by earning a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
COC University Center Hosting Virtual Open House
The Santa Clarita Public Television Authority will hold its regular meeting virtually Monday, April 19, at 2:00 p.m.
April 19: Santa Clarita Public Television Authority Virtual Regular Meeting
SCV Water has received a nearly $250,000 California Special Districts Association Public Safety Power Shutoff program allocation from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES).
Cal OES Awards SCV Water $250K Grant
The Los Angeles County Arts Education Collective, coordinated by the Department of Arts and Culture, and KCET have joined forces to create a new documentary that explores the value of arts education for the youth, communities, and creative economy of L.A. County.
KCET Documentary to Feature L.A. County’s Arts Education
The Santa Clarita Valley League of Women Voters, partnering with College of the Canyons Center for Civic Engagement and its Engage the Vote Student Action Team, is sponsoring a virtual, “Conversation with Mayor Bill Miranda,” on Monday, April 19, from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Miranda Joins League of Women Voters, COC for Virtual Conversation on Local Government
A woman died after having been rushed to the hospital following a stabbing in a Saugus neighborhood early Thursday morning.
LASD Investigating Deadly Saugus Stabbing
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 23 new deaths and 613 new cases of COVID-19, with 27,535 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: 16 and Over Now Eligible for Vaccine; SCV Cases Total 27,535
The results of two surveys regarding the controversy surrounding the Hart High School mascot were reported during the William S. Hart Union High School District governing board meeting on Wednesday.
Survey Shows Majority of Staff, Students Favor Keeping Hart Mascot
As students and staff return to schools for in-person instruction, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reminds everyone to keep the safety of students in mind when traveling around schools.
With Schools Reopening, LASD Reminding Drivers to Keep Student Safety In Mind