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1983 - U.S. release of John Carpenter's "Christine;" blew up fake gas station in Valencia [watch scene (R)]
Christine gas station explosion in Valencia


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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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1983 - U.S. release of John Carpenter's "Christine;" blew up fake gas station in Valencia [watch scene (R)]
Christine gas station explosion in Valencia
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health  has received confirmation of a fourth case of COVID-19 with mutations consistent with the new Omicron variant (B.1.1.529).
L.A. County Reports Local Transmission of Omicron Variant
Children’s Bureau is now offering two virtual ways for individuals and or couples to learn how to help children in foster care while reunifying with birth families or how to provide legal permanency by adoption.
Children’s Bureau Needs Foster Families for Local Children
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Wednesday 15 new deaths and 1,772 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 39,463 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID Roundup: Public Health Urges All To Vaccinate For Holidays
With the holiday season underway and people visiting family and friends, the California Department of Public Health is urging Californians to get the influenza vaccine to protect your health, and the health of others, during this flu season.
CDPH Urging Californians to Get Their Flu Shots
California State University, Northridge President Erika D. Beck has announced the appointment of Nichole Ipach as CSUN’s new vice president for university relations and advancement.
CSUN Announces New VP for University Relations, Advancement
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced that California community-based organizations will be able to apply for grants to address the social isolation experienced by students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
State Superintendent Addresses Student Social Isolation
The city of Santa Clarita, in partnership with the Santa Clarita Sister Cities Program, invites local students to submit artwork, poetry, essays and creative writing, photographs or music for the 2022 Young Artists and Authors Showcase.
City Seeks Student Art Submissions for 2022 Sister Cities Young Artists, Authors Showcase
After more than a five-year grant application process, SCV Water secured a $3.93 million grant from the State Water Resources Control Board to construct a permanent water supply for Los Angeles Residential Community and Lily of the Valley Mobile Village.
SCV Water Granted $3.93M to Supply Water for LARC, Lily of the Valley
1941 - Julius Dietzmann family of Castaic arrested as German enemy aliens [story]
Julius Dietzmann
The Santa Clarita Veteran Services Collaborative announced that the Santa Clarita Elks Lodge #2379 has donated $2,000 worth of Walmart and Lowe’s gift cards to the SCVSC.
SCV Elks Lodge 2379 Donates Gift Cards to Veterans
The Santa Clarita Arts Commission will hold its regular meeting Thursday, Dec. 9, at 6:00 p.m.
Dec. 9: Arts Commission Regular Meeting
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials confirmed Tuesday 15 new deaths and 941 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 39,492 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID Roundup: Public Health Releases the Latest Updates from the Last 7 Days
In an unprecedented decision spurred by the state’s extreme drought conditions, the California Department of Water Resources announced a 0% initial allocation from the State Water Project for the upcoming year.
State Will Not Allocate California Water Project Supplies for 2022
California State University, Northridge will launch programs in fall 2022 that will expedite the process for getting a credential for those who are interested in teaching history and social science in middle or high school.
CSUN to Offer Accelerated Credential Program for Aspiring History Teachers
Academy of the Canyons, the middle college high school in the William S. Hart Union High School District, has been named by Niche as the number 16 ranked high school in the State of California.
Academy of the Canyons, Hart District Rank in Top 20
1921 - William S. Hart marries actress Winifred Westover [story]
Bill and Winifred Hart
The Santa Clarita City Council officially broke ground Monday at Central Park on a key project which will enhance the crown jewel of the city of Santa Clarita’s parks system.
City Officially Breaks Ground on Central Park Buildout
The city of Santa Clarita’s Arts Division is excited to welcome “Creative Faces” to the First Floor Gallery at Santa Clarita City Hall.
Residents Encouraged to Explore ‘Creative Faces’ at City Hall
The city of Santa Clarita is encouraging interested and qualified residents to apply for an open commissioner position on the City’s Arts Commission.
City Accepting Applications for Arts Commissioner
The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society is seeking donations to replace the original brass, 6-chime train whistle, which was stolen years ago from the Historical Society's vintage 1900 Southern Pacific locomotive.
Historical Society Seeking Donations for Stolen Train Whistle
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported three additional deaths from COVID-19 over the weekend, spokesman Patrick Moody confirmed Monday, bringing the total to 184 deaths since the onset of the pandemic.
Monday COVID Roundup: Three Additional Deaths at Henry Mayo
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has received confirmation of an additional case of COVID-19 with mutations consistent with the new Omicron variant.
Additional Omicron Case in L.A. County; New Travel Restrictions in Effect
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office released the 15 productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, Dec. 6 - Sunday, Dec. 12
Filming in Santa Clarita Includes 15 Productions
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