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Chicken Little, Part 2 | Commentary by Dan Masnada
Friday, May 26, 2017

Part 1 of this commentary addressed Lynne Plambeck’s “alternative facts” regarding the proposed merger between Castaic Lake Water Agency and Newhall County Water District (Water Merger Bill: No Say, No Way in the May 6, 2017 edition of SCVNews). This second part addresses her strategy and objectives...

Valencia Water Company Expands Rebates to Help Home Water-Use Efficiencies
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Valencia Water Company (VWC) is encouraging customers to maintain their water-saving achievements from the recent drought and take advantage of improved rebates, incentives, online workshops and other resources to secure permanent water efficiencies inside their homes and for their landscapes. VWC now...

Valencia Water Urges Continued Conservation; Some Restrictions Still in Effect
Friday, Nov 4, 2016

Valencia Water Co. is providing customers with updated personal drought reports that are intended to encourage continued water conservation as California enters a possible sixth drought year. Although state-mandated water reductions were lifted earlier this year, VWC is encouraging all customers to continue...

Valencia Water Offers Free Efficiency Tuneups for Businesses
Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016

Valencia Water Co. is providing free water-use efficiency services for businesses within its service area during the months of October and November 2016 as part of its “Water Champs Great Commercial Leak Sweep Program.” As we enter the next phase of California’s ongoing drought, VWC...

Valencia Water Co. Boosting Rate by Avg. $6.48 Monthly
Friday, Sep 2, 2016

NOTE: This applies ONLY to customers of the Valencia Water Company. It does NOT apply to customers of the Santa Clarita Water Division, Newhall County Water District or L.A. County Water Works District 36.   The Valencia Water Co. Board of Directors voted Sept. 1 to adopt a revenue adjustment surcharge...

Appeals Court: CLWA Can Own Valencia Water; SCOPE to Seek High Court Review
Monday, Aug 1, 2016

CLWA Press Release, August 1: The California Court of Appeal 2nd District upheld the right of the Castaic Lake Water Agency to acquire the stock of the Valencia Water Company, rejecting a legal challenge by the Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment (SCOPE) filed in 2013. The decision...

Sept. 1: Meeting to Discuss Valencia Water Co.’s Planned Rate Hike
Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016

Valencia Water Co., one of the valley’s four water retailers, is proposing an increase in one area of its rate structure to recover a more than $5 million decline in revenue due primarily to a significant drop in water sales caused by increased conservation over the past year. As currently proposed,...

‘Enron Accounting’ at CLWA?
Sunday, Jun 26, 2016

As everyone probably knows, Enron was an energy company that collapsed at the end of 2001 after it was revealed that its reported financial condition was really just creative accounting, over-stating profits and hiding liabilities in off-book maneuvers. According to Wikipedia, “Enron has since become...

$200 to Pass Go
Thursday, Feb 11, 2016

There’s an old journalist’s trick used by every reporter at one time or another to track down information from public agencies. It’s called a Public Records Act request. A public record request is a formal request for information based on the California Public Records Act, approved by the Legislature...

Council Tuesday: PAC Agreement, Water Franchise, more
Thursday, Oct 22, 2015

City Council / Board of Library Trustees Joint Regular Meeting 10/27/2015 6:00 PM City Council Chambers 23920 Valencia Blvd. 1st Floor   Santa Clarita, CA 91355     Downloads: Agenda Agenda Packet Invocation Kellar Call to Order Roll Call Roll Call Flag Salute Boy...

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1864 - Actor William S. Hart born in Newburgh, New York [Hart Index]
Wm. S. Hart
1938 - Supervisors award construction contract for jail at Wayside Farms in Castaic (later called Pitchess Detention Center). [story]
Wayside
1962- Actress and future Soledad Canyon big-cat rescuer Tippi Hedren, "Hitchcock's New Grace Kelly," makes cover of Look magazine for upcoming thriller, "The Birds" [story]
Tippi Hedren
The Santa Clarita City Council will take a major step toward enhancing one of the city of Santa Clarita’s landmark amenities by holding a groundbreaking ceremony for the Central Park Buildout project on Monday, Dec. 6.
City Invites Community to Central Park Buildout Groundbreaking
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials confirmed Friday 17 new deaths and 1,942 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 39,281 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID Roundup: Cases Among People Experiencing Homelessness Declines for 2nd Month in a Row
The city of Santa Clarita Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 6:00 p.m.
Dec. 7: Planning Commission Regular Meeting
The first cohort of the College of the Canyons Low Observable Technician Pathway graduated on Nov. 23. 2021 at a special ceremony held at the college’s culinary arts center.
COC’s First Low Observable Technician Pathway Cohort Graduates
The Board of Trustees of the Santa Clarita Community College District is undergoing the redistricting process, and community members will have the opportunity to comment on revised trustee area boundaries at two upcoming public hearings.
Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees Undergoing Redistricting
The California Highway Patrol joins the American Occupational Therapy Association in recognizing Dec. 6 through Dec. 10, 2021, as Older Driver Safety Awareness Week.
Dec. 6-10: 2021 Older Driver Safety Awareness Week
On Wednesday, Dec. 1, College of the Canyons held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Don Takeda Science Center, which is named in honor of longtime biology instructor Don Takeda, who retired in 2017.
COC Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Don Takeda Science Center
To help ring in the holiday season, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger hosted her annual party for foster youth served by the Department of Children and Family Services and their foster families at Six Flags Magic Mountain on Saturday, Dec. 4.
Supervisor Barger Hosts Annual Foster Youth Holiday Party at Six Flags
The Los Angeles County Lake Lifeguards begin the search for potential new lifeguard candidates with the Lake Lifeguard Test Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Castaic Aquatic Center.
Dec. 4: Lake Lifeguard Test Starts at the Castaic Aquatic Center
1887 - Prohibitionist Henry Needham purchases land in Newhall, attempts to establish "dry" colony [story]
H.C. Needham
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has received confirmation of its first case of COVID-19 with mutations consistent with the new Omicron variant (B.1.1.529).
Thursday COVID Roundup: First Case of Omicron Detected in L.A. County
Andrew Ghassemi, senior vice president of Spectrum Commercial Real Estate, Inc., is pleased to announce the recent sale of a Class-A office building in Valencia.
Spectrum Real Estate Closes on $3.5M Sale of Valencia Office Building
Metro Los Angeles celebrated the groundbreaking Wednesday for the I-5 North County Enhancements Project, which will improve the operations and safety of the I-5 freeway for motorists in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Interstate 5 Improvement Project Breaks Ground in Santa Clarita
Do you take the easy route with a bag and tissue paper because your wrapping job looks like a crumpled mess?
Learn How to Wrap Gifts Like a Pro Thanks to JCI Santa Clarita
Commercial driver’s licenses, learner’s permits, endorsements and special certificates expiring between March 2020 and February 2022, are automatically extended through Feb. 28, 2022, the California Department of Motor Vehicles announced Thursday.
DMV Extending Commercial Driver’s Licenses, Learner’s Permits
1972 - Five wounded in Vagos biker gang shooting at Curtis & JoAnne Darcy's Acton '49er Saloon [story]
Darcys 49er
We are in the home stretch of the holiday season. I hope you have made plans to safely celebrate with family and friends. I also want to encourage you to keep safety in mind when shopping for that perfect gift for your loved ones.
City Manager’s Monthly Message – December 2021
La Mesa Junior High 8th graders will soon be building water bottle rockets as part of their science program, thanks to funding from California Credit Union through its Fall 2021 Teacher Grant program.
La Mesa Teacher Wins Fall 2021 Teacher Grant
Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control is celebrating the 'Paw"lidays by offering the gift of a new furry friend. 
Adoption Fees Waived Through End of the Year
Santa Clarita Artists Association is pleased to showcase an oil painting demo by Sharon Weaver on Feb. 21, 2022.
Artists Association Presents Oil Painting Showcase With Sharon Weaver
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