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1864 - Actor William S. Hart born in Newburgh, New York [Hart Index]
Wm. S. Hart

CHP’s Stanley to Retire; Governor Names Amanda Ray New Commissioner
Friday, Oct 23, 2020

SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom has announced the retirement of California Highway Patrol Commissioner Warren Stanley, and the appointment of Deputy Commissioner Amanda Ray to succeed Stanley. Ray will assume the CHP Commissioner post as of November 17, making her the first woman and second African...

Grant Provides Green Light for CHP Pedestrian, Bicycle Safety Push
Monday, Oct 5, 2020

SACRAMENTO – To help support the California Highway Patrol’s year-long effort to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety, the department was awarded the California Pedestrian and Bicyclist Enforcement and Education Project VIII grant. The CHP will use the grant funds to conduct enhanced-enforcement...

CHP: Child Passenger Safety Week in California Begins Sunday
Friday, Sep 18, 2020

The California Highway Patrol has designated the week beginning Sunday, September 20, as Child Passenger Safety Week statewide. Every day, CHP officers respond to vehicle crashes involving children. Finding a child who is unharmed thanks to the proper use of a safety seat can be a bright spot in an otherwise...

CHP Commissioner Earns Lifetime Achievement Award
Tuesday, Sep 1, 2020

CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley SACRAMENTO – California Highway Patrol (CHP) Commissioner Warren Stanley has spent nearly four decades advocating for highway safety in California. His unwavering commitment to public service and dedication to CHP employees caught the attention of the American Association...

CHP’s Stanley Names Amanda L. Ray Deputy Commissioner
Friday, Feb 28, 2020

SACRAMENTO – California Highway Patrol Assistant Commissioner Amanda L. Ray has been appointed Deputy Commissioner, CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley announced Friday. The appointment makes Ray the first African American woman in the CHP’s 91-year history to hold the position of second in command...

Free CHP Program Helps New Drivers ‘Start Smart’
Monday, Oct 28, 2019

To address the problem of vehicle collisions as the leading cause of death for teens in the United States, the California Highway Patrol offers a free educational program called “Start Smart” to help recognize and eliminate high-risk teen driving behaviors. The two-hour class engages newly...

CHP Improves Its Smartphone Missing Persons Alerts
Monday, Dec 3, 2018

SACRAMENTO – When a person goes missing, every second counts. As the statewide coordinator for the AMBER, Silver, and Blue Alert programs, the California Highway Patrol understands that time is of the essence and is using technology to help expedite the recovery process. “Whether a child or at-risk...

Grant to CHP Funds Fight Against Aggressive Driving
Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The California Highway Patrol has begun a year-long, grant-funded education and enforcement campaign to decrease deaths and injuries caused by speed and aggressive driving, two main contributors in traffic collisions statewide. The primary goal of the Regulate Aggressive Driving and Reduce...

Grant Helps Fund CHP Year-Long DUI Prevention Program
Monday, Oct 29, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A new campaign supported by the California Highway Patrol and the California Office of Traffic Safety to reduce impaired driving, received funding to run from Oct. 1, 2018, to Sept. 30, 2019. The Reducing Alcohol-Impaired Driving, or RAID, program will focus on education and enforcement....

Oct. 22-26: CHP Rides with School Bus Safety Week
Friday, Oct 19, 2018

To increase awareness about school bus safety among motorists, parents, teachers and students, the California Highway Patrol will observe National School Bus Safety Week Oct. 22-26. Riding the school bus is by far the safest way for students to get to and from school, but everyone must do their part. “We...

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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
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]
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