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California’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.4%
Monday, Mar 28, 2022

By Maria Dinzeo (CN) — The Golden State is outpacing the rest of the nation in job creation, according to the latest jobs report from the state Employment Development Department that suggests the state is recovering from the ravages of the pandemic-induced business shutdowns of two years ago. The 138,100...

SCV Hotels Bounce Back as Pandemic Winds Down
Friday, Jun 11, 2021

As COVID-19 ravaged the nation, the hotel and hospitality industry were among the hardest hit, experiencing major losses in 2020. However, hotels in the Santa Clarita Valley have been able to make a rebound, with occupancy rates going up gradually and recently starting to stabilize to pre-pandemic levels,...

America’s Job Centers of California Goes Online
Monday, Mar 23, 2020

In alignment with Los Angeles County’s revised “Safer at Home” order in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the county America’s Job Centers of California will no longer accommodate walk-in clients and will launch expanded virtual services via workforce.lacounty.gov. Also as of Monday, March 23,...

Oct. 9: SCV Mayor’s Committee for Employment of Individuals with Disabilities Breakfast
Thursday, Aug 30, 2018

The annual Mayor’s Committee for Employment of Individuals with Disabilities breakfast will take place Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., at AMS Fulfillment, Witherspoon Building, located at 28624 Witherspoon Parkway, Valencia, 91355. October is National Disability Employment Awareness...

K-12, Community College Committee Aims to Strengthen Workforce
Thursday, Mar 9, 2017

The members of both the K-12 and Community College policy boards, will meet for the very first time on Friday to discuss future plans on how the job market can be more attainable with these systems working together. Three members of the California State Board of Education and three from the California...

On-the-Job Training Bill Moves Ahead
Friday, Apr 4, 2014

[News Release] – The Senate Education Committee on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) to modernize apprenticeships to meet 21st century workforce needs, make this valuable on-the-job training available to more Californians and integrate programs into high...

COC Awarded $900k to Coordinate CCC Workforce Development Activities
Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013

The College of the Canyons Economic Development Division has been awarded approximately $900,000 from the state Chancellor’s Office to fund the staffing of three new “Deputy Sector Navigators” liaison positions designed to help community colleges better connect with the industry partners they serve. The...

McKeon on Passage of Workforce Training Bill
Friday, Mar 15, 2013

U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, voted Friday in favor of H.R. 803, the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act.  This legislation passed by a vote of 215-202.  The SKILLS Act will empower employers, rein in bureaucracy,...

McKeon Pushes Workforce Investment Reforms
Thursday, Dec 8, 2011

U.S. Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon [Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon] – Members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce introduced two additional proposals Thursday to reform the nation’s workforce investment system. The federal government currently administers at least...

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1956 - Battle of Palmdale rages over the skies of Santa Clarita [story]
Battle of Palmdale
Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean C. Logan announced the RR/CC has completed the examination and verification of all 715,833 petition signatures submitted for the recall of Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón.
Gascón Recall Efforts Fail
CSUN defeated the University of San Diego 1-0 Sunday night in the men's soccer exhibition opener for both clubs at Torero Stadium. 
Matadors Shut Out San Diego 1-0 in Exhibition Opener
The Women's Council of Realtors SCV Network held their election for officers on Aug. 11, along with their annual member and sponsor appreciation night.
Women’s Council of Realtors SCV Elects New Officers
The regular meeting of the William S. Hart Union High School District's Governing Board will take place Wednesday, Aug. 17, beginning with a closed session at 6 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 7 p.m.
Aug. 17: Hart District Regular Board Meeting
The regular board meeting of the Saugus Union School District Governing Board will be held Tuesday, Aug. 16, beginning with a closed session at 5:30 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 6:30 p.m.
Aug. 16: SUSD Regular Board Meeting
Family Promise of Santa Clarita Valley will hold their third annual golf tournament beginning noon on Monday, Oct. 24.
Oct. 24: Family Promise SCV Annual Golf Tournament
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital will open its first primary care practice on the hospital campus on Monday, Aug. 15.
Henry Mayo Opens First Primary Care Practice on Hospital Campus
Heads Up! The city of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station urge parents to practice "safe pedestrian skills."
Parents Urged to Practice Back-to-School Safety
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Monday one new death and 266 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley over the weekend, with a total of 26 deaths and 10,025 new cases countywide.
Monday COVID Roundup: SCV Cases Top 88,000; Deaths Total 493
(CN) — In drought-ridden California's history, megafloods have occurred about every century. Not often, but from a geological standpoint they're not rare.
Study Shows Climate Change Increasing Risk of California Megaflood
1849 - Eight-pound gold nugget found in San Feliciano Canyon (Val Verde/Piru area) [story]
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1986 - Canyon Country's Mitchell adobe demolished; components salvaged & later rebuilt at Heritage Junction [story]
Mitchell adobe
1961 - First Mass celebrated at new Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church (3rd building) in Newhall. Cardinal McIntyre attends [story]
OLPH
Are you worried about getting diabetes? Have you been told that you have pre-diabetes? One out of three American adults has prediabetes.
Aug. 16: Henry Mayo Hosts Diabetes Prevention Program
Avian influenza refers to a family of influenza or flu viruses that commonly infect birds.
L.A. County Public Health Urges Public to Protect Pet Birds from Bird Flu
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 19 new deaths throughout L.A. County, 3,995 new cases countywide and 112 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID Roundup: County Moves to Medium Community Level
Marvel Comics’ best-known, tree-like sentient being, Groot, a character that became widely popular through the action comedy "Guardians of the Galaxy," gets his own animated show on Disney+ this week.
CalArts Alum Kirsten Lepore Brings ‘I am Groot’ to Disney+
Work along the I-5 corridor in Burbank continues and will include nighttime lane reductions and the closing of the Verdugo Avenue off-ramp during the week of Aug. 15 to Aug. 18.
I-5 Corridor Improvements Include Nighttime Lane Reductions
As part of his legislative package calling on accountability, transparency, and integrity in the state government's procurement process, Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced Senate Bill 1271 (SB 1271) passed out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Aug. 11.
Wilk’s Measure Increasing Transparency Passes Assembly Committee
The early portion of The Master's University women's soccer team's schedule in 2022 will have a national tournament-type feel.
TMU Women’s Soccer To Play Top Teams on Florida, Indiana Trips
Princess Cruises today announced updated COVID-19 protocols and guidelines, removing the vaccine requirement for most voyages of less than 16 days so that anyone can cruise and adjusting pre-travel testing requirements to make it less complicated.
Princess Cruises Removes Vaccine Requirement for Most Sailings
As the summer travel season wraps up, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reminds drivers to be responsible and never drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
Aug. 17-Sept. 5: LASD Will Increase End-of-Summer DUI Patrols, Checkpoints
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