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June 25-July 1: Mosquito Control Awareness Week
Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017

SACRAMENTO – June 25–July 1 is National Mosquito Control Awareness Week, designed to educate the public about the significance of mosquitoes in their daily lives and the important service provided by mosquito control workers around the world. The Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California...

L.A. County Zika Preparedness
Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017

Before summer arrives, community leaders and elected officials will gain an upper hand against the Zika threat and the mosquitoes that can transmit the virus. Vector control districts and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) will host a Keep Zika Out! workshop for community leaders...

Quest Diagnostics Unveils New Test Service for Zika Virus
Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016

Quest Diagnostics, the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services, announced Wednesday the availability of a new antibody test service that aids the diagnosis of infection with the Zika virus. The service is based on the Zika Immunoglobulin M (IgM) Antibody Capture Enzyme-Linked...

FDA Advises Testing for Zika in All Donated Blood
Friday, Aug 26, 2016

Transmission electron micrograph of Zika virus. Particles are 40 nm in diameter, with an outer envelope, and an inner dense core. (CDC) [FDA] – As a further safety measure against the emerging Zika virus outbreak, on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a revised guidance recommending...

2 Babies Born in California with Zika Malady; Pregnant Women Warned Against Travel
Thursday, Aug 4, 2016

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is reminding pregnant women intending to travel to Zika-affected areas to exercise caution. This follows a report today that two infants with Zika-related microcephaly have been born in California to women who had Zika virus infection during pregnancy after...

How You Can Prevent Zika Virus
Monday, Jul 25, 2016

[HHS] – If you’ve read the headlines over the past few months, you’ve probably heard about the Zika virus. You might wonder how serious the virus is and what steps you can take to help protect yourself and your family. Here at HHS, we’re committed to giving the American people the tools they...

CDC: Zika Risk at Rio Olympics Shouldn’t Be Too Great … Unless You’re Pregnant
Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016

According to the Brazilian Tourism Board, approximately 350,000 to 500,000 international visitors and athletes from 207 countries are expected to travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. This travel volume represents a very small fraction – less than 0.25 percent...

U.S. States, Territories Now Able to Apply for Funds to Fight Zika Virus
Friday, May 13, 2016

U.S. states and territories can now apply to CDC for funds to fight Zika locally. More than $85 million in redirected funds identified by the Department of Health and Human Services is being made available to support efforts to protect Americans from Zika infection and associated adverse health outcomes,...

UCLA Scientists Unlock Secrets of Zika Virus
Friday, Apr 15, 2016

How does a formerly innocuous and obscure virus like Zika transform itself into a feared pathogen inflicting a devastating impact on global health? A new UCLA study suggests that the virus possesses the ability to mutate rapidly, allowing the current outbreak to spread swiftly around the world. The Cell...

Public Health Tips: Summer Olympics, Zika Virus, more
Tuesday, Mar 8, 2016

2016 Summer Olympics:  CDC Travel Recommendations Planning to travel to Brazil for the Olympics or Paralympics?  CDC has developed recommendations to help you stay safe and healthy.  Brazil, along with many destinations in the Americas, is experiencing an outbreak of Zika virus. Because Zika virus...

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1940 - NYC premiere of "The Marines Fly High" starring Lucille Ball, filmed in Placerita Canyon [story] Marines Fly High
1882 - George Campton's Newhall general store explodes [story]
general store
1938 - Great Flood of 1938 causes massive destruction and death across the greater Los Angeles region [story]
flooding
A strong fourth quarter turned a close game into The Master's University favor as the women's basketball team defeated the Hope International Royals 75-61 Thursday night in the first round of the GSAC Championship Tournament being played in Atherton, Calif.
Lady Mustangs Move on to GSAC Tourney Semis
The city of Santa Clarita is inviting artists to submit artwork to be considered for upcoming exhibitions.
City Seeking Artists, Artwork for Upcoming Exhibitions
MONTEREY PARK — No. 20 College of the Canyons suffered a 93-78 loss at No. 13 East L.A. College in the opening round of the 3C2A Southern California Regional Playoffs on Wednesday to see its season come to a close.
Season Ends for Lady Cougs Basketball
Eccentric relatives, love, mystery, family secrets and maybe even murder.
Mayor Cameron Smyth | “The Woman in the Castello”
VENTURA — College of the Canyons bounced back into the win column in a big way with a shortened 16-1 road victory at Ventura College on Tuesday, snapping a four-game losing streak in the process.
Lady Cougs Snap Four-Game Losing Streak
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold a study session Wednesday, March 6, at 5 p.m., to discuss the proposed Sunridge development by Urban West, which would be located at the site commonly known as the Whittaker-Bermite property.
6,550 New Homes Planned for Center of City
California Institute of the Arts alum and School of Film/Video special faculty Nelson Carlos De Los Santos Arias (Film/Video MFA 14) won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 2024 Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale) on Feb. 24 for his feature film, "Pepe."
CalArts Alum Wins Silver Bear Best Director at Berlin Film Festival
Applications are now available for California Credit Union’s Summer Internship Program for local high school seniors and college students.
Applications Now Available for CA Credit Union’s Summer Internship
The William S. Hart Union High School District will host its annual Honor Band Concert Saturday, March 2, at 6:30 p.m., at the Hart High School Auditorium.
March 2: Annual Hart District Honor Band Concert
Light snow fell Thursday as state workers began the third snow survey of the season.
Upcoming Storm Could Boost California Snowpack Above Normal
1990 - President George H.W. Bush and Sheriff Sherman Block dedicate new North County Correctional Facility in Castaic [story]
ribbon cutting
The Master's University announced Kaleb Lowery was named co-Player of the Year in the conference and Ty Harper was named All-Golden State Athletic Conference in men's basketball for the 2023-24 season.
TMU’s Lowery Earns Co-Player of the Year; Harper Named All-GSAC
College of the Canyons student-athletes Aaliyah Garcia (women's basketball) and Jerome Hughes (men's track & field) have been named the COC Athletic Department's Women's & Men's Student-Athletes of the Week for the period running Feb. 19-24.
COC Names Aaliyah Garcia, Jerome Hughes Athletes of the Week
SCV Water invites the community to learn more about the Agency’s 5-year Strategic Plan through a special virtual presentation on Monday, March 25, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
March 25: SCV Water Five-Year Strategic Plan Webinar
Rancho Pico and Rio Norte Junior High schools were named among the 293 middle and high schools that have been selected for the prestigious 2024 California Distinguished Schools Program, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced Thursday.
Rancho Pico, Rio Norte Named Among California Distinguished Schools
Santa Clarita Symphony Orchestra is preparing for an outstanding year in 2024.
Santa Clarita Symphony Orchestra Announces New Venue, Performances
The Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station Off-Highway Vehicle Team was created nearly 20 years ago to help address off-highway vehicle violations.
Public Encouraged to Comment, Review Off-Highway Vehicle Grant
As we travel onward into 2024, our City continues to remain resilient and steadfast in its commitment to meeting our residents’ needs and preserving our exceptional quality of life.
Marsha McLean | Santa Clarita’s Reliable Transit Alternatives
This week, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a motion introduced by Supervisor Kathryn Barger, whose Fifth District includes the Santa Clarita Valley, and co-authored by Supervisor  Lindsey P. Horvath that mobilizes the County’s advocacy on behalf of homeowners who are struggling to get or keep their insurance coverage due to wildfire threat. 
Supes Seek Investigation of Home Insurance Providers’ Policies
SCV Water was recently awarded a $2 million grant under the Bureau of Reclamation’s FY 2023 WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grant Program.
SCV Water’s New $2M Grant to Support Conservation Programs
The California Department of Transportation has scheduled lane closures on the northbound and southbound State Route 14 between Technology Drive in Palmdale and Avenue A in Lancaster, closing up to three lanes.
Caltrans Announces Another Round of SR-14 Lane Closures
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