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The Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center will host a virtual open house event on Friday, Oct. 30 for prospective students interested in earning a bachelor’s or master’s degree through the center’s partner institutions.

Oct. 30: Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center Virtual Open House

Santa Clarita homeless task force members are exploring options to start a local overnight parking program akin to those in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles.

SCV Homeless Task Force Exploring Overnight Parking Options

The William S. Hart Union High School District will likely not return to campus until January, Superintendent Mike Kuhlman said during the district’s governing board meeting Wednesday.

Hart District Looks to January Reopening

Los Angeles County Public Works and Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts will host a free Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Recycling Roundup, Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., at Val Verde Park.

Oct. 24: Free Household Hazardous Waste & E-Waste Recycling Roundup

SACRAMENTO – California Climate Action Corps – the country’s first statewide corps of its kind – is seeking applicants for its inaugural Fellows program.

California Seeking Applicants for Inaugural Climate Action Corps Fellows

1898 – Birth of Mary S. Ruiz, eldest child of Enrique & Rosaria Ruiz of San Francisquito Canyon; all died in 1928 dam disaster [cemetery census]

grave markers

The city of Santa Clarita has increased the frequency of street sweeping throughout all areas of the city through the end of January.

Santa Clarita Increases Street Sweeping Through January

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Wednesday confirmed 33 new deaths and 510 new positive cases of COVID-19, as the Santa Clarita Valley counts 6,809 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 72 deaths from the virus since the World Health Organization declared the pandemic on March 11.

Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: 6,809 Cases in SCV, 290,486 in L.A. County to Date

Fair Oaks Ranch Community School teacher Ken Newton has been named a recipient of a Fall 2020 Teacher Grant from the California Credit Union.

Fair Oaks Ranch’s Ken Newton Wins 2020 Teacher Grant from CCU

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Wednesday honored 18 student Academy Award winners from colleges and universities around the world at the 47th Student Academy Awards ceremony, held virtually for the first time

Medalists Revealed in 2020 Student Academy Awards

With only two weeks left before the November election, candidates Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, and Assemblywoman Christy Smith, D-Santa Clarita, honed in on their priorities during a virtual forum Tuesday.

Congressional Candidates Talk COVID, Federal Aid, Assembly Bill 5

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a special virtual program titled “ACCESSIBILITY/VISIBILITY: Breaking Down the Barriers for People with Disabilities in Media,” going live October 26 at 5 p.m.

Academy Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

Air quality is unhealthy for sensitive groups and individuals in the Santa Clarita Valley and the East San Gabriel Valley Wednesday, October 21, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

Wednesday SCV Air Quality Unhealthy for Sensitive Individuals, Groups

Nearly 300,000 more Americans have died so far in 2020 than in a typical year, with the excess deaths including the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 plus deaths indirectly tied to the pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Protection said Tuesday.

COVID-19 Pandemic Blamed for 300K Excess Deaths in U.S.

A group of Black Lives Matter activists who rang Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey’s doorbell earlier this year were met by her husband holding a loaded handgun.

Black Lives Matter Sues L.A. District Attorney, Husband Over Gun-Pointing Incident

The California attorney general has asked a judge to enforce subpoenas served on the California Republican Party, to order the removal of unofficial ballot drop boxes placed across the state and to turn over the names of voters who used the boxes.

California AG Asks Court to Intervene in Ballot Box Fight With State GOP

2007 – Buckweed fire chars 38,356 acres, destroys 21 homes in Canyon Country and Agua Dulce [story]

Buckweed Fire

The daily COVID-19 report from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health was not available as of deadline Tuesday due to technical issues with the County’s system.

Henry Mayo Reports Hospital’s 30th COVID-19 Death

A member of the William S. Hart Union High School District community has tested positive for COVID-19, district officials confirmed Tuesday afternoon.

COVID-19 Hits Hart District Community

The coronavirus has created at least one unexpected benefit for The Master’s University men’s golf team.

COVID-19 Precautions Lead to Unexpected Benefit for Mustangs Golf

While the announcement did not take place in a star-studded ballroom of a Beverly Hills hotel, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has awarded California State University, Northridge a total $80,000 to support the university’s film students, with $20,000 specifically designated to help students adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

Hollywood Foreign Press Awards CSUN $80K to Help Film Students Impacted By COVID-19

California will not allow Six Flags Magic Mountain and other large theme parks, such as Universal Studios and Disneyland, to reopen until their respective counties enter the least restrictive tier under the state’s metrics, officials announced Tuesday.

Magic Mountain, Large Theme Parks to Remain Closed Under CA’s New Reopening Guidelines

Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffrey Prang released the 2020 Annual Report, reflecting growth and increases in the assessed value of all taxable real property and business personal property countywide. The report includes an updated ranking of the County’s 88 cities, including the highest valued cities and those with the highest percentage change from the prior year.

County Assessor: Pre-COVID Data Shows Santa Clarita Top Five Highest Valued Cities

A two-vehicle crash took down a traffic light in Santa Clarita late Tuesday morning.

Two-Vehicle Collision Leads to Downed Traffic Light



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