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Sunny Safe Place Needed For Twenty Somethings With Special Needs

erinwalgamuth_copyLast week, Erin Walgamuth received a letter from Medi-Cal stating that on December 1, all Adult Day Care Facilities in California are closing.





For six hours a day Walgamuth’s 30 year old daughter with special needs is able to enjoy activities at the Santa Clarita Adult Day Care center. That allows her daughter to have stimulating interaction and her parents to continue working.

That is ending.

County Moves To Charge New Communities For Sewer Maintenance

LA_County_SealBy Leon Worden/

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to take the first step Tuesday to start charging homeowners in Tesoro Del Valle, Fair Oaks Ranch, West Creek and other newly developed parts of the Santa Clarita Valley – and other new communities throughout the county – for sewer maintenance.

Eight Local Semifinalists For National Merit Scholarship

William_S_Hart_district_copy_copyEight local high school seniors have been named Semifinalists for the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors qualify as semifinalists which include the highest-scoring entrants in each state.

“Out of 1.5 million students who take the qualifying test every year there’s about 16,000 semifinalists,” said Eileen Artemakis, Director of Public Information.

WorkSource Center Holding Job Fair This Friday

WorkSource_logoHave you been laid off or are you looking for a new job? The Santa Clarita WorkSource Center will host a free Job Fair from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, October 7 to help connect job seekers with employers looking for top talent.

The event will be held at the Santa Clarita WorkSource Center, located at the College of the Canyons’ Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center.

Empowering HeArts Honorees Named

SMOHeartsSingle Mothers Outreach, which provides education and training to help single parent families in the Santa Clarita Valley become independent, kicked off their second annual Empowering HeArts event last week with an elegant reception in The Woodlands community.


City To Hold Lyons Avenue Corridor Planning Meeting

USETHISCITYSEALThe City of Santa Clarita is inviting community members to a public meeting on from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 13 to discuss the Lyons Corridor Plan.



Residents are encouraged to share their ideas and concerns as the City works to update its planning and zoning regulations along Lyons Avenue. The meeting will be held at the Old Orchard I Clubhouse, located at 25051 Avenida Rotella.

Real Estate and Market Report for October 3, 2011

Beyond the Media - National Home Values
By Fred Arnold

The housing market still faces many challenges. High unemployment, foreclosures and other distress sales are keeping negative pressure on prices. This of course is good news if you are looking to buy as low rates and lower prices have brought affordability to record levels. How Affordable?

Torlakson Unveils New Interactive Director Of Schools And Programs

tt-smallState Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today unveiled a new interactive California Directory of Online Schools and Programs. The Directory is designed to help people make more informed decisions about online kindergarten through grade twelve educational options throughout the state.


BREAKING NEWS: Amanda Knox Declared Free By Italian Court

American student Amanda Knox's murder conviction was overturned by an Italian Appeals court. She has been in jail in that country for the last four years. Knox's boyfriend was also freed and cleared of charges.

Providence St. Joseph Breast Center Receives Prestigious Accreditation

St-Joseph-Medical-Center-logoThe Breast Health Center at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center has received the prestigious accreditation of the American College of Surgeons, which recognizes programs that provide a full continuum of services in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.