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1824 - Mexican soldiers track runaway Chumash slaves through the Santa Clarita Valley []


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679彩票网The Learning Curve | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Saturday, Jun 6, 679彩票网

Medical professionals are on a learning curve as the coronavirus is highly contagious and has no treatment. Six months into this battle, money is being poured into treatment, offering hope for those who are seriously ill. Unfortunately, as in the past, physicians are seeing their decision-making usurped...

679彩票网Hairline Difference | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Friday, Jun 5, 679彩票网

As a teenager, my father took me to Metropolitan State Mental Hospital several times, not for admission, but to learn how mental health affected his clients. He was a Los Angeles County social worker for decades, and knowing my interest in medicine, he felt it was an opportunity to put my feet in someone...

679彩票网Violating Curfew | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Thursday, Jun 4, 679彩票网

We were under curfew. No one was on the streets. The air was filled with smoke, and a looter was killed at the corner store. Darting between houses, we were careful not to be seen, nor arrested. Being young teenagers during the 1965 Watts Riots, we wanted to listen to Dodger games together. We violated...

679彩票网Together As One | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Wednesday, Jun 3, 679彩票网

The 1996 movie “Independence Day” was a futuristic lesson in unity when the world fought for survival. Neither race, nationality, religion, social status, gender, educational level nor political party played a role in this battle. We were one. Similarly, when admitting patients to the hospital, I...

679彩票网You’re On Candid Camera | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Tuesday, Jun 2, 679彩票网

Growing up in the 1960s before “60 Minutes,” there was a Sunday evening television show called “Candid Camera.” It conjured up embarrassing yet funny hidden filming culminating in “Smile, you’re on Candid Camera.” In 1974, when doing research using controlled medication, I found drugs missing...

679彩票网Santa Clarita Mayor Lauds Residents’ Resilience
Monday, Jun 1, 679彩票网

In his June message, Santa Clarita Mayor Cameron Smyth observes the resilience of Santa Clarita residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. The best way to describe the Santa Clarita community over the past few weeks is resilient. Residents and businesses have shown resilience while facing uncertainties...

679彩票网Nursing 679彩票网 Differences | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio

I see patients in nursing 679彩票网s once a month. Most elderly residents are relegated to these facilities because debilitating health problems prevent them from living at 679彩票网. Around the country, they have become “hotspots” of infection. County Public Health maintains real-time statistics that are...

679彩票网Santa Clarita City Manager Ken Striplin Thankful for Staff Creativity

In his monthly message for June 679彩票网, Santa Clarita City Manager Ken Striplin offers an appreciation of city staff’s creativity. The last two-plus months have been challenging for everyone, regardless of age. Whether you are a child missing schoolmates or an adult spending a lot more free time...

679彩票网The Morning Routine | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Sunday, May 31, 679彩票网

I wake up without an alarm clock. I’ve done that for years. If I have to catch a plane or train, which is rare nowadays, I set one as back up. First thing I do is heat water for my hot chocolate. Dependent on the time of year, this is usually around 5 in the morning, before sunrise. I take my blood...

679彩票网Horde of the Flies | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Saturday, May 30, 679彩票网

The Santa Clarita Valley three decades ago was serene. Running in early morning hours before sunrise smelled of country with the occasional sighting of coyotes and bobcats, and hearing the rustling of awakening native birds. We were an extension of urban life taking over their grounds. One morning, it...

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In response to Mayor Cameron Smyth’s social distancing suggestions, the Santa Clarita Youth Orchestra (SCVYO) will be moving their summer session online.
679彩票网Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra Offering Virtual Summer Session
If Leonardo Martinez were to trace his journey from graduating from Saugus High School to his College of the Canyons graduation on June 5, the line would be anything but linear.
679彩票网Physics Student Finds Motivation, Inspiration at COC
To accommodate social distancing, the students of the Santa Clarita Youth Orchestra (SCVYO) have continued to meet virtually every week during regular rehearsal times, and the Artistic Staff of SCVYO have made sure that the quality of education has not diminished.
679彩票网Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra Adjusting to New Norm
The Santa Clarita Public Library is excited to launch its 679彩票网 Summer Reading Program, running from Monday, June 8 - Saturday, July 25.
679彩票网Summer Reading Program Coming to Santa Clarita Public Library
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is expected to review a motion Tuesday that urges the Sheriff’s Department, and the 46 different police departments within the county, to update their use-of-force policies and where appropriate new ones, such as requiring officers to intervene and halt officers from using excessive force.
679彩票网Supes Expected to Review Motion Urging LASD, Police Departments to Update Use-of-Force Policies
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Saturday 1,329 new cases of COVID-19 and 56 new deaths due to the virus countywide, and a total of 2,101 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley since the pandemic began, 96 more than reported Friday.
679彩票网Saturday COVID-19 Roundup: 126,016 Cases Statewide, 2,101 SCV Cases
Presently, convalescent plasma, remdesivir and IL-6 seem to improve patient status positively, and the government pays for experimental use. Apparently, if hospitals don’t use these treatments, they still get paid.
679彩票网The Learning Curve | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
At a community vigil Friday, Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore, a Santa Clarita Valley resident, characterized police brutality and racism as viruses, but thousands of protesters who swarmed the vigil challenged the lack of accountability for officers who attacked peaceful protesters.
679彩票网At LAPD-Sponsored Vigil, Protesters Confront Chief Moore
California will permit schools, bars, gyms, hotels and other facilities to reopen, and music, television and film production to resume with certain restrictions starting June 12 in locations that meet state criteria for COVID-19 containment and preparedness.
679彩票网California Set to Reopen Schools, Bars, Gyms; Resume Film, TV, Music Production
1824 - Mexican soldiers track runaway Chumash slaves through the Santa Clarita Valley []
After hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets in Santa Clarita on Thursday, about 100 took a knee outside City Hall on Friday to support the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.
679彩票网Education Over Violence: Black Lives Matter Group Returns to SCV
L.A. County Public Health confirmed Friday 1,445 new cases of COVID-19 and 36 new deaths, including the 22nd death in the SCV since the pandemic began.
679彩票网Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 131 New SCV Cases, Another Fatality
Access to bail will dramatically expand as the result of a decision this week by the Public Defender Ricardo Garcia and Alternate Public Defender Erika Anzoategui in partnership with The Bail Project.
679彩票网L.A. County to Dramatically Expand Access to Bail
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on a national initiative to address inequality of opportunity, SCV Chamber officials said Friday.
679彩票网SCV Chamber Joins National Initiative to Address Inequality of Opportunity
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold special and regular meetings at City Hall on Tuesday, June 9, and hear public comments from citizens virtually via Zoom.
679彩票网June 9: Santa Clarita City Council Special, Regular Meetings
Earlier this month, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva furthered tensions with the county’s Board of Supervisors with his claims his department is understaffed and underfunded.
679彩票网County Responds to Villanueva’s Claims About Budget, Staffing Issues
California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday called for new police crowd control procedures and the banning of a chokehold that stops the flow of blood to the brain.
679彩票网Newsom Tells California Police to Stop Using Carotid Chokehold
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond will release the California Department of Education’s guidance document, “Stronger Together: A Guidebook for the Safe Reopening of California’s Public Schools,” on Monday, June 8.
679彩票网June 8: Thurmond to Issue State Guidance for Schools Reopening
The Civilian Oversight Commission for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will host a virtual community listening session on Thursday, June 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
679彩票网June 11: Virtual Town Hall with Sheriff’s Oversight Commission
As a teenager, my father took me to Metropolitan State Mental Hospital several times, not for admission, but to learn how mental health affected his clients. Knowing my interest in medicine, he felt it was an opportunity to put my feet in someone else’s shoes.
679彩票网Hairline Difference | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
A rumored protest in the Santa Clarita Valley became a reality Thursday, as an estimated 800 people marched, loudly chanting George Floyd’s name and “Black Lives Matter,” only to conclude serenely outside the SCV Sheriff’s Station.
679彩票网Hundreds Turn Out for Peaceful Protest March in Santa Clarita
Spearheading the many marches and messages through megaphones in the name of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement in the Santa Clarita Valley on Thursday were some of the community’s very own students.
679彩票网SCV Students Lead Call for Change
Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Missing Persons Unit seek the public’s assistance in locating Hector Aguilera, a 64-year-old Hispanic man.
679彩票网Detectives Seek Help to Find At-Risk Man Last Seen in Valencia