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This evening from 5 to 7 p.m., there will be grief counseling and resources for our Santa Clarita Valley community at the Activities Center on Centre Pointe Pkwy. I'll be there in solidarity. #SaugusStrong

Our hearts our broken that two Saugus High students have passed and three others are wounded in addition to the shooter, who is in grave condition. Our @LACDMH remains ready to help students, faculty, and staff.

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This evening from 5 to 7 p.m., there will be grief counseling and resources for our Santa Clarita Valley community at the Activities Center on Centre Pointe Pkwy. I'll be there in solidarity. #saugusstrong ... See MoreSee Less

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We're live at Central Park with the latest on the shooting at Saugus High School. Our hearts our broken that two students have passed and three others are wounded in addition to the shooter, who is in grave condition. Our Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health remains ready to help students, families, faculty, and staff. ... See MoreSee Less

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The North Valley Family YMCA gives our local youth opportunities to learn, grow, play, and make lasting memories with friends. When I heard one of their vans was destroyed in the Saddleridge Fire, I knew we had to replace it to ensure children can access their invaluable programs! ... See MoreSee Less

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Fight on! Thank you to the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy for inviting me to speak at your Lunch with a Leader about my experience as Supervisor and our county efforts to combat homelessness. ... See MoreSee Less

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This Veterans Day, I'm grateful to celebrate the service members who fought for our communities. I’m privileged to have Roberto, a proud U.S. Army veteran, on my staff as a liaison to the L A County Dept. of Military and Veterans Affairs. We’re also grateful to have a services representative in my East San Gabriel Valley field office twice a week to help local veterans navigate the benefits they've earned. ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy Veterans Day! I am immensely grateful for the generations of service members who fought for our country and continue to serve our communities every day. Their sacrifice and dedication will never be forgotten. ... See MoreSee Less

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Semper Fi! Happy birthday to our U.S. Marine Corps and thank you to all the Marines in our community! ... See MoreSee Less

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When a child is facing an unimaginable battle, the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House provides their families with the loving care and home they need. I’m so proud to be their partner and I’m immensely humbled to be honored at this evening’s Shine Gala. ... See MoreSee Less

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In efforts to serve those in need, I'm proud Los Angeles County is a leader and a partner to communities across our nation. Read more in the newest edition of Keeping up with Kathryn: mailchi.mp/bos/leaderspartners ... See MoreSee Less

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I'm proud to serve as vice chair of the Large Urban Counties Caucus for the National Association of Counties. Today, I was grateful for the opportunity to share what we're doing in L.A. County to address the homelessness crisis. I introduced Miami-Dade County former Mayor Alex Penelas and Chairman of the Miami-Dade Homeless Trust Ron Book to share about how they're tackling this complex issue. ... See MoreSee Less

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The San Gabriel Valley's favorite magical lantern festival is back this Saturday through Jan. 12! Enjoy the glittering exhibits that take you around the globe (and around the stunning Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden!) Get tickets: arboretum.org/moonlight-forest-magical-lantern-art-festival/ ... See MoreSee Less

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In honor of Veterans Day, the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control is offering discounted rates this weekend on furry friends for those who've served! ... See MoreSee Less

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I just toured the site of the Miami Center for Mental Health and Recovery with Judge Gary Moore, first Vice President of National Association of Counties, and Commissioner Roy Charles Brooks of Tarrant County. This facility is widely regarded as national model for diverting those with mental illness away from incarceration and into treatment. ... See MoreSee Less

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We want to see our veterans smile! On Veterans Smile Day, from Nov. 4 to 8, San Fernando Valley Dental Society dentists will offer free dental care including exams, x-rays, cleanings, fillings, extractions, oral cancer screenings and root canal therapy. The dentists will provide care to vets in the San Fernando, Santa Clarita, and Antelope Valleys whose dentistry needs are not met by the V.A. To make an appointment, please contact Wendy at 818-576-0116. Be sure to remember your V.A. health card, DD214, or any other military ID. ... See MoreSee Less

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School is in session! A few of my staff members have been honored to play Principal for a Day at our local Fifth District schools recently and shared how impressed they were with our sweet and smart students! My Children Services Deputy Monica visited McKinley School of the Arts with Principal Germaine Nesbitt and my Asst. Santa Clarita Valley Deputy Nicole visited Oak Hills Elementary with Principal Wendy Maxwell. ... See MoreSee Less

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It was a pleasure to sit down with our Children and Families Commission today to discuss the Antelope Valley's unique child welfare needs. We're especially eager to repurpose the Challenger Memorial Youth Center into a career readiness hub for former foster youth and those involved in the justice system. ... See MoreSee Less

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In her hit song, Cher said, "If I could turn back time..." and this weekend, you will. Daylight Saving Time ends tonight, so be sure to set your clocks back and enjoy that extra hour of sleep. ... See MoreSee Less

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Whether it's advocating for mental health reform, public safety, children's rights, or environmental causes, I'm proud to see our community members lend their voice to important causes. Read more in this week's edition of Keeping up with Kathryn: mailchi.mp/bos/lendingyourvoice ... See MoreSee Less

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About the 5th District

Supervisor Kathryn Barger
“Proudly Serving Los Angeles County’s 5th District”

From San Bernardino County in the East, Ventura County in the West and Kern County in the North, the Fifth District spans 2,800 square miles and is larger than all the other districts combined. Our district includes 22 cities and 87 unincorporated communities, including all of the Antelope, Crescenta, and Santa Clarita Valleys and parts of the San Gabriel and San Fernando Valleys.

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