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1958 - County of Los Angeles dedicates William S. Hart Park in Newhall [story]
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 Santa Clarita City News
City Throws a Pool Party for Repeat Volunteers
The City of Santa Clarita held a Volunteer Recognition Pool Party on Sept. 10 at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center.  FULL STORY...
 SCV School News
Castaic Teacher Honored at County Level
Castaic Union School District officials celebrated the work of their Teacher of the Year nominee Kim Baljet, who was recognized as a countywide nominee for top educator.  FULL STORY...
 SCV College News
Oct. 24 at COC: Regional Conference for College Department Chairs
In an effort to spark collaboration, foster better communication and share best practices among the region’s many community college and high school department chairs, College of the Canyons will host a first of its kind Regional ‘Chair Academy’ Conference on Friday, Oct. 24.  FULL STORY...
 SCV Nonprofit News
Oct. 12: High Desert Ride to Benefit Fallen Heroes’ Families
The 12th Annual High Desert Fallen Heroes Ride will be held on Sunday, Oct. 12, at 10 a.m. This ride supports our fallen heroes and their families. All proceeds support LASD, CHP, CDC, LACoFD, and the US Forest Service (Angels National Forest).  FULL STORY...
 L.A. County News
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Friday, Sep 19, 2014 5:41 pm
Castaic Council Votes 6-4 to Take Cash in Exchange for Supporting Bigger Dump

[KHTS] – The Castaic Area Town Council voted 6-4 this week to accept funds from Chiquita Canyon Landfill in exchange for their support of the expansion of the dump once the final environmental documents are released. SEE COMPLETE DRAFT CONTRACT BELOW The landfill has yet to reach a deal with residents of Val Verde, which…

Friday, Sep 19, 2014 3:35 pm
DMV to Open Temp Offices to Handle Rush for Illegal Alien Driver’s Licenses

[DMV] – After engaging in more than 80 public outreach events across the state, the California Department of Motor Vehicles provided a public update Friday on the status of AB 60 implementation, including plans for new field offices, additional staff and training, license design and regulations detailing documents required to prove identity and residence. “We…

Friday, Sep 19, 2014 1:29 pm
Pavley Bill Signed: First Responders to Carry Heroin Antidote

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill by Senator Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, on Friday to put a life-saving antidote into the hands of first responders to prevent drug overdose deaths. Senate Bill 1438 will equip firefighters, police officers and other first responders with naloxone, an antidote that can reverse the effects of prescription painkillers and…

Friday, Sep 19, 2014 4:54 am
Weekly Crime Blotter: Saugus

Saugus, Zone 4 Update Public Safety & Crime Prevention Information Snapshot: 09/01/2014 – 09/14/2014   The following Part 1 crimes were reported in Saugus over the past week: There was one vehicle burglary and three thefts from unlocked vehicles reported over the past week.  The vehicle burglary and one of the thefts from unlocked vehicles…

Friday, Sep 19, 2014 4:04 am
Blotter: No Crimes to Report in Castaic-Val Verde

Castaic and Val Verde, Zone 2 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information Snapshot 09/08/2014-09/14/2014   I am happy to report that there were no part 1 crimes reported for this period. Please continue to call/email me with concerns or issues in your areas. I have received several great leads and information from residents regarding areas…

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 6:50 pm
Saugus Man Convicted of Girlfriend’s Murder

[District Attorney] – A 43-year-old Saugus man with a history of domestic violence was found guilty Thursday of murdering his girlfriend, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. The jury deliberated for about two hours before finding Eric Allen Earle (dob 5/27/71) guilty of killing his 31-year-old girlfriend, Karla Brada, two days before her birthday….

Friday, Sep 19, 2014 3:03 pm
Deputies Investigate Another Incident of Cyber-bullying

[KHTS] – Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are looking into another digital school-bullying incident, this time at Rio Norte Junior High School, according to officials. A student was sent a strange and threatening post online and notified his parents, who contacted Sheriff’s Station deputies. The school resource deputy that works with Rio Norte, Deputy…

Friday, Sep 19, 2014 6:51 am
Caltrans Lane Closures in Gorman Area, Sept. 22-27

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below during the week of September 22-27, 2014, (no work Saturday and Sunday nights) as part of a pavement improvement project on the Golden State Freeway (I-5) between Vista Del Lago Road and the Kern County line. More information about the project is…

Friday, Sep 19, 2014 4:09 am
Weekly Blotter: Stevenson Ranch-Westridge

Stevenson Ranch, Zone 3 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information Snapshot for 9/08/2014 to 09/14/2014   Last week, the following Part 1 crimes occurred in Zone 3 Stevenson Ranch: A commercial burglary occurred near the 25600 block of The Old Road.  A male suspect shattered the front window of the location with a brick.  Upon…

Friday, Sep 19, 2014 4:04 am
Weekly Blotter: Canyon Country East

Canyon Country East, Zone 8 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information. Snapshot 09/08/2014 – 09/14/2014   A domestic violence incident occurred near the intersection of Soledad Canyon Road/Gailxy Avenue. The suspect grabbed the victim violently and took her purse from her.  The suspect left the location and has not been arrested. An Assault with a…

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 1:46 pm
House OK’s McKeon Bill to Train, Equip Syrian Opposition Forces

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, made the following statement after House passage of his Syria Train and Equip amendment. The amendment was made to the Continuing Resolution, which also passed the House. “Today a bipartisan majority of the House agreed to the President’s request for authority to train and…

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SCV Sports
Friday, Sep 19, 2014 3:11 pm
SCVTV-KHTS Game of the Week: Burbank vs. Canyon
The Canyon football team will look to even its record against Burbank tonight at Harry Welch Stadium. FULL STORY...
SCV Arts & Entertainment
Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 6:21 pm
SCV Entertainment Beat
Saturday afternoon, the Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society throws down its annual battle of the bands at the Sagebrush Cantina in Calabasas. Seven local blues bands will play, and one of them will win the honor of representing the SCV at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis next year. FULL STORY...
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Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 3:31 pm
Brown Signs Bill to Curb Runaway Production
Taking action to keep cameras rolling in California, Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. joined legislative leaders and dozens of film and television workers in Hollywood Thursday to sign bipartisan legislation that expands the state's Film and Television Tax Credit program. FULL STORY...

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1958 - County of Los Angeles dedicates William S. Hart Park in Newhall [story]
In all the many times I’ve written about the dump in the last couple of months, I kept thinking all the folks involved had at least a little bit of honor and ethics left. I’ve found out I was wrong on that, too.
As the Dump Smells | Commentary by Darryl Manzer
Perhaps David could defeat Goliath. Perhaps this small community could take on a large, powerful and well-funded entity like the landfill. There was a feeling that maybe we were winning. But then the Castaic Area Town Council had a meeting Wednesday.
Val Verde vs. Goliath | Commentary by Jennifer Fischer
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak: Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill by Senator Fran Pavley Friday to put a life-saving antidote into the hands of first responders to prevent drug overdose deaths.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, September 19, 2014
Castaic Union School District officials celebrated the work of their Teacher of the Year nominee Kim Baljet, who was recognized as a countywide nominee for top educator.
Castaic Teacher Honored at County Level
The Castaic Area Town Council voted 6-4 this week to accept funds from Chiquita Canyon Landfill in exchange for their support of the expansion of the dump once the final environmental documents are released.
Castaic Council Votes 6-4 to Take Cash in Exchange for Supporting Bigger Dump
Ninety-two percent of tenth graders in the William S. Hart Union High School District passed the California High School Exit Exam on their first try, according to figures released Friday by the California Department of Education.
Hart District: 92% of 10th Graders Pass Exit Exam on First Try
After engaging in more than 80 public outreach events across the state, the California Department of Motor Vehicles provided a public update Friday on the status of AB 60 implementation, including plans for new field offices, additional staff and training, license design and regulations detailing documents required to prove identity and residence.
DMV to Open Temp Offices to Handle Rush for Illegal Alien Driver’s Licenses
The Canyon football team will look to even its record against Burbank tonight at Harry Welch Stadium.
SCVTV-KHTS Game of the Week: Burbank vs. Canyon
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are looking into another digital school-bullying incident, this time at Rio Norte Junior High School, according to officials.
Deputies Investigate Another Incident of Cyber-bullying
Saugus Union School District is proud to share the academic growth the District’s students made in science as indicated by the 5th grade California Standards Test scores that were released Friday.
Saugus School District Scores High Marks in Science
Senate Bill 1438 will equip firefighters, police officers and other first responders with naloxone, an antidote that can reverse the effects of prescription painkillers and heroin and abruptly stop an overdose episode.
Pavley Bill Signed: First Responders to Carry Heroin Antidote
Caltrans plans to implement lane and ramp closures during the week of September 22-27, 2014.
Caltrans Lane Closures in Gorman Area, Sept. 22-27
Saugus, Zone 4 Update Public Safety & Crime Prevention Information Snapshot: 09/01/2014 - 09/14/2014
Weekly Crime Blotter: Saugus
Stevenson Ranch, Zone 3 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information Snapshot for 9/08/2014 to 09/14/2014
Weekly Blotter: Stevenson Ranch-Westridge
Castaic and Val Verde, Zone 2 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information Snapshot 09/08/2014-09/14/2014
Blotter: No Crimes to Report in Castaic-Val Verde
Canyon Country East, Zone 8 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information. Snapshot 09/08/2014 – 09/14/2014
Weekly Blotter: Canyon Country East
The Town Council members living closest to the dump voted not to accept the contract. They did as the citizens of Val Verde wanted. The rest of Castaic sold Val Verde again. It has happened before - Val Verde being made a second- or third- class part of the Castaic Area.
Castaic Takes Vow of Silence
We were not thinking about moving from Valencia Hills until the day I walked my dog along a street in Newhall and followed the flight of a turkey vulture that landed in a tree in a deep backyard. My family was not sure if I was losing my mind when I proposed to move to this small house without a pool but with a turkey vulture roost - but move we did.
Migratory Wonders
1863 - Gen. Edward F. Beale loans money to A.A. Hudson and Oliver P. Robbins to erect toll house in Newhall Pass [story]
A Saugus man was convicted the murder of his girlfriend Thursday. Eric Earle now faces 25 years to life behind bars. That story plus more local news tonihgt on SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, September 18, 2014
A 43-year-old Saugus man with a history of domestic violence was found guilty today of the murder of his girlfriend.
Saugus Man Convicted of Girlfriend’s Murder
The City of Santa Clarita held a Volunteer Recognition Pool Party on Sept. 10 at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center.
City Throws a Pool Party for Repeat Volunteers
Honorably discharged war veterans would get a free pass to Castaic Lake under a proposal by Supervisors Michael D. Antonovich and Mark Ridley-Thomas.
Antonovich, Ridley-Thomas: Fee Waiver at Castaic Lake for War Vets