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1873 - Santa Barbara lawyers Charles Fernald and Jarrett ("J.T.") Richards purchase Rancho San Francisco for $33,000 (75 cents an acre) in a sheriff's sale [story]
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Public Invited to School Food Agency ‘Open House’
As a part of National School Lunch Week (NSLW), Santa Clarita Valley School Food Services Agency officials are hosting the 11th annual School Food Vendor Show on Oct. 28 from 2:30–5 p.m. Principals, PTA, all school staff, parents, family members and, most of all, students, are invited to come to the Central Kitchen to an “Open House” and sample new products.  FULL STORY...
 SCV College News
CSUN Deaf Ed Program Gets $1.25M Federal Grant
The grant, from the Office of Special Education Programs in the U.S. Department of Education, is for CSUN’s new Interdisciplinary Deaf Education Teacher Preparation Program (IDEP). The program will develop a team that will include members of the Deaf community, parents, interpreters, paraeducators and related service professionals to help prepare teachers to more effectively impact their deaf students.  FULL STORY...
 SCV Nonprofit News
Oct 29: Bingo Night Benefits Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center
Come enjoy a night of Bingo and great appetizers during this special fundraiser on Wednesday, October, 29, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. benefiting the Breast Imaging Center at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.  FULL STORY...
 L.A. County News
County’s Section-8 Housing Earns Highest Marks from Feds
Scoring a total of 140 points out of a possible 145 points, L.A. County's Housing Authority received an overall performance rating of High Performer, HUD's top designation.  FULL STORY...
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Monday, Oct 20, 2014
Cumulative Voting in Santa Clarita Upheld in Court

A superior court judge again upheld the legality of cumulative voting, which was again challenged by language in a statement by city of Santa Clarita attorneys.
The move led to speculation in open court Monday that a new lawsuit challenging the legality of cumulative voting could be forthcoming, officials said

Monday, Oct 20, 2014
Family Finds Missing Palmdale Man’s Body in Acton

Damien Sisley, 34, of Palmdale, was found Sunday afternoon in his car down an embankment, off Mt. Emma Road and Angeles Forest Highway, said Sgt. B. Robinson of the Palmdale California Highway Patrol Station. Officials notified the family of Sisley

Monday, Oct 20, 2014
Voter Registration Deadline is Today, Oct. 20

[KHTS] – California residents must register to vote by today in order to participate in the upcoming Nov. 4 general election, according to California Secretary of State Debra Bowen. Voter registration closes 15 days prior to any California election. “Registering to vote is one of the easiest and most important things you can do in a democracy,”…

Saturday, Oct 18, 2014
Artists’ Assn. Celebrates 25th with Show at Hart Park

[KHTS] – Members of the Santa Clarita Artists’ Association celebrated its 25th anniversary with the annual SCAA Art Classic at William S. Hart Park on Saturday. Dozens of members gathered at Hart Hall for the art show and gala, which featured more than 140 works of art on display and available for purchase, a silent…

Saturday, Oct 18, 2014
‘Green Up’ Conference Promotes Sustainability

[KHTS] – College of the Canyons officials hosted their second annual Green Up: Community Action and Education conference Saturday to promote water and energy sustainability efforts. Presented by SCV Family of Water Suppliers and Santa Clarita Environmental Education Consortium (SCEEC) officials, the event featured a variety of discussion panels, workshops, vendors and children’s activities. “We…

Friday, Oct 17, 2014
Oct. 25: Covarrubias Family Fundariser at SCVRC Raceway

A Santa Clarita remote control hobby shop and raceway is hosting a fundraiser race Oct. 25 to help the family of a boy recovering from major injuries sustained in a motocross crash

Monday, Oct 20, 2014
Amgen Returns to Santa Clarita in 2015

Stage 5 of the 2015 Amgen Tour of California will finish in Santa Clarita on Thursday, May

Saturday, Oct 18, 2014
Replica Jungle Gym from ‘The Birds’ Installed at Shambala

The company that builds the animal enclosures at Tippi Hedren’s Shambala Preserve in Acton has replicated the jungle gym from the 1963 Hitchcock film that made the actress famous – and set her on a path to self-sufficiency that has enabled her to rescue lions, tigers and other “big cats” from abusive owners and environments….

Saturday, Oct 18, 2014
Deputies Provide Crime Reports, Halloween Safety Tips

[KHTS] – The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies have released the crime reports for the week of Oct. 6-12. A man was killed while running across the Interstate 5 freeway Sunday night, California Highway Patrol officers said Monday. He was identified and the next of kin was notified, officials said Thursday. Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are investigating…

Saturday, Oct 18, 2014
Caltrans Lane Closures, Gorman Area, Oct. 20-25

Closures for the I-5 Pavement Improvement Project Vista Del Lago Road to Kern County Line   Expect DELAYS on I-5 between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. At times, only ONE LANE will be open.   Gorman — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below during the week of October…

Friday, Oct 17, 2014
New Mobile App Helps Save Lives

PulsePoint is a smartphone application that works with local fire departments to notify citizens of emergencies in their area including medical emergencies, traffic collisions and fires

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SCV Sports
Monday, Oct 20, 2014
Amgen Returns to Santa Clarita in 2015
Stage 5 of the 2015 Amgen Tour of California will finish in Santa Clarita on Thursday, May 15. FULL STORY...
SCV Arts & Entertainment
Saturday, Oct 18, 2014
Calling All Artists: Enter for Hart Park Rose Show Exhibition
The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society, is presenting its 21st Annual Wild West Roses Rose Show & 3rd Annual Rose Art Exhibition. FULL STORY...
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Saturday, Oct 18, 2014
‘Love Boat’ Cast to Participate in Regal Princess Naming Ceremony
Princess Cruises today announced the celebrity guest list for the Regal Princess naming ceremony and Love Boat cast reunion taking place in Ft. Lauderdale next month. FULL STORY...

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Tonight on SCV NewsBreak: A missing Palmdale man was found in an overturned car in Acton over the weekend by members of his family.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, October 20, 2014
A superior court judge again upheld the legality of cumulative voting, which was again challenged by language in a statement by city of Santa Clarita attorneys. The move led to speculation in open court Monday that a new lawsuit challenging the legality of cumulative voting could be forthcoming, officials said.
Cumulative Voting in Santa Clarita Upheld in Court
It’s a well-known fact inside the Beltway that Obama hands out ambassador nominations like $5 Starbucks cards at a PTA raffle. If you’ve helped bundle money in any way for Obama, one of your rewards could easily be an ambassadorship - not to Iraq or Iran or Russia, but a more desirable place like Norway.
Cronies Come Home to Roost
Damien Sisley, 34, of Palmdale, was found Sunday afternoon in his car down an embankment, off Mt. Emma Road and Angeles Forest Highway, said Sgt. B. Robinson of the Palmdale California Highway Patrol Station. Officials notified the family of Sisley.
Family Finds Missing Palmdale Man’s Body in Acton
The grant, from the Office of Special Education Programs in the U.S. Department of Education, is for CSUN’s new Interdisciplinary Deaf Education Teacher Preparation Program (IDEP). The program will develop a team that will include members of the Deaf community, parents, interpreters, paraeducators and related service professionals to help prepare teachers to more effectively impact their deaf students.
CSUN Deaf Ed Program Gets $1.25M Federal Grant
Come enjoy a night of Bingo and great appetizers during this special fundraiser on Wednesday, October, 29, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. benefiting the Breast Imaging Center at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.
Oct 29: Bingo Night Benefits Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center
Stage 5 of the 2015 Amgen Tour of California will finish in Santa Clarita on Thursday, May 15.
Amgen Returns to Santa Clarita in 2015
Since the founding of Santa Clarita, there has been a dream of eliminating billboards citywide. It was going to be an expensive dream. The “deal” worked out actually brings money into the city and gets rid of dozens – repeat, dozens - of those massive eyesores.
Bird in the Hand
California residents must register to vote by today in order to participate in the upcoming Nov. 4 general election, according to California Secretary of State Debra Bowen. Voter registration closes 15 days prior to any California election.
Voter Registration Deadline is Today, Oct. 20
1873 - Santa Barbara lawyers Charles Fernald and Jarrett ("J.T.") Richards purchase Rancho San Francisco for $33,000 (75 cents an acre) in a sheriff's sale [story]
The Western Los Angeles County Council, Boy Scouts of America, honored Scott and Vanessa Wilk, Arif and Pam Halaby and Mike and Mary Delorenzo as Leaders of Character at a recognition dinner held Friday at the Hyatt Regency in Valencia.
Boy Scouts Honor Leaders of Character at Fundraiser
Passing the entrance sometime after 3 a.m., I saw some trucks entering the dump. I was too tired to notice the time. As I approached the town, the smell went away. It was on a west wind, and I was now upwind of the dump. I continued all the way around to Hasley Canyon, then Commerce Center Drive and turned toward the Castaic Union School District office. The smell was stronger, the closer I got to the dump.
Traveling Smells
Tony Strickland has accepted donations from Cemex, and he is boastful of his backing from attorney R. Rex Parris who has sued the city of Santa Clarita and multiple local school districts. A “representative” of the people is unfit for duty when he cozies up to those who repeatedly sue taxpayers.
The Visiting Candidate
1945 - Acton Hotel, est. 1890, burns down; arson is suspected [story]
I’ve tried spraying him with water, which is the normal way to treat disobedient cats. But he loves it. It’s a game for him. You see, Asian leopard cats are related to the fisher cats, and they love water.
Titus Andronicus
Our county's parks are vital, but Proposition P saddles all property owners in Los Angeles County with an additional tax hike that is not needed.
Vote No on ‘P’
Princess Cruises today announced the celebrity guest list for the Regal Princess naming ceremony and Love Boat cast reunion taking place in Ft. Lauderdale next month.
‘Love Boat’ Cast to Participate in Regal Princess Naming Ceremony
City of Santa Clarita Planning Commission agenda for Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.
Oct. 21 Planning Commission: Yoga Studio, Animal Shelter, Cigar Shop
The company that builds the animal enclosures at Tippi Hedren’s Shambala Preserve in Acton has replicated the jungle gym from the 1963 Hitchcock film that made the actress famous – and set her on a path to self-sufficiency that has enabled her to rescue lions, tigers and other “big cats” from abusive owners and environments.
Replica Jungle Gym from ‘The Birds’ Installed at Shambala
The Oct. 26 fundraiser will feature food, games, music and fun for the whole family.
Oct. 26: Halloween Festival to Help LARC Tackle Issues
The agreement, which covers more than 23,000 instructional faculty, coaches, librarians and counselors on the 23 CSU campuses, will be in effect through June 30, 2017.
CSU Reaches Tentative Multi-Year Agreement with Faculty
The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society, is presenting its 21st Annual Wild West Roses Rose Show & 3rd Annual Rose Art Exhibition.
Calling All Artists: Enter for Hart Park Rose Show Exhibition
Scoring a total of 140 points out of a possible 145 points, L.A. County's Housing Authority received an overall performance rating of High Performer, HUD's top designation.
County’s Section-8 Housing Earns Highest Marks from Feds
Members of the Santa Clarita Artists’ Association celebrated its 25th anniversary with the annual SCAA Art Classic at William S. Hart Park on Saturday.
Artists’ Assn. Celebrates 25th with Show at Hart Park