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Water Main Break Shuts Lanes on Dickason
Two southbound lanes on Dickason Drive between Newhall Ranch Road and Decoro Drive are expected to be closed for repairs on a water main break until 9 p.m. tonight. Construction crews from Valencia Water Company are on site fixing the problem.  FULL STORY...
 SCV School News
GVHS Summer Classes Moved; More to Know from Hart District
Due to the impact fire fighting resources have had on the campus of Golden Valley High School, all remaining summer school classes at the school will be moved to La Mesa Junior High beginning Tuesday morning, July 26.  FULL STORY...
 SCV College News
COC Students Prep for NASA Weather Balloon Launch
The College of the Canyons Astronomy and Physics Club has been hard at work all summer as the club prepares and tests a prototype platform designed to collect cosmic dust particles in the upper stratosphere aboard NASA’s High Altitude Student Platform, a scientific weather balloon.  FULL STORY...
 SCV Nonprofit News
July 30: Let ’em Roll for Triumph Foundation
Triumph Foundation's 7th Annual Let'em Roll Casino Night will include a Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament, Craps, Blackjack, and Roulette. We will have prime rib dinner, music, dancing, and a silent auction. Join us in helping people triumph over Spinal Cord Injury by attending our fundraiser.  FULL STORY...
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Apply Now for SCV Sheriff’s 2016 Community Academy
The Community Academy offers a limited number of community members the exclusive opportunity to learn about every aspect of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.   FULL STORY...
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Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016
Sand Fire-Fighting Team Says Thanks to Hart District, Golden Valley High

The Los Angeles County Fire Department, along with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Incident Command Team 3 wishes to express our deep gratitude to the Golden Valley High School and the Hart District for their partnership with us as we battle the Sand Fire. By allowing us to use the school property they…

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016
#SandFire Wed.: 38,346 Acres, 40% Contained

Ongoing evacuated areas and hard closures remain closed for public safety. Local hazards including power lines, debris, and equipment may create safety concerns. Recent drone activity has occurred over the fire. Sheriff’s deputies are actively attempting to locate and stop this intrusion. When drones interfere with firefighting efforts, a wildfire has the potential to grow…

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016
Aug. 6: Newhall CHP will Help with Your Car Seat

The California Highway Patrol – Newhall Office is hoding a “car seat event” on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Audi Valencia, 23923 Creekside Road. The CHP will show you how to properly install your car seat or check on your installation for you. Call the Newhall CHP office (661-294-5540) to book your…

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016
Stuntman Loren Janes Loses Home to #SandFire; Aid Wanted

Many families are facing coming home to a charred landscape where their homes once stood after the Sand Fire burned through over 37,000 acres in Santa Clarita, and one of those families is that of Loren Janes, a renowned film stuntman who’s appeared in over 30 major motion pictures, and his wife Jan Sanborn Janes

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016
Officials ID Sand Canyon Man Who Died in Fire

Coroner’s officials identified a man who died Friday night during the Sand Fire

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016
Brown Etc. at DNC; Torlakson is Acting Gov.; Issues State of Emergency for #SandFire

Acting Gov. Tom Torlakson, California’s Superintendent of Public Instruction,  issued emergency proclamations Tuesday for Los Angeles and Monterey counties due to the effects of the Sand and Soberanes fires, which have burned tens of thousands of acres of land, threatened thousands of homes and other structures and caused the evacuation of residents.     The full text of…

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016
Audit Shows How Worker Allegedly Stole $534K from City

The City of Santa Clarita recently received the results of a forensic audit which was commissioned by the City Attorney immediately following information from the Sheriff’s Department that a City employee allegedly embezzled funds from the City. [READ THE AUDIT REPORT HERE] KPMG was retained by the City Attorney to complete a forensic audit in…

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016
Sand Fire Tuesday: 37,701 Acres, 25% Contained, Drones Interfering

[Download Infrared Map] [Download Perimeter Map]   L.A. County Fire, Tuesday 7 p.m.: Acres Burned: 37,701 acres Containment: 25 percent Date/Time Incident Reported: July 22nd at 2:11 p.m. Last Update: 7 PM 07/26 Total Personnel:2,982 firefighters       U.S. Forest Service, Tuesday 2:42 p.m. Recent drone activity has occurred over the fire in the Pacoima Reservoir…

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016
#SandFire Evacuations, Road Closures Still in Effect Tues. Afternoon

L.A. County Fire, Tuesday 2:49 p.m.:     EVACUATED AREAS Placerita Canyon Road, from Running Horse Lane to Pacy Street Little Tujunga Canyon Road, From the Wildlife Way Station to the intersection of Sand and Placerita Canyon. Agua Dulce Canyon Road, from approximately one quarter mile south of the 14 Freeway to Soledad Canyon Road;…

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016
Knight, Wilk, Lackey Request Disaster Declaration

U.S. Rep. Steve Knight, R-Palmdale, wrote a letter to Governor Brown on Tuesday urging him to declare a state of emergency in order to combat the Sand Fire. The request comes as the Sand Fire continues to threaten thousands of homes and families in the Cresenta Valley, the San Fernando Valley, the Antelope Valley, and the…

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016
Air Quality Unhealthy for All in SCV, AV, San Gabriels

[LACo Public Health] – According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District, air quality will be unhealthy for all individuals in Santa Clarita Valley, Antelope Valley, and San Gabriel Mountains and for sensitive individuals in San Gabriel Valley today (Tuesday).  The air quality continues to be unhealthy in portions of the Santa Clarita Valley…

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Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016
Locals Grab Top Honors in Women’s Soccer
The league office has officially announced the 2016 UWS All-West Team. The Santa Clarita Blue Heat (4-1-3) and Real Salt Lake Women (4-2-2) lead the way, with both teams highlighting the All-West First Team and individual honors. FULL STORY...
SCV Arts & Entertainment
Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016
ARTree Preparing to Open 2nd Studio
Studio 2 will provide additional classroom space during the week, but also be utilized as gallery space for rental on the weekends. FULL STORY...
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Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016
Local Landscaping Firm Wins 7 Industry Awards
Santa Clarita-based Stay Green Inc. brought home seven awards from the San Fernando Valley chapter of the California Landscape Contractors Association’s 57th annual Landscape Beautification Awards. FULL STORY...

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Two southbound lanes on Dickason Drive between Newhall Ranch Road and Decoro Drive are expected to be closed for repairs on a water main break until 9 p.m. tonight. Construction crews from Valencia Water Company are on site fixing the problem.
Water Main Break Shuts Lanes on Dickason
Due to the Sand Fire, mandatory closures are in effect on the open space trails in East Walker Ranch and Golden Valley Ranch.
City: East Walker Ranch, Golden Valley Open Space Closed Indefinitely
Triumph Foundation's 7th Annual Let'em Roll Casino Night will include a Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament, Craps, Blackjack, and Roulette. We will have prime rib dinner, music, dancing, and a silent auction. Join us in helping people triumph over Spinal Cord Injury by attending our fundraiser.
July 30: Let ’em Roll for Triumph Foundation
Santa Clarita-based Stay Green Inc. brought home seven awards from the San Fernando Valley chapter of the California Landscape Contractors Association’s 57th annual Landscape Beautification Awards.
Local Landscaping Firm Wins 7 Industry Awards
The Los Angeles County Fire Department, along with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and Incident Command Team 3 wishes to express our deep gratitude to the Golden Valley High School and the Hart District for their partnership with us as we battle the Sand Fire.
Sand Fire-Fighting Team Says Thanks to Hart District, Golden Valley High
The Santa Clarita Public Library’s Summer Reading 2016 “Read for the Win” program invites readers to celebrate their reading victories by attending the Field Day Finale on Saturday, July 30 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Old Town Newhall Library
July 30: Santa Clarita Library’s Summer Reading Program Finale
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center is the top-rated hospital serving the northern San Fernando Valley and the Santa Clarita Valley, according to the results of a federal government study released Wednesday.
Medicare-Medicaid Rates Holy Cross Best in Region
Ongoing evacuated areas and hard closures remain closed for public safety. Local hazards including power lines, debris, and equipment may create safety concerns.
#SandFire Wed.: 38,346 Acres, 40% Contained
Studio 2 will provide additional classroom space during the week, but also be utilized as gallery space for rental on the weekends.
ARTree Preparing to Open 2nd Studio
The Community Academy offers a limited number of community members the exclusive opportunity to learn about every aspect of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Apply Now for SCV Sheriff’s 2016 Community Academy
The Valley Industry Association will host a Santa Clarita City Council candidates forum Aug. 16.
Aug. 16: Industry Group to Host Council Candidates Forum
KPMG was retained by the City Attorney to complete a forensic audit in May. The City has already implemented new controls to strengthen internal procedures. The audit provided the City with several recommendations which the City will also implement.
Audit Shows How Worker Allegedly Stole $534K from City
The CHP will show you how to properly install your car seat or check on your installation for you.
Aug. 6: Newhall CHP will Help with Your Car Seat
1876 - 223-foot Soledad train tunnel completed; last tunnel on line linking L.A. & S.F. [story]
The Los Angeles County Fire Department and the Chief Executive Office will review the feasibility of purchasing, leasing and partnering with other public entities for the operation of SuperScoopers, rotary, and fixed-wing aircrafts, on a motion by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
Antonovich: County to Consider Buying or Leasing More SuperScoopers
Flareups from the Sand Fire continued Tuesday, particularly in the Acton-Agua Dulce area where the Shambala Preserve was re-threatened shortly before 6 p.m. Illegal drone flights continued to inhibit firefighting activity in certain locations.
Sand Fire Tuesday: 37,701 Acres, 25% Contained, Drones Interfering
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, government officials urge governor to issue state of emergency for Sand Fire. Plus, families turn to GoFundMe for help after losing homes.
SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Loren Janes, a renowned movie stuntman who co-founded the Stuntmen's Association during a career that spanned five decades, lost his home and his movie memorabilia in the Sand Fire.
Stuntman Loren Janes Loses Home to #SandFire; Aid Wanted
The College of the Canyons Astronomy and Physics Club has been hard at work all summer as the club prepares and tests a prototype platform designed to collect cosmic dust particles in the upper stratosphere aboard NASA’s High Altitude Student Platform, a scientific weather balloon.
COC Students Prep for NASA Weather Balloon Launch
The league office has officially announced the 2016 UWS All-West Team. The Santa Clarita Blue Heat (4-1-3) and Real Salt Lake Women (4-2-2) lead the way, with both teams highlighting the All-West First Team and individual honors.
Locals Grab Top Honors in Women’s Soccer
Mission Valley Bancorp announced Tuesday the company’s year to date net income of $1,603,000 for the period ended June 30, 2016 – the strongest 2nd quarter close in the history of the company.
Mission Valley Bank Posts 29% Jump in 2Q Profits
Certain evacuations and road closures from the Sand Fire remain in effect Tuesday afternoon.
#SandFire Evacuations, Road Closures Still in Effect Tues. Afternoon
Coroner’s officials identified a man who died Friday night during the Sand Fire.
Officials ID Sand Canyon Man Who Died in Fire
"The force of the Sand fire has been demonic. May we never have to witness this display of horror ever again."
Hedren on Shambala’s Experience in #SandFire
Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, along with Assemblyman Tom Lackey, R-Palmdale, submitted a letter Tuesday to Gov. Jerry Brown urging a State Declaration of Disaster in response to the recent Sand Fire in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Knight, Wilk, Lackey Request Disaster Declaration
A bill sponsored by the Board of Equalization to streamline and simplify refunds on tax liabilities is now signed by the governor and will become law Jan. 1, 2017.
New Law Eases Rules for Installment Taxpayers
Los Angeles County residents and businesses, including persons with disabilities and others with access and functional needs, may call 211 LA County for emergency preparedness information, and other referral services.
County Proclaims State of Emergency; Dial 2-1-1
Looking at all of the different types of aircraft flying over the fire, we watch the ballet they perform, saving lives and property. Did you ever wonder about the things you're seeing?
Aerial Firefighting 101 | By Michael R. Mazzetti
Acting Gov. Tom Torlakson, California's Superintendent of Public Instruction, issued emergency proclamations Tuesday for Los Angeles and Monterey counties due to the effects of the Sand and Soberanes fires
Brown Etc. at DNC; Torlakson is Acting Gov.; Issues State of Emergency for #SandFire
Air quality will be unhealthy for all individuals in Santa Clarita Valley, Antelope Valley, and San Gabriel Mountains and for sensitive individuals in San Gabriel Valley today (Tuesday).
Air Quality Unhealthy for All in SCV, AV, San Gabriels
2002 - Hollywood premiere of Disney's "The Country Bears," filmed at Golden Oak Ranch in Placerita Canyon [story]
As of 7 p.m. Monday, July 25, residents in all evacuated areas are allowed to return home, with the exception of three areas.
Most Sand Fire Evacs Lifted; 3 Areas Still Under Evac Monday Night
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, the Sand Fire continues to rage on. Plus, the Red Cross has set up evacuation centers for residents who needed to leave their homes due to the approaching fire. Check out these stories and more on SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, July 25, 2016
A woman was struck and killed by a vehicle near the Salvation Army on Sierra Highway when she tried to rescue her dog, which ran out into the street.
Woman Struck, Killed While Trying to Rescue Dog
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved a grant requested by the California Office of Emergency Services to ensure the availability of resources to fight the Sand Fire and enable local and state agencies to recover eligible costs.
FEMA Agrees to Pay 75% of #SandFire-Fighting Costs