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April 20: Sudanese Refugee Tells His Story
The Santa Clarita Public Library will present a free author event Monday, April 20, at 7 p.m., featuring Alepho Deng, co-author of the autobiographical book “They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys of Sudan.”  FULL STORY...
 SCV School News
Saugus High Group Raising Funds for LGBTQ Prom
Saugus High School teens are raising money to attend an LGBTQ Prom in Antelope Valley for the third year in a row.  FULL STORY...
 SCV College News
May 1: Star Party at COC East Campus
The spring 2015 Star Party will take place from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 1, and will expand on the event’s winning tradition with a variety of interactive displays, including a catapult launching competition hosted by a handful of on-campus clubs and organizations.  FULL STORY...
 SCV Nonprofit News
Triumph Fdn. to Host Wheelchair Sports Festival
Triumph Foundation's Wheelchair Sports Festival is April 25 & 26 featuring wheelchair hockey, basketball, quad rugby, racquetball, handcycling, resource fair, and an art workshop.   FULL STORY...
 L.A. County News
Shining Spotlight on Sexual Predators Who Use Public Transit
Nearly 22 percent of our customers have experienced some form of unwanted sexual attention in the past six months while riding Metro buses and trains.  FULL STORY...
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Friday, Apr 17, 2015
Median SCV Home Price Hits $520K; Highest Since 2007

[SRAR] – Sales of existing single-family homes picked up during March in the Santa Clarita Valley even as the median resale broke through the $500,000 benchmark for the first time since 2007, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Friday. A total of 209 homes changed owners, up 56.0 percent over a year ago and…

Friday, Apr 17, 2015
Einstein Academy, CEO Shapiro Part Company

Einstein Academy and former foundation CEO Jeffrey Shapiro are going “in a different direction,” according to an official with the charter school. The move follows a pair of special meetings in the last week by board members. “I can confirm that he’s no longer the CEO,” Alvarado said. “The organization and the board decided to…

Friday, Apr 17, 2015
Hart Senior to Compete in National Debate Tournament

Hart High School senior Emily Horak has qualified for the National Championship Speech and Debate tournament to be held in Dallas from June 14-19. The tournament is considered the largest academic competition in the world. As the only Santa Clarita qualifier to participate in the West Los Angeles District League, Horak took first place in…

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015
SCV Business Snared in Medicare Fraud Crackdown

[KHTS] – The owner and two employees of Ezcor-9000, a medical supply company in Valencia, are among the 90 individuals charged in a recent Medicare Fraud Strike Force crackdown. The Medicare Fraud Strike Force cracked down on 90 doctors and medical suppliers across the nation in their most recent investigation, Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the…

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015
Tribute Honors SCV’s Top Teachers

The SCV Education Foundation honored Santa Clarita Valley teachers at the 31st annual Teacher Tribute at the Santteacher tributea Clarita Performing Arts Center at COC on Tuesday

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015
Local Charter Student Honored as Volunteer of Year

[SCVi] – Evan Decker, an SCVi Charter School senior, has been honored as a Los Angeles County Volunteer of the Year. At an elegant awards ceremony held in the iconic Dorothy Chandler Pavillion, Evan was one of 66 volunteers chosen to be honored this year. The county of Los Angeles is fortunate to have more…

Friday, Apr 17, 2015
Antonovich Honors 5th District Volunteers of Year

Los Angeles County Mayor Michael D. Antonovich celebrated the contributions of county volunteer honorees this month at the 33rd Annual Awards Luncheon at the Los Angeles County Music Center. “We have more than 100,000 volunteers who donated over 4 million hours last year to help county departments operate more efficiently and save county taxpayers approximately…

Friday, Apr 17, 2015
April 20-22: Full NB Freeway Closure Overnight in Norwalk

Norwalk and Santa Fe Springs – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will fully close the northbound I-5 between Valley View Avenue and Rosecrans Avenue starting Monday, April 20 through Wednesday, April 22 each night from midnight to 4 a.m.  Schedules closures are subject to change and/or cancellation.  The following is a list of construction…

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015
Ordog, Valencia Doctor, Indicted for Medicare Fraud

[DOJ] – A Valencia doctor is being charged with operating a $6.5 million scheme by billing the Medicare program for services that were not actually provided. Gary J. Ordog, 60, of Valencia, was indicted by a federal grand jury in the Central District of California on March 27, for nine counts of health care fraud. …

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015
Deputies Investigate Reports of Racing in Sand Canyon

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are investigating reports from residents of street racing in the Sand Canyon area, officials said Thursday. Deputies didn’t confirm any illegally organized street races or activity, but patrol cars are in the area “in the evening and early morning,” said Sgt. Richard Cohen, who leads the Sheriff’s Station’s Traffic…

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015
E-Cig Use Triples Among U.S. Middle, High School Students in 1 Year

[CDC] – Current e-cigarette use among middle and high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products in Thursdays’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Findings from the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey show…

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SCV Sports
Thursday, Apr 16, 2015
TMC Selected To Host NAIA Opening Round Baseball Tournament
For the third time in athletic department history, The Master’s College's Reese Field at Lou Herwaldt Stadium will be a host site for the seventh-annual NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round.  FULL STORY...
SCV Arts & Entertainment
Friday, Apr 17, 2015
Grammy Winning Artist Bobby McFerrin Set to Perform at PAC
A 10-time Grammy winning artist is making his way to the COC Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 18.  FULL STORY...
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SCV Business
Friday, Apr 17, 2015
May 8: Learn About the State’s New ‘Healthy Workplace’ Law
Effective July 1, 2015, AB 1522, better known as the "Healthy Workplace, Healthy Family Act of 2014," requires that nearly all California employers, public or private and regardless of size, provide paid sick leave benefits to nearly all employees. This free seminar will advise employers on the steps they should take to be in compliance. FULL STORY...

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1945 - Actors Harry & Olive Carey sell Saugus ranch after 29 years; now Tesoro del Valle [story]
A 10-time Grammy winning artist is making his way to the COC Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 18.
Grammy Winning Artist Bobby McFerrin Set to Perform at PAC
SENSES on Main kicked off Cowboy Festival weekend, plus a 10-time Grammy winner is on his way to the Performing Arts Center. Click the link to see those stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, April 17, 2015
Another western star was inducted to Newhall’s Walk of Western Stars on Thursday night as part of the “Country Throwdown” themed SENSES block party on Main Street.
Walk of Western Stars Adds Local Stuntman
Sales of existing single-family homes picked up during March in the Santa Clarita Valley even as the median resale broke through the $500,000 benchmark for the first time since 2007, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Friday.
Median SCV Home Price Hits $520K; Highest Since 2007
Einstein Academy and former foundation CEO Jeffrey Shapiro are going “in a different direction,” according to an official with the charter school.
Einstein Academy, CEO Shapiro Part Company
Effective July 1, 2015, AB 1522, better known as the "Healthy Workplace, Healthy Family Act of 2014," requires that nearly all California employers, public or private and regardless of size, provide paid sick leave benefits to nearly all employees. This free seminar will advise employers on the steps they should take to be in compliance.
May 8: Learn About the State’s New ‘Healthy Workplace’ Law
Film and television composer Alan Williams will be the featured speaker at the next Chancellor's Circle breakfast at College of the Canyons.
May 15 COC Chancellor’s Circle Breakfast: Cultivating Creativity
Of the 66 honorees, four were selected by Antonovich from within his 5th supervisorial district, which includes the Santa Clarita Valley.
Antonovich Honors 5th District Volunteers of Year
Hart High School senior Emily Horak has qualified for the National Championship Speech and Debate tournament to be held in Dallas from June 14-19. The tournament is considered the largest academic competition in the world.
Hart Senior to Compete in National Debate Tournament
Saugus High School teens are raising money to attend an LGBTQ Prom in Antelope Valley for the third year in a row.
Saugus High Group Raising Funds for LGBTQ Prom
Caltrans will fully close the northbound I-5 between Valley View Avenue and Rosecrans Avenue starting Monday, April 20 through Wednesday, April 22 each night from midnight to 4 a.m.
April 20-22: Full NB Freeway Closure Overnight in Norwalk
When you were growing up, how did you know cheating was a bad thing, and thus you don’t do it? Or did you? Reading the headlines in recent years, it’s becoming clear that if parents and grandparents know it to be true, then they certainly are not passing on the message to the next generation.
A Culture of Cheating
For many of you who are wondering why new homes are being built during a water crisis and drought - the plans were approved many years ago. It has just taken that long to get past the various lawsuits and hassles.
What About Water?
1930 - Telephone switchboard operator Louise Gipe, heroine of the 1928 St. Francis Dam disaster, tries & fails to kill herself over an unrequited love [story]
For the third time in athletic department history, The Master’s College's Reese Field at Lou Herwaldt Stadium will be a host site for the seventh-annual NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round.
TMC Selected To Host NAIA Opening Round Baseball Tournament
Multiple local medical personnel have been charged with Medicare fraud, plus get an exclusive look inside the new Institute for Culinary Arts Education Building at College of the Canyons. Click the link to see those stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, April 16, 2015
The five bands in Americana Currents, part of California Institute of the Arts’ Wild Beast Concert Series, exemplify a new breed of young American musicians, influenced equally by American roots music and 21st-century sounds. The musicians — all CalArts alumni — combine folk, honky-tonk, country and blues with contemporary pop, rock, metal, and experimental music to create the latest incarnation of musical Americana.
April 18: Free Public Concert at CalArts Wild Beast
99 Cents Only Stores LLC announced its financial results for each of the fourth quarter and full-year fiscal 2015 ended January 30, 2015.
Same-store Sales Up Slightly at 99 Cents Only Stores
Triumph Foundation's Wheelchair Sports Festival is April 25 & 26 featuring wheelchair hockey, basketball, quad rugby, racquetball, handcycling, resource fair, and an art workshop.
Triumph Fdn. to Host Wheelchair Sports Festival
Nearly 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer each year and it is the 11th highest cause of cancer mortality. Early screenings and diagnoses can lead to very favorable survival rates and much less invasive treatment options.
Local Dentist Offers Free Cancer Screenings
Fun things to do in and around the city of Santa Clarita.
Santa Clarita Arts & Events
The spring 2015 Star Party will take place from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 1, and will expand on the event’s winning tradition with a variety of interactive displays, including a catapult launching competition hosted by a handful of on-campus clubs and organizations.
May 1: Star Party at COC East Campus
California State University, Northridge offers a series of youth enrichment programs and camps for elementary, middle and high schoolers to mature socially and academically.
CSUN Summer Enrichment Programs Open for Registration