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SCV Education Advocate Seeking to Unite Parents
A Santa Clarita Valley mother and education advocate is looking to unite parents seeking help with their children’s educational plan with an online-based community, she said in an interview with KHTS AM-1220.  FULL STORY...
 SCV College News
Anti-Racist Writer Tim Wise to Speak at Arts Center
College of the Canyons will present a thought-provoking lecture and accompanying book signing by prominent anti-racist writer and educator Tim Wise.  FULL STORY...
 Santa Clarita City News
City Prepping for Easter Splash and Dash Egg Hunt
Officials from the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center are planning their fifth annual Splash and Dash Egg Hunt 2014 for Santa Clarita children, event officials announced Monday.  FULL STORY...
 L.A. County News
County Supe Joins Fight Against Sex Trafficking
Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe joined State Senators Ted Lieu, D-Torrance; Bob Huff, R-Diamond Bar; and Daphne Phung, California Against Slavery to reiterate their collective efforts to crackdown on the demand-side of the illicit child sex trafficking industry and announce the launch of a new county-wide Metro and billboard awareness campaign.  FULL STORY...
 SCV Nonprofit News
Habitat Women Building Homes for Veterans
Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys (SF/SCV) is excited to announce the 2014 Women Empowerment Build (WE Build). On May 10th, 2014 Habitat will welcome all of North Los Angeles County to be a part of this empowering event where local women join forces to build veteran homes in their local community.  FULL STORY...
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Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 10:21 am
DA Drops Molestation Charge Against SCV Teacher

[KHTS] – Officials with the District Attorney’s Office dropped a child molestation-annoyance charge against a Legacy Christian Academy teacher Wednesday. Carl Astrera, 35, of Panorama City, was in court for a preliminary arraignment, where he was expected to file his plea to the charge, when Laura Knight Jackson, deputy district attorney for Los Angeles County…

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 10:14 am
Troop Support Organization Ramping Up Efforts

[News Release] – Operation Gratitude has delivered 1 million care packages to U.S. troops — and counting. But the nonprofit organization isn’t taking any time to rest. It’s ramping up its efforts, professionalizing its approach to managing a network of tens of thousands of volunteers, and launching a nationwide initiative to provide connections to home…

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 3:35 pm
SCV Local Completes Navy Boot Camp

Navy Seaman Nathan Gregorio, son of Hernando and Vivian Gregorio of Canyon Country, Calif., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Gregorio completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and…

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 11:08 am
Acosta Secures Seat on City Council

[KHTS] – The votes for the Santa Clarita City Council race have been tallied and Dante Acosta claimed the third seat Tuesday, when just over 950 provisional ballots were counted at City Hall. Acosta widened the 46-vote lead he brought into the final count, garnering a total of 4,937 votes. Alan Ferdman finished with 4,833…

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 4:09 pm
Feds Warn of Dept. of Transportation Scam Letter

[KHTS] – The latest iteration of a fraudulent letter, claiming to be from the United States Department of Transportation, has appeared in Santa Clarita. KHTS AM-1220 received a letter by fax from the “Procurement Office” of the U.S. DOT. The letter requested sensitive financial information, including Employer Identification Number, bank name and contact information and bank…

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 12:02 am
Keep Easter Lilies Away from Your Cat

[FDA] – The white, trumpet-shaped Easter lily symbolizes Easter and spring for many people, and is a popular decoration in homes at this time of year. If you have cats, however, the Food and Drug Administration wants to remind you that Easter lilies – as well as tiger, Asiatic, day and Japanese show lilies –…

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 3:36 pm
County Releases 2014-15 Budget Proposal

The budget proposal is the first step in a months long process. On Wednesday, May 14 the county will host a public hearing at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration in Los Angeles. The specific time of the hearing has not been announced

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 3:05 pm
Wanted: ATM Bank Fraud Suspect

Detectives have released surveillance photos taken from an ATM machine in hopes of identifying the suspect who reportedly deposited forged checks and withdrew funds

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 4:10 pm
City Council Candidates Discuss Strategy, Final Hours

[KHTS] – Santa Clarita City Council candidates Alan Ferdman and Dante Acosta might be able to relate to the famous Yogi Berra saying “deja vu all over again” more than most. After tens of thousands of dollars in expenditures, months of campaigning and a very long election night, they’re still in the same spot they were in Tuesday. “It’s like waiting for…

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 8:33 am
New Captain’s Outreach Campaign Continues This Week

[News Release] – The City of Santa Clarita will host an Open House Meet and Greet to introduce the community to Captain Roosevelt Johnson, Santa Clarita’s new Chief of Police. The event will be held on Wednesday, April 16, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Century Room at City Hall, located at 23920…

Sunday, Apr 13, 2014 8:35 pm
YMCA Delivers an Early Easter

[KHTS] – Easter came early Sunday for the kids at the Santa Clarita YMCA’s first ever, free “Egg Stravaganza” event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Peter Rabbit hopped over for a rare photo opportunity and kids and parents both took advantage of the many of activities offered by the YMCA. “[The YMCA] has breakfast…

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SCV Sports
Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 3:35 pm
TMC Baseball Wins 5 Straight
The Master’s College baseball team beat Bethesda, 9-3, and won its fifth game in a row. The Mustangs, ranked No. 12 in the NAIA, scored three runs in the first inning and built a 7-1 lead in the third inning. Bethesda is ranked No. 17 in the NAIA. FULL STORY...
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SCV Arts & Entertainment
Friday, Apr 11, 2014 8:41 pm
Santa Clarita Cowboy Music Trio Celebrates the West, Past and Present
Legendary California cowboy band New West takes the stage on an all-new edition of SCVTV’s popular “House Blend” series hosted by Santa Clarita journalist Stephen K. Peeples, premiering Saturday, April 12, at 10 p.m. (Pacific). FULL STORY...
SCV Business
Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 4:15 pm
SCV Marketing Expert Nominated for Business Award
Jill Mellady, president of Mellady Direct Marketing, was nominated for the 13th annual Women in Business Awards, presented by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. The awards honor women in business who make a positive impact in the San Fernando Valley region. The awards were presented Tuesday at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City, with more than 500 women in attendance. FULL STORY...

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2010 - USPS unveils William S. Hart postage stamp at Hart Park [watch]
Some of the perks you'll receive include a photo and fact sheet about your adopted animal, a certificate of appreciation and recognition galore. And, of course, you can visit your adopted animal any time you wish.
The Animals Need You | Commentary by Evelyne Vandersande
A Santa Clarita teacher accused of inappropriately touching a student had charges against him dismissed in court Wednesday. Plus more local news.
SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys (SF/SCV) is excited to announce the 2014 Women Empowerment Build (WE Build). On May 10th, 2014 Habitat will welcome all of North Los Angeles County to be a part of this empowering event where local women join forces to build veteran homes in their local community.
Habitat Women Building Homes for Veterans
A Santa Clarita Valley mother and education advocate is looking to unite parents seeking help with their children’s educational plan with an online-based community, she said in an interview with KHTS AM-1220.
SCV Education Advocate Seeking to Unite Parents
A longtime Santa Clarita Valley nonprofit providing equestrian therapy classes to disabled and special needs children began construction on the creation of a long-awaited covered arena, officials said Wednesday.
Carousel Ranch Starts Raising a Long-Awaited Roof
Big smiles shined across the faces of special needs kids from throughout Hart School District recently for the fifth annual Hart Games. Excited parents and ASB students and track teams cheered for participants at this Special Olympics-type event held at the Valencia High School stadium. Competitors received ribbons for participating in track and field events such as 4 X100 relay, shot-put, softball toss, 100 meter hurdles, long jump, and high jump.
Annual Hart Games Thrill Students and Spectators
Heavenly Springs Church is hosting an Easter Weekend Revival Service in Newhall on Friday, April 18 thru Sunday, April 20.
Heavenly Springs Church Presents Easter Weekend Revival
The Master’s College baseball team beat Bethesda, 9-3, and won its fifth game in a row. The Mustangs, ranked No. 12 in the NAIA, scored three runs in the first inning and built a 7-1 lead in the third inning. Bethesda is ranked No. 17 in the NAIA.
TMC Baseball Wins 5 Straight
Officials with the District Attorney’s Office dropped a child molestation-annoyance charge against a Legacy Christian Academy teacher Wednesday.
DA Drops Molestation Charge Against SCV Teacher
Operation Gratitude has delivered 1 million care packages to U.S. troops — and counting. But the nonprofit organization isn’t taking any time to rest. It’s ramping up its efforts, professionalizing its approach to managing a network of tens of thousands of volunteers, and launching a nationwide initiative to provide connections to home for the many thousands of men and women who have served and continue to serve globally.
Troop Support Organization Ramping Up Efforts
1962 - Walt Disney donates buffalo herd to Hart Park [story]
The remaining ballots have been counted and the final results are in for the 2014 Santa Clarita City Council Election. That story plus more local news tonight on SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Jill Mellady, president of Mellady Direct Marketing, was nominated for the 13th annual Women in Business Awards, presented by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. The awards honor women in business who make a positive impact in the San Fernando Valley region. The awards were presented Tuesday at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City, with more than 500 women in attendance.
SCV Marketing Expert Nominated for Business Award
The Hart School District has published and posted public notices requesting sealed proposals for purchase of District Office property.
Hart District Accepting Bids For Centre Pointe Property
Jane Branum, the owner of Preferred Care at Home Santa Clarita has made peace of mind her business--peace of mind for seniors and the friends and family who care for them. Branum, who has been a nurse for for than 30 years, founded the SCV’s Preferred Care franchise in January 2013 and currently services local community and surrounding areas of Granada Hills and Sylmar.
Longtime Nurse Makes Peace of Mind Her Business
George Runner, representative of District 2 for the California's Board of Equalization, is welcoming Santa Clarita Valley residents to a ribbon cutting for a new Santa Clarita location fot the BOE's office.
Runner Cutting Ribbon for SCV Tax Office
Navy Seaman Nathan Gregorio, son of Hernando and Vivian Gregorio of Canyon Country, Calif., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
SCV Local Completes Navy Boot Camp
Detectives have released surveillance photos taken from an ATM machine in hopes of identifying the suspect who reportedly deposited forged checks and withdrew funds.
Wanted: ATM Bank Fraud Suspect
The votes for the Santa Clarita City Council race have been tallied and Dante Acosta claimed the third seat Tuesday, when just over 950 provisional ballots were counted at City Hall.
Acosta Secures Seat on City Council
I was watching an episode of the TV series “NCIS” recently, and once again they were able to prove the California live oak tree can grow near Washington, D.C., and that there are mountains near Norfolk Naval Base in Virginia.
Movie Trailers on the E-boards?
1954 - Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden on streets of Newhall for filming of "Suddenly" [story]
The counting of the remaining 900 provisional ballots in the Santa Clarita City Council Election will be televised on SCVTV Tuesday morning at 10a. That story plus more local news tonight on SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, April 14, 2014