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1864 - Walker/Reynier family patriarch Jean Joseph Reynier, then 15, arrives in Sand Canyon from France; eventually homesteads 1,200 acres [story]
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New Bus Route to Serve Plum-Whites
Beginning August 9, Santa Clarita Transit will launch Route 12, which will travel from the McBean Regional Transit Center to Plum and Whites Canyon. The new service will replace the eastern segment of existing Routes 1 and 2, which currently run from Castaic and Val Verde to Plum and Whites Canyon.  FULL STORY...
 SCV Nonprofit News
Aug. 23: Info Session for Prospective Foster-Adoptive Parents
Children’s Bureau, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, invites individuals and couples to become Resource Families to care specifically for foster children during the reunification process with their parents.  FULL STORY...
 L.A. County News
Board Votes to Expand Court-Ordered Mental Health Treatment Program
The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved implementing Laura’s Law, a comprehensive, treatment-based approach for the mentally ill - many of whom are incapable of recognizing their illness.  FULL STORY...
 SCV School News
July 25-31: Teachers Get 10% Off School Supplies
For the first time ever, Walmart is offering teachers across the country 10 percent savings on classroom supplies.   FULL STORY...
 SCV College News
CSU Has Budget to Handle 9,900 New Students
With an additional $142.2 million in General Fund allocation from the state, the CSU trustees' expenditure plan prioritizes enrollment growth, student success and completion, employee compensation and critical infrastructure needs.  FULL STORY...
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Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 2:55 pm
2 Killed, Infant Severely Injured in Crash on SR-14

[KHTS] – A man and a woman were killed and an infant sustained major injuries in a fatal crash Tuesday at 7:54 p.m in Acton, officials said. A 2014 Ford Focus traveling northbound on Highway 14, north of Santiago Road, left the road and struck a guardrail off the left side of the road and…

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 12:20 pm
Ex-Bank Employee Charged with Theft from Elder, Others

[KHTS] – A Santa Clarita bank employee charged with stealing nearly $25,000 from Wells Fargo customers was arraigned on four counts Wednesday, including a charge he stole from an 81-year-old woman. Samuel Jose Godinez, 25, of Valencia, was arrested July 2 and booked for felony commercial burglary, theft by access card and for passing checks…

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 4:49 pm
Water Restrictions Coming: 2 Outdoor Watering Days, No Washing Driveways, more

Note: All municipal water retailers in California are required to implement the State Water Resources Board’s regulations effective Aug. 1 (see below). If you get your water from CLWA, SCWD, NCWD, Valencia Water Co. or County Water Works District 36, you should be hearing from one or more of those entities in the near future….

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 3:38 pm
LARC Ranch Thirsts for a Solution; Antonovich Reps to Meet Friday

With California in a major drought, many are suffering from the lack of water. The Los Angeles Residential Community Ranch is among those who have run out of water in the Bouquet Canyon community. “The wells are completely dry so we’re looking at alternatives,” said Charles Sturkey, director of LARC Ranch. The LARC Ranch provides…

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 6:02 am
Boxer Calls for Funds to Fight Wildfires in Western States

[Sen. Boxer] – As wildfires spanning nearly 600,000 acres burn across Oregon – with lightning storms predicted for the next 48 hours – Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden led 10 other senators today in sending a letter to Senate leaders calling for swift passage of President Obama’s emergency supplemental funding request, which would…

Monday, Jul 21, 2014 2:36 pm
‘Voting’ Part of Voting-Rights Settlement Not Actually Workable

Despite various Santa Clarita Valley governing boards’ approval of election changes in response to California Voting Rights Act concerns, an outdated county system won’t be able to handle the changes for at least another four years, officials said. “Our current voting system both the devices we use at the polls and, more importantly, the tabulations…

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 12:04 pm
Teen Pulls Out Loaded Pot Pipe in Front of Sheriff Station

[KHTS] – A Santa Clarita Valley teen was cited for marijuana possession in Valencia after a brief investigation in front of the office of the Detectives Bureau at the SCV Sheriff’s Station. A Sheriff’s Station detective returning to the office from the nearby Valencia courthouse walked by two teenagers who were next to a glass…

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 4:07 pm
Val Verde Landfill Footprint to Double; Comment Period Open

Chiquita Canyon landfill officials released a required impact study regarding upgrades they’d like to make to their Castaic facility, and Santa Clarita Valley residents have until Aug. 24 to weigh in on the plan. “There’s a demand for solid waste disposal in Los Angeles County and the current permit for Chiquita Canyon doesn’t allow it…

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 3:11 pm
Junior High Counselors Expose Students to Careers

Two Placerita Junior High counselors are bringing career exploration to their students during summer school break time. Ana Vander Leek and Lizbeth Ortiz are two counseling interns at the junior high and have developed a program to bring in local professionals in an array of career fields to come and meet students. “We developed this…

Monday, Jul 21, 2014 2:56 pm
Detectives Looking for Owners of Stolen Property

On Tuesday, July 15,  deputies assigned to the Parks Bureau of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department arrested Manuel Cortez, a 33-year-old male from Val Verde (unincorporated Los Angeles County) for his alleged involvement in a residential “hot prowl” burglary. This burglary took place on the 30300 block of Arlington Street, Val Verde. Parks Bureau…

Monday, Jul 21, 2014 6:23 am
Freeway Lane Closures in Newhall Pass, July 21-25

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below during the week of July 21-25, 2014, as part of a project that is constructing truck lanes on I-5 between Pico Canyon Road/Lyons Avenue and the Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14). More information about the project is here.   Ramp closures will be…

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SCV Arts & Entertainment
Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 4:59 pm
Led Zepagain Again at Central Park Saturday
On Saturday, July 26, the City of Santa Clarita’s Concert in the Park series will feature a performance by Led Zepagain. FULL STORY...
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SCV Business
Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 5:20 pm
COC Small Business Development Center Training Sched. (7-22-2014)
Free training sessions for local entrepreneurs, from the Small Business Development Center at College of the Canyons. FULL STORY...

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Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 12:34 am
New Mustangs Coach Adds New Point Guard to Roster
Continuing to excel in his off-season signings, newly hired men’s basketball coach Ken Sugarman has added Evan Jenkins to his 2014-15 roster. FULL STORY...
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I thought hush money was more often found in third-world countries. But since the county of Los Angeles dumps stuff here, we might as well be a part of the third world.
Trash Talk | Commentary by Darryl Manzer
The behavior you would use if you encounter a bear is the same as for a mountain lion. If the black bear approaches, try to show that you could be dangerous. Make yourself big, raise your arms and open your jacket. Yell at the bear; make noise with whatever you have at hand, perhaps pots and pans from your campsite.
Bear on the Trail in Towsley Canyon | Commentary by Evelyne Vandersande
1864 - Walker/Reynier family patriarch Jean Joseph Reynier, then 15, arrives in Sand Canyon from France; eventually homesteads 1,200 acres [story]
An unidentified infant was the lone survivor in a fatal crash that occurred around 8 p.m. Tuesday on the 14 freeway in Acton. That plus more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, July 23, 2014
On Saturday, July 26, the City of Santa Clarita’s Concert in the Park series will feature a performance by Led Zepagain.
Led Zepagain Again at Central Park Saturday
Children’s Bureau, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, invites individuals and couples to become Resource Families to care specifically for foster children during the reunification process with their parents.
Aug. 23: Info Session for Prospective Foster-Adoptive Parents
The sounds of live Jazz and Blues bands will fill Town Center Drive in Valencia for one more Friday night, July 25th, as the 15th Annual Valencia Jazz & Blues Series comes to a close.
July 25: Closing Jazz & Blues Night with Doña Oxford
A man and a woman were killed and an infant sustained major injuries in a fatal crash Tuesday at 7:54 p.m in Acton.
2 Killed, Infant Severely Injured in Crash on SR-14
A Santa Clarita bank employee charged with stealing nearly $25,000 from Wells Fargo customers was arraigned on four counts Wednesday, including a charge he stole from an 81-year-old woman.
Ex-Bank Employee Charged with Theft from Elder, Others
A Sheriff's detective was returning to his office from the nearby Valencia courthouse when a teenager pulled out a marijuana pipe and was about to smoke it.
Teen Pulls Out Loaded Pot Pipe in Front of Sheriff Station
So it is OK if I say good things that someone likes about President Obama, but if I say I don’t like the job he is or isn’t doing, it is “hate speech?” Balderdash.
Hate Speech?
1982 - Vic Morrow & two child actors killed in helicopter crash at Indian Dunes during filming of "Twilight Zone: The Movie" [story]
Real Life Church is encouraging the community to give back by bringing backpacks and school supplies for children in need. That plus more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, July 22, 2014
St. Stephens Episcopal Church will host a two-hour beginner’s session Aug. 2 on how to begin or continue a search for your family’s roots.
Aug. 2: Free Genealogy Training Session at St. Stephen’s
Free training sessions for local entrepreneurs, from the Small Business Development Center at College of the Canyons.
COC Small Business Development Center Training Sched. (7-22-2014)
With an additional $142.2 million in General Fund allocation from the state, the CSU trustees' expenditure plan prioritizes enrollment growth, student success and completion, employee compensation and critical infrastructure needs.
CSU Has Budget to Handle 9,900 New Students
Among the restrictions: Washing down driveways and sidewalks, using a hose to wash a car unless it is fitted with a shut-off nozzle, and using potable water in a fountain, unless the water is recirculated...
Water Restrictions Coming: 2 Outdoor Watering Days, No Washing Driveways, more
Just a fraction of Chiquita's trash is generated in the Santa Clarita Valley. The biggest jurisdiction to send trash to Chiquita is the Los Angeles Area Integrated Waste Management Authority, a consortium of Artesia, Beverly Hills, Duarte, Hermosa Beach, Hidden Hills, Los Angeles, Lynwood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Pomona, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rosemead, Sierra Madre, South Gate and Torrance.
Val Verde Landfill Footprint to Double; Comment Period Open
This year, the Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund's annual Fight It! races raised more than $40,000 and will be able to assist more than 50 young adults in their fight with cancer.
Fund to Help More than 50 Young Adults Fight Cancer
"There are only four options: trucking in water, getting the wells operational, drill a new well or have a pipeline brought up through the canyon," Charles Sturkey said. Supervisor Michael Antonovich's representatives are meeting Friday to discuss the issue.
LARC Ranch Thirsts for a Solution; Antonovich Reps to Meet Friday
The program at the Santa Clarita library is different than many other libraries because it doesn’t measure the amount of pages or books you read in a certain time. The library stresses the importance of personal goals, which is what allows anyone to join the program at any time.
Summer Reading Program Ends With a Bash
Ana Vander Leek and Lizbeth Ortiz have developed a program to bring in local professionals in an array of career fields to come and meet students at Placerita Junior High.
Junior High Counselors Expose Students to Careers
Real Life Church located in Santa Clarita is holding their second Backpack Drive to serve the community in a practical way. You can donate new backpacks and school supplies for children grades K-6 through August 1.
Real Life Church Collecting Backpacks for Families in Need
The progressive left is either low-IQ or low-information. They throw around the word “racist” for anyone who doesn’t agree with them. But that’s not what the word means. The Democratic Black Caucus calls black, non-progressive, non-left, conservative, Christians “racist.” How is that even possible?
Say What You Mean | Commentary by Joe Messina