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1962 - Valleywide brush fire consumes Gene Autry's Melody Ranch movie town in Placerita Canyon [story]
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Sept. 17: Annual River Rally, Enviro Expo
The City of Santa Clarita will host the 22nd annual River Rally Cleanup and Environmental Expo on Saturday, Sept. 17  FULL STORY...
 SCV School News
Newhall District Students Excel in State Testing
In 2016, scores improved at each of the tested grade levels (3-6) and subjects (mathematics and English-language arts).  FULL STORY...
 SCV College News
D.C. Official Hired to Improve CSU Graduation Rates, Close Achievement Gap
A national expert in expanding access to higher education and addressing student achievement gaps, Dr. James T. Minor will provide leadership and strategy to advance the CSU’s new Graduation Initiative 2025 targets focused on increasing the completion rates of first-time freshmen, transfer, low income and underserved students.  FULL STORY...
 SCV Nonprofit News
Aug. 31: Order Pizza, Give Back to Firefighters
Diners at Valencia’s California Pizza Kitchen restaurant can enjoy Pizza with a Purpose anytime Aug. 31. On that day, CPK will donate 20 percent of the total check to Fire Family Foundation, the charitable hand of Firefighters First Credit Union, a nonprofit that assists firefighters, their families and all affected by fire devastation.  FULL STORY...
 L.A. County News
Public Hearing Sat. on 138 Corridor Improvement Project
The public hearings provide an opportunity to learn about the proposed project alternatives through displays and a short presentation summarizing the results of the environmental analysis. Attendees will be able to provide verbal and written comments.  FULL STORY...
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Friday, Aug 26, 2016
SCV Single-Family Home Values Up 9.9% Over 2015

Realtors helped closed escrow on 234 single-family and 94 condominium sales during July throughout the Santa Clarita Valley, totals that pulled back from record highs set the prior month, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported on Thursday, Aug. 25. The 234 home sales were 8.2 percent below a year ago and 11.7 percent below…

Friday, Aug 26, 2016
Five-Car Pileup on Freeway Sends 1 to Hospital

A five-car crash left one man in the hospital with minor injuries and three lanes on the northbound side of State Route 14 shut down early Friday.

Friday, Aug 26, 2016
Pavley’s Natural Gas Storage Safety Bill Goes to Governor

[Sen. Pavley] – Responding to lessons learned from the massive Aliso Canyon natural gas leak, the Senate on Friday sent to Gov. Jerry Brown a bill to establish proactive safety standards for natural gas storage wells. Among other provisions in SB 887 by Senator Fran Pavley are requirements for  continuous monitoring for leaks, regular inspections…

Friday, Aug 26, 2016
FDA Advises Testing for Zika in All Donated Blood

[FDA] – As a further safety measure against the emerging Zika virus outbreak, on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a revised guidance recommending universal testing of donated whole blood and blood components for Zika virus in the U.S. and its territories. “There is still much uncertainty regarding the nature and extent of Zika…

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016
Fundraiser Planned for Funeral of Man Killed in Newhall Hit-and-Run

Local law enforcement and family members of a man who was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Newhall are still searching for answers

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016
Deputies Extract Suspect Wanted for Kidnapping, Assault

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Enforcement Bureau responded Thursday at 5:30 a.m. to the 27400 block of Plumwood Avenue, Canyon Country to assist Santa Clarita Station Detectives Bureau with the service of a high risk warrant at the location. The suspect barricaded himself inside his residence and is wanted for kidnapping and assault with a…

Friday, Aug 26, 2016
Lawmakers OK Pavley Bill Requiring Health Plans to Cover Year’s Supply of Birth Control Pills

[Sen. Pavley] – Women in California will have more reliable and effective access to birth control under a bill approved by the Senate on Friday and sent to Gov. Jerry Brown. SB 999, by Senator Fran Pavley, would require public and private health plans to cover the dispensation of hormonal birth control for a period…

Friday, Aug 26, 2016
Some Big Sur State Parks Reopening After Fire

The California Department of Parks and Recreation is lifting the closure of some of its Big Sur region state parks as firefighters begin to gain control of the Soberanes Fire. The fire, which started July 22 in Garrapata State Park due to an illegal campfire, forced the closure of six parks in the region.  …

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016
Suspects in Lebec Murder-Kidnap Captured in Colorado

The two suspects in the alleged kidnapping of three children belonging to a woman who was found dead in a remote area of Lebec were arrested earlier today in Pueblo, Colorado.

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016
Wilk-Lackey Bill Names Section of SR14 for Sharon Runner

Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, and Assemblyman Tom Lackey, R- Palmdale, presented Assembly Concurrent Resolution 138, which would name a portion of State Highway Route 14 as the Senator Sharon Runner Memorial Highway. ACR 138 unanimously passed the Assembly. “I feel blessed to have known Sharon as both a mentor and friend. Her love of…

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016
Runner: Legislature Votes to Extend Emergency Tax Relief

[George Runner] – Legislation sponsored by Board of Equalization Member George Runner and fellow BOE members cleared the Legislature today when the State Assembly voted unanimously to approve AB 1559. Authored by Assemblyman Bill Dodd, AB 1559 gives the Board of Equalization authority to extend emergency tax relief by up to three months in the event…

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SCV Sports
Saturday, Aug 27, 2016
COC Cross-Country Off to Strong Start
COC got its season off to a strong start with a second place finish by the women's team, before the men's squad raced to fourth place. FULL STORY...
SCV Arts & Entertainment
Friday, Aug 26, 2016
3 CalArts Students Win Princess Grace Awards
Three CalArts students are among the winners of this year's Princess Grace Awards, given to emerging artists in theater, dance and film in the form of scholarships, apprenticeships and fellowships.  FULL STORY...
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Friday, Aug 26, 2016
SCV Single-Family Home Values Up 9.9% Over 2015
The median price of the 234 homes that changed owners ast month came in at $560,000, up 9.9 percent compared to July 2015. FULL STORY...

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Curtis Howe Springer established a health spa and mineral springs at Zzyzx. There was a natural spring in the area called Soda Springs. He bottled this water to sell to thirsty travelers in the desert. He set up his wife and himself in a ranch, filed mining claims for 12,800 acres of land on this spot, and imported animals to make his ranch more appealing to visitors.
Last Word in Health | Commentary by Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel
1962 - Valleywide brush fire consumes Gene Autry's Melody Ranch movie town in Placerita Canyon [story]
COC got its season off to a strong start with a second place finish by the women's team, before the men's squad raced to fourth place.
COC Cross-Country Off to Strong Start
The Master’s University volleyball team improved its record to 4-2 after beating the Oregon Institute of Technology Owls in three sets (25-19, 26-24, 25-16) Saturday afternoon on Bross Court.
Volleyball: The Master’s Women Handle Owls, Improve to 4-2
The Master’s University women’s soccer team upended No. 23 Carroll College 2-1 Saturday afternoon in Atherton on the campus of Menlo College.
Lady Mustangs Fight Off Carroll College 2-1
1952 - Actor & CalArts grad Paul Reubens (Pee Wee Herman) born in New York [link]
The median price of the 234 homes that changed owners ast month came in at $560,000, up 9.9 percent compared to July 2015.
SCV Single-Family Home Values Up 9.9% Over 2015
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, a five-car collision leaves on man in the hospital. Plus, high school football starts tonight. Check out these stories and more on tonight's SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, August 26, 2016
Imagine forgetting the most significant and defining moments of your life. All of those moments of intense passion or overwhelming happiness, the moments of loss that tore you down or made you stronger than before – all of them begin to fade away.
No Surrender | Commentary by Eric Inneo
The Master’s University women’s soccer team battled to a scoreless double-overtime draw Thursday afternoon against the UC Merced Bobcats on the campus of Menlo College in Atherton.
Lady Mustangs Battle Merced to a Scoreless Draw
The name has changed, at least with a slight variation, but the results were much the same as The Master's University men's soccer team used a couple of early goals to beat Westminster of Utah 2-0 in the season opener for the Mustangs.
Mustang Soccer Season Opens with Win in Salt Lake
Three CalArts students are among the winners of this year's Princess Grace Awards, given to emerging artists in theater, dance and film in the form of scholarships, apprenticeships and fellowships.
3 CalArts Students Win Princess Grace Awards
The public hearings provide an opportunity to learn about the proposed project alternatives through displays and a short presentation summarizing the results of the environmental analysis. Attendees will be able to provide verbal and written comments.
Public Hearing Sat. on 138 Corridor Improvement Project
In 2016, scores improved at each of the tested grade levels (3-6) and subjects (mathematics and English-language arts).
Newhall District Students Excel in State Testing
Two Arts Sampler classes put on by the ARTree are open for registration and start Tuesday.
Art Classes for Ages 5-12 Start Tuesday; Sign Up
A place where students, community members and burgeoning entrepreneurs can explore ideas, connect with other like-minded individuals, and receive assistance to move forward with business ideas — that is the purpose of the Entrepreneurship Center at College of the Canyons.
COC Entrepreneurship Center to Host 3-Day Open House
A five-car crash left one man in the hospital with minor injuries and three lanes on the northbound side of State Route 14 shut down early Friday.
Five-Car Pileup on Freeway Sends 1 to Hospital
Women in California will have more reliable and effective access to birth control under a bill approved by the Senate on Friday and sent to Gov. Jerry Brown.
Lawmakers OK Pavley Bill Requiring Health Plans to Cover Year’s Supply of Birth Control Pills
Responding to lessons learned from the massive Aliso Canyon natural gas leak, the Senate on Friday sent to Gov. Jerry Brown a bill to establish proactive safety standards for natural gas storage wells.
Pavley’s Natural Gas Storage Safety Bill Goes to Governor
Juan Rodriguez, male Hispanic 50 years-old, drove from Palmdale to Cudahy expecting to meet a 17 year-old girl he had met and solicited on the internet. What he met was an undercover sheriff’s detective.
Task Force is Targeting Sex Buyers, Human Traffickers
The California Department of Parks and Recreation is lifting the closure of some of its Big Sur region state parks as firefighters begin to gain control of the Soberanes Fire.
Some Big Sur State Parks Reopening After Fire
On Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a revised guidance recommending universal testing of donated whole blood and blood components for Zika virus in the U.S. and its territories.
FDA Advises Testing for Zika in All Donated Blood
Los Angeles City had – and might still have – about 6,800 buildings that lack inspections for periods of time covering months to multiple years. John Vidovich was put in place as fire marshal to clear out the backlog. It was learned he wasn't being truthful when he said he'd done it.
Where There’s Smoke
1926 - Sheriff's Substation No. 6 dedicated in Newhall [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, the couple who are suspected of kidnapping a dead woman’s children are in custody Thursday after officers in Pueblo, Colorado arrested them. Plus, the community gives thanks to the first responders who fought at the frontline of the Sand Fire. Check out these stories and more on tonight's SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, August 25, 2016
If you’ve walked in the Westfield Valencia Town Center mall lately, you may have noticed what appears to be a fine restaurant. At first glance, that is. A closer look reveals that something is not quite right.
That’s Not a Restaurant, It’s an Art Installation
Members of the Santa Clarita Artists' Association provide "healing art" for the Samuel Dixon Family Health Center in Newhall.
Local Artists Transform Rooms, Hallways at Newhall Dixon Center
The two suspects in the alleged kidnapping of three children belonging to a woman who was found dead in a remote area of Lebec were arrested earlier today in Pueblo, Colorado.
Suspects in Lebec Murder-Kidnap Captured in Colorado
The College of the Canyons women's volleyball program hosted its 2016 Alumni Game on Saturday, with more than a dozen former players returning to the Cougar Cage for a three-set exhibition vs. the 2016 team.
Current Players Edge Alums in COC Volleyball Matchup
The Master’s University volleyball team opened its home schedule Tuesday night by taking down Life Pacific College in three sets in front of a wild crowd on Bross Court.
Lady Mustangs to 3-2 with Win Over Life Pacific
The City of Santa Clarita will host the 22nd annual River Rally Cleanup and Environmental Expo on Saturday, Sept. 17
Sept. 17: Annual River Rally, Enviro Expo
Arts Tune-Up is a free half-day mini-conference for artists and arts administrators to network and establish new connections with one another, while learning about current trends in the field.
Oct. 1: County Workshop for Artists in Santa Clarita
Local law enforcement and family members of a man who was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Newhall are still searching for answers.
Fundraiser Planned for Funeral of Man Killed in Newhall Hit-and-Run
The Assembly has approved a bill by Scott Wilk and Tom Lackey that would name a portion of State Highway Route 14 as the Senator Sharon Runner Memorial Highway.
Wilk-Lackey Bill Names Section of SR14 for Sharon Runner
The suspect barricaded himself inside his residence and is wanted for kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon.
Deputies Extract Suspect Wanted for Kidnapping, Assault
Legislation sponsored by Board of Equalization Member George Runner and fellow BOE members cleared the Legislature today when the State Assembly voted unanimously to approve AB 1559.
Runner: Legislature Votes to Extend Emergency Tax Relief