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1939 - Newhall Elementary School burns down; pupils rejoice [story]
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Feb. 15: City Hall, Libraries Closed for Presidents Day
In honor of Presidents’ Day, Santa Clarita City Hall, City facilities and the Santa Clarita Public Libraries will be closed on Monday, February 15. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, February 16.  FULL STORY...
 SCV School News
New Interim Principal Picked for Castaic Elementary
The Board of Trustees of the Castaic Union School District and Superintendent, Steve Doyle, have announced the appointment of Stephanie Beach as Interim Principal at Castaic Elementary School, effective March 1.  FULL STORY...
 SCV College News
COC Architecture Teacher Brings Sustainability to Projects
John Turturro, an architect and professor of Architecture and Interior Design at COC, has won numerous awards for his work in green building and is a strong advocate for sustainability.  FULL STORY...
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Saturday, Feb 13, 2016
Scalia, Supreme Court Justice, Dies at 79

Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead Saturday in West Texas, thrusting the balance of the narrowly divided U.S. Supreme Court into the election year debate. Scalia, 79, appears to have died in his sleep of natural causes at the Cibola Creek Ranch resort on Friday night, according to media reports. He attended a private party…

Friday, Feb 12, 2016
Knight Bill Takes Aim at Future Soledad Mining Projects

Representative Steve Knight, R-25, introduced legislation Friday that would ensure that a Cemex-style aggregate mine can never exist in Soledad Canyon.

Friday, Feb 12, 2016
Officials ID Man Found Dead After 7-Hour Standoff

The man who barricaded himself in a backyard shed for seven hours before committing suicide has been identified as 31-year-old Cory Kieffer. (Photo by Eleasar Jimenez)

Friday, Feb 12, 2016
City Unveils Sierra Highway Makeover

The city of Santa Clarita recently completed the Sierra Highway Beautification and Intersection Improvements Project. Click the link to see the before and after photos.

Friday, Feb 12, 2016
Runner Issues Statement on Proposed Gas Tax Cut

Board of Equalization Vice Chair George Runner issued the following statement regarding a BOE staff proposal to cut the excise tax on gasoline by 2.2 cents per gallon for the 2016-17 fiscal year, effective July

Friday, Feb 12, 2016
Blotter: Domestic Dispute, Theft in Castaic & Val Verde

Public Safety and Crime Information for Castaic/ Val Verde The following crimes were reported in Castaic/ Val Verde the week of 02/01/16- 02/07/16: Domestic dispute – 31000 block of Rocca Drive. A verbal argument escalated to a physical altercation. One party was arrested. Vehicle burglary – 30000 block of Yosemite Drive. The victim reported his…

Friday, Feb 12, 2016
SCOPE Sues County Over West Side Flood Remapping

[Center for Biological Diversity] – The Santa Clarita Organization for Planning the Environment (SCOPE) and the Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit Thursday contending that Los Angeles County illegally skirted environmental laws to redraw the boundaries of the Santa Clara River’s floodway to accommodate increased development. The floodway is depicted in maps showing areas…

Friday, Feb 12, 2016
Fatal Motorcycle Crash Victim ID’d

The victim of a fatal motorcycle crash which occurred early Thursday on Sierra Highway has been identified as 28-year-old Dale Zack

Friday, Feb 12, 2016
Obama Designates 3 New National Monuments in California

[White House] – President Obama has taken unprecedented action to invest and conserve America’s natural treasures. The natural and cultural richness of our national parks, monuments, forest, and public lands are important reflections of our environmental responsibility and the legacy we leave to future generations. That is why this President has protected more than 265…

Friday, Feb 12, 2016
JPL-UC Irvine Study Shows Temp Slowing of Sea Level Rise

[NASA] – New measurements from a NASA satellite have allowed researchers to identify and quantify, for the first time, how climate-driven increases of liquid water storage on land have affected the rate of sea level rise. A new study by scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena and the University of California, Irvine, shows…

Friday, Feb 12, 2016
Blotter: Assault, Robbery in Valencia

Public Safety and Crime Information Report for Valencia The following crimes were reported in Valencia last week 02/01/16 – 02/07/16: Assault with a deadly weapon – 27000 block of Magic Mountain Parkway. An unknown female suspect ordered lunch and was unsatisfied with her food. The suspect demanded a refund, but was offered a different menu…

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Friday, Feb 12, 2016
UCLA’s Bynum Named Student-Athlete of Week
Senior Sadiqua Bynum (Berkeley, Calif.) of the UCLA gymnastics team was named the UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for Feb. 1-7. FULL STORY...
SCV Arts & Entertainment
Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
SCV Entertainment Beat: Have a Fun V-Day Weekend
Friday night starting at 8, more than a dozen SoCal comedians will converge on Newhall for two hours of merry mayhem at the Spotlight Arts Center on Lyons Avenue in Newhall. FULL STORY...
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Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
Southwest Plans to Serve Long Beach Airport
Southwest Airlines Co. confirmed Thursday its interest and application to bring more low-fare service to Greater Los Angeles by adding new Southwest service in 2016 at Long Beach Airport. FULL STORY...

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King Gillette Ranch, of safety razor fame, is truly one of the most beautiful parks I have visited. It is so tranquil, you can see deer grazing on the lush green grass close to the visitor’s center.
Pesky Stubble | Commentary by Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel
1939 - Newhall Elementary School burns down; pupils rejoice [story]
Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, a Reagan appointee to the United States Supreme Court, died in his sleep Friday night-early Saturday while on a hunting trip in Texas. He was 79.
Scalia, Supreme Court Justice, Dies at 79
1999 - SCV & AV split off from 805 area code to become 661 [story]
U.S. Rep. Steve Knight introduced legislation Friday that would ensure that a Cemex-style aggregate mine can never exist in Soledad Canyon.
Knight Bill Takes Aim at Future Soledad Mining Projects
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, wind was a cause for concern in Santa Clarita after knocking an oak tree onto a guesthouse. Plus, a Medal of Honor recipient shared his experiences Thursday to an audience at Golden Valley High School.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, February 12, 2016
In honor of Presidents’ Day, Santa Clarita City Hall, City facilities and the Santa Clarita Public Libraries will be closed on Monday, February 15. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, February 16.
Feb. 15: City Hall, Libraries Closed for Presidents Day
The weather phenomenon El Niño can do damage in more ways than one.
Unlicensed Contractors Target Homeowners During El Niño Season
The Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita will be hosting an seminar on Friday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. in Newhall.
DVC to Host Seminar Tonight in Newhall
The Board of Trustees of the Castaic Union School District and Superintendent, Steve Doyle, have announced the appointment of Stephanie Beach as Interim Principal at Castaic Elementary School, effective March 1.
New Interim Principal Picked for Castaic Elementary
The Santa Clarita Organization for Planning the Environment (SCOPE) and the Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit Thursday contending that Los Angeles County illegally skirted environmental laws to redraw the boundaries of the Santa Clara River’s floodway to accommodate increased development.
SCOPE Sues County Over West Side Flood Remapping
The man who barricaded himself in a backyard shed for seven hours before committing suicide has been identified as 31-year-old Cory Kieffer.
Officials ID Man Found Dead After 7-Hour Standoff
The Child and Family Center will be hosting a Winter Bunco Bash on Feb. 25 at the Education Building.
Feb. 25: Winter Bunco Coming to Activities Center
The victim of a fatal motorcycle crash which occurred early Thursday on Sierra Highway has been identified as 28-year-old Dale Zack.
Fatal Motorcycle Crash Victim ID’d
The city of Santa Clarita recently completed the Sierra Highway Beautification and Intersection Improvements Project.
City Unveils Sierra Highway Makeover
Senior Sadiqua Bynum (Berkeley, Calif.) of the UCLA gymnastics team was named the UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for Feb. 1-7.
UCLA’s Bynum Named Student-Athlete of Week
On Friday, President Obama designated three new national monuments in the California desert: Mojave Trails National Monument, Sand to Snow National Monument, and Castle Mountains National Monument.
Obama Designates 3 New National Monuments in California
Four Bruin greats were named to the Pac-12 All-Century Men’s Swimming & Diving team this week. Comprised of 32 members, the All-Century Team features former UCLA swimmers Tom Jager, Brian Goodell, Mike Burton, and Bill Barrett.
Four Bruins Named to Pac-12 All-Century Men’s Swimming & Diving Team
John Turturro, an architect and professor of Architecture and Interior Design at COC, has won numerous awards for his work in green building and is a strong advocate for sustainability.
COC Architecture Teacher Brings Sustainability to Projects
The 19th-ranked USC women's lacrosse team (0-0) opens its fourth season as hosts to Stetson (0-0) on Saturday, Feb. 13, at McAlister Field. First draw between the Women of Troy and the Hatters is set for 3 p.m. PT.
No. 19 USC Lacrosse Welcomes Stetson to Open Season
Board of Equalization Vice Chair George Runner issued the following statement regarding a BOE staff proposal to cut the excise tax on gasoline by 2.2 cents per gallon for the 2016-17 fiscal year, effective July 1.
Runner Issues Statement on Proposed Gas Tax Cut
A new study by scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena and the University of California, Irvine, shows that while ice sheets and glaciers continue to melt, changes in weather and climate over the past decade have caused Earth’s continents to soak up and store an extra 3.2 trillion tons of water in soils, lakes and underground aquifers, temporarily slowing the rate of sea level rise by about 20 percent.
JPL-UC Irvine Study Shows Temp Slowing of Sea Level Rise
Public Safety and Crime Information for Castaic/ Val Verde The following crimes were reported in Castaic/ Val Verde the week of 02/01/16- 02/07/16: Domestic dispute - 31000 block of Rocca Drive. A verbal argument escalated to a physical altercation. One party was arrested.
Blotter: Domestic Dispute, Theft in Castaic & Val Verde
Public Safety and Crime Information Report for Valencia The following crimes were reported in Valencia last week 02/01/16 - 02/07/16: Assault with a deadly weapon - 27000 block of Magic Mountain Parkway. An unknown female suspect ordered lunch and was unsatisfied with her food. The suspect demanded a refund, but was offered a different menu choice instead. The suspect became very angry, grabbed a glass jar and threw it at the worker (victim). The glass jar hit the victim's left hip and shattered on her body. The suspect fled the location prior to the deputies’ arrival.
Blotter: Assault, Robbery in Valencia
Public Safety and Crime Information Report for Canyon Country-East The following crimes were reported last week (02/01/15 - 02/07/15): Assault with a deadly weapon - Jakes Way/Eleanor Circle.The suspect and victim were involved in a verbal argument over money. The suspect walked out of the apartment complex and fired a single shot in the air. After an investigation, deputies recovered a firearm and arrested the suspect.
Blotter: Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Theft in CC-East
Public Safety and Crime Information Report for Newhall The following crimes were reported last week (02/01/16 -02/07/16): Theft- Valle Del Oro/Plane Tree St. Suspect(s) unknown shattered the victim's vehicle window and stole two cell phones.
Blotter: Grand Theft, Attempted Burglary in Newhall
Public Safety and Crime Information Report for Canyon Country-West The following crimes were reported in Canyon Country (West) last week (02/01/16-02/07/16): Residential burglary- 18500 block of Soledad Canyon Road. Person(s) unknown entered the victim’s unlocked residence and stole a gaming console and $300 in coins.
Blotter: Commercial Burglary, Grand Theft Auto in CC-West
1886 - Placerita Canyon pioneer landowner Frank Walker born in Springfield, Ill. [story]
In honor of Preteen Vaccine Week, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is reminding parents, preteens, providers, and community partners about the importance of adolescent immunizations.
County Health Dept. Reminds Parents to Vaccinate Preteens
The Castaic Union School District is enrolling preschool and kindergarden students this coming March.
Coming in March: Preschool, Kindergarten Enrollment in Castaic