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1986 - COC board votes to allow Argentine cliff swallows to nest forever on sides of buildings [story]


NIGHTLY TV NEWS
SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012

In this episode: The final election results are in – who won the local races; Prop 30 will allow COC to offer a Winter session this year; Measure QS means quality schools in Castaic. Also: Saugus Union and Hart district officials are still seeking a permanent restraining order against Valencia High...

CC Man Convicted of Murder in Shooting Death of Neighbor

Home of Lennie Paul Tracey where neighbor Anthony Jay Davis’ body was found Sept. 24, 2011. Photo: SCVTV A Canyon Country man was convicted of murder Wednesday in the shooting death of his neighbor. Lennie Tracey, 51, of Canyon Country, faces a sentence of 50 years to life at his Jan. 11 sentencing,...

‘Ralph,’ ‘Frankenweenie,’ ‘Hotel Transylvania’ Push CalArts Animators Past $26 Billion at Box Office Since 1985

[CalArts] – Directors who graduated from California Institute of the Arts’ legendary animation programs have generated $26,377,254,458.00 in box office grosses since 1985. [Two new interactive infographics] illustrate how the domestic and international returns for feature films add up to this...

Girl, 16, Files False Rape Report to Avoid Punishment, Squanders Sheriff Resources

[LASD] – On Tuesday, Nov. 6, at approximately 6 p.m., deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to a call for service from a female who reported she had been raped. The caller, a 16-year-old, told deputies she was walking on a bicycle path near College of the Canyons...

County to Make Repairs at Castaic, Hart, Val Verde Park

Castaic Lake will get better shade structures, Hart Park will get a new back fence and Val Verde Park will eventually get a fancier kitchen and a new roof. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a pair of multi-million-dollar contracts Wednesday for routine maintenance and general upgrades...

Wilk Readies for New Role in Assembly

Scott Wilk Wasting no time in getting ready to tackle California’s myriad challenges, Assemblyman-elect Scott Wilk already was leaving Wednesday for Sacramento and about seven days of training, after winning the 38th Assembly District seat. “I’m a longstanding member of this community,...

State Schools Chief Announces New Standards for Learning English

Tom Torlakson State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced Wednesday that the State Board of Education formally adopted new English Language Development Standards aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and designed to help English learners build critical knowledge and...

It’s Not Easy Beating Green

Santa Clarita, Calif. – If you stopped by Bross Gym at the end of Tuesday night’s GSAC Volleyball showdown featuring The Master’s College (25-5, 9-4 GSAC) and Concordia University (29-0, 12-0 GSAC), you wouldn’t have had the slightest clue that the Lady Mustangs had just fallen short of upsetting...

Local Schools Want Yee to Keep His Distance – Permanently

Eric Yee – LASD booking photo Saugus Union and Hart district officials sought a permanent restraining order Wednesday against Valencia High School grad Eric Yee. “Until the criminal situation is resolved, the temporary restraining order stays in effect,” said Joan Lucid, superintendent of Saugus...

Educators in Industry: Teachers Tour Businesses Friday

Nearly 80 teachers from Hart District schools and College of the Canyons will take part in Educators in Industry, a collaborative program designed to provide teachers with a view of how classroom curriculum can be used in real world applications. This event, coordinated jointly by the Hart District and...

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NASDAQ4126.967  chart -0.83%
S&P 5001875.39  chart -0.22%
STOCKS OF LOCAL INTEREST
Bank Santa Clarit9.03  chart +0.00%
Biosolar, Inc.0.2325  chart +8.14%
Cu Bancorp (ca)18.26  chart -1.40%
Enable Ipc Corp0.0041  chart +0.00%
Flextronics Inter9.545  chart +1.11%
Linn Energy, Llc29.18  chart +0.38%
Linn Co, Llc28.02  chart +0.07%
Mannkind Corporat6.36  chart -1.40%
Mission Vly Bcp C6.51  chart +0.00%
Quest Diagnostics58.35  chart -0.09%
Santa Clara Valle5.60  chart +0.00%
Tejon Ranch Co Co31.45  chart -0.94%
Us Energy Initiat0.0079  chart -7.06%
Wesco Aircraft Ho22.07  chart -1.78%

Apple Inc.524.75  chart -1.31%
At&t Inc.34.92  chart -3.78%
Autonation, Inc. 53.42  chart -1.28%
Best Buy Co., Inc24.27  chart -0.90%
Big Lots, Inc. Co39.61  chart +1.05%
Barnes & Noble, I16.57  chart -0.30%
Brady Corporation26.26  chart -1.20%
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Boston Scientific13.69  chart -0.44%
Brookfield Reside20.28  chart -1.93%
Cbre Group Inc Co26.68  chart -0.07%
Carnival Corporat37.42  chart +0.13%
Comcast Corporati51.21  chart +0.75%
Costco Wholesale 114.79  chart +1.08%
Curtiss-wright Co64.50  chart +0.06%
Cvs Caremark Corp73.09  chart -0.20%
Cemex, S.a.b. De 12.49  chart +0.73%
D.r. Horton, Inc.21.35  chart -2.24%
Walt Disney Compa79.52  chart +0.09%
Edison Internatio56.34  chart +0.14%
Hyatt Hotels Corp54.49  chart -0.27%
Home Depot, Inc. 78.52  chart -1.44%
Kb Home Common St16.34  chart -1.21%
Kroger Company (t45.45  chart +0.55%
Lennar Corporatio38.19  chart -0.62%
Laboratory Corpor99.85  chart -0.53%
Linn Energy, Llc29.18  chart +0.38%
Linn Co, Llc28.02  chart +0.07%
Lowe's Companies,46.22  chart -2.78%
Marriott Internat57.21  chart +0.28%
Mcdonald's Corpor99.13  chart -0.19%
Mitsubishi Ufj Fi5.48  chart +1.48%
Netflix, Inc.353.50  chart -5.20%
Office Depot, Inc4.18  chart -0.48%
Regal Entertainme18.92  chart -1.10%
Republic Services34.86  chart +0.49%
Radioshack Corpor1.31  chart -2.24%
Starbucks Corpora70.39  chart -1.07%
Sears Holdings Co43.25  chart +6.11%
Six Flags Enterta39.91  chart -1.38%
Sonova Hldg N126.10  chart +0.48%
Staples, Inc.11.91  chart -0.83%
Supervalu Inc. Co7.54  chart +11.54%
Safeway Inc. Comm34.02  chart -0.21%
Target Corporatio60.74  chart +0.70%
Time Warner Cable139.87  chart +1.04%
Ulta Salon, Cosme88.22  chart -1.33%
Walgreen Co. Comm67.39  chart +0.01%
Waste Connections44.58  chart +0.22%
Whole Foods Marke49.80  chart +0.95%
Waste Management,41.99  chart +0.07%
Wal-mart Stores, 78.04  chart +0.62%
Woodward, Inc.44.52  chart +7.54%
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Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
The Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival 2014 will ride into the Santa Clarita Valley this weekend at Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio with four stages of all-star entertainment and a new look.
Music and More: The 2014 Cowboy Festival Lineup
Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District officials introduced a rate-hike proposal to pay for chloridetreatment the Santa Clarita Valley, which they’re hoping to have approved by June, district officials said Wednesday.
Rate Hike Could Pay for SCV Chloride Treatment
Casting Director Jane Livshin is looking for families in the Santa Clarita Valley and Los Angeles County to cast in the pilot of a new reality television show, “Backyard Makeover,” for the A&E network FYI.
TV Show Looking for Backyards In Need of a Makeover
Santa Clarita residents of all faiths and perspectives can come together for a prayer circle May 1 on the National Day of Prayer. Members of the Santa Clarita Valley Interfaith Council, which has representatives from a variety of religions, are holding their annual National Day of Prayer Interfaith Prayer Circle, council officials announced Wednesday.
Interfaith Council Holding Inclusive Prayer Circle
“Learn Facebook Secrets” is both the name and purpose of the next free “Internet How” workshop for Santa Clarita business owners who use Facebook for marketing. Los Angeles SEO expert and Internet marketer Chaz Key of Nine Eye Interactive Media (http://nineeye.com) is hosting the workshop in Valencia on Tuesday, April 29, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Free Marketing Workshop to Unlock Facebook Secrets
The West Ranch softball team beat Saugus, 2-1, and is in sole possession of first place in the Foothill League standings.
West Ranch Moves to First Place in Foothill Standings
Starting as a small, family-oriented school to support a growing Mandarin-speaking community, the SCV Chinese School now teaches the language to hundreds of Santa Clarita Valley families.
With Growth, SCV Chinese School Has Bolstered Offerings
When we go to a store to purchase something, we exchange money for the object that we want. The store owner does not simply give the entire stock away. If we were to take something without paying for it, it is called theft and this may have serious consequences. Something similar happens in nature.
Grand Theft Nectar | Commentary by Paul A. Levine
Former TMC women's basketball head coach Ken Sugarman has been named head coach for The Master's College men's team.
Ken Sugarman Named Men’s Basketball Coach
1986 - COC board votes to allow Argentine cliff swallows to nest forever on sides of buildings [story]
Good grades and regular attendance has paid off for one lucky Hart District student who will be driving around town in a brand new car, courtesy of Nissan of Valencia. That story plus more local news, tonight on NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, April 22, 2014
A courtroom official confirmed prosecutors dropped assault with a deadly weapon charges against Robert Arvizu, 47, of Newhall on Tuesday morning. Arvizu was arrested shortly after a pair of stabbings that took place following an altercation in a parking lot near the bar.
Charges Dismissed in Newhall Stabbing Incident
In an effort to help local business owners see their enterprises thrive and expand, Rick Hernandez, President, Syntesis Global, LLC will deliver the presentation “Growing Your Business in the 21st Century, A New Era” during the spring 2014 College of the Canyons Chancellor’s Circle Breakfast Briefing.
COC Breakfast Briefing Aimed at Business Success
Soroptimist International of the Americas Camino Real Region will install Santa Clarita Valley resident Dora Zavala as its new governor on Saturday during ceremonies at its 2014 Spring Conference to be held in Valencia.
Dora Zavala Being Installed as Soroptomist Area Governor
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a new crosswalk and new crossing guard for Pico Canyon Elementary School on Tuesday.
County OKs Crosswalk for Pico Canyon School
Santa Clarita City Council members are set to approve Tuesday a new five-year contract likely to include more than $21 million of service from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which is the major funding mechanism for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
How Santa Clarita Funds Its Crime Fighters
The first Santa Clarita Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival, almost rolled into the Wm. S. Hart High School Auditorium instead of Melody Ranch back in March 1994. The deadly and destructive Northridge earthquake on Jan. 17 bumped the first festival from Hart High to Melody Ranch, just weeks before the first cowboy poets and Western musicians were scheduled to take the stage.
Santa Clarita Saddles up for 21st Annual Cowboy Festival
The shade structure for Carousel Ranch in Agua Dulce is nearing completion, after nine years in the works. Construction workers were putting up the steel supports for the roof of the structure on Tuesday and the arena will be open again for lessons in about three weeks, said Denise Tomey-Redmond, executive director of Carousel Ranch.
Carousel Ranch Arena Shade Structure Nears Completion
The West Ranch and Saugus softball teams meet today in a battle for first place in the Foothill League standings.
West Ranch and Saugus Battle for First Place in Girls Softball
Each William S Hart Union High School District junior or senior who maintained at least a 97 percent attendance record, a 2.0 GPA and had no expulsions or suspensions was eligible for the car giveaway.
Good Attendance Pays Off During Nissan of Valencia’s New Car Giveaway
At the close of March 2014, preliminary reported crime data for the City of Santa Clarita shows a 35.4 percent decrease in overall Part One crimes compared to the first three months of 2013. The report also shows a 27.1 decrease in Grand Theft Auto crimes for the first quarter of 2014 compared to 2013.
Preliminary Data Shows Crime on the Decline in Santa Clarita
Do we really have to press that hard to get what should have been made public from the beginning? That’s like saying I’m not a smoker; I’m down from 40 cigarettes a day to 39.
Transparency | Commentary by Joe Messina
1982 - Gene Autry's Mogul 1629 steam locomotive relocated to Heritage Junction [story]