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Updated: One-Year Old Airlifted to Hospital Following Head Injury
Monday, Jul 3, 2017

UPDATE: “The child slipped and hit his head but is expected to be ok,” according to an update from the SCV Sheriff’s Station at about 10:30 Monday morning. Original post: A one-year-old child was airlifted to a local hospital Monday morning after striking their head. Emergency dispatchers...

Brush Fire Near Placerita Canyon Road Contained
Friday, Jun 16, 2017

Firefighters stopped the progress of a 3/4-acre brush fire on Placerita Canyon Road Friday afternoon. The initial report of a brush fire came in at 1:50 p.m., Los Angeles County Fire Department officials confirmed. By 2:30 p.m., the blaze had been contained. For the full story, click [here].

Suspect in Custody after Fight in Newhall Panda Express
Monday, Jun 5, 2017

Deputies responded Monday afternoon to a fight at a Newhall restaurant where one man was beaten with a hammer and another fled the scene. Witnesses reported to KHTS that a fight at the Panda Express on Newhall Ave. resulted in at least one person being “badly beaten with a hammer.” “While inside...

LACoFD Responds to Brush Fire North of Sand Canyon
Friday, May 19, 2017

Los Angeles County Fire Department crews are responding to a brush fire alongside the northbound 14 freeway north of Sand Canyon. Officials received the call at 1:11 p.m. and were on scene by 1:14 p.m. “We’re at half an acre right now,” said a LACoFD official. “It’s creeping uphill. medium...

Authorities ID Woman Killed While Chasing Dog into Traffic
Monday, Aug 1, 2016

Coroner’s have identified the woman killed by a car when her dog darted into traffic in Canyon Country last week. Darla Hagenson, 53, of Santa Clarita was struck while crossing the road to catch her dog, which darted into traffic on Sierra Highway… Read the full story [here].  

Santa Clarita Chalks the Walk for CHP
Thursday, Jul 21, 2016

Dozens of children and parents showed their support for the California Highway Patrol with a “Chalk the Walk” event outside the CHP Newhall office, just days after a series of shootings targeting law enforcement officers. On Sunday, a deadly shooting in Louisiana killed three police officers and...

House Fire Injures One In Canyon Country

A structure fire in Canyon Country injured one person Thursday morning when a fire was reported in the 27000 block of Plumwood Ave. First responders got the call at 9:12 a.m. and were on scene seven minutes later, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department officials. For the full story, click [here].

Man Found Guilty in ‘Mercy Killings’ of Wife, Sister
Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016

A judge found a Canyon Country man guilty on two counts of first degree murder in the “mercy killings” guilty on Tuesday. Read the full story [here].

Tulare Man ID’d as Driver in Fatal I-5 Big-Rig Crash
Friday, Jul 15, 2016

Updated post on Friday, July 15 at 11 a.m. Robert Bickmore, of Tulare, has been identified as the driver of a big rig crash that shut down lanes on Interstate 5 Thursday afternoon. Bickmore, 71, was pronounced dead at the scene after he swerved to avoid a car that drifted into his lane. The big rig...

Man Sentenced to 14 Years for Valencia Stabbing
Thursday, Jul 14, 2016

A man who stabbed another man outside a Valencia restaurant last year was sentenced to a minimum of 14 years in state prison Wednesday. Michael Barela, 54, was convicted last month after a jury found he planned and attempted to commit a murder outside the JJ’s Bar and Grill in Valencia in February...

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The Master’s University women’s soccer team soared to a 7-0 victory over the visiting Eagles from Sierra Nevada College Thursday.
Lady Mustangs Soccer Win Opener 7-0
Looking to enter the win column for the first time in 2017 on day two of the Summer Slam volleyball tournament, the TMU Mustangs squared off against 11th-ranked Eastern Oregon but lost in straight sets.
Mountaineers Spike Mustangs at Summer Slam
The Master’s University women's volleyball team concluded their first day of HIU Summer Slam tournament play with a five-set thriller against the Southern Oregon University Raiders on Wednesday evening, dropping the fifth set 15-9.
Lady Mustangs Fall in 5 to Raiders at HIU
A federal judge on Wednesday ruled against claims by a state workers’ union that California’s pension system unfairly changed the terms of a pre-existing collective bargaining agreement.
Court Upholds Increase in CalPERS Retirement Age
Four annual crime reports, which provide law enforcement agencies and the public with statewide data on crime statistics, were released Friday by California's Attorney General.
AG Releases 4 California Crime Reports for 2016
The Master’s University women’s volleyball team lost their 2017 season opener Wednesday at the HIU Summer Slam in straight sets against the Warriors from national powerhouse Corban University (OR).
Warriors Drop TMU Lady Mustangs in Straight Sets
Here's the Castaic/Val Verde (Zone 2) Crime Information and Public Safety Report from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station for the week of August 7 to August 13.
Crime Blotter: Assault, Theft in Castaic-Val Verde
Two Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station employees will be recognized at the City Council meeting to be held on August 22 at 6 p.m.
City Council to Honor 2 SCV Sheriff’s Station Employees
The Santa Clarita Public Library invites residents to celebrate the upcoming total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21 with two free events at the Old Town Newhall Library.
August 18 & 21: Solar Eclipse Events at Newhall Library
The city of Santa Clarita’s Youth Sports program has seen measured success thus far in 2017.
Santa Clarita Youth Sports Sees Spike in Participation
The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center’s new building campaign now only has $1.3 million remaining to raise before groundbreaking on the site can begin.
New SCV Senior Center Needs $1.3M to Break Ground
Sacramento County sued the California Department of Water Resources on Thursday over DWR's certification of the California 'WaterFix' delta tunnels project’s “dizzying” and “shifting” environmental review.
Sacramento County Sues to Freeze California ‘WaterFix’
Ashley Olivier, a student worker at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station, summited Mt. Whitney with her dad, a lieutenant at LASD's Monterey Park station.
SCV Sheriff’s Station Student Worker, LASD Dad Top Mt. Whitney
1946 - Pioneering Placerita Canyon movie producer Trem Carr dies in San Diego [story]
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The storewide remodel of the Walmart Supercenter at 26471 Carl Boyer Drive is complete and, in addition to the many physical changes inside, Santa Clarita residents now have access to Online Grocery Pickup.
Walmart on Carl Boyer Drive Celebrates Grand Reopening Friday
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, two people have been hospitalized after a major collision. Plus, an acquisition of land near the 14. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday August 17, 2017
Le Chene French Cuisine, a long-time Santa Clarita local favorite restaurant along Sierra Highway, has announced that they will be hosting a thrilling Murder Mystery Dinner on Saturday, November 4th, 2017.
Nov. 4: Le Chene Murder Mystery Dinner
According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District, air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive individuals in Santa Clarita Valley Friday.
AQMD: Unhealthy Air Quality Forecasted for SCV Friday
Senator Scott Wilk, R- Antelope Valley, today announces that he is one of the 2017 inductees into the Antelope Valley High School Alumni Hall of Fame.
Sept. 22: Wilk to be Inducted into AV High School Hall of Fame
Signups are under way for the Santa Clarita Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which offers participants an opportunity to take a healthy stroll, experience outstanding live entertainment, honor loved ones who have been affected by Alzheimer’s and raise funds to battle the debilitating disease.
Oct. 7: Walk to End Alzheimer’s; Signups Under Way
Trammell Crow Company (TCC) andand Clarion Partners are pleased to announce the acquisition of 54 acres of land for the development of The Center at Needham Ranch, a state-of-the-art business park in the city of Santa Clarita, CA.
TCC, Clarion Partners Acquire More Than 50 Acres of SCV Real Estate
The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration is hosting what will be a highly educational and informative (and free) Tax Seminar for Nonprofits and Exempt Organizations.
Sept. 6: Tax Seminar for Non-Profits and Exempt Organizations
For the first time in 99 years, a total eclipse of the sun will pass over the continental United States on August 21, and Princess Cruises guests sailing on six cruise ships in Alaska will be invited to special viewing parties as part of the cruise line’s exclusive Stargazing with Discovery at Sea program.
Princess Cruises to Host On-Board Viewing Parties for Solar Eclipse
Two people have been hospitalized with major injuries after a collision on San Francisquito Wednesday night.
San Francisquito Road Collision Leads to Major Injuries
Caltrans today announced that 32 major “fix-it-first” transportation projects can be accelerated a year earlier than planned thanks to anticipated funding from Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.
More Than 30 Caltrans “Fix-it-First” Projects Accelerated by SB 1
Statement from CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison on Recent Events in Charlottesville, Virginia
CSUN President Releases Statement on Charlottesville
The Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to a traffic collision at Bouquet Canyon and Plum Canyon Roads early Thursday morning.
Firefighters Extricate Trapped Person After Early Morning Collision
Brandon Gold allowed a tie-breaking home run in the sixth inning and the Lancaster JetHawks fell to the San Jose Giants, 4-2, on Wednesday night at Municipal Stadium.
Gold, JetHawks Fall Short Against the Giants
In comments submitted Thursday, Attorney General Xavier Becerra expressed his strong opposition to any attempt by the Trump Administration to open California’s coast to new offshore drilling.
Becerra Vows to Protect State from Offshore Drilling
While Charlottesville violence and protests continue divisive dialogue nationally, Santa Clarita residents gathered to create a place “to be able to come together.”
Community Members Hold Vigil for Charlottesville
1920 - Actress Maureen O'Hara born in Ireland; 1961 "Parent Trap" uses Disney Golden Oak Ranch [story]
Farmers and environmentalists are lining up to battle the $16.7 billion California WaterFix tunnels project proposed for the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.
Farmers, Environmentalists Join to Fight California ‘WaterFix’ Project
There's a new Grizzly at Golden Valley High School as Matt Sorensen has been named the school's new head baseball coach.
Matt Sorenson New Head Baseball Coach at Golden Valley
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, Sheriff’s deputies are continuing to conduct burglary suppression operations in our valley. Plus, Representative Steve Knight sat down with local law enforcement to discuss the current state and future role of policing in the SCV. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, August 16, 2017