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1958 - County of Los Angeles dedicates William S. Hart Park in Newhall [story]


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City Throws a Pool Party for Repeat Volunteers
Thursday, Sep 18, 2014

The City of Santa Clarita held a Volunteer Recognition Pool Party on Sept. 10 at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center. More than 160 community members attended the event with friends and families. The annual appreciation is for the volunteers who have lent their time to two or more city events or programs. City...

Santa Clarita Arts & Events: River Rally Saturday
Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014

  Arts Commission Public Meeting October 9, 6:30 pm Old Town Newhall Library – Community Room 24500 Main Street Santa Clarita, CA   91321 Upcoming Events City of Santa Clarita: River Rally September 20 Thursdays@Newhall series ArtSLAM (Gore)  ...

Sept. 22: Info Meeting for Community Service, Arts Grant Bidders
Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014

The City of Santa Clarita’s Community Services and Arts Grants Program will once again make funds available to Santa Clarita Valley-based nonprofit organizations in 2014 and 2015. Grant applications will be released at the Grant Bidders Meeting, which will be held on Monday, Sept. 22, from noon to...

Enterprise Zone Tax Credits: Get ‘Em While You Can
Monday, Sep 15, 2014

Business owners, general managers, HR managers and accountants in Santa Clarita are encouraged to register for one of two free Santa Clarita Valley Enterprise Zone seminars being hosted this Wednesday, Sept. 17.  The Enterprise Zone program officially ended in 2013, but there is still time for local...

City’s Growth Reflected in Retail Sales Numbers
Saturday, Sep 13, 2014

The City of Santa Clarita moved up a spot to 21st place in the recently released 2014 California Retail Survey’s “Top 100 Retail Markets of California Cities.”  The City ranked 22nd of 100 in 2013, and this year was one of only 29 cities with a retail market above $2 billion.  Santa Clarita ranked...

Coalition Wants Bullet Trains to Bypass Santa Clarita, Acton, Agua Dulce
Thursday, Sep 11, 2014

The City hosted a meeting of the SCV Transportation Coalition Thursday to discuss a myriad of issues, including the upcoming California High Speed Rail Authority board meeting slated for Sept. 16 at 9 a.m. at Palmdale City Hall. The group agreed to advocate for inclusion of the Palmdale to Burbank direct...

Fall Into Fun at Canyon Country Community Center
Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014

Santa Clarita residents can stay active this fall with several free and low-cost offerings at the Canyon Country Community Center. Registration is now open for a variety of programs, including a new circuit training fitness class and the return of a popular swing dance event. Local adults 40 and older...

Arts & Events Calendar: Gasby Opens Sept. 12

Upcoming Events Check out what’s happening soon in Santa Clarita! Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center The Joey Sellers Trio-September 10 Santa Clarita Ballet presents Beauty and the Beast – September 13 & 14 Thursdays at Newhall Jam Sessions – September 11 Senses...

Tix On Sale for Oct. 16 ‘State of the City’ Luncheon
Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014

If you want to know more about how the third largest City in Los Angeles County is succeeding and planning for the future, don’t miss the City of Santa Clarita’s annual State of the City luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 11:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Valencia. Tickets for the “Fit for the Future” themed...

Kids: Wear Your Helmet, Get an Ice Cream

It’s back to school in Santa Clarita, which means local youth will be riding bikes, scooters and skateboards and more to school. To promote community safety, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies will be out in full force to issue free ice cream coupons to kids and teens wearing appropriate...

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1958 - County of Los Angeles dedicates William S. Hart Park in Newhall [story]
In all the many times I’ve written about the dump in the last couple of months, I kept thinking all the folks involved had at least a little bit of honor and ethics left. I’ve found out I was wrong on that, too.
As the Dump Smells
Perhaps David could defeat Goliath. Perhaps this small community could take on a large, powerful and well-funded entity like the landfill. There was a feeling that maybe we were winning. But then the Castaic Area Town Council had a meeting Wednesday.
Val Verde vs. Goliath
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak: Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill by Senator Fran Pavley Friday to put a life-saving antidote into the hands of first responders to prevent drug overdose deaths.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, September 19, 2014
Castaic Union School District officials celebrated the work of their Teacher of the Year nominee Kim Baljet, who was recognized as a countywide nominee for top educator.
Castaic Teacher Honored at County Level
The Castaic Area Town Council voted 6-4 this week to accept funds from Chiquita Canyon Landfill in exchange for their support of the expansion of the dump once the final environmental documents are released.
Castaic Council Votes 6-4 to Take Cash in Exchange for Supporting Bigger Dump
Ninety-two percent of tenth graders in the William S. Hart Union High School District passed the California High School Exit Exam on their first try, according to figures released Friday by the California Department of Education.
Hart District: 92% of 10th Graders Pass Exit Exam on First Try
After engaging in more than 80 public outreach events across the state, the California Department of Motor Vehicles provided a public update Friday on the status of AB 60 implementation, including plans for new field offices, additional staff and training, license design and regulations detailing documents required to prove identity and residence.
DMV to Open Temp Offices to Handle Rush for Illegal Alien Driver’s Licenses
The Canyon football team will look to even its record against Burbank tonight at Harry Welch Stadium.
SCVTV-KHTS Game of the Week: Burbank vs. Canyon
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are looking into another digital school-bullying incident, this time at Rio Norte Junior High School, according to officials.
Deputies Investigate Another Incident of Cyber-bullying
Saugus Union School District is proud to share the academic growth the District’s students made in science as indicated by the 5th grade California Standards Test scores that were released Friday.
Saugus School District Scores High Marks in Science
Senate Bill 1438 will equip firefighters, police officers and other first responders with naloxone, an antidote that can reverse the effects of prescription painkillers and heroin and abruptly stop an overdose episode.
Pavley Bill Signed: First Responders to Carry Heroin Antidote
Caltrans plans to implement lane and ramp closures during the week of September 22-27, 2014.
Caltrans Lane Closures in Gorman Area, Sept. 22-27
Saugus, Zone 4 Update Public Safety & Crime Prevention Information Snapshot: 09/01/2014 - 09/14/2014
Weekly Crime Blotter: Saugus
Stevenson Ranch, Zone 3 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information Snapshot for 9/08/2014 to 09/14/2014
Weekly Blotter: Stevenson Ranch-Westridge
Castaic and Val Verde, Zone 2 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information Snapshot 09/08/2014-09/14/2014
Blotter: No Crimes to Report in Castaic-Val Verde
Canyon Country East, Zone 8 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information. Snapshot 09/08/2014 – 09/14/2014
Weekly Blotter: Canyon Country East
The Town Council members living closest to the dump voted not to accept the contract. They did as the citizens of Val Verde wanted. The rest of Castaic sold Val Verde again. It has happened before - Val Verde being made a second- or third- class part of the Castaic Area.
Castaic Takes Vow of Silence
We were not thinking about moving from Valencia Hills until the day I walked my dog along a street in Newhall and followed the flight of a turkey vulture that landed in a tree in a deep backyard. My family was not sure if I was losing my mind when I proposed to move to this small house without a pool but with a turkey vulture roost - but move we did.
Migratory Wonders
1863 - Gen. Edward F. Beale loans money to A.A. Hudson and Oliver P. Robbins to erect toll house in Newhall Pass [story]
A Saugus man was convicted the murder of his girlfriend Thursday. Eric Earle now faces 25 years to life behind bars. That story plus more local news tonihgt on SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, September 18, 2014
A 43-year-old Saugus man with a history of domestic violence was found guilty today of the murder of his girlfriend.
Saugus Man Convicted of Girlfriend’s Murder
The City of Santa Clarita held a Volunteer Recognition Pool Party on Sept. 10 at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center.
City Throws a Pool Party for Repeat Volunteers
Honorably discharged war veterans would get a free pass to Castaic Lake under a proposal by Supervisors Michael D. Antonovich and Mark Ridley-Thomas.
Antonovich, Ridley-Thomas: Fee Waiver at Castaic Lake for War Vets