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Monday: Thanksgiving Dinner at Newhall Community Center
Friday, Nov 21, 2014

The City of Santa Clarita, in partnership with Parkway Motorcars, will host its annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the City’s Newhall Community Center. Approximately 600 residents are expected to attend the event, which will include a traditional Thanksgiving dinner complete with turkey, mashed potatoes,...

FBI Stats for Santa Clarita Show Sharp Drop in Violent Crime

Despite a 14.4 percent increase in population in 2013, according to the FBI, Santa Clarita saw an overall drop in violent crimes of 19.3 percent.  This includes a 37 percent drop in rapes; a 26.5 percent drop in aggravated assault and an 18 percent drop in motor vehicle theft.  There were some category...

Next City Council Mtg.: Einstein School, New Senior Center

CITY OF SANTA CLARITA JOINT CITY COUNCIL/ BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING Tuesday, November 25, 2014 6:00 PM City Council Chambers 23920 Valencia Blvd. 1 st Floor Santa Clarita, CA 91355 AGENDA ____________ PUBLIC FINANCING AUTHORITY – No New Business ____________ How to Address the City...

Community Court Teens Remove Graffiti from Wash

Fourteen teens assigned to the City’s Community Court program began phase II of the South Fork graffiti beautification project on Saturday, Nov. 15. Teens repainted a quarter mile of patchwork paint on a retaining wall along the South Fork Trail from the Wiley Canyon Bridge heading North on bike trail...

Holiday Events at All 3 City Libraries

This season, the sights, sounds and smells of the holidays come to life at the Santa Clarita Public Library with Gingerbread House building demonstrations, the second annual Gingerbread House Contest, and the “Meet the Dancers” Nutcracker Ballet event. The Friends of the Santa Clarita Public Library...

Tips to Secure Your Home for Holiday Travel
Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014

[FBI[ – Nearly 25 percent of all home burglaries occur during the holidays. 1. Let neighbors or friends know you will be away and ask them to take in newspapers or delivered packages. 2. Bring in outdoor objects that may be damaged by unexpected weather conditions. 3.  Unplug electronics to conserve...

Planning Comm. Tuesday: Soledad Corridor Plan, New Gas Station-Car Wash in Valencia
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014

Planning Commission Agenda CITY OF SANTA CLARITA PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING Tuesday, November 18, 2014 6:00 p.m. City Council Chambers 23920 Valencia Boulevard Santa Clarita, CA 91355 AGENDA In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate...

City Launches Website for Teens
Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014

Teens in Santa Clarita have a new, informative and interactive place to get information about news and events in their City with the City of Santa Clarita’s new website, TeenSCV.com.  The site, which launched today, was developed for teens with input from teens to include the information they want...

Nov. 21: Get a Manufacturing Job with Donaldson Co.
Monday, Nov 10, 2014

The Santa Clarita WorkSource Center is partnering with America’s Job Center of California to host a manufacturing recruitment for Donaldson Company Inc. on Friday, Nov. 21. All interested participants must arrive by 9 a.m. to the Santa Clarita WorkSource Center, located at the College of the Canyons’...

City Seeks to Assess Needs of Lower-income Residents

Local residents are encouraged to provide input on the City of Santa Clarita’s annual Community Needs Assessment Survey, which will help determine how Community Development Block Grant funding will be allocated throughout the community. The survey is available online now through Monday, December 15,...

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Look at the areas of population that voted for construction of the high-speed rail system. You guessed it: Los Angeles and San Francisco. The new train won’t go through much of either highly populated area. What do they care about some farmland in the Central Valley, or Soledad from Acton all the way through Sand Canyon?
Where ‘Nobody’ Lives
1931 - Fall Roundup held at Hoot Gibson's Saugus Rodeo [story]
The next time you take a walk in our open spaces, take a look at the oak trees. Some will have one trunk, but many will have multiple trunks. There is one in the Whitney Canyon area of Newhall that has eight trunks. These trunks were all stump-sprouts after a fire.
Symbol of Strength
An agreement between Benutech Inc. and the Southland Regional Association of Realtors will enable SRAR real estate professionals to access in-depth data and sales analytics on the housing tracts or census tracts in their region.
SCV Realtors Can Access Housing Tract Data Utility
Exactly 11 years – to the day – after he first introduced legislation seeking to block a massive gravel mine in Soledad Canyon, Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon introduced what will be his last bill aimed at achieving the same end.
McKeon Introduces Final Cemex Bill; Companion to Boxer’s
1843 - Rancho Castec (aka Rancho Castaic) granted to French immigrant Jose Covarrubias [story]
As chance would have it, we found ourselves on the grassy knoll on the 25th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination. I was 11. It was odd to be standing at a place where time had stood still. Because of the actions of that day and in that place, for many people the world completely changed.
When Time Stood Still
The City of Santa Clarita, in partnership with Parkway Motorcars, will host its annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the City’s Newhall Community Center on Monday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday: Thanksgiving Dinner at Newhall Community Center
Despite a 14.4 percent increase in population in 2013, according to the FBI, Santa Clarita saw an overall drop in violent crimes of 19.3 percent.
FBI Stats for Santa Clarita Show Sharp Drop in Violent Crime
Hart High quarterback Brady White is one of 16 high school seniors nominated by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee for the 2015 U.S. Army Player of the Year Award, considered high school football’s highest honor.
Hart’s Brady White Up for U.S. Army Player of Year
Don't miss this opportunity to see the GO JAZZ Big Band, now under the direction of Brian Leff (Jazz Music Director at West Ranch High School) for our only show at West Ranch this fall.
Nov. 23: GO Jazz Fall Concert at West Ranch
The woman who ran the Santa Clarita Redevelopment Agency and filled in as city clerk when the state ended redevelopment has taken a job as community development director for the city of San Gabriel.
Chaparyan Leaves City to Run San Gabriel Planning Dept.
Participants will run a three-mile cross country course through the COC Valencia campus, beginning at the college’s baseball field and continuing through the campus, winding through the hills overlooking the Santa Clarita Valley, and finally finishing inside Cougar Stadium.
Thanksgiving Day: Annual Turkey Trot at COC
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced a settlement this week with AT&T to resolve allegations that hundreds of AT&T’s California facilities unlawfully disposed of hazardous waste and material over a nine-year period.
AT&T to Pay $23.8 Mil. for Unlawful Hazardous Waste Dumping
Stephen Minarsch is enjoying a career as a Hardware Industrial Designer for tech-titan Microsoft. Now a Seattle resident, Minarsch played a critical role in the design of the new “Microsoft Band” fitness product from start to finish.
Ex-COC Student a Creative Brain Behind New Microsoft Band [Video]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak: The Santa Clarita City Council will consider committing $3 million toward the construction of a new senior center at their meeting on Tuesday.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, November 21, 2014
Evy Warshawski announced her intention to resign as executive director of the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons
Director of COC Performing Arts Center Stepping Down
The China Lake Astronomical Society will be at the visitor center parking lot beginning at dusk, ready to answer your questions about the unique celestial objects such as nebula, galaxies, clusters, Venus and other planets visible in the dark sky.
Saturday Night: Star Party at Red Rock State Park
Santa Clarita City Council agenda for Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014.
Next City Council Mtg.: Einstein School, New Senior Center
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to the Goodwill located on Pico Canyon Road. Friday on reports of a suspicious object in a donation drop box, officials said.
Possible Grenade Donated to Goodwill; Deputies Respond
Teens repainted a quarter mile of patchwork paint on a retaining wall along the South Fork Trail from the Wiley Canyon Bridge heading North on bike trail towards Magic Mountain Parkway in Valencia.
Community Court Teens Remove Graffiti from Wash
The Santa Clarita Christian Cardinals girls volleyball team will square off against Upland Christian for the CIF Southern Section Division 5-AA Championship in Fullerton Saturday.
SCCS Girls Volleyball to play for CIF Championship
The visiting Antelope Valley Marauders gave the COC women's volleyball all it could handle during Wednesday's 'sophomore night' match, but the Cougars prevailed nonetheless, capturing a 3-2 (27-25, 25-15, 22-25, 29-31, 15-6) win to conclude the regular season with an exclamation point.
Canyons Concludes Regular Season with 16th Straight Win
The No. 3 College of the Canyons Cougars will host the No. 13 Saddleback College Gauchos in the first round of the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Women's Soccer Southern California Regionals at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, in Cougar Stadium.
Canyons Women’s Soccer Set for Postseason