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1921 - William S. Hart purchases the Horseshoe Ranch in Newhall from Babcock Smith [story]


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City Libraries to Host Antique Appraisal
Friday, Feb 5, 2016

The Friends of the Santa Clarita Public Library is inviting community members to attend the 3rd Annual Antique Appraisal Day happening Saturday, Feb. 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library. Interested residents can bring their family heirlooms or antique collectibles to the library...

City, Energy Network Introduce Energy Efficient Home Upgrades

The City of Santa Clarita has teamed up with The Energy Network to bring you great statewide rebates and incentives for upgrading your home to be more energy efficient. Energy Upgrade California Home Upgrade can help you take the next step toward more comfortable, healthy living. Join your neighbors...

Santa Clarita Volunteer Spotlight On: Joe Miele
Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016

Every month, Santa Clarita will spotlight residents who have made a difference in the community through volunteering with Make a Difference Monday. This month’s spotlight is Santa Clarita resident Joe Miele. For the past two years, Miele has been volunteering as a coach for the City’s Youth Sports...

Thursdays@Newhall’s on Main Street Final Lineup

Thursdays@Newhall’s final “10 by 10” variety night of the winter season promises an exciting lineup of talent for their last winter session. Ten selected artists will take the stage on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, and perform within a ten minute time limit. The evening will begin with The New Mexican,...

City Invites Residents to Participate in Photo Contest

Every season, the City of Santa Clarita invites community photographers to take part in the City’s quarterly photo contest. The photo contest is an opportunity for residents to showcase community life in the City of Santa Clarita. The winning photographs will be posted online, on the City’s Facebook,...

Feb. 4: ’10 by 10′ Variety Night Offers Exciting Lineup
Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016

Band: The New Mexican Thursdays@Newhall’s final 10 by 10 variety night of the winter season promises an exciting lineup of talent beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at the Repertory East Playhouse, located at 24266 Main Street. Ten selected artists will take the stage on Thursday...

City Encourages CERT Training Before El Nino Hits Hard
Friday, Jan 29, 2016

The city of Santa Clarita is encouraging residents to prepare for El Nino by taking a CERT course to learn how to protect themselves and their property. El Niño is here, and meteorologists forecast significant rainfall and storms for February and March. In preparation, why not take the Community Emergency...

Amgen TOC: Santa Clarita to Host Stage 2 Finish in Old Town Newhall
Thursday, Jan 28, 2016

Beginning on May 15, 2016, the world’s most accomplished cyclists will compete in the 2016 Amgen Tour of California, a Tour de France-style cycling road race created and presented by AEG. Cyclists will make their way from the heart of San Diego to Sacramento over the course of eight days across nearly...

Santa Clarita Libraries to Celebrate World Cultures
Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016

The Santa Clarita Public Library will exhibit special displays this February to the theme of “Celebrating the Cultures of the World.” All three library branches will set up the following displays: Continental Asia: Monday, Feb. 1 to Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016 at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library Africa:...

Santa Clarita Libraries Celebrate Diversity in February
Monday, Jan 25, 2016

In recognition of Santa Clarita Valley’s diversity, the Santa Clarita Public Library will exhibit special displays in the month of February to the theme of “Celebrating the Cultures of the World.”   All three library branches will set up the following displays: Continental Asia: Monday, Feb....

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The Friends of the Santa Clarita Public Library is inviting community members to attend the 3rd Annual Antique Appraisal Day happening Saturday, Feb. 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library.
City Libraries to Host Antique Appraisal
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is slated Tuesday to approve a set of new strategies that could get up to 3,500 homeless people off the street by July 2017.
Supes Could Allocate $100 Mil. to Curb Homelessness
Close friends and family have reported that Frank Kleeman, the 2002 SCV Man of the Year, died early Friday.
Frank Kleeman, 2002 SCV Man of the Year, Dies at 82
San Francisquito Canyon Road will be shut down for approximately four hours after a motorcycle crash left one person dead.
Fatal Crash Shuts Down San Francisquito Canyon Road
The ARTree will continue its speaker series with Ruth Balbach, creative director at DreamWorks Animation.
The ARTree Presents DreamWorks Animation Creative Director
The City of Santa Clarita has teamed up with The Energy Network to bring you great statewide rebates and incentives for upgrading your home to be more energy efficient.
City, Energy Network Introduce Energy Efficient Home Upgrades
The County Health Officer is issuing a Cold Weather Alert due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures.
Cold Weather Alert for Santa Clarita Valley, Antelope Valley
A man convicted of gunning down four people, including a Castaic man, outside a Northridge boarding house more than two years ago has been sentenced to death. Pictured is victim, Teofilo “JoJo” Navales, of Ridge Top Lane in Castaic. Navales left behind a wife and three daughters.
Man Who Gunned Down 4 Sentenced to Death
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will be looking to approve a donation from The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Foundation that could help two local programs during their meeting Tuesday.
Sheriff’s Foundation Aims to Donate Van for Local Programs
A local group wants the county to make Bouquet Canyon Road safer.
Cyclists Seek Safety Improvements on Bouquet Canyon Road
Three schools were put on lockdown for a short time in Newhall early Friday after two men who reportedly had a gun was spotted near the schools.
Lockdown Lifted on 3 Newhall Schools
The text of Rep. Steve Knight's proposed legislation calling on various federal agencies to define and impose safety standards for underground natural gas storage facilities was published Friday.
Text of Knight’s ‘Natural Gas Leak Prevention’ Bill Published
Canyon Country East: Zone 8 - Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information for the Week of 01/25/16 - 01/31/16
Crime Blotter: Burglary, Grand Theft Auto in Canyon Country East
Newhall: Zone 6, Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information for the week of 01/25/16 - 01/31/16.
Crime Blotter: Burglary, Theft in Newhall
Public Safety and Crime Information Report for Saugus The following crime was reported last week (01/25/16-01/13/16): A grand theft auto was reported near the 28700 block of Bouquet Canyon Road. In this incident a suspect stole the victim's 2012 Ford F150 pickup truck. The vehicle was later located in Fresno, CA.
Blotter: Theft in Saugus
The following crimes were reported in the Castaic/Val Verde area last week (01/25/16 -01/31/16): A commercial burglary was reported from the 31000 block of Castaic Road. The business reported a front window to the location was shattered and their office appeared to have been rummaged through. It was unknown at the time of the report what was stolen.
Blotter: Burglary in Castaic
On the flat and vast areas of the Central Valley floor, it would appear that not much is in the way of the proposed train route - only the lives and property of some folks who may have worked years or even generations to have a home, business, farm or ranch make a small profit so that maybe, just maybe, their children will have it a little bit better than they had it.
Dry Kool-Aid
1921 - William S. Hart purchases the Horseshoe Ranch in Newhall from Babcock Smith [story]
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has learned that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is actively looking for Robert Deshawn Grott, who may currently be in the Los Angeles area.
FBI, LASD Seek Man Wanted for Murder
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, a fire left a Canyon Country apartment in ruins. Plus, a local artist turns trash into treasures. Click the link to see those stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, February 4, 2016
The Santa Clarita City Council will conduct a public hearing Tuesday on the proposed Laemmle Theatre project and the accompanying mixed-use development and parking structure in Old Town Newhall. The city and its former redevelopment agency purchased the square block at the southeast corner of Lyons Avenue and Main Street in 2008 for the purpose of redeveloping it with a theater, which had been in the council-approved plans for Newhall since 2005. Finally in 2013, the city solicited bids, and in July 2015, after hearing unanimous public testimony in support, the council voted to open exclusive negotiations with Laemmle and its developer partner.
Laemmle Theatre Project Up for Review, Vote Tuesday
Kaiser Permanente Santa Clarita Valley will begin accepting 2016 community grant inquiry applications starting on Monday, Feb. 8 through Monday, Feb. 29 at 2 p.m.
Kaiser Taking Names for Community Health Grants
The Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival has received a grant from the city of Santa Clarita which will allow the program to bring free performances to local schools.
SCV Shakespeare Fest to Continue Providing Free Performances to Schools
Domestic violence issues have plagued the National Football League (NFL) for years, and several CalArtians recently turned their art into advocacy—demanding strong reforms in the NFL’s Code of Conduct through a new public service announcement.
CalArts Alums’ PSA Targets NFL Code of Conduct
Fifteen-year-old Hart High School sophomore Robby Good is about to experience what very few have accomplished: have an original music composition performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall.
L.A. Phil to Perform Hart Sophomore’s Original Composition
Echoing its recent message to the U.N. climate talks in Paris – that California’s economic growth and strong climate policy are not mutually exclusive – two Senate committees met jointly on Wednesday to explore how California can continue its leadership in building a clean energy economy.
California Growth Highlighted at Senate Committee Hearing
Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced he will joint-author legislation with Assemblyman Mike Gatto, D-Los Angeles, to place an initiative before voters on the November ballot to repeal the constitutional protections currently held by the California Public Utilities Commission.
Wilk Legislation Aims to Reform CPUC
Rayton Solar is proud to announce its CEO and Santa Clarita resident, Andrew Yakub, was named a 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree in the energy category.
SCV CEO Named Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree
Firefighters knocked down a fully-involved attic fire in Canyon Country early Thursday morning after heavy smoke was reported.
Fire Engulfs Canyon Country Apartment
More than 20 games into their rookie season in NCAA Division I women's basketball, the four freshmen members of the CSUN women's basketball team are beginning to show signs of improvement and maturation.
CSUN Freshmen Finding Their Footing