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1916 - Actor George Montgomery, 1991 Newhall Walk of Western Stars honoree, born in Montana [story]


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Sept. 17: Annual River Rally, Enviro Expo
Thursday, Aug 25, 2016

The City of Santa Clarita will host the 22nd annual River Rally Cleanup and Environmental Expo on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. The river cleanup event will start at the Newhall Community Center, 22421 Market Street. Residents and organizations who would like to participate in the River...

Cuban Salsa Kicks Off Thursday Events in September
Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016

The City of Santa Clarita’s Thursdays@Newhall series, presented by Galpin Subaru, will kick off September with a sensational lineup of free live performances, talks, activities and more on Main Street in Old Town Newhall. From 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on September 1, JAM Sessions, hosted by the Ford...

Things to Do In, Around Santa Clarita

Agua Dulce Winery Annual BBQ Rib Cook Off Saturday, August 27 Castaic Lake Kayak & Stand-Up paddleboarding clinics Every saturday through September 24 pococktoberfest Saturday, September 17 the b-52’s Santa...

Indie Film Financing in View at Next ‘New Heights’ Event
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016

Filmmakers are invited to attend the free New Heights: Build an Audience, Fund Your Film discussion on Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Century Room at Santa Clarita City Hall, located at 23920 Valencia Boulevard. The panel discussion will share secrets to success and discuss the good,...

Library Fine? Pay It Off with Food for Needy
Monday, Aug 22, 2016

Throughout September, the Santa Clarita Public Library, in partnership with the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry, will be launching their first-ever Food for Fines program which allows patrons to donate one food item to waive up to $20 of overdue library fines or replacement card fees. All of the donations...

CC Community Center Construction, Memorial Wall Plan when Council Returns
Friday, Aug 19, 2016

Santa Clarita City Council Agenda for Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016 Break .pdf out of box      

Sept. 24: Library Friends Host Crime, Mystery Authors Panel Dinner

Join the Friends of the Santa Clarita Public Library for the 2nd annual Author Panel Dinner … to die for! This year, crime and mystery authors will be participating. Where: Old Town Newhall Library NE Community Room When: Sept. 24, 2016 … 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Participating authors: Andrew...

Locals Jump & Jive in Canyon Country

The Canyon Country Community Center held its annual “Big Band Dance” on Saturday, Aug. 13. Thirty dancers participated in the one-hour swing dance lesson prior to showing off their new moves on the dance floor. After the swing dance lesson, two hours of social dancing took place. Over 50 participants...

Business Incubator Event Exposes Entrepreneurs to Resources

A summer networking event was held at the Santa Clarita Business Incubator on Thursday. Aug., 18. The event brought together a number of creative and technology focused entrepreneurs interested in the growing startup community in Santa Clarita. The event allowed for networking and connecting with one...

City Taking Names for 2017 Western Walk Honors
Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016

The City of Santa Clarita is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Walk of Westerns Stars. The deadline for nomination submission is Friday, Sept. 30, at noon. One to two names will be selected at a Walk of Western Stars committee meeting in October and the inductees will be unveiled in conjunction...

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Current business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs who would like to learn how to comply with California’s often complex tax laws are invited to attend a free Small Business Seminar and Resource Expo in Santa Clarita on Tuesday, Sept. 13.
Sept. 13: Tax Seminar, Resource Expo for Small Businesses
Help the Children and the Disaster Relief committee for Rotary District 5280 are partnering to send much needed supplies to the flood victims in Louisiana who are still in desperate need of support.
Help the Children Teams Up with Rotary to Aid Louisiana Flood Victims
To make sure that Crescenta, Antelope, Santa Clarita, and San Fernando Valley communities are ready to bounce back after disaster, Raul Claros has been appointed as the new Executive Director for the American Red Cross’ Northern Valleys Chapter.
New Red Cross Leader for SCV, North Valleys
Caryl St. Ama, will demonstrate Encaustic at the Nov. 21 meeting of the Santa Clarita Artists Association. The event is free, open to the public and meets at 6:30 p.m. at Barnes and Noble.
Nov. 21: Hot Bee’s Wax Art Demonstration at B&N
College of the Canyons was ranked among the top 25 best U.S. colleges for adult learners in Washington Monthly magazine’s first-ever ranking of “Best Two-Year Colleges for Adult Learners.” Ranking at No. 21, COC made the list with 12 other two-year colleges in California.
COC Makes List of Best 2-Year Colleges for Adults
A Canyon Country man died Sunday morning in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash on Angeles National Crest Highway, officials said, leaving behind two small children and a fiancee.
Canyon Country Man Dead After Crash On Angeles Crest Highway
The Legislature has sent to Gov. Jerry Brown a bill to enable the Department of Parks and Recreation to enter into partnership with a nonprofit entity to conduct such functions as raising private funds to improve parks and marketing the parks to promote increased public visitation.
Legislature OK’s Pavley Bill Allowing State Parks Partnerships
The toddler who was taken to a local hospital after falling in a Canyon Country pool earlier this month reportedly died Monday morning, according to a GoFundMe account from the victim's family.
Toddler Found in Pool Last Week Dies at Hospital
Thousands came together to honor first responders and help victims of the Sand Fire get back on their feet at a benefit event over the weekend.
Thousands Honor First Responders, Help Sand Fire Victims at Benefit Event
The Castaic Lake Water Agency has expanded its online resources by adding a new plant resource guide that is designed to help property owners identify plants that will thrive in the local environment while beautifying landscapes, too.
Which Plants Are Drought Tolerant? Find Out from CLWA
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determined that the designation spanning 16 counties in California was needed for the conservation of the Yosemite toad, Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog, and the northern distinct population segment of the mountain yellow-legged frog.
Feds Designate Critical Habitat for Scarce Frog, Toads
1916 - Actor George Montgomery, 1991 Newhall Walk of Western Stars honoree, born in Montana [story]
Curtis Howe Springer established a health spa and mineral springs at Zzyzx. There was a natural spring in the area called Soda Springs. He bottled this water to sell to thirsty travelers in the desert. He set up his wife and himself in a ranch, filed mining claims for 12,800 acres of land on this spot, and imported animals to make his ranch more appealing to visitors.
Last Word in Health
1962 - Valleywide brush fire consumes Gene Autry's Melody Ranch movie town in Placerita Canyon [story]
COC got its season off to a strong start with a second place finish by the women's team, before the men's squad raced to fourth place.
COC Cross-Country Off to Strong Start
The Master’s University volleyball team improved its record to 4-2 after beating the Oregon Institute of Technology Owls in three sets (25-19, 26-24, 25-16) Saturday afternoon on Bross Court.
Volleyball: The Master’s Women Handle Owls, Improve to 4-2
The Master’s University women’s soccer team upended No. 23 Carroll College 2-1 Saturday afternoon in Atherton on the campus of Menlo College.
Lady Mustangs Fight Off Carroll College 2-1
1952 - Actor & CalArts grad Paul Reubens (Pee Wee Herman) born in New York [link]
The median price of the 234 homes that changed owners ast month came in at $560,000, up 9.9 percent compared to July 2015.
SCV Single-Family Home Values Up 9.9% Over 2015
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, a five-car collision leaves on man in the hospital. Plus, high school football starts tonight. Check out these stories and more on tonight's SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, August 26, 2016
Imagine forgetting the most significant and defining moments of your life. All of those moments of intense passion or overwhelming happiness, the moments of loss that tore you down or made you stronger than before – all of them begin to fade away.
No Surrender | Commentary by Eric Inneo
The Master’s University women’s soccer team battled to a scoreless double-overtime draw Thursday afternoon against the UC Merced Bobcats on the campus of Menlo College in Atherton.
Lady Mustangs Battle Merced to a Scoreless Draw
The name has changed, at least with a slight variation, but the results were much the same as The Master's University men's soccer team used a couple of early goals to beat Westminster of Utah 2-0 in the season opener for the Mustangs.
Mustang Soccer Season Opens with Win in Salt Lake
Three CalArts students are among the winners of this year's Princess Grace Awards, given to emerging artists in theater, dance and film in the form of scholarships, apprenticeships and fellowships.
3 CalArts Students Win Princess Grace Awards
The public hearings provide an opportunity to learn about the proposed project alternatives through displays and a short presentation summarizing the results of the environmental analysis. Attendees will be able to provide verbal and written comments.
Public Hearing Sat. on 138 Corridor Improvement Project
In 2016, scores improved at each of the tested grade levels (3-6) and subjects (mathematics and English-language arts).
Newhall District Students Excel in State Testing
Two Arts Sampler classes put on by the ARTree are open for registration and start Tuesday.
Art Classes for Ages 5-12 Start Tuesday; Sign Up
A place where students, community members and burgeoning entrepreneurs can explore ideas, connect with other like-minded individuals, and receive assistance to move forward with business ideas — that is the purpose of the Entrepreneurship Center at College of the Canyons.
COC Entrepreneurship Center to Host 3-Day Open House
A five-car crash left one man in the hospital with minor injuries and three lanes on the northbound side of State Route 14 shut down early Friday.
Five-Car Pileup on Freeway Sends 1 to Hospital
Women in California will have more reliable and effective access to birth control under a bill approved by the Senate on Friday and sent to Gov. Jerry Brown.
Lawmakers OK Pavley Bill Requiring Health Plans to Cover Year’s Supply of Birth Control Pills
Responding to lessons learned from the massive Aliso Canyon natural gas leak, the Senate on Friday sent to Gov. Jerry Brown a bill to establish proactive safety standards for natural gas storage wells.
Pavley’s Natural Gas Storage Safety Bill Goes to Governor
Juan Rodriguez, male Hispanic 50 years-old, drove from Palmdale to Cudahy expecting to meet a 17 year-old girl he had met and solicited on the internet. What he met was an undercover sheriff’s detective.
Task Force is Targeting Sex Buyers, Human Traffickers
The California Department of Parks and Recreation is lifting the closure of some of its Big Sur region state parks as firefighters begin to gain control of the Soberanes Fire.
Some Big Sur State Parks Reopening After Fire
On Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a revised guidance recommending universal testing of donated whole blood and blood components for Zika virus in the U.S. and its territories.
FDA Advises Testing for Zika in All Donated Blood
Los Angeles City had – and might still have – about 6,800 buildings that lack inspections for periods of time covering months to multiple years. John Vidovich was put in place as fire marshal to clear out the backlog. It was learned he wasn't being truthful when he said he'd done it.
Where There’s Smoke