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1938 - Newhall Tunnel cut away, replaced by Sierra Highway [story]


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City Libraries to Host Book Bag Sale, 2 Author Events
Monday, Jul 27, 2015

In the coming weeks, the Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library will host three events for book lovers of all ages, including a bag sale and two free author events. From Tuesday, August 4, 2015 to Saturday, August 8, 2015, the Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library will host a Summer Bag Sale event...

Aug. 1: Join CC Community Center Outing to Ventura Harbor

The Canyon Country Community Center is offering community members an exciting summer excursion to the Ventura Harbor Village and Harbor Cove Beach happening this Saturday, Aug. 1, with the bus leaving at 8:30 a.m. and returning at 4:30 p.m. Admission is only $10, membership is required to the community...

Gap Closure: City Steps In Where Sidewalks Aren’t

Work is underway by the City of Santa Clarita to construct new sidewalks where gaps exist along major roadways as part of the City’s Sidewalk Gap Closure Project. Earlier this year, the first phase was completed and sidewalk gaps were bridged along the north side of pedestrian-busy Soledad Canyon Road,...

Survey: What Worries You About the Next Disaster?

Local residents are encouraged to provide input on the City of Santa Clarita’s 2015 Hazard Mitigation Survey, which will help city officials identify, evaluate and assess ways to lessen the impact of damage during natural disasters. The survey is available online now through Saturday, Aug. 15. Every...

Aug. 5: Give Blood at City Hall, Get Prizes
Saturday, Jul 25, 2015

The City of Santa Clarita and the American Red Cross are teaming up to host a Community Blood Drive on Wednesday, Aug. 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Century Room at City Hall. Residents interested in signing up to donate blood at the Community Blood Drive can go online and sign up for a donation...

Sign Up for City’s After-School Program Starting Tuesday

The first session of the City of Santa Clarita’s L.E.A.P. program for the 2015-2016 school year begins on Monday, Aug. 17, at both the Canyon Country Community Center and the Newhall Community Center. Online registration for the after school program begins Tuesday, July 28, at 8 a.m., followed by walk-in...

Aug. 1: Hazardous & E-Waste Roundup at Via Princessa Metrolink

Santa Clarita residents are encouraged to bring unwanted hazardous household and electronic waste to the local Household Hazardous Waste /E-Waste Roundup on Saturday, Aug. 1. As a result of resident input, this free event will take place in the Canyon Country community from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.at the Via...

Saturday’s Concert in the Park Starts Early
Friday, Jul 24, 2015

This Saturday’s free Concert in the Park begins at 6:30 p.m. – 30 minutes earlier than normal – to fit in the three Country Showdown acts that were going to appear July 18 with Marie Wise-Hawkins, whose concert was canceled due to rain. The three acts be opening this Saturday’s...

City Installs New Benches at Aquatic Center
Thursday, Jul 23, 2015

The city of Santa Clarita’s Parks Maintenance staff has recently installed two new picnic tables in front of the Aquatic Center. These tables will allow the public a place in the shade to eat and drink outside of the pool deck.  

July 29: Filmmakers Invited to Artist Development Workshop
Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015

Mark Stolaroff Filmmakers, artists, performers, actors and arts organization representatives of all skill levels are invited to attend a free New Heights: Artist Development Workshop on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Century Room at Santa Clarita City Hall, located at 23920 Valencia...

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Local nonprofits and small businesses in unincorporated parts of the Santa Clarita Valley may be seeking support from the county to remain open in light of the minimum wage hike which was passed last week.
Minimum Wage Hike Prompts County to Give Support to Small Businesses, Nonprofits
1938 - Newhall Tunnel cut away, replaced by Sierra Highway [story]
Approximately 2,000 pounds of trash and debris have been removed from four homeless campsites around Santa Clarita early Monday morning.
Homeless Camp Cleanup Removes Thousands of Pounds of Trash
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, a local Special Olympics athlete is representing the U.S. in bowling. Plus, approximately 2,000 pounds of trash has been removed from several homeless camps in our area. Click the link to see those stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, July 27, 2015
The second quarter of 2015 reflects a $3.8 million reduction in net income in relation to a balance sheet restructuring strategy in which the Bank paid off $153 million in Federal Home Loan Bank advances with an average rate of 3.65% in combination with security sales yielding 2.65%.
Community Bank Posts Earnings, Declares Dividend
On July 23, 2015, the United States of America and Carnival Corp. - which includes Carnival Cruise Line, Santa Clarita-based Princess Cruises, and the Holland America Line - entered into a Settlement Agreement resolving an investigation into numerous complaints conducted by the United States under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Justice Dept., Carnival-Princess-Holland America Settle ADA Complaints
In the coming weeks, the Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library will host three events for book lovers of all ages, including a bag sale and two free author events.
City Libraries to Host Book Bag Sale, 2 Author Events
A male youth from the South Bay area with no prior medical history was hospitalized for WNV disease mid-July. The patient is recovering at home.
Confirmed: County’s First Human Case of West Nile Virus This Year
The Canyon Country Community Center is offering community members an exciting summer excursion to the Ventura Harbor Village and Harbor Cove Beach happening this Saturday, Aug. 1.
Aug. 1: Join CC Community Center Outing to Ventura Harbor
The next step in the "sidewalk gap closure" project will include improvements along the south side of Soledad Canyon Road between River Circle Drive and Miss Grace Drive. The project is scheduled to be completed by spring of 2016.
Gap Closure: City Steps In Where Sidewalks Aren’t
Local residents are encouraged to provide input on the City of Santa Clarita’s 2015 Hazard Mitigation Survey, which will help city officials identify, evaluate and assess ways to lessen the impact of damage during natural disasters.
Survey: What Worries You About the Next Disaster?
This week's events and activities from the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.
This Week at the SCV Chamber (7-27-2015)
Mission Valley Bancorp announced the company’s year to date net income of $1,246,000 for the period ended June 30, 2015 – the strongest second quarter in the history of the company.
Mission Valley Bank Reports Best-ever 2nd Quarter
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies are searching for two men who allegedly robbed a check cashing business in Newhall on Monday afternoon.
Two Men Hold up Check-Cashing Business
Covered California announced its rates for 2016 and unveiled which health insurance companies will be offering plans through the marketplace. The statewide weighted average increase will be 4 percent.
Covered California Announces 4% Rate Increase for 2016
A Santa Clarita business owner is facing multiple counts of sexual assault charges after he allegedly assaulted female clients in the Torrance and Santa Clarita areas while posing as a Swami.
SCV Merchant Posing as Swami Charged with Sexual Assault
A recent canvassing of Valencia Water Co.'s service territory found very few cases of water waste or violations of state and local water restriction rules, the company reported.
Drought Inspection: Most Valencia Water Customers Complying
A man suffered serious injuries Monday morning in a traffic collision in the 17000 block of Sierra Highway, in front of the College of the Canyons Canyon Country Campus.
Driver Critically Injured in Crash Near COC-East
In an effort to crack down on cities and states that ignore federal immigration law, the House passed bipartisan legislation Friday to encourage cooperation between local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
House Passes Bill to Defund Sanctuary States, Cities
1876 - 223-foot Soledad train tunnel completed; last tunnel on line linking L.A. & S.F. [story]
I don’t get it. Gas is cheaper in Hawaii - a state without any oil production and one refinery - than it is in California, a state that exports oil and with a lot of refinery capacity. We’ve all heard the reasons: refinery fire, summer blend, lack of oil imports, higher taxes, too much demand and too little demand. Are we tired of these explanations? Just what do they explain?
What Gives at the Pump?
Lead plaintiff Christy O'Donnell of Santa Clarita and other gravely ill plaintiffs vowed to appeal a judge's dismissal of their suit asserting the California constitution and existing state law allow terminally ill adults the option of death with dignity, also known as medical aid in dying.
Valencia Mom at Center of Death-with-Dignity Suit Vows to Appeal
Landmines continue to be a problem all over the world, especially is developing countries. In Africa alone, there were more than 18,000 casualties between 1999 and 2013. A Belgian named Bart Weetjens has come up with a clever solution that actually works.
Oh, Rats
2002 - Hollywood premiere of Disney's "The Country Bears," filmed at Golden Oak Ranch in Placerita Canyon [story]