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Plea from City: Contact Senator About Cemex Bill
Monday, Dec 15, 2014

Santa Clarita needs your help! Senator Martin Heinrich has decided to undo 14 years of hard work to prevent mega-mining in Soledad Canyon. A bill sits on the Senate floor that is backed by Cemex and the City of Santa Clarita, at no cost to taxpayers, to prevent a mega-mine from being built on the edge...

Dec. 19: Free Green Shopping Bag Giveaway at Mall, Libraries
Thursday, Dec 11, 2014

A Day With a Bag – Get your bag and get shopping! Residents are invited to join thousands of shoppers throughout the City of Santa Clarita by giving up one-time use shopping bags in favor of reusable bags as part of “A Day With a Bag” on Friday, Dec 19. Currently, Californians use more than 19...

Activities for Teens in Santa Clarita

Looking for fun ways to enjoy your holiday break? Here are some ideas for giving back, getting out and about, and celebrating the season. Get Out and Give Back Why not VOLUNTEER this season?  The holidays already have you in the giving spirit, so why not give a little love to your community?  Read...

Dec. 17: Give Blood, Get Free Stuff
Monday, Dec 8, 2014

The City of Santa Clarita and the American Red Cross are teaming up to host a Community Blood Drive on Wednesday, Dec. 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Century Room at City Hall, located at 23920 Valencia Boulevard. According to the American Red Cross, one blood donation can help save up to three...

Hobbit-related Activities Continue at Local Libraries
Friday, Dec 5, 2014

In anticipation of the Dec. 17 release of “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” the Santa Clarita Public Library invites the public to celebrate the new film and the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien with special themed activities and programming now through Monday, December 15. All three...

Next City Council Meeting: Mayoral Rotation, more
Thursday, Dec 4, 2014

Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Santa Clarita City Council at 6 p.m. will be preceded by the annual reorganization meeting at 5 p.m. At that time, Councilwoman Marsha McLean, the current mayor pro-tem (vice mayor) is expected to be named mayor. The five-person council designates one of its members...

Dec. 3: Tell City What You Want from New Community Center
Monday, Dec 1, 2014

The City of Santa Clarita is inviting residents to help provide public input at the Future Canyon Country Community Center Public Workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. at the current Canyon Country Community Center. This public workshop will help plan and prioritize amenities and programming for the...

Dec. 3: Ribbon Cutting for ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ (Taylor) Open Space in Towsley Canyon
Friday, Nov 28, 2014

The City of Santa Clarita will host a public ribbon cutting on Wednesday, December 3 at 10:00 a.m. to celebrate the dedication of the Taylor Open Space, which was a primary location for the CBS television series, “The Dukes of Hazzard” (1979-1985). The event will be held at the entrance...

Free Workshops to Help Your Job Search
Monday, Nov 24, 2014

Interviewing & Salary Negotiations on Tuesday, November 25th from 10 am – 12 pm.  If your resume and job search skills are landing you interviews but you never make it past the interview, join us for an informative workshop on what you should be doing before, during, and after an interview to...

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,...

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The College of the Canyons football program had its first member of the 2014 team sign a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, as sophomore safety Austin Murillo will transfer to Coastal Carolina University.
COC Safety Austin Murillo Signs With Coastal Carolina University
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1929 - Swift justice: Buffalo Tom Vernon sentenced to life in prison for Saugus train derailment & robbery 1 month earlier [story]
All that's news from the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.
SCV Chamber News (12-17-2014)
Santa Clarita news headlines: Cemex intends to move forward with mining plans in Soledad Canyon; Fourth graders take a field trip to the ballet; COC named second fastest growing community college in America; more.
SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, December 17, 2014
HandsOn Santa Clarita will be hosting their 2nd Annual 5k/10k at Six Flags Magic Mountain. The run/walk will support HandsOn Santa Clarita’s mission to connect volunteers to critical issues facing the community – such as hunger, homelessness and environmental issues.
Dec. 20: HandsOn Santa Clarita Run at Magic Mountain
The College of the Canyons Foundation is proud to honor the legacy of the Newhall Family and the ongoing philanthropic contributions of the Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation with the 2015 ‘Silver Spur’ Award for Community Service.
COC Fdn. to Honor Newhall Family with Silver Spur
The College of the Canyons cross country program had a combined 16 runners from the men’s and women’s teams honored as Western State Conference (WSC) All-Conference honorees, in addition to head coach Lindie Kane who was named men’s team coach of the year.
COC Cross Country Program Has 16 Runners Honored, Kane Named Coach of the Year
College of the Canyons is the second-fastest growing community college in America serving 10,000 or more students, according to a report released by Community College Week magazine.
Report: COC is Nation’s Second-Fastest Growing Large Community College
Santa Clarita Valley residents hoping to see “The Interview” for its Christmas day premiere won’t have any local options, and perhaps none at all, theater officials and industry insiders said Wednesday.
‘The Interview’ Movie Won’t Be Screened in SCV
Busloads of fourth graders arrived at the PAC Tuesday morning to see Santa Clarita Ballet's performance of "The Nutcracker."
Outreach Program Introduces Fourth Graders to Ballet
With the 113th Congress failing to stop large-scale mining the Santa Clarita Valley, Cemex appears ready to start mining aggregates in Soledad Canyon.
Fight Over in Senate, Cemex Intends to ‘Bring Mining Project Online’
Newhall School District Board officials recently recognized retiring administrator Candace Fleece, a teacher and administrator in the Newhall School District for 23 years.
Newhall District Bids Farewell to Retiring Administrator
The Hart boys basketball team beat Eastside, 80-61, while Saugus lost to Newbury Park, 46-42. More...
SCV Sports Report, 12-17-2014
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station hosted its 10th Sheriff’s Community Academy graduation ceremony Tuesday, which featured 16 community members who underwent an introductory 6 week community law enforcement course
16 Graduate from SCV Sheriff’s Community Academy
Newhall, Zone 6 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Info Week of 12/08/2014 through 12/14/2014
Newhall Crime Blotter: Car Burglaries, High School Drug Bust
Castaic and Val Verde, Zone 2 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information. Snapshot 12/08/2014-12/14/2014
Weekly Crime Blotter: Castaic, Val Verde
Stevenson Ranch & Valencia-Westridge, Zone 3 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information Snapshot for 12/08/2014 to 12/14/2014
West Side Blotter: Burglaries; Vandals Hit School
1925 - Jenks Harris robs Piru bank of $11,000 [story]
I’ve never figured out the allure of the orange things from Florida. How do they allow fruit with ugly patches of odd colors be sold as an orange? Oh, well. I’ll have another California orange.
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A final audit report released Tuesday alleges violations in Einstein Academy’s charter school petitions, “significant deficiencies” with the schools’ internal controls and a lack of written accounting policies.
SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies responded Tuesday afternoon to a man threatening to kill himself in an armed standoff on the 29400 block of Abelia Road in Canyon Country.
Man Threatens ‘Suicide by Cop,’ Keeps Deputies at Bay
At Tuesday’s meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich presented Snowflake, a 5-month-old shih tzu mix, as his pet of the week.
Antonovich Pet of the Week (12-16-2014): Snowflake