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1934 - Bouquet Canyon Reservoir, replacement for ill-fated St. Francis Dam & reservoir, begins to fill with water [story]


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DAPL: Attacking the Indians Again
Saturday, Oct 8, 2016

I’ve been reading a lot about the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) of late. I have a huge interest in that project. You see, my father once lived on or near the Rosebud Reservation when my grandmother taught school there. Because of that, I know that many of the attitudes he had came from that time. His...

Potty Talk
Thursday, Oct 6, 2016

For those of you who don’t know, I’m once again an expatriate. I’m living in the hottest little city in the United States – Bullhead City, Ariz. That means I like hot temps, low gas prices and the Laughlin casinos just on the other side of the river. It also means I’m no longer one of “Jerry’s...

Bullet Trains and Cow Farts
Thursday, Aug 11, 2016

Just when I was thinking California’s High Speed Rail Authority couldn’t sink to a lower level of deception and lies, it does just that. It looks like it has been taking lessons from the Chiquita Canyon Landfill folks. You know those folks – the company that donates all kinds of money to all kinds...

Chloride Gunfights
Friday, Jul 1, 2016

We have been able to visit a couple of very old mining towns not far from Bullhead City, Ariz. I don’t feel so bad about Mentryville after seeing them. Now, don’t get me wrong. I love both of those little towns and enjoyed visiting, but one thing I kept thinking about was how the buildings in Mentryville...

Chillin’ by the River
Thursday, Jun 30, 2016

It was a little cooler today at the camp by the river … being only 115 degrees with some winds that felt like a hair dryer blowing in my face, and arms, and legs, all at once. Just another summer day in Bullhead City, Ariz., as I am told by the locals. Very few tourists here at this time of year....

Gas Price Manipulation?
Monday, Mar 28, 2016

If the California High Speed Rail Authority folks want us to ride that train, they first have to get us out of our cars. I think they might be working with oil companies to get it accomplished. There is a little matter of increasing taxes on every gallon of gasoline and extra environmental regs that...

Planned Obsolescence
Thursday, Mar 17, 2016

In 10 to 15 years we could have a high-speed railroad come through our little valley. By that time, the trains they are planning to use will be of technology developed as early as the first streamliner trains in the 1930s. Designs that will be approaching 100 years old and still on steel wheels making...

Journey’s End
Friday, Mar 11, 2016

It is a dark and stormy night as I write this. Raining so hard, the satellite TV signal can’t get through, and my cell is having a bit of the same problem. Just like at the start of this journey, the weather is controlling my movements. It isn’t fun driving a 40-foot-long RV pulling a Jeep in a torrential...

Batteries Not Included
Friday, Mar 4, 2016

If you drive around the city of Gilroy, you get the idea the folks here are very proud of their town. It is the garlic capital of the world, and I’m sure if I looked for it, I could find some of that famous garlic ice cream. Today there seems to be an undercurrent of dissatisfaction. Like many other...

Jelly Bean Day
Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016

Tuesday was a jelly bean day. Specifically, I took a tour of the Jelly Belly factory in Fairfield. This is the jelly bean brand of President Reagan. It must be the one. There are portraits of him in photographs and in jelly bean mosaics. All over. At the entrance and on the walls of the factory. I can’t...

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1934 - Bouquet Canyon Reservoir, replacement for ill-fated St. Francis Dam & reservoir, begins to fill with water [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, an early morning barricade situation ended peacefully on Sunday. Plus, local kids got artsy over the weekend. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, March 27, 2017
FivePoint Management, formerly Newhall Land, is expected to present the Net Zero Newhall initiative at the next Valley Industry Association meeting in April.
April 18: FivePoint to Present NetZero Newhall Initiative at VIA Meeting
A rape suspect accused of faking his illness to avoid trial pleaded guilty Monday in court.
Man Pleads Guilty to Valencia Parking Lot Rape
With the College of the Canyons spring semester in full swing, registration is underway for late start classes to help students meet their academic goals.
COC Adds More Spring Classes
As One Story One City 2017 comes to a close, the Santa Clarita Public Library invites the community to participate in the final events.
Final Week of Events for ‘One Story, One City’
William S. Hart Union High School District is holding its regular Governing Board meeting on Wednesday March 29 at 6 p.m.
March 29: William S. Hart Union H.S.D. Governing Board Meeting
Parents searching for innovative summer programs can now register their children for a creative, fun and unforgettable learning experiences at California State University, Northridge.
CSUN’s Summer Camps Offer Kids a Chance to Play, Learn, Have Fun
The city of Santa Clarita’s Thursdays@Newhall series will head into April with an exciting lineup of Samba dancing, free live performances, an off-road car show, a Best in the West block party and more.
Thursdays@Newhall Continues on Main Street in April
Financial industry giant Milton Berlinski, reality TV trailblazer Mike Darnell and science and technology leader Patricia Maloney are the recipients of CSUN’s 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards and will be honored at the 19th annual gala event at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village.
April 29: CSUN Honoring Distinguished Alumni
The 13th annual Santa Clarita Valley Mayor's Prayer Breakfast will focus on the topic of loving god and surviving Hollywood with this years keynote speaker, actor and author Sam Sorbo.
May 4: Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast to Feature Sam Sorbo
The 2017 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, presented by Heritage Sierra Medical Group, will offer a wide variety of rocking musical genres to the wildest Western event of the season.
Official Lineup for the 2017 Cowboy Festival
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Special Enforcement Bureau Special Weapons Teams responded to an armed barricaded suspect on Sunday.
LASD Responds to Barricaded Suspect, Ends Peacefully
1847 - Probable birth date of Pico Canyon oil driller Charles Alexander Mentry [story]
The 5th Annual SCV Charity Chili Cookoff attracted a capacity crowd to Wolf Creek Brewery on Thursday to raise funds for SRD-Straightening Reins and Spotlight Arts Center.
Chowing Down for Charity
1821 - SCV (with the rest of Alta Calif.) becomes territory of Mexico during war for Mexican independence from Spain [story]
1889 - Castaic School District established [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, an anonymous tipster helped lead deputies to a stolen vehicle arrest. Plus, some junior high students got to try their hand at welding. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, March 24, 2017
The New Heights panel for May will discuss how to build a home studio at a free panel discussion on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Centre.
May 3: New Heights to Discuss Setting Up a Home Studio
As Tax Day nears, many seniors may get calls or emails from people identifying themselves as Internal Revenue Service or Franchise Tax Board agents – but, in reality, they are crooks looking to make a quick buck.
Seniors Beware: That’s Not the Taxman on The Phone
An anonymous tip to L.A. Crime Stoppers led to a stolen vehicle arrest Thursday night, deputies said.
Anonymous Tip Leads to Arrest of Stolen Vehicle Suspect
California Credit Union has partnered with four school districts in the Santa Clarita Valley in a new “4th Grade Book Buy Program” aimed at encouraging young readers. Through the program, California Credit Union donated 900 books to 36 public elementary schools in the Castaic Union School District, Newhall School District, Saugus Union School District, and Sulphur Springs School District.
California Credit Union, SCV School Districts Partner for 4th Grade Book Buy Program
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is very proud of one of LASD's own, Ms. Sandra R. Enslow, our Graphic Arts Coordinator and Lead Forensic Artist.
LASD Employee Wins American Academy of Forensic Sciences Field Award
More than 2 million poisonings are reported each year to poison centers across the United States, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers. Half of those calls involve children under 6 years old.
Five Ways to Protect your Child from Household Poisons
“Dust,” a collection of Western-themed large scale paintings by contemporary, figurative painter Jorin Bossen, will be on display in the gallery at The MAIN in Old Town Newhall starting Tuesday, April 4, 2017.
‘Dust,’ a Western Themed Art Exhibit, Comes to Old Town Newhall
Castaic/Val Verde Crime Report: Week of March 13, 2017- March 19, 2017
Crime Blotter: Petty Theft, Vehicle Theft in Castaic, Val Verde
Stevenson Ranch Crime Report: Week of 03/13/17 to 03/19/17
Crime Blotter: Vehicle Burglary in Stevenson Ranch
The ACA woes are long-standing and obvious, and addressing them is long overdue. Both political parties need to face reality and unite for corrections. Democrats offer nothing but criticism and fright, while some recalcitrant Republicans obsess with killing the ACA immediately. Both are foolish.
ObamaScare | Commentary by Betty Arenson
1922 - Wyatt Earp's wife thanks William S. Hart for defending her husband's honor [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, a Castaic man accused of domestic violence and murder against his wife has pleaded guilty.. Plus, Castaic Union School District is looking for new members for the Measure QS Citizens Oversight Committee.. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, March 23, 2017
At this New Heights Workshop, digital market expert, Sheri Candler, will walk filmmakers through the important process of audience identification with emphasis on where to find an audience (both online and offline) and the key tools available to filmmakers to capture their audience’s attention and compel that audience to watch their film.
April 12: New Heights Workshop to Focus on Marketing Tips for Indie Filmmakers
Castaic resident Amy Juico had the lucky ticket Wednesday night that won her a brand new 2017 Chevy Cruze LT from AutoNation Chevrolet Valencia.
Castaic Woman Wins ‘WiSH’ Car from AutoNation
Retirees ages 62 and older or those looking to retire soon, are invited by the American Family Funding, a division of American Pacific Mortgage Corporation, to dine and be apart of a workshop where they can learn how a reverse mortgage can provide access to home equity without the monthly payments.
Discovering Reverse Mortgage for Homes of Retirees
Shiver me timbers, be ready to set sail for Bunco Hidden Treasures on Saturday, April 1: bring your matey and enjoy an exciting afternoon of Bunco, snacks and a raffle at the The Centre in Santa Clarita.
April 1: Special Olympics Hosts Pirate Themed Bunco Tournament
Valencia's very own Flyers Jr. A Hockey Team, once again had a successful end to the league, by remaining at the top with a 40-9-3 record that is good enough for fourth place in the league and the second place in the whole western division.
Free Admission Offered for Valencia Flyers Jr. Hockey Playoff Game