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Valencia’s Hall of Fame Boxer Fights His Son
Friday, Dec 19, 2014

Virgil Hill, 50, fights Virgil Hill, Jr. in a three-round exhibition Saturday in Fargo, ND   Five-time world champion Virgil Hill is making his comeback to the boxing ring and he started with a three-round exhibition against his son, Virgil Hill, Jr. Hill, 50, is coming out of retirement to fight...

Hart Swimmer Cogswell Commits to Stanford
Monday, Dec 1, 2014

Hart High senior and Canyons Aquatics Club swimmer Cole Cogswell has verbally committed to swim at Stanford, according to swimswam.com. Cogswell is the seventh ranked swimmer in the class of 2015. He is the defending CIF Southern Section Division 1 Champion in the 100 freestyle. He finished second in...

Saugus Girls, Zabilski, X-Country State Champions

For the eighth time in the last nine years, the Saugus girls cross country team has won the CIF State Cross Country Final at Woodward Park in Fresno. The Centurions tallied 62 points to beat Capistrano Valley (73). Senior Samantha Ortega finished fifth individually with a time of 17:54 on the 5K course. Her...

SCVTV to Telecast Thanksgiving High School Football Marathon
Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014

If you’re in the mood for a little bit of high school football this holiday weekend, SCVTV has you covered. The annual Thanksgiving Football Marathon kicks off Thanksgiving morning at 7 a.m. and lasts through Sunday night. Every game telecast on SCVTV this Fall will be played back-to-back-to-back....

SCCS Girls Volleyball to play for CIF Championship
Friday, Nov 21, 2014

The Santa Clarita Christian Cardinals girls volleyball team will square off against Upland Christian for the CIF Southern Section Division 5-AA Championship in Fullerton Saturday. The Cardinals, ranked No. 1 in Division 5-AA in the season-ending poll, are 19-7 and on an 11-match win streak.  SCCS defeated...

Vikings Girls Tennis Advance to CIF Finals
Thursday, Nov 13, 2014

The Valencia Vikings girls tennis team defeated Beverly Hills 10-8 Wednesday to advance to the CIF Southern Section Division 2 Championship. It is the first time the Vikings (23-0) have been in the championship match since 2008. Valencia will face Murrieta Valley Friday at the Claremont Club at 10 am. It...

Handicapping the Football Playoffs: Hart vs. Edison
Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014

The Hart Indians fell to second in league with their loss to Valencia Friday, which puts them on the road to Huntington Beach to face the Edison Chargers in the first round of the CIF Southern Section West Valley Division playoffs. The Indians go into the game 7-3 while the Chargers are also 7-3, finishing...

Handicapping the Football Playoffs: Rancho Cucamonga vs. Valencia
Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014

The Valencia Vikings are coming off one of the biggest wins in program history, coming from a 27-0 deficit in the third quarter to beat the Hart Indians 28-27 to win their sixth consecutive league championship. Now the Vikings will host Rancho Cucamonga, a 6-4 team that finished third in the Baseline...

Pierre Advances to Girls Golf Regional
Friday, Nov 7, 2014

Golden Valley golfer Elisa Pierre, the MVP of the Foothill League, advanced to the CIF/WSCGA regional championship. The junior, a finalist last year at the state championship,  shot a 2-over 74 at the CIF Southern Section final at Western Hills Country Club in Chino Hills. The regional will be played...

Vikings Seeded No. 1 in Girls Tennis Div 2 Playoffs
Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014

The Valencia Vikings girls tennis team has earned the No. 1 seed in the CIF Southern Section Division 2 post-season. The Vikings, Foothill League champions and 19-0 on the season, will host the winner of the Centennial of Corona vs. Whitney Wild Card match to be played today. Hart, which finished second...

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Filmmaker and CalArts faculty James Benning’s 16mm documentary "13 Lakes" (2004) and CalArts alumnus John Lasseter’s 3D animated short, "Luxo Jr." (1986), are among the 25 films selected this year by the Library of Congress for inclusion in the National Film Registry.
Films by CalArts’ Benning, Lasseter Make National Registry
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak: About 1,000 West Creek Academy students, parents, administrators and teachers created a “living painting” of a piano Friday. PLUS more local news.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, December 19, 2014
AQUILA M8, under development for a confidential customer, Millennium's AQUILA platform product line, supporting missions of up to 3000 kg total mass in low, medium and geostationary Earth orbits.
Tested in Santa Clarita, Satellite Structure is Good to Go
The settlement terms require that T-Mobile pay at least $90 million; of this sum, at least $67.5 million must be paid to consumers—a portion of which may be paid by forgiving debts consumers may owe T-Mobile.
T-Mobile to Pay $90 Mil. to Settle Cramming Charges
Nearly 1,000 West Creek Academy students, parents, administrators and teachers created a “living painting” of a piano.
West Creek Kids Create Living Piano
The City of Santa Clarita invites community members to welcome the New Year at the Arctic Chill Polar Bear Swim on Thursday, Jan. 1, at 9 a.m.
Jan. 1: Polar Bear Swim at Santa Clarita Aquatic Center
Holiday hiring helped hold Santa Clarita’s unemployment rate at 4.5 percent in November, even with October. The real story is in the comparison to last November’s 5.7 percent.
Santa Clarita Jobless Rate Falls 1.2% Over Year
For the second consecutive year, UCLA ranked No. 5 in Kiplinger Personal Finance’s list of “Best Values in Public Colleges.”
Kiplinger Rates UCLA 5th Best Value
Deputy Joe Trejo, known affectionately as “the Mayor of Newhall” and “Uncle Joe,” retired this week as community relations deputy for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
Trejo, De-facto Mayor of Newhall, Turns In His Badge
Former light heavyweight champion and 1984 silver medalist boxer Virgil Hill, 50, is making a comeback. He took on his son, Valencia High School grad Virgil Hill, Jr., in a three-round exhibition.
Valencia’s Hall of Fame Boxer Fights His Son
The North American Aerospace Defense Command has informed the Defense Department that every indication is that Santa Claus will arrive on time this year to deliver presents to the world’s estimated 1.9 billion children, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said Friday.
NORAD Tunes Up Santa Tracking System
1969 - SCV resident Kristy Swanson, original Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992), born in Mission Viejo [story]
On Aug. 18, nine days after the killing, 78 people were arrested and, depending which news source you read, either 74 or 75 were from out of the area. California and New York were cited often as states sending their best and brightest.
Fools Rush to Ferguson
The folks from Chiquita have been handing out new bikes and toys all over the place. It is Christmas, after all. Never pass up a good chance to ruin somebody’s health by being a “good neighbor” and giving out gifts.
Fluffy Clouds and Kittens
SCV NewsBreak: State Water Board members unanimously approved changes to the chloride compliance requirements for the SCV Sanitation District Tuesday. What does it mean for property owners in Santa Clarita?
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, December 18, 2014
After more than a half-dozen meetings and hundreds of comments, high-speed rail officials say they’re still figuring out how to include the public’s concerns in their multi-billion dollar plan.
Bullet Train Officials Digesting Public’s Concerns
The California State Board of Equalization has conducted a public hearing and moved forward with regulation amendments clarifying that hydroponic farmers qualify for the sales and use tax exemptions for fertilizer.
BOE: Hydroponic Farmers Qualify for Tax Exemptions
Friday night, The Vu in Newhall presents No Small Children; Saturday at Wolf Creek Brewery off Rye Canyon Loop in Valencia, it’s the annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party.
SCV Entertainment Beat: No Small Children, Ugly Sweaters
The winning story was submitted by Paula Abbott, whose husband Nathan served as a US Navy Radarman 2/C in the Pacific Theater (1943-45). One of only seven survivors of the USS Monaghan which went down with two other ships during a typhoon off of the Philippines in 1944.
WWII Vet from Whittier Wins Princess ‘Inspiring Stories’ Contest
Most people with Medicare don’t pay any premium for Part A, which helps covers hospital care. But for those who do, the 2015 premium is dropping, from a maximum of $426 per month to $407 per month. The annual deductible is going up a little, from $1,216 in 2014 to $1,260 in 2015.
Medicare 2015 | Commentary by David Sayen
The next seven-week course runs January 15, 2015 through February 26, 2015 and will teach basic survival skills that can be crucial during disasters such as earthquakes, fires, floods, and other life-threatening situations.
Sign Up for CERT, Prepare to Save a Life
The cat, officially named Pascal, but affectionately known as City Kitty, resembles very little of the frightened kitten that was photographed stuck up a tree one year ago.
City Kitty, 1 Year Later: Home for the Holidays
Things to do in and near the city of Santa Clarita.
Santa Clarita Arts & Events Calendar (12-18-2014)
The Children’s Bureau invites willing adults to become a resource family to children in foster care while reunifying with birth families or provide legal permanency by adoption if children are unable to be safely returned to their birth family.
Jan. 24: Foster Adoption Info Meeting at COC