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Bauer Starts for Cleveland vs. Dodgers
Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014

Trevor Bauer takes to the field before his first start at Dodgers Stadium Wednesday. Former Hart pitcher Trevor Bauer did something only a small fraternity of people have ever done … he was the starting pitcher for the Cleveland Indians against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday afternoon at Dodgers...

Wrestling Comes Back to Santa Clarita High Schools
Thursday, Jun 19, 2014

Wrestling is back at the high school level. Wednesday night the Wm. S. Hart Union School District Governing Board unanimously voted to allow wrestling to begin next year at Valencia High School. “After many years of discussion, the governing board and district administration is thrilled to bring...

Bultman and Zabilski Place Well at State Championships
Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014

  Nathan Bultman of West Ranch placed sixth in the shot put. The CIF State Track and Field Championships were held this past weekend at Buchanan High School in Clovis and a pair of Santa Clarita athletes were finalists. West Ranch junior Nathan Bultman placed sixth in the shot put with a throw of...

Collins Fired as Valencia Basketball Coach
Friday, Jun 6, 2014

Valencia Vikings boys basketball head coach Rocket Collins has been relieved of his coaching duties because the administration “wants to go in a different direction with the program.” According to Collins, he was called into the office of new Valencia High School principal John Costanzo at 12:30...

Former Valencia Viking Shane Zeile drafted in 5th by Tigers

Former Valencia Viking and current UCLA Bruin Shane Zeile has been drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the fifth round of Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft. Zeile led the Bruins with a .324 batting average, hit two home runs and collected 28 RBIs while playing the majority of his time...

Eveland Called Up by Mets
Monday, Jun 2, 2014

Former College of the Canyons pitcher Dana Eveland is back in the majors. Eveland, 30, was called up to the New York Mets from Triple-A Las Vegas Saturday to help fortify a depleted Mets bullpen.  He was 4-1 with a 3.91 ERA in 12 appearances (eight starts) for the 51s. The left hander last played in...

Cogswell Wins 2 CIF Championships in the Pool
Monday, May 19, 2014

Hart High senior Cole Cogswell won one individual title and was part of a relay title at the 2014 CIF Southern Section Division 1 Boys Swimming Championships at Riverside Community College. Cogswell won the 100-yard freestyle title (43.97) and swam the lead leg of the 4 X 100 free relay that won (3:02.41)....

Weitzeil Sets 3 National Swimming Records

Abbey Weitziel | Photo: Facebook Saugus High School junior Abbey Weitzeil set three national high school swimming records at the CIF Southern Section Division 1 swimming finals at Riverside Community College. Weitzeil set new marks in the 50-yard freestyle (21.98), 100-yard freestyle (47.91), and then...

Brock Vereen Chosen by Bears in NFL Draft
Monday, May 12, 2014

Former Valencia High School star Brock Vereen was drafted by the Chicago Bears after four years with the Minnesota Gophers. Former Valencia Vikings football player Brock Vereen was drafted by the Chicago Bears Saturday in the 4th round of the 2014 NFL Draft. The 131st pick overall, Vereen was a four-year...

Alison Lee Wins PAC-12 Golf Championship
Monday, Apr 28, 2014

Alison Lee, a freshman at UCLA, won the PAC-12 Individual Women’s Golf Championship Former Valencia High golfer Alison Lee, now a freshman at UCLA, won the PAC-12 Individual Women’s Golf Championship by three strokes Sunday at Trysting Tree Golf Club in Corvalis, Oregon. Lee shot a three-round...

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So it is OK if I say good things that someone likes about President Obama, but if I say I don’t like the job he is or isn’t doing, it is “hate speech?” Balderdash.
Hate Speech? | Commentary by Darryl Manzer
Real Life Church is encouraging the community to give back by bringing backpacks and school supplies for children in need. That plus more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, July 22, 2014
St. Stephens Episcopal Church will host a two-hour beginner’s session Aug. 2 on how to begin or continue a search for your family’s roots.
Aug. 2: Free Genealogy Training Session at St. Stephen’s
Free training sessions for local entrepreneurs, from the Small Business Development Center at College of the Canyons.
COC Small Business Development Center Training Sched. (7-22-2014)
With an additional $142.2 million in General Fund allocation from the state, the CSU trustees' expenditure plan prioritizes enrollment growth, student success and completion, employee compensation and critical infrastructure needs.
CSU Has Budget to Handle 9,900 New Students
Among the restrictions: Washing down driveways and sidewalks, using a hose to wash a car unless it is fitted with a shut-off nozzle, and using potable water in a fountain, unless the water is recirculated...
Water Restrictions Coming: 2 Outdoor Watering Days, No Washing Driveways, more
Just a fraction of Chiquita's trash is generated in the Santa Clarita Valley. The biggest jurisdiction to send trash to Chiquita is the Los Angeles Area Integrated Waste Management Authority, a consortium of Artesia, Beverly Hills, Duarte, Hermosa Beach, Hidden Hills, Los Angeles, Lynwood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Pomona, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rosemead, Sierra Madre, South Gate and Torrance.
Val Verde Landfill Footprint to Double; Comment Period Open
This year, the Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund's annual Fight It! races raised more than $40,000 and will be able to assist more than 50 young adults in their fight with cancer.
Fund to Help More than 50 Young Adults Fight Cancer
"There are only four options: trucking in water, getting the wells operational, drill a new well or have a pipeline brought up through the canyon," Charles Sturkey said. Supervisor Michael Antonovich's representatives are meeting Friday to discuss the issue.
LARC Ranch Thirsts for a Solution; Antonovich Reps to Meet Friday
The program at the Santa Clarita library is different than many other libraries because it doesn’t measure the amount of pages or books you read in a certain time. The library stresses the importance of personal goals, which is what allows anyone to join the program at any time.
Summer Reading Program Ends With a Bash
Ana Vander Leek and Lizbeth Ortiz have developed a program to bring in local professionals in an array of career fields to come and meet students at Placerita Junior High.
Junior High Counselors Expose Students to Careers
Real Life Church located in Santa Clarita is holding their second Backpack Drive to serve the community in a practical way. You can donate new backpacks and school supplies for children grades K-6 through August 1.
Real Life Church Collecting Backpacks for Families in Need
The progressive left is either low-IQ or low-information. They throw around the word “racist” for anyone who doesn’t agree with them. But that’s not what the word means. The Democratic Black Caucus calls black, non-progressive, non-left, conservative, Christians “racist.” How is that even possible?
Say What You Mean | Commentary by Joe Messina
Valencia Hills Community Church is happy to announce the “Unofficial” Grand Opening of its own church facility July 27.
July 27: First Services in Valencia Hills Church’s New Home
Sen. Barbara Boxer signed onto a letter to Senate leaders calling for swift passage of President Obama’s emergency supplemental funding request, which would allocate $615 million to fight wildfires. The Senators also called for a vote on a bill designed to fix the broken system of stealing funds from prevention to fight fires that are already burning.
Boxer Calls for Funds to Fight Wildfires in Western States
I really have to laugh to myself when I hear someone complain about the lack of stores in the mall. Got news for them. We used to have to go to San Fernando to get school clothes. In the mid-1960s we went to the Topanga Plaza mall and shopped at the Broadway or May Co. We didn’t have a mall. We had some carrot fields near where the mall is today.
Nothing Was Everything
2000 - Historic Larinan house in Pico Canyon burns down [story]
The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder says the county’s outdated balloting system can't handle cumulative voting or November elections. That plus more local news tonight on SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, July 21, 2014
The Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers' former Chief Operating Officer, Philip Solomon, is replacing J. Chris Mattingly, who was appointed CEO on an interim basis in February.
Samuel Dixon Centers Promote New CEO from Within
This week's events and activities from the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.
SCV Chamber This Week (7-21-2014)
Sierra Bancorp, the holding company of Bank of the Sierra, announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Santa Clara Valley Bank, N.A. of Santa Paula, California, for aggregate cash consideration of $15.3 million.
Santa Paula-based SCV Bank Sells to Sierra Bancorp for $15.3 Mil.
For the first time ever, Walmart is offering teachers across the country 10 percent savings on classroom supplies.
July 25-31: Teachers Get 10% Off School Supplies
If you find yourself feeling discouraged competing for jobs with the “younger generation” or “up and coming youth in their 20s”, you are a Mature Job Seeker. Learn how to avoid been screened out.
Free Workshops for Job Seekers
Deputies found stolen power tools, cell phones, a GPS unit, and a Nintendo Gameboy with game, among other items, inside a home in Val Verde.
Detectives Looking for Owners of Stolen Property