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

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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This is the season of the summer doldrums. It is too hot even for our City Council to heat things up. I hope folks have decided to enjoy the summer rather than the usual ranting about our local political climate
Orange Peels and Duct Tape
1938 - Newhall Tunnel cut away, replaced by Sierra Highway [story]
New commercial space is expected to increase through 2017 across most California real estate markets, thanks in part to job growth and goods moving through the state’s ports.
UCLA Anderson Forecast: Calif. is Building Again
The Seventh Annual Citrus Classic Balloon Festival in Santa Paula was a hit with thousands of people from all over Southern California who came to see the colorful hot air balloons.
Balloon Festival Draws a Crowd in Santa Paula
Val Verde residents say they were told in 1997 that the expansion then was going to be the last one. What is this proposed expansion now? What happens if isn’t approved and the dump reaches capacity soon?
Let’s Make It a Date
1876 - 223-foot Soledad train tunnel completed; last tunnel on line linking L.A. & S.F. [story]
For a little investment in time, you can grow healthier, disease- and pest-resistant plants that are bigger and more productive than plants raised with artificial fertilizers and herbicides.
Composting 101
The victim of Thursday’s single-car crash in Valencia died from her injuries Saturday morning, Los Angeles Police Department officials confirmed.
LAPD Officer Succumbs to Injuries from Crash Near COC
Two DUI checkpoints conducted by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies on Friday resulted in 16 arrests, authorities said.
16 Arrests at Friday-night Checkpoints
2002 - Hollywood premiere of Disney's "The Country Bears," filmed at Golden Oak Ranch in Placerita Canyon [story]
I discovered, of course, that despite what seemed to be huge differences in religion, culture, class, there were also so many similarities between myself and many of the Egyptians I met. I learned of the diversity of Islam and how it is practiced and lived in so many ways, just like Christianity is in the United States.
Things Remembered, Things Forgotten
I look at the stats for the Chiquita Canyon Landfill and see that seldom does it operate at daily or weekly capacity. Do we need an expansion? Is something else going on? Is Sunshine Canyon Landfill just south of the SCV almost full?
More Trash Talk
A Santa Clarita Valley woman is in critical condition after a single-car crash Thursday morning on Valencia Boulevard near a College of the Canyons parking lot.
Woman Clinging to Life After Crash Near COC
The median single-family home price in the Santa Clarita Valley dipped slightly in June to $481,000 from $485,000 in May, but the figure was still well ahead of last June’s $430,000.
Typical Single-family Home Sells for $481,000
College of the Canyons is nearing the end of construction on two new buildings at the Valencia Campus. That plus more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, July 25, 2014
The Crime Prevention Unit at the SCV Sheriff’s Station is welcoming a new face, as the current Valencia zone leader is being promoted to detective.
Valencia Crime Solver Promoted; New Zone Leader Named
Homeowners who love the idea of getting government rebates to replace their turf — but don’t love the idea of completely giving up their lawns — have a local option that qualifies for the rebates without losing the lush look and feel of real grass.
Lawn Dying? Here’s a Replacement Idea
Rancho Camulos Museum and National Historic Landmark has been selected as one of the non-profits benefiting from the 2014 Citrus Classic Balloon Festival, Friday night and all day Saturday in Santa Paula.
July 25-26: Balloon Fest Benefits Historic ‘Home of Ramona’
Zonta Club of SCV launches up its 2014-15 season of LifeForward free workshops for women on Saturday, Aug. 16, with a program on life balance and goal setting.
Aug. 16: Zonta Workshop on Life Balance, Goal Setting
The event will feature a hike to visit to an American Indian rock carving site on Piute Butte led by Museum Curator Peggy Ronning. This site is normally closed to park visitors, so the hike will provide a rare and unique opportunity to view it.
July 26: ‘Rock Art’ Hike at AV Indian Museum; more
Another sizzling weekend in the SCV, with lots of cool music ahead. Friday night, the Valencia Jazz and Blues Concert series wraps for the summer with world-traveled blues singer and keyboardist Doňa Oxford.
July 25-26: SCV Entertainment Beat
Los Angeles County’s fourteenth rabid bat of the season turned up this month in front of somebody’s garage in Newhall. According to county health officials, it hissed when it was approached.
SCV Still Tops in L.A. County
Ronald Lee Holt, 47, of Castaic, is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 4 at Los Angeles County Superior Court in San Fernando, where he faces 26 years in state prison. He is charged with assaulting a wheelchair-bound Sunland man named Lance Love with a miniature baseball bat March 17, 2013.
Castaic Man Takes 26-Year Deal for Beating Man in Wheelchair
Two Palmdale men charged with a string of robberies in the Santa Clarita Valley in 2013 accepted a plea bargain this month.
2 Palmdale Men Sentenced for SCV Crime Spree