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1874 - First train out of L.A. to reach new town of San Fernando; Newhall 2 years later [story]


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Trinity’s Ryan Brooks Wins Wooden Award
Monday, Mar 24, 2014

Trinity Classical Academy boys basketball player Ryan Brooks has been awarded the John R. Wooden Award for Division VI. The award goes to the CIF sectional or divisional Player of the Year. Brooks averaged 11.9 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game while leading the Knights to their first CIF...

Snyder Placed on Leave as Vikings Baseball Coach
Friday, Mar 21, 2014

Valencia Vikings head baseball coach Jared Snyder is on leave from teaching and coaching, according to Gail Pinsker, the Public Relations Officer for the Wm. S. Hart Union School District. “The Hart School District confirms that Valencia High School assistant baseball coach Michael Killinger...

Former COC Player Sopoaga Cut by Patriots
Friday, Mar 14, 2014

Isaac Sopoaga played at COC from 2000-2001 ESPN Boston is reporting former College of the Canyons defensive lineman Isaac Sopoaga has been released by the New England Patriots. Sopoaga has been in the NFL for ten years after he was drafted in the 4th round out of the University of Hawaii by the San Francisco...

Johns Steps Down as Canyon Girls Hoops Coach
Thursday, Mar 13, 2014

Canyon High School girls basketball coach Chuck Johns has decided to step down for personal reasons. Johns coached the Cowboys for five seasons, winning the league championship in all five years. In those five seasons the Cowboys were 122-30 overall. In a statement, Johns said, “I’m so appreciative...

Martin Fired as TMC Basketball Coach

The Master’s College Athletic Director Steve Waldeck announced Thursday men’s basketball coach Chuck Martin has been fired. The Mustangs were 19-12 overall this season, 6-8 in the Golden State Athletic Conference.  They lost in the semi-finals of the GSAC tournament Saturday to Hope International...

Trinity Wins, Caddow Wows, Beau Howell Scores
Saturday, Mar 8, 2014

Sophomore Ian Caddow picked the right time to have a career game. Caddow tied a school record with 37 points as the Trinity Classical Academy Knights became just the second boys basketball team in Santa Clarita Valley history to bring home a CIF championship plaque with a 77-52 win over Desert Chapel...

Cardinals Turnover Championship

Kamron Carroll drives for two of his seven points Saturday against Renaissance Academy. The Santa Clarita Christian Cardinals turned the ball over 25 times and shot just 18% as they lost to the Renaissance Academy Wildcats 58-32 in the CIF Southern Section Division 5-A boys basketball championship Saturday...

Three TMC Basketball Players Named All-GSAC
Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014

For the second consecutive year, The Master’s College’s Jackie Marshall was selected All-Conference. The Golden State Athletic Conference has announced its All-Conference teams for men’s and women’s basketball and three Mustangs from The Master’s College have been honored. Seniors...

Trinity Enters Championship with History in Mind

Courtesy Photo The last time a Santa Clarita boys basketball team won a CIF championship was 1987 when Saugus did it under head coach John Clark. On that squad was John Brooks, now the head coach at Trinity Classical Academy. For the second year in a row, Brooks and the Knights of Trinity will try to...

Ballard Fired as Saugus Basketball Coach
Friday, Feb 28, 2014

Derek Ballard spent six seasons as the head coach of Saugus boys basketball. Saugus High School boys basketball head coach Derek Ballard has been fired by Saugus principal Bill Bolde. Ballard was called into a meeting with Bolde Thursday at 12:30 pm and told the program needed to go into a different...

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Business leaders from the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation participated in the Los Angeles County Trade & Investment Mission to Shenzhen China and Hong Kong on Apr. 5 to 13. The trip was organized and led by LA County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
SCV Business Leaders Go to China on Trade Mission
An altercation between a signature-gatherer and a customer occurred Saturday at a Walmart in Canyon Country, according to Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials.
Petitioner Arrested Outside Walmart
1874 - First train out of L.A. to reach new town of San Fernando; Newhall 2 years later [story]
This year there will be approximately 3,000 events nationwide. You can be a part of this terrific community event. It’s a great way to give back. It’s a great way to earn your school community service hours, too.
National Trails Day in SCV | Commentary by Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel
Have you ever read a restaurant guide before picking a place for a special dinner? Or a consumer-advice magazine before buying a new car? Wouldn’t it be great if there was a similar guide for looking up the quality of care at hospitals in your area? Well, there is. It’s called Hospital Compare and you can find it on the Medicare website, at www.medicare.gov.
Choosing a Hospital That’s Best for You | Commentary by David Sayen
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives are investigating a Newhall stabbing that took place around 12:50 a.m. Saturday outside the VU Bar and Lounge, officials said.
Stabbing at Newhall Bar Sends Two to Hospital
1880 - Pico Oil Spring Mine Section 2 patented by R.F. Baker and Edward F. Beale [story]
This is a time of year when many focus on rebirth. For me, I’m feeling a reawakening of sorts and am eager to jump into life with added enthusiasm and joy.
Springtime Bucket List
A Santa Clarita tax advisor is adding his name to the list of candidates running for the 25th Congressional District seat. That story plus more tonight on SCV NewsBreak
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, April 18, 2014
The students at North Park Elementary School, Pre-K through Grade 6, have been studying the art work of glass blower Dale Chihuly. The students created art pieces that mimicked Chihuly's famous displays at the Bellagio in Las Vegas and chandeliers. Students learned about the history of glass blowing and about Chihuly's background while creating their own work of art.
North Park Students Create Tribute to Chihuly
Winners of the 2014 “cArt aRt” competition were announced by city of Santa Clarita officials on Friday. Santa Clarita residents transformed recycling bins into works of art and displayed them alongside the environmental services booth at the city’s annual Earth Arbor Day Festival on April 12 to be judged by a panel of three city staff members and festival attendees.
Winners Announced for ‘cArt aRt’ Competition
The West Ranch softball team needed a come-from-behind victory over Canyon to win its second Foothill League game of the season.
West Ranch Turns it Around, Beats Canyon
A segment of San Fernando Boulevard under Interstate-5 is scheduled to close permanently in mid-May, California Department of Transportation officials announced Friday.
Portion of San Fernando Blvd Closing Permanently
Sixth grade students from two Newhall District schools had the opportunity to perform in front of professional hip hop artists on Friday, as part of the Universoul Hip Hop program that brings dance education into elementary schools.
Newhall District Students Bust a Move for Education
Two more western actors, Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson, were added to Newhall’s Walk of Western Stars Thursday night, as part of the “Rockin’ Rodeo”-themed SENSES block party on Main Street.
McQueen, Bronson Get Their Day in Newhall
Learn the basics of building a planter, fire pit, BBQ enclosure, and low retaining wall by enrolling in the Masonry Basics course at Golden Oak Adult School.
Golden Oak Adult School Offers Masonry Certificate Course
1945 - Actors Harry & Olive Carey sell Saugus ranch after 29 years; now Tesoro del Valle [story]
In order to address reports of suicide among college students across the nation, the College of the Canyons Student Health and Wellness Center is hosting a Suicide Prevention and Awareness Event on the Valencia campus.
COC Hosting Suicide Prevention Event
The Valencia baseball team pulled off the comeback of the season against West Ranch and won its fourth Foothill League game in a row.
Valencia Takes Four Games in a Row
Just in time for the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, Old Town Newhall will host a “Rockin’ Rodeo”-themedSENSES block party, from 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursday.
Thursday’s SENSES Event Gets Cowboy Festival Weekend Started
The Metro Executive Committee decided Thursday to delay approval of a billboard deal Santa ClaritaCity Council members OKed last month, officials said.
County Delays Vote On Metro Billboard Deal