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1955 - Actor James Dean, 24, drives through Castaic Junction en route to his final resting place [watch]


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West Ranch Wins League Match No. 1; Pierre Medalist
Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014

Golden Valley’s Elisa Pierre shot a 1-under 35 for medalist honors at Elkins Ranch Golf Course. Make no mistake, Elisa Pierre is a great golfer. The junior and reigning Foothill League Girl’s Golf MVP opened up league play the way she finished by carding a 1-under 35 to earn a three-stroke...

Valencia, SCCS in Top 10 of Girls Volleyball
Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014

The CIF Southern Section has released pre-season polls for girls volleyball with two Santa Clarita teams landing in the divisional top 10. Defending Foothill League champion Valencia finds itself ranked No. 5 in Division 1-A. The Vikings finished with a record of 20-13 overall, 9-1 in league last season,...

CIF-SS West Valley Division Pre-Season Football Rankings
Friday, Aug 29, 2014

RANK SCHOOL 2013 1. Mission Viejo 11‐1 2. Vista Murrieta 12‐2 3. Hart 12‐3 4. Upland 9‐4 5. Valencia/Valencia 11‐3 6. Chaparral 8‐4 7. Tesoro 9‐3 8. Rancho Cucamonga 10‐2 9. Huntington Beach 9‐5 10. Los Alamitos 9‐3 Others: Newport Harbor, 8‐6; Saugus, 7‐6; Great Oak, 6‐5; Etiwanda,...

Ervin Finishes 11th in 100-Meter Free
Friday, Aug 22, 2014

Anthony Ervin Hart grad Anthony Ervin placed 11th Friday in the 100-Meter Freestyle at the Pan-Pacific Swimming Championships in Gold Coast, Australia. Ervin qualified for the “B” Final where he finished third in a time of 49.20.  Cameron McEvoy of Australia took home the gold medal in...

Weitzeil Places 10th at Pan-Pacs

Abbey Weitziel | Photo: Facebook Saugus High School senior Abbey Weitzeil has placed tenth in the 100-meter freestyle at the Pan-Pacific Swimming Championships in Gold Coast, Australia. Weitzeil raced in the “B” Final where she finished second to Mela Schlanger of Australia.  Her time of...

TMC Women Sports in Top 25
Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

The Master’s College women’s soccer team and women’s volleyball team have each landed in the NAIA Division 1 Top 25 Pre-Season Poll. The Lady Mustangs soccer team is ranked 18th in the nation going into 2014.  Last year the team finished 15-6 overall and ranked 18th in NAIA Division...

Special Olympics Team with WWE in SCV
Friday, Aug 15, 2014

Stars from the WWE mixed with Special Olympic athletes Friday at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex for a basketball game. WWE Superstar Mark Henry coached one team while WWE Diva Alicia Fox coached the other. Los Angeles will host the Special Olympics World Games in 2015, and Santa Clarita will serve...

Hart PONY 9U Team Wins World Series
Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014

Photo by Sydney Schwartz They won Sectional, they won Zone, and now they have won the PONY World Series. The 9-and-Under team from Hart PONY Baseball defeated North Valley 7-2 to claim the title. “The game was a nail-biter and we beat a very good team,” said Manager Jesse Hinojosa.  “And...

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...

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Zonta Club of SCV will offer three of its LifeForward free workshops for women, with a focus on skills necessary in finding a job or seeking a promotion. The series begins Saturday, Oct. 18, with Job Search & Networking, followed by Resume Writing & Job Applications on Oct. 25 and Techniques of Interviewing on Nov. 15.
Zonta Club Offers Free Career Development Workshops for Women
Can you imagine being on the long flight from Chicago to Burbank, and as you are preparing to land, you get word you’d be landing in a pasture near a dry wash between Saugus and Newhall? That’s about how the landing field looked. Gravel and grass for a runway. A few lights for early and late landings.
Newhall Itinerary | Commentary by Darryl Manzer
1955 - Actor James Dean, 24, drives through Castaic Junction en route to his final resting place [watch]
I’m fighting to protect your rights and bring about fair tax policies that help grow our economy and jobs. As your taxpayer advocate and elected member of the California State Board of Equalization, I welcome your ideas about how we can work together to solve the problems facing our state.
Tax News & Views from George Runner
Los Angeles County supervisors are expected to approve about $337 million to pay for AB 109 programs this week. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a local legislator’s bill extending the sunset date of California’s wiretap law. Hundreds of Santa Clarita families attended the fifth annual Family Promise Box City event in Valencia this past weekend.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, September 29, 2014
Amber Raskin, co-founder of SCVi Charter School, has been invited to visit Pinegrove School in India as guest of honor and speaker at its Annual Founder’s Day Celebration on Oct. 18. She is the first woman to be invited to speak at this event.
SCVi Charter Co-Founder to Speak at Conference in India
Upcoming job workshops and hiring events hosted by the Santa Clarita WorkSource Center at College of the Canyons.
Get a Job: Upcoming Workshops, Recruitments
This week's events and activities from the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.
SCV Chamber This Week (9-29-2014)
The Master College’s Natasha Coyle has been named the GSAC’s Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week.
Coyle Named GSAC Player of the Week
Hart High School has announced the hiring of Tony Uebelhardt as the head coach of its new lacrosse program.
Uebelhardt Hired for Hart High Lacrosse Program
Los Angeles County supervisors Tuesday are expected to approve a reimbursement of about $337.7 million to pay for AB 109 programs, a controversial jail-prison realignment program. While Supervisor Michael Antonovich has been a vocal opponent of the state’s public safety realignment program, which was aimed at reducing the number of non-serious, non-violent and non-sexual offenders in state prisons due to a Supreme Court order, officials claim early data shows promise.
County Supes May OK $337M Jail Program Reimbursement
Many Santa Clarita residents help out the community by participating in local nonprofits, and 22 people recently spent their weekend in training at the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley. Linda Davies, executive director of the DVC of SCV, and her team, bring in local officials including Deputy Josh Dubin of the Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station to train individuals interested in being domestic violence advocates and counselors.
Domestic Violence Center Trains Advocates, Counselors
“This bill ensures that investigators have the tools they need to protect Californians by pursuing the most serious cases while upholding civil liberty and privacy protections,” said Pavley, who represents a portion of the west side of the Santa Clarita Valley.
Brown Signs Pavley Bill to Extend Wiretap Law
“Drugs Kill,” a free drug education meeting updating the Santa Clarita Valley community about the latest trends in drug abuse, and hosted by the Action Family Counseling drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers, is set for the Dr. Dianne Van Hook University Center at College of the Canyons in Valencia Thursday, Oct. 2, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Action Hosting ‘Drugs Kill’ Info Meeting At COC
This year's Tribute honors two outstanding local women with global impact—Dianne Curtis and Cheri Fleming.
Zonta Club to Honor Two Local Women at 30th Annual Tribute Dinner
"The purpose is to build community awareness of our homeless problem in Santa Clarita, in regards to families and children," Choppe said. "That's Hundreds Attend Family Promise of Santa Clarita Valley Box City Eventreally what Family Promise is to assist with."
Box City Takes Over Bridgeport Park
College of the Canyons students will explore California’s natural beauty, innovation and enduring spirit of optimism during the “California Dreaming” art exhibit at the Old Town Newhall Library beginning Oct. 1.
COC Student’s “California Dreaming” Art on Exhibit in Newhall
Due to VA backlogs, some veterans have had to wait more than four years to receive their disability rating certifications. As a result, they’ve missed out on thousands of dollars in property tax refunds to which they were entitled and anticipated receiving.
Brown Signs Bill to Aid Disabled Veteran Homeowners
Not being very familiar with the border area, the sergeant chose the wrong lane in which to turn around at the border. When he realized his mistake, he immediately told the guard what had happened and that he was simply looking to get back to the U.S. He also immediately disclosed that he had guns in the back of the pickup, legal in the U.S.
Our Unknown Soldier
Saugus Cheer Squad officials will host a cheerleading clinic Saturday, Oct. 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Saugus High School gym.
Oct. 18: Saugus High Cheer Clinic
The biggest lie we keep hearing from the dump is that the SCV needs it to expand. Our future growth is dependent upon the dump getting bigger. Well, with a little over 80 percent of the stuff being dumped in Chiquita today coming from outside of the SCV, what would be wrong with stopping that and using it for the SCV only?
Strange Tactics
1907 - Actor & Placerita movie ranch owner Orvon Gene Autry born in Texas [story]
Telly’s in Castaic hosted a car show Saturday to celebrate the restaurant's sixth anniversary and raise some funds for a relative battling cancer.
Car Show in Castaic Saturday Helps Cancer Fight
The two-day, non-competitive Hart of the West Powwow and Native American Craft Fair was even busier than last year’s event.
Powwow, Native American Craft Fair at Hart Park