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1962 - SCV residents vote to connect to State Water Project, creating CLWA [story]

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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1962 - SCV residents vote to connect to State Water Project, creating CLWA [story]
Santa Clarita Valley residents and business owners should prepare themselves for a rate hike in their sewer fees; The winners of the 2014 Santa Clarita Municipal Eection were sworn into office Tuesday evening at City Hall; Plus more local news.
SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival 2014 will ride into the Santa Clarita Valley this weekend at Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio with four stages of all-star entertainment and a new look.
Music and More: The 2014 Cowboy Festival Lineup
Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District officials introduced a rate-hike proposal to pay for chloridetreatment the Santa Clarita Valley, which they’re hoping to have approved by June, district officials said Wednesday.
Rate Hike Could Pay for SCV Chloride Treatment
Casting Director Jane Livshin is looking for families in the Santa Clarita Valley and Los Angeles County to cast in the pilot of a new reality television show, “Backyard Makeover,” for the A&E network FYI.
TV Show Looking for Backyards In Need of a Makeover
Santa Clarita residents of all faiths and perspectives can come together for a prayer circle May 1 on the National Day of Prayer. Members of the Santa Clarita Valley Interfaith Council, which has representatives from a variety of religions, are holding their annual National Day of Prayer Interfaith Prayer Circle, council officials announced Wednesday.
Interfaith Council Holding Inclusive Prayer Circle
“Learn Facebook Secrets” is both the name and purpose of the next free “Internet How” workshop for Santa Clarita business owners who use Facebook for marketing. Los Angeles SEO expert and Internet marketer Chaz Key of Nine Eye Interactive Media (http://nineeye.com) is hosting the workshop in Valencia on Tuesday, April 29, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Free Marketing Workshop to Unlock Facebook Secrets
The West Ranch softball team beat Saugus, 2-1, and is in sole possession of first place in the Foothill League standings.
West Ranch Moves to First Place in Foothill Standings
Starting as a small, family-oriented school to support a growing Mandarin-speaking community, the SCV Chinese School now teaches the language to hundreds of Santa Clarita Valley families.
With Growth, SCV Chinese School Has Bolstered Offerings
When we go to a store to purchase something, we exchange money for the object that we want. The store owner does not simply give the entire stock away. If we were to take something without paying for it, it is called theft and this may have serious consequences. Something similar happens in nature.
Grand Theft Nectar | Commentary by Paul A. Levine
Former TMC women's basketball head coach Ken Sugarman has been named head coach for The Master's College men's team.
Ken Sugarman Named Men’s Basketball Coach
1986 - COC board votes to allow Argentine cliff swallows to nest forever on sides of buildings [story]
Good grades and regular attendance has paid off for one lucky Hart District student who will be driving around town in a brand new car, courtesy of Nissan of Valencia. That story plus more local news, tonight on NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, April 22, 2014
A courtroom official confirmed prosecutors dropped assault with a deadly weapon charges against Robert Arvizu, 47, of Newhall on Tuesday morning. Arvizu was arrested shortly after a pair of stabbings that took place following an altercation in a parking lot near the bar.
Charges Dismissed in Newhall Stabbing Incident
In an effort to help local business owners see their enterprises thrive and expand, Rick Hernandez, President, Syntesis Global, LLC will deliver the presentation “Growing Your Business in the 21st Century, A New Era” during the spring 2014 College of the Canyons Chancellor’s Circle Breakfast Briefing.
COC Breakfast Briefing Aimed at Business Success
Soroptimist International of the Americas Camino Real Region will install Santa Clarita Valley resident Dora Zavala as its new governor on Saturday during ceremonies at its 2014 Spring Conference to be held in Valencia.
Dora Zavala Being Installed as Soroptomist Area Governor
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a new crosswalk and new crossing guard for Pico Canyon Elementary School on Tuesday.
County OKs Crosswalk for Pico Canyon School
Santa Clarita City Council members are set to approve Tuesday a new five-year contract likely to include more than $21 million of service from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which is the major funding mechanism for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
How Santa Clarita Funds Its Crime Fighters
The first Santa Clarita Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival, almost rolled into the Wm. S. Hart High School Auditorium instead of Melody Ranch back in March 1994. The deadly and destructive Northridge earthquake on Jan. 17 bumped the first festival from Hart High to Melody Ranch, just weeks before the first cowboy poets and Western musicians were scheduled to take the stage.
Santa Clarita Saddles up for 21st Annual Cowboy Festival
The shade structure for Carousel Ranch in Agua Dulce is nearing completion, after nine years in the works. Construction workers were putting up the steel supports for the roof of the structure on Tuesday and the arena will be open again for lessons in about three weeks, said Denise Tomey-Redmond, executive director of Carousel Ranch.
Carousel Ranch Arena Shade Structure Nears Completion
The West Ranch and Saugus softball teams meet today in a battle for first place in the Foothill League standings.
West Ranch and Saugus Battle for First Place in Girls Softball
Each William S Hart Union High School District junior or senior who maintained at least a 97 percent attendance record, a 2.0 GPA and had no expulsions or suspensions was eligible for the car giveaway.
Good Attendance Pays Off During Nissan of Valencia’s New Car Giveaway
At the close of March 2014, preliminary reported crime data for the City of Santa Clarita shows a 35.4 percent decrease in overall Part One crimes compared to the first three months of 2013. The report also shows a 27.1 decrease in Grand Theft Auto crimes for the first quarter of 2014 compared to 2013.
Preliminary Data Shows Crime on the Decline in Santa Clarita