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1934 - Bouquet Canyon Reservoir, replacement for ill-fated St. Francis Dam & reservoir, begins to fill with water [story]


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Titus and the Raccoons
Sunday, Feb 5, 2017

I have a cat, Titus, who is half Asian Leopard Cat, and half African Savannah. Needless to say, he is a handful. Recently, he discovered that raccoons come into our yard at night and party. They swipe my vegetables right off the plants, the fruit from the trees and munch out all night long. I found it...

Monumental Management
Sunday, Nov 6, 2016

On Oct. 10, 2014, President Obama signed a proclamation that made 342,177 acres of the Angeles National Forest a National Monument. It is the eighth national monument under Forest Service management. Along with this designation came stricter guidelines for protection of the forest, the species that live...

From Toilet to Table
Sunday, Oct 30, 2016

A couple of years ago I wrote about recycling urine for use in the garden, as is done in Sweden. The overwhelming response from the community was a loud and resounding, “Yuck.” Well, San Diego has taken this idea a huge step forward. They are recycling treated sewage for tap water – and they’ve...

Hey, Couch Potato
Sunday, Oct 23, 2016

In the spring, I see an increase of people exercising, getting ready for bathing suit weather. Now it’s autumn, and thoughts go to cuddling up on the couch in front of the TV and drinking hot cocoa. But exercise should be an everyday activity, not just in the spring. Low-impact aerobic exercise is...

Days of Gold
Sunday, Oct 16, 2016

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” – L.M. Montgomery, “Anne of Green Gables” Fall began this year on Thursday, Sept. 22, with the autumnal equinox, when the temperatures gradually begin to decrease. I love autumn. It just might be the very best season of the...

Walking Water
Sunday, Oct 9, 2016

I have spent a good deal of my life in the Eastern Sierras, in the Owens Valley area, with my family. I have always been in awe of the mountains, the deserts and the waters that flow from these mountains. The time I spent in this area is what inspired me to climb mountains, strive to keep our corner...

Be Very Afraid
Sunday, Oct 2, 2016

It’s October. And October means scarecrows, harvest parties, the last of our summer fruits and vegetables, and the scariest of holidays – Halloween I’ve researched the scariest places on Earth for you, so you can make your reservations to travel to one or more of these sites for your upcoming Halloween...

World’s Deadliest Creatures
Sunday, Sep 25, 2016

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the mosquito being the deadliest animal in the world, causing 750,000 deaths worldwide per year. Humans are the second deadliest creatures to inhabit the Earth, causing 437,000 deaths per year. Now that you know that, I thought you might be interested to see what the other...

Forest Memories
Sunday, Sep 18, 2016

My parents instilled a love of nature in me from Day 1. We spent as much time as possible in the forests of California – camping, hiking, skiing, fishing, and at night we spent hours staring at the millions of stars above us. The forest was our second home, in a way. For a child like me, there was...

Monument Plan is Lacking
Sunday, Sep 11, 2016

About 45 environmentalists, activists, equestrians, hikers, government officials and many others have been working for more than a year (so far) to develop a new national monument plan. These 45 forest enthusiasts are looking for change – major change – in the portion of the National Forest that...

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1934 - Bouquet Canyon Reservoir, replacement for ill-fated St. Francis Dam & reservoir, begins to fill with water [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, an early morning barricade situation ended peacefully on Sunday. Plus, local kids got artsy over the weekend. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, March 27, 2017
FivePoint Management, formerly Newhall Land, is expected to present the Net Zero Newhall initiative at the next Valley Industry Association meeting in April.
April 18: FivePoint to Present NetZero Newhall Initiative at VIA Meeting
A rape suspect accused of faking his illness to avoid trial pleaded guilty Monday in court.
Man Pleads Guilty to Valencia Parking Lot Rape
With the College of the Canyons spring semester in full swing, registration is underway for late start classes to help students meet their academic goals.
COC Adds More Spring Classes
As One Story One City 2017 comes to a close, the Santa Clarita Public Library invites the community to participate in the final events.
Final Week of Events for ‘One Story, One City’
William S. Hart Union High School District is holding its regular Governing Board meeting on Wednesday March 29 at 6 p.m.
March 29: William S. Hart Union H.S.D. Governing Board Meeting
Parents searching for innovative summer programs can now register their children for a creative, fun and unforgettable learning experiences at California State University, Northridge.
CSUN’s Summer Camps Offer Kids a Chance to Play, Learn, Have Fun
The city of Santa Clarita’s Thursdays@Newhall series will head into April with an exciting lineup of Samba dancing, free live performances, an off-road car show, a Best in the West block party and more.
Thursdays@Newhall Continues on Main Street in April
Financial industry giant Milton Berlinski, reality TV trailblazer Mike Darnell and science and technology leader Patricia Maloney are the recipients of CSUN’s 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards and will be honored at the 19th annual gala event at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village.
April 29: CSUN Honoring Distinguished Alumni
The 13th annual Santa Clarita Valley Mayor's Prayer Breakfast will focus on the topic of loving god and surviving Hollywood with this years keynote speaker, actor and author Sam Sorbo.
May 4: Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast to Feature Sam Sorbo
The 2017 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, presented by Heritage Sierra Medical Group, will offer a wide variety of rocking musical genres to the wildest Western event of the season.
Official Lineup for the 2017 Cowboy Festival
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Special Enforcement Bureau Special Weapons Teams responded to an armed barricaded suspect on Sunday.
LASD Responds to Barricaded Suspect, Ends Peacefully
1847 - Probable birth date of Pico Canyon oil driller Charles Alexander Mentry [story]
The 5th Annual SCV Charity Chili Cookoff attracted a capacity crowd to Wolf Creek Brewery on Thursday to raise funds for SRD-Straightening Reins and Spotlight Arts Center.
Chowing Down for Charity
1821 - SCV (with the rest of Alta Calif.) becomes territory of Mexico during war for Mexican independence from Spain [story]
1889 - Castaic School District established [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, an anonymous tipster helped lead deputies to a stolen vehicle arrest. Plus, some junior high students got to try their hand at welding. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, March 24, 2017
The New Heights panel for May will discuss how to build a home studio at a free panel discussion on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Centre.
May 3: New Heights to Discuss Setting Up a Home Studio
As Tax Day nears, many seniors may get calls or emails from people identifying themselves as Internal Revenue Service or Franchise Tax Board agents – but, in reality, they are crooks looking to make a quick buck.
Seniors Beware: That’s Not the Taxman on The Phone
An anonymous tip to L.A. Crime Stoppers led to a stolen vehicle arrest Thursday night, deputies said.
Anonymous Tip Leads to Arrest of Stolen Vehicle Suspect
California Credit Union has partnered with four school districts in the Santa Clarita Valley in a new “4th Grade Book Buy Program” aimed at encouraging young readers. Through the program, California Credit Union donated 900 books to 36 public elementary schools in the Castaic Union School District, Newhall School District, Saugus Union School District, and Sulphur Springs School District.
California Credit Union, SCV School Districts Partner for 4th Grade Book Buy Program
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is very proud of one of LASD's own, Ms. Sandra R. Enslow, our Graphic Arts Coordinator and Lead Forensic Artist.
LASD Employee Wins American Academy of Forensic Sciences Field Award
More than 2 million poisonings are reported each year to poison centers across the United States, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers. Half of those calls involve children under 6 years old.
Five Ways to Protect your Child from Household Poisons
“Dust,” a collection of Western-themed large scale paintings by contemporary, figurative painter Jorin Bossen, will be on display in the gallery at The MAIN in Old Town Newhall starting Tuesday, April 4, 2017.
‘Dust,’ a Western Themed Art Exhibit, Comes to Old Town Newhall
Castaic/Val Verde Crime Report: Week of March 13, 2017- March 19, 2017
Crime Blotter: Petty Theft, Vehicle Theft in Castaic, Val Verde
Stevenson Ranch Crime Report: Week of 03/13/17 to 03/19/17
Crime Blotter: Vehicle Burglary in Stevenson Ranch
The ACA woes are long-standing and obvious, and addressing them is long overdue. Both political parties need to face reality and unite for corrections. Democrats offer nothing but criticism and fright, while some recalcitrant Republicans obsess with killing the ACA immediately. Both are foolish.
ObamaScare | Commentary by Betty Arenson
1922 - Wyatt Earp's wife thanks William S. Hart for defending her husband's honor [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, a Castaic man accused of domestic violence and murder against his wife has pleaded guilty.. Plus, Castaic Union School District is looking for new members for the Measure QS Citizens Oversight Committee.. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, March 23, 2017
At this New Heights Workshop, digital market expert, Sheri Candler, will walk filmmakers through the important process of audience identification with emphasis on where to find an audience (both online and offline) and the key tools available to filmmakers to capture their audience’s attention and compel that audience to watch their film.
April 12: New Heights Workshop to Focus on Marketing Tips for Indie Filmmakers
Castaic resident Amy Juico had the lucky ticket Wednesday night that won her a brand new 2017 Chevy Cruze LT from AutoNation Chevrolet Valencia.
Castaic Woman Wins ‘WiSH’ Car from AutoNation
Retirees ages 62 and older or those looking to retire soon, are invited by the American Family Funding, a division of American Pacific Mortgage Corporation, to dine and be apart of a workshop where they can learn how a reverse mortgage can provide access to home equity without the monthly payments.
Discovering Reverse Mortgage for Homes of Retirees
Shiver me timbers, be ready to set sail for Bunco Hidden Treasures on Saturday, April 1: bring your matey and enjoy an exciting afternoon of Bunco, snacks and a raffle at the The Centre in Santa Clarita.
April 1: Special Olympics Hosts Pirate Themed Bunco Tournament
Valencia's very own Flyers Jr. A Hockey Team, once again had a successful end to the league, by remaining at the top with a 40-9-3 record that is good enough for fourth place in the league and the second place in the whole western division.
Free Admission Offered for Valencia Flyers Jr. Hockey Playoff Game