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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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Message from City Manager Ken Striplin
Thursday, Mar 2, 2017

It is a delicate balance. Our City and state desperately need the rain which is finally making progress toward ending the many years of drought. But the massive storms we have gotten this winter also cause dangerous conditions for those in the areas burned by last summer’s Sand Fire. Preparation and...

Hiking & Biking | Message from City Manager Ken Striplin
Thursday, Feb 2, 2017

We are in month two of 2017—and if your New Year’s resolution was to get active, it is not too late to do it! Fortunately for you, the City of Santa Clarita offers an abundance of open space for hiking and biking, and recreation classes for all ages. So you have no excuse for not making 2017 your...

Santa Clarita 2020
Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017

Greetings and welcome to a new year! As we begin a new calendar year, it is my pleasure to share with you some of the top programs and projects on our City’s agenda for 2017. We are hard at work on our strategic plan called: Santa Clarita 2020.  The plan encompasses a wide range of short and long-term...

Message from the City Manager
Friday, Dec 2, 2016

Here it is the end of the year and the culmination of a lot of programs, services and projects for us at the city. This year we launched an easy-to-use new website so that you can learn all about what the city is working on. SantaClarita2020.com is updated regularly and includes 65 projects and programs,...

Arts: The Way Forward | Message from City Manager Ken Striplin
Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016

I am pleased to let you know that the City and the local arts community recently launched a new, local website dedicated to the arts in Santa Clarita. SantaClaritaArts.com is designed as a one-stop shop for everything related to the arts in our community. Santa Clarita is home to a vital community of...

City’s Working to Improve Soledad Delays
Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016

Residents driving along Soledad Canyon Road may have recently experienced an increase in traffic, specifically during rush-hour. These type of delays can be frustrating and we apologize for any inconvenience our residents are facing. The City of Santa Clarita’s Traffic division has been monitoring...

Doing the Job
Friday, Sep 2, 2016

One of our top priorities at the City of Santa Clarita is a strong local economy, including attracting more jobs, working to assure a healthy business climate for businesses to prosper, and providing the necessary infrastructure for success. We appreciate our many partnerships working with the Santa...

Santa Clarita Economic Update | City Manager Ken Striplin
Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016

Exciting things are happening in Santa Clarita, including a Cheesecake Factory, new hotels, a Laemmle Theatre and more. Santa Clarita’s economy continues to strengthen. The holiday quarter Oct/Nov/Dec of 2015, saw its highest peak in the City’s history for total retail and restaurant sales in Santa...

Budget Highlights
Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016

The City Council recently adopted our new 2016-17 annual operating and capital improvement program budget, and I want to share a few highlights with you. This year’s budget is our largest ever at $220 million. We pride ourselves on having a 100-percent track record for a balanced and on-time budget...

Exciting Milestones
Friday, Jul 1, 2016

Last year, the city embarked upon an ambitious five-year strategic plan called Santa Clarita 2020. The plan includes tens of millions of dollars in public projects including a new sheriff’s station in the center of the valley, a new community center in Canyon Country, a library-recreation center in...

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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