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1888 - Olympian Jim Thorpe, "America's greatest athlete," born in Indian Territory (probably near Prague, Okla.); later in life, appeared in many B-Westerns shot in Placerita Canyon [story]


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Message from the City Manager
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Spring has sprung in Santa Clarita. And what a beautiful time of year it is. Thanks to the onslaught of rain we got in the last few months, our hillsides are blankets of fresh green spotted with wildflowers. The spring season has long been hailed as fresh and new – and here in Santa Clarita there...

Message from City Manager Ken Striplin
Monday, Apr 3, 2017

Our City takes caring for the environment seriously with not just words, but with action. I invite the entire community to join me in attending the Earth Arbor Day Festival, where going green is fun and easy! The festival is a great way for you and your family to learn about ways you can help protect...

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...

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NASDAQ6210.19  chart +0.08%
S&P 5002415.82  chart +0.03%
STOCKS OF LOCAL INTEREST
Bank Santa Clarita15.60  chart +2.23%
Biosolar, Inc.0.042  chart +13.51%
Sierra Bancorp25.17  chart -0.36%
Cu Bancorp (ca)36.20  chart -0.69%
Enable Ipc Corp0.0007  chart -12.50%
Flex Ltd. - Ordinary Shares16.96  chart -0.99%
Linn Energy Llc Unit Repstg Ltd0.096  chart +0.00%
Linn Co Llc Com Shs Repstg Ltd 0.0431  chart +0.00%
Mannkind Corporation1.52  chart +7.04%
Mission Vly Bcp Ca12.75  chart +0.00%
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated107.98  chart -0.15%
Tejon Ranch Co20.58  chart +1.43%
Us Energy Initiative0.0006  chart +20.00%
Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc.9.45  chart +2.16%

Apple Inc.153.61  chart -0.17%
At&t Inc.38.12  chart -0.29%
Autonation, Inc.39.27  chart +0.95%
Best Buy Co., Inc.58.97  chart -3.72%
Big Lots, Inc.49.79  chart +2.94%
Barnes & Noble, Inc.6.80  chart -0.73%
Brady Corporation37.25  chart +2.62%
Boston Scientific Corporation27.32  chart +0.22%
N/a24  chart +0.00%
Cbre Group Inc Class A34.39  chart -0.03%
Carnival Corporation63.36  chart +0.94%
Comcast Corporation40.91  chart +1.41%
Costco Wholesale Corporation177.86  chart +1.79%
Curtiss-wright Corporation89.33  chart +0.07%
Cvs Health Corporation76.64  chart +0.91%
Cemex, S.a.b. De C.v. Sponsored8.38  chart +0.24%
D.r. Horton, Inc.33.11  chart -0.33%
Walt Disney Company (the)108.41  chart +1.06%
Edison International79.96  chart +0.01%
Hyatt Hotels Corporation Class 57.52  chart -0.05%
Home Depot, Inc. (the)154.90  chart -1.00%
Kb Home21.32  chart +0.09%
Kroger Company (the)29.45  chart +0.72%
Lennar Corporation Class A51.53  chart -0.39%
Laboratory Corporation Of Ameri140.10  chart -1.20%
Linn Energy Llc Unit Repstg Ltd0.096  chart +0.00%
Linn Co Llc Com Shs Repstg Ltd 0.0431  chart +0.00%
Lowe's Companies, Inc.80.91  chart -0.52%
Marriott International106.90  chart +0.35%
Mcdonald's Corporation149.86  chart +0.05%
Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group,6.24  chart -0.48%
Netflix, Inc.162.43  chart -0.38%
Office Depot, Inc.5.04  chart +0.00%
Rite Aid Corporation3.67  chart -0.81%
Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc.27.35  chart +0.00%
Regal Entertainment Group Class20.62  chart +2.38%
Ross Stores, Inc.63.52  chart +0.83%
Republic Services, Inc.63.07  chart +0.37%
N/aN/A  chartN/A
Starbucks Corporation63.30  chart +0.64%
Smart & Final Stores, Inc.13.05  chart -0.76%
Sears Holdings Corporation7.78  chart -8.25%
Six Flags Entertainment Corpora60.85  chart -0.29%
Sonova N159.90  chart +0.13%
Staples, Inc.8.98  chart -0.88%
Sunpower Corporation7.95  chart -3.40%
Target Corporation54.40  chart +0.37%
Time Warner Cable Inc209.56  chart -0.21%
Ulta Beauty, Inc.302.40  chart +3.19%
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.81.25  chart +0.62%
Waste Connections, Inc.94.39  chart +0.63%
Whole Foods Market, Inc.35.12  chart -0.57%
Waste Management, Inc.71.84  chart +0.38%
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.78.13  chart -0.23%
Woodward, Inc.68.29  chart -0.47%
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Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
1888 - Olympian Jim Thorpe, "America's greatest athlete," born in Indian Territory (probably near Prague, Okla.); later in life, appeared in many B-Westerns shot in Placerita Canyon [story]
1971 - Community preview night (pre-grand opening), Magic Mountain [story]
West Ranch High School dedicated their new Wall of Honor on Friday, which was produced by four West Ranch High School ASB students.
West Ranch High School Unveils Wall of Honor
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, the SCV Senior Center honored those who gave their life in service. Plus, SCVi students are building a "tiny house" for a homeless veteran. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, May 26, 2017
Fourth and fifth graders at Santa Clarita Valley International School are asking for the community’s assistance over Memorial Day weekend with fundraising for a “tiny house” they are building for a homeless veteran.
SCVi Students Raising Funds for Tiny House for Homeless Vet
Plambeck's objective, plain and simple, has always been about stopping development by any means possible. Her strategy involves multiple delay tactics, the worst being groundless litigation.
Chicken Little, Part 2 | Commentary by Dan Masnada
The city of Santa Clarita’s Thursdays@Newhall series, presented by Galpin Subaru, roars into June with a unique lineup of events including a classic Volkswagen car show, James Bond-themed SENSES Block Party and monthly variety show. Old Town Newhall is the hot spot on Thursday nights so grab your friends and family and come down for some fun.
Thursdays@Newhall June Lineup: Classic Volkswagen, James Bond, more
A feeling of delightful gratification for a mentor typically comes about when seeing a mentee develop and realize success. Their reward is in victories the students achieve, which are often seen as a measure of the instructor’s own success, positive influence and guidance. Such is the story of Dr. Luis S. Garcia and the Education Based Incarceration program.
Inmate Earns Doctoral Degree While in L.A. County Jail System
On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, Santa Clarita Valley Committee on Aging leadership convened at the future location of the new Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center and announced that only $2.3 million additional fundraising dollars needed to be raised before construction could begin on the Center.
New SCV Senior Center Waits on $2.3 Mil.
Peter Lambert tossed eight strong innings, but the San Jose Giants came from behind to knock off the JetHawks, 4-2, in the rubber game of the series on Thursday night at The Hangar.
San Jose Giants Beat JetHawks 4-2 Thursday
Ninety percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. It takes 10 minutes or less to learn how to keep a cardiac arrest victim alive until paramedics arrive. The County of Los Angeles Emergency Medical Services Agency, the Los Angeles County Fire Department, and the American Heart Association are once again coordinating free hands-only CPR training on Sidewalk CPR Day, June 1, at over 50 sites across Los Angeles County to help improve cardiac survivability.
June 1: L.A. County Coordinates Sidewalk CPR Day
When Jeanny Olivares, 22, crosses the stage on Friday, June 2, for College of the Canyons’ Commencement, she will be receiving two associate degrees in marketing and accounting, which she earned in a year-and-a-half’s time.
COC Grad Earns Two Degrees While Facing Adversity
1907 - John Wayne born in Iowa; got start in movies filmed in Placerita Canyon [watch one]
The CLWA-NCWD merger is not a takeover, as Plambeck repeatedly insists. It is the product of months of discussion between two willing parties, which could be terminated at any time by either party or both parties.
Chicken Little, Part 1 | Commentary by Dan Masnada
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, deputies and volunteers trained for an active shooter situation at The Masters University Thursday morning. Plus, a girl is fighting for her life, leaving her family asking the community for blood donations to help her survive. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, May 25, 2017
Dr. Steven J. Golightly, Director of the Los Angeles County Child Support Services Department (CSSD), was recognized on May 22 for his Department’s innovative efforts to improve child support services for L.A. County residents and his zeal for developing future leaders for government service to the public.
County Child Support Services Director Receives Excellence in Government Award
Motown in Town is back on Sunday, June 25 from 5:00 to 10:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.
June 25: Motown in Town 2 at the Hyatt
Hot on the heels of the original Silicon Valley and the more recently named Silicon Beach, the current buzz is all about the Silicon Suburb or Santa Clarita Valley.
Business Incubator Tenant Selected for Festival of Creativity in Cannes
Senator Scott Wilk, R- Antelope Valley, announces that Senate Bill (SB 792), a measure to establish an oversight commission for Los Angeles County Measure B trauma funding has cleared the Senate Appropriations Committee and is headed to the Senate floor for a vote.
Oversight of LA County Trauma Care Dollars Given Green Light
Princess Cruises has debuted its 2018-2019 Exotics program which will take guests to culturally rich and iconic cruise destinations around the globe.
Princess Cruises Debuts 2018-2019 Exotics Sailings
Senator Scott Wilk, R- Antelope Valley, announces that Senate Bills 634 (SB 634), a measure which would create a new water district in the Santa Clarita Valley, cleared the Senate Appropriations Committee and is headed to the Senate floor for consideration.
SCV Water Agency Merger Bill Clears Senate Panel
During a nighttime operation, SCV Sheriffs deputies and detectives made contact with several individuals which resulted in three arrests for warrants and narcotics related offenses.
SCV Sheriff’s Deputies, Detectives Conduct Nighttime Commercial Burglary Suppression
The Castaic Lake Water Agency Water Resources Committee is scheduled to meet on Thursday, June 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Water Division.
June 1: CLWA Water Resources Committee Meeting
In celebration of its 10th year anniversary, the College of the Canyons literary and arts magazine cul-de-sac will release its annual volume at a special reception on Friday, May 26, which will include readings from students.
May 26: COC Literary Magazine Celebrates a Decade of Artistry
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies will be conducting a specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation on May 27, 2017 in an effort to lower deaths and injuries.
May 27: SCV Sheriff’s Deputies Conducting Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation
The next New Heights panel will focus on "The Nuts and Bolts of Effective Grant Writing" and will be on July 12 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at The Centre.
July 12: New Heights Discusses Effective Grant Writing
The San Jose Giants rallied late and pulled away for an 11-7 victory over the Lancaster JetHawks in a back-and-forth game on Wednesday night at The Hangar.
JetHawks Fall to San Jose Giants
Wildflower lovers are split into two camps: One camp likes the purple color of the flowers, while the other quickly points out everything that's wrong with this non-native, invasive species.
The Prickly One
1966 - Mustang Drive-In theater opens on Soledad Canyon Road [story]
A Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) motorcyclist that collided with a truck on Interstate 5 in the early hours of Tuesday morning is recovering at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, a spokesman said.
LAPD Motorcyclist in “Serious” Condition after Tuesday’s I-5 Collision
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, an update on the LAPD motorcyclist that collided with a truck on the I-5 Tuesday morning. Plus, Castaic Middle School students get a glimpse at a career in animal training. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, May 24, 2017
An 8-year-old Santa Clarita girl is fighting for her life Wednesday, leaving her family asking the community for blood donations to help her survive.
8-Year-Old Girl in Need of Blood Donations
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson on Tuesday urged Congress to reject President Trump’s federal education budget proposal, which includes deep cuts to teacher training, after school programs, mental health services, advanced coursework, and many other important programs.
State Superintendent Urges Congress to Reject Federal Education Budget Proposal
On May 16, 2017, the State Water Resources Quality Control Board approved an amendment to the Los Angeles Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) to incorporate Salt and Nutrient Management Measures for the Upper Santa Clara River Basin.
Salt, Nutrient Management Measures Approved for Santa Clara River Basin
Valencia Water Company (VWC) is encouraging customers to maintain their water-saving achievements from the recent drought and take advantage of improved rebates, incentives, online workshops and other resources to secure permanent water efficiencies inside their homes and for their landscapes.
Valencia Water Company Expands Rebates to Help Home Water-Use Efficiencies
Bigger, better and wetter than ever, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is ready to keep Southern Californian’s cool all summer long. The water park opens for its 23rd season on Saturday, May 27 with over 23 unique slides and attractions for the entire family.
May 27: Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashes Into Summer