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Roadmap to Recovery | Commentary by Kevin D. Korenthal
Monday, Nov 17, 2014

It was after my second major traumatic injury and fourth extended hospital stay that I began to piece together what would eventually become a nonprofit called Forged by Fire Foundation. FbFF seeks out and comes alongside those recovering from traumatic injury and disease to assist them with mentorship...

Why I’m a Good Pick for Parks
Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014

My name is Kevin Korenthal, and I am a 32-year resident of Santa Clarita – specifically Canyon Country, but I have worked with citizens, elected officials and city staff on issues all around this great city of ours. Having been raised in this community since age 10 and now raising my own family...

California Water Woes: A History | Commentary by Kevin D. Korenthal
Friday, Feb 28, 2014

The bureaucracy that governs the water that originates as snowpack in the Sierra Mountains just cut off millions of customers from access to the second most necessary element to life. We’re told this unprecedented reduction in water allocation is due to the ongoing drought that California has been...

Councilman Has History of Attacks
Friday, Nov 15, 2013

The Santa Clarita city councilman whom everyone loves to hate just threw more kindling on the fire of disgust that has plagued much of his tenure on City Council. If it were just an infrequent outburst of petty annoyance at the often laborious Democratic process, Frank Ferry could be forgiven for lashing...

Why Did Michigan Go Right-To-Work?
Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012

Michigan used to be one of the heaviest unionized manufacturing states in the country. In the intervening years since it boasted 26 percent union membership (1998), jobs have left the state faster than the number of union households has declined. In fact, Michigan has the auspicious title of the leading...

An Inside View of Einstein Academy’s Charter Hearing
Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012

Kevin D. Korenthal Eighty school officials, parents, teachers and students of the Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts & Sciences enthusiastically appeared at the Los Angeles County Office of Education in Downey on Tuesday for the hearing on appeal of the denial of their K-6 petition to the...

One Small Victory for Anti-School Choice, One Giant Opportunity for Einstein Academy
Thursday, Oct 25, 2012

Kevin D. Korenthal After eight years of working in government affairs and association public relations, I thought I’d seen how low an adversary can sink in order to score a victory. I was, after all, advocating against the most powerful special interest group of all time, Big Labor. And in that respect,...

Why School Choice is Essential
Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012

Kevin D. Korenthal Charter schools are a wonderful option for parents who wish to seek alternatives to traditional public schools to educate their children. However, Charters do have some opposition, usually among administrators within the public school system. One of the most common arguments is that...

Mountain Bikers Want Equal Trail Access
Friday, Aug 26, 2011

When government inserts itself into the process of determining winners and losers, the people always lose. No example illustrates this fact better than the decision by Los Angeles County Park and Forestry Service officials to ban mountain bikes on many recreational trails controlled by the county. It...

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1910 - Filming of D.W. Griffith's "Ramona" with Mary Pickford wraps after 2 days at Rancho Camulos [story]
A local student was physically assaulted at COC last night, plus hear a special message from Deputy Josh Dubin on how you can help solve crime in Santa Clarita. Click the link below to see those stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Prepare to do more. That’s the message Santa Clarita Valley water users can derive from an executive order by Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Wednesday mandating statewide water conservation measures intended to reduce water use by 25 percent.
Executive Order by Gov. Brown: Conserve More Water
The Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival is holding auditions for the annual Shakespeare in the Park series. This year’s production will be 12th Night – The Musical, using the words of Shakespeare with a rock and roll score, the play promises to be great fun for the entire family.
April 25/26: Shakespeare in the Park Auditions
The presentation of Pulitzer Prize-winning theatre continues with the opening of Donald Margulies’ acclaimed DINNER WITH FRIENDS at the Repertory East Playhouse on Friday, May 8.
May 8: Award-Winning Play Opens at Repertory East Playhouse
The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to analyze and prepare for a potential minimum wage hike in Los Angeles County.
L.A. County To Prepare for Potential Minimum Wage Hike
Senator Sharon Runner (R-Lancaster) today announced the District and Capitol staff including Vanessa Wilk as Santa Clarita District Office Field Representative.
Senator Sharon Runner Announces Staff
Porsche attorneys are saying that the 2013 crash, that killed “Fast and the Furious” actor Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas, was caused by Rodas and not defects with the car, according to NBC Los Angeles reports.
Porsche Attorneys Respond to Paul Walker, Roger Rodas Lawsuit
If you own a hybrid or electric vehicle, you probably feel pretty good about yourself. After all, you've made a socially responsible decision to help the environment, reduce your carbon footprint and improve air quality.
Should Green Car Drivers Feel Guilty?
Cemex officials were “disappointed” Wednesday by a letter sent from the Bureau of Land Management questioning their ability to mine on Soledad Canyon.
Cemex ‘Disappointed’ in BLM Questions About Mining Plan
Dozens attended the 3rd annual SCV Charity Chili Cook-Off and raised about $30,000 for Santa Clarita Valley charities.
SCV Charity Chili Cook-Off Raises $30K For Santa Clarita Charities
A Santa Clarita man accused accused of soliciting a 15-year-old girl for a sexual relationship is due back in court in three weeks.
Man Accused of Solicitation of a Minor Due Back in Court
“Driving is a complex task, requiring a motorist’s full attention,” CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow said. “Imagine driving for four or five seconds while blindfolded. That can be the effect of looking down while driving to send a text message. In the average time it takes to send a text message – less than 5 seconds – a car travelling 60 mph will travel the length of a football field.”
Agencies Team Up To Stop Distracted Driving
Over 300 athletes enjoyed the thrill of victory Tuesday at the Sixth Annual Hart Games held at Valencia High School
Hart Games Proves Big Success for District Athletes
2004 - Last day in Sacto for Sen. Pete Knight; tapes SCVTV "Newsmaker" show on way home; dies from leukemia 1 month later [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, L.A. County Coroners released information about two investigations plus the Board of Supervisors approved a plan to add funds for the construction of a local bridge.
SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Award winning animation director Jorge Guiterrez is slated to discuss his first animated feature, "The Book of Life" at the Newhall Community Center in April.
Get Animated with Jorge Guiterrez & The ARTree
Toxicology reports cleared up several outstanding questions regarding a pair of death investigations, and perhaps raised more likely to remain unanswered Tuesday.
Coroner Releases Identity of Two Deaths
Los Angeles County officials are expected Tuesday to approve a $450,000 change in work on a $37 million project to build a State Route 126 and Commerce Center Drive Interchange bridge in Castaic.
County Approves Additional Funds For $37 Million SR-126 Bridge
Cindy Newhall-Weyant died in her home in Costa Mesa early Tuesday morning after a long battle with multiple sclerosis, according to family members.
Cindy Newhall-Weyant Dies At Age 51 After Long Illness
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Princess will air The Sound of Music on its Movies Under the Stars top deck screens and feature sing-a-longs, trivia games and more to celebrate the 50th anniversaries of both the cruise line and the musical.
Princess Cruises and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Take The Sound of Music Out to Sea