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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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Dozens of Santa Clarita residents and veterans came to the Santa Clarita Rotary Garden Saturday morning to honor many of the Santa Clarita Valley’s fallen military service members.
Rotarians, Elks Honor SCV’s Korea, Vietnam War Dead
The Alash Ensemble brings the beautiful and exotic sounds of their Inner Asian homeland to launch the 2015-16 season of the California Institute of the Arts Wild Beast Concert Series on Saturday, Sept. 19.
Sept. 19: CalArts Wild Beast Concert Series Opens with Tuvan Throat Singing (Video)
The bill would make it a federal offense, punishable by up to a year in prison or fines, to fly a commercial or private drone over an airport or active wildfire. The legislation is in direct response to several incidents in California where private drones observing wildfires forced firefighting agencies to postpone air response out of fear of collision.
Garamendi Bill Would Restrict Private Drones from Fires, Airports
The city of Santa Clarita and indeed the whole of the Santa Clarita Valley have a reason to celebrate. I just wonder if some of the invoices from the fight the city had to fund can be sent to former Congressman Howard “Take-The-Buck” McKeon. He had all those years to resolve the problem, and now, less than a year after he was replaced by Steve Knight, Cemex is going away.
Thank You, Buck (Not)
Santa Clarita Valley high school football scores for August 28, 2015.
SCV High School Football Scores For August 28, 2015
1916 - Actor George Montgomery, 1991 Newhall Walk of Western Stars honoree, born in Montana [story]
The Bureau of Land Management hand-delivered a formal document to a representative of the Cemex Corp. on Friday, terminating Cemex’s two 10-year contracts to mine in Soledad Canyon. The termination document cited non-performance by Cemex.
FEDS CANCEL CEMEX SOLEDAD MINING CONTRACT
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s deputies are searching for two suspects in an armed robbery in Saugus that netted six pot plants and the victim's medical marijuana card.
Pot Plants, Medical Card Stolen in Saugus
AMG & Associates Inc., an award-winning construction company headquartered in Santa Clarita — most recently named to the 2015 Inc. 5000 — begins work on three new construction projects that will benefit communities across California.
SCV-Based Construction Firm At Work Across California
The federal Bureau of Land Management hand-delivered a formal document to Cemex officials on Friday which terminated two 10-year contracts to mine in Soledad Canyon. A suspect who allegedly shot a man in Canyon Country on Friday morning is still at large. The cause of the Warm Fire which burned about 300 acres in Castaic has been determined as arson.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday August 28, 2015
Certain streets in Santa Clarita will be affected for the week of August 31, 2015, for the Santa Clarita Annual Slurry Seal & Overlay Project. During this time, please make sure to read all posted parking signs as dates are subject to change.
Santa Clarita Road Repaving Sched., Week of Aug. 31
From Wednesday, Sept. 2, to Friday, Sept. 4, Chuck Pontius Commuter Trail will be subject to closures from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for slurry seal resurfacing.
Sept. 2-4: Chuck Pontius Trail Set to Be Resurfaced
Discover little known facts about the ship, her crew, her builders, and her tragic demise when local author Bill Blowers explains the “story” behind his novel, "Dangerous Betrayal – the Vendetta That Sank Titanic," and signs books at the SCV Senior Center.
Sept. 10: Meet Local Author of New Titanic Book
Sierra Vista Junior High School home economics teacher Doris Fossen has been chosen by the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences as its Teacher of the Year for the State of California.
National Home Economics Assn. Honors Sierra Vista Teacher
A man was transported to the hospital Friday morning after crashing into a power pole near the New Apostolic Church on Bouquet Canyon Road.
Pickup Truck Takes Out Power Pole on Bouquet
The Warm Fire in Castaic that burned about 300 acres was the result of arson, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s investigators.
Fire at Abandoned Rehab Facility Was Deliberately Set, Officials Say
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are searching for a suspect who apparently shot a man in Canyon Country.
Canyon Country Man Reportedly Shot by Known Assailant
Assemblyman Scott Wilk’s AB 240 which would allow recipients of special recognition military license plates free entrance to all California State Parks was killed in Senate Appropriations Committee.
Wilk’s Free ‘Park’-ing Bill for Military Veterans Dies in Senate
U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer came out in support of two major climate and clean energy bills that are before the state Legislature, SB 32 and SB 350, and sent an open letter to members of the California State Assembly.
Feinstein, Boxer Endorse Pavley’s Climate Bills
The temporary structures – consisting of several steel sheets approximately 40 feet by 40 feet and 12 feet deep - will hold back the sand at the bottom of the river while the contractors excavate approximately 12 feet into the riverbed. This will allow for the installation of structural supports for the future viaduct.
High-Speed Rail: Cofferdams Installed in Fresno
Hurricane Katrina hit the American Gulf Coast on Aug. 29, 2005, causing initial destruction from Texas to Florida. It wreaked such damage over such a large area that it changed the way the U.S. government responds to disasters.
Remembering Katrina a Decade Later
Castaic and Val Verde: Zone 2 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information for the Week of 8/17/2015 to 8/23/2015
Castaic Blotter: Cigs, Paintball Guns Stolen in Smash-n-Grab Burglaries
Bill Clinton is undeniably a master politician. He simply picked up the phone and urged Trump to run. Clinton played the egotistical Trump like his saxophone. Clinton knew Trump’s immeasurably narcissistic, pompous self-image couldn’t resist the ostensible compliment. It worked. Who’s Trump attacking? Not Hillary.
The Art of the Deal
1962 - Valleywide brush fire consumes Gene Autry's Melody Ranch movie town in Placerita Canyon [story]