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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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SCV NewsBreak: State Water Board members unanimously approved changes to the chloride compliance requirements for the SCV Sanitation District Tuesday. What does it mean for property owners in Santa Clarita?
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, December 18, 2014
After more than a half-dozen meetings and hundreds of comments, high-speed rail officials say they’re still figuring out how to include the public’s concerns in their multi-billion dollar plan.
Bullet Train Officials Digesting Public’s Concerns
The California State Board of Equalization has conducted a public hearing and moved forward with regulation amendments clarifying that hydroponic farmers qualify for the sales and use tax exemptions for fertilizer.
BOE: Hydroponic Farmers Qualify for Tax Exemptions
Friday night, The Vu in Newhall presents No Small Children; Saturday at Wolf Creek Brewery off Rye Canyon Loop in Valencia, it’s the annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party.
SCV Entertainment Beat: No Small Children, Ugly Sweaters
The winning story was submitted by Paula Abbott, whose husband Nathan served as a US Navy Radarman 2/C in the Pacific Theater (1943-45). One of only seven survivors of the USS Monaghan which went down with two other ships during a typhoon off of the Philippines in 1944.
WWII Vet from Whittier Wins Princess ‘Inspiring Stories’ Contest
Most people with Medicare don’t pay any premium for Part A, which helps covers hospital care. But for those who do, the 2015 premium is dropping, from a maximum of $426 per month to $407 per month. The annual deductible is going up a little, from $1,216 in 2014 to $1,260 in 2015.
Medicare 2015 | Commentary by David Sayen
The next seven-week course runs January 15, 2015 through February 26, 2015 and will teach basic survival skills that can be crucial during disasters such as earthquakes, fires, floods, and other life-threatening situations.
Sign Up for CERT, Prepare to Save a Life
The cat, officially named Pascal, but affectionately known as City Kitty, resembles very little of the frightened kitten that was photographed stuck up a tree one year ago.
City Kitty, 1 Year Later: Home for the Holidays
Things to do in and near the city of Santa Clarita.
Santa Clarita Arts & Events Calendar (12-18-2014)
The Children’s Bureau invites willing adults to become a resource family to children in foster care while reunifying with birth families or provide legal permanency by adoption if children are unable to be safely returned to their birth family.
Jan. 24: Foster Adoption Info Meeting at COC
The Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District won the unanimous approval Tuesday of the State Water Resources Control Board of important technical changes to the chloride (salt) compliance requirements. The changes will reduce costs to valley property owners and will prevent steep and recurring state fines, state penalties and potential federal fines.
State Board Approves of SCV’s Lower-cost Chloride Treatment Plan
DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. announced Thursday that Joe Mello is returning to DaVita HealthCare Partners to be chief operating officer (COO) of HealthCare Partners effective Jan. 1. Current HealthCare Partners COO Dennis Kogod will become president of HCP.
Former COO Returning to HealthCare Partners
Animator and CalArts alumnus Jorge Gutierrez was on campus on Dec. 11 to screen his directorial debut, "The Book of Life," an animated film that takes place during the Mexican holiday Dia De Los Muertos.
‘The Book of Life’ Director Visits Alma Mater
At the conclusion of the 2014 Fall sports season, The Master’s College Mustangs rank ninth in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup, the list of the nation’s best NAIA athletic programs. The NAIA currently has over 260 member institutions.
Results Place Mustangs as NAIA’s 9th Best
The College of the Canyons football program had its first member of the 2014 team sign a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, as sophomore safety Austin Murillo will transfer to Coastal Carolina University.
COC Safety Austin Murillo Signs With Coastal Carolina University
Chairman Carl Guardino announced the appointment of Will Kempton as Executive Director of the California Transportation Commission, effective Jan. 19.
State Transportation Commission Names New Exec Director
An 80-second warning might not seem like much, but it is nearly a minute and a half - and that is a long time for you to try to get to a safer place. I’d want to do some things in my RV, like release the leveling jacks so the spring and shocks can work. Maybe a quake would feel like some rough road.
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1929 - Swift justice: Buffalo Tom Vernon sentenced to life in prison for Saugus train derailment & robbery 1 month earlier [story]
All that's news from the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.
SCV Chamber News (12-17-2014)
Santa Clarita news headlines: Cemex intends to move forward with mining plans in Soledad Canyon; Fourth graders take a field trip to the ballet; COC named second fastest growing community college in America; more.
SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, December 17, 2014
HandsOn Santa Clarita will be hosting their 2nd Annual 5k/10k at Six Flags Magic Mountain. The run/walk will support HandsOn Santa Clarita’s mission to connect volunteers to critical issues facing the community – such as hunger, homelessness and environmental issues.
Dec. 20: HandsOn Santa Clarita Run at Magic Mountain
The College of the Canyons Foundation is proud to honor the legacy of the Newhall Family and the ongoing philanthropic contributions of the Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation with the 2015 ‘Silver Spur’ Award for Community Service.
COC Fdn. to Honor Newhall Family with Silver Spur
The College of the Canyons cross country program had a combined 16 runners from the men’s and women’s teams honored as Western State Conference (WSC) All-Conference honorees, in addition to head coach Lindie Kane who was named men’s team coach of the year.
COC Cross Country Program Has 16 Runners Honored, Kane Named Coach of the Year