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1923 - Newhall Chamber of Commerce petitions state to pave Spruce Street (now Main); it happens three years later [story]


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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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1923 - Newhall Chamber of Commerce petitions state to pave Spruce Street (now Main); it happens three years later [story]
SCV NewsBreak: Deputies arrested two men on felony charges Wednesday for allegedly causing several thousand dollars in damages at a local golf club.
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, October 30, 2014
COBRA detectives believe Isiah Garcia has been using the graffiti monikers of “RANE” and “KASE” for over five years
SCV Detectives Arrest Suspect in 5-Year Graffiti Investigation
Perhaps the event’s most exciting exhibition will be its first ever water bottle rocket launching contest, to be held courtesy of the Astronomy and Physics Club (APC), Engineering Club, and the Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) program.
Nov 7: COC to Host Star Party
Jurors found Eric Edwards and Diamonte McGee guilty Thursday in the 2011 Halloween murder in Canyon Country.
Guilty Verdict in Halloween 2011 Murder Case
The Valencia girls swept Golden Valley in three games. The Vikings are game behind Hart in the Foothill League standings at 7-1. They are 19-5 overall.
SCV Sports Wrapup for Oct. 30
Two free history events at Rancho Camulos Museum in Piru will take place on Nov.8 including a Living History Festival, and a fundraiser.
Rancho Camulos Hosting Festival, Fundraiser
College of the Canyons officials warned students recently about fraudulent tickets being sold to a fake comedy show.
COC Warns Students About Fundraiser Scam
Santa Clarita’s Mulligan’s Restaurant and Bar is closing down Friday after more than 40 years.
Mulligan’s Pub Throwing in the (Bar) Towel After 40 Years
City of Santa Clarita representatives met Thursday to celebrate the completion of the McBean Bridge Widening and Bike Path Project.
City Cuts Ribbon on McBean Bridge, Bike Path
The two teens arrested in connection with the SCV Purge are set to have their cases moved to the Los Angeles County Probation Department.
‘SCV Purge’ Case Handed to Probation Department
Two men were arrested on felony charges Wednesday night for golf course vandalism, after they were allegedly seen riding a dirt bike onto a Valencia Country Club golf course.
Two Arrested on Felony Charges at Valencia Country Club
Defense attorneys for a Castaic woman charged with her father’s murder asked for a mental evaluation before continuing the case.
Defense Asks for Mental Evaluation in Castaic Murder Case
As the weather changes gradually and a colder breeze passes through the Santa Clarita Valley, it becomes clear that the summer season is slowly changing and daylight saving will officially be ending this coming Sunday.
Get Read to ‘Fall Back’ and Adjust Your Clocks
1984 - NTSB revises probable cause of 1982 "Twilight Zone" deaths after director John Landis appeals [story]
With or without a tour, you can visit our very own SCV ghost town, Mentryville. Just head west on Lyons Avenue over Interstate 5 where it becomes Pico Canyon Road. Keep driving until you see the signs for Mentryville. Follow the signs for parking, and don’t forget to pay the $5 fee.
Home Town Ghost Town
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak: The Santa Clarita City Council denied an appeal Tuesday by Einstein Academy to open a charter school in the Valencia Industrial center.
SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Santa Clarita officials hosted a dedication and ribbon cutting to celebrate the acquisition of a 302-acre property once planned for major housing development.
City Officials Cut the Ribbon on Gateway Ranch Open Space
California Highway Patrol officers have yet to finalize their investigation into a fatal collision that killed a 17-year-old Saugus High student.
CHP Report Still Underway for Fatal Golden Valley Collision
Students from Pico Canyon Elementary School’s sixth grade classes are creating their own “wax museum” in November by posing as historical figures
Pico Canyon Students Hosting Living History Event
If you want to learn more about how you can use social media to increase your visibility and raise awareness about your work, don’t miss the “Getting Social: Art and Social Networking” panel discussion on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library, located at 24500 Main Street.
Artists Invited to Social Media Discussion
Two players from the Foothill League advanced to WSCGA tournament, the second round of the CIF girls golf individual playoffs.
SCV Sports Wrapup for Oct. 29
Family fun things in Santa Clarita to try this weekend, as well as some safe Halloween alternatives to traditional trick-or-treating
Family Friendly Halloween Activities in the SCV
The public can expect minor delays and rolling road and parking lot closures periodically from 2:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to accommodate all races. Detours will be provided for major road closures. Residents are asked to plan ahead to avoid delays.
Road Closures in Effect Sunday for Marathon