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1939 - Recording artist, music promoter and longtime Sand Canyon resident Cliffie Stone marries singer Dorothy Darling in Hollywood [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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Studies show excellent teachers increase earning capacity for their students individually - and not coincidentally, ineffective teachers negatively impact earning capacity - but when multiplied by the number of students educated over the course of even one good teacher’s career, that increased capacity can contribute millions to our state’s economy
Teaching for the Future | Assemblyman Scott Wilk
Throughout the month of August, Vons and Pavilions shoppers will have the opportunity to support athletes of Special Olympics.
‘Round Up’ Your Grocery Bill for Special Olympics
Saturday at Rivendale Park in Towsley Canyon off the Old Road, you can help celebrate the second annual “International Blues Music Day.” The band lineup features the Chris Banta Blues Band, Toni Dodd & Southbound Blues, Chuck Strong & SRBQ, Fortune, and Michael Stanton.
SCV Entertainment Beat: Blues & Wumbloozo
Santa Clarita Valley water officials have drafted a Water Action Plan that would restrict lawn-watering and car washing, in order to comply with a state mandate during the drought.
Water Companies Preparing to Impose Restrictions
The City of Santa Clarita will host the Pills Kill: Prescription to Addiction Symposium on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Activities Center located at 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway.
Aug. 27: Prescription to Addiction: Pills Kill
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, in conjunction with the city of Santa Clarita, is kicking off National Night on Saturday, Aug. 2, at 4 p.m. at Central Park. The station will provide the public with the latest information on crime prevention and safety.
Aug. 2: National Night Out Event Precedes Concert in Park
Less than a day before he was set to go to trial, Yale Yurman, 71, of Valencia, accepted a 12-year prison sentence for allegations he filmed Santa Clarita Valley children without permission
Sex Offender Short-circuits Trial with Plea Bargain
The California Voting Rights Act has promoted a great deal of legal action and policy discussion throughout the state. The Hart Board took this proactive step to avoid a potential legal challenge and to honor the law’s intention, which is to ensure that underrepresented groups are not denied the opportunity to elect candidates and pass measures of their choice.
The Move to District Elections | Superintendent Rob Challinor
Closures for the I-5 Pavement Improvement Project, Vista Del Lago Road to Kern County Line.
Lane Closure Schedule, Gorman Area, Aug. 3-10
Canyon Country West, Zone 7 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information Snapshot for the week of 07/21/2014 to 07/27/2014
Weekly Crime Blotter: Canyon Country-West
Valencia, Zone 5 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information Snapshot for the week of 07/21/2014 to 07/27/2014
Weekly Crime Blotter: Valencia
Newhall, Zone 6 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Info Week of 07/21/14 through 07/27/2014
Weekly Crime Blotter: Newhall
The VVCAC members are the folks who act as liaison between the Chiquita Canyon Landfill company and the community of Val Verde. So if those folks are deciding how the money being given to the community by the landfill company will be spent, how come not all of the VVCAC members live in Val Verde?
See You Tonight
Many people say they are interested in learning about their elders' experiences but are afraid to ask. I have found that the more I ask, the easier it gets, and I am always surprised in how happy people are to tell you their stories, just to have someone to listen.
Bridge the Gap
1939 - Recording artist, music promoter and longtime Sand Canyon resident Cliffie Stone marries singer Dorothy Darling in Hollywood [story]
LARC Ranch received a gift of $500,000 from the Annenberg Foundation to help the nonprofit maintain its water supply. That plus more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Many California State University campuses will begin accepting applications for admission to the spring 2015 term on Friday, Aug. 1. The majority of students who apply for admission during the spring term are transfers from the California Community Colleges.
CSU Admissions for Spring 2015 Open Friday
Dozens of Santa Clarita Valley residents have taken to Facebook to voice concerns about an alleged gnat problem in Central Park, while Santa Clarita city officials said their initial inspection failed to find an infestation.
Gnats are Bugging People in Central Park
LARC Ranch, a residential community for developmentally disabled adults in Bouquet Canyon, has received a “beautiful” gift of $500,000 from the Annenberg Foundation, which will help the nonprofit maintain its water supply.
Pennies from Heaven: Thirsty LARC Given $500K
Santa Clarita’s favorite nightlife events continue this August as the Thursdays @ Newhall series, presented by Galpin Subaru, returns with new themes for Art SLAM, JAM Sessions and SENSES.
Thursdays @Newhall in August
The Michael Hoefflin Foundation's 21st annual "An Evening Under the Stars" Gala Dinner and Charity Auction is set for September 13, 2014. We are excited to announce a change in location bringing our signature event to the beautiful Robinson Ranch Golf Club.
Sept. 13: Hoefflin Evening Under the Stars – Register Now
Fun things to see and do in and near the city of Santa Clarita.
Coming Up: Santa Clarita Arts & Events
COC's new Student Services and Administration building and the College of the Canyons Institute for Culinary Education building are scheduled to be finished by the end of the fall semester, COC Vice President Jim Schrage said.
Admin, Culinary Buildings at COC Nearly Complete
Jury selection started Wednesday for Yale Yurman, 71, a registered sex offender arrested for child annoyance allegations at three different locations in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Testimony in Child Annoyance Case Should Start Friday