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1843 - Rancho Castec (aka Rancho Castaic) granted to French immigrant Jose Covarrubias [story]


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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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The next time you take a walk in our open spaces, take a look at the oak trees. Some will have one trunk, but many will have multiple trunks. There is one in the Whitney Canyon area of Newhall that has eight trunks. These trunks were all stump-sprouts after a fire.
Symbol of Strength | Commentary by Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel
An agreement between Benutech Inc. and the Southland Regional Association of Realtors will enable SRAR real estate professionals to access in-depth data and sales analytics on the housing tracts or census tracts in their region.
SCV Realtors Can Access Housing Tract Data Utility
Exactly 11 years – to the day – after he first introduced legislation seeking to block a massive gravel mine in Soledad Canyon, Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon introduced what will be his last bill aimed at achieving the same end.
McKeon Introduces Final Cemex Bill; Companion to Boxer’s
1843 - Rancho Castec (aka Rancho Castaic) granted to French immigrant Jose Covarrubias [story]
As chance would have it, we found ourselves on the grassy knoll on the 25th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination. I was 11. It was odd to be standing at a place where time had stood still. Because of the actions of that day and in that place, for many people the world completely changed.
When Time Stood Still
The City of Santa Clarita, in partnership with Parkway Motorcars, will host its annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the City’s Newhall Community Center on Monday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday: Thanksgiving Dinner at Newhall Community Center
Despite a 14.4 percent increase in population in 2013, according to the FBI, Santa Clarita saw an overall drop in violent crimes of 19.3 percent.
FBI Stats for Santa Clarita Show Sharp Drop in Violent Crime
Hart High quarterback Brady White is one of 16 high school seniors nominated by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee for the 2015 U.S. Army Player of the Year Award, considered high school football’s highest honor.
Hart’s Brady White Up for U.S. Army Player of Year
Don't miss this opportunity to see the GO JAZZ Big Band, now under the direction of Brian Leff (Jazz Music Director at West Ranch High School) for our only show at West Ranch this fall.
Nov. 23: GO Jazz Fall Concert at West Ranch
The woman who ran the Santa Clarita Redevelopment Agency and filled in as city clerk when the state ended redevelopment has taken a job as community development director for the city of San Gabriel.
Chaparyan Leaves City to Run San Gabriel Planning Dept.
Participants will run a three-mile cross country course through the COC Valencia campus, beginning at the college’s baseball field and continuing through the campus, winding through the hills overlooking the Santa Clarita Valley, and finally finishing inside Cougar Stadium.
Thanksgiving Day: Annual Turkey Trot at COC
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced a settlement this week with AT&T to resolve allegations that hundreds of AT&T’s California facilities unlawfully disposed of hazardous waste and material over a nine-year period.
AT&T to Pay $23.8 Mil. for Unlawful Hazardous Waste Dumping
Stephen Minarsch is enjoying a career as a Hardware Industrial Designer for tech-titan Microsoft. Now a Seattle resident, Minarsch played a critical role in the design of the new “Microsoft Band” fitness product from start to finish.
Ex-COC Student a Creative Brain Behind New Microsoft Band [Video]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak: The Santa Clarita City Council will consider committing $3 million toward the construction of a new senior center at their meeting on Tuesday.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, November 21, 2014
Evy Warshawski announced her intention to resign as executive director of the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons
Director of COC Performing Arts Center Stepping Down
The China Lake Astronomical Society will be at the visitor center parking lot beginning at dusk, ready to answer your questions about the unique celestial objects such as nebula, galaxies, clusters, Venus and other planets visible in the dark sky.
Saturday Night: Star Party at Red Rock State Park
Santa Clarita City Council agenda for Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014.
Next City Council Mtg.: Einstein School, New Senior Center
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to the Goodwill located on Pico Canyon Road. Friday on reports of a suspicious object in a donation drop box, officials said.
Possible Grenade Donated to Goodwill; Deputies Respond
Teens repainted a quarter mile of patchwork paint on a retaining wall along the South Fork Trail from the Wiley Canyon Bridge heading North on bike trail towards Magic Mountain Parkway in Valencia.
Community Court Teens Remove Graffiti from Wash
The Santa Clarita Christian Cardinals girls volleyball team will square off against Upland Christian for the CIF Southern Section Division 5-AA Championship in Fullerton Saturday.
SCCS Girls Volleyball to play for CIF Championship
The visiting Antelope Valley Marauders gave the COC women's volleyball all it could handle during Wednesday's 'sophomore night' match, but the Cougars prevailed nonetheless, capturing a 3-2 (27-25, 25-15, 22-25, 29-31, 15-6) win to conclude the regular season with an exclamation point.
Canyons Concludes Regular Season with 16th Straight Win
The No. 3 College of the Canyons Cougars will host the No. 13 Saddleback College Gauchos in the first round of the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Women's Soccer Southern California Regionals at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, in Cougar Stadium.
Canyons Women’s Soccer Set for Postseason
This season, the sights, sounds and smells of the holidays come to life at the Santa Clarita Public Library with Gingerbread House building demonstrations, the second annual Gingerbread House Contest, and the “Meet the Dancers” Nutcracker Ballet event.
Holiday Events at All 3 City Libraries
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has been advised that citizens, across the nation, are receiving phone calls from individuals who are representing themselves as Department employees.
Phone Scammers Still Posing as Sheriff Employees