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1982 - Vic Morrow & two child actors killed in helicopter crash at Indian Dunes during filming of "Twilight Zone: The Movie" [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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An unidentified infant was the lone survivor in a fatal crash that occurred around 8 p.m. Tuesday on the 14 freeway in Acton. That plus more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, July 23, 2014
On Saturday, July 26, the City of Santa Clarita’s Concert in the Park series will feature a performance by Led Zepagain.
Led Zepagain Again at Central Park Saturday
Children’s Bureau, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, invites individuals and couples to become Resource Families to care specifically for foster children during the reunification process with their parents.
Aug. 23: Info Session for Prospective Foster-Adoptive Parents
The sounds of live Jazz and Blues bands will fill Town Center Drive in Valencia for one more Friday night, July 25th, as the 15th Annual Valencia Jazz & Blues Series comes to a close.
July 25: Closing Jazz & Blues Night with Doña Oxford
A man and a woman were killed and an infant sustained major injuries in a fatal crash Tuesday at 7:54 p.m in Acton.
2 Killed, Infant Severely Injured in Crash on SR-14
A Santa Clarita bank employee charged with stealing nearly $25,000 from Wells Fargo customers was arraigned on four counts Wednesday, including a charge he stole from an 81-year-old woman.
Ex-Bank Employee Charged with Theft from Elder, Others
A Sheriff's detective was returning to his office from the nearby Valencia courthouse when a teenager pulled out a marijuana pipe and was about to smoke it.
Teen Pulls Out Loaded Pot Pipe in Front of Sheriff Station
So it is OK if I say good things that someone likes about President Obama, but if I say I don’t like the job he is or isn’t doing, it is “hate speech?” Balderdash.
Hate Speech?
1982 - Vic Morrow & two child actors killed in helicopter crash at Indian Dunes during filming of "Twilight Zone: The Movie" [story]
Real Life Church is encouraging the community to give back by bringing backpacks and school supplies for children in need. That plus more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, July 22, 2014
St. Stephens Episcopal Church will host a two-hour beginner’s session Aug. 2 on how to begin or continue a search for your family’s roots.
Aug. 2: Free Genealogy Training Session at St. Stephen’s
Free training sessions for local entrepreneurs, from the Small Business Development Center at College of the Canyons.
COC Small Business Development Center Training Sched. (7-22-2014)
With an additional $142.2 million in General Fund allocation from the state, the CSU trustees' expenditure plan prioritizes enrollment growth, student success and completion, employee compensation and critical infrastructure needs.
CSU Has Budget to Handle 9,900 New Students
Among the restrictions: Washing down driveways and sidewalks, using a hose to wash a car unless it is fitted with a shut-off nozzle, and using potable water in a fountain, unless the water is recirculated...
Water Restrictions Coming: 2 Outdoor Watering Days, No Washing Driveways, more
Just a fraction of Chiquita's trash is generated in the Santa Clarita Valley. The biggest jurisdiction to send trash to Chiquita is the Los Angeles Area Integrated Waste Management Authority, a consortium of Artesia, Beverly Hills, Duarte, Hermosa Beach, Hidden Hills, Los Angeles, Lynwood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Pomona, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rosemead, Sierra Madre, South Gate and Torrance.
Val Verde Landfill Footprint to Double; Comment Period Open
This year, the Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund's annual Fight It! races raised more than $40,000 and will be able to assist more than 50 young adults in their fight with cancer.
Fund to Help More than 50 Young Adults Fight Cancer
"There are only four options: trucking in water, getting the wells operational, drill a new well or have a pipeline brought up through the canyon," Charles Sturkey said. Supervisor Michael Antonovich's representatives are meeting Friday to discuss the issue.
LARC Ranch Thirsts for a Solution; Antonovich Reps to Meet Friday
The program at the Santa Clarita library is different than many other libraries because it doesn’t measure the amount of pages or books you read in a certain time. The library stresses the importance of personal goals, which is what allows anyone to join the program at any time.
Summer Reading Program Ends With a Bash
Ana Vander Leek and Lizbeth Ortiz have developed a program to bring in local professionals in an array of career fields to come and meet students at Placerita Junior High.
Junior High Counselors Expose Students to Careers
Real Life Church located in Santa Clarita is holding their second Backpack Drive to serve the community in a practical way. You can donate new backpacks and school supplies for children grades K-6 through August 1.
Real Life Church Collecting Backpacks for Families in Need
The progressive left is either low-IQ or low-information. They throw around the word “racist” for anyone who doesn’t agree with them. But that’s not what the word means. The Democratic Black Caucus calls black, non-progressive, non-left, conservative, Christians “racist.” How is that even possible?
Say What You Mean | Commentary by Joe Messina
Valencia Hills Community Church is happy to announce the “Unofficial” Grand Opening of its own church facility July 27.
July 27: First Services in Valencia Hills Church’s New Home
Sen. Barbara Boxer signed onto a letter to Senate leaders calling for swift passage of President Obama’s emergency supplemental funding request, which would allocate $615 million to fight wildfires. The Senators also called for a vote on a bill designed to fix the broken system of stealing funds from prevention to fight fires that are already burning.
Boxer Calls for Funds to Fight Wildfires in Western States
I really have to laugh to myself when I hear someone complain about the lack of stores in the mall. Got news for them. We used to have to go to San Fernando to get school clothes. In the mid-1960s we went to the Topanga Plaza mall and shopped at the Broadway or May Co. We didn’t have a mall. We had some carrot fields near where the mall is today.
Nothing Was Everything