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1924 - Deputy Ed Brown killed in shootout with Gus Le Brun [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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It would be a good thing if people looked back to their roots a bit, to find out what edible plants live in the open spaces. People should learn what an Egyptian well is, and how to make one, and how to make a debris shelter. These simple things could save your family.
Could You Survive?
1924 - Deputy Ed Brown killed in shootout with Gus Le Brun [story]
In the last year, the City of Santa Clarita has seen a steady increase in retail sales as new businesses open. Sales tax numbers for the first quarter 2014 were up by 3.6 percent when compared to first quarter 2013.
City’s Growth Reflected in Retail Sales Numbers
The construction site where Castaic High School is being built was vandalized Friday night. A vehicle was reportedly used to knock down several access gates that surround the property
Vandals Damage Fencing at Castaic High School Construction Site
Jake Gnasso, April Townsend and Ian Bulbenko, of Burbank, all 19, were identified as the victims of a crash that also injured two at Rowher Flats when a truck went down a 200-foot embankment off of the Rush Canyon Truck Trail.
Victims of Crash at Rowher Flats Were 19, from Burbank
Guitarist, songwriter, singer and Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame member Dave Mason of British rock group Traffic and solo renown drives his acclaimed “Traffic Jam” tour into the Santa Clarita Valley Thursday night, Sept. 18, for his first appearance at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center.
Rock Legend Dave Mason Drives ‘Traffic Jam’ to Santa Clarita Thursday
Together we can bring a long deserved National Memorial to the St. Francis Dam site. Please help us as soon as possible. We have only a few days to get this done in the current congressional session.
Honor the Victims, Support the Memorial
Lauren Parker is the next generation to carry the torch of our history forward. I was worried there wasn’t anyone to do that.
Extraordinary Citizen: Lauren Parker
1928 - Caterer Eugene Burke, bank co-founder and local philanthropist, born in Amarillo, Texas [story]
Gene Burke
September, in general, is a month that often focuses me on compassion not only because of 9/11, but also because children head back to school and I’m reminded of the value of teaching children compassion and kindness to reduce bullying and to improve understanding and cooperation at school.
My Guiding Word
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak: Three people were killed and two more were hospitalized after a truck crashed in the Rowher Flats area north of Santa Clarita. Plus more local news.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, September 12, 2014
The Ridge Route Communities Museum will offer a drive-your-own-vehicle tour of the San Andreas Earthquake Fault from the Cuddy Valley area of Frazier Mountain to Gorman on Saturday, Sept. 27.
Sept. 27: Explore San Andreas Fault with a Geologist
Three people were killed and two others were injured Friday morning when a truck went down a 200-foot embankment in the Rowher Flats OHV Park area off of Sierra Highway, north of Davenport Road.
3 Killed, 2 Injured in Crash at Rowher Flats
When the victims arrived home from church, the female victim entered the residence, and the male victim went out a side door to retrieve his garbage barrels. Once outside, the male victim was confronted by two suspects. The suspect ordered the male victim to return back into his home, and the suspects detained the male and female victims while ransacking their home.
After Church, Valencia Couple Comes Detained by Robbers
Longtime Newhall School District Superintendent Marc Winger announced Friday his plan to retire in February.
Winger, Chief of Newhall School District, to Retire in Feb.
A Castaic Middle School teacher is receiving a lesson in paying it forward while recovering from a kidney transplant, grateful for the support of family members and his “second family.”
Video Instructor Getting Help from His Castaic School Family
A 30-year-old man was charged Friday with beating his German Shepherd, Kaiser, with a metal chain leash, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Castaic Dog Beating: Man Charged with Animal Cruelty
The United States is at war with the terror group ISIL, “in the same way we're at war and continue to be at war with al-Qaida and its affiliates,” Pentagon press secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said Friday.
Pentagon: U.S. ‘At War’ with ISIL
So I’m driving along Lyons Avenue and I see Green Landscape Nursery where the old Wilcox Nursery used to be. The answer to our traffic circle art has been found. It could be well within the proposed budget for the circle.
Ready-made Roundabout Art?
1952 - Henry Mayo Newhall Auditorium opens at Hart High [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak: Students at Trinity Classical Academy in Valencia honored nearly 3,000 victims who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks Thursday morning. Plus more local news.
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, September 11, 2014
The bill requires employers to provide paid sick leave to employees who work 30 or more days within a year from commencement of employment, and employees will earn a minimum of one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked.
Governor Signs Bill Expanding Paid Sick Leave
You have rights whether you’re enrolled in Original Medicare – in which you can choose any doctor or hospital that accepts Medicare – or Medicare Advantage, in which you get care within a network of health care providers.
Know Your Medicare Rights | Commentary by David Sayen
In an effort to increase access to educational opportunities, College of the Canyons will address the growing demands for class sections by offering students a wide array of late-start classes during the fall 2014 semester.
COC Adds Late-Start Classes to Accommodate Students