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1894 - Film director John Ford born in Maine; used SCV in several movies [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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A Green Valley man who starred in the “Power Rangers Samurai” television series has been arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing his roommate with a sword.
‘Power Rangers Samurai’ Star Arrested for Murder by Sword
Sen. Barbara Boxer’s bill to thwart a massive sand and gravel mine in Soledad Canyon would bring consistency to federal policy on the Soledad Canyon-Upper Santa Clara River area, a crucial wildlife corridor that has been identified by the National Park Service as having significant ecological resources.
We Fight On | Commentary by Andrew G. Fried
Palmdale Sheriff’s deputies responded Saturday to a fatal stabbing at a San Francisquito Canyon Road address near the community of Green Valley.
Man Stabbed to Death Near Green Valley
In past public meetings, the National Park Service has presented its preliminary findings and has received more than 5,000 comments from the public on the Rim of the Valley Trail Corridor. It will once again present its findings to the public in late February or early March.
Rim of the Valley
1894 - Film director John Ford born in Maine; used SCV in several movies [story]
Detectives with the Sheriff’s Department’s Special Victims Bureau are investigating an allegation involving an Einstein Academy staff member.
Einstein Academy Staffer Placed on Leave Amid Police Inquiry
An off-duty police officer detained a woman for trying to steal from an unlocked car in a residential community in Saugus early Saturday morning.
Off-duty Cop Stops Car Burglary in Saugus
Deputies responded to the 18300 block of Oak Canyon Road in Canyon Country around 10:40 p.m. after a call came in about a man who had allegedly hit a parked car and passed out in the drivers seat.
Short Car Chase Leads to DUI Arrest
1943 - 3 Army aviators killed in crash of plane and glider in Castaic area; 3 others saved by 9-year-old Marylynn Winkler [story]
Jill Hackett’s one woman show, “Journeys in Pastel,” is now running and just extended to March 19, 2015 at the Canyon Theatre Guild at 24242 Main Street in Old Town Newhall.
Pastel Artist’s Work on Display in Newhall
A burglary call near Arroyo Seco Junior High today around 1 p.m. lead to a short vehicle pursuit plus more on tonight's SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, January 30, 2015
The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will present a tour of the St. Francis Dam site on Saturday, March 14.
March 14: Annual St. Francis Dam Talk & Tour
Despite Proposition 30 taxing California residents a little bit more in order to fund schools, some smaller, less impoverished school districts actually are seeing less money. Add that to an inexplicable 300-student loss in 18 months, and you have the makings of a full-on financial crisis for an otherwise fiscally sound district that just weathered a recent, devastating economic downturn
Falling Enrollment Creates Budget Gap for Castaic Schools
Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station received a call about a burglary around 1:05 p.m. in a residential community in North Valencia near Arroyo Seco Junior High.
Burglary Call Leads to Short Pursuit Near Junior High
Authorities have charged a drug dealer for the murder of a former UCLA basketball player and Fox executive who went missing in May 2012.
Drug Dealer Charged In Murder of Fox Studio Executive
48 Hours will be airing an episode that investigates a murder-for-hire case about a local businessman's plot to kill his wife.
Popular Crime Show to Air Episode on Local Story
COC Athletic Department is hosting its Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Friday, Jan. 30.
COC to Induct Hall of Famers Friday
The Newhall School District is preparing for a new superintendent on Sunday when longtime Superintendent Dr. Marc Winger will step down and Paul A. Cordeiro will take his place.
New Superintendent Taking Over in Newhall
Stevenson Ranch & Valencia-Westridge, Zone 3 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information Snapshot for 01/19/2015 to 01/25/2015
Crime Blotter: Burglaries on West Side
2003 - Actress & big cat rescuer Tippi Hedren of Acton inducted into Hollywood Walk of Fame [story]
The Middle East is exploding, every terrorist group imaginable is rampaging and murdering thousands daily with Iran, among them, vowing to wipe Israel off the face of the Earth and various radical Muslim terrorist groups declaring to overtake America – and yet, “the shadow of crisis has passed?”
Brazile’s Bluster
Santa Clarita Valley community members are coming together in support of a Hart High grad and his wife after their 9-day-old baby was born with cancer.
’03 Hart Grad and Wife Raising Funds for Newborn with Cancer
Los Angeles County Fire and Sheriff’s Station deputies were on scene Thursday to rescue a worker who was partially buried during a construction accident in the 25800 block of Industry Circle in the Valencia Commerce Center.
Construction Worker Rescued from Hole
In partnership with the California Nonprofits Association, BOE Member George Runner is hosting a free Telephone Townhall at 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 19, 2015 to provide information on tax issues specific to nonprofits and faith-based organizations.
Nonprofit Tax Questions? Tele-Townhall for Charities Feb. 19