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1874 - First train out of L.A. to reach new town of San Fernando; Newhall 2 years later [story]


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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 altercation between a signature-gatherer and a customer occurred Saturday at a Walmart in Canyon Country, according to Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials.
Petitioner Arrested Outside Walmart
1874 - First train out of L.A. to reach new town of San Fernando; Newhall 2 years later [story]
This year there will be approximately 3,000 events nationwide. You can be a part of this terrific community event. It’s a great way to give back. It’s a great way to earn your school community service hours, too.
National Trails Day in SCV | Commentary by Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel
Have you ever read a restaurant guide before picking a place for a special dinner? Or a consumer-advice magazine before buying a new car? Wouldn’t it be great if there was a similar guide for looking up the quality of care at hospitals in your area? Well, there is. It’s called Hospital Compare and you can find it on the Medicare website, at www.medicare.gov.
Choosing a Hospital That’s Best for You | Commentary by David Sayen
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives are investigating a Newhall stabbing that took place around 12:50 a.m. Saturday outside the VU Bar and Lounge, officials said.
Stabbing at Newhall Bar Sends Two to Hospital
1880 - Pico Oil Spring Mine Section 2 patented by R.F. Baker and Edward F. Beale [story]
This is a time of year when many focus on rebirth. For me, I’m feeling a reawakening of sorts and am eager to jump into life with added enthusiasm and joy.
Springtime Bucket List
A Santa Clarita tax advisor is adding his name to the list of candidates running for the 25th Congressional District seat. That story plus more tonight on SCV NewsBreak
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, April 18, 2014
The students at North Park Elementary School, Pre-K through Grade 6, have been studying the art work of glass blower Dale Chihuly. The students created art pieces that mimicked Chihuly's famous displays at the Bellagio in Las Vegas and chandeliers. Students learned about the history of glass blowing and about Chihuly's background while creating their own work of art.
North Park Students Create Tribute to Chihuly
Winners of the 2014 “cArt aRt” competition were announced by city of Santa Clarita officials on Friday. Santa Clarita residents transformed recycling bins into works of art and displayed them alongside the environmental services booth at the city’s annual Earth Arbor Day Festival on April 12 to be judged by a panel of three city staff members and festival attendees.
Winners Announced for ‘cArt aRt’ Competition
The West Ranch softball team needed a come-from-behind victory over Canyon to win its second Foothill League game of the season.
West Ranch Turns it Around, Beats Canyon
A segment of San Fernando Boulevard under Interstate-5 is scheduled to close permanently in mid-May, California Department of Transportation officials announced Friday.
Portion of San Fernando Blvd Closing Permanently
Sixth grade students from two Newhall District schools had the opportunity to perform in front of professional hip hop artists on Friday, as part of the Universoul Hip Hop program that brings dance education into elementary schools.
Newhall District Students Bust a Move for Education
Two more western actors, Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson, were added to Newhall’s Walk of Western Stars Thursday night, as part of the “Rockin’ Rodeo”-themed SENSES block party on Main Street.
McQueen, Bronson Get Their Day in Newhall
Learn the basics of building a planter, fire pit, BBQ enclosure, and low retaining wall by enrolling in the Masonry Basics course at Golden Oak Adult School.
Golden Oak Adult School Offers Masonry Certificate Course
1945 - Actors Harry & Olive Carey sell Saugus ranch after 29 years; now Tesoro del Valle [story]
In order to address reports of suicide among college students across the nation, the College of the Canyons Student Health and Wellness Center is hosting a Suicide Prevention and Awareness Event on the Valencia campus.
COC Hosting Suicide Prevention Event
The Valencia baseball team pulled off the comeback of the season against West Ranch and won its fourth Foothill League game in a row.
Valencia Takes Four Games in a Row
Just in time for the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, Old Town Newhall will host a “Rockin’ Rodeo”-themedSENSES block party, from 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursday.
Thursday’s SENSES Event Gets Cowboy Festival Weekend Started
The Metro Executive Committee decided Thursday to delay approval of a billboard deal Santa ClaritaCity Council members OKed last month, officials said.
County Delays Vote On Metro Billboard Deal
A month after the soft opening on March 10, city, county and state leaders gathered at the Board of Equalization Santa Clarita District Office for a grand opening.
Officials Cut Ribbon on New SCV Tax Office
A 24-­year-­old Palmdale man was sentenced to 70 years to life in prison this week by a San Fernando judge for robbing a Newhall bank in Santa Clarita more than a year ago.
Newhall Bank Robber Sentenced to 70 Years