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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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1945 - Actors Harry & Olive Carey sell Saugus ranch after 29 years; now Tesoro del Valle [story]
A 10-time Grammy winning artist is making his way to the COC Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 18.
Grammy Winning Artist Bobby McFerrin Set to Perform at PAC
SENSES on Main kicked off Cowboy Festival weekend, plus a 10-time Grammy winner is on his way to the Performing Arts Center. Click the link to see those stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, April 17, 2015
Another western star was inducted to Newhall’s Walk of Western Stars on Thursday night as part of the “Country Throwdown” themed SENSES block party on Main Street.
Walk of Western Stars Adds Local Stuntman
Sales of existing single-family homes picked up during March in the Santa Clarita Valley even as the median resale broke through the $500,000 benchmark for the first time since 2007, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Friday.
Median SCV Home Price Hits $520K; Highest Since 2007
Einstein Academy and former foundation CEO Jeffrey Shapiro are going “in a different direction,” according to an official with the charter school.
Einstein Academy, CEO Shapiro Part Company
Effective July 1, 2015, AB 1522, better known as the "Healthy Workplace, Healthy Family Act of 2014," requires that nearly all California employers, public or private and regardless of size, provide paid sick leave benefits to nearly all employees. This free seminar will advise employers on the steps they should take to be in compliance.
May 8: Learn About the State’s New ‘Healthy Workplace’ Law
Film and television composer Alan Williams will be the featured speaker at the next Chancellor's Circle breakfast at College of the Canyons.
May 15 COC Chancellor’s Circle Breakfast: Cultivating Creativity
Of the 66 honorees, four were selected by Antonovich from within his 5th supervisorial district, which includes the Santa Clarita Valley.
Antonovich Honors 5th District Volunteers of Year
Hart High School senior Emily Horak has qualified for the National Championship Speech and Debate tournament to be held in Dallas from June 14-19. The tournament is considered the largest academic competition in the world.
Hart Senior to Compete in National Debate Tournament
Saugus High School teens are raising money to attend an LGBTQ Prom in Antelope Valley for the third year in a row.
Saugus High Group Raising Funds for LGBTQ Prom
Caltrans will fully close the northbound I-5 between Valley View Avenue and Rosecrans Avenue starting Monday, April 20 through Wednesday, April 22 each night from midnight to 4 a.m.
April 20-22: Full NB Freeway Closure Overnight in Norwalk
When you were growing up, how did you know cheating was a bad thing, and thus you don’t do it? Or did you? Reading the headlines in recent years, it’s becoming clear that if parents and grandparents know it to be true, then they certainly are not passing on the message to the next generation.
A Culture of Cheating
For many of you who are wondering why new homes are being built during a water crisis and drought - the plans were approved many years ago. It has just taken that long to get past the various lawsuits and hassles.
What About Water?
1930 - Telephone switchboard operator Louise Gipe, heroine of the 1928 St. Francis Dam disaster, tries & fails to kill herself over an unrequited love [story]
For the third time in athletic department history, The Master’s College's Reese Field at Lou Herwaldt Stadium will be a host site for the seventh-annual NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round.
TMC Selected To Host NAIA Opening Round Baseball Tournament
Multiple local medical personnel have been charged with Medicare fraud, plus get an exclusive look inside the new Institute for Culinary Arts Education Building at College of the Canyons. Click the link to see those stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, April 16, 2015
The five bands in Americana Currents, part of California Institute of the Arts’ Wild Beast Concert Series, exemplify a new breed of young American musicians, influenced equally by American roots music and 21st-century sounds. The musicians — all CalArts alumni — combine folk, honky-tonk, country and blues with contemporary pop, rock, metal, and experimental music to create the latest incarnation of musical Americana.
April 18: Free Public Concert at CalArts Wild Beast
99 Cents Only Stores LLC announced its financial results for each of the fourth quarter and full-year fiscal 2015 ended January 30, 2015.
Same-store Sales Up Slightly at 99 Cents Only Stores
Triumph Foundation's Wheelchair Sports Festival is April 25 & 26 featuring wheelchair hockey, basketball, quad rugby, racquetball, handcycling, resource fair, and an art workshop.
Triumph Fdn. to Host Wheelchair Sports Festival
Nearly 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer each year and it is the 11th highest cause of cancer mortality. Early screenings and diagnoses can lead to very favorable survival rates and much less invasive treatment options.
Local Dentist Offers Free Cancer Screenings
Fun things to do in and around the city of Santa Clarita.
Santa Clarita Arts & Events
The spring 2015 Star Party will take place from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 1, and will expand on the event’s winning tradition with a variety of interactive displays, including a catapult launching competition hosted by a handful of on-campus clubs and organizations.
May 1: Star Party at COC East Campus
California State University, Northridge offers a series of youth enrichment programs and camps for elementary, middle and high schoolers to mature socially and academically.
CSUN Summer Enrichment Programs Open for Registration