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1875 - Vasquez lieutenant Cleovaro Chavez killed by bounty hunters in Arizona Territory [story]

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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1875 - Vasquez lieutenant Cleovaro Chavez killed by bounty hunters in Arizona Territory [story]
County officials are extending a Cold Weather Alert for the Antelope Valley and Los Angeles County Mountain areas because of low temperatures expected through Sunday, Nov. 29.
County Officials Extend Cold Weather Alert Through Sunday
The Valencia Water Company donated 60 turkeys Tuesday morning to the Samuel Dixon Family Health Center in Val Verde.
Valencia Water Company Donates Turkeys to Samuel Dixon Family Health Center
College of the Canyons’ music department, the COC Studio Jazz Ensemble and Lab Bands are planning to present the annual Holiday Jazz Band Concert.
COC Studio Jazz Ensemble, Music Department Presents Holiday Jazz Band Concert
California Highway Patrol-Newhall officers are sharing safety tips for motorists with temperatures expected to drop below freezing Tuesday night over the Grapevine.
Temperatures Expected to Drop Over Grapevine, CHP Offers Safety Tips
The Board of Supervisors voted to approve raising developer fees in the Santa Clarita Valley to fund the building of new fire stations.
County Supervisors Raise Developer Fees to Fund New Fire Stations
The Santa Clarita Valley Chapter of Junior Chamber International and several other local nonprofits are hosting their annual Santa’s Helpers toy drive to help families in need this Christmas.
Santa Clarita Nonprofits, Santa Claus Give Gifts to Children in Need
Black Friday shoppers are already lining up outside Best Buy in Saugus Tuesday.
Black Friday Shoppers Line Up in Front of Best Buy Tuesday
College of the Canyons sophomore Ethan Walker returned from home from Fresno as a California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) State Champion for the second time in as many years.
COC Sophomore Ethan Walker Wins CCCAA Cross Country State Title
No. 4 College of the Canyons will host No. 13 Ventura College in the first round of the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Women's Volleyball Southern California Regional Playoffs at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, in the Cougar Cage.
No. 4 Canyons to Host No. 13 Ventura in First Round of CCCAA SoCal Regional Playoffs
The Valencia High School Marching Band and Color Guard took first place in the 3A division of the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association Championships on Nov. 21, 2015.
Update: Valencia High Marching Band, Color Guard Score First Place Championship
The City of Santa Clarita invites residents to enjoy the holiday season with a series of festive events in December.
Santa Clarita Hosting Holiday Events
The nationally renowned public speaker and author Tim Wise, who wrote “White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son,” will be presenting a lecture next week.
CSUN Hosts Lecture About Color Blindness, Institutional Racism
2003 - Ruth Newhall, longtime co-owner/editor of The Signal, dies in Berkeley [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, brush near SR-14 caught fire after a small car erupted in flames on Monday afternoon. Plus, thousands came together to experience the first holiday celebration of the season on Saturday night. Click the link to see those two stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, November 23, 2015
Duane Harte, chairman of the Santa Clarita Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission and the 2003 SCV Man of the Year, died early Monday morning in a hospital.
Harte, Longtime Community Volunteer, Dies of Heart Attack
The Los Angeles County Fire Department is responding to a car fire on the northbound 14 Freeway at Newhall Avenue.
Small Fire Breaks Out Near SR-14
An estimated 42 million motorists will be on the roads on Thursday, during what is considered one of the busiest and most dangerous times of the year.
CHP Warns About Dangers of Thanksgiving Driving
Eternal Valley Memorial Park and Mortuary will host a nondenominational Service of Remembrance and a toy drive for children in need on Dec. 10 in the Chapel of the Hills in Newhall.
Eternal Valley to Host Service and Toy Drive
Volunteers are needed to help out on the Lions Club float on Dec. 10, from 5:15 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Volunteers Needed for Lions Club Santa Float
Saint Kateri Catholic Church will be hosting their annual Caring and Sharing Christmas Festival on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Annual Christmas Event Coming Back to Saint Kateri Catholic Church
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital announced it will debut a new, stand-alone, Henry Mayo Fitness and Health facility designed to combine physical therapy and rehabilitation programs.
Henry Mayo Unveils Plans for New Fitness and Health Facility