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1859 - Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez escapes from prison while serving sentence for grand larceny in L.A. County; recaptured in August and sent to San Quentin [story]


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Why Laemmle?
Sunday, Jan 31, 2016

The subject of much community discussion, the Laemmle Theater project proposed for a portion of a vacant lot on the corner of Main Street and Lyons Avenue is expected to be voted on by the Santa Clarita City Council on Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. It’s important that you, the citizens of our fine city, understand...

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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1859 - Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez escapes from prison while serving sentence for grand larceny in L.A. County; recaptured in August and sent to San Quentin [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, take a look at the weekly roundup. Plus, fun events this weekend.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, June 24, 2016
Swimming pools can be a great source of family fun during the warm summer months, but there are a few safety tips to stay safer in and around water.
Deputies Share Lifesaving Water Safety Tips
A first ever study conducted on microbiome, a community of organisms found in human breast ductal fluid, can open doors to breast cancer development.
Links Found Between Breast Ductal Fluid, Cancer
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing Tuesday and reconsider a drive-through for a proposed Taco Bell in Acton.
Taco Tuesday: Supes to Reconsider Acton Restaurant
The Old Town Newhall Association is bringing classic cars to Main Street on Sunday for the seventh annual OTNA Classic Car Show. See pre-1975 vehicles at this family-friendly event.
Sunday: Classic Cars Take Over Main Street
Honorees for the Sixth Annual Patriots Luncheon, hosted by the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce, have been announced.
Sixth Annual Patriots Lunch Honorees Announced
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a woman who's been missing since 2015.
Help Wanted: To Find Woman Missing for 1 Year
Dogs and cats can become startled and disoriented by the sound of fireworks, activating their flight instinct. Frightened pets often find their way out of yards and into the streets where they become disoriented.
How to Keep Your Pets Safe This Fourth of July
Community members helped create a miracle for “Miracle” the cat and her homeless owner, Devin, when they came together to raise the funds needed for an emergency surgery earlier this week.
A Miracle For ‘Miracle’: Community Rallies To Save Homeless Woman’s Cat
Air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive individuals in San Gabriel Valley, Santa Clarita Valley and San Fernando Valley through Friday, June 24.
June 24: Unhealthful Air in SCV, SFV, SGV
Valencia: Crime Report for the Week of June 13, 2016
Crime Blotter: Theft, Vehicle Burglary in Valencia
Canyon Country (East): Crime Report for the Week of June 13, 2016
Crime Blotter: Burglary, Grand Theft Auto in East Canyon Country
Castaic/Val Verde: Crime Report for the Week of June 13, 2016
Crime Blotter: Burglary, Petty Theft in Castaic Area
Stevenson Ranch: Crime Report for the Week of June 13, 2016
Crime Blotter: Petty Theft, Grand Theft in Stevenson Ranch
Saugus: Crime Report for the Week of June 13, 2016
Crime Blotter: Vandalism, Burglary in Saugus
Newhall: Crime Report for the Week of June 13, 2016
Crime Blotter: Commercial Burglary, Grand Theft in Newhall
Democrats this week accused Republicans of not going along with them because the “right” is being “hold hostage by the NRA” and they want to arm terrorists. Both are bunk.
Do-Nothings | Commentary by Betty Arenson
1980 - Saugus Train Station relocated to Heritage Junction [story]
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider extending a moratorium on the production and sale of medical marijuana in unincorporated territories of the county.
L.A. County Supervisors Looking to Extend Medical Marijuana Ban
CalArts alumnus Allen Compton's design firm, SALT Landscape Architects won a contest to redesign Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles.
CalArts Alum’s Design Firm to Remake L.A.’s Pershing Square
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, a man was caught with seven pounds of marijuana at Castaic Lake. Plus, the community saves a cat.
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, June 23, 2016
The Tom Nolan Band will be this week's musical act at the Valencia Jazz & Blues Summer Concert Series.
June 24: Tom Nolan Band to Bring Brass Section, Rhythmic Music
The city of Santa Clarita is hosting a public meeting to discuss the proposed concept plan and location for the new Saugus Library Center on June 23 at 6 p.m.
June 23: City Holds Meeting to Discuss Saugus Library Center Plans
Even with home prices at the highest level in nine years, sales of single-family homes during May throughout the Santa Clarita Valley increased 26.0 percent, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Wednesday.
SCV Median Home Price Up 3.8% to $550,000
In honor of the 4th of July, Six Flags Magic Mountain will be transformed into a three-day “All-American” weekend of patriotic festivities, July 2 to 4, highlighted by a dazzling fireworks show set to flag waving music each night during the Coca-Cola July 4th Fest.
July 2: Magic Mountain Offers Full Weekend of Patriotic Activities
The Valencia Boulevard Median Refurbishment Project began construction on Monday, June 20, 2016 and will continue until November 2016.
Valencia Boulevard Median Refurbishment Project Underway
Kane Cassidy, a 30-year-old male and resident of Cohasset, Calif., was placed under arrest for possession of marijuana for sale and transportation of marijuana. He was booked at Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station where he is being held in lieu of $25,000 bail.
Man Caught with 7 Pounds of Pot at Castaic Lake
United States government agencies and their colorectal cancer prevention partners have set a goal that at least 80 percent of adults ages 50 to 75 will be screened for colorectal cancer.
CDC: Colorectal Cancer Screening Goals Can Be Met
Fresh off their rockin’ set at last Thursday night’s “Senses on Main” block party on, local punkabilly ravers and SCVTV “House Blend” stars Hard Six are among the local Santa Clarita-Ventura bands ripping it up this first weekend of summer 2016 at the 8th Roadshow Revival American roots music festival in Ventura.
SCV Rock Beat: Hard Six on the Road, Tom Nolan in Valencia
My sister, husband and I managed to carve out a short week of real vacation and free time in the very old French town of La Rochelle along the Atlantic Ocean. The area is known for its delicious oysters.
Oyster Milk?
1946, 11:20pm: William S. Hart, 81, dies at L.A.'s California Lutheran Hospital, leaving his Newhall home and 80-acre estate to L.A. County [story]
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's deputies and bomb squad detectives have removed an inactive cluster bomb that was delivered to an army-navy surplus store in Newhall on Wednesday.
Inert Cluster Bomb Causes Scare in Newhall
Marin Foods Specialties, Inc. is recalling packaged raw macadamia nuts sold in California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington Whole Foods Market stores due to possible Salmonella contamination.
Raw Macadamia Nuts Sold at Whole Foods Recalled
Pinnacle Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of C&W Early Harvest Petite Peas and C&W Petite Peas because they may contain Listeria monocytogenes.
C&W Petite Peas Sold at Walmart Recalled