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1986 - COC board votes to allow Argentine cliff swallows to nest forever on sides of buildings [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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The Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival 2014 will ride into the Santa Clarita Valley this weekend at Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio with four stages of all-star entertainment and a new look.
Music and More: The 2014 Cowboy Festival Lineup
Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District officials introduced a rate-hike proposal to pay for chloridetreatment the Santa Clarita Valley, which they’re hoping to have approved by June, district officials said Wednesday.
Rate Hike Could Pay for SCV Chloride Treatment
Casting Director Jane Livshin is looking for families in the Santa Clarita Valley and Los Angeles County to cast in the pilot of a new reality television show, “Backyard Makeover,” for the A&E network FYI.
TV Show Looking for Backyards In Need of a Makeover
Santa Clarita residents of all faiths and perspectives can come together for a prayer circle May 1 on the National Day of Prayer. Members of the Santa Clarita Valley Interfaith Council, which has representatives from a variety of religions, are holding their annual National Day of Prayer Interfaith Prayer Circle, council officials announced Wednesday.
Interfaith Council Holding Inclusive Prayer Circle
“Learn Facebook Secrets” is both the name and purpose of the next free “Internet How” workshop for Santa Clarita business owners who use Facebook for marketing. Los Angeles SEO expert and Internet marketer Chaz Key of Nine Eye Interactive Media (http://nineeye.com) is hosting the workshop in Valencia on Tuesday, April 29, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Free Marketing Workshop to Unlock Facebook Secrets
The West Ranch softball team beat Saugus, 2-1, and is in sole possession of first place in the Foothill League standings.
West Ranch Moves to First Place in Foothill Standings
Starting as a small, family-oriented school to support a growing Mandarin-speaking community, the SCV Chinese School now teaches the language to hundreds of Santa Clarita Valley families.
With Growth, SCV Chinese School Has Bolstered Offerings
When we go to a store to purchase something, we exchange money for the object that we want. The store owner does not simply give the entire stock away. If we were to take something without paying for it, it is called theft and this may have serious consequences. Something similar happens in nature.
Grand Theft Nectar | Commentary by Paul A. Levine
Former TMC women's basketball head coach Ken Sugarman has been named head coach for The Master's College men's team.
Ken Sugarman Named Men’s Basketball Coach
1986 - COC board votes to allow Argentine cliff swallows to nest forever on sides of buildings [story]
Good grades and regular attendance has paid off for one lucky Hart District student who will be driving around town in a brand new car, courtesy of Nissan of Valencia. That story plus more local news, tonight on NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, April 22, 2014
A courtroom official confirmed prosecutors dropped assault with a deadly weapon charges against Robert Arvizu, 47, of Newhall on Tuesday morning. Arvizu was arrested shortly after a pair of stabbings that took place following an altercation in a parking lot near the bar.
Charges Dismissed in Newhall Stabbing Incident
In an effort to help local business owners see their enterprises thrive and expand, Rick Hernandez, President, Syntesis Global, LLC will deliver the presentation “Growing Your Business in the 21st Century, A New Era” during the spring 2014 College of the Canyons Chancellor’s Circle Breakfast Briefing.
COC Breakfast Briefing Aimed at Business Success
Soroptimist International of the Americas Camino Real Region will install Santa Clarita Valley resident Dora Zavala as its new governor on Saturday during ceremonies at its 2014 Spring Conference to be held in Valencia.
Dora Zavala Being Installed as Soroptomist Area Governor
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a new crosswalk and new crossing guard for Pico Canyon Elementary School on Tuesday.
County OKs Crosswalk for Pico Canyon School
Santa Clarita City Council members are set to approve Tuesday a new five-year contract likely to include more than $21 million of service from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which is the major funding mechanism for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
How Santa Clarita Funds Its Crime Fighters
The first Santa Clarita Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival, almost rolled into the Wm. S. Hart High School Auditorium instead of Melody Ranch back in March 1994. The deadly and destructive Northridge earthquake on Jan. 17 bumped the first festival from Hart High to Melody Ranch, just weeks before the first cowboy poets and Western musicians were scheduled to take the stage.
Santa Clarita Saddles up for 21st Annual Cowboy Festival
The shade structure for Carousel Ranch in Agua Dulce is nearing completion, after nine years in the works. Construction workers were putting up the steel supports for the roof of the structure on Tuesday and the arena will be open again for lessons in about three weeks, said Denise Tomey-Redmond, executive director of Carousel Ranch.
Carousel Ranch Arena Shade Structure Nears Completion
The West Ranch and Saugus softball teams meet today in a battle for first place in the Foothill League standings.
West Ranch and Saugus Battle for First Place in Girls Softball
Each William S Hart Union High School District junior or senior who maintained at least a 97 percent attendance record, a 2.0 GPA and had no expulsions or suspensions was eligible for the car giveaway.
Good Attendance Pays Off During Nissan of Valencia’s New Car Giveaway
At the close of March 2014, preliminary reported crime data for the City of Santa Clarita shows a 35.4 percent decrease in overall Part One crimes compared to the first three months of 2013. The report also shows a 27.1 decrease in Grand Theft Auto crimes for the first quarter of 2014 compared to 2013.
Preliminary Data Shows Crime on the Decline in Santa Clarita
Do we really have to press that hard to get what should have been made public from the beginning? That’s like saying I’m not a smoker; I’m down from 40 cigarettes a day to 39.
Transparency | Commentary by Joe Messina
1982 - Gene Autry's Mogul 1629 steam locomotive relocated to Heritage Junction [story]