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2013 - Powerhouse Fire breaks out in San Francisquito Canyon; will destroy 30 homes & 28 outbuildings [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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The 2016-17 Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center season will feature a star-studded lineup of talented musicians, comedians, performers and entertaining family programs as part of its College of the Canyons Presents season.
Santa Clarita PAC to Feature Star-Studded Lineup for College of the Canyons Presents
2013 - Powerhouse Fire breaks out in San Francisquito Canyon; will destroy 30 homes & 28 outbuildings [story]
For Santa Clarita-based Bryan Herta Racing, it's their second time winning at Indy, the first coming back in 2011 when Dan Wheldon took the checkered flag. This win for Herta comes in the first year of the teams partnership with Andretti Autosport.
Rossi Gives SCV’s Herta Racing Another Indy 500 Winner
A 28-year-old Castaic man died last weekend while cliff jumping at Aztec Falls, a popular swimming spot in the Lake Arrowhead area.
Cliff Jumper from Castaic Dies in Fall
One dreary, early morning, a TSA agent was half asleep, wishing he’d downed more coffee before he rushed out of his house. He was sitting at the live screening counter, looking at the X-rayed contents of people’s bags. Underwear, shoes, pants, shirts … Wait a minute. What the -? A suicide vest came into clear view.
Eels on a Plane
1987 - Director John Landis acquitted of charges in deaths of Vic Morrow and two child actors on Valencia set of "Twilight Zone: The Movie" [story]
1888 - Olympian Jim Thorpe, "America's greatest athlete," born in Indian Territory (probably near Prague, Okla.); later in life, appeared in many B-Westerns shot in Placerita Canyon [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, the driver wanted in connection with a deadly hit and run collision turned himself in to the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station early Friday. Plus, we take a look at the biggest headlines from this past week. Check out these stories and more on SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, May 27, 2016
Representatives from the Santa Clarita Valley International Program and six students from College of the Canyons will be traveling to Nicaragua on June 4-12, 2016 for its 2016 Global Collaboration Project.
COC Students, SCV International Program to Travel to Nicaragua
The increased fees are a result of Assembly Bill x2 11, which was signed into law on May 4 and increases the Cigarette and Tobacco Products License application and renewal fees for retailers, wholesalers, and distributors to provide additional funding for cigarette and tobacco products tax compliance.
Tobacco Product Retailers to See Fee Hike Starting June 9
This Memorial Day weekend, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District is urging residents to avoid mosquito bites when they are outdoors.
Avoid Mosquito Bites this Holiday Weekend
The highest honor a Girl Scout can earn is the Gold Award, an award given for demonstrating extraordinary leadership in their community. In Santa Clarita, 23 girls demonstrated the skills necessary and will be honored on June 4 in Pasadena by the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles.
23 SCV Girl Scouts Honored with Gold Award
The driver wanted in connection with a deadly hit-and-run collision turned himself in to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station early Friday.
Man Turns Self In, 2 Days After Deadly Hit & Run Crash
A 31-year-old man was found guilty of assaulting a deputy when he rammed a stolen pickup truck into a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department patrol car.
Newhall Man Found Guilty of Assault after Ramming Patrol Car
A blog devoted to scouring the county for fun things to do with children has named the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center one of the 12 best pools in Los Angeles.
Blog Picks Aquatic Center as One of LA’s Best Pools
The College of the Canyons track and field program concluded its season with an individual state title and three JC All-American nods, as the Cougars sent eight athletes to compete in six events at the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) State Championships, held May 20-21 at San Diego Mesa College.
COC Track & Field Finishes Strong at State Championships
Three Bruins were named to the Pac-12 All-Academic Team on Thursday, as sophomore Brandon Mai earned First Team honors, while senior Lorens Chan and sophomore Corey Shaun were recognized on the Honorable Mention squad.
Three UCLA Men Named to Pac-12 All-Academic Team
Four Bruins were named to the Pac-12 All-Academic Team on Thursday, as senior Louise Ridderström earned Second Team honors, while junior Bronte Law and sophomores Erin Choi and Lydia Choi were recognized on the Honorable Mention squad.
Four Lady Bruins Named Academic All-Conference
CSUN Baseball (32-21, 10-12 BWC) suffered a 4-1 defeat to UC Irvine (30-24, 10-12 BWC) on Friday evening at Anteater Ballpark.
CSUN Held to Three Hits In Loss To UCI
The public is welcome to attend a candidates forum hosted by SCVi Charter School and iLEAD Simi Valley, the founding campus of iLEAD Schools.
June 1: SCVi to Host Candidates Forum
SC beach volleyball junior Nicolette Martin (Anaheim, Calif./Canyon HS) and sophomores Jenna Belton (Aptos, Calif./Aptos HS) and Jo Kremer (Pacific Palisades, Calif./Harvard-Westlake HS) were each named to the inaugural Pac-12 Beach Volleyball All-Academic teams on Thursday, May 26. Junior Sophie Bukovec (Toronto, Ontario, Canada/Bishop Allen Academy) received honorable mention status.
Four Trojans Named To Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Academic Team
#FraudFriday Seniors should be wary of people claiming to have found large sums of cash and wanting to share in their sudden fortunes.
Seniors Beware Pigeon Drop Scams
Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean C. Logan is reminding LA County voters to request a Vote by Mail ballot by Tuesday, May 31 for the June 7th Presidential Primary Election.
Vote by Mail Ballot Deadline Extended
Stevenson Ranch: Public Safety/Crime Report for the week of 05/16 - 05/22 The following crimes were reported last week:
Crime Blotter: Shoplifting in Stevenson Ranch
Canyon Country (West) Crime/Public Safety Report- Week of May 9-15 The following crimes were reported last week:
Crime Blotter: Burglary, Grand Theft Auto in CC-West
Castaic/Val Verde: Public Safety/Crime Report for May 16- May 22
Crime Blotter: Honda Accord Stolen Outside Home in Castaic
Canyon Country (East): Public Safety/Crime Report for May 16-22
Crime Blotter: Burglary, Theft in CC-East
Saugus: Crime/Public Safety Report for the Week of 05/16 - 05/22 The following crimes were reported last week:
Crime Blotter: Theft, Burglary in Saugus
Valencia: Crime/Public Safety Report- May 16, 2016 to May 22, 2016 Last week, the following crimes occurred in Valencia:
Crime Blotter: Cash Register Stolen in Valencia
Scammers target those serving our country, attempting to prey on their steady and hard-earned incomes. The youngest men and women in uniform are particularly vulnerable as they are often living away from home for the first time and are only beginning to manage their finances independently.
AG Warns of Potential Scams Targeting Veterans
Today more than ever, Americans live in a putrescent-fed, bloated culture where too many demand “stuff” while rejecting participation in earning same. More importantly, this group believes they are entitled because it’s a “constitutional right.”
Entitlements
1971 - Community preview night (pre-grand opening), Magic Mountain [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, a professional hockey team came to town to give some pointers to kids. Plus, pranks went wrong at two local high schools this week - see why students could be facing criminal charges. Click the link to see those stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, May 26, 2016
Rep. Steve Knight, CA-25, introduced a bill Thursday that would expand opportunities for companies to contract with the federal government for energy production and improve the process for evaluating new energy projects.
Knight Introduces Energy Production Bill
The County of Los Angeles Emergency Medical Services Agency, the Los Angeles County Fire Department, and the American Heart Association are once again coordinating free hands-only CPR training on Sidewalk CPR Day, June 2, at over 50 sites across Los Angeles County to help improve cardiac survivability.
June 2: Fire Department Hosts Sidewalk CPR Day
The Castaic Union School District has announced that Linette Hodson has been selected as its new Chief Business Official.
Castaic Schools Announce New Chief Business Officer