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1772 - Spanish Capt. Pedro Fages arrives; camps at Agua Dulce, Castaic, Lake Elizabeth, Lebec, Tejon [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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Commemorate Women’s History Month and sit back and enjoy this latest living history program in our Ramblings at the Rancho series as the remarkable women of Rancho Camulos share their stories in “Barefoot, Pregnant, and in the Kitchen, or Not - Women of Rancho Camulos.”
Women’s History Month Event: Women of Rancho Camulos, March 21
Only 11 seats left to the Soroptimist fashion show, coming Sunday, March 22, to the Hyatt Valencia.
Soroptimist 2015 Fashion Show: Only 11 Tickets Left
Fifty men and women were sworn in as Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies during a badge-pinning ceremony Thursday evening for Academy Class 404 at the College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center in Valencia.
Men and Women Begin Peace Officer Careers
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak: Diplomas were presented to 55 graduates of the Sheriff Academy Class Thursday night by Sheriff Jim McDonnell at the College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, March 6, 2015
It’s time for Dodger baseball and the City of Santa Clarita invites residents to cheer on the boys in blue as they take on the Colorado Rockies at the 38th annual Santa Clarita Valley Dodger Day on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Proceeds from the event will benefit local schools and nonprofit organizations.
SCV Dodger Day April 18: Get Discount Tix
Castaic Union parents gathered Thursday for the third of four community meetings by school district officials explaining how the relatively small K-8 found itself in such dire financial straits.
Castaic School Officials Prepare Parents for More Cuts
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating two outstanding suspects with outstanding no-bail warrants for their arrest.
Santa Clarita’s Most Wanted (3-6-2015)
The City of Santa Clarita is looking for youth and adults to volunteer at the 22nd Annual Cowboy Festival, taking place in William S. Hart Park and other venues in Old Town Newhall from Thursday, April 16, through Sunday, April 19, 2015.
March 24: Cowboy (and Cowgirl) Volunteer Round-Up
A Santa Clarita man pleaded guilty to gross vehicular manslaughter in the fatal crash that killed a 20-year-old Valencia resident on Valentine’s Day 2014.
SCV Man Gets 10 Years for Deadly DUI Crash
The Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District board will meet in Santa Clarita on Wednesday, March 11, to consider withdrawing the deep-well injection element of its chloride compliance project, and to deal with other business.
March 11: San District to Vote on Deep-well Injection at Meeting in SCV
The Exotic Feline Breeding Compound in Rosamond is welcoming two adult snow leopards to its menagerie.
Snow Leopards Arrive at Rosamond Big-cat Compound
Cameron Reed Hansen, 29, faces two counts of attempted murder and one count of injuring a girlfriend
Valencia Man Charged with Attempted Murder; Could Face Life
Caltrans will close portions of Antelope Valley Freeway SR-14 from Golden State Freeway (I-5) to Sand Canyon Road as part of a pavement rehabilitation project.
SR-14 Lane Closures, 5 to Sand Canyon, March 11-20
Since July 2014, an ongoing review of oil and gas injection wells has resulted in the closure of 23 wells due to oil-field wastewater being improperly injected into groundwater used or suitable for drinking and irrigation.
Pavley to Hold Hearing Tues. on Oil, Gas Well Injection
Community members can prepare themselves and their families for an emergency by attending the Emergency Expo at the 2015 KHTS Home and Garden Show Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Valencia Hyatt parking lot.
KHTS Emergency Expo Set for April 25
This Sunday, March 8, marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the ground war in Vietnam with the deployment of 3,500 Marines. By war’s end on April 30, 1975, nearly 3 million service men and women had fought in the conflict that would take the lives of more than 58,000 Americans. Of those who served during the Vietnam War, 258 were awarded the Medal of Honor.
Postage Stamp to Recognize Medal of Honor Recipients
Valencia, Zone 5 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information Snapshot for 02/23/2015 to 03/01/2015
Valencia Crime Blotter: Attempted Murder, Robberies, Burglaries
Here are the “facts” that the Acton-Agua Dulce Union School District superintendent pitches to justify his plan to skim money from out-of-district charter schools - most of which I find to be based in deception.
Charters for Sale
Late last year, top Democratic operatives wanted her chairmanship ended. Their problems: She is a big fundraiser, and ousting a woman from the upper ranks of the Democrats’ party would give bad “optics” that would foster problems with both women and Jewish donors. They had reason to be concerned.
Debbie’s Day Job
1772 - Spanish Capt. Pedro Fages arrives; camps at Agua Dulce, Castaic, Lake Elizabeth, Lebec, Tejon [story]
Driving northeast on Escondido Canyon Road on my way to Acton one day in January, I noticed a small, rodent-like animal in the road. My first impression was that it was a squirrel. It ran off into the chaparral as I cautiously approached it.
Who Knew?
Yarn bombers have descended on the Santa Clarita Valley and are bringing not only an art statement to Old Town Newhall, but a sense of community.
Yarn Bombers Descend on Old Town Newhall
The City of Santa Clarita invites community members to transform everyday outside recycling carts into imaginative art pieces for the 2015 Earth Arbor Day cArt aRt Competition. Residents must complete an entry form by March 27.
‘Cart Art’ Competition Returns for Earth-Arbor Day; Enter Now
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, Super Bowl champ and former Valencia Viking Shane Vareen is coming back to Santa Clarita for a special event, and there has been a bombing in Newhall, a yarn bombing that is.
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, March 5, 2015