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1869 - The Del Valle family's then-1,340 acre Rancho Camulos is legally separated (partitioned) from the Rancho San Francisco land grant [story]


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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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Medicare and Medicaid are helping to lead the way, with help from the Affordable Care Act, to a system that delivers better care, spends our health care dollars more wisely, and puts educated and empowered consumers at the center of their care to keep them healthy.
Half-Century of Medicare | HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell
On July 28, 2015, at 3:44 PM, a female suspect made a terrorist threat via telephone to the Los Angeles Regional Transportation Management Center (LARTMC) located in Eagle Rock CA. LARTMC is home to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) L.A. Communications Center (LACC), where the call was received. The caller threatened to injure employees and destroy the facility with a bomb and used profanity before promptly disconnecting from the call.
Woman Arrested for Terrorist Threat to Comm Center
Mayor Michael D. Antonovich announced that the Los Angeles County Fire Department has secured the early arrival of two CL-415 SuperScoopers fire-fighting aircraft leased from the government of Quebec.
SuperScoopers, Aircrane to Arrive 2 Weeks Early
Early reports indicate multiple trees have fallen in the U.S. Forest Service fire station next to LADWP's Powerhouse No. 2 in San Francisquito Canyon and knocked down power lines.
San Francisquito: Trees Fall Into Forest Fire Station, Road
The City of Santa Clarita will begin construction on the Sierra Highway Beautification and Intersection Improvements project in early August. Lane closures will be in effect from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. along Sierra Highway and 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. at the intersection of Sierra Highway and Soledad Canyon Road.
City to Improve Sierra-Soledad Intersection; Temp. Lane Closures Coming
Detectives have closed the books on the 415-acre Calgrove fire without determining what caused it.
Authorities Give Up on Finding Cause of Calgrove Fire
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has announced the arrest of five individuals suspected of being associated with the Sinaloa Cartel, for trafficking 55 pounds of methamphetamine with a street value of $2 million.
Feds, State Seize 55 Pounds of Sinaloa Cartel’s Meth
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is an all-risk, all-hazard training. This valuable course is designed to help you protect yourself, your family, your neighbors and your neighborhood in an emergency situation.
Get Trained to Render Aid in a Disaster
The House of Representatives adjourned for August recess on Wednesday, meaning the first part of the legislative session is over. And despite all the odds, Congress was actually very productive.
Rep. Steve Knight: Congressional Recap
1869 - The Del Valle family's then-1,340 acre Rancho Camulos is legally separated (partitioned) from the Rancho San Francisco land grant [story]
U.S. Rep. Steve Knight spoke at a press conference Wednesday morning to announce that he will be part of a Republican effort to understand and resolve general issues between law enforcement and the communities they serve.
Knight on Panel to Promote Best Policing Practices (Video)
Fun stuff to do in and around the city of Santa Clarita.
Around Town: Mary Poppins, Car Show, More
California State University, Northridge has received a $100,000 grant from the NCAA that supports a partnership between CSUN and the National Urban Alliance for Effective Education that encourages and challenges the talents of underperforming students.
CSUN Receives $100K Grant to Empower Underperforming Students
The Domestic Violence Center is hosting its second annual T-shirt-making event on Sept. 26 and invites community members to share their experiences and educate each other about domestic violence.
Sept. 26: T-shirt Event for Domestic Abuse Survivors
Networking opportunities from the SCV Chamber of Commerce for August 2015.
SCV Chamber Networking Opportunities
America's Job Center of California (formerly the WorkSource Center) is hosting a hiring fest Friday, July 31, from 9 a.m to 12 p.m. looking to fill 100 job openings. The event will be held at the College of the Canyons University Center in Suite 258.
WorkSource Center Renamed; Hiring Fest Friday
A longtime resident of the Santa Clarita Valley was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease, or ALS, in 2013, and her family is asking for help.
Longtime Resident, Realtor Suffering from ALS; Donations Sought
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, three were in court today for their participation in a fake police department. Plus, Coffee with the Captain is back next week. Click the link to get those stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, July 28, 2015
Jammie Sue Gladsjo, known to the Santa Clarita Valley business community as Jammie Cotton, died in her sleep on Thursday, July 2, at her home in Pahrump, Nev. She was 43. Friends are planning an event in Santa Clarita on Aug. 7 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. to celebrate her life.
Event to Remember Jammie Cotton, Ex-SCV Chamber, 43
The California Department of Transportation opened the Angeles Crest Highway (SR-2) between Islip Saddle and Big Pines Highway on Wednesday at 1:35 p.m.
Angeles Crest Highway Reopens
The City of Santa Clarita will accept a Sustainability Award from California State Sen. Fran Pavley on Wednesday, Aug, 5.
Aug. 5: Pavley to Present City with Sustainability Award
Indian Motorcycle of Santa Clarita, an affiliate of Mamba Motorsports, has opened for business at 21095 Centre Pointe Parkway. The new dealership offers the latest bikes from legendary and iconic Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company.
Indian Motorcycle Shop Now Open at Centre Pointe
Cathay Pacific confirms that flight CX884 en route from Hong Kong to Los Angeles on Wednesday made a precautionary diversion to Shemya military airport in the Aleutians Island near Alaska due to smoke detected in the aircraft.
L.A-bound Cathay Pacific Airliner Diverted Due to Smoke
Stevenson Ranch: Zone 3 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information for the week of 07/20/15 – 07/27/2015
Blotter: Burglary, Petty Theft on West Side