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2013 - Motion picture helicopter provider David Gibbs of Valencia and two others are killed in crash at Acton movie ranch; Hollywood's deadliest on-set incident since triple-fatal "Twilight Zone Movie" helicopter crash in Valencia in 1982 [report]


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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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2013 - Motion picture helicopter provider David Gibbs of Valencia and two others are killed in crash at Acton movie ranch; Hollywood's deadliest on-set incident since triple-fatal "Twilight Zone Movie" helicopter crash in Valencia in 1982 [report]
The Santa Clarita City Council voted 3-1 Tuesday night to move forward with the development of a three-part project in Old Town Newhall including a Laemmle art-house movie theater, a mixed-use apartment and retail building by Serrano Development Group, and a city-owned public parking structure.
Council OK’s Laemmle Theatre, Lofts, Parking Structure
Due to the Santa Clarita City Council meeting running long the SCVTV-Parkway Motors Tuesday night high school basketball game of the week will be replayed twice on Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016.
SCVTV Special Programing Note: High School Basketball Moved To Wednesday
U.S. Rep. Steve Knight, R-Palmdale, introduced legislation Monday that would allow the Federal Aviation Administration to continue and expand upon its research, engineering, and development programs through 2019.
Knight Bill Would Advance Drone Development, Strengthen Cyber Defenses, more
The Newhall County Water District and Castaic Lake Water Agency have launched a new website, OurSCVWater.com, to provide information about the possibility of combining into a single new valley-wide water agency.
NCWD, CLWA Launch ‘Our SCV Water’ Website
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, 14 Saugus Union School District schools received Gold Ribbon honors. Plus, Valencia High prepares for Every Fifteen Minutes, Steve Knight introduces legislation and a local mother finds cute, fashionable and cheap outfits for kids.
SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, February 9, 2016
A Leona Valley woman was ordered to pay a restitution after being sentenced in October 2015 for animal cruelty, District Attorney officials said Tuesday.
Leona Valley Woman to Pay Restitution in Animal Cruelty Case
Signaling a commitment to tackling the problem of homelessness across jurisdictional lines, the County and City of Los Angeles adopted comprehensive action plans Tuesday to help the thousands of people living without shelter in our communities.
Supervisors OK Comprehensive Homeless Plan
Fourteen schools’ applications from the Saugus Union School District were approved in the Gold Ribbon Schools’ Recognition Program by the California Department of Education.
14 Saugus District Schools Approved for State Gold Ribbon
One in three adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence. See what the Domestic Violence Center of SCV is doing to combat teen dating violence.
DVC: Feb. is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
After a multi-agency, collaborative effort and numerous tips from the public, alleged murder suspect Steven Lawrence Wright was taken into custody at a hotel in Boulder City, Nevada.
Wrongly Freed Murder Suspect Back in Custody; No Add’l Charges
Bank of Santa Clarita today announced record earnings for 2015, as it earned $1.22 million, representing an increase of 19 percent over 2014 earnings.
Bank of Santa Clarita Posts Record Earnings, Deposit Growth
University chancellor's office says the announced strike "should not interfere with students being able to complete their semester and quarter courses and graduate on time."
CSU Campuses Girding for Possible Faculty Strike
Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge, a Princess Cruises Land & Sea Vacation destination, has been named one of the top-12 resorts in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest for 2015 by Condé Nast Traveler.
Princess Cruises Wilderness Lodge Named Top Resort by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine
"Every 15 Minutes" is a powerful event designed to dramatically instill teenagers with the potentially dangerous consequences of drinking alcohol, reckless driving and life choices. It also challenges students to think about the severe dangers associated with speed contests and texting while driving.
‘Every 15 Minutes’ Coming to Valencia High Wed.-Thurs.
The Newhall Refinery will host the folk, pop and country-blended stylings of the Women on the Move Trio Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for free.
Thursdays at Newhall to Feature Women on the Move Trio
Organizers for the Los Angeles SummerFEST are announcing an open call for musicians and bands for its 2016 season.
LA SummerFEST 2016 Announces Open Call for Musicians
The 5th Annual Bunco for Hope event will be held Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Activities Center to raise money and awareness for the cancer support non-profit Circle of Hope, Inc.
5th Annual Bunco for Hope for Cancer Patients
The civil rights group California Reform Sex Offender Laws filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, challenging the constitutionality of certain provisions of the International Megan's Law to Prevent Demand for Child Sex Trafficking.
Calif. Sex Offender Rights Group Fights New Passport Law
Echoing its recent message to the U.N. climate talks in Paris – that California’s economic growth and strong climate policy are not mutually exclusive – two Senate committees met jointly last week to explore how California can continue its leadership in building a clean energy economy.
Pavley: Hearings Highlight Vitality of Clean Energy Economy
Public Safety and Crime Prevention Report for Saugus.
Blotter: SUV, Rims, Wallet, Bike Stolen in Saugus
I’ve been on such trains in Europe. After the fast ride, I couldn’t figure out why I had spent so much money to watch France speed by my window at 200 mph. Had to rent a car and see what I went to see. Haven’t been on one since then.
High-Speed Rationale
1971, 6:01 a.m. - Sylmar/San Fernando Earthquake centered in Iron Canyon/Sand Canyon [WATCH FILM]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, deputies respond to an attempted home break in. Plus, ad advocate for the End of Life option Act died Saturday after battling cancer.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, February 8, 2016
A local chapter of the historical society Sons of the American Revolution will hold its annual "Massing of the Colors" event Sunday, Feb. 14, marking the 34th anniversary of this special educational event honoring George Washington and saluting U.S. Armed Forces.
Feb. 14: Armed Forces Honored at Forest Lawn for Washington’s Birthday
Local attorneys in the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys will be present at SBDC's "Legal Day" to provide legal information and meet personally with small business owners.
COC to Host Free Legal Workshop for Small Businesses
Texas-based Waste Connections Inc., operator of 44 landfills including Chiquita Canyon in the Santa Clarita Valley, reported first-quarter adjusted earnings Monday of 49 cents per share, beating Wall Street expectations of 47 cents. For the full year ending Dec. 31, the company posted a loss of $95.8 million, or 78 cents per share
Chiquita Landfill Owner to Merge; Posts 1Q Gain, Full-Year Loss
A celebration of life for Frank Kleeman will be held Thursday, Feb. 11, at 5 p.m. at the Child & Family Center.
Service for Frank Kleeman Set for Thursday
Christy O’Donnell, an advocate for the End of Life Option Act, died after a years-long battle with cancer on Feb. 6, her sister confirmed in a Facebook post Monday.
Aid-in-Dying Activist Loses Battle with Cancer
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are responding to a report of a person armed with a knife who allegedly attempted to break into a home in the Newhall area and slashed a vehicle’s tires. The incident was reported near Lyons Avenue and Wiley Canyon Road at 4:11 p.m., said Sgt. Brian Allen.
Three Suspects in Custody After Attempted Newhall Break In